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New York Accommodation - Studio in Flatbush, Brooklyn (NY-11870)

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$878 / week
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May 25 2018 Jun 07 2018 4
$135
$878
information:Wireless Internet included;$50 Cleaning Fee for rentals of less than 4 nights
Jun 14 2018 Jul 08 2018 4
$135
$878
information:Wireless Internet included;$50 Cleaning Fee for rentals of less than 4 nights
Jul 20 2018 Aug 04 2018 4
$135
$878
information:Wireless Internet included;$50 Cleaning Fee for rentals of less than 4 nights
Aug 25 2018 Oct 01 2018 4
$135
$878
information:Wireless Internet included;$50 Cleaning Fee for rentals of less than 4 nights
Oct 20 2018 Dec 31 2018 4
$135
$878
information:Wireless Internet included;$50 Cleaning Fee for rentals of less than 4 nights
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Prices in U.S. Dollars. Euros. 1 US$ = 0.847 Euro € British Pounds. 1 US$ = 0.743 U.K. £ Australian Dollars. 1 US$ = 1.317 Aust $ Canadian Dollars. 1 US$ = 1.277 Can $ Japanese Yens. 1 US$ = 110.819 ¥en Swiss Francs. 1 US$ = 0.995 SFranc
Description
Studio Vacation in Flatbush, Brooklyn (NY-11870)
Studio, 1 Bathroom - Sleeps 4

This studio apartment is in the basement of a lovely house in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn, New York. On Marlborough Road & Beverly Road, this home is on a calm residential area, with tree-lined streets and elegant historic residences from the Victorian era. You’ll be able to take advantage of the shared facilities, including the fitness and laundry rooms, as well as the lovely backyard—during the summer months. There is a lockbox available for check-in and checkout key drop-offs as well as complimentary wireless internet access throughout the property.

To enter the air-conditioned studio, take the stairs down to the front door, which opens into the living area. It is furnished with a vintage flair, including a pull-out couch, and a regular queen-size bed, as well as an armchair, dresser, floor lamp, and side table. You can watch cable TV or movies, using the flat-screen TV and DVD player. There is an open kitchenette, where you can prepare your meals, and then sit down to enjoy them at the wooden-dining table, which seats four guests. Please note that there is no stove available, but that there are two electric burners. The bathroom is equipped with a shower stall, a sink with a storage cabinet, and a WC. Linens and towels are provided upon arrival. At the back end of the apartment, is a storage room, where you can place all of your belongings. Since this apartment is located in the basement, it can be dark at certain times of the day.

Flatbush is an area of Brooklyn that comprises several neighborhoods and therefore has a lot of character. Because of its diversity, not only will you get the opportunity to meet people from various backgrounds, but you will also get to enjoy the ethnic cuisines at specialized restaurants, from Filipino to Tibeten. Try The Farm on Adderly, known for its brunches and collaboration with local artisans and entrepreneurs, Purple Yam, popular for its delectable Pan-Asian meals, and Mimi’s Hummus, which serves a variety of dishes with influences from Israel, Morrocco, and the Kurdish region of Iraq! They are all located on Cortelyou Road less than .3 miles (550m) away. Support organic farmers and socially responsible companies, by shopping for produce and other items at the Flatbush Co-Op (right around the corner), open 7 days a week. Just half-a-mile (800m) north is Prospect Park, which aside from being the perfect spot for relaxing and engaging in outdoor sports, is also home to the Cherry Esplanade, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Prospect Park Zoo, and the Brooklyn Public Library!

Obviously, there is much to see and do in Flatbush. But if you’d like to commute to other parts of NYC, catch the Q train at the Beverley Road / East 16 Street and Cortelyou Road / East 16 Street stations, both within a 2-block radius (about 250m maximum), or walk a little further (7 blocks/1km) to the Church Avenue / East 18 Street station, which runs on the B and Q lines. You can go from Manhattan to Coney Island with these trains!

Please note that there is a train that runs near the apartment and can be heard throughout the day, though less frequently during nighttime hours.

Amenities:
  • Air Conditioning,
  • Cable,
  • TV,
  • DVD,
  • Internet,
  • Laundry inside the building,
  • Gym,
  • Pets not allowed,
  • Smoking not permitted,
  • No elevator
Location
Map: New York Vacation Rental - Marlborough Road & Beverly Road Brooklyn, NY 11226
subway i These maps/directions are informational only. No representation is made or warranty given as to their content, road conditions or route usability or expeditiousness. User assumes all risk of use. Google Maps, New York Habitat, and their suppliers assume no responsibility for any loss or delay resulting from such use.
  • B, Q Trains to Church Avenue / East 18 Street Station
  • Q Train to Cortelyou Road / East 16 Street Station
  • Q Train to Beverley Road / East 16 Street Station
Rooms
  • living room
  • kitchen
  • bathroom
  • apartment layout
Living room
Features: Sheets, Air Conditioning, Window, Cable, TV, Sofa, Dining table
Number of beds: 2
Bed size: sofa bed (double), bed (queen)
Kitchen
Features: Open, Fridge, Microwave, Freezer, Coffee maker, Toaster
Bathroom
Features: Shower, WC, Towels
Other

Apartment floor plans in this site are not drawn to scale. They are an indication of the general layout and are intended as a guide only. Nothing contained in them should be considered to be an exact blueprint or statement of fact or warranty.

Ratings & Reviews
Studio Vacation in Flatbush, Brooklyn (NY-11870)
Overall Apartment Rating (108) ? Overall Apartment Rating - The apartment rating is an average of each individual rating the apartment has received (not an average of the categories' ratings)
4.2 stars

The number in parenthesis is the number of customers who have rated this apartment

Apartment Experience (107) ? Apartment Experience - Clients' general impression of the apartment including, value and general comments and feelings about the rental
4.4
Location (106) ? Location - Clients' rating of the location of this apartment
4.5
Cleanliness (105) ? Cleanliness - Clients' rating of the cleanliness of the apartment
4.0
Condition, Comfort, Amenities (105) ? Condition, Comfort, Amenities - Clients' ratings of the details of the apartment including appliances and equipment, furniture and linens, size and available space, decoration/style, comfort of the apartment
4.0
Building (103) ? Building - Clients' rating of the building that the apartment is in including: Building appearance and condition, doorman/concierge (when applicable), access to apartment, extra amenities such as car park etc (when applicable)
4.4
Quiet/Loud (104) ? Quiet/Loud - Clients' rating of how quiet the apartment is, the greater the number of stars, the quieter the property. Please note that noise levels are especially subjective and can vary
3.7
Apartment Reviews (87)
Review by: Céline H.,
Apr 30 2018
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

We had a pleasant stay in New York and felt immediately right at home in this apartment. Mel is adorable and very welcoming.
We really enjoyed meeting him. When we arrived, he provided us with milk, orange juice, yoghurts, butter, cheddar, bread, cereals and a bottle of wine. We appreciated it.
The apartment is very comfortable, the area is very pleasant with shops nearby, subway is also close by and took us in Manhattan in 20 minutes (30 minutes for Times Square).

