About this listing
Loft living in the heart of hip Williamsburg. Relax in a private room of a spacious 2-BR loft, shared with a long-time veteran of the neighborhood who is happy to offer directions and suggestions. Close to subway, 5 minutes to Manhattan, great area.
Settle into your own private room and work space in a spacious and stylish loft on one of the best blocks in the Burg. Ideal location - just a 3-minute walk from the Bedford stop on the L train, which will get you to Union Square in Manhattan in 5 minutes. You can also catch the East River Ferry from the nearby North 6th Pier.
On North 9th St., you are in the center of it all but still on a quiet, tree-lined block. The high street of Bedford Avenue is two short blocks away, and one block in the other direction is gorgeous East River State Park. You’ll be perfectly positioned to take in the neighborhood’s countless cool bars, restaurants, boutiques and events.
As for the space, the loft is on the 3rd floor of a former factory building. In all it is approximately 1,100 square feet (102M sq.), with 12-foot (3.6M) ceilings throughout, a huge common living room space with Manhattan and Brooklyn views, and a massive roof deck with sweeping views of the East River and Manhattan skyline.
The bedroom is about 11’x12’ (12M+) with a 12’ ceiling, a sliding barn-door, queen size bed, and a wall of shelving, closet space and hooks for all your belongings. It is freshly painted and freshly furnished with everything you’ll need including European plug adapters and a hairdryer. It is one of two bedrooms in the space (not a multi-roommate flophouse situation.)
In addition to the room, you will also have use of a large steel desk and file cabinet in the shared office area, a good place from which to work or catch up on emails.
There are two washers and two dryers at the end of the hall which are FREE, so you won’t have to haul your clothes to a laundromat.
There is a large freight elevator right outside the apartment, so no matter how much luggage you have getting it into the apartment will be a breeze.
The open kitchen is fully functional and I have all of the basics if you should feel like cooking for yourself. I also keep coffee, espresso, tea and breakfast supplies on hand that you can help yourself to - granola bars, fruit, cereal, oatmeal, etc.
As a host I am easy-going, fun to be around, and out a lot of the time. I work during the day and go out most evenings. I can be as engaged or distant as you need me to be. I can take you out for drinks or send you off on your own.
Any other questions? Ask me!!
In short, here’s what you’ll get:
•Your own well-appointed room with fresh linens and towels
•Your own desk in common office area
•Huge roof deck with panoramic skyline & river views (open in warmer months only)
•FREE laundry down the hall
•Freight elevator for your luggage
•AppleTV with Streaming Netflix, Hulu, HBOGo and Amazon Prime Video
•Tons of closet space and storage
•Huge, comfortable and well-furnished living room space with a dining table
•Coffee (French press and espresso) & Tea
•A charming and accommodating host!
Make yourself comfortable! Lounge in the spacious living room to read or watch TV. Help yourself to complimentary coffee and tea in the mornings, or cook yourself a gourmet dinner in in the fully equipped kitchen.
Interaction with guests
I'm happy to give you as much or little input as you want or need. I know the neighborhood and city very well and am happy to point you in the right direction.
Relax, be comfortable and make yourself at home!
Please remember that someone else lives here too and it is not a hotel.
If something is not what you expected or unsatisfactory, please tell me immediately and don't stew about it. I aim to please, so speak up! I will do whatever I can to address your concerns.
Don't sweat the small stuff. I will clean up after you go. That said, basic hygiene and tidiness are much appreciated.
I do my best to provide a calm, quiet space, but it is not hermetically sealed from the rest of the building. You may hear ambient noise on occasion from neighbors above, below, or in the adjacent hallway. There is really nothing I can do about this but I do provide earplugs for light sleepers.
My cleaning people come every 1-2 weeks and between each stay, but they won't do your laundry. You are free to use the laundry facilities down the hall as frequently as you like. I will provide the soap. Sheets and towels will be clean upon your arrival, obviously.
Smoking is not allowed in the apartment but you are welcome to smoke on the roof. The roof deck is always accessible.
Please turn off lights, fans, air conditioner and unused appliances when you go out. Please also utilize the recycling bins for disposables.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
Friendly and accommodating host with great knowledge of the Williamsburg area. Feel free to ask me for directions or recommendations. Or do you own thing entirely and that's fine too.