The new Manhattan - minutes from the subway and 25 convenient to the sights of NYC. This is the perfect property for a large or small group of people visiting New York for whatever purpose. The house was built in 1919 and is 17 feet by 80 feet with three floors that include an elegant finished basement - totaling 10 rooms. It is artistically furnished and designed, but changes can be made per your request to reflect your needs.
The house is beautiful. I grew up here. Though, there is a certain rustic aspect in the basement rooms. Some guests have commented on it. These rooms are in a basement with high small windows and pipes. But it is elegantly finished with a comfortable temperature always. The rooms are small and there are no closets but there is a room off the larger room where you can put luggage and such. And in the front, there is a storage area.
We are conveniently located to Kings Theatre.
This is my home and is not a hotel.
Tourists: the subway (Q train) is a 3-minute walk - see below for times to some of New York's popular venues.
Family gatherings - great when traveling to a wedding or reunion for it is a wonderfully decorated house with a large dining room for family dinners, elegant, fully equipped kitchen and living room and even a sunroom to have fun conversations enjoying a view of Brooklyn through picture windows. There are enough televisions for downtime; a family feeling emanates. In the winter the gas fireplace adds charm.
Business gatherings - the dining room is great for meetings and if you are traveling with a group of five - each can have their own bedroom and then simply go downstairs to a beautiful dining room that serves as a conference room. However, the rooms aren't hotel rooms and do not have private bathrooms. There are two bathrooms with showers and one-half bath.
The kitchen can accommodate a banquet but the neighborhood is lively and has many shops and many, many restaurants minutes walking.
Victorian Flatbush boasts large houses from early last century - this 100 year home sits on a quiet block with birds chirping and children playing. It also has many bars and clubs on the main Road half a block away and is now attracting artists and yuppies because of its nightlife and beautiful homes.
There are three bedrooms upstairs; two have double beds and one, my office, can have a single or double aero bed or a single or double futon. Often it is the answer to the single in the group. There is room in the two large bedrooms upstairs to fit single futons and single aerobeds if required. Upstairs 4 can sleep in each of the two big bedrooms with one couple in each room and the smaller room can fit one couple. The two other bedrooms are in the lower level, finished basement; one has two single beds that can be pushed together making a Queen size bed. The other room has a double airo-bed. These rooms are quaint and admittingly small, but comfortable have rented separately to great reviews. But still they are basement rooms and you know you are in a basement. I have enough extra beds and a couch upstairs to accommodate 12 people sleeping in separate beds or 16- 18 with couples.Check the reviews I had 18 with a 5-star review. Remember there is a great deal of flexibility to switch things around; in addition in the living room, there is a comfortable couch. I often sleep on it in the winter because the room has a fabulous working gas fireplace. The house is large and roomy obviously. As stated above there is a formal dining room with a very large table for meetings. It has six cushioned chairs, but I have metals chairs that can be used to accommodate bigger groups. Two of the bedrooms can serve as offices. There is high-speed internet access and regular internet with possible printer access if requested on one computer, as well there is a large sun-room sitting area in front with rocking chairs looking onto a tree-lined block. By the way, the kitchen also is wonderful for dining and it is elegantly designed with Quaker handmade cabinets, green granite and my own paintings and photographs adorning the marble and wallpaper facades.
We are minutes from the subway and many, many restaurants and nightlife. This is area has become one of the places to go in Brooklyn according to Timeout magazine - Many restaurants line Cortelyou rd which is very active at night.
The bedrooms upstairs are all air-conditioned and the first floor is air-conditioned - the lower level is not but remains comfortable in both winter and summer. All rooms have space heaters and of course, the house is heated by steam and gas.
Remember this is a beautifully decorated house in a quiet but popular area with many shops and easy access to Manhattan.
This is my home and I love it - miss it when I am not there. You are most welcome -
Prospect Park is .8 miles down the block and it is was built by the same architects as Central Park. Includes Everything you need - Just bring your clothing and a toothbrush
High-Speed Internet - WIFI
Use of the entire house except for separate studio which was once a carriage house
Washer and drier
Living room two flat screen televisions one regular television full range of cable channels
Restaurants in area
- The Farm (simply prepared dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients)
- Mimi's (delicious hummus) - Purple Yam (Filipino pan-Asian)
- Cinco de Mayo (Mexican) - San Remo Pizzeria (pizza & Italian)
- Cafe Tibet (delicious Tibetan food) - Sycamore (flower shop by day/bar at night)
- The Castello Plan (wine bar w/ dinner & weekend brunch)
- Kumo (Japanese)
- Catskills Bagels (NY-style bagels)
- Quathra (coffee shop)
- Cafe Madeline (coffee shop)
- Indian restaurants
- 3 new restaurants I need to find out about
Manhattan is a subway ride away
• Q train line
• Easy transfers to 2,3,4,5, LIRR from Atlantic Ave
• To SoHo (28 mins)
• Union Square (25 mins)
• Herald Square (30 mins)
• Times Square (35 mins)
• Central Park and Columbus Circle (about 40 mins)
The space can fit 16 people as I explained above with four couples or people willing to share a bed - but it is perfectly comfortable for 10 with four couples. There are five separate bedrooms - a total of 10 rooms. Any number 12 and above would be considered tight but, but workable!
