About this listing
Enjoy a clean, well-designed room, with a comfy bed for 2. Artistic and a Home at the same time.
Perfect for travelers & couples who need a place to call home. An amazing central location to both Manhattan & Brooklyn.
WELCOME! We are full-time professional visual artists. We've lived in Williamsburg for 10+ years and can help you with all kinds of tips :)
We officially registered with NYC as "Bridge Seal" B&B, so we have everything you'll need to make yourselves comfortable and enjoy the space!
--Fresh and clean towels and sheets.
--A lofted Queen size bed.
--A work desk
--Plenty of storage: A hanging closet and plenty of shelving
--By some architectural design, it feels incredibly separated from the rest of the house, as if you are in your own world.
--Amazingly soft Northeast light!
--Newly installed light & sound blocking window drapery for the light sleepers and people suffering jet-lag.
--Your own Air Conditioning and/or Heater.
--Your bedroom has secure keyed locks.
--A healthy selection of plants & flowers.
--Breakfast is available for an additional $5 per guest, per day:
It is a continental breakfast (REALLY good coffee, breads, fruit, cereals & milk, anything you need to make a great start to the day).
*Please request this in advance so that I can have things ready for you, upon your arrival.*
**Early check-ins (before 2pm) and late check-outs (after 12 noon) must be arranged ahead of time and approved on a case by case situation. 95% of the time, it's fine.
Who WE are:
We Started Bridge Seal B&B in April of 2012. We wanted to create an arts-centric destination, by carefully curating our 3 bedroom apartment into a 2 unit Bed & Breakfast. We started slow and by the end of 2012, we have hosted over 300 travelers from all over the world.
I am a full-time visual artist. To learn more, search "Jsun Laliberte". I am also a 3rd generation ceramic artist. There's hand-made pottery all over the space! In a not-so-distant past, I was also a Sommelier at one of the best and most highly rated "farm-to-table" restaurants in Manhattan. True Hospitality and knowing how to make guests feel welcome are things I know so very well :)
She is a professional artist as well. Both of us have separate studio practices, so we can keep the mess out...! Kara is also a curator, art critic and an editor, so the conversations are always exciting!
And we have a new puppy! :) His name is Lono. He's a Samoyed/Eskimo mix, so he is very hypoallergenic. I have Asthma, Kara has bad allergies, and he does not affect us at all. He lives in our bedroom or his crate. He has NO access to the guest room! We do encourage guests to interact and play with him, just please do NOT feed him human food!
Whether you are traveling partner, a couple on vacation, someone extending a business trip, or someone looking to host your family while they are visiting you-- we get you :)
During your stay, look forward to pleasant chat around the kitchen table. We can always help you find the best shops, the best food, the best art exhibitions, the best walks, the best cocktails, the quickest subway route, and best insider deals around!
We care about with whom we share our home . A good fit makes your stay amazing and our experience as hosts equally rewarding! We always give preference to civilized, pleasant and respectful people. We will not accept inquiries from partiers looking to pound beers at the kitchen table until 4am... We do our fair share of entertaining, but we keep it classy! ;)
(This current rate reflects NY sales tax of 8.875% included. We have been hosting successfully and continuously since March of 2012. Having enjoyed our experience as hosts, we have stepped up and have become fully legitimate and registered with the state. We are also fully insured.)
All together, everyone here is pretty awesome! Every person who's ever stayed here has left with an amazing fondness for 78 South 6th street!
All the best and we hope to meet you soon,
Jsun & Kara
--Extra fast Internet.
--We provide fresh and clean towels & linens.
--Soap, shampoo, and conditioner in shower.
--Hair dryer, iron & board in your room.
--Have full access to Kitchen, Living Room, (email hidden)l cleaned and maintained consistently.
Interaction with Guests
We've hosted over 400+ people. Come and go as you please. Enjoy your privacy or conversation with us. You will typically see us in the morning at breakfast (a good time to get tips on the day's planning).
We do our fair share of entertaining, but we keep it classy! ;)
Williamsburg is a safe and well-lit neighborhood, now. It is THE center of cultural and artistic Brooklyn! 20 years ago, used to be one of the roughest neighborhoods in all of New York. Now, the most beautiful people live & play here!
You are right around the corner from a lively and thriving local music & nightlife scene, great vintage boutiques and cool Internet/Coffee shops.
Steps away from:
--East River Ferry
--Williamsburg Bridge Pedestrian Walkway
--Citibikes are around the corner
--B62 bus (to Queens & MoMA P.S.1)
Other Things to Note
FOOD: (W'burg is a foodie MECCA!)
--Amazing grocery 2 blocks away.
--Diner: By far the BEST burger in NYC! (I do not exaggerate!). Next door.
--Peter Luger: Best steak restaurant in NYC for 30 years. 3 blocks away.
--Pies 'n Thighs: Best brunch for the southern comfort food. Insane doughnuts. 5 minutes walk.
--Maison Premiere: Oysters & Absinthe... enough said! 5 minute walk.
--Cafe Mogador: Best healthy Mediterranean food and a gorgeous garden. 10 minute walk.
