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Charming old House, stylish decor, private apartment-Park Slope/Gowanus

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

Separate bedroom, living room, private bath and kitchenette

This is a unique private house loaded with charming old details. The apartment is beautiful, has a bedroom, living room, private bath and kitchenette all renovated with modern amenities. Quality linens and towels, satellite television, wireless Internet are provided. We also have, in this house, a 2 bedroom suite and a larger one bedroom suite. Please check homeaway listings #4236630 and #9022622.

The guest house is owner-occupied. We are available to resolve any problems. The immediate neighborhood is quiet, safe, mixed residential and artist lofts. Situated within artists communities of Park Slope, Gowanus and Carroll Garden. Music venues, galleries, restaurants, pubs, boutiques, stores, all services within 5-10 minute walk. Five minute walk to 'F', 'R' and 'G' subway trains. About 15-20 minute subway ride to Wall Street area, and 30-40 minutes to Mid-Town Manhattan.

Park Slope is an old beautiful neighborhood with rows of brownstone houses, tree lined streets and provides full-range retail services on both 7th Avenue and 5th Avenue. Beautiful neighborhoods of Carroll Gardens and Brooklyn Heights are also nearby. No smoking or pets.


No smoking .

No pets (sorry, some guests are allergic.)

Consumption of food and/or alcohol that you bring in is permitted. One suite has a stove and oven. Both offer coffee maker, microwave, and small refrigerator.

Transportation: The closest subway stop is 2 blocks away at 4th avenue and 9th Street, where you can take 'F', 'R', or 'G'. That means 24 hour easy access to anywhere in Manhattan.

Local Attractions: We are within easy walking distance to three major 'restaurant rows.' The closest is Park Slope 5th Avenue. It has many excellent restaurants, pubs, gift shops, bars and boutiques. Up further on 7th Avenue there are more restaurants, gift shops, a Barnes and Noble, the Community Book Store, Tea Rooms and every personal service needed in a residential neighborhood.

We are also one stop by subway or a 10 minute walk from the Carroll Gardens Court and Smith Streets. Also in walking distance to Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, BAM and the Brooklyn Museum.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2017

About Shahla

The owners are in Finance and Arts both with international experience.

Shahla purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Shahla chose Brooklyn

The house has a charming atmosphere, staying here will be an unforgettable part of your vacation. We have many returning guests.

What makes this apartment unique

each apartment occupies the entire floor and it is completely private.


Gowanus Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bath - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms are recently renovated.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , air mattress for extra person
  • We use top quality sheets and towels,
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Charming old House, stylish decor, private apartment-Park Slope/Gowanus
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Great place; cozy retreat

  • 5 of 5

House and neighborhood we're great! Close to Subway and excellent host.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a great apartment in New York City look no further. Shahla and David were wonderful hosts. The apartment is beautiful and in an extremely safe area. The train station is close by 5 min walk and will take you straigth into the city. There are also lots of wonderful places close by explore. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay at the Celeste Guest House

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Celeste Guest House last week (Dec 10-16). The hosts are great as is the location. You get to "live" in an actual neighborhood that has good restaurants, nightlife and access to one of the most beautiful parks in the US. In addition, you are close to the subway so it is simple to get into Manhattan if you need to. However, the Celeste Guest House is located near many of the great spots in Brooklyn, so you could spend your entire trip in this area and have a great time. The apartment is much larger than your typical NYC hotel room--you get a kitchen, separate bedroom and nice bathroom for much less money than you would spend on comparable lodging in Manhattan. Give it a try!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Richmond VA

Serene, comfortable, convenient, and unique!

  • 5 of 5

My large extended family converged in Brooklyn from all over the country for my son's wedding. A number of us stayed at the Celeste House and we had a great time. Shahla was so gracious, warm, and welcoming, and very helpful! She even rushed out when she saw a bunch of us dressed for the wedding and waiting for a car, and took photos of us. The house is beautiful and interesting, with lots of little surprising features. Beds are all super-comfortable. VERY quiet. The neighborhood at first seemed a bit sketchy, but as it turns out it really is not; I didn't feel the slightest bit unsafe walking around, and found lots of interesting places to visit within walking distance. A HUGE tub in the 3rd floor bathroom soothed my pre-wedding jitters, and there are ample linens, pillows, extra blankets and air mattresses and hair dryers, irons, dishes and cookware, lots of magazines and tour guides and a FABULOUS (and funny!) book put together by your hosts about what to see (and avoid) in the neighborhood, including "the worst wine shop in the world". You will not find a better value in Brooklyn. Make sure you notice the skylight. While we were taken up with wedding activities and thus didn't partake of a lot of local dining or nightlife, there is plenty of it, obviously. I would definitely recommend this charming old house for a family (note: the owners live on the first floor so you would have to climb somewhat steep but safe steps to the 2nd floor or 3rd floor).Being able to fix breakfast and late-night snacks was a great plus and budget-saver. We rented both 2nd and 3rd floors so we had TWO kitchenettes (the one on the 3rd is larger, with a gas stove/oven). and 2 bathrooms.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portland, OR

A wonderful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

I agree with all the other five-star reviews on here. I stayed for close to two weeks while in NY on business and the Celeste Guest House felt like home. Awesome location, close to several subways and some of the most hoppin' (yet leafy green and peaceful) parts of Brooklyn. Stylishly appointed, gives you a sense of having your own pad in BKNY with the comforts of a guest house. And Shahla is a stellar host - totally friendly and helpful but not obtrusive in any way. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay at Celeste Guest House

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a very enjoyable stay at Celeste. We had the top floor, with spacious areas, a beautiful bathroom, and interesting historical details. The suite was very clean and comfortable. There is a beautiful garden in the back, which guests can enjoy. We had our vehicle and were able to find parking on the street, and Celeste is near the subway. Shahla is able to recommend area restaurants and other attractions.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
La Guardia
Car: not necessary

Two city blocks to Park Slope's main commercial and restaurants venues, one block to NYC subway. A short commute to Manhattan (20Min.). Shirt walking distance to Carroll Gardens's smiths and Court streets.

Other Activities: Shopping, restaurants, galleries, music halls and clubs, theaters, museums and several parks.


Rates & Availability

Gowanus Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

End of stay cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

There is an extra bedroom on the same floor but outside the apartment with a full size bed. It could be added to make it a 2 bedroom. Extra rent will be $75.00 per night.
$100 end of stay cleaning charge will be added to all bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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