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Elegant duplex maisonette on secluded street in historic Brooklyn Heights

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 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.


Brooklyn Heights Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Elegant duplex maisonette on secluded street in historic Brooklyn Heights
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 39 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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Great value and great location

  • 4 of 5

Great value for money and the land lady was very helpful. I would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We always try to be as helpful as possible and enjoy getting to know our guests and welcome feedback that will make improvements in our hospitality. It was lovely meeting all of you!
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Rapid City MI

Charming neighborhood and large apartment. 5-10 minute walk to metro stop. Nice restaurants nearby

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time visiting the area and would love to stay again. There were so many restaurants and shops within easy walking distance. Train station a short walk and probably 25 minutes away by train to theater district in NYC. The promenade is 5-10 minutes away by foot as well. Great walking path with views of the city skyline and Brooklyn bridge.

We considered this to be a great value and convenient place for the family to meet rather than staying in multiple hotel rooms.

Owners were very responsive to our last minute questions and let us check in a bit earlier in the day to accommodate west coast red eye travelers. thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank your for your lovely review, which reflected your appreciation of what we hope to provide for our guests--comfort, relaxation, ease of access to public transportation and the enjoyments of the neighborhood. We hope to welcome ou again!
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Lovely place and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

It is a such lovely place and house! The location is exactly what I was looking for! I didn't want to stay in Manhattan because it is too crowded and too touristic! I wanted to live like a real New Yorker and breath the real city! The neighborhood is amazing, it is NYC! Nice house, really pretty restaurant, both for breakfast (Iris) and for dinner (Deli). The location is good! You have to walk just a bit to reach the closest stop subway (7 min)! But also if you like walking you can do! My children (6 and 10 y.o.) and me walked a morning along the Brooklyn bridge till the 9/11 Memorial Center (45 min)! I highly recommend! It was my first time in NYC, if I will come back, I will go back here!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely all around

  • 5 of 5

Spacious home, ideal location, and gracious hosts--we couldn't ask for more. We rented it for family visiting. They also stayed in another apartment UWS, and they liked this home in Brooklyn Heights much more.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Nothing makes us happier than to know that all went well and that you were comfortable and felt at home. We need to add that you were extremely considerate guests and left the apartment in perfect condition. Thank you!
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Couldn't have picked better!

  • 5 of 5

Wow. Where to start.

I'd been eyeing this property for a while and couldn't find anything that came close. My husband and I took our 5 year old daughter and my brother for a week. We had glorious hot weather which we made good use of from our base. We loved that the pier was just a few minutes walk and my daughter loved the water park down there. The location was fantastic for shops, cafes and Brooklyn bridge. As well as much more.

The house was light and airy and very charming. Plenty of space for us and more. The outside area was lovely to enjoy breakfast and an evening drink! The floorboards are a little creaky but this is an old brownstone and is expected. We loved the old charm of it and it encouraged my husband to check out the history of the area. Well worth it!

We had one night with the neighbours playing loud music but it was Memorial weekend and it didn't go on too late. Otherwise it is a lovely neighbourhood and great base for exploring.

My daughter already wants to go back to New York and I wouldn't hesitate on choosing to rent from Kathy and Larry again.

They were very accommodating and was lovely to meet and chat to Kathy.

Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wall Street
"One stop away on the 2 or 3 subway line."
Brooklyn Bridge Park
"Right down the street. This gorgeous new recreational area features a water park, huge play..."
Ellis Island
"A fantastic piece of history. Very moving to explore."
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
"Glorious to visit all year round. An oasis in the heart of the city"
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.


Rates & Availability

Brooklyn Heights Townhome Rental Rates

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Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

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

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