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Lovely Room 1, Garden, Best Area, Legal rental
Lovely Room 1, Garden, Best Area, Legal rental


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 bed


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

Beautiful house, cozy room, gorgeous patio and garden, helpful host! Safe and quiet in beautiful and vibrant Park Slope! Close to great restaurants, cultural spaces, free concerts in Prospect Park.
3 minutes walk to 3 subway lines.
This is a LEGAL rental per NY laws.
I have a terrific travel and information booklet for guests.
Please read, then write to me about your trip, and needs. Please do not request reservation until I reply "YES"! I want to be sure it's right for you.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: £12 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: £39
Security Deposit: £80

Description

The space

Welcome to an historic and stunning 4-story Brooklyn house and great garden, in beautiful Park Slope! Very safe, quiet and popular neighborhood. 140 year old house filled with light, color, artwork.
Three excellent SUBWAY LINES (R, F, G) 3 minutes walk.

I have a LEGAL rental of 2 bedrooms on top floor with a clean, SHARED bathroom.
Please write to me, and wait until I reply "yes!"
Discounts available for longer stays.

The main floor is my office; I work here but you can help yourself to good breakfast foods and enjoy the patio and garden. Main floor is private later at night. This is an historic house with charming details, so it has a few quirks of old houses, like creaky stairs.

2 Quiet, cozy rooms on TOP floor, medium size with closets:
1 room -- either 2 twins or King bed, excellent mattress
1 room -- Queen bed, excellent mattress
SHARED BATHROOM. Professionally cleaned. This has not been a problem for guests.
- Air conditioning & Fans;
- Good WiFi ; sorry, no TV;
- Large garden, patio, & BBQ grill;
- Professional House-cleaner weekly;
- Help yourself to delicious breakfast foods, juice, coffee, teas;
- Lovely towels & linens, hairdryer, soaps, lotions, sun block, iron;
- We can do your laundry;
- Bedbug inspected and certified!
- LEGAL RENTAL
- Smoking outside
- Occasional cooking with permission.
- After you reserve, I'll send my great travel and NY info booklet.

At times I only can accept guests for one week or longer. Minimum - 4 nights, but contact me and I will try to help.
Main floor is my work and living space.

Each room - $90 - $110 /night. Some flexibility, depending on:
- which month
- the # of nights
- the # rooms you want
- discount possible for gardeners, sewing or handyman help

REVIEW: "We can tell you only good words about the experience. The house is nice and charming, neighborhood is great, connections to Manhattan very good and reliable. But what made our stay most unforgettable was the owner and her lovely son. They really made everything to let us feel at home, they were so careful and helpful on everything. It's not too much if we say that she did way more than she was supposed to do. We won't never forget them and we would definitely recommend such experience to anybody. Then we returned 2 more times and they visit us in Rome!"

Guest access

Come and go any time.
Main floor is my home office but you can help yourself to breakfast foods. Main floor is private later at night.
Cooking by permission!
Enjoy the garden! You can have gatherings there.

Interaction with guests

I'm welcoming to guests and helpful, but very busy!!
Prefer guests who are casual, flexible, and not fussy and who plan to be busy enjoying this amazing city. My main floor is my office and is private space later at night. Please tell me ANY ways I can help you!

The neighbourhood

Neighborhood is amazing!
Best subways to Manhattan, Williamsburg, Lower East Side (20 mins);
* Excellent affordable restaurants; Supermarket on corner.
* Close to Barclay's Center, good music clubs, cultural events;
* Near Prospect Park (free events, concerts) & Botanical Gardens
* Museum / Brooklyn Academy of Music
* Steps from NY Marathon route
* Flea Markets & bargain shopping
* YMCA, gyms nearby; Street parking.

Other things to note

Send me your personal email as soon as you reserve, so I can provide you with my excellent travel, house, and NYC booklet!


