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3 Beds
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Urban retreat: enjoy 500 s.f. floor in 1899 brownstone, with new flooring throughout (completed Aug. 2015 through Sept. 2015), roomy bdrm, & upgraded kitchen & bathroom (completed Oct. 2015). It's sunny and loaded with everything you need!

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: Flexible
Property type: Other
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: £415
Weekly Discount: 12%
Cancellation: Moderate


Urban retreat: enjoy 500 s.f. floor in 1899 brownstone, with new flooring throughout (completed Aug. 2015 through Sept. 2015), roomy bdrm, & upgraded kitchen & bathroom (completed Oct. 2015). It's sunny and loaded with everything you need!


We own a double-duplex brownstone in Clinton Hill on Gates near Classon Avenue - (7 blocks to C train, 5 blocks to G train, minutes to all), in which we host on the entire top floor of the upper duplex. This is more of an efficiency set-up: it is the top floor on a two-family, double duplex brownstone, the top floor for our guests consists of a sizable bedroom, full bath and eat-in kitchen for your exclusive use. Our family occupies the floors below. You go through a common hallway and staircase, to get to the top floor (2 easy flights up from the main entrance), but not through any rooms, so it is a fairly private set-up.

- Clinton Hill, Gates Avenue near Classon Ave. (1 mi. or less to Williamsburg, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, downtown, Ft. Greene, Bed-Stuy, Bushwick; 20 mins to Manhattan)

- includes FiOS, heat (or A/C), hot water, and electricity all included

- furnished with two twin beds (convertible into a king bed), one rollaway twin bed and one inflatable mattress (we prefer a max of three, but we can sleep four upon request)

- Whole top floor of brownstone, which consists of 1 bedroom, eat-in kitchen and full bath for your exclusive use - totals approximately 500 sq. ft.

- large double closet in bedroom; linen storage (could also be bookcase or other) in hall; ample kitchen cabinet space and large refrigerator

- 7 blocks from the C train (Clinton-Washington Avenue or Franklin Avenue)

- 5 or 6 stops from Manhattan

- G train stop at Classon Avenue only five blocks away (for train to Park Slope, Williamsburg/Greenpoint, Queens, or transfer to A/C to Manhattan or JFK)

- Driving time to Manhattan, about 15-20 minutes to downtown & upper east side; 30-40 minutes to westside

- very close and convenient to Downtown Brooklyn/Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg and Park Slope (2 buses less than one-half block away).

-restaurants, cafes and bars near, grocery store on the corner and several others within a 3-block radius, as well as supermarkets 6-7 blocks away

- Laundromat 1 block away, with 24-hour laundromats about 5 blocks away, but I will do small loads of laundry for you upon request

You will have exclusive use of and access to: a sizable private room as described in "The Space" section, furnished with two twin beds (which we will combine into one king bed upon request) and optional rollaway twin and/or inflatable beds, and other small furnishings; full private bath and private eat-in kitchen both renovated in Fall 2015; sizable dining table in sun-filled kitchen area doubles as a great desk space; alcove perfect for vertical bike storage (2 Racor B-1R Solo Vertical Bike Rack hooks)

Upon request you may also have some use of the livingroom on the floor just below.

We'll be around, but since you have the top floor to yourself, most of the interaction is on the way in or out - we're open to socializing and did so frequently with our last long-term guests, so it's really up to you

Just the right mix of urban center and local neighborhood; close to all but enough quiet for a calming walk.

B52 bus for a 10-minute ride to downtown Brooklyn is a few yards away on the corner; G train/Classon Avenue is 5 blocks away; C train is about 6 blocks to either the Clinton/Washington stop or Franklin Avenue stop. There is on-street parking, alternate side is twice per week on the immediate block but only once per week on Classon. From LaGuardia Airport, a taxi will cost $30-$35, but there is also a bus that will put you at the Jackson Heights subway station, and from there it's about 5 stops to catch the G train, which stops 5 blocks away. From JFK, the taxi is closer to $40, but the AirTran can get you conveniently to the A/C line and the C train is about 6 blocks from here.

From JFK via subway/metro/train:

From JFK take the AirTrain to Howard Beach to catch the A train toward Brooklyn/Manhattan. Take the A train to Utica Avenue and go across that same platform to catch the C local train (you could also transfer at Nostrand but you would have to carry luggage downstairs to catch the C). Take the C for three (3) stops to Franklin Avenue. When you exit you will be on Franklin Avenue and Fulton Street. Walk ON Franklin Avenue for 6 blocks OPPOSITE the direction the cars are travelling to get to Gates Avenue. Make a LEFT onto Gates and go about three-quarters down the block until you get to 223 Gates - it's the small brownstone and it will be on your right.

My husband, Tivon, is NYC-licensed For-Hire-Vehicle driver and Uber driver that provides extremely reasonable rates to/from all NYC airports and other destinations.

Free birthday cake for guests staying with us during their birthday - send me flavor request and picture that you would like on the cake!

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events

Smoking - outside please; pets allowed but please contact me first for arrangements

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

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