Your Prospect Heights Garden Oasis!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Sterling Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238, United States

The Space

Welcome to the home-base of your upcoming Brooklyn vacation! My large one-bedroom Prospect Heights garden apartment is perfectly situated for exploring New Brooklyn's countless cultural and culinary offerings, is a feast for the senses, and will prove a cozy retreat after a day of sight-seeing.

The bedroom features a queen-size bed and three ample closets--and looks out onto a lush garden, assuring a peaceful night's sleep. The sofa in the living room folds out into a full bed, permitting a family of four to stay here with ease.

Apartment comes equipped with wireless internet, cable television, full kitchen and dishwasher. There is a clean, white bathroom with a shower and tub. (There is also a laundromat just around the corner.) My garden is also yours to enjoy.

The apartment is two blocks from Prospect Park, the Grand Army Plaza farmers market, the Brooklyn Public Libary, the Brooklyn Museum and the Botanic Garden, and two different subway lines (2/3 and D/Q). Downtown Manhattan is a 15 minute subway ride away, and The Barclays Center--close enough to be of interest, but far enough to not be in your face--can be walked to in ten minutes.

Fabulous Vanderbilt Avenue, with its bustling cafes, bars and restaurants is a half-block away, and contains the wonderful 606 R&D, The Vanderbilt, Zaytoons for yummy Mediterranean, Chuko for scrumptious Japanese ramen and, for the best ice cream you'll have ever tasted, Ample Hills Creamery. The Brooklyn Flea--home to hundreds of vendors hawking all manner of unique finds and delicious foods on Saturdays--is a ten-minute walk down Vanderbilt in Fort Greene. Vibrant Crown Heights is also a short walk's distance and contains still more fantastic places to eat. (My four favorites are Bar Corvo, Mayfield, Sushi Gen and The Classon.)

My daughters and I live on the three floors above the garden apartment and I will be most happy to offer further dining and touring suggestions to you, as well as promptly help trouble-shoot any problems that may come up.

A stay in my garden apartment will offer a taste of true Brooklyn--far more fun and satisfying than booking into a hotel, and a lot more reasonably priced. I look forward to meeting you!

Guest Access

My guests will have complete and private access to the garden apartment, and I am happy to share my garden with you. The outdoor table and chairs you see in the photographs are for your exclusive use. And you will have complete access to whatever cultural and culinary suggestions I can offer you!

Interaction with Guests

I am completely available to my guests for whatever they may need. I'll make a point of trying to be on hand to greet you personally when you arrive--and on the rare occasion I'm not free, I'll leave a key in the lockbox (and email all pertinent information in advance) for you. My aim is to give my guests all the privacy they seek, without having them feel stranded, or untended to. I'm always a phone call or text away, and make a point of responding promptly.

The Neighborhood

Prospect Heights is fabulous! Perhaps the best neighborhood in Brooklyn these days. Eclectic, diverse, safe, an abundance of excellent and varied cafes and restaurants,close to public transportation, an easy walk to Crown Heights and Fort Greene and all manner of cultural offerings.

Getting around

Two different subway lines (2/3 and B/D/Q) are each three blocks away. Easy as pie to get into Manhattan.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $999 /week
Monthly Price: $3650 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $65
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • We both absolutely loved staying in this apartment. It's in a fantastic location, a great neighbourhood for shops and cafés. It's only minutes from the subway too. It's our first time in New York and we felt very safe here and it was good to leave The bustle of Manhattan and come back here on an evening. We actually preferred Prospect Park, up the road, to Central Park.
    The apartment was comfortable, clean and beautifully equipped and furnished. We met Jenny briefly and she's a great host.
    We would come here again and recommend to family and friends.

    April 2014
  • My sister stayed in Jenny's apartment when she was in town to visit us. Jenny is a wonderful person who has been in the neighborhood for years and years and her garden apartment is a peaceful and beautiful place to stay. I also live in the neighborhood and Jenny lives on one of the most beautiful blocks in the area. I highly recommend!

