New York Accommodation - 2 Bedroom Rental in Crown Heights (NY-15268)

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2 Bedroom Vacation Rental in Crown Heights (NY-15268)
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom - Sleeps

This two bedroom apartment in Crown Heights is bursting with character: here you've got beautiful stained wood door and window sashes, original moldings on the ceilings to accent the height, a decorative fireplace inlaid with brick and stained glass windows. Found on the first floor (considered the ground floor by Europeans) of a 3-story Brooklyn townhouse, enjoy your time in this classic apartment. Please note that due to its age, this building will best suit people who appreciate antique architecture. However, there is an intercom system at the building entrance for guests to announce themselves.

This apartment has a nice layout that affords you more privacy than average, as the bedrooms are situated on opposite sides of the living room. This also gives the apartment double exposure, with light streaming in from both the north (Bedroom 1) and the south (Bedroom 2 and Living Room). The rooms are simply furnished, but offer all you need to get a full night's rest, with two full size beds and a double size sofa bed in the living room. The bathroom in the apartment is equipped with a bathtub a sink and a toilet. You have cable and wireless Internet access, and air conditioning units can be available to help you through New York's infamous summers.

Found on Dean Street, nestled in a row of townhouses between two main thoroughfares of Crown Heights, this apartment is ideally situated. Around the corner on Nostrand Avenue, you have all types of small convenience shops and local restaurants and delis. A stroll 4 blocks north will take you to Fulton Street, with the A/C subway station. If you're headed to Manhattan, grab the A train, which will get you there in 4 stops! Of course, Brooklyn has plenty of attractions as well, with Prospect Park to the south of the apartment, one of the largest parks in New York City, envisioned by the same designers as Central Park. For a bit of culture, visit the Brooklyn Museum on the edge of the park, housing NYC's second largest art collection, or let your kids explore the Brooklyn Children's Museum (4 blocks away). Also a bit north of the area is the Barclays Center, home to the basketball team the Brooklyn Nets and many concerts throughout the year, accessible via bus or a longer walk. The Bedford-Stuyvesant area is also to the north, another lovely neighborhood full of historic brownstones and townhouses.

For guests traveling from the JFK airport, there is easy transit via the AirTrain shuttle to the LIRR train, which will take you to the neighborhood in 5 stops, and then the apartment is only a 3 block walk away (about 400m). You can also walk 4 blocks (approx. 550m) to the local subway (A or C trains).

  • Air Conditioning,
  • Cable,
  • TV,
  • DVD,
  • Decorative Fireplace,
  • Internet,
  • Pets not allowed,
  • Smoking not permitted,
  • No elevator
Map: New York Vacation Rental - Dean Street & Nostrand Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11216
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  • A, C Trains to Nostrand Avenue / Fulton Street Station
  • living room
  • kitchen
  • bedrooms
  • bathroom
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  • apartment layout
Living room
Features: Sheets, Air Conditioning, Window, Cable, TV, Sofa, Dining table
Number of beds: 1
Bed size: sofa bed (double)
Kitchen (Separate)
Features: Fridge, Oven, Microwave, Freezer, Coffee maker, Toaster
Bedroom # 1
Features: Sheets, Window
Number of beds: 1
Bed size: bed (double)
Bedroom # 2
Features: Sheets, Air Conditioning, Window
Number of beds: 1
Bed size: bed (double)
Features: Shower, WC, Tub, Towels

Apartment floor plans in this site are not drawn to scale. They are an indication of the general layout and are intended as a guide only. Nothing contained in them should be considered to be an exact blueprint or statement of fact or warranty.

Ratings & Reviews
2 Bedroom Vacation Rental in Crown Heights (NY-15268)
Overall Apartment Rating (39) ? Overall Apartment Rating - The apartment rating is an average of each individual rating the apartment has received (not an average of the categories' ratings)
3.9 stars

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Apartment Reviews (34)
Review by: Laetitia M.,
Jun 19 2017
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Maurice was a very nice host who went out of his way for us. He was always very responsive when we asked him questions by email.
The apartment was pleasant, next to subways and shops.
We will definitely stay there again.

Review by: Cecile L.,
Aug 05 2016
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

This apartment truly corresponds to its description: it is very quiet and a 10-minute walk from the subway which brought us to the heart of Manhattan. Convenience stores, supermarkets and international takeaway food are nearby. Kitchen is small but convenient for breakfast or to heat food. For information, we were a group of 5 and the place was not cramped. Maurice, the owner, welcomed us very nicely.

