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.
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|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$25 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$1371 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$5880 /month|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Perfect! The appartment was very clean and spacious. We also appreciated the charming neighborhood. Nan and Gérard were very nice and always ready to give us useful informations. Being nearby lots of subway station was great. We already miss this place!
The apartment was just perfect. It was close to the subway and an easy trip into the city. The street was very quiet and less than a block from a very nice park. We really enjoyed our stay, thank you!
We have just returned from our first stay in Toasty Brooklyn and we will definitely book another stay next time we are in NY. The apartment was perfect for our family and it was lovely to feel like you were coming home after a long day exploring. The location was excellent with a good range of local restaurants, cafes and parks and the subway entrance was only a 2 minute walk away. The apartment had everything we needed with a really good bathroom and comfy bed. We would highly recommend Toasty Brooklyn.
Nan's apartment is aptly named Toasty Brooklyn. My toddler, 8 yr old and mother stayed in Nan's cozy, bright, beautiful apartment for 3 days while visiting my sister in Fort Greene. The location is perfectly situated on a beautiful tree-lined block between restaurants and the park. The apartment itself was perfect for my multi-generational family. Everyone had his/her own space, and there were even blocks to keep my toddler occupied. The space is generous, clean and very stylish. Nan is warm, friendly and accommodating. I would recommend Toasty Brooklyn to anyone looking for a place to stay in the Fort Greene area.