MUSIC/ DANCING/ NIGHLIFE
--Baby's All Right: Local music is alive and well! See the coolest new bands before your friends do. 3 blocks away.
--Bembe: World famous for dancing to afro-caribean beat. 1 block away.
--The Knitting Factory: World famous stage for starting big careers. 5 minutes walk.
--Sideshow Gallery: Put your finger on the pulse of the NY and Brooklyn art scene, here. 5 minutes walk.
--Journal Gallery: Always great exhibitions of the COOLEST of the cool artists, who are hot right now. 5 Minutes walk.
--Brooklyn Bowl: Live music & bowling under the same roof! 10 minutes walk.
--Brooklyn Brewery: Tasting room is a 10 minute walk there, and a 15 minute walk back :)
--Night Hawk Cinema: Dinner theater! Have your mac 'n cheese, brooklyn beer, and comfy seats while at the movies!
We both do a lot of running, so if you are a runner, we have a lot of great routes for you to explore the city and neighborhoods with.
Kara has been a long-time yogi. If you are into yoga, she has a lot of experience with several studios in the neighborhood and Manhattan.
Come and go as you like.
Feel free to say "hi" to neighbors.
Flexible Check-ins & outs are OK, just coordinate with us.
This airbnb is located in an ideal section of Brooklyn just a block from Bedford Avenue and all of it's unique restaurants. It's about a 10 minute walk to the L train Bedford Ave stop. The L train takes you into Manhattan easily within 10 minutes for more access to it's other trains. The apartment itself is very nicely decorated and having a lofted bed is just fun. Their bed is the comfiest I've ever slept in on airbnb! The a/c and wireless work very well. Happy to stay here again whenever I visit NYC.
The Loft + Office was just as pictured, lovely, clean, and quite. The location is easy walking distance to trains as well as the great Williamsburg hangouts. Across the street is a great dance venue, Bembe, which I've been several times in the past. Jsun was friendly and helpful, and Lono (the dog) was sweet and playful. Thanks!
Our hosts made us very welcome (J and K), with a welcome message on the blackboard and instructions to access the premises. They gave us very useful tips on the surroundings which were very helpful.
We loved the neighborhood and its stores and charming restaurants.
It was very near the Williamsburg Bridge (walkable towards Manhattan island) and other subway, bus transportation.
All in all a great experience.
My stay at Jsun's was absolutely incredible. The apartment perfectly situated in Williamsburg, with easy access to the coolest streets in Brooklyn and an effortless ride across the Williamsburg bridge into Manhattan. The room is as cozy as can be, and instantly felt like home. I've slept in few beds as comfortable as this one, and having the workspace beneath was perfect for getting some creative work done while I was indoors.
Jsun and Kara are model hosts. Not only have they mastered the art of making you feel comfortable in their home, but they are also immensely fun to talk to and hang out with. Their unique knowledge of the city and the surrounding neighborhood was invaluable during my week of exploring, and I only wish that I'd had more time to take them up on all of their suggestions.
Overall, the experience was an A+. If you want to have an amazing place to call home during your time in Williamsburg, then look no further!
Jsun was a great host who knows the area well. The apartment was well cared for, clean and in a good location near bars and restaurants. A nice stay.
Jsun and Kara were great hosts and the location of their apartment was perfect for my needs (getting to work + being able to explore Williamsburg, which I've never quite got around to doing). The room was very comfortable and the bathroom spotless. I'd stay here again.
Jsun's home is a wonderful creative space in a great location. Easy to explore Williamsburg with delicious food and fun bars nearby. It's an easy train ride into Manhattan and beyond if you want to spread your wings.
Jsun, Cara and Lono (the gorgeous dog) are friendly and generous, and made me feel at home for my week stay.
The loft was fun, great to have a desk space to spread out and plan my New York days. Very comfortable bed, and a nice bright room with two windows. The rest of the apartment is spacious and the kitchen has everything you need.
Highly recommend staying here if you want to explore and experience a neighbourhood full of creativity and vibrant nightlife, it was my first airbnb experience and I'm hooked.
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About the Host, Jsun
Other than being an AirBnB host, I am a full-time visual artist. I create large-scale, colorful, abstract paintings. My paintings seldom get installed at the house because of their size. I am also a 3rd generation ceramic artist. Much of the cups you will drink from have been made by me or my family!
My girlfriend, Kara, is a professional artist as well. Both of us have separate studio practices, so we can keep the mess out...! Kara is also a curator, art critic and an editor, so the art can change from time to time :)
We both do a lot of running, so if you are a runner, we have a lot of great routes for you to explore the city and neighborhoods with. Kara has been a long-time yogi. If you are into yoga, she has a lot of experience with several studios in the neighborhood and Manhattan.
We both have a wealth of overall knowledge of the neighborhood and the city!
We have a new puppy. His name is Lono. He's a special Eskimo/Samoyed mix. He has a hair undercoat, so he is very hypoallergenic. I have Asthma, Kara has bad allergies, and he does not affect us at all. He lives in our bedroom or his crate. He has NO access to the guest room. He loves all people, such a mushy, just please do NOT feed him human food. Everyone falls in love with this little guy.