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A COMFORTABLE STUDIO FOR 4. GAY FRIENDLY/STRAIGHT FRIENDLY. ALL ARE WELCOME

Carole Musaracchia & Beverly Balbirsingh

Advertiser since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Carole Musaracchia & Beverly Balbirsingh

Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2015
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A COMFORTABLE STUDIO FOR 4. GAY FRIENDLY/STRAIGHT FRIENDLY. ALL ARE WELCOME

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Brooklyn Studio Rental Photos and Description

600 ft sq apt with separate kitchen & bath. King and full beds. Sleeps 4

Our home is located on DeKalb Ave in Brooklyn. The private apartment is on the 3rd floor with a separate entrance from the street level steps. It has been newly renovated with wood floors and a renovated kitchen. Each room has 3 windows making the spaces bright and welcoming.There is a king size bed in the spacious studio, lamps on 2 nightstands an either side and a clock radio. A leather love seat is provided for relaxation. Across from the bed is an eight drawer dresser, and a 46' Samsung TV. We offer local TV and Roku 3 with Netflix and games. Next to the dresser is a desk with a lamp and a swivel chair. Wireless internet is available. A double closet with wooden hangers, an iron and padded ironing board. We also included a sofa that converts to a double bed. Linens are supplied for both beds. Cotton sheets, cotton blankets and down comforters. There are 4 standard pillows and 2 king pillows. There is a linen closet with additional towels and sheets/blankets. Remote control AC in the bedroom.The bathroom has a tub for bath or shower, Shelves for extra towels, wash cloths and a hair dryer. Soap, shampoo, conditioner and toothpaste are complementary. The kitchen is a separate space, with a refrigerator, and a 4 burner stove with oven. Also provided, a microwave, toaster, tea kettle, keurig coffee maker, blender, knife set, cutting boards stainless steel pots and pans, cooking utensils, dishes, drinking glasses, utensils, bowls, baking dishes, and a measuring cup. Paper plates, napkins, paper towels, hot cups, coffee and tea with creamer and sweeteners are complementary. On the other side of the room is a table with place mats and 4 chairs. There are child proof gates on all the windows, a security gate going to the fire escape and an air conditioner in the kitchen. Ample heat is supplied in the colder months. On the entry table you will find menus, maps and information on events around town. We offer complimentary welcome snacks, water & soda, and fruit to start out your great visit to New York!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carole Musaracchia & Beverly Balbirsingh (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2015

About Carole Musaracchia & Beverly Balbirsingh

Hi! We are Beverly and Carole, who are the owners at 823. We live on the first and second floors of our home. We welcome you to a comfortable stay in our studio apartment

Carole Musaracchia & Beverly Balbirsingh purchased this studio in 2005

Why Carole Musaracchia & Beverly Balbirsingh chose Brooklyn

Our home is situated in an up and coming section of Bed Sty. It is a 10 minute car drive to both the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. We enjoy the conveniences to activities in and around Brooklyn and Manhattan. We like the vibe of the neighborhood and the diverse population.

What makes this studio unique

We fell in love with this house because of the backyard space. We created a private space in our back yard to enjoy when we need to unwind. It makes us feel like we are in the country in the city. We like to entertain and having friends and family over to enjoy the space with us.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 26 traveler reviews

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A comfortable studio for 4. Gay friendly/Straight friendly. All are welcome
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
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A comfortable studio for 4. Gay friendly/Straight friendly. All are welcome
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3755750
-6462451635
Brooklyn New York City
5

Amazing!!!!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed with Carole for four days. In simple words amazing the studio is just as beautiful and cozy as shown in the site. Carole is very nice and amazing person. They stay was just awesome. I recommend this place is beautiful and Carole is just amazing. Thank you for amazing hospitality.
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome!!! Thank you, girls, for choosing to stay at our place! It was such a pleasure meeting you and I am glad that your holiday worked out well. You must come back again to explore the rest of New York.
Happy Holidays!
business
A comfortable studio for 4. Gay friendly/Straight friendly. All are welcome
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3755750
-6462451635
Brooklyn New York City
5

Very comfortable & nice apartment in good location

Very comfortable & nice apartment in good location
  • 5 of 5
It was a very comfortable and cute apartment in a good location in Brooklyn. Furthermore it was very clean and the owners super friendly and provided a perfect customer service. The busstop is right in front of the house, which gets you down to the DeKalb Subway station. From there, if you catch the line Q or N, you are in 10 minutes at the Times Square. There is a small supermarket on the opposite side of the house. So everything is accurate like in the description.
Wifi and heating work properly. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends and relatives.

