About This Listing
2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment with large deck in recently renovated 1890's frame house on tree-lined, quiet street in super-hip Williamsburg, close to L train and Manhattan. If dates are not available, pls check my other listing for our garden apt.
2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment in recently renovated 1890's frame house on tree-lined, quiet street in super-hip Williamsburg, Brooklyn neighborhood.
-2 bedrooms; 1 x queen bed, 1 x twin bed
-full kitchen with granite counter tops, fully outfitted kitchen with stainless steel appliances; gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, large refrigerator, toaster, electric kettle and Keurig coffee maker. Kitchen generally stocked with milk, butter, coffee, tea, bread, eggs, basic cooking essentials and something sweet or for snacking.
-dining table seats 4
-outdoor deck with seating for 4, gas grill overlooks lush garden
-high speed wireless internet
-2 x HD TVs with cable (HBO etc..) - 42 Inch flat screen TV in living room and 33 inch flat screen in one bedroom + 1 x 32 inch flat screen Smart TV with Roku (Netflix, HBOGo, etc..) and DVD player in other bedroom.
-sunny, lots of light
-closet 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.
Entire 2 bedroom apartment and large deck.
Interaction with Guests
We are available to answer questions or assist with issues as we live close by. Keys are provided in a lock-box, so it is not necessary to connect with guests to check-in and check-out.
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. 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.
As of June 13, 2011, 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
If you don't see availability for this apartment, we also rent out the downstairs garden apartment. Please click on my profile to see other listing.
-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 our cleaning lady is part of the service @ $80/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.
This apartment is exactly as described. I loved the wall of books and actually found some of my favorites. Everything was spotless and Hannah even allowed us to use the items in her fridge and kitchen. She had milk, cereal, coffee, creamer, sugar, even eggs! This was great because we got in late and didn't have time to run to the store for basic food items. Her apartment is near the subway and from there was easy to get to Central Park and Manhattan. It is also one stop from the Bedford stop, which I was told from NYC friends is the birth place of the hipster, lol. There was tons of cool retail shopping and unique places to eat. We also stumbled upon the water with an amazing view of the skyline.
Hannah was quick to respond to all my questions, and even has a binder with interesting things to check out in the immediate area. She was a lovely host.
Me, my husband and our one year old son were staying in Hannahs place for a week, and we loved it. Everything from the location at the sweet little street sourunded with restaurangs, til the lovely towles and sheets. Small things that make your experience something extra!
We also liked to get to know Brooklyn and Williamsburgh better, especailly the bedford street with lovely shops and restaurangs and I already miss the Meatboll reaturang!
Hannah has been thinking of everything you possibly need to make your stay comfortable and in addition to that she is helpful, nice and a little bit of fun person to be in contact with.
Hannah is a fantastic host. She gave us loads of useful information before we arrived, was very prompt in answering all our questions and was generally extremely helpful. The apartment was perfect for us, very comfortable and beautifully furnished, with lots of books and CDs: the photos are totally representative. It was clean and tidy and has all the equipment you need for a stay in NY, and Hannah had so thoughtfully and generously left a selection of basic foodstuffs for when we arrived: including some nice cold beer, which we drank on the deck on a beautiful, sunny and warm NY evening. After a long day walking in in the city, it really was like a home to relax in. It’s in a wonderful location: at the heart of trendy Williamsburg, but just four subway stops into central Manhattan.
We certainly recommend this place to anyone, and would certainly return ourselves on any future trip to NY.
The apartment of Hannah was fantastic and we loved to stay there. Everything was superclean and well prepared for the guests. The location is ideal, very close to the subway and many nice restaurants nearby. The absolute highlight is the deck, you are sitting under a nice green tree in the sun. Overall a great apartment and we only can recommend it. The pictures are already great and the reality is even better.
Première expérience à New York et Airbnb. Nous avons passé un séjour très agréable dans ce très bel et très propre appartement. Les photos sont tout à fait conformes à la réalité. Nous avons pu profiter de la terrasse et du barbecue. De plus la proximité du métro permet de rallier Manhattan rapidement. Tout était parfait!
This beautiful two-bedroom apartment made our stay in Brooklyn magical. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen, dining and living room area so inviting, modern and sparkling clean. Felt like a 4 star hotel. The only (very small) drawback was the stairs that for my 84 year-old mother were a little too steep without a banister to pull herself up, but I just served as her "banister" and all was well. Thank you Hannah for all the thoughtful touches, including the wonderful collection of books and art. Just lovely.
This host has 35 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
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.
OMG the best BBQ in the city...Metropolitan Avenue NY 11211-3308
Decent Mexican take-out / delivery...Metropolitan Avenue New York NY 11211
Open 24/7/365 and has lots of organic stuff, deli and the basics.Union Avenue NY 11211
Really good noodle shop...delivers or eat inMetropolitan Avenue NY 11211-3501
all around hardware store and garden supplies AND they have an on-site pet pig...check it outMetropolitan Avenue Brooklyn NY 11211
We all know Starbucks...While I urge guests to go to Gimme Coffee, (corner of Lorimer Powers -1/2 a block away) for a more indie experience art in your foam, some people are loyal to Starbucks.Union Ave NY 11211
Amazing Mexican food and cool ambiance.Grand St # 1 NY 11211-4448
Really good Mexican food and super great atmosphere. Check it out.Lorimer Street NY 11211
Really good, fresh bagels made on siteLorimer Street NY 11211
Great ramen restaurant... dont be put off by the fact there is little to no signage, its on the corner of Devoe and Lorimer.Lorimer Street Brooklyn New York 11211
Fun bar with tons of 70s arcade gamesUnion Avenue New York NY 11211
Typical NY style pizza. DeliversLorimer Street Brooklyn NY 11211
Good food, great local hangout..Brooklyn NY 11211
Really good Mexican food and you can eat outside in their backyard garden.Often has great live entertainment also...Union Avenue Brooklyn NY 11211
Amazing selection of cheese as well as gourmet groceries, local organic produce and sandwiches.Lorimer Street Brooklyn NY 11211
Great coffeeLorimer Street Brooklyn NY 11211
A-W-E-S-O-M-E sandwiches. Period. Must make this a priority to check out.Lorimer St NY 11211
Very good and not too expensive French foodGrand Street NY 11211-3502
Amazing brick oven pizzaLorimer St Brooklyn NY 11211
Old school grocery store but with a surprising amount of organic foodsGrand Street NY 11211-4801
Super cheap, really good, old-school Chinese for fast delivery. Takes credit cards, gives you free soda. (phone number hidden)Broadway NY 11211
Will be well worth getting on the subway (only a few stops on the L) to hit the mecca of hipster pizza. It really is all its cracked up to be.Moore Street NY 11206-3816
(website hidden) is a great resource with user reviews for restaurants (eat in or delivery). Another option is (website hidden)Varick Street New York NY 10013-1106
On-line grocer, delivers the next day. Excellent produce, meat, groceries, well priced, plenty of organic options. (website hidden)7th Avenue New York NY 10001