Review by: Francoise M.,
Jun 05 2016
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

This is a typical New York apartment. Owner is nice. However, it is really far from Manhattan (a 30-minute subway ride). We were quite disgusted by the rats in the street in front of our doorstep. Bath towels were not very clean.

Review by: Etienne S.,
Nov 20 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Everything was great!
Good location, very close to the subway, nice and big flat...
The area is safe and interesting, a different idea of New-York.
The street is really quiet and the owner very nice.
We'll probably come back!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 25 2015

Thank you Etienne, looking forward in welcoming
you back!!!


Review by: Carmelle V.,
Sep 27 2015
From: Canada,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

This apartment is very big, both bedrooms are huge and very comfortable, bright and airy. The sofa bed in the living room is also very comfortable. Kitchen is tiny, but we only used it for breakfast so it was OK. There were not many utensils (only one teaspoon) and kitchen towels (dish towel, dishcloth, etc). We spent a wonderful week in this apartment and we would come back with great pleasure.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Oct 08 2015

The apartment was originally stock with towels and sets of 5, on all sizes in spoons etc, I will immediately replenish all need utensils.
Thank you very much for your honest review.

Review by: Simona C.,
Sep 20 2015
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

It was super!!!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Sep 23 2015

Thanks for the to the point review Simona, looking forward to seeing you on your next trip to the Big Apple.

Review by: Marie N.,
Mar 16 2015
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

The owner was very resourceful. He was very patient and concerned - we missed our flight and he was very accommodating. He's just a really great person.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Mar 30 2015

Thank you for the kind words Marie, we always go over and above to accommodate our guest, looking forward in seeing you on your next trip to the big apple

Maurice Medley

Review by: Christophe G.,
Jan 10 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

The apartment is consistent with its description: simple, clean and located 20 minutes from downtown New York. Easy to use equipment.

Review by: Nathalie P.,
Jan 05 2015
From: Canada,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

We are delighted with our stay in New York. My family and I found the apartment very comfortable and very clean. Easy access to the subway and all services nearby. The owner was very nice.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jan 15 2015

Happy new year to you and your family Nathalie, glad you enjoyed ringing in the new year in Brooklyn, and find the everything accommodating at the apartment, wishing you and your family all the best for 2015.


Review by: Philippe .,
Nov 14 2014
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

The owners are very nice. We really enjoyed our stay in the apartment. Big thank you to them for their help.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Dec 05 2014

Thank you very much, we take great pride in making sure our guests have a pleasant stay, looking forward in seeing you on your next visit to the Big Apple.

Review by: Cherline P.,
Sep 30 2014
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

The apartment was very comfortable and clean. The occupants were satisfied with the domicile, and they did not have any personal issues with the property and/or living conditions. However, some of the occupants had decided to extend their stay in NYC for two extra days. My sister and I contacted and personally met with Maurice (the rental apartment's owner)to discuss and negotiate the rates for those two day. Initially, Maurice demanded the rental rate of $600.00 for the two extra days. We explained to him that we could not afford to pay an additional $600.00 for the extra two days. The owner asked how much did we have, and we had informed him that we only had $300.00. He agreed to the rate of $300.00, and we all modified the terms of the original contract that was negotiated and drafted by Christophe at New York Habitat. On Tuesday, the 23rd of September 2014 (our last day at the rental property), the owner and I agreed to meet at 12:30 P.M. to return the keys to the rental apartment in exchange of our $500.00 rental deposit. My 60 year old mother, 74 year old great aunt, 28 year old sister and I thoroughly cleaned the apartment, and we patiently waited for him to arrive. 12:30 P.M. came and went, but no owner. I had made several calls to the owner, and he finally arrived late to the rental apartment several minutes past 1pm. He immediately asked us whether we had broken anything in the apartment, and we assured him that everything in the rental apartment was in the same condition as we had found it. He proceeded to tell us that he had to charge us an additional $200.00 for "refresh," and was only returning $300.00 of our deposit. To our astonishment, we could not believe he tried to manipulate a group of women. We felt completely ambushed and vulnerable, and immediately reminded him that the terms of the original and modified contract are binding. We demanded our $500.00 deposit, and adamantly told him that we were not accepting anything less than $500.00; the amount that was paid as a refunded rental deposit on September 16, 2014 to him. Unfortunately, we argued back and forth with the owner for more than fifteen minutes (which seemed an eternity), while he tried to convince us that we needed to take in consideration that he discounted the two additional days. Therefore, we owed him $200.00 for "refresh." We did not understand what he was talking about when he kept repeating the phrase "refresh." We advised him to return our $500.00, or we would not return the keys to the rental property. The owner realized that we were not adhering to his outrageous demand, and he reluctantly gave us the $500.00 rental deposit. We gave him his keys and promptly left the premises. It was really unfortunate that we had to experience and endured such hostility at the end of our stay at the rental apartment. Ultimately, we felt bamboozled by the owner, and hope nobody else is being hoodwinked by him. He is a very dishonest individual. New York Habitat has had a great reputation, and should definitely be careful when doing business with him, otherwise the consequences could be serious and dire for the company's reputation.

