About this listing
PLEASE MESSAGE ME BEFORE BOOKING TO DOUBLE-CHECK AVAILABILITY. Include the purpose of your trip and your airline / flight number so I have an idea of check-in time. Thanks!
Welcome... to my retro pad in world-famous Williamsburg, Brooklyn! Here's what I have in store for you and all your lodging needs...
One clean, large, quiet, private bedroom... newly renovated... high ceilings, hardwood floor, 2 large windows... lots of natural light from southern exposure (view of nice, old church... see pix). Room is furnished with king-sized bed, chair, dresser, old kitchen compact unit (also known as a Hoosier... has a pull-out counter-top), bar for hanging clothes (closet space available, if needed). Fresh, clean towels and linens are provided. Air conditioning and heat are included.
The loft is unique, spacious, and comfortable... 1000 sq. ft. with 2 bedrooms I built a while back... it's kept clean and uncluttered... the decor is vintage... mostly 50's and 60's with the center-piece being a swanky bar. Care for a martini? You shall have this thing you speak of.
The fully equipped kitchen is available to you... refrigerator, gas stove/oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, juicer, and beyond. The bathroom is shared.
The building is safe and clean with an elevator and security cameras... and has an enormous roof-deck with incredible views of most of Manhattan (I have folding lounge chairs for all your roof excursions). There's laundry in the building (plus a 24 hour laundromat a block away). There's a gym in the basement (membership required... day passes available at $10/day)
Also... for your edification... the building is an old converted industrial building with finished lofts. Word on the street tells me the following:
1893... it was The I.S. Remson Manufacturing Company... "the largest carriage, harness, and horse goods emporium in the world" (there's just no good reason they would ever lie about a thing like that)
1908... The I.S. Remson Manufacturing Company (still into carriages, harness, horse goods)... also got into the car game... they were the Brooklyn dealership for a make called the Locomobile... the most expensive car in America at the time... they also had a garage/showroom over on Bedford.
1921... it was the Interstate Corrugated Box Company
1931... it was the Ainslie Knitting Machine Company
Location... location... location! The loft is a block and a half from the Grand St. stop on the "L" train... also close to the 3rd stop (Graham Ave.) which is just a few steps further away...either way the subway will get you to the East Village or Union Square in 10-15 minutes. Street parking is relatively easy.
The neighborhood is safe, friendly, and lively with lots of restaurants, bars, cafes, coffee shops, retail shops, and music venues. There's a 24-hour organic super market around the corner... there's a 24-hour deli on the corner.
:::IMPORTANT STUFF TO KNOW:::
-You must message me before booking to double-check availability
-Maximum booking is for 2 guests
-Check-in time... 3pm. Check-out time...12 noon. Please check with me if other arrangements are necessary.
-Please treat the contents of the apartment with care... this is a home... not a hotel (guests will be responsible for any and all damaged or missing items)
-Please have respect and consideration for the neighbors
-Room and linens will be clean upon your arrival... during your stay there is no maid service
-All reservations and payments to be made thru Airbnb
-No unannounced guests
-Clean up after yourself in the kitchen and bathroom
-PLEASE... speak up if you have any issues at all so I can address them!
-Have a great Williamsburg stay!
Pete was a fantastic host, very friendly and accommodating and was there to offer assistance when I ran into some problems with my trip.
There's plenty of privacy and room to stretch out in this retro-50s decorated pad. Bedroom and bathroom were both very clean and conveniently located to the L-train station.
#1 in W'burg. This is one of the best experiences I've had as a guest in someone's home. Pete is a phenomenally cool guy and his apartment is stylish and comfortable. There's plenty of room to relax or work at home (wifi is better than a lot of places) and the subway is so convenient that you can come and go from anywhere in Brooklyn and Manhattan all day long. Would stay again without any hesitation. Thanks Pete!
We had a very good time in pete's apartment. Pete is very nice host, with a lot tips to discover the great neighbourhood.
Williamsburg is a cool area to hang out. The apartment is near the train station and super nice.
Pete is a nice guy who is open minded and has recommendations if you want or need them but also doesn't overload you with stuff if you want to do your own stuff.
I would recommend this apartment to people who want to exploere williamsburg and the city. Not to those who want to stay in a room and do work or studying.
Pete seemed quite friendly and laid-back. The bed was big and comfortable--I was in town for a conference, staying up late and walking everywhere, so as soon as I got back I crashed. The apartment was clean and close to the subway. I'd recommend!
Pete was a great host, providing me with concise directions and necessary information on how to get to his apartment from Newark Airport. This was my first time in New York so this was really helpful. Pete was there to help with any questions about Brooklyn, New York and generally just getting around - areas to check out as well as areas to give a miss.
His apartment was well kitted out though I ate out mostly so didn't need to cook. The bedroom had plenty storage space - particularly liked the hoosier! Nice large comfy bed too :-) The room was quiet and cool too when the temperature started heating up. Pete offered to put in a conditioning unit if it got too hot but I didn't need it. Maybe it would be required in mid-summer.
Williamsburg is a great location. Lots going on in the area - I particularly liked the Williamsburg flea market on the Sunday. There are plenty places to have fresh juice and a bagel for breakfast, many bars and cafes for lunch and dinner if you want to eat closer to home. Bedford Street is the place to go for all things food and drink. It's walkable or a couple of stops on the subway. You might even be lucky enough to bump into Leonora Russo! (try Googling her :-) )
Getting to Manhattan was very easy with the subway station a 5 minute walk from the apartment.
Pete's apartment, with it's fantastic retro styling and roof terrace , was a great base to explore Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Great cool space in the heart of Brooklyn. Pete was a great host. The place was clean and tidy and fun. Felt more like staying in your friends spot. Except this friend is clean. Added bonus. The roof deck was the perfect spot to hang out for a moment
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About the Host, Pete
I'm from New York. I like things and stuff.... usually more than slightly aged. I have my own booking agency... a lover, not a fighter... creative... I like being on stage, but I don't have to be. You should totally stay at my place... it'll make you feel good. And I'll help you find things. And I'll tell you you're pretty. Ask me anything else you'd like to know.