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Main room and sleeping area with view of front room bedroom

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Last updated: 12/01/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Welcome to Red Hook!

THE SPACE

The apartment is entirely private and you will have it all to yourselves. It occupies the whole ground floor of our house with its own entrance.
Hardwood floors, exposed brick, and minutes from great restaurants and shops.

There is a queen size bed in the main room in the rear. The sofa bed in the front (street) TV room pulls out to a queen bed. The two rooms are separated be a door. The entrance is through the TV room right off the street. The apartment sleeps four.

Everything is a little crooked and funky in this turn-of-the-century house, which is part of the charm. You'll have a large, well stocked kitchen for shopping at Fairway Market down the street, with a dishwasher and microwave.
There is a pleasing mix of brand new contemporary and antique/salvaged furniture. Cable TV and wireless internet are provided with the room price
There is also a large garden in the back, with a huge two story tree house for kids, although we built it adult sized so you can hang out on the top level during summer nights and enjoy a drink. You can even sleep out there!

Our home is located at the northern end of main street Van Brunt, the 'residustrial' stretch. The block is entirely residential on our side of the street and is surrounded by a manufacturing/commercial district with businesses as varied as import/export companies, glass shops and a the best coffee roaster in Brooklyn. One block south of us is where the 'residential' stretch begins and you'll find all the great bars, restaurants and shopping.

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation in Red Hook is provided by the B61 bus (stop across the street from our house) which takes you to all major subway lines in 10-15 minutes.
It's also a pleasant 20 walk through scenic Carroll Gardens to the F and G trains.
The IKEA nearby on the waterfront also provides a ferry service to lower Manhattan.
Car services are inexpensive and plentiful, and provide an economic way to get around.

The wildly popular Citi Bike bike share rental program has several pickup/dropoff locations in Red Hook for treks into the City across the Brooklyn Bridge where you can drop them off at any of hundreds of locations and jump on the subway.
The Brooklyn Greenway bike path runs through Red Hook. The Greenway starts in Greenpoint, down through the Brooklyn Bridge Park and ends in Sunset Park. Farther south you can pick up the bike path to Coney Island under the Verrazano Bridge.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Red Hook is a vibrant, ever-changing neighborhood that has the quiet, small town quality of fishing village. We are surrounded on three sides by water which give the area a unique and beautiful light.
This area is populated with many artists and craftspeople, with several art galleries. There are many top notch restaurants that are some of the best in Brooklyn. Red Hook has become a foodie paradise! There are also some great, funky bars including Bait and Tackle, and the legendary Sunny's, not to be missed.
Fairway Market, eight blocks away, is one of the best supermarkets in the City, with local and rare products, excellent produce, and even dry aged meat, as well as a cafe with stupendous views of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty.
There are several piers which are excellent for sunset viewing or watching weekly movies on an outdoor screen.
We are primarily a neighborhood with an industrial and maritime past, and there are many old buildings and warehouses that date to the Civil War, making it a fun and educational place to explore on foot.
The neighborhood is very safe, even late at night. Because it is lightly populated, the streets can sometimes seems empty, but that's part of what draws people here - the quiet character. In over 10 years here we have never had any sort of problem, nor have our neighbors, and there are many kids in the neighborhood.

During the Revolutionary War, the 'Battle of Brooklyn' was fought at Fort Defiance on the waterfront, and later Al Capone was born here and roamed the streets before moving to Chicago to start his infamous career.

GUEST ACCESS

Backyard garden and tree house, cable TV and wireless internet. The local laundromat is one block away, although we can do a small load for you in moderation.
We have two adult mountain bikes and one kid sized bike (roughly age 7-10) free to use on the Brooklyn Greenway bike path that runs through Red Hook. The Greenway starts in Greenpoint, down through the Brooklyn Bridge Park and ends in Sunset Park. Farther south you can pick up the bike path to Coney Island under the Verrazano Bridge.

*Ground floor
*Private entrance
*Coffee maker
*An assortment of coffees and teas
*Stove
*Microwave
*Dishwasher
*Shower
Interaction with Guests

Pete, Sharon, and Gus live upstairs and are always available to answer questions, and provide recommendations for places and restaurants to visit in hip, artistic Red Hook, or give transportation options.
If we're around (Pete typically works from home), we'd be more than happy to drive you to the subway.

