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Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Comfortable and convenient apartment for up to 6 people in NYC!

***You will be greeted with a complimentary bottle of prosecco to celebrate your arrival in New York City!***


Spend your days amidst the hustle and bustle of Manhattan and then take the short trip back to our quiet, well-appointed and relaxing home away from home in Brooklyn. It's so much more comfortable than a cramped NYC hotel room! Brooklyn also has a ton of things to see and do.


Our modern, bright two bedroom apartment is located in a townhouse in the heart of 'Brownstone Brooklyn'. We are situated on a quiet, tree lined street only two minutes walk from the subway for easy access to Manhattan in 20 minutes.

The apartment is comfortably furnished with everything you need for your wonderful vacation in New York City!


An added bonus!: The townhouse is privately owned by an ex-pat from England. Emma came to New York to live and work and spent several years seeing the city from a tourist perspective as she explored a new city. If you stay with us at Jefferson Apartments, Emma's experience will be an added bonus - it's like having a concierge on the premises! Emma is on hand to help with directions, restaurant recommendations and off-the-beaten-path tourist tips!


More Details

Emma James
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Emma James

I moved from London to LA in 1994 and then to New York in 1995 and I've been here ever since! I lived for 8 years in Greenwich Village in Manhattan and then moved to Brooklyn in 2002.

Emma James purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Emma James chose Bedford-Stuyvesant

We bought the property because it had a garden and there was more space for our family. Once we moved in, we discovered that we live on the friendliest block in Brooklyn!

What makes this apartment unique

Many people are new to renting a vacation rental as opposed to a hotel. You can rest assured that you will enjoy the experience! I live with my family on the premises and I am here to make sure you have a wonderful stay. I can help with directions and recommendations and any questions you might have whilst you are here. Please email me with any questions and you will see that I respond very quickly!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stayed at the this excellent apartment for a week just before Christmas - a great time to visit New York and had the best time largely due to our accommodation. It was good to be outside of Manhattan to experience the real NY but conveniently situated for everything. It's 2 minutes from the subway so couldn't have been better. Emma is a great host and recommended the coolest places that wouldn't be on the tourist trail. So best apartment, best location and best host, win, win, win. Thanks Emma.
Dec 2012
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Bedford-Stuyvesant Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking of any kind including cigarettes, weed and vapes.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom has a bath tub with a shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • 4 people can be accommodated in the 2 bedrooms and a further 2 people can be accommodated on the futon in the sitting room. A travel cot is available.
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is absolutely no smoking in the building. Air conditioning units are installed in the warmer months. There is a $200 fully refundable security deposit due one week prior to arrival.


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average rating of 4.8369565 based on 95 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great property - very clean and beds very comfortable. 5 minutes walk from subway. Close to shops, restaurants. Emma (owner) could not have been more helpful and nice - both before our trip and whilst we were there. Would highly recommend. Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice stay

  • 4 of 5

This is a very nice property, in a decent location, not far from the subway, and with a number of local shops for groceries etc. We were not around during the day but late evenings and overnight were very quiet. the property had ample facilities for what we needed, which was a base to explore New York. Good value for money also.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Great location, great host!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is a few blocks away from the subway. Clean and comfortable beds and Emma is a great host. She had maps and a book that provided information around the neighborhood. I would recommend this apartment to anyone. There are stairs so if you have a lot of luggage, it will be a hike. It is New York so be prepared to walk up and down stairs everywhere.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was great. Quiet location with food and shopping near by. The drive to Manhattan can vary depending on the time of day from 45 mins to 2 hours. If your expectations of NYC traffic are correct you will know this is normal.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jonathan for your positive review. If at all possible, I advise guests to take the subway which has you in to Manhattan in 20 minutes. Traffic is not very forgiving in NYC and so it's a relief that 95% of my guests don't have a car!
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Fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the third Floor appartment and hugely recommend this property. Very well equipped and kitchen, sitting room, bathroom and 2 bedrooms are all in perfect condition and offer everything you could possibly want for a succesful holiday or stay in NYC. Moreover situated in a quiet but very nice neighbourhood, where you are not treated as tourists. Lot's of good grocery and general stores in walking distance (max 5 minutes) and also some excellent local restaurants (all suggested in a nice little guide by the owner). Close to the subway station (450 meters) with excellent connections to all directions. Short summary : don't hesitate, excellent value for money and if we come back for holiday or business this property will be high on the wishlist.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wish I knew the name of the guest who wrote this wonderful review so that I could thank you personally! Thank you for the lovely description. I am glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Great stay in Brooklyn

  • 4 of 5

Emma was a great host, she met us at the apartment, was really helpful offering guidance on transport, restaurants, etc. The apartment was really lovely, very clean, and had everything we needed. I would recommend Emma and her apartment to anyone going to New York. It was only a couple of minutes to the subway, plenty of local shops and coffee shops. We had a great week in New York.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing a review! Best wishes Emma
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Glorietta Baldy
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Miles
Water Taxi at Pier 6
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Franklin Avenue Subway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Many within 5 minutes
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Coney Island
Car: not necessary

We are located in the fashionable and convenient borough of Brooklyn.

Within minutes are the C, A and S trains plus the Long Island Railroad so we are perfectly situated for you to travel anywhere in New York City.

Close to cafés, restaurants, shopping, theaters and tourist attractions including The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Public Library, Prospect Park and even just a subway ride to Coney Island and the New York Aquarium.

Well stocked supermarkets, open late 7 days a week are two blocks away. We are one block from a public library and 4 blocks to a YMCA with gym and swimming pool.

Other Activities: Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Children's Museum


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

There is a $200 fully refundable security deposit due one week prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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