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Afro-soul lounge - 2 Bedroom apartment
Afro-soul lounge - 2 Bedroom apartment
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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Newly renovated, spacious 2 bedroom apartment with exquisite living room and private bathroom. Master bedroom features a California king size bed and a built-in closet. Smaller bedroom has an ultra-comfortable full size bed. Living room features custom-made furniture by a celebrated Afro-soul designer, as well as a vibrant and unique collection of contemporary art. In the heart of Bed-Stuy, cradle of jazz and hip-hop and close to all other areas of Brooklyn.

The space

Inviting guests on a voyage within its walls, the Afro-Soul arts lounge is a zingy statement of cosmopolitanism nestled on the second floor of a nineteenth-century Brooklyn brownstone.
In the spirit of all things Brooklyn, this metropolitan hideaway tastefully amalgamates Victorian interior, custom-built furniture by one of the celebrated kings of Afro-soul design, and a unique and piquant collection of contemporary artworks into an energetic, sophisticated, and welcoming environment.
Self-contained and intended for guests’ exclusive use, the apartment is comprised of two bedrooms, a sitting/dining room, a bathroom, and a fully equipped kitchen.
The spacious master bedroom blends coziness with aesthetic appeal: a king size bed with color-popping pillows exquisitely complemented by a sumptuous carved wooden footrest, a new and contemporary wardrobe storage. Overlooking the ground-floor patio’s quiet atmosphere, the room opens into an ivory bathroom with a 6ft long vintage claw foot tub and a fresh tile pattern.
Bathed in soft light and in an even smoother mood, the second bedroom offers a full-size bed and a vertical storage cabinet.
The sitting/dining room is a delightful experience on either side of its large, sun-filled windows. Inside, an ample lounge designed into a jazzy, modernistic tribute to Africa, with bohemian chic accents. Outside, the full view of a Brooklyn neighborhood’s sparkling soul. The flamboyant urbane décor of the sitting room mixes playful textured and wax prints cushions with a set of handmade patchwork armchair and poufs, matches the vivid splashes of barbershop signs with the simple lines of a monochrome sofa and the earthy-toned bricks of the open plan kitchen.
The kitchen provides a functional cooking area with appliances (oven, microwave, fridge freezer). All living spaces boast beautiful wood flooring and high ceilings. The apartment accommodates up to 4 people.
Guests can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi and television with digital cable services.
The Afro-soul arts lounge owes its name not only to its artsy personality - the floor below the apartment hosts the (non-residential) studio space of an internationally renowned visual artist. During working days/hours (Monday to Friday, 9 to 5), you may catch the gentle sounds of creativity at work – or not...we hope to welcome you soon on our uncharted island in the concrete jungle!

Interaction with guests

Clear information will be available in the house, and the amazing hosts Astrid and Daapo are going to be available to help you at all time.

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Extra people $42 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $84 NZD
Security Deposit $211 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $189 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 11PM

- Please leave your shoes in the hallway. The wooden floors are delicate.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

31 Reviews

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Victoria User Profile
September 2017
Mario was a fantastic host and couldn't do enough! His brother in law stayed in the apartment above so was often there to lend an helping hand if needed! The apartment was stunning. Both me and my mum have health problems so comfort was a must and it delivered! Both beds were amazing. A huge bath, which I loved and Netflix. I felt safe and like I was at home! Beautiful decor and clean with all the basics we needed! Excellent air-conditioning too, if you go when warm! There's also a local minimart within a couple of minutes walk! Has a great selection and good prices! Thank you Mario!

Arnulf User Profile
August 2017
Great appartement, good location for exploring new york, quite area, good connection to public transport (bus, subway).

Elaine User Profile
July 2017
Love this apartment. It was really comfortable and had such a relaxed vibe. We felt really at home here. Host was super attentive and responded to questions quickly. Also offered suggestions re local eateries which were spot on. Would recommend. We'd stay here again.

Marcus User Profile
June 2017
The Afro-Soul Lounge was incredibly beautiful with more than enough space for my two friends and I – a large living room, two bedrooms, and a gorgeous bathroom. The apartment is about 10-15 minutes away from subway lines and restaurants. There's also a grocery store just across the street. The location is fairly central to get to Manhattan/Midtown in 20-30 minutes as well as other parts of Brooklyn. Mario and Astrid were also so helpful and easy to reach, making this a fantastic stay!

Ricus User Profile
June 2017
A lovely, authentic Brooklyn apartment. I enjoyed my stay at good value. Good match for young travelers. It does take a good while to get to Manhattan and back.

Robert User Profile
May 2017
Mario was very kind in every communication with my wife and I. He even allowed us to leave the apartment at 2pm! So nice, friendly and kind and the apartment was everything the pictures portrayed. You can't go wrong with Mario.

Marcel User Profile
May 2017
Marios place is just as described and can be absolutely recommended. Well organized and clean. The host was very helpful when we had questions and he gave some valuable recommendations about the neighborhood. Would come again!

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New York, New York, United StatesJoined in August 2013
Mario User ProfileMario is a superhost.

(A little bit...) over 40; originally from Napoli (Italy); lived in 4 continents, now hopping between New York and Nairobi. Engineer and Master in Business Administration, executive in a beauty company; love my family, contemporary art, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, my matte black BMW motorbike, and all the people in the world that have an open mind and love to learn about others.

Languages: English, Español, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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