About This Listing
For solo NYC travelers here for work or vacation & want a comfortable spot to sleep, this is a single bed facing west. Lots of nearby cafes, shops, restaurants & subway lines. Make your breakfast in kitchen, enjoy our garden & WiFi to plan your day!
Our 1865 four-story corner brownstone is located in a nationally-recognized historic district in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. The parlor level has 16' ceilings with a large living room with a working fire place and bay window, dining room, open galley kitchen with tons of work space, and deck with a gas grill.
The next floor has a large master bedroom with an adjoining bathroom with a shower and separate claw foot bathtub, a second bedroom with a queen-sized bed, and a small office.
The top floor has three bedrooms: one queen-sized guest room that has an office nook with ample board games and toys, a small bedroom with a twin bed, and a third bedroom with a double-sized bed. There is one full-bath on this floor which is shared.
The first story has a separate apartment (which is rented now) with its own entrance with one bedroom, living room, kitchenette, bathroom, and access to the backyard.
The house has a garden that was updated in 2013 on three sides with a private patio out back.
Lots of photos and more detailed description is in Listing 863168, the dormer.
WEEKENDS - Require minimum two night stay or three nights on holiday weekends.
Guests have access to the backyard patio, gas grill year round, some refrigerator access, kitchen for coffee and tea, and to make yourself breakfast before you head out to explore my town. A small laundry room on the ground floor serves the entire household & guests can use it.
Interaction with Guests
My sons and I live in our four story brownstone. We also have a cat Rogue that welcomes guests. Our interaction with airbnb guests is dependent upon their wishes and how our schedules mesh up. Some guests have joined us for holiday celebrations and meals. Others have shared a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. And for those with brief stays our interactions may be really limited. It is rare for us to be away for a guest's stay, and in that case our tenant and dear friend who lives in the ground floor apartment is available to interact with guests.
Diverse residential neighborhood with tons of restaurants and shops surround us. Barclay Center is a 5 minute walk. Other attractions are 15 to 20 minutes: Prospect Park, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Library and Brooklyn Zoo. And then there is the Brooklyn Flea and Farmers' Markets on Saturdays.
PUBLIC TRANSIT. 1 block walk to 2/3 station. 3 short blocks to B/Q. 1 subway station away from Atlantic-Barclay Center with 2, 3, 4, 5, D, M, N, Q, R and LIRR. From JFK: The Air Train to Jamaica Station & then the LIRR to Atlantic Terminal-Barclay Center is a 30+ minute trip. It is 30 min to Times Square or Grand Central Station in Manhattan.
PARKING. As the neighborhood grows in popularity, street parking is harder to come by. For weekend travelers parking is much easier and there alternate-side parking rules are not in effect.
Other Things to Note
Many things make our home special from Victorian features -- tall windows, wood floors, beautiful fireplaces and crown moldings -- to modern furniture, contemporary prints and lots of light since we're on a corner. Expect lots of stairs to reach the top floor. It's pretty quiet. Wonderful spot on the back yard to have a cup of coffee in the morning or glass of wine at night.
No smoking in the house please. The best way to reach me is through the airbnb site or through my cell phone. Given the demands of my day job its hard for me to always respond quickly to my email or home number but airbnb messages pop up on my cell phone right away.
Liz's house is beautiful and in a great area with dozens of great cafes and restaurants a stone's throw away. It's also very easy to get around NY via the nearby subway. The room was bright and clean with a comfy bed and detailed file with information on the house and recommendations for the surrounding area. I'd definitely stay there again, many thanks Liz.
The host was friendly and her house was beautiful. Liz answered all my questions almost promptly. I find the two long flights of staircase challenging when carrying my bags but Liz helped me with the main luggage. Coming down was easier and I managed to get my bags down slowly. A small price to pay for a nice place. I also discovered that the house was near to the Atlantic Terminal, which made my travel to the JFK airport easy. However, I do find the neighborhood around the terminal a little rowdy. But, I also see people sitting on public benches to have their lunch. Guess, it is safe. For convenience and just an overnight stay, I think it is a nice place to stay.
Dès votre arrivée, vous êtes accueillis par la maîtresse de la maison et toute la famille. La maison est très bien située, au coeur de Brooklyn, près des principales lignes de métro et trains. Donc, il est facile de se déplacer dans la ville.
C'était mon premier séjour dans la grosse pomme : je désirais un endroit confortable, bien situé et sécuritaire. J'ai trouvé la perle rare.
Une chambre très propre avec tout le confort, et en plus, une famille accueillante et chaleureuse. Le quartier est rempli de bonnes adresses de restaurants et cafés.
En résumé, un endroit que je n'hésiterais pas à recommander.
This was my first visit to New York City and I was really lucky to find the Brooklyn Prospect Cozy Single room. I could not have had a better reception than the one which Liz gave me. Before my arrival I received detailed information about her house and very useful information about how to get to the address from the airport. My room at the top of the charming old brownstone house was small, but adequate, with a very good bed and a window at the back of the property - i.e. away from traffic noise. The room was clean and airy, with easy access to a shared bathroom. Situated on the top floor made the room seem very private. As a guest I had access to the kitchen for making tea and coffee, and to the small garden behind the house. In the room was a manual made by Liz with all practical information about the neighborhood, shops, sights etc., as well as traffic connections to f.inst. Manhattan, taxis etc.
The Brooklyn neighborhood seemed very peaceful and secure.
I enjoyed meeting my host and her sons and cat. It was a very easy communication - some words when there was time.
Altogether a very nice experience and I hope to find a vacant room with Liz next time I go to New York
I enjoyed staying in the house with the blue door! Liz is not only a great host, she, her sons and Rogue the cat are amazing! The room is small and cosy, the bed very comfortable and the location of the house just perfect no matter what you would like to do or where you have to go. I hope to be back soon!
Liz was a wonderful host. Very welcoming and reasonably flexible, she provided me with all the necessary information to get me start with my first exploration of NYC. She and her boys made me feel very much at home, allowing me to use the laundry downstairs and even helping me to print by boarding pass before leaving. The house was very nice, strategically situated five minutes from a subway stop in Brooklyn. The room was cosy, the bathroom clean - definitively worth every single penny.
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About the Host, Liz
My roots continue to grow deeper in Brooklyn while my desire to explore extends wider too. I remain passionate about the work I do and continue to be amazed at the incredible opportunities I've had to both provide for my family and give back something to the world around me.
I love ...
Cooking and entertaining for family and friends,
Printmaking and painting which is made apparent when you're in my home,
Writing and thinking about issues that matter - public education, health, social justice - and raising millions for great organizations,
Developing strong, deep and long-lasting friendships across generations,
Biking to work over the Manhattan Bridge,
Escaping with a good novel,
Making free form pies – sweet and savory, and
Remembering I still live in NYC and exploring my city.
Airbnb guests ... We have lived in this wonderful brownstone for 20 years now and watched the neighborhood evolve around us. Living in our home: my two sons, a young cat named Rogue, and me. The ground floor apartment is home to a dear friend who is a filmmaker-environmental lawyer with two dogs -- Ruby & Tingo.
We are most often only renting out two rooms on the top floor of the brownstone that share one bathroom. We don't have any rooms with private baths.