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

Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Studio600 sqft
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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 & soft drinks, coffee, tea and hot cocoa to start out your great visit to New York!


Carole Musaracchia & Beverly Balbirsingh

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
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 Bedford-Stuyvesant

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, 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.


      • 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!

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Commercial and residential zoning. On a main street with many businesses and attractions nearby. Close to Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                      Air conditioner in bedroom and one in kitchen area
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Baseboard heating. Apartment is warm and cozy in the winter.
                    • Internet
                      wireless internet.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      All bath and bedroom linens are provided. We take care of the washing and drying. Kitchen towel is provided.
                    • Living Room
                      The living room and the bedroom are combined as the apartment is a large studio.
                    • Parking
                      Free parking is on the street. We have alternate side of the street parking., for street cleaning.
                    • Towels Provided
                      All towels are provided. Bath mats and shower curtains as well.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          keurig coffee maker with a variety of coffee, tea, and hot cocoa.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Dinnerware setting for 4. All cooking and eating utensils provided. Can opener, wine opener, strainer, chefs knives, pot spoons, spatula, bakeware and stainless steel pots and pans.
                        • Kitchen
                          Full kitchen with dining area. AC installed.
                        • Microwave
                          New microwave carousel with 2 size microwave covers
                        • Oven
                          White enamel oven with broiler. 4 burner stove top.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Salt, pepper, spices,variety of tea, variety of coffee, hot cocoa, sugar, sugar substitutes, non dairy creamer, napkins, paper towels
                        • Refrigerator
                          Refrigerator with freezer
                        • Stove
                          4 burner gas stove with oven and broiler. Stainless steel vent with variable speeds. Lighted vent with 2 light settings.
                        • Toaster
                          2 slice toaster


                            • Dining
                              Dining table with seating for 4. We have an extra chair.
                            • Dining Area


                                • Books
                                  Farmers Almanac and Time Out New York. Some children's books and some classic novels.
                                • Games
                                  We have board games, e.g. chess, checkers, backgammon, cards, domino, clue, scrabble, sorry, chutes and ladders.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Local stations only, Netflix and Roku 3 installed. No cable television.
                                • Television
                                  46' Samsung flat screen TV. We have free Netflix for our guests.
                                • Toys
                                  We have some toys and puzzles, playing cards and classic games.
                                • Video Games
                                  Roku 3 has access to Angry Birds and other games


                                    • Bicycles
                                      The closest Citibike rental is on the corner of DeKalb and Skillman or Willoughby and Wallworth Street. A 10 minute walk or a 5 minutes bus ride.
                                    • Golf
                                      Golf is available in Chelsea Piers Manhattan on 23rd street and the West Side Highway.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Kayaking is available in Brooklyn Bridge Park and at the boathouse in lower Manhattan on the West Side Highway and at 14th Street on the West Side Highway. Free!
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      In beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park
                                    • Tennis
                                      Tennis courts are available in nearby Fort Greene park. Free.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Kosciusko Pool is 2 blocks away on DeKalb avenue at 670 Marcy Ave. The Pop-Up Pool is in Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 2. There is a YMCA at 1121 Bedford Ave in Bed Stuy, a 15 minute walk.


                                                • live theater
                                                • arboretum
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • coin laundry
                                                • duty free shops
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • pond
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • water parks
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • 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

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • 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.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  129 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Great stay!

                                                                  Elizabeth S.

                                                                  We really enjoyed staying at this property during our quick trip to NYC. The studio was VERY clean and comfortable. The hosts were very welcoming and gave us information as we needed to make our visit a great one.

                                                                  Very Good

                                                                  Veronika P.

                                                                  Very Friendly Owners. Very clean. Comfortable. I devoutly recommended to friends and family

                                                                  Owner's Response:


                                                                  Good news! Wifi is working consistently now.

                                                                  I purchased the Google Wifi Mesh extender so now wifi is working and our complimentary Netflix is working, so our guests can Netflix and chill whenever they want.

