About this listing
A private bedroom in an eclectic 3 bedroom loft apartment. Very close to lots of great bars, venues, shop, restaurants and activities in Williamsburg and Greenpoint, and just 30 minutes to central Manhattan. Best for laid back younger guests.
Available for short term stay is ONE of three separate small private rooms, each about 90 SF, with full bed mattresses lofted above the floor with some short steps up. There is a roof with some chairs and a good view of the Manhattan skyline.
It's very near delis, fun bars, really great restaurants, awesome pizza, a nice cafe, 15 minute walk or 5 minute b24 bus ride to the Graham L subway stop and 15 minute walk to the Nassau G, and 30 minutes total travel time to Union Square. That is a central subway hub. From there you can get to Times Square, Grand Central, Chinatown, and Wall Street area in 5-10 minutes, or the major museums in 15 minutes.
It is a 15-20 minute walk to Williamsburg, a very nice Brooklyn area with many great shops, restaurants, bars and a huge music scene. There are free transfers between the buses and trains. Also it's right off the Morgan exit of the BQE/395, which makes it a 10 minute, $20 dollar cab ride from LaGuardia and 20 minute $40 ride from JFK.
This is in a big 1,200 SF loft with 12 Foot ceilings, hard wood floors, fridge, microwave, shower(shared, across the hall, through my kitchen), 2 half bathrooms, a couch, recliner, kitchen table, two computers, and wifi. There's a lot of big windows, and great light during the day! I'll provide clean sheets and towels.
The space is a converted warehouse space with rooms built out above a hardware store and next to a gas station. It's pretty quiet other than the constant whooshing of the highway nearby, which is not an issue for most people. It's kind of like the ocean waves! When the windows are all closed, it's hardly noticeable. The rooms do not lock, but the apartment itself is behind a series of three locked doors.
It's right across the street from a nice residential neighborhood with all your needs.
Sometimes there's band practice or recording across the hall, but it's rarely noticeable in the bedrooms, and not very loud in the living room.
There's a full fridge, a double hotplate, a toaster oven, pots and pans, and salt and pepper for all your basic cooking needs.
There's also a teapot and tea, and a coffee machine and coffee, for your morning rituals.
There is a TV and a projector to watch movies on VHS, Blu-Ray, DVD, and Netflix! I have a pretty big and varied collection. Also I have a nice record player, and a pretty good collection of Records and CDs. There's an input to connect your iPod or other MP3 player to. There's a piano to play also, if you're so musically inclined!
I live in the building, so I'll be around pretty often if you need anything.
There are no animals here, but some pets may be OK for a few days.
Parking is plentiful, right in front, safe and free.
Available by the day, week or month for a couple months. If your dates don't look available on the calender, please inquire, as I have multiple rooms, and this system is sometimes inaccurate. Please read and follow the rules. Hope to talk soon!
Minimal but functional kitchen, 2 half bathrooms and one with a shower. Roof. Street parking. Living room with stereo, records, CDs, TV, Videos and Netflix. Lots of books and graphic novels.
Interaction with Guests
I live across the hall, so I usually stick to myself except for check-in, though if I'm not too busy, I'm often up for a beer around the corner!
Within a 5 minute walk, there's 4 bars. Two of them have great beers and food, and one also has a very nice whiskey collection. Two awesome pizza places are also 5 minutes away. Within a 15-30 minute walk this increases by at least 10x!
Best BQQ in the city: Fette Sau
A really fun bar any night: Union Pool
A great venue and fun place: Brooklyn Bazaar
Can't miss Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Flea during the warmer months!
It's a 15 minute walk to the L train, or a 5 minute bus ride.
There's free parking right in front.
It's super easy by car, as it's right next to the Morgan Ave and McGuinness Ave exits of I-278.
LaGuardia takes 10 minutes and 20 bucks in a taxi! Double both for JFK, and triple for Newark. All are about 60-90 minutes by public transport.
LOCK ALL doors tightly behind you.
CLEAN your dishes before you go to bed or go out.
Any food trash goes in the small trash next to the sink, and recycling all goes in the big black can next to the fridge.
No tobacco smoking inside. You can smoke out front or on the roof. In the extreme cold, the top of the stairs should be fine.
If you go to the roof, prop the hallway and roof doors open. When you leave, shut them both. The front roof door can be tricky..
Please put CDs and records back in their cases!
