The Dahill Road Residence

kensington, brooklyn
5 bedroom - 2 bath
(3 reviews)
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$820 per night (USD)
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  • 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
2 king
1 queen
1 sofa bed (double)
1 bunk bed
2 air bed

Perks for the Parents

This charming historic Brooklyn brownstone next to a park has a large playroom for the kids, a fruit garden and is just 15 minutes’ walk from Prospect Park, cafes and great restaurants. It sleeps up to 10. Charming period features sit comfortably next to modern family life with everything you need here for a great stay. The kitchen has all amenities plus children's items including a high chair, sippy cups, plates, utensils, bibs etc. The lovely back garden is full of organic berries in the summertime including raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, grapes, and more (which guests are invited to pick and eat.)

Why Kids Love it

This home is filled with tons of toys, books, climbing bars, art supplies, you name it. The hosts have 3 children and this home was very much designed with them in mind. There is a fabulous large playroom filled with all kinds of books and toys, as well as Swedish climbing bars to explore. The house is directly next door to a public park that features a small soccer field, basketball courts, playground, swings, and summertime water feature. The residence within easy walking distance from Prospect Park, Brooklyn's largest park, where you’ll find the Brooklyn Zoo and the Botanical Gardens.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 nights. A self-contained apartment (sleeps 4-6) in the basement of this property (no garden access) is also available to rent on Kid&Coe. There is no parking out front, but there is plenty of free street parking on the block. Otherwise, public transport is readily available. Brooklyn Herborium products are provided in the bathroom. Safety notes: there are ungated stairs in this property, a stair gate can be provided on request. Check-in is via a lock box.

About the Location

This residence is in the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. It’s a safe, family-orientated area, nestled between Prospect Park and the historic Greenwood Cemetery, both of which are worth a visit. Ft. Hamilton Parkway, 1 block to the north, has great restaurants and coffee shops. Prospect Park is wonderful for visiting families, as it features a zoo, carousel, ice/roller skating rink, paddle boat and bike rentals, fishing, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Zoo and playgrounds. This home is about 30 minutes from JFK airport. F and G trains are 2 blocks away, which travel directly into Manhattan in 20 to 30 minutes.

Accommodation Details

This approximately 2000 sq ft house has 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on 2 floors. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar seating 3, a dining room with a table seating 6-8 and a very spacious living room. There is a downstairs queensize bedroom with an ensuite bathroom featuring a shower/jacuzzi tub. Upstairs is a primary kingsize bedroom that opens up to a dressing area, a 2nd kingsize bedroom, a 3rd bedroom / play room with a double sofabed, and a kids’ room with a bunk bed. The upstairs bathroom has a shower and a large skylight and hanging plants above. A pack n play is available on request. Outside is a backyard garden with trees and plants, a berry garden with abundant fruit to pick in summer months, and a deck with outdoor lounge seating.

Style Notes

Historic, comfortable and spacious. This home was built in 1918 and still has many of the original details. Old Brooklyn charm is in abundance with high pressed-tin ceilings, original hardwood floors, stained glass and beautiful mosaic tiling in the hallway, mixed in with all the modern amenities one would come to expect. Furniture is mostly mid-century modern peppered with antiques and vintage rugs. We love the huge, wooden floored playroom that is full of natural light and toys for kids under 10 – the climbing bars are a great place for kids to work off some energy; the 2nd living room for the kids and the location, not downtown but near enough to it.

Aron W.
Member since January 30, 2015
My wife and I have lived in Brooklyn for over 8 years now. We both own small businesses in the area, and absolutely love the neighborhood. We have two daughters, ages 3 and 1.

Kensington, Brooklyn

In the center of Brooklyn

Quiet, unpretentious and popular with families, Kensington is just south of Prospect Park and under half an hour from Manhattan by train. Wood frame houses mingle with Brownstones along the leafy streets and families play in Ablemarle Playground. With multicultural food stores, a riding stables and great commuter links, it’s an easy place to base yourself in Brooklyn.

3 reviews

Alexander R.
Visited in April 2022
Aron has a fantastic place in Kensington, Brooklyn. It's right next to a playground, and a grocery store and subway station are nearby. The location is fantastic, the place was clean and spacious, and Aron was an excellent, responsive host. I hope we can stay there again sometime soon.
Joy O.
Visited in April 2022
Our family of four (myself, my husband, our son (6) and daughter (5), met up with dear friends from California (wife, husband, teen daughter) for a four-night stay. Entry, stay, and departure instructions were very clear, and from the moment we entered the home, we felt at ease. We all loved the style and aesthetic of this property -- the mid century furniture, the pressed tin ceilings, the linens -- and there was ample space for all. Our kids LOVED the toys and books, and I so appreciate that this home was designed for families. So often you find yourself in a place that doesn't feel friendly to children, or too precious in some way, but Aron's home perfectly merges luxury, comfort, and ease. We all especially loved the heated floors in the upstairs bathroom. The huge, well-appointed kitchen was a natural gathering place, and we enjoyed several meals at home. We had fun exploring Brooklyn and loved how close the home is to the subway for going into the city. Aron was quick to communicate, generous, and helpful. I highly recommend this property!
Elyse I.
Visited in November 2021
This house is great, I wish we had more time to actually hang out IN the house. My 2 kids stayed in the bunk beds and played in the playroom, my 17y got his own room, me and my husband got OUR own room, and we had a friend stay with us as well, Lots of charm, GREAT owners and communication, and we even used the car service they recommended. Also literally 2 minute walk to the F Train which takes you into Manhattan. would stay here again in a heartbeat.