About this listing
Fantastic Location in a small building with room for 6 people and 3 bedrooms. Only 1 block to the Bedford L subway, my apartment is in the center of Williamsburg, and only a 5 minute subway ride to Manhattan.
Charming Bedford Ave Apartment
Our 3 bedroom apartment with lots of old-world charm has all the amenities to make your stay in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood a great one.
The location can’t be beat. The apartment is located on Bedford Ave only one block from the Bedford L train subway station. This means that you are in the very center of Williamsburg’s Northside neighborhood, and only 1 subway stop from Manhattan’s East Village, and 3 stops from Union Square.
The apartment is in a small building with only one other residential unit and is on the top floor of a 3-story building. Since we have the whole floor, we face both the street and the rear. The apartment is sunny and bright all day and we’ve installed dark curtains for those sleep-in mornings.
The apartment is set up for a family or friends traveling together. None of the bedrooms share a common wall so all bedrooms have privacy.
There are 3 separate bedrooms, two with queen beds and one with full a size bed. The living room and kitchen are separate rooms but a large archway brings them both together. The bathroom has a claw foot tub with shower. (Please note that the bathroom may not be appropriate for people with limited mobility as the tub/shower is a high step up. The vintage bathtub may also not be suitable for young children)
There are 3 air conditioning units for summer cooling, and baseboard heating throughout for winter heating.
The apartment includes many amenities you would expect at home, including a 42” TV with cable, wifi internet, clothes washer, and air conditioning. Kitchen includes coffee maker, toaster oven, hot water kettle, and utensils and pans for stovetop cooking. The butcher block dining table seats 4.
Fresh linens and towels are provided, and since the apartment will be professionally cleaned prior to your visit, please let us know if you'd like additional towels or linens.
Part of the charm of the apartment begins with its floors. They are refinished wide planks that are not entirely level in all areas. The stove is a 1930’s “Bengal” which you will light with a long handled lighter or match (the burners work, but the oven does not). The bedrooms are small but perfectly adequate and the beds and bedding are all new.
A few items to note: Although we are located on Bedford Ave, the apartment is surprisingly quiet, but does have the element of a lively street at night on the weekends. People who are sensitive to this may not find the apartment quiet. Additionally the staircase leading up to the apartment is narrow and has not been recently updated, and may not be suitable for people with disabilities.
We live here only part time and we have made a special effort to give you lots of space for your belongings so when you unpack, you will not feel like you are tiptoeing through someone else’s apartment.
Guests have access to the whole apartment.
Interaction with Guests
I will generally not be around during your stay as I will be in San Francisco when not in New York. Chase Hartwig will be available to answer any questions or help you out with anything apartment or neighborhood related. The apartment is perfect for guests who want to be totally independent.
The L subway line is 1 block away, convenient to getting into Manhattan and to East Williamsburg and Bushwick. Northside Luxury car service is directly across the street and they are highly recommended for Black Car service around town or to the airport. You can call to reserve or just pop in the office and request a car. You'll get one in minutes, and they are priced similar to a taxi.
No tobacco smoke inside the building.
Maximum of 6 guests total.
very nice apartment in Williamsburg; we spent a wonderful week with my all family
The Bedford Ave apartment was great for my family and I. My teenagers appreciated having their own rooms, and we were all comfortable. The neighborhood is funky but great, lots of life and a variety of shops and restaurants nearby. The short walk to the subway station is a big plus. Everything was as advertised, and all the info Josh provided prior to check-in was helpful.
Josh's apartment is in a great neighborhood with a lot of bars, restaurants and shops. There is also a metro station in a 2 minutes walking distance. The apartment itself is rather big and very clean. There is enough space for 5-6 people, although the bathroom is rather small and the bathtub quite old. But that's definitely doable for a few days. A great plus was that Josh and his friend answered all our questions very quickly.
Appartement spacieux fait de bric et de broc, dans l'esprit de Brooklyn, je suppose. Les toilettes sont dans l'unique salle de bain, ce qui est un peu juste à 6.
JOSH et CHASE (le contact local) ont été très efficaces et très rapides à répondre à nos questions. De plus, la proximité du métro (2 min à pieds) et le fait qu'en 10 min, on est à Manhattan font de cet appartement un super endroit pour rayonner ensuite dans tout Manhattan. De plus, quartier est très vivant, avec pleins de restos sympas, de magasins attractifs et les quais de l'East River. L'appartement est très calme.
Arrivant à 22h00 à NY, nous avons aussi apprécié la possibilité de récupérer les clés tard et la possibilité de confier à CHASE les bagages le jour du départ profiter de notre dernier jour de vacances tranquillement. Appartement à recommander, surtout avec des ados, ou entre amis.
Nice appartment, great location. There is a stunning view over Manhattan within a short walk. Don't miss Smorgasburg, the outdoor foodie market nearby om saturdays.
The only problem was the internet, which was not working most of the time. Josh answered immediately and did a lot to try to fix it. He offered us a refund of 50$ for the inconvenience.
Josh's apartment was exactly how he described it in the ad – cute and charming with everything you needed for a great stay. Fresh towels, lavender soaps, strong air condition and comfortable beds made the apartment a nice oasis in our hectic NYC vacation schedule. Josh was always fast to answer his e-mails in a friendly manner, and his employees at Rosamunde were very nice and helpful.
Host directions were clear and apartment was pretty close to what I expected from photos. Neighborhood is great.
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