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At Home in Brooklyn: A luxury B&B and much more....

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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/

More Details

Donald Matteson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian, cantonese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2015

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.


Park Slope House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Shared
  • The three bedrooms on the second floor -- the Princess, the Garden and the Grand Army King -- share one full bath -- a fully restored art deco museum piece from 1938 -- and an additional powder room is available for their use, so 2 toilets between three rooms. The Terrace or Queen Suite has a large marble bathroom for its exclusive use.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , pack 'n play available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , pack 'n play available
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , pack 'n play available
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , pack 'n play available
  • Bedrooms 2,3 and 4 can accommodate a twin air mattress. No charge for children to 12 years old. $25 for a 3rd adult in a room.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Some of the items above are available on request only, and for an extra charge. Please specify at the time of contact if you will need anything not specified and we will do our best to accommodate.

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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

At Home in Brooklyn: A luxury B&B and much more....
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Surely the best place to stay in New York

  • 5 of 5

6 of us stayed here and we were so glad we rented this property instead of staying at a hotel. Don the owner was very helpful and friendly. The house itself is beautiful, with lots of space, incredibly comfortable beds, fantastically well equipped kitchen and great outdoor space. The park opposite is real bonus, great for strolling through in the mornings before launching yourself into the city to see all the attractions. We felt totally at home here and would strongly recommend this as an amazing place to stay. If you are in a group of 6 or more this place is a way to have a luxurious base at great value.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FL

All I can say is WOW!

  • 5 of 5

You are immediately welcomed into his home and feel like a valued guest. Of course the property is spotless and has absolutely everything you need for a relaxful stay in the city. You wake in the morning to the smell of pastries in the oven. It truly was home away from home.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Used for Marathon

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations and hospitality from Donald were exceptional. Really enjoyed our stay.

Looking forward to doing it again.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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lexington, ma

No more hotels for us

  • 5 of 5

WE stayed at At Home In Brooklyn right before Halloween. The location was perfect. As an added bonus, Don's house, as well as the whole neighborhood, was decked out for the holiday. The house itself is lovely-filled with beautiful furniture and cabinetry, and Don, the owner, couldn't have been more welcoming and accomodating. While our room was clean and charming, sharing the bathroom presented a challenge in that I couldn't get into it over a 40 min. period in the morning. Luckily, there is a spare small bathroom on the first floor, which suited me just fine. Overall, the situation was terrific, and we will definitely stay there on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eaglr River Alaska

Charming and an amazing value.

  • 5 of 5

I spent a wonderful evening in Brooklyn at this charming, clean and convenient B&B. The area has a lot to offer and the #2 is minutes away to bring you right into Manhattan.

The park is right across the street and there are lots of good resturants close by. The rooms were full service and very clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

A Home for Brooklynites!

  • 5 of 5

As Park Slope natives, we've never had an opportunity to stay at a bed and breakfast in the neighborhood, but we recently had relatives visiting and we decided to give them our place while we stayed At Home in Brooklyn. Well, we are sure glad we did. The place is beautiful. Don has created a true home atmosphere where everyone is made to feel comfortable and at ease. All your needs are taken care of and the little details are there. I so much appreciated having a makeup mirror in my room, free bottled water, robes and slippers, full access cable TV and space to put all your belongings - you don't find those in a hotel, especially for this price! The continental breakfasts were great - fresh fruits, breads, jams, nutella (for the European set!), pastries and great coffee! The back garden is a relaxing retreat. The inn is spotlessly clean. Don takes the time to be with his guests but is not intrusive. We will definitely be recommending this place to our friends who live in the area. Thanks for everything, Jill and Paul.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Car: not necessary

Brooklyn has developed into the trendiest of the five boroughs in New York City with a high concentration of artists, writers, musicians, actors, and professionals seeking lower rents and larger spaces in neighborhoods where community still counts. Performance arts, world class restaurants, open spaces, museums, gardens are all within walking distance or easily accessible by bus or subway. Summer festivals and outdoor performances almost every weekend.


Rates & Availability

Park Slope House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Tax Rate 17.0%

Is the house too big?? You can also rent by the room!! Rates: $175-$325/ night/room.
Garden Room: 2 twin beds or 1 king bed at rear of house on second floor. Extra quiet overlooks garden. Shared bath. $205 per night.

Princess Room: Standard full bed in middle of house on second floor. Shared bath. Very quiet. $175 per night.

Grand Army King Room: King bed overlooking park. Extra large ro

Rates are subject to change until 50% deposit is paid. 50% due at time of making booking, the balance on arrival. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Diner's Club and Discover. We also accept checks drawn on US banks in US dollars.

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