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Big two story tree house in the back yard for the kids to play in...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen sofa bed is located in front room, private with door...moreless

  • Large, double door closet with dresser and hangers

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Can do reasonable loads for guests. Full laundromat one block away...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Easy parking, usually in front of house or nearby...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Can do reasonable loads for guests. Full laundromat one block away...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    You'll have a large, well stocked kitchen with all the dishes, pots and utensils you'll need for shopping at amazing Fairway Market down the street, with a dishwasher and microwave....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    We have two adult mountain bikes and one childs bike free to use on Brooklyn Greenway bike trail that runs through Red Hook and along the East River...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Free kayaking at the Red Hook Boaters at Valentino Pier a few blocks away...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful garden with grass for the kids and a two story treehouse built for kids AND adult (top floor)...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$129
$800 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

HOUSE RULES

We do not allow pets, nor is there smoking inside the building but you may smoke outside.

AMENITIES

Cable TV

Wireless Internet

Buzzer/Intercom

Handicap Accessible

We can do small laundry loads, in moderation


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 12/01/2016
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Location

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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
LaGuardia
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ice House
0.8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ikea
1.2 Miles
Nearest Train
F, G, A, C, 4, 5
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Brooklyn Queens Expressway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kevin's
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Coney Island

Car: Not Necessary

Red Hook is a vibrant, ever-changing neighborhood that has the quiet, small town quality of fishing village. We are surrounded on three sides by water which give the area a unique and beautiful light.

This area is populated with many artists and craftspeople, with several art galleries. There are many top notch restaurants that are some of the best in Brooklyn. Red Hook has become a foodie paradise! There are also some great, funky bars including Bait and Tackle, and the legendary Sunny's, not to be missed.

Fairway Market, eight blocks away, is one of the best supermarkets in the City, with local and rare products, excellent produce, and even dry aged meat, as well as a cafe with stupendous views of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty.

There are several piers which are excellent for sunset viewing or watching weekly movies on an outdoor screen.

We are primarily a neighborhood with an industrial and maritime past, and there are many old buildings and warehouses that date to the Civil War, making it a fun and educational place to explore on foot.

During the Revolutionary War, the 'Battle of Brooklyn' was fought at Fort Defiance on the waterfront, and later Al Capone was born here and roamed the streets before moving to Chicago to start his infamous career.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Peter owns two clothing labels, Live Poultry Designs, and Grace Parkour, and silkscreens images of lesser know NYC landmarks on clothing. Tourist shirts for locals! The Red Hook 'R' sign is one of our most popular. He is also a painter and has shown his work all over New York City and elsewhere. Sharon works at Interfaith Medical Center in as a therapist. She is an avid sci-fi geek in her spare time. Our son Gus, is in the 7th grade and loves parkour, drawing, and of course, video games.

Why the Owner Chose Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY, USA:
Transportation in Red Hook is provided by the B61 bus (stop across the street from our house) which takes you to all major subway lines in 10-15 minutes. You can track exactly when the next bus will arrive with this link: (website hidden) It's also a pleasant 20 walk through scenic Carroll Gardens to the F and G trains. The IKEA nearby on the waterfront also provides a ferry service to lower Manhattan. http://(email hidden)/tours/ikea The wildly popular Citi Bike bike share rental program has several pickup/dropoff locations in Red Hook for treks into the City across the Brooklyn Bridge where you can drop them off at any of hundreds of locations and jump on the subway. The Brooklyn Greenway bike path runs through Red Hook. The Greenway starts in Greenpoint, down through the Brooklyn Bridge Park and ends in Sunset Park. Farther south you can pick up the bike path to Coney Island under the Verrazano Bridge. Car services are inexpensive and plentiful, and provide an economic way to get around. You can also download the Uber app for other car service options. It’s a great way to get a car quickly. The time to get to Manhattan if you take the bus to the subway is roughly 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on which subway line you are traveling to.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

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Photos

  • Main room and sleeping area with view of front room bedroom

    Main room and sleeping area with view of front room bedroom

  • Kitchen with dishwasher and microwave overlooking garden

    Kitchen with dishwasher and microwave overlooking garden

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Sofa bed open

    Sofa bed open

  • Treehouse for everyone!

    Treehouse for everyone!

  • Looking out toward garden

    Looking out toward garden

  • Our Townhouse on Van Brunt Street, with Buoys

    Our Townhouse on Van Brunt Street, with Buoys

  • Van Brunt Shops

    Van Brunt Shops

  • Queen bed in main room.

    Queen bed in main room.

  • Dining table with view of kitchen

    Dining table with view of kitchen

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Front bedroom with Queen sofa bed

    Front bedroom with Queen sofa bed

  • Cable TV and WiFi

    Cable TV and WiFi

  • Pirate!

    Pirate!

  • Garden

    Garden

  • View looking north from our house on the left.

    View looking north from our house on the left.

  • Brooklyn Crab

    Brooklyn Crab

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016

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