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Urban 'Beach House' in Brooklyn's Coolest Neighborhood

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 7

This is a super sunny house on a landmark block in the heart of Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Built in the 1830s, it was the first house on the block. With three exposures (south, east and west) there is glowing sunlight in every room throughout the day.

Please note: we have two cats, so if you have allergies please let us know so we can make arrangements to have them board elsewhere; otherwise they will stay in the house (they are very shy and will likely hide anyway with guests in the house!).

The house sleeps 7 comfortably: a queen bed in the master bedroom, two twins in the “children’s” room, and a double bed in the third bedroom. The TV room has a daybed which converts easily to a twin bed.

The house features two contiguous parlors, one with floor-to-ceiling windows looking onto the tree-lined street. The second parlor has a stereo (CD player and turntable with hundreds of selections of music) and many books, with a door to the side garden.

There is an eat-in kitchen with a table that can seat 6 comfortably. There is also a formal dining room that can seat up to 12 comfortably. The kitchen could best be described as 'country' with open shelves, two doors to the garden and a big window over a farm sink.

In addition there are two full baths, one with an antique claw-foot tub with a hand-held shower. The other bathroom is en suite to the double bedroom and has a stand-up shower.

With many doors to the garden and windows throughout the house, it has a light, airy feel that many have said makes it feel like a beach house or being in California. The garden can be reached from the 2nd parlor, the dining room as well as the kitchen and has a table and chairs and BBQ. There's also a small herb garden right outside the kitchen steps.

There's wonderful art throughout the house including a unique 'salon style' wall in the dining room. Other features include four decorative marble fireplaces, a baby grand piano, a flat screen TV and DVD player, washer-dryer and 3 bikes (2 adult and one child).

The house is located near every major subway line (the closest subway is only 3 blocks away). In addition, it's an easy walk to the famous Brooklyn Flea (flea market, 2 blocks away), the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), the oldest opera house in the country, Barclay's Center (for concerts and Nets basketball games), a Saturday morning farmer's market, countless restaurants, and unique neighborhood shops.

Finally, about 3 blocks from our house, is lovely Fort Greene Park, designed by Olmstead and Vaux (who also designed Central Park) with playgrounds, tennis courts, and a running trail. Brooklyn's famous Prospect Park is a bike ride or longer walk (about 15 minutes) away.

Please note: we have two cats, so if you have allergies please let us know so we can make arrangements to have them board elsewhere; otherwise they will stay in the house (they are very shy and will likely hide anyway with guests in the house!).

More Details

Owner
Owner/Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2017

Amenities

Fort Greene House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Urban 'Beach House' in Brooklyn's Coolest Neighborhood
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Pittsburgh, PA
5

Perfect Thanksgiving Weekend In Bklyn!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and three children spent this past Thanksgiving weekend at this property and we could not have asked for a better experience from start to finish. We booked late but Cecilia was very responsive and extremely accommodating and her and her family made our arrival as stress free as could be expected following a long car ride with infant twins. Their home is clean, warm, inviting and perfectly located for whatever your travel plans include in the NYC area. Whether that’s hanging out in Brooklyn (its a short distance from Dumbo, BK Heights, Park Slope, Cobble Hill, etc.), quick trips to Manhattan or just entertaining in the house. We ended-up hanging in the neighborhood quite a bit and most of the folks that we encountered coming and going were helpful and pleasant. Instead of going out to eat, we had food delivered a few times and it was very easy and a cool way to sample local restaurants without dragging the kids out. Also, there are a number of great parks (Ft. Greene, Prospect, Brooklyn Bridge) and running trails nearby if, like me you need to run off a little extra food and alcohol. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thanks again for a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Surpassed all expectations

  • 5 of 5

Completely gorgeous and dreamy 1830's house with three floors (two accessible, one rented) filled with great art, beautiful ceramics, and tons of records and interesting books and magazines. The pictures do not do justice to how beautiful, warm and appealing the space is. Great neighborhood and location, close to subway stops and restaurants, bars and markets in Fort Greene. The owner could not have been kinder or more gracious and was quick in her responses. Would love to stay here again in the future and would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. So glad you had a nice time in our house! You're welcome back anytime.
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5

Warm and inviting townhouse in great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Six of us (4 adults and 2 children) just spent a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend at Cecilia and John's Brooklyn townhouse. There were comfortable beds for all of us and great games and toys for our 5 and 7 year old grandchildren. The only drawback was that there was no shower in the second bathroom but it did have a big claw foot tub so it was a minor inconvenience for those who insist on a shower.

