About this listing
This beautiful and spacious Garden apartment takes up an entire floor of our 1880s brownstone. It has its own backyard which is great for summertime bbqing. The backyard/garden is shared with me and my family - if you plan to have an event in the backyard please contact me ahead of time to coordinate.
Our building is only two to three stops from Manhattan via the 4, 5, and F trains, and a couple of stops from Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Compare this to other Brooklyn apartments that are half an hour or more from Manhattan. We are also only steps away from Pier 6 where you can hop on a water taxi into the city or Governor's Island, play some beach volleyball or walk down the promenade. Easy access to Grocery stores for food shopping and other daily amenities as well.
Cobble Hill is a great neighborhood bordering Brooklyn Heights and Carroll Gardens - all of which are filled with quaint and award winning restaurants (Sushi, Thai, Irish pubs, Americana you name it), shops, French cafes and parks. Admire the 1800s architecture as you stroll through this historic neighborhood - you may even decide to spend the day exploring this area rather than venture into Manhattan.
The apartment has a queen bed with a memory foam mattress top, a comfortable gigantic sofa that is large enough to seat 4-5 or sleep one comfortably, two brand new LCD TVs with DirecTV, a kitchen with stainless steel range and new cookware, original hardwood floors. We know you will enjoy your stay here with us!
Interaction with Guests
Other Things to Note
The unit sleeps 4. 1 bedroom apartment, 2 extra guest sleep in the living room with a full size and a single size pull out couch provided. There is a door in between the living room and the bedroom.
Please note: no smoking, no pets, no parties. Check in is 3pm (contact me and we can make some arrangements for early check in), check out by 1 pm (depending on availability, we can sometimes make other arrangements to suit your schedule).
Please Note: Use of BBQ set is an additional $30 per day [fee to replenish supplies etc.]. If interested in using the BBQ during your stay please give me notice ahead of time. Thank You.
The backyard/garden is shared with me and my family - if you plan to have an event in the backyard please contact me ahead of time to coordinate.
Liebe Keow, die Wasserflaschen in Kühlschrank waren eine willkommene Erfrischung bei unserer Ankunft bei 30 Grad Celsius. Die Wohnung ist gut ausgestattet. Fön, Toaster, Kaffeemaschine, Wasserkocher, Handtücher, Badetücher - alles was man braucht. Trotz der grossen Straße vor der Haustür hört man im Zimmer nur ein leichten Rauschen - wie überall in New York. Ein kleiner Supermarkt, ein Deli und eine Apotheke liegen um die Ecke - perfekt. Uns beiden hat der Aufenthalt sehr gefallen und wir können diese Wohnung nur empfehlen.
Keow was an excellent host. Her place was perfect and just as described. Spotlessly clean. An excellent place to stay away from the frenetic pace of Manhattan, yet close enough to visit for the day. I would definitely recommend Keow's place location and size of apartment.
Keow was there to greet us and was very welcoming. We found the apartment very comfortable, especially the bed. The AC was very effective and quiet. The walk to the Subway took only 5 to 10 minutes, and there were many good restaurants within walking distance, as well. We would stay at this apartment again, if we return to NYC.
tout s'est bien passé, Keow fut accueillante et compréhensible. L'appartement était très agréable, la terrasse aussi. A part le bruit des voitures dans la chambre, tout était parfait
Our first time using Airbnb and our first time visiting NYC... couldn't have been better! Keow welcomed us with the brightest smile and the friendliest face, and the apartment was clean, neat and very well-equipped. It's quite a walk to the nearest subway station but that allowed us to explore Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens nearby. The neighbourhood is family-friendly, lively and very safe. Lots of good food too. Keow was also very helpful in answering any questions we had, and calling a car service to LGA for us as we had no call service from our phones. She even waited with us at 4AM for the car! Thanks Keow for the wonderful experience. We certainly hope to return one day!
We stay'd at Keow's in the beginning of May for 8 days. We had a fantastic time in New York and enjoyed our stay in the appartment. The appartment was clean and spacious and exactly how it looked on the pictures.
Keow was very welcoming and kind.
It was quite a walk from the subway but it was nice to walk through the nice area and it was good to stay in Brooklyn instead of Manhattan (where it's very busy). Nearby you've got a great view overlooking Manhattan. We've enjoyed our stay.
Keow made us feel very welcome without being intrusive, and gave us helpful advice. The apartment was perfect: nice size bedroom, a lounge and a kitchen diner, which was well equipped. Everything was very clean and tidy. There were a generous number of towels. There were a couple of problems with the heating but Keow sorted those quickly. The location is excellent: there is a supermarket 5 minutes away and several restaurants and bars close by. It is a short walk to the nearest subway and only 20 minutes into Manhattan. We would definitely want to stay here again.
Hi Mark! Thanks for the nice review :). Somehow my previous guest turned off the radiator valve which create the loud noise, i turn it back on and the problem was solved. The room still got too hot when the heat is on, i am going to remove the radiator in the room and replace to a smaller one in (website hidden) was a pleasure hosting you and Gill. Please keep us in mind the next time you come to New York again!
About the Host, Keow
I've owned my home in Brooklyn since 1996, and this is my first foray into AirBnb. I'm a former restaurateur and chef. I'm friendly, easygoing and looking forward to making connections on AirBnb.