(See our MANY reviews for our specific rooms. We're usually here so renting out the whole apt is new for us.) You'll love it! One of Brooklyn's best areas! 6 blocks from Prospect Park; train around the corner, 15 min's to Manhattan. Beautiful tree-lined block in quiet residential area; restaurants/shops within 1 block. Spacious 2-level apt. 3 BD + futon in dining room. Large living room, piano & African & Caribbean art. Big patio, grill & large landscaped garden! Full kitchen, washer/dryer.
[Note: this listing is for specific times in July/Aug & November/December of 2017. The July slot is a bit higher rate & has a minimum of 7 nights; the other times are a bit more flexible.]
Location location location! Gorgeous 3 BD apt (see pics) in beautiful brownstone in perfect vacation location! Brooklyn is THE place to be - and this gorgeous, wonderfully safe, tree-lined block is incredibly convenient (surrounded by wonderful restaurants; 1.5 blocks from train with 15 minute ride to 14th Street; 2 blocks from 7th & Flatbush, 5 blocks from new Nets Stadium, 5 minute walk into the heart of Park Slope; 6 blocks from Prospect Park/Grand Army Plaza/Bklyn Museum). Features: old-world charm (hardwood floors, molding, French doors, ...); African/Caribbean art; tuned piano; gorgeous large garden plus large deck; nice-sized kitchen with gas stove (cook & save big $$ in NY, and eat on the lovely patio!); washer/dryer; Wifi but no cable tv...) Note: air-conditioning is box unit in the master bedroom, not central throughout - but many windows & fans, & "brownstone" houses generally stay quite cool (with the shades drawn).
Pricing: rates vary by date so please see the calendar; & it includes considerable discount for 7 days & even more for 30 days.
Must have excellent references and if you don't have much in your AirBnB bio or reviews, please tell us more about yourself. Max 6 people. Sorry but no pets (firm). Note: I will be traveling during this time but my agent will stop by periodically and be available for any concerns that may arise.
**Please note to use "Contact Host" and not "Book It" - for reasons noted in the Host/(URL HIDDEN)
I usually rent out just one or a couple of rooms while I am here; so see my other listings for more than 100 great reviews over time (many of them quite glowing). Pls see them under Host/Profile. (And on-line - not the phone app - you can see Host responses.)
Some further detail is listed below and other general information - regarding me, the house, the location, guest expectations, etc. - is listed under Host/Profile. **And note that if you rent the entire duplex, then the individual room listings will of course be immediately turned off, as you would have exclusive access here.
About the Bedrooms:
BD#1: Big sunny, spacious room (20sf x12sf); full-sized bed; quiet; 2 windows (overlooking backyard); hardwood floors; your own entrance to full BA (shared).
BD#2: Also big sunny spacious room with THREE windows (overlooking the front of the house but quiet street with trees immediately outside window); queen-sized bed; hardwood floors; **own 1/2 bath.
BD#3: small room with window overlooking back garden; mattress on floor.
(Note also that the big beautiful dining room has a full-sized futon that can also sleep 2, with french doors opening directly on the back deck/patio overlooking the garden)
Again, information on the general house structure is under Host/Profile.
Thanks! And we look forward to hosting you!! :)
Everything! Kitchen ... back patio .. back yard ... washer/dryer
Общение с гостями
I will be traveling for most of this time but a caretaker will be stopping in and/or available. Plus, I send very detailed notes about the house and about things to do around the neighborhood, Brooklyn & NYC! You'll have a blast!
Другие важные подробности
I have wonderful tenants in the garden apartment below - a very sweet couple with a great small lovable dog ("Clint"). (They have their own separate entrance from the street so you won't have any interaction with them unless you want to say hi ... or bump into them in the backyard which everyone shares.)
As noted in description. Normal. Please note the limitation on "guests", i.e. the only people ever sleeping in the apartment should be those listed (max 6) in the initial agreement.
Если вы отменяете бронирование за 7 дней до поездки или раньше, то мы вернем 50% суммы бронирования. Если вы отменяете бронирование меньше чем за 7 дней до поездки, то деньги не возращаются.
**2017 update: We've had a wonderful time as hosts (of just 1 home that has 1-3 rooms available at different times) over the past 3 years; but with a growing teenager, our offerings are more limited.
