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Elegant duplex maisonette on secluded street in historic Brooklyn Heights

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 living rooms, sleeps 8

Charming duplex apartment with patio in landmark, circa 1848 brownstone on quiet tree lined street. Our home is a secluded retreat where you will find peace and quiet after adventuring in the city, yet a short subway ride to Soho, Times Square theater district, Greenwich Village, and Wall Street area. Within walking distance of a wide variety of restaurants from ethnic to elegant, farmers market, boutiques, bookstores, library, grocery stores and breathtaking views of Manhattan, Statue of Liberty, and Brooklyn Bridge. Family neighborhood with access to playgrounds. Beautiful new Brooklyn Bridge Park has just opened down the street, directly on the waterfront, featuring water play, sand, grassy slopes and climbing. Nearby are Brooklyn Academy of Music featuring theater, dance, cinema, Brooklyn Art Museum, Botanic Garden, and Prospect Park with its beautiful walks, delightful zoo, carousel, and winter ice skating.

Brooklyn Heights was New York's first historic district. It has been home to writers from Walt Whitman to Norman Mailer. George Washington had his headquarters here and Abraham Lincoln visited Plymouth Church, where you can see the pew he occupied. Most of the homes here date from the mid 19th century, the oldest constructed in 1824.

Owner occupied: The apartment is the lower duplex, 2 floors, in a townhouse, circa 1848.

The master bedroom is on lower floor next to bathroom. Smaller bedroom with twin trundle beds on parlor floor. Two sleep sofas.

More Details

Owner
Kathleen and Larry Goldhirsch
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Kathleen and Larry Goldhirsch

We have lived here since Larry was in Brooklyn Law School. We raised our family here, and our grandchildren attend the same schools that our children did. Kathy taught at Packer Collegiate Institute just up the street.

Kathleen and Larry Goldhirsch purchased this townhome in 1970

Why Kathleen and Larry Goldhirsch chose Brooklyn

In the 70s we were part of a a contingent of young people who loved old houses, the beautiful neighborhood, and who set about refurbishing these houses by hand.

What makes this townhome unique

This is a peaceful neighborhood of tree lined streets where you'll see lots of children and dogs. It's very family oriented. There are all sorts of interesting shops, from supermarkets to ethnic and elegant. A plethora of restaurants. The waterfront boasts the most spectacular views of Manhattan imaginable. If you've ever seen photos of the skyline you will recognize the views immediately.

There is a small patio adjacent to the kitchen where you can breakfast and dine al fresco, watch the world go by, enjoy a cool drink or a cup of tea. Cook out down by the waterfront on one of the grills, even kayak in New York harbor.

Amenities

Brooklyn Heights Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , We also have a portacrib available
  • One master bedroom with queen bed, one smaller bedroom with trundle bed opening to 2 side by side beds, sleep sofas in each living room divided by french doors.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Kitchen is adjacent to patio and is well equipped.

Reviews

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Elegant duplex maisonette on secluded street in historic Brooklyn Heights
average rating of 4.5957446 based on 47 reviews
5

"Back home" in Brooklyn Heights

  • 5 of 5

2 Willow Place was the perfect place from which to "rediscover" beautiful Brooklyn Heights, where we lived in the '60s. Not only did it offer easy access to the Promenade, Brooklyn Bridge Park and the amazing riverfront walk, it also provided a calm atmosphere in which to unwind after a hectic day taking in the cultural treasures of Manhattan, just a few subway stops away. Another attraction was the wide variety of interesting, inexpensive restaurants nearby. We loved Iris, River Deli and Chez Moi. The apartment was attractive, spacious and well-equipped and we appreciated the little patio area for dining alfresco. Kathy couldn't have been a more helpful hostess. We definitely plan to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We are happy that you felt so at home and were delighted to meet you. We look forward to seeing you again when you revisit Brooklyn.
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5

Magical Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

There were a few items that needed to be repaired at the property, but Kathleen addressed our requests in a timely and professional manner.

