The Real Cool Large Private Deal

Loft - Entire home/apt · Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, United States

The Space

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
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $125
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Gracious host, Cool space. Azul (the property "caretaker") was super helpful and I was pleasantly surprised to meet Todd the property owner one afternoon. Great people. good vibes. Would love to be there in the warmer weather to enjoy the garden/patio area out back!

    April 2014
  • Todd was a very accommodating host. Great base to explore Williamsburg. Will reccomend

    March 2014
    Response from Todd:

    Thanks for being such a great guest. You are welcome back anytime!

  • Fantastic abode! Amazing hospitality, couldn't recommend more highly!

    March 2014
  • Three friends and I had an excellent time in Todd & Chita's Brooklyn loft. The hosts were extremely responsive. The location is fantastic - an easy walk to The Bedford L stop, plenty of shops/restaurants/bars close by. The loft itself is quirky and completely unique. This space is why people AirBNB - no cookie-cutter, ho-hum hotel room here. The back room with the garage door wall the perfect hideaway for relaxing after long days and nights in Brooklyn. Would recommend to a friend --- or stay here again if I find myself back in Williamsburg.

    March 2014
  • 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!

    March 2014
    Response from Todd:

    Canyon and Danielle we wish you all the best and hope to have you around again!

  • 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.

    February 2014
    Response from Todd:

    Hope all was fine with your trip back! Weather only slightly better since you left...come back again for it was a treat to host you both.

  • 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.

    February 2014
    Response from Todd:

    Thank you Joshua! Hope you landed safely. We have even more snow if you can believe it! My best to the girls!

  • 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!

    February 2014
    Response from Todd:

    Barbara it was such a pleasure having you and Ben! Wish you all had stayed longer!

  • 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.

    January 2014
    Response from Todd:

    Thank you Mash and wish you all the best with your business. You will be always welcome here! Todd,C&A.

  • 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!

    January 2014
    Response from Todd:

    Dear Colin,
    It was such a pleasure hosting and meeting you and your wife during wintry January! It felt like a holiday for us too! Keep in touch and come on back!
    Todd and family

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Academy of Art, San Francisco, Califirnia
artist, ecologist, business
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.
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