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Leecia & Mike

Member since: 2009
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Speaks english, a little Spanish

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

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Bedford-Stuyvesant holiday apartment

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leecia & Mike (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks english, a little Spanish

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.


based on 32 traveller reviews

Charming, Light-filled Studio in Historic Brooklyn Brownstone #2
average rating of 4.75 based on 32 reviews

100% recommended

  • 5 of 5

It´s an amazing apartment in a very nice neighborhood in Brooklyn, 5 min walking from the A (express) and C subway lines to Manhattan. Leecia is very kind, helpful and everything was in order when we arrived. The apartment is perfect for two, just as the pictures describes and very close to supermarkets, nice grocery stores and a charming cafe. I surely recommend this apartment for anyone, also I have to say is a very safe neighborhood, we walked at night (12 am - 2 am) and nothing happens.

I would definely stay again. Thank you for making our stay Leecia.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect is how I would sum up our stay at this cozy apartment in Brooklyn. It is exactly as it appears in photos, no surprises. Cute, quaint and quiet at night, this apartment had everything we needed. And the price was right! It is close to the subway as indicated and we felt perfectly safe returning late at night after a ball game. Go Blue Jays! We stayed from May 20-26, the weather was great. I would not hesitate to stay here again and recommend it to anyone. It was kind of like staying with friends who were looking out for us, thanks again Leecia and Mike.

Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice size studio apt. Leecia was a great resource.

  • 5 of 5

Apt in Bed-Sty area 6 min easy and safe (I walked up through midnight) walk to subway. Very nice bathroom, well functioning kitchen and very comfortable bed on the second floor.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We feel terrible for not reviewing this amazing apartment earlier. We enjoyed a great month here over Christmas and New Year 2013-14 and couldn't have been happier. Our hosts were fantastic and welcoming, the apartment was perfect for two - super clean and with everything we needed. The pictures and description are all exactly right: short walk to a supermarket, amazing local places to eat, short stroll to the A Train for a quick journey into Manhattan (or an even quicker journey on the C to some of the best places in Brooklyn.) We would love to come back, and have recommended this place to any of our friends looking for a place to stay in NYC. Hope to come and stay again Leecia (sorry it took us so long to write this).

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely little studio, in a lovely area

  • 5 of 5

This lovely little studio apartment was in a perfect location. We took the Airtrain from JFK, directly to the Utica Subway stop. From there, the aparmtent was just a couple of blocks away. The Utica subway stop also goes on to Manhattan, making this place a midway stop. Leecia provided excellent directions on how to get to the apartment. She was just lovely and very welcoming. Every thing in the apartment was thought of, for literally, a home away from home. However, and this is my only one small niggle (and it may be an English thing) but we would have really appreciated a 'welcome-pack' for our late arrival, to save us going out shopping immediately after arrival. There is a lovely coffee shop, (Brunswick) just round the corner, ideal for breakfast.

I would definetely recommed this apartment to any one wanting to stay near to Manhattan and I would definely stay again. Thank you for making our stay Leecia.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute little studio in Bed Stuy

  • 4 of 5

Leecia was a great hostess. She welcomed us as we walked in. The studio was clean and perfect for 2 people. It had everything we needed. We liked the skylight in the bathroom and the kitchen. Leecia did an amazing job putting this little studio together. The subway was 3 blocks away. There's a couple of bodegas close to the apartment. It was a quick trip to Manhattan. We definitely enjoyed our stay and of course, will stay here again next time we're back in New York.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

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

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

One-time Cleaning Fee A$99

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
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 ...
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.