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Member since: 2013
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Newly Renovated, Clean & Spacious w/ Outdoor Space

92 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Bedford-Stuyvesant holiday apartment

Spacious Lower Level Flat in Stuyvesant Heights Brooklyn - 20 Min to Manhattan!

1,025 sq ft. Lower Level Apartment in a landmark designated historic limestone private house. This apartment is newly renovated and includes a private outdoor patio garden, full washer & dryer, free Wi-Fi and two HD cable televisions.

Steps away from the Express A Train to Manhattan. Close to coffee shops, restaurants and grocery stores.

**Super Quiet Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning & Heating units located throughout the apartment. Use the smart remote controller to get your perfect temperature with the touch of a button** (Installed Feb, 2014)

Extended stays welcome...Just e-mail me!

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jason (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks english

About Jason

This limestone home has been carefully taken care of since it was built in 1910. The neighborhood of Stuyvesant Heights is home to many families including my own. We enjoy the neighborhood feel, the magnificent New York architecture, the independent coffee shops and trendy restaurants. The A Train is less than 100 ft. from the apartment and your trip into the city will take approximately 25 minutes. Clearly, Brooklyn itself is a destination and you will be right in the center if you choose to stay at the Reading Room Suite.

We look forward to having you enjoy the neighborhood as many, many travelers from around the world do every day! Have breakfast in the Reading Room Suite or in one of the many neighborhood eateries before setting out on your day to explore all that New York has to offer.

Warmest regards, Jason

Jason purchased this apartment in 2007


based on 92 traveller reviews

Newly Renovated, Clean & Spacious w/ Outdoor Space
average rating of 4.902174 based on 92 reviews

The Reading Room in Brooklyn is amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I arrived at the Reading Room in Brooklyn and we were instantly impressed! Jason's Mom gave us the full tour of the property and it was just as described in the listing. It was spacious and comfy and clean and we felt right at home.

Jason and his Mom were both very helpful in answering any questions that we had and they supplied us with maps and directions to the closest restaurants and grocery stores. They also taught us which Subway station to use and which train would take us into Manhattan (A or C).

The street and neighborhood that the Reading Room is located on is just marvelous! It is a beautiful neighborhood and there were many flowers and plants and fall decorations out to make it even more beautiful. The Utica Subway station is 2 blocks away and it was an easy and safe walk to and from the Reading Room. My sister and I felt very safe walking around the neighborhood at all times of the day and night.

My sister and I stayed for 7 nights and we had a fantastic trip to NYC! We spent time in Manhattan during the day/evening and then would come back to Brooklyn at night. The Reading Room was a very relaxing place to stay and it was nice to have such a quiet space to enjoy after the long and loud days in Manhattan.

I highly recommend staying in the Reading Room - it was great for a girls trip to NYC and I think it would be perfect for families as well.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and Affordable

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the wonderful "Reading Room Suite" in Brooklyn was a pleasant and enjoyable experience. Jason was great and prompt with all communications regarding his property.

We were greeted by Jason's mother, Elizabeth who was charming and very thorough with the orientation of her basement apartment and getting around the city by subway. Jason also provided us with some ideas as to where to eat in the neighborhood.

My friend and I wanted to stay in a place different from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. The Reading Room Suite is an affordable and homey alternative to hotel accommodations. The property is conveniently close to the subway, literally a two minute walk through a quaint park.

The apartment has great amenities... dependable wifi, refrigerator, mini kitchen, full sized washer, dryer, 2 flat screen TV's and a lot of space to house 6 people comfortably. The neighborhood is friendly and safe. We used the subway as late as 11 pm at night.

