About this listing
Hi there! This used to be my home--and I loved every minute of it. I've since moved to nearby East Williamsburg.
It's a lovely condo loft (studio, with queen bed and queen futon) on a quiet block in Southside, Williamsburg. It's a 5 min walk from either the Bedford or Lorimer L stop, or Marcy JMZ stop. It's also 5 min by car/cab from the Lower East Side (Manhattan), or 10 minutes from downtown Brooklyn.
I own this place, and have put a lot of love and care into the design, comfort, and upkeep. The furnishings are all high end (Ligne Roset, Italian sofas). The bed is super comfortable, the kitchen fit for a chef, the balcony gorgeous on a sunny day. The shower is awesome--water softener with plenty of hot water. It's a very modern spot, and you will feel right at home.
There's plenty to do around here. On this block alone: Rye (restaurant), Banter (bar), Cotton Candy Factory (boutique), Billy's Marketplace (supermarket)...also a millenery (hat shop) and old-fashioned candy store. Around the corner: Bozu (sushi), Paul Smith (boutique), Fette Sau (BBQ), St Anselm (steak), Commodore (fried chicken), Blue Collar Burger (burger joint), spots for Vietnamese, Italian food, etc. We're also a 10-minute walk from Smorgasborg (outdoor Saturday food festival), Peter Luger Steakhouse, Diner (only the best spot in NYC), La Esquina, Radegast Biergarten, a ton of cafes and record shops, and other awesome places. Neighborhood street parking is easy!
I'm a food writer and cookbook author, so the kitchen is fully loaded with dishwasher, microwave, all appliances, gas stove, real wine glasses, chef's knives, etc. You'll have access to high-speed Wifi and a washer/dryer.
If interested, please send a blurb about yourself. No smokers please!
Wifi, AC and heat, washer-dryer, microwave, toaster, bathtub, the best shower ever, trash room.
I'm available just a few blocks away, but I give my guests all the space they need.
Walk out the door: across the street are a trendy supermarket and amazing brunch/dinner spot. World-class coffee abounds: Whirlybird, Gimme Coffee, Blue Bottle, Stumptown. Down the street is my favorite steakhouse (St. Anselm) and BBQ (Fette Sau). There are several boutiques within spitting distance (even a Paul Smith outlet), great bars, and music venues. Yet the quiet at night will make you feel like you're sleeping in a vault.
The place is between two L stops (Bedford/Lorimer), and 5 blocks from both the G train (Metropolitan) and JMZ (Marcy Avenue). We are one stop from Manhattan--5 minutes tops.
My cat Jabberwocky (pictured) USED to live here. We've since moved a few blocks away. So you won't have the responsibility, although I believe he was a boon for many prior stays.
Take good care of the place. Don't put knives or pots/pans in the dishwasher. If stowing bed, remove all sheets and pillows first.
Jean was an excellent host to deal with. She was very quick to respond and super friendly. The apartment was better than I expected, very clean with excellent amenities (washing machine was a huge plus!). The location was in a fantastic spot in the Williamsburg area, really close to Bedford Ave and all the other main restaurant and bar areas.
I loved this studio. Everything about it was amazing! The kitchen is beautiful, the neighborhood is great. There is a super market right across the street. Bars and restaurants all over. I will definitely be booking this place again!
Jean's apartment was perfect for us. Its cool, clean and modern with everything you need. Jean made our stay a breeze and was always readily contactable. The apartment is surrounded by the most amazing food n drink places too and Jean's recommendation list was so good!
Super séjour, l'appartement est très bien situé et très propre. je n'ai pas vu Jean mais on a communiqué très facilement. Nous avons adoré loger 2 semaines dans Brooklyn. Un New York plus authentique des quartiers avec de la bonne cuisine à des prix corrects et des ambiances différentes. Il y a plusieurs station de métro Marcy, Bedford, Metropolitan le bus et le ferry. Donc très rapide pour Manhattan. le week-end il y a des (website hidden) ne pas louper le couché de soleil sur Manhattan . Nous sommes ravies. Merci Jean.
Beautiful, very clean flat, super convenient for anywhere in Williamsburg and near to two subway stations. We were very comfortable and really enjoyed our stay.
Contact with Jean was very easy. She always responded immediately. The flat looked exactly like described on the homepage and shown on the pictures. We were impressed by how quiet the flat was during the night despite being in a lively neighbourhood. We were glad there was a small supermarket right around the corner and the next subway station was also quite close. A very pleasant experience with airbnb!
The loft is comfortable and nicely located (a 30-min subway ride to Manhattan). The place is also clean and quiet. Jean was very friendly and communicative throughout, which I really appreciated. Just a few factual items which will be helpful to others considering staying here: The studio is smaller than it looks in the photos. It was ok for me as a single person but I can see it being a bit snug for 2 or 3 people. You will need to keep the curtains drawn because the unit overlooks a courtyard and faces another apartment complex (so there is little privacy if you leave open them). I was on a business trip so I did not spend a lot of time in the studio, but it did feel dark inside and I would have preferred to get some sunlight in as I was getting ready in the morning. As a few other guests have also pointed this out, the shower runs at a low pressure, which was a bit disappointing for me. Finally, I would have appreciated a few more amenities: like a bed sheet (there was just a comforter to throw on top), firm pillows (they were somewhat overused and sagging) and some more toiletries (like hand soap, hair dryer, and an accessible supply of toilet paper!). The wifi worked well. The kitchen is the most well-equipped part of the loft so if you are into cooking (I did not have time to cook!) this will be a plus!
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