The Washington Park Residence

fort greene, brooklyn
2 bedroom - 2 bath
(7 reviews)
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$384 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

This bright, spacious and colorful residence is situated facing Fort Greene park which has tennis courts and 2 playgrounds for children, while still being just minutes by train to Manhattan. There are lots of toys in the kids room and the home is in a family-friendly neighborhood in Brooklyn with lots to do and see for the kids. Easy access to the park across the street as well as the private garden make it an ideal location for children.

Why Kids Love it

There are plenty of toys and books for kids under the age of 10 with lots of space for everyone to spread out. Two floors allow you to put the kids to bed downstairs while enjoying upstairs without worry of waking them. Bike also available with extended Xtracycle which can easily fit 2 children for exploring Brooklyn. The spacious kids room has 2 twin beds. Note limited provision for very small children - high chair but no crib provided.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 30 nights. The residence is close to all major train lines making it really easy to get around the city, no car required. It is completely child safe. Note that the owners no longer have a cat (as mentioned in reviews below). Street parking is always available. Two air mattresses can be added on demand. There is great children's programming at museums nearby including the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Prospect Park Zoo and roller/ice skating. JFK airport is around 45 minutes away by car; LaGuardia is approximately 30 minutes away.

About the Location

This home is ideally located in Fort Greene, a beautiful family-friendly neighborhood. The home is on a quiet 1-way street, which faces Fort Greene Park. The park has 2 playgrounds, a year-round weekly farmers’ market, sprinklers, dog park, tennis courts and lots of green space for a picnic. It’s an easy walk to many Brooklyn attractions and subways into Manhattan. It is 1 stop from Manhattan and close to Dumbo and Brooklyn Bridge Park and Jane’s Carousel. It is also minutes from Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Barclay's Center with plenty of entertainment options any night of the week.

Accommodation Details

This timeless brownstone with 2 bedrooms has a huge parlor floor with high ceilings, a recently remodeled modern kitchen and is approximately 2,200 square feet in total. The master bedroom has access to a private garden and has a queen bed; the kids room has 2 single beds. Two further foldable mattresses are available on request. The bathroom has a shower and bathtub.

Style Notes

Modern design in a century-old Brownstone with high-end appliances, an espresso machine, and all the comforts one could want. Bright living, dining and kitchen space with views across the street of the park loaded with trees, dogs, runners and children. The decor includes original wooden floors and moldings, high ceilings, a mix of vintage and modern furniture, and color pops to brighten up even a grey day.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 queen
1 full / double
2 twin / single
Lynn V.
Member since June 16, 2015
We are a family of 4 who love to travel and explore the world. We have done several house swaps with friends of friends over the years and learned through doing so how much more pleasant it is to make yourself at home in a place that really feels homey instead of packing into a tiny hotel room and sitting in the dark after the kids go to bed. Kid&Coe is a great resource for providing just that at-home feeling even when you're far away. New York City is always an adventure with kids and we hope we can provide you with a space to relax at the end of each day where your kids can enjoy some down time or run across the street to the park to play.

7 reviews

Janet R.
Visited in November 2019
We had a wonderful stay in Fort Greene! The vibe was incredible, the space was clean and the location was perfect. Lynn was a wonderful host, left great recommendations and very responsive. Our whole family had a great time - would stay at this home again for future trips!
Emily T.
Visited in June 2017
We had a wonderful stay at the Washington Park Residence. It's in a great location with easy access to the park and playground, restaurants, and the subway for venturing to other parts of the city. We found on-street parking close by, and the apartment was well-equipped with everything we needed. It's also beautifully furnished, and we enjoyed the artwork and checking out the original details maintained in many of the rooms.
Andy L.
Visited in April 2017
We absolutely loved staying at Lynn's Washington Park Residence. The only reason why we didn't give the home 5 stars for the family friendliness was the narrow steep stairs that you have to take to get to the bedrooms. Our kids are 4 and under so they definitely weren't able to go down those stairs on their own. The only other thing that I'll mention is that the hardwood floors creek and make noises which I can see being an issue if you have a little one that can be easily woken from the sound of the parents walking around outside the kids bedrooms. Other than that we loved everything else about our stay and we wouldn't hesitate staying there again the next time we are in NY. The property felt safe and was in a very family centered part of Brooklyn. It was an easy walk to a few places for breakfast and a pharmacy if we needed it. Everything looked and felt clean which was great. Lynn also gifted us a bottle of white wine which was a really nice touch to make us feel welcomed.
Amanda F.
Visited in July 2016
Lynn and her family were extremely welcoming and accommodating. They left a packet with information and passes for city attractions, which was super fun for visiting family and us locals as well! The Washington Park residence is modernized in all the right ways, while maintaining the history and charm of Brownstone Brooklyn. We were so grateful to Lynn and her sweet family for providing a homey, comfortable landing spot for a few weeks. We definitely recommend this home!
Alex C.
Visited in April 2016
We loved staying at The Washington Park Residence. It's an absolutely beautiful home with cool features and a fab hi-spec kitchen. Lynn and her family left lots of useful information for us and made us feel extremely welcome - they were the perfect hosts. Our son loved staying in the children's bedroom and loved looking after the cat (who was a friendly housemate and no trouble at all). The apartment is light, spacious and very well maintained. It's next to a great park which was just across the road and had two well-equipped playgrounds. We would be very happy to stay there again and would highly recommend it.
Jen V.
Visited in October 2015
What a wonderful residence ! Lynn and her husband were incredible hosts and didn't miss any details. Our family enjoyed every aspect of their beautiful townhouse and to be right on Fort Greene Park was a bonus! We definitely will be booking this place in the near future.
Fran R.
Visited in September 2015
We had a fantastic stay at the Washington Park residence in Brooklyn. It's a spacious brownstone with beautiful furniture and incredible art, but also very livable. We were very comfortable with our two young children during our stay. Our host was very responsive and gave us detailed information about the house and the neighborhood. The location is very convenient, easy access to the subway, close to great coffee shops, restaurants and of course, right in front of Fort Greene park. We had a car with us and parking was not a problem in the neighborhood. Overall, a wonderful stay!

Fort Greene, Brooklyn

The BAM to the Flea, with a good dose of history

Leafy Fort Greene is a breath of fresh air, an easygoing area popular amongst families wishing to escape the Manhattan madness. From the historic architecture to the open spaces of Fort Greene Park, from Brooklyn Academy of Music’s stellar interactive family shows to the Brooklyn Flea, this corner of Brooklyn is packed with family-friendly things to do and see.