Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
You won’t be charged yet

We offer a very comfortable and peaceful home away from home. Your 1 bedroom has a private entrance, living room and entertainment area, kitchen, and backyard access. You'll be able to fix your own meals & treat yourself to espressos in the yard. Essentially, you get an entire flat and backyard.

Please note: Ask us about our 7-day (one night free) winter discount!

Also - if a date that you're interested in is blocked, please inquire directly with us.

The space

Hello! Welcome to the home of Melissa and Ray. We invite you to choose us for your next AirBnB stay while in NYC. We offer a very comfortable and peaceful home away from home. Your 1 bedroom has a private entrance, living room and entertainment area, kitchen, and backyard access. You'll be able to fix your own meals and treat yourself to an espresso or an Americano in the morning. Essentially, you'll have your own flat.

Please note -- This is technically a one bedroom apartment and has LOTS of privacy. It has it's own kitchen and dining room (and we have the same upstairs). There are stairs with connect the two units - so that's why we've listed the unit as 'shared'. Ray does utilize the kitchen/living room during the business day (starting around 10am).

Guest access

You'll have access to a full kitchen, backyard, shared living room / entertainment room, private bathroom, and more. We also have cable, wifi, Apple TV, Playstation, and a huge assortment of entertainment amenities.

If you're a chef (and Ray trusts you), you can use the outdoor grill or custom smoker or get a grill lesson from Ray. Regardless, it's very likely that you'll be heading home with some of MelRay's hot sauce. =)

Interaction with guests

Melissa and I are available to point you to local hot spots, eateries, Dough (famous doughnut shop around the corner), etc. We also host amazing dinner parties that might be of interest. BUT - we're also very hands off.

This is your time to get some rest - or to get to work. You'll have your privacy.

Other things to note

Did we mention that we love grill masters, chefs, creatives, and musicians?

Once again - if a date that you're interested in is blocked, please inquire directly with us. We might simply have a dinner event that night and more communication about logistics would be in order. Hey - you might want to join us for the dinner.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Family/kid friendly

Cleaning Fee $63 NZD
Security Deposit $141 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $176 NZD / night
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Learn more

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)

Please leave the place as clean as it was when you entered. We pride ourselves in our clean environment.

This is a family home and we can't allow unexpected guests without reasonable and clear communication.

As for Events, our home is an excellent event space. If you would like to book your next event here, please contact us directly regarding extra fees, your requirements, etc. We have a lot of experience pulling together waitstaff, clean-up crew, tables, and the like. Honestly, Ray might even offer to be the chef for you. =)


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

43 Reviews

Check In
Hedy User Profile
September 2017
What more can we say? We loved to stay at Ray' and Melissa's!!! We had a great time and we enjoyed their company very much. Their place felt like home. Their hospitality is great! They organized a BBQ in their backyard with friends and we were invited to join the BBQ. The hamburgers and pulled pork shoulder tasted awesome! They are professionals. The apartment was spacious and everything was there. Great kitchen, nice bedroom. Also Netflix was avaliable. During business hours Ray was sometimes working in the living room but he is really fun and interesting company. Don't bother. He felt like a brother in stead of a host. We did not feel uncomfortable for a second. We enjoyed the conversations with Ray a lot. Dudley admired Ray'a music talents at a jam session. Ray is a man with many qualities. The apartment is in a pleasant neighbourhood of Brooklyn. We felt safe. It is close to the train (metro). After a really busy day in Manhattan it was good to return to our place in Brooklyn: home! We have only positive things to mention. We can't even think of something not being positive. Just stay at Ray's and Melissa's in Brooklyn! You won't regret, you will love it! We had a great time in New York! Thanks Ray & Melissa! We will return!!! Big hug from Dudley & Hedy.

Dave User Profile
July 2017
We loved our stay with Mel and Ray. We felt welcome and "at home" from the moment we arrived. The room we stayed in was clean, bed comfortable. The living space/kitchen spacious, modern and clean. Nice patio too, although because of the hot weather we didn't get to use it much. Location very good too, with subway access close by. Lots of good restaurants, coffee shops and little grocery stores nearby. But the best part was Ray and Mels' hospitality towards us. From giving us dining / entertainment suggestions, fun and interesting conversation to making us feel welcome with anything in the fridge-they were great hosts. We hope to be back the next time we are in NY. Highly recommended!

Kate User Profile
July 2017
Our stay was so wonderful. The space was just as it looks in the photos, the washroom is just for the use of the Airbnb guests, and the backyard is amazing. Ray and Melissa's hospitality was absolutely amazing. They were around a bunch, which provided a great opportunity to get to know them and a few of their friends. Ray does work on the same floor as the room during the day, but everyone he had over was very kind. It wasn't a bother at all.

Piyada User Profile
July 2017
If you're looking for a comfortable and friendly home-away-from-home, then please stay with Ray and Mel! They go out of their way to make sure you have all the amenities you need for your stay, including an appliance-stocked kitchen to cook your own meals in order to save a buck or two while in New York. From their location, it was easy to walk around the corner to the subway station as well as request Uber and Lyft drivers to get around the city and travel into the other boroughs. There are so many food options within walking distance like Danee Thai and Sapphire Indian Restaurant which we frequented more than once during the duration of our stay. Ray and Mel were WONDERFUL and so gracious. They respected our privacy when we were hanging out at the house, but whenever we crossed paths in the shared space, they were always warm and friendly; always stopped to say hello and ask how we were. We watched Ray's band perform at The Stratosphere the first night we stayed with them and it was amazing! These accommodations and this experience exceeded our expectations and we will DEFINITELY be staying with them in the future.

Emily User Profile
June 2017
Ray's place was just as described online! He was very good at communicating information, and was very helpful in describing useful information for navigating NYC and the subway system. My only concern was that we only had 2 towels for the entire week and they were never replenished, but that was a small detail. Otherwise, I would highly recommend his place and be happy to stay here again.

Nicola User Profile
May 2017
Couldn't speak highly enough of Ray and Mel. Both very accomodating and it's a great space with a very comfy bed. Very close to public transport so it was very easy to get around the whole of New York City and back again. Would definitely stay here again if I ever make it back!

Malia User Profile
May 2017
Great location near the subway, shops, and restaurants. Importantly for me, also just a few blocks from Pratt Institute, where my daughter is a student. We stayed 3 nights while moving my daughter out of her dorm and then visiting with friends. Ray was warm, helpful, communicative and just great to chat with. The room was very comfortable and clean as was the bath. We used the kitchen only for coffee in the morning but it was nice that he offered we could use it to cook if we wanted. Great stay!

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in January 2014
Ray User ProfileRay is a superhost.

We're creatives, food lovers, media professionals. We decided to open our home to like minded professionals. This is our effort to pilot a unique experiential blend of hospitality, culinary arts, design and brand ideation. With luck, we'll find that ideal fusion and will move forward to recreate this on an exquisite beach.

Melissa hails from Queens, NY. Her favorite things are Popcorn, music, quiet time, silly moments, travel, great food, writing, all things inspirational, and any opportunity to be fashion forward! Melissa is known for being super sentimental, non-traditional and DRIVEN.

Ray hails from Oakland, CA. His favorite things are Music, creativity, fishing, travel, peace & quiet, cooking, entertaining, innovation and performance. Ray is known for being ridiculously creative, outside of the box, and forward thinking.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a few hours

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Ray’s place.
Melissa and Renata help host.

The neighbourhood

Similar listings