If you have any questions or special needs just email me -
Smokers may not smoke in or anywhere near the house. They must go around the corner or to one of the benches on the corner.
Parking - street parking is readily available but be aware if you plan to leave your car as you tour, you must follow the alternate side of the street parking rules. You may block the driveway in front but unfortunately, there is no parking in the driveway! You must step on neighbors property and this would cause issues. Thank you for taking the time to learn about my home which I love- at first I did this only for the money now I enjoy also showing my home and meeting wonderful people :)
Parking - street parking is readily available but be aware if you plan to leave your car as you tour, you must follow the alternate side of the street parking rules. You may block the driveway in front but unfortunately, there is no parking in the driveway!
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$349 - $449||-||-||1 Nights||-|
|Cleaning Fee||Required||$175||One time|
|Refundable Security Deposit||Required||$1,000||One time|
Rick is an experienced, highly rated host who is committed to providing great stays for his guests. Just read his reviews!
I am a writer and actor living and creating alone both in the city and the country - the best of both worlds. I have had success but my most recent joy is writing awareness plays, producing, performing and directing them for the New York City school system - delightful. Check out www,pr (Website hidden by Airbnb) As well discover my channel on youtube, keywords: pridenotprejudic (no finale)
I also enjoy writing and performing for the New York theater scene.
Another joy is getting to know people - I traveled to over 100 countries and delight in meeting and keeping in touch with as many interesting humans as possible.
My passions are classical music, theater, bicycling, swimming laps and walking in the woods and Manhattan or Brooklyn - the new Manhattan.
Lives in New York, United States
Rick was is a very communicative, accommodating and an amazing host. His beautiful house was as described and larger than I had anticipated. Location was great. Plenty of parking on the surrounding streets. It was a group friends for only the one evening but I would totally recommended an extended stay as if felt like a home away from home. It has all of the right touches. The fire place was easy to work and does wonders on a colder night. Air conditioning and heaters in all rooms as well. Our group as a whole was very pleased with our stay.
Stayed May, 2019
Our family was attending an event in Prospect Park and Rick's place worked out really well. We all especially loved the porch as well as the old gas fireplace in the living room! And walking out to get food or just see the neighborhood was perfect. Thanks Rick!
Stayed May, 2019
We spent 3 days/ 4 nights at Rick's place in July, 2018, had a fabulous time. The house is a hop, skip, and jump away from a bunch of terrific restaurants, coffee shops, and grocery stores, Cortelyou Station too. Rick was in close communication the week of our trip and made sure we had the relevant details, met us at the house and did a quick and lovely tour of the neighborhood to help us get our bearings. It was really helpful. The house itself is as described. The rooms were comfortable, we loved the family room and kitchen area, spent a lot of time chilling there after long days of wandering around the city. It was a perfect oasis for our NYC trip.
Stayed May, 2019
Great place to stay! Rick is a wonderful host. House is very convenient and close to restaurants and shopping. We had full use of house, including kitchen, which was much appreciated. Thank you, Rick!
Stayed May, 2019
Rick was a great host. He's very responsive and welcoming. Quiet neighborhood. The space has everything you could need.
Stayed May, 2019
Rick hosted his beautiful house for 10 of us for my friends bachelor to tour the city. Was better than I expected and a has great location. Would book again!
Stayed May, 2019
Huge house with tons of room to spread out. Rick is a super host and is more like family than a landlord. He is very attentive to making your stay special. The location cannot be beat. Very close to amazing coffee shops and stores.
Stayed May, 2019
Very comfortable space: loads of room and we spent a lot of time at the dining room table. The kitchen is well-stocked with lots of seating, too. It was very quiet and the neighborhood was lovely.
Stayed May, 2019
The communication was very good and check-in process went very well. The place has plenty of space, located in a very good neighborhood, and it is very clean and has all you need for a memorable trip in NYC. It is very close to public transportation. Definetely recommended for anyone.
Stayed May, 2018
Rick is an amazing host and has a beautiful, spacious home. It's in a safe neighborhood close to many restaurants and shops. We appreciate the personal interest Rick offered to us during our stay.
Stayed April, 2018