Despite arriving hot on the heels of Hurricane Sandy we were lucky to have no problems with access or lack of utilites. Carmen's apartment is very well appointed, comfortable and safe. From the park opposite to the bars/restaurants and food stores on Bedford Avenue and around, everything you need is close by. And access to Manhattan is very easy and quick. We have no hesitation in recommending Carmen's place - it was a treat!
After a not so pleasant experience with a New York taxi driver (I guess everyone has to have one !) we arrived at Carmen's beautiful apartment. The directions provided by Carmen were clear and the keys were with the doorman as arranged. Opposite Mc Carren Park, Bayard Street is the perfect location from which to explore Williamsburg and it's wonderful offerings. Carmen's apartment is very well appointed and tastefully decorated. It was definitely a great place to stay. Only a 5 minute walk to Bedford Ave transit station and under 10 minutes into downtown NY. Carmen is a delightful host who was very responsive to questions we had during our stay. The doormen are equally helpful and courteous. We simply had a wonderful holiday. Thanks again Carmen for the use of your beautiful loft.
We had a truly wonderful stay at Carmen's apartment! It's stylish and comfortable and makes you feel at home away from home! Carmen got back to us quickly and after a slight reshuffling of plans, we were lucky enough to be able to spend one week in her place. Thus, my piece of advice: Don't hesitate to ask about alternative dates in case the flat isn't available for your original ones... Carmen is a great and out-going host, who looks well after her guests! There were three of us and seen as the bathroom has two doors, one leading into the open living area and the other into the bedroom, it nearly feels like a two-bedroom place at night. We enjoyed the amazing views from the rooftop every single day and night! Unbeatable! The team of doormen and their super were really welcoming and attentive and great to have a chat with - be it on the recent history of Brooklyn, NY sights not to be missed or life in general. The more than convenient and safe location is another big plus: there are a big sports ground and an open-air pool (McCarren Park) just outside your door, you're in the heart of Williamsburg with its many bouthiques, cafés and shops and buzzing nightlife and, nevertheless, you're just one stop away from Manhattan. I'm really happy we found this little gem! Thanks again, Carmen!
Carmen's apartment is sensational! We didn't want to leave! We are now back in Australia missing being there. The apartment had a great atmosphere and being across the road from the park made it feel like home because we could enjoy the outdoors and our exercise! Also a new public pool has just opened next to the park which is an added bonus. Carmen has equipped the apartment with everything you could possibly need and was so helpful before and during our stay. This is the first time we have stayed in Williamsburg (previously we have stayed on the Manhattan side). We loved exploring which was made easy because we were so close to everything, the subway, the East River ferry, and a great selection of terrific eating places and organic food! The apartment is just the right distance from Bedford Ave and is very quiet. The 24 hour doormen are very friendly and helpful and the view of the skyline from the rooftop garden takes your breath away. What more can we say except make sure you stay there and look after it. It is a hidden gem! We will be back!
Carmen was a great host -- I had told her we needed to sleep two people in separate beds, and when we arrived she had already set up a double-decker air mattress with bedding. The apartment was clean, comfortable, and convenient to the Bedford L train stop (one stop to Manhattan).
Great experience overall, would book again.
What an amazing apartment in sunny Williamsburg! Decorated to an extremely high taste level, fantastic comfy bed, and great views to Manhattan from the rooftop. It was our first time in Williamsburg and what a place! It transpires creativity, warmth and niceness from all its pores and it has the best views of Manhattan. Carmen was really nice all along from the moment we first got in touch with her. I thoroughly recommend both this apartment and Williamsburg as a holiday destination. We are already starting to think of going back there. LOVED IT!
Just returned from a fantastic week in NY staying at Carmen's great apartment.
Carmen's place is perfectly located directly opposite MacCarren Park in a quiet building only a short distance away from the bars and restaurants of Williamsburg.
We arrived at Carmen's in the early hours of the morning but due to the fact that her building has a 24 hour porter this was not an issue. In fact having a porter gave you a sense of security.
The apartment itself was immaculate. Great modern design but also very homely and comfortable.
The bed was super comfy and the shower was fantastic.
I would not hesitate to stay at Carmen's place when I return to NY!
It is a really beautifull Loft where I felt at home. Great! Everything was prepared in a perfect way. Very clean an cosy. Unfortunately I had to leave.
I definitely will come back.
Can't say enough good things about our stay at Carmen's. She was pleasant, prompt with all communications, and helpful/supportive in every way.
Her apartment was a joy to stay in; it can be described as luxurious, but oh so comfortable. Light and airy, her apartment has all the amenities to make someone feel at home while on a visit. We especially took delight in Carmen's eye for detail ...from the decor too the kitchenware we used to whip up an occasional meal.
The location is perfect. On the doorstep of Williamsburg and Bushwick, it provides walking access to a number of fine cosy restaurants, little boutiques, and the urban charm that Brooklyn has to offer.
For those with vehicles.....the parking (right out the front door) couldn't be easier.
What can I say, after a week there, we didn't want to leave.
We spent a week at Carmen's recently and the apartment is lovely, the location (adjacent to Macarren Park) great, and the host very thoughtful in her preparations. We would highly recommend to anyone.