The only minus point is that you can hear the noises from the street quite well, but this is New York :-D
  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay at our place! Yes the apartment is very convenient to transportation and finding your way around town is very simple as we are very close to shopping in downtown Brooklyn and very close to Manhattan by public transportation.The supermarket is open until nine at night except on Sunday when they close a little earlier. There are always smaller corner groceries available in the neighborhood that stay open later as well if you need something small for in the morning. We always supply our guests with complimentary cereal and instant oatmeal in case you miss the market or you want a light snack.
It was nice hosting you both, please keep us in mind for your next holiday in New York!
business
A comfortable studio for 4. Gay friendly/Straight friendly. All are welcome
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3755750
-6462451635
Brooklyn New York City

November 2014

  • of 5
Carole was suh a great host. We only saw her when we checked in and out, but she gave us her number in case we needed anything or any suggestions. She had snacks and pop and water and enough keys for ever home staying. Also, she left directions for buses and subways each direction. The apartment was so cute, cozy and quiet. The neighborhood is great and it's about 10 minute drive to the subway and you can get in and out of the city very easily.
  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! I am glad that you and the girls enjoyed the apartment. Also the location which is very close to the bridges into the city
It seems like you enjoyed being out and about in and around the city. There is so much to see and do, you must come back for a longer time!
business
A comfortable studio for 4. Gay friendly/Straight friendly. All are welcome
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3755750
-6462451635
Brooklyn New York City
5

Welcoming and comfortable, would come back again!

  • 5 of 5
My boyfriend and I stayed here for four weeks and we had a wonderful time! The owners Carole and Beverly were incredibly warm and welcoming—we got fresh-baked banana bread on arrival, as well as plenty of snacks and sodas to get us started. When we arrived the place was clean and tidy and we were greeted warmly. We were shown how to use the wifi and the shower etc, which I appreciated very much, because it made things so much easier for us weary travellers!

Carole was always happy to help with any questions we might have, and she was full of great advice about things to do in NYC, such as Brooklyn Bridge Park, which ended up being one of my favourite places we visited on the whole trip! If we needed anything or had any questions we could email or call, they were very approachable people. (And of course Carole and Beverly live just two floors down if you need them.)

We also used Pratt car service to get to the airport when we left, at Carole's suggestion. Pratt was great and arrived right on time, prices exactly as they said. Would definitely use them again, much cheaper than a taxi!

The subway station was only a short walk away (about 10 minutes), and I always felt safe in the neighbourhood, even at night, so that was a plus! There was a community garden on Hart Street that we passed every day on our way out, and it was always full of adorable cats which occasionally followed us as we walked. As a cat lover I looked forward to seeing which cats were there each day! The neighbourhood had a nice vibe overall.

I would recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in NYC, especially for this price. I had no complaints! I hope I can visit again someday.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was certainly such a pleasure hosting you both for the four weeks you were in town. I am happy you found the neighborhood safe and easy to
get to and from the transportation. Brooklyn Bridge Park is fantastic, all the free sports equipment available and the views of Manhattan from this place are the greatest! We love taking a morning bike ride and getting a pizza in this park.
We support our local Pratt Car Service on Myrtle Ave, a few blocks away from our home. Our experience has been that they are fair and honest. I visited their business and make sure they know our address so that our guests don't get soaked in the price,coming from and back to the airports. It is best to ask us before you arrive what the charge should be and how to arrange a car service before you arrive, if you do not plan to take public transportation. We will check this out for you.
You were both so easy and content with each other that it made it all the more pleasurable for us! Certainly, do come back,
and stay with us anytime you intend to visit ( or relocate! :) !! ) in NY!
business
A comfortable studio for 4. Gay friendly/Straight friendly. All are welcome
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3755750
-6462451635
Brooklyn New York City
5

Beautifully furnished, great host and very clean.

  • 5 of 5
We (my mom and I) stayed at this beautiful apartment on 2nd floor for 3 nights. We hadn't even gotten out of the Taxi when Carole greeted us. She is a wonderful person. She helped us carry our super heavy bags up and explained everything to us - where to eat (we did go to Graziella's and absolutely loved it - thanks for the great tip). She gave us many great tips, which we appreciated. The apartment is very modern and beautifully furnished. The bed is extremely comfortable and everything you might need is there. Also, very clean! Great kitchen. We would stay here anytime again and cannot recommend this place highly enough. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us. You both arevery kind. I am glad you went to Graziellas, that restaurant has consistently good Italian food and brick oven pizza. And the owner is Sicilian, just like my dad! I am glad you liked the apartment and the separate kitchen area, Thanks for the idea about buying a scale for the apartment. It will surely be a great help to our future guests to weigh their baggage before heading back home. Please DO come back again if you plan to return to New York.
As a side note to any guests coming in from JFK, the price for the taxi to our home should be no more than $45 - 50 US, unless you are in a metered cab in bad traffic. If you need a car service to pick you up at the airport, please contact Pratt Car Service 718-789-4900 to set up. They will also drive you back to the airport for $35 US / 2014 price quote. They are local, dependable and honest from our experiences.
business
A comfortable studio for 4. Gay friendly/Straight friendly. All are welcome
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3755750
-6462451635
Brooklyn New York City
5