We were 11 for Thanksgiving dinner and the dining room accomodated us all perfectly with plenty of dishes, cutlery and glasses. There is also lots of living area so we never felt on top of each other. It was too cold for us to use the back garden but in spring and summer it would be lovely.

The neighborhood is quiet but within a block of restaurants, coffee shops and subway into the City. All in all a great experience. I would come back anytime.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this nice review. We love that your family enjoyed a holiday here and that the children made use of the toys. For future renters: it is true that the second bathroom does not have a stand up shower, but it does have a hand held "European style" shower.
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5

This apartment is great; it can handle a family easily or two couples. It is incredibly spacious.

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic place to spend several days or longer: very comfortable, spacious so it is relaxing, great kitchen so you don't have to be on the go all the time. The neighborhood is quiet but convenient to everything you need on vacation. The owner is very accommodating, helpful and understanding. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent accomodation in Brooklyn

  • 5 of 5

The house is an authentic, typical 3-storey red-brick-house (3rd floor is hired out seperately), it probably dates back to the late 1800s. It is very well kept, with a small but charming garden in the backyard. The interiors are very convenient and comfortable, but also very chic and with lots of fine and tasteful objects and details, belonging to obviously artloving owners. The house and especially the large and bright kitchen is perfectly equipped.

The neighbourhood is quiet during nighttime, but vibrant and pleasant during daytime and appeared completely safe to us.

We quickly felt very much at home and like real "newyorkians" here during our 10-days-trip to New York. Due to the public transport nearby (subway stations are in walking distance), it was an ideal base for us to discover Manhattan - although we got to know, that there is a lot to bee seen and done in Brooklyn, too!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent accomodation in Brooklyn

  • 5 of 5

The house is an authentic, typical 3-storey red-brick-house (3rd floor is hired out seperately), it probably dates back to the late 1800s. It is very well kept, with a small but charming garden in the backyard. The interiors are very convenient and comfortable, but also very chic and with lots of fine and tasteful objects and details, belonging to obviously artloving owners. The house and especially the large and bright kitchen is perfectly equipped.

The neighbourhood is quiet during nighttime, but vibrant and pleasant during daytime and appeared completely safe to us.

We quickly felt very much at home and like real "newyorkians" here during our 10-days-trip to New York. Due to the public transport nearby (subway stations are in walking distance), it was an ideal base for us to discover Manhattan - although we got to know, that there is a lot to bee seen and done in Brooklyn, too!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Greene is a unique part of Brooklyn with historic architecture along leafy, tree-lined streets, and great parks. But there is also the thrill of the new with a thriving restaurant scene, that includes not just some of Brooklyn's, but some of New York City's finest restaurants. You certainly don't have travel to Manhattan to have fun!

But if you do, it is just a short hop across the Manhattan or Brooklyn Bridge or 30 minutes to midtown Manhattan via any one of 6 subway lines. It is also close to Prospect Park, Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn Museum, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, which makes it a great spot for a family vacation.

You can also walk 8 blocks to Atlantic Avenue Station and take a train to a Long Island beach for the day. Or just stay in Fort Greene and enjoy a picnic in Fort Greene park. You can also experience BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music). With three live venues and one cinema (first run and film festivals), it is home to some of the best theater, opera and dance staged in the city.

On Saturday mornings there's an excellent farmer's market with local produce and groceries three blocks from the house.

And, there's a Mediterranean restaurant right on our corner that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you don't have to go very far for delicious food!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $500

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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