About This Listing
Our gorgeous and serene handcrafted loft space in the heart of East Williamsburg Brooklyn will inspire you. Our home has a heavy emphasis on American Craftsmanship. This room comfortably fits two and is located 3 short blocks from the subway.
See why Time Out New York voted our place as one of the top 10 coolest places to stay in New York!
Please read through our entire listing so that you understand our home and there are no surprises!
Exposed wood beams and brick, fireplace, fantastic art, objects & roof deck. It almost doesn't seem like you’re in Brooklyn when you’re in our home. We currently have two bedrooms available in a three bedroom loft. One private bedroom with a full size bed with a private bathroom and shower.
We have a 6000 sq foot multi level roof with multiple seating areas and a gas/charcoal grill with smoker.
In the winter time enjoy sitting in front of our gorgeous mid century conical fireplace. Large kitchen with all the bells and whistles including a dishwasher. French press coffee maker. We always have plenty of gorgeous towels and linens as well as fresh soaps. There is always fabulous coffee.
We love kids - we have an nine year old of our own. The roof is completely fenced off. There is a tree house, swing, see saw, tether ball and hop scotch as well as a bunch of toys. Kids love it over here as do adults :)
I hope you love staying in our home as much as we do!
Laundry Room Access
Living Room and Kitchen Access
Coffee & Tea
We will make room in the refrigerator to store food
Interaction with Guests
This is our primary residence so we are around a lot! However you dictate the interaction - as much or as little as you would like! No pressure.
Hailed as one of the Top Ten spots to see street art and graffiti in NYC - East Williamsburg and Bushwick are raw creative neigborhoods brimming with energy. East Williamsburg & Bushwick are industrial neighborhoods that are at the center of a very exciting art scene - serving as hosts to acclaimed international street artists and are home to hundreds of murals.
We are conveniently located on the L Train. Several busses that go in and around Brooklyn and Queens. The Q59 goes directly into Williamsburg proper.
Other Things to Note
Please note that one of our studios and a bar are connected to our house. Studio mates typically start working between 10 am and 12 pm on weekdays and end around 6 pm. Sunday is very quiet. The bar is open until 4 am. If you are a very light sleeper I recommend ear plugs - certain nights you can hear faint music.
Chances are you will be sharing the house with another airbnb guest - please be respectful.
We provide the following publications
New York Times Weekend Edition
New York Magazine
The New Yorker
We keep a fully stocked cabinet of everything you could need while travelling from toothpaste to allergy meds.
All bedding is 100% cotton and the comforters and pillows are hypo allergenic.
We use unscented organic vegetable based laundry detergent. If you know that you are allergic to vegetable based detergent please let me know and we will use something else.
We have one cat named pp (perfect pretty) she’s around 10ish. She’s a very low maintenance outdoor cat. She basically comes and goes at her leisure.
Our plumbing is very old - please no tampons in the toilet.
NUMBER 1 HOUSE RULE.
Do not remove the art or sculptures on the walls and do not move the furniture. If you break a piece of art the security deposit that we have held will not cover the cost of the piece. 2 pieces have been broken recently because someone decided to move them. If you are afraid that you or your child may break something please let us know and we will store them properly.
Simply put our home and everything in it is extremely nice. Please respect our house.
No smoking in the house.
Clear liquids only in the bedrooms. (white bedding)
No overnight guests or additional guests without pre authorization. We reserve the right to say yes or no to additional guests. As we have a small child in the house the additional guests has not been pre screened by us.
Our experience at the Waterbury house was amazing, we couldn't have asked for more in our first time using Airbnb. The room was very posh and decorated tastefully, it was stocked with everything from makeup removers to homemade soaps! The bed was so comfortable, we didn't have any issue sleeping. The house is located in a quieter area so we didn't have any issues with road noise, there was one morning a road crew was working on the sidewalk but didn't start to work until after 9am. Elissa and her family made us feel right at home and I would recommend staying with them any time.
We had a fantastic stay with Elissa and her family. The house is wonderful, amazing art and great design everywhere. Elissa, Jay and Cougar are incredibly hospitable. The room and ensuite were perfect. Elissa had thought of everything, with a little welcome book with useful information, great toiletries and little extras in case you forget anything. We loved the area, there are heaps of great bars and street art right on your doorstep. Highly recommended!
Elissa was lovely and welcoming, it was chilly when we arrived but the log burning stove was on. It was the first time we'd stayed with hosts, and it was fun as well as useful as Elissa gave us tips on what to do with our time in New York, how to rent a car and all sorts! Very kind indeed.
We spent 2 amazing days with Elissa and her family. It felt like staying with old friends. The room was very clean and comfortable with a great view of the funky Bushwick street scene. We loved the ensuite bathroom and eclectic decor. We enjoyed their creative aesthetic. Their cat PP made us feel at home!
It is conveniently located 2 1/2 blocks from the L line subway. A quick ride into Williamsburg and Manhattan. Also easy to get to JFK by subway. There is a great cafe located in the complex. Elissa is very accommodating and is very knowledgeable of the area. We look forward to our next visit!
The property was as pictured; the room clean and comfortable. I liked having an en-suite bathroom. Elissa is a helpful hostess, providing conversation and recommendations if you want them, or leaving you on your own if you don't. Not only is the proximity to the subway great, but there's also plenty within walking distance. I'd stay here again if visiting Brooklyn.
Such a cool, interesting place with kind, authentic hosts! You can definitely feel that this is a home built with considerable care and love from the ground up and with every thoughtful, well curated detail. It is truly amazing. We had a great stay here and will definitely come back. Thanks Elissa and fam for welcoming us into your beautiful home!
Elissa and Jay were really nice hosts. You immediately feel at home. The room is beautiful and the building is just awesome. This is the Perfect Place to stay for a visit in New York.
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About the Host, Elissa
My name is Elissa and I'm from Brooklyn NY. My husband Jay and I are enamelists and we travel the country exhibiting at museums and fine art and craft shows. We always mix in a lot of fun with our work. We love meeting new people, trying great food, and camping along the way.
I love being an airbnb host. It's actually one of the best things to ever happen to me. Almost everyone we host has turned into a friend. I think that's what I might like the most - friends that you don't know are your friends yet.
Jay and I are super polite and will make great guests and hosts. We are both non-smoking laid back people.
I love to collect american craft specifically but love all aspects of art, craft, design and architecture. When you stay at my house you will see how important craft and handmade things are to us. It's everywhere!
My favorite places to travel to are in Asia. I love Beijing. I seek out as authentic as possible asian food wherever we go. My husband Jay and I are very adventurous outdoors people. We camp 7 months out the year. We also have the most fab 9 year old son Cougar who inspires and delights us every second of the day. Doing things with him makes everything more fun.
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