Williamsburg Penthouse For A Cause

Apartment - Private room · Maujer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206, United States
Rob & Pilar

Discover why GQ Magazine just named Brooklyn "The Greatest City on Earth" - and support one of NYC's best volunteer organizations!

Your host, Rob & Pilar
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Discover why GQ Magazine just named Brooklyn "The Greatest City on Earth" - and support one of NYC's best volunteer organizations!

The Space

Discover why GQ Magazine just named Brooklyn "The Greatest City on Earth" - and support one of NYC's best volunteer organizations!

We have a nicely furnished room with private bath and private balcony available in an amazing new walk-up penthouse (featured in a New York Times Real Estate cover story, and a recent episode of NBC's Today Show) - with Virtual Concierge service - less than a block from the subway. All the best of Williamsburg is within walking distance and Manhattan's Union Square is less than 10 minutes from your door!

The apartment is a 1,000sq ft duplex penthouse with a great layout, three private outdoor spaces (complete with grill), amazing southern and northern light, tree/sky/city views and a wonderful airy feel. All the great details are here: wide-plank ash wood floors, custom lighting, climate control, high-speed WiFi and color network printing, a gorgeous bathroom with Jacuzzi tub / rain shower, a CeasarStone & stainless steel kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, great closet space, a huge projection wall for movies, YouTube, etc., a modern indoor/outdoor fireplace and a really cool cat named Gizmo.

Your room has a very comfortable double bed with two roomy closets and organic cotton sheets, iPod dock/radio, city views (including the beautiful Chrystler Building) and northern exposure, and a private balcony.

My wife and I live in the upstairs bedroom and have our own bathroom so you can have one for yourself. We're responsible, clean and considerate. Our cat Gizmo is very sweet. Pilar makes wonderful meals using the herbs from our organic roof garden. If our schedules match up perhaps we can share one! Free in-house laundry is available for any stays longer than 6 nights and bi-weekly maid service is included free of charge. If this sounds good to you give us a shout!

5% of your booking will go to support Youth Service Opportunities Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that brings young people to the city to volunteer in service of our homeless. Look up YSOP NYC online to learn more!

You'll have your own private bedroom with balcony and closets and your own full bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and rain shower. You're free to use the living room and kitchen as much as you like. The laundry machines (available to guests staying 6 nights or longer) and roof garden are upstairs off of our bedroom. If the door is wide open you're free to come in. If its shut please knock first. :)

Our schedules differ from week to week, but we're usually around between 10pm and 10am. :)

With a diverse demographic that includes prominent Hasidic and Latino communities, semi-industrial Williamsburg, Brooklyn, attracts young—and not-so-young—cool-hunters from all over the city. But it’s not just about hanging out in neo-rustic bars and sporting vintage hats and Amish-esque facial hair—the ’Burg is a serious gastro destination and arty enclave, with a strong Do-It-Yourself spirit.

We love living in the city's best food neighborhood and have been completely spoiled by the amazing variety of restaurants here. The art and music scene here is also second-to-none!

We live right on the L subway line, so you can be in the downtown Manhattan in less than 10 minutes.

Guest Access

You'll have your own private bedroom with balcony and closets and your own full bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and rain shower. You're free to use the living room and kitchen as much as you like. The laundry machines (available to guests staying 6 nights or longer) and roof garden are upstairs off of our bedroom. If the door is wide open you're free to come in. If its shut please knock first. :)

Interaction with Guests

Our schedules differ from week to week, but we're usually around between 10pm and 10am. :)

The Neighborhood

With a diverse demographic that includes prominent Hasidic and Latino communities, semi-industrial Williamsburg, Brooklyn, attracts young—and not-so-young—cool-hunters from all over the city. But it’s not just about hanging out in neo-rustic bars and sporting vintage hats and Amish-esque facial hair—the ’Burg is a serious gastro destination and arty enclave, with a strong Do-It-Yourself spirit.

We love living in the city's best food neighborhood and have been completely spoiled by the amazing variety of restaurants here. The art and music scene here is also second-to-none!

Getting around

We live right on the L subway line, so you can be in the downtown Manhattan in less than 10 minutes.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: $35 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $750 /week
Monthly Price: $3000 /month
Security Deposit: $300
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
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  • Our 5 night stay at Rob and Pillar's far exceeded our expectations! Rob and Pillar are wonderful hosts who welcomed us whole-heartedly into their home. There was a perfect balance of the joy of sharing the same space as others and a respect for personal space. They were knowledgeable of the Brooklyn and Manhattan areas and gave fabulous recommendations that suited our personalities. Their apartment is clean and classy, public transit is nearby and easy to use, and there are many delicious independent food spots right around the corner. I would highly recommend staying with Rob and Pillar as they will undoubtably add to the pleasure of your stay in NYC.

    July 2014
  • We stayed at Rob and Pilars mid June 2014. It was our first experience with Airbnb and we were so lucky to have them as hosts. Their house is beautifully decorated with super amenities! Bed is super comfy and bathroom rain shower is a great perk! Their cat is super friendly. We really enjoyed every moment staying here.
    Thank you both for having us at your home and making us feel like home.

