About This Listing
Welcome to our oasis! Morgantown is the nickname for the artsy area of Bushwick, Brooklyn that we reside in. We offer a cozy place to stay and full breakfast daily with easy access to two major subway lines, while you explore our exciting city .
The bedroom has a full/double sized bed, some shelves, a desk and a closet. Ideal for a couple, but we also have a futon couch that converts into an extra single sleeper for a third person. The room has a door to our backyard. It also has it's own thermostat controlled heat and an air conditioning unit (when it's warm).
You are welcome to use our kitchen at your pleasure. The bathroom is shared with us. The shower is clean and has really good hot water. We will provide linens/soap/shampoo/towels/toothbrushes.
And yes we have Wifi!
Our Nespresso machine makes great cappuccinos, lattes, lungos and espressos which we make every morning. It's easy enough for anybody to use so feel free to help yourself at any time
Interaction with Guests
My name is Alec, my girlfriend is Laura, we will be your hosts. Laura loves to cook breakfast, which we will provide for you every morning in our dining room/kitchen. We love music so usually we play a good record on our vintage record player during breakfast.
Our little dog is a Wolf-Spitz/Corgi mix named Fozzio "Fozzy" Bear-Wolf, and he is awesome. Never met anybody he didn't like. He's adorable. Looks like a wolf puppy, but will not get any bigger. A forever pup.
Morgantown gets the nickname because it is the area surrounding the Morgan Ave L Train stop, and the L Train is one of the best lines in the city. Art galleries, music venues, yoga studios and great restaurants and bars such as famed Roberta's Pizza are all within easy walking distance. Morgantown is the heart of the thriving Bushwick, Brooklyn art scene.
We live about 5 blocks from the Morgan Ave L train. The L train goes direct to Union Square and will bring you there in 15 minutes. It is one of the fastest subways in NYC, and it connects to almost all of the other lines. We also live close to the J/M/Z line so this is a very convenient place to be and have easy access to all parts of the city.
Other Things to Note
Laura and I both work at a couple of the restaurants/bars nearby. I'm also in a funk/rock/soul band based in Bushwick, Brooklyn. We know and love the area very well.
You have access to our backyard if you are a smoker. If you are open-minded, caring, friendly, fun and cool, and want to be around similar people, come stay with us!
Your Bedroom, with a futon that converts into an additional bed for one, and the door to the backyard if you're a smoker.
Alec and Laura were extremely welcoming and laid-back, and overall just great people to be around.
The bed was so cozy! Super comfortable. And so was the room, everything was clean and cute. Their apartment is on a quiet street, which I was happy about. Laura made DELICIOUS breakfasts. And their dog, Fozzy, is the sweetest pup, I fell in love with him.
The neighborhood is great and easy to get around in, lots of great bars and restaurants in Bushwick.
I would definitely stay with Laura and Alec again. Wonderful people who provided a very cozy airbnb experience.
We had an awesome time at Alec & Laura's place! Brooklyn was new to us (stayed at Manhattan before) but it was nice to come 'home' in a more quiet area after a day in busy Manhattan. The apartment was clean and cosy, the bed was comfortable. Laura made delicious breakfast every morning which was the perfect start of the day! The dog Fozzy was very cute and lovely. Although Alec and Laura were home sometimes, you would still have your privacy. But they were up for a good talk as well. I would very recommend the B&B of Alec and Laura for everyone who wants to have a relaxed vacation with a 'home-feeling' and experience something different than Manhattan. The next time we will visit NYC, we would stay here again. Thanks for a great vacation!
Hi ..So there's very few people in this world who are true 'gems'.. and thats Alec and Luara ! Amazing hosts, and great company.. I'm very happy I meet them and Foozey was a great dog to have around.
Breakfasts where great, cooked with love, the way all good food should be.. You would'nt go far wrong staying here.. and to top it .. L train round the corner.. 15-20 mins to centre of town nice bars and food locally....
I had a great stay with Alec and Laura. They made me feel very welcome and the bedroom was cosy and comfortable.I think they have a great location in the heart of Bushwick with easy access to the neighborhood. I have already recommended their place to other friends who are visiting New York with airbnb. Finally, I loved their dog so much, I wanted to bring him home with me!
Alec and Laura were great hosts. Breakfast was delicious and different every day. I visited with my two 'tween-aged' daughters (3 of us in the B & B room) and we were comfortable. We had to be in Manhatten everyday and Bushwick is a quick trip on the subway to midtown. Loved Fauzy, the dog! So sweet and cute. He greeted us every morning and made us feel like we belonged.
Mom and two daughters from Indiana
The place at Alec and Laura was the best for us. We enjoyed the nice breakfasts and they told us a lot of places to go and see.
Alec and Laura are open and kind and we could use everything in the apartment.
We liked the stay and would definitely recommended to others.
About the Host, Alec & Laura
I, Alec, hail from Seattle and am one of those dreaming artists. I moved to this neighborhood seven years ago. My fiance, Laura, the love of my life, is another who moved here from Amsterdam... and met me. We moved out of the famed McKibbin Artist Lofts into a beautiful 2 bedroom apartment a few blocks away. A couple years ago, we opened up our extra bedroom to fellow travelers pursuing their dreams, seeking an inspiring place to relax during their journey.
Hosting has been a great experience for us so far, and we look forward to hosting, possibly you next!
Laura's favorite restaurant
Laura's work. A restaurant with good affordable comfort food
Alec's work and our regular bar
A staple of the neighborhood. Great pizza, great atmosphere
Alec's favorite restaurant