Garden Apt with Backyard - Historic Fort Greene, Brooklyn(57 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Private Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 1-5)
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 recently purchased 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. 5 minute walk to Barclays Center. This is charming Brooklyn living at its best.
• Private, independent apartment with outdoor space/garden
• 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 10 subway lines; 20 minutes to Manhattan
• Fully equipped, spacious kitchen includes dishes, cookware
• Linens and towels included
• Wifi, cable TV, microwave, dishwasher
• Free on-street, public parking
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 a peaceful, tree-lined street. Furnishings: sofa for 2-3 people, two armchairs, a daybed that doubles as a single bed for overflow guests, a long, contemporary dining table with six upholstered mid-century dining chairs, a 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, sink, dishwasher, electric kettle, toaster, blender 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 queen-size bed, huge closet and views on the garden. In summer, there is an air-conditioner in 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 single bed and second single bed trundle stored underneath. Dresser, reading lamp, 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 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 white Ceaser stone 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 corner. See a concert or sports event at the nearby Barclays Center arena. 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 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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Member since: 2011
- On floor 1
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Limited Accessibility:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Renovated in 2012
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Duty Free Shops
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Cleaning $100
- Pet Fee $250
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, with an extra 4% fee to cover cost imposed on us. For bank transfers, in addition to whatever your bank charges you, we add $30 to cover our bank charges.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Car: Not Necessary
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 raised our children in Fort Greene, a vibrant and diverse 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 Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY, USA:
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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Restful bedroom, good mattress, a/c in summer, well-heated in winter
living/dining room view towards kitchen
sideboard with guide books in the living room
large bedroom overlooking garden; queen bed
big closet in large bedroom
small bedroom looking towards hallway and bathroom
huge kitchen with lots of cooking equipment/dishes, etc.
recently renovated bathroom tub and shower
Pretty and quiet garden outside your apartment
neighborhood flower shop, stem
A snowy day in Fort Greene Park
our street on a spring day
living room sofa and japanese print collection
living/dining room marble mantle dating from 1865
Large bedroom overlooking garden; queen bed
desk in large bedroom
small bedroom with door to garden
small bedroom with trundle bed out (2 single beds)
recently renovated bathroom
our backyard in spring when the cherry tree is blossoming
Used to be our cleaners...now a trendy shop
Farmer's Market down the street
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Sunday, February 19, 2017
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