Culturally diverse neighborhood ***ONLY FEMALE GUESTS OR COUPLES PLEASE***

Homestay in Kensington/Midwood - Brooklyn, United States

About the Homestay

Cosmopolitan Arty
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Lovely, spacious corner room available with shower/toilet ensuite, a king-sized bed, a desk with chairs --to plan your day, a bureau with drawers -- to set your clothes, and a closet -- to store your bags & coats.
There's a grocery next door, and assorted restaurants (Mexican, pizza, Chinese & American) 2 - 8 "blocks" (streets) away -- en route from the subway.
Sorry, but there are no cooking privileges -- breakfast provided upon request.
Tea/Coffee ANY TIME!
I am a college professor of Writing and Literature, with a flexible schedule. I speak several languages. I enjoy an active lifestyle. My 3 children are grown adults, now -- 1 is married with children; the other two have degrees in Respiratory Therapy and Exercise Science.
We love to travel and meet new people.
Hosting helps build bridges!

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

From $63 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

California king-sized mattress! This room is a large double room for 1 person or a couple. It is a corner room on the first floor, west facing.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
 1 guest
2 guests
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About the Area

Our apartment building is located between two MAIN subway lines: the F/G & Q/B, in a residential (yet highly trafficked) neighborhood with all amenities, bike lanes, and local schools.
On the walk from the subway there are take out food stops, or several reasonably priced restaurants/bars/cafes, as well as groceries/bodegas, and discount shops and boutiques.
A quick 10- minutes away is Prospect Park where one can enjoy boat rides, a small zoo, and even a carousel! After a walk through it, one finds Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, the magnificent Brooklyn Museum, and the impressive Brooklyn Public Library. Nearby is the Children's Museum -- or the Transit Museum in downtown Brooklyn (a 0 min. subway ride).
The ride to Lower Manhattan is quick: 20-25 minutes, with same-fare transfers for Uptown and Queens. There's even an Express Bus ($5+) to Mid-town, 2-1/2 streets away from my place.
The airport is about a 45-60 minute- cab ride, or take the AirTrain for about $8.50 from JFK (It can be confusing because there are two connections and takes about 1 Hr.+ 35 mins.)

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Horse Stables
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital


Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

There are no cooking privileges, but there is access to my refrigerator to keep your water bottles cold, etc.
Breakfast provided upon request.
Tea/Coffee any time!

Smoking is not allowed.

3 Reviews

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    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    May 2018

    It worked very well for me, convenient location for my purpose. I appreciated having my own bathroom. Lisa was a gracious hostess.

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    January 2018

    Lisa est une femme formidable généreuse et très cultivée, nous avons fait un séjour très agréable , logement tres propre situe dans residence tres calme proche du Subway .
    Je recommande vivement Lisa .

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Lisa in ,

    Je vous remercie beaucoup! Il était très gentil de dire ça! Vous étiez également des hôtes particulièrement sympathiques et agréables. à bientôt

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    United Kingdom
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    June 2017

    Lisa is a friendly and welcoming lady who opened her home to us and made us feel very welcome. Advising on best subway routes and what to see, as Lisa naturally went on with her life, she would always be on hand to personalise our stay and help where possible.
    The room is very comfortable and clean, private with en-suite facilities. Making refreshments was always welcomed and both Lisa and her daughter Hannah, who called round were kind in their friendship.
    Easy links via F line subway to Coney Island and Manhattan, almost direct to JFK. (If only if listened to Lisa in the first place!)

    Overall a lovely lady, very friendly daughter and Manuka, Lisa's friend living locally were highlights of our stay. A wonderful city, lovely people and helpful to a fault.

    Thank you

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