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.
-Concept II rowing machine
:::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!
This is a comfortable spot and Pete is a great host. It's very close to the L train which gets you into Manhattan very quickly - just avoid it during rush hour if possible. The apartment is chill and quiet. You hear some footsteps/creaky floor upstairs sometimes, but wasn't an issue for me and I didn't notice it during the night. Neighborhood has everything you need. I thought it was a solid value and won't hesitate to stay here on future visits.
Pete was an awesome host and very thoughtful. The room is very cool, clean, and private. You can even lock it if you want! The apartment is very interesting and full of retro stuff, Pete has put a lot on it. The bathroom is also very very clean.
The location is great, very close to the L line so we could get either to Bedford or Manhattan in minutes.
I highly recommend this place to stay.
Pete was the most gracious host. His place was the perfect location, amount of space, and level of comfort! I would highly recommend this air bnb to someone who likes king sized beds and pleasant company
I had an awesome at Pete's place. He was very quick in his response from the moment i made my request for his place.
His place offers complete privacy and very close to the sub-way station to hop in for manhattan/ city side. In fact due to my mistake and confusion, he had to miss his appointment and yet he was very patience in the handling of entire situation. House looks exactly as its in the pic , very clean and well maintained. thanks for everything.
Felt very welcome in this very cool loft. Pete did his best in providing me a great experience. He was communicative and willing to provide me insights in the neighborhood.
Loft was spacious and clean.
Thanks for a lovely experience!
I really enjoyed my stay in Williamsburg, and Pete's Retro Goodness had a lot to do with it. First thing that impressed me was how clean and tidy everything was. Also, the room felt very private and quiet,which I didn't really expect. Pete was very welcoming and helpful, flexible with check-in and check-out times, and even provided some shampoo/razors/toothbrush/sundry toiletry items in case you'd forgotten any. The neighbourhood was pretty safe at night, and only 4 stops on the subway to get to Manhattan. Highly recommended.
Pete was a great host - there when you needed him but still giving you personal space. He was concerned about your comfort and went out of his way to find places to suit what you wanted to do in NYC. The apartment building has a rooftop balcony too, with great views across the city. Thanks Pete!
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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.