House Rules

No problem to come in late.
Please respect my neighbors - be quiet but friendly on the street. Do not open door for anyone.
Please follow recycle rules: paper is separate; metal plastic glass and cartons go together --- all on my main floor. Turn off fans, air conditioner, lights - but do not unplug.
Please use WATER sparingly!
Clear your hair out of shower drain.
2 friendly cats, Batman & Robin.
Help yourself to breakfast foods/drinks.
Sorry, no TV for your use.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


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

Availability
4 nights minimum stay

134 Reviews


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Priyanka User Profile
April 2017
Laurie was a gracious and friendly host! I stayed for 5 nights at her home, and it was comfortable and inviting. Park Slope is also a great neighborhood with plenty of places to go and shops and restaurants. I would stay again if I needed to!

Duleep User Profile
November 2016
Laurie .. awesome host! Concerned and caring. Very helpful and a beautiful house. Warm and welcoming. And the cats Batman and Robin...a darling! It was wonderful meeting some of the other guests. Great conversations, and some great cooking! Will be back soon!!! Close to the metro, markets, gym, restaurants!!!! Your own private world within NYC!!!

Pedro Henrique L. User Profile
October 2016
What an amazing time I had at Laurie's place. It takes some time by train, however the Station is right next to her place. So, very easy to move around. Amazing room, quiet place and Laurie sure makes her best to make your NYC experience the best possible.

Tony User Profile
October 2016
The house is in a good neighborhood in Brooklyn. Laurie is a very nice host. She is effective and detailed person who would let you self use many facilities in this house. The two cats are lovely. There is a warm and welcoming atmosphere in this house, especially with many children books - her father is a famous cartoon illustrator. We enjoyed the stay very much.

Greg User Profile
September 2016
Staying at Laurie's quaint Brooklyn home was probably the smartest decision of my entire trip--quiet, clean, comfy, and hassle free! I arrived at an odd (early morning) hour and Laurie was still completely accommodating and welcoming. My room was at the top of two flights of narrow, very creaky stairs, but it just adds to the atmosphere of the house. Just tread lightly if you arrive home late! My bed was a super comfortable queen size and was generously given three pillows for optimal sleeping. As far as getting around, it's a great location located in Park Slopes, less than a mile from Prospect Park and a few blocks away from two direct lines to the heart of Manhattan. Even at peak hours it never took me more than 30 minutes to get to Times Square. Laurie as a host was ideal; welcoming and friendly, but not overbearing or nosy. We had a pleasant conversation when I arrived and then I was left to my own devices to explore the city. If I had a question or needed a suggestion, she was on hand to give the best advice. Top quality host. Really made my vacation the relaxing breeze I needed it to be. I highly recommend giving Laurie's home a visit!

Regina User Profile
September 2016
Lovely home. Great neighborhood. Close to shops, restaurants and subway. Laurie is very helpful and friendly. Room was large with plenty of space for suitcases. Shelves inside the closet helped to keep things organized. Really appreciated having a desk in the room to work. Excellent Wifi.

Céline User Profile
September 2016
We had a wonderful stay in Laurie's gorgeous house. The location is great as we were steps to delicious restaurants and shops. Laurie is also an amazing host providing her guests with daily breakfast (fresh bagels, croissants, a variety of cream cheeses, etc.) and a wealth of information on New York city. Thank you for making our stay extra special. Céline and Kaylee

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Laurie User Profile

Hello,
I will be welcoming and helpful, while respecting your privacy. I know a lot about NY & Brooklyn and love my neighborhood. I'm especially interested in arts and music, and welcome artists ... and chefs and gardeners ! I'm also interested in occasional work exchange deals (now, for sewing, gardening, handy-person, computer )
I speak and understand several languages. I work at home a lot, on my main floor, and do prefer guests who are busy themselves, and casual, low-key, trusting and flexible people.
It's an old house with quirks, (not a hotel!) in a fantastic and quiet location.
Included: Laundry, excellent coffee & breakfast foods, nice linens, big garden & BBQ, fans, air conditioner, fabulous cats.
Some use of kitchen and printer is negotiable.

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within a few hours
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.