Review by: Olivier D.,
Apr 28 2017
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

Mel welcomed us very nicely, he even provided our first breakfast, which we really appreciated after our long journey.
The apartment is very close from Beverly Road subway station, which made our travel to NY very easy. At the far end of the street, there is a very convenient supermarket and many other amenities. The street is quiet and the neighbors are nice.
We suffered from the closeness with the subway station but after visiting NYC and the surroundings all day long, it was not really an issue (which explains our average feedback about noise). Good value for money.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
May 20 2017

Dear Helene and Olivier,
Many thanks for your lovely review. I'm so glad your vacation was successful; a great trip leaves a lifetime of happy memories. I'm happy to have played a small part in it. It was great meeting you and hope you return soon. Wishing you a wonderful summer, Mel

Review by: Yannick L.,
Mar 12 2017
From: Canada,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

We stayed in Mel's apartment for the third time. Once again, we were not disappointed and it is always a pleasure to see him again.

Review by: Davy M.,
Mar 02 2017
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 17 days

Apartment was excellent, in keeping with its description.
Not far from Manhattan, direct access to Times Square with the subway.

The owner was great, very easy to reach and available.

Review by: Sabine T.,
Oct 03 2016
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

Very nice location, quiet and pleasant area, very close to subway station. If needed, supermarkets are located one metro stop away, reachable in 5 minutes. Very nicely welcomed by the owner, he left some supplies for breakfast when we arrived. Many bath towels. Small summer garden. Recommended.

Review by: Christophe M.,
Sep 12 2016
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Strong points: - Located next to subway station, it takes about 30 minutes to reach Times Square / Good wifi signal / Not expensive / Very helpful owners who offered us some welcome gifts (groceries for breakfast and a bottle of wine) / Very clean and nicely equipped apartment.

Weak points: - Only one tiny window opening to outside and no natural light in the studio / Very noisy as the subway runs all night / Air conditioning is not great and noisy.

To sum up: Despite the weak points mentioned above, it is still a very good value for money. Subway station is a 2-minute walk which is very convenient.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Oct 10 2016

Hi Christophe,
Many thanks for your thoughtful review. So glad you found both the house and the neighborhood to your liking. Having the subway so close has its advantages as well as well as disadvantages. I know that the noise of the train can be vexing to those who are particularly sensitive to noise. That is why I state it in my studio's description. And of course with only 3 small Windows the studio it is rather dark. All in all, as you said, it's still a great deal. Hope to see you again to test out the new air conditioner.
Best wishes, Mel

Review by: Sophie R.,
Sep 06 2016
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 14 days

The apartment perfectly matches its description. We were glad not to have unpleasant surprises! This place is very well located because it is only a few meters from subway station, which is very enjoyable after having walked all day. It is around 40 minutes from the heart of Manhattan. It is also next to shops.
The apartment in itself is in keeping with pictures and description, nothing else to add. Indeed, you can hear the train but as far as we are concerned it did not prevent us from being fast asleep!
Mel is a very welcoming host and he was available whenever needed.
Fresh products were stored in the fridge when we arrived.
In short, we had an excellent stay in New York in this apartment. Thanks for everything Mel!

Review by: William C.,
Aug 26 2016
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

Great location and accessible.

Review by: Gilles D.,
Jul 18 2016
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

This apartment perfectly matches the agency website's pictures/description. The landlord is generous, he puts himself in the tenant's place who is tired after several flying hours. Subway station is literally nearby. Daily shops are down the street and open late (including takeaway food). I was able to come to New York thanks to its good value for money. I won't live there my whole life but it is perfect for leisure.

Review by: Monique T.,
Jul 10 2016
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Actual reviews on website are truthful. Decent apartment for a one-week stay. OK for 3-4 people. Good value for money. Bathroom ceiling was low: it is not advisable if you are 1.85 meter tall. Nicely welcomed by owner. Some necessities on the table and in the fridge, greatly appreciated. Quiet and beautiful street. Shops and subway nearby (very convenient). You get used to subway noise after the first night (with earplugs though). To be improved: double bed's duffle should be cleaned, crockery under the sink should be tidied up and cleaned up, cupboard above the sink smells, lighting in the shower and washable curtain in washing machine should be added, a movable shower head would be more convenient to wash and rinse. The cord to switch on the neon light above the sofa is hard to use, you really have to pull it to switch it on or off. Overall, electric circuit is really average.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Aug 11 2016

Hi Monique,
Thanks so much for you review. You know, we only correct things when we're made aware of them. The lights, both above the couch and in the
bathroom, have been fixed and are working just fine. Regarding the cleanliness and storage, the studio is professionally cleaned before and after each stay. For your information, everybody have a fixed shower head in USA. The noise from the train, on the other hand, cannot be controlled. For that reason I had it placed in the description. Some people cannot deal with the noise.
At any rate, I'm certainly happy that it didn't interfere with your overall stay and would love to host you again. Best wishes, Mel

Review by: Valerie A.,
Jul 08 2016
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

We stayed in the apartment located on Marlborough Road & Beverly road owned by Mel. Great stay in New York City. Ideally located with the subway nearby (Q line which goes to Manhattan). Owner is adorable, very welcoming, very helpful and accommodating. Small gifts were featured in the apartment so do not hesitate to offer him a small gift also (he deserves it). Rental is located far from Manhattan, which is a significant plus as the city is very noisy. So you will enjoy quietness and greenery in this Brooklyn neighborhood. We would recommend it without a doubt. And I even think I will come back.

Review by: Guillaume D.,
Jun 01 2016
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

The nice owner welcomed us warmly and was available. The apartment is ideally located between 2 subway stations, so that you can reach Midtown Manhattan in 30 minutes maximum. Generally speaking, it is in good condition but equipment is aging a bit ("unpredictable" electric stove). TV, electric heaters, wifi, coffee maker and toaster are in good condition. A lot of storage space (dresser, clothes closet with hangers). Good bedding. Many blankets, pillows and bath towels at our disposal. When we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised to see that the fridge was partially stocked with milk, orange juice, cheese, yoghurts... There were also cereals, coffee and a bottle of wine. It is a quiet neighborhood with a lot of shops nearby. We highly recommend this place!!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jun 16 2016

Hi Guillaume,
Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We strive to make your stay in New York something wonderful and we're very happy to have succeeded. I think you will agree that one week in the Big Apple is not enough, so week look forward to your return.
Best wishes, Mel

Review by: Stephanie H.,
May 03 2016
From: Germany,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Very nice, small and cozy apartment in if the most beautiful streets in Brooklyn. Mel is a very warm hearted, nice host and always willing to help. Grocery stores and supermarkets just around the corner as well as MTA train stations. It's a 40 minutes ride to Manhattan.
Fully recommendable!
You cannot stay more cheaper and more lovely in NYC.

