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Atelier Apartment Terrace Near The River And All Of Prime Williamsburg

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Salon With Alcove Bedroom, Dressing Room, Sunny Eat-in Kitchen, Terrac

The Atelier apartment at the top of the 1840 townhouse is very sunny and open, yet extremely private. The large salon has wide plank floors and Aubusson-Style rugs, leather sofa and brass chandeliers, gaming table and comfy tufted chairs, 42' HDTV. It adjoins an alcove bedroom with small chandelier and antique mahogany draped full bed and new luxury mattress, Ralph Lauren linens throughout (and mattress barrier covers for your protection). Dressing area also has tufted leather sofa, large closet (with iron and board). Bathroom has both shower and tub. The large eat-in kitchen is fully equipped, has 2 large windows, and french door to the terrace, with table and chairs, umbrella. The terrace is surrounded by many trees in the rear yards and courtyards, brick townhouses in the distance. There are no nearby windows facing the property. Espresso coffee and bagels will greet you on arrival.

Transportation is very close: Short walk to the 'L' train or 'JMZ' trains - then 5 minutes to Manhattan, ferry is a 2 minute walk, buses, and car service arrives on call in 3 minutes to take you to Manhattan in 10 minutes, $10. We are nearly always available with info and tips, and the house and the neighborhood are safe and friendly. Maximum occupancy 2 or by special arrangement, minimum stay 3 days, $100 cleaning fee, and security deposit required in advance. If there is no vacancy, see VRBO#320337 for Apt #1, the garden apartment and VRBO#352989 for Apt #3 available in the same building - same rates.

Absolutely no smoking, in consideration of other guests. Please send me an email to confirm availability and let me know about you, and any special needs you may have, before booking... Please note: excellent New York credentials and references available, also California, Amsterdam, Berlin and Munich references available. VRBO calendars may not be current - please inquire.

"All info and photographs of this property © M. LeBlanc 2016"

Keywords: full floor, terrace

More Details

Minnette LeBlanc, Owner, Miu Wong, Bookkeeper
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Minnette LeBlanc, Owner, Miu Wong, Bookkeeper

Currently developing and brokering commercial and retail properties, restaurants, bars, music venues, and hospitality properties in prime Williamsburg and North Brooklyn; own active real estate firm; also deal in fine art, antiques; classical singer; knowledge of German language and culture; frequent traveler to San Francisco and Bavaria.....More info upon request.

Minnette LeBlanc, Owner, Miu Wong, Bookkeeper purchased this apartment in 1988

Why Minnette LeBlanc, Owner, Miu Wong, Bookkeeper chose Brooklyn

This is a large house in the City, but the sun, river air and terrace garden make it feel like the country. It is private and quiet - for New York - restful, out of the way, even though it is near the Williamsburg Bridge, and within 2 blocks of all the area action!

What makes this apartment unique

Fresh breeze drifts in from the river - there are north and south windows! The terrace allows you to step outside for a quiet meal, or just to relax in the sun and fresh air. It's also great to walk around the corner early in the morning for espresso and newspapers At Marlow, and sit at sidewalk tables and meet your neighbors! 2 blocks away is the Ferry on the East River, and Bedford Avenue, epicenter of the area, with every type of shop, bar, gallery or restaurant. World class food, film, and music venues are just blocks away, and it's safe to walk at all hours.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Williamsburg in Brooklyn

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Alcove bedroom adjacent to salon/living room. Air conditioned, velvet bed curtains, antique mahogany full bed, Ralph Lauren linens throughout (and mattress barrier covers for your protection).
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
Coffee and bagels provided on arrival, excellent car service on call, dry cleaning pickup and delivery, longer stays welcome, special consideration for longer stays.


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Atelier Apartment Terrace Near The River And All Of Prime Williamsburg
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 6 reviews

Nice but need to know a few things.

  • 2 of 5

Beautiful building in a great part of Brooklyn but if you want to sleep at night forget it. Right next to the train - when cab driver dropped us off he chuckled about how noisy it was. Train and Traffic over bridge was very loud and each night there were people hanging out under bridge around 3:30.... long nights. We were visiting our child who lives in the area and they only stayed one night due to the noise.

Bathroom was clean but very tight not ideal for a vacation get away. No curtain over window in shower....

Cable for TV didn't work so the one night we wanted to stay in and watch things was a bit of a bummer.

Amenities in kitchen - bagels were in freezer, milk/cream for coffee in a can. Would have preferred to not even have that included as part of the description as it was disappointing.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location but with some caveats

  • 3 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a week and we felt there were some pros and cons that you might want to consider before staying here.


- Great location near lots of excellent bars and restaurants. A grocery store a block away. A block from river and a few blocks to river taxi that is a fun way to get over to Manhattan if weather is decent.

- Old, quaint apartment with nice terrace with pleasant view over rooftops.

- Friendly, cooperative hosts.

- Generally easy to find street parking or affordable garages nearby.

- Walk to subway wasn't too bad, or it's a quick UBER ride.


- The apt. is right across from elevated subway line that shares Manhattan Bridge. There are fewer trains at night but still, there was a fairly constant rumbling that made it a little tough to sleep.

- Bathroom a bit tight.

- We had a biting bug issue. Host said it was mosquitos.

