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Caroline Lee Skaife

Member since: 2010
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Speaks english

Steps From Smith Street

32 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Gowanus holiday apartment

Parlor apartment, sleeps 4!

Welcome to our sunny one bedroom plus den, located near the infamous Gowanus canal. Only steps away from the trendy Smith Street, the F train is 3 blocks away and a 20 minute subway ride to midtown Manhattan. The apartment is on the parlor floor, with high ceilings, only one step! Perfect for 2 - 4 persons. Comfortable Queen bed and 2 singles. Enjoy the shared back yard, the Brooklyn way which means getting there down the fire escape ladder a few feet. The apartment is clean and uncluttered perfect for your stay.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Caroline Lee Skaife (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Caroline Lee Skaife

For another larger rental option in the neighborhood, and the heart of Carroll Gardens

Caroline Lee Skaife purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Caroline Lee Skaife chose Brooklyn

It's the best neighborhood. A beautiful walk to the subway, restaurants, Carroll Park, locally owned shops and speciality food stores.

Reviews

4.6
based on 32 traveller reviews

Steps From Smith Street
average rating of 4.625 based on 32 reviews
4

Good one-bedroom in Brooklyn

  • 4 of 5

We spent 2 nights in this apartment. It was great for two people. It was clean and functional. The location was very good for us.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, ON
4

Roomy, bright, the most comfortable beds and great location!

  • 4 of 5

I would recommend this Brooklyn apartment (indeed, I have!) without hesitation. The bed was without a doubt one of the most comfortable I've slept on, and the lofty ceilings and clean lines made for a welcome return at the end of the day. The amenities were exactly as depicted in the listing, and the transaction and check-in instructions were simple. Two subway lines into Manhattan are a quick walk away, making it really easy to get to meetings downtown. Friendly bar staff at the Brooklyn Social bar on Spring St. just around the corner -- a former Italian social club maintaining an authentic look and feel. Great for a late-night panini.

I wish I could have stayed longer than two nights. And next time, I'd bring my son -- the two single beds in the adjoining room make the place perfect for families.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very Spacious, Comfortable, Convenient Location

  • 5 of 5

Spent Four Nights. Easily accessible as there is a lock box to obtain the key,

Lovely Old Brownstone in very residential neighborhood,on 1st floor, but also convenient to transportation.

As all Brownstone rentals, could use some updating.

Owner very friendly. Lives upstairs.

Wold return for next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Tidy, functional VRBO, but noisy

  • 3 of 5

This is pretty much the VRBO standard for the daily booking price. The entire transaction/transition was seamless, and you can't beat the area if you plan on staying more in Brooklyn than Manhattan. As someone who is used to living in apartment/condo buildings (incl. NYC, Queens, etc.), the ceilings/walls are thinner than most I've experienced. I could easily make out words from the upstairs resident, and the bedroom is on the other side of the wall from the building access door, which is very noisy at times. If you look on the other side of the bedroom wall you can easily see why. The outside wall joints have been kept exposed where most buildings/homes insulate, and sheet-rock to buffer noise and temperature. It does look artsy, but at a noisy cost to the person on the other side of the wall. And speaking of loud, there is a beautiful cathedral a block away, and its bells are NOISY. On Sunday mornings it seems to play nonstop from 8am to 11am -- you've been warned.

As one review stated, the bathroom needs a bit of TLC, but everything was sanitized and clean.

I was disappointed with the Wi-Fi situation. I had to do a lot of work during the work week, but it seems the Wi-Fi hardware is housed somewhere upstairs, which you piggyback from below. At times, my connection was slow or dropped altogether, which was frustrating. This may not be a big deal to you, but important to note. (I don't know what really could've been done about this in a timely matter, so I didn't report it.)

I have no complaints about the kitchen, but don't expect a full service one. It's more than sufficient, and besides you should go explore the neighborhood rather than coop up in the apartment and trying to whip up a meal for your whole family. I am familiar with the 'hood, so I would recommend: Prime Meats (brunch), Pig Beach (around the corner - outdoor BBQ/Beer garden), Battersby (finer dining), French Louie on Atlantic, Clover Club (drinks), Bar Bruno (Mexican fare), Blue Bottle (coffee), Lavender Lake Bar.

Overall -- I probably would not book this place again due to my sensitivity to noise and the lackluster WI-FI situation unless I needed to stay specifically in that area. But if you are on a budget and need to stay in that area then I would definitely recommend it. I'd say this is more a 3.5 out of 5 Stars, but I am unable to select that rating option above.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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victoria bc
4

Looks just like the photos

  • 4 of 5

This brownstone looks just like the photos. It was clean and conviently located to subway and Smith St with the shops, cafes and services we needed. Our host was friendly and available, which I really like.

It would have been handy to have a binder with local info, attractions etc. I suggest that because it has been very handy at other places we have stayed.

The brownsrone was very quiet at night, which was a bonus. I am glad I took my eye cover! I need it dark to sleep and the window coverings in the bedroom did not block out all the light. The beds were very comfortable!!

Overall I would say this is a comfy place to stay with the basics provided.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco
5

Sweetest apartment in Brooklyn

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful hosts, beautiful neighborhood, spacious and gorgeous apartment. I would stay there again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
La Guardia
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Black Moutain Wine Bar
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Governor's Island
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
F Train at Carroll Street Stop
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Battersby / The Grocery / La Vara
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Coney Island

Infamous Brownstone Brooklyn. Family life at it's best.

Playgrounds, Farmer's Markets, Health food stores, Cothing boutiques, Top rated restaurants: Battersy, The Grocery, Dover, La Vara, Buttermilk Channel, Frankies, Prime Meats... Wedding spaces, The Gowanus Canal, Whole Food, Prospect Park, Manhattan only 6 stops on the train....

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Gowanus, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2017
1 Mar 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$237
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$223
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$36 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$72
Cleaning A$144
Tax Rate 6.0%

Price is in Euros (by credit card) or US Dollars (check, paypal or cash)
Rate is based on 2 persons.
$25 per person thereafter up to 4 persons maximum
$100 Cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Gowanus, New York

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Shower and small tub
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , Brand new high quality mattresses, all cotton linens.
  • Private Queen Bedroom 2 Single Beds in Den
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling