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Charming, Light-filled Studio in Historic Brooklyn Brownstone #2

Bedrooms 1
Space 32 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Modern Studio w/ queen bed and pull-out couch, full bath & kitchen.

This is a private, well-appointed studio apt on the 3rd floor of an 1899 brownstone, only 20 minutes by train from Manhattan. The lovely, light-filled space offers an impressive mix of historic charm and modern design, Fully equipped with linens, dishes, and comfortable furnishings, this studio has been thoughtfully renovated. It has two large windows that overlook the back garden, as well as two skylights. It boasts an original decorative fireplace, restored wood floors, brand new appliances, and a modern marble & glass shower. Wi-fi and premium cable TV (with HBO) are included. Though cozy, it is well designed and is perfect for one person, a couple or two 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 20 mins to downtown and 30 to Times Square.

Experience: We have been renting another studio in our home for over 3 years and have never had a bad experience. To read the many reviews about us and our house, please visit our other older Homeaway listing, #256524.

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 6-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 an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2017

About Leecia & Mike

Mike & Leecia didn't grow up in NYC but they've come to love the vibrant life of one of the world's great cities. They own a mid-century modern furnishings business called I Like Mike's Mid-Century Modern with a by-appointment showroom on the first floor of their Brooklyn brownstone (come visit!), and enjoy a busy neighborhood life with their young daughter and very friendly dog Lucy.

Leecia & Mike purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Leecia & Mike chose Brooklyn

This house has a great location, near the subway and other attractions--like a playground and tennis court--and also provides the unique brownstone experience that you can't get in any other kind of dwelling. It's house living in the heart of the city. Stuyvesant Heights is a lovely historic area, rich in trees, churches, and brownstones--and it offers a retreat from the intensity of Manhattan while also being conveniently close.

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment has not one but two skylights, in addition to the two large windows. It has been restored with unusual care, with attention to comfort and detail.


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
JFK International Airport
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Staten Island Ferry, Red Hook Ferry
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Long Island, Bronx
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Brooklyn Queens Expressway
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
NY State, New Jersey
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Rockaway Beach, Coney Island, Brighton Beach
Car: not necessary

This location is excellent for those who want close 24-hour train access to Manhattan (only 20 minutes on the subway) while also enjoying the easy living of beautiful Brooklyn. Located in the historic Stuyvesant Heights area of Bedford-Stuyvesant, the apartment is on the top floor of a historic brownstone on a classic tree-lined block, and is located between two subway stops that are both an easy 5-minute walk away. A grocery store, cafe and laundromat are around the corner; several excellent restaurants thrive within a 3 blocks of the apartment, and there are many other small, useful shops nearby as well.


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
Floor Area:
  • 32 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Bathroom has natural light, spacious marble & glass shower and room for getting ready. Luxury towels and toilet paper provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 double bed
  • This is a studio apartment with a comfortable Queen-sized bed; couch makes into a bed as well. All linens provided.
  • Books
  • Television
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • tennis
The owners live in the house, so any guidance and advice you may need about navigating New York City is right there--yet the apartment is also completely private and separate, so you don't have to see them if you don't want to.


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Charming, Light-filled Studio in Historic Brooklyn Brownstone #2
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 48 reviews

Homely refuge from bustling New York

  • 4 of 5

After a busy day of sightseeing in New York it was lovely to return to the peaceful surrounds of Brooklyn and our comfortable apartment in a beautiful brownstone. Whilst small, the apartment met all our needs for our three weeks in New York. Whilst it is a studio there are three defined living spaces, kitchen/dining, living and sleeping. The bathroom is light drenched by a large skylight, best lighting we have ever had in a bathroom. It is a short walk to the A and C subway. Our hostess, Leecia, was absolutely delightful and made us feel so at home.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint and charming.

  • 5 of 5

Nice apartment in a good section of Brooklyn. Very accommodating host who is knowledgeable of the area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Brooklyn apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 11 day stay in Leecia and Mike"s home. The apartment has absolutely everything needed for a comfortable stay and Leecia gave us so much local knowledge including a detailed map of the area. It was very easy to get to Manhattan by subway and there are restaurants and grocery stores within walking distance. We hope we get to visit again some time!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. The room was great and it had everything we needed. The location is great. Two metro stops close by( 20 minutes to Manhattan). Super market is one block away and many restaurants in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the best choice of description for this lovely studio apartment. It is cozy but has everything you need we stayed for 6 nights ate breakfast in most days to save money all amenities are here to cook if you want to. It's close to the subway and if you don't want to go into Manhattan every night there are lots of great restaurants nearby. Leecia is lovely and always on hand if you need anything. I would recommend this apartment to anyone.

Karen & Stuart. UK

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet Upstairs Hide-away (Room #2)

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Leecia & family's little upstairs apartment while we were visiting our son (who lives literally around the corner). The apartment had everything we needed for our stay: comfortable bed, quiet space, small kitchenette w/sink, fridge, microwave & hotpot. There is a nice big window overlooking the back patio & yard below. We would absolutely stay there again if we get the chance! Leecia and her family live right downstairs, so getting the key and access to their apartment was made extremely easy and took ALL the stress out of this type of a rental. Thank you again!!

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

One-time Cleaning Fee A$95.95

Please note: There is also a cleaning fee of $75 regardless of length of stay.

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.
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