|Minimum Stay||4 - 5 nights|
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JUST-renovated garden level pad on terrific block, convenient yet quiet. Spanking new checkerboard floors, retro stove, flat screen TV, designer hard wood table and chairs. Spacious master bedroom with gloriously comfortable Ralph Lauren bed. 750 square foot space includes small bedroom with a sleigh bed and comfortable-enough-to-fall-asleep-on sofa.
Find out why a New York Magazine cover story has declared Park Slope NYC’s 'most livable neighborhood.' “It’s blessed with excellent public schools, low crime, vast stretches of green space, scores of restaurants and bars, a diverse retail sector, and a population of more artists and creatives than even its reputation for comfortable bohemianism might suggest (more, in fact, than younger, trendier Williamsburg),” says MY Mag.
This ground floor apartment is smack dab in the middle, between north and south, between Fifth and Seventh Avenues, on a leafy block close to 2 subway lines, an easy stroll to Prospect Park, bakeries, restaurants, bars, clubs, wine shops. Within three blocks are La Bagel Delight, Zitos, Barbes, Colson's pastries, Chip Shop NYC, beautifully renovated public library with 75 ipads for youngsters. A wee bit further are Bell House, BAM, the Botanic Gardens, the Brooklyn Museum, Barclays Stadium...
Oh and I almost forgot Manhattan is minutes away: Downtown is about 20 minutes on the train, Midtown allow 30 minutes, Upper east and West side more like 45 minutes. Two subway stations that will get you there are the F train and the R train. About a mile away (and an easy subway ride) is the Long Island Railroad, an above ground train that will take you to East Hampton, and all the other Hamptons, ferries to Fire Island and etc. A twenty minute walk away are the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, the Brooklyn Museum, Atlantic Avenue, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, better known as BAM and other adventures. Declared the bloggiest part of the planet check out my friend Louise's only the blog knows brooklyn dot com and there are so many others ...
When you book travel bear in mind I can't guarantee check in before 3 PM; check out is by 11 AM. While the apartment is on the garden level the back garden is not available for use.
Please note that as of February 2016 the new owners of this website have begun charging guests a "service fee' which will appear on your quote. I have therefore lowered my prices.
Come and enjoy good living in New York City!
Keywords: apartment, flat, Park slope, brooklyn, suzani,
In my current career as an author and an artist I have written and illustrated two children's books, Cinderella (As If You Didn't Already Know the Story) and Thumbelina, Tiny Runaway Bride. Both were published by Random House Children's Books and were praised by reviewers for the New York Times as well as lots of young readers. I have had a one woman show of art work (in Park Slope where else?!) and two more exhibitions are coming up in the near future. The books are illustrated with cut paper silhouette images and pen and ink which are also the mediums (media?) I work with as a fine artist. My sensibility as an artist and storyteller are reflected in my home. I am a dual citizen of the UK and the US with roots and family in both. Perhaps that too shows up in the apartment along with some places I would like to go, like Morocco and the middle ages. More is on my website, Google Barbara Ensor and you will find it.
Barbara Ensor purchased this apartment in 1999
We moved to the dreaded “outer boroughs” in 1989 for enough space to house a growing family. About a week later a light bulb came on in my head: It is better here. Life was sweeter, more civilized in so many ways. Here every building had its own personality, people smiled at one another, there were trees, gardens, history, a sense of community and continuity, all very reminiscent of Hamstead and Highgate the London neighborhoods where I grew up. Why then didn’t everyone move here? Since then everyone has. Particularly parents, writers, dog owners, anyone in the arts, particularly.... Well at this point particularly anyone who cares about their quality of life. Park Slope is no longer a place to go for more affordable space. It's where you move if you want a life. Twenty years later, divorced and with kids who have flown from the nest I can't imagine leaving. Where else could I go to the theater and be home an hour later warming my hands in front of the fire? My scaled down home is now a chic yet comfy springboard, I like to rent out for frequent travel. It has it all: high speed internet, a romantic garden, a working fireplace, a spunky bathroom, some whimsy, some grandeur, high ceilings, a great kitchen, a sculptural table hewn from a piece of mango and plenty of closets. What else is there?!
No stairs in swanky spare luxe aesthetic apartment in terrific neighborhood with character, history, and amenities of all sorts including a park many prefer to Central Park (same designers).. Easy subway ride to Manhattan. ,
We were very pleased with Park Slope Property ID 298330. Listing description was accurate, excellent customer service was provided, everything was clean, kitchen was well equipped and note book with listing of nearby grocery stores was very helpful. Did not see TV channel listing noted as being in notebook, but appreciated listing of current events at Metropolitan Art Museum. If you want to be close to family or friends living in Park Slope, the location is perfect.
Of course we walked ten miles a day. It is New York. The apartment however was well situated near shops and transit. The area felt safe for a big city. Barbara could not have done more to make sure we were comfortable. She even sent the key a month early to make sure there was no mistake. We had a stellar stay.
Barbara's condo was perfect for our stay in Parkslope. Very roomy and comfortable. Very nice kitchen with all you could possible need. Barbara stayed in touch on a regular schedule even though she was traveling outside the country. You can't go wrong with this vacation rental!!! Very happy seniors....thank you, Barbara
We recently spent a week at Christmastime, at Barbara's beautiful garden-level brownstone. Barbara was there to greet us with the keys and showed us the apartment. It was clean and exactly as pictured. It is so comfy and everything you could possibly want is in in the brownstone. We had a beautiful Christmas Eve dinner there with our two adult daughters who live in the area. We took the F train (2 blocks from the brownstone) into the city and spent a great day in Midtown. We always felt safe, and had no trouble parking on the street. (But that is probably because residents were away for Christmas). When the heat is on it is very warm, and you have no control so bring light-weight clothes, pj's. Security deposit was refunded very quickly. Try the brunch at Scottadito Osteria Toscana - $20 with unlimited Mimosas. Thank you, Barbara for a wonderful stay. We will be back!
This apartment is so well located. Manhattan is so close - 30 minutes to Times Square - and you can easily get to Queens from the closest subway lines as well. Park Slope is a cute neighborhood with lots of young families.
The apartment was just as described and pictured. Beds were comfortable, kitchen was spacious and the living room was a great place to relax at the end of the day.
Ideally situated for all amenities and public transport. Manhatten will be your obvious first target to visit but there is so much on offer in Brooklyn itself. It was ideal to be able to travel in ( allow 60 mins to Times square) by subway lines R or F which run 24 hours, as do local buses. Apartment was comfortable and spacious and make a point of findind the book 30 walks in brooklyn (we did 14 of them). Contact with the owner was very swift to any questions and key arrangements were simple as owner was away. As the apartyment is semi-basement it does have less natural light than something above ground. Local buses allow easy access to other parts of Brooklyn and there is a very large park 5 minutes walking distance.
Brooklyn is the new center of New York City! The new mayor lives four blocks away. Come and check it out.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 17 2017 - Feb 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Change over days means the cleaner comes Wed from 11-3; exceptions can sometimes be made.
Yes there is a washer dryer.
Beginning September 2014 the garden in back will not be available to guests.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.