The accommodations were adequate but they were filming a movie and took over the street for much of our stay. Loud noise from about 4 am as their trucks moved in and kept running. Our hostess Marisa was very nice though.
We arrived extra early and were allowed to check in. We booked the studio & were given the 2 bedroom unit. We were given very helpful tips on the area, shopping, transportation etc. Marrisa arranged to come by mid- week for a light touch up including washing a couple of breakfast dishes we had left in the sink. We checked out on the day of the largest parade of the year when neighborhood streets would be closed. Marrisa again, kept us informed to the best time to leave the neighborhood to avoid any interruptions. Needless to say, we had a wonderful experience.
This is a lovely, well-equipped studio. The proprietors are lovely and Crown Heights is a great neighbourhood (I'm assuming you have no race prejudice, you won't find it from anyone). Manhattan a short trip, and shorter once you realise how to use the express line properly The only downside is you might get too lazy and just want to stay inside,
My wife and I enjoyed our stay. Marissa (Chris' partner) was kind enough to check us in late (around 12:30am) because of our arrival flight. She was very helpful and welcomed us to call her if we ever needed anything. The suite was clean and there was no noise at night from others who lived in the same building. Although, there was bothersome noise late at night from people from the neighborhood who hung out on the sidewalk just outside. Other than that, everything went pretty smooth with our stay.
PS. (In case anyone has the same experience) Although Chris did communicate with on a few occasions me via FlipKey email, after several attempts I was not able to speak to him by phone. Since this was the first time I used FlipKey, not being able to at least speak briefly over the phone to the owner made me nervous because there are so many internet scams going on nowadays. Finally, Marissa was kind enough to return my call a couple of days before our arrival and assured us that she would be expecting our call as soon as our flight arrived.