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Stay at the former Mansion of the Mayor of Brooklyn. This unique brownstone has gorgeous original details, high ceilings, hardwood floors, exposed brick, parquet floors, etc. As a mansion, this house is double the width of the normal brownstone buildings you will find in Brooklyn.
This listing is a light-filled, quiet, large private SUITE in a 2-room unit on the top floor (3rd floor). You can also rent the whole floor if you want both suites - perfect for families. Each of the two suites includes its own private bathroom and bedroom behind a locked door. Share the living room and kitchen with another guest (or not, if it's not booked). We live downstairs with two kids and are always around if you need anything. We can lend your kids our toys, books, etc. We provide hotel quality amenities: towels, shampoo and conditioner, soap, hair dryer, umbrellas, guide books, maps, etc. Weekly professional cleaning service is provided at no charge.
We're located in a great section of the neighborhood of Fort Greene! You can check out the AirBnB guide to the neighborhood or (website hidden) it. Watch out for other listings on the fringe of the neighborhood, or too close to the Barclay Center. Ft. Greene is an exciting neighborhood with plenty to do, but it's also quiet and feels like a real neighborhood. Close by is Fort Greene park, the famous Brooklyn Flea market, a weekend farmer's market, the second largest subway hub in New York City, the Barclay Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), and of course restaurants, cafes and bars. Just 15 minutes from Manhattan! Also, CitiBike bike sharing has bikes for rent every few blocks in a large part of Brooklyn and Manhattan. You are welcome to borrow our CitiBike card if we are not using it on a particular day.
We have WiFi or wired internet. The living room has a flat screen TV with Netflix, Hulu Plus (for viewing TV shows), and AppleTV. You can also watch a selection of hundreds of movies for both kids and grown-ups stored on our media server, most with subtitles in several languages. These movies can be seen on the TV or streamed to your iOS or Android device.
If you'd like to book: please inquire first so can confirm the calendar and answer any questions you may have.
We look forward to hosting you!
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Monthly Price:||$3570 /month|
|Check In:||1:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
This was our first ever Airbnb booking – and it was simply great! We absolutely love this apartment and cannot recommend it highly enough!
The Mayor’s Mansion is warm and spacious and charming and comfy. The beds, the bedding, the towels – everything was as fresh and as comfortable as you can imagine. Every evening felt like coming home. Better than any five star hotel. It’s situated in a beautiful and amazingly quiet neighborhood in Brooklyn with restaurants and bars and everything you need literally just around the corner. Claudia and Leo were wonderful hosts, responsive, helpful, absolutely lovely people! They welcomed us on our arrival late at night and allowed us to leave our luggage in the house before leaving.
Although a pity that we never actually used the beautiful and spacious kitchen, we loved having breakfast in the Hungry Ghost just a couple of blocks away (781 Fulton Street) where we got fantastic coffee, great croissants and a breathtaking yoghurt parfait with fresh strawberries and blueberries – highly recommended! On our first day we walked all the way to Manhattan, down Fulton Street, over Brooklyn Bridge, and all the way up to Meatpacking. So it’s fair to say that everything is in walking distance … even if the subway station is very conveniently just a block away, too.
This was a perfect weekend. We could not have asked for more and would love to return. Thank you ever so much, Claudia, Leo and lovely Brooklyn!
For us, this was the best airbnb experience we've had so far. Claudia & Leo are kind, generous and have created a perfect home away from home.
They're doing an incredible job restoring this historic building to a masterpiece, but they've already nailed it in the place you're looking at. Claudia's aesthetic is impeccable. The third floor is spacious, plush and the amenities are generous. The bed was the most comfortable we've experienced while traveling and the towels were ridiculously soft. The shared kitchen, living room and laundry areas give you everything you'll need to feel at home. But your locked private room and perfectly clean bathroom provide a sense of privacy and quiet. There are a ton of books on the shelves and even a record player with a good selection of LPs to choose from.
Make sure to read the "house manual" once you arrive. It is extremely informative about the neighborhood, restaurants, etc. However, Claudia and Leo are really great Brooklynites and can tell you everything you need to know about what's where and how to get there. The C train is right close by so you can hop into Manhattan very easily. There's also a great natural foods market just a couple blocks away. They also have a great sense of humor and two really cute kids. The place is very peaceful and quiet, and if you need Leo & Claudia for anything, they're right there.
We will be back!
What a find! We booked this en suite room for a wintry weekend in New York. We were charmed by the entire space and attention to detail...the fresh decor, the comfortable bed (and bedding), the towels, the key chain, and well-equipped kitchen. Did I mention the bed? After a long (and cold) day exploring the city, we were eager to get back to our relaxing home away from home.
Claudia and Leo were responsive and kind. I spent some of our short stay in New York imagining a return to Fort Greene for another stay at the Mayor's Mansion. Highly recommended!!!
Claudia & Leo were excellent hosts and I highly recommend staying at their apartment. I was properly greeted and shown around. Everything was clean and very tastefully done. Apartment is more spacious than I thought. Location is very convenient to multiple trains and Barclays Center. I'm definitely coming back!
I can not rate this beautiful apartment highly enough. I wish that I could give Claudia, Leo and the apartment 10 stars. My boyfriend and I spent a couple of nights in the apartment, so that we could get to know this area of Brooklyn a little better. It is such a great location, with fantastic coffee shops ( Hungry Ghost less than a minute walk away- serving Stumptown coffee, we are Australians so a good coffee is a very important part of our morning ritual), great restaurants and the subway all in very close proximity.
The apartment is beautiful, the hosts have an amazing eye for detail and everything that you can think of is in the apartment to ensure a relaxing and most comfortable stay. The linens and towels are all white and of a hotel grade quality, and the bathroom also has beautiful products. The bed was so comfortable and it was easy to get caught day dreaming out of the huge windows which provide great light and make the apartment feel even bigger than it is.
Our only regret was the fact that we couldn't stay longer. We also left, wishing that the apartment was ours and that we could move in. A first class Air BNB experience.
We have just returned from a wonderful weekend at Claudia and Leo's Mayor's Mansion in Brooklyn. We arrived a bit earlier than anticipated and Claudia was gracious enough to invite us in. The apartment was immaculate, beautifully decorated; well appointed and very warm and inviting. Claudia spent time telling us about restaurants and interesting venues to explore. We shared the apartment with a lovely couple from Pittsburgh. Our paths rarely crossed, but when they did, it was delightful. The neighborhood was great and central to restaurants; parks; BAM;Brooklyn Museum; and the subway. We highly recommend the Mayor's Mansion and hope to return in the Spring!
The Adams Family, Downingtown, Pa.
My mother-in-law stayed with Claudia and Leo and really enjoyed their apartment. The hosts were super friendly and helpful and the apartment is bright, modern, and clean. She loved meeting Claudia and Leo, and would gladly stay with them again!
I had an amazing stay at the Mayor's Mansion! I needed a scenic, yet stately apartment to work and stay in for an independent film we were working on, and I couldn't haven chosen a better place. It's an incredibly gorgeous apartment in a wonderful neighborhood, and was quiet, clean, and full of little touches that made it feel like a real home.
Claudia and Leo were great, warm hosts and made me feel very welcome. The apartment is on a separate floor away from the family's living space, so I didn't need to see or bother them if I didn't want to. But I'm glad I did - they were always there when I needed anything or had a question, and they made some good local restaurant recommendations. Leo even makes a brief but penetrating cameo in our film!
This place is such a gem. I'll definitely recommend it to any friends looking to stay in the city.
Claudia and Leo's place proved the perfect place to stay during a recent winter long weekend in New York. Spacious, clean, light-filled and warm, my boyfriend and I really couldn't have wished for a nicer, more comfortable retreat to come back to each night. Our hosts were welcoming, but never obtrusive and the mansion is very well located in terms of proximity to several subway lines. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the accommodation to others and hope to stay again someday!
Claudia and Leo are gracious hosts and their apartment in Fort Greene is very spacious and cozy. The kitchen/dining room was great and allowed us to have our morning coffee and store snacks in the fridge. Everything was very clean and our room location was quiet. It is in a very convenient location - an easy walk (1 block) to the subway to commute in to Manhattan when we wanted a day in the city. There is so much available in the neighborhood - sports bars, restaurants, bagel shops, grocery stores, Prospect Park, etc. - all within a walk of Mayor's Mansion! We parked our car on the street and never needed to use it again during our weekend stay!