2BR Nantucket-style Haven w/Bckyard

Apartment - Private room · 13th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States
Vanessa
Your host, Vanessa
3 Reviews

The Space

2 Bedrooms in our beautiful Park Slope duplex apartment with huge deck and trees in a 100-year old wood-shingled 4-story home. You will have 2 peaceful, sunny-rooms overlooking a tree-filled backyard: 1 master-bedroom with queen size bed adjoined with a smaller room with a full-size bed. There is also a futon couch in the master bedroom that can be opened out for a young child or baby.

You will be near the F,G,N, and R trains which can bring you to downtown or midtown in 25 to 35 minutes. You will also be near Prospect Park and Celebrate Brooklyn free concerts. A variety of up-scale, down-scale and ethnic restaurants, boutiques/shopping are in walking distance -- from one to several blocks. There is an inexpensive laundry service (or self-serve) at the end of the block with very friendly owners. You'll never want to do your own laundry again :)

This place is a gem and a great find for a family who wants to sight-see New York and then retreat to a family-friendly home for some downtime.

Our housemate, Carolyn, and her delightful (yes, it's true) 2-year old son will host you while we are gone. She is a full-time journalist and is often out with her son on the weekends. You will have the apartment to yourself much of the time except at dinner time and some periods during the weekends.

Our 2nd floor common space has wide wood plank floors, bathroom #1, kitchen opening out onto the dining room and living room, a separate kids space, a kid's climbing wall up to a nook, and a (not-fancy) piano. Our deck off the dining room has table for 6, lounge chair and barbeque. On the 2nd floor is bathroom #2, our 2 bedrooms in the back, and Carolyn's 2 adjoining bedrooms in the front.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: $20 / night after 3 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $125
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  • We had an absolutely wonderful 8-night stay at Vanessa's! She welcomed us warmly when we arrived, and we felt at home almost immediately. As we had just arrived from Boston, Vanessa invited us for a light snack of guacamole and chips and we had an enjoyable chat with her. She had prepared towels for us and even put aside some snacks for us, such thoughtfulness is really hard to come by! It was indeed a home away from home. We were always looking forward to coming back to her cosy, warm apartment after a long day of sightseeing in Manhattan. The beds were super comfy, toilets very clean and she allowed us to have full use of the kitchen in case we wanted to cook anything. The location couldn't be better, only a few minutes walk to the 4-ave-9th street subway and the F train takes you straight into the heart of Manhattan within 20 min, with excellent connectivity to other trains. Vanessa also gave us a comprehensive list of the shops around the neighborhood which was very handy. She was also very kind to help us call a taxi to the JFK airport when we were leaving. Overall, we are very pleased with our amazing experience at Vanessa's place, and we highly recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay during their vacation in NYC. We were also delighted to meet Vanessa's two boys who were so cute and lovely. Thanks so much Vanessa for everything! We hope to be back one day!

    January 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Vanessa's lovely Park Slope haven! The space is absolutely lovely, with a beautiful communal living area, dining table and kitchen space, with a phenomenal deck for outdoor relaxation. Located in what surely must be one of the more desirable areas of Park Slope- just a 10 minute walk to Prospect Park and the Celebrate Brooklyn! Bandshell. Our hosts allowed us to do some light cooking, and offered great advice for transportation and sight seeing- even facilitating arrangement of our 4am car service to the airport. The only complaint we have is that we could not stay longer! Thanks for the lovely hospitality!

    August 2013
  • We stayed at Vanessa's place for a few nights and were able to meet her housemate and son. They were very welcoming, and great hosts. The apartment is very spacious, clean, and comforting. Would definitely stay here again.

    July 2013
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University of Oregon, Eugene, UC Berkeley, Fremont High School
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I'm from northern California and went to UC Berkeley. I love the cultural opportunities in New York City, especially the outdoor concerts, theatre, and movies during the summer months.
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