The Isabella at Ditmas Park

474 Rugby Road , Brooklyn, NY 11230 USA (Show map)


Built in 1903, this Victorian is located on a quiet tree lined street on the south end of Ditmas Park in the heart of Brooklyn. Ditmas Park is one of many mini neighborhoods that make up the larger historical Victorian Flatbush. The neighborhood is the largest concentration of free standing Victorian homes in North America. Each home with it's own unique charm and detail, but recognizable Victorian features often reminds visitors of their own hometowns across the United States. Located two blocks from the Manhattan bound subways and local Brooklyn bus routes. Just forty minutes from midtown Manhattan,you have easy access to museums, concerts, and restaurants from virtually every country in the world. The Oplustil Family have called this their home since 1979. So please come and stay at The Isabella. A little bit of home in the heart of Ditmas Park



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.0

Great place to stay!!

4.0 on October 14, 2012

It was great to stay at Isabella's. We felt like at home. The room was very comfortable and stylish. The location is perfect: quiet neighborhood close to subway. Thank you to Alexandra's good advices about restaurants in Brooklyn. Hope to come back again. Simona & Giorgio, Switzerland

A great place to stay

5 on December 06, 2011

We had a wonderful time staying at the Isabella. Jorin and Alexandra were wonderful hosts. The rooms were clean, airy and comfortable. The living room and dining room were so spacious and welcoming. It was like living in our own apartment. We will be back. Thank you for all you did for us.

An evening at The Isabella

4.2 on November 09, 2011

My husband, daughter and I were the very first guests at The Isabella. Jorin and Alexandra were extremely accomodating, staying up for our very late arrival due to seeing a broadway play first! The room was comfortable and very clean; the new bathroom a delight. I liked that we could use the kitchen and living room whenever we wanted. Breakfast was basic; I would have liked to see home made breads or muffins. I am used to B & Bs that serve a full hot breakfast. Directions to The Isabella were clear and concise. Jorin even explained there would be a subway change needed due to track work, which helped us to navigate better. Thanks for the great stay. Will be sure to let my friends who may travel to NYC know about this great find.

A lovely place to rest in Brooklyn!!!!!!

4.0 on October 24, 2011

My students and I stayed hear overnight and I did not want to leave.:-) The appointed rooms were lovely and the fridge was filled with yummy breakfast treats and teas. The bathrooms were immaculate!! There was something that felt very right when we arrived and sat on the front porch steps. Clean, homey and yet for the brief stay I knew I could stay for days. I plan on returning with my husband and daughters at some point! The innkeepers make you their priority and the neighborhood is wonderful!!

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Location Type

Suburbs in the City, Airport, City, Downtown, Oceanfront


New York, NY (JFK-Kennedy) 11 miles

Directions to property:

40 Minutes to Midtown Manhattan. 35-45 minutes from JFK and LaGuardia Airports. 1 hour from Newark Airport.

Area Attractions

Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Ocean, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Private entrance , Beautiful Parquet Floors

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities


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  • Check In:: 3:30 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No The Isabella is a Smoke Free Property.
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children are allowed if you book the whole residence
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night stay
  • Cancellations: There is a 14 day cancellation period. Reservations canceled less than 15 days prior to arrival will be charged for one night's stay. Reservations canceled less than 8 days prior to arrival will be charged for the entire reserved stay. A $25 processing fee is charged for all cancellations. There are no refunds for shortened stays. All deposits are credited to the last night of the reservation. Reservations may not be transferred to other parties



Joanne Oplustil

Languages spoken

Polish (Isabella II), Swahili (IsabellaII), English

Resident Pets

2 at the Isabella II

About the innkeepers

Joanne and Kaz Oplustil (Isabella II) Music, Brooklyn, Swimming, Baseball, and Family!

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  • Time Served: 8:30 AM -10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room