    June 2014
  • Super 1er expérience à Airbnb, nous avons passez un très agréable séjour avec Rob & Pilar! Ils sont très accueillants sans pour autant être intrusif. Nous avons eu tout le confort nécessaire, l'appartement est superbe et bien équipé, et avec la chambre et salle de bain privé, nous avons une grande intimité.
    Le métro est situé à 2 pas, ce qui permet de se rendre rapidement à Manhattan.
    Un grand merci pour tous les bons conseils qu'ils nous ont apporté pour agrémenter notre séjour à New York, mention spécial pour le meilleur burger de la ville!
    Et n'oublions pas le maître des lieux, Gizmo! Un chat adorable et habitué aux gens de passage.
    Un grand merci à eux deux (3)!

    June 2014
  • Pour la première fois nous partagions un appartement , c'est une expérience positive , nous nous sentions un peu chez nous , la cohabitation s'est déroulée en toute discrétion , nous avons pu échanger avec Rob et Pilar ,toujours disponibles sans être intrusifs .Une mention spéciale pour le maitre des lieux , gizmo le chat qui nous a accueilli lors de notre arrivée .

    May 2014
  • I always would stay again there again in that nice, clean and safe place with Pilar and Rob and their good looking and totally smart little red cat GIZMO. This couple is wonderful and the nice and clean room with the awsome view of Manhattan is great! Rob and Pilar were able to give me the feeling as if I would know them already for a long time and they both seem to be very wise, even though they were so much younger than me.. I liked the place, the neighbourhood, the bathroom, the kitchen, the roof, the hosts..
    THANK YOU for the good time with you!!

    May 2014
  • Staying at Rob & Pilar's place was my first experience with Airbnb - and what a great pick their place was! I'd have to say the standard is set pretty high now for any other apartments to come.

    Location is great with the L train right around the corner, giving you a perfect connection with Manhattan. The Brooklyn neighbourhood itself has plenty of breakfast, deli, grocery opportunities as well. The N4th till N12th streets on Wythe and Bedford Ave are highly recommended during the evening/night! Maybe the only problem you'll have is pronouncing the street name ('Maujer') to the cab driver whenever you do decide to take a taxi back to the crib instead of the subway ;)

    The apartment feels very homey, not only because of the nice decorated interior but mostly because Rob & Pilar are very friendly and easy to get along with, basically letting you do whatever you want (hang out in the living room, use the kitchen, do some laundry) and giving some great restaurant tips (Zenkichi!) as well. Their cat Gizmo is very calm and sweet, obviously used to sharing 'his' living room with strangers.

    The bedroom was just big enough for the three of us, with two persons sharing the bed and the other sleeping on an air mattress. Unfortunately the air mattress went flat during the first night, but Rob immediately arranged a new one the next day - great hospitality! Enough space in the closets to store your clothes, no problems there. The bath room is private, which is nice, with a good hot shower.

    All in all, we highly recommend this wonderful Williamsburg penthouse. Thanks for having us!

    JM, Michiel & Marlon

    May 2014
  • It has been a great time for my daughter and me in New York and at your home! Thank you very much for your hospitality. Hope to see you again - Best regards Alexander & Senja

    May 2014
  • Rob and Gizmo were super welcoming and helpful! The place was bright, clean and comfortable. Walking distance to trains, restaurants and cafes. I wish I had more time so instead I'll have to visit again (and meet Pilar then too!).

    May 2014
  • Rob and Pilar's place is great - we felt immediately at home. The room is peaceful, the bed is comfortable, the shower is perfect. Our hosts were delightful and welcoming and Gizmo kept us entertained. Williamsburg is a great area - loads of amazing restaurants and shops as well as being convenient for all the Manhattan attractions. We would stay with Rob and Pilar every time. Thanks guys.

    April 2014
  • l'accueil de Rob et Pilar a été très sympathique, nous avons pu discuter sans problème avec eux. Gizmo le chat de la maison est très attachant et aime à rendre visite à ses invités.
    L'appartement est situé à Brooklyn et à 200 m d'une entrée de métro. De là nous pouvions nous rendre très facilement sur l'île de Manhattan et autre.
    L'appartement est situé au 4 ème étage, la chambre est très spacieuse avec une magnifique vue sur Manhattan. La salle de bain est très bien équipée.
    Rob et Pilar nous laissent la possibilité d'utiliser leur cuisine ainsi que leur salon qui est particulièrement bien décoré.

    April 2014
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Hi! We host Airbnb folks all year-round in our Brooklyn penthouse. NYC residents for over ten years, we know "The City" very well, and we'd be happy to help you make the most of your stay! Travel is one of Rob's passions and good fortune has taken him to about twenty countries. He's lived in the US, Mexico, Greece, Turkey and Japan, and has spent many months backpacking around South America, India, East Asia, Western Europe and the Middle East. Pilar is a graduate of Harvard and Columbia Universities currently pursuing her dream of working in education research. We believe that traveling has the power to heal, energize and improve the world, and we're proud to be a part of this community. This year we're extra-excited to be donating 5% of each booking to Youth Service Opportunities Project! "Truth, Love & Power" Cheers, Rob & Pilar
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