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We're newlyweds living in NYC. We love living on the edge of Williamsburg and Greenpoint! Trendy, fun, but far enough away from the action to still have a neighborhood feel.
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This apt rocks! Awesome location, exactly as pictured, and Anna and Steve are super easy to work with. This was my second time staying here and enjoy being close to the action and it's the perfect spot for exploring Brooklyn! Highly recommend.
Anna and Steve are easy to work with. They respond quickly to any questions or issues. The apartment is as shown in photos. The kitchen has everything you could need if you want to prepare meals. There are 2 TVs with cable. The main bedroom is good size with queen bed and the second bedroom is quite small with 2 twin beds. As noted in other reviews the twin beds are quite hard. Bathroom is very small but typical for NY apartments. The very best thing for us about the apartment is the location. It is close to my son & family, close to restaurants, grocery store, laundry, park and G train. Just about perfect for us.
The perfect vacation! Cosy apartment and excellent location. Will definitely be back!
Nice and easy rental, amazing location, clean and cozy apartment. Perfect for 4 people.
This was my first airbnb experience and it was excellent. If you want to live like an New Yorker for a bit this is the place for you. The apartment was "real"-so if you need new and shiny you may be disappointed. We found it clean, the bedding and towels were of good quality and best of all the location is awesome. Some of the best spots in Greenpoint and Williamsburg are just a brisk walk away-allowing you to burn off those extra calories you'll be enjoying. If your into cooking, the markets close at hand have beautiful produce and seafood. Anna and Steve were also kind enough to grant our request for early drop off of luggage. The only negative I can think of is that if you are a light sleeper, the sound of footsteps overhead may be a bit of a problem.
We stayed one week at Anna and Steve's apartment. We had no problem with anything. The keys were easily retrieved and the apartment arrangement worked well for my husband and I and our son. The 2 bedrooms are separated by the living room/kitchen which gives everyone more privacy. One of my main concerns when traveling is having a good bed. The queen bed in the master bedroom was excellent with nice linens. The smaller beds in the 2nd bedroom were not as comfortable, but OK. The kitchen was fully stocked with appliances. The shower in the bathroom was very good. The apartment is street level which is nice for carrying in luggage and it was very quiet. The neighborhood was fun with lots of services and restaurants; the apartment is very close to a subway stop. We did not use the outdoor area, but it was available.
The appartment is exactly as pictured. Master bedroom and living room are very spacious (but the smaller bedroom is a bit tight).
The appartment has a fully functional kitchen, but since we were on holiday we chose not to waste too much time cooking :) There are many good restaurants around, and our favorite spot for breakfast was definitely Lite Bites in the corner of Manhattan/Norman Avs (~3 minute walk). Highly recommended :)
Two sets of keys were provided, which is a must in a group of 4 people.
The location is just perfect. In New York your biggest requirement for location should be proximity to a subway station, and it is really right around the corner! One change to one of many optional lines, and you are very quickly anywhere you want to be on Manhattan (or Brooklyn, Queens..) - But, the neighborhood itself is definitely worth checking out as well! Many nice shops, restaurants and bars (have to visit Brooklyn Brewery and Tørst if you like craft beers).
The appartment is located on a quiet street though, with no traffic during the nights to keep you awake.
The apartment was conveniently located with neighborhood grocery and coffee etc on the way to & from subway. We accessed the apartment fairly easily but the keys & locks do take some getting used to. And as one other reviewer mentioned the building doors & moldings are pretty beat with the actual apartment door having broken (but shoddily repaired) molding around lock.
The owners were inconsistent about responding promptly to our texts and phone calls, but when we did finally connect they did their best to address our issues.
Besides quiet, convenient location and price, we liked:
•Very roomy, bright master bedroom with large closet
•Twin beds in 2nd bedroom (there were 4 adults in our party)
•Several mirrors around & open space for toiletries just outside bath, luggage racks and hooks in bedrooms
•A few things in the cupboards and fridge so no need to purchase everything: ie honey, tea, spices, butter etc.
•Helpful book with tips and info for us to use.
These were our concerns:
•One of twin beds was VERY hard, other beds just hard.
•Pillows, also not comfortable
•Apartment was dusty although owners said it had been professionally cleaned (they did say they would refund the cleaning deposit but we were still left with a dusty apartment.. Ah chew!)
Over all, the apartment was rather run down. Granted, some of this on the outside is up to the landlord to fix, but a lot can be done by the tenant with a cleaning rag, a can of paint and a bit of elbow grease for not much expense. The yard could be cute and inviting but was unkempt at best.
I re-read other reviews in preparation of writing this and I see that others mentioned some of these issues so I should have paid closer attention and I take that fault on my shoulders. Overall, we had a lovely time, due to the convenience of the apartment and the fact that we were, in fact, in an apartment rather than stuffed into a small expensive hotel room.
Nice stay - Kitchen and living room need refurbishment
Very well located ( short ride to Manhattan / neighbourhood very lively and full of shops / retsaurants ...)
Anne & Steve Sabaugh were very good hosts with great communication before and during our stay. They patiently answered some pretty dumb questions from us that we overlooked in their info prior to the stay. The kitchen was well equipped with some basic groceries on offer for us.
The apartment was comfortable but perhaps the one bathroom a little snug.
We loved the district that was very easy to commute to Manhattan both from Nassau Ave (literally around the corner) on the G subway line and Bedford Ave (a pleasant stroll through McCarren park) on the L subway line. There were plenty of great bars and restaurants locally. Enid's is great for a drink between 4-7pm for their happy hour.
It was a great pleasure to host Anna for a few days. She is an extremely responsible, nice, very clean and well-travelled guest. The communication with her was excellent. I would definitely recommend her without a single hesitation to any other host on airbnb and would welcome her anytime again!