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1889 Brooklyn Firehouse Apartment BedStuy/Clinton Hill

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Live in a real 1880's Brooklyn firehouse with lots of historical character, furnished with salvaged antique pieces and original artwork, some made by the hosts themselves. Downtown Brooklyn is a 20-minute walk through the lovely neighborhoods of Clinton Hill and Fort Greene. Half a block away is Myrtle Avenue, with it's restaurants, bars, and food markets. Pratt Institute is 3 blocks away. Local pick/drop laundry service available. Walk to G train in 7 minutes, or take a bus downtown.The apartment has it's own private entrance at the back of our building, and is very quiet and light with high ceilings, 2 skylights and 2 windows. It has one bedroom which sleeps two, and one open bedroom with optional velvet curtain enclosure that can sleep 3. It also has a sleeper couch in the living space that can sleep 2 more. Outside bedroom 1 is a small outdoor sitting area accessed by opening the fire gate.

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About The Owner

My wife Dorke and I are both artists living in Brooklyn, NY. I support myself with my artwork and also work as a contractor. My wife Dorke comes from Hamburg, Germany and works at The Brooklyn Waldorf School where she is deeply involved in the handcrafting program. We have 2 children, Pico, a girl, age 10, and Jordan, a boy, age 13.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2001

Why The Owner chose Bedford-Stuyvesant

I have been living in New York City since 1982. I moved from Manhattan to Williamsburg Brooklyn in 1995, and then from Williamsburg to BedStuy in 2001. My wife and I were looking for a building where we could live and have studio space.

What makes this apartment unique

The building has a lot of historical character. We renovated but preserved as much of this as we could. The apartment itself has 13 ft ceilings, 2 skylights and 2 windows, which fills it with natural light. You can open the fire gate outside bedroom 1 and there is a small outdoor sitting space. Across the street from us there is an old convent which takes up 3/4 of the block and makes our place especially quiet.


Bedford-Stuyvesant Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services


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(3 traveler reviews)

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1889 Brooklyn Firehouse Apartment BedStuy/Clinton Hill
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews
Ballston Spa, NY

Simple, clean city crash pad.

  • 5 of 5

Luke was great - very friendly and accommodating. The apartment is very unique, spacious, and clean. It is very minimal and a great place if you plan on being out most of the time and need a place to sleep and unwind. I would recommend Luke’s apartment to anyone looking to experience the city who just needs a place to crash. Awesome place! Thanks for a great stay, Luke and family!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice apartment

  • 4 of 5

Nice spacious apartment. Well equiped. Good communication with owner.

The neighbourhood isn't very special, but don't let that put you off.

We had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très bonne expérience sur Brooklyn!

  • 4 of 5

Famille très accueillante et appartement spacieux . Une unique salle de bain mais bien agencée. Le quartier est calme et accessible en transport en commun.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
NYC subway G train
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: not necessary

We are a 7 minute walk from the G train which links up to the A and C line making a trip into Manhattan only 20 minutes. Parking in the street is relatively easy. If desired, there is an indoor parking garage 10 minutes walk away for $10/daily.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.