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.
Really comfortable room. Jsun was super friendly and helpful. Great location--plenty of good food and drink nearby and a short walk to metro to Manhattan. Easy check in and check out. Highly recommend!
Kara & Jsun are really nice hosts with an awesome dog! Comfy space in the heart of gritty, funky Williamsburg Brooklyn with great places to eat. Our hosts recommended the Tenement Museum in lower east side and it was brilliant. Great conversations over breakfast. We would highly recommend their place.
I had the greatest stay at Jsun and kara's place, the flat is very nice and comfortable, with a great vibe, and the location is perfect for enjoying Brooklyn in all its forms ( morning breakfast in the sun by the river, cool shopping or nightlife, it's all there !) but also to hop on a boat or train to Manhattan... I stayed for three weeks in the loft room and really felt at home, it's comfy and quiet, you have space to unpack your stuff and a desk to work and craft ! Best part of the apartment though is definitely J sun, Kara and Lono who are friendly, open and very interesting people (and happiest dog on earth) who I'm looking forward to seeing again! They are passionate about New York and travel so definitely the perfect hosts to help you around. So all in all, though I would have like to keep this place a secret for myself I can only advise fellow airbnb ers to stop by !!
Jsun was very communicative with immediate response, nice kitchen for all your meal preps, coffee in morning, with summer heat nice to have A/C, the area is full of wonderful restaurants and walkable.
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.
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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.