I love my neighborhood and to meet guests from around the world. I'll make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Most importantly, Olivia and her husband Richard are two very accommodating people. They cater to every possible need of the guest. The apartment is in a very calm locality of south western brooklyn, well connected by train services from "classons avenue" stop. Although the frequency of trains is not as good on the manhattan or even other parts of Brooklyn, it was very convenient! The location is close to a lot of eateries and this gave us loads of dining choices when we were not sight seeing. We were 6 in total. 4 adults and twin infants. The apartment was spacious enough for all of us and this considering the running around of our "early toddlers".
Olivia went out of the way by providing cribs for our kids. She also provided us with a compact vacuum cleaner, on request, that helped us to keep the apartment reasonably clean. In spite of our busy schedule, she made it a point to visit us at least once on the day of leaving (she was on vacation for most of our stay period). This winter was particularly cold due to an upcoming "polar vortex" on the east coast of USA. This made the bigger bedroom chilly during nights. But, the adjustable climate control made sure that this was countered.
I strongly recommend this apartment for family of 4 adults.
My stay at Olivia's was excellent! The apartment is equipped with everything you need to feel at home. The area is very quiet and has great places to eat. Olivia is a very accommodating and gracious host. I would highly recommend her place to anyone who wishes to experience living in a true Brooklyn neighborhood!
My wife and I stayed 10 nights in Olivia's apartment and it could not have been better. Right from when we arrived to grab the keys through til when we had a late chceckout, Olivia was great.
The location of the apartment was what we wanted....away from the noise and pace of Manhattan....but still close enough not to be spending too long catching the subway. We were only few minutes walk to the green line train, and could change a couple stations down the line and be in downtown in less than 15 minutes.
A few nice little places to eat and a supermarket, where we shopped, were all within a 5 minute walk.
The street the apartment is on is very quiet We didn't have any nosie problems and sleep well each night, ready for the next day out. As others have said, the apartments looks just like the photos, and the appliances were all first rate.
When ever we get back to New York, I would certainly be happy to stay in Olivia's apartment again.
By far the best place we have stayed in NYC. Olivia was a fantastic host accommodating our young family with great suggestions and activities. She was excellent to communicate with from initial enquiry and right throughout our stay. The apartment is as described, is bright, quiet, comfortable and clean. It boasts a well equipped kitchen and has all the comforts of home. We fell in love with the neighbourhood - tree lined streets, close to subway stops, supermarket and excellent eateries and felt safe throughout our stay. We would love to come and stay again and can highly recommend Olivia's place. Thank you Olivia and family for being wonderful hosts!
Nous avons passé une semaine très agréable, mi-août 2013, dans l'appartement d'Olivia. L'appartement est vraiment très bien pour une famille avec deux enfants. Le quartier est agréable et appréciable pour son calme après l'agitation de Manhattan. Aux alentours proches on trouve une station de métro (Classon avenue à 2 mn à pied) et aussi des commerces, bars, restaurants etc, avec en prime le week-end un marché aux puces, et aussi, juste à côté de l’appartement, d'excellents gâteaux dans une charmante petite boutique.
Olivia était absente en cette période, mais nous avons pu échanger avec elle en français par mail. C'est Richard qui nous a accueillis, merci pour son hospitalité.
Autant dire que nous avons passé un très bon séjour. Cet appartement, nous a beaucoup plu et par sa situation nous a permis de rayonner dans New-York, de Manhattan à Coney Island.
Françoise et Patrice
Nous étions 2 couples de français et avons passé un agréable séjour de 9 jours (fin juillet et début août 2013) dans cet appartement bien situé dans un quartier calme de Brooklyn. Appartement avec une hauteur sous plafond de plus de 3 m, joliment décoré (tableaux, plantes...), cuisine moderne très bien équipée (four micro +tradition, plaque 4 feux, cafetière tradi + expresso, grill pain, frigo +congélateur ....), linge fourni (serviettes, draps de bain, draps et taies ....). Bien situé, 1 mn du boulanger (baguette tradi...), 3 mn d'une épicerie et de 3 restaurants, 10 mn d'un supermarché et d'un marchand de vins, 5 mn du métro (Classon) et de 25 mn du centre de Manhattan ( lignes A et C), bus 52 passant juste devant l'immeuble permettant de relier d'autres stations de (website hidden)ès bien situé pour accéder facilement à l'ensemble des différents sites touristiques (MET, MoMA, Statue, plage Brighton...) et profiter du calme après une journée bruyante au milieu de la foule et des gratte-ciel de Manhattan. Pour une première visite de NY, nous vous conseillons de prendre une Métro Card pour circuler, un New York CityPass pour les visites majeures et en options un Tour de NY City ( bus à arrêts multiples) permettent de bien situé les différents sites, un Manahattan (website hidden)rmettent une très belle vue aérienne en hélicoptère. Nous avons été très bien accueillis par Richard, le mari d'Olivia, le frigo contenait le nécessaire pour le petit- déjeuner du lendemain. Pour les personnes francophones, Olivia vous répondra en français à toutes vos questions. Nous souhaitons un excellent séjour aux futurs voyageurs et remercions Olivia et Richard pour leur très agréable appartement à Brooklyn.