Review by: Valérie And Roger L.,
Nov 15 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Good value for money. The apartment is located next to subway station and many stores. The landlady is nice and helpful. She left some fresh food and grocery products for us when we arrived... which was much appreciated after a long flight.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 28 2015

Hi Valerie & Roger,
Many thanks for your kind review. It's our pleasure to help make your New York holiday a memorable experience. So glad our hospitality added to that experience. We hope to see you again and add to that experience. All the best for a happy holiday season. Mel

Review by: Simon T.,
Oct 12 2015
From: Australia,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

The apartment was comfortable and homely and the owner very pleasant and helpful. He provided us with some food items to get us started which was much appreciated. He was also flexible about our checkout time. Highly recommended to all. Lovely little garden as well. The kitchen equipment could do with have some sharp knives.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Oct 14 2015

Hi Simon & Family,
It was lovely hosting you on your much too short visit to New York City. Thank you so much for your kind review. We try very hard to make our guest welcomed and comfortable. Hope your trip out West was equally enjoyable and I promise you a sharp kitchen knife on your next visit. Mel

Review by: Constance D.,
Oct 04 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

Very good rental, decoration was old-fashioned but all the necessary things are there. Very clean. Owner very friendly and welcoming. The house is located near a subway station, so you can hear the subway, but the convenience of the nearby subway makes up for the noise which might not matter after long days walking around New York.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Oct 19 2015

Hi Constance,
Great meeting you back in September. So glad your experience with us was positive and that you were kind enough to respond to our questionnaire.
I know the subway noise can be annoying but like a "true New Yorker" you deal with it. Hope we meet again. Best Regards, Mel

Review by: Kasia H.,
Sep 19 2015
From: Poland,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

The building itself looked very nice, but the apartment had a musty smell, it was loud as well as not very clean and rather dark. The owner was very nice and hospitable though.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Sep 30 2015

Dear Kasia and Filipe,
Very sorry that your stay at my home was not more pleasant. However, let me clear up several points: the studio is professionally cleaned before and after each stay. There is a checklist which includes changing all sheets, pillowcases, and towels, wiping all surfaces, polishing all wood, changing shower curtains and vacuuming the entire studio. In addition, the mini frig is cleaned and fresh food restored. I personally check that all this has been done.
The studio can become humid and musty during August. However there is a dehumidifier next to the bathroom which helps to eliminate the moisture.
The studio is a bit dark and perhaps a few more lamps would brighten things up.
Lastly, some people are disturbed by the train that runs behind the house. There is not much I can do about that and for that reason it is mentioned in the description of the apartment.
In spite of the above, your note stated that you had and enjoyable stay in New York and for that I am pleased.
Best Wishes,
Mel

Review by: Julianita L.,
Sep 08 2015
Accommodation Rental: 14 days

The owner is very nice; the apartment is cool, quit and comfortable.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Sep 22 2015

Hi Julianita,
It was so nice hosting you and your daughter. I know you walked the city from end to end and had a grand time doing it . Thank you for your review and nice to know your experience with us enhanced your trip. Best wishes until next time.

Review by: Philippe S.,
Aug 30 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

We were warmly welcomed in the apartment with a bottle of wine, some bread and a well stocked fridge, which we greatly appreciated. We didn't spend a lot of time with Mel (away the week of our stay) who was nonetheless very nice and a pleasure to talk with. William, Mel 's friend, was always available and very helpful when our car broke down. The apartment, located in the basement of a big house, is well located in a quiet residential area, close to shops and 2 minutes away from the subway that connects you directly to Manhattan. Speaking about the subway, it didn't bother us at all, even though it is running pretty close to the house. The bed and the sofa are comfortable. We also enjoyed the washer and dryer.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Sep 11 2015

Hi Phillippe,
Lovely having you stay. Thank you so much for your review. We try very hard to make your stay as comfortable as possible. When we achieve that goal we know that it is all worthwhile. Do hope to see you again. My best wishes for up-coming holidays.

Review by: Fabrice C.,
Aug 09 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 11 days

This apartment totally matches the website description. The landlady is very nice and helpful. This accommodation is located in the basement of a big house, a 2-minute walk from the subway station and some stores.

Review by: Jean Marie F.,
Jul 28 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 11 days

We rented Mel's apartment during 12 days in July. The owner is nice and welcoming. The place is OK, well located and quiet. The subway station is 5 minutes away (it takes 25 minutes to get to Times Square with the Q line). Shops are also a 5 minute-walk. The mini-fridge was stocked with yogurts, milk, cheese, butter, juices, cornflakes, bread and a bottle of wine. Lovely thought from Mel.

The neighbors were also very welcoming. We recommend this apartment.

Thanks for everything Mel.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Aug 17 2015

Hi Jean-Marie,
Many thanks for your kind review and recommendation. It was my pleasure hosting you and your lovely family and hope to see you all again. Best wishes, Mel

Review by: Kaye L.,
Jun 09 2015
From: Australia,
Accommodation Rental: 14 days

Mel was a fabulous 'host'- friendly, helpful and extremely welcoming.
This location in Spring is truly delightful.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jun 13 2015

Hi Kaye,
Just wonderful having you as a guest, only not long enough! Hoping the future includes Brooklyn and Marlborough rd. Best wishes for a great summer. Mel

Review by: Jonathan Manuel C.,
May 04 2015
From: Uruguay,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Excellent. Mel welcomed us with some snacks and a spotless apartment. It will surely be our first choice if we come back to New York.

Review by: Colin P.,
Apr 21 2015
From: United Kingdom,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

A very enjoyable stay was had by all. Very quiet, close to transport and a very lovely area which was quiet and perfect. I would highly recommend!!! The surprised items - including a bottle of wine - left for our arrival as an excellent welcoming touch!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
May 20 2015

Hi Colin and Cameron,
Great fun having you guys stay here in Brooklyn. I'm so glad you found the accommodations comfortable and pleasant. Let us know when you're coming back and we'll have some wine waiting. All the best, Mel

Review by: Anabel G.,
Apr 20 2015
From: Spain,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

Wifi wasnt working. The rest was good.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Apr 20 2015

Hi Anabel,
So sorry the wifi wasn't working ! Wish you had mentioned it as I have two accounts,; well, next time. I'm very pleased with you over-all review and hope you visit again. Best wishes for a great winter. Mel

Review by: Valerie B.,
Apr 20 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 11 days

Very nice owner who was available if needed. Small and well laid out apartment located in the basement. Quiet neighborhood except for the nearby subway station (which was convenient after all!!)

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Apr 20 2015

Dear Valerie,
Thank you so much for your review. We try very hard to make our guests feel comfortable and relaxed. So glad you appreciated our efforts. You guys were a joy to host and hope to see you again. Best wishes, Mel

Review by: Jonatan R.,
Apr 14 2015
From: Spain,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

The apartment is very cozy and perfect for 4 people, it has two comfortable beds (one of which is a sofa bed) and all the utensils you will need during your stay. It is very well located in Brooklyn, next to a metro station (5 minutes walking). The owner is a lovely person, she is very helpful and always available. It's a shame that I don't speak better English, I would have loved to engage longer conversations with her: D. It is true that you can hear the metro a little bit at night, but nothing awful nor annoying, you can sleep very well. I will definitely stay there again and recommend it to my friends that come to New York

Review by: Colin B.,
Mar 30 2015
From: United Kingdom,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Great basement apartment just a minute walk to Beverley Rd train stop. Shops & cafes/restaurants just up the road as well. Apartment was very comfortable and owner met us when we arrived, and had a bottle of wine waiting which was much appreciated! Also had laundry facilities and lots of guides/maps for NY. Prospect Park about 15 min walk away which would recommend. Street was also very nice with old wooden houses and very quiet. Would highly recommend.

