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Williamsburg—Steps To Subway, Private Bath&Balcony

SuperhostWilliamsburg, Brooklyn, New York
Private room in condominium hosted by Seth
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed2 baths
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Thoughtfully designed modern luxury two-storey condo situated mere steps from the subway. Features a private balcony w/ skyline view, tons of privacy, a large & modern bedroom & private bathroom. Truly a very large apartment for NYC standards.

Situated in Williamsburg, one of NYC's best & most desirable & fun neighborhoods. Plus, lots of fun perks: Japanese bidet toilet, tons of natural light but remote-control blinds when you want darkness, central A/C and heat, and an actual pinball machine!

The space
(Pssst... Quick favor if you're thinking about booking: Please message me first to confirm, and also please read the entire listing as it likely answers any questions you may have. Thanks!)
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Hi, I'm Seth. I'm here to make sure you have the best stay in New York possible. Looking to make this trip special? Let me know and I can help you get the most out of the hidden NYC that most tourists don't see.

My place is situated in Williamsburg (undoubtedly the city's most fun and one of its most desirable neighborhoods) and is conveniently located just steps to the L line of the subway (it seriously couldn't be closer). It's a two-story duplex, with tons of space and privacy. I stay upstairs in what is basically a separate apartment, ensuring tons of privacy. It really is huge by NYC standards and, as my reviews say, it is actually even bigger than the pictures seem to suggest.

The place includes:
-Your own bathroom, complete with a Japanese bidet toilet and rainfall shower.
-A spacious bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and a private balcony with a view of Manhattan.
-Remote-controlled automatic blinds that ensure darkness while you sleep on a super-comfy queen-sized Casper mattress.
-A Netflix-equipped plasma TV in your room.
-More privacy than any other "Private room" listing on this whole site (it's on a completely separate floor from where I sleep so I can totally stay out of your hair)
-A pinball machine!
-Super-fast Wi-Fi Internet

OTHER FUN AMENITIES!
-Free laundry: with my washer/dryer (note: only if you are staying more than six nights... And as the machines are in my bedroom, this usually involves dropping it off & me delivering it back the next day)
-Multiple outdoor terraces/balconies, including one that is a part of the room for rent (with an incredible view of Manhattan).
-Deep Jacuzzi-style tub and rain shower.
-Ridiculous amounts of natural light throughout.
-Apartment is furnished throughout with designer and custom-made furniture.
-Lots of original art throughout, most of which comes from myself and local artist friends.
-Towels and linens are definitely included (just because some people ask)
-My home is a unique apartment that has been used in numerous photo and film shoots, and has been featured on numerous Web sites and television programs. It makes me happy to share it, and I hope you can enjoy it.

The place is less than one block from the L train (you don't even need to cross the street to get to it) and takes about 7 minutes to zoom you to the East Village and 10 minutes to Union Square. It is also a short walk to the countless bars, restaurants, grocery stores, etc... that make up Williamsburg (it's the youngest and most fun 'hood in the city!). This is a diverse neighborhood that still has some graffiti and grit. It is very safe, but if you're looking for a sanitized touristy area, it may not be for you.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PLACE:
Q: Is it near the subway?
A: You won't find a home closer to the subway—literally around the corner. You don't even need to cross the street to get to it.

Q: Do you have an elevator?
A: No. This is what we call a New York gym and I promise it's not a big deal. Still, guests must be able to handle stairs and carry their luggage up. If you can't, this is not the place for you.

Q: Is the neighborhood safe?
A: Very much so. As is the subway, 24 hours a day.

Q: Do I need to bring towels, a hair dryer, or linens?
A: Nope! I provide all these things.

Q: When can I check in or check out?
A: I will try to accommodate your desired check-in or check-out, no matter what time it is. Note that early check ins are not always possible if I have a guest leaving that morning, as I need time to have the room professionally cleaned for you. However, I can usually allow you to drop off luggage, and the room will usually be ready by 4pm at the very latest. If you have a late flight, you are welcome to leave your luggage until at least the late afternoon. Late check-ins, even ones at 2am, are no problem at all (I promise you won't be bothering me).

Q: Will I have a key? Can I come and go as I please?
A: Yes and yes. And I wouldn't trust any Airbnb listing with which this isn't the case.

Q: Is the place professionally cleaned between guests?
A: Yes, and I take pride in providing a clean home for guests.

Q: I see I'm renting a "Private Room". How much privacy do I have?
A: A huge amount. I sleep on a separate floor with a separate bathroom and living area. You won't keep me awake, nor will you ever need to tip-toe around late at night

Q: Can my friend sleep on the sofa?
A: I have a two-guest-per-booking maximum, and do not allow guests to sleep in the living room. In other words: If you aren't comfortable sharing a bed with your traveling partner, this place probably isn't for you.

