Our beautiful townhouse in Brooklyn's most convenient and beautiful neighborhood is ideal for families or groups. It has 5 bedrooms, additional sleeping space in the three living areas, lots of bathrooms, and free on-site parking for 2-3 cars.
This charming 200-year-old clapboard house is one of the prettiest homes in Brooklyn Heights. The whole house is newly renovated, and the facade recently won a prestigious historic preservation award! Unusual for a city house, we have a driveway with parking for 2-3 cars. 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms and 2 half-baths spread over 3 stories + finished basement. Sleeps 12 in actual beds, 4 more on excellent airbeds, and if desired can accommodate more with plenty of space for additional air beds, Pack-n-Plays, etc. Yard with gas grill for summer BBQ's, and a balcony on the third story. Central air conditioning, laundry, wi-fi, cable TV and DVR/DVD player, piano in the living room, two whirlpool bathtubs. Fully equipped cook's kitchen with 2 sinks, stainless steel Bosch appliances, kitchen desk nook - and an extra fridge/freezer in the basement! Gym equipment includes elliptical trainer, yoga mat and block, exercise ball. The big kid in you will enjoy our Ms. Pac Man arcade machine. Bright, sunny and airy, comfortably furnished, with quiet neighbors, includes all linens. No smoking, no pets.
Perfect for families: Kinderzeat high chair, child locks (retractable, but easily pull out for guests who need them), toys and books, basement play room and child's study/play area upstairs too! Because we have two master bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom, this is a great place for two families to vacation together.
We are located in the heart of Brooklyn Heights, New York City's first landmark historic district, a few blocks away from the Brooklyn Bridge and a stone's throw from Manhattan. Excellent local dining and all conveniences in walking distance. Easy access to all subway lines; the ride time is 5 minutes to Lower Manhattan, 15 minutes to SoHo and Union Square or 20 minutes to Midtown. Be a tourist during the day but return home in the evening to truly relax in this quiet enclave with its picturesque brownstones set among tree-lined streets and spectacular harbor views from the Promenade (steps from our house). DUMBO is a 5-minute walk away, offering great shopping, galleries and eateries, and we are also right next to the spectacular Brooklyn Bridge Park along the waterfront, offering delights for young and old -- carousel, biking and running trails, water park, volleyball, ferry to Governor's Island or Manhattan, and incredible water views!
Bed arrangements are as follows:
Bedroom #1: Girl’s bedroom. Twin “high-rise” beds can be used as a single bed, as 2 separate beds, or pushed together as a “king” (sleeps 2 people)
Bedroom #2: Boy’s bedroom. Twin “high-rise” beds can be used as a single bed, as 2 separate beds, or pushed together as a “king” (sleeps 2)
Bedroom #3: "Guest master" bedroom. Queen bed (sleeps 2) and en suite bathroom.
Bedroom #4: Master bedroom. Queen bed (sleeps 2) and en suite bathroom.
Bedroom #5: Child’s bedroom. Twin single bed and twin-size sleep sofa (sleeps 2).
Sofabed: modern suede futon-style full-size sofabed in the TV room (sleeps 2)
Airbeds: 2 single airbed (each sleeps 1 person); 1 queen-size full-height airbed, looks and feels like a real bed (sleeps 2). Can be placed in various locations throughout the house, per guest preference.
We also have a few sleeping bags if you really need them. You are welcome to bring additional airbeds, etc.
We will let you in and give you keys; you can call, email or (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) one of us if you have any questions or problems and we will either come in person or send someone to take care of them.
We are happy to help you plan tourist excursions, make recommendations, and book car services for airport transportation. We can also help arrange for babysitting.
We will prioritize requests to stay for 1 week or longer.
No smoking or pets. No wild parties. We charge an additional $25 per night for any guests over 10 people, due to the need for additional cleaning. Cleaner will take out garbage and recycling, but please make the job easier by respecting New York City's rules for how to divide recycling items from garbage (we have 3 labeled cans in the driveway for the various items).
Please treat our beloved home with the care you would show your own.
In the unlikely event that anything should break, we have service contracts and preferred contractors to call.
My husband and I have 3 children and love living in Brooklyn Heights, the most beautiful and probably most convenient neighborhood in NYC. I love learning languages (I speak fluent Spanish, plus some Italian, Hebrew and a tiny bit of French), and we all love traveling and getting to know other cultures.