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Garden Apt with Backyard - Heart of Beautiful Fort Greene

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Your garden-view Brooklyn oasis awaits you!

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Last updated: 12/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Brooklyn apartment description

Live in historic, brownstone Brooklyn in a floor-through, garden apartment. Two bedrooms, one bathroom (renovated in 2012). Large living room and kitchen. Hardwood parquet floors. Classic, comfortable, uncluttered. Near all major subway lines and only 20 minutes to Manhattan. Peace and quiet, but also in an area renowned for its shops and restaurants.

Step out into a quiet, ivy-covered garden for your morning coffee. Cook meals in the fully equipped kitchen. Use your private entrance to come and go at your whim. Sleep on all new mattresses with fresh cotton linens. Real beds accommodate 5 people. Baby cot and high chair onsite.

Parking is readily available on the streets of Fort Greene at no cost. Safe neighborhood with families, young professionals, artists, retirees and many who have lived in the neighborhood for a long time. This is charming Brooklyn living at its best.

SUMMARY

• Private, independent apartment with outdoor space/garden
• 2 bedrooms, 1 newly renovated bathroom with tub/shower
• Approximately 1,000 square ft, with 800 square ft outdoor space
• Sleeps up to 5 people; kid-friendly with cot and high chair
• Central location near 12 subway lines, 20 minutes to Manhattan
• Fully equipped, spacious kitchen includes dishes, cookware
• Wifi, cable TV, microwave, dishwasher
• Free on-street, public parking


DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Upon entry, there is a hallway for storage of your stroller (if you have little ones). Double doors to the apartment lead to a very large living/dining room (13 x 24 ft), with new windows looking out onto our peaceful, tree-lined street. Furnishings: sofa for 2-3 people, two armchairs, a daybed that doubles as a single bed (purchased 2012) for overflow guests, a long, contemporary dining table with eight upholstered mid-century dining chairs, a new 32' flat screen Sony TV with cable, an antique sideboard topped with a slab of white marble, including guidebooks and maps of NYC.

In the center of the apartment, with a cut-out (pass-through) connecting it to the living room, the kitchen is huge by NY standards, 13 x 10 ft. It contains a stove with oven and broiler, refrigerator, microwave, large sink, dishwasher, electric kettle, toaster and many cupboards storing every kind of kitchen utensil and cookware you may need. Ample counter space, including two long, stainless steel professional kitchen counters.

A small hallway leads to the large bedroom (13' x 13') with a new (2011) queen-size bed, huge closet and views on the garden. In summer, there is an air-conditioner in the bottom part of one of the two windows. Reading lamps and bedside tables on either side of the bed. A desk with lamp and chair and a dresser makes this a well-equipped, perfect bedroom hideaway. There is also a full-length mirror.

Continuing through the hallway is a small bedroom (12' x 7') with a new (2012) single bed and extra single bed trundle stored underneath. Dresser, reading lamps, closet and doorway to garden. We have a portable crib with sheet, should you need it. The small bedroom has just enough space to fit baby cot and/or the trundle single bed. This is useful if you have kids and want them in their own room. NOTE: this is a very small bedroom and it's a tight squeeze to put extra bed in here! But it works.

In January 2012, we did a gut renovation of the bathroom. It is beautiful and modern, with green-flecked Terrazzo floor tiles, white subway tiles, bathtub with shower, a large, white Caeserstone counter and under-mount sink. Grohe faucets. Hooks and towel bars. A high-quality exhaust fan that is very quiet and efficient.

Visit the famous Brooklyn Flea a few blocks away, the Olmsted designed park at the end of the block (with jogging paths, playgrounds, tennis courts), or the bustling Farmer's Market on the edge of the park. The neighborhood is filled with interesting restaurants, bars and shops. I grew up in New York City and lived in Paris for 10 years and I can tell you this is my favorite neighborhood, anywhere. Ever!

Near all major subway lines (12 different subways!) and only 20 minutes to busy downtown Manhattan, one stop away on the Q train. Walking distance to other great Brooklyn neighborhoods such as Park Slope, restaurant row in Cobble Hill and Prospect Heights, Pratt Institute, the mansions of Clinton Hill, the urban grit of Vinegar Hill and DUMBO.

Toasty: Brooklyn at its very best.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            portable crib and high chair onsite...moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            4 steps down to get to private entrance. Otherwise, no steps to navigate inside apartment....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking permitted outside only...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Renovated in 2012

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • Games
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Television
          • Toys

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic

          Attractions

          • Arboretum
          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Duty Free Shops
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Synagogues
          • Theme Parks
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Horseback Riding
          • Miniature Golf
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Paddle Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Ice Skating
          • Kayaking
          • Pier Fishing
          • Racquetball
          • Rock Climbing
          • Roller Blading
          • Sailing
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis

          Dining

          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 8 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking:

            On-street public parking...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Wireless Internet

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Deck / Patio
          • Outdoor Grill

          Payment Type

          • Amex
          • Mastercard
          • Visa
           

          Reviews

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          from 39 traveler reviews
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          My Standard Rate
          3 night min stay
          $265
          $1,610

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Cleaning $100
          • Taxes Included

          Notes:

          The only additional charges are $100 for cleaning (mandatory), and a bank fee if you pay by credit card or bank transfer. We accept credit card payment using PayPal, with an extra 4% fee that PayPal charges us. For bank transfers, in addition to whatever your bank charges you, we add $30 to cover our bank charges.


