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3 bedroom house just steps from the water and ferry in Red Hook

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 br, 3 bath sunlit house on a very quiet street just 3 blocks from the water

Our adorable, bright house was newly renovated two years ago with the best appliances, a viking stove and double oven, Le Creuset cookware and Saarinen tables. Downstairs is a kitchen, dining and library in an open plan set up and upstairs are three bedrooms with two baths. The master bedroom has a fireplace and a private bath. The house was designed by Elizabeth Roberts one of NYC's top architects and interiors experts. And here she created a sunny, happy spot that will be the perfect place for your New York vacation.

Red Hook's geographical closeness to Manhattan, is offset by the lazy, laid-back vibe of the small-town community. The neighborhood offers local restaurants (no chains!) and a very friendly community. You can have your choice of jaunts to the city (only a ferry ride away) or stay local and enjoy intimate dining, drinking and shopping spots, where you'll most likely be ordering or buying from the owner. It's just a short walk to the water in two directions with more parks per capita than any other neighborhood in NYC. Wake up and walk down the block to Martha Stewart's favorite bakery, Baked, and get fresh made pastries and cappucinos.

Walk back a few blocks and you can take the Ferry to downtown Manhattan. One of the city's best groceries, Fairway, is also a short walk--go there and barbecue their amazing dry-aged steaks on our large back deck.

Or take a picnic to Valentino Pier and lay a blanket out on the grass facing the water and watch the sun go down over the Statue of Liberty. You won't believe Manhattan is just a short ride away.

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brandon holley
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2018

About brandon holley

We are a family of three and have lived in Red Hook for 11 years. Our son was born here and we will never leave! I've worked in magazines and digital for years and my husband is a musician. Please feel free to ask us anything about the house.

brandon holley purchased this house in 2004

Why brandon holley chose Red Hook

We walked in and just knew this was going to be our home, the sun pours in every afternoon and block is incredibly quiet. All the neighbors are friends and the kids all play together on summer afternoons. It's quaint and cool with lots of artists and musicians. When you go to a local restaurant, you'll probably end up meeting and making friends with the locals--we all know each other--which is quite unique in NYC!

What makes this house unique

Our spot is unique in the city in that it is so close to the water, you can actually smell the salt air when you walk out the front door if the wind is right. you can hear the ships blowing their horns and you feel a real part of NYC's important waterfront history. It's on a great street and is just a short block to the main area of red hook.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Brandon's place is the best! Perfect location away from Manhattan's noise, yet close to all the best hidden gems Brooklyn has to offer. This is our second stay here. Excited to book it again!
Jun 2017
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Red Hook, New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • The three baths are each unique. The downstairs bath has a large tub with a hand shower and stand up shower. The upstairs bathrooms are white tile and full of light.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • master - 1 king
    corner room - 1 double
    kids twin - 2 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom has a fireplace and a private bath. Get's morning light through four windows along the wall. The other two rooms get afternoon light and are simple in design with very comfortable mattresses and great down bedding.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
1) you can take the bus on our corner to the Smith/9th street subway. The bus runs every 10 minutes and you can track it on your phone. The bus ride is 10 minutes. At Smith and 9th take the F train to manhattan. Soho is 15 minutes on the train. Times Square is 25 minutes. The F train is a great way to get around Manhattan. It goes up the center so is always convenient. 2) Take the new Ferry! Right from Red Hook. It’s the best way and super convenient. It runs every 20 minutes and takes 15 minutes to get to Wall Street. Its brand new and we Red Hookers love it! 3) Take an Uber to Smith and 9th or Carroll Street from the house. This is easy and costs $11. 4) Walk to Smith and 9th, about a 15-20 minute easy walk.


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3 bedroom house just steps from the water and ferry in Red Hook
average rating of 4.5 based on 18 reviews

Beautifully appointed family home in delightful Red Hook

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for Christmas and had a wonderful time. The house is gorgeous and has everything you need. We had a few big meals and loved the kitchen. Beds are comfortable and we enjoyed the fireplace in the master bedroom.

