Spacious Family Townhouse in Brownstone Brooklyn

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Last updated: 10/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our house is a calm, comfortable and convenient base from which to explore all of New York. It sits on a hidden, tree-lined cul-de-sac lined with historic townhouses. Built just after the end of the Civil War, it contains most of the original architectural detail. Your unit is the owner’s triplex.
The entrance at the top of the stoop opens onto a wide entrance hallway. To the left is the entrance to the living room with 13’ ceilings flooding the room with light during the day from 10’ high windows. Here you will find the entertainment center with 56” flat screen television, DVD and cable, lounging chairs, and a large sofa pit perfect for family movies or social gatherings. There is also a more intimate conversation space and reading nook set off from the main parlor by a turn-of-the century openwork wood divider. Sliding pocket doors original to the house completely and quietly separate both parlors from the rear bedroom, which overlooks the terrace and back yard. This room can sleep one on a large daybed with full spring mattress, or two with use of the concealed trundle bed. It is served by a small, full bathroom with a rain shower stall, decorated in Moroccan style. The space between the bath and office is occupied by a mudroom providing access to the second-floor terrace and the garden on the lower level. This level of the house is centrally air-conditioned.
The third floor contains a large eat-in kitchen, a formal dining room, a bedroom perfect for an older child or single adult and another full bath. The kitchen, naturally lit from morning to afternoon, allows three to prepare meals comfortably in separate work zones, and contains a walk-in food pantry, range, oven, convection oven and microwave, as well as a wide farmhouse sink with garbage disposal. It is equipped with a large dining table providing seating for five or six. The kitchen connects through a butler’s pantry to the dining room, which seats ten comfortably. Both kitchen and dining room contain independently controlled air-conditioning separate from lower-level central unit.
On the fourth floor are the main bedrooms and bathroom. The master bedroom is at the front of the house. It is a serene, quiet retreat by day or night. It contains a sofa, a luxurious canopied bed, and two large closets. The master bath features an operable, screened skylight, heated marble floor and towel warmer. The bathtub is deep and long enough to fit two adults and overlooks the back yard. Another single bedroom on the fourth floor is outfitted with a high, single, canopy bed. This room has its own nighttime entrance to the bathroom; doors locking from the bathroom side insure privacy during the day. Each bedroom is air-conditioned with whisper-quiet, fully programmable units providing maximum comfort throughout the summer.
Clinton Hill is one of the most central and desirable sections of brownstone Brooklyn. Within 3 minutes walk from the house are a large supermarket, local and organic specialty stores, full-service pharmacy, wine shops, dry-cleaners, and dozens of restaurants, beer-gardens, cocktail spots, cafés and lounges. A few minutes further by foot are the world-renowned collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, as well as Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Theater for a New Audience, BRIC art space, two farmers’ markets, Prospect Park, Fort Greene Park, and the boutiques and restaurants of Prospect Heights and Fort Greene. Additional local amenities include two well-maintained outdoor public swimming pools.
The subway is three blocks from the house and 5 short stops from Manhattan, bringing both the east and west sides quickly within reach. Other transport within walking distance include two Citibike share locations bringing Williamsburg, Park Slope and downtown Brooklyn’s chic shops and restaurants within easy reach. LaGuardia airport is a 25-minute taxi ride, and JFK not much farther; the Long Island Railroad is also just minutes away, putting the beaches and towns of the Hamptons well within reach for day trips or overnight.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • Bathroom 3


  • Bathroom 1: Full bath, large enclosed stall shower Bathroom 2: Full bath, bathtub and shower Bathroom 3: Full bath, bathtub and spray shower...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Ice Skating
  • Tennis


  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air and individual split units on the upper floors...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    6 non-working fireplaces...moreless

  • Heating:

    Central heating and individual split units on the upper floors...moreless

  • Internet:

    High-speed wireless network...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large double parlor...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Kitchen:

    Eat-in kitchen seats 5...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic pantry items and paper goods included....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Citi Bike bike rental station 2 blocks from house...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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4 night min stay

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 8.75%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/18/2016
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9 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Train
C Train
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
Coney Island

Car: Not Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Peter and Susan have lived together in New York since 1996, first in Greenwich Village and in Brooklyn since the arrival of our daughter. Peter is a native New Yorker, and Susan grew up on the West Coast of Florida before coming to the city to pursue an acting career. Peter works in technology and finance, and Susan is a Floral and Event Designer.

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Speaks: english, french



  • Entry Hall

    Entry Hall

  • Parlor seating

    Parlor seating

  • Single bedroom on second floor

    Single bedroom on second floor

  • Kitchen prep area

    Kitchen prep area

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Sofa in the master bedroom

    Sofa in the master bedroom

  • Plenty of play space.

    Plenty of play space.

  • Master bathtub

    Master bathtub

  • The master bath lit by skylight

    The master bath lit by skylight

  • Moroccan influences in the second floor bathroom design

    Moroccan influences in the second floor bathroom design

  • The third floor bathroom with tub  and shower

    The third floor bathroom with tub and shower

  • Parlor facing the street (Cat not included in rental)

    Parlor facing the street (Cat not included in rental)

  • The reading nook

    The reading nook

  • The main cooking area of the kitchen

    The main cooking area of the kitchen

  • The formal dining room

    The formal dining room

  • The master bedroom in full sun

    The master bedroom in full sun

  • Child's bedroom

    Child's bedroom

  • The third floor single bedroom

    The third floor single bedroom

  • The master bath

    The master bath

  • The second floor bathroom

    The second floor bathroom

  • Rain and European style showers

    Rain and European style showers

  • Third floor bathroom

    Third floor bathroom

VRBO #575771

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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Spacious family townhouse in Brownstone Brooklyn

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