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Gorgeous 2 Bedroom Apartment with Private Zen Garden

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Krista Kujat
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

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!

Amenities

Crown Heights Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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:
  • 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

Reviews

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Gorgeous 2 Bedroom Apartment with Private Zen Garden
average rating of 4.62 based on 50 reviews
4

tres bien, juste un peu sombre. c'est tout. le cake excellent !

  • 4 of 5

tres bien, juste un peu sombre. c'est tout. le cake excellent !

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
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5

It really feels like home away from home. Stayed for the second time.

  • 5 of 5

Krista made al lot of effort to make you feel at home. Everything is provided. Great welcome with delicious banana bread. The garden apartment has a lovely garden, nice to relax in after a day walking through New York. Also the neighborhood is very vividly, many young people, lots of cafes and restaurants nearby. For visiting other parts of Brooklyn or Manhattan is easy to take the subway, only a short walk away. This was our second time we've stayed here and would certainly like to stay here again if we should visit New York another time.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear from you here Diemen. I'm so happy to have you back and look forward to your next visit in Brooklyn!
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3

Nice experience

  • 3 of 5

It was okay. Met the needs of my daughter and I. Great neighborhood, great restaurants.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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munich, germany
4

Lovely sanctuary in the heart of Brooklyn!

  • 4 of 5

If you're looking for a great urban experience in NYC - Krista's Garden Suite is a great base to work from! It is a very clean, cozy, and yet spacious (two separate bedrooms and large parlor/living room), flat with a relaxing private zen garden in the heart of Brooklyn. The apartment offers a comfortable combination of Old World charm (a traditional brownstone with many fine features), and modern decor from being recently refurbished.

While not on-site, Krista is an excellent hostess who manages to take care of every detail. She really cares that her guests have a great experience.

The apartment is located on a tree-lined street in a somewhat hip/transitional neighborhood (with many cafes and restaurants) just a few blocks from a major subway station providing easy access to Manhattan and other parts of the City. It is also within walking distance of many local attractions, B'klyn Museum, Children's Museum, Botanical Gardens and Prospect Park. Our 8 year old son loved exploring the park, its many playgrounds, and especially kayaking in the lake there :-)

This flat would be perfect for a family vacation or a romantic getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Excellent séjour

  • 5 of 5

Très bel appartement propre et aménagé avec beaucoup de goût. Il est proche de Manhattan

tout en étant très calme. Je le recommande sans hésitation.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Rockledge, Florida
5

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, quiet, convenient and affordable! We couldnt have asked for more.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Optional Administration $50
Refundable damage deposit $500

Payment is accepted via the secured Homeaway site. Save $50 processing fee/ administration by paying with e-check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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