While you could stay in a more luxurious hotel in Manhattan or some other part of Brooklyn, you will pay dearly for those options and you will still not find yourself in a better neighborhood than in this pocket of historical Brooklyn Heights. Walk in any direction and you'll find some of the best restaurants in the area...all the while traversing some of the most diverse and beautiful neighborhoods. It's truly magical to take in the different architectural designs, urban gardens and crazy good cafes, shops and restaurants. How many neighborhoods have two Yemeni restaurants, a cat petting cafe and some of the best sushi and Middle Eastern food you'll find anywhere...in a 2-3 block radius. And, if the Manhattan skyline is your thing, a 3-5 minute walk from this property will take you to the pier area with sports facilities, more good food/drink and nearby access to the Dumbo area and the Brooklyn Bridge.

If you're wanting to spend most of your time indoors with a small group, this property may not be your cup of tea. But, if you're on a budget (or want to spend more of your money on food and activities), have more than 3-4 people and are visiting NYC primarily to experience outdoor city life, this home is a great choice. Thank you Larry and Kathy for opening your home up to the rest of us.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location with a small downside

  • 4 of 5

This place easily could be a five star apartment. The location is great, especially with the new ferry lines leaving from Pier 6 (in walking distance) to Manhattan, Governors Island, Dumbo, Long Island City or even Rockaway. But cleanliness and equipment (loose faucet, few cutlery etc.) should improve to make it a five star stay. It's a big place, but one bedroom is really small.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and also for your suggestions. We always appreciate it when our guests alert us to things that need to be repaired, replaced, or improved on. We will be following up as quickly as possible.
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5

Great Deal, Great Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Tough to beat the price and location. Brooklyn Heights is one of NYC's great leafy neighborhoods with shops, fantastic restaurants/pizza (Noodle Pudding, Julianna's, Table 87), the fun Brooklyn Bridge Park and magnificent promenade at your finger tips. Also, Borough Hall's subway stop gives you easy access to the 2/3 and 4/5 trains that run up Manhattan's west and east sides, so getting in and out of the city is smooth and quick. The apartment was what I expected from the images - a little spartan, but functional. It worked fine for a family of five. A hotel room(s) to accommodate us would have been at least 2x or 3x the cost, maybe more.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We' are so glad that you enjoyed all the positive aspects of the neighborhood and the accommodation. We try to make things as comfortable as possible while keeping it simple and homey. We are happy that families like yours can take advantage of Brooklyn and New York. In fact, families are our main focus. Thank you for this kind and generous review and we hope to have you as a guest again.
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4

Lovely.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely apartment, lovely location. We have stayed here multiple times. Owners have always corrected any minor issues reported.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Visit to New York with Grandson and his parents

  • 5 of 5

The location had easy access to the subway. There are many restaurants, super market, convenience stores very close. We were two blocks from the East River and public walkways, benches and picnic tables so we could easily walk.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Kennedy Airport
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Liberty Island
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Borough Hall
Nearest Restaurant
River Deli Sardinian Cuisine
Car: not necessary

Five blocks to 2, 3, 4, 5, R subways that will take you to lower Manhattan in five minutes where you can catch the ferry to the Statue of Liberty, visit the Wall Street area and Seaport, World Trade Center site. In the immediate neighborhood are an abundance of restaurants, from the elegant River Café under the Brooklyn Bridge to the chic bistros of Smith Street. In two minutes you can stroll to the Promenade and view the Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn Bridge, and Statue of Liberty. Hop On Hop Off Water Taxi takes you around the city by boat. In 15 minutes by subway you can be in Soho, in 20 minutes midtown Manhattan, the Metropolitan Museum, Broadway, the Empire State Building and the myriad marvels of the city. Local attractions appealing to every taste include The Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Botanic Gardens, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Coney Island.

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night

First payment is 30% of total due upon booking. Balance is due 30 Days before arrival..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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