Fireplace works, but the place is kept warm in the winter by central heating, and cool in summer by air conditioning.New climate control picture window in the spacious, elegant, well equipped kitchen/living room from which you see the tops of trees. It gives the sense of being outdoors! Sofa folds down too a very comfortable queen size bed to become a third sleeping opt
"The Country" & the NYC Waterfront!


Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

Location, location, location! Large, classy, timeless, comfortable, entire top floor with private entrance in our private house out of a 1890's novel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn one block from the East River. So easy to get to Manhattan by subway, ferry, cab or even foot, and all the best places in the "Burg" Wifi/cableTV/air/heat.
(We stay in our separate floor below you never compromising your privacy!)

The space

Perfect location on the Northside Williamsburg, Brooklyn Waterfront scene, my place is a wood beamed classic, with hard wood floors and restored original brick wall. It is the top floor of a 1894 restored house on a very nice semi residential street block. The nicely outfitted place, "the country in the sky" as I refer to it, has a beautiful totally functional "Peerless" antique prewar stove for cooking, generous amounts of pots, a wood burning fire place and a full size refrigerator in the kitchen. The feelings are cozy, warm, cabin like yet elegant. The kitchen and living room are in the same open area. There is a dining room table that seats 4, a beautiful brand new couch that folds down to become a very comfortable queen size bed that sleeps 2. Beyond the living area is the large master bedroom with a queen size bed that sleeps 2 with a large antique dresser and 2 riverside windows. Off the master bedroom is a large tiled classic bathroom with an antique skylight and large tub with shower, and a small bedroom with a twin size bed and riverside window that is nice as a separate rest area, a great place for a child to sleep, or an out of sight room to put your luggage and things.
My location is beyond great and safe. 10 minutes maximum in a cab or car service over the Williamsburg Bridge and you are in Manhattan. It is a short walk (3 min) to the North 6th Street East River Ferry ( the scenic quick river route to Midtown Manhattan or lower Manhattan, please check schedules). Subways: L train ( gray line): First stop in Brooklyn, only one stop to Manhattan and a neat 10 minute walk from my place going by shops, restaurants and street vendors to the very frequent Northside L train subway stop at Bedford Ave and North 7 St, (Everything you want to pick up to take back to my place is on Bedford Ave or Kent Avenue which are the walking routes to the subway. (Among the small shops, restaurants and bars, there is now a "Whole Foods" supermarket and a Iphone store on Bedford!) The JM subway that goes over the Williamsburg Bridge with wonderful views of the river and NYC skyline to lower Manhattan (Chinatown etc), is a little further (13 min walk ) through the South Side. After a night out in the neighborhood, you will find this quiet, comfortable, timeless place to come home to that is the top floor of a restored Williamsburg house. All East River parks are a short walk away with their spectacular river and skyline views. During the warm months the weekend flea/food markets down Kent Avenue/North 8 on weekends are fun and back dropped by the river and Manhattan skyline. Grand Street River Park is only a block and a half away. I love going there in the mornings with a cup of tea and taking in the NYC view. The quaint restaurants and music clubs are amazing and abundant, the "Williamsburg Foodtown" Market has all the groceries you need and frankly the only reason I would leave the "Burg" would be to go to a museum, St. Patrick's, Grand Central's Oyster Bar or ice skating at Rockerfeller Center. Indoor Flea Market on North 7th right off Kent Ave, "Mast Brothers Chocolate" on North 3rd off Berry, "Beer Garden" restaurant lunch, dinner, brunch with live music on Friday nights on North 3rd and Berry, "Sea" restaurant (Thai) on North 6, "Sweet Water" (Bistro) restaurant on North 6, "Dumont Burger" for awesome burgers on Bedford between South 2-3,
"Aurora" (Northern Italian) with great brunches, lunches and dinners is right around the corner as is "Coxley's" sport bar with 40 beers on tap and great chicken wings on Grand St. "Teddy's" rest and bar (American Bistro) on North 8, a landmark that serves brunch, lunch and dinner and also has music sometimes at night, and the "Knitting Factory" music performance space and bar is 6 blocks away on Metropolitan. The best NY steak house, "Peter Luger's" reservations only, is in the vicinity.

The floor is divided in 4 areas: upon entering you are in the kitchen and living, dining room with a wall and door that separates this space from the large bedroom in the front, the large tiled bathroom and the smaller front bedroom. The living area can easily convert to a sleeping area for 2. The place is adorable and sleeps four comfortably. Much quieter than most places in the area. Heat, air conditioning, wifi, fine linens/towels and kitchen utensils are provided for my guest.
Full laundry drop off service and dry cleaners is available a couple of blocks up the street at "Berry Cleaners" or 302 Bedford Ave. My personal assistant/butler and I will check with you on your arrival time, hand over keys and be close at hand for anything you need during your stay. I and my husband are on our private lower floor of the house.

Guest access

The "Country" is an entire floor with private entrance and extremely well equipped, in a house owned by my husband and I. Please be considerate of noise in hallway and stairwell. Do not smoke or go out on fire escape. Wifi is included and of course help yourselves to my spices, tea, coffee, anything in the refrigerator, and feel free to browse through my lovely books.

Interaction with guests

I, my husband and my butler are always close at hand when needed. Knock on our door at anytime! We want your stay in our place to be the best. Never hesitate to call, communicate, either of us for any tips, suggestions, directions etc...

Other things to note

All linens and towels are provided. I appreciate use of slippers while in the place due to the wooden floors. This floor is very private, so relax and enjoy your stay!


