About this listing
Immaculately designed luxury two-storey apartment, steps to the subway. Comes with tons of privacy, a large & modern bedroom, and a private bathroom. Situated in Williamsburg, one of NYC's best & most fun neighborhoods. Plus: Two playable pinballs!
Your bedroom features a Queen-sized bed, private balcony, and an egg chair. Not visible: Huge flatscreen TV w/ Netflix
HI! PLEASE MESSAGE AND CONFIRM WITH ME BEFORE BOOKING. THANKS!
Welcome to the best place in Williamsburg, New York's best and most fun neighborhood:
Steps to subway... your own bathroom... room with private balcony with view of Manhattan... remote-control automatic blinds... Netflix-enabled plasma TV in room... tons of privacy (your room is on its own floor)...
My home has been featured on...
*CBS' The Early Show... *Gizmodo... *Financially Fit... *Frommer's... *The Next Web... *Fast Company... *Forbes... *The New York Post... *Airbnb TV... *The film "The Unloveables"
NOTE: PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE LISTING before inquiring. If you have any questions about the place, chances are they are answered below. As a matter of security, I also ask that you fill your profile out fully and add a picture before inquiring about a stay. I do not accept bookings from blank profiles. Thanks!
NOTE 2: No long-term rentals, so please don't ask!
-FREE LAUNDRY with my washer/dryer (note: only if you are staying more than six days)
-Japanese-style bidet toilet with heated seat. Basically a robotic spa toilet.
-Super-fast Wi-Fi Internet
-Three 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.
-TWO full-size playable pinball machines (AC/DC and Elton John games).
-Central heating and air-conditioning.
-Remote-control automatic blinds ensure blackout darkness while sleeping.
-Super-comfy queen-size Casper bed
-Steps to subway (less than 1 block to L Train!)
-One of the nicest apartments you'll ever see in Williamsburg. Two-story duplex, 1200 square feet total. The room for rent is on a different floor from my room, so there is tons of privacy (and you don't need to worry about disturbing me if you come in late).
-Wi-Fi, plasma flatscreen TV, all game systems, streaming Netflix, stainless steel kitchen with blender, juicer, French press for coffee, and espresso machine.
-Ridiculous amounts of natural light throughout.
-Apartment is furnished throughout with designer furniture (some of which is custom-made).
-Lots of original art throughout (most of which comes from myself and my friends).
-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 (you can see a partial list above.)
The place is less than one block from the L train (you don't even need to cross the street to get to it), which runs 24 hours a day 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!)
-Fully furnished with queen-sized CASPER bed, dresser, desk, and a huge flatscreen TV with streaming Netflix.
-Towels included (just cause some people ask)
-Floor-to-ceiling windows and a private balcony overlooking Manhattan.
-As I said: Room is on different floor from me, so there are extreme amounts of privacy.
-Remote-control automatic blinds
-Comes with a selection of NYC guidebooks
-I can also usually provide hotel-size shampoo and conditioner bottles.
Work in publishing and television. Happy to send along suggestions for nearby bars, restaurants, and shops, and am always available as a resource for tips and tricks for making the most of your stay. I've lived here a long time, and know where to find what you're looking for.
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: Nope. But I am happy to help you carry luggage up the stairs. I promise it's not a big deal.
Q: Is the neighborhood safe?
A: Extraordinarily. 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. Same with hotel-size toiletries (unless I happen to be out, which is rare).
Q: What does "Flexible" check-in/-out time mean?
A: I will try to accommodate your 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 to allow them to check out and prepare the room for you. However, I can usually allow you to drop off luggage, and the room will usually be ready by noon or 1pm 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: I see I'm renting a "Private Room". How much privacy do I have?
A: An insane 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. Basically: You have all the privacy of a private apartment, but a great guide handy.
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: Don't ask me, as I 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.
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, 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 comes from CASPER (look them up to read reviews!)
One last thing: Because you read this entire listing to the end, you get bonus points for your ability to follow directions. To redeem them (for increased chance of booking!) just include the phrase "Bonus points are fun!" at the top of your message. Thanks for sticking in there!
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 they like.You can come and go as you please, 24 hours a day, and you won't disturb me. It will feel almost like a private apartment.
Interaction with Guests
You will see me as much or as little as you want. 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!
Williamsburg has become world-famous for its fun, bars, restaurants, music venues, and general (once-)bohemian atmosphere. You simply won't find a younger, funner place in NYC. The apartment is steps to great restaurants, bars, cafes, and anything else you could want.
