Comfy & Quiet stay in Greenpoint!

Apartment - Private room · Green St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, United States

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A pre-welcome to NYC from Greenpoint –one of the safest, quietest, quaintest, prettiest and most convenient neighborhoods the city has to offer. Five blocks away you have the East River Ferry, which for four dollars will shuttle you directly to Midtown (as well as Williamsburg, Dumbo and Governor’s Island). Three blocks away there’s the G train (three stops to 53rd and Lexington, one stop to Williamsburg –Brooklyn’s cultural/fashionable hub; by foot, a fifteen minute walk away). Greenpoint is also NYC’s film and TV locus. There’s always a movie or series being shot (the Boardwalk Empire set is just six blocks up at the end of Manhattan Avenue).

Your potential room is clean, quiet, private and sunny. It’s furnished with a freestanding clothes rack and closet, clean sheets and towels, a firm high-quality queen-sized bed. Your window looks out onto the back courtyard. The nights are extremely quiet. Our apartment is Box as opposed to Railroad, which means each room is well-delineated/not connected in tandem. We’ve also just recently remodeled the entire place: new paint jobs, furniture, floors, stove, etc. The spacious commons is equipped with an excellent sound system and TV/DVD player. The kitchen is spotless and equipped with all cooking essentials. Bathroom, spotless. We have WiFi.

The living room is provided for our guests to hang out or eat in. Preferably no eating in the bedrooms. You can also leave extra luggage in the living room.

We (Maria and myself, Joe) are married. We are quiet and courteous and NYC-busy so not often at home. We are looking for quiet, clean and respectful guests. We’re always excited to meet new people and would be glad to point you in the right direction as far as restaurants, venues, clubs, neighborhoods, etc. goes. If our place sounds/looks right to you, let us know!

DURING SELECT TIMES OUR MASTER BEDROOM/ENTIRE APT WILL BE FOR RENT. SEE OUR OTHER LISTING: 'GREENPOINT 4 HOLIDAYS! WHOLE APT.!'

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • I spent two nights in Maria and Joe's spare bedroom in their Greenpoint apartment. The location is not bad, one can get to the subway, and also buses and the ferry, fairly easily and quickly. The room was very nice, comfortable, quiet. The apartment was clean and welcoming. Maria was very helpful even before we arrived, giving us advice on how to get to the apartment and nearby coffee shops. Overall it was a very pleasant experience with no problems, and I would certainly stay with Maria and Joe again. Thanks guys!

    April 2014
  • It was a really great weekend! The apsrtment is really clean and well equiped.and the owners are a really nice couple. I will definitly come back if I have to go to BEw York again

    April 2014
  • thank you very much maria and joe. we had an excellent 2 days in Ny in their home. The apartment is so beautiful and clean an well located, that maks an excellent place to stay.
    maria and joe are excellents host, they give you a game of keys and you make whatever you want. completely recommended.

    April 2014
  • The apartment was good to use as a base to explore Brooklyn. It is in a great location, very close to transport and yummy places to eat.

    April 2014
  • We spent just few days in New York so we decided to stay at Maria and Joe's as the room looked pretty and convenient. So it was :) Our room was intimate and very comfortable in a lovely and really clean house. The house is set in the Brooklyn scenario. Shops and Greenpoint subway just around the corner, East River Ferry (highly recommended) very close by: just the perfect spot, we felt we could handle the city from their location even if it was our very first time in NY. Maria and Joe are great hosts: lovely and caring people, with attention to details (like leaving in the room maps with places to visit, on the fridge restaurants they would suggest...). Even though we did not spend much time at home we enjoyed the quick talks we had on our way back after visiting the city: they are very interesting and good people you can have chats with. Thank you guys you were super lovely.

    March 2014
  • Notre séjour a débuté par un retard de l'arrivée du train. La communication avec Maria s'est malgré tout bien passé et elle nous a attendu passé minuit et nous a très bien accueillis.

