About this listing
1 bedroom apartment with huge decked garden, 3 blocks from the Lorimer stop on the L train. Sofabed with inflatable topper 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.
The listing was exactly as described- - a beautiful apartment in the heart of Williamsburg. We felt very comfortable and would easily stay here again next time we're in town.
This apartment was simply FANTASTIC in every way and even more beautiful in person. Such a clean, bright and perfect oasis from the hustle and bustle of New York City and yet so close. The garden is huge, well kept and perfect for catching some rays in the morning. Hannah's apartment has such a homely feel and it really made our stay a warm and exceedingly pleasant one. The bed is the most comfortable I've ever slept in and the eggs and bread that awaited us were a sweet touch. I searched for about two weeks mom stop before finding Hannah's flat, looked at over 100 apartments and can safely say this exceeded all of them in every way.
I had never been to New York so my boyfriend and I wanted to do all the typical tourist attractions in Manhattan. At first we were skeptical about staying in Brooklyn as it meant a longer commute but I can't exaggerate enough on how ideal this location turned out to be. A lovely residential neighbourhood, completely safe, oozing with character and surrounded by several excellent bars, restaurants and takeaways that Hannah has taken the time to recommend. The moment I arrived at the airport the immigration officer asked if I there was any reason I was staying in the "coolest neighbourhood in nyc" and it sure showed when we got there. The subway to Manhattan is a short ten minute ride and if u go one stop to Bedford avenue you can experience the real essence of Brooklyn.
Hannah was an excellent host. Clear and thorough in communication, before the trip and during it. Helped me with every thing I needed, went to a huge effort to answer all my questions and to make sure we were happy in her home. She has made a home folder that lists all the places to go, it's really detailed and helpful.
Once again, thank you Hannah and if we come to New York again we will definitely stay with you. This apartment made our trip even more spectacular. Ten points!!!
We feel like we really lucked out getting to stay at this lovely apartment! Everything exceeded our expectations & we had an amazing time thanks to having Hannah as our host. The location is central, the garden is peaceful (and pretty large/private especially in the city) and its very clean, stylish, functional. It's pretty much what you hope for in an airbnb! We wish we had more time, and would love to stay here again.
Hannah was a wonderful host, and her apartment was delightful, and in a great area.
We had a wonderful time staying in the apartment.
It was so well decorated and exceptionally clean. The bed was amazing! So big and comfy, and we loved having the outdoor space to relax and have our son run around.
It's a great neighbour and we found it really easy to get around and into Manhattan.
The very detailed information pack left by Hannah was excellent, and very useful.
Our host (Hannah) was extremely organized, and getting settled into the new apartment was seamless. The apartment itself is on a quiet street in Williamsburg, a stonesthrow away from wine and cheese shops, neighborhood bodegas, bars, restaurants, and the subway - everything we could have wanted for a centrally-located stakeout for our visit to New York! The apartment was beautiful, and huge, even with an enormous back patio and entertaining space. And an additional bonus - the bed was unbelievably comfortable.
Grate Condo and everything was already there. Even the fridge was filled with stuff for the first days!
Beautiful kitchen and the interior is most stylishly. You´ll notice, that a real expert is responsible for it.
Only the couch was a little uncomfy to sleep, but I got used to it!
Garden Appartment: Always again!
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About the Host, Hannah
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.