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Red Hook Classic Townhouse w Garden and Treehouse

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Two room ground floor apt in a 120 yr old townhouse has charm to spare

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. There is also a cast iron table and chairs and a wicker bench seat if you prefer to stay on terra firma!

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 a new ferry service two blocks from the house which takes you to Manhattan in 20 minutes! It also serves other neighborhoods on the Brooklyn waterfront for you to explore. And it's fun with a great view of the City!

The B61 bus (stop across the street from our house) also takes you to all major subway lines in downtown Brooklyn in 10-15 minutes.

It's 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.

More Details

Owner
Peter Hildebrand
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Peter Hildebrand

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.

Peter Hildebrand purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Peter Hildebrand chose Red Hook

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:

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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.

Map

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

Amenities

Red Hook Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa bed is located in front room, private with door
  • Large, double door closet with dresser and hangers
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing

Reviews

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Red Hook Classic Townhouse w Garden and Treehouse
average rating of 4.5 based on 14 reviews
5

Great location and apartment

  • 5 of 5

Loved the apartment, it was nice and there was plenty of space for 2. The neighborhood was awesome, lots to do in red hook and a quick bus or uber to the subway if you want to visit other parts of Brooklyn or manhattan. Walking from the nearest subway stop was tricky- I would suggest a bus or uber (even tho we are pretty adventurous walkers). Red hook has lots of history and character, with plenty of great shops and restaurants that you may not want to leave anyway. Overall it was a great experience and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Cozy apartment to use as a base for your New York adventures

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this little Red Hook gem. The apartment was nice, had a well-equipped kitchen, AC (for NY's hot season), and comfortable beds. The neighbourhood of Red Hook had a great feel. It had a variety of restaurants, cafes, shops, and a fantastic grocery market at the end of the street. It was easy to catch the bus (right out the front door) to the nearest subway station. There were also great cycling and jogging trails just north of the apartment that brought you along the East River to the Brooklyn Bridge and beyond. We'd stay here again, and would encourage others to catch this great neighbourhood before development and gentrification change its res-industrial vibe and identity.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for a Girls Trip to NYC!

  • 5 of 5

Overall, this place was perfect for us! Red Hook is an awesome neighbourhood that has a totally unique atmosphere. It's got shops and trendy restaurants and bars, and is super close to downtown Brooklyn which is an ideal location for out trip! We loved that Red Hook is accessible by train, bus, and ferry (we recommend the free IKEA ferry on weekends!) and is a quieter option compared to Manhattan.

The Townhouse was very clean and comfortable! Also the beds worked well for us and were very comfortable! We did a ton of activities and exploring all day and this was the best place to come home to at the end of the day! Tons of space for hanging out and getting ready to go out at night! There were four of us girls and we found it perfect!

Thank you so much for the awesome stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Red Hook is a fabulous and character-filled area!

  • 5 of 5

A spacious and comfortable apt in a great area!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

1st grandchild arrived!

  • 3 of 5

It was adequate & served our purpose.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a great place!

  • 5 of 5

Accomodations are as described. Hosts were helpful.

Neighborhood is fantastic!

Street parking & public transportation were effortless.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Full Linen Service $25
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $50

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 if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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