About this listing
A welcoming guest bedroom in my apartment in Bushwick, it's only 3 1/2 blocks from the L train (20 min to Manhattan). Fresh sheets and towels provided. Complimentary toiletries in the bathroom and breakfast items in the fridge. Late check out!
Here are the details on my apartment and your bedroom, should you choose it :) Please hit "more," and read the details, if you still have questions, I will happily answer them.
*Photos are un need of an update as had renovations done to the floor of the guest room, moved furniture about and generally improved the look of my place:)
*This is a 3 bedroom apartment, with 2 bedrooms for myself and my 2 kids, and 1 bedroom for you
*It has 2 bathrooms (I have my own in my bedroom & my 2 children share both mine and the main bathroom, thus leaving the main bathroom mostly free)
*There is a living room, dining room and a fully equipped kitchen
*It has a balcony
*We have two cute but very shy cats, they stays out of the way, so you may not see them until their dinner time :)
*Bedroom is approximately 12x10 ft
*Yours would be the bedroom on the opposite end of the apt for most privacy, please note that the apartment has all full rooms and is NOT a "railroad style"
*The room has windows, built in closet (includes hangers storage unit), side tables (long red desk has been removed), full length mirror, and a subway map on the wall for your convenience
*In the summer I install an air conditioner in your bedroom
*In the winter there is heating throughout apartment
*Bed is an over sized full size with a high quality mattress covered by 2 mattress protection covers for out most most hygiene
*Help yourself to breakfast foods all provided in bottom shelf of fridge just for you (stocked with bagels, cereal, fruit, juice, milk, instant oatmeal, peanut butter, jam, yogurt, etc.)
*Keys of course, so you can come and go at anytime
*Make hot coffee or tea for yourselves in the mornings, available for you in pantry
*Fresh linen and towels provided, usually change every few days or at guests' request
*Sheets changed weekly for longer staying guests
*Full use of kitchen, shelf in fridge, coffeepot, microwave, toaster, rice cooker, dishes, pots and etc
*Storage in the bathroom for your items
*Hair blow dryer and steam iron for your use under bathroom sink
*You're welcome to use all the toiletries in bathroom
*Please note there is NO "Cleaning Fee"
*I have a modest library of books you can read in your spare time
*I share my Net flix account for free so you can watch movies on your computer or Ipad in your downtime
*I provide a comprehensive "HOUSE MANUAL" and a "GUIDEBOOK" that details where everything is in the apartment as well as the important and interesting locations in the neighborhood, (kindly go through those after booking with me to get the most out of your stay:)
*Guide books about NYC and The Zagat guide await you on your night table
Interaction with Guests
I am very helpful when asked to be and also friendly, but know when to step back and give space. Everyone is different, and some people want to just relax in their room, but some want to come out and have a glass of wine or tea and chat and I totally understand that. My children are curious about their world so they may ask about what country our guest is from, etc., but other than that and introducing themselves they are good at picking up social cues and engage in conversation when it's befitting :)
*Bushwick is a mixture of a working class neighborhood and an artistic community in New York City borough of Brooklyn. *Bushwick is surrounded by Williamsburg, Ridgewood and Bed Stuy
*Dozens of art studios and galleries are scattered throughout the neighborhood and continue on growing as "gentrification" undergoes in Bushwick and artists continue to move in from Williamsburg and Manhattan
*Traffic is pretty quite here compared to Manhattan, but it is still not the suburbs and people do like their music around here
*There is a convenience store, variety store, supermarket and a laundromat all within 1/2-2 blocks from me.
*Variety of dining options within walking distance (please see my full guide to restaurants, bars and etc.)
*There is free (no meters) street parking on my block and surrounding blocks
*3 1/2 blocks from the L train, off the Halsey stop or Wilson stop, equal distance. The L is NYC's MOST CONVENIENT TRAIN (SUBWAY)
*The L line goes east to west all through Manhattan and transfers you to just about any train
*Williamsburg is 10 minutes away by train and Manhattan is 20 minutes.
*The B20 bus stops on my block (it goes into Ridgewood in a few minutes as well as Bed Stuy)
*It is an average of a 20 MINUTE car/taxi ride from LaGuardia and JFK, but a bit longer and more expensive by taxi from Newark airport to my place
*The East River Ferry in Williamsburg is a gorgeous way to get around Manhattan and Brooklyn too.
Other Things to Note
*Deposit fee will always be returned by Airbnb immediately after checkout. In two years I have been hosting through Airbnb, I have never asked for had a guest who had issues with that
*Before making a reservation, kindly check your airbnb profile:
-Does it have a photo?
-A phone number and at least one other verification?
Please note that I would appreciate these, as I have provided such,
*If you are arriving early to NYC and need a place to store your luggage before my check in time, consider Shwartz Travel Luggage Storage, they are very cheap and have convenient Manhattan locations, so you can explore Manhattan before checking in :)
******Due to my work schedule check-in time is at 5pm OR LATER (and check-out time is latest 3:00pm)*******
Nothing too crazy here, just the basics :)
-Smoking allowed on the balcony or downstairs outside only
-No overnight guests besides the confirmed guests
-Please wash your own dishes
-Please maintain reasonable quite in the main areas of the apartment after 9:30 pm
-Please be respectful of NYC recycling laws and my time in having to sort through the garbage should you not.
There are two small bins under the kitchen sink, left one is for garbage ONLY and right one is for RECYCLING ONLY: containers and plastic,paper,tin and foil. Please wash your containers first and please don't dispose of dirty paper like tissue and used napkins and paper towels in the recycling.
-Before leaving for the day out, please make sure that you turn off any lights, air conditioner, coffee pot, etc., that you have been using
-Kindly remove your outside shoes when in the guest room to keep the room allergen and germ free and the rug and floor clean :)
Thanks so very much :)!