Are your parents coming to town? They'll love this space -- high-end Victorian townhouse (no New York chippy paint here). Very spacious and clean.
Garden-level apartment with three rooms.
This is a sofa bed but it's open all the time (see picture); two mattresses make bed comfy, though it's not firm.
Private entrance to unit. Huge private garden. Hi-definition 48-inch TV w/ cable. Kitchenette. No oven or burner but you'll get a microwave, refrigerator, sink and cutlery/dishes. You can use main kitchen upstairs if you really want to cook. Unit is not particularly sunny, but garden is.
Also please see Perfect for Parents, Part 2, for top-floor space that is also available for rent, should the whole family be in town.
No stairs to negotiate.
Shower only in bathroom.
No air conditioning but has ceiling fan, and is usually cool enough.
J. was very accommodating and answered all the questions we had before and during the stay. The room was convenient, clean, and cozy. I booked this room for my parents and they were very comfortable there. Thanks, J.!
Fantastic place for enjoying Brooklyn … or even Manhattan since it’s close to transit.
We drove in from Virginia and found parking within a few spots of the door in mid-afternoon. (Left the car parked there the rest of the weekend, but noticed a regular turnover of parking spots.)
Space is tastefully done, quiet … and really spacious. This is not a hotel room or a suite – it’s a full apartment. I enjoyed having coffee in the rocker in the kitchen/sun room every morning. (There’s coffee to be made or you can dash down to the corner and buy two bagels and two coffees for less than $5. We bought.)
The only hitch was the bed, which J. clearly states is a sofa bed. I slept (and napped) like a rock. My wife, who is half my size, complained that she kept rolling into me. Lesson for all of you: Don’t sleep with me.
We sampled the neighborhood restaurants, all very good, and strolled through Fort Greene park people watching New Yorkers being surprisingly normal.
Too cold for garden, but we enjoyed looking out at it. It must be spectacular in the spring.
Never used Airbnb before. We’ll be back. And we'll be back to Perfect for Parents, With Garden.
My dad loved the place and will come back.
We had a wonderful time! The space is private and lovely - the garden gives it an airy, even larger feel. J. was there to greet us, knows the neighborhood and was very accommodating. We are looking forward to our next visit.
We had a great stay at this apartment! Everything went very smoothly--we felt bad having been delayed in transit, but Jane met us with the key and explained everything very graciously despite the late hour. It was a nice set-up--a separate ground floor apartment with its own entrance, but the owner lived in the building, so we felt like it was easy to be in touch with her if we needed anything. As it happened, the place was great and we didn't need any help.
The apartment is nicely decorated and very homey. We liked the huge bathroom and the views of the pretty garden. We were nervous about the sofabed, but it turned out to be very comfortable, and we slept very well each night.
Fort Greene is a gorgeous neighborhood full of classic brownstones, and though we'd lived in New York before, exploring this area was a whole new adventure. The park is a short block from the apartment, and it is lovely. We also walked to Brooklyn Flea and many great restaurants in the neighborhood. There is quite a brunch scene around! (Our favorite place we tried may have been Cafe Paulette, with its classic French atmosphere--it is only a few weeks old!) We also walked to Park Slope a few times, another lively neighborhood which is not too far. Just be aware that most metro lines are a 10-15 minute walk--it was totally fine for us, and we spent most of our time in Brooklyn, but just know that getting to Manhattan is not a matter of a few minutes, if that is important to you.
We had a great stay and would highly recommend this apartment! It was comfortable and left us well-positioned to explore one of New York's most charming neighborhoods.
We stayed at Jane's place at the end of September and really enjoyed this garden suite. The place was very clean, nicely decorated and spacious, with access to a pretty garden and patio outside. The house is located on a beautiful and quiet street and is close to many great restaurants and shops. Jane was accommodating and responsive to all our requests. The only thing to be mindful of is that the bed is actually a pull out couch. We found it rather comfortable nonetheless.
Best place in Fort Greene neighborhood, and not just for the money, all around. The location is prime with all the great shops, cafés and restaurants within walking distance (I recommend Dekalb Ave. and Myrtle Ave.) This is one of the nicest and safest neighborhoods in I have stayed in in Brooklyn. Oh, and a cool Farmers Market in the Forte Green park every Sat. Jane was phenomenal. She made early morning accommodations to meet me upon check in and gave a bright eyed and bushy tailed tour of the place. Everything was super nice, loved the decor and it was very very clean...spotless! There is also a private outdoor patio that most people in Brooklyn would kill to have...
A very lovely apartment that suited our needs perfectly! Highly recommended.
It was a wonderful place for our holidays. Everything excellent, we felt at home. Exquisite details on decoration and attention. The appartment is private and located in a very nice neighbourhood, near the subway and some good restaurants.
We were received by a very nice and kind woman, who was always available for us, and offered us help, information and advice, very useful to enjoy the amazing New York city. Thank you!!!
This is a great space-- quiet and private and actually very lovely. We particularly enjoyed being able to go out and sit in the garden when the weather was good-- it's so unusual to have your own private green space in NYC! Also quite convenient to a number of trains, and such an adorable neighborhood.