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Charming, Light-filled Studio in Historic Brooklyn Brownstone

Bedrooms Studio
Space 32 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2-room studio w/ queen bed and pull-out couch, sleeps 3; full bath & kitchen.

A well-appointed studio apt on the 3rd floor of a historic brownstone built in 1899, this lovely, private space is filled with sunlight and offers stylish comfort at an affordable rate, a stone's throw from Manhattan. Fully equipped with linens, dishes, and comfortable furnishings, and brimming with historic charm, it boasts three large windows, an original decorative fireplace, brand new appliances, and claw-food bathtub with shower. Though cozy, it is well designed and can sleep 3 by virtue of a comfortable queen sized bed as well as a couch that pulls-out to be a double-bed. Perfect for a couple, small family or close friends. This Brooklyn neighborhood is charming and tree-lined, and the popular neighborhood cafe is a half-block away. Shopping, restaurants, and laundry are all within a short walking distance, and the subway station is a 5-min walk. A trip to Manhattan takes only 18 mins to downtown and 30 to Times Square.

Convenient New York Location: Three blocks from A express to Manhattan (15 mins to Wall Street, 35 to Times Square), ½ block to grocery store and laundromat, one block from coffee shop that is the heart of the neighborhood, one block from good bistro-style restaurant, nice wine shop around the corner, three doors down from small park with playground.

Completely Private Apartment Within A Real Home: This apartment is completely private, with locked door, on the top-floor of a townhouse occupied by a family (us). On rare occasions, guests may see us in the hallway (two parents, a 9-year-old, and a very friendly dog named Lucy), coming in or out of the building. Guests can feel free to ask questions about NYC or the neighborhood at any time, but are also assured of privacy.

Payment: 1/2 Payment will be expected prior to the start of the vacation and the remainder of the payment upon arrival. Payment may be made online, through PayPal, or (if time allows) by check via postal mail.

Cancellation Policy: A full refund will be given if reservation is canceled 30 days in advance. At 15 days, 1/2 of the amount will be refunded. After that, the deposit is no longer refundable.

More Details

Leecia & Mike
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, a little Spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
29 May, 2017

About Leecia & Mike

Leecia grew up in Texas and Mike grew up in New Jersey, but they've lived in New York City now for over 15 years. They run a mid-century modern furniture & accessories business on the ground floor of their home.

Leecia & Mike purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Leecia & Mike chose Brooklyn

The great location and original historic details of this house were what sold it.

What makes this apartment unique

It's a wonderful thing to be so close to Manhattan, and yet able to come home to what feels like a little village in leafy Brooklyn.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Leecia and Mike, thank you so much for the wonderful vacation rental--great accomodations, great neighborhood, convenient subway stops into Manhattan. We really appreciate all the advice you gave us, and we will definitely recommend this great studio to friends travelling to/visiting the NYC area. We hope to be back soon! Thanks!
Oct 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 32 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • The bathroom, though small, is fully equipped.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 double bed , 1 cot , baby sleeper provided if needed
  • This is a two-room studio with small separate bedroom that is open onto the other room (no door to close). The queen sized bed is comfortable. The couch in the other room pulls out to make a double-bed if needed.
  • Books
  • books - kids
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Television
  • Toys
  • long term rentals available
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Smoking welcome outside on the stoop, but not in the apartment.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(58 traveller reviews)

Charming, Light-filled Studio in Historic Brooklyn Brownstone
average rating of 4.87931 based on 60 reviews
United States

wonderful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I just came from a week spent at this wonderful little apartment, and I can't say enough good things about it. I was working in Manhattan - starting very early each morning, and working long, exhausting days - and having this charming place to come home to every night was invaluable. It is bright, clean, spacious, cozy, and so well-appointed - everything I could have needed was there for me. The subway station is a few short blocks away, and trains to Manhattan run frequently and quickly - I was in Chelsea within 25 minutes of walking out the front door. The neighborhood is friendly and quiet, with trees everywhere and shops just around the corner, and my hosts were friendly and welcoming while still allowing me my space. Absolutely perfect. There is nothing quite like spending a day soaking in all the excitement and energy of Manhattan, and then curling up with a cup of tea and a good book on a comfy sofa in a beautiful space to bring the day to a close. I hope to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great base for a great break

  • 4 of 5

Great location, easy access to the subway to explore the rest of NY, Leccia was very helpful and accomodating with Ideas and thoughts on what to see, never intrusive so it felt like we could come and go as we pleased 😉

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing, safe, sunshine laden apartment...

  • 5 of 5

My 24 year old son, 15 year old daughter and I stayed in this wonderful apartment. We wanted a unique experience in NYC...a neighborhood like situation. That is exactly what we got. We loved Leecia and Mike's place in Brooklyn. It was a perfect place to call home for our 5 day stay. Truly was a relaxing and comfortable place. Leecia was amazing to deal with and gave lots of helpful hints for more effective sight seeing. Absolutely love this place! The neighborhood was diverse(this is a great thing) and safe. Thanks so much for the incredible memories!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, safe, welcoming, accommodating

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival the host was espically welcoming and accommodating. She showed us around the space and let us know tips and information about the trains and surrounding areas and restaurants. They were to themselves even though they were just downstairs in their apartment but also there when and If we had any questions. We felt like we were at home and it was overall a very fun trip. Would be pleased to stay with these renters again and would recommend to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Frequent Visitor

  • 5 of 5

This was my 5-6 time at this property and it's perfect everytime. Great location and Leecia is a great host. So many great restaurants in the area. Definitely recommend this to anyone coming to NYC

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Leecia was the best host ever! And her place was around everything. We walked and really enjoyed the city! She really made us feel like we where family. I will definitely book with her again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Car: not necessary

This studio is on the top floor of a historic brownstone in the Stuyvessant Heights area of the Bedford-Stuyvessant neighborhood of Brooklyn. With tree-lined blocks of Victorian brownstones and churches, this lovely residential area is full of friendly neighbors and historic charm . An impressive hybrid of urban and residential, it exemplifies elegant city living as designed in the late 1800's. Rich in African-American history and architectural beauty, it offers restaurants, shopping, groceries, playgrounds, and above all else, a convenient 18-minute subway ride to Manhattan. Close proximity to other notable Brooklyn attractions, such as Prospect Park and other dynamic Brooklyn neighborhoods like hip Williamsburg and classic Park Slope, add to the appeal. Overall, a good affordable home base from which to explore New York City easily while having a calm, cozy place to return to each day.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee A$100.33

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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