About this listing
One room in spacious three bedroom apartment. It is likely that only one other person will be there while you are, possibly + a small 45 lb (very well behaved) black labrador. Central location in lovely Brooklyn Heights.
This listing is for 1 bedroom in our 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom space on the 1st floor (one up from ground level) of a 19th century building in historic Cobble Hill. As you can see from the photos, the entire apartment is nicely furnished, cozy, clutter-free, nicely lit, spacious and there are always fresh flowers. Please note that a dog lives in the apartment but will not be present during your visit.
The bedroom that this listing is for a large bedroom that is also connected to the main bath.
Our living room/kitchen is an open format with a kitchen island and dining table. The living area has two large, street-facing windows, and the apartment gets nice light. You are welcome to use our spices, kitchen supplies, etc. Please note that there is no TV in the apartment, but there is wi-fi which we will happily share.
There is also a backyard, which is the width of three row houses, and has a grill and outdoor furniture.
The apartment is in a great location, right on the border of Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill. It is close to DUMBO and the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, and is a stone's throw from the new Brooklyn Bridge Park, and a 5-10 minute walk from 2,3,4,5,F,G,A,C and R subways-- so you can quickly get to any neighborhood in Manhattan or Brooklyn.
The Governor's Island Ferry leaves from the dock that is just 2 blocks from our house. The other ferries and water taxis to Manhattan leave from the dock in DUMBO which is a 20 minute walk away. The East River Ferry can even take you up to Williamsburg in 5 minutes flat.
We are right on the border of Brooklyn Heights/Cobble Hill, and both neighborhoods are equally gorgeous and charming. Both historic neighborhoods, they are filled with brownstones, tree lined streets, little parks, cobble stone streets tucked in unexpected places, even water access. Lots of movies are filmed on our area blocks, and its no surprise why-- the area is lovely.
The Brooklyn Heights Promenade and its gorgeous views of Manhattan are a short 7 minute walk away. We are also close to the Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill and DUMBO neighborhoods.
SHOPPING (GROCERIES TOO):
One of our favorite things about this neighborhood is the shopping. There's an Urban Outfitters and a Barney's CoOp 2 blocks up Atlantic Ave, and Smith Street, Court Street and Montague Streets have lots of small boutiques, antique stores and specialty shops.
If you like to cook, there are amazing butchers and cheese shops and bakeries and middle eastern shops that sell in bulk-- even one of the city's few Trader Joe's is just 3 blocks up on Atlantic. If cooking is your thing, you could definitely have a great time doing so here. We also have a fully stocked kitchen that you are welcome to use to create your meals. (We even have a dishwasher.)
On Saturdays, the outdoor Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene is a 30 minute walk away, faster by bus. Prospect Park and all of Park Slope's shops and brownstones are a 30 minute walk. There are farmer's markets here in our neighborhood on both Saturday (Borough Hall) and Sunday (Cobble Hill Park).
There are GREAT cafes, coffee shops and brunch spots in a 2 block radius that make for a delicious local (and authentic) Brooklyn breakfast.
Smith Street is known as Brooklyn's Restaurant Row and boasts all kinds of dining from casual to fancy, local to international cuisine. The area has many great places to eat, and we have lots of favorite spots. We are happy to provide a list of our top choices/recommendations if you are interested.
On Saturdays, the outdoor Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene is a 30 minute walk away, faster by bus. Prospect Park and all of Park Slope's shops and brownstones are a 30 minute walk. There are farmer's markets here in our neighborhood on both Saturday and Sunday. There's even a new Shake Shack that opened near the subways. (We'll also gladly send visitor's tips or lists of our favorite restaurants or shops or attractions if you are interested! I've now been in this neighborhood 5 years and know it well!)
Oh, there is a washer & dryer that takes quarters in the shared building next door.
What else? Ask me! II respond to all correspondence quickly, and if the apartment is available, we'd love to have you! We're confident you'd love your stay here and even more sure that you'd adore our beautiful, historic neighborhood.
**if you send an inquiry or reservation request, we require that you please have a profile picture of yourself (not something generic) and explain a bit about your trip.
**NO smoking or drugs in the apartment, please
* NO SMOKING in the apartment. (There is backyard access.)
* Guests must strip their beds before they leave and put used towels and bedding in a designated laundry bag.
* Please don't leave any food behind (check the refrigerator before you go!)
* Inform us ahead of time if you plan to bring a pet.
* No pets on beds or furniture, dogs should not be left in the apartment unattended unless crated.
* Any used dishes or kitchenware should be washed and put away.
* No smoking or drug use in the apartment.
*Check in/Check out times will vary based on dates. Please coordinate with us, we can be flexible.
About the Host, Jackie & Sebastian
We like to travel and like to host.
We enjoy our apartment and our neighborhood and love to share them with others.
We appreciate old things and new things and like design that incorporates both in interesting ways.
We like to cook and we like to eat out.
We have old favorites but get excited when we find something new.
We like to photograph and to collect.
We both work on the web and trust it to help us do and see and find and meet.
We live with our 2 year old black lab Poppy.
We like to go, and we do so often.
Summer goal: spend every weekend away.