Jason and Elizabeth also made it a point to check in on us to make sure we were okay. This place is great for travelers of 2 to a family of 6.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal retreat for NY family holiday

  • 5 of 5

The 'Reading Room' is ideal accommodation for travelling with young children. There is an abundance of open plan space for children to play. The apartment is tidy and clean, and is equipped with a washing machine, dryer and drying rack which is very handy when travelling with children. There was reliable wi-fi. The apartment is located in a quiet and friendly neigbourhood with a playground, public library and excellent cafes/restaurants within walking distance. The subway station (express A train, plus local line C) was very close and had a lift/elevator - and the trip to Manhattan on the A train was not very long. Jason and his family went out of their way to help us with any questions we had about the apartment and provided us with useful advice on travel. Staying at the 'Reading Room' was central to us enjoying our holiday to NY - we would definitely return to the 'Reading Room'!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A clean, well appointed apartment near to local amenities, it was a perfect size for a family of 4.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at The Reading Room was great.

Right from the start we found Jason to be excellent at communicating with us, always responding to emails/ questions. Then when we arrived he met us and helped us settle in. The apartment was perfect for a family of 4, very comfortable and well appointed. The useful fact sheets of local amenities were very beneficial and Jason's recommendations were spot on.

The location was just what we needed for our short stay in Brooklyn/ New York, close to the subway meant easy access to Manhattan.

Thanks Jason.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

As a family of four with two teenage girls we were a little apprehensive about staying on the outskirts of the City in Brooklyn, but how wrong could we have been.

We arrived after the long flight and a cab ride (with a wonderful Taxi driver) and were met by Elizabeth, Jason's Mum what a lovely lady. Elizabeth took us through everything we needed to know about the property the area travel etc etc, you name it she had it covered.

The property was much larger than we first thought and very well equipped with everything you would want (even a small back yard with patio furniture) the place was great.

We travelled into Manhattan every day using our 7 day Metro cards (really good value) sometimes going in and out twice and using them to go up and down Manhattan from the Battery Park at the bottom to Central Park at the top. Jason and his mum Elizabeth are lovely people and you feel instantly at home, Brooklyn's immediate area was really surprising with a Park at the end of the road (where the subway started) a few restaurants, Peachy's was great the first night and Daddy Greens Pizza shop was amazing food and really friendly people.

Would definitely recommend Jason's apartment and the area for your Manhattan trip. Wonderful experience. Nice people, good value and easy travelling, great place. Get off at High Street on the subway and walk the Brooklyn Bridge for great New York Sky Line images. All in all great place and people will definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, Jane! We think about our guests often while they are here with us because we want to ensure that they have the best possible experience. We take our time during check-in and try to accommodate each guest as much as possible while they are here. We really do not take for granted that we were chosen among thousands of available apartments. Thank you once again and I hope to see you in NYC again soon! Best, Jason
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Wonderful stay in Brooklyn

  • 5 of 5

We can only find compliments for our stay in the Reading Room Suite in Brooklyn. The apartment was comfortable, stylish, spotlessly clean and somewhere to look forward to getting back to after a day in New York.

Jason was an excellent host who even came out near midnight to rescue us when our taxi driver couldn't find the address.

The location is very convenient and close to the A Train, which makes getting into Manhattan easy. Importantly, the bed is very comfortable. Full washing facilities makes it easier for travellers.

We readily recommend this apartment to anyone spending time in NYC.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Train
A Train - Express
Nearest Restaurant
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

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

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3 night minimum stay

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Please pay the initial 50% at the time of booking by clicking the "Book It Now" icon when a quote has been sent by me and accepted by you. The remaining 50% will be provided at the time of check-in through "Book It Now" or in cash. A receipt will be provided for all cash payments. You will receive three sets of keys from me at the time of check-in. (All fees and Taxes are Included)

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 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1025 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Newly renovated full bath with complimentary toiletries.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
  • Cozy bedroom with queen sized bed, cable television and private closet. There is also a queen sized pull out couch and two roll away beds. A total of 6 people can sleep very comfortably in this apartment!
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
There are two roll away beds available in the closet of this apartment. The apartment can accommodate six as follows: 1. Queen sized bed in the bedroom - 2 2. Queen sized bed that converts into a couch - 2 3. Three roll away twin beds - 3 Please note: two sets of linens are provided for each bed.