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Garden Apt with Backyard - Historic Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Private Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 1-5)

Live in brownstone Brooklyn in a floor-through, garden apartment. Two bedrooms, one bathroom. Spacious living room and kitchen. Hardwood parquet floors. Classic, comfortable, uncluttered. Steps from all major subway lines and only 20 minutes to Manhattan. Peace and quiet, but also in an area renowned for its shops and restaurants.

Step out into a quiet, ivy-covered garden for your morning coffee. Cook meals in the fully equipped kitchen. Use your private entrance to come and go at your whim. Sleep on recently purchased mattresses with fresh cotton linens. Real beds accommodate 5 people. Baby cot and high chair onsite.

Parking is readily available on the streets of Fort Greene at no cost. Safe neighborhood with families, young professionals, artists, retirees and many who have lived in the neighborhood for a long time. 5 minute walk to Barclays Center. This is charming Brooklyn living at its best.


• Private, independent apartment with outdoor space/garden

• 2 bedrooms, 1 newly renovated bathroom with tub/shower

• Approximately 1,000 square ft, with 800 square ft outdoor space

• Sleeps up to 5 people; kid-friendly with cot and high chair

• Central location near 10 subway lines; 20 minutes to Manhattan

• Fully equipped, spacious kitchen includes dishes, cookware

• Linens and towels included

• Wifi, cable TV, microwave, dishwasher

• Free on-street, public parking


Upon entry, there is a hallway for storage of your stroller (if you have little ones). Double doors to the apartment lead to a very large living/dining room (13 x 24 ft), with new windows looking out onto a peaceful, tree-lined street. Furnishings: sofa for 2-3 people, two armchairs, a daybed that doubles as a single bed for overflow guests, a long, contemporary dining table with six upholstered mid-century dining chairs, a 32' flat-screen Sony TV with cable, an antique sideboard topped with a slab of white marble, including guidebooks and maps of NYC.

In the center of the apartment, with a cut-out (pass-through) connecting it to the living room, the kitchen is huge by NY standards, 13 x 10 ft. It contains a stove with oven and broiler, refrigerator, microwave, sink, dishwasher, electric kettle, toaster, blender and many cupboards storing every kind of kitchen utensil and cookware you may need. Ample counter space, including two long, stainless steel professional kitchen counters.

A small hallway leads to the large bedroom (13' x 13') with a queen-size bed, huge closet and views on the garden. In summer, there is an air-conditioner in one of the two windows. Reading lamps and bedside tables on either side of the bed. A desk with lamp and chair and a dresser makes this a well-equipped, perfect bedroom hideaway. There is also a full-length mirror.

Continuing through the hallway is a small bedroom (12' x 7') with a single bed and second single bed trundle stored underneath. Dresser, reading lamp, closet and doorway to garden. We have a portable crib with sheet, should you need it. The small bedroom has just enough space to fit baby cot and/or the trundle single bed. This is useful if you have kids and want them in their own room. NOTE: this is a very small bedroom and it's a tight squeeze to put extra bed in here! But it works.

In 2012, we did a gut renovation of the bathroom. It is beautiful and modern, with green-flecked Terrazzo floor tiles, white subway tiles, bathtub with shower, a white Ceaser stone counter and under-mount sink. Grohe faucets. Hooks and towel bars. A high-quality exhaust fan that is very quiet and efficient.

Visit the famous Brooklyn Flea a few blocks away, the Olmsted designed park at the end of the block (with jogging paths, playgrounds, tennis courts), or the bustling Farmer's Market on the corner. See a concert or sports event at the nearby Barclays Center arena. The neighborhood is filled with interesting restaurants, bars and shops. I grew up in New York City and lived in Paris for 10 years and I can tell you this is my favorite neighborhood, anywhere. Ever!

Near all major subway lines and only 20 minutes to busy downtown Manhattan, one stop away on the Q train. Walking distance to other great Brooklyn neighborhoods such as Park Slope, restaurant row in Cobble Hill and Prospect Heights, Pratt Institute, the mansions of Clinton Hill, the urban grit of Vinegar Hill and DUMBO.

Toasty: Brooklyn at its very best.

