As soon as summer hits, many city dwellers flee their urban environs for places with a lot more greenery and a lot less piles of stinking garbage, and instead of letting their multi-million dollar homes sit stagnant, they drop them on the market. While some offer up their homes for the whole of summer, One Fine Stay lets homeowners rent their houses by the night. The rental service is very particular about the places it rents, choosing only homes that are "distinctive and special," and they have a wide selection of impeccable Brooklyn townhouses. Here, we rounded up 10 of the best, all available for summer rentals. Up first, this Park Slope townhouse on President Street is perfect for the musically talented, featuring a baby grand piano and guitars. The 3BR/3.5BA house sleeps four to eight, and is decked out with "fascinating pieces of Americana." The master bathroom has a beautiful clawfoot tub, and there's a private balcony off the kitchen with steps that lead to a garden. The house rents for around $874/night with a minimum stay of five nights.
On Willoughby Street in Clinton Hill, there's a four-story, 3BR/3.5BA going for $700 a night. The modern house has a fitness room, deck, and private garden, and the top floor has been turned into the kids' domain with a nursery, playroom, and spare bedroom. The first floor holds a den with a kitchenette and bar, and the master suite, with a king size bed, occupies the third story.
Filled with Persian and Navajo rugs, dark hardwood floors, and exposed brick walls, this townhouse on 8th Street exudes warmth and coziness. With three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, the house sleeps four to eight people and requires a minimum stay of four nights for around $675/night. There's a private patio, but those looking for more greenery can make the one-block walk to Prospect Park.
Prefer simpler design? There's a three-story house on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens that's minimally decorated with neutral colors and pristine yet welcoming furnishings. With five bedrooms and three bathrooms, the house sleeps up to eight, and it offers a private patio with a grill. Minimum stay is four nights, and it goes for about $843/night.
Nestled in Boerum Hill not far from the Barclays Center, there's a "much loved and lived in" 3BR/2.5BA on Dean Street renting for $713/night. The living room features a painted ceiling, carved wood moldings, and lots of artwork. There's a formal dining room, but the kitchen lacks a real oven, so it's not the best for families who love to cook. The private garden has a small pond with fish, and there's a balcony.
On Lincoln Place in Park Slope, a four-bedroom brownstone is available for about $954/night. The house comes stocked with "festive, funky art," an extensive library, and "board games aplenty," but the bathrooms (yes, the bathrooms) are the real star of this house. The zen-like master bath has a skylight over the rain shower, a Jacuzzi tub, and built-in marble shelves. This place also comes with a yard and private terrace. The only catch behind being able to unwind...is a minimum stay of 3 nights at $954/night.
Those looking for a shorter visit will find a modern Park Slope house with historic touches on 3rd Street near Prospect Park that requires only a two-night stay. The 3BR/3BA home mixes worldly art from Africa and South Asia with whimsical child-friendly decor, it's great for play, just hanging out. The shorter stay requirement means the cost is a bit higher, at $1,048/night.
With a rooftop deck and a private garden, this 4BR/4BA house on 1st Street is ideal for summer living. The interior of the four-story home is mostly bright and white, with splashes of color and whimsical art. The top-floor master suite has direct access to the terrace, and the kids rooms have plenty of featureshammock, keyboard, lots of stuffed animalsto keep little ones entertained. It's less than a block from Prospect Park, and it rents for around $966 per night with a seven night minimum.
A home on Ninth Street evokes "the rustic je ne sais quoi vibe of a French farmhouse" with rustic kitchen cabinets, tin ceilings, and a deer head mounted above the fireplace. There are three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and the rent is around $808/night. It's located just off of Fifth Avenue.
The least expensive house on the list, a house on 12th Street near Sixth Avenue in Park Slope, is, unsurprisingly, also the smallest, with only two bedrooms and one bathroom. Described as an "Odyssey of Oddities," the dwelling is indeed a den of "chimerical creatures and decorative flights of fancy." It has a quiet, if not sunny, patio, and it rents for $376/night with a minimum stay of six nights.
With research and writing by Angely Mercado
· One Fine Stay [official]
· Summer in NYC at One of These 11 Beautiful, Pricey Rentals [Curbed]
· Short-Term Rental Service Cleans Your Place, Fills Your Fridge [Curbed]