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.
*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 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 a wood floor painted white, it is scratched up artisinal style looking, but CLEAN, a window, built in closet (includes hangers storage unit), a mini desk (with NYC guide books), 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., and I welcome reasonable requests- so let me know if there is a breakfast food that's a must have for you ;)
*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
*There is a TV in reading nook area, it gets the basic channels, no cable TV though
*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 desk
*If you do not have a set ideas of things to do in NYC, it would please me to suggest things, whether it's here in Bushwick, Williamsburg or Manhattan :)
*Lastly, I am always willing to consider special requests based on your needs
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 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 and right one is for 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 :)!
Staying with Deanna last night was easy. My wife and I had planned an event in Brooklyn, so Deanna's place was pretty convenient to that via the L and C trains. The apartment itself was nice and clean enough. It was quiet and there were two kitties running around that we barely saw. Can't really beat the stay and the neighborhood for the price we paid just to sleep. Deanna had bagels and spreads available for us as well, although we opted to try a small breakfast place down the street instead. Upon our arrival, Deanna asked a bit about my wife and me and made recommendations of where to visit based on that. So sweet. We'd definitely consider booking with her again.
I stayed with Deanna for 2 nights during the Bushwick Open Studios weekend. The neighborhood was quite, but i felt pretty safe coming and going at odd hours. I had plenty of privacy, and Deanna made sure i had everything i needed for my stay. She was very hospitable and nice, and so were her kids. She was very responsive, and accommodating of my late arrival. I recommend her place as a good base for exploring the area.
deanna and her children are very kind and nice.I was a bit earlier then my check in time but her children let me to the house and also treated me with love.Room is clean and well organised as shown in the pictures ,she perovided us with clean and good toilitories and towels.location is very nice and approachable .two stations wilson street and halsey street.
Area is safe.
There was everything in the fridge for break fast.
I would definitely staying at deanna's place again and would strongly recommend it.
Thanks deanna for providing me such a nice accommodation.
Deanna made me and my friend Tara feel very welcome and at home; she is a great host! Nice breakfast foods in the fridge and comfy bed :-) Although we didn't like Bushwick as much as we expected, Deanna's home/the L-train are just 20 minutes to Manhattan. In Brooklyn we really liked: Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo.
I had a wonderful time with Deanna and her children. The room is as described, comfortable bed, room to hang your clothes and private as it is in the front of the apartment and Deanna's and the children's room are in the back. I had the bathroom for myself, the kids just brush their teeth there occasionally. Deanna is a wonderful host and the kids are very sweet. They were very quiet in the morning, didn't even hear them when I slept in late.
Just 5 minutes from the L train which brings you to Manhattan in 20 minutes. Perfect location and you can't beat the price.
Bushwick is an upcoming neighborhood. As a solo single traveller I felt safe. I highly recommend Houdini, the trendy pizza-restaurant, just one block away. Free tours by foot has a wonderful graffiti and street-art tour in Bushwick too, very interesting.
I stayed in Deanna's apartment for 2 weeks.
Deanna left a note with information on food delivery and she left the keys in the room. She talked to me on the phone because she was not there when I got there (I got there early by the way). Deanna was so helpful and friendly and if I wanted to know something she would answer all my questions. She was so hostile, I even had dinner with her and her kids. Her kids are great and social and very nice to be around. Furthermore, the neighborhood is great and the subway station Wilson Avenue is only 2 blocks away. The L train takes you straight to Manhattan in about 20 min. Overall I had a great experience staying in Bushwick!
About the Host, Deanna
I am a 35 year old dream weaver, Bjork loving culinary adventuress, pen handler, part time camera toting nanny-nette, netflix addict (drama, thrillers, indie, foreign are all genres I like, but I can take or leave Hollywood romantic comedies), liberal single mama to two precocious and awesome kids, Valentina and Lucien (ages 9 & 10) and part of our little family is a little (super shy) cat, fortunately he doesn't really shed, and hasn't been a problem to friends who are typically allergic to cats.
I like meeting new people in general and especially from different cultures, LGBT friendly, open-minded and curious about the world, I teach the same to my kids... We look forward to meeting and hosting folks from around the globe at our home :)
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