Garden Apt / Fort Greene Brownstone

Apartment - Entire home/apt · S Oxford St, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States

Live like a Brooklyn native: private, peaceful, floor-through apartment in a historic, vibrant neighborhood. Newly renovated bath, huge kitchen, comfortable beds sleep up to 5. Garden access. Steps to all major subway lines - one stop to Manhattan.

The Space

Live in historic, brownstone Brooklyn in a floor-through garden apartment called Toasty Brooklyn. Two bedrooms, one bathroom. Hardwood parquet floors. Classic but uncluttered. Large living room and kitchen. Newly renovated, modern bathroom (2012). Near all major subway lines and only 20 minutes to Manhattan. Peace and quiet, but also in an area renowned for its shops and restaurants.

Step out into a quiet, ivy-covered garden for your morning coffee. Cook meals in the fully equipped kitchen. Use your private entrance to come and go at your whim. Sleep on all new mattresses (2011 and 2012) with fresh cotton linens. Real beds accommodate up to 5 people. Baby cot and high chair onsite.

Parking is readily available on the streets of Fort Greene at no cost. Safe neighborhood with families, young professionals, artists, retirees and many who have lived in the neighborhood for a long time. This is charming Brooklyn living at its best.


• Private, independent apartment with outdoor space/garden
• 2 bedrooms, 1 newly renovated bathroom with tub/shower
• Sleeps up to 5 people; kid-friendly with cot and high chair
• Central location near 12 subway lines, 20 min. to Manhattan
• Fully equipped kitchen
• Wifi, cable TV, microwave, dishwasher
• Free parking


Upon entry, there is a hallway for storage of your stroller (if you have little ones). Double doors to the apartment lead to a very large living/dining room, 13 x 24 feet, with windows looking out onto our peaceful, tree-lined street. Furnishings: sofa for 2-3 people, a daybed that doubles as a single bed for overflow guests, two comfortable armchairs, end tables, a long, contemporary dining table with dining chairs, a new 32" flat screen Sony TV with cable, an antique sideboard topped with a slab of white marble, including guidebooks and maps of NYC.

In the center of the apartment, with a cut-out (pass-through) connecting it to the living room, the kitchen is huge by NY standards, 13 x 10 feet. It contains a stove with oven and broiler, refrigerator, microwave, large sink, dishwasher, electric kettle, toaster and many cupboards storing every kind of kitchen utensil and cookware you may need. Ample counter space, including two long, stainless steel professional kitchen counters.

A small hallway leads to the large bedroom with a new (2011) queen-size bed, huge closet and views on the garden. There is an air-conditioner in the bottom part of one of the two windows (in summer). Reading lamps and bedside tables on either side of the bed. A desk with lamp and chair and a dresser makes this a well-equipped, perfect bedroom hideaway. There is also a full-length mirror.

Continuing through the hallway is a small bedroom with a new (2012) single bed and extra single bed trundle stored underneath. Closet and doorway to garden. We have a portable crib with sheet, should you need it. The small bedroom has just enough space to fit baby cot and/or the trundle single bed. This is useful if you have kids and want them in their own room. NOTE: this is a very small bedroom and it's a tight squeeze to put extra bed in here! But it works.

In January 2012, we did a gut renovation of the bathroom. It is beautiful and modern, with green-flecked Terrazzo floor tiles, white subway tiles, bathtub with shower, a large, white Caeserstone counter and under-mount sink. Grohe faucets. Hooks and towel bars. A high-quality exhaust fan that is very quiet and efficient.

Visit the famous Brooklyn Flea a few blocks away, the Olmsted designed park at the end of the block (with jogging paths, playgrounds, tennis courts), or the bustling Farmer's Market on the edge of the park. The neighborhood is filled with interesting restaurants, bars and shops. I grew up in New York City and lived in Paris for 10 years and I can tell you this is my favorite neighborhood, anywhere. Ever!

Near all major subway lines (12 different subways!) and only 20 minutes to busy downtown Manhattan, one stop away on the Q train. Walking distance to other great Brooklyn neighborhoods such as Park Slope, restaurant row in Cobble Hill and Prospect Heights, Pratt Institute, the mansions of Clinton Hill, the urban grit of Vinegar Hill and DUMBO.

