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Garden bedroom Foyer Bedroom suite with sofabed Bedroom suite Kiitchen Bathroom Private entry to apartment Lula Bean cafe-- around the corner Kitchen Kitchen table

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Last updated: 04/09/2014
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Brooklyn apartment description

BEAUTIFUL, simply furnished, private two bedroom apartment in Williamsburg, one of New York's most fashionable and fun areas. The apartment is very spacious-- about 1000 square feet-- with lots of room and privacy for a family or group of friends.

There is also a peaceful GARDEN that you are welcome to use. There is AC in both bedrooms.

There is a full kitchen, full bath and pull-out sofa-- the apartment will sleep 6. The apartment is the entire first floor of a 150-year-old house with high ceilings and lots of sunlight. It has a a private entry. One bed is a king, and the other is queen, and there is also a convertible sofa in the huge 'bedroom suite.' Linens and towels are provided. There is a microwave, stove, toaster, kettle, pots, pans, coffee maker, hair dryer, pack & play, etc. Also toys and kids' books.There is NO TV, but there is wifi.

TRANSPORT: The apartment is one block (50 yards or meters) from the subway (see the nearest blue 'M' on the map). Our stop is Grand Street on the L line- to Union Square in Central Manhattan it takes 10 minutes (I timed it!) The subway runs 24 hours. It's a very convenient line because it runs across Manhattan and connects with most other lines.

AREA: Our street is safe and residential. We are always happy to point the way to our beloved local hang-outs, including some of the best restaurants and most charming cafes in New York, as well as fashionable shopping. Williamsburg is also world-famous for its cutting edge music scene and galleries, and its mix of artists, flamboyant fashionistas and young families. (As a German friend of ours said, 'Williamsburg ist das coolste!')

KIDS: We love kids!

A HUGE ADVANTAGE over Manhattan: parking is easy to find!

WE PROVIDE: linens, towels, dishes, pots, pack & play, etc.

FEES: We require a $100 deposit by check or Paypal to hold the reservation, and prefer the rest in cash when guests arrive. The rate is $150 per night in the busy season and $140 per night from January through March. For stays over the week including Christmas and New Year's, $225 per night, unless you stay at least 7 days at this time, then it's $175 per night. For stays of three days or less there is a $50 cleaning fee. For parties of five or more there is an additional fee of $20 per person per night.

POLICY ABOUT CLEANING/CLEANING FEE: Because many people are traveling on a budget, I offer guests the option to clean themselves and not pay a cleaning fee. This includes cleaning the bathroom and kitchen, sweeping and stripping the beds, but not cleaning the sheets. If you would rather not clean, you can leave $60 for a cleaning person.

GROCERIES: There is a corner store a few feet from the house and a supermarket one block away, as well as a health food store, cafe, fish market, liquor store, pizza place, and many other food options.

Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Refrigerator

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided
              • Air Conditioning

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Activities

                  • Shopping
                  • Restaurants
                   

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                  • New York Arts Week Basecamp

                    New York Arts Week Basecamp

                    • Guest cindy f.
                    • Date of stay 03/06/14
                    • Review Submitted 03/10/14
                    Four of us stayed in this charming apartment and loved it. Among the great features of this rental (spacious, well equipped, great decor, back yard space) it's SO convenient to the L line and the neighborhood was very walkable to bars, etc. Plus, Cassandra's travel guide was very helpful when desciding on bars/restaurants, grocery shops, and post offices (we found the google reviews of the Bushwick Post office pretty entertaining and in line with Cassadra's advice). This place would also be great for families or couples traveling together. I will definitely come back again when traveling with a group.

                    Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                  • Lovely, spacious apartment perfect for a family!

                    Lovely, spacious apartment perfect for a family!

