PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION & FAQ CAREFULLY BEFORE MAKING ANY BOOKINGS. PLEASE DONT ASK ME QUESTIONS THAT ARE COVERED IN THIS DESCRIPTION AS I GET UP TO 20 REQUESTS A DAY. THANKS : )
I have INSTANT BOOK so there is no need to ask if the place is available. If it is free on the calendar then it is free for booking. Also the price is exactly what comes up when you enter your desired dates. Please don't ask for discounts.
This is a 100% private room with Lock and key situated in the heart of Williamsburg. The room is at the front of my Art/Design studio that I share with my Mom. Inside your room is a kitchenette with microwave - fridge- Kettle - toaster. There is a 40 Inch flat screen TV with NETFLIX and WiFi and a fold down couch. My Mom has a living space towards the back of the studio which is a large distance from your room so you will feel quite private. I have two other Airbnb is this apartment. The bathroom has a shower and toilet and is shared with my mom and other guests. There is a golden retriever and siamese cat that live with my mom. They are very friendly but do not enter the shared space other than to exit for walks. We are 5 min walk to the Williamsburg Market and East River Ferry and 6 blocks down Bedford ave to the L train. 3 stops to Union Square. You are also 2 mins from the Williamsburg bridge which you can walk or ride across to the Lower East Side. Williamsburg has just been crowned the music and art capital of New York State. I am an Australian who has been living here 2 years now and am often over seas which is when i rent out my place. As some one who came initially on a holiday myself I urge you to check this area out even if you don't stay with me.
PLEASE NOTE- This is a New York loft i a basement studio. This room is for budget travellers. It is adequate for sleeping 2 people, who plan on spending most of thiere time seeing the sites of New York, not hanging out in their room, Please don't expect a central park penthouse. As it is in the basement, there are no windows.
Every soul must be included in the confirmation. Children and Babies included.
THE FOLLOWING ARE ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS I HAVE HAD. PLEASE READ !
Q - Is the area safe?
A - Very safe. There are always lots of people around and it has a very mid 20s vibe about it.
Q - What Time is Check in?
A - 2 pm
Q - Can I check in early?
A - Unfortunately not. Often there is a guest the night before and we can't kick them out early. We then have to get the place nice and clean for you which takes at least an hour.
Q - Can I drop my bags there early?
A - Yes any time after 10am as long as it is not more than 2 suitcases.
Q- Can I check in Late.
A- Yes we accept check in up till midnight but please inform us of the time you are coming.
Q - What Time is Check Out?
A - 12pm NOON
Q - Can I Check out late?
A - No, Sorry
Q- Can I leave the suitcases upon check out.
A- Yes you can leave bags up until 7pm.
Q- Is it completely Private
A- The room is completely private with lock.
Q - Do I have the whole apartment?
A - No you share an entrance and bathroom with my Mom June and other guests.
Q - Where is She
A - Her room is at the very back of the Loft very far from you.
Q - Will I see you?
A - Only if you want to.
Q - What is the closest Subway.
A - Marcy or Bedford Ave.
Q- How many beds are there.
A - There is 1 Double fold out couch from IKEA. When in the bed position it measures 150cm x 200 cm
Q - Where can i park my car?
A - There is plenty of unlimited free street parking.
Q- How do I get there.
A- You can catch a yellow cab from all air ports for about $40.
From JFK i recommend the cab but if you are travelling light you can catch the Airtrain to Howard Beach. Catch the A train (Blue Line) to Broadway Junction change to the L train (Grey Line) and get off at Bedford Ave. from there it is a 10 min walk up Bedford ave. FULL ADDRESS IS REVEALED UPON BOOKING.
No illicit drug use.
Persons seen to be overly intoxicated will be asked to leave without refund.
No Unregistered guests to stay past 11pm
No More Than 4 people in the space at any one time.
Please be quiet in the halls.
Please say you are guests of Vincent's to any one who enquires.
Please do not give out our address to others.
Please do not get any mail sent to this address.
It was an excellent stay at this Williamsburg bungalow, would definitely recommend the place due to it's excellent location and decency. I took a bus into Chinatown and was able to get a quick cab ride across the wburg bridge. This made managing my baggage easy and painless. Similarly, I took the train into JFK and getting a ride to a J stop (myrtle) was 11$. Most of all, the host was superbly accommodating and a treat to know. What else can I say, at this price, you can't find a place as nice.
The host was extremely kind, very helpful, and always available to answer questions! Great room, reasonable price, and though it's very small, it's definitely more than enough room if you're planning on spending most of your time out and about the city!
We couldn't check in until around 10-11 the first night of our reservation. We e-mailed Vincent's mother, Jane, who took care of us that weekend, and told her about getting in late. She e-mailed back promptly saying not to worry and to call her when we arrived. We got into the building and called her. She came up from the apartment in only minutes and since we are Deaf, she was still very friendly and wanting to work with us. She made sure we understood her via written communication. She showed us around and when we didn't understand how the keys worked, she took the time to take us out of the apartment to show us which key worked for this and that. Keep in mind that this was all done at 10-11 at night. She was so sweet.
When we got settled in our room, which was smaller than we thought, we couldn't complain at all because there was heat, a full bathroom, bed, microwave, television with cable and internet available. The sheets and bedroom were clean, and we were able to sleep well. The heat was a little high, but manageable with using no cover sheets. There was a fan in the room if we wanted to use it (but we didn't).
We had come in my Jeep, and the street parking is free AND SAFE. The area outside the apartment is a really nice suburb of New York City, in Brooklyn. It's close to trains and a lot of good food.
The front door is not locked, but Jane is always in the apartment, and the building is very quiet, so our things were safe. I was able to feel comfortable leaving my laptop and other valuables there when we went out to roam the City.
My fiance and I agree that we'd come back here again. Thank you for letting us stay in your apartment, Vincent, Alice & Jane!
June, Vincent's mother, was very welcoming. I just slept over one night since I was in NY for an interview. Williamsburg is my favorite location for getting into Manhattan in short time and for an affordable price. If staying here, be prepare as a backpacker: there is no kitchen, and the space is very limited (just like in the picture). It accommodates one person, but very tight for two. Neither cabinet or drawers to place your staff.
I had a lovely stay here and June was very welcoming. The room was comfortable and clean. I had a lot of meetings in the city so I was in and out of the place quite frequently. It was easy to get into the building. June was nice enough to let me stow my bags both before and after checking in-- perfect for those who are avid travelers!
June was a great host. She gave us a nice warm welcome with a tour of the place. The room had all the advertised features-- from WiFi to also towels and fresh sheets.
For starters: the listing was incredibly accurate. Second, June was super easy to get in touch with & was available to check me in, even though I wasn't able to arrive until 11pm. Upon my arrival, she was very friendly, courteous, and gave me a very warm (it was freezing outside, so this is both literal an figurative) welcome. I felt safe in the neighborhood. It was an easy ten minute walk to the nearest train on Bedford Avenue, and a mere 15 minutes to another train. I would certainly stay here again and recommend it to anyone else needing a cheap, comfortable, and safe place to stay!
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I (Vincent) am a UK born Australian fashion designer who lives between NYC and London. Had a past life as a professional dancer & actor. Love Kite Surfing and Glitch Hop.
Alice is a born and bred Melbournian, a professional dancer, with a love of graphic design.
June is my mum, from the North of England, who migrated to Perth Western Australia when i was young. She was a costume designer and now an artist living in Brooklyn.
We are all Vegetarians, don't smoke and are not big drinkers but love to have fun.
We have travelled a lot together and believe it's all about the journey, not the destination. I like to get lost and discover things off the beaten track.