About this listing
Quiet, clean, and filled with original artistic details this is the perfect home away from home. Located in trendy Greenpoint, this is close to transit, parks, shopping and restaurants. Just 15 minutes from Manhattan.
Living Room with large screen TV. This is a railroad apartment so the living room opens into the bedroom. There is a door seperating the bedroom from the kitchen.
Beautiful Pre-War, One Bedroom Apartment filled with artwork and love.
Located on a super quiet tree lined street and only a 5 minute walk from the Williamsburg nightlife. The apartment is one block from Mcgolrick park and 5 blocks from the hip McCarren park (with outdoor track, public swimming pools, etc). We are easily accessible by train and car. The L Train is a 10 min Walk, G train is 4 blocks away, and there is plenty of safe street parking.
The Greenpoint neighborhood is filled with a mix of families and young professionals. It is extremely safe area and the apartment is on the ground floor of a 2 family house.
There are tons of new restaurants right around the corner, ranging from the hot new gastronomy to the low-key and family friendly. Ill leave a short booklet on good places to check out for you too! Also if eating-in is your thing, we just renovated our huge kitchen! Feel free to use anything in the fridge. We have a well stocked kitchen since we love to cook (truffle salt, balsamic vinegar, seltzer maker, etc). There is also a private back yard with tons of plants, a bbq, and is beautiful in the spring/summer/fall. Please remember this is a family neighborhood, so No Parties.
Best for a couple. There is a queen sized bed in the bedroom, but we also have a twin aerobes for the living room. Free wireless internet, towels and linens are included.
There is also a 52" tv, playstation with Netflix, Boardgames, and a record player in the living room, feel free to use them all.
Please check for availability. Thanks!
We are very flexible with check in. Keys will be available in case we are not here to greet you!
Interaction with Guests
If we're staying in town we will gladly meet up during your stay, but we also want people to feel like it's their place.
This is one of the most hip neighborhoods in New York City. As described above it is very creative with a ton of photographers, musicians, artists and other creatives. We are also home to a long-standing Polish population. Many stores in the area are written in both English and Polish, and employees generally speak both languages!
There is a lovely fruit stand one block away, multiple bars, and more coffee shops then you could throw a stick at! Also we just discovered a coffee shop two blocks away just started serving the world famous Dough Donuts (K Bagel Cafe at 142 nassau). The neighborhood just keeps getting more awesome!
One of the best parts of New York City is the public transportation. We are a short 5 min walk to the Nassau G subway stop, or a 10 min walk to either the Bedford L train or Graham ave L train. Long story short you can be in Manhattan in about 20 min.
Other Things to Note
We have lived in this area for over 14 years and know just about every aspect of it. If you have any questions, ranging from a good tailor, a fast tailor, an old-world italian sandwich shop, the best iced espresso, etc Just ask!
Please smoke outside.
Please do not use the garden after 9pm.
PLEASE NO PARTIES.
Nora and Jac were great hosts. We arrived very late on June 1 from San Francisco, where we lived the past two years, and felt immediately at home. Everything was ready for us, including the initial delivery order from Fresh Direct. Their garden apartment was great and their garden was a wonderful retreat from the hustle and bustle of NYC. Greenpoint has great restaurants and terrific little Eastern European food stores galore. The apartment itself had a great big comfortable king size bed and their great big king size tv (52") was all we needed to relax. My wife, our Shar Pei and I had a great two months in Greenpoint.
Nora and Jac are terrific hosts and made my wife, me and our doggy feel right at home. Their place is very cute and very special with all the comforts. A huge and comfortable king size and an equally huge 52" smart tv. My wife and I are foodies as are our hosts so every possible herb, spice, knife, device or accoutrement you want or need. 5 stars. Also, Greenpoint is a great location, close to Manhattan, and wonderful for foodies.
Nora and Jac were such nice hosts! They left clean towels, a new bar of soap, a whole pile of menus/guides to food in the area, and even a coupon for drinks at the local bar. The apartment was clean, quiet, large by NYC standards, with a lovely backyard and very cute decor. Highly recommended.
My husband, son and I stayed at Nora's and Jac's over new years and our stay was perfect in every way. Great location, quiet neighborhood, comfortable/cozy apartment. Nice large kitchen! And, Nora and Jac were fabulous -- wonderful communication, kind and open, providing resources for the area, checking in on us, etc. etc. Easy access to the L and G trains made our visits to Manhattan easy! Exploring Greenpoint and Williamsburg was a real highlight. Tons of ethnic restaurants, great bars, Polish delis and bakeries and so on. I can't wait to go back! Thank you Nora and Jac for opening your place to us at such a wonderful time of the year!
Wonderful stay in NYC...
The host Nora and Jac did their best. They always asked if we're arrived good and have some questions or need help. Thank you a lot for everything. You made our stay perfect!
The appartement is in good location just 10 minutes by Subway to the City.
We will stay at their appartement again
This is a great quintessential Brooklyn apartment with nice artistic touches throughout. Greenpoint is a quiet and laid back neighborhood. Restaurants and other amenities are within walking distance. We traveled with two dogs who enjoyed spending some time sunning themselves in the small backyard and taking in the new smells in the neighborhood and nearby park. We were fortunate to be able to meet Nora and Jac, our hosts, just before heading back home. They are a very warm and welcoming couple. We had kept in touch by e-mail before arriving and they were very responsive to all our questions and provided lots of information so that by the time we arrived we knew the ropes and felt right at home. Definitely worth a return visit.
Great host, very nice place in a cute and safe neighborhood, I loved staying there! Very good communication and also easy check-in and check out - I would recommend a stay!
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About the Host, Nora
Jac and Nora are artists and designers. We own a house in Greenpoint and an old farmhouse up in the catskills. We go back and forth between the city and the mountains. We love indian food, thrift shops, and sitting in front of the fireplace reading comic books.