Living roomBedroom #1 - King size bed - high density memory foam mattress.  Window A/C unit in summer.


Entire home/flat

4 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

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About this listing

Spacious Brooklyn, Crown Heights 2BR apartment on the 3rd floor (elevator building), 1/2 block from subway and 10 minute walk from Botanic Gardens and Brooklyn Museum.

The space

Please contact us before sending a reservation request, as we have too many variables to always keep our calendar 100% accurate.

Next available chunk of time is late October/November, 2017.

Experience the heartbeat of Brooklyn in our very spacious third floor 2BR apartment in a historic elevator building. Stroll down the world's first parkway along tree-lined brick pathways to the Brooklyn Museum (.6 mile), Botanic Gardens! (.6 mile) and the famous Prospect Park (.7 mile).

It's hard to believe these lovely, wide open spaces exist only 1/2 block from the 3 train at Nostrand Avenue (or 2 blocks from the 2/5 at President, or 2.5 long blocks to the 4/5 at Franklin), making Times Square a mere 40 minutes away.

Traditionally West Indian, the neighborhood of Crown Heights is quickly attracting trendy restaurants and shops like its chic neighbor across the park, Park Slope and the thriving neighborhood next door, Prospect Heights. Experience the best Caribbean food in the city, and nearby Thai, Mexican, Indian, Italian, New Orleanian, American and many others, as well as a grocery store on virtually every block. You will not go hungry in our neighborhood!

With two living-room sized rooms, two full bedrooms and thick walls in 1000+ square feet, there is plenty private space to stretch out at the end of your day of sight-seeing. The second bedroom is a massage practice while we're here - there are essential oils used in the room while you're gone and the room will probably contain some small amount of residual aroma, nestled in a peaceful ambiance. (If you know you are sensitive to such scents, let us know and we will take extra measures to put anything aromatic away - if you're extremely sensitive, this room may not be for you.)

You get the entire, five room apartment. It includes:
1 King Bed in BR #1 (Foam)
1 Queen - high quality - futon sofa (not your average futon - it's nice visco-elastic foam, convoluted foam, etc.) in BR #2
1 Full-ish (58" x 71") pull-out sofa in living room (new in 2017, more comfortable than most pull-out sofas, 5.5" mattress.)
Private bathroom w/ shower/tub
Linens included
Full kitchen (includes extras like a countertop dishwasher, espresso maker, soda stream, blender, food processor - if interested in using a particular one of these check ahead to make sure we didn't take it with us.)
Free wi-fi
32" HD TV, Blu-Ray player, Roku, Netflix
A/C, heat
Coffee/espresso maker, coffee grinder

True to the original Airbnb tradition, we do live here, which means if you stay in our home you are not taking housing away from every day New Yorkers who need it. Rather, by hosting you, we are able to stay in our home. Our personal belongings do stay here when we travel. Please let us know if you have storage needs beyond 2 luggage racks, a few hanging items, and a couple drawers, and we can clear out some more drawers or closet space for you. With over 1000 square feet, there are always also several chairs, a mostly empty desk (or two) and lots of floor space, etc. to place your luggage on.

Note that one room (the first you will walk into) is an active photography & design studio, and should be considered a "bonus room." It will usually have some artwork in progress around the perimeter and won't be as "buttoned up" as the rest of the apartment. In that room we will always clear the desk enough to use a laptop (which is desk space in addition to the desk in the living room) and floor space to pass through, and maybe set up a folding table if you'd like some extra horizontal space. We don't have a big dining room table, but do have several small folding tables for your use if needed.

Also please note: due to new recent laws regarding home sharing in NYC, we can no longer accept reservations for less than 30 days for the entire apartment, but we can do shorter reservations for renting just the 2nd bedroom (with kitchen access, of course). Please contact us for details.

