Lively decorated apartment in the most hipster neighborhood in NYC. Conveniently located 1 block from the L train, the ride into the heart of Manhattan is 15 min. Lots of great bars, restaurants and galleries in the area, great to people watch!
A one-bedroom apartment for rent just for you. The room has a full bed and a twin mattress for a third person, which fits in the living room and also in the room. The neighborhood is vibrant, safe, and artsy; filled with artists, bars, cafes, restaurants, GREAT VIBE!
Best thing of the apartment: it is located one block away from the L train (Dekalb Ave stop) which will get you to the heart of Manhattan in less than 15 min. and to Williamsburg in 10 minutes!
The apartment includes WIFI and has a nice size flat screen TV with AppleTV (netflix connected to watch movies).
You can check out more about the neighborhood on the area's newspaper: Bushwick Daily. There are art galleries, restaurants and bars all around. Lot's of art and music shows in the area for your unforgettable time in Brooklyn ;)
Whole apartment. I won't be present during your stay at any time.
Interaction with Guests
Answer questions as soon as I can, hand in keys (try to do it personally) and recommend things to do in the neighborhood through a PDF. I send my guests a list of recommendations from how to get to the apartment from the airport to where to get the best burger!
I recently read Bushwick is the neighborhood with most street art in the world. Doesn't shock me, walking the streets of this neighborhood is like walking inside a gallery! The neighborhood has lots of bars, galleries and restaurants. There is a large artist community in the area, so great people watching. In a few words: artsy, safe, fun!
L train a block away, gets you into the heart of manhattan in 15 min. The L train is the best train because it cuts through Manhattan so there is easy connection to all other trains.
Smoking is allowed only by the kitchen window (there is a smoke detector). If anybody in the building asks please say you are visiting me.
Maru's apartment is exactly as pictured. It's in an interesting part of Brooklyn with loads of cafes, bars etc nearby. And is super close to the L train which takes you right into Manhattan. We really enjoyed out stay!
We stayed in the apartment for 2 weeks, so we got to know it pretty well. First of all I want to say that we had an issue with the apartment (something broke) which Maru handled with great integrity (and didnt take advantage of the situation like you could imagine some owner might) and I want to thank her for it . I think integrity is key in this kind of short term rentals.
Maru welcomed us outside the apartment, and was very helpful in rescheduling the time as we had a delay in our arrival.
Like people said before, the apartment is close to the L line, and basically you get to times square in 30 minutes. we found that it was very easy to use it as a "home base" to explore Manhattan but also Brooklyn which had a lot to offer.
The apartment had everything we needed, kitchen stuff, some basic cooking items etc..The bedroom was very comfy overall and so i'd say that value for money this apartment is great.
Do take note, the apartment isnt very big, but certainly enough to relax (watch netflix) or dine.
There were some issues with the heating which was leaking (and used a container to control the leak), In essence, we had the container got full once/twice a day. hopefully this would be fixed soon and wont be an issue.
I also read in a previous review that the apartment was cold, I can say from our experience this was not true (and it was cold outside when we stayed). Yes when we just entered it the apartment was a little "chili" but this was due to all the windows being completely open. once we closed some of the apartment heated up and was quite fast very pleasant.
The flat is in a great location and very close to the L train. The price of the place is reasonable but not that cheap to justify the bad experienced we had.
Reading about the apartment and reviews we were really excited to stay here but on arrival we were really unhappy with the state of apartment and wanted to leave but Maru refused a refund for the remaining days so we had no choice but to stay.
We did put a complaint forward to Airbnb which was upheld and we received a refund for the following issues:
- when we arrived the heater that was promised on the document for the bedroom wasn't there and the temperature was below freezing outside during the night. We had to keep asking for it via email until finally Maru gave in and provided it.
- the apartment was very unclean, full of dust (I wouldn't recommend you look under the sofa) and we submitted photos to airbnb as proof for which we received a refund for the cleaning fee.
- the bedroom sheets smell of damp, the sofa itself is covered in damp spots which is really uninviting.
- the heater was leaking water and one night when we returned the water had spilled over the container and covered our belongings including our laptop cables that were on the the floor as there is nowhere to even hang a coat never mind your clothes. Maru's first response was to say 'I don't know what you're talking about' as if we had lied about it. We then had to involve airbnb to which she responded the cleaner hadn't told her about it and she would fix it- she didn't fix it and it leaked again.
- the bathroom is an absolute state, full of mould which can easily be cleaned if Maru chose too. the mould is caused by zero ventilation and so the window is propped open. It really should be fixed.
- the shower is impossible to get right, it's either really hot or very cold.
This was our experience but I'm told by Airbnb they have relayed all of this to the host and they're certain the apartment will be brought up to the correct standard.
Sofia was a hard to please guest, those you luckily get once in a blue moon! She started out asking me to waive the cleaning fee when she was about to book. The apartment was already super affordable so I refused. She complained inmediately when she got to the apartment, claiming it didn't meet her standards. But I never refused to give her a refund, I suggested her to talk to airbnb. Also, when she mentioned she needed a heater, I personally delivered it to her (I NEVER gave her a hard time about it!). Previous guests had not requested a heater because it had not been cold yet. Anyways, please refer to other reviews for an accurate description of people's experience at my apartment.
Maru's apartment worked perfectly for us. The apartment itself was very comfortable, and the neighborhood nice and calm. The L train was very close, so that made transportation easy. There were also several restaurants and a supermarket close by.
Maru answered our emails quickly, and she let us leave our lugagge in the apartment before check in since our flight arrived early.
Trevligt och okomplicerat har det varit att hyra Marus lägenhet en vecka. Maru har varit snabb och lätt att kommunicera med och hon försöker att vara tillmötesgående mot oss. Lägenheten är charmig bohemisk. Jag skulle önskat att Maru hade plockat undan lite mer så vi hade kunnat hänga upp kläder i garderob etc
Maru was a great host and let us get in the apartment early. Very close to the L train for easy access to Manhattan. Great local restaurants in the neighborhood within walking distance
We were able to meet Maru the day we arrived. We got there before check in but she was nice to let us leave our bags at the apartment before heading out to explore. We spoke to her for a bit, she was really nice and gave us some suggestions/recommendations about the area.
Her place was just what we needed. It was clean, comfy bed and great location, near a subway station. Loved the area, we were able to walk around the first day and we loved Brooklyn. If we ever go back we will definitely try to see if her apartment is available!
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My name is Maru, I'm 29 years old. I am originally from Uruguay but have been living in NYC for 13 years. I am currently pursuing a Master's degree in Art History.