    La première impression du building est plutôt... saisissante. Le corridor n'a rien de très rassurant : c'est vieux, usé et on appréhende que l'appart soit à cettte image. Mais une fois dans le logement, ça allait. Comme dit dans beaucoup d'autres commentaires, la chambre est très petite. En fait, la porte n'ouvre pas complètement puisqu'elle se bute au bord du lit. Bien entendu nous avons accès au grand salon, mais il n'y a qu'un fauteuil assez sommaire et une petite table avec deux bancs. Donc pour relaxer en dehors du lit, oubliez ça. Autre petit bémol : il faisait excessivement chaud dans l'appart et particulièrement dans la chambre. Heureusement, j'ai pu fermer la valve du radiateur pour que ça arrête de chauffer, mais il n'y a pas de thermostat.

    Je voyageais avec un adolescent de 15 ans et malheureusement, ce n'était pas tout à fait le logement qu'il nous fallait; le soir nous ne sortions pas vraiment et je me sentais parfois un peu limité dans l'appart. Il faut dire qu'il faisait particulièrement froid pendant notre semaine passée à NY. Et dernier truc : Joe fumait dans la cuisine, le soir. Bien que ça ne se rendait pas à la chambre, la fumée était un peu incommodante.

    Pour les points positifs : Maria et Joe sont super gentils. Un jeune couple cultivé, toujours disponible. Rien à dire. Malgré que le bloc soit assez peuplé et plutôt bruyant le jour, nos nuits étaient très paisible. L'appartement est modeste, mais très propre. Nous petit-déjeunions là tous les matins et faisions notre vaisselle à mesure. La salle de bain est propre, la douche fonctionne bien et le lit queen est très confortable.

    Le quartier est sécuritaire, agréable. Beaucoup de restos polonais, c'est à découvrir. Le métro est à deux coins de rue et franchement, c'est le meilleur moyen d'aller à Mannathan en 20 minutes. La ballade en taxi entre Penn Station et Brooklin m'a coûté 25$, ce que je trouvais fort raisonnable.

    Bref, si vous êtes seul ou en couple, que vous comptez sortir beaucoup, que votre budget est serré et que vous ne soyez pas trop regardant sur le luxe, il s'agit d'un excellent mode de logement.

    March 2014
  • I stayed here with my girlfriend for height nights. We had a very nice stay, everything was fine : the apartment is clean and comfortable, the neighbourhood is great and you can reach the whole city quickly, above all Maria and Joe are very friendly and helpful. We highly recommend them!

    February 2014
  • Maria and Joe hosted the two of us at their cozy and calm place for 10 days so that we could spend a really wonderful time there for academic work + travel. They were both very friendly and helpful with all kinds of tips & tricks regarding our time in the city. The appartment was clean and perfectly equipped; we had all the comfort and space we needed.

    The neigbourhood is great and the flat is close to a metro station which takes you to Manhatten quickly, and is within walking distance of the Williamsburg area (with many cafés, bars and restaurants).

    In sum, a wonderful place to stay in New York.

    February 2014
  • I was traveling with a friend and our experience was good. Maria and Joe help us a lot, the feeling in the apartment was comfortable and cozy.
    Great place to stay.

    January 2014
  • Honnêtement ça fait longtemps que je voyage et je n'ai jamais logé chez des gens aussi sympa respectueux et accueillant, on se sent vraiment chez soi dès la première soirée (nous sommes restés 5 jours).
    L'appartement est chaleureux et il n y a aucun bruit provenant de l'exterieur, aucun problème de promiscuité la chambre est bien isolé.
    Ma copine et moi avons particulièrement apprécié l'emplacement: à 2-3min d'un arrêt de métro permettant d'être en 20 minutes dans le centre de Manhattan! De plus, c'est un endroit très sur.

    Bref je ne devrai pas faire autant de pub sinon il n y aura aucune place la prochaine fois que j'irai a New York et ce qui est sur c 'est que je retournerai chez Maria et Joe.

    Ravi!!

    January 2014
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Maggie Flanigan Studio/Hunter College
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Institue of Cervantes/Freelance Writer
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We are a married couple. Of our many passions top on the list are travel, literature, film and language. Maria speaks five languages and has lived all over the world. I (Joe) am a student and an author. One of our favorite things about NYC (besides our wonderful neighborhood) is its cultural diversity. We are highly respectful, clean, quiet and busy people who love to meet, chat with and learn from others. It's our goal to make your stay in NYC as pleasant as possible.
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