Is there street noise? Three rooms of the apartment (Bedroom #1, living room and studio) face Eastern Parkway, a pretty major thoroughfare, while the kitchen and second bedroom face the alley/inner building and are both those rooms are very quiet. In terms of noise in the front rooms, while Eastern Parkway is a busy street, the third floor location and many trees along the wide walking path (the order from street to apartment goes: Eastern Parkway, trees, walking path, more trees, access street, front yard, then our building) dampen noise from passing cars quite a bit, and the windows are also thick and surprisingly fabulous at blocking sound from below. So there isn't much, especially for New York. Also occasionally in summer months people gather on the sidewalk nearby and chat. From the front rooms you can hear them when their conversation gets lively. Running the A/C or a fan pretty much completely shuts out both kinds of noise. We can also occasionally hear footsteps of the toddler upstairs as she's learning to walk. So it's your choice - keep windows open and hear the white noise of traffic, or close them and bask in pre-war, sturdily built peace and quiet. The back bedroom is away from the street and is extremely quiet, so choose that one if you prefer inner sanctum-like silence.

Have a young one? We have a Pack-n-Play. Just ask us to leave it out for you. We don't have children, ourselves, but are happy to discuss other child-proof measures you feel might be helpful for your child.

We are two active travelers/artists who rent the apartment when we are away on a per case basis. Please contact us about specific dates and number of travelers.

For a recent article about Crown Heights, search the internet for "Brick Underground Crown Heights."

Guest access

The entire 2BR apartment / 2nd bedroom with kitchen access. Contact us for details.

Interaction with guests

We sometimes don't meet our guests, but are happy to provide any information which may be useful for your stay. Keys are exchanged via local friends, lockbox, or by mail if requested. We are usually available by phone, text or email if any questions should arise.


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 16 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 40
Security Deposit: 317
Weekly Discount: 9%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

No smoking
No pets
No fires
No parties
Please do not disturb our neighbors
Please use common sense


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
5 nights minimum stay

42 Reviews


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Johanne User Profile
January 2017
This was a great find for my husband and I. The place is exactly as pictured: very clean, sunny, and spacious. It is close to the subway and the museum. Niki and Colin were incredibly helpful during the booking process and our actual stay. They are always within quick reach if you should need them for anything. I loved staying in their home and so did my husband. The appartment could easily accomodate 4 adults without it feeling cramped. I recommend their place to anyone looking for a comfy, quiet stay in NY.

William User Profile
December 2016
We really enjoyed staying as a family (mum, dad and two adult children) in this apartment for a one-week visit to New York. The location was very good for accessing the city by subway from the station located literally just a couple of minutes away. It was winter and cold outside but the apartment was nice and cosy with very good heating and lots of hot water in the nice spacious bathroom. The beds, including an extra bed, were comfortable and we all slept well. The rest of the apartment was comfortable and we were able to relax there in between sightseeing, and cook for ourselves in the well-equipped kitchen. Wifi was perfect. All the information provided before and during our stay was very helpful and we were able to gain access to the apartment easily. The neighbourhood was fine and the apartment felt secure. We felt we had chosen well!

Gleronise User Profile
November 2016
It was a very pleasant stay for my family and I. Very clean and very convenient to everything. Niki was awesome at accommodation last minute and kept open communication throughout. Everything was available and had a great ambiance. Only thing that was a slight bother was moving around their awesome stuff just because I had a crawling infant who wanted to get into everything lol. But besides that I would def stay there again, no hesitation. Thanks Niki and Colin!

Potomac User Profile
August 2016
Niki and Colin are phenomenal hosts - wonderful, friendly, helpful people who made the whole process very smooth from checkin to check out. They left clear instructions and a very clean apartment. The location is perfect and it's an easy commute to the city. Spacious, light, cozy apartment that I would recommend to anyone!

Sarah User Profile
April 2016
Great spacious apartment in an up and coming area. Generally quiet for NYC. A few little critters around but nothing harmful. Altogether a nice homey place to stay!

Dipen User Profile
February 2016
This place was amazing! It was exactly like the pictures showed, very spacious and very comfortable. Lots of books and other neat things in the apartment. Very close to major train stations (literally a few feet away). The hosts were very welcoming and kept in great contact throughout! I'd highly recommend this place to anyone!

Ceil User Profile
November 2015
Niki and Colin were wonderful hosts - they responded instantly (as if they just wait by the computer for guests to inquire), and their instructions were accurate and complete. The unit was exactly as advertised - comfortable and well laid out for 2 colleagues on a work trip to Brooklyn. Highly recommend!

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