  • Submitted: 6-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I’m glad you had a good holiday. Please come back.
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New Years stay in Red Hook

  • 5 of 5

On a frigid weekend in NYC, we had a warm and comfy stay in Red Hook, a short hop to Manhattan by ferry or Uber! We loved our accommodations! To say the kitchen is well equipped is an understatement. The bedrooms, perfect for seven guests, and cozy. Explore this neighborhood! Lovely, walkable dinner options at Hometown Barbecue or Fort Defiance. Will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: 1-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stay at Brandon’s

  • 5 of 5

Her home is spotlessly clean, refreshingly light and airy with a chef style kitchen. Although we stayed during a cold winter weekend, her garden is very inviting. The bedrooms are comfortable and nicely furnished with ample closet space. Red Hook is the new place in town. It doesn’t want to be Manhattan but a short walk to the ferry can easily get you there. Check out the neighborhood art scene and galleries along with fun pubs especially Fort Defiance about a 1/2 block from Brandon’s which is small & neighborly with a killer brunch. Homeowner Brandon is an absolute delight to deal with, very responsive and accommodating. As former New Yorkers, we will be back!

  • Submitted: 21-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with me. You are such a great family and the place is yours whenever you come back.
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Fun, comfortable stay I'm Red Hook!

  • 4 of 5

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Red Hook, Brooklyn! The home was clean, comfortable, and in a great location. The neighborhood is safe and has many great restaurants and shops and it's near the water. Brandon was very accommodating and made our stay in her home a nice experience. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

I do not like to write reviews, but I do so now to clarify some things in this listing that were misleading. The area of Red Hook Brooklyn may be up-and-coming, but what we experienced was still pretty shabby. I am sad to say this because the apartment looks so cute on the inside. Because of this feeling we did not spend much time in the neighborhood. Also the suggestion that the rental is close to a ferry stop is true ... but only if you want to be using it during IKEA store hours. We wanted to be in the city by 10am on Saturday and the ferry does not run that early. Without a ferry, the subway stations are far away and a walk through not very safe areas of Brooklyn. Please do your research and make sure you will be comfortable. I did read there are bus stops nearby, but we were unfamiliar with how to travel by bus in NY so we didn't want to try it. Maybe Brandon can make suggestions for future tenants on how and which bus to ride to where. Because of this we had to hail cabs to and from safe subway stops further away. Brandon was helpful when we needed her which was a good thing, but hopefully she will hire a new cleaning lady because the fridge was not emptied or cleaned from previous renter and the information book on the table was too dirty to even review. The bedrooms were acceptable, beds were comfortable, but closets and drawers were filled with personal items so little room for any unpacking. The bathrooms were another area that a new cleaning lady would hopefully make a positive impact. We do understand that this is a low cost option for a vacation in the city and the price was right for us. I just wish I had known these details so I would be able to plan in advance for additional cost and time for transportation.

  • Submitted: 21-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry you did not find my neighborhood comfortable. Red Hook is an amazing neighborhood, constantly called one of the most vibrant in NYC if not the country. Because of its lower rents it is home to artists and small, family-owned restaurants and businesses which give it the feel of a small town across the water from a very big town. Your review makes me understand it is not for everyone. But I disagree, Red Hook is not "shabby," as you call it, that is perhaps a matter of taste and my neighbors and I very proud of the place where we are raising our families. We love the local gelato shop, the boat builders near by, the ferry into Manhattan, the cheesemaker down the block, the old barber and the friendly restaurants run by good friends. Red Hook is a place worth exploring, I'm sorry you didn't give it a proper look--you probably would have loved it as so many others do. The ferry does run all day, every day and is part of the local transit authority. It's a great way to get back and forth to the city at any time of day until late at night.
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Great Location in Brooklyn!

  • 4 of 5

Great location and lots of space. Ferry was perfect to use on the weekend (for free) and the subway during the week. Plenty of parking and restaurants. Downstairs neighbors were not awesome but Brandon was easy to work with. Will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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to get to the city, you need to take the F line from smith-9th street which is either a 1-mile walk or a quick bus ride from the corner on the B61. Also you can take the New York Water Taxi to Pier 11 in lower Manhattan it leaves every 50 minutes and just takes 15 minutes to the city and is only 4 blocks from the house. Here’s the info:


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$192.26
Pet Fee C$128.17
Damage Insurance C$126.89

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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