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Private room

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

4 Beds

Private room

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

4 Beds

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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.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $20
Weekly Discount: 6%
Weekend Price: $140 / night
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The space

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.

Guest access

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.

The neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

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.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

34 Reviews

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Eva User Profile
May 2017
I have stayed here twice and would stay again! Such a great place and a great family!

Eva User Profile
May 2017
Lovely people! Lovely place! Will definitely stay here again!

Yuyang User Profile
November 2015
The host canceled this reservation 34 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Ines User Profile
September 2015
The host canceled this reservation 10 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

"Meb" User Profile
May 2015
This was my second stay with Elizabeth and Jeff, who informed me in advance about the bathroom repairs going on in the bathroom that would have been assigned to me. They were good to have me stay at their place despite the difficulty of having a guest during the repair work. For me, the inconvenince of sharing a bathroom was minor compared to the benefit of enjoying their excellent hospitality. I was in New York to spend time with friends. The location could not be better for me for this stay as my friends were living with their son, wife and grandchild in an apartment that was just a few blocks away. I would strongly conisder staying here again. Roxy was a joy as usual
Elizabeth (And Jeff Too) User Profile
Response from Elizabeth (And Jeff Too):
You are our first repeat customer and although unexpected during our renovation - we're so happy you insisted as it was a pleasure to host your visit to Brooklyn. Hopefully we'll see you again next year!
May 2015

Jean User Profile
December 2014
Elizabeth was very nice, but they have been going through major renovations in their home, so my stay was unusual insofar as the cleanliness of the home. The location was very convenient, but the closet was full of clothes, so no room for mine. Perhaps when the renovation work is finished it will be back to the way the former guests have found it.

Deborah User Profile
October 2014
We were made to feel very welcome by Elizabeth and Jeff, they were always happy to share local tips on transport, food and places to visit. We are so pleased we stayed in Brooklyn as it gave us another view of New York City away from the traffic of Manhattan. It is really easy to get into Manhattan and there were great cafés and restaurants within minutes of their house. The bedroom was comfortable with room to relax. We would highly recommend staying with them.

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Elizabeth (And Jeff Too) User Profile

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.

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