We own a two-bedroom apartment on the second floor of a typical Park Slope/Gowanus townhouse. The floor-through open design allows airflow in the summer and is sunny and bright year-round. Central AC, dishwasher, and laundry, as well as two large and luxurious bathrooms, make this a comfortable apartment for a family, friends, or two couples. One bedroom has a queen bed, attached bath with shower, and a balcony. The other has a child's crib and two twin beds. There is a sofa in the living room that becomes a queen-sized bed that is really comfortable (really!). It's not shown in the photos here; if you're interested, it's an orange Nomade Express from Ligne Roset. The gray sofa shown in these photos is no longer in the home. On that note, please note that the photos were taken in early 2011 (I think). The apartment looks very similar, but not exactly the same.
The apartment also features WiFi (works well on Macs and *may* work on PCs, depending on your setup) and a breakfast nook and two office areas. There are many restaurants, bars, and coffee shops nearby. 150+ restaurants deliver to our location, so if you don't feel like going out, you can have anything from Colombian to Thai to pancakes without leaving the house. The R, F, and G trains are three blocks south or four blocks north. It's a short (15-20 minute) ride to Soho or Union Square in Manhattan. We have excellent acupuncture and tui na massage places right around the corner, so definitely ask if you feel like fitting in some relaxation!
The fireplace cannot be used by guests, but it looks nice.
Because of New York City law, this apartment is only available for rental periods of one month or longer.
The entire apartment. We will provide at least one mostly-empty closet, but most closets will be filled. They are not exactly off-limits, but we'd prefer you leave them closed (especially if you have children). Our place is babyproofed for our children, but by booking, guests take full responsibility for babyproofing it for their children.
We will be in and out of town during guest stays. We are happy to answer lots of questions prior to your stay; always feel free to get in touch during your stay if you need anything, and we'll do out best to help out.
Yes, R/G/F trains and buses.
Apartment is generally quiet. Please be conscious of our neighbors and walk quietly during evening and early morning hours.
We had a very nice stay. The apt is located a few blocks from the center of Park Slope and very close to the subway. The apt was clean and spacious and fully equipped. Katharine, our host, was very accommodating and communicative. We enjoyed ourselves and would recommend this apt to other guests.
The Hill family provided us with a wonderful base for our stay. They went above and beyond by providing us with a lot of local and tourist information and retained great communication throughout. The place was lovely and we would definitely recommend them to others.