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My band and I had a great stay at Bashar's apartment. It was clean, cozy and extremely well located, perfect for exploring both Brooklyn and Manhattan on foot and via the subway stations super close by. Unfortunately we didn't get to meet Bashar in person but he was really helpful in the lead up to our trip and conveniently left the keys for us to pick up at a cafe 5 minutes walk away. I have no hesitation recommending Bashar and his place to anyone visiting New York who's looking for an experience equal parts touristy and real. Make sure you are fit and able though as the apartment is on the top floor of a walk up!
Nous n'avons pas rencontré Bashar mais il a répondu rapidement à toutes nos questions par mail/SMS. La récupération et dépose des clés était très facile, elle s'est faite par l'intermédiaire d'un petit café juste à côté de l'appartement (Keycafe). Bashar a été très accomodant : il nous a autorisés à laisser nos sacs à l'appartement durant notre dernière jourbée à NYC car notre avion était prévu tard le soir.
L'appartement est très sympa, exactement comme sur les photos, dans un quartier calme mais à 2 pas d'une rue très animée (Bedford avenue).
We had a great stay at Bashar's apartment. The location in Williamsburg is perfect and in close proximity there are subway stops that take you to Manhattan in no time. As others have mentioned, the temperature changes and low pressure in the shower are issues that one has to deal with, but this is pretty standard in older top-floor buildings in New York. The apartment is fully furnished (not visible in the pictures), which is great. Bashar was very accommodating and quick to answer any questions we had. Definitely recommend this place!
It's a good place with convenience facilities, easy to access subway. We spent a good time here.
Good communication, nice place, great views of Manhattan from the rooftop.
Bashar's place was great! The location was perfect, the apartment was cosy and clean and Bashar was a friendly and helpful host, highly recommend his place to anyone!
The appartment was very nice, with all you can wish for. It had an aircon we were very grateful for, fully equipped kitchen, two sofas and a nice, small bathroom. The area is very cool, and the appartment is quite close to the metro. Williamsburg has a young and vibrant crowd, with lots of small, nice cafes, shops and restaurants. The host had even prepared some information books and leaflets about New York.
If we were to note somethings that we think new visitors should be prepared for, is that there are quite a few staircases to climb, the pressure in the shower is not very high and the appartment can be a bit hot in the summer, if the aircon is turned off.
The host, Bashar, was very available by both email and phone, and greeted us with useful information about the area and cold water from the fridge (after travelling far, this is a very good gesture).
We recommend this appartment to anyone travelling to New York!
We had a great experience at Bashar's flat. He was at the apartment to greet us when we arrived to show us around and gave use useful tips to navigate around the area as it was our first time here. At times we had 4 people staying at the flat which Bashar was very accomodating with and there was still enough space with all of us and our luggage. We made use of the roof top terrace and had a BBQ - a major plus of the apartment block was this feature!
We had a drainage problem with the toilet one morning and managed to get hold of Bashar straight away. He got a plumber in by noon and Bashar even left a lovely note, $20 and a crate of beers to apologise! - we were extremely grateful for this and the speed in which Bashar was able to help us. Please don't be put off by this as it was a one off problem!
The location of the apartment is great - only a corner away from the bustling Bedford Avenue with plenty of lovely restaurants, cafes, clubs and bars.
Overall we had a great experience at Bashar's apartment. We would 100% recommend Bashar as a host.
Thank you once again!
Bashar was a wonderful host and gave some great recommendations upon meeting at the apartment to give us the key. This is a great Williamsburg location, close to several subway lines, it was very easy to get around. The apartment is very close to everything else that you could need, great restaurants, bagels, and coffee very close by. It's a pretty typical New York apartment. It's a 6th floor walk-up, which can be slightly cumbersome if you pack too much. There is already a hair dryer in the apartment, so don't waste time packing that! Being 6 floors up might be the cause of pretty poor water pressure in the shower (it's basically just a trickle, but gets the job done).
Bashar was very welcoming and flexible host. Everything worked out just as it should. The apartment was cozy and served well me and my son. We both enjoyed Williamsburg, which has a lively, relaxed atmosphere and plenty of nice restaurants, cafes and bars. Manhattan is easy to reach by train (two stations nearby), but also the East River ferry is a fun option for that purpose. If you happen to be around in a summer weekend, flea market and Smorgasburg are definitely worth visiting. Some earlier commentator mentioned slow WiFi connection, but what ever it has been seems to be fixed now, since we didn't have any trouble with it anymore.
Suha was a wonderful guest. A warm, flexible person who left the place in perfect condition. We'd welcome Suha back any time!