lovely, spacious wmsbrg apt w deck
lovely, spacious wmsbrg apt w deck
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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The space

I have a spacious, light-filled one bedroom apartment with a large living room, sleeper sofa and complete kitchen with dishwasher, plus separate office/drawing studio available often for 30 day rentals, or potentially for swaps.

The floor plan is very open, so the place is airy and much roomier than most New York apartments. The bedroom has a double bed and ceiling fan and is very comfy. It has parquee floors, some exposed brick and wonderful light throughout. It's a very old building, with pressed tin ceilings and genuine charm. The drawing room has a huge drawing table and not much else, so you can get lots of work done, and/or do your yoga. The living room sofa pulls out to sleep 2. Big kitchen table with 8 chairs. It has wifi but no tv. It is decorated eclectically, with lots of original art. There is a full bath with a big bathtub and great water pressure.

Also - There is a huge and glorious deck. I have a grill and even a meat smoker, if you're up for some outdoor cooking. Some guests have mentioned the deck is not great for a quiet dinner if there's a big game playing in the sports bar next door, but other guests enjoyed the vibrant energy. It's especially lovely for coffee or breakfast when the city is still quiet.

The apartment is on the second floor, in the heart of the hottest section of Williamsburg. On this block is an Italian restaurant, an experimental sushi place, an Arepas bar, Chinese dumplings, a WIFI coffee house, a spa, cute dress shops and two high-end menswear stores. There are also several bars, including one sports bar 2 doors down whose backyard now extends to next door and can get pretty animated during big games. They are good about quieting down by eleven or midnight, though.

There's a citibike rental station directly in front of my door. Walk outside, hop on a bike.

This neighborhood boasts over 300 restaurants within walking distance. There is a little movie theater that serves food and cocktails specifically themed to the main feature, as well as brand new main stream theater right on this street. A few blocks away, there is a flea market every Saturday and a food festival every Sunday. Oh, and there is a laundromat right next door.

The place is 3 blocks from Bedford Avenue, which is the main, very stylish shopping drag, although the whole neighborhood has filled up with wonderful places. It's 8 blocks to the L train and 8 blocks to the JMZ, so it's very convenient and direct to Manhattan - 15 minutes to Union Square. It's a 15 minute walk to McCarren park, which hosts a farmer's market on Saturdays and last summer opened a gigantic, gorgeous public (free!) swimming pool.

If you do a search for "free williamsburg," there's a comprehensive website telling you all of the local attractions and restaurants in the area.

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM
Security deposit is $500

Hello! Welcome.

The plants on the deck need to be watered every day. If the plants have been neglected to the point of no return, their cost will come out of your deposit. (This has never happened I hope it never does!)

Absolutely no smoking inside, but there is a deck.

In case you have allergies, you should know I have a little dog (he won't be here while you are), but I'm sorry, you can't bring your pets.

Small dinner parties ok, but no "party" parties, please.

Absolutely no film shoots of any sort are permitted.

Lock the back gate whenever you leave the building, and please make sure to pull the downstairs door to the building closed behind you.

Holler if you have any questions, and please make yourself at home!

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Dog(s) live in the house


22 Reviews

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Tommy User Profile
October 2017
Lovely little place on Grand in the heart of Southern Williamsburg. My gf and I stayed 10 days and loved it. The design of the place is wonderful - lots of odd and beautiful art all over the apartment - it takes an artist eye to design and decorate a home this way. The location couldn't be better. Yes, on weekends, the neighboring bar is slightly loud - but if that bothers you, you shouldn't be staying in Williamsburg. The bed was comfy and the shower was strong. Note that there's no laundry, but there are services close by. The backyard was perfect for those warm Autumn nights. The couch pulls out to a bed if you have an unexpected guest. We would definitely stay again. :D

Karen User Profile
December 2016
My son stayed at George's place for an extended time while he was in an off Broadway play. George could not have been more accommodating. Her apartment is centrally located near numerous shops and restaurants and the subway is just a couple of blocks away. The already spacious apartment was made even more spacious by the phenomenal deck. I can't recommend George's place more and would give it 6 stars if I could! Great vibe, great location, great host!

Julia User Profile
December 2014
super host, apartment and neighborhood! We've been to George's several times and love it. Thanks George!

Morgan User Profile
August 2014
My friend and I traveled to Brooklyn recently and stayed at George's lovely Williamsburg apartment. The pictures are a very accurate depiction of her cute place. It's filled with a lot of light because there are windows on 2 sides of the building, it was cool and breezy there. It's very spacious for 2 people traveling together. There is a little street noise in the living room area-I didn't mind, but it's situated on the 2nd floor and is quite quiet overall, also felt safe and private. The deck located off of the back bedroom is amazing and definitely made it worth staying there. And location location location! George had some great nearby cafe recommendations, you've got to try 'Egg'!
George User Profile
Response from George:
Thanks, Morgan! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. And thanks for the tip about the plants; that's a great idea. I'll definitely look into it. Say Hey to Gary!
August 2014

Rebecca User Profile
August 2014
George's apartment was great and she was a very attentive hostess. Thank you for a nice weekend in the city!

Julia User Profile
July 2014
Warm welcome with food and place and neighborhood are just superb. We fell in love with it.

Brenda User Profile
April 2013
George was pleasant to deal with over the phone. I didn't meet her, but she enlisted a friend to give her key to our son who lives in Brooklyn. The apartment was very interesting. However, because my husband has Parkinsons' (which I didn't mention), the stairs were difficult to walk up (2nd floor), and the tub was too hard for him to use. I would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone who is not handicapped.

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in August 2011
George User Profile

Hey, I'm George. I'm an artist, I run a studio program/gallery and I teach. I have a weird little dog and a rooftop garden in Brooklyn. I travel for shows, performances or talks about my work.

Response rate: 78%
Response time: within a day

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