Our clean, comfy duplex has quick access to Prospect Park, the beach & city--try the best jerk chicken in BK & be in Manhattan in 20 minutes! This up-and-coming area has a mix of folks from the Caribbean islands & young professionals & maintains a "real Brooklyn" vibe. It's the last area on the park to remain so culturally diverse. It's unpolished & full of Jamaican restaurants, delis & dollar stores, with cute bars and cafes popping up slowly. We love the diversity, the park & express Q train!
We can host groups because we rent out 4 bedrooms in our 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom duplex. If this room is unavailable, see the other bedrooms in this apartment:
Please note that rates vary during the year.
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THIS PART IS VERY IMPORTANT TO READ AND UNDERSTAND BEFORE BOOKING: The apartment is located in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens / Flatbush, just steps to Prospect Park and close to the Brooklyn Library, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Zoo! This up-and-coming neighborhood is culturally diverse, with a mix of people from the Caribbean islands and young professionals. The neighborhood still has a very "real Brooklyn" vibe--it is the last neighborhood on the park to remain so culturally diverse. This means that it is not full of cute cafes and bars, although they are beginning to pop up (as well as lots of new construction). The neighborhood is still full of Jamaican restaurants, delis, dollar stores. The income level is mixed. People may say hi or compliment you. If you are a person that can move about with a smile on your face then you will fit in. This is the culture of the neighborhood, which may be very different than yours. We live here because we appreciate the realness of the neighborhood, the diversity, the 5-minute walk to Prospect Park and the express Q train. We do not live here because it is cute and full of people that look like us (although more are moving in every day).
The apartment is a duplex (2 floors). This rental room, the two full bathrooms (both shared), kitchen and living room are located on the ground floor. Because I host multiple guests at a time, there is an opportunity for you to interact with people from around the world!
This bedroom (13' x 10') has a queen-sized bed, dresser and closet, blackout curtains, an air conditioner (spring-fall), space heater (winter) and a noise cancelling machine.
* Two shared bathrooms
* Shared kitchen and living room - please clean up after yourselves
* There is a shelf (cupboard and refrigerator) for you to keep food items
* French Press and Loose Tea Teapot
* There is not a microwave oven, but there is a counter top toaster oven and full stove/oven range
* Free WiFi (please bring your own computer)
* Towels & sheets- feel free to wash them during your stay
* Laundromat one block away
* Come and go as you wish
Check-in time for the bedroom is 2pm and Check-out time is 11am. However, if you have an earlier arrival or later departure time, you are welcome to leave your luggage in the living room and use the apartment for the day. Upon booking the reservation you will receive the House Manual from Airbnb with details on how to retrieve a key from the lockbox, located outside the front door of the apartment.
The guests have access to the ground level of the apartment, which has 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room, all which are shared.
I (Gina) love interacting with my guests, however, I am out most of the day and evening, so we may not cross paths during your stay. Sadiya and Carlos are home more than I am and are very friendly, so feel free to chat them up! I am happy to answer questions/concerns via phone (voice/text) and email. Please don't hesitate to reach out, we want to make your stay awesome!
Because I host multiple guests at a time, there is an opportunity for you to interact with people from around the world!
PLEASE UNDERSTAND-- We do not accept NY residents as Instant Book guests, it is only for out-of-state and International guests. If you are a NY resident, please first send us a note, with info about yourself and your visit.
Please remove shoes (with NYC grime!) upon entering. Always lock the deadbolt on the front door. During quiet hours (mornings before 9am and evenings after 11pm) please keep your voices down, it is essential all guests get the rest they need. Please note that it may be lively in the common spaces until 11pm, as this is a large household. Be respectful, tidy and communicate your needs. We will do the same :)
We are roommates Gina, Sadiya, Carlos and Vlada and between the four of us we have lots of languages covered :)
Gina (English, Spanish): Welcome, we are thrilled you are here!! I am a Massage Therapist, Colon Hydrotherapist and Yoga Teacher (ExhaleHealingArts). I commute to work via the handmade Bamboo Bicycle I built. I am active--swimming, traveling, hiking, music, you name it! I moved to NYC after living in Rincon, Puerto Rico (10 yrs!) where I surfed, worked and built an Earthdome on my 5-acre property. I'm in-and-out of the apartment a lot, but the others are always around.
Sadiya & Carlos (couple):
Sadiya (English, Urdu, Hindi, some Punjabi): Hi! I'm originally from Brooklyn, New York. I am a full time Barista, and a full time student. My husband, Carlos, and I are are very reachable. You can always send me a text, I'm good with answering. Our apartment is really a great place to live--it is cozy, clean, and coffee friendly!!! Their are a few great coffee shops in the neighborhood and Prospect Park is a 5 min walk, BONUS! We are friendly, laid back, very welcoming to our new guests, and we love to bond over a great cup of coffee! :)
Carlos (Spanish, English): Hello everyone, I'm Carlos, originally from Barcelona, Spain. I'm a Spanish Teacher. Some of my hobbies are exploring NY, rollerblading at Prospect Park, and especially swimming at YMCA.
Vlada (Ukrainian, English): Hello! I'm Ukrainian and have been living in NYC for 3 years. I study business and, due to my passion for coffee, work part time as a barista. In my free time I love to explore exciting NYC and the USA. During my travels I have used Airbnb and now she enjoys co-hosting, offering others a place to stay.
We look forward to meeting you :)