Welcome to my newly renovated 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 tub, 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 last year (June 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, and I live on a street of townhouses and small apartment buildings. The apartment is walking distance from the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, food markets, coffee shops, restaurants, shopping, a new yoga studio and a year-round Saturday green 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 40+ 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 and there is a parking garage one block away ($20/night). 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 hosted several people 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, 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, 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. The apartment is walking distance from the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, food markets, coffee shops, restaurants, shopping, a new yoga studio and a year-round Saturday green 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 have very easy access to both the east and west sides of Manhattan.
|Tipologia alloggio:||Intera casa/apt|
|Tipo di letto:||Divano Letto|
|Camere da letto:||1|
|Soggiorno Minimo:||3 notti|
|Spese di pulizia:||37€|
|Termini di Cancellazione:||Rigidi|
This was our first rental with Airbnb, and it was perfect for us. Only a couple blocks from where our kids live, comfy bed, walking distance to restaurants and no trouble parking. Everything we needed. Will definately try to rent again next time we are in New York.
I rent this place for my mom who came to visit from Israel, and we wed wall extremely pleased. The apartment was comfortable, squeaky clean, and equipped with all kinds of high end foods and bath products. Erika was a wonderful host, very helpful and attentive to all our needs and requests. I'm sure will use it again for the next family visit!
Erika was a gracious and responsive host. The apartment was newly renovated, neat and clean. Close to transportation. Range of restaurants close by, and laundromat down the street and around the corner.
I had a wonderful stay at Erika's Brooklyn studio. Erika was a phenomenal host - she met me upon arrival and gave me a tour of her apartment and showed me where everything was and how everything worked. She also had maps & books of/about Brooklyn that were quite useful as well. Erika was very attentive, communication with her was effortless. Her place is very clean, very well kept up to date and cozy. Perfect stay for 2 and her futon mattress was so comfortable! Location was also great! Minutes away from the Brooklyn Museum and a 8 minute cab ride to the Barclays Center. 20-25minutes subway ride to Manhattan. An array of 4 star restaurants in her neighborhood that I looked up on yelp, so finding good eats was never an issue, there were grocery stores nearby as well. My overall stay exceeded my expectations. I couldn't of asked for more. I highly recommend staying at Erika's place in BK. I am definitely looking her up again when I visit again in the new year.
Excellent location to subway and Prospect park. Quiet peaceful nights sleep. We will stay here again. Thanks Erica
We spent 4 days at this studio in Brooklyn which is a perfect place to explore New York . Very easy and quick access to subway lines to Manhattan. Nice neighborhood with restaurants and shops nearby, as well as the Brooklyn botanic garden and the Brooklyn Museum. Erika herself was very helpful and reliable in everything, making the stay absolutely comfortable. Last not least, the studio itself is very pleasant, with fittings and furnishings in best Swedish style. We can recommend Erikas studio unreservedly and we hope we can stay there again next time we come to New York.
Wir waren für ein langes Wochenende in New York und wohnten zum ersten Mal nicht in Manhattan, sondern in Brooklyn, das uns wegen seiner familiäreren Atmosphäre sehr gefallen hat . Die Subway Verbindungen vom Studio aus sind vorzüglich, alles an Infrastruktur, was wir brauchten, und der botanische Garten und das großartige Brooklyn Museum liegen in fußläufiger Entfernung. Erika selbst ist eine sehr angenehme, diskrete und hilfreiche Gastgeberin, das Studio selbst in bestem skandinavischen Stil angenehm eingerichtet. Angenehm war auch, dass der Schrank und Kühlschrank nicht leergeräumt war, so dass wir für kleine Mahlzeiten nicht alles, vom Pfeffer und Salz angefangen, in unsinnigen Mengen neu kaufen mussten. Wir werden gerne wieder dort wohnen, wenn es uns das nächste Mal nach New York zieht. Wilfried und Ursula
This place is fantastic! Perfect little spot in Brooklyn. clean, comfy, full cable, close to train, quiet, safe, private. Amazing! Would definitely stay again, and recommend to all my people.
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.
It is a wonderful place to stay. We spent 5 days in this beautiful apartment. It looks exactely like shown on the pictures. Erika is a very thoughtful and helpful host providing tipps and information about Brooklyn and New York in general. The couch/bed is very comfortable. The street is nice and seemed to be safe. The neighbourhood is very nice with its little shops and bars and nice variety of small restaurants. We would definately come back.
We spent 10 days at the studio and we had a wonderful time. It looks exactly as the pictures and its location - just 2 blocks from Franklin Av. station, 15 min from Manhattan - makes it perfect for any tourists. The place was neat and clean, and Erika was there right in time to welcome us. She's a super nice person and such a thoughtful host, who helped us with everything we needed. She even left some juicy watermelons in the fridge for us lol. Neighborhood was safe and friendly, and there were lots of grocery stores, restaurants and parks [Prospect Park and Brooklyn Botanic Garden were a few minutes away] to explore. So, we strongly recommend the Charming Brooklyn Studio.