Review by: Marianela H.,
Feb 16 2015
From: Venezuela,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

The apartment is very well located, at only one block from the subway station. Wifi is very good and the temperature inside the apartment is excellent (we stayed there during the winter). My main concern was the safety of the neighborhood, but the truth is that it is very safe. It's very close to a shopping area with restaurants, pharmacies and food shops. I highly recommend the sweet chicken sandwich from the corner store called "father and son". I read other reviews where people complained about the noise of the train, but honestly we were so tired after our walks that we didn't even notice it. Mr. Mel is very kind and helpful, he cares about his guests, we were very happy with him. We were welcomed with food, bread, butter, cheese, yogurt, cereal, milk and WINE !!! A wonderful welcoming. Mr. Mel, without a doubt, we will be back!! We liked this place so much that we have already recommended it to our friends.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Apr 28 2015

Hi Marianela,
Thanks so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your delightful family. I was particularly touched by your recommendation to your friends back home. Any friends of yours would be very welcomed here. I wish you all well and look forward to seeing you again. All the best, Mel

Review by: Heather K.,
Feb 09 2015
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

Location was very convenient, less then a five minute walk to two subways as well as a nice grocery store! The owner was very flexible and personable he responded to our emails & phone calls leading up to our visit. He was great to work with as well as had some good food recommendations.
You could hear the subway but I'm sure that's pretty normal, the ceilings & some doorways where lower then normal, the kitchen unit is a unit, but worked ok for small meals. The pull out bed was a normal pull out bed worked for our daughter but I'm sure would be uncomfortable for adults. Overall this place worked perfect for our family of 3 and we would for sure stay again.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Feb 10 2015

Hi Heather,
Thanks so much for your positive review of your stay and the lovely things you said about me personally. We, at New York Habitat, strive to make our clients happy and comfortable. The city is truly amazing, and even more wonderful in the spring and summer. You must come again ! By the way, I just bought an upgrade for the sofa mattress. Best wishes, Mel

Review by: Amanda D.,
Jan 10 2015
From: Spain,
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

I've been with my friends in Mel's house 10 days on November. The apartment is perfect to spend a few days knowing the city. It's small but it has everything, even the queen size bed is better than mine. We have the subway, grocerie and supermarket just a five minutes walking distance. Mel couldn't be better with us, so friendly and kind.
I hope come back as soon as possible :)

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jan 20 2015

Hi Amanda,
So good of you to take the time to review your stay! And what a lovely review,indeed. It's. Always a pleasure hosting young people excited and anxious to see "The Big Apple". I'd very happy to have you all return. My best wishes, Mel

Review by: Emilie T.,
Oct 27 2014
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

The apartment is very well located, with the Q train nearby. The owner is very nice and kind and even bought us some groceries.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 19 2014

Hi Emilie, It was a joy having you and your friends visit. The sounds of young people having fun is music to my ears. Glad you found us helpful and hope to be even more helpful on your (hopefully) next visit.
All the best, Mel

Review by: Freddy G.,
Oct 03 2014
From: Venezuela,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

My stay in this property was fantastic, I appreciate all the care and attention I got.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Oct 13 2014

Hi Freddy,
So happy your experience here was fantastic. We always attempt to make our visitors feel welcome and happy. Best wishes, Mel

Review by: Jean-paul L.,
Sep 29 2014
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

adequate apartment, good location close to subway and stores, great bedding

Review by: Janette M.,
Aug 23 2014
From: Australia,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Building is old but quaint, apartment was cosy, owner very pleasant and accommodating.

Review by: Marie-annick R.,
Aug 13 2014
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 11 days

We were delighted with our stay. Mel was extremely friendly, cordial and concerned with our well-being. The apartment wasn't top of the range but definitely adequate for the rent and offered the charm of a personalized home. The bedding was excellent for the bed, much less so for the sofa bed. The residential neighborhood was pleasant; it was so convenient to have the subway so close by, it certainly made up for the inconvenience of the noise.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Aug 20 2014

Hi Marie-Annick,
It was all my pleasure hosting you and your family. Your son was a delight and look forward to his return someday .I thank you for the great review and so very happy your experience was positive. Sorry that the sofa bed was not more comfortable; it's new but they're just not standard beds. Also glad that the muted sound of the passing trains did not effect your over-all experience. I would be quite happy to see you all again. My best wishes for the rest of the summer. Mel

Review by: Italo C.,
Jul 18 2014
From: Colombia,
Accommodation Rental: 17 days

Very nice experience, the owner was very friendly. Very nicely located.

Review by: Katherine L.,
Jul 08 2014
From: Belgium,
Accommodation Rental: 15 days

We had a very nice trip in Brooklyn, and Mel is an absolutely perfect host! We really felt welcomed, and we really felt at home!

Review by: Danell U.,
Jun 15 2014
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 9 days

Probably the best decision I made for this trip was to stay in this apartment in Brooklyn. The street is beautiful with very nice houses and completely safe. Only a block to the subway! After a day in the city with the constant noise, it was so nice to step off the subway, round the corner of the street and enjoy a quiet street. Highly recommend The Tibetan Cafe on Cortelyou St. Just a block away along with several other restaurants in the area.

The owner met us on our arrival and was extremely nice. He had stocked the mini refrigerator with yogurt, milk, OJ, cheese, had a couple boxes of cereal and a bottle of wine for me. This was appreciated in the morning (well, not the wine, in the morning) and so nice of him to do. He went well beyond his responsibilities to make sure our stay was enjoyable! He has a lovely backyard, which unfortunately, I was so tired every evening, I never fully enjoyed. He was even kind enough to take care of calling for a ride to the airport on our day of departure. Couldn't have asked for a better host.

The apartment itself was perfect for our needs. Myself and my two teens stayed comfortably. A few things to be aware of. The train does pass by closely and while you can hear it, since you're in the basement, it is not loud and it never interfered with our sleep or anything. Also, being in the basement, the ceilings are not incredibly high and the bathroom is pretty small. I'd say it might only be awkward if you were quite tall, like 6'2" or more maybe.

Overall, highly recommend staying here and would definitely do it again if I'm in New York again. Thanks so much for everything, Mel!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jun 26 2014

Hi Danell,
Thank you so much for your gracious review. So glad my studio helped to make your vacation memorable. You and the kids were great guests only your stay wasn't long enough; you must come back ! By the way, I realize that the ceilings are a bit low but have yet to figured out how to advertise for guests under 6' 3". Hope the rest of your summer is filled with joy. My best to your kids, Mel

Answer by: New York Customer Service
Jul 16 2014

Thanks for the review Danell. As mentioned in the description, there is a train that runs near the apartment and can be heard throughout the day, but runs less frequently during nighttime hours. We are glad you liked your stay and that the apartment was to your liking!

