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“Two kids and a cancelled marathon” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carroll Gardens House

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Carroll Gardens House
United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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“Two kids and a cancelled marathon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2012

We landed into NY a day late after being held up in LA due to Super Storm Sandy. After travelling for two days on my own with two toddlers, I could not have been more pleased to arrive at Carroll Gardens House, Sackett St. It was clean, roomy and the kids loved it. Jamie the owner makes every thing easy with all the information at your finger tips. She even arranged a babysitter for us.

The location near Smith St in Brooklyn was fabulous, near shops, restaurants, boutiques and parks. Our first trip to the US and the picturesque street was exactly as imagined it. Having a proper kitchen meant kids meals were easy, and most nights we stayed in. The kids had their own room and lots of space to play with toys and cause havoc!

We were there as the city began to take stock of it's tragic losses and damage after the storm. Then it was announced the marathon that we had travelled for had been cancelled - but I guess that meant I could enjoy a glass of red wine or two at our new favourite italian restaurant.

With Daddy arriving we got a chance to tour the Brooklyn and Manhattan, and wifi made him happy so he could keep up to date with work. Going for an early morning run around Central Park was still an amazing experience - even if it was a little shorter than a marathon.

We stayed for a 6 nights and plan to come back again maybe next year and try the experince again - hopefully without a super storm and maybe with friends.

Thanks Jamie for a fabulous stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2012

My wife, infant son and I stayed at the Carroll Garden House in early October 2012 while visiting family in Brooklyn and couldn't have been more pleased with our choice in accommodations. Having a spare room AND a playground across the street makes this apartment perfect for a family visiting Brooklyn with young kids. Plus the apartment was spacious enough that we were actually able to pick up sushi from around the corner and have friends and family over to visit us one of the nights. That would not have been possible in a comparably priced one-room hotel room. We will definitely be staying here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Genoa, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

I have visited and stayed in Brooklyn many times the past 8 years and for location, price, quality and service, this was by far the best experience and value. The accommodations are immaculate and so convenient, I would prefer to stay in Brooklyn (here) than in Manhattan. The owners are very responsive and helpful which made my stay even more pleasant. I wish them continued good success.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights. It was clean, roomy and comfortable. The window unit air conditioners kept us cool in the evenings. The beds were soft and comfortable. The neighborhood is beautiful with a nice park and we found the people to be very friendly. We always felt safe when walking around there. We were amazed at the number of young families. Another plus was how close the subway entrance was for the f-line. We did some touring but mainly came for our nephew's wedding. One thing though, just beware that you can only put 4 people in a unit. We had 5 but luckily we had other family members who were able to allow one of our group to stay with them since they did not meet the 4 quota. Overall we had a wonderful time. Definately would stay in this place again.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Breckenridge, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

We stayed at Presidential Suite B in July for 3 nights with our adult daughter while she was searching for an apartment in Brooklyn. We found it spacious, comfortable and well-located. Lots of fun shops and restaurants within walking distance, a quiet street, and good access to trains made this an ideal place for our stay. Jamie and Joe made the arrangements extremely easy and provided good information about what is available in the neighborhood. Now that our daughter has found her apartment, we will be back to visit.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012

My best friend and I stayed in one of the Sackett Street units in late June, and everything about the stay was fantastic. The owners, Jamie and Joe, could not be nicer, and they made everything about the stay easy for us. The unit itself was great - comfortable beds, nice shower, tons of (unexpected) space for two 30-something girls and mounds of clothes and shoes. Plus it was very, very clean. The location was great ... an easy walk to the subway and a quick ride into Manhattan, especially to SoHo and the Village. There are tons of great places nearby, too. We loved The Jakewalk at Smith and Sackett for late-night drinks, and we were able to walk to brunch on a Sunday morning and browse cool shops along the way. It's a great, family-friendly Brooklyn neighborhood that we were thrilled to be able to fully experience. My husband stayed in another CGH unit with guy friends, and he loved it, too. We will definitely be back, and next time we'll bring our 5-year-old son.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2012

We stayed here for four nights in late June. We have a family of five (including three teenage kids). The space was very adequate for us and we didn't feel like we were in each others' way at all. The location is perfect. There's a cute park right across the street. The balcony outside of the kitchen is an added benefit. It's fun to sit out there and watch the pigeon-tamer across the courtyard. Just a half block from the Metro Station, it is very easy to get to Manhattan in less than 30 minutes. We would spend the whole day in the city and come back late. We always felt very safe. The owners are very conscious of the needs of their renters, so it was great to deal directly with them. I would highly recommend this place. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to explore the Carroll Gardens neighborhood very much. It is very nice with lots of great restaurants.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Carroll Gardens House

Property: Carroll Gardens House
Address: 284 President St, Brooklyn, NY 11231-4684
Region: United States > New York > Brooklyn
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 50 Speciality Lodging in Brooklyn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Carroll Gardens House is the perfect enclave for a young professional looking for a quick commute to downtown Manhattan, a couple seeking the charm and convenience of a hip neighborhood or a family looking for a safe and beautiful place to spread their wings in New York's most popular borough.Enjoy the many amenities this wonderful setting has to offer: with over 50 restaurants and cafes within walking distance, dozens of local shops and boutiques specializing in everything from children's clothing to housewares, ½ block from the subway (5 minute ride to downtown Manhattan), and a beautiful neighborhood park - Carroll Park, with 2 playgrounds, a softball field, 5 basketball courts, 2 bocce courts, and a summer outdoor sprinkler. ... more   less 
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Carroll Gardens House Brooklyn, New York

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