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Stay In Brooklyn's Historic 'Next' Neighborhood

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Apartment, 1 Block From Sunset Park

Owned by The Schmidt Family since 2001, this lovely 1905 brick home sits on a treelined block with friendly neighbors. Around the corner is the scenic and active Sunset Park with expansive western views of New York Harbor, Manhattan, Staten Island and New Jersey from one of the highest points in Brooklyn.

The separate apartment has its own private entrance below the front stoop of this one family home. Enter the airy, open living room through a cheerful vestibule welcoming guests to a sitting area by the windows with contemporary furniture and a sturdy, comfortable sleeper couch. At the other end is the bright fully equipped corner kitchen with stone counter tops and the dining area set around a french country table. Original art is hung throughout the apartment of which many are made by local Brooklyn artists. The loft bedroom up two steps from the living area is cozy with a queen bed, a modern bureau and ensuite bathroom only accessible through the bedroom. (Attention:Ceiling height is 6’3” in bedroom.)

The apartment is best for 2 people but can accommodate up to 4.

Free WiFi included.

Located on residential block between Brooklyn’s Chinatown(8th Ave), Latin American(5th Ave), Waterfront Bush Terminal Park (Soccer and Baseball playing fields) and Industry City(2nd Ave). The Avenues are filled with ethnic groceries and restaurants, shops and pharmacies. Sunset Park still offers an affordable place to shop and experience a vibrant, multicultural stroll. Just 2.5 blocks down the hill to 45th Street Station (Local R Train) and 1 stop(or a 10min. walk through the park) to 36th Street Station(Express D & N Trains), it is a great location to access Manhattan(approximately 30 minutes) and other parts of hip Brooklyn. The local 5th Ave bus takes you through Park Slope to the Barclay’s Center and down to Brooklyn Heights Waterfront Park. Historic Sunset Park located 1 block away, offers green open spaces and shaded tree spots. It also has a playground, chess tables, handball courts, soccer, basketball, and in summer free swimming pool access in art deco recreation center built by WPA in the 1930’s.

The Schmidt Family welcomes you to their home and hope that you enjoy discovering Sunset Park as you visit the Greater New York City area!

More Details

Property Manager
Elise Church Schmidt
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

About Elise Church Schmidt

Elise C. Schmidt and her husband Steve have lived in Brooklyn since 1995 and bought their home in Sunset Park in 2001. Elise is a professional artist and an Anaplastologist. Steve is an executive producer in advertising. They have a son who was born and raised in Brooklyn and attends high school in Queens. They have two cats, a lovely garden and a houseful of art & books.

Elise Church Schmidt purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Elise Church Schmidt chose Brooklyn

The Schmidt's moved to Sunset Park because of its affordability, the park and its proximity to Manhattan. It is a quiet and warm, family oriented neighborhood. The avenues offer everything you need for local living.

What makes this apartment unique

The park, the views, Chinatown, Latin & Chinese street food, affordable shopping, close enough to Manhattan but a sense of getting away from the fray to a real Brooklyn neighborhood.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Sunset Park in Brooklyn

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Stand shower, vanity sink, Kohler dual flush toilet, shelf rack, shelf, 2 mirrors, towel rack, tile floor with rug, toilet brush, plunger
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Sleeper Sofa in Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , A very comfortable CB2 sleeper sofa that sleeps 1-2 people.
  • Queen Bed, 2 side tables, 2 reading lamps, dresser, suitcase stand, full length mirror, tile floor with area rug
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
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
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Cleaning service fee applies. Free WIFI. No laundry available. No smoking. No candles. Ceiling height in bedroom is 6'3' Bathroom is en suite.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(51 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.9215684 based on 51 reviews

Wonderful time in New York city

  • 5 of 5

Very clean interior. Well laid out floor plan. Elise was always very helpful in adjusting to the new surroundings. Sunset Park is a block away with wonderful view of the city and also has a very large public pool. The subway is only 2.5 blocks away. Neighbor hood is relatively safe. There were 2 nights where I walked back to the apartment from the subway after midnight without any problem. However that probably isn't a smart thing to do no matter where you're at.

I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting Mike for his stay visiting family in Sunset Park. I enjoyed our stoop-front chats. I am happy that you enjoyed our beloved neighborhood and park. Hope to see you again sometime! Have great rest of the summer.
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The apartment is REALLY nice and Elise was a pleasure to work with!

