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Sunny Chic 2-Bdrm Hip Williamsburg 5 Min to Manhattan- Really!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
townhome
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

*** NOTE: Check-out our other 1 bedroom Garden Apt,. VRBO #318560 1 bedroom Parlor Apt,. VRBO #321592

Please use the EMAIL OWNER button to reach us. We reply promptly. Our home is a typical row house (zoned R6B), making us exempt from NY short-term rental laws.

Subway proximity is the highest priority for New Yorkers. The L TRAIN to Manhattan and the G TRAIN to downtown Brooklyn/Queens are ONE MINUTE WALK from our home at the corner at Union/Metropolitan.

Our townhouse is perfectly situated on a quiet residential street in Brooklyn's hippest neighborhood: Williamsburg. The area is packed with great restaurants, deli's, bakeries and bars. On our block alone: Chimu, a Peruvian steak house, M Noodle, Kings County Chinese (nouveau), Setti Pane Bakery. French, Japanese, Southern BBQ, Italian all a short walk away. The neighborhood is also a magnet for young people moving to the city and an influential hub for indie rock, hipster culture, and the local art community.

We are 20 minutes from downtown Manhattan and to Times Square. Closer still to the West and East Village, Soho, Tribeca, Union Square and 5th Ave via the popular L TRAIN subway line: One minute from our townhouse and then a 5 minute ride into Manhattan.

This is a private apartment with a private entrance. The spacious living room is open to the kitchen & dining area so there's plenty of light and air. The rear windows both lookout into the private garden in the backyard. The front windows look onto the street and front garden.

The apartment can accommodate up to six guests: The bedroom has a queen bed which sleeps 2. The second bedrooms is off the master and has bunk-beds. For extra guests there is a queen size AeroBed that self-inflates in 1 minute and deflates just as quickly. While this isn't a traditional mattress it is extremely comfortable.

The entire apartment has new furnishings, linens and a fully-stocked kitchen. A perfect home base for your trip to New York City. Owners live on site, in a separate residence.

Keywords: Apartment, Townhouse, Flat, Manhattan, Williamsburg, New York City, Brooklyn

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Owner
Sean M Hingston
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2017

About Sean M Hingston

My partner and I both work in Manhattan and take the L Train in every day. I'm a television producer, my partner is in a Broadway musical every night, and our daughter attends 4th grade in the city. I'm from Toledo, Ohio and my partner is from Melbourne, Australia so we have LOTS of family and friends visiting us all year round who now stay in our rental apartment and use it as their home-away-from-home. We love helping them find their way around the city and will gladly offer you a few suggestions about NYC as well.

Sean M Hingston purchased this townhome in 2010

Why Sean M Hingston chose Brooklyn

We bought this townhouse in 2010 after living in the middle of Manhattan for 16 years and have fallen in love with our new neighborhood. Our previous neighborhood was very old-school residential with massive apartment buildings, while Williamsburg is filled with 3-story townhouses like ours where the neighbors all sit on the front steps and enjoy the street life. The huge influx of artists and young people who recently 'found' the neighborhood because of it's close proximity to Manhattan and relatively inexpensive housing make for a VERY interesting mix on the street and we love it.

What makes this townhome unique

What's great about staying in Williamsburg is the EASY access to all the major sites around NYC: Union Square Shopping and Farmers' market, Times Square, Broadway, Macy's, the Empire State Building, all the museums, Central Park and the Statue of Liberty. But what's really enjoyable and a real delight are the VERY walkable streets around us packed with both the old-world shops (the perfect cappuccino at Setti Pani bakery) side-by-side with the new art galleries, trendy clothing stores and fun finds (graphic comics books from around the world at Sparacino's). Dont leave W'burg without trying breakfast at House of Small Wonders - just around the corner on Skillman. Extra Queen size inflatable Aero Bed in all apartments.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Five Stars out of Five



I have to say that my stay in the Williamsburg apartment exceeded my expectations. The directions and access information which I received by email before arrival were excellent and I had no trouble obtaining the keys. The top floor apartment where I stayed consisted of large lounge/living space, a kitchen and bathroom at the back, a large bedroom at the front of the house with an adjoining smaller bedroom. The photos on the website are good, but it looks even better in reality.



First impressions were great: spotlessly clean, quiet and secure, well organised kitchen, plenty space, hardwood floors. Every piece of equipment and utensils for modern living were available. Cooking utensils, cutlery, good selection of dishes, glasses, pots and pans. Cooker, immaculate fridge, kettle, dining bar, storage space, ironing board and iron - basically a home from home. Soap, shampoo, washing liquid, toilet tissue and other products thoughtfully provided. Electrical equipment, TV/Cable/DVD/WiFi/Vacuum cleaner, all worked perfectly during my month's stay.



