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Come on over! This beautiful 1 bedroom apartment is located in the heart of Cobble Hill. It is perfect for a single or a couple staying for a few days, a week, or a couple of weeks. The apartment is situated on the lively Court Street, steps away from the great restaurant row of Smith Street and the little beautiful Cobble Hill Park. With easy access to the F/G (Bergen & Smith), A/C, 4/5, 2/3, and R trains (short blocks away), Manhattan is practically around the corner!
*the APARTMENT details
- 2 flights up
- Clean with wooden floor
- Sunny bedroom with a full (not twin, queen nor king) bed and large closet
- Windowed kitchen with a nice handful of cooking equipments (no microwave, though)
- Sizable living room alongside a dining table
- Flat TV with cable and a DVD library
- Wi-Fi available
- Radiant, full bath
- Clean towels and linens
*the NEIGHBORHOOD details
- Food markets: Trader Joe's, Pacific Green, Union Market, Park Natural & Organic Food
- Bread & pastry shops: Damascus (spicy hummus!), Bien Cuit (bread, bread!), Brooklyn Bread, Ted & Honey (pulled pork BBQ sandwich!)
- Restaurants: Too many to list - I will be more than happy to recommend based on your favorite cuisine(s) - not limited to the vicinity of Cobble Hill but Carroll Gardens and Red Hook!
- Tea/coffee shops: Van Leeuwen, Bien Cuit, Cafe Pedlar, Two For the Pot, Starbucks
- Ice cream/frozen yogurt: Van Leeuwen, Red Mango, 16 Handles
- Bookstore: BookCourt (lovely local bookstore)
- Drugstore/Pharmacy: Rite-Aid (24 hours), CVS (open late)
- Movie theatre: Cobble Hill Cinemas
- Bagel: Court Street Bagel
- The little grocery shop that never sleeps: Dreams Gourmet (very close)
- Tons of mom and pop shops
- Shopping: Urban Outfitters, Barneys Co-Op, Brooklyn Industries
- Countless antique/vintage shops (on Atlantic Ave and about Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens)
- Laundromat: Super Laundromat (drop-off service and self-service)
*the TRANSPORTATION details
- F/G (Smith & Bergen Street) , A/C (Jay Street), 2/3, 4/5, and R train (Borough Hall - minutes away!)
- F train to Coney Island, Brooklyn (30 minutes)
- G train to Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bushwick, Brooklyn (approximately 15 to 25 minutes)
- B61 bus (on Atlantic Ave) to Red Hook, Brooklyn (15 minutes - many parts of the area are being rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy)
- Taxi cabs can be easily found on Clinton Street (one block away) or Atlantic Avenue.
If you have any questions or concerns, I'll do my best to answer promptly. Thank you for visiting here. May Cobble Hill be your next favorite destination...
We had a perfect time at Darren's place ! He has a lovely appartment in a great location. Many nice restaurants, little shops and everything you need at the corner. It takes only 15min to get to Manhattan with the subway (very close, around 4 min walking).
Darren's place is the cosiest and cleanest we could ever wish.
We highly recommend to go there. It was the perfect way to discover New York as if it were our home.
We had a great stay at Darren's place. The apartment is spacious, more spacious than the pictures would suggest. It is very well located in lively Court Street, next to a bagel shop and a Starbucks, close to several restaurants and bars and a supermarket. Subway stations are only a couple of blocks away.
The apartment was very clean and well equipped. Since the bedroom is located at Court Street side it is kind of noisy, but you get used to that (and earplugs help too).
Darren was away himself but kept in touch with us through mail. He left us with some nice treats in the fridge and a clear 'manual' for the apartment and its surroundings, including some tips for nice restaurants.
We'd recommend this apartment to anyone and would definitely stay here again ourselves!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Darren's apartment. It was surprisingly
spacious, especially for a studio; perfect for a couple. The interior was
very well maintained and Darren had left if very clean for our arrival. In
addition, we greatly appreciated all the small touches he had left; they
made us feel particularly at home. The only minor negative point to say
about the apartment itself, is that there was a very noticeable noise from
the radiators every morning which was sometimes enough to wake us up.
The location in Cobble Hill was ideal for us as first time visitors to NYC.
The local amenities were varied and all of high quality. There was a great
selection of shops, bars and restaraunts within easy walking distance. The
local metro station was only 5 minutes away and allowed very easy access to
Manhattan, Coney Island and any other part of Brooklyn that we wished to
As a host, Darren was always easy to contact and willing to provide helpful
information on any subject we wished. When it came to towards the end of
our stay, and we decided to extend our visit, he was incredibly
accommodating in allowing us to stay an extra four days.
We fully intend to return to NYC at some point in the future and Darren's
apartment in Cobble Hill will be top of our list when we do.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this pleasant apartment, perfect for a single person or couple. The location is perfect for enjoying the wonderful Cobble Hill neighborhood, as well as for getting quickly into Manhattan. Darren was a perfect host, attentive yet discreet. Court Street is a busy street, and light sleepers should bring earplugs but we found this a small inconvenience outweighed by the location, decor and seamless coordination with Darren.
