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Charming and Spacious Brownstone Apartment, 3-minute walk to subway

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5

Make this charming apartment your home away from home in Brooklyn! With a private entrance in our brownstone home, the apartment has old Brooklyn charm with modern comfort. Located on a quiet, tree-lined block that was named the Greenest Block in Brooklyn in summer 2015 by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It's just a 3-minute walk to the subway station (the 'A' line, an express train) and a short subway ride to attractions in Brooklyn and Manhattan (about 20 minutes to Greenwich Village or downtown Manhattan). Grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants, and other amenities are within short walking distance. A great spot for families (we welcome children 6 years and older). A perfect base for exploring all New York City has to offer. We live underneath the vacation rental, so it's easy for us to receive you and give you the keys. We're happy to recommend our favorite spots and things to do, without being intrusive and while respecting your privacy, of course.

The apartment has a large bedroom with a dresser to store your clothes. The living/dining room has a sofa that converts into a king-sized bed. The dining table seats four. There is also a small sofa in the bedroom that converts into a single bed. The apartment is comfortable for a maximum of 4 people (or a family of 5 including children).

We provide towels, sheets, kitchen equipment, and basic kitchen supplies such as salt, pepper, sugar, tea, etc. Soap, shampoo, toilet paper, and basic first aid supplies are also provided. All utilities (including air conditioning or heat) and wi-fi are available free of charge.

More Details

Kate and Brian
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Kate and Brian

A translator and a teacher, we live underneath the vacation rental (it has its own private entrance) with our two kids. Some of our favorite things to do in New York are walking across the Brooklyn Bridge and eating in Chinatown, visiting great museums like the Met, MoMA, and the Brooklyn Museum, and visiting the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

Kate and Brian purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Kate and Brian chose Bedford-Stuyvesant

We love this calm, pretty block with friendly neighbors, and the fact that it's so close to the A train with easy access into Manhattan.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is spacious and filled with light, and we've stocked it with guidebooks and a collection of DVDs with movies set in Brooklyn and New York City.


Bedford-Stuyvesant Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • The large bedroom has exposed brick and a queen-sized bed. A loveseat turns into a bed that can comfortably sleep a small adult or a child. There is also a king-sized sofa bed in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • tennis
Children 6 years and older welcome.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

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Charming and Spacious Brownstone Apartment, 3-minute walk to subway
average rating of 4.714286 based on 49 reviews

Great Intro to Brooklyn!

  • 4 of 5

We really liked the feel of the neighborhood. We were warmly greeted by Kate, who explained the ins and outs of the house and apt., which was spotless and spacious. Kate was responsive to the questions we texted, and we got along fine. We would stay there again.

The reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that two things would have helped:

A microwave, or at least a baking pan to use in the oven, would have allowed us to order take-out and warm it up.

A more thorough and up-to-date list of good restaurants in the neighborhood would have been appreciated.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! We're glad that you and Ray enjoyed your stay and we were happy having you as guests. I appreciate your suggestion about the baking pan; we will add one to our kitchen tools. (I'm afraid since counter space is limited, a microwave would take up too much space.) And we've now updated the restaurant list. So many new places have opened up in the neighborhood that it was hard to keep up!
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Easy access to Manhattan, interesting neighbourhood. Good dinner at "Peaches" restaurant.

  • 4 of 5

Quiet, comfortable, spacious. Good value. Bathroom could be better.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable Stay In Brooklyn

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is on the third floor of a four story brownstone and is very convenient to the subway, local restaurants and New York attractions. The small kitchen has a coffee maker, stove, refrigerator and a supply of utensils for cooking meals. There's a hot shower or tub if you want to soak. There's a large bedroom and a sofa that transforms into a bed. We enjoyed getting away from Times Square crowds and enjoyed visiting the neighborhoods and parks of Brooklyn. The best part is how much you save over Manhattan hotel rates!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment in an interesting neighbourhood

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is stylish, large and in a lovely tree lined street. Kate the owner was wonderful, very communicative and even left a bottle of wine in the fridge as she knew it was my wife's birthday.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Greene, NY

Beautiful, great location and very hospitable hosts

  • 5 of 5

Made my guests stay in NYC fantastic!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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spacious character home

  • 4 of 5

Loved the space and the character of the brownstone. Hosts were very accessible by email. The neighborhood was both quaint and quirky and gave great representation of Bed-Stu and its inhabitants. Easy access to subway and the fabulous Peaches restaurant. We were only there for breakfast and sleeping so this space met our needs. Were impressed with the soundproofing as we never heard the home owners. Staying out past midnight sometimes proved challenging with the subway options.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
John F. Kennedy Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Staten Island Ferry
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Penn Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Brooklyn Queens Expressway (I-278)
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Coney Island
Car: not necessary

Located on a quiet, residential block in Stuyvesant Heights, Brooklyn. With many flowers, plants, and trees, our block was voted the Greenest Block in Brooklyn. Grocery store, coffee shops, bakery, and excellent restaurants (Italian, French, southern American cuisine, pizza, soul food, sandwiches, etc.) are within short walking distance. It's just a three-minute walk to the subway station (the A line, an express train) and a short subway ride to sightseeing in Manhattan (about 20 minutes to Greenwich Village or downtown Manhattan). Enjoy the neighborhood charm of Brooklyn and explore Brooklyn attractions such as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Prospect Park, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. At the same time, you'll have easy access to the exciting culture and nightlife of Manhattan. A perfect base for exploring all New York City has to offer! Check our calendar for dates (frequently updated).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $75

Please note that we have a maximum of 4 adults (or 5 for families with children).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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