We live in a beautiful loft in Brooklyn that is a 15 minute subway ride to Union Square from the Morgan stop on the L train.
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 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.
Michael & Liliya were WONDERFUL! They gave us recommendations on where to eat, what to do, and how to get around on the subway. Liliya made us tea and gave us snacks and was so welcoming. The loft was so beautiful and the roof access was awesome! The beds were very comfortable, I slept like a baby. My only complaint is that I wish I stayed longer! Everyone should stay here, it was such a great experience.
This place is in one of the coolest spots you're gonna find. I had to put that at the top because seriously the subway is SO close and the area of shops, bars, restaurants and coffee houses is unrivaled and so cute.
The Sunny Loft felt like home to us!! We have moved to a permanent address in BK but still wish we were back with Michael and Liliya!! The room allows you your own piece of space with a desk and hangers and drawers. Even the loft bed is its own little room with space to keep your books/computer/whatever.
Our amazing hosts provided fluffy robes and slippers because it does get a little cold in the middle of winter. There were shelves of amazing books for us to read, excellent wi-fi and a BEAUTIFULLY designed house manual with all the info you need.
The rest of the house is great too - kitchen is super clean, lounge area is the best decorated place out and the bathroom is fine though the hot water peters out if you take too long in the shower.
We spent most of our time with Michael and he gave us great tips on local places to go, and hung out with us a bit! You can also go on the roof which is pretty great.
We're very grateful to have stayed here and can't wait to hang out some time soon!
The location is the real experience and gives you a real insight into life in this area! Michael and Liliya were exceptional hosts, went above and beyond to make me feel welcome. They gave me great tips for the area and helped me get myself organised. 100% recommend this place. Was tidy and well maintained.
The Loft of Michael & Liliya is ideally situated at the edge of Williamsburg, with the subway just around the corner and plenty of fine restaurants and places to hangout in the vicinity and Manhattan within 15 minutes.
The Loft is exactly as being described on the site and both Michael and Liliya are really warm and caring persons and perfect hosts! They both know exactly what to do and where.
In short; NYC was great, and for a large part because of them! Thanks!
P.S. Special thanks to Mr. Pebbles, the flirting cat!
They are very kind, and helped me everytime.
My room's size is enough for me.
Wifi is well.
I felt comfortable all time.
Their interior is awesome!
And, their cat is sooooo cute.
Thank you, Liliya&Micheal!!
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It was a great, unique experience. The hosts are very welcoming and helpful. We were very shy and private guests, but more outgoing guests would probably become great friends with the hosts. The neighborhood itself is quite deserted, although there are good restaurants nearby. The main Williamsburg isn't that far away. The room is exactly as described, maybe even larger. overall, a great stay
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My wife, Liliya, and I are both students at City Colleges. She studies in the animation program and I in graphic design. We are both pretty busy with school. We are clean and very respectful. We love biking, it is the best transportation in New York City.