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Spacious, light-filled townhouse in hip brownstone brooklyn

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bath triplex close to everything in Brooklyn and Manhattan

Our house is a calm, comfortable and convenient base from which to explore all of New York. It sits on a hidden, tree-lined cul-de-sac lined with historic townhouses. Built just after the end of the Civil War, it contains most of the original architectural detail. Your unit is the owner’s triplex.

The entrance at the top of the stoop opens onto a wide entrance hallway. To the left is the entrance to the living room with 13’ ceilings flooding the room with light during the day from 10’ high windows. Here you will find the entertainment center with 56” flat screen television, DVD and cable, lounging chairs, and a large sofa pit perfect for family movies or social gatherings. There is also a more intimate conversation space and reading nook set off from the main parlor by a turn-of-the century openwork wood divider. Sliding pocket doors original to the house completely and quietly separate both parlors from the rear bedroom, which overlooks the terrace and back yard. This room can sleep one on a large daybed with full spring mattress, or two with use of the concealed trundle bed. It is served by a small, full bathroom with a rain shower stall, decorated in Moroccan style. The space between the bath and office is occupied by a mudroom providing access to the second-floor terrace and the garden on the lower level. This level of the house is centrally air-conditioned.

The third floor contains a large eat-in kitchen, a formal dining room, a bedroom perfect for an older child or single adult and another full bath. The kitchen, naturally lit from morning to afternoon, allows three to prepare meals comfortably in separate work zones, and contains a walk-in food pantry, range, oven, convection oven and microwave, as well as a wide farmhouse sink with garbage disposal. The kitchen connects through a butler’s pantry to the dining room, which seats ten comfortably. Both kitchen and dining room contain independently controlled air-conditioning separate from lower-level central unit.

On the fourth floor are the main bedrooms and bathroom. The master bedroom is at the front of the house. It is a serene, quiet retreat by day or night. It contains a sofa, a chair, and luxurious canopied bed. The bath features an operable, screened skylight, heated marble floor and towel warmer. The bathtub is deep and long enough to fit two adults and overlooks the back yard. Another single bedroom on the fourth floor is outfitted with a high, single, canopy bed, with a second mattress, that can be pulled out, hidden underneath. Each bedroom is air-conditioned with whisper-quiet, fully programmable units providing maximum comfort throughout the summer.

Clinton Hill is one of the most central and desirable sections of brownstone Brooklyn. Within 3 minutes walk from the house are a large supermarket, local and organic specialty stores, full-service pharmacy, wine shops, dry-cleaners, and dozens of restaurants, beer-gardens, cocktail spots, cafés and lounges. A few minutes further by foot are the world-renowned collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, as well as Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Theater for a New Audience, BRIC art space, two farmers’ markets, Prospect Park, Fort Greene Park, and the boutiques and restaurants of Prospect Heights and Fort Greene. Additional local amenities include two well-maintained outdoor public swimming pools.

The subway is three blocks from the house and 5 short stops from Manhattan, bringing both the east and west sides quickly within reach. Other transport within walking distance include two Citibike share locations bringing Williamsburg, Park Slope and downtown Brooklyn’s chic shops and restaurants within easy reach. LaGuardia airport is a 25-minute taxi ride, and JFK not much farther; the Long Island Railroad is also just minutes away, putting the beaches and towns of the Hamptons well within reach for day trips or overnight.

More Details

Peter Smith and Susan Miller Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Peter Smith and Susan Miller Smith

Peter and Susan have lived together in New York since 1996, first in Greenwich Village and in Brooklyn since the arrival of our daughter. Peter is a native New Yorker, and Susan grew up on the West Coast of Florida . Peter works in technology and finance, and Susan is a Floral and Event Designer.

Peter Smith and Susan Miller Smith purchased this house in 2007


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Clinton Hill, New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Bathroom 1: Full bath, large enclosed stall shower Bathroom 2: Full bath, bathtub and shower Bathroom 3: Full bath, bathtub and spray shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1: Two single beds Bedroom 2: One single bed Bedroom 3: One queen bed Bedroom 4: Two single beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 10 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Spacious, light-filled townhouse in hip brownstone brooklyn
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great location and atmosphere. Kitchen is a cook's dream. House runs like a top. It was perfect for a family thanksgiving gathering

  • Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Susan will be thrilled you liked the kitchen...the layout was her idea.
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Plenty of room

  • 4 of 5

Peter and Susan met us when we arrived and gave us a nice tour of their home. We had many holiday meals to prepare so the kitchen and dining areas were most important. Although the layout of the kitchen was not the most efficient, it was stocked with all the necessary pots. pans and utensils for any meal preparation. The dining room comfortably sat our family plus a few friends.

The two bedrooms on the top floor were very nice and once we figured out the heating system were comfortable. The bedroom off the dining room was adequate but the bed in the room off the living room was not very comfortable and we did't use it.

The internet and TV worked well.

The only surprise, and one that we wish we had been advised of in advance, was that the entrance to the garden apartment is actually an entrance to the upper three floor unit as well. The main stair case is accessible from the garden level and, therefore, the upper three floors are actually open to the garden apartment renters. We had been told that the garden apartment had separate entrance and, while that is technically true, there is no door separating the entrance and hallway for the garden apartment from the other three floors. The Smith's were obviously comfortable with that arrangement and security but we were not.

  • Submitted: 9-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceptional home for NYC visit

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this brownstone over a long weekend when we came for a wedding in Brooklyn. Everything about the home, the location as well as communications with the owners was perfect. The home is spacious, well appointed and charming. The owners gave us a detailed run down of the features of the house upon our arrival and provided us with information about the neighborhood. I highly recommend a stay at this lovely home.

  • Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks!
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Great Stay - What a lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

My family of six, visited my son for Thanksgiving who works for a global non profit organization. We hosted several of his ex-pat co-workers for dinner who had never experienced a US Thanksgiving and the house completely felt like home - very warm and inviting. On top of that, the home is overflowing with incredible style, history and charm. I would highly recommend this home to anyone for a wonderful NY vacation.

  • Submitted: 27-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Came to Brooklyn to celebrate a birthday weekend with the family. This home was absolutely beautiful! Comfortable beds, great kitchen, great neighborhood, and a quiet street (not typical of New York!). The box of cookies and a bottle of wine on arrival was a welcome touch!

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: 9-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family had the best stay in this wonderful house! We are a norwegian family of five (two teenage boys and one 9-years old), and the house felt really spacious. It had a good atmosphere, was clean (important!) and very well equipped. We enjoyed family breakfast in the cozy kitchen every day before heading out for sightseeing using the subway - wich was very close. The neighborhood was nice and quite - and full of friendly people. The correspondance with the owner before our arrival was exelent - always fast answers, and we got plenty of good advices for our stay when we arrived. We will definitely recommend this house to other travelers!

  • Submitted: 5-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
C Train
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Coney Island
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Clinton Hill, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$265.68
Damage Insurance C$131.51

Check-in time is 4PM on the day of arrival.
Check-out time is 11AM on the day of departure.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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