The subway is literally around the corner (you don't even need to cross the street). It runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is quick and very safe—even late at night. You can get just about anywhere in the city in minutes.
The neighborhood itself is also very walkable, with tons to do, eat, shop, and drink in the immediate vicinity.
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.
Once you book, I'll send you the basics. It's all pretty much common sense!
The apartment is tidy, modern and as shown in the photos. Seth is a very thorough communicator prior to arrival and easy to coordinate with. He was also a welcoming host and offered many suggestions about the local neighborhood that made my stay memorable. The location is close to the train and walkable to many bars and restaurants. I recommend staying here!
Seth's place served my needs perfectly for my stay in NY to attend my son's wedding. Seth was accommodating in every way, and I especially valued having my own private bath and room. About ten minutes into lower Manhattan on the L line, East Williamsburg is perfectly situated for almost anything New York. I personally recommend the Willburg Cafe (open early for a vegy breakfast) and Sage, a Thai restaurant on Graham.
Having tons of family and friends and family to spend valued time with I didn't get a chance to know Seth well at all, but he certainly seemed a happening guy in a happening neighborhood...
We had a great time staying at Seth's place. The flat was cosy and a nice place to come home to after a day in the city. It was in a quiet neighborhood so you could sleep with an open window. The subway is just around the corner. The TV-set in the living room was rather complicated but who needs that in NY City when you've got a pinballmachine you can play endlessly. Seth made us feel welcome with a gift and a tour of the flat. You have a lot of privacy as he only shares the front door and lives upstairs. He was always helpfull and gave tips on what to do or not to do. If ever going back to New York we would definitely stay here again. Don't forget to check out the roof top terrace with a great view over the Manhattan skyline.
Seth was an amazing host. He made Chris and myself feel welcomed and right at home. The place was beautiful and clean. With an amazing view. He even showed Chris the right way to play his pinball machine. He was always available to help if needed and has amazing suggestions for restaurants , bars and overall experiences throughout the city. Finding his place was easy and getting around even easier. I would definitely and have already recommend staying with Seth. I could not ask for a better stay then what Seth provided. We only wish we could have had more time.
Decent experience overall. Seth was welcoming, and showed us all around the apartment and explained all the rules when we arrived. He was actually gone on vacation while we were there, so we didn't have much time to hang out with him, but he seems like a nice guy. The apartment is a decent size, and well appointed. Room is a little small, but that's probably standard for New York. As mentioned in other reviews, the Metro L train is just across the street, so not even a five minute walk, followed by a 20 min ride puts you in midtown Manhattan. Some negatives: The apartment was a bit dirty when we arrived, but the next day a cleaning person came and it showed marked improvement. The neighborhood is "up and coming" or "gritty" so to speak. While it's probably not dangerous, per se, it certainly is better suited for young, hip, urban-dwellers than families or older couples, for example. But again, the metro is across the street, so it's not that big of a deal.
First, thank you Seth for a wonderful stay. You rock. We had a blast and we HAVE to come back!
Seth really encompasses what should be the standard of every Airbnb stay. First of all he is very helpful both prior and during your trip. He answered very quickly and in depth whenever vi had questions. Add to that that Seth also notified us during our stay whenever the L-train was cancelled – and how to get around that.
Also if there where a sweet warehouse party going on etc. He was constantly making sure that our stay was to be as good as possible.
Add to that the room was in perfect condition, clean, the bathroom was clean, big and private and the location of the apt is outstanding. Going to Manhattan/Bushwick could’nt be easier with the L line in the back yard, literally.
Finally Seths tips for restaurants, things to do and what not is the BEST. We wish we’ve had more time to explore them – all of those we tried did not dissapoint, whether it was a restaurant, a bar, a route around Williamsburg. Whatever it was it was a very good.
Finally finally Seth is a nice guy and fairly good at pinballin’. :).
Seth is so sweet. I felt really comfortable staying at his place. Seth knows his way around town so was able to help me with directions in getting around the city. I would recommend his place to anyone wanting to stay and have recommended his place to my friends. Thank you, Seth. Take care and all the best! Suzanne :)
About the Host, Seth
Hey there. I'm Seth.
I work in publishing/magazines, television, and startups. I write for a bunch of magazines (and some websites), do some TV work, and have an iPhone app called Cloth that you should check out. I've been doing the Airbnb thing for a few years now, and am happy to answer any questions you might have about the process.