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

Bedrooms 1
Space 350 sq ft
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:
19 June, 2018

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 Bedford-Stuyvesant

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.


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:
  • 350 sq ft
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 4.792453 based on 53 reviews

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! It was very easy to get to the subway. We also explored the local neighborhood at night. Highly recommend checking out Peaches. Leecia was very helpful and has thought of every added touch for the apartment. I hope we can make it back someday!

  • Review Submitted: 15/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute and well kept. Very welcoming.

  • 4 of 5

Our host Leecia was very kind. This was my first VRBO stay so I was a little nervous. We liked the room but it was definitely small. It was great for the price. If you are on a budget this is a great place to stay. I recommend flying in and not driving due to traffic and limited parking.

  • Review Submitted: 31/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a couple

  • 5 of 5

This Brooklyn brownstone apartment is perfect for a couple who’s looking to spend their time all over New York. The location is conveniently near the subway and is very homey. Leecia was so communicative and accommodating with our early arrival/late departure flights. We were able to keep our luggage safe while we explored and the apartment was cleaned before our stay and also after check out. The apartment is stocked with everything you could need. We’d love to stay here again if we find ourselves in Brooklyn again!

  • Review Submitted: 28/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place in Brooklyn

  • 5 of 5

Very nice apartment in Brooklyn, very close to the subway and all the service are around the house.

The owners are very friendly and ready to help us to any request.

High raccomandate if you don't want stay in the chaos of Manhattan.

  • Review Submitted: 12/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My home away from home for a week.

  • 5 of 5

Leecia and Mike were lovely hosts and the apartment was exactly as advertised. I was given detailed instructions on how to get around and within a day I knew my way into Manhattan as the subway was an easy 5 minutes away.

The apartment was snug and cosy and fully self-contained and I loved the experience of living in a genuine Brooklyn Brownstone. A laundry and new foodmarket were a few metres away as were various restaurants.

I felt very safe in the neighbourhood.

  • Review Submitted: 26/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 09/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • 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

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$100.79

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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