Our private deck is available during the daytime. Its a great place to relax and enjoy a drink or read a book.With our Apple TV you can enjoy movies and TV shows from Netflix, HBO, Showtime, all the major networks, YouTube and more on the big screen!

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Discover why New York Magazine just featured our listing - and support one of NYC's best volunteer organizations!

The space

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 the subway is right on our block, with Manhattan's Union Square is less than 10 minutes from your door!

What people DON'T like about our place:
- It's a walk-up. Though we prefer to think of it as a built-in gym.

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 Netflix, HBO, YouTube, etc., and a modern outdoor fireplace.

Your room has an uber-comfortable comfortable full sized bed featuring the legendary Casper mattress. We even have an Aerobed that fits next to it to accommodate a third guest and a Guava travel crib for the littlest ones. There are two roomy closets, an iPod dock/radio, city views (including the beautiful Chrystler Building), 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 all for yourself. We're responsible, clean and considerate. 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!

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. You'll find gourmet coffee beans, a grinder and French press available for your morning pick-me up, and we grow our own organic herbs on the deck which you're welcome to use when cooking at home.
The laundry machines (available to guests staying 6 nights or longer) and roof garden are upstairs off of our bedroom. Both are available for use during the daytime or even at night when we're out. If the door to the upstairs is wide open you're free to come in. If its shut please knock first. :)

Interaction with guests

Normally our schedules differ from week to week, but we're usually up by 7am for breakfast and home by 7pm. :)

Other things to note

Our cat loves people but he's not super-fond of dogs. :(

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 2 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $300
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 1PM

- Please be clean and considerate.

- We have a baby so there is no smoking allowed inside or on the terrace, but you can feel free to smoke on your private balcony or on the balcony off of the living room.

- NYC law requires that we recycle. See the recycling guidelines posted on the bulletin board for all the details on what and can't be recycled in NYC.

- We do our best not to wear shoes in the house.

- Our roof deck can get very windy, and our patio umbrella has blown onto the street before. Its very important that the umbrella remain closed when there is nobody on the roof!

- The heat from our dishwasher will damage anything made of wood, so please hand wash that stuff. The rest can go in the dishwasher (plastic on top, of course).

- What else? Don't steal our stuff, don't leave lights on when you're away or do other things your mother would not approve of.

That's about it!



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
Smoke detector

5 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

209 Reviews

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Audrey User Profile
April 2017
Great place! Just a few minutes away via subway from Manhattan but at the same time it's a break from the noise and bustle of the city. It's very clean and cozy and Rob & Pilar were very accommodating hosts too! Their baby was so lovely and so was Desi the cat :)

Caetano User Profile
April 2017
Rob & Pilar are great hosts an have thought everything out to make life easier for their guest! Their place has all the essentials and more, with a spacious and comfortable bedroom and a very modern and clean private bathroom. The cold brew coffee in the mornings was a nice touch. Plus you'll get to meet Adrian and Desi the cat who are both very cute and friendly. The area is full of nice restaurants and things to do. And the subway is only a few meters away if you need to go to Manhattan. Highly recommended place to stay for anyone going to NY.

Michal User Profile
April 2017
In the apartment of Rob and Pilar we were 7 days in early April. The hosts were very nice and friendly. The apartment is located near the subway station. Peaceful area with plenty of shops and restaurants. During our stay at Rob and Pilar we felt like at home. Offer worth recommending.

Sonia User Profile
April 2017
Rob & Pilar's place was perfect for my trip. They had all of the essentials I needed and the room was spacious and comfortable. The cold brew coffee they provided is amazing as well. The place is close to a lot of great restaurants in Williamsburg and made it easy to meet up with friends in the area. Rob and the whole family did an awesome job at making me feel at home and would definitely stay with them again!

Sarah User Profile
March 2017
Rob and Pilar were fantastic hosts! Rob helped us narrow down our destinations as well as a map to locate all of it (and a history of NYC lesson!) A perk to the home is the deep bathtub which was perfect to soak in after a day of walking through the snow! We are bummed Rob and Pilar (and Dezi, the cat!) won't be New Yorkers the next time we visit!

Ahmed & Yasmine User Profile
February 2017

Yana User Profile
February 2017
Everything was perfect, from the beginning to the end. This apartment is in a fantastic location close to Manhattan. Rob and Pilar are a very gracious hosts, and was very helpful. The hosts have thought of everything, a very clean, decorated, and comfortable home. Would absolutely recommend the place!

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Rob & Pilar User Profile


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. Pilar just had a baby (our first), which makes this year especially exciting!

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. We're extra-excited to be donating 5% of each booking to Youth Service Opportunities Project!

"Truth, Love & Power"


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