Best Location near East River, exquisitely restored, comfortable, historical, large artist loft. Just minutes to Manhattan and the best spots in Williamsburg; restful, avant-garde, inspiring, the real cool deal. Cable, WiFi, AC, WBFP.
The front: Glamorous, huge bedroom with a new queen size bed, a full size bed and the white leather couch folds out to a full size bed. Antique wooden bench to set your luggage, authentic high tin ceilings drooping with chandeliers floating on wood floors
In a 19th century restored Sea Captains House an entire ground floor with a shady, cool, oasis, private garden awaits you. My place has the greatest location! High restored tin ceilings and chandeliers floating over glossy hardwood floors in the main large bedroom. A brick WBFP (duraflame logs only please) and slate floors greet you in the foyer of this amazing space that leads you into a cozy partially equipped efficient kitchenette ( coffee maker, full stove/oven, pots, pans, tea kettle,microwave, stainless steel fridge, sink) with a precious sky lighted dining room alcove that seats 4. Walk beyond the dining room and you will find yourself in a beautifully restored glass carriage house that serves as your dramatic living room (with double pane windows and its own separate gas heater to keep you toasty warm in the winter as you watch snow fall in the backyard) and or becomes your spare bedroom. In the warm months you can open a glass garage door in this carriage house and it becomes part of a shady garden complete with an apple, fig and birch tree. Birds are chirping, apples are falling or ready for picking in this backyard space. Getting off the New York City streets and lounging in this oasis of a space sipping your favorite beverage is just too good to be true. There is also a bar-b-que in the garden, so pickup something great for the grill at the Williamsburg Food Town Market only 5 blocks away.
The space has east and west windows and is elegant and "zen." Tiled bathroom with stainless steel shower complete this space and full laundry service is available up the street. One comfortable queen size bed, a full size bed, and a pull out couch in the large front room (3 beds in total in this room), a good queen size fold down couch that sleeps two comfortably in the glass living room are there for your sleeping comfort. The layout makes it perfect and private for two couples to stay easily or a family of 6. By NYC standards, there is tons of room in my 1500 sq ft loft inside plus an outside deck and yard.
Then open the door, walk down the artistic hall and out the front door of the building and you are in the hippest most happening neighborhood in NYC's Brooklyn waterfront just 3 minutes from the EAST RIVER ferry into Manhattan's 34 St, and just minutes walking to East River Parks with gorgeous views of the river and bridges and the Manhattan skyline. Eat out at the owner run amazing restaurants like "Sweet Water" (bistro)N. 6th St, "Aurora"(Italian) Grand St, "Sea" (beautiful Thai) and the classic "Teddy's"(american bistro)N.8th St. More traditionally, the best steak house, "Peter Luger's" Broadway is also nearby as well as "Giando's"(Italian) Kent Ave (the best view) on the water for a sunset dinner. " B.A.D." (american bistro) Grand St. two and a half blocks up the street serves breakfast all day. These are just the tip of the iceberg of great restaurants. Shopping whether for food/ wine / cheese or the non edible things is great. Boutiques abound for the clotheshorse that is hip. Go into the "Bedford Cheese Shop" on Bedford Ave, into "Mast Brothers Chocolate" on North 3rd coming back from the subway, or to the weekend flea market on North 6 off Kent Ave and you will not want to leave the neighborhood..... Why? There is also lots of diverse cultural nightlife like "The Knitting Factory" with great music and drinks a few blocks away. Then you come back to a beautiful, elegant, comfortable oasis and the envy of all "Williamsburgers".
