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Amazing 2 bedroom apt that sleeps 6-10 people, perfect for families with kids!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
townhome
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Carroll Gardens Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms duplex,wood floors,treehouse, beautiful garden, turtle pond

The owner is a green builder and renovated this apartment with a keen eye for health and harmony.

2 bedrooms

Huge common space

Hardwood floors

Tons of light

Green eco garden

Washer/Dryer

Very large & modern apartment in the middle of the city!

Perfect for visitors & child friendly.

100 feet from F/G train at 2nd Street Station.

Free yoga classes while you visit at yoga studio 1 block away.

Keywords: clay walls, radiant floor heating, non-toxic paint, wood floors, bright, sunny, close transportation, two bedroom, washer and dryer, spacious, loft like, garden, pond, ecological, green, native plants,

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Loretta
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016

About Loretta

I am a green builder specializing in high efficiency and ecological renovations. My wife owns a yoga studio and day spa in the neighborhood.

Loretta purchased this townhome in 2007

Why Loretta chose Brooklyn

Carroll Gardens is a beautiful tree lined area with great shopping and restaurants. It is close to the subway and a few minutes from Manhattan. The neighborhood is very family friendly and safe. There is also a very enjoyable nightlife with great bars and eating options. All within walking distance of the home.

What makes this townhome unique

The home is ecologically built and has much fresher air quality than most homes. There are not toxic chemicals in the walls and floors. Everything is natural and experimentally friendly with a modern style.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Perfect unit! Highly recommend.
Apr 2014
  • 1 of 12

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Amazing 2 bedroom apt that sleeps 6-10 people, perfect for families with kids!
average rating of 4.5238094 based on 33 reviews
3

Great place for the budget traveler!

  • 3 of 5

This review is not for this unit, but a similar unit also owned by Loretta (https://www.vrbo.com/481796). I originally booked this unit, but Loretta double booked and was able to still host us at another rental unit a few blocks away.

We could have easily booked a high-end Manhattan hotel room for 2 nights for the same rate as this apt. We were 4 professional women in our 40s and thought it would be fun to stay in Brooklyn. The accommodations were a blemish on an otherwise great weekend. Upon seeing the unit, we tried to cancel, but Loretta would not give us a refund (which I understood) since she had turned down other bookings for our reservation. She did come and drop off some blankets which was very nice on her part. Otherwise, the beds only had sheets on them (we were there in Nov so pretty chilly at night). There is a list of issues with the unit, many of which could be remedied easily with a good house cleaner!

The unit we stayed reminded us of an off campus college apartment....

1. The apt was dirty (my light colored socks were black on the bottom after walking for a few minutes in the unit). The kitchen countertops were really sticky and the table still had crumbs on it.

2. The mugs in the cupboards had stains in them which I was able to wash out.

3. The closets had broken A/C units, old paint cans, old computers, and lots of other bric a brac so we couldn't hang our clothes in them.

4. The towels smelled like old rags and were full of mildew (I recommend a thorough hot wash with white vinegar!)

5. Getting hot water was kind of tricky with the loose shower faucet.

6. No bath soap was provided (only anti bacterial hand soap), no paper towels, no dish towels, no coffee machine.

7. The walls are paper thin so you can hear "everything" your neighbor is doing.

8. The floors and walls are quite slanted everywhere, and the stairs are super steep, narrow and squeaky.

9. The street is really noisy. We stayed on a Fri and Sat night, and the neighbors were partying till 3am.

10. Another neighbor was not happy and kept complaining that this apt is being used for an Airbnb, even though did not book thru Airbnb. I guess Loretta also rents on Airbnb...

Basically, we tried to stay in the unit as little as possible and did not shower after the first attempt. Lesson learned about ourselves: we don't like to travel as we did in our 20s, and we will stay away from NY apt rentals. From now on we've decided NYC hotels only!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious apt in great Brooklyn neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four and stayed at Loretta's apt this summer. The actual size of the place is bigger than the pictures suggest. It's really well appointed, clean and great location literally a 1 minute walk to the subway. It's a very quiet neighborhood and fun to walk around day or night with loads of shops and restaurants to choose from. Plus, it's easy to get into and out of Manhattan.

Loretta was a very helpful and responsive host. I would highly recommend this lovely apt.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Little oasis close to everything

  • 5 of 5

Really peaceful place. Good for kids. Especially loved backyard w dipping pond and turtle pond in front yard. A half block from subway

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Location, location, location

  • 5 of 5

Location cannot be beat. Half a block from subway, and so nice to return to a residential area after spending the day in NYC. Plus, walking distance to everything one needs in regards to restaurants, night life, grocery. The apartment itself was clean and met expectations. Beds were comfy and the space had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Totally unique place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

Great location, comfortable place with the most unique indoor and outdoor design.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, beautiful garden, and spacious apartment

  • 5 of 5

Loved the water feature in front with live turtles and fish. Apartment was clean and spacious. Perfect apartment for our visiting family Thank you Loretta.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

We are located in the Carroll Gardens restaurant community of Smith Street. There are many high quality restaurants and stores in the neighborhood. Manhattan is five minutes away by subway. The subway is on the corner of the block.

Rates & Availability

Carroll Gardens Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$295
From
$350
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Carroll Gardens Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), twin bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
Notes:
Clay walls, salvaged oak floors, radiant floor heating, exposed brick walls, custom wood stair case, ecologically designed for maximum day lighting.

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