Our tastefully renovated 400 sq. ft. apartment has a private entrance and windows that face the street. It is furnished with a queen-sized sleigh bed, bureau, flat-screen TV with DVD player, ROKU box with unlimited movies via Netflix, an iPhone/iPod docking station/alarm clock, nightstands, a dining/writing table and a full kitchenette which includes a coffee maker, microwave, toaster, refrigerator and stove top burner. There is also a private entrance foyer with a desk, Apple computer and hi-speed internet, as well as WiFi for those who bring their own devices.
The space is decorated with country antiques, giving it a warm feel with a modern sensibility. Period touches include: white subway and hexagonal tiles in the bathroom, wainscoting on the walls, and the original wood floors. A large dressing area with generous closet space divides the main room from a lovingly renovated bathroom, which includes all new fixtures and a huge walk-in shower.
We are both designers and love creating warm, inviting spaces for our guests. We reside in the building in which the rental studio is located, so it's always a pleasure to meet our guests and to give them tips on interesting places to visit.
The Owner purchased this apartment in 2008
Adorable place and family!
We stayed here for a little less than a week and it was perfect! The family was very sweet and helpful. They had a map with suggestions of places to check out and anything else we may have needed to know. The location was really nice, close to the subway and the street seemed very safe. When we came home late it wasn't scary or an issue at all. The room was very clean and maintained, they kept us very comfortable! If I ever need a place to stay in NY this will be on the top of my list! Loved it!
The studio is nice and pleasant, well equipped and has a nice personal touch to it (which so many 'commercial' apartments lack). The bed is excellent (very important) and we would like to have the bathroom in our own house. The studio reflects the owners who redesigned it: charming, welcome and with eye for detail. The residential area in which it is located makes you realise there is more to New York than Manhattan.
Dear Kermit and Azadeh, thank you for your warm welcome. It was a pleasure to stay in the studio and it felt like 'our house' in New York.
My husband and I had a lovely time in this sweet studio. It was a pleasure to come home to a quiet, cozy apartment after the intensity of the day's sightseeing and hunker down to watch some movies. The space was comfortable, super clean, stylish and thoughtfully arranged. The neighborhood is very safe, has lovely local establishments for dining, and is an easy and fast commute to downtown Manhattan via subway. The local street art is not to be missed and was a highlight for us! Also, the booking process was seamless—we felt that we were in the hands of true professionals and all of our questions were handled promptly. We ran into the owners once during our trip and they were extremely hospitable and friendly. They gave us excellent recommendations for their favorite local restaurants which were a short walk away. We look forward to returning annually. Highly recommended!
This was a great way to experience New York as a New Yorker by actually staying in a great neighborhood, walking the 5 minutes to the subway stations and going into Manhattan to see the sites on a daily basis. The place was a lot better in person, everything is clean and has all the amenities necessary to make your stay super comfortable. The place was incredibly warm, my concern was how we would handle the NY winter being from Los Angeles but, surprisingly it was very cozy inside the studio. On your way to the subway there are coffee shops, little grocery stores, food carts and restaurants. Our host were incredibly accommodating to our arrival time and departure schedules, made our stay so much easier. Overall our experience was great and would much rather stay here than in a hotel.
This was a great way to experience New York as a New Yorker by actually staying in a great neighborhood, walking the 5 minutes to the subway stations and going into Manhattan to see the sites on a daily basis. The place was a lot better in person, everything is clean and has all the amenities necessary to make your stay comfortable. The place was incredibly warm, my concern was how I would handle the NY winter but it was very cozy inside the studio. With in a couple of blocks on your way to the subway there are coffee shops, little grocery stores, food carts and restaurants Our host were incredibly accommodating to our flying in and departure schedules and made our stay so much easier. Overall our experience was great and would much rather stay here than in a hotel.
First I'd like to start by saying my husband and myself enjoyed our stay. The place was small, but very comfortable to stay in. We had everything we needed. We loved the neighborhood. Close grocery store and subway station. We would absolutely stay again because we're very easy to please. We enjoyed making tea for ourselves every evening and morning on the stovetop. There were, however, a few things I would have changed or liked to have known before we booked and I'm sure other bookers would like to know. The morning of our arrival we received our welcome letter that explained the owners who lived in the house upstairs had a one and five year old and were active. That was a bit of an understatement. The kids sounded like a stampede most mornings. Some mornings they started as early as 6:30. My husband and I tried to sleep in as it was our vacation and this was a little annoying. Nothing to freak out over. There were a few mornings we listened to pounding for an hour or so. Not sure what it was. If you enjoy your pillows at home, I'd advise you pack them. The pillows were very uncomfortable. Lastly, it was January so it was cold. The main heater that was supposed to be on was giving off no heat, and the secondary heater they provided was directly under the air conditioner unit that was in the window. The freezing cold air leaking through the air conditioner unit by way of the window was insane. Basically the window was open and it was freezing. We had to barricade the window with blankets to lessen the cold air leakage. If your looking for a warm place this isn't it. I know this sounds like a bad review, but we really did like the place. It was perfect for us. These were just things I would have like to have known for our stay to make it better.
The apartment is just like it looks in the pictures, everything was clean and prepared for our arrival. The neighbourhood was very quiet and we went out for mexican at Mesa Azteca (which was about 4 blocks away), the food and atmosphere were wonderful. Subway stops were nice and close, grocery store was within 3 blocks. It was actually nice to be staying away from Manhattan, out of the hustle and bustle. I would definitely recommend staying here!
Straddling the neighborhoods of Bushwick, Brooklyn and Ridgewood, Queens, the apartment is 5 blocks away from the Dekalb Street 'L' train station in Brooklyn—one of the best subway lines in the city. Union Square, the heart of downtown Manhattan, is only 15 minutes away via a direct subway ride; Williamsburg, Brooklyn's stylish boutiques, bars and restaurants are only a 7 minute train ride away.
Ours is a quieter, more residential neighborhood, but it is in an exciting stage of growth. In the last 5 years there has been a huge influx of artists and creatives in our immediate area. As a result, there is now a solid (and rapidly growing) number of stylish cafes, restaurants, wine bars, art galleries, yoga studios, and a great 24-hour gourmet/organic grocery store all within a 10-12 minute walk from the apartment. There are also local Italian bakeries, Halal butcher shops, Equadorian bodegas, Polish food markets and the best tasting Mexican tamales we've ever come across. All relevant information can be found in our Guest Welcome binder in the apartment and we hope that you will explore these local gems during your visit.
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