A 10 min cab ride/car service and you are in Manhattan. EastRiver ferry is a 3 minute walk up the street with service to Midtown or Downtown Manhattan (check schedules) and is a quick and scenic way to get into Manhattan. The L train /Bedford Ave is the closest frequent, quick subway and is a neat, fun walk (10 min) encountering stores, and restaurants. Everything you want is along Bedford Ave or right off it.You can also walk to the JM subway (13 min) that takes you over the Williamsburg Bridge to downtown Chinatown, lower East Side of Manhattan, and City Hall. ( Walking the Williamsburg bridge during the day is also beautiful just make sure you are on the pedestrian walkway and not the bike or the car route!) Two night minimum, 6 people max. Rate is based on double occupancy.
I have been in the neighborhood for over 20 years and have coordinated with my wife a number of the initial artistic and free cultural multimedia events.
Private use of entire loft and exclusive use of yard.
Interaction with Guests
The place is for your private use, though we are never far away. Upon receiving you with our wonderful assistant, we are eager to answer any questions or give a suggestion. Feel free to contact us throughout your stay.
It's great proximity to Manhattan, and its cool village feel. Many owner run restaurants, bars shops that make it cozy, unique, hip and classy. It is a real neighborhood. It was years before a semi industrial Polish/ Italian neighborhood with many older buildings that had stores on the ground floor and apartments above. Then the artist came in and cleaned up the rundown places, frequented the few local places and it became the hippest place. In the 1990's it was the largest concentration of artist in the world. Few remain for Williamsburg became too popular when everybody else caught on how cool it is. Their vibe is still there though. Now skyrise apartments/ and condo's are on the waterfront and just a few of the precious older places like mine remain.
By subway, ferry, car or foot it is a breeze to get around Williamsburg or to and from Manhattan.
The L train /Bedford Ave stop is the closest very frequent, quick subway and is a neat, fun walk (10 min) passing stores, and restaurants. One stop and you are in Manhattan. Everything you want is along Bedford Ave or right off it.
You can also walk to the JM subway (13 min) that takes you over the Williamsburg Bridge to downtown Chinatown, lower East Side of Manhattan, and City Hall.
The EastRiver ferry is a 3 minute walk up Kent Ave with service to Midtown or Downtown Manhattan (check schedules) and is a quick and scenic way to get into Manhattan.
A 10 min cab ride/car service and you are in Manhattan.
Walking the Williamsburg Bridge during the day is also beautiful way to get to Manhattan just make sure you are on the pedestrian walkway and not the bike or the car route!
Other Things to Note
Read the guide book for much more information on places to go in the area is there.
Please be neat, respectful of our things that are there for your enjoyment, and our tenants above you but have fun and relax!
We want you to feel at home and to love the space and the place.
(website hidden) your garbage where it should be and separate your recyclable items. There are two lidded garbage cans outside to the left of the wrought iron door that leads to the yard; one is for recyclables and the other for trash.
2. This is a house with occupied apartments above you, so the space is for the guest that have booked and reserved and not for events, parties or gatherings. Please limit your self to only the ground floor and not go to second, third floor or roof. All the occupants of the booking must give full name and show identification. Be respectful of the permanent tenant above you by not being noisy early in the morning or after 10 pm.
3. No appliances, besides the refrigerator, should be left on when you leave the space.
Do not leave on any appliance unattended especially in the kitchenette. Please pick up after yourselves and wash your dishes.
4. If you smoke, smoking is only allowed in the yard. Make sure you put your cigarettes out in an ashtray.
5. Only toilet paper should be flushed down the toilet. No tampons, food, paper towels, or diapers. Dirty pampers should be disposed in a single plastic bag that you can get from under the sink and placed in large trash bag in the garbage can outside in the yard to the left of the wrought iron gate leading to the yard.
6. In dining room, be careful not to raise your hands when standing and the overhead fan is on.
7. Turn off fans/lights/air conditioner when not in use.
9. Any questions ask me or Azul my assistant by calling.
10. There is a BBQ on the deck that should never be left unattended if in use. Enjoy it!
11. Space will be inspected when you are leaving and you will be held responsible for any damage or any lacking towel, sheets, furniture, etc....