More Details

Nan Doyle
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

About Nan Doyle

Our family has lived in Brooklyn since 1997, when we moved here from Paris, France. My husband and I raised our children in Fort Greene, a vibrant and diverse neighborhood. I am a chef-instructor, teaching home cooking with an emphasis on healthy, seasonal food. I was born and raised in NYC but my second home is France. My favorite things to do? Cook, read, practice yoga, travel, be with friends and family, hike, swim in rivers, lakes and oceans around the world, garden and help other people get into the kitchen and enjoy making good food for themselves.

Nan Doyle purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Nan Doyle chose Brooklyn

I love New York. We are lucky to have an extra floor in our brownstone house and we wanted to make it available to travelers looking to experience the city like natives.

What makes this apartment unique

New York City has everything: the arts (from tiny performance spaces with quirky shows to huge, blockbuster art exhibitions), great food (from latino food trucks to top chefs), non-stop street life, beaches a subway ride away, shopping (strand bookstore, nolita fashion boutiques, 99¢ stores on fulton mall, to name a few). Being based in groovy Fort Greene allows visitors to have the peace and quiet of leafy Brooklyn and be minutes away from the pulse of downtown Manhattan. It's the perfect starting point for enjoying the city.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have lived in Park Slope earlier, but wanted to try out Fort Greene this time. The apartment was just as nice as it was in the pictures and it was very clean as well. Our host Nan was really helpful and sweet, and she even left her homemade granola which is to die for! We traveled with three kids and we felt we had enough space. The location is also perfect! Close to the park, BAM, Brooklyn Flea, lots of nice restaurants and shops, Park Slope, Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill. And the subway station is also very close and bring you to Manhattan in few minutes. We will absolutely want to stay here again. Heidi +4, from Norway.
May 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Fort Greene in Brooklyn

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Renovated in 2012
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Queen size Beds (1) in large bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (3) -- 2 in small bedroom; one in living room, Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Garden Apt with Backyard - Historic Fort Greene, Brooklyn
average rating of 4.928571 based on 73 reviews

Great family apartment in a fun neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was lovely for 3 adults and 1 small child. Everything we needed was there, and we appreciated the basics waiting for us in the fridge. We took full advantage of the neighborhood with it shops and restaurants and the nearby park was a delight for our little one. We spent time in Manhattan and transportation was easy and quick. Thank you to our host, Nan, for a delightful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Brownstone

  • 5 of 5

This place was a welcoming haven each evening after a packed day of sightseeing in New York City. There is a well-stocked local grocery store around the corner and a subway stop just a block away. The neighbors are friendly but everything is nice and quiet at night. Our hosts stocked the frig with some refreshments to greet us on our arrival. We could not have been more pleased with our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your visit, Connie. Sorry not to have met you but delighted you all had a great vacation!
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Perfect location to get around.

  • 5 of 5

Our expectations were definitely met. The owners were accomodating and had no issues. Would recommend for anyone looking to visit NYC.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient and Cute Brooklyn Apartment - live like a local!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved staying at this Fort Greene apartment. Nan was great to work with and very responsive. My family and I recently stayed here for four days, and we are 5 adults! We were very comfortable, and the living room was a nice size for all of us to hang out in. The apartment was also VERY clean and the owner is very hospitable with leaving a binder full of helpful tips about the neighborhood and recommend places to go and eat. This apartment was stocked with everything you'd need (fan, iron and ironing board too!). Would highly recommend this rental - and I'd definitely stay there again too!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful visit, perfect for our family of five!

  • 5 of 5

Toast Brooklyn is a very clean, spacious and cheery apartment conveniently located close to restaurants, markets, and subway. We highly recommend staying!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Great location and host! We packed alot into our 5 day stay and the apartment was a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle. We also enjoyed exploring Brooklyn for the first time.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10.4 Miles
LaGuardia Airport, Flushing, NY
Nearest Ferry
1.9 Miles
Fulton Ferry Landing, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
Long Island Railroad, Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Brooklyn Queens Expressway (278)
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY
Nearest Point of Interest
BAM - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Nearest Point of Interest
ICI restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Der Schwarze K�lner - Beer Garden
Nearest Point of Interest
Habana Outpost
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Fort Greene, New York City

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.55
Pet Fee £193.87
Damage Insurance £45.75

The only additional charges are $100 for cleaning (mandatory), and a bank fee if you pay by credit card or bank transfer. We accept credit card payment, with an extra 4% fee to cover cost imposed on us. For bank transfers, in addition to whatever your bank charges you, we add $30 to cover our bank charges.

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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