About This Listing
Featured in Brooklyn Magazine® and recently AWARDED "SUPERHOST". My inviting, modern accommodations are located in Williamsburg Bklyn, NY, near cultural highlights, shopping & fantastic restaurants. Minutes from Manhattan, directly on McCarren Park.
Very efficient, private space has empty chest of drawers for your belongings. Flat panel TV w/free movies and local channels, WIFI.
Located 75ft up from street level. The view is nothing short of spectacular.
This is an "unusual"Private "keyed" 8' by 10' Bedroom that sits on a 1000sf Manhattan facing terrace, very clean in prime Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Bright airy room, full bed perfectly sleeps one but can accommodate two. Chest of drawers for storage and hooks for items that need to hang. Heat and air conditioning provided. Freshly laundered linen & towels, along with shampoo, soap & hair (blow) dryer are always on hand!
I always have (free) coffee, tea, filtered water and morning oatmeal.
Terrace lounge right outside the room. The bathroom will be shared in the main part of the apartment. To use the bathroom you would have to walk out onto the terrace, walk about 5 steps "outdoor" and enter the main apartment.
McCarren Pool, a 7,200-square-foot arena, open to the public seven days a week and just across the street.
Interaction with Guests
This room was designed for the lighthearted individuals, who enjoy life and seek something different. Staying here is almost like camping in the sky and not for the too serious. Thus far, all of my guest absolutely loved it and want to come back for more, see my reviews!
There will always be someone around for questions etc.
This location is the ideal spot to get a rich NYC experience. It's the first stop in Brooklyn on the L train, and within minutes you can be in either the East Village, Union Square, or Meatpacking District. There's also a ferry that'll take you to Manhattan via the East River, just a few minutes by foot from the place. Open-Air Farmer's Market with local produce every Saturday just across the street. A 7min walk to the waterfront "now open" weekend outdoor flea market, featuring a new "Outdoor Smorgasbar", selling local Beer, Wine & Sprits.
Conveniently located near Subways (metro), Buses, Taxi cabs & Boat Ferry (to Manhattan) all in walking distance. My lobby concierge can arrange assistance if a car or limo service is needed, driving you anywhere in NYC (including all airports) at a fair price.
Other Things to Note
There is a cute, "overly friendly" but NOT annoying - French Bulldog that resides within the main area of the apartment (not in the rental space) . He is not a bother at all, on the contrary..Most guest find him a real pleasure!
In my dealings with Airbnb, I found most people are very respectful to me and my home. For this reason, I do not charge a deposit at this time.
Thanks for looking, hope you can join us.
Smoking is permitted outdoors, on the terrace but NOT in the room. Pets and guest, not on the reservation are not allowed. This means, NO unauthorized parties, visitors, commercial shoots and NO pets are allowed. This is simply a really nice, very clean & safe place to sleep and experience Williamsburg NYC.
500 words isn't enough to describe how great of an experience staying with John (website hidden):DR version - I wish I could have stayed longer.
John is a great conversationalist and a very kind and gracious host. He was always willing to take a moment to answer questions or just have a chat over a cup of coffee. Also if you love dogs, they don't get much better than his French Bulldog Kevin. Kevin was very playful and just a load of fun.
The apartment is in a great area of Williamsburg with an amazing view of the Manhattan Skyline from John's private terrace. You can even go up to the roof to get a better view. The terrace has room to sit enjoy the nice weather and view the skyline. The apartment is next to great restaurants, a park, the Brooklyn Brewery, the waterfront and much more.
The room is ideal for the guest that doesn't need much. Great for people who will be out for the day and need a comfortable bed. The room is complete with a TV, A/C, Fan and heat and windows. For those that need a little bit more, the main apartment takes care of the rest. The private terrace, kitchen, living room are easily accessible with a 5 step walk from the room with everything else. The bathroom is in the main apartment and requires you to take a 5 step walk onto the terrace into the main apt. That was never a problem for us.
The apartment and bathroom were clean, the Coffee was wonderful, the toilet is smarter than an iPhone, and the overall experience was just superb. Book it and you won't regret it!
What a fantastic place to stay! The Skybox is a great location to explore Brooklyn from and is just a quick subway ride into Manhattan. The room is well appointed with a comfortable bed, flat screen tv, heater/air-conditioner, and even a few snacks. The apartment is large with a nice bathroom that has the best shower I have ever experienced and a fancy, automated toilet. The best feature of the apartment, hands down, is the spacious terrace with amazing views of the Manhattan skyline. It was a treat to wake up each morning to that view. John, the host, is very personable, considerate and accommodating, and made the Skybox experience that much more enjoyable. He went out of his way to make sure that I had everything I needed from offering me coffee in the mornings, suggesting restaurants, giving history of the area, and calling a car service to take me to the airport (just to name a few). I had a great stay at the Skybox and would recommend it to anyone. Thank you, John (and Kevin) for a memorable experience.
Wow! Where to start. Our stay with John, Danny and Kevin the dog was an absolute joy!
The warm welcome, the lovely chats, the fonts of sumptuous suggestions for culinary experiences around Williamsburg, the generous and genuine hospitality - and this is just skimming the surface of what we experienced.
The SkyBox is a fabulous stay too! The view is magical both day and night and the room is like your own little retreat - comfy bed, sheets, a TV, fan, aircon, even some little treats were on offer. It's more like a hotel room with a dash of homeliness.
We look forward to returning again one day to this special place and to see these wonderful people again. Amazing!
My husband and I recently stayed with John for 3 nights and it was a wonderful experience. Firstly, John was very friendly and helpful during our stay. The place was very clean and modern (with incredible views) and we did not need for anything. It was literally a breath of fresh air staying in Williamsburg after being in busy Manhatten. We highly recommend.
Booking the Skybox at Johns place is one of the best decisions we've have made for a long time. You will almost want to stay at home and just sit on the terrace watching the Manhattan skyline all day long. John is a great host. Friendly, easy-going and helpful. We felt very much at home, had nice conversations and really enjoyed our time there. Nice park just across the street, subway close by, and situated in lovely Williamsburg. You will not regret booking the Skybox!
We had a great time in the Skybox. The apartment is amazing, spotless, incredible views, fantastic location, and with a very cute dog. John is full of recommendations locally and very welcoming, whilst leaving us to our own devices. A great airbnb experience.
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About the Host, John
Mature, young at heart... native New Yorker, I enjoy people from all over the world, so my good hospitality comes naturally. I am extremely open minded, embrace all lifestyles and cultures. I stand by the motto of "treat others the way you'd like to be treated" and do my best to respect and appreciate the Airbnb community. I wholeheartedly love sharing the excitement & good nature that Williamsburg New York is all about.