1 bedroom apartment with huge decked garden, 3 blocks from the Lorimer stop on the L train. Sofabed in the living room sleeps another 2. Gas BBQ, chaise lounges and outdoor seating for al fresco meals.
The apartment is in a recently renovated 1890's wood frame row house 3 blocks from the Lorimer stop on the L subway train, a 5 minute ride into Manhattan. While close to great restaurants, cafes, bars, coffee shops and super-hipster Williamsburg shopping, the house is on a very quiet, tree lined street with a garden, giving one a feeling of being in the country, just a few minutes from the heart of NYC.
Both the living room and bedroom open out onto the garden.
-1 bedroom: 1 x king bed plus 1 queen sofa-bed in the livingroom (sleeps up to 4)
-full kitchen with granite counter tops, fully outfitted kitchen with stainless steel appliances; 6 burner gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, large refrigerator, toaster and french press and Keurig coffee makers. Kitchen generally stocked with milk, butter, coffee, tea, bread, eggs, basic cooking essentials and something sweet or for snacking.
-dining table seats 6
-2 outdoor decks with seating for 4, and two chaise lounges and a gas grill
-high speed wireless internet
-2 x HD TVs with cable (HBO etc..) - 45 Inch flat screen TV in living room and 40 inch flat screen in one bedroom. Living room TV is an internet TVs (Sony Smart TV).
-sunny, lots of light
-closets with space for hanging and drawers
-located 3 blocks from Lorimer stop on the L and G trains, minutes from Manhattan
-full size washer/dryer, iron, ironing board
-hair dryer, basic amenities (soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, cleaning supplies)
-central air conditioning
-parking generally available on the street (alternate side of the street parking 1 day a week)
-Walking distance to pharmacy, restaurants, grocery store and Bedford Street shops in Williamsburg.
Guest have private access to a large garden with two decks; upper deck has 2 chaise lounges and a dining table and 4 chairs. Lower deck has a gas BBQ grill.
Depending on the length of the guest's stay, we will need to arrange to get access to the garden to do weekly maintenance. This will be done at the guest's convenience and usually takes about an hour or less.
Interaction with Guests
Guest retrieve keys in a lock box left in the mailbox so that there is no coordinating necessary upon arrival and departure. If guests need directions or help within the apartment, they need only to contact us by phone/text/email and we will come over to assist.
Williamsburg is an influential hub for indie rock, hipster culture, and the local art community. The neighborhood is being redefined by a growing population and the rapid development of housing and retail space particularly catered to a wealthy population that has been historically foreign to the neighborhood. The specific area we are in was historically Italian and you will still find great Italian bakeries and restaurants scattered around the neighborhood and on weekends, super-popular Smorgasburg (foodie heaven) and the Brooklyn Flea market are a must-see. A significant component of the Italian community on the North Side were immigrants from the city of Nola near Naples. Residents of Nola every summer celebrate the "Festa dei Gigli" (feast of lilies) in honor of St. Paulinus of Nola, who was bishop of Nola in the fifth century. The immigrants brought the traditions of the feast with them. For two weeks every summer, the streets surrounding Our Lady of Mount Carmel church, located on Havemeyer and North 8th Streets, are dedicated to a celebration of Italian culture.
The first artists moved to Williamsburg in the 1970s, drawn by the low rents, large spaces available and convenient transportation, one subway stop from Manhattan. This continued through the 1980s and increased significantly in the 1990s as earlier destinations such as SoHo and the East Village became gentrified. The community was small at first, but by 1996 Williamsburg had accumulated an artist population of about 3,000. Art galleries in the area include the Front Room Gallery. Williamsburg and Greenpoint are served by a monthly galleries listings magazine, wagmag. Theater is also represented by indie theater spaces such as The Brick Theater and The Charlie Pineapple Theater.Williamsburg has become a notable home for live music and an incubator for new bands.
My house is 3 blocks from the Lorimer stop on the L train, which goes into Manhattan. The Lorimer stop is the second stop in Brooklyn on the L. You can be in Manhattan within 5-10 minutes from the Lorimer Street stop. The G train, which travels throughout Brooklyn, also stops at Lorimer/Metropolitan Avenue.
In general, Williamsburg is served by 3 subway lines: the BMT Canarsie Line (L train) on the north, the BMT Jamaica Line (J M Z trains) on the south, and the IND Crosstown Line (G train) on the east. The Williamsburg Bridge crosses the East River to the Lower East Side. Williamsburg is also served by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
Several bus routes, including the B24, B32, B39, B44, B44 SBS, B46, B60, and Q54 terminate at the Williamsburg Bridge/Washington Plaza. Other bus lines that run through the neighborhood are the B43, B48, B62, B67, and Q59.
North Williamsburg is served by the East River Ferry to 34th Street and the Wall Street area, leaving every 20 minutes during rush hour and every hour during the rest of the day.
