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.
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!
Noemie met us when we arrived. We got there very early, so the place wasn't ready yet, but she let us stow our luggage at her place. That was a huge relief, especially since it was very hot and we had a baby with us. Thanks again, Noemie!
From the moment we confirmed the reservation communication with Noemie was fantastic. Pick-up of the keys was straightforward, even though Noemie wasn't in herself. The apartment is beautiful and exactly as seen in the photos. The bedrooms are both large and have ample storage for clothes and luggage. The living room diner was very spacious, so much so that my two year old didn't stop running up and down for the first day. My girlfriend also really appreciated the access to the washer and dryer. A nice touch was that an information pack was available detailing how to work the TV, directions to subway stations, deli's and supermarkets.
The neighbourhood was safe, but Noemie had already warned us that it could get a bit energetic during the hot weather. This wasn't an issue for us coming from London, but the information was very much appreciated. The apartment is a short walk from two subway stations that will get you into Manhattan within 30 minutes. There are a number of playgrounds around and the Brooklyn Children's Museum is only 2 minutes away.
The apartment really was a home from home for us. It was a fantastic, comfortable base to come back to after a day walking around Manhattan and made my birthday celebrations even more special. Thank you Noemie for all your offers to help with taxi bookings, strollers etc. You are a fantastic host and when we visit New York again we will definitely look to stay in your lovely apartment.
Noemie and her husband made us feel extremely welcome at their urban retreat in Brooklyn. We will absolutely come back here again, as it was a great place for my kids (minimal, well-appointed furniture, kid-friendly, little to no fragiles) and my elderly mother (no stairs to climb, and again, well-appointed furnishings and with well-equipped appliances).
The apartment was exactly as described and pictured, and we felt very secure. Inside was also spotless and most everything was easy to find and use. Any questions we had, Noemie was very quick in reaching and responding to us, and very accommodating in making sure we had everything we needed. The beds were comfortable as well. The biggest challenge of our trip was having a car, and Noemie and Robert were extremely generous in letting us use their driveway when we needed it. Again, we would love to come back and make this our home base in Brooklyn on our next trip to NYC!
"Comme à la maison" ! C'est le sentiment que nous avons eu durant les 10 jours passés chez Noémie. L'appartement est conforme à la description (bien équipé, spacieux), idéalement situé à deux stations de métro (nous avons privilégié la ligne C) ainsi que des commerces de proximité. Quel plaisir de rentrer le soir au calme après des journées trépidantes sur Manhattan !
Noémie est joignable à tous moments en cas de besoins et de plus elle parle parfaitement français. Une très bonne adresse à recommander pour tous les futurs voyageurs.
Cette première visite à NYC restera inoubliable pour nous, et si nous devions revenir, nous reviendrons chez Noémie.
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!