About the Homestay
My daughter and I live in a 4 bedroom, 2 story duplex in a 3 story brownstone in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Near subway, adjacent to Prospect Park and only 20 minutes by subway (2 blocks from house) to Manhattan. We have two extremely friendly small dogs and love to welcome visitors from all over the world. We regularly host English language students and have two private bedrooms available to homestay guests with a shared bathroom (bathtub, shower and double sinks). There is an additional half bath downstairs on the living room, kitchen and dining room floor. We have an outdoor deck and a beautiful small garden complete with koi pond. Stays of a month or less must pay in advance to hold the spot. Stays of more than 30 days should pay a deposit of $500 which is refundable up to 30 days before your stay. I do this to reserve my home's availability for you. Minor changes can usually be accommodated.
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located near the park, and is convenient to multiple subway lines. We are near a movie theater, the Brooklyn Bandshell, the Barclay Center, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and numerous restaurants and stores. The neighborhood is quiet and safe and very calming after the hustle and bustle of Manhattan which is only 20 minutes away.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Payment must be made in full in advance for stays of one month or less. However, if you need to cancel and you provide more than 4 weeks notice, I will refund the money you sent me. Cancellations done less than 4 weeks in advance can be discussed. There is no smoking or guests allowed. Limited use of the kitchen for cooking for shorter visits but cooking is possible for longer stays. You will have your own guest refrigerator for storing food.
Smoking is not allowed.
Julie is nice and generous.
She sometimes teaches me English.
Her house is clean and neighborhood is quiet. There's a laundromat near her house.
I had a great stay at Julie's home. The location is really convenient and it was so much fun becoming familiar with a different part of Brooklyn. Park Slope is very safe and the apartment is just a short walking distance from public transport, a laundromat, a big Park and lots of cafes. The bed was very comfortable and the air conditioning was much appreciated considering it was July and in the middle of a super hot Summer. I also loved having fresh eggs and bagels for breakfast with a hot cup of coffee. Julie is very accommodating and I enjoyed having a chat with her and her daughter, Rose. Her dogs are also very cute!
I'd great time in New York and living in Brooklyn with Julie played a big part in it. As I came to the Big Apple on my own feeling safe and welcomed was important to me. Julie was an amazing host, always helpful and happy to give me a lot of tips on how to enjoy New York without overspending. I felt at home and was able to integrate myself easily with the family, the neighborhood and the city. I can especially recommend Julie as a host and the neighbourhood for single traveling woman.
I couldn’t have asked for a more welcoming, gracious host than Julie and her daughter, Rose.
This is my first time in New York (and first time in the USA), and Julie made me feel at home in her beautiful house. The area is very safe, and her home is spacious and very comfortable. It is also well located near the F train, which goes into Manhattan.
Staying with Julie is like staying with family. She and her daughter were really friendly and fun to talk to. She even has two, adorable little dogs!
I also have to mention the amazing breakfast that Julie makes on weekends. Wow. The best breakfast I’ve had so far in New York!
I am extremely appreciative of Julie’s hospitality. I couldn't have had a better beginning to my time here in New York.
Great Location, subway and shops very close by, quiet neighborhood. Juile and Rose looked after me as if I were a family friend, really felt like a home, was sad to leave. Breakfast in the morning was always great and varied. House is very nice, with lots of space and a back porch/garden area. Can't recommend highly enough.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.