Review by: Carole V.,
Apr 30 2014
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

STONG POINTS:
- Very pleasant area, very quiet neighborhood with victorian houses from the early 1900's, some of which are renovated and gorgeous.
- Cortelyou rd and Newkirk subway stations 5 min away from the apartment, upton Q line to Manhattan less than half an hour away and back downtown, fyi unlimited metro pass $30 per person for a week.
- Apartment equipment was adequate, washing machine and dryer available, iron and hairdryer, so you don't have to bring too many clothes and saves you the hassle of household chores when you get back home! excellent temperature level inside the apartment
- lots of local stores to buy food
- the host had left a few ingredients for the first day (wine, orange juice, cornflakes, butter, cheese...)

WEAK POINTS: very few
- It isn't a luxury apartment but we were aware of that when we selected it (however the floor and the bathroom could do with redoing), you'll have no view outside as it is a basement but this apartment is only a base.
After an intensive day walking around Manhattan, you'll only want one thing: take your shoes off and relax before a good night's sleep!

So this vacation rental is excellent value for money and will allow you to enjoy a larger budget for the museums which are quite expensive.

On top of that, Mel is a very nice man who is worth meeting and who you can talk about anything at all with, the crème de la crème!

Careful: for those who arrive at Newark airport: the taxi to Brooklyn costs over $100 (yellow cab=driver doesn't own the car) and on our way back we paid $85 (green taxi means that the car belongs to the driver)

We'll keep excellent memories of our trip, of the accommodation and of Mel, our host.

Carole, Lily, Franck

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
May 12 2014

Hi Carole, Franck, and Lily,

Thanks you so much for your review. It was truly lovely getting to meet you and having time to " smooze'. So glad you were excited by the city and had time to explore so much. I'm also happy that you liked the neighborhood. As you know, it the largest concentration of Victorian Homes in the country.

By the way, I looked at the bathroom and decided you're right; it could use an update. By your next visit it will be accomplished.
Last but not least: being called "Crème de la crème" was a first and I do appreciate it. Have a wonderful summer. Mel

Answer by: New York Customer Service
May 27 2014

Hello Carole, Franck, and Lily, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and trip. As stated in the description, it is a basement apartment so the view is minimal. We let Mel know about your suggestion about redoing the floors. We appreciate feedback from our guests and we thank you!

Review by: Jennifer D.,
Apr 11 2014
From: Germany,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

We spent a great time at the apartment. It was very lovely decorated and the owner was very nice and lovely. He was always there for any question. Great!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Apr 16 2014

Many thanks for your kind review. It was lovely having you both and hope you can do it again sometime soon. Also, thanks for the invitation, I may just take you up on it. Stay well and have a wonderful summer.

All the best, Mel

Review by: David R.,
Jan 05 2014
From: Spain,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Everything very nice and cozy. Mel, the host, is a charming man and willing to help for anything you need. They welcome you with food even for the first day.

Personally, I like the apartment location because it's in Brooklyn, it's much quieter than Manhattan and there are very good train/subway connections.

I recommend it.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jan 08 2014

Dear David,

So happy to have had you stay with us in Brooklyn. I want to thank you for your kind review and pleased that it helped make your vacation memorable.

Hope we meet again.

Mel

Review by: Pascal L.,
Dec 30 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 11 days

The apartment perfectly matched the description we'd been given. Clean apartment, comfortable bed and useful little kitchenette, convenient for breakfast. One asset is how close it is to stores and restaurants.

The host is an absolutely charming man whom we really cared to share a bottle of champagne with. Bread on the table, a bottle of wine, butter and a warm welcome for our arrival.

The subway being very close by is an advantage (thirty minutes from Manhattan) and the noise from the subway didn't disturb us. The apartment timeworn aspect (heating, electricity) didn't bother us.

It is really good value for money and allows you to organize a stay in excellent conditions to have rest periods after very busy days.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Dec 31 2013

Bonjour Pascal,

What a pleasure it was meeting you and the family! I'm thrilled that the visit was a success and that you found the accommodations pleasant and convenient.

Would love to see you all again. My best wishes to you and yours in the New Year.

Review by: Claudia G.,
Nov 01 2013
From: Germany,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

Good place to stay, we liked it!

Review by: Tove H.,
Oct 27 2013
From: Estonia,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

We had a lovely stay at the apartment. The owner was very friendly and welcoming. We would love to come back here next time we are in NYC.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Oct 29 2013

Hi Tove,

Thanks so much for your lovely review. It was lovely hosting you , but your visit was just too short. Longer, next time???

Best wishes

Mel

Review by: Yann V.,
Oct 25 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 14 days

I really enjoyed spending my vacation in Mel's apartment.. our host was pleasant, kind and uncomplicated throughout the stay. When we first arrived at the apartment, the bottle of wine and the scones were a really nice little bonus :)

The apartment is as described.. it is located in the basement so it is a bit dark since the lights need to be permanently on but the advantage is that it's never too hot or too cold.

The apartment is in a good location since it is in Brooklyn and allows you to live with real Americans who live in the suburb. the subway is a 3 min walk.

Very clean.. nothing to say.

I'll go back and I have already recommended this vacation rental to a friend.

Thanks Mel.

Review by: Sonia A.,
Oct 22 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

Spacious accommodation, close to subway and local stores, very functional. The neighborhood is superb and extremely quiet, it is really nice to walk along the nearby streets.

The host is charming and hospitable and even provided some food for our first meals! He is very considerate.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Oct 24 2013

Hi Sonia,
It was a joy hosting you both. I do hope to see you again and many thanks for the lovely review.

Review by: Tariq B.,
Aug 19 2013
From: Canada,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

The accommodation is as described in the ad with, as a bonus, the surprise to get a really rare welcome from the host, very kind and considerate.

We'll be back for sure.

Review by: Terry H.,
Aug 05 2013
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

Me and my friends stayed 5 days in the apartment. Everything was perfect. The owner is very friendly and even bought us food and a bottle of wine before we arrived!

I strongly recommend staying at this place and I would definitely stay again if I come back to New York.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Aug 05 2013

Hi Terry,
Loved having you and your friends ! Sorry, it was such a short visit. Let's make it up on your next visit.

Review by: Sylvie T.,
Jul 24 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

We had a very nice stay, Mel is wonderful and very helpful. It was perfect to take the subway. Quiet enough at night, which is important to recover from our busy days.

We were able to do the laundry. In short, if we go back to New York, we'll return.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jul 28 2013

Hi Sylvie,
Many thanks for the review and I hope you do return. The apartment's waiting !!!!!

Enjoy the rest of the summer.

Review by: Yannick L.,
Jul 20 2013
From: Canada,
Accommodation Rental: 9 days

The host lives on the premises and gave us a very warm welcome. A bottle of wine, juice, milk and fruit bread were waiting for us. The rental rate is fair. A bit dark but it's in the basement so it's normal.

