Large, sunny apartment in a classic Brooklyn 3-story row house in historic and trendy Boerum Hill neighborhood known for its charming, brownstone buildings and tree-lined streets.
Centrally located and steps away from 12 major train lines and great restaurants, cafes, boutiques, shops, theaters, museums, parks. One block away is the A,C train which is 10 minutes to downtown Manhattan (Soho, Nolita, Lower East Side, Chinatown, Meat-packing district).
This 800sf, 1-bedroom, apartment encompasses the entire 2nd floor of the house and has a private entry. (optional: 2nd bedroom available for additional $25/night, more info below).
The 3rd floor apartment is occupied by your hosts (Judy, Alex and their mini dachshund Lulu) and the first floor retail space is occupied by Grumpy Bert, a cute novelty gift shop.
Charming original details maintained in this recently renovated home with modern kitchen, bathroom, fixtures and Bosch appliances.
Eclectic blend of traditional and modern interiors with mid-century designer furniture (Eames, Knoll).
This is a non-smoking apartment.
2-5 min walk to 12 train lines: A, C, G, 2, 3, 4, 5, Q, R, B, D,F
10 min train ride to downtown Manhattan
5 min walk to Atlantic Terminal train station for out of city excursions (Hamptons, Fire Island, etc.)
GREAT RESTAURANTS, BARS, CAFES:
Steps away from some of Brooklyn's best dining: Bacchus, Rucola, Building on Bond, Crescendo, Ganso, Brooklyn Inn, Betty's Bakery.
TRENDY SHOPS and BOUTIQUES:
Just around the corner: Hollander and Lexer , Malia Mills, Girlcat, Jonathan Adler, Greenhouse, Dry Goods, City Foundry, Barney's Co-op. Grumpy Bert is on the first floor of our very own building.
Brooklyn Flea Market and Fort Greene Farmer's Market (on weekends).
Many more venues for food and shopping are a 5 min walk to lively Smith and Court Streets (Char No. 4, Clover Club, Brucie, Bien Cuit, etc.)
ENTERTAINMENT & CULTURE:
5 min walk to Brooklyn Academy of Music, Mark Morris Dance, BAM Rose Cinemas.
15 min to Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Brooklyn Museum and Barclay's Center.
10-15 min walk to many parks: Prospect Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Fort Greene Park.
Bedroom includes queen-size Simmons Beautyrest Pillowtop mattress with soft 300-thread cotton sheets.
Kitchen fully stocked with dishwasher, microwave, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, dishes, silverware, glasses and basic ingredients (olive oil, spices, salt, pepper, coffee, tea, etc.) .
Bathroom includes thick cotton Turkish towels, hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, soap, laundry detergent.
Washer /dryer inside apartment.
32" Sony TV / DVD player / movie library /streaming services (Netflix / Hulu / AppleTV)
Highspeed internet / WiFi
Speakers with Iphone/Ipod station
Air conditioner units installed (during warm season).
Queen-size air mattress available upon request.
OPTIONAL - 2nd BEDROOM:
Small, cozy 2nd bedroom available for additional $25/night; please inquire about availability.
Furnished with convertible day bed (extra-long twin). Ideal for one guest, but daybed can expand and accommodate 2 guests snugly.
Please note that it has separate, private entrance from the COMMON, SHARED hallway of 2nd floor (see floor plan). The only other folks using this hallway are your hosts, so it is still somewhat private, but is not en suite with the rest of the apartment.
This is a non-smoking apartment.
Roof access is not permitted.
Sorry, we do not permit pets.
I booked the apartment for my folks who were visiting from India. Not only was the apartment gorgeous and in a great location, but Judy was also very accommodating with check-in/check-out times. She also had tea, sugar etc. available, and my folks very incredibly happy with the place.
The apartment was fantastic. Great location near restaurants, shops, great market and the subway. Subway a 5 minute walk and 19 minute ride to Lower ManhattanWas quiet for a city location and Judy provided ear plugs for the uninitiated (I travel with a sleep sound file on my iPhone so am not bothered by noise - but noticed the quiet when I took them off).
