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Gorgeous 2 Bedroom Apartment with Private Zen Garden

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, Full bathroom with jacuzzi, Private Garden with pond, Sleeps 1-6.

Feel the soul of Brooklyn in a beautiful brownstone apartment, and complete your day, lounging in the hammock listening to the waterfall...in your own private garden! This deluxe suite is located on the ground level, and has two bedrooms adorned with pre-war details, including orginal mouldings and bookase, and an exquisite fire place mantel. The apartment is located on a quiet tree lined block, proposed for historical landmark, in one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse neighborhoods in Brooklyn. You'll be privy to a thriving artists community and burgeoning new businesses and restaurants just half a block away.

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Direct TV, wireless internet, microwave, fresh linens and towels, cooking utensils, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, shampoo, and soap are all provided.

Located in the Heart of Brooklyn! Explore the charm and diversity at your doorstep, as well as in neighborhoods like Dumbo, Williamsburg, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, and Fort Green... We're in the middle of it all! You'll see each neighborhood offers it's own unique charm, no more than a 10-15 minute cab ride away.

This brownstone built in 1901, is located on Park Place, between Franklin Ave and Bedford Ave in the vibrant and dynamic neighborhood Crown Heights. The 2,3,4, and 5 express subways to Manhattan all stop at Franklin Ave (just a 5 minute walk away). It's a 15 minute ride to Wall St, and 25 minutes to Union Square, and 30 minutes to Grand Central Station. There is street parking available in front of our building.

Nearby Amenities: The local grocery store 'Bob and Betty's' is just a 5 minute walk away on Franklin Ave, and Nam's Corner store (2 blocks away) is open 24 hours. The Grand Army Plaza Farmer's Market is a few blocks away in Park Slope where you can buy specialty cheeses and breads.

The laundromat is half a block away, offering very affordable full drop off service. Pharmacy: on Franklin Ave, just 2 blocks away. Wine Store: Franklin Ave, 2 blocks away Coffee shops on Franklin Ave: Pulp & Bean, Breuklyn Coffee House, Fig and Lily.

From the Caribean jerk chicken to the hipster hang outs like Franklin Park, the neighborhood offers diversity at its best. The selection of restaurants around our apartment is very diverse, all very affordable, and most of them deliver if you feel like chilling out for a night: Bombay Masala (Indian), Sweet Basil (Thai), Chavella's (Mexican), Barboncino (Italian), Sushi Tatsu (Japanese).

Local Attractions!: The beautiful Brooklyn Botanical Gardens should not be missed, just a 10 minute walk from the apartment (free on Tuesdays)! Check out the free concerts at Prospect Park, along with the drum circle on Sunday afternoons at 'Drummer's Grove' (southwest corner). Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is just one subway stop to Atlantic Ave, where you can see world renowned artists performing music and dance along with the local artist's scene at BAM cafe. Brooklyn Museum is just a 10 minute walk away offering free concerts by local artists the first Saturday of every month. The Tabernacle Church has a very lively service on Sundays. Witness the neighborhood community of worship, and experience a welcoming & friendly dose of cultural immersion.

More Details

Krista Kujat
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2017

About Krista Kujat

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, I moved to NY in 2000 to pursue my passion for acting in film & theatre. I fell in love with Brooklyn, and I dreamt of one day owning a brownstone. That dream became a reality 5 years later. I'm an avid world traveller & always appreciate staying in non-toursity, local neighborhoods, so it gives me a lot of joy to create a space for visitors to discover, enjoy the soul of my neighborhood. Several films have since been shot at this location, and I still get requests for film shoots here. Come experience the charm & live your own adventure in Brooklyn!

Krista Kujat purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Krista Kujat chose Brooklyn

I love the charm of old brownstones, and this particular building had the rare details in tact, stained glass windows, gorgeous wood details that are often destroyed when buildings are renovated. The location, just a 5 minute walk from the subway was also a no-brainer!

