Memory-foam mattress is unbelievably comfortable! Heavy, squeak-free frame! Everything dusted, floors swept/mopped, all bedding freshly laundered.The big, new Roku-TV. And an awesome stereo, with a bluetooth receiver! What's on your phone?
Southern Brooklyn Sunsets
Hosted by Robert
Robert is the host.Robert is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
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Huge, private room with queen-bed. Only 35 min to Manhattan, 15 min to the beach! Top floor space with unobstructed panoramic view from private terrace, and awning-shaded table/seating/gas-grill. Quiet, safe area; two subway/one bus choice just 1-4 blocks away. Free on-street parking. Fast FIOS WiFi, unlimited hot showers, fresh towels/sheets, full kitchen, HDTV.

The space

Heavenly, memory-foam queen size bed is heavenly. Laptop table, dinette table with two chairs, luggage stand, nightstands on both sides of the bed. Plenty of space to stash all your travel gear and exchange-rate bargains. Gorgeous flood of sunlight most days, pouring through the windows and French patio door.

Heavy-duty, rock-solid, squeak-free bed frame. Room-darkening roller-blinds added to supplement the mini-blinds!

Always clean, attached full bathroom, with tile in cheery Sunshine Yellow and skylight. Laundered, fabric shower curtain, and an abundance of mirrors and light. Unlimited hot water.

Clean kitchen with skylight - new fridge, stove/oven, stainless microwave, toaster, cookware, flatware, drip coffee maker and French press, etc.

Ironing board, steam-iron, hair dryer available. Well-lit, league-quality bristle (dart) board.

Private but expansive terrace with breathtaking 180° view of Southern Brooklyn, Coney Island, Gravesend Bay, and Verrazano Bridge. Normally it's just miles of skyline, sunshine, blue sky, and little fluffy clouds, but if you're lucky enough to stay during fog, you can faintly hear the fog horns of ships in the Verrazano Narrows (seriously; this is always cool!)

Terrace awning provides protection for sunny or rainy days, and a small propane grill ready for outdoor cooking!

Host often brews fresh-ground coffee. And enjoys a warm pastry from Villabate Alba, three blocks down 18th Ave on 70th St. (www*villabate*com)

Guest access

You can enjoy the whole apartment, living room, library, kitchen, and terrace too. Watch anything you like on the huge HDTV. Will meet you on arrival to buzz you into the building and provide keys (I'll be home, waiting for you.)

Interaction with guests

Your semi-retired host works from this apartment as a web/sys admin and is a full-time (online) student. I also read voraciously on the same laptop. If doing neither, then I'm regularly out cycling. Can gladly satisfy any curiosity about mass transit choices/fees, creating an itinerary or planning your routes, finding fun events including many free ones (yes!), personally recommended local shops and services, etc.

Other things to note

Pet(s) live on property - one cool cat, Jett
No parking on property - free parking on street; read signs closely!
Some spaces are shared - bathroom, kitchen, and living-room are shared. Bathroom is accessed through guest bedroom, but is unneeded overnight (bedroom door also locks).

Elevator in Building
Cable TV

Extra people £20 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee £12
Security Deposit £117
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 11PM
Check out by 11AM

This description constitutes a formal business agreement, and is defensible per current AirBnB policy. You must remain aware that your behavior within/around the apartment (hours, noise, cleanliness) directly impacts me, and my neighbors.


I can usually fulfill any request, just ask!

If something is accidentally broken or spilled, tell me immediately so that we can act quickly and appropriately to minimize any damage.

Lock the place when you leave, including all doors and all windows. Ensure the front door is completely closed/locked after you enter the apartment.

Keep ALL water inside sinks or bathtub. Mind the shower-curtain, especially near the faucet/shower-head (where the water comes out.)

Hand-wash any clothes in available container only (not in either sink, or the bathtub.) Hang wet clothes or towels on available clothes drying rack, over-door hooks, or towel bars on bathroom door, only - NOTHING WET/DAMP/SWEATY, PLACED ON ANYTHING WOODEN! #1 RULE!

Clean dishes and cookware after use. Leave them in the rack to dry.

Don't ruin the sheets or towels with lotions, cosmetics, acne cream, etc. If you bleach/stain the sheets or towels, you will be charged to replace them.

