Entire home/apt
16 Guests
5 Bedrooms
16 Beds
Per Night
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A city house with country flair and artistic elegance is waiting for you on a tree-lined street in Brooklyn, the new Manhattan - minutes from the subway and 25 convenient to the sights of NYC.

Artist's Ditmas Pk 5 bedroom house
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The Space
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 16
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $43 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $140
Security Deposit: $1000
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

This is the perfect property for a large or small group of people visiting New York for whatever purpose. The house was built in 1919 and is 17 feet by 80 feet with three floors that include an elegant finished basement - totaling 10 rooms. It is artistically furnished and designed, but changes can be made per your request to reflect your needs.

The house is beautiful. I grew up here. Though, there is a certain rustic aspect in the basement rooms. Some guests
have commented on it. These rooms are in a basement with high small windows and pipes. But it is elegantly finished with a comfortable temperature always.

This is my home and is not a hotel.

Tourists: the subway (Q train) is a 3 minute walk - see below for times to some of New York's popular venues

Family gatherings - great when traveling to a wedding or reunion for it is a wonderfully decorated house with a large dining room for family dinners, elegant, fully equipped kitchen and living-room and even a sun room to have fun conversations enjoying a view of Brooklyn through picture windows. There are enough televisions for down time; a family feeling emanates. In the winter the gas fireplace adds charm.

Business gatherings - the dining room is great for meetings and if you are traveling with a group of five - each can have their own bedroom and then simply go downstairs to a beautiful dining room that serves as conference room. However, the rooms aren't hotel rooms and do not have private bathrooms. There are two bathrooms with showers and one half bath.

The kitchen can accommodate a banquet but the neighborhood is lively and has many shops and many, many restaurants minutes walking.

Victorian Flatbush boasts large houses from early last century - this 100 year home sits on a quiet block with birds chirping and children playing. It also has many bars and clubs on the main Road half a block away and is now attracting artists and yuppies because of it night life and beautiful homes.

There are three bedrooms upstairs; two have double beds and one, my office, can have a single or double aero bed or a single or double futon. Often it is the answer to the single in the group. There are room in the two large bedrooms upstairs to fit single futons and single aerobeds if required. Upstairs 4 can sleep in each of the two big bedrooms with one couple in each room and the smaller room can fit one couuple. The two other bedrooms are in the lower level, finished basement; one has two single beds that can be pushed together making a Queen size bed. The other room has a double airo-bed. These rooms are quaint and admittingly small, but comfortable and rent separately when the house is not rented to great reviews. But still they are basement rooms and you know you are in a basement. I have enough extra beds and a couch upstairs to accommodate 12 people sleeping in separate beds or 16- 18 with couples. Check the reviews I had 18 with a 5 star review. Remember there is a great deal of flexibility to switch things around; in addition in the living room there is a comfortable couch. I often sleep on it in the winter because the room has a fabulous working gas fireplace. The house is large and roomy obviously. As stated above there is a formal dining room with a very large table for meetings. It has six cushioned chairs, but I have metals chairs that can be used to accommodate bigger groups. Two of the bedrooms can serve as offices. There is high speed internet access and regular internet with possible printer access if requested on one computer, as well there is a large sun-room sitting area in front with rocking chairs looking onto a tree lined block. By the way the kitchen also is wonderful for dining and it is elegantly designed with Quaker handmade cabinets, green granite and my own paintings and photographs adorning the marble and wallpaper facades.

We are minutes from the subway and many, many restaurants and night life. This is area has become one of the places to go in Brooklyn according to Timeout magazine -
Many restaurants line Cortelyou rd which is very active at night.

The bedrooms upstairs are all air conditioned and the first floor is air conditioned - the lower level is not but remains comfortable in both winter and summer. All rooms have space heaters and of course the house is heated by steam and gas.

Remember this is a beautifully decorated house in a quiet but popular area with many shops and easy access to Manhattan.

This is my home and I love it - miss it when I am not there.

You are most welcome -

Prospect Park is .8 miles down the block and it is was built by the same architects as Central Park.


Everything you need - bring clothing and a tooth brush

High Speed Internet - WIFI
Use of entire house except separate studio which was once a carriage house.
washer and drier
living room
two flat screen televisions
one regular television
full range of cable channels
all amenities
enough towels
extra sheets

Restaurants in area

- The Farm (simply prepared dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients)
- Mimi's (delicious hummus)
- Purple Yam (Filipino pan-Asian)
- Cinco de Mayo (Mexican)
- San Remo Pizzeria (pizza & Italian)
- Cafe Tibet (delicious Tibetan food)
- Sycamore (flower shop by day/bar at night)
- The Castello Plan (wine bar w/ dinner & weekend brunch)
- Kumo (Japanese)
- Catskills Bagels (NY-style bagels)
- Quathra (coffee shop)
- Cafe Madeline (coffee shop)
- Indian restaurants
- 3 new resteraunts I need to find out about -
Manhattan is a subway ride away

• Q train line
• Easy transfers to 2,3,4,5,LIRR from Atlantic Ave
• To SoHo (28 mins)
• Union Square (25 mins)
• Herald Square (30 mins)
• Times Square (35 mins)
• Central Park and Columbus Circle (about 40 mins)

The space can fit 16 people as I explained above with four couples or people willing to share a bed - but it is perfectly comfortable for 10 with four couples. There are five separate bedrooms - a total of 10 rooms.
Any number 12 and above would be considered tight but, but workable!

If you have any questions or special needs just email me -

Smokers may not smoke in or anywhere near house. They must go around the corner or to one of the benches on the corner.

Parking - street parking is readily available but be aware if you plan to leave your car as you tour, you must follow alternate side of the street parking rules. You may block the driveway in front but unfortunately there is no parking in driveway! You must step on neighbors property and this would cause issues.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about my home which I love- at first I did this only for the money now I enjoy also showing my home and meeting wonderful people :)

Guest Access

An entire house

Interaction with Guests

I leave that to the guests - but I enjoy meeting you. I love meeting new people and have become friends with some of my guests.

The Neighborhood

It is the city with a country flair! But Cortelyou road boasts many restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and night life. It is mostly Victorian houses on the side streets but it quite the city. Very safe, this neighborhood is quite sought after.

Getting Around

The subway is a minute away - Manhattan is at your fingertips -

20-25 minutes World Trade
25 minutes to Canal Street = walk up Broadway - see the city
35 minutes to time square

Other Things to Note

The wifi code is pride Not Prejudice (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

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House Rules

This is a very quiet, high end neighborhood -
There is absolutely no smoking in the house, or on the property at all. I tried to allow smoking in a small area in back but it causes problems because there is a boy with asthma in close proximity and 5 children and a women with a severe allergy to smoke. Because of this also standing in front of the house or on the steps is also not allowed.

Smokers must walk around the corner, or go to one of the benches on Cortelyou Rd (half a block away) - a very busy, safe block. It is fun to people watch there.

The back door is not to be used except as an emergency exit or to take out the trash. There is no use of the backyard or side driveway. There are young children's windows close. No loitering in the back.

No parking in driveway. But you may block the space in front of the driveway on the street.

These rules are designed to offer you a safe stay without feedback from neighbors. My neighbors are fine people, but large groups of people can disturb without intent of course, so I am trying to avoid issues.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

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Artist's Ditmas Pk 5 bedroom house
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