  • 5 of 5

We're going to try and stay there again the next time we're in New York.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having you both this past weekend. Hope to see you again! Enjoy your summer.
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Outstanding Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Don't pass up this wonderful apartment. We were a family of 4 ( 2 kids) and fit comfortably in this very nice and very clean Brooklyn apartment. The area was very safe with great restaurants in every direction. Close to sunset park with amazing views of manhatten. Neighborhood is a great mix of diverse cultures. Just a few blocks to the train station. The owners were friendly and quick to answer any questions we had. Would definitely stay again

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a wonderful review and for being a pleasure to host. I am glad that you and your children enjoyed our little corner of Brooklyn. Hope to see you again. Have a great summer!
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A Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at this cozy, charming and well-stocked apartment. Elise was extremely accommodating, true to previous reviews, and she was helpful via long distance even as she was out of town most of the time that we were there. Her husband Steve also made himself available and helped us with an ironing board. The bedroom was dark, cool and the mattress was comfortable, important elements for us to ensure good sleep. We appreciated the kind gestures of a few small breakfast items left for us and a thoughtful neighborhood guide created by our hosts to help with recommended coffee shops, restaurants and public transportation. The apartment sits on a quiet street straddling bustling Chinatown and a Latin American neighborhood, which made for an exciting and enjoyable cultural experience, and we felt safe walking late at night as well. The access to the subway, Sunset Park and many ethnic shops and restaurants made this a memorable location and it was nice to stay in a Brooklyn neighborhood that hasn't been impacted by gentrification and chain businesses yet. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so very happy that you enjoyed your stay here in our neighborhood of Sunset Park, Brooklyn. I am only sorry that we did not get a chance to talk more. I hope the rest of your NYC visit went well and please come again! Thank you for such a lovely review! I appreciate the time it took to write. Happy Summer, Jenn & Travis!
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Clean and comfy!

  • 5 of 5

Had everything to make it feel like home, and plenty of good lighting and A/C.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope you made it back to the west coast safely. Thank you for the review and come again, Patrice!
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  • 5 of 5

Feel SOOOOOO lucky to have found this WONDERFUL HomeAway Apartment in Brooklyn! Elise is THE BEST HOSTESS we could have hoped for! So easy to communicate with, and willing to offer guidance to the overwhelmed Single Mom traveling with her Teen....for the first time in NYC. Elise has a great welcome packet prepared to greet guests, with loads of information about the neighborhood and NYC.

The Apartment was SPOTLESS. Kitchen had EVERY appliance, utensil, and dish we could have possibly needed, even if our visit was much longer than 8 nights. The mattress in the private bedroom was SUPER comfy! "Fresh air" served to cool things off and serve as White Noise. Hot water immediately available in the shower, every time. Also appreciated the plush, nice sized bath towels.

Surprisingly quiet, but only 3.5 blocks from the subway! Grocery also within 3 blocks, but could have easily grabbed all our meals (and THE BEST bagels, baked in house!) from Sunset Bagels, open 24 hours.

Breathtaking Sunset Park within blocks offer spectacular views of NYC! Love the ethnic feel of The 'Hood.

We look forward to returning many times, since of course, there's SO much of NYC yet to discover!

Thank you Elise (and family!)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank YOU! It was a pleasure to talk to you and your daughter and learn about your family roots here in NYC. I enjoyed having you both and welcome you back anytime. Thank you for your glowing review. I really appreciated the details and effort. Happy Summer and until we meet again.
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
JFK International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.4 Miles
Quarter Bar
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Brooklyn Army Terminal
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
45th Street & 4th Avenue
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
International Restaurant
Nearest Beach
9.3 Miles
Coney Island
Car: not necessary

A scenic and multicultural neighborhood in the heart of Brooklyn, Sunset Park is located at one of the highest points where views of Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and New Jersey are spectacular! Between Bay Ridge/Coney Island and Park Slope/DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights, visitors are central to hip Brooklyn as well as a short subway ride to The City. Experience food from Mexico, the Dominican Republic and China in this diverse area located one block from Sunset Park where views of the setting sun make it a respite from daily activity. Enjoy a picnic, swim, kick a soccer ball around or watch a volley ball match. Through the park at 36th street is the express train which takes you to Manhattan in 2 stops.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Sunset Park, New York City

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £55.54
Damage Insurance £43.69

The property has low ceilings in the bedroom (6'3").
The bathroom is en suite.
This is a family residence so please observe quiet hours after 11pm.
Minimum age of 25 years to stay in apartment.
Maximum of 4 people.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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