The East 8th Street Residence

kensington, brooklyn
3 bedroom - 1 bath
(5 reviews)
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$384 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

This beautifully designed and decorated first floor apartment in a charming 3-story home is a short walk from Prospect Park in the heart of Brooklyn and includes plenty to entertain and amuse children. The house has been thoughtfully designed for families and is full of kids books, toys, chalkboards and plenty of fun things to keep them busy. There is a beautiful new kitchen and large dining room for family dinners, with and a high chair for little ones. There is a mini Bloom Alba Crib that can be placed in any room as well as a Lotus rocking bassinet by Guava.

Why Kids Love it

Children will love the playful design throughout the home and all the books and toys. The owner runs her own children's decor company so creating playful design and beautiful spaces for families is what she loves most! There are hardwood floors throughout, perfect for pull toys or taking a little ride on the mini bike. The kids will love the chalkboard wall in the dining room. The apartment is a 10-15 minute walk to Prospect Park and 2 great playgrounds, and only a couple blocks from 2 highly recommend family-friendly cafes, including one that has daily singalongs.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 2 days. There is a private entrance with keyless entry. The hosts can stock the fridge ready for your arrival on request. There is street parking in the neighborhood. Note that this property does not have a bathtub (there is a baby bath available) and there is no washer-dryer on the premises. There are several Laundromats 2-3 blocks away. The shower has a second pull down shower head so filling the baby bath is easy.

About the Location

The residence is on a tree-lined street in Kensington, Brooklyn, steps away from restaurants, cafés and Prospect Park. There are parks and playgrounds great for families nearby - it is a very family-friendly area. It is a 30-45 minute taxi ride to/from LGA or JFK airports. Car rental is not essential; the property is a 10-15 minute walk to several subway stations.

Accommodation Details

This 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment is set over 1 floor. It includes a large, fully-stocked family kitchen, a separate dining room and a full bathroom with walk-in shower and extra amenities. There is a large living room filled with books and perfect for relaxing. The first bedroom has a queensize bed; the second has a fullsize bed and the third has a twin bed with options for a crib or toddler bed depending on your family's needs.

Style Notes

New York Style. “Smile, eat, love, laugh, repeat” says the text on the kitchen wall, and that’s about the size of it: this beautiful, playful and art-filled home is a great space for families to relax and enjoy themselves in the heart of Brooklyn. Owned by a Swedish-American family, there are definite notes of Scandinavian design throughout with a touch of farmhouse and a little bit of whimsy. We love the playful design touches, the sunny yellow sofa and the kitschy and fun art throughout.

  • 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
1 twin / single
sleeps 2
1 baby crib
1 travel crib
Shannon A.
Member since August 23, 2014
We are a creative Swedish/American family and love to travel. We are passionate about art, design, and food! I run a small business designing children's goods and home decor. My husband is an artist and collectable toy designer. We have 3 kiddos: 11, 8, and 2 years old. Traveling with kids is rewarding yet challenging at times. I love the idea behind Kid and Coe! Such a wonderful concept that brings ease, fun, and convenience to traveling with kids.

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.

5 reviews

Christina C.
Visited in November 2021
We had a great stay! Shannon's house is gorgeous and and very well stocked. She was super helpful as well. Thanks so much!
Rebecca T.
Visited in September 2021
We had a wonderful stay at Shannon's place. It was clean, beautifully decorated, and plenty spacious enough for our group of three adults, toddler, and newborn. Our two-year-old loved the toys and books and the proximity to Prospect Park! Shannon was so helpful, especially with sleeping accommodations, and extremely responsive to every question. We loved the cute cafes and restaurants nearby in addition to the easy park access. We would love to return!
Dor S.
Visited in March 2021
What an amazing experience it was! A great apartment, fully equipped for everything you want- cooking, preparing baby food- just everything you can think of. It was so great to have everything for our baby- so convenient! Shannon is the perfect host and she exceeded our expectations for every subject- even local recommendations that were amazing 😻 Such a great and clean apartment. Such a wonderful host. Just perfect.
Erin S.
Visited in August 2019
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Shannon's place. Everything about it was perfect! Shannon has thoughtfully and beautifully designed the apartment - from the hand picked toiletries and linen bathrobes, scandinavian decor, and endless toys and books for our 3 little girls, to the big, bright, fully equipped kitchen where were able to enjoy cooking many delicious meals thanks to Shannon's local shopping tips. Shannon was immediate in her response to any question we had, and even offered us a parking space which enormously simplified logistics for us. Also - and especially important for me - the apartment was absolutley spotless. Overall, it felt more like we were staying in a design boutique hotel than apartment rental, and we’d love to come back!
Laura K.
Visited in February 2019
Staying here absolutely made our holiday. It cannot be said enough that a comfortable home is everything with small children. Shannon was so welcoming and arranged to get some groceries for our arrival. We had an excellent holiday and we enjoyed staying here so very much.