Cleanliness, no smoking (of any kind), no animals/pets (of any kind).
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Check in & out was flexible. Although our check in time was pushed two hours later due to a cleaning. We lived in an extremely dusty home for our complete stay. (Mon-Sat) Slept restlessly throughout the night. A bad scent in the air and bug bites. Bottom line the cleanliness wasn't there. We made the best out of the place. Swept up lots of debris, opened the windows to air out the place, lit up scented candles, and brought our own amenities. We were only there to sleep. Even to come back and freshen up was very discouraging. We never looked forward to it. Up side is the subway is across the street to catch the Q. Not much you'd want to see around the neighborhood.
The room is as pictured, except yes it is pretty cluttered. I feel like everything he has is just pushed over to the side. If you're a neat freak, or even a clean freak, this place is not for you. It wasn't exactly what we were expecting. The place just needed to be cleaned up a little more, example; there was finger prints on the glass table. Maybe some mopping/dusting too. It's just not that ideal I guess. But I guess you get what you pay for. (Kind of)The q train is practically across the street along with prospect park so that's a plus. The city is about 4 or 5 stops away and the neighborhood is fairly safe. This was kind of our last choice. Not an ideal place.
I can not thank Regge enough for his hospitality and responsiveness. We didn't get to meet him during our weekend stay but he was communicative and easy to reach. Apartment: Very clean, cute and well-kept. Previous reviewers complained about the owners belongings being there, but come on- this is AirBnB! Book with a hotel if that is an issue (which it wasn't for us). The building was undergoing a painting job on our floor but Regge had warned us about this beforehand and we were ok with it. Location: A previous reviewer suggested this place for someone that is already familiar with the area. Which I can see, but to be honest, if you are here you will get to see a side of the New York City area that not many get to. It was fun exploring the different parts of Brooklyn and although we did not get a chance to see it, everyone told us how beautiful Prospect Park is. Drive to Manhattan takes twenty minutes without traffic. Can't speak for public transportation since we didn't use it. Parking: If you are driving, there is a parking lot nearby you can park in. Sunday is free, and we paid $10 for overnight which is not bad at all. Street parking was difficult for us to find, but that is probably because we looked for it at times that everybody else was too.
My girlfriend and I had a great stay at Regge's apartment and would stay again. It is as advertised, small but in a great location, just across the street from Prospect Park, which was great, and the subway, which was super convenient for getting all over NYC. Also the bed was very comfortable. It looks like the negative reviewers don't really understand how airbnb works in the U.S. or else they don't understand New York. No, for $100/night you are not getting a suite at the Bellagio, this is Regge's home, so yes, his belongings are there, and yes the building is a little old and funky. It's also cheaper than any other nearby listing by at least $30/night, comfortable enough for a weeklong stay, and offers great access to Brooklyn and Manhattan. Regge could not be more accommodating, fitting in our last minute travel request and leaving the key with the 24hr doorman, making coming and going easy. Great value, may not be for older folk or those who need hotel-like atmosphere, but great choice for seeing New York on a budget!