About This Listing
YES - our place is available on your dates if it shows up. Our calendar is always up top date, so you can go ahead and book. (Or message if you have questions.)
3rd floor apartment with 3 bedrooms each with a queen size bed, exposed brick, with a mezzanine. Bright and Spacious rooms, with high ceilings.
Located in the Heart of Bushwick on a street with bike lanes with easy access to the Williamsburg Bridge.
Bushwick is an area that is coming up as the trendy artsy place to be.
It is a perfect neighborhood for musicians, college students, families, artists and all kinds of tourists, travelers, and relocaters. You will be able to find the normal trappings within blocks: pizza, cool hipster bars, grocery stores, "natural" grocery stores, cool dive bars, artistic inspiration, and truly friendly locals are all near by.
Free parking on the street, just pay attention to the signs!
Minutes from transportation - M-train Central Ave stop or J Kosciusko stop.
Any check in after 8pm will incur a $75 late check in fee.
No smoking please!
Please keep clean
Place trash in trash bin outside when checking out
No loud noise after 11:00 pm
Respect thy neighbors,....
Please be aware that this apartment is on the 3rd floor, there are people in the building that have day jobs and kids that go to school in the morning,..so please please respect thy neighbors.
Must have a great time!
Maybe the house is not a gem per say, but not very far from it. I took the place for a month. And I am satisfied with the place. The hosts are very good. I had called the hosts for several times for different reasons (light out/ hot water issues). They responded my messages pretty soon and took care of the problems within tolerable time. There were plenty of towels for us, a family of six. The bathroom is clean, tidy, not so big, and has a sunroof. The kitchen is great, next to two big windows. The rooms are interconnected, and that might be cause lesser privacy. The master bed is the Gem of this place, but the middle room was not very satisfactory. The loft in the master bed was fun. However, we were more than ok with what we had because we were not expecting much. I recommend this place.
We had a wonderful experience staying for 4 night at this Hidden Gem in April 2014. This was our fist time using airbnb in NYC and it couldn't have gone better. Gonzalo & Nora were great hosts, providing all necessary information in a timely manner. The apartment was spacious and clean. Manhattan is very close, 10-15 min on train or drive. We also like that there were unexpected and pleasant compliment from Gonzalo and Little Skip. Definitely would recommend.
I recently stayed at Nora's place with four other friends and we all had a fantastic time there. The space was very spacious and accommodated all of us nicely. It was under a five minute walk to the subway, which allowed us to get where we needed to go with ease. Best of all, Nora was a fantastic host. Although we didn't meet in person, she was incredibly reliable and responsive, and would get back to me right away if I ever had any questions. I would highly recommend her place as a great option for a trip to NYC with a few friends when you want to hang out together and not be split up into hotel rooms. We had a totally lovely time and would stay there again.
I might've lucked out while staying at this apt. The heating and hot water were on and off while I was there, I booked for 5 days, but only stayed 3 days because the heating was off during the cold winter of NYC in Jan/2014.
The host charged me extra for an 7th person, but there wasn't a blanket and a towel for him.
During my stay, and heating problems, which the host tried to solve, they were away without proper ways of communicating with, it took an average of 10 hours for the host to answer any problems reported.
The apartment is clean, the kitchen is not properly geared for more than 5 persons, and not everything has a full set. Cookware wise there is a small frying pan, 2 medium-small cassarole with lids.
Some cabinet doors inside the apartment were broken and the bed upstairs is a queen-sized frame with a double mattress on it, causing the head and feet to sink depending on height.
The host was kind and tried without avail to fix the heating issue, which was the only reason I left the apt.
The location is GREAT, nice little markets/delis on the same block. Subway is 3-4 blocks away.
Heat couldn't have been so bad. When I stopped by to greet them, most had there shirts off and didn't have the decency to cover up. We try to make our guests feel at home when they're here and that means providing heat. This was a one time incident where we not only were we out of the country but there was a unforeseen issue with the boiler in the entire building. Thankfully the issue is resolved.
Because of bad weather our flight was redirected to Boston. We had to train to get to NYC. All this being said, it was a long 20 hour struggle to get there. Gonzalo went way out of his way to meet us late in the snow & 15 degree weather to give us the keys. He was a great host & checked via text on us even after we checked out. A perfect ball emcee checking on our well being & letting us have our space. This apartment have us a great feel for our future move to NYC. Close to J & M trains for out of towners like us.
Enjoyed our stay.
Thank you guys for your hospitality,
David & Mandy Jenkins
Gonzalo is incredibly helpful. He gave us many great tips when we met to pick up the keys, and kindly left us a space heater when we mentioned that the loft gets quite chilly in the winter.
The apartment is cozy and bare, and all three sleeping areas are interconnected, so there's no real privacy, if that's what you want. There's also no tv, if you were planning on watching some TV in New York. The neighbourhood looks a little bit dingy but we generally felt quite safe. I think as long as you travel safe - don't stay out too late, don't be obnoxious - you'll do fine. The apartment is really great value for money and it's a 20 minute commute to Manhattan.
The apartment is conveniently located close to two train stations, and both the J and M train take you all the way into Manhattan. It's a fairly easy city to navigate though the subway system gets a little bizarre on the weekends - some trains run, some don't. Just be attentive to the schedule changes on weekends and holidays.
There's a laundromat a couple of blocks down the street, very convenient. A convenience store at the corner for drinks and food you may need. Little Skips is about 10 minutes away, for fabulous breakfast and coffee.
Host: Gonzalo was a very amicable host. He was very friendly and had good intentions. Very attentive to heater issues and lack of blankets. When he came, I soon realized he would not be able fix heater so I dismissed it and took care of myself. He brought two additional blankets.
Area: Very old and run down area. Not well kept. I did, however, loved the diversity and food in the area. Convenient commute to NYC. “J” goes right into Little Italy and China Town.
Building: Very old and run down. Not well kept. Maintenance very poor and from mere perception, seems to be un-safe. May be typical in old city such as Brooklyn, I don’t know. 2 doors down, there was a house that was shut down by Health department, deemed un-safe and prepped for mitigation.
Apartment: On 3rd floor. Lack of general maintenance very apparent in bathroom (deceiving pics). 2 heaters did not work during cold winter stay until I figured out that the steam/air vent needed to be removed and shaken a little to remove condensate in cavity.
Rooms: Total of 3 real beds (full/queen). Comfortable beds. The 2-level bedroom was practical and seemed remodeled within last 10 years, but, normal wear and tear on walls, accessories, doors, etc. certainly apparent and un-maintained.
General: Overall good stay. Certainly not a Gem. I have not stayed in any of the other houses in the area so it's hard to say if comparable. I paid $203/night for 6 adults. If I would have stayed in Hotel, I would have paid ~$320/night for 2 rooms (double-bed each). Is the extra $120/night worth it to be in hotel. In my opinion… YES.
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About the Host, Nora
Entrepreneur, Real Estate professional, and small business owner.
I enjoy the incredible experience of being an Airbnb host! I always try to personally welcome my guest and be as flexible as possible time wise to make the best out of a travelers experience.
3 things I can't go without:
Tacos - there are plenty of authentic Mexican spots in NYC and Chicago
My Bike - I live in Queens but I often Bike it to the other boro's
iPhone - Need I explain
Cool trip I've been on was to Thailand,...so many stories to tell,...
My life motto,
Whatever the mind of a man can think and conceive it can achieve.
When we're not in New York City or Chicago we frequently travel to Orlando and San Juan.
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