Charming private room in Brooklyn
- Family/child friendly
- Parking available
|Address||A Monroe St, 11221 Brooklyn, United States|
|Property type||Private room|
|Response time||A few hours|
A charming, modern, and spacious 2 bedroom apartment with eclectic decor in a quiet building and historic neighborhood, adjoining the Stuyvesant Heights district in Brooklyn, NY (designated a historic district by the NYC Landmark Commission). The living and dining rooms separate the two bedrooms, thus providing plenty of privacy. Guest(s) stay(s) in one bedroom while host stays in the bedroom across.
Both the bathroom (which faces the backyard) and kitchen (which faces the street) are modern and both get beautiful light as well. The living and dining rooms are furnished with an eclectic mix of modern and antique furnishings. Large TV monitor and excellent audio system at your disposal. CD collection of classical, jazz, world, and R&B music.
The entire apartment and building was renovated just over a year ago. So it's quite new. For those traveling by car, there is plenty of street parking available.
My place is located on the 2nd floor, a short and easy walk-up a flight of stairs. It is a pleasant 12-minute stroll on a beautiful tree-lined street, to the subway station which is frequently serviced by express (A line) and local (C line). Only 15 minutes on the express subway line to Manhattan.
Lots of public transportation options in the 'hood: at least 6 bus lines service the neighborhood (B52, B26 and B25 to Fort Greene and downtown Brooklyn, B15 to JFK Int'l Airport, B46 Limited Stop and Local Stop services to Williamsburg, and, B43 to Greenpoint). If you don't feel like walking to/from my place to/from subway stop, you can take the B15 FROM the subway station or take the B46 TO the subway station.
During specific times of the year ONLY, the guests in the shared private room will have the entire apartment available on a completely private basis (i.e. only the guests will be occupying the apartment); The available dates for this private arrangement:
May 13 - 17
May 23 - 26
July 3 - 6
August 30 - Sept. 1
Nov. 22 - 29.
The entire apartment can also be had for up to 4 guests at time periods stated above. The master bedroom overlooks a garden in the back. The 2nd bedroom faces a quiet street in the front. Please refer to a different listing to book the entire apartment for 3 to 4 guests for time periods stated above: https://www.wimdu.com/offers/8XD3BPPX.
As for detour-worthy restos in the 'hood, SARAGHINA (a casual and excellent Italian resto, just 5 blocks away) is highly recommended. Other suggestions include CELESTINO (a casual Italian resto also a mere 5 blocks away) and PEACHES (a casual resto serving cuisine from the South - think soul food - about 7 blocks way). For bars, there are excellent drinks at SARAGHINA's intimate bar and there is also THERAPY (also 5 blocks away). For reliable sandwiches, salads, pastries, coffee, there is a Cafe, a sister property of PEACHES (just two doors down from the resto). There is also very good restaurant called HOTHOUSE located 7 blocks away that serves an "urban" interpretation regional American classics from the South. It is another sister property of the highly regarded PEACHES restaurant.
Respect and consideration for my place and the neighbors in the building
Leave my place, as found
No smoking (note: you can smoke outside of the building)
No loud music during quiet hours
Quiet hours from midnight to 7 am
Shoes left at the doorstep - slippers inside the house
Keys are not to be duplicated under any circumstances
Thank you very much and welcome!
|Weekly rate for up to 2 guests||$ 605 US|
|Monthly rate for up to 2 guests||$ 1984 US|
|Price for > 2 guests||$ 23 US per guest/night extra|
|Maximum nights||1 month|
|Check-in after||On arrangement|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||On arrangement|
Reviews of this property
The house is very nice and clean.
The neighborhood is beautiful, safe and quite. Every morning Jerry let us find fresh bread and fruits jams of the best quality. He gave us a lot of interesting tips about the city, where to eat, to drink something or to listen to good music: he is a perfect host! We really enjoyed staying there, highly recommended!
Jerry is a wonderful host, very helpful and full of good recommendations for all that happens in NY, interesting and fun places to visit and to go for a good meal.
Jerry has also travelled very much and knows lots of interesting things about other countries and is interested in all one can tell him. Our stay was very enjoyable and Jerry makes you feel at home at all times. his home is very cozy, light and confortable and has all one needs.The area is very calm and charming and well communicated.