Q: Do I have a private bathroom?
A: 99% yes. The large bathroom adjacent to your bedroom is yours to take over/leave your stuff in/etc. However, as it is the only bathroom on the first floor, I sometimes use it. But it's basically yours, and will feel like a private bathroom.

Q: What's my total booking price?
A: I honestly have no idea. With fees included, Airbnb only shows the guest how much they pay. This figure should be present after you enter your dates. Note that, pricing varies on a daily basis, and you just enter specific dates and the proper guest total to see your price.

Q: The pictures look pretty cool. Is that how the place really looks?
A: Yes. In fact, the space is actually quite a bit larger than can be seen in the photos. It is a very large apartment by New York standards, and there is plenty of room to stretch out and relax.

Q: Is the bed comfortable?
A: Very. It's a Casper mattress and some guests say it's the best they've ever slept on!
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One last thing: I really, really appreciate that you followed directions and read the whole thing. PLEASE PUT THE PHRASE: "Bonus points are fun!" AT THE TOP OF YOUR MESSAGE so I know you did so as such bookings tend to go so much smoother! And thanks for hanging in there!

Thanks!
Seth.

Guest access
Guests have access to an enormous and beautiful apartment in a great part of town, steps from the subway. Your private room has a private balcony, and is on a completely separate floor from where I sleep (meaning tons of privacy). You have your own bathroom, access to the kitchen, living room, and pretty much whatever else you like. You can come and go as you please, 24 hours a day, and you won't disturb me. I also offer free laundry with overnight drop-off service for guests staying at least six nights.

Other things to note
Please have a great time! And even though the area is lively and a lot of fun, the apartment itself is VERY quiet, in case that's a concern. Oh, and it's a walk-up/no elevator. All guests must be able to climb stairs with their bags.

Same day guests must message me before Instant Booking to confirm availability, and checkin may be later than the listed time if we can make it work.

Through Spring of 2020, the L train (nearest subway) will be undergoing long-term maintenance, resulting in slightly longer waits late at night and on weekends. The trains will still be running (the "L Train Shutdown" you may have heard about was actually canceled), and should be operating normally on weekdays, making the impact minimal to non-existant. Still, guests should be aware of this!
Thoughtfully designed modern luxury two-storey condo situated mere steps from the subway. Features a private balcony w/ skyline view, tons of privacy, a large & modern bedroom & private bathroom. Truly a very large apartment for NYC standards.

Situated in Williamsburg, one of NYC's best & most desirable & fun neighborhoods. Plus, lots of fun perks: Japanese bidet toilet, tons of natural light but remote-c…

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Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York

Williamsburg has become world-famous for its fun, bars, restaurants, music venues, and general (once-)bohemian atmosphere. It still has a bit of graffiti and grit and is full of vibrant ethnic enclaves but is very safe and you simply won't find a younger, funner place in NYC. The apartment is steps to great restaurants (probably the best in the city), bars (definitely the best in the city), cafes, and anything else you could want.
Within a few minutes' walk you'll find: a huge arcade bar, a whiskey-slash-grilled-cheese bar, the most famous steakhouse in the country, dirt-cheap dives, incredible speakeasy cocktail bars, and the best pizza place in NYC.
Williamsburg has become world-famous for its fun, bars, restaurants, music venues, and general (once-)bohemian atmosphere. It still has a bit of graffiti and grit and is full of vibrant ethnic enclaves but is v…

Hosted by Seth

Joined in March 2010
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Hey there. I'm Seth. I write for magazines and sometimes appear on a few TV shows. I've been doing the Airbnb thing for quite awhile now, and love having the opportunity to share my favorite parts of my neighborhood with travelers, and to help them stray from the beaten path. I'm here if you have any questions!
Hey there. I'm Seth. I write for magazines and sometimes appear on a few TV shows. I've been doing the Airbnb thing for quite awhile now, and love having the opportunity to share m…
During your stay
That's up to you! If you'd rather I didn't exist, I understand. If you want to grab a beer and talk about your trip and getting the most out of NYC, I'm happy to (assuming I'm not slammed with work)! There are also occasions when I have to travel at the last minute. So if I have to skip town for work, I apologize, and hope you enjoy the private apartment!
That's up to you! If you'd rather I didn't exist, I understand. If you want to grab a beer and talk about your trip and getting the most out of NYC, I'm happy to (assuming I'm not…
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House rules
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $200

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