Leave the keys inside the bedroom when you leave.
When we met Andrea it was love at first sight! We wanted to be sister wives for him! Seriously, the nicest, bubbliest, well-educated man we have ever met! Beautiful hazel eyes, shoulders, shorter than expected, and an adorable accent. He even offered me water when we arrived!
What a gentleman!
We did have a surprise when we got there, three roommates (hispanic celtic band). So be wary of roomies, but it is FUN if you get along. If you're into exercising the roof is a great place to get your groove on. The restaurant right beside the loft, is 5 stars and has the best noodles in the city. If you're looking for a good time take a walk to the nearby grocery store, and browse the delicious latino fruit. The place is only an hour walk away from the Brooklyn Bridge, you can definitely sweat off those toxins! Wahoo! If you're looking for wieners this is not the place for you, Andrea made it very clear. Although, he said he has the best in the city.
My two friends and I absolutely loved staying at Andrea's place. We ended up staying two extra nights because we liked it so much. Andrea was the perfect host who was extremely helpful and accommodating and even had a drink with us one of the nights. It was great fun! The loft is really cool and great for younger guests who like to go out and have a good time. The record player with all the records was definitely one of our favorite things about it! In a great area, really close to loads of cool places in Williamsburg. Excellent wifi connection! We even met some really cool people who were also staying there which was a massive bonus. Definitely would stay here again!
Andrew is a great host ! We enjoyed the time there and the rommates were great! . The house is obviously owned by an artist, very unique atmosphere! We recomend this place! Daniele, Davide and Lorenzo
Our stay at Andrea's was good. Both me and my sister loved the Greenpoint area and had walking distance to a lot of nice bars and restaurants. Andrea was friendly and easy going. We felt like if we had any questions we could turn to him.
The loft looks exactly like it does in the pictures so there's really no surprise. Overall it was a great stay!
Everything about this place was cool. Andrea was super welcoming and described some of his favourite places in Brooklyn and what is best to do. Excellent value for money and even though it was a little walk to the nearest metro, there is nothing I can fault Andrea for! Would highly recommend this place.
This is my first negative review and experience on airbnb, so it's kind of a strange experience. Before I review the room and flat, I want to commend Andrea for his responsiveness throughout the entire process. I experienced major travel delays getting into NY and Andrea was accommodating to the delays and stayed up to give me the tour and keys. He was also responsive to the grievance that I had with the place and made the changes that I needed. So, as a host, Andrea is really top notch.
The room, though, was a major let down. The flat was incredibly dirty, the light in the bathroom did not function, and the shower is not actually in the flat. I showered and got ready at my gym because of the issues. Not exactly what I expected when paying for a place.
The bed is lofted on plywood and the ladder is not secured. I broke my ankle once in the previous twelve months. I will not do the same for an airbnb rental. There is also significant, significant road noise. I live very close to a very busy train station and sleep through the night. I barely slept next to the motorway. I was a functional zombie for two days until changing rooms.
If you're on a super tight budget, maybe this place will work for your needs, but if not, I advise you to look elsewhere.
Of course the light in the bathroom works. I usually show my guests the trick, but I may have forgotten considering Marc got in so late. He could have asked. I mention the shower is right across the hall in the listing AND in the house manual, and show where it is on my tour. I ALSO mention the road noise in the listing. Hundreds of people have slept right through it, and I have for years. If you are particularly sensitive to noise, I am upfront about its existence here. I ALSO mention the bed is lofted with steps up! I built it all myself, and it's very sturdy.
Marc should really read the ads if he wants something more akin to a regular apartment or hotel room, and/or communicate with his hosts if he has problems.
Andrea was a great host. He told us some places to go out and eat etc. Perfect accommodation for two young people. Great value for money. The place felt very homely. Would definitely return. And also Brooklyn is an amazing place the loft is in a great are too. Don't be alarmed when you arrive and think you have the wrong address the outside does not look like a house but you will be pleasantly suprised once your inside
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About the Host, Andrea
Audio Engineer and Sales Associate living in New York City for 12 years now. I know a lot about the city if you need any advice. I keep my own home nice, and have the respect to keep others nicer. Easy to get along with, even though I like to keep to myself a lot to read, listen to records, and work. I sublet my rooms very frequently and haven't had any big problems. I've been doing this over three years now, so I'm getting good at it!