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Charming, Light-filled Studio in Historic Brooklyn Brownstone

Bedrooms Studio
Space 350 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2-room studio w/ queen bed and pull-out couch, sleeps 3; full bath & kitchen.

A well-appointed studio apt on the 3rd floor of a historic brownstone built in 1899, this lovely, private space is filled with sunlight and offers stylish comfort at an affordable rate, a stone's throw from Manhattan. Fully equipped with linens, dishes, and comfortable furnishings, and brimming with historic charm, it boasts three large windows, an original decorative fireplace, brand new appliances, and claw-food bathtub with shower. Though cozy, it is well designed and can sleep 3 by virtue of a comfortable queen sized bed as well as a couch that pulls-out to be a double-bed. Perfect for a couple, small family or close friends. This Brooklyn neighborhood is charming and tree-lined, and the popular neighborhood cafe is a half-block away. Shopping, restaurants, and laundry are all within a short walking distance, and the subway station is a 5-min walk. A trip to Manhattan takes only 18 mins to downtown and 30 to Times Square.

Convenient New York Location: Three blocks from A express to Manhattan (15 mins to Wall Street, 35 to Times Square), ½ block to grocery store and laundromat, one block from coffee shop that is the heart of the neighborhood, one block from good bistro-style restaurant, nice wine shop around the corner, three doors down from small park with playground.

Completely Private Apartment Within A Real Home: This apartment is completely private, with locked door, on the top-floor of a townhouse occupied by a family (us). On rare occasions, guests may see us in the hallway (two parents, a 9-year-old, and a very friendly dog named Lucy), coming in or out of the building. Guests can feel free to ask questions about NYC or the neighborhood at any time, but are also assured of privacy.

Payment: 1/2 Payment will be expected prior to the start of the vacation and the remainder of the payment upon arrival. Payment may be made online, through PayPal, or (if time allows) by check via postal mail.

Cancellation Policy: A full refund will be given if reservation is canceled 30 days in advance. At 15 days, 1/2 of the amount will be refunded. After that, the deposit is no longer refundable.

More Details

Leecia & Mike
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, a little Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Leecia & Mike

Leecia grew up in Texas and Mike grew up in New Jersey, but they've lived in New York City now for over 15 years. They run a mid-century modern furniture & accessories business on the ground floor of their home.

Leecia & Mike purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Leecia & Mike chose Brooklyn

The great location and original historic details of this house were what sold it.

What makes this apartment unique

It's a wonderful thing to be so close to Manhattan, and yet able to come home to what feels like a little village in leafy Brooklyn.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Leecia and Mike, thank you so much for the wonderful vacation rental--great accomodations, great neighborhood, convenient subway stops into Manhattan. We really appreciate all the advice you gave us, and we will definitely recommend this great studio to friends travelling to/visiting the NYC area. We hope to be back soon! Thanks!
Oct 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Brooklyn in New York

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom, though small, is fully equipped.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , baby sleeper provided if needed
  • This is a two-room studio with small separate bedroom that is open onto the other room (no door to close). The queen sized bed is comfortable. The couch in the other room pulls out to make a double-bed if needed.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Smoking welcome outside on the stoop, but not in the apartment.


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Charming, Light-filled Studio in Historic Brooklyn Brownstone
average rating of 4.785714 based on 72 reviews
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wonderful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I just came from a week spent at this wonderful little apartment, and I can't say enough good things about it. I was working in Manhattan - starting very early each morning, and working long, exhausting days - and having this charming place to come home to every night was invaluable. It is bright, clean, spacious, cozy, and so well-appointed - everything I could have needed was there for me. The subway station is a few short blocks away, and trains to Manhattan run frequently and quickly - I was in Chelsea within 25 minutes of walking out the front door. The neighborhood is friendly and quiet, with trees everywhere and shops just around the corner, and my hosts were friendly and welcoming while still allowing me my space. Absolutely perfect. There is nothing quite like spending a day soaking in all the excitement and energy of Manhattan, and then curling up with a cup of tea and a good book on a comfy sofa in a beautiful space to bring the day to a close. I hope to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2009
  • Date of Stay: September 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Clean, small, close to transportation.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
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Perfect cozy apartment on a beautiful street.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was exactly as described. It was very comfortable and had plenty of space for us. Loved the historical touches. Mike and Leecia were very friendly and accommodating. She would great about us arriving early. Had a great time and would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect Brooklyn bolt-hole !

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in this lovely wee apartment that provided us with everything that we could have asked for. After a hard day exploring Brooklyn in the biting cold, nothing better than returning to the toasty, warm flat with instant hot water. Fab. Couldn’t recommend this apartment highly enough. Thanks Leecia & Mike.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great studio, hosts, and location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this great Brooklyn studio the past 4 nights to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The hosts, Leecia and Mike, were extremely kind and helpful. The studio is clean and comfortable and in a great Brooklyn location of tree lined streets and historic old brownstones. A 20 minute subway ride into Manhattan, and lots of great places to eat within blocks of the property. Highly recommended!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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The studio is confortable and hosts are very nice

  • 4 of 5

We had a good experience in this studio. It is as is described in the page and looks as in the photos. We were three adults and we knew it would be a small place but it was not bad at all, we enjoy most of our time in the city and use the place to sleep, have dinner and breakfast. The studio is well equipped, and the hosts were nice and helpful but without been intrusive (perfect combination). The only downside is the time that takes you to reach the centre, although is very well communicated by subway it is true that it requires time to move, but NYC is a big city and this is normal. We also had only two cockroach visitors because we got couple of very humid days, but we know that this is also very common in NYC and the host immediately offer to clean the bathroom again. The house was very clean otherwise. The bed was confortable, the sheets and towels were very clean. The shower is a bit challenging as you really have to climb to get in. Toilet paper and other basic utilities were provided. Both check in and check out were very easy to arrange and in both cases we were able to leave our suitcases in the house and we even got to enter before the check in time (thanks!).

In general we had a great time in the studio, everything was as we thought it would be, and really enjoyed our vacation in NYC!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Car: not necessary

This studio is on the top floor of a historic brownstone in the Stuyvessant Heights area of the Bedford-Stuyvessant neighborhood of Brooklyn. With tree-lined blocks of Victorian brownstones and churches, this lovely residential area is full of friendly neighbors and historic charm . An impressive hybrid of urban and residential, it exemplifies elegant city living as designed in the late 1800's. Rich in African-American history and architectural beauty, it offers restaurants, shopping, groceries, playgrounds, and above all else, a convenient 18-minute subway ride to Manhattan. Close proximity to other notable Brooklyn attractions, such as Prospect Park and other dynamic Brooklyn neighborhoods like hip Williamsburg and classic Park Slope, add to the appeal. Overall, a good affordable home base from which to explore New York City easily while having a calm, cozy place to return to each day.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Brooklyn, New York

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £57.94

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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