Other Things to Note
The garden requires regular maintenance (watering, weeding, trimming, cleaning) so depending on the length of the guest's stay, we will need to arrange to get access to the garden to do basic maintenance to keep it looking its best (depending on the season). This will be done at the guest's convenience and usually takes about an hour or less. This is necessary more in the summer and fall and little to none in the winter.
-No loud parties please, this is a rather quiet neighborhood
-No smoking indoors, but we have a big deck outside if you are smokers
-For longer stays, thorough cleaning by cleaning lady available @ $80/per cleaning. Just let us know what day/time you would like to schedule the apartment to be cleaned and we will arrange it. Cleaning using takes about 4-5 hours and includes laundering linens and towels, washing the dishes, cleaning the bathroom, floors, deck, dusting, etc..
-Please lock the front doors upon entering and leaving.
-If you damage anything, please let us know so we can assess and repair/replace.
-While the floors are hardwood, they tend to scratch or dent pretty easily. We suggest removing shoes in the house (keeps things cleaner also) and not dragging furniture across the floors.
I rented this apartment for my cousins to stay at while they were visiting me. Didn't get to see the apartment itself but they said it was very comfortable and they enjoyed their stay there.
Everything went very smoothly - Hannah was extremely communicative and organized which I absolutely appreciated!
Hannah est très réactive à vos moindres besoin.
L'appartement est très beau, très propre et il y fait bon vivre.
La description qui en ai faite est égale à l'arrivée.
Tout est fait pour que vous vous y sentiez bien et c'est réussi.
Seul bémol, je suis sensible au bruit et au froid, le chauffage est a air pulsé et c'est assez bruyant, mais comme je dis je suis sensible, c'est le seul bruit que l'on pourrait entendre l'hiver et malheureusement j'y suis allée a une période super froide.
Vous pouvez allez à pieds dans le nouveau quartier artistique de Bushwick.
Les stations sont entre 5mn et 10mn à pieds.
Les commerçants autour sont qualitatif.
Hannah vous propose des choix d'épiceries, restaurants...
Vous pouvez aussi vous faire à manger car tout est prévu pour.
Bref, c'est très bien.
Merci à Hannah et son mari.
Excellent location in a great neighborhood close to the L and G trains. Very easy check-in/check-out. The apartment itself is a great 1 bedroom with a delightful kitchen, satellite TV, nice bathroom, and a spacious deck that I imagine is pretty rare in that area.
We stayed here as a part of two part trip. First a tiny apartment in the upper west side, then this spacious beauty. It felt so big, we could have staged our own musical.
The apartment was exactly as detailed and location better than we even expected. It's a very "kitchen-heavy" space, so if you love cooking, then this is the place for you. The master bed is very comfortable, with a ton of storage. We also loved using the laundry, dishwasher, and big kitchen table. I think our favourite part was the location, so close to the subway (and only two stops from Manhattan) and dozens of shops, bars and grocery stores. We felt right at home and were sad when we had to pack up and leave.
The house features two apartments. If you're on the ground floor, you might hear the foot traffic from upstairs, especially busy toddlers. But it's not too loud. Depends how sensitive you are to sound. It's a home, there's noise. Next time, I'd pick the second floor.
We also had an issue with some mysterious damage (wine stains found on the duvet). It wasn't us, but we had to explain/prove it. Hannah was great to quickly resolve the issue, but know that this house features some high-end touches, which should you accidentally damage them, could set you back.
I'd recommend this place for sure, especially if you were travelling with one or two more people.
The house was lovely and the process of checking in and out was seamless. Great contact, directions and instructions from Hannah. Would highly recommend.
Hannah was very accommodating and responsive. Her place was lovely and had a wonderful back yard area. My friends and I loved staying here and hope to be back again!
If you are looking to stay in Williamsburg, Hannah's apartment is the place to be. Hannah is a great communicator and very accommodating. She always responded within minutes to my questions.
The location is superb! Centrally located in Williamsburg, you are steps away from great restaurants, coffee shops and food markets. It is easy to navigate the area to explore the greater neighborhood. The apartment is a three minute walk to the Lorimer "L" subway station. It was so easy to get around Brooklyn, in and out of Manhattan and ultimately the airport.
The apartment is great - modern, clean, spacious and very quiet! It is has everything you need for an extended stay. The library is fabulous - we loved the collection of books. The kitchen is equipped with appliances and a vast array of cooking utensils. The bed is super comfortable! If we had stayed a few more nights, we would have taken advantage of the beautiful backyard complete with a sitting area and gas grill.
I look forward to returning again.
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My husband and I are both in the fashion business; I am an executive and he is a designer. We travel to Asia on a regular basis, enjoy movies, music and books, hiking, biking around town and working on our garden.