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Large Sunny 2 Bedroom Brownstone Apartment in Charming Brooklyn Neighborhood

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

Convenient to all NYC 3Blocks, A,C trains 5 Blocks #3,4 trains

This large two bedroom apartment (1,000 square feet 92.90 square meters) with an 11 foot (3.35 meters) high ceiling is the perfect example of historical and contemporary Brooklyn living.

The house was built in 1909 and is listed for its architectural significance in both the United States and New York State Register of Historical Places. The apartment is located on the third floor of a large well maintained brownstone townhouse that has retained most of its original architectural components including; seven fireplaces, bow front windows, decorative masonry, oak staircase, 11 foot tall pier mirror in hallway, wainscoting and mosaic tile entryway floor. There is a skylight which brings natural light into the stairway.

Free Cable TV including all premium channels: HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, TMC and EMC.

Free WiFi.

Free NYC Daily newspapers - NY Times, NY Post, Wall Street Journal

Free flowers and organic fruits and vegetables from the owner's garden -- when available.

The apartment is bathed in natural light and has a large eat-in kitchen. The kitchen table is a stylish large midcentury breakfast bar. The kitchen is excellently designed for cooking and dining. The kitchen is fully stocked to suit the needs of most cooks. The Brita water filter provided makes NYC tap water even more delicious.

The master bedroom is extremely large and has a beautiful fireplace original to the building. The furniture is a combination of antiques and contemporary pieces. There is a queen size sleigh bed in this room situated in front of a three window bow front. The amount of sun that bathes both bedrooms is truly pleasurable. There is a large marble table in the room with a 1950's wooden 'atomic shaped base' and matching chairs.

In brownstone townhouses the second bedroom was traditionally called 'the gentleman's bedroom'. It is smaller than the other bedroom but also accommodates a queen size bed and has its own closet/storage area.

The living room has its original period fireplace, midcentury Scandinavian string chairs, a wrought iron glass top table and a trundle bed/couch which comfortably sleeps two adults. This room has its original beautiful parquet wood floor. An Austen Air Hepa air filter is provided for your healthful pleasure

The bathroom is as sunny and airy as the rest of the apartment. It has its original green antique shell tile accents on the wall and original cast iron claw foot tub -- which is perfect for a long deep soak after a day of sightseeing . This tub is much larger than contemporary tubs and has an overhead shower attachment. The bathroom's Lucite storage unit houses a plethora of towels, complimentary toiletries and is topped by a sun loving ponytail palm.

OWNER OCCUPIED: This is very similar to a bed and breakfast without the additional cost. Unlike most vacation rentals the owner and his family live in the building. There is usually someone there to answer your questions or give you a native New Yorker's advice on this city. The building's owner is a published author and will give a Free personally inscribed edition of one of his coffee table sized art/history of NY books to every group who stays at his home for at least five days. This is a non-smoking building.

PLEASE NOTE: The apartment is on the 2nd floor so you will be walking up the stoop (stairs leading up to the entranceway pictured below) and then two flights of internal stairs. There is no elevator.

**If the apartment is booked during your planned vacation please see my other rental listing #

(same location)**

More Details:

Suitability: Children Welcome. Pets Welcome. Wheelchair inaccessible. Non Smoking only.

Housekeeping, Babysitting and Laundry Service available.

Three blocks from the Brooklyn Children's Museum

Five blocks from the Brooklyn Jewish Children's Museum

A 15 minute walk or one subway stop from both :

The Brooklyn Museum

Prospect Park

1st Bedroom - Queen Sized Bed - Sleeps Two

2nd Bedroom - Queen Sized Bed - Sleeps Two

Living Room - Trundle Day Bed - Sleeps Two

Air Mattress can also accommodate Two people

More Details

Owner
Michael
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Michael

Hi: I'm Michael the owner of this home. I'm a native New Yorker, from the great Borough of Brooklyn. I've traveled all over the globe but Brooklyn is home. I live in this house with my family. My Manchester Terrier, Crixus, enjoys walks around the neighborhood and would happily accompany any of you who are homesick for your pet.

I write about New York and am happy to give advice about this great town.

I'm delighted to give one autographed and personally inscribed copy of a coffee table sized art/history book to any group of visitors to my home who stay at least five days.

Though I won't intrude on your privacy -- I hope during your stay we become friends and you will want to stay with me again when you come to NYC.

Michael purchased this house in 2011

Why Michael chose Brooklyn

This property is special, not only is it listed in both the NY State and National Register of Historical places for its architectural significance but it was built relatively late for a brownstone townhouse 1909 -- so the rooms are very large, much larger than the brownstones built earlier and the ceilings are very high. The house has many of the original architectural details, which are lacking in many of the recently restored buildings.

What makes this house unique

The bathroom has the house's original cast iron claw foot tub. These bathtubs are much larger and deeper than contemporary tubs. Having a good long soak after a day of exploring NYC is an added benefit.