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          Last updated: 12/17/2014
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          Location

          10.4 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          LaGuardia Airport, Flushing, NY
          1.9 Miles
          Nearest Ferry
          Fulton Ferry Landing, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY
          0.4 Miles
          Nearest Train
          Long Island Railroad, Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn
          1 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Brooklyn Queens Expressway (278)
          10 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY

          Car: Not Necessary

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1998

          About the owner: Our family has lived in Brooklyn since 1997, when we moved here from Paris, France. My husband and I have raised our children in Fort Greene, a vibrant, diverse and interesting neighborhood. I am a chef-instructor, teaching home cooking with an emphasis on healthy, seasonal food. I was born and raised in NYC but my second home is France. My favorite things to do? Cook, read, practice yoga, travel, be with friends and family, hike, swim in rivers, lakes and oceans around the world, garden and help other people get into the kitchen and enjoy making good food for themselves.

          Why the Owner Chose Brooklyn:
          I love New York. We are lucky to have an extra floor in our brownstone house and we wanted to make it available to travelers looking to experience the city like natives.

          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
          New York City has everything: the arts (from tiny performance spaces with quirky shows to huge, blockbuster art exhibitions), great food (from latino food trucks to top chefs), non-stop street life, beaches a subway ride away, shopping (strand bookstore, nolita fashion boutiques, 99¢ stores on fulton mall, to name a few). Being based in groovy Fort Greene allows visitors to have the peace and quiet of leafy Brooklyn and be minutes away from the pulse of downtown Manhattan. It's the perfect starting point for enjoying the city.


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          Speaks: english, french

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          Photos

          • Your garden-view Brooklyn oasis awaits you!

            Your garden-view Brooklyn oasis awaits you!

          • Desk in large bedroom. Also has full sized closet along one wall plus dresser.

            Desk in large bedroom. Also has full sized closet along one wall plus dresser.

          • Comfortable seating in the large (13 x 22 ft) living room, hardwood floors

            Comfortable seating in the large (13 x 22 ft) living room, hardwood floors

          • Single room + door to garden. Converts to double w/ pull-out trundle bed.

            Single room + door to garden. Converts to double w/ pull-out trundle bed.

          • White Caesarstone countertop, dimmers on the lighting, inviting and clean.

            White Caesarstone countertop, dimmers on the lighting, inviting and clean.

          • Spring morning view from our house down the block towards park

            Spring morning view from our house down the block towards park

          • Backyard after the dogwood blossoms dropped

            Backyard after the dogwood blossoms dropped

          • Used to be our cleaners...now a trendy shop

            Used to be our cleaners...now a trendy shop

          • View of the Brooklyn Bridge

            View of the Brooklyn Bridge

          • Fulton Avenue

            Fulton Avenue

          • Gorgeous shop around the corner, Gabriela de la Vega. Jewelry, clothes, home...

            Gorgeous shop around the corner, Gabriela de la Vega. Jewelry, clothes, home...

          • Farmer's Market down the street

            Farmer's Market down the street

          • Restful bedroom, good mattress, a/c in summer, well-heated in winter

            Restful bedroom, good mattress, a/c in summer, well-heated in winter

          • Spacious living and dining area

            Spacious living and dining area

          • Fully equipped eat-in kitchen with dishwasher, electric kettle and all you need!

            Fully equipped eat-in kitchen with dishwasher, electric kettle and all you need!

          • Brand new bathroom, renovated in 2012. Terrazzo tile, tub and shower, pristine.

            Brand new bathroom, renovated in 2012. Terrazzo tile, tub and shower, pristine.

          • Pretty and quiet garden outside your apartment

            Pretty and quiet garden outside your apartment

          • Cherry blossoms in the backyard

            Cherry blossoms in the backyard

          • The corner store

            The corner store

          • A snowy day in Fort Greene Park

            A snowy day in Fort Greene Park

          • Stem, a pretty local flower shop

            Stem, a pretty local flower shop

          • Cute local Mexican joint

            Cute local Mexican joint

          • Provisions, our nearest grocer, with an excellent selection

            Provisions, our nearest grocer, with an excellent selection

          • BAM - world-class art down the street! Cinema, theater, live music and more

            BAM - world-class art down the street! Cinema, theater, live music and more

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          This listing was first published here in 2011.

          Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

          $265 per night (USD)
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          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 5

          View calendar: Updated 12/17/14
          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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          Member since: 2011
          Speaks: english, french
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          • Response rate: 80%
          • Calendar last updated: 12/17/2014
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