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Large Triplex Garden, close to retail and trains

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

This large triplex is located in a restored townhouse from pre-1900, with a mix of original detail and contemporary finishings. W/B fireplace, garden, large deck, open floor plan. Very close to subways, movie theater, restaurants.

Brooklyn townhome built around 1900. Huge 3 bedroom + media room. Living room, dining room and granite/stainless kitchen with custom bamboo cabinetry and a half bath on the parlor floor.

The garden level has the master bedroom, master bath, full bathroom and 2 smaller bedrooms. The master BR has a king size bed and bifold glass doors that lead out to the garden. The other two bedrooms each have a full size bed. We also have an air mattress for an extra guest.

One floor down is the Media Room with radiant floor heating, laundry and half bath.

Guest Access

Entire apartment plus garden.

Interaction with Guests

Depending on timing, we may or may not meet you upon arrival. If not, I will have my father meet you, who lives only 10 minutes away.

The Neighborhood

There's so much to say about Cobble Hill. Countless bars, side walk cafes, restaurants and coffee shops. The movie theater is one block away. The phenomenal Brooklyn Bridge Park, Bike and walking path through the Columbia Waterfront district. Also walking distance from a grand library, other parks and playgrounds, and more shopping.

Groceries are readily accessible at Union Market (2 blocks away), Trader Joe's or get free delivery through instacart from Fairway, Costco and Whole Foods (or delivery trhough Amazon Fresh or Freshdirect).

Getting Around

Two blocks from the F train. Also busses on Court Street and easy taxi access on Smith. Ons stop to Jay street or 10 minute walk for nine more subway lines.

Other Things to Note

There are two tenants in the building, upstairs. There is no need to interact if you want your privacy -- they use the entry at the top of the stairs, you can use that or the entry under the stairs on the garden level.

There is extra firewood in the backyard-- help yourselves.

We often order food from instacart (Fairway). They can usually do same day delivery, but it's best to order a day ahead. Let us know if you need help with that.

More Details

Marc Limotte
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

About Marc Limotte

A couple with two children. Jennifer is an independent consultant doing product and technical validation and strategy. Marc is a software engineer focusing on big data, cloud and other things.

Marc Limotte purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Marc Limotte chose Carroll Gardens

This is our full time residence, but we try to rent it out when we go away.

What makes this apartment unique

Large space, in a great neighborhood with easy access to transportation and the rest of the city.


Carroll Gardens Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Large Triplex Garden, close to retail and trains
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Great apartment in a wonderful neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, beautiful apartment in a terrific neighborhood. The apartment was perfect for a family of four. Great kitchen, separate bedrooms for the kids, and a washer and dryer. It's close to tons of restaurants, shopping, and the subway. Our hosts were very nice and accommodating. Really couldn't ask for a better experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

Great quiet location - easy access to subways - lots of restaurants and grocery stores. Beds all comfortable. Would rent again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii

Upscale and Spacious in the Perfect Brooklyn Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We, a family of 4, were overall delighted with this home. The restaurants, bars and shops of Smith Street are right at your doorstep! If you need groceries, there's Trader Joes and Union Market within a 5- to 10-minute walk, and plenty of other specialty markets - butcher, bakery, wine shop, etc. in the same range. The Bergen Street subway station is 3 blocks away.

The home is very generously sized by NYC standards with three levels, a deck perfectly equipped for al fresco lounging and dining, and a garden. The interior is stylisly and comfortably decorated and the kitchen is very well equipped, with plenty of upscale china, stemware and flatware to go around for ten settings. We enjoyed the den in the basement where we could just flop down, order takeout, watch TV and veg out on the sofa.

Taking a shower in the master bedroom is sybaritic. Not exactly environmentally sensitive, what with all those gallons of delicious gushing water, but definitely a highlight. If you're not fond of Turkish bath towels (as a couple, we are divided on that), we'd suggest requesting regular terry for the master bath. Plenty of space in the master bedroom closets/cabinets. The 2 other bedrooms are better sized and decorated for kids/teens. Since our kids were in those, this configuration suited us perfectly, but I could see how others might need additional space to hang/put away clothes if staying for an extended period.

Excellent internet access. This seems like a mundane thing to comment on, but we have stayed in other homes with spotty connectivity, so thumbs up on this aspect.

We were surprised by a morning (around 9:30 AM) visit from the caretaker who had called/texted just 30 minutes before to water the indoor plants and look for a package. Since we were still asleep at that time, we did not yet have a chance to read/listen to and respond with a request for a later visit. We let Marc know that we felt invaded and he responded quickly.

We were provided one set of keys. We'd suggest providing 2 sets so that there is more flexibility if the group needs to split up.

Marc, thank you for sharing your home. We enjoyed ourselves and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

Medium and Large dogs considered upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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