Heart of Williamsburg Loft Living

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211, United States

The Space

We have a wonderful loft-like light-drenched apartment that we're looking to rent as we'll often be traveling. We're always flexible with dates, though we don't usually rent for long term stays as we live here on a regular basis.

Pricing: if your third (and fourth) person is a child, we waive the third person charge. We love having families use the apt!

The apartment has a washing machine and dishwasher (rare to find in NYC apartments!) and is newly-renovated so very clean, cosy and safe. We furnish in a cosy-chic way, so there are plenty of books, blankets and warm lights in our apartment. It's a one bedroom apartment (queen bed, sleeps two) with an office space (you have use of Mac and Internet while you stay) and a large living space/dining space. The bathroom is super-new too. We have an adult cot bed (sleeps one, Shell's old mum manages excellently on it - it's a solid cot) for the living room for an extra person, and have been known to arrange it next to the sofa (which also accommodates one sleeper) in order to comfortably sleep 4 people in the apartment at once.

The apartment is in a building with only one other neighbour, so it's quiet, relaxed and clean.

We provide towels, maps, local guide to fun places to eat/shop/see art. We're both in the arts, so we can offer lots of suggestions for things to do!

Local amenities include: a full-service grocery 6 blocks away, a large duane reade pharmacy 4 blocks away, wonderful restaurants of every size and cuisine in Williamsburg; less than 7-10 minute walk to the L, JMZ trains (5 mins into Manhattan on the train) and 12-15 min walk to the G train; there is a bike store just up the street to rent bikes from; riverside park right on our block - it's great to take a book to and often has summer music performances!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $20
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Hi,
    We stayed at Austin and Shell's place for 2 nights. Definitely, it's a cozy, charming and welcoming apartment in the best location of Brooklyn. It' s
    very clean, spacious and perfect flat for a short stay.
    I highly recommend this place to anyone who's looking for a great experience in Williamsburg (coffee shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants), and beyond.
    Martin & Amelie

    October 2012
  • Great place, it felt like a second home! If you're looking for a place in Williamsburg, this is a great spot. Close to all restaurants, bars and shops but still in a quite area. Great views over Manhattan and the nearby Williamsburg bridge (bring your running shoes and go for an early run). Great hosts as well, really helpful and answered questions really fast.

    August 2012
  • We had a great time at Austin & Shell's. They were very nice guests, giving us all the informations & comfort we need.
    We really enjoyed the neighborhood : safe and a lot of shops / bars / restaurants around. The L train is at 10 minutes walk then 5 minutes to Manhattan.
    And the flat is very sunny, quiet, big and well equiped.
    To conclude, we really liked our stay in Williamsburg.

    April 2012
  • We had a great time there. Lovely place, sunny, quiet. Close to the river, L train, the flea market, the park along the river, the ferry boat. Good place to start a nice bike ride and discover the neighborhoods around. We'll stay there again if it's possible.

    April 2012
  • A-MA-ZING location. Lovely couple that make sure that everything is okay for us. The apartment is so-so nice. I would go back anytime. Thanks Austin & Shell!!

    July 2011
  • We stayed in Shell & Austin's apartment with our 8 months old daughter. The apartment was absolutely perfect- clean, comfortable and in such a good (and baby-friendly!) location. Shell and Austin were such friendly and helpful hosts and we loved their recommendations for favourite restaurants and shops in the area.
    We would definitely love to stay again during our next visit New York.

    June 2011
  • We felt so lucky to have found this pad because it truly felt like a home away from home. A neighborhood that is fun, quiet and safe, two bedrooms (one for us and another for our 7-year old), cozy meals in a fully equipped kitchen, WiFi, and a comfortable walking distance from the L train. It was very convenient to Manhattan and we'd definitely stay again. What more could tourists expect on a NY stay? Oh - I almost forgot. Shell and Austin are two cheerful hosts who were flexible enough to deal with our two travel delays and changed travel dates. An excellent experience.

    January 2011
  • Austin and Shell's place lived up to expectations and more!!! The flat itself was amazing with everything you could possibly need. The personalised suggestions of places to go were brilliant- we loved la superior!!

    Location couldn't have been better, Williamsburg itself was sooo cool and had everything you could possibly need with amazing places to eat, drink and shop. So close to Manhattan but it felt like a world away when you wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of it all.

    Fully recommend staying in williamsburg especially at austin & shell's it was an amazing holiday and we will def be coming back!!!

    November 2010
  • We had 4 excellent days at Shell & Austin's Wiliamsburg Apartment. After a long flight we were given a warm welcome by Shell who was very friendly and helpfull(great suggestions for restaurants and bars in neighbourhood) She had even bought a small bed and presents for our three year old daughter!
    After a busy day in manhattan the loft was a safe haven to return to. clean, spacious and with a good vibe!
    The location is perfect, nice restaurants, coffeeshops, transport and supermarkets all on walking distance.
    Many thanks and we hope to see you again!
    Charley, Myriam and Maxime
    Amsterdam Holland

    October 2010
  • Three girlfriends and I recently stayed in Austin and Shell's lovely Williamsburg apartment for three weeks. We had the most amazing time in New York City and having such a beautiful apartment to stay in definitely contributed to this positive experience.

    The apartment itself is very light, bright and beautifully decorated, with all of the amenities that you could ask for. Very homely. The spacious apartment fit four of us very comfortably.

    The location is great and you can easily walk to the many hotspots in Brooklyn. It is also very safe to wander around at night.

    As for Shell and Austin, well we couldn't have asked for better hosts! They went over and above our expectations. Right from the booking process through to our departure we were able to contact them with ease. They are genuine, lovely people. We would stay in their apartment again in a heartbeat!

    I thoroughly reccommend booking this apartment whilst staying in NYC.

    September 2010
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Washington & Lee/University of Glasgow, UK
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We are a friendly, relaxed couple who work in the arts and who enjoy the eclectic activities that Brooklyn has to offer - from cycling in Prospect Park to eating in GREAT restaurants in many Brooklyn neighborhoods, and everything in-between. We are kind and considerate hosts!
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