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

Bedrooms Studio
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


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!

More Details

Carole Musaracchia & Beverly Balbirsingh
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 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 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , 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 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/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 ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • 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.


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A comfortable studio for 4. Gay friendly/Straight friendly. All are welcome
average rating of 4.967213 based on 122 reviews
Mount Ulla, NC

Great Place to Stay in Brooklyn

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. It is a comfortable, well appointed 3rd floor studio with full kitchen, large bedroom, and bathroom. The owners were very kind, responsive, and helpful. There is a bus stop right outside that you can take to the subway. Altogether it is about 30-40 minutes to midtown Manhattan if there is no modified or delayed service (get the 7 day unlimited and don't lose your metro card like I did). There is a grocery store within a 5 minute walk and good restaurants nearby (the owners gave great advice on this). It can be a bit noisy through the window but it is New York after all, this would occur any place you stay; bring some earplugs or get them at the nearby dollar store.

Our only issue was WiFi trouble. Obviously not why we came to New York, but after a long day of walking for many miles it is nice to kick back in the evening and watch some Netflix/movies. This was part of our criteria when selecting a place so we were disappointed when it did not work. We appreciated the owners trying hard to make it work but to no success; internet connection remained spotty.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you were comfortable in our apartment. Yes, New York can be noisy, it is a big city. I am glad you liked the convenience of the transportation nearby the flat. So sorry you could not totally enjoy the free complimentary subscription we offer our guests for Netflix, although I do see you got to enjoy some of the shows on Netflix, so it was not a total loss. I moved the extender to the other side of the room so the connection seems to be working now. In any internet emergency, our internet is always available in the hallway in case the extender in the apartment fails. Meanwhile, we are working on a different carrier solution, while we strive to keep the cost of the rental down and offer as many amenities as possible to our guests.
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Great place to stay and explore Brooklyn and New York

  • 5 of 5

Carole and Beverley were very helpful, the apartment was very clean and comfortable. Ideal bus stop just outside the apartment and the tube station 2min walk.

Nice coffee shop around the corner as well as a supermarket.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joanne for choosing our place for your family vacation. You all were so warm and friendly. It was a joy to host you! Thanks for letting our future guests know about the easy transportation to the city. Please come back next time you plan to come back to New York Best Regards C&B
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Wonderful accommodations for a family of four.

  • 5 of 5

Studio was impeccable, had everything we needed during our stay. Hosts were very nice, friendly and helpful. Close to public transportation, as stated in description making manuervering around town easy.

We were very comfortable and would highly recommend to anyone looking for accommodations for their trip to New York.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Thanya! It was so nice meeting you and your husband and the kids. You left us some nice food that we used and the nice lemons too!! lol! I hope the rest of your vacation went smoothly. Please come back any time you are planning to come back to NY All the best Carole and Beverly
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The entire process was easy and no hassle. Very satisfied with everything.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was exactly as described and represented. The place was clean and well taken care of. The recent remodel was very tasteful and well done. The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was clean and perfect for our needs. While we didn't really use the kitchen to prepare meals, it was nice to have appliances and dishes for simple breakfasts and snacks at night. Carole and Barb were very nice and available. They were very flexible and accommodating with check in and check out times. Would not hesitate to stay there again or recommend their place to all friends and family! Overall an extremely pleasant stay.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Troy! Hope you both are well. Thanks for the great review. It's so nice that you enjoyed the apartment and what we have available in it for our guests. I tried to think about what I would like to have in an apartment and hopefully our guests feel that same convenience and comfort. Please do come back any time!! All the best, C&B
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Atlanta ga

Nice location. Nice couple.. I will be back

  • 5 of 5

Carol and Beverly were very nice they got us all situated and answered all our questions before leaving us to our own plans.

The location is ideal, bus stop right in front, walking distance to the train and walking distance to several good eating places, we loved Brooklyn Blend.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello! Thank you for the positive review about the apartment and the ease of getting around. Yes, Brooklyn Blend around the corner is a great place to eat a healthy meal or just hang out for coffee or a wonderful smoothie. We are getting some new places to eat around here soon but our favourite will always be BB! Please return anytime you are planning a trip to NYC! Thanks! C&B
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Redwood Valley, CA

The place was perfect for our needs. Pictures were accurate & accommodations were very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We loved being part of a Brooklyn neighborhood for a week! Easy access to bus and metros stations. Nice neighborhood market near, loved Brklyn Blend for healthy food options, laundromat a block away was clean and spacious. Carole & Beverly were great hosts, always available and provided a very thoughtful place to relax and use as a homebase. Very happy we chose this place!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello! We totally enjoyed hosting you both! We hope the rest of your vacation goes as well as the first part with us.Thank you again for making the jump from Manhattan to Brooklyn! Welcome back anytime Best, Carole and Bev
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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
0.1 Miles
Brooklyn Blend
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, 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!


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  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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