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Large Sunny 2 Bedroom Brownstone Apartment in Charming Brooklyn Neighborhood

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house

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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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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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.


based on 33 holidaymaker reviews

Large Sunny 2 Bedroom Brownstone Apartment in Charming Brooklyn Neighborhood
average rating of 4.242424 based on 33 reviews

Spacious & clean apartment in a cool neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Michael was super friendly and warmly greeted us upon our arrival at the front door. He took the time to give us some history and description of Crown Heights, including subway stations, parks, and some recommendations on nearby neighborhoods to check out. The apartment itself was very spacious and clean for the 5 of us staying. He also had an air mattress in the closet, so this apartment could comfortably fit up to 8 people. All amenities in the listing were included. Lots of good food, bars, and convenient stores within walking distance. We really enjoyed our stay at this property and neighborhood, and would definitely come back! Thanks for your hospitality, Michael!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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A nice place to be!

  • 5 of 5

We found our place to be clean, roomy, close to where we wanted to be. Michael was kind and responsive. We would return. The building is an older brownstone and has typical wear for its age,that's what makes it charming.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Great experience"

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. Apartment was nice and clean, and everything was in order.

We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Really good experience

  • 4 of 5

I am from NYC and I need a place to stay while I visited the city. I need a place last minute and Michael answered me very quickly. I needed a place for 6 at first but then my group got larger (so I thought) when I told him there were going to be additional people he had no problem with my contingency and he was more than willing to accommodate more people. In the end, it only ended up being me and 3 friends staying in this large apartment. It was clean and very homey. He was always close by and he answered my text messages really quickly whenever we needed something. The place is A/C'ed which was a major plus for this hot summer nights. There were plenty of places to eat nearby and the neighborhood is relatively quiet, walking distance to the subway and the train ran express into the city as well. I would and will stay there again when I visiting Brooklyn!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Great place to stay in NYC!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Michael's place! The flat is well furnished with lot of space (we were a group of 5) and well located next to a metro station. Moreover Michael is a very kind host always willing to help.

We warmly recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient Brooklyn home to relax

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 4 nights at this Brooklyn brownstone apartment. The location was convenient, within 5-10 minute walk to the C subway line and a decent grocery store. The building is old, with its own funky old building quirks, which is expected. The old world charm of the apartment is warm and inviting. The kitchen worked for our needs although we did not do any serious cooking during our stay. It was equipped with dishes and glasses, which was helpful. I would have given another star for this review except for the shower button did not work well so the water pressure for showers was poor. Overall the apartment was comfortable, well furnished and a pleasant place to hang out during our trip to NYC. Communicating with Michael, the host was easy and the description was accurate. There are 2 flights of stairs the unit. I would recommend this home to my friends.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
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.


Prices & Availability

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

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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £246

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crown Heights in New York City

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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

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Portable wifi hotspot

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