I am Joao! I work as a Strategist in an Advertising Agency in NYC. I am originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil and I have lived in NYC with my best friend for the past 5 years.
Joao was away during our stay, but his lovely flatmate Elizabeth was an absolute sweetheart, helping us to settle in and recommending places to drink and eat. We felt very comfortable and at home in her company.
We couldn't have been happier with the apartment. The pictures just don't do it justice. The place is spotlessly clean and the design is quite minimalist but with loads of character. The bedroom itself is small, but Joao kindly cleared some closet space and a drawer for our use. The bed is one of the most comfortable I've ever slept on and - as an added bonus - you can see the Empire State building from the window! The bathroom is also super clean and the shower was easy to operate, always hot and had great water pressure.
Williamsburg is a great base from which to see New York and Joao and Elizabeth are located at the heart of it. Bedford Avenue always seems to have something going on and is lined with cool independent bars and restaurants. It's easy to hail a taxi into the city from directly outside the apartment, though not really necessary because the Bedford Av metro stop (literally 10 seconds away) takes you into the East Village/Midtown in less than 10 or 20 minutes, respectively. We were really grateful for the opportunity to stay here because Willamsburg is a wonderful part of New York which we might have missed had we not. All in all, highly recommended.
It was such a pleasure to life with Joao in this super cute and clean appartment in Williamsburg. He was very helpful and relaxed. I felt home immediately!
great room and great host!
bedford avenue is super nice location, very lively. only few stops from union sq. like 5mins you are already in the city and the room is 1mins to subway station!
the room was lovely exactly like the pictures posted.
Joao was busy ,he stay out 2nites out of 4 nights we there so we have the whole aprtment for ourself. anyway it was very sweet of him ,manage to call a taxi service for us the day we left to jfk (only 30 mins away)
Joao and Elizabeth were very nice and friendly. They took care of my flat in the best way, exactly as I hoped for my home. I'm happy they felt at ease: I really wished they could.
Thank you both.