E Williamsburg Artist Retreat;White

Apartment - Private room · Flushing Aveenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States
Gi Gi

Beautiful, creative, artistic environment at the point where three neighborhoods meet. This room is energetic and full of light.

Your host, Gi Gi
38 Reviews
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Beautiful, creative, artistic environment at the point where three neighborhoods meet. This room is energetic and full of light.

The Space

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.


– Wifi
– 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

– 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

Guest Access

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 Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $30 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Gi Gi (email hidden)e is very friendly, easy going and always helpful. We loved her flexibility. Her apartment looks just like on the pictures. The bed is very comfortable. Subway right around the corner, just a few stops to manhattan. The apartment is in the upcoming neighbourhood of bushwick/east williamsburg ... We highly recomment to stay at Gi Gis place ...

    June 2014
  • We have a great stay at Gigi's.
    Gigi (email hidden) and always willing to help. Location was good, only a few minutes to the subway. We would stay again. Thanks Gigi!!!! x

    May 2014
  • Staying at Gigi's was great. The place is very clean and location is very convenient. Gigi is an amazing host and will make you feel comfortable.

    May 2014
  • I had a nice stay At gigis Apartment ! It was clean an comfortable! Location was good, only a Few minutes to the Subway and 10 minutes to manhatten ! Gigi was a very friendly Host!

    May 2014
  • Gigi's place was exactly as described (email hidden) to stay in Brooklyn. She was helpful and welcoming - but did her own thing, giving you the utmost privacy. I would stay again. Thanks Gigi!!!

    April 2014
  • The minute I met Gi Gi, I fell in love with her. She is such an interesting character and her place is simply out of this world. My partner and I were very touched with her hospitality and her kindness. When we arrived, she was there to receive us and made sure that place was clean and (website hidden) Gi's place is well located and has all that you need. It can get a little ghetto, but we found it a refreshing change from Manhattan. That's what Brooklyn is all about! Even at 2am, you could walk up to the deli across the street to get some awesome fried chicken wings (trust me, I had it three days in a row).

    We are going to miss coming home to Gi Gi's place, seeing Kitty trying to sneak up on us and eat our chicken wings at 2am, and just being in Brooklyn! Thanks Gi Gi for the lovely experience.

    April 2014
  • I had a terrible experience at her house. The room was too hot due to heating system but host said that she cannot control heating system. Also the room was too noisy because of the noise from outside. So I couldn't sleep well. I requested to solve these problems to the host, but she said she can just bring a fan for cooling. So I noticed her if she cannot fix it, I will find another place and she accepted it. I just stayed 1 night and I moved to another place. I requested the host to refund and she said she will check with airbnb. But I haven't got any answer from her.
    I don't expect whole refund. I just want to solve this issue reasonably.
    But no feedback. Just ignored.
    If you are considering to stay her house, I would like to say that please reconsider about it.

    April 2014
  • Gigi is an amazing host. Having just arrived from out of town, GiGi made me feel right at home. And as i was apartment searching in the area, Gigi provided much help and advice for me which really helped! The location is super easy to navigate to manhattan especially SOHO and to prime williamsburg. :)

    April 2014
  • Everything about Gigi's place is great. Besides being well located, her place is beautiful and very clean. The room has a very good size, lots of space to store luggage and the bed is really comfortable. The heating system works very well. Gigi helped me a lot, gave me all the information I needed and is also a great and interesting person. I definitely recommend her place.

    March 2014
  • Great place and awesome host. Gigi is a wonderful person and makes you feel very (email hidden). Spacious room, comfy bed and a clean bathroom. Thank you!

    March 2014
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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 (email hidden) 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.
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