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Spacious Two Bedroom Brownstone Townhouse Apartment In Charming Neighborhood

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


About the property

Large Sunny Two Bedroom Apartment (1,000 Sq. Ft --92.90 Square Meters)

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. The building owner's collection of midcentury ceramics paintings are present throughout the apartment as are paintings from contemporary Brooklyn artists. 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 period fireplace original to the house, 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

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Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 November, 2017

About Michael

The owner is a native Brooklynite. He has lived all over the world but calls Brooklyn home. He writes about the New York and will give a free signed, personally inscribed coffee table sized book to any group that stay at least one week.

I seek to have a long-term friendship with the people who stay at my home and will do my best to achieve this so you will think of me first whenever you visit NYC.

Michael purchased this house in 2013

Why Michael chose Crown Heights

This brownstone has most of the original architectural details that make them so charming; bow front windows, decorative masonry, oak staircases, 7 fireplaces and a tile entryway. The house is convenient to both the A, C and 3,4 subway lines.

I grew up in Brooklyn and always aspired to be a Brownstone owner. I've found North Crown Heights to be a warm welcoming neighborhood. A few blocks from my home is an urban oasis -- Brower Park. I am just a 15 minute walk to both Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum.

I work in Manhattan but I am delighted to come home to Brooklyn. You will be too.

What makes this house unique

I chose to buy this house because it has almost all of its original architectural details. Its tile entranceway extends all through the 1st floor landing. I've purchased an 11foot tall pier mirror which graces the entranceway and is of the time period to the house. The apartments are large and the high ceilings make them feel even larger.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Original Cast Iron Claw Foot Tub - Extra Large & Deep
  • The Bathroom is large and sunny. It has its original cast iron claw foot tub -- which is much deeper than contemporary tubs and is perfect for a good long soak after a day of sightseeing.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed
  • The master bedroom is very large and sunny. It has 11 foot high ceilings which make it seem even more spacious.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
I'm a published author. I write about NY. I will be happy to share my insights as a native New Yorker and will give each group who stays a week a signed personally inscribed autographed copy of one of my coffee table sized Art/History books.


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Spacious Two Bedroom Brownstone Townhouse Apartment In Charming Neighborhood
average rating of 4.09375 based on 32 reviews
Greensboro, NC

Excellent location, wonderful space, easily sleep five, everything it says in the description plus!

  • 5 of 5

Firstly, Michael was a very gracious host whom even allowed us to check in a bit early without hesitation. His place was well kept, extremely spacious and easily could sleep 5. Location was fantastic, near several options to jump on the subway, along with a few very nice little markets and an excellent new taco joint (El Jeffe) plus a fine coffeeshop. The apartments master bedroom area

is quite beautiful. With tons of light, an old fireplace, plus end tables and a breakfast table it really was a wonderful central space. The couch in the living room is actually a day bed with a trundle bed underneath, and it was a fantastic piece of furniture. Not only beautiful, those who slept on it, including myself, thought it was just great. He does offer full cable and a flat screen plus wifi but who needs stuff like that when you are a mile or less from so many things. We found easy walks to Prospect Park, the Botanical Garden, the Brooklyn Museum plus the Children's Museum. Not to mention all the amazing food located around you. I could not have asked for a better place to stay, and for those that want to know, the water pressure in the shower is amazing! Thanks so much Michael!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location, helpful owner but tired apartment

  • 2 of 5

The location is good for exploring New York and the Michael, the owner, has been very helpful and responsive. However, the apartment is in need of a major overhaul, even if all you want to use it for is for having a shower and having a bed to sleep in.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and convenient stay in Brooklyn

  • 4 of 5

The house is exactly as shown in pictures. Located in Brooklyn and close to the metro station. The check in/out process is easy and seamless. We were able to find free street parking for the duration of our stay.

We were a group of four and had no problems commuting into Manhattan from the house. We also walked to the Brooklyn botanical gardens on the Saturday morning and enjoyed free access to the gardens before noon. Overall a wonderful and convenient stay. Will definitely book again the next time we are in NYC .

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very big place for New York .

  • 5 of 5

Really like the fact that owners family lives in the rest of apartments in the building.Takes all worries away of your things coming missing and knowing your safe if don't key code to the two doors your not getting in. The owner answers every text right. I hit NY early text day before that I was he had apartment ready 4 hours early with no extra charge thanks Michael

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful service extremely helpful in telling us about brooklyn and ny city

  • 5 of 5

clean, quiet,bright light in our room which I love just lovely all the way .Dora

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bluffdale Utah

Good for Price / Excellent Host

  • 4 of 5

This property suited our needs very well. Michael was a tremendous host who was responsive, flexible and really friendly. We have a family with 5 children and needed a place to sleep 7. We didn't intend to spend time in the property outside of sleeping and maybe catching a bite and it served well. Michael was very helpful when we couldn't find a pump for the aerobed that was provided.

The property had good access to public transport and a grocery store.

Having lived in NYC 20 years earlier I wasn't sure what to expect from the neighborhood and had heard about the changes occurring in Brooklyn and Harlem from when I had previously lived there, but was uncertain of what it was going to be like. I am not sure I would have considered bringing a family with me in the early 90's. That being said, based on other users experience we felt like giving it a go. Our rental car sat undisturbed and had no issues for the 3.5 days we were there (be sensitive to street cleaning rules that govern time frames and days of the week) and during daylight hours had no concerns about safety. In the later evenings when we were returning home we had one issue where some people were hollering at each other that made my kids nervous, that was clearly out of the control of the owner and it wasn't on the property, but rather between the property and the subway stop. For those unaccustomed to urban living this property may be a little shocking as it has some variety of housing and residents in the neighborhood, but it worked well for us excepting that single incident. Given the price points and the objectives we had for the property this was a good find. My only reason for not giving a full 5 stars is that the "extra guest" costs were a little steeper and cut into the perception of value per dollar that we received. But this is a good property with the right expectations in mind and you can't beat the host.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Staten Island
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Kingston -Throop
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Brooklyn Queen Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: not necessary

North Crown Heights is part of Brownstone Brooklyn. The neighborhood was built for wealthy Brooklyn residents and boasts tree lined street, and a plethora of architectural wonders. It is a landmarked neighborhood for its architectural significance. It is a multi-cultural.

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

A short distance to the WatchTower.

A short distance to the Barclay Center.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £227.28

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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