About This Listing
Large and private loft-like room in a spacious 2-story apt in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The apt is in the heart of a vibrant neighborhood-- while there's lots going on outside, inside it is peaceful inside, making it a beautiful base for your visit.
The room has a large closet, a desk/work area, loveseat (couch) in a living room area. Ideal for one person; accommodates two cozily. Shared kitchen and bathroom, both with big skylights. On the second floor is a washer and dryer--and my wonderful flatmate, with whom you share the kitchen and bathroom. There is more than enough space for everyone.
The apartment is tranquil and bright, full of plants, providing a bit of calm amidst the chaos. It's also close to all trains, galleries, shops, cafes, and restaurants.
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--Furnished room, perfect for 1 person (could accommodate a couple, but cozily) very private, on the 3rd floor of a 3-story building
--Big skylight in kitchen and bathroom
--Exposed brick walls, great light
--Freshly painted, clean and well-maintained
--Double bed, closet, hangers, 2 large windows
--Kitchen and bathroom are on the same floor (3rd), everything works well
--Downstairs (2nd floor) is my wonderful roommate, who has a spacious living area. You enter the apt through the 2nd floor.
--Lots of space and privacy on each floor
--Washer & dryer in the apartment
--Towels, linens included
--Wireless internet access
--No pets, no smokers, no parties
Access to: Kitchen, bathroom, washer & dryer, Internet.
Interaction with Guests
When I'm hear, I'm interested to know where you're from and what you do, but I'm very respectful of guests' privacy, too.
--One stop from the East Village, Lower East Side, and an easy ride to other parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan
--From burgers to oysters to tapas to creative Japanese--we are surrounded by innovative restaurants serving delicious food
--Grocery stores and delis nearby
--Art galleries, local designers and boutiques all around
--Pottery studio downstairs
--Art-film houses within a 5-min walk
--A really fun, diverse area--everything you want is here
--Close to the L train (Bedford & Lorimer stops), G train (Metropolitan), and JMZ (Marcy Ave)
This is a special and tranquil space so I request no smoking in the house, no parties and no pets. You'll see more helpful guidelines in the House Manual once your stay is confirmed.
You'll find Joelle's Boho-chic apartment deep in the heart of boisterous Williamsburg. If you wanna get to know the area there's no better place from which to do it. Joelle is responsive, kind, open and full of only good intentions. With the L train a short walk away you're minutes from Manhattan. I recommend the waterfront and the Polish bakery on North 8th.
Noam, it was great to have you! Since I missed the window to leave you a review, I'll leave a little one here: you were great to communicate with, and kept the space in great shape, both of which I really appreciated. Chocolates on the pillow next time, I promise. All the best for your New York sojourn. --Joelle
My daughter and I stayed at Joelle's place for about a month and it was an overall wonderful experience. To start with Joelle was great throughout about providing consistently clear and concise communication, just enough to be helpful but not at all intrusive.
She was there to meet us even as our arrival time was somewhat "iffy" and late night. She provided us with several pamphlets about local attractions, events, etc., suggested several late night eateries, and drew maps to subway stations close by.
Though Joelle was out of town for the remainder of our trip, she left us well supported with information, contact info. for herself and neighbors, and checked in with us a couple of times throughout our stay.
Joelle's roommate, Annie, who was there for part of our stay, was a wonderful balance of friendly, helpful, yet respectful of using the common areas and of our privacy.
The apartment is just as fantastic as it looks in the photos. The bedroom area is a large open area containing within it a cozy living area and a long desk/work area backed with wall-to-wall book shelves. The kitchen and bathroom(on the same floor) were a nice size for our needs. Both spaces have ample skylights which of course provided great natural lighting and completed that amazing airy loft feel. Joelle had thoughtfully cleared storage space in the closet, kitchen, and bathroom areas, so we had more than enough space for our belongings. We ended up eating quite a few meals at home and the kitchen efficiently met our needs. The space in general provided a very comfortable and peaceful refuge at the end of our busy days.
The apartment is located in a great neighborhood, very convenient to a wide variety of restaurants, shops, etc.while not being in the midst of too much noise and commotion. There are two subway stations within comfortable walking distance, a bus stop close by, and there's even a movie theater at the end of the block. (My daughter, a cinephile, was in heaven!) In terms of security, the neighborhood felt very safe and the apartment itself has two locked doors to gain entrance, so security was never an issue.
In a one-sentence wrap-up, we loved the whole experience and would do it again in a heartbeat! Thanks Joelle and Annie!
Unfortunately, I didn't get to meet Joelle, but her place is super cool and with lots of character. It is located centrally in the Williamsburg area. There are a lot of interesting shops, cafes and bars just a step away from the apartment. I had a chance to meet and chat a bit with Joelle's roommate below as well as one of the neighbours and they were both extremely friendly and helpful. I had a great time here and would love to return again when in Brooklyn/NY.
What a great spot. The apartment is spacious and relaxing. The neighborhood has tons of great food and is great for getting to Manhattan or other neighborhoods in Brooklyn. To top it all off Joelle is very communicative and went out of her way to accommodate my travel plans. I would certainly go back the next time I'm in NY.
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About the Host, Joelle
I have lived in the same apartment in Brooklyn for more than 10 years and I love it. I also love to travel, and have been to Brazil, Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France as well as all over the US and Canada. I am in my early 40s, curious, responsible, and organized.
Falo muito bem português. Mon français est comme ci comme ça. Mi español es también más o menos.