This 1 bedroom apartment is very spacious (it would be considered as a 2 bedroom apartment in most places) and has a great homey feel: long brick wall, wooden floors, high ceilings, eat-in kitchen, living room with flat screen TV (Netflix, HBOgo, Hulu Plus and Wifi included in price), dining area with big table for 6 people, lounge area for your morning coffee or evening drink by the windows, overlooking the park. We're located around the corner (literally) from Park Slope's numerous restaurants (Mexican, Vegetarian, Japanese, Chinese, Peruvian, Colombian, French, Portuguese, American, British, Italian etc...) bars and concert venues (Gates, Union Hall, Littlefield, Bell House, Beauty Bar, Bar Reis, Barbes etc..) and quaint boutiques. Barclays Center is a mere 15 minute walk on 5th Avenue and Whole Foods is 1 block away (on 3rd Avenue and 3rd Street).
Being 35 minutes away from Midtown Manhattan (we are a few blocks away from the F and R trains, 1 stop away from Atlantic-Pacific), it's the perfect compromise for people who are looking for:
- a comfortable and spacious place to stay
- a place close to Manhattan and far enough from all the City noise
- a place with easy access to Long Island
- an off the beaten path experience
The apartment fits 4 people comfortably. 2 people can sleep in the bedroom with a queen size bed and 2 people on the queen size sofabed in the living room separated by curtains across the apartment. There is easy and safe street parking.
Needless to say we provide bed linens and bath and beach towels. Also, you may use every appliance in the kitchen: mixer, toaster, coffee machine (espresso machine or Italian pot), microwave, fridge, oven etc...
Please note that it's a 4th floor walk up and therefore is not suitable for people with limited mobility.
It is a very family-oriented neighborhood with great restaurants and cafés and it's also very safe, even late at night/early morning!
There is free and easy street parking.
Our subway stops are Union Street R train (1 stop away from Atlantic-Pacific) or 4th Avenue/9th Street F train.
From JFK you can either take a taxi, which costs about $45-$50 and is 30-45 min away or the train. For the train option you can take the Airtrain from the airport to Jamaica Station, where you would catch the LIRR train to Atlantic Terminal, which is 20 minutes away. Once you arrive at Atlantic Terminal, you can either walk for 20 min or take the R train (subway) to Union Street (1 stop) then walk for 5 min. This option costs about $17 per person and is about an hour/1h15 travel time. The last option is to take the Airtrain to Howard Beach, then take the A train (subway) towards Manhattan, switch for the F train (subway) at Jay Street/Metrotech toward Coney Island/Stillwell Avenue and get off at 4 Ave/9th Street stop, which is a 5 min walk to our apt. This option is $7.50 per person and about an hour/1h15 travel time. I would take a cab if you're not on a very tight budget... If you do, tell the driver to take the Belt Parkway to North Conduit Ave to Atlantic Avenue. We're located between 4th and 5th Avenue.
Other Things to Note
A list of restaurants/cafés/grocery stores/farmers markets will be at your disposal upon arrival.
Shoes off in the apartment and no-smoking. The rest is just common sense!
This is a wonderful apartment. Lucie and Olivier are incredibly nice people. The apartment is beautifully kept and decorated. The bedroom bed and the front room fold-out bed are both very comfortable. The apartment has a living room as well, so the apartment serves nicely as a two bedroom. We never felt cramped. The two sleeping areas are separated by the entire length of the apartment-living room, foyer, bathroom, hall and kitchen, allowing guests privacy from one another for naps and quiet reading times. Plenty of pillows, blankets and towels. Lovely view from the front room of the park. Lovely view from the back bedroom of dappled light through willow branches. The kitchen has everything. Walking distance to lots of restaurants and small shops. Lovely.
