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A comfortable studio for 4. Gay friendly/Straight friendly. All are welcome

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Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

600 ft sq apt with separate kitchen & bath. King and full beds. Sleeps 4

Our home is located on DeKalb Ave in Brooklyn. The private apartment is on the 3rd floor with a separate entrance from the street level steps. It has been newly renovated with wood floors and a renovated kitchen. Each room has 3 windows making the spaces bright and welcoming.There is a king size bed in the spacious studio, lamps on 2 nightstands an either side and a clock radio. A leather love seat is provided for relaxation. Across from the bed is an eight drawer dresser, and a 46' Samsung TV. We offer local TV and Roku 3 with Netflix and games. Next to the dresser is a desk with a lamp and a swivel chair. Wireless internet is available. A double closet with wooden hangers, an iron and padded ironing board. We also included a sofa that converts to a double bed. Linens are supplied for both beds. Cotton sheets, cotton blankets and down comforters. There are 4 standard pillows and 2 king pillows. There is a linen closet with additional towels and sheets/blankets. Remote control AC in the bedroom.The bathroom has a tub for bath or shower, Shelves for extra towels, wash cloths and a hair dryer. Soap, shampoo, conditioner and toothpaste are complementary. The kitchen is a separate space, with a refrigerator, and a 4 burner stove with oven. Also provided, a microwave, toaster, tea kettle, keurig coffee maker, blender, knife set, cutting boards stainless steel pots and pans, cooking utensils, dishes, drinking glasses, utensils, bowls, baking dishes, and a measuring cup. Paper plates, napkins, paper towels, hot cups, coffee and tea with creamer and sweeteners are complementary. On the other side of the room is a table with place mats and 4 chairs. There are child proof gates on all the windows, a security gate going to the fire escape and an air conditioner in the kitchen. Ample heat is supplied in the colder months. On the entry table you will find menus, maps and information on events around town. We offer complimentary welcome snacks, water & soda, and fruit to start out your great visit to New York!

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Carole Musaracchia & Beverly Balbirsingh
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About Carole Musaracchia & Beverly Balbirsingh

Hi! We are Beverly and Carole, who are the owners at 823. We live on the first and second floors of our home. We welcome you to a comfortable stay in our studio apartment

Carole Musaracchia & Beverly Balbirsingh purchased this studio in 2005

Why Carole Musaracchia & Beverly Balbirsingh chose Brooklyn

Our home is situated in an up and coming section of Bed Sty. It is a 10 minute car drive to both the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. We enjoy the conveniences to activities in and around Brooklyn and Manhattan. We like the vibe of the neighborhood and the diverse population.

What makes this studio unique

We fell in love with this house because of the backyard space. We created a private space in our back yard to enjoy when we need to unwind. It makes us feel like we are in the country in the city. We like to entertain and having friends and family over to enjoy the space with us.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(92 traveler reviews)

A comfortable studio for 4. Gay friendly/Straight friendly. All are welcome
average rating of 4.9891305 based on 92 reviews

Wonderful stay in Brooklyn!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this property. It's close to the bus stop which takes you directly to the train station. The hosts are very lovely, friendly and accomodating. The apartment is clean, and nicely decorated.

Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at our place! Please come back again whenever you plan to come back to NY. Thank you for everything you did to help us too!!
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Great place to stay. Highly recommended!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over last weekend. Great place to stay. Nice location. Very clean and well decorated apt. The hosts are very nice and extremely helpful. Felt very welcomed with snacks and information provided. Would stay again next time we go the NYC.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review. yes! Please come back next time you plan a trip to NY. Happy New Year!
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing time at Carole and Beverley's apartment in Brooklyn. Easily accommodating our late check in and check out (which was hugely useful due to a late flight!) plus much needed snacks on arrival - we felt comfortable immediately and every bit at home in the apartment throughout the week. The location is great, cool restaurants and only

30 mins to Williamsburg and about 40 mins Manhattan. We split our time between Brooklyn and the city which was perfect and Carole kindly explained the bus system which was invaluable for our stay. The amenities are great, the apartment spotless and the bed is so comfortable!! We would recommend the place to anyone and will be back next time we visit. Thanks again, Gemma and Nick x

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for staying at our place. Thank you for the great review and telling future guests about how close we are to the center of the city. Welcome back again next time you plan a trip to NYC!
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Perfect place in a great neighborhood close to everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The home was great, had everything we needed. Our hosts were great as well. 0 complaints. All major subways are a short bus ride away and you can be just about anywhere in the city in less than an hour, many place in less than 45 minutes. Great stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! Thanks for letting our future guests know how close we are to the major attractions in the city and also for enjoying your stay in Brooklyn. All the best and hope to meet you again on your next visit to NY.
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1st Class Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this Brooklyn apartment.

From the moment we arrived Carole made us feel very welcome and even laid on some much appreciated extras such as sodas and snacks,a very thoughtful touch.

The apartment was bright,fresh,secure and spacious enough for four of us(with kids aged 15 & 11) to be very comfortable.

The bus stop is right on your doorstep and the B38 bus takes 20 mins to drop you within steps of several metro stations and the rest of the Big Apple is at your fingertips.

We actually enjoyed our daily bus commutes as it allowed a wee look into everyday Brooklyn livestyles.Also never felt unsafe even when travelling in the early hours of the morning,although you will encounter a few interesting characters.