                    • Guest Alyssa G. (Granger, Indiana)
                    • Date of stay 08/14/13
                    • Review Submitted 08/25/13
                    This spacious, three-room apartment cost less than the single hotel room that we were originally planning to squeeze into (I was traveling with my five children, ages 6 to 16), and it was in a far more convenient location! The subway stop really is just a few steps from the front door, which was a huge blessing when we returned late at night with achy feet and sleepy kids after a full day of sightseeing. The neighborhood has many convenience stores so it is easy to grab necessities such as milk, bread, etc. even in the middle of the night or early morning, and the L subway line is convenient to any location in Manhattan or Brooklyn. Parking was super easy; twice we got parking spots right in front of the house, and never did we have to park any further away than right around the corner. The apartment itself is beautiful, bright and sunny, and although a couple of the furnishings are a bit on the shabby side, they also have a quirky antique charm. The apartment and even the entrance hallway are filled with unique and vibrant works of art which really makes the place memorable. The beds were very comfortable (the main kingsize bed is downright luxurious!) and the linens and covers supplied were of top quality. As for the conveniences, the kitchen was well equipped not only with a wide range of pots, pans, dishes, utensils, and appliances, but also with some basic cooking necessities such as butter, mustard, jam, rice, etc., and even a variety of Asian cups-of-noodles, which we greatly appreciated! The bathroom, too, was fully stocked with a variety of shampoos, soaps, and even Q-tips. The hall closet also had a variety of toys, including some great Legos that my little ones loved! There was obviously so much care and thought that went into preparing the place for visitors, which gave it a homey and welcoming vibe. And although Cassandra, the owner, was on vacation herself while we stayed there, so that we did not meet her, she did a terrific job of giving us all the information and emergency contacts we would need in case we had any questions or anything went wrong while we were there (nothing did). By the time we left, we had really developed an affection for this place and come to think of it as our home away from home. If we visit New York again, we will definitely try to stay there again!

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                  • Loved it!

                    Loved it!

                    • Guest Jessica R.
                    • Date of stay 06/15/13
                    • Review Submitted 06/26/13
                    This apartment is so adorable and convenient. There were six of us who stayed for 8 days, including 2 children, and we were so happy with our visit. There is a lot of space, nice linens and appliances, books for adults and kids, and it's in the middle of a fun and vibrant neighborhood. The metro stop is a few steps away and you can take the L right into Manhattan, or make a stop on Bedford, where you will find a lot of great restaurants and shops in the heart of WIlliamsburg. Cassandra is a fantastic host and very accommodating. She's a phone call away if you need anything. She also provides a great packet with her favorite restaurants, bars, markets, etc., that is super helpful. Our favorite places around Williamsburg were Lula Bean (great coffee), FADA, Pates et Traditions, Khims, and Muggs. If you have time, take the L all the way to 8 Ave in Chelsea and check out the Chelsea Market. We loved it.

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                  • Cute place, great "base camp"

                    Cute place, great "base camp"

                    • Guest Anonymous
                    • Date of stay 02/20/13
                    • Review Submitted 03/03/13
                    Brooklyn is such an awesome place to stay when visiting NYC. Not only are there great bars and restaurants, but it's a little less crazy than Manhattan. Subway stop is literally a block away, and getting to Manhattan took 15-20 minutes most days. Apartment was clean, just the right size for 4 of us, and within walking distance of a lot of cool places to eat and drink. Cassandra provided a fun write-up of recommendations, and you won't be disappointed with any of them. We'd certainly stay here again.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, tourists without a car, age 55+, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                  • Clean and Cozy, Great Neighborhood!

                    Clean and Cozy, Great Neighborhood!

                    • Guest matt (washington dc)
                    • Date of stay 01/09/13
                    • Review Submitted 01/27/13
                    This apartment was the perfect place for our family to stay while in New York. We were really surprised how close it is to the subway and how quick to get to all the sights in Manhattan. It was the reasonably priced, as well as clean, warm and cheerful. The house has a lot of character and the owner was very nice and available with directions and help. We will stay here on another visit to New York!

                    Recommended for: Tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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                  • Absolutely loved our stay in Williamsburg!

                    Absolutely loved our stay in Williamsburg!

                    • Guest Lauren56 (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)
                    • Date of stay 12/27/12
                    • Review Submitted 01/10/13
                    This apartment in Williamsburg was perfect for us! We had a group of 7 people and there was plenty of space for all of us. The owner was so helpful to us before our trip, answering all of our questions and sending us recommendations of places to go and things to do. During our stay, there were some plumbing issues, but the owner took care of them promptly. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone! It was in a great location with tons of stores and restaurants really close by. The subway is about a 1 minute walk away. I was so surprised by how close we were to the subway stop. I never once felt unsafe in the neighborhood.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                  • Spacious and a Great Location