Judy was a great host. The place was clean and looked like the pictures but was larger and even nicer than I expected. Would HIGHLY recommend to others
A lovely spacious bright flat in a fantastic location. Everything we needed for a week's stay in New York.
Lots to do locally but also excellent and easy transport links to Manhattan and beyond.
Judy was very helpful and friendly with excellent communication throughout.
We loved the flat and had a great stay!
Great neighbourhood, close to plenty of restaurants, cafes, food and a subway station. Apartment was perfect for the three of us.
This was our first AirBnB experience and it went without a hitch. We loved every minute staying in this expansive and comfortable apartment and would happily return.
Booking/Arrival: Judy and Alex made the booking system really straightforward and responded via email promptly to all our questions before arriving re getting from airport, car services, weather etc etc. Due to timings we used a key safe to retrieve keys - no issues at all.
Apartment: Exactly as described and photographed. It is a really lovely light and airy proper 1 bedroom apartment. The bed is a comfy US queen-size (5ft) bed with a good mattress - we slept soundly every night. For two, the space was great, we loved having the bedroom, lounge and dining room to spread out in. The bathroom - often the thing that lets down many places has been refitted recently and is very clean, it has a decent power-shower with piping hot water and a separate nook for the laundry appliances. The sofa in the lounge was large and comfy, great for lazing on after day on your feet. Kitchen is well equipped and a dishwasher was nice touch. There's the right amount of furniture and it's neither overcrowded & cluttered nor minimalist. The heating worked well and we were never cold (stayed in mid Dec) - the heating is old so you experience the hiss and whoosh of the steam pipes but we found it strangely comforting.
Location: Steps from Atlantic Avenue, 3 blocks from the multitude of subway lines running through the Atlantic Avenue terminal (where you buy your Metro Card) which whizz you into Manhattan within 20 mins. The area is full of independent boutique shops, lovely restaurants and cafes - some dangerously close. It's a great spot to explore Brooklyn from as well: we took a suggested walk from our hosts and covered Cobble Hill, Caroll Gardens, Brooklyn Heights as well as Boerum Hill. The Brooklyn Bridge Park is well worth a visit. There was so much to do and see, we simply couldn't fit everything in. You're also only a 15min walk away the top end of Prospect Park.
Hosts: Anytime we had a question, Judy or Alex responded very quickly by email with suggestions or information accordingly. We never got to meet them but then we were out all day, every day of our 6 night stay. They were simply wonderful and were able to give us a late check out which was much appreciated. They thought of all sorts of little things e.g. earplugs for city living, fresh milk, a host of useful maps and their guide to local restaurants and services. We were so happy staying here, we would have asked to stay another week had our schedule allowed it.
We wouldn't hesitate to say 'stay here' or return ourselves.
Judy greeted us with a big smile. She made herself available if we needed anything. She provided maps and brochures which covered many activities in the area. We did a lot of walking different times of the day and felt very comfortable. The rooms were sunny and inviting. The bed was very comfortable. The room temps were warm enough during the day and nicely cooler for sleeping. We are readers and appreciated the lights on each nightstand. The updated bath and kitchen are well equipped and large for NY. I loved the Bosch gas stove and appreciated the nice sized refrigerator. There was plenty of hot water. We so appreciated the two clothes racks with an abundance of sturdy wood hangers.
We were very pleased with our 10 day stay in the apartment. The hosts provided a detailed "users guide" which also included neighborhood shopping and restaurant recommendations. The kitchen is spacious and outfitted. Although we mostly used it for quick meals it is well suited for real cooking and includes a large refrigerator and dishwasher.
The apartment is spacious, clean, and comfortable. There were even fresh flowers on the dining (website hidden) looks like the photos. There were a number of guidebooks and maps available.
The neighborhood is interesting, offering a variety of shops and restaurants within walking distance. There a a number of subway lines which can be reached with a short walk, including an express train to Manhattan. We were very satisfied with our stay and hope to return.
My husband (a West coast transplant) and I (East coast native) bought and renovated this 19th century row house in Brooklyn several years ago. Since then we have been enjoying the unique vibe here.
We are both passionate about design (I am also an architect), so we really enjoyed setting up the vacation rental and hope our guests enjoy it too!