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Guest apartment in the heart of Carroll Gardens

Bedrooms 2
Space 650 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath with a modern kitchen and beautiful natural light.

Guests enjoy a charming two bedroom apartment above Brooklyn Farmacy, our storefront soda fountain, in family-friendly Carroll Gardens.

Enjoy the neighborhood from the privacy of your corner room with a view, or pop downstairs to mingle with the regulars at the fountain counter. A favorite with locals and tourists alike, the Brooklyn Farmacy is a prohibition-era drug store restored as an ice cream parlor. Pete & Gia, sibling proprietors, live in the building and will be your hosts and neighbors.

The guest apartment is a lovely, sun-drenched, second floor suite, comfortably furnished and seductively simple. Two bedrooms offer full size brass beds, luxurious bedding, and plenty of closet or wardrobe space. Sleep two more on the living room sleeper sofa. The single bathroom is tastefully tiled and the water is plenty hot! The modern kitchen is stocked with cooking needs and complimentary coffee, tea and seltzer from the Farmacy.

Carroll Gardens is one of Brooklyn’s most desirable locations. You will be blocks away from the restaurants and boutiques of Court Street as well as the artisanal shops and bars of Smith Street. Take the kids to play at the fabulous Pier Six, take in a concert at Brooklyn Bridge Park or walk the Brooklyn Heights esplanade for great views of the Manhattan skyline. Spas, movie theaters, farmer’s markets, salons, banks and dry cleaners are abundant. A fifteen minute subway ride on the F train gets you to Manhattan and a slightly longer one takes you to Coney Island and the beach.

Enjoy the 21st century buzz of Brooklyn while stepping back into time. Send the kids down to the soda fountain to spin on the red twirling stools, play checkers, and sip egg creams at the end of the day. If you're visiting friends and family in the area, you'll have a great place to meet and greet.

TV/wifi access. Heating and AC.

keywords: carroll gardens, brooklyn, 2 bedrooms, neighborhood, soda fountain, unique, original, close to manhattan, soda fountain, convenient to restaurants and entertainment, parks, tree-lined streets, brownstones.

More Details

Gia Giasullo
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Hebrew (available)
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Gia Giasullo

Siblings Peter Freeman and Gia Giasullo are the proprietors of Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain and owners of 513 Henry Street. We are fortunate enough to live above the sweet soda fountain we opened in the Spring of 2010. We take pride in providing our guests with a charmed experience, from the ice cream we scoop, to the friendly atmosphere we provide. We are a family based, small business.

Gia Giasullo purchased this apartment in 2013


Carroll Gardens Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Compact, clean bathroom features a full size tub. Thick hotel style towels provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Full sized beds, luxurious pillows and 100% cotton bedding. Lovely natural light.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • tennis
513 Henry Street guests receive a 10% discount on menu items ordered at Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain.


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Guest apartment in the heart of Carroll Gardens
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews

Perfect location for visit to NYC!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect for my wife, myself and adult daughter for our visit. Gia was there to meet us and was always available to answer any questions we had. The location was perfect for us, we did not rent a car, instead used Uber from LaGuardia and then utilized the train for getting around. The nearest train station was a short walk from the apartment and took us everywhere from Coney Island to Times Square. The apartment was clean and cozy, grocery store, laundry all within the block, also many restaurants and pubs in the Carroll Gardens area. Wonderful neighborhood, cannot wait to visit again when weather is warmer!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Perfect place for family of 6!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is just as it seems in the pictures and is perfect for a family of 6 (we have 4 boys under the age of 9)! Gia and her husband Erez were so accommodating and super sweet! On our recent trip in Feb to visit family in a New York we decided to give VRBO a try since we normally stay with family on our visits but this was such a nice treat that we might have to do it every visit! The bedrooms were comfortable and it was nice to have a kitchen to cook breakfast and such. We love Carroll Gardens! Super safe and so many great parks (the Brooklyn bridge park is amazing with beautiful views of the Manhattan and Carroll Park is great for littles and older kids), great coffee shops, great restaurants (Frankie’s 457, Prime Meats, Buttermilk Chanel, Lucali’s pizzeria, Cotta Bene pizzeria, to name a few), great dessert places (Brooklyn Farmacy, Ample Hill Creamery, The Chocolate Room) and super close to the city with easy access via train or taxi/uber. We rented a car since we would be visiting family and friends all over and it was easy to find parking near the apartment. We would highly recommend this apartment!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Always wonderful

  • 5 of 5

That was our 3rd stay and that says more than words can describe! Love the home and the neighborhood! Petra and Claudia from Germany

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great in every way perfect,

  • 5 of 5

Great hosts Peter & Gia

Lovely & comfortable great location

Thank you

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay in a lovely neighbourhood with bars and cafes nearby, easy walk to the subway, well set up apartment and helpful hosts.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet apartment in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

It felt like being at home in a great neighborhood. Gia was helpful in all ways (and her diner downstairs serves the BEST biscuits...). Carroll Gardens is full of interesting little businesses and eateries and offers easy access by subway into Manhattan. The apartment was clean, comfortable and it had all the little creature comforts and personalized decor that make a person feel right at home. I would stay here again and recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bar Bruno
Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain
Rolling Orange Bikes
Brooklyn Historical Society
Element Natural Healing Arts
New York Transit Museum
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Flea
Governors Island
Smith Street Stage
The Painted Pot
Body Elite Fitness
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Nearest Airport
11.8 Miles
John F. Kennedy International Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Pier 6
Nearest Train
MTA Subway Carrol Street at Smith Street
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
278 / Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain
Nearest Beach
12.2 Miles
Brighton Beach
Car: not necessary

There are many local attractions close by, many of them in walking distance including: Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park, The Brooklyn Historical Society, and NY Transit Museum. Enjoy day spas, hair salons, restaurants, fashion boutiques, bars, movie theaters, beaches, parks and more just blocks from the guest apartment.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

This guest apartment is located on the second floor of a building that houses a soda fountain, a family, and a single occupant. While we do our best to keep things quiet, if you are looking for solitude and silence, this may not be the perfect spot for you. If you have extreme allergies to animals, please note that we have a friendly dog in the apartment above, as well as a cat.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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