What makes this apartment unique

The garden is truly a rare delight, very few apartments in Brooklyn have private garden space. Inspired by my travels to Thailand, I created a garden oasis with pond and waterfall. Be sure to chill in the hammock after a hectic day in the city!


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
  • 6 point jacuzzi in a newly renovated bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Large bedroom with closet, and dresser, and smaller bedroom facing the garden. Each bedroom has a double bed that sleeps 2 guests. There's a fold out sofa bed in the living room that sleeps maximum 2 guests.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Courtyard
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading


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(46 traveller reviews)

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Gorgeous 2 Bedroom Apartment with Private Zen Garden
average rating of 4.673913 based on 46 reviews

Excellent séjour

  • 5 of 5

Très bel appartement propre et aménagé avec beaucoup de goût. Il est proche de Manhattan

tout en étant très calme. Je le recommande sans hésitation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rockledge, Florida

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, quiet, convenient and affordable! We couldnt have asked for more.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prescott, Arizona

Beautiful apartment and neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time my mom & I stayed in one of Krista's properties. She is easy to communicate with and the apartment was everything it is advertised to be. We plan to return as soon as we can! The neighborhood has lots of great restaurants, juice bars, etc, and the ease of public transportation can't be beat. I do recommend getting a car service from the airport rather than trying to take public transportation to the apartment if you have a lot of luggage. There are stairs to navigate at both of the stops that are close by. You won't regret staying here!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Larraine! So happy to have you back, you're very welcome anytime. All my best, Krista
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Cute brownstone with lots of character and a comfy bed!

  • 4 of 5

I loved this brownstone! The area was a great location, very close to subway, stores, and restaurants. The place was very clean. Our bed was one of the most comfortable beds I ever slept on. The garden in the backyard is delightful. My daughters thought their bed to be a bit too hard, but other than that-it was a perfect place to spend a wonderful family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Clean, convenient but can be improved!

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was clean with everything you need for a short stay (blow dryer, spices, vegetable oil, coffee, tea). We really appreciated juice, milk and banana bread after a long flight! If the owner replaces old pillows and uncomfortable sleeper sofa in a living room--it would be perfect. Also the floor lamp is not working-no bulb!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazingly beautiful and comfortable stay in eclectic Crown Heights.

  • 5 of 5

If any thing its the neighborhood you'll be staying in that will be the highlight to your time away. However the apartment itself and the personal yet easy stay I had here with my best friends was incredible. The place has clearly an amazing vibe and is where you'd want to be staying within the hustle of NYC. It was clean, everyone I had met within the unit (even the city) were incredibly nice, and the garden is great thing to have. Very pretty. My time in NY was life changing and thankfully this place helped make my trip what it became. THANK YOU<3

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Franklin Park
Nearest Ferry
4.1 Miles
Fulton Ferry
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
Subways 2, 3, 4 & 5
Nearest Motorway
2.9 Miles
Brooklyn Queens Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Sweet Basil
Nearest Ski
140 Miles
Nearest Beach
7.8 Miles
Coney Island
Car: not necessary

686 Park Place is located on a quiet street lined with historical landmark brownstones, just a 5 minute walk to the 2,3,4 & 5 subways which run express into Manhattan. It's a 15 min ride to Wall St, a 25 min ride to Union Square and 30 minute ride to Grand Central Station.

Local attractions within walking distance include the beautiful Brooklyn Botanical Gardens (free on Tuesdays!), the Brooklyn Museum, and Prospect Park, which offers free outdoor concerts and paddle boating.

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is just one subway stop to Atlantic Ave, where you can see world renowned artists performing music and dance along with the local artist's scene at BAM cafe. From the Caribbean jerk chicken to the hipster hang outs like Franklin Park, the neighborhood offers diversity at its best. Don't miss the famous local diner: Tom's Restaurant! You'll find an endless selection of pancakes, friendly service and a warm welcome.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £389.95

Payment is accepted via the secured Homeaway site. Save $50 processing fee/ administration by paying with e-check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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