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. Neither of our sons are living with us now. We have been hosting students from around the world who come to study English in NY for about 10 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.

The house does have wi-fi.

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 you cannot use the kitchen to cook. There are no exceptions to this.

The prices for the rooms are standard throughout the year. A light breakfast is included in the price. Dinner is available at the price of $10 per night. You do not have to commit in advance. We can work out that arrangement when you arrive.

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.

In order to host you at this point I need you to arrive with a negative Covid test taken within the week before you arrive. I will also need you to get re-tested a few days after you arrive to confirm that you did not get exposed during your travel.

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.

I need to see a negative Covid test taken within 2 days of their departure and that I expect them to take a test here a few days after they arrive.

**** Please note-*** You will not have access to the kitchen. We provide a light breakfast and you are welcome to join us for dinner. Dinner can be arranged the same day and the fee is $10/night.

*** While we are still globally fighting Covid all guests will be required to take a Covid test within 3 days of arrival. There are several testing sites within walking distance of the house.

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

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 7 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

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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, 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

House Rules

**** Please note-*** You will not have access to the kitchen. We provide a light breakfast and you are welcome to join us for dinner. Dinner can be arranged the same day and the fee is $10/night.

*** While we are still globally fighting Covid all guests will be required to take a Covid test within 3 days of arrival. There are several testing sites within walking distance of the house.

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.

30 Reviews

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    Germany
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    April 2022

    A few years late, but I have to compliment you guys. My time with you was the best I had in my life so far. I am looking forward to seeing you again which I will for sure!

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    United States
    Age 18 - 24

    2 hearts
    January 2021

    Very kind host family, however, the room itself had many cracks in the walls, dust, musty smells, and was quite drafty/cold. the door to the room itself didn't lock on the outside. Little to no sound privacy, although great location near Prospect Park.

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    Belgium
    Age 25 - 34

    3 hearts
    February 2020

    This guest awarded the host 3 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    Morocco
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    December 2019

    Judith’s Family is top, I liked them and will not hesitate to come back

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    Taiwan
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    November 2019

    Judith and her family are very lovely and helpful. I enjoyed my stay there and really appreciate that. Thanks for adding moring color to my unforgettable trip!

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    Paraguay
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    November 2019

    Judith is great, very friendly, funny and above all she cooks very well. I have a good time.

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    Spain
    Age 35 - 44

    Automated Post
    August 2019

    The host cancelled the booking 44 days before the arrival date.

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    South Korea
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    July 2019

    A kind family and a cozy home. It’s a sad place to stay short. I really want to stay again when i come to New York. I miss this place and judith’s family. I hope to see you again!

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    Russia
    Age 35 - 44

    4 hearts
    July 2019

    Judith and her family are kind and friendly people, my staying was comfortable and pleasant. I felt myself free. Breakfast is usually bread and jam,butter,tea,coffee,a fruit salad. Also Judith serves tasty, traditional and every day different dinners. It is not like you are staying at a hotel, there’s no cleaning in your room, but you can do laundry once a week. The location is great.

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    United States
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    June 2019

    Wonderful family!! Home iin a great location.

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 250 $£€ 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.

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