Brooklyn House Rental Photos and Description
4 guestrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1half bathroom, sleeps maximum of 8 people
Situated on one of the most desirable blocks in all of New York City, facing 500+ acre Prospect Park, this landmark house is a perfect oasis in the midst of the 'city that never sleeps.' Steps from spectacular Grand Army Plaza and the main entrance to Olmsted and Law's urban jewel, Prospect Park, stroll to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Museum, or the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Just a short walk to subways to all points in Manhattan. A perfect location for families. Our home is completely renovated with outdoor spaces and central air conditioning, cable TV and wireless internet, an impressive library or books and movies. Each of the four guest rooms has its own flat screen HDTV, remote control a/c unit, iPod dock, wifi and DVD player. An ideal place for mom and dad when they come to visit, or a great and economic way to have a family reunion in the Big Apple.
Our goal....: is to provide visitors to NYC an opportunity to see NY, and Brooklyn in particular through the eyes of a local resident. Live, eat and shop in a neighborhood, with real people; sit down to a Sunday breakfast of bagels and cream cheese while you peruse the NY Times and plan your day. Or take advantage of a champagne brunch a few blocks away. If it's Saturday, step across the street to the weekly farmers' market where Upstate and New Jersey farmers sell their produce of fruits and vegetables, meats and fish, milk, cheese, wine, herbs and spices, honey, preserves, baked goods, plants and flowers, or take the free tram which shuttles riders around the park between the zoo, playgrounds, the band shell, or to the Brooklyn Children's Museum. Greek diners serve up breakfast and lunch, or have a Parisian style breakfast of coffee and pastry on 5th or 7th Avenues. Grocery stores, boutiques, specialty stores, newsstands, and 5 wedding venues are all just steps away.
It's all in the details....: From the fresh cut flowers and bottled water to the 800-1000 thread count Egyptian cotton bedding, spa quality towels, robes, and slippers in each room, we attempt to give visitors a truly first class experience at a fraction of the cost of even our local hotels, and in a location second to none in the city for it's old world charms and amenities. This is a very unique bed and breakfast experience and one that we are sure seasoned travelers will appreciate. Why pay $600 a night for a room in Manhattan, or $400 a night in downtown Brooklyn when you can have more luxury, elegance and space in a very European setting.
Breakfast for B&B guests includes a variety of cold cereal, toasted bagels and breads, fresh-baked croissants, fresh seasonal fruit salad, juices, coffee, espresso drinks, teas. On Sundays we serve a NY-style bagels and lox brunch and mimosas.
Customer feedback:: 'Thank you so much for your generosity and the use of your beautiful home. It certainly brought grace and elegance to our pre-wedding festivities. Your hospitality was dearly appreciated, and will never be forgotten.' -- C&D, Brooklyn/
'Fantastic place to stay! Don is a wonderful host. Will definitely stay here again.' - J&E, Maryland/
'Thank you for making our first anniversary so special.' - W&S, Brooklyn/
'My friends were the first guests to stay at At Home In Brooklyn--a
fabulous new B&B in Park Slope. They had a great time, and loved the
breakfast. Totally renovated and very clean. Great proprietor as well.
Very reasonable.' - Posting on Park Slope Parents blog/
'We had a wonderful time. Your B&B is perfect - a great bed, generous amenities, and terrific style. Marco is great, too. How many B&Bs can boast a resident artist? (and from Tuscany!). We will be back. S from PA/
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- Low Allergen Environment
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Donald Matteson
Retired financial professional, father, grandfather, and serial traveler who loves books, food, wine and people.... ably assisted by an artist in residence from Tuscany, who works at the house, and displays his paintings and drawings along side other important works of art by American contemporary artists.
Donald Matteson purchased this house in 1994
Why Donald Matteson chose Brooklyn
One of the most unique homes in an architecturally important neighborhood, the house sits opposite Olmstead and Laws' crowning achievement, Prospect Park, with nearly 600 acres of hills and meadows, lakes and waterways, and is a short commute to Manhattan from when the owner worked on Wall Street.
What makes this house unique
Walking distance to 5 wedding venues -- The Montauk Club, the Boathouse and Picnic House in Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and The Ethical Culture Society -- as well as the Brooklyn Museum, shopping and restaurants. Only a short subway ride to Manhattan.