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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:
18 April, 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Large NYC Townhouse Apt W'burg BROOKLYN 5 Min to Manhattan Visit yr kids! WI-FI
average rating of 4.72 based on 26 reviews
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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
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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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5

BROOKLYN!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Right in the middle of Brooklyn. We really got to know the entire Brooklyn bouncing back and forth. And literally 10 minutes to Manhattan by the subway. A real easy place to get back to and call head quarters. We were a good size group. We would go our separate ways during the day and then meet up at the house drop everything off that we didn't need and go right back out. We didn't use the nice complete kitchen... too many great places to eat right near the house. Sean was a really nice person. He helped us out a bunch with everything and enjoyed doing it. You will be in good hands. Definitely staying here again and recommending it to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Myers, FL
5

Roomy, comfortable, clean and convenient - in a cool neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We spent the week of New Years in this great apartment and loved having a roomy and comfortable place to relax after long days exploring both Manhattan and Brooklyn. We slept well in comfortable beds and saved money by cooking our own breakfast most mornings (though, if you go out, Jimmy's Diner is great!). Grocery stores and good dining are within easy walking distance - and the subway station is less than a block away. The train ride to Manhattan was easy and quick. While we spent most days in Manhattan, we liked coming home to the less hectic pace and neighborhood feel in Brooklyn, and we enjoyed exploring Bedford Avenue, Artists and Fleas, and Green Point. The owners are very nice and helpful - they gave us great advice on how to get discount theater tickets without having to stand in line in Times Square (TKTS counter in Brooklyn and TodayTix.com). And as a bonus, the top of the Chrysler Building (my favorite building in the NYC skyline) is visible from the kitchen window!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

We enjoyed staying in our own place. Sean and Brad were very nice and accommodating.

  • 4 of 5

Overall experience was wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • 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
£1,233
for 5 nights
From
£230
£1,694
 
 
Christmas
24 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,361
for 5 nights
From
£256
£1,873
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£683
for 3 nights
From
£201
£1,485
£3,922
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £73.71 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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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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