    April 2014
  • Jenny was a wonderful host. The apartment is cheerful, homey and very welcoming. It is tastefully decorated with high quality appliances and kitchenware. She has an amazing selection of interesting books. There is plenty of space, it is light and airy and very convenient to the subway for an easy ride into Manhattan and within easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, etc. in Prospect Heights and Park Slope - also Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Art Museum. There was also a bottle of wine and chocolate to welcome me. I would stay here again in a minute and certainly hope to. (Actually, I want to live here!)

    April 2014
  • My daughter and I had a wonderful stay at Jenny's apartment! We found it to be clean, warm, very beautiful and felt well-pampered with her lovely linens and plentiful shower products. The location is easy to access by the subway, and I can't wait to give it a try in the summer. Jenny was a terrific host--helpful but not in the way. Thanks!

    March 2014
  • Great place, great host, great neighbourhood : the apartment is all a visitor in NYC could dream. The welcome from Jenny was warmful. We wish we could stay here again. Un endroit délicieux !

    January 2014
  • Jenny was a fantastic host. The apartment was perfect for our family and it is a great neighborhood. We will definitely stay here the next time we visit.

    December 2013
  • Jenny's Prospect Heights Garden Oasis was absolutely perfect! It is a beautiful apartment on a quintessential tree-lined Brooklyn street in a great location. We had everything we needed and more - the bed was super comfy, the books wonderful to page through, and the kitchen and bathroom updated and well appointed. Jenny was wonderful to work with - quick to respond, extremely friendly, and always helpful. Should our travels take us back to Brooklyn, we will absolutely stay there again.

    December 2013
  • Jenny's apartment was lovely - it's cute and has everything you could need for a perfect weekend. The neighborhood is fun and safe, convenient to the subway for trips into Manhattan, close to the Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park, and surrounded in all directions by great restaurants, shops, coffee, etc. Jenny was incredibly responsive and available to us via phone/text/in person. She was accommodating, helpful, and flexible. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend this apartment to anyone travelling to Brooklyn!

    November 2013
  • What a fantastic home. And it really did feel like home. Cozy, warm, plenty of space (especially given NY standards). Jenny's place is perfect if you are looking for a safe peaceful respite from your adventures in the city. It is quite close to transportation and many great brooklyn neighborhoods. I felt safe walking in whichever direction. Close to excellent restaurants (ask Jenny for tips) as well as the park and so on. I really appreciated how easy things went...great communication with Jenny.We were sad to leave. We will certainly return for a visit...that is if all who read this dont beat us to it! Oh, and if you are a reader you will no doubt find yourself quite distracted as we did by her excellent taste in reading material. Enjoy!

    November 2013
  • Visiting Brooklyn was the second stage of our planned trip around North East America (we had never visited the country previously) and my wife and I had very good vibes about Jenny and the property she was letting, even before we left England. Why? Jenny's sheer enthusiasm for wanting to host us came across loud and clear in her mailings to us, and her promptness was very reassuring, as was her " I will absolutely make a point of being at home to welcome you when you arrive", and of course Jenny was true to her word, appearing on the doorstep as our taxi pulled up outside her door. And the apartment is just lovely ! Full of artistic touches with Jenny's stamp on them, but a home from home feel as well. The bedroom is comfortable, spacious and attractive on the eye, and looks out onto a garden. The kitchen area is nicely equipped and there is a handy dining area which then gives way to a comfortable living space with TV etc but even more interesting, a wonderful collection of books. Jenny is around when you need her and is never less than super friendly, interesting and enthusiastic. It is an easy commute into Manhattan via Grand Army Plaza train station, just 5 minutes away. My wife fell in love with this property the minute she walked in and never wavered in that view during the 4 nights we stayed. We both agreed that if we hadn't been due to attend a wedding in Galloway, New Jersey, we may still be there now! A final plus is that it is only a short walk to a vibrant shopping area which meets all the needs of those living out of a suitcase including a very reasonably priced same day laundry service at the laundrette, as the English like to call it. All we need now is an excuse to revisit the States and we will once again be booking "our" Brooklyn hideaway.

    October 2013
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