I am constantly leaving town and would love to share my beautiful furnished apartment in South Williamsburg! My schedule is always changing, so email me and we'll figure something out!
The rate is as follows: $100/night for two people. Each extra person is $10 extra per night.
The bedroom is of moderate size with a VERY comfortable full size bed and access to a fire escape, overlooking the tree-lined street. The closet in there won't be available for your use, but the large living room closet will be available to you.
The kitchen is well-equipped for any cooking needs you may have, and you are more than welcome to use any condiments and spices you find. You also have access to my window herb garden! I just ask you water the plants once every three days, please. The bathroom has a toilet, shower/tub, and sink.
The large living room has a stereo system and two guitars you are welcome to play with! There is another mirroring fire escape out the living room window too, so take your pick! When all the windows are open, you get a wonderful breeze throughout the apartment. It's a great relaxing sanctuary. And if you're the type that likes to stay warm in the winter, the apartment stays VERY warm thanks to heating in every room.
The BEST part about this place is its location! Less than two blocks from the Marcy JMZ, you are in the Lower East Side in less than five minutes, Chinatown in 10, Financial district in 15 [via the J], Chelsea in 20 [via the M], and JFK airport in 30! You can walk to the Bedford Ave stop on the L train within 20 minutes, right in the heart of hip Williamsburg!
Please respond back to this email with a little something about yourself and a link to myspace or (website hidden) if you have one. Good luck with your room search! Peace!
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after the first guest|
|Weekly Price:||$655 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2500 /month|
Great place, close to everything, small and cosy!! thanks Christiana!!
We will not recommend this apartment to any of our friends. It is of decent size, but is dark and gloomy. Cleanliness gets very poor marks, in particular the bathroom where the shower curtain was so moldy that we had to remove it in order to shower comfortably. Christiana did not prove to be very communicative - she apparently was not in NY, habitually did not respond to phone calls or emails, except after several reminders. We booked the apartment for three people but there were no bed linens for the second bed and no linens were found where they were supposed to be according to Christiana's directions. We eventually had to buy an extra set (Christiana offered to pay for them). Finally, the lock to the apartment mal-functioned and the key did not fit well. these problems were, apparently, experienced by previous guests as well. We got locked out of the apartment, Christiana was un-responsive, but luckily we were rescued by a neighbor who knew that the apartment can be accessed freely through a window on the fire escape. The neighborhood is extremely shabby and dirty.
The positive aspects of this apartment are:the apartment does bear a certain character. Heating and warm water supply were excellent. The kitchen is well equipped. There is a good stereo system in the living room. The main advantage is the proximity of a subway station with convenient lines (J,M,Z).
In summary - a disappointing Airbnb experience.
I am sorry that Eli and Ilona did not have a good experience. This is the first they've voiced their displeasure. They were very frustrating guests as well, nothing I did could please them.
I apologized profusely for not leaving out another bedding set, and told them where there are 15+ clean sheet sets in the kitchen pantry, along with extra towels, in plain view, which they somehow did not see. I assumed they found them because I heard nothing back until a day and a half later when I was told (very grumpily) they had bought a new set. I offered to reimburse them, but again no response.
The key problem (as I told them) has NEVER happened in the three years I've lived there. I was driving on the interstate when they first called (from an unknown number and didn't leave a message), and after seeing a voicemail alert from my neighbor, I pulled off the highway to deal with the situation. The lock has since been fixed (it simply needed to get is screw tightened back into the door frame).
It is true I did not respond to their emails after several reminders, but they failed to mention their email content was not of an urgent subject (where to eat in the neighborhood, where the train would take them, etc) and they would send multiple emails with the same sort of message demanding an immediate response. I was down in Florida taking care of my sick grandmother, which I explained to them, and they also had my best friend's number who lives close to the apartment, but they would keep calling and emailing me about things that a simple (website hidden) search or a phone call to my friend would have answered.
About the neighborhood being shabby and dirty: that's New York! It's a predominately Hasidic Jewish neighborhood and no dirtier than any other place in NYC.
I really wish Eli and Ilona were able to experience NYC in a more positive way. I tried my best to be accommodating, but they were impossible to please. They will probably be much more comfortable in a hotel the next time they stay. Best of luck!
We're very happy with the way things worked. Christiana is a great host. Nice and friendly neighborhood. Two minutes to subway to Manhattan - which is one stop away. Overall a very pleasant experience, couldn't ask for more. We definitely recommend this!
Christiana was really nice and helpful ! The flat convenient location is definitively its best asset. Located close to the JMZ stop, it also finds itself in a walking distance from Broadway's restaurant (Peter Luger, Motorino, Diner and Marlow & Sons) and the South Williamsburg ferry terminal. This is a great place to be to visit Manhattan !
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We had an awesome time in New York! And that was mainly because we saw some real New York in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Christiana's apartment is on an amazing location, literally two minutes from the train station. We loved the fact that you are in Manhattan in no-time, but Brooklyn surprised us the most. The shops, restaurants, bars and a party in an abandoned warehouse... wow!
Yes, the apartment is not big and in an old building. But it has lots of character, a lovely terrace on the roof and we felt totally comfortable with 3 people for 4 nights. It was literally coming home in The Big Apple.
Mark, Sabine and Karlijn
Christiana is a very nice and friendly host and it was very easy to communicate with her. The apartment is on a great location in Williamsburg close to many restaurants and bars. The metro (M-Line) is very close and you need only a few minutes to get to Manhattan. I realy recommend the apartment and would stay there again.
Christiana's apartment is fantastic and is in the perfect location! We loved our stay there, and Christiana was a wonderful host. We highly recommend her apartment.
Christina's place was bigger than I thought it would be, which was great. It's smack in the heart of the Hasidic 'hood, so Saturday was an all day party in the streets, but never was it too loud or distracting.
We were two adults staying 3 days and felt comfortable in the apartment. It's very close to the train, so that was a huge plus. Within walking distance to hip restaurants like Diner, Marlow & Sons, and Fatty 'Cue.
The apartment was pretty clean--clean sheets, etc. We didn't bring food back or cook at the apartment, but I imagine it would be easy to boil up pasta, etc.
The bathroom is small, but has very nice natural light, which was appreciated.