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Spacious, 3 bedroom, newly renovated apartment located on upper floor of 3 family brownstone on a beautiful quiet tree-lined block in the Historic District of Lower Stuyvesant Heights in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Spacious rooms, full kitchen, 2 televisions with cable, hardwood floors, lots of natural lighting.
Dance/Yoga (360/sq. ft.) studio with mirrored walls + full bathroom (92/sq. ft) (by appointment only). We can make arrangements for private classes from a wide variety of New York dance and yoga instructors (Please give ample notice of dates and type of lessons requested).
Four different subway lines. 10-15 min. subway ride to lower Manhattan. Paypal and Credit Cards are accepted for reservations.
LOCATION: 10 minutes away from the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Brooklyn's Children Museum, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn Museum of Art, Prospect Park, Prospect Park Zoo and the Brooklyn Promenade. 20 minutes away from the South Street Seaport (10 mins), Chelsea Piers (15 mins). Visit the Empire State Building (20 mins), Chinatown and Little Italy (15 mins), Times Square (20 mins), Wall Street (10 mins) Broadway, Museums and the Theatre District. Shopping in areas such as Soho, Park Avenue, 5th Avenue, and Madison Avenue. Catch ferry to Ellis Island/the Statute of Liberty.
SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS: The Master Bedroom has a queen sized bed which could comfortably accommodate 2 adults.
The Rear Bedroom has a twin sized bed which could accommodate 1 adult.
The Front Bedroom has a full sized futon which could accommodate 2 adults.
The Living Room has a queen sized sofa-bed which could accommodate 2 adults.
A good quality inflatable mattress bed could be provided in order to accommodate additional guests.
ROOM AMENITIES: LIVING ROOM: Queen sized Sofa bed, 37in. television w/ cable, cd stereo, games, dvd, nonfunctional fireplace
KITCHEN:Refrigerator/freezer, stove, microwave, toaster oven, coffee machine, blender, sink, marble floor, table seating 4, cooking and eating utensils, spices and seasonings, skylight.
MASTER BEDROOM:Queen sized bed, 300-500 thread count Egyptian cotton linen, television w/ cable, nonfunctional fireplace, lamp, alarm clock
FRONT BEDROOM:Full sized futon, lamp, iron and board, telephone
REAR BEDROOM: Twin sized bed, 300-500 thread count Egyptian cotton linen, and lamp
BATHROOM:Sink, toilet, mirror and bath tub and shower, hair dryer, towels and cloths, skylight, provisions (soap, shampoo and conditioner, body wash, powders, toothpaste, razor blades, toilet paper, etc.)
DANCE/YOGA STUDIO (by reservation only): Mirrored walls, track lighting, bathroom
STUDIO BATHROOM: Full bathroom
The positives: the property is indeed just a short commute to Manhattan, and represents a very considerable saving against booking hotel rooms for a family.
It's comfortable and was well air-conned for our visit.
So-so: We were given 2 phone numbers to call on arrival but neither was answered. It turned out that Raymond was messaging us via e-mail but coming from the UK we didn't have Data usage on our phones, and only got the messages when we gave up trying to get into the property & went to eat in Dahlia's (excellent) diner around the corner. Getting into the apartment was then straightforward, but process could have been streamlined.
The third bedroom comes off the master bedroom, so the person sleeping there has to go through the master bedroom to use the bathroom or get into the main part of the apartment. This is of course also the case with the other bedroom if someone's using the sofabed in the living room. your family or group may well be fine with this, but it's best to know.
Downsides: From our brief stay in Brooklyn, I would describe this area as undergoing gentrification, whereas some others are more the finished article (Cobble Hill, Park Slope etc) but i would guess that prices there may reflect that. People were generally friendly, but I did get hassled by a couple of dopeheads when I went out to a convenience store late one night.
And one last issue (sorry Raymond but I've got to mention it): my daughter saw a mouse run along the kitchen counter on our last night there. To be clear, my daughter's a young adult who'll soon be graduating in chemical engineering, not a young child. I then looked and found signs around the back of the refrigerator that confirmed this. I want to be fair- we've had this problem in our house occasionally, most people do. I don't feel I can review the property honestly without mentioning it though.
A group of friends and I stayed here for a couple of nights as we wanted to visit Brooklyn Bethel. The place was arranged as shown on the pics, it was clean and well mantained. It was on a second floor without elevator but it wasn't hard to bring the luggage upstairs. To us this was mainly a place to sleep as we headed out to each day to see the headquaters and the MET but it provided plenty of space for all of us, it was comfortable, the small kitchen had all the required utensils, the WIFI worked well, there were a couple of window AC units that cooled the place for us, an extra fan would have been nice for the third bedroom (we should've asked for it). The owner was just a text away when we had questions. Parking on the street is a bit tricky with alternate parking rules but all you had to do was read the signs well and there were always spots available. I would recommend this place to my friends.
While we would not describe the apartment as luxurious as stated in the title, it was perfect for our needs as a family of 4 holidaying in NYC for a week. It is only 2 blocks away from the A (express) and C subway lines and the local Brooklyn buses pass nearby. We stayed in the top floor apartment which was comfortable and adequately equipped. The area is up and coming with colourful street life, very friendly people and all facilities nearby. A special mention for Ms Dahlia's Cafe round the corner which we adopted as our breakfast venue..great waffles! and a lovely lady owner. I would recommend this apartment if you want a value for money rental, close to transport links to Manhattan and in an interesting area.
The owner Ray could not have been more helpful or flexible and kindly let us extend our check out time as we had an evening flight home. The transactions went smoothly from initial booking to check out. We would return!
I rented this apartment to share with a bunch of friends from Australia and abroad during a festival in New York. There was plenty of space for the 7 of us (with a very large and comfortable air mattress being supplied). Being on the top floor means an empty floor between us and other residents which meant that coming home late after the festival was not a problem at all.
While we were there the only issue was the internet was intermittently cutting out but Ray and Linda were very happy to help out in any way they could and assured us it wasn't normally a problem.
In summary, great large space where you can make noise, very close to A train subway stop as well as 24hr convenience stores and food. All in all was a fantastic place to stay!
It was a great experience to stay at Raymonds apt , he is very professional and great hosting , everything is very close specially the train station , great neighborhood very secure and nice people , the apartment is very clean neat and spacious , I would highly recommend it , thank u so much and i would definetly rent it again
4 retired teachers spent 6 nights in September in Raymond’s apartment in Brooklyn. We had planned to stay at a hotel but prices have gone up and that’s why we chose to rent an apartment.
And we never regretted. We enjoyed so much staying in this apartment. The street was charming and so was the house. Right away we felt at home in this place. There was plenty of space, it was very clean and we found everything we needed. We did our shopping in the nearby supermarket and prepared some nice meals in the well-equipped kitchen.
Everybody in the neighbourhood was kind and helpful. It only took 12 min to go to Manhattan by the A-train and yet we sometimes preferred staying in Brooklyn. We took bus 25 along Fulton Street towards Brooklyn Heights and bus 45 to Williamsburg Bridge and walked along Bedford Av.
Everywhere we loved the variety of people and life in the streets.
We also met Raymond and his wife Linda. We had a look into the beautifully decorated belly-dance center on 1’st floor.
Raymond was a very nice and helpful person. We would recommend this place to everybody and we would like to come back.
Dorthe, Karen, Niels and Holger from Denmark
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Last Minute Savings
Apr 14 2015 - Apr 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay
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