Williamsburg, currently one of New York's hippest neighborhoods, is an unlikely amalgam of small houses, warehouses, clubs, coffee shops (LOTS of coffee shops) galleries, new condominiums, dozens of restaurants, a wonderful book shop, bars, performance spaces, a world-class cheese shop, thrift stores, clothing boutiques, and looming remnants of the New York waterfront's industrial past.
Our apartment is on North 7th Street, two and a half blocks from the Bedford Ave stop on the L train, the first stop in Brooklyn and a 5-minute ride from Union Square. It's a half-block from the East River State Park, which has summer concerts and a spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline. An esplanade runs south along the river. From a landing at North 6th Street there’s ferry service to various stops in Manhattan and Brooklyn. There's a running track in nearby McCarren Park and a bike path along Kent Avenue. At the end of our block, every weekend between April and November, there's Smorgasburg: an outdoor artisanal food market where approximately 75 vendors sell both packaged and prepared food, from pulled pork sandwiches to fried anchovies and heavenly donuts (Saturdays). On Sundays, there's the open-air Brooklyn Flea, a mix of booths selling vintage, antique, and handmade goods, as well as food vendors.
We supply sheets and towels.
We don't charge a cleaning fee.
We speak French, German, and Italian.
The apartment has:
* a private entrance through our garden
* two bedrooms with queen-sized beds
* a complete and fully stocked kitchen
* tons of sunlight
* free wifi
* DVD player (no TV)
Very cute and clean apartment! We had a great time. I strongly recomment this place to everyone. Lots of things to do not only in Brooklyn but also in Manhattan.
Our stay at Bobs was superb. Fantastic, friendly service and Williamsburg is the bomb! Planning to bring the family back to stay at Bobs in summer 2015. If you want a great place to stay in the heart of the very cool borough of Williamsburg you cannot go wrong at Bob's. Definitely coming back.
For us it was really the perfect place to stay ! The apartment was very very clean. Our youngest son is asthmatic (dust mite) and he had no problem at all. And there is no carpet like in most of the hotels.
We were very good informed before; like that we could park our car in the street, there are 2 good supermarkets close to the apartment = Harvest Market and Sunac (open 24h). The subway is close to the apartment, like 5 minutes walk distance and you can go very fast to Manhatten. And a lot of good restaurants in Williamsburg !
We really had a perfect time !!!
Very convenient location close to the subway, with a bunch of great bars and restaurants around. Large, by NY standards, and with amazing hosts. Would stay again.
Great light apartment in Williamsburg, close to all the shops, cafes and metro station.
Bob and family are laidback hosts.
We definitely recommend this place.
Fantastic stay in this apartment - everything was made very easy by Bob. We also tried a number of cafes/restaurants on the list of local area recommendations he sent. Would recommend this place to all
It was my first time using AirBnB, and for my first experience was great. Bob kept me well informed; smooth transaction checking in and out. The location was great, close to everything you will need, and if you need to catch the train it's a few blocks away. Would recommend anyone staying there for a visit to NYC.
I would definitely recommend this place!
Apartment was nice and spacious, really in the heart of williamsburg - great location! And our hosts were very nice!
My dad and I enjoyed our stay at Bob's immensely. It is properly in the heart of Williamsburg, less than 5 mins walk from the L train and close to so many great bars and restaurants but the apartment is quiet and safe, tucked away from the street.
We picked up the keys and were shown around the place and there were detailed instructions about wifi (which was fast!) and anything you would need to know about the apartment. It's spacious, spotless when we arrived and the shower was hot and powerful.
At the last min, I needed to extend our stay by a day and without any problems or hesitation Bob was reachable and accommodated us. What a fantastic host!
I can't recommend this place enough and I will always try and stay at Bobs when I'm in NY.
Great neighborhood and friendly hosts. This place is right in the thick of it in Williamsburg.
The apartment is tidy and easy, overlooking a private little courtyard garden. The only downside is that I forgot about how much you hear of your neighbors in NY!
Thanks for hosting us!