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Peaceful Garden in Historic Brownstone
Peaceful Garden in Historic Brownstone
5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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Live like a Brooklyner! Private, peaceful, spacious apartment. Historic neighborhood. Huge kitchen, sleeps up to 5, garden access. Near major subway lines - 1 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 good 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
•2 bedrooms, 1 recently 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 armchairs, a long, contemporary dining table with 8 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!

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Family/kid friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Wireless Internet

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
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox

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.


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

3 nights minimum stay

141 Reviews

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Noah User Profile
September 2017
Loved Nan's place. She's thought of everything. Super clean, amazing location, lovely backyard.... It felt like home.

Stewart User Profile
September 2017
Nan is an incredible host and her Toasty Brooklyn Garden Apt. is a delight to stay in not to mention wonderfully located. Our 3 kids loved Nan and the space and we will definitely be returning!
Nan User Profile
Response from Nan:
Thank you, Stewart, for the very kind review. I'm so glad you all had fun!
September 2017

Karen User Profile
August 2017
This was the fourth time I've stayed here and I will keep coming back! The location is perfect for getting into Manhattan or to see sights in Brooklyn. The neighborhood is safe and full of great shops and restaurants. The flat is clean and comfortable. And Nan and her family are friendly and helpful.

Annie User Profile
July 2017
My mom and I stayed at Nan's place for the weekend, and it was lovely. The location in Fort Greene can't be beat -- it's near good restaurants, easy to get to Manhattan, and write down the block from Fort Greene park. We didn't spend much time in the apartment, but it definitely met our needs -- and having the backyard garden was a wonderful spot to drink coffee in the morning!
Nan User Profile
Response from Nan:
Come again! You and your Mom are 5-star guests!
July 2017

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 Profile
Response from Nan:
Thank you, Josiah! Happy to meet you.
May 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 Profile
Response from Nan:
Look forward to having you back - bring the family next time. Thank you for your kind words, Marc!
April 2017

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in March 2011
Nan User Profile

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
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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