                    Spacious and a Great Location

                    • Guest tigriscat (Coeur d'Alene, ID)
                    • Date of stay 11/08/12
                    • Review Submitted 12/14/12
                    My parents and I went out to NY for my sister's wedding and stayed here. It was perfect for the 3 of us. Very spacious and much more comfortable than a hotel at a better rate. Pictures on this site show what you get. The place is 150 years old so not sparkly new or anything, but well maintained, clean, and charming including fun linens. SO close to the L train that I couldn't believe it. Nice quiet neighborhood though. Owner was super friendly and we even ran into them on the subway. Since my sister lived only blocks away we didn't need help finding local restaurants or anything, but the owners were very helpful keeping us updated with local conditions including subway openings (we went shortly after Hurricane Sandy). Great place for couples or families. If I go out to visit again I will check to see if this place is available again.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                  • Great Choice for New York!

                    Great Choice for New York!

                    • Guest Gemma H. (-)
                    • Date of stay 09/04/12
                    • Review Submitted 09/26/12
                    I stayed in this apartment with my husband and our 18 month old toddler for 6 nights this month and I cannot say enough about the place. Some of the main plus points are: not even a block to the subway and trains into Manhattan very quickly! Cassandra sends you all the information you need about the area and although she lives upstairs we didn't see her all week but she was available if we needed her for something. The apartment is very spacious ....especially for New York! It has everything you could possibly require....even a high chair! The price was great and I would definitely recommend it to anyone! We will be back!

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                  • Excellent, charming, spotless- AWESOME!

                    Excellent, charming, spotless- AWESOME!

                    • Guest DD (sydney)
                    • Date of stay 08/31/12
                    • Review Submitted 09/11/12
                    This place was amazing! The flat is gorgeous, simple, but elegant and charming. (The owner has great taste!) The beds were comfortable, with luxurious linens- a pleasant surprise. I found everything I needed in the well-appointed kitchen, the bathroom was spotless, and the owner Cassandra was welcoming and lovely. I even loved the art in the foyer! You just walk in and and feel relaxed. The listing is accurate, it's one block from the subway, close to super cool restaurants, cafes and bars- so some days we stayed in the neighborhood and it was also a great place to retreat after a full day of Manhattan museum going. It is a super quiet apartment(we had fan and didn't hear a thing) in a busy neighborhood- it was perfect. The garden even has juicy sweet conord grapes growing in it that owner told us to help ourselves to. I can't recommend this place enough. I travel a lot (with my partner and two children 4 &9) and I wish every place we stayed was as clean and cute as this place! Even good books and recent magazines in the living room. Highly recommend Lul Bean cafe, also Variety cafe on Graham, and the pizza at the corner of Graham and Metropolitan is great. We highly recommend this flat and can't wait to come back!

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                  • So gracious!

                    So gracious!

                    • Guest Jill (Silver Spring, Md.)
                    • Date of stay 06/15/12
                    • Review Submitted 06/21/12
                    My husband and I stayed here for the weekend, when we went to NY to visit our son. The apartment is spacious and so, so convenient! We were close to the subway and a short ride to everywhere we needed to go. There is a lovely backyard, where we enjoyed relaxing after a full day of walking. We were especially touched by Cassandra's kindness. We certainly recommend this apartment and we hope to return ourselves.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                  $150 night, $140 per night during off season, January-March. 
                  For parties of five or more there is an additional charge of $20 per
                  person per night. The rate over Christmas and New Year's is $225 per night, unless
                  you stay 7 or or more nights, then it's $175 per night.
                  If you choose to clean up yourself, there is no cleaning fee, but guests who would
                  rather not clean can leave $60 for a cleaning person. 
                  

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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2002

                  About the owner: We have lived in Williamsburg since 1994 and love the youthful spirit of the neighborhood. It gives us a lot of pleasure having visitors say they enjoyed the apartment.

                  Why the Owner Chose Brooklyn:
                  We like old houses with charm and character.


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                  Photos

                  • Garden bedroom

                    Garden bedroom

                  • Bedroom suite with sofabed

                    Bedroom suite with sofabed

                  • Kiitchen

                    Kiitchen

                  • Private entry to apartment

                    Private entry to apartment

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Foyer

                    Foyer

                  • Bedroom suite

                    Bedroom suite

                  • Bathroom

                    Bathroom

                  • Lula Bean cafe-- around the corner

                    Lula Bean cafe-- around the corner

                  • Kitchen table

                    Kitchen table

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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