We spent 10 days at Darren's place. If you're looking for a clean, confortable and agreeable place to stay (decorated with taste), do not hesitate anymore.
The place is bigger than it looks on the pictures, the kitchen is super-equiped (I can't imagine a dish that would be impossible to cook in Darren's kitchen : he has all the household electrical you need and even more !!), there is a large choice of DVD and books if you are too tired to go out at night or too awoken to sleep at night. No need to be an explorer discover the neighbourhood, Darren has prepared a book in which everything is compiled : the best restaurants, the supermarkets around, etc), you will also like all the small things Darren put around for you (orange juice, etc)
Each time we had a question or something, Darren answered very quickly
You can go by walk to different metro stations (Bergen Street on F & G lines and Borough Hall on 2,3,4 & 5 lines), the neighbouhood is very pleasant, you will like to have a Trader's Joe supermarket and a fruits & vegetables storeat 5 minutes from the flat
We had a wonderful time in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. The apt is so close to Manhattan and Brooklyn itself has some great places to discover. The neighborhood is peaceful and relaxed, with a Starbucks and some great bars and restaurants just around the corner. Darren was a fantastic host who made us feel really comfortable. He was there for us when we needed him and had a solution for everything. Glad he was our first Airbnb host ever! His apt is exactly like the pictures (we were positively amazed by the real size), clean and with a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom to make you feel at home. We fitted easily in the bed, though it's not king-size (might be something for the ‘bigger’ guest to remember that). You would definitely enjoy the fruits of this great-located and harmonious place to stay.
We stayed for 8 days at Darren’s apartment and not only the stay was just great, but also the preparation during which he provided all necessary information, being a very nice contact and thus raising our anticipation for the trip.
Arriving at Darren’s place and warmly welcomed by himself, we found a caringly decorated and furnished apartment that made us feel like entering a home away from home from the very moment we had passed the threshold. It offered amenities like free Wi-Fi and a lot of goodies in the fridge to make for our first breakfast. Not to mention a place to rest after exciting days in the Big Apple. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom very clean. The location was just great as a Starbuck’s, supermarkets and some nice restaurants were just a stone’s throw away. If you want to go to Manhattan, the F train stop is also just a block down the street. So it is the perfect location for both exploring Brooklyn (which we strongly recommend to do) and the rest of New York. Darren made for a wonderful host, being frequently in touch with us and answering any questions we had.
We had a wonderful time at Darren’s apartment and if coming back to NYC, we would definitely try to stay at Darren’s again. Carolin & Chris, Germany
My husband and I stayed at Darren's apartment May 14-19, 2013. Darren was a wonderful host. He was very easy to get in touch with and responded to all my email questions quickly. Upon arrival Darren was gracious and provided us with helpful information about his apartment and the neighborhood. The apartment is a good sized one bedroom and was very clean and comfortable. The bedroom is on Court Street so some people might find it a bit noisy; it didn't bother me and my husband wore earplugs as a precaution. We really enjoyed the neighborhood as well; there are many good restaurants and there are a couple of subway stops nearby. If/when we return to Brooklyn we will definitely try to stay at Darren's apartment again!
We had a wonderful time at Darren's place.
The apt is big, with everything you need. We were late and Darren waited for us. He also left us orange juice in the fridge, cereal box for breakfast, and some delicious chocolate. The apt was super clean, you have everything you need, the bed is super comfy, the tv is bug, with lot of dvds.
We are definitely coming back next time we're coming to NY.
By the way, the neighborhoud is amazing, tons of amazingrestaurants,coffee place, etc.
It was such a beautiful apartment to stay in.
The host received us with a welcoming smile. An attitude of friendliness meshes with that of professionalism that was his way of being and of treating others who chose and chose well in deciding to come to as magnificent a place as the one we have been to. Having been shown around, we grew certain that that was the place we had been looking for. No second thoughts, we realized how lucky we were having made a delicate choice. His smile was more than words could do to convince one to extend one's stay as far as one could and this we did. Most hosts would try to talk you into staying but the quietude of the place and the hospitality of the man were more than enough to leave no room for doubt as to the place we would spend our forthcoming holiday in. A quick glimpse at his place suffices to convince one that Garren's refined taste is put in the service of his clients as is amply demonstrated from the fully-equipped space. The bed was both confy & cozy. There was nothing in the house we would have sought & not found. The TV stand was armed with Dvds to everyone's taste. In one word, everything was handy. Even lighting revealed a degree of artistry. Lamps & sidelamps shine to please the eye & put one into the right frame of mind.
Conveniently located, his place is surrounded by nice restaurants, cafes, patisseries & bars. The subway is only a few steps away.
Thank you Garren for offering us a unique experience & a haven of peace to visitors from all over the world.
My lovely girl & I have had memorble times that I would love others to have at the same place :)
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