Rare Historic Gem in Williamsburg

House - Private room · S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, United States

The Space

We've been opening our home to travelers for years. We love meeting new people & we know how to accommodate!

Beautiful 3 Bedroom 2 Story Home in the center of Williamsburg.
The best of Brooklyn's historic architecture combined with midcentury design nestled in an ideal location, 2 blocks from the Williamsburg Bridge to Manhattan's Lower East Side and a short walk to the Bedford L or JMZ trains. The home was restored & renovated by the same folks who built & designed South Williamsburg's famous Marlow & Sons and Diner restaurants just 3 blocks away. The space features wide plank wood floors, claw foot tub, pedestal sinks, wide open living room & full kitchen, exposed brick, classic details, Manhattan views, wifi, TV, working brick fireplace & street parking.

Your host is me, Chris Bouza, long time Williamsburg resident and owner & operator of a nearby restaurant/cocktail bar/and cafe. At my restaurant, my goal is to provide customers with the best in warm hospitality and high quality service. The same extends to my guests at home. This means you can expect the cleanliness & amenities of a star hotel with the warmth and comfort of home. Plus we've got our finger on the pulse with particular connections in the bar/restaurant/cafe /art/music scene. We'll be able to guide you to the best food, cocktails, espresso, live music(rock, jazz, world, hiphop& more), art galleries, gardens, boutique shopping, farmers & flea markets, thrift store shopping, dancing, DJs, lgbt scene, local graffiti, & special events.

We provide organic fair trade locally roasted french press coffee daily and breakfast items to choose from like homemade granola, fresh fruit, oatmeal, pastries, organic eggs, etc.

THE ROOM itself is peaceful, cozy, & private with a locking door, & quiet with a large southfacing window getting lots of light, a comfortable single bed ideal for one person. We can some times accommodate 2 guests in this room with a second mattress but send a message to check first if that is available for your dates. We have a second room called "HISTORIC HOUSE IN WILLIAMSBURG" that is larger w/ a Queen bed for Two Guests. There is a full closet to store your belongings, gorgeous exposed brick wall, TV, classic vhs collection, brooklyn & NYC books & mags, and Brooklyn artwork. Fresh Towels & Linens are included.

Just a bit more about the location. We are half a block from Bedford Ave, Williamsburg's main street. We're within blocks from some of Bklyn's best restaurants, cocktail bars, & specialty coffee shops including Dressler, Dumont, Dram, Pie's & Thighs, La Esquina, Blue Bottle, Marlow & Sons, Marlow & Daughters, Peter Luger, Death by Audio, Glasslands or a short walk to Hotel Delmano, The Wythe Hotel, Radegast Beer Garden, East River Park, McCarren Park, Independent Book stores, Art Galleries & Shopping Boutiques galore, & so much more.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $600 /week
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Chris was lovely and the location was exactly what I was hoping for. It wasn't that clear that you're renting a room rather than the apartment. There were four other people staying there. However they were all lovely. Williamsburg is also a really great area. Overall A highly recommended place to stay.

    April 2014
  • Chris was a wonderful host. Cool place in a great neighborhood. Walking distance to everything. Exactly what I expected. The apartment has amazing light towards the late afternoon. Use it!!!

    March 2014
  • Kirsten and Chris really have something special to share with their lovely pad! They were generous to host me last minute, only for one night, and Kirsten even ran through the snow to get me in :) This is the most "at home" I've felt since being in New York and the character and charm of their apartment goes a long way! Stay with these lovely ladies if you get a chance. Location is great, apartment is huge, hosts have it goin on!

    February 2014
  • Chris and Kirsten were excellent hosts, everything was as described and their place provided a great base to explore Brooklyn. The room, like the rest of the house, was nicely decorated, clean and warm. I felt very welcome - the atmosphere was easygoing but respectful and I had an excellent trip. I would definitely recommend this for your next trip - the location is excellent, it's still within very easy reach of Manhattan and there is so much going on in the immediate neighborhood that you don't even have to venture very far if you don't want to. Also, Chris makes a mean granola!

    February 2014
  • the place is lovely, exactly what the picture shows. Chris were very nice, helped me with luggage etc. love their little note for the breakfast, felt very welcomed. The room is cozy, has everything you need. Overall, everything was very nice, would highly recommend to anyone who wants a Williamsburg living experience!

    January 2014
  • I had a really wonderful stay at Chris' place in Williamsburg. She was super knowledgeable about the area and provided amazing recommendations. You couldn't beat the house's location and I loved the decor/space! I would definitely stay here again. xx

    December 2013
  • Me and my friend had a great stay at Chris place. Chris was a very helpful and nice host. The house is cozy, clean and located in the middle of Williamsburg. Recommended!

    December 2013
  • Super location, right in the heart of williamsburg. Super friendlyand knowledegable host. Super apartment. All good :)

    November 2013
  • Chris, was a wonderful host, her apartment is great, the rooms are super beautiful with a lot attention to detail. I felt at home and really enjoyed the stay. I would totaly reccomend this place and Chris.

    November 2013
  • Chris was approachable and helpful when I had questions. She was flexible with check in/out times. Her document that explained the house and the neighborhood was a thorough and clear reference. She has great taste in decor and literature and music, from what I observed.

    I wasn't expecting 2 other guests to be staying in the room next to me but I think that might be because I didn't read the ad closely enough. The experience reminded me of staying in a hostel a little bit, more impersonal than other places I'd stayed. But that didn't bother me at all, as I wasn't there to commune.

    I rented the small, single room...the door was really sticky so you really had to tug on it hard to get out of the room. The bed mattress was extremely soft. The house was very clean in all areas except the upstairs bathroom that all 5 of us shared. There was hair and grime in various parts of the bathroom and the surfaces needed a serious cleaning.

    The house is about a 15-20 minute walk from the train if you have luggage. The neighborhood felt safe at all times.

    I think Chris has a strong intuitive awareness of others. I got the feeling she would chat you up if you were feeling friendly or leave you alone if she sensed you wanted space.

    If you are really sensitive to noise, it might be an issue because the stairs close to the bedroom have a very loud creak. Otherwise, typical NY street noise.

    Craft style coffee and organic granola were a nice touch.

    November 2013
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Berklee College of Music, Florida State University
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I'm 30 years old, a long-time resident of Williamsburg Brooklyn as well as a local restaurant/cafe/bar owner. I'm heavily involved in the community here, opening my restaurant and home to building and fostering art, music, culture, lgbt, & healthly sustainable local food. If you stay in my home, I'll be happy to show you around and with my finger on the pulse, connect you with all the best places for food, cocktails, events, parties, music, and more. Guaranteed to provide the Bklyn experience. I've opened up my home for years to travelers, friends and strangers. As a restaurant owner, my mission is providing the best possible hospitality and service, to my guests at home the same applies.
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