About this listing
A charming oasis of calm in brownstone Brooklyn. Our home is an eco-friendly dwelling that will help you nurture your health and wellbeing while you visit the city that never sleeps.
Carroll Gardens is one of the most charming neighborhoods in Brooklyn and our home is one one of the quietest blocks with wonderful parks nearby, and the oft written about shopping boutiques and restaurants of Smith and Court Streets just minutes from the front door. Carroll Park with it's popular children's play area is three blocks away.
We have two separate rooms available with private bath in a modern, renovated 1864 carriage house - it's a single family home located on a super quiet, tree-lined block. At night it's rare to hear anything and you'll wake up to the sound of birds ing in the tree branches in the front garden. For more info about Carroll Gardens -
It's a quick one and a half blocks to trendy Smith Street's restaurant row, bars and shops and 2 minutes walk to the F train, ten to the R train. Soho is 15 minutes away by F-train. It's a lovely 25 minute walk through Cobble Hill and historic Brooklyn Heights to the Brooklyn Bridge or east through Park Slope to Prospect Park. Our home is in a safe, diverse neighborhood with young families, singles and retirees who gather on their stoops for a chat.
With all of the concerns about the health effects of wireless radiation on living organisms, a special thing about our home is that it has been evaluated and certified by a Bau Biologist as safe for those who may be sensitive to electromagnetic fields and wireless radiation as well as it is mold-free and toxin free (we do have a dog). We do not have any devices emitting wifi, blutooth, smart meter or cordless phone radiation. If you would benefit from a less toxic environment for health reasons, our home can be a safe haven as you travel to NYC. We use chemical free soaps for our laundry, cleaners for the household surfaces and all food and toiletries are organic. Feel free to contact us with your specific needs or questions.
The two rooms are adjacent one another on the second floor and one or both are available depending upon your needs. Each room has a twin bunk bed and the larger room has it's own seating area, and a hard-wired computer with wired printer. The smaller room is sized mainly for sleeping. Both rooms have air conditioning and the house has steam heat in the winter. The set up is perfect for friends, solo travelers or couples who, ahem, like a bit of quiet at night away from a snoring partner. Families with children will enjoy the playful space. You'll have your own private, full sized bathroom with tub shower in the hallway. It's more like staying in a country cottage than being in the middle of a busy city.
We're very easy going, have a clean and creative home and our interests are eclectic. We love Brooklyn and NYC and are happy to help you with suggestions for visiting some of the locals-only sights. There is surprisingly easy street parking on our block for those of you driving in. Also available: wifi, internet, cable and a lovable terrier mutt, Roxy. Roxy is very good with kids and people of all sizes. Breakfast and tea or coffee included if requested. For families traveling with kids - there is no charge for children who sleep with you or in a pack-n-play. If they need a bed of their own, please include them in your guest count. The rooms sleep 4, total.
You have free run of the house, living room and kitchen during your stay. The upstairs bathroom is exclusively yours and you can unpack your stuff and make yourself at home there.
Interaction with guests
We love answering questions, helping to plan outings and give advice. We're also happy to give you space and have guests come and go on their own - we chat and say 'hi' as well as happily go about our business while you come and go. Whatever works for you.
We've lived in the neighborhood since the 1990's and love the friendly stoop culture, amazing restaurants and convenient and quick subway ride to the city.
The 'F' train is 1.5 blocks from our house so it doesn't get much better. We also have plentiful cabs in the area if you prefer. It's a lovely walk to the Brooklyn Bridge, Prospect Park and we are conveniently located between Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope.
Other things to note
We get a lot of questions about whether the upstairs bathroom is private. Please know it is all yours and is adjacent to your room. We use the full bath downstairs. You can unpack your toiletries and make yourself at home. There is organic shampoo, conditioner, soap, towels and washcloths provided. A special note - if you are booking at the start of 2015, please note that we have completely redone the bathroom (ripped out walls, floors, everything) and the work will be done by end of January when we reopen for bookings. Trust us when we say it will be gorgeous with an amazing shower, separate shower/toilet with door and a double sink area.
We are a wired house for health reasons and ask that guests agree to please turn off their cell phones while they are inside the home. There is no WiFi available, rather there is a ethernet wired computer available for guests' exclusive use in the bedroom and it is linked to a printer elsewhere in the house for printing tickets, itineraries, etc.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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It's always been Elizabeth's dream to hav(URL HIDDEN)and her home is a haven within the city. She is a textile designer, artist, avid gardener and loves to cook. Her latest passion is writing fiction and a new business helping homeowners renovate their apartments based on her own experience with several apartments and now their 1864 carriage house. She and her husband, Jeff, love the Carroll Gardens area - especially walking their dog, Roxy, and chatting with neighbors.