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A comfortable studio for 4. Gay friendly/Straight friendly. All are welcome

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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 & soft drinks, coffee, tea and hot cocoa to start out your great visit to New York!

More Details

Amenities

Bedford-Stuyvesant Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
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 ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • 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.

Reviews

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A comfortable studio for 4. Gay friendly/Straight friendly. All are welcome
average rating of 4.96063 based on 127 reviews
4

Very Good

  • 4 of 5

Very Friendly Owners. Very clean. Comfortable. I devoutly recommended to friends and family

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello! Good news! Wifi is working consistently now. I purchased the Google Wifi Mesh extender so now wifi is working and our complimentary Netflix is working, so our guests can Netflix and chill whenever they want. Everything is up to speed!
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Northern Ireland
5

Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We loved this loft apartment & will definitely stay again when visiting NYC.

We arrived late evening in terrible weather. Carole helped us to the shining clean loft where it was a great size, really warm & welcoming; flufffy towels, tea & coffee, water, cereal, snacks, condiments & bathroom supplies were just some of the things left to start us off. The beds are sooooo comfy & the TV was handy to entertain our Daughter. The apartment is located about 10 steps from the B38 bus which takes you directly to Downtown Brooklyn, great shopping area & has direct links into Manhattan. There is a lot of services in the local neighborhood including a supermarket, dollar stores & lots of eateries if you just want to take a day out from the City. We went to Mary’s Cafe down the street, the food & service was great & better value than both Downtown & Midtown although we did visit ‘Juniors’ on a few occasions.

We vote Carole & Bev the best homeaway landlords that we have had the pleasure of dealing with, the attention to detail was fantastic & we will definitely be recommending them to our friends & family when visiting NY.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfy and lots of room

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Carole's lovely apartment during a recent trip with my husband and adult son. We found it beautifully designed with all the comforts of home, very private and very roomy-- a real treat so close to Manhattan! The neighborhood offered everything necessary and we really loved breakfast at Brooklyn Blend, just down the block and one of the many excellent suggestions the hosts provided. A subway stop just four short blocks away made getting around very easy and Uber was readily available. For the trip back to the airport Carole suggested a great car service, which made it very easy and worry-free. A wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Karen, for your great review! It was so nice to finally meet you and your family. Thanks for letting our future guests know about our apartment and the convenience to food and transportation. Pratt car service is just around the corner and they usually charge $35 for a regular car back to JFK, a little less to LGA airport. So they are reasonable and close to home. Please come back next time you are thinking of traveling to NY. All the best, Carole and Bev
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5

Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great experience in this cozy place. We stayed from Christmas Eve until January 1st and every day we looked forward to coming home to it after exploring NYC. The location is very convenient with a grocery down the street and amazing coffee shops nearby as well. There's a bus stop literally right out front, too! The HomeAway has a full kitchen, which was great for when we did not eat out. The bed is so comfortable and there is plenty of storage for your clothes. The tv has Netflix and Hulu, which was great for movie nights. There is also quite a few games available. Carole and Beverly were great hosts and gave us all the information we could need about the city and also left snacks for us to enjoy. We loved it here and I would recommend it to anyone!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awww, you both are so great! Thank you so much for choosing our place! You were so easy to communicate with and we felt so happy that you decided to book with us. Thank you for telling our future guests about the cafes and transportation and the vibe of the neighborhood. Please come back anytime!! Best regards for the new year Carole and Bev
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5

Clean, comfortable and super friendly hosts

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place to stay! The apartment is exactly as described. It’s clean and stocked with items that made our stay more convenient. Carole and Beverly were so wonderful! They are friendly, helpful and very responsive. We would definitely stay here again if visiting NYC. The neighborhood is safe, there’s a great coffee shop around the corner.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Grace, it was a pleasure hosting you. Please come back anytime you are planning a trip to NYC. The coffee shop, Brooklyn Blend is great for coffee, smoothies and an inexpensive breakfast. Although we supply coffee and tea, sometimes you need more fuel to start a busy day of sightseeing! Thanks for choosing our place!
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4

Great Place to Stay in Brooklyn

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. It is a comfortable, well appointed 3rd floor studio with full kitchen, large bedroom, and bathroom. The owners were very kind, responsive, and helpful. There is a bus stop right outside that you can take to the subway. Altogether it is about 30-40 minutes to midtown Manhattan if there is no modified or delayed service (get the 7 day unlimited and don't lose your metro card like I did). There is a grocery store within a 5 minute walk and good restaurants nearby (the owners gave great advice on this). It can be a bit noisy through the window but it is New York after all, this would occur any place you stay; bring some earplugs or get them at the nearby dollar store.

Our only issue was WiFi trouble. Obviously not why we came to New York, but after a long day of walking for many miles it is nice to kick back in the evening and watch some Netflix/movies. This was part of our criteria when selecting a place so we were disappointed when it did not work. We appreciated the owners trying hard to make it work but to no success; internet connection remained spotty.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you were comfortable in our apartment. Yes, New York can be noisy, it is a big city. I am glad you liked the convenience of the transportation nearby the flat. So sorry you could not totally enjoy the free complimentary subscription we offer our guests for Netflix, although I do see you got to enjoy some of the shows on Netflix, so it was not a total loss. I moved the extender to the other side of the room so the connection seems to be working now. In any internet emergency, our internet is always available in the hallway in case the extender in the apartment fails. Meanwhile, we are working on a different carrier solution, while we strive to keep the cost of the rental down and offer as many amenities as possible to our guests. UPDATE: Hello! Good news! Wifi is working consistently now. I purchased the Google Wifi Mesh extender so now wifi is working and our complimentary Netflix is working, so our guests can Netflix and chill whenever they want. Everything is up to speed!
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Owner

Carole Musaracchia & Beverly Balbirsingh
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

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 Bedford-Stuyvesant

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.

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
0.1 Miles
Brooklyn Blend
Nearest Beach
9.4 Miles
Coney Island
Car: not necessary

We are located in 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, Kayaking, Ping Pong, Bocce, Basketball,Rollerskating Rink

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 Q 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. Families with children welcome!

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Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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