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Stay In Brooklyn's Historic 'Next' Neighborhood

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Sunset Park - Sunset Park Artist's Home

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Elise Church Schmidt
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016

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 a Maxillofacial Technician. Steve is an executive producer in advertising. They have a son who was born and raised in Brooklyn and attends school in Park Slope. They have one cat, a lovely garden and a houseful of 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, great street food, affordable shopping, close enough to Manhattan but a sense of getting away from the fray to a real Brooklyn neighborhood.


based on 39 holidaymaker reviews

Stay In Brooklyn's Historic 'Next' Neighborhood
average rating of 4.923077 based on 39 reviews

Happiness in the "heart" of Brooklyn

  • 5 of 5

My venture into a "new," for me, part of Brooklyn was a delightful discovery and the circumstances under which I made that discovery couldn't have been more comfortable. Elise's apartment is tastefully furnished, meticulously clean, conveniently close to bus and subway, and well-stocked with those startup essentials - i.e. coffee, English muffins, butter - that made for a warm welcome. And when I realized I had forgotten to pack my clock, Elise immediately filled that void. The perfect host! While lacking the expensively renovated brownstone "charm" of some other Brooklyn neighborhoods, Sunset Park has a colorful, multi-ethnic vibrancy, which I found endearing, and the huge nearby park is a big plus. It grows on you, as my son, who recently moved there with his children, is discovering. It's what Brooklyn is all about. I definitely plan to return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I loved that you made this discovery of our neighborhood as did your newly transplanted son and grandchildren. We love it here and it was a pleasure to have you enjoy it like we do. Thank you for your compliments on our little abode here in Sunset Park. I will look forward to your next visit and wish you well for the coming year. I loved meeting you and hearing some of your story. Thank you, Mary. See you again!
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The apartment is maintained very well; easy access; safe; quiet & peaceful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

Elise was a an excellent communicator, accommodating, pleasant & a good housekeeper! I enjoyed getting better acquainted with her & meeting her mother. She was very prompt answering any questions I had regarding area dining, sightseeing & graciously arranged taxi service for me upon my departure. Thanks Elise! Transportation via bus &/or the train was quite convenient. I enjoyed visiting the park which was nearby. I have already recommended Elise's residence to one of my friends & will consider staying at Elise's residence again upon visiting New York.

Thanks again Elise for helping make my visit to New York fun & memorable!

Aleta Gray

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Aleta. It was my pleasure hosting you in our apartment. I enjoyed meeting you and having our chats. Thank you for the baked treats. We all enjoyed them but especially our son. You were a terrific guest and left the apartment in perfect order. I would be happy to have you back anytime in the future. Happy Fall and see you again!
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excellent stay, excellent host, exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

that says most of it right there. place is quite nice, with lots of small touches such as the well supplied kitchen (maybe next time), and the wonderful art. as it says, a tall person might have a hard time with the bedroom, but we aren't tall, so not a bother. there are noises inherent to being on the bottom floor, but they were minor. the space is well set up, Elise delightful. if this location suits your needs, stay here!! (and the neighborhood's location next to Brooklyn Chinatown was definitely a bonus!)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect pied a terre!

  • 5 of 5

Elise and her family have created a lovely, cosy refuge--so quiet and restful --but easily accessible to all the Brooklyn hotspots and to Manhattan. The apartment is lovingly designed, very well- equipped, and totally comfortable. We enjoyed staying for more than two weeks and will definitely be back. The neighborhood is great--so diverse and just around the corner from Sunset Park. Elise and Steve couldn't be nicer or more helpful. We highly recommend this listing to everyone who wants a true NY/Brooklyn experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our great pleasure to host Sally and Richard this summer while they visited family in Brooklyn. What a treat to have them for several weeks. They were gracious, quiet and lovely to talk to on the stoop! We had many occasions to catch up and learn about each other and I, too, hope to see them again in the near future. Have a wonderful rest of the summer, Sally and Richard!
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Wonderful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed staying in this apartment. It is close to the subway, there are plenty of grocery stores nearby, the neighborhood was very diverse, Sunset Park was a great place to stay and view the sunset and the city, and Elise was wonderful in helping in making our stay a pleasant and enjoyable one. We look forward to staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoyed hosting you and your family and was happy to meet in person just in the nick of time. I am so happy that you enjoyed our neighborhood and our apartment. Looking forward to your return in the future!
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Great location, culturally diverse neighborhood. Close to train.

  • 5 of 5

Cozy little gem. My family and I enjoyed our stay. The apartment was very clean, and it had everything we needed. Elise was very kind and made sure we were comfortable, and even offered a car service to accommodate my son who was in a wheelchair. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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 between Bay Ridge/Coney Island and Park Slope/DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights. Experience food from Mexico, the Dominican Republic and China in this diverse area located one block from Sunset Park where views of the Statue of Liberty, Lower Manhattan and 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 line 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
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
24 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £48
Cleaning Fee £61

The property has low ceilings in the bedroom (6'3").
The bathroom is only accessible through the bedroom.
An extra fee of $15/night will be required for use of an extra twin bed(air mattress).
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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Sunset Park in New York City

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
  • 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.

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