The neighborhood is nice and we discovered Brooklyn with great wonder. There is a subway station less than a 5-minute walk away that takes us to Times Square in 30 minutes. The little garden is very pleasant.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in New York.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jul 25 2013

Hi Yannick, What fun it was having all you guys here in Brooklyn. So glad you had a great time and that New York Habitat was part of it.

Hope to see you all again.

All the best,

Mel

Review by: Sandra T.,
Jul 19 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

We had a very nice welcome from the host, an absolutely delightful man. We really enjoyed your stay in New York thanks to the peace and quiet of this accommodation located in Brooklyn, after Manhattan hustle and bustle.

Very good value for the money. It is true that the subway very close by can be troublesome for the noise, but it wasn't for us. Thanks again to our host for his warm welcome.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jul 25 2013

Hi Sandra, Thanks so much for your review. It was my pleasure hosting you and would love to see you guys again. Best wishes for the rest of the summer.

Mel

Review by: Montse R.,
Jul 04 2013
From: Spain,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

The apartment is located in a pretty Victorian house very close to the subway. Nel's (the owner) attention was excellent. Two pros: the possibility to use the washing machine and the gym's machines.

One problem: the hysterical neighbor who scolded us for smoking in the courtyard. I'll recommend it to my friends.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jul 12 2013

Ciao Montse,

Thanks very much for your beautiful review. I am very happy that you had fun in my city, and that your stay in my apartment has been memorable.

You were great guests and hope to see you again in the future. I wish you a good summer.

Mel

Review by: Uriel U.,
Jun 05 2013
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

I was very pleased with the apartment and the location, the subways is just around the corner and plenty of shops on the other direction, you can hear the subway when it goes by but it didn't bother me at all, the apartment is not close to some of the attractions but it didn't bother me.

I wanted the NY experience and I got it, I love NY subways. I was very pleased to have met the owner and I will be staying at this place again cause I will be going back, great place to stay if you are in a budget.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jun 07 2013

Hi Uriel, many thanks for your lovely review. It was my pleasure hosting you on your first trip to NYC. Looking forward to your next.

Review by: Nadine K.,
May 30 2013
From: Germany,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

Cute apartment! Exactly the same impression as from the photos so you can figure out what comes to you - Nice style in green, low ceiling, sufficient gadgets and even a half full fridge! We =2 persons from Germany, fell in love with the lovely vintage Dekoration for the First Sicht.

The only negative point was that the bathroom wasn't clean (hair in the shower an on the floor) and the free wifi only worked in the bathroom for the first login. That everything's vibration when Subway was arriving didn't annoy us, we rather appreciated the location/short distance: less than 1 Minute to the station!!

Another highlight was the flexibility and kindness of the owner making us feel so comfortable. Mel was always there for us especially when we needed assistance to restart after a little power breakdown we could call in the middle of the night. It's a shame we could not say goodbye personally to him because he was at work when we had to leave :(

Only can recommend to everybody this vacation rental located in a nice neighborhood where public transport is so close and makes your nyc trip much easier especially for an awesome price! Definitely would come here again.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jun 05 2013

Hi Nadine,

So glad you had a positive apartment experience. I really don't know why it took a day for for the wifi to kick in; that usually doesn't happen. I've spoken to the housekeeper about the hair in the shower but she had no answer for me. It certainly wouldn't happen again!

All said and done, I'm happy that you were happy with the experience and would come again.
Best wishes, Mel

Review by: Luciana D.,
May 27 2013
From: Brazil,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

I stayed with a friend for a week and, to our necessities, the place was perfect. The location is extremely good, near the subway station and in a very quiet and pleasant street. There are shops nearby with a good range of cafés and restaurants.

The owner is extremely sweet and attentive and we already miss him. This is surely the place I will always want to stay whenever I go to New York.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
May 29 2013

Hi Luciana,

It was a pleasure having you and Rodrigo as guests. So glad you enjoyed New York and that I was a part of it. Looking forward to your next visit.

All the best.

Review by: Frederic L.,
May 10 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Thanks! thanks! thanks! to Mel who hosted and even helped us out a lot. We loved the accommodation, the neighborhood with the victorian houses, a genuine haven of peace after Manhattan's noisy days. The wifi was very useful. A plus: the Q line station less than a minute from the accommodation.

The kids loved Mel. The noise from the subway close by really isn't any trouble. Soon we'll send Mel photos of our stay at his place. This vacationrental is definitely to be recommended.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
May 25 2013

Frederic and family should be listed in the who's who of great guests. Absolutely loved having them. They were friendly, witty, and grateful for any help you offered. Their children were well-behaved and lovely to have around. Pleeeese come back soon.

Review by: Hélène H.,
May 09 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Very nice stay. Very well situated close to subway and in a very pleasant street. The noise from the subway didn't bother us at all. Ideal with kids. Very warm welcome from Mel. Washing machine and dryer much appreciated.

Review by: Armin B.,
Apr 20 2013
From: Germany,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Very nice and helpful hosts. The accommodation is in the basement. There's everything you need. The subway is 200m away so you're in Manhattan in 20 minutes. Food stores are also close by. Certainly one of the cheapest options to live in NY.

The subway virtually goes through the room but since we are sound sleepers, it didn't disturb us.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Apr 25 2013

Dear Armin,
Very much enjoyed meeting you and your son. So glad you were comfortable and that your visit was filled with the excitement of a new city. Also happy that the passing train didn't keep you up.

Ah, the trials and tribulations of life in the Big Apple.
All the best,
Mel

Review by: Christiane K.,
Apr 19 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

The host is a charming man, a maths teacher, helpful and hospitable. For our arrival, there was a bunch of tulips, a bottle of good wine, coffee, fresh bread and cakes, butter, cheese, orange juice, milk, kellogg's, wifi...

Everything was set up to make things easy. Very close to the subway, therefore a bit noisy, but we slept very well. We will return in a heartbeat.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Apr 25 2013

Dear Christiane
Many thanks for your lovely review. Loved meeting the two of you and would indeed enjoy a return visit. Hope you're enjoying the Spring.

All my best wishes,
Mel

Review by: Stephanie L.,
Mar 19 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Overall, we enjoyed our stay very much. Mel's welcome was very nice. It is one of the rental's main assets. The accommodation has all modern conveniences but in keeping with the price. Some noise from the nearby subway but it was bearable.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Mar 29 2013

I am so happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay, Stephanie. There is some noise from the subway behind the house (as stated in the description). Happily, it did not interfere with your holiday.

Hope to see you again!

Review by: Devora O.,
Feb 27 2013
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Great apartment and host. Had a lovely experience and would stay here again!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Feb 27 2013

Thanks, Devora . My pleasure hosting you and hope to see you again.

Best wishes.

Review by: Kévin D.,
Feb 04 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 11 days

The host is a very nice person who answered all our questions. Some food was there for us on the first day for our arrival, very convenient!

