I'm a NYC milliner (hat maker) producing hand crafted one of a kind hats and headpieces. You'd be staying in my live/work studio in Williamsburg.
This is a great ground floor studio in a great location - only a short walk to the heart of Williamsburg and plenty of shops and bars nearby. Trains to Manhattan 2 minutes away. The futon is very comfortable with the extra foam pad and the studio is clean, well stocked and a very interesting and original place to stay. Anastasia is very flexible and helpful, allowing me to check in and out at times that suited me. The only slight problem was noise at night as this is a ground floor apartment, but this wasn't a big problem, and really, if you've come to New York expecting silence, you've come to the wrong place.
Anastasia was a great host! She checked us in and offered some great info about the neighborhood (be sure to check out her guide book). The place was clean and had everything we needed. The bed was a little small (a futon) but was comfortable enough.
Response from Anastasia:
Thanx for the review Chad, the listing does say the bed is a full size. Best, A
We had a wonderful stay at Anastasia's studio, it's very close to an underground stop but also walkable to the bars of Williamsburg. She provides a really handy guide of places to go in the area and sorted out any questions or issues we had very quickly. Can't recommend enough!
I had a very enjoyable stay here. The studio has a good location close to the subway in Brooklyn. Anastasia was a generous and friendly host, and communication was very easy. The studio has plenty of character and can only recommend to others!
We had a great stay in Anastasia's studio. She was so helpful right from the time of booking (every advance detail was covered) until the end of our stay (very kindly let us store our bags & meet us to see us off). Not only is the studio full of character but the neighbourhood is also buzzing day & night and really diverse. Access to 3 subway lines just around the corner & 15mins walk from the main hub of action at Bedford avenue. Loads of great cafés, restaurants & bars all around so you won't be stuck for choice! Anastasia also has a cool little guide of her fav local picks. Apt has all you'd need for a stay including a desktop PC, fast wifi, sofa bed with memory foam mattress, great shower etc. would defo stay again.
Anastasia's apartment is a piece of art! I really enjoyed staying there. It's not only beautiful and creative, but also very clean and comfortable. And there is everything you need everyday: sheets and towels, shower stuff, hairdryer, computer, WiFi and all essential tableware.
Anastasia was very helpful and nice! Thank you for everything!
Actually, the location was not perfect. I really liked Williamsburg, but the apartment is located 15-20 minutes from "hip places". The nearest streets from the apartment are not so nice. It's not a problem, just be ready to that)
A good thing is that it's very close to subway (not more than 3 minutes), but the line works really bad at weekends.
And one more disadvantage - the apartment is located on a ground floor right above trash bins. And there is a car repair across the street. So it was very noisy and I had to sleep in earplugs although I usually sleep very well in any noise)
However I really liked the apartment and would love to stay there again)
Anastasia's apartment is in a great location & is really close to the subway. The apartment is located a little way from the "hip" part of Williamsburg which was good as it was quiet street. Still lots of cool bars, cafés & places to eat within walking distance though. The studio is small but Anastasia has decorated it eclectically & every day I found something new on the wall that I hadn't noticed before. Also the shower is fantastic. We really enjoyed staying there & Anastasia was very kind & checked up on us to make sure we were having a good stay.
Anastasia is a great host, made us feel very welcome in NYC. Her guide to Williamsburg is very helpful, all the places are definitely worth checking out if you want to see true NYC scene and lifestyle. The flat is cute, has a nice little kitchen and a comfy sofa bed. And a real nice shower! The floor's a bit cold, but, apart from that, everything is great. We loved it and would stay there again!
Great spot and clean studio. My friend and I booked a last minute trip to Brooklyn and Anastasia was really helpful and thoughtful. I recommend this place.
This place was perfect for me! It was conveniently located really close to the subway, it was clean, and the shower had good pressure. There was everything I needed in the kitchen to make what I needed to eat. Also I really liked that I didn't need to be super quiet at night, I was able to listen to music whenever I felt like it. Anastasia provided an amazing guidebook with lots of really great things to check out close by, and although I couldn't make it she even invited me out to a party one night which I really appreciated! This was my first experience with air B&B and I would definitely use it again.
Anastasia was a great guest! It was a pleasure hosting her at the Villa! She was a model guest! Very clean and respectful of the space! Great communication! I highly recommend :) 5 stars!
Anastasia and her friend are very friendly and just GREAT guests. She is very easy to get along with. She is also an airbnb host which makes it even better. If you ever have a chance to host her, you must. Only regret we had was seeing them leave so soon. Thank you both for the opportunity.
Have never seen someone like Anastasia before is a warm person, strong, sweet, sensitive, open minded,talkative, intelligent, a very positive and multi talented girl with a beautifull smile which makes you feel happy. her yearning for exploration and adventure is so vivid as to be contagious! She knows . It was a pleasure to host her and share stories, especially from our respective worlds! We had a lovely time in her presence....I recommend 100%
Anastasia is a great creative force of nature and all around polished individual. We're neighbors, cohorts, friends and have creative alliances. She's a great host with lots of experience. Her place is conveniently located, extremely clean and neat, has a great artistic character to it, considering her fabulous and chic hat business, China Loca. For a great and authentic NYC experience, stay with her!
There is not that many talented, friendly, energetic and honest people around. Anastasia is one of them and we are pleased to know her.