About this listing
We live in the beautiful loft that we decorated with love and care to make it well designed and practical. We located only 15 min away from Union Squire by subway
We have a fully stocked kitchen, a dinning/living room , several shelves of books, a big soft velvet couch, a full wall of windows with a lot of light. We do not have a television. Your room is a large, fully furnished space with a sleep loft, dresser and mirror, a place for hanging clothes, a desk and chair, plenty of light. You are welcome to use the kitchen and hang out in the living room.
You will probably see us around the living room at night doing our homework.
We have a big fluffy cat who will demand attention and love.
We provide towels, sheets and even hair drier!
* My husband and I live in this apartment too. You are renting out a private room, not the whole apartment. However, we warn you that it is a loft, and if you have ever stayed in one you'll know that it is not completely private and our rooms are in close proximity to one another. If you are a couple looking for lots of alone time with full sound tight privacy, we recommend a hotel or a sound-proofed apartment. Also, our building is full of young weekend warriors who work hard during the week and sometimes party hard on the weekend. It is completely quite and relaxed during the weekdays, but it can get noisy on the weekends. Because of this, we want to warn any families or older individuals who are considering our place. We live on the forth floor with industrial elevator, which works only sometimes. we can get it for you to bring the luggage. We believe our space is best suited for friends, single persons, or any friendly individuals who like getting to meet and stay with new people.*
**About the sleeping arrangement: there is one full sized bed, and you have the option of the twin sized fold-out bed. So if you have three people staying, two have to sleep together in the full sized bed and one gets the fold-out. There are not three beds, and the room can get pretty tight with three people. So we would only recommend it for three close friends with a small amount of baggage.**
ABOUT SECURITY DEPOSIT: Recently we decided to start charging security deposit because at times guests have damaged our things, like hair die all over new sheets, broken expensive glasses, taken international charger or excessive mess left behind.
Thank You! Talk to you soon!
Liliya & Michael
Beyond the bedroom, guests can use the kitchen, refrigerator, living room and dining area, and of course the bathroom. The roof is open as well. There are also plenty of books around that you can look at and read.
Interaction with Guests
We are always open to answering any questions that guests may have about the city or the area. Also, we are usually down with having a drink or two together and getting to know each other. However, we do work a lot from home as we are freelancers, so there are times that we are in our office area being antisocial.
We are located in a quickly growing industrial/artist neighborhood. There is an amazing brick oven pizza restaurant down the street as well as several bars, coffee shops, organic food stores, wine shops, and galleries. Our area is really fun and there is always something going on.
The train stop is only a block and a half away, about 4 min walk. Morgan station on the L train.
Other Things to Note
If you are staying for four or more nights I will take down the cleaning fee. I will send you special offer where I subtract $20 cleaning fee.
Shoes off (we wash the floors). No smoking, you can go smoke on the roof, we live on the top floor; use non-metal utensils when using our expensive pans; clean your dishes. And, it's not really a rule, but try to turn the water and light off when you are not using it, it's common eco-friendly sense.
No heavy cologne or perfume please, really hard to get the smell out of blankets.
Liliya and Michael are very nice, discreet and always here when you need something. The apartment is beautiful and the artistic soul is everywhere. The Buschwick neighbourhood is totally inspiring! When you travel, you dream to meet people like them and visit the true Brooklyn. I'm sure we'll meet again !!!
The location was very convenient for access to Williamsburg and the train. The flexible check in/out time was great, and Michael was very welcoming.
We found the common area (like the bathroom) a little messy for our tastes; especially after the party our hosts had one of the evenings, but the private room is well laid out and tidy.
Hi, I told you about the party, you probably half listened to me. I told you this Saturday we are going to have roof-top party but people will be in and out to use the bathroom and such, and I apologized in advanced for the mess party might cause. The party wasn't at the apartment. We weren't going to clean at 1 am, or at 8 am before you wake up, and it's understandable, no? We cleaned when we woke up. Prior to your arrival we cleaned the common area, bathroom, kitchen, your room. Instead of being anti-social and hiding you could might as well join the fun, or, if you tired, find me and talk about the issue so I would rush people out. Staying with older people or at a hostel/hotel would suit better your personality. I think we are overall respectful, social yet give privacy, but of course not good enough to provide hotel type experience.
it was a very good time in appartement in conformity with the photos and descriptions
We all loved the house, Michael, Liliya, and Mr. Mud Puddles! They were very kind and friendly, and the room was comfortable to sleep in. I loved how the sunlight comes in in the morning from the window. We came back late every night, but they didn't say anything about it too. Thank you for all of your kindness. I wish I could have stayed longer! I would definitely like to go back again someday.
Michael & Liliya were absolutely amazing hosts. They went out of their way to make sure we were well received, even though we arrived at 2:30 AM. Michael is an outstanding graphic designer with refined musical taste that would leave any host simultaneously relaxed and uplifted (He should really become a DJ). Liliya creates masterful paintings and pieces of art. The whole loft exudes with soothing life and makes you not want to leave the city. The neighbourhood is perfectly placed with a quaint little cafe right next to it, a subway (L train) a 10 minute walk away, with a convenient store the same distance away. We couldn't have been more happy with our trip and these wonderful people we've met. We look forward to going back soon.
Thank you Michael & Liliya
This loft is a very good place if you visit NYC. The subway (L) is maximum 5 minutes walk. We really felt welcome in there very nice appartement. Wifi is fast and this is really helpful if you need internet to explore NY. We had our own room with beds, a desk and enough drawers and hangers to store all our stuff. The rest of the house is good too: the kitchen practical and clean, the living room part is great, the bathroom is old but everything you need is available. Liliya was away almost all week, but Michael is an excellent host. He helped us to book tickets for the NY Yankees game and checking in for the flight back. We are very happy that we choose this place to stay and I hope to come back one day.
Nice place, nice hosts, just as advertised. Fittings basic but comfortable.
Very convenient for Williamsburg, East Village, Chelsea etc and not too bad for Midtown. Area itself has considerable charm if you take the time to find it.
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About the Host, Michael&Liliya
My husband and I live in East Williamsburg, this is one of the "real" parts of New York. We are recent graduates, and now freelancing on various jobs like most New Yorkers do. We are both in the art field. I speak Russian and a little Spanish. Michael is true American, only english ;-)
We love our place and put a lot of work making it beautiful and cozy. I hope you like it too. It's not a hotel, so please no high maintenance people here. Everybody else we welcome! and we were lucky to meet many interesting kind solid travelers.