Overall, I would say you are getting what you pay for.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John, Thanks for commenting. but I hope you were reviewing the right apartment - we are near the Williamsburg Bridge, not the Manhattan!......It's true, occasionally, people from smaller towns do take a little time to adjust to the City sounds and rhythm, but the good news is, we have had no concerns from any other guests, and we are not near sources of fire, ambulance or police sirens, discos, or other all night noise sources, which are common in all neighborhoods - just the East River, and the occasional lumbering train, as you said......The rear terrace is lovely to enjoy, especially in the evening, but one does need to keep the apartment screen door closed, in case there are mosquitos that evening. There is no possibility that your bites could come from anything else in the apartment, as the apartments and linens are meticulously cleaned, protected and monitored. ...It was considerate of you to offer this balanced view of "pros" and "cons" , as you said. Perhaps potential guests will further balance their evaluations by reading other reviews for this and our 2 other guest units in the building, placed by people whom we can verify were reviewing the right unit.
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a splendid stay in the Atelier. I rather enjoyed the Parisian feel of the apartment and the sunny terrace full of birds. The apartment is clean tidy, well equipped and very comfortable. Minnette is a very gracious host who made sure we had a very pleasant time away from home. Can't wait to visit soon!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us, and hope to welcome you back soon!
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Edmonton AB

Terrific apartment

  • 5 of 5

I visited New York for the first time in June, for a week. I liked it so much, I came back in October for almost a month.

I stayed in the Atelier apartment for most of that time, and it was perfect! The rooms were large and beautifully furnished. The suite seemed to have everything I needed for my stay, and if there was anything I did require, my host Minnette promptly took care of it. Her staff Maria, Lupe, Melvin and Miu were friendly and professional.

The terrace off the kitchen is surrounded by trees, which were full of birds. The walkable neighborhood has everything you could need including great restaurants, bars, funky little independent stores and wine shops. There is a large grocery store called Urban Market of Williamsburg that has everything you could possibly want to make your own meals, just two blocks away.

The M, J, Z and L subway lines are a 10-15 minute walk away, and you are in Manhattan in just minutes. The apartment is two blocks from the East River where the view of Manhattan is stunning, especially at night.

I now consider the Atelier apartment my home in New York, and can’t wait until my next visit to this amazing city!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place with terrace!

  • 5 of 5

Although it was not my first time in the house, it was my first visit in the Atelier. And it was terrific! Beautiful furnished and decorated, comfortable, very light and a gorgeous terrace.

If NYC wouldn’t be so attractive, there would be no need at all to leave the house. From the terrace there is a great opportunity for bird watching.

The red cardinal, lots of sparrows, sparlings and doves are regular visitors. Amazing sunrises and sunsets.

The neighborhood is hip and attractive, good restaurants, cafes, shops, etc. The subway is not far away and the neighborhood feels save when coming home late. Renting a bike and driving through Brooklyn and Bushwick is fun.

Minnette, the host, made me feel home immediately. I’ll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cork - Ireland

Appartement parfait pour un séjour tranquille

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons séjourné 8 jours en Février ( pic de froid á -20°C) dans ce magnifique appartement. Malgré le froid extérieur l'appartement semble bien isolé, il étaient bien chauffé. L'appartement est bien équipé , 2 lits 2 places, tout pour faire la cuisine ...etc

De plus l'appartement est calme , nous pouvons juste entre le métro passer sur le Williamsburg bridge qui est a proximité mais cela n'a rien de génant. Il y a des restaurants á proximité mais surtout un magasin/épicerie bio situé à 3 mins à pieds, vraiment très pratique pour faire les courses.

Le métro est à 10-15 mins à pieds ( Marcy AV et Bedford Av sont les plus près).

Nous recommandons vivement cet appartement pour un séjour tranquille est spatieux à un prix abordable par rapport à la qualité.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
JFK, La Guardia, Newark
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Coney Island, Brooklyn Brdg Park, Jones Beach
Car: not necessary

Vintage Atelier apartment with terrace atop renovated 1840 townhouse, near the East River. All newly renovated, there is a nice sized salon/living room, with adjoining bedroom alcove with double bed. Chandeliers, tufted leather sofas and aubusson rugs, crown moldings, original 10' wide plank floors, and connecting ante room, or dressing area all add to the ambiance. The large sunny eat-in kitchen faces south over distant brick townhouses, and opens onto a latticed terrace, with dining table and umbrella. Includes free wifi access, and 42' flat screen TV with HDTV cable. The area is surrounded by world class restaurants, bars, clubs, galleries, shops, music venues - within 2 blocks are great cappuccino around the corner at Marlow, best lunch, brunch and dinner at Diner, world famous Peter Luger Steakhouse (book months in advance for dinner), Italian at Patrizia's, or Giando's with seats by the water looking out at the river, 3 bridges and the skyline! Transportation is very close: Short walk to the 'L' train or 'J,M,Z' trains - then 5 minutes to Manhattan, ferry is a 2 minute walk, buses - and car service arrives on call in 3 minutes to take you to Manhattan in 10 minutes, $10. There is an excellent gym one block away, and street or garage parking is available. We are nearly always available with info and tips, and the house and the neighborhood are very safe and friendly. Regular rate is $185/night basic rate now for 2 guests, plus $30/night each additional by special arrangement. Rate consideration for longer stays. Security deposit of $250 required (fully refundable less loss or damage), plus $100 cleaning fee. See our other 2 apartments in the house at vrbo 320337 and vrbo 352989. Hope to hear from you!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Williamsburg, New York City

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.72
Additional Guest Fee £23.32 per person per night
Damage Deposit £194.3

Calendars may not be current. Please inquire via email. If dates not available: *see VRBO#320337 and VRBO#352989 available in this building - same rates.

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