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Krista Kujat

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french

Gorgeous 2 Bedroom Garden Apartment with Private Zen Garden

33 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Crown Heights Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, Full bathroom with jacuzzi, Private Garden with pond, Sleeps 1-6.

Feel the soul of Brooklyn in a beautiful brownstone apartment, and complete your day, lounging in the hammock listening to the waterfall...in your own private garden! This deluxe suite is located on the ground level, and has two bedrooms adorned with pre-war details, including orginal mouldings and bookase, and an exquisite fire place mantel. The apartment is located on a quiet tree lined block, proposed for historical landmark, in one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse neighborhoods in Brooklyn. You'll be privy to a thriving artists community and burgeoning new businesses and restaurants just half a block away.

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Direct TV, wireless internet, microwave, fresh linens and towels, cooking utensils, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, shampoo, and soap are all provided.

Located in the Heart of Brooklyn! Explore the charm and diversity at your doorstep, as well as in neighborhoods like Dumbo, Williamsburg, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, and Fort Green... We're in the middle of it all! You'll see each neighborhood offers it's own unique charm, no more than a 10-15 minute cab ride away.

This brownstone built in 1901, is located on Park Place, between Franklin Ave and Bedford Ave in the vibrant and dynamic neighborhood Crown Heights. The 2,3,4, and 5 express subways to Manhattan all stop at Franklin Ave (just a 5 minute walk away). It's a 15 minute ride to Wall St, and 25 minutes to Union Square, and 30 minutes to Grand Central Station. There is street parking available in front of our building.

Nearby Amenities: The local grocery store 'Bob and Betty's' is just a 5 minute walk away on Franklin Ave, and Nam's Corner store (2 blocks away) is open 24 hours. The Grand Army Plaza Farmer's Market is a few blocks away in Park Slope where you can buy specialty cheeses and breads.

The laundromat is half a block away, offering very affordable full drop off service. Pharmacy: on Franklin Ave, just 2 blocks away. Wine Store: Franklin Ave, 2 blocks away Coffee shops on Franklin Ave: Pulp & Bean, Breuklyn Coffee House, Fig and Lily.

From the Caribean jerk chicken to the hipster hang outs like Franklin Park, the neighborhood offers diversity at its best. The selection of restaurants around our apartment is very diverse, all very affordable, and most of them deliver if you feel like chilling out for a night: Bombay Masala (Indian), Sweet Basil (Thai), Chavella's (Mexican), Barboncino (Italian), Sushi Tatsu (Japanese).

Local Attractions!: The beautiful Brooklyn Botanical Gardens should not be missed, just a 10 minute walk from the apartment (free on Tuesdays)! Check out the free concerts at Prospect Park, along with the drum circle on Sunday afternoons at 'Drummer's Grove' (southwest corner). Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is just one subway stop to Atlantic Ave, where you can see world renowned artists performing music and dance along with the local artist's scene at BAM cafe. Brooklyn Museum is just a 10 minute walk away offering free concerts by local artists the first Saturday of every month. The Tabernacle Church has a very lively service on Sundays. Witness the neighborhood community of worship, and experience a welcoming & friendly dose of cultural immersion.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Krista Kujat (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french

About Krista Kujat

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, I moved to NY in 2000 to pursue my passion for acting in film & theatre. I fell in love with Brooklyn, and I dreamt of one day owning a brownstone. That dream became a reality 5 years later. I'm an avid world traveller & always appreciate staying in non-toursity, local neighborhoods, so it gives me a lot of joy to create a space for visitors to discover, enjoy the soul of my neighborhood. Several films have since been shot at this location, and I still get requests for film shoots here. Come experience the charm & live your own adventure in Brooklyn!

Krista Kujat purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Krista Kujat chose Brooklyn

I love the charm of old brownstones, and this particular building had the rare details in tact, stained glass windows, gorgeous wood details that are often destroyed when buildings are renovated. The location, just a 5 minute walk from the subway was also a no-brainer!

What makes this apartment unique

The garden is truly a rare delight, very few apartments in Brooklyn have private garden space. Inspired by my travels to Thailand, I created a garden oasis with pond and waterfall. Be sure to chill in the hammock after a hectic day in the city!

