About This Listing
Come visit Flatbush. For music buffs, I'm a skip and trot from Kings Theatre, the newly opened performance space.
This neighborhood has a diversity of people and architecture. Try a dollar van to tell your friends back about.
Another view of the sofa that shows the 4 big cushions for your head or legs. Small side tables holds magazines.
Unwind from a day of conferencing, sight-seeing, or otherwise in a clean, attractive apartment in a recently renovated walk-up building with an awning. Given the size of my apartment, this is ideal for a stay of up to 5 days.
You'll sleep on a sofabed--covered in clean sheets--that can accommodate two people. Clean up in a full-size bathroom with electric outlets and a window. You can keep food & beverages in the refrigerator. There are several clean, moderately priced Halal, Chinese, Latino, New American, and Caribbean restaurants to choose from.
The building is located in between the B/Q and 2/5 subway lines and 1 block from the Flatbush Ave. bus and the notorious dollar vans.
I'm willing to give you a short tour of Flatbush, Ditmas Park, & East Flatbush.
I have a cat that's friendly but not intrusive and the same is true about me :-) Non-smoking women are preferred.
You may use the PC to check your flight, etc.
Watch TV and put your food in the refrigerator. If you love your own cooking, then cook and clean up afterwards.
Interaction with Guests
I live there so you will see me. I will give you your privacy.
It's safe neighborhood. I don't notice drug sales. Some barber shops and beauty salons are open until 2 am which is a comfort if you're walking around at that time.
Architecturally speaking, 3-story brownstones and two-story frame houses mixed with 6-story elevator buildings.
This is a mix of nationalities, religions, and cuisines. Enjoy.
We're very close to buses, dollar vans, taxis, and trains.
There's on-street parking.
Please leave your shoes in the entrance hallway.
This is a quiet building and I am a tame lady: please keep your music down, no partying, and meet your friends outside.
Please no smoking
Sorry no pets. I have already a cat to clean up after.
Getting take-out food or purchasing a few food items is preferred. Will leave space in fridge for your things (please mark them).
I can't give you a key, so we must synchronize our comings and goings.
If you have clothes to wash, give them to me to wash in the basement or at an outside laundry center. $5 ought to cover a load and drying. If you prefer to hand wash delicates, you can do so in the bathroom and air dry on a rack.
I have one cat. Its food & water are in the bathroom. It perches on the living room window sill and sleeps in the bamboo chair or floor.
Sunday mornings, I burn sage, sandalwood, or frank n' myrrh.
Use the spice rack to jazz up your take-out. There are more dining stands than the 2 wooden ones shown.
Akosua was pleasant. She did her best to make me comfortable. She lives in a secure building about 8-10 minutes walking distance from the closest subway station. She has a friendly long haired cat that sheds, but she manages to keep most of the pet hair under control. The pull-out sofa that I slept on is in the small living room that Akosua works out of. I slept on the couch and didn't pull out the bed, so I can't speak on how comfortable it is. Though I paid for two nights, I only slept there the first night. This is only because I stayed out pretty late with some friends (till 2am). So I ended up staying at their house being that Akosua does not provide a key/ pass code and didn't feel comfortable waking her up to let me in. But that was a personal choice. She did encourage me to call when I was on my way back to the apartment. I would recommend Akosua to any travelers looking for a reasonably priced place to just sleep at night and store their luggage while they explore the city.
Akosua lives in a nice, clean, and quiet house in Flatbush. Her flat has a nice atmosphere, it is definitely "clean and cozy". She was very friendly and helpful, towels were already waiting for me in the bathroom and she told me everything I needed to know right away. I did not see her cat, but at point during the night he curled up behind my neck to sleep, which was nice! Overall, a great first Airbnb experience!
About the Host, Akosua
My favorite travel destinations include any part of the world. I've enjoyed meeting the different people; eating the different food, seeing the sites, and becoming more human from the traveling.
As a host, I'm neat and will help you get acclimated to the city. I can give you a personal tour of Brooklyn, if you like. We'll use public transit and walking. If you want to bike it, there are Citibikes. Living in the city made of 5 smaller cities is interesting.
The kind of woman I am is fast walking, friendly, curious, and helpful. These qualities are assets as a teacher and writer. Very important: I have a fluffy male cat that's cordial. I frequently whisk my furniture.
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