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, double hot plate, 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 full size bed in the large front room and a good queen size fold down couch that sleeps two comfortably in the garden carriage house are there for your sleeping comfort. The layout makes it perfect and private for two couples to stay easily. We can also provide a full size airbed for an extra guest. By NYC standards, there is tons of room 1500 sq ft 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 EASTRIVER 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.
We just started offering our space with Airbnb this past August but have been actively involved in the promotion of the artistic /cultural development in the area since 1989. We are the real deal!
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$25 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
A real authentic experience, so close to the water with an amazing view. My wife and I imagined never leaving because of how great this place was. Neighborhood is oozing character and so is this loft. Great hosts made us feel so welcome and gave us our privacy! Couldn't have asked for a better experience in Brooklyn! Wonderful wonderful wonderful!
Chita, Todd's wife, warmly welcomed us at our arrival on a snowy Saturday evening. She gave us very clear explanations about the location, and recommended us great places. There was fresh beer in the fridge and wood in the fireplace. Thank you Chita! Unfortunately, the cold and snowy weather didn't allow us to use the garden, but we were so happy to use the fireplace! The living room is amazingly bright, and we felt quite comfortable in our bed room. You have an amazing view on Manhattan getting out of the house, and the best places to go out, diner and shop are right at the corner.
Two weeks in cold, snow-covered New York were made all the warmer by Todd and Chita's genuine hospitality. I visited with 3 class-mates in tow and we really enjoyed our stay. The location is ideal for exploring Williamsburg and beyond; subway just a short walk away and taxis to be had easily at all times of the day. The ground-floor apartment had everything we needed and Chita was close by should we have wanted for anything more. Highly recommended.
My son and I had a wonderful stay at Todd's Loft in Brooklyn recently. Our hosts gave us a very warm and informative welcome. There were thoughtful touches everywhere and the back room is especially beautiful in the evening. Interesting area to explore and a great view of the city. Thanks again!
This is a really cool place to be staying in. I used to live in this neighbourhood so am totally familiar with the area. Chita and Azul the hosts are really fantastic and kind. Great place to be staying in if you want to explore places outside Manhattan.
Our stay was lovely - the apartment was warm, cozy and really spacious. The sun room at the back is so beautiful, we spent all our time in it! Staying in such a cool place in such a bustling neighbourhood just 5 mins from the subway was a real treat. Super quick responses from the hosts to all our questions as well. Great neighbourhood, great apartment! I'd definitely recommend it!
Great communicative and accommodating hosts, but the house is in a serious need of restoration/maintenance. Window panes in the living room were taped down (the ones in our bedroom even had plastic sheets over them), and there were bed bath and beyond bags in the backyard (our view from the couch was of those bags and a grey wall). The bathroom/toilet was rather poorly designed- it's essentially a big wet room and water would just seep out from under the folding door, with no hooks to hold our towels and clothes.
The lack of proper heating was really upsetting- there wasn't a thermostat and even the radiators in the bedroom were unable to keep the 5 of us warm. The living room was absolutely freezing and we never hung out in there, which was a pity. Clear panels are used for parts of the ceiling so natural light could enter, but they were all brown and covered with twigs and gunk, and it's just depressing whenever it leaked. There was even a water pump thingamajig behind our air bed, and cobwebs were everywhere, even on the lamp next to the bed.
Rustic/full of character doesn't mean dirty and unwelcoming, and it's a real shame given its good location.
Good morning. With all the communication, receiving you and your group earlier, holding your bags much latter, sharing my p.o box etc.. I would have expected you to let me know that you did not know how to turn on the heater in the glass living room. You arrived/stayed at my place during the Polar Vortex, over New Year's. I feel terrible that you were cold, but I could have fixed it if you had let me or my always on hand assistant know! Also being that Christmas day fell on recycling day which is Wednesday on my street as well as New Years day, the few recycling items were neatly bundled in the back yard near the door, because I would get a huge fine from the City of New York if it were left for a week on the sidewalk. NYC did not pick up the recycling because of the holidays. I guess NYC isn't your Singapore....
I hope you are having a wonderful vacation in Florida and that your return trip to Singapore is safe and pleasurable. I apologize for any uncomfort you experienced in my place.
Me and my family loved this cozy loft in Williamsburgh. This is a great area close by a metro station that will send you directly to Manhattan. On top of that we loved Brooklyn, and Williamsburgh. Bedford ave is awesome, and flea market on weekends. We would have loved to spend more time in the appartment, but NYC is overwhelming. Everything in the appartment was very clean with street parking and easy communication.
Coming from Germany, we found a cool and fancy flat and a more cool host with Todd in Williamsburg/NYC. An exciting surrounding in Wiiliamsburg helps very much to calm down from Manhatten visits. Highly recommended to enter NYC that way from Williamsburg and Todd Steinbergs offered appartment. Near to flat flat are excellent supermarkets, a fast connection by subway and many bars and coffee shop for all tastes.
Dear Margaret, Ditmar and family,
Happy New Year! I loved having you all in my garden loft! I will get more baking things for the next time you come I promise! I wish my family had been with me for we would have shared a meal or 2 together. The best in the New Year and please come back!