Marie José et Robert
We stayed at Olivia's apartment for one week in July 2013. Everything was just like we already saw from the pics on the airbnb website, or even better. Wonderful modern apartment, stylish furnished, and air-conditioned! As the weather was hot (95-100 Fahrenheit) we enjoyed the possibility to relax in a fresh surrounding. We enjoyed living in Brooklyn, joining live there. Olivia's house is emended in gardens and tree-line streets, near to two train stations, to a supermarket and to several nice bars/restaurants. Olivia and her family live nearby, so it was easy and quick to contact them. Olivia was a great host, always willing to help us with tips, information, helping us to call a taxi or whatever. We really enjoyed our stay! So: very much recommended! All the best from Barbara, Marion and Tobias
The apartment was everything we had hoped for and more. Located in a wonderful neighborhood, close to subway line with great places to eat and relax after a day in frantic Manhattan. Olivia had all kinds of info and suggestions to make our stay easier. She was a wonderful host and we will be back!
we spent a great time in olivia's (website hidden)'s a very nice place closed transportations, groceries stores, restaurants and a really good bakery.The neighborhood is really friendly and safe.
the apartment is bright, calm, spacious and clean with all essential equipment.
stuff for breakfast was really appreciate.
olivia is a very helpful and accomodating host. i would recommand this place.
We (4) stayed with Olivia for one week and it was just perfect. We had everything we needed! (the kitchen is really very well equiped!) There is a big supermarket around the corner and a lot of very nice and good cafes and restaurants. Especially we liked the pizza place at the corner Classon ave. We really felt like home there! It was just great!
Olivia and her group were great guests. Olivia was responsive and polite before her arrival and most importantly, she took good care of our house during her stay. We would be happy to have her back anytime and would recommend her to other hosts.
Olivia and her family were lovely guests. She was very easy to make arrangements and always clear and prompt in her communications. She took great care of the cottage during her stay and left it in good shape.
Great guests but I decided I wanted to rent my home as a retreat
Olivia and I have been close friends for many years now. She is a lovely and trustworthy person who values her guests. The large spacious apt is an oasis of serenity in New York. It is well located near the subway station, small cafes, and restaurants. It is extremely quiet on a beautiful street. Olivia is an artist and the apt is very well decorated as well as functional. It is perfect for families, couples, or friends. I really recommend staying at her place. She is reliable and available to her guests. Enjoy Brooklyn!
Olivia, my fashionable, creative colleague, will make you feel right at home during your stay. Olivia is a pleasure to work with and I'd stay at her apartment anytime-she is constantly making desserts for the office, so I know she'd be very accommodating with her guests! Olivia's apartment is meticulous, beautiful and located in a prime location. It's close to restaurants, transportation, BAM and more! I highly recommend Olivia's apartment to any family or couple looking for a getaway in the heart of Brooklyn.
Olivia and I have been friends for over 15 years. We are both from France and have lived less than a block away for about 10 years.
Olivia is an amazing host!
She is extremely well organized & clean, kind and generous, has great taste and always goes the extra step to make people happy and comfortable whenever hosting or coming to your place as a guest.
Her apt. is modern, very tasteful and clean, in the friendly and uniquely diverse neighborhood of Clinton Hill.
An ideal stay for any visitor.
Olivia is a great host ! She welcomes you more than kindly in her beautiful apartment. The place has the best location, close to the subway, in a quiet but yet lively neighborhood, all you need after a long, busy and tiring day visiting Manhattan or Brooklyn. The apartment is more than comfortable, beautifully decorated, with all you need in it to feel at home ! The four of us ( 2 couples) had the best time thanks to her and her lovely family ! I hope we will have other opportunities in the future to go back !