About this listing
Modern and prestigious, this cozy apartment is on the ground floor of a centennial Brooklyn townhouse located at the heart of vibrant, dynamic Crown Heights – the perfect urban haven after a full day of shopping and adventure in Manhattan or Brooklyn.
Two different subway stations (See Guide for more details), each only a 10-minute walk away, connect you to New York's most visited borough, wether you are going to the West Side, MidTown or East Side of Manhattan. Some visitors will also be pleasantly surprised to find out that we are located 30 minutes away, door to door, from the Barclays Center.
The apartment easily fits up to 6 adults, with a queen-size bed in the master bedroom, a full-size bed in the second bedroom and an outrageously comfortable sofa bed in the living room. Foodies who enjoy cooking their own meals will love the fully-equipped kitchen – and delight in the gourmet grocery stores, as well as a variety of coffee shops and restaurants, located in the neighborhood within 15 minutes on foot. Feel free to enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the townhouse's peaceful garden, to which you'll have full and direct access. The beautiful and recently renovated Brooklyn Children's Museum is on the next block, as well as a charming neighborhood park facing historic Millionaire's Row, with its magnificent 19th century buildings. Everything else you might need (drugstores, supermarkets, fast food options or caribbean restaurants) is also readily available, within walking distance.
There are portable AC in the living room and the master bedroom and powerful fan in the smaller bedroom (YES, POWERFUL) for a comfortable night of rest during NYC heat waves. The place is nice and warm during the cool months thanks to efficient radiators and separate control of the temperature in each room. In the living room you will have access to 130 channels on the flat panel television. WiFi and washer and dryer are also provided. We will gladly provide you any information and advice you might require so as to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
Special arrangements are available for families with children (play pen with mattress; high chair; toys, even a City Mini stroller).
Absolutely no smoking or pet. No loud party or get toghether with extra guests. Fresh linens and towels are provided for each new guest and a cleanup is done after you leave.
Please keep the premises clean (clean spills, dishes, countertops, etc.). Please do not use the countertop as a cutting board. Do not wash the linens for the next guests, we will take care of it.
Cancellation Policy – Cancellation within 60 days for a full refund or 30 days for 50% refund. If we book the dates you have cancelled we will refund you 100%.
Time of arrival or check out can be discussed, depending on the arrival or departure of precedent and next guests.
Fabulous Urban Retreat was perfect for our family. Although are visit was short it fit our needs and the 6 of us slept very comfortably. Noemie was there when we arrived to explain a few things and hand off the keys. She made it very easy with her great directions & suggestions for the neighborhood and it’s only 5 blocks from the Subway Blue line. Very clean! I highly recommend staying here.
Logement très bien équipé et spacieux. Étant à 5 nous avons laissé les chambres aux enfants et nous avons dormi au salon. A savoir : il n'y a que 4 chaises comme ça se voit sur la photo. Le métro n'est pas loin et Noemie nous a tout bien expliqué. Il faut peu de temps pour rejoindre Manhattan. Le quartier est cosmopolite et très vivant. C'est très sympa. Une très bonne adresse.
Noemie et Robert sont de très bons hôtes prêts à vous accueillir jusqu'à tard le soir ^^ et à vous rendre service dès que possible. L'appartement est spacieux, confortable et très bien équipé (TV, AC, frigo, four, micro-ondes, lave-linge, sèche-linge...). Les chambres sont également très agréables et la literie est bonne (très important après une journée de marche intense dans NY !). Il y a également accès à un petit jardin à l'arrière de la maison où l'on peut tranquillement prendre son café le matin ou l'apéro le soir. Enfin le quartier est calme, ce qui tranche avec la frénésie de NY et permet de se reposer le soir. L'ambiance y est très atypique ! Cette adresse est vraiment parfaite ;)
We found the retreat exactly as described. Spacious and fully equiped and every room with a good functioning airconditioning (not a luxury in the summer). It is a place where you can get a good night's sleep after a busy day in the city. Being located in a dead-end street, it was peaceful and quiet. It was hard to believe we were staying in Brooklyn NY! Although we hardly took the time to enjoy it, the beautiful little garden is a perfect place to relax or have a drink. Mobility is a necessity. The proximity of the 4 subway lines are ideal to visit all over. It takes 25 minutes to get to down town Manhattan. The distance however also implies that as a tourist you will not return to the appartment for a rest. The funky neighbourhood did not disturbe us or make us feel less at ease in the summerweek, not even later in the evenings (after 10 PM). The welcome and contact we had with you was short but correct.
Our first Airbnb experience was a succes:)
Nathalie, Jo, Jasper and Hannelore
Host welcomed us in a timely fashion, was very kind and told us everything we needed to know. Very clean and comfortable. It was a great place to be with kids as there's a nice park and the Brooklyn Children's museum one block away
It was our first trip to New York and we wanted a comfortable place to stay...Noemie's "Urban Retreat" was absolutely perfect. VERY clean and tidy and charming. Lots of space too.
Noemie promptly responded to all of my questions and was very accommodating and attentive.
We could not have had a more perfect experience. Absolutely adored it!
Also, the neighborhood is absolutely fantastic! So close to everything..such a stimulating environment.There was so much to see and experience. Cannot wait to return!
My family and I enjoyed staying at Noemie's place even though it was only one night before heading off for road trip. The room was as described. Very nice and clean. You may find everything you need from near by supermarket and it is easy to commute around town.
About the Host, Noemie
My husband and I and our 3 children just moved in this lively, diverse neighborhood and we accomplished the renovation of a gorgeous 2 bedroom appartment on the ground floor of our historic limestone. This is a brand new endeavour for us and although you will find everything you need to enjoy a comfortable vacation, we are planing to enrich the place and service with small or big additions over time. Most importantly, we are really looking forward to meet you and welcome you to your beautiful urban retreat and will do what we can to make your stay fun and stress-free, and give you advice to manage your exciting vacation in New York City. Native of Brooklyn, Robert, my husband, will be your on-site resource for your discovery of our borough, as well as Manhattan.
Originaire du Québec, on m'a un jour arrachée à ma ville adorée, Montréal, pour me déposer au beau milieu de Brooklyn, métropole à la fois hétéroclite, charmante, trépidante et poétique. En 6 ans, je m'y suis tranquillement enracinée, y ai fondé une famille et rencontré des gens captivants venus de partout au monde, qui sont devenus mes amis, ma vie. Mais je m'ennuierai toujours de mon monde à moi, des Québécois comme de tous les autres francophones. Parce qu'on est bien dans sa langue et qu'on y retrouve ce sentiment familier qui nous réconforte. Voilà pourquoi j'ai eu l'idée de vous attirer vers moi, pour vous piquer une petite causette pendant que vous passeriez chez nous, entre deux escapades à Manhattan ou au moins à votre arrivée à Brooklyn. Je serai trop heureuse de vous aider à trouver ce que vous cherchez dans les environs, et comme mon mari est originaire de New York, il connais Manhattan et Brooklyn comme le fond de sa poche!