In a nutshell: new 1000 sqft duplex apartment with 20-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, balcony, and 600 sqft roof deck with open views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Recent guests have included celebrities such as Marisa Tomei and John Lithgow!
The longer version: I own a brand new 1 bed/2 bath duplex loft in the Park Slope/Gowanus area of Brooklyn, just 15 minutes from Manhattan on the train (the apt is just 3 blocks from the subway station). The real gem is the roof deck, although the balcony is lovely too. There are incredible, unobstructed views of Manhattan and Brooklyn both from the second floor and from the roof (yes, you can lay in bed watching the skyline).
The apartment features modern decor, high-end appliances (Bosch, Blomberg, etc.), washer and dryer, and two full baths -- one with a bathtub. While there is only one true bed (queen-sized), there is a comfy couch and a large air mattress that can sleep two more if needed.
First floor: kitchen, living area, dining area, full bathroom w/ bathtub, balcony with cafe seating. NOTE: I know the photos don't have the dining chairs -- they've only just arrived!
Second floor: glass bridge across apartment, bedroom w. Queen-sized bed, reading nook, full bathroom w/ marble floor and top-mounted shower
Third floor: Private roof deck with stair access from inside the apartment. Furniture set on roof includes loveseat, two armchairs, and coffee table. Plus there's a charcoal grill!
Transportation: The F and R trains are only three blocks away and get to Manhattan in 10-15 minutes, G train brings you to Williamsburg and Long Island City. In the area, you have all the restaurants, bars, and activities of Park Slope as well as the art galleries and quirks of Gowanus -- the apartment is on the border of both. And of course, you have the entirety of Prospect Park just a 15 minute walk away!
*Note: The stairway from the first to second floor is open on one side and doesn't have a railing, which may be a concern for families with infants or small children
Tal was a great host, super responsive, accommodating, flexible, generous, and just all around lovely. The apartment is very nice and has a great view, the subway is just a few blocks away, as are the nicer parts of the South Slope.
Tal is the hostess with the mostest and her place is exquisite. The transition was smooth and delightful. One thing that shocked me was the revelation that her home is actually more spectacular in person. That never happens!!! Thank you Tal!
-Kenn and Terrence
The beauty of this apartment can't be captured it pictures! Great rental, great area, great host.
Tal is an amazing person. That is all that needs to be said. Her place is very clean and gorgeous all around. We shot a music video there and the was more than open and helpful with the whole process. I would highly recommend staying here.
This apartment is even better in person than in the photographs. Tal is very professional and responsible. She lives in the apartment, but unlike other airbnb renters who live in their space you wouldn't be able to tell she lives there. She makes the space feel more like a quality hotel than someone's apartment. I will definitely keep this apartment in mind for future visits to New York.
Gorgeous duplex loft and very easy to get to manhattan. I highly recommend it!
Stunning loft and great hoster. Highly recommended.
Tal's place was just lovely. I shot a small film shoot there and the location photographed as well as her beautiful pictures. She was helpful and flexible when it came to scheduling everything as well.
Tal was extremely responsive and helpful. Her apartment is incredible too! The pictures are good but the actual apartment is even better looking - the roof deck is spectacular and the whole place is very comfortable. I would definitely stay there again!
Tal was a great host. She was leaving for the weekend and met with me a few days early to give me the keys, worked around my schedule to meet me, and offered to stay in contact in case I had any questions. The apartment was lovely. Lots of light, convenient location and the view from the roof were amazing. I'd definitely stay at Tal's again in a heartbeat.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.