Particularly useful was the blow up double bed which I used for guests at one point - very comfortable. (There was plenty extra bedding too) Sean and Brad lived nearby and were easily accessible through email/phone if there was anything needed. They had left a great selection of information on local amenities which was very useful on arrival. The street itself is quiet, tree-lined, 'old-style' Brooklyn. It was my first stay in the Borough and I took to Williamsburg right away.



The Subway is right round the corner barely a minute's walk (ten minutes into Union Square Manhattan), and there is every kind of shop you would need within a stone's throw. The streets between the apartment and the East River contain innumerable bars restaurants and shops of all ethnicities. You will never be bored. I went many long walks exploring the area, day and night, and never had any problems. I would recommend the apartment and loved that part of Brooklyn. Will definitely return soon. PS....Bamonte's restaurant, a few streets away, was a favourite of mine. It was used in 'The Soprano's' ;-)
Feb 2012
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Sunny Chic 2-Bdrm Hip Williamsburg 5 Min to Manhattan- Really!
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 22 reviews
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We enjoyed staying in our own place. Sean and Brad were very nice and accommodating.

  • 4 of 5

Overall experience was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Enjoyed our stay!

  • 4 of 5

This property really meets the description. Good location near the L subway and BQE. Maybe not as picturesque as other parts of Williamsburg, but good amenities nearby. The hosts are super accessible and helpful.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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NYU Graduation

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with this rental for our son's graduation. The location was ideal...just a block and a bit to the L line and then we were in Manhattan in no time. I was a little concerned about parking our car but we had no problem finding street parking close by. The apartment had everything we needed. There is a fully equipped kitchen, which I had not intention of using, (we were in New York after all), but if one wanted to cook it is all there. The beds were comfortable and there were plenty of linens and towels for our use. The owners were responsive, helpful and kind. As an added bonus there is a sweet little garden out front. We would return again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Perfect Brooklyn hideout

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place, perfect location. Of the many places i have stayed at in NYC, this one takes the price.

Owners are communicative and helpful, renting it was insanely easy and the flat itself is perfect, good size and good kitchen.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Ideal base, fantastic host

  • 5 of 5

Sean couldn't have been more helpful in the lead up to and during our stay - always quick to respond to any questions. Fantastic location, (relative) calmness of Brooklyn allied to ease of access to Manhattan (L line literally around the corner) in an area that has plenty of places to eat and drink. Apartment has everything you could need, and comfortably took two adults and three children (two in bunkbeds, one toddler). Couldn't recommend more

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Ideal base for NYC & Brooklyn, cool neighbourhood, all as or better than expected!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment on the top floor of the building. Exactly as described - well decorated, very comfortable beds, perfect for travelling as a couple with 2 children who could be put in the bunk room accessed through the main bedroom. No problems with noise from anywhere, aircon fine and powerful enough even at 94f in August. Street parking stress free. Public transport was straightforward and close to the subway day to day, and easy access to the airports on the way out.

Great communication by the owners, all straightforward, and a useful manual on arrival with restaurant and other recommendations.

Neighbourhood very cool - way more fun and relaxing than staying in Manhattan for the price - and the walk to the East River Ferry, as an alternative to the subway, picking up bagels and coffee en route takes you through some interesting and hip areas. We will return - sans kids - to explore and enjoy it in the future. Brooklyn has a lot to offer and we could have happily spent a week just there.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
La Guardia
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
Macri Park
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
N6th St Williamsburg Riverfront
Nearest Train
80 Metres
MTA subway Lorimer St L-train Stop
Nearest Motorway
80 Metres
BQExpressway
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Brooklyn Star or Chimu
Nearest Point of Interest
Our Townhouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Our LORIMER Street Subway stop on the "L" Train
Nearest Point of Interest
Settepani Bakery
Nearest Point of Interest
DuMont Bistro
Car: not necessary

Best reason to book: This apartment is a 1-minute walk to the L Subway line, which takes you directly into the center of Manhattan, so in 5-7 minutes you'll be in Union Square. And our location is in fabulously hip & hopping Williamsburg, so you get both a small happening neighborhood feel as well as immediate proximity to Manhattan.

McCarren Park is only five blocks away with running track, skateboard park, playground, tennis and lovely grounds for an afternoon stroll and people watching.

24 laundromat is one block away and a dry cleaners is half a block away.

Full grocery store is a 5 minute walk, two small city groceries are a half block away.

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Rates & Availability

Williamsburg Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Jan/Feb
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$235
$1,575
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Williamsburg Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Off the main bedroom is a small, private second bedroom with two twin beds, perfect for a child or extra guest., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The apartment comes with a self-inflating Queen size AeroBed and all linens needed to sleep two more. While this isn't a traditional mattress it's quite comfortable and perfect for a budget-conscious family.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
Notes:
There is a small garden seating area in front of the house. New Yorkers are famous for sitting on their stoops and watching the world go by.

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