Smoking, anything, OUTSIDE on patio/under awning only. Please use available ashtray.

Pets not allowed. One cat already lives here, and he thinks he owns the place. Put away earphones or small cables, hair ties/clips, receipts, tickets, or paper currency when you're absent. The cat will investigate everything you bring into the apartment, and probably take a nap on your suitcase.

ALL guests, primary and possibly secondary, must be on the reservation. We will make adjustments as necessary if your reservation isn't accurate. "Surprise second guests" are not allowed after check-in.

The air-conditioner thermostats are set around 78 degrees (25 Celsius), and will be returned to that position when you're absent.

If you'd like to check-out later than 11:00am, or leave your luggage and return for it later, ask me at least a day in advance. Same with a mid-day/early check-in; ask me a day in advance.

Quiet hours are approximately 10:00pm - 8:00am. Exception gladly allowed for late arrival, video-chat with family, business/scheduling calls, etc. Just remember what time it is, and remember that I and neighboring tenants, might be trying to sleep.

Deposit (if collected) may be retained and additional compensation sought to recover any/all damages, including property loss/replacement, labor cost of excessive cleaning, or for existing reservations that cannot be fulfilled as a result.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - one cool cat, Jett
No parking on property - free parking on street; read signs closely!
Some spaces are shared - bathroom, kitchen, and living-room are shared. bathroom is accessed through guest bedroom, but is unneeded overnight (bedroom door also locks)


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

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Jeff User Profile
September 2017
I enjoyed the neighborhood restaurants (selection of culturally diverse foods). Hand Pull Noodle had the best fried pot stickers I've ever had! Gus Dinner indeed did feature Gus at the grill. The room accommodations are as described/ picture. I did not utilize the living room/kitchen as I preferred the solitude of the bedroom for preparing for my business meeting the next day given the host stayed in the living room. The apartment has only bathroom which can only be accessed by via the one bedroom. This was not an issue during my stay.

Te Yong User Profile
September 2017
Robert's place is superb. You stay like a real New Yorker there. Even though it's a cozy apartment, the room is super roomy. Robert is really friendly and the place is clean. This place is just 5 min walk to the subway station. It's located near Brooklyn chinatown, so tons of restaurants and supermarkets around. Super recommended.

Josh User Profile
August 2017
Very friendly guy who will do whatever he can to make your stay what you want it to be.

Deric User Profile
July 2017
Robert is a top notch host. Not only did I get a great location close to food, groceries, and the subway, but the stay was comfortable and it had everything I needed. Robert was very accommodating to me and my guest. Because I'm new to the area I didn't quite know my way around and Robert went out of his way to provide me with a catered guide of how to get to work, and recommended spots. I'd recommend anyone thinking about staying in the area to stay at Robert's.

Tyler & Sarah User Profile
July 2017
Robert was very prompt, communicative, and always accessible. He keeps a very clean place. He was a very interesting person to talk to and Jett, the cat, was fun to get to know. We had hoped for a little bit more privacy. Otherwise everything was as described.
Robert User ProfileRobert is a superhost.
Response from Robert:
I certainly apologize for overlooking anything I could've done to make you feel more privacy. Sometimes I'm also conscious of proximity with my guests, because NYC apartments are just not that big, even though mine is larger than many!
July 2017

Guanyang User Profile
July 2017
Robert has been an excellent host! He keeps his place clean, organized, and nicely decorated. He talked with me about my travels and shared insider view of the culture of the neighborhood and the city. And we had fun playing with his cool cat. Overall it was a great experience.

Siddhesh User Profile
June 2017
Pretty good place to stay in Brooklyn, nice and cozy. Robert was a good host and very accommodating. His pet cat Jet is very entertaining. The best deal with the apartment is the terrace, with a scenic view of Brooklyn skyscape and I made homecooked dinner with my sweetie. The place is in the heart of Bensonhurst close to the Subway and especially a quiet place living in NYC. Robert is quite a good talk about various interesting topics.

New York, United StatesJoined in August 2015
Robert User ProfileRobert is a superhost.

People who grew up here call me a "transplant," but I've lived and worked in four of the five boroughs over the last decade and a half, and I really do love this city!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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