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $100
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

The most important thing I want is for you and your family to feel at home and have the best of times during your stay at my place. Let me know anything I can assist you with before arriving and throughout your stay. Its a cool place in a cool neighborhood. I am always nearby, but your privacy is supreme. Here are the rules; I 'd appreciate you following:
1. Respect other occupants that are in the building especially in the hallways, and limit yourselves to my third floor apartment. I know you are on vacation, but try to be noise considerate early in the mornings and after 10 pm at night.

2. Please lift your luggage if checking in or out early/late instead of rolling due to the hardwood floors in the hallways and space.

3. Be neat, do your own dishes and beds and respect the nice furnishings we have provided you.
Please put all food in the refrigerator especially if it is in an opened container or bag. I have no roaches or pest and want to keep it that way!

4. Separate the recycling from garbage in the appropriate bags we provide. Tuesday night is the night to set out the bottles and rinsed plastic food containers in the clear bags provided. Friday night is garbage night. Either I or my assistant will pass by to pick it up on those nights, if you can't put it out yourself.

5. Do not leave any appliance on if you are not in the apartment. This includes the portable air conditioners which should be turned off or at least to low when you are out of the apartment.

6. Do not leave the tub running if you are not in the apartment.

7. Do not leave the stove or fireplace going if you are not in the apartment.

8. Please contact me or my assistant via airbnb, calling, personal email or simply knock on my door for any doubts, wishes or concerns.

9. Do not dispose of anything like tampons, diapers, or paper towels in the toilet.
Only toilet paper please! Use the garbage can in the bathroom for tampons, Q tips, paper towels, diapers etc.

10. Do not loose the keys to the house or the apartment. $250 lost key charge.

11. Please do not leave food out on the counters, top of the refrigerator or table. Put all food items in the refrigerator. With food containers that are put in trash or recycling, make sure they are rinsed. There is a steel garbage can with a lid under the ladder going to the roof in the hallway. Please put your daily garbage tied with a twisty there. Recycling gets put out every Tuesday evening in the clear bags provided. Trash gets put out in black garbage bags on Friday night.

12. Enjoy my space, you are my friend(s), and let me or my wonderful assistant and friend Azul, know anything we can assist you with.

12. If you need to have something delivered to you while staying at my place, I will facilitate my postal service address a few blocks up the street so you can be around on the town instead of sitting in the apartment waiting for a package.

13. No smoking of any kind in the hallway or apartment please!

14. Do not be drinking, smoking or hanging out on the fire escape. No children ever on roof or fire escape. These are to be used only as a fire escape!

15. As you leave the building's street door on the first level, make sure the door shuts behind you. I nor anyone else in the building have ever had a theft issue, the neighborhood is super safe, but it is NYC.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector

Availability
1 night minimum stay

254 Reviews


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Reinhard User Profile
June 2017
A funky flat in a great, young neighborhood. Everything is only two or three blocks away - yet the flat itself pretty quiet. Communication was excellent and everything went very smoothly. One Metro stop to Manhatten ! We enjoyed our stay very much.

Heather User Profile
June 2017
Great location, excellent for mingling with the locals. Close to restaurants, cafes. Loved the view from the back porch. Great shower pressure!

Cassandra User Profile
June 2017
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! Amazing place! Wine/liquor across the street. Cvs down the road and a market. It was perfect! Roof top seating with a view of the city! Great location and adorable place! Definitely staying here again :)

Osman Fider User Profile
May 2017
I didn't have a chance to meet with Maria. However her husband and Azul were amazing. They were super helpful, welcoming and friendly. They let us know we could reach them any time we need. After that we didn't need anything and we didn't see them at all. All in all, great location, super nice apartment with nice view.

Ali User Profile
May 2017
I love it

Kate User Profile
May 2017
We enjoyed the fun eclectic apartment. It was convenient for public transit and it gave us a chance to explore Williamsburg. We would recommend it to others.
Maria User ProfileMaria is a superhost.
Response from Maria:
Kate, you are welcome back anytime! Maria
May 2017

Jon User Profile
May 2017
It was a very nice place! We had a chance to meet Maria's husband who had a bunch of stories and recommendations. Easy walk to Bedford where a bunch of the shops, bars, and restaurants are, and to the L line to get into Manhattan. the place itself had good character, though a couple of the door handles/locks weren't working which wasn't the best. But overall, great communication throughout our stay, and would do it again.
Maria User ProfileMaria is a superhost.
Response from Maria:
It was a, pleasure to have you and Roni use my place. My husband enjoyed meeting you. Yours truly, Maria
May 2017

New York, New York, United States · Joined in October 2012
Maria User ProfileMaria is a superhost.

I love life and appreciate all that has come my way. Every day is a blessing though I never have enough hours in the day to do all I have to do or want to do. While I am not in NYC, where I left an excellent freelance graphic design career working with Conde Nast Publications lastly at Vanity Fair, my husband and I maintain a private reserve in Costa Rica where we cherish and protect acres of primary and secondary rainforest. My favorite book is "The Unvanquished" by William Faulkner, which I read in Costa Rica, while pregnant with my son, where we were living on our reserve in a tin shack without electricity. A total Bliss! I love my gem in Williamsburg. I am involved and have sponsored many cultural events in the neighborhood. I love to ride horses! I deliver calves, raise chickens, tilapia, dogs, cows, and a beautiful son. I fix roads, love to cook, tutor, love modern dance, abstract art, walking over the Williamsburg Bridge to Manhattan which I do almost every day, and music of many types. Mother, wife... go fishing? You bet.
Sincerely,
Maria

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