Answer by: New York Customer Service
Dec 03 2014

Thank you for your feedback, Cherline! I'm glad you enjoyed the apartment. Further to your review, we followed up with the host and investigated what transpired regarding your extension and security deposit. This host is someone New York Habitat has worked with extensively throughout the years. There has never been a similar complaint against this host. You and your guests had rented the first floor apartment as well as the second floor apartment for your group of 14 people. When you requested an extension, the host requested the contracted extension rate. As you informed the host that you were not able to afford this, the owner agreed to a lower negotiated rate. You and the owner agreed that this amount would be taken out of the deposit. This extension was just for one of the apartments. However, at the end of your stay, the host found out that your guests in the apartment upstairs had moved into the first floor apartment, making it a total of 14 people in that one apartment. As the apartment is not intended to accommodate that many people, the host found that there were broken and missing items at the end of your stay. He sought to recoup for the damages but ultimately only took the amount of the extension fee from your security deposit. Thank you for your feedback!

Review by: Philippe L.,
Aug 26 2014
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 14 days

The hosts are lovely and extremely hospitable. The apartment is very comfortable and big, except for the tiny kitchen but we knew that. The weak point is the soundproofing from outside noise. We also notified the host about how difficult it is the unlock the entrance doors with the keys... overall we are delighted with this vacation rental that can be recommended to anyone who enjoys walking since it's still a bit far from Manhattan.
Kind regards

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Sep 09 2014

Thank you for your review, the entrance door lock was adjusted to make easer not a problem, as far as noise goes, while The area is generally very quiet, there was that one night of a summer street fair that attracted a lot of people, the days fallow all went back to normal. A 20 min ride into Manhattan is considered a short ride by most.

Thanks again for your review.

Review by: Marc F.,
Jul 18 2014
From: Switzerland,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Accommodation matches its description, good size, kitchen a bit on the small side. Warm welcome from the hosts and helpfulness well-appreciated. To be recommended even if far from Manhattan.

Review by: Roberta L.,
Feb 24 2014
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

The hosts of this vacation rental were very kind, gracious and helpful. The accommodation is a 5-minute walk from Nostrand subway which takes you to the center of Manhattan in about 15 minutes.

The area is dirty but fairly quiet. I recommend it for a group of friends who are not too demanding!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Mar 20 2014

Hello Roberta,

Thank you for your review. Please be mindful that you visited New York during a period we had the worst snow fall in over twenty years and our sanitation department did not remove garbage from the curb for a week because there first priority was to clear the streets of snow (safety first).

We had snow fall every two days over a three week period, and you visited with us for six days during that period, I assure you if you should happen to be it Brooklyn at a different time you would not feel its a dirty place.

Best regards,


Review by: Federica T.,
Jan 05 2014
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 12 days

The apartment is clean, comfortable, spacious, comfortable for 4 people, the only flaw the bathroom, clean but small and without windows, the kitchen is small but is equipped with everything you need.

Owners extremely friendly and willing to help you in everything. It is in a residential area of Brooklyn, far from Manhattan, but there are metro lines (blue).


Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jan 06 2014

Thank you for your review Federica, we always do our best to assist our clients in having a great stay, a 20 minute train ride into Manhattan is not considered a long ride by most, and that's the shortest train ride into Manhattan from any of the other borough outside of the city.

Thanks again for your kind words.

Review by: Karl K.,
Nov 18 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 9 days

This accommodation is really beautiful and very well situated in Brooklyn. Old structure! Quick access to Manhattan - 20 min with the express train. Lively shopping area. The building is in a peaceful and quiet street.

