Send this page to a friend

Thank You

Your message has been sent.

You can send this page to up to five email addresses. Please separate each email address with a comma.

WILLIAMSBURG TOWNHOUSE APARTMENT, GARDEN - NEAR EAST RIVER

Owner

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Contact the Owner

Owner

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2015
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

WILLIAMSBURG TOWNHOUSE APARTMENT, GARDEN - NEAR EAST RIVER

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Brooklyn Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Library, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Vintage 1st floor apartment in 1840 townhouse, near the East River. Has a private entrance from front garden, and a rear rose garden with tables, BBQ, fountain, fireplace, lots of greenery and hedges, very sunny and private. Apartment all newly renovated, kitchen and tile bath with shower and soaking tub, has original 10' wide plank floors. There is a study area with desk, nice sized living room/library (which accommodates a good quality raised inflatable bed, if needed), and bedroom with new double bed. Windows on 4 sides for fresh river air, very secure.

All rooms are joined by french doors...Apartment is quiet and restful, but near all the action. The area is surrounded by world class restaurants, bars, clubs, galleries, shops, music venues - within 2 blocks are great cappuccino around the corner at Marlowe, best lunch, brunch and dinner at Diner, Peter Luger Steakhouse, Dressler, Fatty 'Cue by celeb chef Zak Pelaccio, Italian at 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 '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. (Also see VRBO #352989 for Apt #3 in the same building.) If there is no vacancy, ask about our new Atelier apartment with terrace, available October 1, 2014.

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.

Keywords: full floor, private entrance, with front and rear gardens

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2015

About Owner

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.

Owner purchased this apartment in 1988

Why Owner chose Brooklyn

This is a large house in the City, but the sun, river air and gardens make it feel like the country. (I had lived in Tribeca, Manhattan, and feel like I bought the garden and the house came with it!) I live on the parlor, or second floor, and the 1st floor is often available for guests. It is quiet for New York, restful, out of the way and private - and 2 blocks away from everything!

What makes this apartment unique

Fresh breeze drifts in from the river - there are actually windows on all 4 sides! The garden is full of the scent of roses, lilies, honeysuckle, violets, lavender and herbs just outside the windows. And there is a fire pit and BBQ in the yard. It's great to walk around the corner early in the morning for expresso and newspapers, cappucione and croissants, and sit at sidewalk tables and meet the locals! 2 blocks away is 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I had a nice stay at Minnette's place on the south side of Williamsburg. The location is great (only minutes away from great restaurants and a short walk to the Bedford area with shops, cafes, bars etc) and the apartment is really nice and clean. Also you have access to a very nice back yard. Minnette is nice and easy to get along with. All in all a pleasant experience.
Oct 2010
  • 1 of 10
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.7
based on 9 traveler reviews

Write a Review
Williamsburg Townhouse Apartment, Garden - Near East River
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 19 reviews
business
Williamsburg Townhouse Apartment, Garden - Near East River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p320337vb
Brooklyn New York City
West Sacramento
3

Not as expected

  • 3 of 5
I must say after carefully reading the reviews, I should have realized the raves were for the top floor apartments, not the ground floor unit. First of all upon arrival you enter down two steep steps immediately into a locked entrance way, this in my case was made even more inconvenient because of a rather large discarded bundle of christmas greenery put there together with some wire bits. Not the most welcoming entrance. The apartment door is at the end of a long hallway, which opens into another long hallway, there are three chairs against the wall, and a desk and a chair at the end of this hallway, to the left is a small kitchen with very low ceilings and exposed pipes. There is a round table pushed up against the wall and three chairs. There is a door to the outside and a partial garden view which is reached by walking up the stairs since apartment is below ground level. The kitchen is well equipped for light cooking, some coffee and butter and frozen bagels were left, nice to have coffee.
The bedroom and living room are reached off the main hallway, fairly large rooms but dark and furnished in what appear to be castoffs. Bureau drawers were missing handles, bedside table placed in front of bureau so lower drawers not accessible, leather couch patched with black masking tape. The floor lamp in the living room didn't work and some of the windows were broken so unable to open, apartment very hot as there were radiators and also the exposed pipes added to the high temperature. The bathroom was small but as this is NY that's to be expected, it would have been nice to have a brighter light in the shower area as when curtain was drawn it was very dim. Good supply of hot water though. Apartment is about a block away from the Williamsburg Bridge and you can hear the trains very clearly. The bed is comfortable but very creaky every time you move. I have to say the owner was very responsive to my query about the heat situation, but I never saw anyone or was greeted on arrival or departure. Just kind of a disappointment staying here over Christmas, apartment not particularly welcoming, just dark and shabby.
The neighborhood location is great, walkable, near all kinds of great restaurants, transportation easy to get around.
Would guess that if the upper apartments had been available, my review would have been different.
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Most of this review is inaccurate. VRBO does not permit guests to stay in one unit and then, post a review under another unit. The reviews listed for this unit are for this unit. We are deeply sorry that this guest did not enjoy her stay here during Christmas. We hope you will read all of the reviews before making your decision. In any case, the unit is undergoing annual renovation during January, so a point by point response would not be accurate. We will post additional photos in a few weeks.
business
Williamsburg Townhouse Apartment, Garden - Near East River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p320337vb
Brooklyn New York City
Melbourne, Australia
5

Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5
I stayed in this apartment in April with my two teenage daughters and a friend - a real girls hol! We all loved the apartment. Fabulous hip neighborhood, quick walk to the subway then just one stop to Manhattan. It is also an easy walk across the bridge. Amazing supermarket just a block away - Urban Market. Sensational. Many fantastic eating places nearby as well. A really great place to stay.
Minette the owner was charming and very helpful.
Looking forward to returning but next time will stay for a month. Two weeks in NY not long enough - so much to see and do!
Sall
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Sally, We're so happy you all had such a great time! You really made the most of it. There really is so much to see and do right here-hope you make it back again soon! Thanks, and warmest good wishes!
business
Williamsburg Townhouse Apartment, Garden - Near East River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p320337vb
Brooklyn New York City
Chapel Hill, NC
5

Lovely, safe, clean, affordable, and charming!

