Consider this two-story home your own personal estate, gorgeously decorated with high ceilings and complete with a garden perfect for elegant ruminations. The streets are quiet, and the local food is de rigeur, so there’s no need for a private cook staff in your expansive kitchen. Relax here and you’ll come away recharged, as if you’ve just spent a weekend in the country.
Our host family is young, and with both the lord and lady of the house working in education, you'll find a whimsical nature to the decor (this goes double for the rooms of their two daughters). Like the best of the ruling class, they've spent time overseas, living in India and Africa, only to return to New York, crown jewel of the empire.
Mind Your Manors
You'll enter through the living room, where you may feel inclined to set down your bags on the hardwood floor, ogle the fireplace and yell for a butler. Alas, domestics are not included in this home, but if you continue to the kitchen just beyond you'll find it's the kind of place where you wouldn’t mind cooking for yourself, with diverse accoutrements, all of them sparkling and new. The dinner dress code is informal, to fit with the funky art one finds at every turn here.
The home’s layout is upstairs-downstairs, with all the bedrooms beneath the living area on the ground floor. Tuck in your little heirs and heiresses in the colourful children’s rooms, then it’s time to hold court in the spacious back garden.
Tea and Crumpets
The neighbourhood’s edgier food, prepared by the still edgier locals, will rival any whipped up by your in-home chef. Our host recommends the nearby Stone Park Café, as well as the nearest sushi “joint” and public house. Zip back from lower Manhattan in just 15 minutes by subway, then round out every day by walking the grounds of Prospect Park, the finest leafy locale in the city.
This home comfortably sleeps 7 adults, with an additional sofabed in the basement bedroom that can sleep 2 adults, bringing the maximum occupancy up to 9.
This home does not feature cable, however guests will find Apple TV, Netflix, Hulu Plus and basic channels for their use.
Cancellation. Provided you book more than 7 days before the start of your stay, you can cancel your booking within 24 hours and we’ll provide a full refund. Our flexible rate offers more flexibility for those who need it. Read our cancellation policy here. Please note bookings for Hamptons and French Riviera have a separate cancellation policy.
Check-in and check-out. We’ll meet you at the home at your convenience any time after 4PM on your arrival date, and our standard check-out time is 11AM. Early check-in and late check-out can be arranged in advance, subject to availability and a charge.
Lead guest. The lead guest must be at least 25 years of age.
I.D. check and card authorisation. When you arrive we’ll check the lead guest’s I.D. and secure a £1,000 hold on a credit or debit card which will be released once we confirm no damage was caused during your stay.
Smoking. Guests are not permitted to smoke inside any onefinestay home.
Cleaning. We carefully clean and prepare each home before you arrive and after you depart, and for stays longer than seven days we provide a complimentary weekly Housekeeping service. More frequent Housekeeping visits can be arranged on request, subject to availability and a charge.
Payment. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and bank transfers for stays with at least 7 days’ notice.
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