Garden level 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)
- english, rudimentary French and Spanish
About Barbara Ensor
In my current career as an author and an artist I have written and illustrated two children's books, Cinderella (As If You Didn't Already Know the Story) and Thumbelina, Tiny Runaway Bride. Both were published by Random House Children's Books and were praised by reviewers for the New York Times as well as lots of young readers. I have had a one woman show of art work (in Park Slope where else?!) and two more exhibitions are coming up in the near future. The books are illustrated with cut paper silhouette images and pen and ink which are also the mediums (media?) I work with as a fine artist. My sensibility as an artist and storyteller are reflected in my home. I am a dual citizen of the UK and the US with roots and family in both. Perhaps that too shows up in the apartment along with some places I would like to go, like Morocco and the middle ages. .
Barbara Ensor purchased this Apartment in 1999
Why Barbara Ensor chose Park Slope
We moved to the dreaded “outer boroughs” in 1989 for enough space to house a growing family. About a week later a light bulb came on in my head: It is better here. Life was sweeter, more civilized in so many ways. Here every building had its own personality, people smiled at one another, there were trees, gardens, history, a sense of community and continuity, all very reminiscent of Hamstead and Highgate the London neighborhoods where I grew up. Why then didn’t everyone move here? Since then everyone has. Particularly parents, writers, dog owners, anyone in the arts, particularly.... Well at this point particularly anyone who cares about their quality of life. Park Slope is no longer a place to go for more affordable space. It's where you move if you want a life. Twenty years later, divorced and with kids who have flown from the nest I can't imagine leaving. Where else could I go to the theater and be home an hour later warming my hands in front of the fire? My scaled down home is now a chic yet comfy springboard, I like to rent out for frequent travel. It has it all: high speed internet, a romantic garden, a working fireplace, a spunky bathroom, some whimsy, some grandeur, high ceilings, a great kitchen, a sculptural table hewn from a piece of mango and plenty of closets. What else is there?!
What makes this Apartment unique
No stairs in swanky spare luxe aesthetic apartment in terrific neighborhood with character, history, and amenities of all sorts including a park many prefer to Central Park (same designers).. Easy subway ride to Manhattan. ,
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The property was just as advertised. It was convenient for our stay and comfortable. We enjoyed ourselves and the fact that we could return to safe and comfortable surrounding after our days of sightseeing and adventuring.
Nice big unit and very well equipped
Lots of space to spread out and everything needed to feel like being at home. Only downside for us was street noise (sirens, people talking, garbage collection). If you are a city dweller you likely won't even notice it but we are used to a quiet area. A white noise machine is provided which also helps.
Always a treat
Great stay as usual. Thanks Barbara
Great neighborhood in Brooklyn
This apartment was wonderful for a family vacation for me and my two children. The neighborhood is lovely, with many restaurants and shops within walking distance. Train stop just around the corner takes you into Manhattan in about 20 minutes. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is the fact that young children live upstairs and wake up early and energetically in the morning, making sleeping in a challenge. The owner thoughtfully provided a white noise machine and fans which helped. Overall, very clean, well-appointed and supplied apartment in Park Slope.
Perfect place to stay in Park Slope, Brooklyn
We were in town for the birth of our grandson in Feb.'19. The VRBO is located 1/2 block from the hospital where he was born, which was very convenient.
The queen bedroom is in the front of the house and the small,twin bedroom is in the back off the kitchen area, right besides the bathroom.
The laundry is down a flight of stairs off the hallway, which was very nice to have, since my stay was 14 nights. The kitchen has everything you would need to cook dinner.
Many places to eat 1/2 block up the street on 7th Ave. or 2 blocks down on 5th Ave.
Parking is VERY DIFFICULT in the area. Would recommend not coming with a car. Everything was well appointed. Truly enjoyed my stay.
Warm and inviting.
Very nice convenient apartment close to grand kids. We enjoyed our stay. Clean, great shower and comfortable bed.
Brooklyn is the new center of New York City! The new mayor lives four blocks away. Come and check it out.