I'm also a collector. The furniture, artwork and just feel of the house reflect my particular taste.

Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
JFK
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nostrand Bar
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Staten Island
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Kingston - Throop
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Brooklyn Queens Expressway
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Brighton Beach
Car: not necessary

North Crown Heights is one of Brooklyn's hottest gentrifying residential areas. It has the charms of Brownstone Townhouses and is a short walk to the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Children's Museum, Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.

The house is a short distance from the Barclay Center. It is also very convenient for visiting the WatchTower.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crown Heights in Brooklyn

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Antique Cast Iron Claw Foot Bathtub
  • The bathroom is large and airy. There is an antique cast iron claw foot tub that is perfect for a long deep soak after a day of sightseeing. The tiles are also original to the house and are the traditional black and white pinwheel design. There are plenty of towels and bathroom supplies.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The bedroom is large and sunny. It has a newly refinished hard wood floor a fireplace original to the house and a small sitting table.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
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Large Sunny 2 Bedroom Brownstone Apartment in Charming Brooklyn Neighborhood
average rating of 4.255319 based on 47 reviews
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Review for Rental in Brooklyn

  • 5 of 5

We are four 21 year olds who had never had the opportunity to explore New York City on our own and did not know anyone in the city. Prior to the trip, Michael was extremely helpful. He was very patient and responded to all my questions immediately. This was also my first time using this website and he made the process much easier.

Upon arrival, he helped us carry our luggage upstairs and gave some history to the house and the neighbourhood which was appreciated. We had questions about the transit system and locations of things in the neighbourhood as well as things to do in the city and he gave us the appropriate information.

The apartment itself was wonderful. We slept comfortably and did not run into any technical issues. There were plenty of towels and linens for us to use freely. We used the kitchen everyday and enjoyed it. The bathroom was nice, though the Hot and Cold taps on the shower are switched and it took us a bit to figure that out! The view was wonderful and the WiFi was a major plus.

The neighbourbood was something we also enjoyed. We had the option of 2 subway stops within a 10 minute walk and we frequented the Super Food Town grocery store where the manager took the time to get to know us!

We would often return back to the apartment very late at night and we never ran into any issues.

Overall, we loved New York City and this rental played a role in our positive experience. We recommend it to anyone looking for a comfortable stay in a great neighbourhood. We would like to thank Michael for the experience!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious Place In A Convenient Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

The home was just a few block from the subway which made it easy to get around. The apartment was very large and you just felt comfortable there -- like you've been there many times before. No complaints. Real plaster walls so you did not hear the neighbors or the folks in the apartment below.

Easygoing, friendly host who responded quickly to our texts and very attentive.

Large kitchen had a sunroof so it was fun to have breakfast there. Enough pots, pans and dishes so that we could cook if we felt like it.

Great TV with every premium channel and lightning fast WiFi.

Gigantic old cast iron bathtub that made for a great soak after a day of touring NYC. I would definitely come back here and would highly recommend this place.

Thanks, for very nice time.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place-Cool Neighborhood-Friendly Owner

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time visiting Brooklyn and the short distance from this house to the subway really made the trip to Manhattan easy and quick.

I'd never stayed in a Brownstone before and I was delighted by the amount of space, high ceilings, molding on the walls, original fireplaces and general comfortable ambience.

We didn't do much cooking but the kitchen seemed to be well stocked and the take-out options were plentiful. Thank to our host for leaving the menus and guide books. We got to wander around the neighborhood and it was an architectural pleasure. It seemed no two Brownstones were alike. There were even mansions that I'm supposing predated the Brownstones. We always felt safe and there were people out on the street most times.

The place was clean. The beds were comfortable. It was a reasonable price. We'd definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay. Rooms were large, clean, well appointed, and the place is close to public transportation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Clean Large Sun Filled Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We arrived very late and our host still greeted us happily.

We were a family of six visiting New York fort first time. Our host gave us numerous tips on things to see and do during our stay and always responded to our texts quickly.

The apartment was large enough for all of us. The place was clean and comfortable. Their were plenty of toiletries and towels.

The air conditioning kept us cool during a heat wave.

The house was a brownstone in a quaint neighborhood and it was only a few minutes to the subway.

It was definitely a bargain.

We'd stay here agin.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient to Watchtower

  • 5 of 5

We are a large family of eight who came to New York to visit the Watchtower and see the sights. The apartment we rented was spacious enough for all of us. Yes, there is an iron. The place was clean, airy and sunny. We could see the Empire State Building from the windows that faced the back of the building.

The apartment encompassed a complete floor and it suited our needs very well. The beds were comfortable and the sheets were 100% cotton.

The host was pleasant and helpful. T

The house is close to public transportation.

We had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Crown Heights, New York City

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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1 night minimum stay
£113
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£132
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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £226.47

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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