About this listing
Huge chicly decorated 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom with large private garden/patio and eat-in kitchen on one of the most charming blocks in Brooklyn.
This art filled floor of a brownstone features a large bedroom with its own bathroom, a large living room with a flat screen TV with a Roku and basic cable and a large well equipped eat-in kitchen. Out the back door of the kitchen is the private sunfilled patio/back yard. Both bedroom and living room have ceiling fans and the bedroom has an air conditioner.
The bedroom has a comfortable queen bed as well as a cozy reading chair. The living room couch folds out to a full bed. All linens and towels are provided.
The apartment is right on the border between Prospect Heights and Crown Heights and a block away from the fabulous Franklin Ave strip which features such awesome restaurants as Mayfield, Barbinco and Dutch Boy Burger as well as some of the best bars around. It is also one block away from the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and the spectacular Brooklyn Museum as well as a short walking distance from Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Children's Museum and the bustling scene on Vanderbilt Ave.
It's a 3 minute walk to the 2/3 and 4/5 express trains at Franklin Ave. It's just one stop to the new Barclay's Center on the 4/5 and a quick 30 minute trip to Time's Square on the 2/3.
Guests stay in their own private apartment which is a full floor of the brownstone. They also have access to a private back yard/patio.
Interaction with Guests
We'll be there to greet you and you can call/txt us if you need anything, but otherwise it's your own private apartment.
The apartment is incredibly close to the 2,3,4,5 trains at Franklin Ave. Depending on time of day, it's 15 minutes to Manhattan and 30 minutes to Times Square. Within walking distance of the Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Park. From JFK or LGA, it's a short taxi.
Please no smoking in the house although you can smoke in the back yard.
The kitchen is well equipped and has some very basic pantry supplies (olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sugar, flour) but if your vacation plans include a lot of cooking let me know. It's possible that I could loan you some specific items from my own kitchen.
Feel free to use the outside patio. To be respectful of our neighbors, please keep noise down after 11pm.
We recycle - there's one bin for trash, one bin with a clear bag for bottles and cans and one little bin for cardboard.
Checkout is 11 AM and checkin is 4 PM, but if you let us know your travel plans in advance, we can try to make accommodations.
We stayed at Becky & Andrew's place for six months. The apartment is nice - and the location is great. The street is quiet and the apartment is in a perfect location for exploring Brooklyn or the city in general. The landlords were welcoming and helpful.
Andrew and Becky were utterly kind and hospitable. Me, my brother and nephew - we all have spent a good time in their appartment. Pictures, provided by the hosts, represent reality fully, without any embelishments.
Neighborhood turned out to be suprisingly calm and good-looking. The most pleasant geographical aspect was very close location of subway station (franclin avenue, green lines): literally 5 minutes of slow-paced walking.
Perhaps, i should write about disadvantages, otherwise you'd think i had conspired with the host=) i can mark only one aspect i wasn't quite satisfied with: walls were pretty thin, thus soundproofing was less strong than i got used to.
In a nutshell: i can strongly recommend andrew's and becky's apartment for any travellers who plan to visit nyc
The apartment was great. It's on a quiet block in a fun neighborhood, right down the street from Franklin Avenue which has some really great restaurants. Everything in the apartment was clean and just what we were looking for. The hosts even left us a bottle of wine in the fridge!
We had an awesome time staying in Becky and Andrew's apartment. It was beautifully finished and incredibly spacious. We were there for just under three months and loved every minute. The neighbourhood has everything you need, so much so that you don't always manage to leave it! Franklin Avenue has some incredible restaurants, our favourites were Cent'Anni, Chavelas, the Mayfield and Barboncino, and there is a farmers market every Saturday at the north end of Prospect Park. Being so close to the park is a big bonus as are the multitude of yoga studios around the area.
The flat itself has everything you need and a very big comfy bed. Becky and Andrew are great hosts, they are there when you need them and not when you don't.
We hebben een week lang gebruik gemaakt van het appartement van Becky en Andrew. Een prima huis met een tuintje om 's ochtends te ontbijten en je op te maken voor de dagelijkse trip naar Manhattan. Metro vlakbij, net zoals goeie supermarktjes en restaurantjes. Leuke buurt, nog beetje ongepolijst. Half uurtje met de metro naar Manhattan.
We hebben het erg naar onze zin gehad.
I loved Becky's apartment! It was exactly what I was looking for. A quiet oasis during a bustling, busy trip to NYC. Her neighbourhood is fantastic and she left some great tips to make the most of it. Tom's diner is a must!
Becky was great with communication and flexible with check-in and check-out times which was hugely appreciated.
I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking.
About the Host, Becky
I am a costume designer for Broadway and film and long time Brooklyn resident. I am super excited about my borough and specifically my neighborhood and am thrilled at the chance to share it with you.