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LA MAISON DES SIRENES 1, 20mn away from city. Come and live like a New Yorker!

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

sleeps 5, one bathroom ,one bedroom

On the third floor of a hundred years old brownstone, la Maison des Sirenes is perfect for anybody appreciating style and comfort. Affordable but not 'cheap', La Maison des Sirenes is well dressed!!! The apartment was decorated with taste and I meticulously picked every single of furnitures myself. This is the first apartment I ever rented as a vacation rental(August 2007).

It is located on one of the most coveted block of Bedstuy(tree lined). It features a master bedroom,an antique bathroom, fully equipped Tuscan style kitchen,dining room,living room and an amazing bamboo lined deck with table,umbrella and wrought iron daybed. Perfect for barbecue in summer,sun bathing brunches on weekends or simply relaxing.

Most importantly the apartment is a few statins away from Manhattan.

Check my other property La maison des Sirenes 2 (384590)

Bedstuy used to be known for its motto 'do or die' . Not anymore!!!! Now it is best known for its incredibly beautiful Brownstone. It was fearures recentlt in the Time Out magazine as ' one of the best neighbourhood ' of NYC.The strong community and abundant beautiful brownstone townhouses contribute to its growth and charm. New cafes,restaurants,bakeries ,boutique ,galleries nd wine bars are sprouting everywhere receiving much attention by Zagat, time out,NY magazines and blogs. A diverse mix of students,hipsters,artists,crative professionals,architects and attorneys of all races continue to move to the neighbourhood.

The area is serviced well by the A abd C train with commute times 15 mn to lowervManhattan and 30 mn to midtown.(times square).

Bedstuy was home to famous artists such as Notorious BIG,Lil Kim,Mos Def,Chris rock,,poet June Jordan and activist Hattie Carthan. Bedstuy streets are often represented in media : Spike lee movies, MIA music video.....

There is a strong sense of pride being part of Bedstuy and being its pioneers.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2017

Why Nathalie chose Brooklyn

I simply fell in love with all the stain glasses and beautiful intricate wood frames.

Guestbook comments from the owner

avons passe de bons et chaleureux moments dans cet apartement coquet a l'image de nathalie,notre charmante hote. Les petits dejeuners sur la terrasse ensoleillee avec le chant des oiseaus en prime,un privilege au coeur de la grosse pomme. Nous avons adore le quartier de Bedford/stuyvesant car les gens sont souriants et aimables. le gospel le dimanche au coin de marcus garvey est un moment inoubliable. Tres rapidement sur Manhattan avec le metro express,nous preferons sejourner dans les quartiers des blocks partys, des brooklyn boogies du "do the right thing"....un quartier authentique.,
Apr 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • town
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , antique clawfoot bathtub
  • Charming antique spacious bathroom. The bathroom features the original clawfoot tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Other - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , day bed turns into queen size bed in living room
    Sofa twin - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa turns into twin size bed. Pictures are coming!!!!
  • Beautiful large bedroom that offers fireplaces and view on the deck. Bali style daybed in living room turns into true queen size bed or into two twin size beds.Perfect for another couple or children....
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
NO SMOKING permitted inside the apartment. Smoking on deck only. No SHOES inside the apartment. Owner babysitter available on demand .Rate $15/hour


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LA MAISON DES SIRENES 1, 20mn away from city. Come and live like a New Yorker!
average rating of 4.759494 based on 81 reviews

The Ultimate Hostess

  • 5 of 5

My experience can be summed up in a little story:

We arrived to New York on a beautiful summer's morning just in time to celebrate Labor Day 2009. My cousin, who had never been to NYC was weary of anything that wasn't a 4 -star manhattan hotel with pillow mints and room service. As I led her out of Manhattan and onto the streets Brooklyn, she appeared uncomfortable- clearly a diva out of her element.

She followed me up the plush tree-lined street until we arrived in front of a beautiful brownstone. Nathalie, the hostess greeted us and welcomed us inside. She greeted us as if we had met before. Her warmth made it feel like a homecoming of sorts. As Nathalie led us into the house I looked over at my cousin. The fear and apprehension disappeared as the sunlight highlighted the awe and wonder on her face.

We found ourselves in a beautifully decorated Brooklyn brownstone with fantastic design sensibilities that, thanks to Nathalie, felt like our home. The walls and floors were adorned with tastefully decorated elements that gave the room an elegant personality. And messages like "you are beautiful" etched in the mirror reminded us of the power of simple words.

With the sun beaming on her face, her delight (and relief) couldn't be hidden under sunglasses. "Cuz, this feels like a dream! This place is amazing!" That weekend in September is one of the most memorable trips I have ever had, and it's all thanks to Nathalie.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a lovely review. I work really hard to provide comfort and a memorable experience to my guest. I know I succeeded when a guest comes back. I have been changing a lot of things in the apartement recently to make it more intimate and less impersonnal. I want it to feel like someone is living in it ,it is as well more and more "me"! Thank you so much again.
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A great Brooklyn experience.

  • 5 of 5

Less than five-minute walk to the subway, you can access all the city, however the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood has a great vibe. The second story apartment had many of the original details of the brownstone and a great view of the neighborhood street. Requested car service to the airport was easily taken care of with a simply text to the owner. Great experience.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Experience New York like a real New Yorker

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 visited La Maison des Sirenes for a quick weekend trip after Cooperstown Baseball tournament. Our first full day the block was having a old school block party with cool music, food, and bounce house. All the neighbors were out having fun. We talked with a few neighbors but chose to pass on the block party and go site seeing. The Subway was only a few blocks away so we used it for our main form of transportation. The neighborhood was very safe during the day and at night. My Infiniti QX60 sat around the corner for 3 days never got one scratch. The place was very eclectic as you can see in pictures. My only complaint is no fault of our host, but the humidity was very high that weekend (90-95F) therefore the nights were a little warm even though the AC unit was working like it should. Overall I highly recommend Nathalie place so book it and experience New York like a New Yorker.