The vacation rental is ideally located in a quiet neighborhood close to the subway, about 25 minutes from Times Square. The noise from the subway is absolutely not a problem, you very quickly get used to it. There is a shopping area nearby where you can find supermarkets and an excellent bagel vendor, perfect!

The accommodation is in very good condition, ideal for a stay in New York without the stress of this huge city!

Review by: Gael B.,
Jan 21 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

The vacation rental is in a house that is located in a very pleasant and very quiet street, very close to the subway. The owner gave us a very warm welcome, he'd bought some bread, pastries, milk, fruit juice etc for us. He's really hospitable and very kind.

We had a very nice stay and if I spend another vacation in New York, I'll most probably come back here.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jan 22 2013

Gael was the perfect guest and it was my pleasure hosting her.
All the best.

Review by: Diego Mauricio S.,
Dec 11 2012
From: Colombia,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Excellent choice. The accommodation is perfect for 4, it is clean and comfortable and is equipped with all comforts such as Internet, washing machine, dryer, fridge, stove, heating and air conditioning. It is very well located half a block from a subway station.

I think it is an excellent price, which saved us a lot of money for our stay in NY. There are markets, restaurants and pharmacies, among others, close to the apartment. On the first day, our host welcomed us with wine, juice, milk, fruit, and on the last day, he allowed us to stay later than we should have because our return flight was late at night.

I 100% recommend this vacation rental.
Regards.

Review by: Valérie B.,
Nov 15 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 9 days

I would like to point out the owner Mel's extreme kindness and helpfulness. We communicated regularly prior to our arrival. Mel answered all the various questions I had. We had booked at the time of Hurricane Sandy and Mel immediately offered to postpone our trip for a few days if we could. We were greeted with muffins, a bottle of wine and a bunch of flowers, which touched us deeply. There was also bread, cheese, yoghurt, milk and cereals for the children.

The neighborhood is extremely pleasant. The immediate proximity of the subway is an asset (that makes up for the noise). It takes you directly to Times Square in 20 minutes.

Although I cannot deny the fact that the apartment is noisy, it is nonetheless very good value for money. My daughters and I are extremely satisfied.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 28 2012

Dear Valerie,
I'm glad that in spite of noise, you found the experience positive and worthwhile. I loved having you and your adventurous daughters over. Thank you very much!

Review by: Megan G.,
Oct 17 2012
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

Three of us stayed at this apartment for 3 nights: my husband, my 9-year-old son, and myself. We can't say enough good things about Mel and about this apartment! Mel was a gracious and friendly host. We were greeted with a bottle of wine, a delicious loaf of garlic bread to accompany our dinner, and scones and other breakfast items for the next morning, so that we wouldn't have to go grocery shopping right away.

The price is right, especially for folks traveling on a budget, and having the ability to cook some of our meals in the room rather than having to eat out all of the time really, really helped us to save our "fun money" for fun.

The location is great! It's in a beautiful and vibrant Victorian section of Brooklyn. It's just one block from the subway, so travel was extremely easy and convenient. It's literally right around the corner from the Flatbush Food Co-Op, which is open until midnight. In addition, there are several restaurants and bars about a block from the apartment on Cortelyou Street. We had a delicious meal at one of them, The Purple Yam. We just couldn't ask for a better location. We felt so at home.

The apartment itself is warm, clean, has all the amenities you need (refrigerator, hotplate stove, microwave, coffee maker), and is beautifully furnished -- we loved the tapestries on the walls, the antiques, the funky collection of clocks, and all of the paintings. Be sure to check out Mel's beautiful back yard and goldfish pond! Lovely! Mel was also generous enough to allow us access to his washer/dryer, which was really helpful after we became soaked in a rainstorm on one day of our stay.

We were so comfortable and happy. This will definitely be our first choice for accommodations when we return to NYC in the future!

Review by: Shaena D.,
Oct 14 2012
From: Canada,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Very kind and friendly fellow, an absolute sweetheart. Super helpful and thoughtful to us, and lives upstairs.

Suite is the basement in a lovely old victorian style house on a street lined with pretty trees and homes, in a nice area. Suite is in an older building, with shower only, and has been decorated with rugs and antiques. The bed and futon slept four nicely.

Chinese food and an organic market are nearby, beside two easy metro stops direct to Manhattan.

Trains are safe, easy and fast before midnight, but the nearby stops close after 12 and the walk from the 'church' stop is a bad area. If you plan to return home before midnight,

I cannot imagine a better place, but if you do stay out late, choose the longer walk from the metro stop after Beverly to stay in the nicer area.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Oct 18 2012

Thanks, that is a good review.

I'm not sure why the train is not running after midnight. I think they may be doing tract work. If so, that should end shortly.
Until then I too would recommend getting off at the stop after Cortelyou Rd. and walking from there.

By the way, it's not only safer but also shorter.

Hope that helps.

Best wishes,
Mel

Review by: Grégory R.,
Sep 23 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 14 days

Everything was simply perfect, the host who rents out the accommodation is just ever so kind and gives us all the information we need. On top of that, he's always available if we need anything at all.

Review by: Lara M.,
Aug 27 2012
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

No negative comments on that regard! The owner has been very kind and nice! The apartment is located very close to a subway station and the furniture and decoration is adapted to those who like the vintage style!!!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Sep 24 2012

Lovely guests! Fun to talk to and delightful to host. They left the studio in excellent shape.

Review by: Laurence V.,
Aug 22 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

Mel is a truly delightful person, very welcoming. We will be happy to go back.
The house is in a really nice neighborhood.

Review by: Marie H.,
Jul 28 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

The owner is great, extremely nice and helpful and the house is beautiful, with an amazing porch and back garden that I was encouraged to use and really appreciated. The basement room is okay, but could be cleaner, especially the curtains. The equipment is basic.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jul 31 2012

While the studio is cleaned after each guest, I don't think the curtains have been washed.
Will take care of that immediately.
Mel

Review by: Philippe B.,
Jul 23 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

Extremely friendly host.

Review by: Marcello V.,
Jun 13 2012
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

This apartment has everything one needs, and more, even if at first sight it does not seem to.
Space to park and near the subway, on a quiet tree-lined street near a strip of restaurants and stores, possibility to cook and to do laundry, and so on. The subway runs behind the house but one stops hearing it after about 10 minutes: no problem sleeping.

It's a basement in a big old house, with that funky smell of American old houses that might be annoying to some: that is its only drawback. A basement appears to be pretty much the only type of apartment one can rent short term in NYC with children under 10, for some rule about window safety.
There is also access to a well furnished artsy back garden for relax. For a few days visit, it's just great if you are not looking absolutely for something brand new in Midtown.

Moreover Mel, the owner is really kind and helpful, making sure there's food when guests arrive, even baby food for us. Overall, a great deal

Review by: William C.,
Jun 07 2012
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 2 days

Great owner, great location near subway and restaurants. Tall renters beware, basement flat has low ceilings and beams--duck!--watch your head!

Review by: Damion L.,
May 14 2012
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 11 days

Comfortable with a well rounded amount of amenities. Lighting in the bathroom could be a bit better - pretty dark in the shower!