Olivier and Lucie's apartment is a walk-up in a period brownstone opposite a charming park. The apartment is beautifully decorated and extremely well equipped (TV, Stereo, AppleTV so I could stream my music). The huge living room had a love nook by the bay window overlooking the park where I could have a morning coffee. The kitchen has everything one could want to cook - though sadly I did not get to make much use of it as I was in Brooklyn for a wedding. The bedroom is comfortable, and the balcony/fire-escape overlooks a magnificent willow. I was greeted by Olivier who was very welcoming, gave advice on the neighbourhood and left and detailed list or local restaurants and amenities. The street in Park Slope is quiet and residential, though the nearest subway is several blocks walk (about 7-10 mins). There is a vast local Whole Foods for shopping, and several excellent bars and restaurants (I recommend Lucey's Lounge). The area has a lovely sense of community and Olivier and Lucie's neighbours, some of whom I had occasion to meet, were friendly and very helpful.
Lucie&Olivier have a great place in Brooklyn. We were very happy there. Transportation into Manhattan was good. We came back to the apartment from Manhattan on subway one night at 1 a.m. and felt safe enough. They provided coffee with a grinder. Whole Foods is a block and a half away. Plenty of nice restaurants and cafés close by. Laundromat service around the corner. Nice family city park across the street. Apartment is on fourth floor up steep steps which is good exercise. We recommend their place.
Great place to stay! Indeed, a home away from home. And conveniently located to everything that makes Park Slope a fun area to visit--great restaurants, farmers market, etc. There's even a Whole Foods conveniently located right down the street, and the train station is nearby, too. Lucie and Olivier were the perfect hosts who arranged everything perfectly well to make our stay there as pleasant as possible. I would definitely stay here again the next time my husband and I travel to New York.
We had a wonderful experience in this lovely Park Slope apartment. It couldn't be more ideally situated, tree-lined with a pretty park across the street and easy access to a wide variety of restaurants and shops. Olivier was a perfect host - our flight was delayed and we didn't arrive at the apartment until 2am. Despite the ridiculously late hour, Olivier cheerfully greeted us with the key, helped us carry our luggage up to the apartment, and spent time showing us around and giving us tips about the subway stations, etc. He went out of his way to make our stay pleasant, even assisting us with setting up transportation back to the airport at the end of our stay.
For two or even three people, this is a very comfortable space. The kitchen is spacious enough to enjoy cooking, unlike many NYC apartments that have very tiny work spaces and limited appliances, Olivier and Lucies' apartment had a full size range, oven, and refrigerator, and nice table spaces. The bedroom has a comfortable king bed and the sofa can be converted into a bed, with a curtain that can be drawn to offer privacy.
We loved it. We were there for our daughter's college graduation, but would return just for the fun of being in such a beautiful area with such easy access to the fun and activity of the "big city", a short subway trip away!
Lucy and Oliver greeted us upon arrival, even if we were late arriving due to traffic. The apartment was very enjoyable and welcoming. Perfect location in the heart of Park Slope, a pleasant walking distance to everything. We would enjoy staying at Olivier and Lucie's apartment again as we plan to come visit Brooklyn again. We appreciated that parking was easy and not an issue like most apartments we have rented in the past.
This was our 2nd stay with Lucie & Olivier, and it was just as wonderful as the 1st. If you are looking for a roomy, comfy, lovely place to stay, convenient to all transportation, in the heart to the trendiest neighborhood in Brooklyn, surrounded by great restaurants and shops - you have arrived. Hosts are helpful, friendly, there when you need them, invisible if you don't. Queen Bed is super comfy, water pressure good in shower, lots of natural light, big kitchen. Thanks L&O!
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Olivier is a multi-talented musician & composer, Lucie is a 9 to 5 gal obsessed with travel. We're both epicureans and we love what New York has to offer. We settled in Brooklyn for its quality of life and less urban vibe..less noise, more green, more reasonably priced restaurants and bars, less lines etc! And you're only 20 minutes away from Manhattan, Brighton Beach and from basically everywhere. We're more than happy to help you with your search of off the beaten path experiences in NYC.