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Peaceful Private Rm in Brownstone w/Deck & Garden
Peaceful Private Rm in Brownstone w/Deck & Garden
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 shared bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 shared bath
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Legal (2 family home). Stay with with lifelong Brooklynites and awesome cat in our beautiful Brownstone near subways, restaurants and shops. 15 minutes to Manhattan; walking distance from Barclay Center & Brooklyn Heights Promenade with iconic view of NYC skyline. Serene room with yoga mat and blocks. Everyone is welcome!

The space


Large, beautiful, serene master bedroom complete with:
- Queen sized bed (comfy, new mattress!)
- One Twin (single) daybed for lounging (could sleep a second or third person)
- End table
- Reading chair
- Yoga mat and props
- Plant
- Mirror
- Magazines
- There is no closet, but I have wall hooks with clothes hangers to hang up clothes and a small dresser.

Guest access

- Guests have access to a shared hall bathroom, kitchen and dining table, all shared with 1 person (me!)
- Please note that Blackberry (the cat) likes to jump on counters and tables--it's not easy to control that, but he is adorable and guests LOVE him.
- In warm weather, enjoy your breakfast on the back deck facing the garden!

Interaction with guests

I generally work from home and am happy to give advice on places to go and things to do, but will give you plenty of space so you can feel at home during your stay, but am happy to chat and hang out if we're all around!

Also, my neighbor offers in-room Thai massages at 25% off to my guests. Just ask.

Other things to note

**If you're new to Airbnb, we recommend that you make an "inquiry" before making a reservation, and let us know a little about the purpose of your visit, etc. ALSO PLEASE BE SURE TO HAVE A BIO AND PHOTO OF YOURSELF. I usually only host guests who have a review or at least references. You can invite friends to give references here:

- We have one adorable, wacky black cat named "Blackberry" who isn't allowed in the guest room or bathroom. People with allergies have stayed here with no problem, but that's your call.
- This listing is 100% legal in NY (private, 2 family home).
- Checkin times are flexible, but please arrive by 8pm.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Extra people $45 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $128 NZD
Security Deposit $226 NZD
Weekend Price $158 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is flexible

- No smoking indoors, out back or out front please!
- No additional guests are allowed.
- Please keep noise to a minimum after 11pm.
- Keep bedroom and bathroom doors closed for privacy (and to keep cat out).
- When you go out, please make sure to lock the door properly (keys will be provided), and turn off the AC/heater/fans and lights.
- Please clean up after yourself in bathroom (please remove your hair from shower drain, etc.) and wash dishes, etc. after using the kitchen/dining area.
- Let me know if you have any questions or concerns; happy to help!

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
3 nights minimum stay

78 Reviews

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Barbara User Profile
November 2017
This is a shared space but the host was out of town so we had and enjoyed a lovely brownstone to ourselves. The space is wonderfully calming and bright. The location was perfect for our family visit just down the street. Very clean, and our host was attentive even though she was out of town. Really a great place to hang your hat! I hope to return.
Marj User Profile
Response from Marj:
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for your kind words. It was great meeting Mike and I look forward to finally meeting you both in March when you return.
November 2017

Katy User Profile
November 2017
Marj is a lovely host and great communicator. She hosted my parents and they couldn't have been happier. Her place is centrally located and easily accessible to trains, downtown Brooklyn, etc. Thanks Marj!
Marj User Profile
Response from Marj:
Such a pleasure, Katy! Great meeting you and your beau too. :) Keep our place in mind! I'd love to see your art sometime too.
November 2017

Sandra User Profile
October 2017
Marj is a lovely host. She is very flexible, welcoming and could help us with questions regarding the City. Blackberry is a cute cat. The room is tidy and cozy. For NY the neighborhood is quiet and well connected by metro. There are sweet little shops, cafés and supermarkets around. The Brownstone is a beautiful old house with a good spirit.
Marj User Profile
Response from Marj:
Thank you, Sandra. You and Sarah (Sia) were such wonderful guests. Come back any time!
October 2017

Elise User Profile
October 2017
What a pleasant place to stay in New-York! We loved our vacations in Marj place! Not only the neighborhood is really nice, trendy and easy to access with plenty trains, but Marj place is great and was perfect to relax. We had access to the kitchen, a dining area and the deck, very appreciated! The room is huge (but on the street side so a bit noisy but it’s New York!!), clean, very comfy and the bed was perfect. The best is having Marj as a host, she is very friendly, very nice and always smiling. She even invited me to a trivia night! Thank you Marj for everything!!!
Marj User Profile
Response from Marj:
Thanks, Elise! It was so fun having you both here and I loved the few days we got to hang out first...especially trivia night!! You were the best French expert we could have asked for :)
October 2017

Jessie User Profile
October 2017
Very convenient to subway, easy ride over to Manhattan , long but easy public transit ride to La Guardian, host was very responsive, neighborhood had lots of restaurants, you'll get some street noise, but small fan in room will drown out with its white noise, had a good time while staying here
Marj User Profile
Response from Marj:
Thanks, Jessie! Nice to meet you both. Still sick, but getting better :)
October 2017

Mark User Profile
September 2017
My wife and I stayed at Marj’s Brooklyn row house for two weeks in early September. We recommend it very highly for any visit to NY city, and for a taste of the great neighborhood life in Brooklyn. Our room was large and comfortable, with a solid wifi network. We shared the bathroom with Marj, which worked out seamlessly. The bathroom is large; Marj keeps it super-clean and offers dedicated space in the cabinet for guests’ toiletries. Marj also offers common rooms for guests to use including the kitchen, dining area, a very comfortable back deck, and the washer/dryer, and she also sets aside space for guests’ food in the cabinets and refrigerator. Marj’s home is well situated on a quiet block in the Boerum Hill neighborhood with short walks (just 2 to 3 blocks) to shopping, great neighborhood restaurants, and to subways and busses. Marj is a very warm and helpful host. While her AirBnB is not a full private apartment her generosity with the rest of her home made our stay perfect. She made us feel like close friends by the end of our stay. We recommend Marj’s AirBnB very highly.
Marj User Profile
Response from Marj:
Thank you so much, Mark & Ann! It was truly a pleasure to meet and host you both as you made this big life transition to France! Manda loved hanging out with you too :) and Blackberry...achoo!
September 2017

Alexis User Profile
August 2017
Marj is an amazing! She a chill host. And had everythiing we need and more!! Her place is one of the the most peaceful places in Brooklyn. It's also a great place to safe if you want to feel more like a resident of Brooklyn not just a visitor. I highly recommend.

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in April 2015
Marj User Profile

Born and raised in this brownstone! Background producing children's educational media and shooting documentary, portrait and event photography. Have recently been traveling to South America and India. Who knows what's next! Father lives in garden apartment. We can tell you stories of the "old days" here in the 70's and 80's.

I also teach photography with the Art of Intuitive Photography group, which does great city photography walkabouts, if you're interested.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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