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Spacious Two Bedroom Brownstone Townhouse Apartment In Charming Neighborhood

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Crown Heights House Rental Photos and Description

Large Sunny Two Bedroom Apartment (1,000 Sq. Ft --92.90 Square Meters)

The house was built in 1909 and is listed for its architectural significance in both the United States and New York State Register of Historical Places. The apartment is located on the third floor of a large well maintained brownstone townhouse that has retained most of its original architectural components including; seven fireplaces, bow front windows, decorative masonry, oak staircase, 11 foot tall pier mirror in hallway, wainscoting and mosaic tile entryway floor. There is a skylight which brings natural light into the stairway.

Free Cable TV including all premium channels: HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, TMC and EMC.

Free WiFi.

Free NYC Daily newspapers - NY Times, NY Post, Wall Street Journal

Free flowers and organic fruits and vegetables from the owner's garden -- when available.

The apartment is bathed in natural light and has a large eat-in kitchen. The kitchen table is a stylish large midcentury breakfast bar. The kitchen is excellently designed for cooking and dining. The kitchen is fully stocked to suit the needs of most cooks. The Brita water filter provided makes NYC tap water even more delicious.

The master bedroom is extremely large and has a beautiful fireplace original to the building. The furniture is a combination of antiques and contemporary pieces. The building owner's collection of midcentury ceramics paintings are present throughout the apartment as are paintings from contemporary Brooklyn artists. There is a queen size sleigh bed in this room situated in front of a three window bow front. The amount of sun that bathes both bedrooms is truly pleasurable. There is a large marble table in the room with a 1950's wooden 'atomic shaped base' and matching chairs.

In brownstone townhouses the second bedroom was traditionally called 'the gentleman's bedroom'. It is smaller than the other bedroom but also accommodates a queen size bed and has its own closet/storage area.

The living room has period fireplace original to the house, midcentury Scandinavian string chairs, a wrought iron glass top table and a trundle bed/couch which comfortably sleeps two adults. This room has its original beautiful parquet wood floor. An Austen Air Hepa air filter is provided for your healthful pleasure

The bathroom is as sunny and airy as the rest of the apartment. It has its original green antique shell tile accents on the wall, and original cast iron claw foot tub -- which is perfect for a long deep soak after a day of sightseeing . This tub is much larger than contemporary tubs and has an overhead shower attachment. The bathroom's Lucite storage unit houses a plethora of towels, complimentary toiletries and is topped by a sun loving ponytail palm.

OWNER OCCUPIED: This is very similar to a bed and breakfast without the additional cost. Unlike most vacation rentals the owner and his family live in the building. There is usually someone there to answer your questions or give you a native New Yorker's advice on this city. The building's owner is a published author and will give a Free personally inscribed edition of one of his coffee table sized art/history of NY books to every group who stays at his home for at least five days. This is a non-smoking building.

PLEASE NOTE: The apartment is on the 2nd floor so you will be walking up the stoop (stairs leading up to the entranceway pictured below) and then two flights of internal stairs. There is no elevator.

**If the apartment is booked during your planned vacation please see my other rental listing #

(same location)**

More Details:

Suitability: Children Welcome. Pets Welcome. Wheelchair inaccessible. Non Smoking only.

Housekeeping, Babysitting and Laundry Service available.

Three blocks from the Brooklyn Children's Museum.

Five blocks from the Brooklyn Jewish Children's Museum.

A 15 minute walk or one subway stop from both :

The Brooklyn Museum

Prospect Park

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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About Michael

The owner is a native Brooklynite. He has lived all over the world but calls Brooklyn home. He writes about the New York and will give a free signed, personally inscribed coffee table sized book to any group that stay at least one week.

I seek to have a long-term friendship with the people who stay at my home and will do my best to achieve this so you will think of me first whenever you visit NYC.

Michael purchased this house in 2013

Why Michael chose Brooklyn

This brownstone has most of the original architectural details that make them so charming; bow front windows, decorative masonry, oak staircases, 7 fireplaces and a tile entryway. The house is convenient to both the A, C and 3,4 subway lines.

I grew up in Brooklyn and always aspired to be a Brownstone owner. I've found North Crown Heights to be a warm welcoming neighborhood. A few blocks from my home is an urban oasis -- Brower Park. I am just a 15 minute walk to both Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum.

I work in Manhattan but I am delighted to come home to Brooklyn. You will be too.

What makes this house unique

I chose to buy this house because it has almost all of its original architectural details. Its tile entranceway extends all through the 1st floor landing. I've purchased an 11foot tall pier mirror which graces the entranceway and is of the time period to the house. The apartments are large and the high ceilings make them feel even larger.


based on 22 traveler reviews

Spacious Two Bedroom Brownstone Townhouse Apartment In Charming Neighborhood
average rating of 4.2727275 based on 22 reviews

Comfortable and Welcoming

  • 4 of 5

Our family stayed for 5 days in late july and could not have been made more welcome. Michael and his son O'Neall are restoring this lovely brownstone in a diverse neighborhood in Brooklyn and working hard to make his two units perfect for getaways.

