|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This private apartment is situated in the section of Bedford Stuyvesant that is landmarked and convenient to Manhattan. It is truly a 5-7 minute walk to the A train which is an express subway to/from Manhattan and JFK airport. The apartment is located on the second floor of a nearly 150 year old renovated townhouse. Marble mantles, original hardwood floors and mouldings remain while the kitchen and bath have been updated with a vintage, modern aesthetic. The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking and there are high ceilings throughout this sunlit space. The furniture, textiles and art were carefully chosen to enhance the clean, comfortable environment.
For more information read REVIEWS of my other listing, property ID # 917823.
Owner Occupied: We welcome you to the neighborhood and into our home! A New Yorker is downstairs, at your disposal for tourist information and any questions that may arise during your stay. Check in/out are flexible within reason. (Owner lives in one of the apartments in the building which is completely separate from the guest apartment). This is a non smoking building.
I work in Brooklyn real estate and I enjoy getting to know people from all over the world. I feel fortunate to be able to share my beautiful home & neighborhood with my guests. I particularly love that my daughter Ruby, at age 3, is able to meet so many interesting people. She gets very excited when new guests arrive and often presents them with a drawling or shows them a new dance she has learned.
Owner/Manager purchased this apartment in 2009
As Southern transplants, my husband & I knew we wanted to make our home in a neighborhood with a strong sense of community, an interesting history and a culturally diverse population. Our home was built in 1864, it is located on one of the loveliest blocks in the area. Inside the apartment you will find unique furnishings I've collected over the years and photos given to me by friends in the NYC artist community.
A trip to New York should be pleasantly unforgettable. With my guidance, I can save my guests time, money and I hope make the experience less intimidating. Since I live in the building traveling stress is decreased - I personally welcome my guests upon arrival and make myself available for any questions.
I stayed here for three nights with my husband and two kids. Overall we really enjoyed the neighborhood, short walk to the subway, Emilines for breakfast and found Ashley to be pleasant and helpful.
However, some things have changed since the pictures were taken. The sofa bed pictured in the bedroom (white trim) has now been moved to the living room and and been damaged by a previous renter. It is now just a sofa, not a bed. The sofa bed pictured in the living room is not in the unit at all anymore. In the bedroom is a wide cushioned bench (not pictured) that would probably be OK for a child- not comfortable looking. Thankfully she had a queen sized air mattress that we made use of and our 10 year old was small enough to sleep on the sofa.
The unit itself was really cute with charming decor. For a coffee maker there are two percolators which I have never learned to use. As an EARLY riser, this forced me to dress and wander the streets looking for coffee which actually turned out to be enjoyable, but consider this if you're one of those people who doesn't function without that first cup.
Tips for your stay:
* the subway can be confusing but you can do it! It's not a matter of "you just go down those steps and hop on the A"- you have to know what direction that A is going! ( we learned that the hard way and it IS frustrating..)
* there's a Green grocery or Green something.. little store with fruit outside close to Emilines. I found coffee there and a really nice guy named Moses. Lots of healthy food and hot breakfast for less than $7. I was able to stock up on dried fruit/ nuts to stash in my purse for long days walking with kids.
*UBER not taxis! Holy cow, we got taken for a couple of rides before figuring that out!
Overall- I would recommend this place but would advise that you consider current sleeping options.
Pros: close to the Subway, calm and family neighborhood, close to grocery shopping.
Cons: The apartment is small. There's only one air conditioner (in the room). In this room it has the Full-size bed and a single mattress.
There's no air conditioner in the living room where it has the sofa-bed, making it challenging during the summer.
When we rented the place the list said that it was a 3 bedroom spacious apartment. We were clearly disappointed to see that the place only had one bedroom and accomodate a maximum of 3 people comfortably. Actually it would be good for a couple with a child. It's uncomfortable to have more than 3 people since it's small, only has one bathroom and one room with air conditioner.
The property is very well located. The subway (express line A and local line C, Utica Avenue Station) is very near and it is a quite short and pleasant trip to Manhattan or other parts of Brooklyn. Count a five to ten minute walk from the apartment to the subway. The JFK airport is also at a reasonable distance, we were able to get all the way from there with our 3 daughters and all the luggage without too much pain.
The owner, Ashley, was kind enough to wait for us until 9PM and explain everything about the apartment and the neighbourhood.
The apartment itself is charming with basic but sufficient comfort. Hot water, a place to cook, enough beds for 5 persons to sleep, how could we ask for more ? Almost no noise at night, the street is a line of historic and pretty brownstones, one of the window faces the Mount Lebanon Church.
Excellent place at a reasonable price, warmly recommended.
The Apartment is bright, very clean and with many nice details. We felt very comfortable. The area is safe. Good subway connection to Manhatten. All in all we had a great stay!
The apartment was nice, VERY clean, and got great natural light. Huge bedroom, small but functional kitchen. Short walk to the A (express) train into Manhattan. Pretty quiet location. The owner's directions to the apartment and instructions for getting in were clear and easy to follow. She also made herself available by text to answer questions. I chose the rental because it's very to some friends I was visiting, but I would stay there again even if they moved.
We stayed 4 nights and had a wonderful time exploring New York! The owner Ashley was very nice and greeted us when we arrived. My husband and I loved the apartment. It's a very quiet neighborhood and we always felt safe. It's a very short walk to the Utica subway station from the apartment. We will definitely visit again and have recommended to friends.
Located in the historic Stuyvesant Heights section of Bedford Stuyvesant, on one of the most coveted blocks in the area, the apartment is surrounded by well kept brownstones and two beautiful churches. Bed Stuy is centrally located, bordering other popular Brooklyn neighborhoods such as Williamsburg, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, and Bushwick. Travel throughout the five boroughs is very fast with the A express or C local trains, just 2.5 blocks from your vacation home. (There is a closer subway entrance in Fulton Park, which is NOT shown on this map.) Lower Manhattan, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Museum & Botanical Gardens are all about 20 minutes of train travel. Times Square is 35 minutes away and multiple beaches can be reached within 45 minutes. Choose the bus (at the corner) or a train for a jaunt to Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick points of interest. Within three blocks of the apartment there are wonderful restaurants like Peaches & Saraghina, laundromats, coffee shops, grocery stores, a wine bar, a bike shop, a library, parks and playgrounds.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|