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Peaceful Garden Apt. in Brownstone - Legal Rental
Peaceful Garden Apt. in Brownstone - Legal Rental


Entire home/apt

5 guests

2 bedrooms

4 beds

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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.

The space

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.

SUMMARY

•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


DETAILED DESCRIPTION

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.

Guest access

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!


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The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 100
Security Deposit: 1500
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

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.


Cancellations

Strict

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.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

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Sarah User Profile
June 2017
Although the weather was so nice we spent very little time inside, Nan's apartment was perfect for our stay. For a basement apartment it gets lots of natural light and is quite a large space. The neighborhood was great, cute public market down the street on Saturday and close to lots of bars, shops, restaurants, etc. Check in was easy--and Nan offered 2 keys which was great as the two of us were coming and going at different times. Also, very clean apartment. Would totally stay again.

Josiah User Profile
May 2017
This was by far the best AirBnb experience I have ever had, Nan is the best and I would absolutely stay here again. Thank you!
Nan User ProfileNan is a superhost.
Response from Nan:
Thank you, Josiah! Happy to meet you.
May 2017

Mikael User Profile
April 2017
This is a great place to stay at when going to New York City. We were five people and could not be happier and more satisfied with our stay. The location was great. Nice bars and restaurants in the area and with an easy subway ride you get Manhattan for all the other good pieces of the Big Apple. Nan was very kind and helpful as she even lended us umbrellas during a rainy day. I recommend this place.
Nan User ProfileNan is a superhost.
Response from Nan:
We were so happy to have you stay. I hope Gunilla enjoyed NYC. Come again - anytime!
April 2017

Marc User Profile
April 2017
This was easily one of the best AirBnB stays I've had (and I've had a lot of great stays!). The apartment is in my favorite New York neighborhood, and was a spacious, well-decorated, comfortable, and very clean place to stay. Nan was incredibly thoughtful, and her neighborhood notes were fantastic. The beautiful brownstone is on one of the best blocks in Fort Greene, right down the block from the park. One reason I love the neighborhood is that nearby Atlantic Terminal makes it easy to get anywhere in Manhattan (moreso than from many places *in* Manhattan, since it's easier to get to East or West side destinations in about the same time). Fort Greene restaurants are amazing and varied, too. I'll definitely try to grab this place for my next visit to New York. Thanks so much, Nan!
Nan User ProfileNan is a superhost.
Response from Nan:
Look forward to having you back - bring the family next time. Thank you for your kind words, Marc!
April 2017

Pat User Profile
March 2017
Very well situated to enjoy Brooklyn and get the subway into Manhatten. The apartment was very well appointed, bathroom very nice- beds comfortable - kitchen had all you need to eat in
Nan User ProfileNan is a superhost.
Response from Nan:
Thanks, Pat. You are perfect guests. Come again!
March 2017

Estelle User Profile
March 2017
This place was perfect especially with a 2 year old. She even had toys for him to play with! It was spacious, comfortable and clean. It came with coffee and a few food items which was really nice having an always hungry toddler. We had just moved from fort greene so it was nice to back on one of the most beautiful blocks! So close to my favorite park too.

Eyal User Profile
February 2017
We had a wonderful time staying at Nan's apartment. The location is perfect - a block from the park, subways, and restaurants, but on a beautiful, quiet block. Nan was extremely helpful, and even provided a crib and high chair! The apartment is lovely and big. If you're travelling to Brooklyn, stay here!

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in March 2011
Nan User ProfileNan is a superhost.

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.

Languages: English, Español, Français
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