Hello! My family owns an elegant, historic but well-maintained brownstone in the idyllic Prospect Heights section of booming Brooklyn (1.5 blocks from trains, 4 blocks from the sports arena, 6 blocks from Prospect Park/Grand Army Plaza/Museum/Botanic Gardens and surrounded by fantastic restaurants and stores!), and we provide a few rooms at select times and for select guests. I've benefited greatly from international travel, friendship and hospitality - and I seek to give back and provide this exposure to my daughter. Therefore, **if you don't have much in your profile or in reviews, please tell us a bit about yourself as it's important that we know a little something about you so that we aren't bringing complete strangers into our home.** Now, about the place and neighborhood generally:
WE WELCOME: all who come with a positive attitude and respect for our home (although room #2 is now sometimes limited to females, given that it is adjacent to the room my daughter is now sometimes occupying); and we affirm that nationality, race, religion and sexual orientation are no issue. We also prize trust and seek to avoid a sense of a boarding house; therefore rooms do not have keyed locks (altho they CAN latch from the inside). But with around 200 guests we have been blessed with no safety issues.
LOCATION: vibrant and convenient Prospect Heights/Park Slope area, full of some of Brooklyn's best restaurants and shops. We're a half block from 4 great breakfast spots, an excellent taco place, great Italian, etc. ... and 2 blocks from the famous Geido Japanese, Thai, etc etc! Safe, beautiful, tree-lined block, 2 blocks from major intersection of 7th Avenue & Flatbush.
THE HOUSE: Large duplex in beautiful, well-kept brownstone. Elegant large living rm & dining rm, adorned with African/Caribbean/Latin American art and instruments, including tuned piano). Washer/dryer; Wifi internet. (No cable t.v. & there are no pets in the house.) Small amenities: hair-dryer, iron. …and of course bed linen and towels.
GUEST EXPECTATIONS: to be responsible, clean, respect normal house protocols; access to deck & backyard; daytimes during the week, welcome to access living & dining rooms (but evenings & weekends we need our privacy in the common area) ... You're welcome to browse the living room art, books, & play the piano! ... Generally, noise should be kept reasonably low (& pls be sure to have a microphone head-set for internet calls to avoid loud talk). ... No pets allowed. .. And sorry but no entertaining guests!
MORE ABOUT MYSELF: I'm an active dad of a friendly 13 year-old daughter (whose time is split between me & her mom); a social justice advocate working independently with nonprofits & foundations; a lover of the arts and amateur musician; and have traveled extensively (with Africa as a special focus). I love meeting new people and introducing them to my great neighborhood; but, I am also busy and so will be pleasant but not readily available for much hanging out. My daughter also likes people, enjoys learning about different places and cultures, and loves music, dancing and reading. (You can also learn more about us from the many reviews that are posted.)
NYC TIPS: I happily share with guests information about cultural happenings, neighborhood restaurants, and sight-seeing tips aimed at capturing the full cultural diversity and historical richness of New York City!
APARTMENT SET-UP: Our apartment ("apt") is a large duplex within a classic Brooklyn "brownstone" 4-level house. The apt begins on the "parlor" floor (meaning outside you come up 1 flight), which has the living rm, kitchen & dining rm (which doubles as Room #3, which is only occasionally rented out). The 2nd level has Rooms #1 ("LARGE room" - now my daughter's room), #2 ("garden window") & 4 (the Master BD, which is my room & therefore rarely rented) - plus both the full BA (for all) & the 1/2 BA (located within Rm #4). There is no elevator or chair-lift. (The street level is a separate garden apt.) **Late arrivals are NOT a problem since we have a lockbox for which you will receive the code.
*KITCHEN ACCESS: kitchen access is VERY limited so pls be sure to inquire about this if you think you may have need for it. (Great, affordable restaurants - for all times of the day - are located within one HALF block all around.)
.... and a few notes: IF WE PROCEED WITH BOOKING:
a) share a personal email to which I'll send our "master email" listing key arrival information, ground travel directions, house manual (including wifi), & NYC tips. You should PRINT this whole document to bring with you.
b) Please send me your arrival time EARLY (& at least 48 hours in advance) so I can plan.
August '15: Proud to announce that we have been awarded 5 consecutive 5 Star ratings in each of the last 2 months. Thanks to my lovely guests!**
This particular review was so nice that I'm posting the English translation here (exactly from (website hidden) translator): "This was our first experience with AIRBNB and we were not disappointed. We were delighted to make the acquaintance of Mitty has made every effort to make our stay more enjoyable. We immediately felt at home. Our room was really spacious and comfortable. Direct access to the floor from the staircase allows independence we appreciated. Very well located in a quiet, leafy street in a very nice neighborhood in Brooklyn, a city within the city that we have enjoyed discovering and also very close to the subway leading to Manhattan. This really is the ideal location. And Mitty is the "picture of New York" helpful and welcoming. Mitty Thanks for letting us share your love for Brooklyn and we welcome that you have booked." - Chantal and Jean-Pierre