Owner was great - very accommodating and willing to offer details on the neighborhood etc.

Very close to the train which is a big plus from a transportation standpoint. Lot's of great restaurants and shopping within a couple minute walk from the apartment.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
May 19 2012

Thanks for the nice review. The shower is dark. I've tried putting a battery-operated light nearby, but it still leaves the shower kinda dark. I am working on it.

Review by: Ralf S.,
May 09 2012
From: Germany,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

The pictures of the accommodation should be updated. The current state is different from the pictures. The accommodation is in the basement, that should also be mentioned. The owner is very kind and helpful. The owner could hire a cleaning lady and charge a fee for a final cleaning, then it would be clean.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
May 19 2012

Except for looking much larger in the photos, the studio is exactly as shown. Absolutely no different. The studio is always cleaned before each new client: sheets and towels changed, and bathroom cleaned with bleach.

Review by: Patrick P.,
Mar 16 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Vacation rental located in Brooklyn, it's a choice we made and we do not regret it. 30 minutes away from Manhattan with the subway, it is not a disadvantage and it reflects on the price of the rent.

The street is very quiet and you can hardly hear the subway less than a minute away on foot and it's not inconvenient in the least. In other words a very pleasant place to rest and get ready for another day walking around Manhattan.

Last but not least the owner is an absolutely charming man who had done some grocery shopping for us in case we were tired upon arrival. But his kindness doesn't stop there.

Nothing but positive things during this unforgettable stay.

Patrick and Carmen.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Mar 16 2012

Just heard from Patrick and Carmen. Arrived back home safely and wanted to thank me (again). They were lovely : we shared some good wine and interesting stories. They hope to visit again.

Review by: A Guest,
Mar 06 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

An ideal vacation rental for those traveling on a small budget, with an owner who was simply exquisite (welcoming, understanding and nice) and who prepared some food and drink to welcome us.

Very close (a little too close maybe?) to a subway station from which we could sometimes hear a low noise, it's very convenient, even though the line isn't one of the main ones going through Brooklyn.

The comfort was decent (for the price you can't hope for a palace either), despite a bathroom that was a little small (the shower is too low for anyone over 6 feet) and the apartment being located at basement level. But to be perfectly honest all that matters when you're in New York is to have a bed to sleep in.In any case, we will most likely come back!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Mar 06 2012

W. and friend were perfect guests. They were polite, clean, and seemed to have a wonderful time. They left the studio clean , with used sheets and towels set aside. Hope to have more like them.

Review by: Serge C.,
Oct 05 2011
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 14 days

Very welcoming owner - when we arrived, we found some shopping he'd done so we could have a meal straight away - decent vacation rental for a short stay, its location on basement level not very comfortable - we did like the location in a traditional house in a quiet, residential area where we could rest from NY bustle - the subway really close to the house is a plus, the noise from it is not a nuisance

- to be improved: cleanliness/cleaning and check the photos and the floorplan which are not up-to-date - the value for money is its main asset.

Answer by: New York Customer Service
Oct 13 2011

the owner was grateful for these comments and will be sure to speak with the cleaners to ensure that the apartment is thoroughly cleaned and prepared prior to the start of each rental.

The owner verified that the pictures and floorplan on our website are accurate.

Review by: Andrea P.,
Sep 12 2011
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 9 days

We had a very good time!!! The owner really is a very nice and helpful person. The accommodation is as described; the location is ideal, the neighborhood is lovely, very quiet and very close to the subway. Manhattan is only 20 minutes away by subway.

Highly recommended ++++++

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Sep 12 2011

Lovely couple. Got them passes to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. They loved NYC, the apartment, and perhaps everything less the rain. They left the studio in wonderful condition. Very nice experience.

Review by: Catherine G.,
Sep 04 2011
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 9 days

We were happy with this vacation rental even if it's noisy at night (trains run closeby).

The owner was a gem: as we were stuck with the hurricane Irene, he offered us to stay as long as we needed until we could get our plane (at no extra charge!). He opened his own apartment for us so we could phone and check the Internet!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Sep 04 2011

Well, due to the hurricane, they're still here, as my guests. Actually, they are both quite lovely and pre-hurricane, they seemed to have had a wonderful time.

They will probably be able to leave by Tuesday which gives me plenty of time to prepare the studio for my next guest on Thursday.

If they still can't get out, I'll invite them upstairs to my guest room .At some point in life we all depend on the kindness of strangers

Review by: Daniel C.,
Aug 20 2011
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

The apartment is located very close to a subway station, which is very practical for visiting New York and the surroundings. On the other hand, we could hear the trains at night but it didn't prevent us to sleep. The rent is also very interesting.

The owner is very friendly and trustworthy. For instance, he bought us some food when we arrived, and when we left he offered us to stay in his living room while waiting for the taxi.

Just two remarks : the mattress of the sofa is getting old and the decoration of the apartment could be improved.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Aug 20 2011

A delightful family consisting of dad and two teen daughters. Expressed comfort with accommodations and delight with the neighborhood.

I was able to secure free admission to MOMA and the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, both of which they thoroughly enjoyed. They left the studio in excellent condition and would love to host them

Review by: Patricia W.,
Jun 07 2011
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

The vacation rental was perfect for this week's holiday, as it is away from Manhattan we could 'breathe', especially the kids, thanks to the garden.

The owner was really nice, he waited for us the evening we arrived and had done some shopping for us. Besides we could use the washing machine and the dryer.

Review by: A Guest,
May 22 2011
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

Excellent place to stay while visiting New York. Unique, beautiful and quiet neighbourhood. Location is good, doesn't thake long to Manhattan via subway. The host is very friendly, thrustworthy and helpful. Very cheap and nice way to stay in New York!

Also New York Habitat was excellent. We reserved the place just two days before arriving, and it worked out perfect! Thanks!

Review by: Aude T.,
Nov 18 2010
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

We are really very happy with our experience through your service.
The website and the person in charge of our rental were very efficient. The description matched what we rented.

Our host is a welcoming and absolutely charming person. We were delighted to meet him. Since our return we have recommended your site as well as the accommodation to a number of people we know.

Just one comment: we should be able to ask to hold the apartment before finalizing a deal.

Answer by: New York Customer Service
Nov 18 2010

In the case a client needs a little time to make a final decision on booking an apartment they are interested in, owners may accept to hold the apartment's availability for 48 hours.

Review by: Olivier T.,
May 03 2010
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

We really did appreciate New York Habitat service (efficiency, speed, reliability) as well as the studio apartment that we rented: it was as described, the neighborhood was very nice with subway, stores and restaurants very near.

Moreover, we were delighted with the owner's welcome: he kindly had done some shopping for our first night so we wouldn't have to go out because he thought we would be tired from our trip. He was available throughout our stay. At the end of the week, as we were unsure we'd be able to leave because of the volcano eruption, he offered we stay until we catch a flight, at no additional cost. We were deeply touched by this offer.

In short, we are very happy and will not fail to recommend you to our friends and relatives who want to go to New York!