  • 5 of 5
I am admittedly late in reviewing this property, but late or not, this is a wonderful place to stay. My husband and I stayed in the lower floor apartment for several days, and then moved to the third floor apartment, as had been planned. Both apartments were great, in different ways. The lower floor was cozy, had a great kitchen, and immediate access to Minette's beautiful garden, which was blooming with climbing roses when we were there. The third floor apartment was spacious, and gave us a wonderful view of the garden as well. We felt completely comfortable and safe in what is a very quiet part of the city. Minette was a wonderfully helpful about where to eat, car service, etc., as well as being extremely well versed in the history of her fine old building. We very much enjoyed talking with her. I recommend this property highly, and hope very much to stay there again. Just delightful!
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Williamsburg Townhouse Apartment, Garden - Near East River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p320337vb
Brooklyn New York City
California
4

Exactly what we expected

  • 4 of 5
Comfortable apartment a short walk to the center of Williamsburg. Staying here we felt like locals. It's close to the bridge, if you want to walk to Manhattan (lower eastside), or take the subway 3-4 blocks away. Williamsburg is a great neighborhood to stroll through, Bedford Ave is just up the street. has everything you need to shop/eat or explore. The apartment, we stayed downstairs, was convenient and 'as advertised'. It's a little dark (so turn on a lamp), but provides the basics at a fair price.
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
Williamsburg Townhouse Apartment, Garden - Near East River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p320337vb
Brooklyn New York City
SF bay area, CA
5

Trendy and charming

  • 5 of 5
We had the pleasure of staying in this nice apartment from 10/7 to 10/19. It was very homey and convenient, very clean and comfortable. Minette was there to greet us, she showed us around. Initially, we were concerned that the bridge being so close might make sleep difficult, but closing both the french doors at night made it quiet and restful. We really enjoyed our stay here. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Williamsburg Townhouse Apartment, Garden - Near East River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p320337vb
Brooklyn New York City
Minnesota
5

Denise from Minnesota

  • 5 of 5
I loved staying at this property, and will most likely do so in the future. The apartment was clean, well equipped, both beds very comfortable. It is also quieter than any place I have stayed in Manhattan. Minnette was very helpful and responsive, the bagels and coffee were most appreciated! If you really want the feeling of living in a neighborhood, this is for you. Great food at Marlow's and Diner, and lots of other places a short walk away. A short walk to the subway into Manhattan, and a nice park less than a mile away!
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
JFK, Newark and LaGuardia
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Diner, Marlow, Fatty 'Cue, Dressler, Peter Luger,
Nearest Ferry
0.01 Miles
Schaffer Landing - 2 blocks
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
'L', 'J,M,Z' trains - 6 blocks
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
BQE
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Coney Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Diner - Nouveau American Cuisine
Nearest Point of Interest
Marlow - Morning Espresso, PM Raw Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Signature Bank
Nearest Point of Interest
Neighborhood Bodega
Nearest Point of Interest
Chase Bank
Nearest Point of Interest
Peter Luger Steak House
Nearest Point of Interest
Dressler
Nearest Point of Interest
Fatty Cue
Nearest Point of Interest
Bembe
Nearest Point of Interest
Favela
Nearest Point of Interest
South 4th Bar and Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Pies and Thighs
Nearest Point of Interest
Giando's on the Water
Nearest Point of Interest
Williamsburger
Nearest Point of Interest
Aurora
Nearest Point of Interest
Pharmacy
Nearest Point of Interest
"L" Train stop
Nearest Point of Interest
"J,M,Z" Train Stop
Car: not necessary

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, Peter Luger Steakhouse, Dressler, Fatty 'Cue by celeb chef Zak Pelaccio, Italian at Giando's with seats by the water looking out at the river, 3 bridges and the skyline!...

Other Activities: shopping, health/beauty spa

Photos

Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

Available
Unavailable

Brooklyn Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Jan 4, 2015 - Mar 31, 2015
Jan 4 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Notes Standard rates increase to $200 effective April 1, 2015. Calendars may not be current. Please inquire via email.
If dates not available: *see VRBO#352989 and VRBO#621568, our new Atelier apt. with terrace available in this building - same rates.
Guest inquires with details and dates, Owner sends estimate (ignore VRBO estimate), Guest agrees, Owner sends Paypal invoice (no account needed) and guest can pay by credit card or bank debit. Deposit refunded through Paypal within 7 days of departure. Discounts may apply for longer stays.
Rates subject to change until reservations are paid and confirmed.

Amenities

Brooklyn Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) High quality inflatable Bed, stands at normal height, for additional guests. See reviews - very comfortable., Double Beds (1) New pillow top mattress double bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) additional twin available on request., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) High quality queen inflatable bed with luxury pads, available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Notes:
Excellent, uncrowded, Professional Gym Nearby. We are in the middle of one of the most lively neighborhoods in New York, but when you are in for the evening, you feel like you are in the country.

Contact the Owner

Tell the owner when you would like to travel.

Get an Instant Quote

Enter dates to calculate a quote