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.
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!
We had a fabulous time at Jean's apartment in Williamsburg. The apartment was all that it had been described to be; spacious, quiet, clean and welcoming. We found the location to be incredibly convenient with all that Williamsburg has to offer (and there's a lot!) right on our doorstep as well as a quick and hassle free commute into Manhattan.
Jean was an exceptional host! During the initial booking stages, she was quick to respond to our enquiries and she checked in several times during the week. Jean has provided a helpful list of restaurants and attractions in the area and she was happy to help us out with any of our queries during our stay.
We really did find Jean's home to be a wonderful place and we wouldn't hesitate to try and stay here again on any future trips to NYC. I would highly recommend it. Thank you to Jean (host extraordinaire) for making our first use of airbnb such a positive experience.
El apartamento cumplió las expectativas. Es mas, las fotos no acaban de hacer justicia a como es realmente. Es amplio y dispones de todo lo necesario. Además su ubicación es fantástica, a una parada de metro de Manhattan.
Flat was very well located for going out locally and getting into Manhattan. Really well equipped comfy apartment with lots of light and heating etc all good, especially welcome in bathroom. Jean was great host. We didn’t meet but she gave some good recommendations for where to eat on evening we arrived (late at night) and kept in touch during our week's stay. She was very flexible about our checkout time which was much appreciated. All in all, very highly recommended!
Had a great stay at Jean's apartment. We loved the area, so many great places to eat, drink and shop and a more local relaxed feel to Manhattan. It was only a 5 minute walk to Bedford Avenue, Marcy Avenue or Lorimer subway stops so travel was easy. The apartment itself was spacious, clean and very quiet! Jean had also left some great local suggestions out. Perfect for our needs.
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