The host is very friendly and hospitable.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 20 2013

Glad you enjoyed your stay at the apartment Karl, it was a pleasure meeting you,

Looking forward so see you again in the near future.

Review by: Eric W.,
Nov 09 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

It is a spacious apartment with two nice big bedrooms. The bathroom and the kitchen are functional and for a one-week stay it is more than enough. We felt safe in the neighborhood and in the apartment close to the subway and a supermarket.

Sharon and Maurice are very accommodating, we had a late checkout because of our flight. It is good value for the money/space/location. I recommend it.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 14 2013

Thank you very much for the review Eric, we appreciate the kind words, we always go the extra mile to accommodate our guest with late flights, hope to see you again soon.

Review by: Magalie L.,
Oct 30 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

The apartment was perfectly located and ideally arranged. The bedrooms are huge and the beds very comfortable. The kitchen is small but practical.

The hosts are delightful and welcomed us very nicely. Sharon provided some fruit, cereals, tea... the basics for the first breakfast, given our late arrival.

The hosts gave us all the necessary helpful information for our NYC stay.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 01 2013

Thank you for your review Magalie, It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Review by: Andrea M.,
Oct 22 2013
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

We definitely enjoy our staying, except a misunderstanding with the owner about the time of our arrival, everything was ok.

Thanks Maurice and thanks New York Habitat...

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Oct 25 2013

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us Andrea, once we got the time issue resolve everything was a breeze, looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Review by: Rhonda T.,
Sep 17 2013
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

We found the apartment to be spacious and comfortable. Initially when we were walking from the subway to the apt, we thought the area was a little sketchy but as we got familiar with the area, we became more comfortable with it. The area is very diverse but safe.

My son and I stayed out late several nights and never had a problem walking back to the apt. The apt bedrooms were huge (for NY) and it felt very inviting. I thought the tiny kitchen was cute, efficient and just what I needed to cook breakfast and warm up other meals.

Overall, we would stay here again. Excellent value, very friendly and professional owner (Maurice), and a great vacation place.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Sep 18 2013

Thank you for your kind words Rhonda, we are very happy that you had a great time in New York and we look forward to having you stay with us in the near future.

Review by: Nadia D.,
Sep 05 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Spacious and cozy apartment. Warm welcome. We are very happy with this rental.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Sep 09 2013

Thank you for your review Nadia, it was a pleasure hosting you and we look forward to seeing you again.

Review by: Ella D.,
Jul 07 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Host was welcoming and helpful throughout the stay. Apartment is well located (access to Manhattan quite easy and quiet neighborhood). Nicely done up and local stores.

Review by: Noah G.,
Jun 24 2013
From: Switzerland,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Maurice and Sharon are very friendly and easy to deal with. The kitchen was small.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jun 26 2013

Thank you very much Noah, while the kitchen is small, its a trade off for the two large bed rooms and very large living area.

Review by: Francois J.,
May 09 2013
From: Belgium,
Accommodation Rental: 9 days


We enjoyed our vacation rental although it is more run down than the photos suggest. The outdoor area is really dirty, especially at the back (garden). We saw some rats in the trash in front of the house on several occasions. Nothing to complain about regarding the bathroom or the kitchen, which are very small, but it's probably the norm in NY. Excellent wifi connection.

The hosts are nice but be aware they don't speak French at all. The neighborhood is quiet but we never got back home late at night. Excellent subway connection with JFK and Manhattan.

In our opinion, the rent is still a bit high given the run-down state.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
May 15 2013

Thank you for this review Jean Luc. I am glad to hear you enjoyed staying at the apartment, welcome to NYC, there are rats here on the street. I am very please you gave us a 4 out of 5 ratings on the cleanliness of the apartment, that's an area we work very hard to maintain.

The City of New York Sanitation does a very good job to eradicate and control rats on our city street, but it still remains a city issue and continues to work hard at it. Also there is not anything run down about this NYC Historic Landmark Building, it is Listed as such in the NYC Historic register. I a sorry you found the garden area dirty.

Although this area is not available for the guests, I take your comments into account for future improvements.

Review by: Catherine H.,
Apr 29 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

The accommodation is located in a quiet residential street in Brooklyn. Apart from the last night where a neighbor had a party, we could get to sleep and sleep late in the morning without any problem. There are take away restaurants really close by and supermarkets and stores 2 min away. There is an express line for the subway a 5-min walk away which takes you to Manhattan in 15 - 20 min.

