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Elegant duplex maisonette on secluded street in historic Brooklyn Heights

Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

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

Charming duplex apartment with patio in landmark brownstone on quiet tree lined street. 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.

Check in/out: Check out is 10 a.m. Check in is 3 p.m. Luggage may be left or deposited in the foyer outside these hours. We are flexible when conditions allow.

Owner occupied: The apartment is the lower duplex, 2 floors, in a townhouse. I live in the upper duplex.

More Details

Kathleen and Larry Goldhirsch
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 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, tree lined neighborhood 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 with the most spectacular views of Manhattan imaginable.

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.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Elegant duplex maisonette on secluded street in historic Brooklyn Heights
average rating of 4.625 based on 32 reviews

Wonderful week in NYC

  • 5 of 5

My family converged at this charming Brooklyn home for a college graduation. On the weekend we filled every bed and all said they slept comfortably. The neighborhood is gorgeous, quiet, and safe. There was a delightful street fair held on Saturday. During our stay we walked the Brooklyn bridge, visited the Brooklyn museum and botanic garden, went to a flea market in Fort Greene, attended a Yankees game, walked the Highline, bicycled in Central park, and heard live music in Greenwich Village. We had a fantastic family dinner at Chez Moi on Atlantic Avenue, then danced to a DJ across the street at a bar called the Last Exit. It was a great experience for our family. Thank you Kathleen and Lawrence!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Location.

  • 5 of 5

We really have a great time at the Willow place, plenty room for a family of 5. Close to everything, grocery, laundry ,Brooklyn Bridge, great pizzeria, subway stations and supermarkets. Very clean place, great kitchen. Overall we had a great experience. We recommend this place to families and friends already. Thanks to the owners for their hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It makes us happy when guests enjoy and appreciate our home and neighborhood and the way it is so family friendly. Happy New Year! And come back soon.
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Palos Park, IL

Girls Weekend in New York

  • 5 of 5

We all had a great weekend in New York and staying at 2 Willow Place. The place was located in Brooklyn which was a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. Within walking distance of a local grocery and coffee shops was also a plus. We would be able to have a good breakfast before heading out for the day to see all the sites New York has to offer. Than come out of the city and end the night and stop at a local bar for a night cap. So I would have to say we couldn't a picked a better location. Walking over the Brooklyn Bridge was one of the many highlights of the trip. Our only concern was 5 girls and one bathroom but there were mirrors placed throughout which helps us with getting ready. The place was clean and well stocked with pillows/ blankets/ and towels . We had an issue with the front doorknob and with just a quick note to Kathy it was taken care of. All in all the trip was a huge success!!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. You certainly are tuned in to the joys of Brooklyn and reminded us of how lucky we are to be here. Thank you for letting us know about the doorknob. It's very helpful to be informed of things that need seeing to. We very much appreciate you kind review. Thank you! And come back soon.
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The perfect holiday base

  • 5 of 5

Kathy and Larry's apartment is the perfect place to base yourself for a wonderful NYC stay. The location is very convenient to absolutely everything and provides a lovely escape from the Manhattan crazy busy. We were a party of 8 and found there was plenty of room to accommodate us- the sofa beds were comfortable for two adults to sleep too, which really surprised us.

I can't wait to book our next trip to NYC so we can stay again!

Thanks Kathy and Larry for opening your home to us.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Willow Place. It is wonderful when someone enjoys the qualities that make this little corner of New York City comfortable and special, a little place apart. We look forward to meeting you again! Thank you for your kind words.
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Vero Beach, FL

Historic and Enchanting

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved the neighborhood which I had fond childhood memories of. The brownstone and brick architecture harkens back to the days of old New York. The views of Manhattan are just as splendid from the promenade just a short walk away. The apartment captures that same vintage charm all the way down to the wood flooring and fireplace relics. The kids had a ball at the nearby park. Laundromat was only one block away. Parking was an adventure. I had the privilege of meeting Kathy prior to departure; would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted that you and your family had such a good time in New York and in Brooklyn. And especially glad that we met and I was able to meet your extraordinary, beautiful family. Come back soon, and happy travels.
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Wonderful stay in Brooklyn Heights!

  • 5 of 5

We recently had the opportunity to stay at Willow Place for 5 nights. You cannot beat the location. Everything is close by, walking distance to grocery stores, restaurants and subway.

We loved the house. There were 4 of us (adults) and we found it very comfortable.

Yes it's old and the floors squeak, we call that CHARMING! We brought elderly in laws with us and the lower floor was easy for them to navigate..

We had some friends over and there was plenty of room to entertain.

We especially enjoyed the nearby Heights Cafe, great dinner and easy walk on Montague St.

Our son lives nearby at The Watchtower complex and we would love to stay @ Willow Place again next time we get to visit him.

The owners were very accommodating. Kathy met us the night we arrived, showed us the house, gave us some information and was very nice to work with.

I would definitely recommend Willow Place to other travelers.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Kennedy Airport
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Liberty Island
Nearest Restaurant
River Deli
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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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

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.


Brooklyn Heights Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Living Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Kitchen is adjacent to patio and is well equipped.

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