About the Homestay

Urban Spacious
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

We live in a community of 100 year old private homes originally built as one of the first suburbs of New York City. It is a Victorian style house less than 1 block from the subway, about a 20 minute ride to Mid-Town Manhattan. We have 2 sons, one who just received his Masters and another who is an actor. We also have 2 dogs named Meek and Timid. We have been hosting students from around the world who come to study English in NY for about 4 1/2 years.

We have a large eat in kitchen and a pretty untamed backyard as well as a front porch where you can watch the neighborhood walk by. We are about a 10 minute walk to Prospect Park which was designed by the same team that designed its more famous sister Central Park.

We provide sheets and towels so you don't have to fill your suitcases with that. While we are fine with you using the microwave and putting 1 or 2 items in the refrigerator we do not share the kitchen.

The prices listed are our winter prices; we charge a little more in the summer because we have much more demand. The price for T's room remains the same all year. Because I don't know how to note this on the price chart here please contact me if you want to come between March and September and we can talk about the pricing.

We have been providing Homestays for a couple of years and have enjoyed great relationships with our guests.

We always find the Homestay works best if we chat on line before you book. So please, drop us a note and ask any questions you have and we'll get right back to you.

We look forward to hosting you!

Additional Info

We provide a light breakfast. If you are interested in having dinners with the family that can be arranged for an additional fee. English is the only language spoken in the house (excluding other guests). There is street parking pretty readily available.

Pets

Dog

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

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 7 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

T's room
From $20 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Futon Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Great for someone just looking for a place to sleep. Windows onto hallway only, twin futon, small dresser, desk and chair outside of room. It's on the 3rd floor and the bathroom is shared with 2 other rooms on the floor.Luggage closet down the hall.

Facilities
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
 1 guest
Weekly Price
$157
Monthly price
$600
J's room
From $33 per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
2 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This bedroom is on the third floor. There is a twin bed and a futon. There is the option of adding an air mattress. The room faces west and gets the afternoon sun

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
 1 guest
2 guests
Weekly Price
$400
$400
Monthly price
$1,000
$1,000
Guest Room
From $70 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Room is on the first floor facing the back yard and has a 1/2 bath (sink and toilet) ensuite. Shower is shared with people in Office.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Weekly Price
$560
$630
Monthly price
$2,100
$2,400
Office
From $70 per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single, 1 Futon Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

The futon is a double so it could sleep 2. There are file cabinets in the room but no one needs access to the room. It is on the first floor and shares the shower with the guest room.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
 1 guest
2 guests
Weekly Price
$560
$630
Monthly price
$2,100
$2,400
Z's Room
From $80 per night
Triple Room
Sleeps 3

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
2 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Room is on the third floor and shares a bath with 2 other rooms on the third floor. The room is very large and has in the past hosted four people with an additional futon and air mattress.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Weekly Price
$650
$725
Monthly price
$2,400
$2,700
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About the Area

Our house is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, one of the 5 Boroughs that make up New York City. We live about 1 block from the subway station. Prospect Park South is a very active community with private security and neighbors who keep an eye on the action on the street. The subway does run behind our house and you will probably be aware of it for a day. Then the sound seems to be absorbed and you don't notice it any more. We are about 40 minutes from Kennedy Airport and local transportation is quite good.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Horse Stables
  • Water sports
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

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

Most of the rules are common sense: no food in the bedrooms, we are a non-smoking house, keep the noise to a level that is considerate of other tenants, do not bring non-guests into the home without a prior arrangement with us. A light breakfast is included and we can make arrangements for you to join us for dinner for a very reasonable fee. We do NOT offer our guests kitchen privileges and offer only very minor refrigerator space. Do not plan to store or cook food.

Smoking is not allowed.

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    Chile
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    May 2019

    Our stay with Judith and her family was simply perfect. They are really nice and hospitable people, their house is comfy and breakfast was really good.
    We didn’t get to share that much time with them because we had a pretty tight schedule, but the times we did were awesome.
    We will be looking forward to go back.
    Thank you for everything!

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    Japan
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    April 2019

    We stayed Judith’s house for a week with my son. The experient that we had in Judith’s house made our holiday so special. Judith and her family members are so delightful, warmhearted and thoughtful people. Thanks to them, we were able to have a wonderful time in New York. All the dishes Judith cooked were super delicious. We enjoyed her meal and a joyful conversation every night. I think we were very lucky to have been able to stay with Judith’s family. I miss them so much. When we visit New York next time, definitely we’ll come here again! Once again,thank so much everything. Hope to see you someday!

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    Switzerland
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    March 2019

    Everything is just great! Really nice and extreme friendly family!
    The Subwaystation is near to the homestay (2 - 3 min walk), and it takes you only 35 min to arrive to the Times Square!
    I would give 2 or 3 hearts mora if I could ;)

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    Italy
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    February 2019

    friendly family. Judith is very helpful. The house is very close to the subway in a nice neighborhood.

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    Brazil
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    Everything was great, lovely people ❤️

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    Argentina
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    November 2018

    Es una familia adorable, reciben a sus huéspedes de muy buena manera y están dispuestos a escuchar cualquier necesidad. Las habitaciones están preparadas para poder sentirse de manera cómoda dentro de la casa y manejarse libremente. Muy importante que permitan el uso del lavadero. La ubicación es en un hermoso barrio cerca de las estaciones de subte que te llevan a los mejores lugares de Nueva York.
    Estoy segura que volvería a elegirlos si tuviera la posibilidad de visitar nuevamente Brooklyn!

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    France
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    October 2018

    Judith is someone very kind thoughtful helpful organized and cheerful
    It was a pleasure to be there,

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    Japan
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    September 2018

    It was very good homestay!
    And, host mother was very kind,lovely and good person!
    Thank you for everything!
    See you again!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Judith in ,

    We have been so fortunate to have had guests like Kenji who were great

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    Spain
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    A sido una estancia estupenda, muy amables y el sitio me encantó, el barrio muy bien comunicado, gracias a Judith y su familia por todo

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    Brazil
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    July 2018

    Judith and your family are so lovely, I felt lucky for stayed with them. She is amazing, she was so affectionate with me, I felt like her daughter! Thank you so much for the wonderful stay.

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When do I pay?

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