Reviews

4.7
based on 33 traveler reviews

Gorgeous 2 Bedroom Garden Apartment with Private Zen Garden
average rating of 4.6969695 based on 33 reviews
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THE APARTMENT

  • 3 of 5

THE LAYOUT WAS QUIRKY ,AND THE BEDS WERE A BIT SMALL ,THE GARDEN WAS IN NEED OF A TIDY UP ,AS THE WEATHER WAS INCLEMENT WE DID NOT USE IT ,WE FOUND THE COMMUTE TO MANHATTAN TOO LONG 15 SUBWAY STOPS , THERE ARE A LOT OF NICE RESTAURANTS CLOSE BY ,THE LOCAL INFORMATION PROVIDED WAS HELFUL AND ACCURATE, it maybe because we are in our 60s that it was a bit far

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sheila, I'm sorry to hear the weather didn't co-operate and you missed out on using the garden. I have landscapers come in on a regular basis. I wish I'd known it needed attention when you were there, I would have gladly taken care of it and sent them over there again. The beds are all double beds, which are pretty common in the US: 54" wide and 75" long. I hope it didn't affect your enjoyment and the value of the apartment! I just wanted to add, as indicated on the listing, commuting stops and times depend on where you're going in the city, if you take the 4 or 5 subway from our station at Franklin Ave, it's a 15 minute ride to Wall St (5 stops), 25 minute ride to Union Square (8 stops) and a 30 minute ride to Grand Central Station 42nd St (9 stops). Wishing you all the best, Krista
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wonderful garden

  • 5 of 5

beautiful clean and silent apartment in the heart of brooklyn with a nice neighborhood with nice restaurants

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  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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We loved this apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We completely loved our stay at this apartment! It is a very quaint apartment in a great neighborhood! We had barely arrived and were unloading our vehicle and a neighbor stopped to welcome us and point out the best street for restaurants etc (Franklin St).The Bagel Pub on Franklin St has great bagels! Subway is not hard to find and once we downloaded the subway map on to our phone we had no problem getting around. Krista was great to deal with and responded to our texts and emails promptly..the banana bread that was waiting for us when we arrived was a nice touch and delicious! Just a heads up that the sofa bed is exactly what you would expect a sofa bed mattress to feel like..okay for teenagers but I wouldn't recommend the bed for someone a little older.This apartment and the appliances, bedding and towels were all very clean. We would definitely recommend this apartment and would love to stay here again if we come back to NYC.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

Krista's home was perfect! The garden is stunning, our 3 year old child loved playing in it and didn't want to leave! The apt is tastefully furnished, clean and quiet. The location is safe and fun, with plenty of good restaurants and cafes. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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We enjoyed our stay. A nicely kept place!

  • 5 of 5

Upon our arrival, we found fresh baked banana bread, a carton of milk and a carton of orange juice. That was a nice surprise, since we arrived late and needed breakfast. The apartment is well maintained and in a good location. We were able to walk to some good places to eat. Krista is a great host...very responsive and available.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Un appartement idéal pour New York

  • 5 of 5

Appartement de caractère ,très bien équipé et confortable avec un magnifique petit jardin zen très appréciable ( et très apprécié ... ) . Situé dans une rue calme mais près du métro ( 10 minutes maximum à pied ) et à 2 pas des commerces , c-est vraiment une base idéale pour visiter NY . Krista ,la propriètaire , communique facilement , très amicalement et transmet des conseils bien précieux . Ce séjour a vraiment été un grand moment pour nous . A recommander sans restrictions .

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour vos commentaires gentilles Jean-Marie! J'attends votre prochaine visite a Brooklyn.
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Map

Nearest Airport
10.5 Miles
LaGuardia
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Franklin Park
Nearest Ferry
4.1 Miles
Fulton Ferry
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
Subways 2, 3, 4 & 5
Nearest Motorway
2.9 Miles
Brooklyn Queens Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Sweet Basil
Nearest Ski
140 Miles
Catskills
Nearest Beach
7.8 Miles
Coney Island
Car: not necessary

686 Park Place is located on a quiet street lined with historical landmark brownstones, just a 5 minute walk to the 2,3,4 & 5 subways which run express into Manhattan. It's a 15 min ride to Wall St, a 25 min ride to Union Square and 30 minute ride to Grand Central Station.

Local attractions within walking distance include the beautiful Brooklyn Botanical Gardens (free on Tuesdays!), the Brooklyn Museum, and Prospect Park, which offers free outdoor concerts and paddle boating.

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is just one subway stop to Atlantic Ave, where you can see world renowned artists performing music and dance along with the local artist's scene at BAM cafe. From the Caribbean jerk chicken to the hipster hang outs like Franklin Park, the neighborhood offers diversity at its best. Don't miss the famous local diner: Tom's Restaurant! You'll find an endless selection of pancakes, friendly service and a warm welcome.

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Crown Heights Apartment Rental Rates

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Optional Administration $50
Refundable damage deposit $500

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Amenities

Crown Heights Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 6 point jacuzzi in a newly renovated bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Large bedroom with closet, and dresser, and smaller bedroom facing the garden. Each bedroom has a double bed that sleeps 2 guests. There's a fold out sofa bed in the living room that sleeps maximum 2 guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Courtyard
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading

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