Overall we loved it here,so another big thank you to Carole and Beverley for allowing us to use their great apartment.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Family! Thank you so much for the fantastic review. Also for letting folks know that you felt safe traveling with your family late at night. The train station and the bus stop downtown Brooklyn usually has a lot of people around because it is a major hub of attractions and transportation and shopping in Brooklyn. That is the Fulton Street and Flatbush Avenue area. There are a lot of new buildings with shops and residences going up right now so it s going to be even more populated! Brooklyn is hot!!! Lots of new things happening. Thanks for staying with us, please come back anytime.
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Fantastic visit! Wunderbarer Besuch!

  • 5 of 5

Carole and Beverly were so friendly, helpful and responsive whenever called upon and made us feel completely at home. They helped us understand how the bus and subway system works, as well as helping with booking the transportation to and from the local airports.

The apartment is beautifully stocked and tastefully decorated. We wanted for nothing – all amenities were already provided. The location provides a wonderfully eclectic immersion into Brooklyn, easy access to public transportation to downtown Brooklyn as well as several options to get into Manhattan. It takes approximately 40-55 minutes to get into Manhattan – this is the only drawback, if Manhattan is your only goal, which would be sad as Brooklyn is also worth experiencing. There are places to eat and food shopping within a five minutes’ walk.

I cannot recommend this vacation rental higher.

Bei Carole und Beverly könnte es nicht besser sein. Beide sind superhilfsbereit, wir bekamen viel Unterstützung bei An – und Abreise (Organisation eines Fahrdienstes) auf der Suche nach Restaurants etc. Supermarkt ist um die Ecke und viele nette Restaurants. Das Apartment ist sehr sauber, geschmackvoll eingerichtet und lässt keine Wünsche offen. Absolut empfehlenswert, wenn die weite Anreise nach Manhattan nichts ausmacht.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the english and German review. We LOVE our German guests! Thank you for writing such a great review. It helps our future guests in knowing we are helpful and will always at least have soda and water, coffee and tea and snacks for them in case they arrive late, there will always be a snack!! Yes there is so much to see and do in Brooklyn as well as NYC. And Brooklyn has the best views of Manhattan. Brooklyn is so great, they named a bridge after it! LOL! Please come back and stay with us anytime you are planning to visit NY. Thanks again
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Nearest Airport
10.79 Miles
John F Kennedy International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.9 Miles
Speedy Romeo
Nearest Ferry
4.6 Miles
Staten Island Ferry from lower Manhattan
Nearest Golf
5.25 Miles
Chelsea Piers
Nearest Train
2.59 Miles
B38 bus on corner approx. 30 ft. to D,B,Q,N & R
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Brooklyn Queens Expessway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
9.4 Miles
Coney Island
Car: not necessary

We are located in Brooklyn in historic Bedford Stuyvesant. Our home is right on DeKalb Avenue just steps away from the B38 bus to Downtown Brooklyn. It's a ten minute bus ride to a strip of fantastic restaurants, Fort Greene Park, the Barclay Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets and the venue for concerts and BAM. Take a stroll through Pratt Institute's Sculpture Garden which is only 7 minutes away by bus. Have a slice of Juniors famous cheesecake only 15 minutes away by bus, before you connect to the B,Q, N or R train to New York City right on the corner of Juniors. Stroll through the mall near Barclay Center where you will find stores such as Target, Marshalls, Uniqlo and DSW. Or explore the newly reorganized and rapidly changing Fulton Mall near Juniors in which you will find Macys, Aeropostale, Aldo, American Apparel, Armani Exchange, Banana Republic,Brooklyn Industries to name a few. We are very close to the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park where you will find the most spectacular views of NYC between 2 bridges. Brooklyn Bridge Park offers free outdoor movies in the summer with the NYC skyline as a backdrop, Beach Volleyball courts, Kayacking,

and the famous Janes Carousel where, for 2 dollars, young or old, you will enjoy this. There are fun parks within the park for children and a scenic bike path. Food festivals are a regular attraction at this park. Citibikes are available a few blocks from us, where you can rent a bike and use the bike lanes made available, we will supply maps. Prospect Park is also nearby Grand Army Plaza and the Brooklyn Public Library and the Brooklyn Museum and the Zoo. A large green market takes place during the summer at the edge of Prospect Park and also every Saturday at Fort Greene Park. Many farmers from upstate New York attend these markets as well as every Wednesday near Union Square Manhattan, a short ride on the D train.

There are a number of public parks and a public pool (Kosciuszko Pool) which is 3 blocks from our house. There is so much to do in Brooklyn, so many restaurants and bars near our home and in the nearby Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. We are centrally located and a very easy commute to all attractions.

You will have a great time and we will help you navigate your way around town. We are gay friendly and straight friendly. Family with children welcome!


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Bedford-Stuyvesant Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Tiled shower with tub. All towels and linens provided.
  • Relax in a warm bath or shower before you start your day or when you come back from a busy day. All linens are provided. Full size mirror. Sample size toiletries are provided. Hairdryer, too!
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa opens to a full bed, all linens provided
  • Studio is very comfortable, all new furnishings, hardwood floors, king bed, sofa pulls out to a full bed. Leather loveseat. Remote AC. All linens are provided. Wireless internet, 46' flat screen TV with local stations, Netflix and Roku 3. Game center, desk and double closet. Relax and enjoy the apartment or explore Brooklyn.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Brooklyn is the home of Hip Hop and everything that is cool and happening. Bed Stuy is becoming the mecca for up and coming musicians and artists. Nearby Bushwick and Williamsburg offer many art galleries to explore. While BAM, Brooklyn's own theater has live events and shows as well as BAM Rose cinema that shows great art house, foreign and current films. You will never be bored in Brooklyn.

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