About the property
- Townhome1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
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.
Kathleen and Larry Goldhirsch
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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 Heights
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. The apartment has plenty of room and a large dining area downstairs next to the kitchen. There is a small patio off the kitchen where you can enjoy relaxing with a beverage or breakfasting al fresco. 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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Extremely disappointing accommodation!
The accommodation was extremely disappointing! How it can qualify as elegant and suitable for 8 people blow our minds. My husband and I slept in the tiniest room on 2 single beds. No space for side tables, you cannot even walk around the bed. We had to find a pillow and pillow case for the sleeper couch wich was not even pulled out when we arrived after 26 hours of travelling! Door handles and kitchen tap are loose. No where to sit and enjoy a chat upstairs in the so called lounge. Very badly furnished and not elegant AT ALL. Owners never even checked to see if we needed anything or to introduce themselves. I will never book this place EVER again. Kitchen well equipped and the position is good.... and that is IT!
In response to the disappointment expressed by the guest, we can only say that we are sorry that the apartment did not live up to expectations. We take pride in providing a comfortable amp away from home for our guests. As our many positive reviews attest, we usually succeed in doing so. We live upstairs in the same house and are available to respond to concerns and to deal with them. We appreciate being informed about any malfunctioning features as feedback helps us to improve travelers' comfort and alerts us to maintenance needs.
We were surprised to hear that there was no place to sit and chat since the two living rooms are set up with a sleep sofa in each and they can be closed during the day to provide seating. There are chairs and a desk as well, and a television. As to the second bedroom, we agree that it is small but it is as represented and has a trundle bed that can be slipped under the other. The main bedroom is furnished with a queen bed and traditional furnishings.
We are sorry that the guest did not have the good experience that we will continue to provide and will work on improving with the welcome help of guest suggestions.
Faboulas property in the best area of Brooklyn . Large and very comfortable with more than for 5 .
Very comfortable and spacious loved having a door to the small patio . Beautiful views to Manhattan and Brooklyn bridge a few minute walk away . Lovely shops and resteraunts all within easy distance . We loved Brooklyn and would like thank hosts for letting us stay in there lovely home and allowing us to check later, due to our late flight .Already planning to go back loved it . Thanks
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure meeting you. We look forward to your return!
New York in the holidays
Property was built in 1848 and some things were dated, but for us that was just part of the coolness about this site. It is located in a great spot, Brooklyn just across the East River about a mile south of Brooklyn Bridge. Nearby park on the river gave us fantastic night shots of Manhattan. Local eateries and groceries were about 3 blocks and subway a few more blocks that would get you anywhere you wanted to go. One bath for eight people (we only had four) would require 'Sheldon's' bathroom schedule, but not really a big deal. Kitchen well appointed, and was always cozy and warm when we got back to apt. Would come back for sure if we do another trip in the future.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the character of the neighborhood and of 2 Willow Place. It was a pleasure to meet you and share your enthusiasm for the joys of Brooklyn. Thank you so much for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you again if your travels take you this way.
Wonderful home owners, great location!
First, Larry and Kathy are wonderful, kind, and accommodating people - and that made all the difference in our trip! The home is set in a great neighborhood with good proximity to everything! We walked to the subway, to the Brooklyn Bridge, shopping and really good restaurants (Juliana's, Theresa's, Lichee Nut.. all AMAZING!). We really enjoyed the architecture around Brooklyn Heights and the fact that their home was still on a cobble stone street! Thank you for all the welcoming and helpful things you did for us - in person, online, and behind the scenes!
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and sampled all the goodies of the area. it was lovely meeting you and we hope to see you again some time in the future.
Thank you for your kind words.
Perfect location and comfortable for the whole family 👍
We had the joy of having a daughter getting married in Brooklyn Heights, and we wanted to stay in a home to share with 2 sisters, brother and sister-in-law. We could not have been happier with the location, accommodation, ammenities, and price. Now that the wedding has taken place, we plan to return there when (we hope) we are blessed with more grandchildren! Big THANKS to Kathy and Larry for sharing their home with our family!
Lynne and Dennis P.
My family loved staying here. The neighborhood was wonderful! There were so many neat shops and restaurants that we couldn't even get to them all. I'm so glad we stayed in Brooklyn instead of Manhattan. We got unlimited Metro passes for the week and took the subway into Manhattan every day. It was very convenient. I couldn't rate it the full five stars because the apartment and furniture are old and in need of some updates, but it's not without charm. With so much to do, you won't be spending much time there, anway. The owners responded quickly when we had a problem with the smoke detectors. Thank you for having us, and I hope we can return again someday!
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.
Rates & Availability
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First payment is 30% of total due upon booking. Balance is due 30 Days before arrival..