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Lived in Brooklyn for eight years, international-development professional.
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Everything was amazing about this apartment. Catesby is very nice, and her cat, Duke is the coolest. Clean, welcoming, well located (only a short walk from the train).
If you are traveling by yourself or as a copule, you will find it ideal .
The flat was very comfortable and welcoming and just as described online by Catesby. We had no trouble getting the keys and making ourselves at home very quickly. Catesby was quick to respond to our request and made the place available even though our request was on short notice and she was going away on a trip. Duke (the cat) also made us feel very welcome and would always greet us when we walked in the door. We had easy access to shops and restaurants as well as the subway line that took us quickly into Manhattan. We also went to JFK airport and it was a quick and easy drive from the flat. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!
Sean and Jennifer
Catesby was a great host, quickly responded to our questions and was proactive in making sure everything was perfect for our arrival. The apartment was great. The location was wonderful, on the north end of Park Slope, with tons of great restaurants and shops located nearby. Very safe neighborhood with tons to see and do. We'd definitely stay there again. Also, having A/C was wonderful after being outside in the heat all day. I would definitely recommend Catesby's place to others.
The place is great. So is the kitty. It's around the corner from where we used to live, which meant that all our favorite spots on 5th Ave were easy walking distance away. We even got lucky with on-street parking in front of the apartment. Inside, we had plenty of space for the three of us and our boy thoroughly enjoyed looking out the windows onto the cars passing by. The cat was super sweet and very chill, allowing our one-year old (who loves cats) to pet him. It was easy to get in touch with Catesby before and during our visit. We would definitely stay here again.
Catesby's place was perfectly located. The bed was very clean and comfortable and there was even a pull out couch which I didn't realize was included. This was a nice bonus. There was a small issue with the keys (not her fault) and Catesby was quick to respond. Communication was good. Oh, and we enjoyed the nice bottle of wine that was left for us! I would stay there again.
My parents loved staying in Catesby's home. It was convenient, pretty, and comfortable!
We had a perfect weekend in Brooklyn thanks to Catesby and Greg. The neighborhood is very charming and the apartment was gorgeous, sunny, clean, spacious, and had A/C (crucial in NY summertime). Their apartment is in an ideal location - a few minutes walk from Atlantic terminal, so it was easy for us to get there from the airport and it was a quick trip into Manhattan, as well. What most impressed us was their hospitality - along with an informational list about the apartment, they also provided us with a detailed list of things to do and places to eat around the neighborhood. We had amazing Colombian food and enjoyed a free concert in Prospect park, thanks to their recommendations. Catesby called me a week before we arrived to check in and find out about any special needs or requests. We arrived early in the morning on a red eye flight; even though his flight was not until 4 pm that same day, Greg left (very) early for the airport so we could check in as soon as we arrived at the apartment - after he took time to show us around the place and make sure we felt comfortable. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. It's a beautiful place in a charming and very safe neighborhood near everything you could want during a trip to Brooklyn. I only hope you get a chance to meet/talk to the very kind hosts, as well. Thanks for an amazing weekend, Greg and Catesby!
The apt. Is a deal! Spacious with plenty of light, well furnished and it works! easy subway access to get anywhere, but also a walkable area for soaking up Brooklyn. Catesby was very easy to communicate with....HIGHLY recommended.
Catesby is an awesome guest.
Very understanding, communicative, respectful. She left the house just the way it was.
I would love to have her back any time.
Catesby was a great guest. Everything was clean and organized when I got back to my place.
Great guest - would be more than happy to host Catesby again!
You are in great hands! I have known Catesby forever. She is a wonderful and warm friend who not only is excellent with logistics, but also knows NYC better than anyone. Not to mention, she is super attentive to guests' needs and, for Catesby, no detail is too small. Are you arriving at 2am from Guatemala and need to have fresh cantaloupe with your breakfast? No problem at all -- Catesby will organize the smoothest key pick up of all time with detailed and tactful instructions so you can arrive at a beautiful, thoroughly clean, and warm environment complete with the greatest cantaloupe you've ever had. Needless to say, that environment will be exactly as she describes it to you, as she has worked as a travel writer for years and is a master of communication. Like I said, you're in great hands!
Catesby is a gracious hostess with a lovely apartment. Though I've only ever stayed with her socially on her couch, I can honestly say that both she and her apartment are great. Good location, great coffee maker, clean open place. She and her partner Greg are great people and sure to be easy, responsible renters.