About This Listing
Beautiful, creative, artistic environment at the point where three neighborhoods meet. This room is energetic and full of light.
One block from the subway.
A beautiful and sunny apartment on the 2nd floor it features 2 private bedrooms both with full size beds. Each room accommodates 2 people. Bed rooms are back to back, joined by individual closets, so there's no noise. White in the front and Beige in the back. There's a huge open living room, dining area with a table and an enclosed kitchen. There are plants every where there is sun light, along with art work from my private collection. Apartment is modest, minimal and temperature controlled.
The White Room is charming and gets lots of sunlight. It looks onto the street and is pretty quiet for this bustling neighborhood. It has plenty of closet space to store your luggage and things. The bed is super comfortable, (read the reviews), and fresh bedding and towels are always available.
– Full bath
– Clean and bright apartment
– Bedroom has full bed, large closet and a window
– Plenty of clean towels, linens, blankets, pillows
– Modest kitchen
– Accommodates 2 guests comfortably
– Host is always available
TRANSPORTATION and LOCATION INFO:
– 4 min walk to JMZ train
– 15 min to Down Town Manhattan
– J and Z train runs directly to JFK
– M train runs directly to LaGuardia Air terminal bus transport
– Easy connection from Newark
– Express train is 2 stops from Manhattan
– 15/20 min train to LES & SoHo on the M train
– Easy to get cabs and Car Service 24/7
– Bus one block away
– Steps away from nearest bodega, coffee shop, laundry mat, bus, and fruit & vegetable stand
Kitchen, bathroom, living room, pretty much everything. Guests are encouraged to relax after a long New York City day and make them selves at home here.
Interaction with Guests
I give people space and I'm here if they need me.
I'm always happy to help with directions, guid books and practical NYC insider advice.
The last stop in Williamsburg on the JMZ train, this culturally mixed neighborhood is situated on the edge Williamsburg where Bushwick meets Bed-Stuy. Here you will find an avant garde area known for its vibrant underground scene. This up and coming neighborhood is stirring with bohemian night spots, funky cafes, dive bars, art gallery's and junk shops all in walking distance. Not to mention everything is very affordable and vey close to Manhattan.
The J/M/Z train is One block away, about a four minute walk. The J goes downtown and the M goes uptown.
You can take the subway here directly from JFK.
This is a great station because there are always two trains heading into the city. The J train runs express during rush hour and is 2 stops from Manhattan, very close and very fast. The M runs local and is about a 15 minute subway ride into Manhattan. This above ground train takes you over the Williamsburg bridge and is not as aggressive as the L train rush hour commute.
The L train is available however, about a 15 minute walk to the Jefferson stop. I personally prefer the J or M because its just outside the door.
Unregistered guests are not permitted to stay the night.
Do not let anyone you do not know personally into the apartment...(not anyone)
Gigi and her kitty are lovely. A little further out from the cafe scene but still some great vibes in her neighborhood.
First airbnb experience, and not the last. Gigi makes the stay very smooth and she takes to heart to make the hosts feel confortable. Nice and clean flat with a very personal decoration and convenient location - few minutes from metro station. By metro, around 10-15 minutes to Manhattan. By feet, around 20 minutes to Brunschwig.
Overall, I was pleased with my stay. Gigi was really friendly. The apartment was very clean, and the decorations were neat. I especially liked the fish in the bathroom. The only things I didn't like was that the room had an eastern exposure, so I tended to wake up earlier than I wanted on sunny days. The place was close enough to walk to the train station, but not close enough to hear it. The nieghborhood also felt a little sketchy at times, so you might want to keep that in mind. I was fine with it though.
Gigi war stets online und hat schnell auf Nachrichten geantwortet. Da ich nur über WLAN mobil war (ein Euro die Minute in Amerika) war es etwas aufregend in die Wohnung zu kommen, da es keine Klingel gab. Mein Handy-Rechnung habe ich zum Glück noch nicht gesehen.
Die Nachbarschaft hatte ich mir etwas ruhiger und entspannter vorgestellt. Die Wohnung selbst war sehr hübsch eingerichtet mit viel Liebe zum Detail. Aufgeräumt und sauber. Allein die Temperatur in dem Zimmer zu regeln war etwas schwierig, da durch nicht isolierte Heißwasser-Röhren sich schnell Hitze staute, was sich nur durch ein offenes Fenster regulieren ließ. Ansonsten war die nächste Subway einen Katzensprung entfernt.
Spent a great week in New York exploring Manhattan and GiGi's apartment proved to be a good base. The apt is eclectic, with GiGi's photo's decorating the walls. The room itself was clean and bright, with plenty of storage for all the accumlated bits! The J/M line is right around the corner and the G a few blocks away so good transport links to the city and surrounding borroughs. GiGi was fun to talk to and helpful, suggesting places to go in Williamsburgh etc.
Gi Gi was a great host! Her warmth and hospitality was second to none. Thoroughly enjoyed my time there.
(email hidden)'s was a lovely and authentic experience. The house is clean and cute, the neighborhood full of energy and Gi Gi is a great hostess. You will feel at home as soon as you get in the house and whenever you need anything Gi Gi will be happy to help. Not to mention the cat that can play hide and seek with you or keep you company while you shower! Would definitely recommend it if you're looking for an authentic Brooklyn experience.
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About the Host, Gi Gi
I'm an artist from New York and have lived in NYC for 13 years. I love traveling and have been all over the world. The most interesting thing to me is the beauty and hospitality you can find once you open your self up to new things. New York City is an adventure in its self. This is a secure place to begin and end the escapade.
As a host I like to give people space and let them enjoy the apartment. I'm a very social person but also love privacy. Every situation is different and I find it very important to respect people needs on an individual basis. I live here and work here often, so chances are we will be running into each other. I always give my guests priority and make sure they are very happy.
I've had great experiences doing this. I've met the most amazing people and have made life long friends. Sometimes we have a drink together, occasionally a smoke, sometimes we have tea, sometimes we move all the furniture and have a dance party, tend to stay up late talking, do graffiti in the streets, switch up the art work in the house, and sometimes we just simply pass each other and have a nice chat.
Either way, I warmly invite you to stay.