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Napping cat curled up the loveseat-- sadly, she's since passed to the great nap in the sky. No pets here now.Our shared living room area, sliding glass door to the balcony behind.
Private BR, Bath & Books in BRKLYN
Private BR, Bath & Books in BRKLYN
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 private bath

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With tons of books, lots of light, eclectic decor, quieter than Manhattan but not remote, live a work-at-home writer, and a clean, homey guest room with separate bath. (2+2 share)

Brooklyn: the Big Better Borough of NYC.
Come see why.

Amenities
Pets allowed
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Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds
House Rules

No smoking, including on balcony.
If sliding door to the balcony is open, the screen door must be kept closed.
Keep noise level low out of respect for my neighbors.
Maid service not provided. Your bathroom needs to be kept reasonably neat, as it is also the guest washroom on the very rare instances guests stop by. You may keep your bedroom as clean or messy as you'd like, with the exception of leaving food or sweetened drinks out - a big no-no. Helping maintain a clean kitchen keeps NYC's famous rodents well away, and participating in basic household cleaning in common areas where/when you see a need is good room-mateship, good karma, and expected.
Supplies / foodstuffs used during your stay need to be replaced with the same brand and type, unless otherwise specified.
At the end of your stay, please strip the bed and place all used linens, towels and bathmat in a pile for washing.
No party hosting, please. Outside guests must be approved in advance.
If you rent or bring a bike, you're welcome to keep it in your room for safety's sake. Depending on the timing, I might have a bike to lend you, as long as you utilize all the locks and wear appropriate safety gear. I can lend you a helmet.
Shoes off just inside the door.
There is no garbage disposal built into the sink, and there are specific NYC laws and building regulations relating to handling of recycling, and of food trash, which we will review on site.
Absolutely no underage drinking on premises.
Absolutely no guns or weapons allowed in this home.

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Trista's place was wonderful. It was conveniently located and could be accessed by subway. The nearest station, Franklin Av, was just five blocks away. It took about 40 to 45 minutes to or from Lower East Side of Manhattan, including walking time and the train delay time. There w…

Alyssa User Profile
April 2017
This was a nice place, very clean. Conveniently located short walks from subway lines and bus stops. Lots of restaurants near by. There is street parking as well.

Allison User Profile
February 2017
Trista is a wonderful host! She is very welcoming and has fantastic recommendations. The place is kept very nice and is in a good neighborhood. Highly recommended.

Sung User Profile
October 2016
I had an amazing stay at this apartment. It was clean and spacious but had a comfortable homey atmosphere. Trista, the host, was very friendly and welcoming when I arrived. I noticed the apartment is pretty high up so you had a cool view of the neighborhood. The apartment had qui…

Sarah User Profile
October 2015
Tricia did not provide a house manual, nor discussed all of her expectations of me when I arrived. It wasn’t until after I left, that I received angry and unprofessional comments about not replacing toilet paper/soap, watering plants, washing bathmats etc. This could have easily …
Trista User Profile
Response from Trista:
As is evidenced from the fact that, after living in my home, and mostly with me physically there, Sarah does not know my name (it's "Trista" not "Tricia"), Sarah lacks listening skills. I did not hand Sarah a house manual because I was physically there, walked through everything, and provided a complete tour and extensive information in person. I HAD previously discussed my expectations and concerns about my cat, and my apartment, in detail, via airbnb messaging and telephone prior to her arrival. I shortened my usual three week minimum rental period to two weeks to accommodate her change in schedule, even though it was to my disadvantage and inconvenience. I repeatedly verbally checked in as to her complete comfort and needs-- further, I was present to answer any questions or concerns. She was made aware of every issue of which she now complains- that she does not recall this is unfortunate. Her departure was very abrupt, and I texted within an hour afterward, and asked after her personal welfare out of sincere concern. I also asked to be brought up to speed as to what things she had taken care of when she left, and what not, so I'd know how much cleaning after her I needed to do. I also didn't know why the toilet paper in my bathroom had disappeared. I did not hear back from her in response to any questions. And then I found the damage to my coffee table, which yes, would cost $1100 to replace at the lowest cost I could find it for sale online. I told her from the beginning that I did not seek that amount in damage reimbursement, but airbnb requires proof of the value of the item damaged be provided in order to begin the conversation. I asked her to please make this right, and come up with a solution. She did not. She never informed me of the water damage (which is NOT "small" and has been thus far impossible to remove/fix), nor the one-meter long scratch on my table. She is the only guest I've had in three years to damage my furniture, and the only one I've ever had who kept even the slightest damage a secret, and then blow it off as no big deal -- with not even an apology. I am not a "professional" airbnb host-- no, this is not my career and I am not a hotelier-- and when sharing my home with someone, I expect the basic considerations, maturity, respect AND self-sufficiency I would of a roommate. The price I charge does not even cover the full half of the expenses of my home, and I am taxed on that income, but I host because I'm sincerely interested in meeting fellow travelers and connecting with other participants in the sharing economy, at a price that isn't prohibitive. As for my elderly cat, who has kidney disease (very common in felines), a vet technician comes by every other day to administer fluids (using her own keys, and with coordination of convenient timing with my guest- the guest does not need to be present), and the extent of this "extraordinary" care Sarah struggled to do involves merely mixing medicine into her food, twice a day, keeping her water fountain very clean and topped up, as well as keeping her litterbox clean daily. Pretty average stuff. The cat does not have seizures nor vomit nor require a guest to administer pills -- "very ill" paints a false picture-- the cat has a compromised immune system. As long as future hosts are extremely specific with Sarah, create lists of rules in triplicate, do not have a pet, and maintain more of a hotel-style business rather than a home-sharing space, future visits should go well. --Certainly better than it unfortunately went for us.
October 2015

Berni User Profile
July 2015
The host canceled this reservation 5 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Candela User Profile
July 2015
I had the best time at Trista's apartment. The place itself is tastefully decorated, modern, clean, spacious and the layout gives you a lot of privacy as your bathroom is right next to your bedroom's door - no awkward walks through the kitchen to get to a shower. Trista has …

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in June 2012
Trista User Profile
Writer, reader, cultural researcher and world traveler. I enjoy meeting people from other countries, different lands. I will be very curious to hear who you are and where you're from. That said, I'm a quiet, private person and respect your privacy as well-- I have two listings…
Languages: English
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