PS If you like Caribbean food like Jerk chicken, Curry Goat or Ox-tail go visit Angela's just up the street. 😋?😋?😋?

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Good but......

  • 3 of 5

The Good: The apartment is bright and airy and well equipped with everything you need, including a balcony. It is close to the subway. There are some very good restaurants and bars near by. The owner was easy to contact and responded quickly to our enquiries.

The not so good: Although it is advertised as a one bedroom, the bedroom is not separate from the kitchen or the living room (where the other beds are). In fact the whole apartment is one big room (except for the bathroom). This may not be a problem but if you are traveling with teenagers or as two couples you might want some private space, especially if you expect that you are getting your own bedroom. Although the area is generally safe during the day, I would absolutely not walk back from the subway late at night as suggested by one reviewer - this is not Williamsburg or Carroll Gardens. Also for an $85 cleaning fee the owner of the property is being short changed by the cleaner as the property was, in our case at least, not cleaned to a standard that would satisfy some guests.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really apreciate when a guest takes the time to leave a review but i also really love when there is an open conversation about whatever concern a guest might have ,giving me the opportunity to solve a problem immediately, better myself and most of all insuring that my guest has an amazing stay. This is the ultimate goal and a passion. I live on the two bottom floors of the brownstone ,i am available on the spot for any questions, concerns , need.... i am also reachable through email, text, phone, skype,whattsup... The apartment is 800sqf or 74.3 m2( average size in NYC is 700sqf) and features a master bedroom area that gives onto the terrasse. The kitchen separates the master bedroom and the living room. The guest is right :it is an open space apartment , a loft basically. This is not a secret( see pictures). Homeaway manager tool website does not have a option for a loft so the best description i can give it on the site is one bedroom. My typical customer is a couple with children or teenagers.i also host two couples, groups of friends and no one complain about the settup. The master bedroom area and the living area are on two opposite wings of the apartment . You cannot see each other .Couples who want that kind of privacy come alone. The apartment is thoughroughly cleaned by a professionnal cleaner. She is a fantastic being and she is precise to a fault. I do not know what the guest is referring to unfortunately but had i known i am very confident that i would have been able to fix the problem right away. My housekeeper is a human being and things happen sometimes with human beings!! I kept my favourite subject for last! I have been hosting for over ten years. My calendar is fully booked each year. It would be impossible to keep this business if the neighbourhood was unsafe at any time of the day or night. Security is relative. For some people felling unsafe is usually accompanied by the fear of the unknown. Colour of skin is a really big thing in feeling safe for some people. Bedstuy is extremely colourful. By that i mean very racially and culturely diversified. Like this guest says it 'this is not Williamsburg or Caroll Gardens" meaning this is not a predominantly white neighbourhood and obviously this is problematic for this person. Fortunately i rarely host that kind of guests. People who come at La Maison Des Sirenes are well travelled,open minded,stimulating, communicative,people lovers and i learn a whole lot with them!!
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Had a great time in Brooklyn!

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was as advertised. Very eclectic decor and was clean and comfortable. Perfect for our brief stay. Thank you Nathalie!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose Ca


  • 5 of 5

It was a great place to stay while visiting NY. Very convenient location... close to stores, public trans, etc..

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!! Come back anytime!
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Central Park
Times Square
Empire State Building
Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)
Top of the Rock
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
The Cloisters
5th Avenue
Meatpacking District
"Highline,shopping and restaurant"
Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Rink
Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien Hotel
THE LION KING at the Minskoff Theatre
Totto Ramen
Shake Shack Theater District
Museum Of Sex
Boom Boom Room @ The Standard Hotel
Shake Shack
Sarabeth's Central Park South
Luke's Lobster
Fleamarket Antiques & Collectibles
Peaches Hot House
The Juice Press
Cheeky Sandwiches
Beacon's Closet
MarieBelle Cacao Bar and Tea Salon
Converse - Soho Store
Century 21 Department Stores
Olivino Wines
Essex Street Market
Brooklyn Children's Museum
Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
High Line Park
American Museum of Natural History
MoMA—Museum of Modern Art
Shake Shack
Tickets - TKTS Theater Development Fund Broadway Ticket Booth
Spice Market
ABC Kitchen
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Car: not necessary

This beautiful apartment is situated in the new upcoming neighbourhood in Brooklyn: Bedstuy. It is 15 mn away from Manhattan downtown and 30 mn away from Times Square. Bedstuy is the secret of New York and people are fighting right now to get a house here. A lot of artists, musicians, writer are moving in.

It is a couple of blocks from the main street Fulton where the subway can be found and all kind of stores(supermarket with organic products...) and restaurants (mainly west Indian).

Fortgreen with all its cafes and restaurants is within reach.

Everything that you need to spend a perfect vacation is here: subway (A and C), bus, restaurants on Tompkins, shops, beauty salons (manicure ,waxing....)

Other Activities: shopping


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York City

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas/ new year
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £14.82 per person per night

Rates are subject to change before reservation is confirmed.

A cleaning fee of $85 is due upon arrival and is not included in the homeaway rental quote. For group of four and five persons the cleaning fee is $100.

Accomodation taxes: 5.875% of total +$2/night. Paid upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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