I highly recommend staying with him.
The apartment was clean. The host was polite and very nice. He gave us very detailled ans useful information before and whille our stay so I have to say that we had a very communication. He let us sleep with three person although Jerry expected only two person, so the host seems to be flexible an ready to compromaise. There were several ventilators in the apartment so that we had a good sleep in the hot july nights. The only disturbing thing was, that the distance to manhatten is very large and the subway connection is questionable.
the All in one I can recommend the apartment in good conscience+++
We had a really good time staying at Jerry's apartment. The place is clean, extremely nice, comfortable, and well connected. It takes less than 15 mins to get to the metro station and another 15 to 30 to get to Manhattan, according to where you're going. The neighborhood is quiet (and the room faces an courtyard, so there's very little noise) and safe, we never had problems going home in the evenings. There are a few nice restaurants in the area, so if you don't feel like always staying in Manhattan for dinner, there are great options close to home too.
Jerry always made sure everything was fine and he can offer great insights about the city, what to see and when, and where to go for dinner. It was our first time in New York City, so we really appreciated the advice. We're definitely going to stay with Jerry again when we go back!
The apartment was exactly as described but the added bonus is Jerry himself, he was very helpful and has an extensive knowledge of not just New York but the whole of the U.S. and it wasn't too much trouble for Jerry to share this knowledge and travel experiences.
Anyone who has never been to Bed-Stuy, would have that initial 'hood' feel of the area as it's a very closed knit community but what can I say, they are very friendly, people say hello to you on the streets and make you feel welcome, I chatted to a couple of locals within a day! The area is very safe.
Jerry's place is highly recommended.
Me and my 12 year son spend 4 nights at Jerry's as part of a 12 days trip from Sweden via Florida to NY...
Jerry is a super great and helpful host - he made sure that all our needs were fullfilled, breakfast, booking transports, guiding etc etc. Only wished for that we could have spent a little more time togheter.
Wouldn't hesitate a single minute to host Jerry as an guest (in Göteborg).
The appartment is spacious and has unique interor designed al a de Guzman. Room fits 2 and bed is comfy. Everyhing is clean and bathroom is newly renovated.
An extra bonus is that Jerry is environment friendly (food, recycling etc)
Apartment is situated approx 10 min walk away from Atica subway station, local busses are closer. Approx 30 min cab drive from JFK. Some smaller shops close, but to get ecological it's "bit" longer.
From a craftbeer perspective there are loads of opportunities, in Manhattan and Brooklyn - My top find this time was "The Ginger Man" close to Emp. Stat buildn.
PS. the rating is 9 not a 10, didn't have an option to select more then 8 or 10? Don't belive in 10:ers :)
Jerry was an excellent host, and we had a lot of fun with him. He was always very helpful in guiding us to the best places in New York. He is definitely better than any other travel guide. He also gave us some good places in LA and San Francisco, where we continued our journey.
The apartment is very clean and calm. He lives in a nice area in Brooklyn (10mins walk to the subway station) and we always felt save there. The connection to Manhattan is excellent. You can use the A express line and C line to Manhattan.
Jerry was also very flexible when one of our friends stayed for 2 additional nights with us.
All in all Jerry has given us a perfect time in New York! Thanks a lot Jerry!
I felt very welcome at Jerry's apartment. It was a short stay in Brooklyn but I would come back to Jerrys apartment at anytime again. The apartment - as well as my room - was very clean and beautiful !
Jerry helped us a lot : he answered all questions, we can talk about the local habits, he gave us good addresses for restaurants and had good suggestionss about visits.
The room and the flat is clean and quiet.
A very good experience !
I stayed at Jerry's apartment with two friends and our experience was very positive. The apartment is very nice and clean and Jerry is very nice, organized and structured (shows you exactly where everything is and what you can use, which food is for your breakfast etc.). In order to get to the next metro station you need to walk a little (like 8-15min depending on how fast you walk and where you go) but there are also busses which stop by closer to the place.
Jerry was a great host, lot's of tips and recommendation for all types of things (buying good wine, supermarkets, comedy shows, shopping... you name it;)). It is ok to stay with 3 people, it's certainly more comfortable with two, but three is certainly possible.
- Quality assured accommodation
- Every host is verified by telephone
- Secure payment via SSL encryption