Welcome to Brooklyn! This studio apartment is separate from the rest of my house, so you'll have the space to yourself. There is easy access to Manhattan via the subway and great restaurants nearby. I hope to hear from you!
Welcome to my studio apartment in Crown Heights, Brooklyn! This apartment is in the lower level of my limestone townhouse, and is separate from the rest of the house - so you will have the space to yourself and complete privacy. It has a sunny southern exposure; bamboo floors; a kitchenette with an induction stove, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, dishes and pots/pans; a full bathroom with a bathtub, hair dryer and extra towels; cable TV and wifi access; and a portable air conditioner. As you'll see in my photos, I upgraded my sofa bed in 2013 - it unfolds into a real, queen-sized bed, which will be made up upon your arrival, and is topped with a Tempurpedic mattress pad for a great night's sleep.
Crown Heights is a lovely, diverse neighborhood that is getting increasing attention for its convenience and amenities - especially the growing number of restaurants on Franklin Avenue - and I live on a street of townhouses and small apartment buildings. The apartment is walking distance from the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the winter Brooklyn Flea and new Berg'n Beer Hall, food markets, coffee shops, restaurants, shopping, a yoga studio and a year-round Saturday farmer's market. Local spaces host literary readings, music and dance performances. Sometimes prospective guests ask about the neighborhood's safety - I'm happy to say that in the five years I've lived here I've never had any problems or concerns, even when coming home alone late at night, and none of my 50+ guests have either.
The Franklin Avenue subway station, which has the 2, 3, 4, 5 and S trains, is only two blocks away - you can get to the Brooklyn Academy of Music (great movies, live music, theatre and dance) in one stop, or to the east or west side of Manhattan in under 20 minutes. If you have a car with you, street parking is fairly easy (though you'll have to move the car some days for street cleaning). There is also a bicycle shop nearby that has daily rentals.
The apartment has its own entrance, so you will have privacy and plenty of quiet, except for occasional street noise. If you are a bigger group there is an additional bedroom in the back part of the lower level of the house that I also rent out; access can be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
Please note that I have a cat, but he doesn't go into the studio space so even if you have allergies you should not notice him - I have had several guests who are allergic to cats and they have all been fine.
I look forward to hosting you!
The apartment is a completely separate space from the rest of my house, with its own entrance, so you will have the space to yourself and complete privacy during your stay.
Because the apartment is separate from the rest of my house, and I am usually on a different schedule from my guests (going to work early, etc.), I often will not see people much during their stay. That being said, I am always available by phone if needed, and when I have had times to get to know my guests more I have really enjoyed it - it's one of the coolest aspects of Air B&B, in my opinion.
Crown Heights is a lovely, diverse neighborhood that is getting increasing attention for its convenience and amenities, and I live on a street of townhouses and small apartment buildings. My house is between Franklin Avenue and Bedford Avenue, just around the corner from the subway and many restaurants. The apartment is walking distance from the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the winter Brooklyn Flea and new Berg'n Beer Hall, food markets, coffee shops, restaurants, shopping, a yoga studio and a year-round Saturday farmer's market. Local spaces host literary readings, music and dance performances.
The Franklin Avenue subway station, which has the 2, 3, 4, 5 and S trains, is only two blocks away from the house, so you will have very easy access to both the east and west sides of Manhattan.
If you make a booking you'll see detailed instructions for getting to my house from all the local airports, either by public transportation or taxi.
No smoking or pets. Space limited to 2 guests unless negotiated prior to arrival. Check in/out times flexible, to be worked out prior to finalizing reservation.
Abbiamo passato 9 giorni stupendi, Erika è una persona disponibile e ospitale , ci ha dato una mano nel rintracciare i bagagli smarriti. La casa è molto accogliente, dotata di tutto, posizione ottima a 2 isolati dalla metro in una zona tranquilla. CONSIGLIATISSIMO.
Erika was most accommodating, especially given that my flight was delayed. Lots of communication and interest in my plight. She met me at the door, ran me through the lovely, well-planned apartment and its details, and then left me to my adventure. The apartment is cozy and clean with all the amenities - especially in my case, coffee and milk - it is also quiet and safe. The first morning I walked the 10 mins to the Brooklyn Museum and while waiting on it to open toured the sun-drenched, snow-covered botanical gardens. What a treat. The neighborhood has great restaurants and coffee shops, unique boutiques, and all the rest of the necessary amenities. We took in the Brooklyn flea and a wonderful yoga class at Shambhala Yoga, too. The BEST thing about the apartment is its location. Explore the surrounding neighborhoods, or in 5 mins hop a train to either the east or west side of Manhattan. It's very, very convenient. The neighborhood and Erika's studio are the perfect, reasonably-priced duo for seeing NYC.
Erika's place was the perfect little abode for my co-worker to stay for the week in Brooklyn. It felt safe, clean, cozy, and modern. I would definitely rev omens it for someone looking to rent a space in this area. Erika was super easy to work with and always available for questions or requests. All in all an A+
This apartment lived up to its name - the apartment was very clean, quiet, and comfortable. Erika was very attentive and ready to help. And, the neighborhood was safe, conveniently located, and had lots of cute restaurants and cafes. It felt like home away from home.
Erika provided one of the best Airbnb experiences I have had. She is a very attentive and thoughtful host who was available if we needed anything throughout our entire stay. The studio is exactly as described, it had everything we needed to accommodate us for 8 days. The location is literally 2 blocks from the Subway and located is located in an area with lots of great restaurants. If you like sushi, there is an awesome sushi place within walking distance called 'Silver Rice'. Overall, an excellent experience and I would absolutely recommend staying here!
We had a great stay at Erika's apartment. Very convenient location near to Franklin Av subway station with direct trains to Manhattan. Facility was exactly as in ad. Comfortable bed, all needed equipment and really clean. There were also several guides to New York and Brooklyn, some food and shampoos / shower gels.
Erika is a great host. Very friendly and ready to help.
This place was perfect for us - location, amenities, privacy. We arrived late but Erika uses a lock box so we did not worry about the initial key exchange. And, after a long day of travel she had the bed - a very comfy temperpedic - made and turned down. Erika came down the next morning to introduce herself and to explain the rest of the security systems. The apt is quiet and tastefully done. The photos are accurate. We are older travelers returning to NY to visit a new grandchild so we did not need help with navigating the city. But Erika has plenty of books and flyers available to read. Our Brooklyn-based daughter agreed with Erika's lists of recommended local restaurants. There are plenty of supplies - coffee iron bathrobes toaster microwave fridge cooktop shampoos soaps dishes - plus extras left by previous visitors. The location is Very convenient - close to the 2 line and thereby to Atlantic Station. It is a wonderful Brooklyn neighborhood close to the Museum, Botanic Garden and Grand Army Plaza. In the summer there would be greenmarkets and food carts. This was our first airbnb experience and we were very pleased with the lodging and with our host's reception. We would definitely stay with there again. Thank you Erika
I have lived in Brooklyn for over 20 years, and in my house for 5 - making it a true home has taken a lot of effort, but has been a labor of love.
Although I have never thought of myself as an entrepreneur (I have always worked in social services, currently focusing on foster care), it has been fun creating a rental space in my house and I have really enjoyed the Air B&B guests I have hosted so far - it's been great to meet people from all over the world, and to show them a side of the city one doesn't get from the typical tourist spots.
In the time I've been in Crown Heights, the neighborhood has changed quite a bit - lots of young people have moved in, and several restaurants, arts groups and other businesses have followed. It's fun to see everything new going on, and I think makes it an interesting place to visit.
I look forward to hosting you during your time in Brooklyn!