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Giana Shiloh

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish, hebrew

NYC's Gem: Victorian Home & Garden

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Flatbush - Ditmas Park House Rental Photos and Description

Victorian Home within a home, incl. lounge, kitchen, garden, porch, quiet sleep

Historic landmark:

1909 restored Victorian home, replete with large front porch and swing;

Greeted by a large formal parlor, 7' Steinway Grand, harpsicord, fireplace, large dining hall and sweeping staircase to second floor;

Your Guest Quarters on second and third floor include:

3 bedroom option, two bathrooms, lounge, kitchen, WiFi throughout.

Self controlled heat/AC unit in every room;

Exercise equipment in the lounge,

Choose which bedroom is right for you.

Garden Room: Tempurpedic King size bed with skylight, or

Roost Room: Full size Orthopedic Shiffman mattress in a Brass bed, or

Honey Nest Room: two twins or one King bed with desk.

Elegant, Large bathroom, separate toilet/bidet room,

3 ft x 5 ft shower and claw foot tub; modern Roman bath feel.

Lounge, kitchen, large screen TV for Netflix movies and TV shows, (no regular TV)

WiFi high speed internet, iron & ironing board, games, scrabble,

stationary exercise bike.

We are in a vibrant area, shops, restaurants, nearby; beautiful neighborhood, 15 minute walk to Brooklyn Prospect Park and Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

20 minutes from JFK airport;

3 short blocks to subway,

Bus or subway easy 20 min. Transport to Manhattan

Detail of the bedrooms:

Sultan Garden room: King size bed; memory foam mattress; lush red pillows, large closet, three windows faces South

Golden Roost room: full mattress & brass bed; a Shiffman spring & cotton mattress; golden colors, small closet & faces West.

Honey Nest room: 2 twin beds; spring & cotton mattress, lavendar, Bierstadt prints, desk, large closet, two window faces South.

She is one of the VACAHAVEN vacation rental in paradise places, along with Key Largo, Florida.

More details:

Washer and dryer laundry services are on premises. There is also a laundromat and dry-cleaners 2 blocks from the house.

Optional Breakfast Plan available.

Flexible with check in/out times.

3 blocks from subway: Q/B lines, 3 blocks to Brooklyn College; 5 minute ride to Prospect Park, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens!

10 minute ride to Brooklyn Academy of Music, 20/30 min. ride to the city to midtown Manhattan!

There is easy street parking on our block.

We know that our guests' privacy is a given but also, to make any stay as much as it can be, having someone that knows NYC, the shows, museums, art events, new hip bars and music venues can really make the difference!

Enjoy the beauty of the backyard and deck, front porch and porch swing, and the quiet for a good night's sleep.

The neighborhood was built between 1880 and 1914. for early (silent film) movie stars, bankers and businessmen. Now, the film industry uses the neighborhood and its homes as sites of numerous films. (including my home- I found my house from a Maxwell coffee commercial))

Very safe, beautiful, historic neighborhood, shopping nearby including restaurants, bars, coffee shops.

We are an easy walk to restaurants, grocery, and one of the newest hippist neighborhoods 'Cortelyou Rd', and Ave. J in Brooklyn!

**We have a min. stay of 4 nights. Our limit is for 2 people per room.

NYS 14.75% tax, $3.50/per night NY fee;

final price dependent on # of person, # of night stay, 4 night min. preferred.

We have been hosting guests for over 20 years.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Giana Shiloh (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish, hebrew

About Giana Shiloh

HI! When I am not running my business, I am a projects guy- I love fixing up my vacation home rentals in Key Largo Florida.

The renovation team consists of us- fun-loving couple that are passionate about life, 2 adorable cats, living with us in Key Largo, a black lab that travels everywhere with Giana.

We have hosted guests from all over the world in our Brooklyn, NY home since 1992 and now in Key Largo Florida.

We love kayaking & fishing all through the waters of Key Largo and Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn, biking along the bike paths of Key Largo, or Prospect Park, Brooklyn, snorkeling at John Pennecamp State Park and going to Brooklyn Academy of Music or Lincoln Center.

We love traveling, and with that comes learning languages - we speak a little German and Italian and speak Hebrew fluently.

