About this listing
Live like a Brooklyn native: private, peaceful, floor-through apartment in an historic neighborhood. Huge kitchen, sleeps up to 5, garden access. Near all major subway lines - one stop to Manhattan.
This is a floor-through, garden apartment in historic, brownstone Brooklyn. Two bedrooms, one bathroom. Hardwood floors. Classic but uncluttered. Large living room and kitchen. Recently renovated bathroom. 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 with fresh cotton linens. Real beds accommodate up to 5 people. Baby cot and high chair on site.
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 10 subway lines; 20 min. to Manhattan
•Fully equipped kitchen
•Wifi, cable TV, microwave, dishwasher
•Air conditioning in the large bedroom only; fans in the other rooms
•Free street 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, a long, contemporary dining table with dining chairs, a 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 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 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 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 white Caesar Stone counter and under-mount sink. Grohe faucets. Hooks and towel bars. A high-quality exhaust fan that is very quiet and efficient.
Guests have access to the garden, a shared space that we use occasionally.
Interaction with guests
We live above Toasty Brooklyn, in a duplex apartment. Whenever possible, we try to be home to greet our guests upon arrival and give them a quick tour of the apartment.
If we are not home for guests' arrival, we leave key in a secure lock box with a code sent to guests immediately preceding their arrival.
During our a stay, we leave our guests alone unless they need us or have questions. We aim to make people feel comfortable and give them complete privacy. We also love to give information and advice about our neighborhood and city, so don't hesitate to ask!
If you break something - or something breaks - please let us know. It's nice for the next guest to have everything in working order, and we're not happy to find surprises... Thanks!
We live in a residential neighborhood. We ask that you respect our neighbors and the peacefulness of our block by limiting use of the garden after 9 pm and before 8 am. The sound of voices and music carries across Brooklyn backyards.
Absolutely no smoking in the apartment. You are welcome to smoke in the backyard. Please dispose of butts and don't litter.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
Native New Yorker married to a Frenchman, 2 kids in college, love hiking, cycling, 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.