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Large NYC Townhouse Apt W'burg BROOKLYN 5 Min to Manhattan Visit yr kids! WI-FI

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

PRIVATE APT 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 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 (Lorimer St.) to Manhattan is ONE MINUTE WALK from our home at the corner at Union/Metropolitan. As is the G TRAIN (Metropolitan Ave) to downtown Brooklyn/Queens

Our townhouse is perfectly situated on a quiet residential street in Brooklyn's hippest neighborhood: Williamsburg. The area is packed with great restaurants, bars, deli's, bakeries and vintage stores. Nearby is McCarren Park, The Knitting Factory, and Union Pool. 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. As is the new Apple Store. 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 regularly host parents from all over the world who are visiting their children and grandchildren.

Union Square/14st St in Manhattan is 7 minutes on the subway. 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 bedroom, accessed off the master bedroom, has bunk beds (two singles). There is also a queen size AeroBed that self-inflates in 1 minute and deflates just as quickly. While this isn't a traditional mattress is extremely comfortable.

The entire apartment is newly furnished, 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

More Details

Owner
Sean M Hingston
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2017

About Sean M Hingston

My husband and I both work in Manhattan and take the L Train to work. I'm a television producer, my husband a Broadway actor. Our daughter attends high school in Manhattan. 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 Italian bakery), vintage clothing, side-by-side with art galleries, great restaurants, stores and fun finds (graphic comics books from around the world at Sparacino's). Dont leave W'burg without trying Kings Count Chinese just around the corner on Skillman Ave. 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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Williamsburg in Brooklyn

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath and shower. Fresh towels, soap, shampoo and hairdryer provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Bunk Bed , The second bedroom is accessed through the master bedroom.
  • 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
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

Large NYC Townhouse Apt W'burg BROOKLYN 5 Min to Manhattan Visit yr kids! WI-FI
average rating of 4.724138 based on 30 reviews
5

Great location. Close to everything. Owners were nice and helpful. Apartment was charming.

  • 5 of 5

It was nice to be out of NYC, but close by both the L or G lines. The apartment worked well for 5 adults. Sean was friendly and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Iowa City, IA
5

Great Williamsburg apartment.

  • 5 of 5

This is a nice and clean apartment in a convenient Williamsburg location. We were two adults with two grown sons. The apt is on the 3rd floor. The photos and VRBO description are accurate. The extra bedroom has bunk beds which our sons stated were comfortable. The master bed is good sized. Plenty of room to spread out. Lovely kitchen. The L subway is at the corner with plenty of dining options nearby. We rented to attend an NYU graduation and went into Manhattan every day. Returning late at night was not a problem as the neighborhood is safe. The owners have thought of every detail and live behind the property. I highly recommend cocktails at the William Vale for the view and this apt for families or groups.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved Williamsburg

  • 5 of 5

Nice place. Comfortable stay. The apt has everything you need. Subway station one block away. You can be in Manhattan in 10 min. Safe street and area felt very safe at night. Area is very young. Streets fill up with a lot of young hipsters looking to dine, socialize and bar hop.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Séjour très agréable dans un quartier branché

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé un formidable séjour à New-York.

L'appartement est très bien situé dans un quartier jeune, dynamique et cependant calme.

Il est très facile de rejoindre Manhattan depuis cette adresse qui est située près de la ligne de métro L.

L'entrée de l'immeuble et la salle de bain sont un peu vieillots (comme beaucoup d'appartements à New-York) mais en dehors de cela l'appartement est très agréable à vivre, avec de beaux espaces et de la clarté.

Tout était très propre à notre arrivée.

Nous recommandons cette location.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Translation: Very nice stay in a trendy area ★ ★ ★ ★ We had a great time in New York. The apartment is very well located in a young, dynamic and yet quiet neighborhood. It is very easy to reach Manhattan from this address which is located near metro line L. The entrance to the building and the bathroom are a bit dated (like many apartments in New York) but apart from that the apartment is very nice to live in, with beautiful spaces and clarity. Everything was very clean when we arrived. We recommend this rental.
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Good Location in Williamsburg

  • 3 of 5

We chose this property because it was in a good location near a subway stop, on the same subway line as our daughter and was comparatively roomy for NYC- my husband and I and our two adult children were staying there. However, it was billed as a "garden" apartment, but was on the third floor. (There appeared to be an apartment on the first floor but we did not get that one.) Also, it was cold outside while we were there. The second bedroom did not get any heat and the pipes in the living room were very noisy. This obviously should not be a problem in warmer weather (though I don't know if it has air conditioning.) It was clean and well stocked though.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elizabeth S is confused. Our Garden Apt is a one bedroom apt on the ground floor. This guest stayed in our 2 bedroom 3fl apartment. Which has never been described as a "Garden Apt" - since we have one of those on the ground floor! If you scroll up you will see that this apt is billed as a Large 2 bedroom Apt. which is the very same apt Elizabeth inquired about and rented. Our home is an 1885 townhouse and like many, oh so many, homes and apts in NYC it has steam heat which can be momentarily noisy. I have never received a complaint of guests being cold though, and certainly not from this guest, only the opposite: that it is too hot.
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Chattanooga, TN
5

This was a great VRBO experience. Booking, checkin, and checkout were a breeze.

  • 5 of 5

Terrific location. Clean, well-maintained property for our family of three. We will definitely come back!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Williamsburg, New York City

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Thanksgiving
19 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,356
for 5 nights
From
£255
£1,866
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,356
for 5 nights
From
£255
£1,866
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£680
for 3 nights
From
£200
£1,480
£3,907
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £73.44 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

TRANSACTION CHARGE:
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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