NOTE: This apartment is NOT an illegal sublet like so many NY rental apartments! Supporting proof for a Class B townhouse is available.
Top three floors of a brand new architect built Brooklyn townhouse, with a large rooftop terrace and multiple balconies, under 5 minutes walking to BAM, the new Barclay Center for the Brooklyn Nets basketball, other sports and entertainment events, all major subway lines, the Long Island Railroad to the Hamptons, and to JFK airport via the airtrain in only 30" for around 12$... The terrace with views of rooftops and trees is enchanting and has a large BBQ grill and table which seats six/eight people. Another smaller table for four can be used there as well for children or adults. 3 bedrooms with double beds (one king, one queen, one full), 1 single bedroom/office with a fold out bed, 2.5 baths, balconies outside every bedroom, open plan kitchen-dining-living room. 1 bedroom comes complete with toys, children's books, etc. The apartment can accommodate 2 people in each double bed, as well as a single person in the office/bedroom on a pull out chairbed for a total of 7 people. It is possible to add extra airbeds for 4 extra persons, for a total of 11 or 12 people. There is also a top floor studio with a full bath which I don't automatically offer as there is an unprotected mezzanine which kids like to climb onto. Completely furnished with imported luxury European furniture, radiant heat in the floors, new appliances including washer/dryer, dishwasher, and Jacuzzi bathtub; central air conditioning and heating with remote control, fast WiFi, stereo & flat screen LCD cable TV/DVD with many available for borrow. The premises are protected with a motion detector security alarm system from ADT, door gates and video intercom. Quiet street, family neighborhood, near parks, supermarkets, a wide spectrum of shopping options and fine restaurants. Enjoy why Park Slope was called New York's best neighborhood. A stroll down 5th avenue gives you the impression of being in a small town! 12 minutes to Manhattan, Chinatown, Wall Street, World Trade Center memorial, and 20 minutes to Times Square by subway.
5 minute walk to the Long Island Railroad with access to the Hamptons, Montauk, Fire Island, Jones Beach, etc.
Not suitable for receptions of any kind! This is a residential building with families and children.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE FOR VISITORS: The property is a in a two-family home. As such it is NOT subject to the new New York law, signed by the Governor of NY State in 2011, which prohibits the short-term rental of housing units. That law only applies to buildings, such as every apartment building in NYC, containing 3 or more 'dwelling units' (i.e., separate apartments). This home is not covered by this law because it is in a two family townhouse, and therefore the rental is completely legal. You may therefore be assured that renting will not be in violation of any laws and that you are at no risk of being unable to occupy the premises because the authorities have taken legal action against the property owner.
Deals are available for longer term stays. Very early or late checkins and checkouts are subject to a 75$ fee.
All balconies and one terrace. BBQ on terrace.
Interaction with Guests
Often. I or my property manager usually call or email each guests during their stay to ensure they have everything they need.
The perfect balance between privacy and nature, and yet so close to all subways, restaurants and supermarkets. It is the perfect location!
Most convenient. It is easier to get anywhere for the Atlantic/ Barclay Center stop in. Brooklyn to any destination in Manhattan than actually being IN Manhattan. Most subway lines are a 3 minute walk from the apartment. In one stop on the D train. You are in Chinatown. In 10 minutes and three stops in downtown Manhattan near the ferries for Staten Island, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Grand Central Station and the Empire State Building is on a direct line on the 4/5 train in 20". Penn station also direct in 25". And you to home to a tree lined street with quiet families instead of traffic and fume clogged streets!
Other Things to Note
Charming restaurants are around the corner on 5th avenue. There's even a 3 star Michelin restaurant a 10 minute walk away. All forms of entertainment, sports, film, opera, concerts a 5" walk away at BAM, the Barclay Center, etc. Cute hipster bars everywhere with famous Brooklyn microbrewery beers. Sports bars also nearby. Parks nearby, the Brooklyn Museum and Botanical Garden close by. The perfect location!
No smoking, no pets, or parties and wedding receptions (or other reception parties). To use BBQ and jacuzzi bathtub, please consult with the person letting you in. Please be sure to understand security alarm system and to be respectful to works of art, furniture. Please report any breakages, and malfunctioning equipment immediately so they can be replaced before the next party arrives.
Yves's place is spectacular. This is the second time we've stayed there, and we will be back in the future. Spacious, tastefully designed, extremely comfortable, and the best Brooklyn location you could find. Yves is a great host. I recommend his home without reservation.
Beautiful apartment and perfect location. If anything the photos don't do Yves' home justice.
Couldn't recommend highly enough!
Our family had a wonderful stay at Yves' place. It is spacious and comfortable -- well-suited to accommodating together-time as well as do-your-own-thing time. The neighborhood is just lovely -- and very convenient (both to get around Brooklyn and into Manhattan). All scheduling and communications went very smoothly, and I'd highly recommend this property and host.
Our second stay on Dean St was also marvelous. We ventured a bit further this time for a couple meals but also returned to the nearby faves from last trip like Punta Cana. Concierge Tony was very helpful. Home is very spacious and convenient to transportation, bodegas, and our destination Barclay's.
Absolutely fabulous home- bright and clean, very spacious and comfortable. Yves' assistant helped us with our many bags and gear (we had a baby with us- crib and highchair were on site, which was a huge help!) Very close to a direct and fast subway line into Manhattan and less than 5 mins from BAM. Perfect location for Brooklyn and Manhattan. Could not have been happier!
We were graciously met by Antonio, one of Yves' property managers, who showed us around the home and introduced us to all the details. The home is just as pictured on the website, but even better in person: there is light from many windows, it is very quiet, and everything is very comfortable. The home is literally around the corner from a major transport hub so getting anywhere is super easy, but it is also perfectly quiet. There are many shops, food stores, and great restaurants within walking distance for everything you need. We took advantage of the many farmers' markets and specialty stores to cook several wonderful meals, and also sampled some fabulous local restaurants. We travelled with our 83 year old mom, and the stairs were no problem for her. Our stay was wonderful, and passed much too quickly. Upon departure, Antonio met us (very early, and on time) to do a quick walk through and gather keys. Everything was easy, straightforward, and convenient. I would love to return in better weather to take advantage of the many balconies and the roof deck. As it was, they did provide wonderful views to the horizon in many different directions for watching the interesting changes in clouds and weather each day.