We are involved in many projects where we can spread compassion and generate good. They tend to mesh and outgrow from our interests and projects.

We are involved in the Arts- both creating and supporting. I play accordian and Giana, the piano. We both love to cook, but not alone- when using fresh ingredients, anything goes:)

What's it like having us as hosts? First, we do this because we enjoy it- meeting new people, making people happy and enjoying the great things our two towns have to share. We most of the time will meet you at the door, hot coffee, ice water or beer/wine to share.

We are flexible to what you need in your stay with us- help with shows, a desk for your room, hanging out with us or wanting your privacy.

Our places have plenty of space, communal and private, porches, gardens, indoor kitchens and outdoor BBQs.

We both enjoy meeting new people and helping with making our places a good retreat. Giana had worked in the health care field and now her 'patients' are renovating our places and decorating! We are always doing something-

Giana Shiloh purchased this house in 1992

Why Giana Shiloh chose Brooklyn

I feel in love with this home. I actually saw the same home in a coffee commercial 12 years before purchasing and promised I'd have a house like that one! I didn't know until closing it was the same home.

The location is great, easy to the city, to the park, beautiful for walking, historic, cooler in the summer with all the trees! and quiet for sleeping. Yes, EASY subway to Manhattan; enjoy the hustle and bustle, the lights of Broadway and come home to peace, a cup of tea, lovely Victorian details, hardwood floors, elegant bathroom for a soak in the claw foot tub and quiet for sleep!

What makes this house unique

My home is spacious, elegant, and has a wonderful happy history of hosting lots of folks through the years. She has a porch swing, back yard, deck. Great bathrooms including bidets and clawfoot tubs. The hallway fixture is original to the home, (1909). Lots of space, kitchen, Netflix movies on a large screen, good quality beds.

IT is a short walk to the subway, and a pretty on at that. Short ride to the city, Q line is one of the best, and goes to everything!


1 traveler review

NYC's Gem: Victorian Home & Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This property could not have been a better fit for me. I was recovering from surgery and needed a quiet and stress free place to recuperate. The bedrooms and bathrooms were gorgeous. Having our own space to cook and hang out was perfect. The hosts were generous, warm, and accommodating. They went above and beyond by offering us access to their Netflix, cleaning the sheets halfway through the stay, offering to cook, and take care of my dog. My yellow lab Milo was welcomed and was fast friends with their lab Luigi. And the wonderful piano playing was an additional comfort. This is a one of a kind house in an incredibly charming neighborhood with huge tree lined streets and green grass. I definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
many options on Cortelyou Rd
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Q subway train
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Prospect Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Italian, Mexican, Jerk Chicken, a mix!
Car: not necessary

Our historic neighborhood itself is a must see. The houses are Queen Anne, Colonial, California Bungolow with wide sweeping porches, turrets and wonderful colors in a park setting.

Cortelyou Rd is full of restaurants, bars, music, coffee shops and bagel shops.

We are close to Prospect Park too. Olmstead, whom designed Central Park in Manhattan, felt his crowning achievement was our Prospect Park. There is always something going on in the park as well as serene walkways and wooded paths.

On the other side of the Park is the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Library and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

2 blocks from my home is Brooklyn College. Our subway, the Q or B line, will take you into the city or straight to Coney Island and the beach.


Rates & Availability

Flatbush - Ditmas Park House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

dog lux day care $40
cleaning $50
daily hotel tax $4
Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 14.5%

Emerson Guest House, for 2 persons, with one bathroom is $135 to $145 per night.
For 3 to 4 persons, with two bathrooms is $240/ night.
For 5 persons, two floors of living, two bathrooms is $365/ night
NY taxes are 14.5% on the rental fee and $3.50/per night
Rates are subject to change.
Rates are guaranteed with a quote and renter agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Flatbush - Ditmas Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Roman bath - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , large, 3 room spa bath, 3'x5' shower, 2 sinks, clawfoot tub
    Antique bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , on 2nd Flr: new 'old style' bath, brass, clawfoot tub & sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Garden Room - 1 king , Largest bedrm, skylight, love seat, desk, windows face East
    Golden Roost Room - 1 double , Brass bed, garden, deck & apple trees' view, West window
    Honey Nest Room - 2 twin/ single , Single bed &Trundle bed for second person; south windows
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis

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