The house is convenient to public transport (easy walk) and there is a good grocery store (with a nice organic section) about 5-7 minutes walk.We didn't cook any meals, but had snacks and breakfast at the apartment.We had everything we needed in the kitchen.

The clawfoot tub/shower was lovely, and we had plenty of towels and there were spare toiletries just in case too. Our girls enjoyed the cable tv when we got back tired at night, and the wifi meant we could easily plan our day and public transit. Michael also left takeout menus, transit maps, and city guides in the apartment for our use. Nice touch.

Now, Crown Heights is a real Brooklyn neighborhood. If you're looking for swanky hipster Brooklyn, this isn't it. But we were comfortable, welcome, and felt perfectly safe in this nice most-family neighborhood.

We got a tour of their lovely organic garden on our last day. So nice! We were made to feel welcome but never intruded upon. The lovely Brooklyn Brownstone made our Brooklyn stay great!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. Crown Heights has a hipster section a short walk from our home - Franklin Avenue.
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Excellent location, wonderful space, easily sleep five, everything it says in the description plus!

  • 5 of 5

Firstly, Michael was a very gracious host whom even allowed us to check in a bit early without hesitation. His place was well kept, extremely spacious and easily could sleep 5. Location was fantastic, near several options to jump on the subway, along with a few very nice little markets and an excellent new taco joint (El Jeffe) plus a fine coffeeshop. The apartments master bedroom area

is quite beautiful. With tons of light, an old fireplace, plus end tables and a breakfast table it really was a wonderful central space. The couch in the living room is actually a day bed with a trundle bed underneath, and it was a fantastic piece of furniture. Not only beautiful, those who slept on it, including myself, thought it was just great. He does offer full cable and a flat screen plus wifi but who needs stuff like that when you are a mile or less from so many things. We found easy walks to Prospect Park, the Botanical Garden, the Brooklyn Museum plus the Children's Museum. Not to mention all the amazing food located around you. I could not have asked for a better place to stay, and for those that want to know, the water pressure in the shower is amazing! Thanks so much Michael!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice comfortable stay.

  • 4 of 5

Owner was very friendly and informative. We arrived at around 4 am to check in. We had received email instructions for the check in and had no problems except for a small delay in finding on the street parking near the house. Lots of towels, bedding and toiletries. Felt very safe and secure on a nice residential block close to neighborhood shops. My wife, daughter and I recommend this property and owner!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay! Nice, clean and cozy. Everything functional and location is safe and secure. This was our first visit to New York, and we couldn't have stayed in a better place to really get a feel of the New York life. Michael is prompt in responding to needs or concerns. I will certainly revisit in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A conveniently located property in an up and coming neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

This is an nice brownstone located just down the street from a subway stop making it easy to get around. We visited in mid July when the weather was hitting 100 degrees during the day however our rental was cool and comfortable. We had all the nessesities, fridge, microwave stove for easy meals and a bathroom with a claw foot tub for nice relaxing soaks after a day in the city. Michael was a great help to us when we purchase online tickets but then needed to print them ( we had no idea!). Michael was very kind and willing to answer any questions. The few things I would note is the main bedroom is very bright early in the morning so sleeping in can be difficult and the second bedroom is only accessible from the main bedroom so privacy can be an issue. There is a daybed in the living room we used as a sleeping area which solved the problem. All in all this was a great place and will definitely plan on staying there when we come back to the city in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfy Place In Brooklyn

  • 5 of 5

The neighborhood was charming and very fun to walk around. The house was a close distance to the subway and it did not take very long to get to Manhattan. There was a gigantic supermarket right near by.

The apartment was spacious and clean and full of sunlight. The beds were comfortable and the TV had every premium cable channel. The WIFI made it complete. I'd never used one of those old claw foot tubs before but it was a pleasant thing to return to after a day of sightseeing.

The host was happy to answer any questions we asked.

It was a bargain.

And we'd be happy to stay there the next time we come to NYC.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Staten Island
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Kingston -Throop
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Brooklyn Queen Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: not necessary

North Crown Heights is part of Brownstone Brooklyn. The neighborhood was built for wealthy Brooklyn residents and boasts tree lined street, and a plethora of architectural wonders. It is a landmarked neighborhood for its architectural significance. It is a multi-cultural.

Three blocks from the Brooklyn Children's Museum

Five blocks from the Brooklyn Jewish Children's Museum

A 15 minute walk or one subway stop from both :

The Brooklyn Museum

Prospect Park

A short distance to the WatchTower.

A short distance to the Barclay Center.


Rates & Availability

Crown Heights House Rental Rates

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Oct 25 2016 - Oct 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Crown Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Original Cast Iron Claw Foot Tub - Extra Large & Deep
  • The Bathroom is large and sunny. It has its original cast iron claw foot tub -- which is much deeper than contemporary tubs and is perfect for a good long soak after a day of sightseeing.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • The master bedroom is very large and sunny. It has 11 foot high ceilings which make it seem even more spacious.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
I'm a published author. I write about NY. I will be happy to share my insights as a native New Yorker and will give each group who stays a week a signed personally inscribed autographed copy of one of my coffee table sized Art/History books.

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