12. If you loose the keys, there is a $250 surcharge.
13. If you are ordering things on line and have packages that you want delivered to you in NYC, I will facilitate my P.O. Box a couple of blocks up the street where there is someone to receive packages from 8 am - 8 pm. That way you can go sightseeing and not have to worry about hanging around for a package delivery.
If you're looking for more 'bang for your buck' when travelling to New York, I'd highly recommend staying at Todd's apartment. You get far more space than a Manhattan rental, with a huge bedroom (and two queen beds), kitchen, dining area, separate sitting room and garden. The apartment is tastefully decorated, and a really cool space. The neighbourhood is great, and felt very safe.
wir haben uns trotz unserer Verspätung sehr gut empfangen gefühlt.
Die Wohnung ist sehr schön und in Toplage fast mit Blick auf Manhattan. Sehr zu empfehlen!!!
Comfortable, cosy and quirky. Close to East river ferry and a short walk to the subway. Wine shop across the road, supermarket only a minute or so away, good coffee, places to eat and drink, nice fireplace for the cooler nights.
Hosts could not have been more welcoming or accommodating. This was our first airbnb and I was a bit skeptical of all the glowing reviews, but the hosts and the apartment lived up to the reviews.
The apartment itself is in a nice location, easy walk to the subway, and surrounded by great restaurants and bars. We put 4 teenagers into the larger room, and they were perfectly content. The room with the garage door was for us, and it was almost like sleeping outside.
Overall a great alternative to hotel rooms.
Todd and Maria's place was great! It was in a cozy part of Williamsburg, walking distance from top restaurants, bars, and the L train to Manhattan. The apartment itself was very tastefully decorated, with cool art pieces on the walls, and a private patio. It was exactly the Brooklyn experience we were looking for, and we hope to return soon.
We were welcomed by Azul and Todd's wife Chita who immediately made us feel at home!
The flat is lovely, cosy and very large and we felt very comfortable throughout our stay. While we were there the weather was terrible and cold so we made much use of the fireplace. Unfortunately we couldn't explore the backgarden and bbqs were out of question. What we saw of the neighbourhood was wonderful with shops, markets, restaurants (the tavern next door is highly recommended!) and a great view of the New York skyline!
I would definitely stay here again and recommend this fantastic appartment for up to two couples - 6 people would be pushing it a bit (there are two rooms you can sleep in).
Thank you Chita, Todd and Azul!
We had a wonderful experience in Todd's house in the charming Williamsburg.
Todd's wife welcomed us very warmly and that was needed because it was New York at his top wintertime, freezing cold outside.
The beautiful glass room was surprisingly warm. (Later we found out a serious blower was needed to sustain that heat:) )
The style of the interior is tasteful and bohemian indeed. We felt at home. There was even a fridge with all initial food needs.
The house is spacious and lofty in the sense that it is practically one big space. Even the bathroom is only separated with a plastic folding door.
The kitchen and dining room are -although technically separate-connected through an open door/window. The glass room which can be used as a sleeping room, has a glass door. The other sleeping room is to be shared depending on the number of people in your group.
So be advised that there is not really much privacy within the group if your group is larger then 4 people.
And sharing one bathroom with more than 4 people is especially in a holiday situation not ideal. Also if you use the glass room to sleep in keep in my mind that it has no curtains.
But apart from these notes I only can be super positive about this cosy and special place.
Easy to reach with the L- subway line, wonderful view on Manhattan within one block of walking distance. An amazing neighborhood that seems to be booming. The hospitality of the owners is superb.
So I surely would recommend this house to others.
This is my Williamsburg place. I spend my time between NYC and Costa Rica where I work on my private rain forest reserve, completely off the grid. I am an artist by trade . Along with all the other 100 other things I like to do, Fish Farming, Raising Horses,Tree Farming, and Dancing.. My Motto is Live Big Now and Retire in Reverse....And..I hate profiles because who you are changes every second. All the best! T.