The hosts are nice and helpful. They provided apples, water, butter for breakfast. The neighborhood seems to be very safe and very quiet.

It is good quality for the money for two couples or a family with one or two children on a budget. An extra blanket (used by our second child) for the sofa would be an improvement.

It is a vintage style apartment, typical with lots of wood, which can be an issue if you're allergic. The WC are not separate from the bathroom.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
May 02 2013

Thank you for your kind review Catherine, we will continue to work hard towards making all our guest have a satisfying experience and will make improvement on any suggestion received.

Answer by: New York Customer Service
May 02 2013

Hi Catherine, thank you for for your nice words on the apartment. It is true that the toilet is in the main bathroom. Not all the apartments in the US offer a separate toilet and we will better reflect that point from now on. We hope to see you again in New York!

Review by: Philippe L.,
Apr 22 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Good value for the money for this vacation rental. However, it is located on the first floor and we endured noise disruptions from the occupant in the upstairs apartment.

Nice and lively neighborhood. The hostess is very nice, smiling and accommodating.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Apr 25 2013

Thank you for your kind review Phillippe, we only have a elderly couple in there late sixtes who lives on the second floor with no children, so maybe they had visitors one day, I will surely address that, thanks again for your review.

Review by: Christine G.,
Jan 03 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

Everything was fine.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jan 07 2013

Glad you enjoyed the apartment Christine, looking forward to see you again soon.

Review by: Baptiste V.,
Nov 27 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

Apartment is spacious, nice to live in, full of charm and very quiet. The owner is very nice, always on time, very helpful and easy to reach. I highly recommend this vacation rental.

There is wifi in the apartment but a computer would be a plus for those who don't have a smartphone.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Dec 13 2012

Thank you for your kind review Baptiste, I am happy to inform you that your suggestion was acted upon, and a computer was added to the apartment for future renters.

Looking forward to seeing you again soon. God bless.

Review by: Pascal P.,
Nov 07 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

The owners are really sympatics and try to help us if you are coming to New York for the first time. The flat was conform at what we expected.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 10 2012

It was a pleasure having Pascal and his children. They treated the apartment as if it was their own and were very comfortable. The children had a great time shopping and viewing the sights of New York. We look forward to having them again soon.

Review by: Ueli E.,
Oct 13 2012
From: Switzerland,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

Kitchen is very small, OK to prepare breakfast. Very nice host.
Ample space for 4 people. Would return,

U.E. from Switzerland

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Oct 16 2012

Thank you for your review and compliment Ueli, glad you enjoyed the apartment. While the kitchen is small, it does provide adequate space for maximum cooking and baking; it's a trade off for the huge bedrooms and all that living and dining space that comes with this beautiful apartment.

Review by: Domenico G.,
Sep 28 2012
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 11 days

The apartment was very good, it was a good experience, we will repeat it, if we will have the opportunity. Punctuality in the appointments, politeness and kindness.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Oct 02 2012

It was a pleasure to have Domenico and family as guests. We are very happy they not only enjoyed their stay at the apartment, but had a great vacation in New York as well, we take great pride in making sure all our guests have the maximum pleasure in staying at our place.

Review by: A Guest,
Apr 20 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

The accommodation was comfortable, quiet, spacious, close to shops and public transport. The owner is very nice, forthcoming and obliging.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Apr 25 2012

All went well

Review by: Stefan M.,
Apr 18 2012
From: Germany,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

The owner was very nice, he takes time for us and explain us everything. As a problem with the bathroom appears he fixed it immediately. We had not problems else, everything works fine.

If someone of my friends need an apartment I would recommend this.

Review by: Anja N.,
Mar 29 2012
From: Germany,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

The accommodation is pretty big and in a quiet area. You can't hear anything at all from the bedroom at the back, it is absolutely quiet. We felt really comfortable.

Overall, the equipment was adequate. The host went out of his way. It just could have been a little cleaner. The apartment is well suited for 4 people. For 6, the size would still be fine but with only bathroom it would be the limit.

Personally, we really enjoyed the apartment location. It is not far from the subway station and it takes about 25 min. to Manhattan. All in all, we felt very comfortable. The owner is planning to add a computer with an Internet connection in the apartment, which is, of course, a huge plus.