Favorite travel destinations: Papua New Guinea, New Mexico, Indonesia, Italy, California, Bahamas, Japan, France.
PERFECT FROM START TO FINISH! Even though we arrived pretty late, Sam's dad met us with the keys and showed us around (thank you, Sam's dad). The apartment is exactly as described and exactly how you'd imagine a New York apartment to be: spacious, comfortable and well-equipped. The location is great too - Smith Street and Court Street within easy walking distance, both great for bars and boutiques, chilling out and people watching. And if you walk just a little further you can watch the sunset on Manhattan from a rooftop bar on the bank of the East River, while the Staten Island Ferry goes back and forth. A couple of blocks in the other direction is the Barclays Centre, Atlantic Avenue and the surrounding area, which offer more shops and more great eateries. Sam left us an extensive list of recommended places that was really useful. There are some lovely parks nearby and the area felt very safe. And it's well-served for transport so it's only a quick subway ride into Manhattan for the full New York tourist experience, or down to Coney Island for a day on the beach. All in all, our stay was amazing and we were very reluctant to leave. Sam was a great host and we would highly recommend a visit to this apartment and this part of Brooklyn. Can't wait for our next trip!
Samantha and her family were wonderful guests. They communicated and asked questions and yet were independent and low maintenance. Would love to have them back any time since they were here and gone in the blink of an eye.