Toasty: Brooklyn at its very best.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1371 /week
Monthly Price: $5880 /month
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had great stay at Toasty Brooklyn! The place was clean, comfy, and in a great location to walk to all of the wedding events during the weekend. We enjoyed the neighborhood and the Brooklyn flea market as well. Nan was easy to work with and we would stay again.

    April 2014
  • A great stay. The apartment is in a great position, in one of the coolest parts of Brooklyn, very well connected to the subway. The place is cozy and well equipped. Nan is a very pleasant person and a wonderful host, a pleasure to talk to. Definitely a great pick.

    March 2014
  • Great place to stay, kind of like being on Sesame Street. We had a wonderful time. All the comforts of home, easy shopping, easy transport. We missed Nan but her assistant was friendly and efficient. We would definitely stay there again.

    March 2014
  • We loved the place and the neighborhood. It was clean and comfortable to arrive to. Nan had even stocked a few essentials in the fridge and put up the crib in the kids room. The place is spacious, great if you are catering and cooking for your self. We slept very well there. Extremely nice street to live on. The park in one end, and full access to fun places and shops at the other end. Really great place to live if you are visiting NYC with a small family!

    March 2014
  • The apartment is a timeless gem featuring original architecture coupled with modern furnishings. It has a huge kitchen (rare for ny) and a nice big bath tub with plenty of hot water. Nan and Gerard are great hosts and personify everything you would hope from this cultural meca. They are artistic, foodie, world travelers with warm hearts. I would recommend this place to everyone.

    March 2014
  • We had a great time in this part of town, and the place worked really well for us. Very relaxing, nice and simple setup, a great balance. Lovely touches from the host, Ana, getting us some food for the first morning.


    January 2014
  • Nan was a gracious host and very accommodating. The garden apartment was beautiful, very clean and a great location. Will definitely keep Nan's location on our return list!

    January 2014
  • A lovely spacious apartment, comfortably and tastefully furnished and extremely well-equipped for self-catering. Welcoming hosts, Nan and Gerard, ensured our stay was perfect. We would happily stay here again. A great location, 50m to subway, with good grocery stores and restaurants nearby. Recommend Ici French Country Kitchen for its great food and service too.

    December 2013
  • Nan was great, and the apartment was wonderful!

    I wanted a location that was within a Brooklyn neighborhood, near the subway, and close to restaurants and shops. Also, I wanted a space that was private, and separate from the owners living space. This apartment was the perfect match, and I would not hesitate to recommend.

    The apartment is perfect for a larger group, but we enjoyed the extra space (perfect for a family). Nice bath and kitchen, and a great master bedroom (with very comfortable bed and pillows...I wanted to take them home). Nan was attentive, without being intrusive. She even brought us some home remedies for a sore throat on our last night. All in all, great experience. I felt secure, safe, and blended right into the Brooklyn atmosphere.

    The payment system was secure, and Airbnb send updates and information as needed. Same with Nan. If I needed a question answered prior to the trip, or upon arrival, she was there with an answer.

    Highly recommended!

    October 2013
  • I booked this apartment for my visiting family and they had nothing but great things to say. Nan and Rafa were very accommodating hosts who seemed genuinely interests in their guests having a pleasant stay — they even stocked the kitchen with some essential like milk, coffee, and bread. The rooms were clean, and comfortable, and the neighborhood had many amenities including transit, parks, restaurants, and lovely streets. Highly recommended!

    August 2013
Per Month
Subtotal Total

This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.

Save this listing to review later.
Saved 187 times
Brown University
Native New Yorker married to a Frenchman, 2 teenage kids, love hiking, food & wine, beaches, reading, yoga, friends and family, community involvement and social activism, irreverence and compassion, urban life, travel, meeting new people, cooking -- and teaching others to cook good food.
View full profile
Response Rate
Response Time
within an hour
Calendar Updated

How does Airbnb promote safety?

Similar Listings