Amazing Studio

  • 5 of 5
The studio exceeded our expectation it's very well organized, clean and comfortable as your own home. The amenities in the kitchen and bathroom were a big surprise.
The owners are very supportive and friendly, they are always concerned about your staying that it was wonderful.
It's located near a bus stop and subway to get to Manhattan or anywhere.
We definitely recommend the studio.
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind review. It was such a pleasure meeting you both! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay here. Also that you found it easy to get into Manhattan. I hope your second trip to the Metropolitan museum was fantastic and you maybe got to see the roof garden. That is on my to do list! All the best, thanks again for staying with us! Please come back anytime!

Map

Nearest Airport
10.79 Miles
John F Kennedy International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.9 Miles
Speedy Romeo
Nearest Ferry
4.6 Miles
Staten Island Ferry from lower Manhattan
Nearest Golf
5.25 Miles
Chelsea Piers
Nearest Train
2.59 Miles
B38 bus on corner approx. 30 ft. to D,B,Q,N & R
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Brooklyn Queens Expessway
Nearest Restaurant
1.49 Miles
Madiba
Nearest Beach
9.4 Miles
Coney Island
Car: not necessary

We are located in the up and coming section of Brooklyn in historic Bedford Stuyvesant. Our home is right on DeKalb Avenue just steps away from the B38 bus to Downtown Brooklyn. It's a ten minute bus ride to a strip of fantastic restaurants, Fort Greene Park, the Barclay Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets and the venue for concerts and BAM. Take a stroll through Pratt Institute's Sculpture Garden which is only 7 minutes away by bus. Have a slice of Juniors famous cheesecake only 15 minutes away by bus, before you connect to the B,Q, N or R train to New York City right on the corner of Juniors. Stroll through the mall near Barclay Center where you will find stores such as Target, Marshalls, Uniqlo and DSW. Or explore the newly reorganized and rapidly changing Fulton Mall near Juniors in which you will find Macys, Aeropostale, Aldo, American Apparel, Armani Exchange, Banana Republic,Brooklyn Industries to name a few. We are very close to the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park where you will find the most spectacular views of NYC between 2 bridges. Brooklyn Bridge Park offers free outdoor movies in the summer with the NYC skyline as a backdrop, Beach Volleyball courts, Kayacking,

and the famous Janes Carousel where, for 2 dollars, young or old, you will enjoy this. There are fun parks within the park for children and a scenic bike path. Food festivals are a regular attraction at this park. Citibikes are available a few blocks from us, where you can rent a bike and use the bike lanes made available, we will supply maps. Prospect Park is also nearby Grand Army Plaza and the Brooklyn Public Library and the Brooklyn Museum and the Zoo. A large green market takes place during the summer at the edge of Prospect Park and also every Saturday at Fort Greene Park. Many farmers from upstate New York attend these markets as well as every Wednesday near Union Square Manhattan, a short ride on the D train.

There are a number of public parks and a public pool (Kosciuszko Pool) which is 3 blocks from our house. There is so much to do in Brooklyn, so many restaurants and bars near our home and in the nearby Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. We are centrally located and a very easy commute to all attractions.

You will have a great time and we will help you navigate your way around town. We are gay friendly and straight friendly. Family with children welcome!

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From $120 Per night

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Amenities

Brooklyn Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Tiled shower with tub. All towels and linens provided.
  • Relax in a warm bath or shower before you start your day or when you come back from a busy day. All linens are provided. Full size mirror. Sample size toiletries are provided. Hairdryer, too!
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa opens to a full bed, all linens provided
  • Studio is very comfortable, all new furnishings, hardwood floors, king bed, sofa pulls out to a full bed. Leather loveseat. Remote AC. All linens are provided. Wireless internet, 46' flat screen TV with local stations, Netflix and Roku 3. Game center, desk and double closet. Relax and enjoy the apartment or explore Brooklyn.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Brooklyn is the home of Hip Hop and everything that is cool and happening. Bed Stuy is becoming the mecca for up and coming musicians and artists. Nearby Bushwick and Williamsburg offer many art galleries to explore. While BAM, Brooklyn's own theater has live events and shows as well as BAM Rose cinema that shows great art house, foreign and current films. You will never be bored in Brooklyn.

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