I'm a california boy originally from Los Angeles, but live in San Francisco for the last 20 years. Love to travel and cook.
We really enjoyed our stay at Josh's apartment.
Josh answered our questions really quickly and we really appreciated it.
The location was perfect: just one little block from the L line stop Bedford avenue so very close from Manhattan but also in the very heart of a great neighborhood, Williamsburg. There are many restaurants and great bars and cafés, nice trendy shops (including the famous Mast Brothers chocolate shop!) and it's also very close from the river where you can take a ferry to go to DUMBO or Manhattan.
The apartment was more spacious than expected, with a nice kitchen/dining room opened to a small living room with two sofas. We were a family of six and it was really nice to enjoy our breakfast there or to have dinner at night or just to relax after a long day walking in NYC. There are also three independent bedrooms: two big ones facing the street (earplugs required on Saturday nights) and another one on the other side smaller but also quieter.
We would be happy to come back again!
Nice apartment in a great spot, with an excellent bagel recommendation!
Josh was an excellent host. It was easy to get the keys from the restaurant (which apparently is one of the best in the neighborhood as told by someone in the streets) The apartment is quirky, lovely and clean. I can only recommend staying there. It's close to the shoemarket where I left a substantial amount of money :)
Josh's apartment is located at an ideal spot in Williamsburg. Just staying on Bedford Av. is an experience in itself. We stayed five people in the apartment and it was just the right size. Check in and out went very well and even though it's a busy street we slept well. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend a stay in Williamsburg anytime!
Pros: Clean Apartment well located in Williamsburg. Owner provides everything he states in the ad. Nice restaurants and shop within walk distance. Subway is 2 blocks down the street. Josh allowed us to check in earlier (9:00 am)! Heater works great. Safe place.
Cons: Noise place specially during the nights, lot traffic and people walking on the streets. Building itself is falling apart and it is dirty. Stairs to get to the apartment is narrow and IMO not safe. Apartment floor makes lot noise when walking. Bathtub is old and have lot stains (i guess it just old but gave a bad impression) Shower head is really low. Center and coffee table in the leaving room is made off cardboard.
Overall: good price for the size, however would not came back because of the noise and conditions of the building. Josh is great host and easy to communicate with!
Good communication, easy checkin. great streets (festive on fridays if you take the room in front!). Great host!
Stayed at Josh's apartment for a couple weeks. Great location, cool Bars and restaurants. I was working in Manhattan but really easy to get to as Josh's place is so close to the Bedford Ave L subway. Josh was very helpful and quick to deal with any questions. Would stay again.
We had en excellent time in this very functional apartment. Bedfrod Ave is really charming and the proximity to the subway station made commuting esay. Thank you Josh, we had a great stay!
Apartment was well located to good range of restaurants, bars, supermarkets and pharmacy. Very close to L-train Bedford Avenue stop and short walk to ferry terminal. Brooklyn Brewery, flea market and Brooklyn Bowl within easy walking distance. McCarren Park also approximately 10 minutes walk away. Everything you could want within walking distance or short ride to Manhattan on L-Train.
Communication with Josh was excellent and he did us huge favour letting us leave bags on the landing outside apartment after check out before afternoon flight. Key pick up no hassles from Chase.
Stairs up to apartment are a bit narrow and little steep so keep this in mind if you have bulky luggage.
Due to popularity of the area - the noise off street can be loud at night in front bedrooms but this was expected and prepared for - nothing ear plugs can't solve.
Apartment very well stocked with house items - linen, toiletries, spare light bulbs, laundry liquid etc, - did not have to buy anything extra during 2 week stay which is handy not to have the additional expense to buy these things when staying somewhere.
Apartment description and photos accurate and beds very comfortable.
Overall an enjoyable stay and would not hesitate to stay here again or recommend to others.
We had a perfect stay at Josh' apt. Dec 2013. Smooth and easy communication all the way through. Superb location, charming place. 100% authentic Williamsburg!
Josh was a great guest. He is an experienced airbnber and it was god to get to talk to him about his experiences. Interesting guy. Highly recommend.
Josh and Ray are charming, responsible guys who really looked after our place, making the most of its full potential and best of all enjoyed themselves thoroughly. Couldn't ask for more in a tenant. Highly recommendable.
I was very happy to receive them, all went fine. They were very motivated since they really like the neighborhood.
I hope to see them again whether in San Francisco or in Paris. Thank you Josh!