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1889 Brooklyn Firehouse Apartment BedStuy/Clinton Hill

Bedrooms 3
Space 650 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Live in a real 1880's Brooklyn firehouse with lots of historical character, furnished with salvaged antique pieces and original artwork, some made by the hosts themselves. Downtown Brooklyn is a 20-minute walk through the lovely neighborhoods of Clinton Hill and Fort Greene. Half a block away is Myrtle Avenue, with it's restaurants, bars, and food markets. Pratt Institute is 3 blocks away. Local pick/drop laundry service available. Walk to G train in 7 minutes, or take a bus downtown.The apartment has it's own private entrance at the back of our building, and is very quiet and light with high ceilings, 2 skylights and 2 windows. It has one bedroom which sleeps two, and one open bedroom with optional velvet curtain enclosure that can sleep 3. It also has a sleeper couch in the living space that can sleep 2 more. Outside bedroom 1 is a small outdoor sitting area accessed by opening the fire gate.

Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About The Owner

My wife Dorke and I are both artists living in Brooklyn, NY. I support myself with my artwork and also work as a contractor. My wife Dorke comes from Hamburg, Germany and works at The Brooklyn Waldorf School where she is deeply involved in the handcrafting program. We have 2 children, Pico, a girl, age 10, and Jordan, a boy, age 13.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2001

Why The Owner chose Bedford-Stuyvesant

I have been living in New York City since 1982. I moved from Manhattan to Williamsburg Brooklyn in 1995, and then from Williamsburg to BedStuy in 2001. My wife and I were looking for a building where we could live and have studio space.

What makes this apartment unique

The building has a lot of historical character. We renovated but preserved as much of this as we could. The apartment itself has 13 ft ceilings, 2 skylights and 2 windows, which fills it with natural light. You can open the fire gate outside bedroom 1 and there is a small outdoor sitting space. Across the street from us there is an old convent which takes up 3/4 of the block and makes our place especially quiet.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Bedford-Stuyvesant around the Brooklyn

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Very comfortable sleeper sofa converts to queen size bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services


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(5 traveller reviews)

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1889 Brooklyn Firehouse Apartment BedStuy/Clinton Hill
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Fantastic NYC pad with quirky style

  • 5 of 5

This was a great base for our NYC trip with three kids. Luke was very welcoming and helped out with parking advice ahead of our visit. Interesting artwork on the walls, amazing high ceilings and a great feeling of space. Vibrant and friendly Brooklyn neighbourhood.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simple, clean city crash pad.

  • 5 of 5

Luke was great - very friendly and accommodating. The apartment is very unique, spacious, and clean. It is very minimal and a great place if you plan on being out most of the time and need a place to sleep and unwind. I would recommend Luke’s apartment to anyone looking to experience the city who just needs a place to crash. Awesome place! Thanks for a great stay, Luke and family!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice apartment

  • 4 of 5

Nice spacious apartment. Well equiped. Good communication with owner.

The neighbourhood isn't very special, but don't let that put you off.

We had a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apartment mit besonderer Atmosphäre

  • 5 of 5

Luke und seine Familie haben uns sehr freundlich empfangen. Wir haben uns in der Wohnung sofort zuhause gefühlt. Das Apartment strahlt eine ganz besondere Atmosphäre aus, mit den alten Möbeln, den Kunstwerken und den liebevoll erhaltenen Elementen der alten Feuerwache. Wir hatten in der Wohnung und Umgebung alles, was wir brauchten. Danke für den angenehmen Aufenthalt!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to have guests who love and appreciate everything that makes our home special, and who are open to a less conventional idea of what an apartment and/or a home can be. Too many places lose their character when they are renovated, and we have made an effort to preserve the original atmosphere of the firehouse. Thank you for your lovely words, and for staying with us...
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Très bonne expérience sur Brooklyn!

  • 4 of 5

Famille très accueillante et appartement spacieux . Une unique salle de bain mais bien agencée. Le quartier est calme et accessible en transport en commun.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
NYC subway G train
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: not necessary

We are a 7 minute walk from the G train which links up to the A and C line making a trip into Manhattan only 20 minutes. Parking in the street is relatively easy. If desired, there is an indoor parking garage 10 minutes walk away for $10/daily.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment around the Bedford-Stuyvesant,

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £38.12
Property Damage Protection £44.98

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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