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 Big Sunny Room'.
Other Things to Note
Please, no Check-Ins (the estimated time of arrival at our apartment) after 11:30pm.
Room Check-Outs at 10am when we have other guests arriving (otherwise, flexible). Either way, you are welcome to stay in the apartment -we just need the room cleared so that we can clean it for incoming guests.
Looking for respectful, quiet and friendly clean people.
1. No smoking inside bedrooms or eating, only in common and kitchen areas.
2. No party's. Good vibes.
3. Since bathroom is shared we'd kindly ask for guests to clean after themselves. Appreciated.
Very cozy and sweet spot. Our hosts were super kind + quick communicators. Greenpoint is a really great area, we were glad to be there!
Staying at Maria and Joe’s helped make our 6 night visit to New York extremely enjoyable. The apartment certainly lived up to its ‘Comfy and Quiet’ name tag. It was free from traffic noise and the bed was extremely comfortable. In spite of the extreme cold the flat was warm, with plenty of hot water, and it was very clean. There was relaxed use of the living room, including storing luggage. The pictures give an accurate impression.
Our experience went beyond ‘comfy and quiet’ though. There was a very warm welcome, in spite our late arrival (around 10pm rather than 3pm due to flight delays). On our final day we were able to stay later because we had a late flight. Communication was very good with prompt responses to our few questions. Keeping in touch as our travel delays became obvious also worked well.
Aspects of using the facilities were well explained at the start, and there were also good ideas for transport and local places. Travel into Manhattan worked well, by subway and the East River Ferry. Joe and Maria were courteous and willing to chat but not intrusive. They also went the extra mile when they found I had left a camera and made arrangements for it to be collected by our son.
We are in our mid-late 60’s and this was our first AirBnB experience, so we had some concerns beforehand. The reviews were very positive though and we now know they were justified. While there was no elevator, the stairs were fine, even for my husband who has hip problems. We would recommend this for visitors of any age.
We had a blast in NY staying at Maria and Joe's place. The location it's great and very easy to get around from there. The room is small but there's just enough space to feel comfortable. Maria and Joe made everything perfect in our stay, and we felt very comfortable to ask questions regarding the house, getting around, and the city, and we did ask a lot.
Overall our tip was great and the room was perfect for us, and so were the hosts!
We would surely stay with them again.
I returned for a second stay, which was as great as the first. Quiet, very clean with friendly hosts, this place is a find in an interesting neighborhood with convenient transportation!
This was a very convenient and affordable find for me in a great neighborhood with easy public transportation to Manhattan. The bedroom is simple, cozy and light with good heat and a very hot shower. The hosts are gracious and respect privacy.
I had an absolute perfect time staying with Joe & Maria at their cozy apartment in Brooklyn. The location was great - a quick 2 minute walk to the train and the area felt safe to walk with tons of cute shops and restaurants nearby. I only used the room to sleep as I was on a work trip & quite busy, but the bed was comfy and heating was perfect. I loved they had books & maps of NYC on the bedside table for tourists, I came in quite late & they were gracious enough to stay up to wait for me. They were very accommodating with any questions I had & if I ever need to be in the same area, I'd definitely love to come stay again.
Sejour très agréable chez Maria et Jow! Accueil très chaleureux. ils nous ont mis à l'aise tout de suite et sont restés très discret tout au long de notre séjour.
L'appartement est à 5min à pieds de la ligne G et on est en 15-30min suivant l'attente du metro à manhattan.
il y a plein de resto et petits commerces à proximités!
je recommande fortement cette adresse pour les petits budjets!!!:-)
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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.