                                                                  Everything is up to speed!

                                                                  Home away from Home

                                                                  Fiona M.Northern Ireland

                                                                  We loved this loft apartment & will definitely stay again when visiting NYC.

                                                                  We arrived late evening in terrible weather. Carole helped us to the shining clean loft where it was a great size, really warm & welcoming; flufffy towels, tea & coffee, water, cereal, snacks, condiments & bathroom supplies were just some of the things left to start us off. The beds are sooooo comfy & the TV was handy to entertain our Daughter. The apartment is located about 10 steps from the B38 bus which takes you directly to Downtown Brooklyn, great shopping area & has direct links into Manhattan. There is a lot of services in the local neighborhood including a supermarket, dollar stores & lots of eateries if you just want to take a day out from the City. We went to Mary’s Cafe down the street, the food & service was great & better value than both Downtown & Midtown although we did visit ‘Juniors’ on a few occasions.

                                                                  We vote Carole & Bev the best homeaway landlords that we have had the pleasure of dealing with, the attention to detail was fantastic & we will definitely be recommending them to our friends & family when visiting NY.


                                                                  Alondra V.

                                                                  My husband and I had a great experience in this cozy place. We stayed from Christmas Eve until January 1st and every day we looked forward to coming home to it after exploring NYC. The location is very convenient with a grocery down the street and amazing coffee shops nearby as well. There's a bus stop literally right out front, too! The HomeAway has a full kitchen, which was great for when we did not eat out. The bed is so comfortable and there is plenty of storage for your clothes. The tv has Netflix and Hulu, which was great for movie nights. There is also quite a few games available. Carole and Beverly were great hosts and gave us all the information we could need about the city and also left snacks for us to enjoy. We loved it here and I would recommend it to anyone!!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Awww, you both are so great! Thank you so much for choosing our place! You were so easy to communicate with and we felt so happy that

                                                                  you decided to book with us.

                                                                  Thank you for telling our future guests about the cafes and transportation and the vibe of the neighborhood.

                                                                  Please come back anytime!!

                                                                  Best regards for the new year

                                                                  Carole and Bev

                                                                  Very comfy and lots of room

                                                                  Karen E.

                                                                  I stayed at Carole's lovely apartment during a recent trip with my husband and adult son. We found it beautifully designed with all the comforts of home, very private and very roomy-- a real treat so close to Manhattan! The neighborhood offered everything necessary and we really loved breakfast at Brooklyn Blend, just down the block and one of the many excellent suggestions the hosts provided. A subway stop just four short blocks away made getting around very easy and Uber was readily available. For the trip back to the airport Carole suggested a great car service, which made it very easy and worry-free. A wonderful experience!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks Karen, for your great review! It was so nice to finally meet you and your family. Thanks for letting our future guests know about our apartment and the convenience to food and transportation. Pratt car service is just around the corner and they usually charge $35 for a regular car back to JFK, a little less to LGA airport. So they are reasonable and close to home. Please come back next time you are thinking of traveling to NY.

                                                                  All the best,

                                                                  Carole and Bev

                                                                  Clean, comfortable and super friendly hosts

                                                                  Grace R.

                                                                  What a lovely place to stay! The apartment is exactly as described. It’s clean and stocked with items that made our stay more convenient. Carole and Beverly were so wonderful! They are friendly, helpful and very responsive. We would definitely stay here again if visiting NYC. The neighborhood is safe, there’s a great coffee shop around the corner.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks Grace, it was a pleasure hosting you.

                                                                  Please come back anytime you are planning a trip to NYC. The coffee shop, Brooklyn Blend is great for coffee, smoothies and an inexpensive breakfast. Although we supply coffee and tea, sometimes you need more fuel to start a busy day of sightseeing! Thanks for choosing our place!


                                                                  Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY, USA

                                                                  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, Kayaking, Ping Pong, Bocce, Basketball,Rollerskating Rink 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 Q 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. Families with children welcome!

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  129 Reviews
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