|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Welcome to The Williamsburg Guesthouse. Come and stay a while! It's comfortable, super clean, quiet, and convenient to anywhere in the city (you can see the subway entrance from the front door), its a perfect place for a beautiful NYC getaway.
Located in the heart of trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn, you will love this place. It's a very clean and fully renovated Brooklyn-style home. Each room is clean and quiet with a queen size bed that sleeps two, and room #2 can sleep three with the new twin size Murphy bed. All rooms are private! The house sleeps 10, but if you rent all 4 bedrooms (the 3 bedrooms on the 2nd floor and the basement studio apartment) the 11th person can sleep on the super comfy couch. If not renting the whole space, we ask that no one sleeps on the couch to avoid any awkwardness with other guests not in your group that may be staying at the house.
The house is duplex style:
1st Floor: The common area space for those who rent out the room(s) on the 2nd floor. Living room, Kitchen, Bathroom, Laundry, and Backyard
2nd Floor: The 3 Bedrooms, you can rent them separately, or all together. Each one is completely private, but it's great for parties/groups of people;
+ Room 1 has a queen size bed that sleeps 2 people;
+ Room 2 has a queen size bed that sleeps 2 people and a 3rd person on a twin size Murphy bed;
+ Room 3 has a queen size bed that sleeps 2 people; space for a twin airbed for a 3rd person;
3rd Floor: My separate and private apt. I'm always here to help :)
Basement Studio Apartment: Another separate, private apt. A brand new addition to our guesthouse. It has a super comfy queen size bed, its own kitchenette, bathroom, breakfast nook, and tv with Apple TV)
The house is right off the Lorimer L-train subway stop (the second stop from Manhattan). You can see the subway entrance from the front stoop of the house.
Union Square is a 7 minute subway ride and you can get almost anywhere in the city within 20-30 minutes, or less. Take a trip to Times Square without getting hit with all the tourist-trap costs of staying there. The immediate neighborhood offers great/famous bars, restaurants, shops, clubs, and parks. And, the prices are low compared to most places in Manhattan.
The house has great amenities:
• Very clean living areas, common areas are cleaned daily
• Private Rooms. Each room locks behind you for extra safety
• Towels, soaps, and of course, clean sheets provided
• Laundry on the 1st floor (washer and dryer)
• Advanced Push-button keypad locks, so there's no keys to keep track of! You have one code (it only is active for your stay) that allows you entrance to the front doors and your room(s).
• Free WiFi in the house
• Big living room area to relax
• Big flat screen TV in the living room
• Free cable with HBO and Showtime on-demand
• Roku player with Hulu Plus and Netflix and more on-demand
• A decent selection of Video games and Movies
• Full kitchen for cooking, with stainless steel appliances
• Backyard for BBQ'ing and/or hanging out
• A small safe in every room that can fit most laptops and devices
I live at the house too, on the 3rd floor. Its a separate apartment but I'm available all the time to help check in/out or answer any questions about the area or the city. You will have a great time staying here.
We charge by room per night;
$100 per room per night for 2 people weekdays;
$125 per room per night for 2 people weekends;
*room rates are higher during holidays
+$35 cleaning fee per room
+$120 cleaning fee if renting all three bedrooms on 2nd floor
+$150 cleaning fee if renting all four bedrooms (3 bedrooms on 2nd floor, and Basement Studio Apartment
See you soon,
I grew up in Virginia, but have lived in NYC since 2005. So, you get a NY'er with all the charm and southern hospitality of a southern boy, the best of both worlds. I like to make sure my guests are comfortable. I also like helping people find the places they want to go. This includes tourist spots, but definitely does not stop there.
I love to travel and meet new people. So having people come to my place, The Williamsburg Guesthouse, is perfect.
Lewis Hill Bechtler purchased this house in 2007
When I first moved to NYC, all my friends lived in this area, so I moved here to out of convenience. Turns out that Williamsburg Brooklyn has become one of the, if not the hottest place to live in NYC area. When I bought the property, it was for a long term investment and I had always wanted to rent it out to travelers from around the globe. Last year was the first year I could actually make that happen, and I will never look back. Its been amazing so far.
This old house, literally its over 100 years, was a DUMP when I bought it. But I had a vision to make it beautiful again! I put in a long time of sweat equity to build it up. I completely remodeled/restored the house, with the help of some amazing friends/contractors. We took it from a house that was falling in on itself to this beautiful, modern, clean, comfortable house.
10 min from Manhattan, and in the heart of Williamsburg and Bushwick - two of the coolest neighborhoods in Brooklyn, and hottest neighborhood in NYC filled with amazing restaurants, bars, art galleries, and shopping.
Williamsburg is also host to many of these activity spots, and if its not here, you can find it within a 5 to 25 minute subway ride. Most people that visit take advantage of the amazing sights to see and the shopping all around the city. Dont forget about the museums, they are so wonderful. Also, to see reviews, please go to www.twbgh.com (my airbnb site).
Williamsburg is an influential hub for indie rock, hipster culture, and the local art community. The neighborhood is being redefined by a growing population and the rapid development of housing and retail space particularly catered to a wealthy population that has been historically foreign to the neighborhood. The specific area we are in was historically Italian and you will still find great Italian bakeries and restaurants scattered around the neighborhood. A significant component of the Italian community on the North Side were immigrants from the city of Nola near Naples. Residents of Nola every summer celebrate the 'Festa dei Gigli' (feast of lilies) in honor of St. Paulinus of Nola, who was bishop of Nola in the fifth century. The immigrants brought the traditions of the feast with them. For two weeks every summer, the streets surrounding Our Lady of Mount Carmel church, located on Havemeyer and North 8th Streets, are dedicated to a celebration of Italian culture.
The first artists moved to Williamsburg in the 1970s, drawn by the low rents, large spaces available and convenient transportation, one subway stop from Manhattan. This continued through the 1980s and increased significantly in the 1990s as earlier destinations such as SoHo and the East Village became gentrified. The community was small at first, but by 1996 Williamsburg had accumulated an artist population of about 3,000. Art galleries in the area include the Front Room Gallery. Williamsburg and Greenpoint are served by a monthly galleries listings magazine, wagmag. Theater is also represented by indie theater spaces such as The Brick Theater and The Charlie Pineapple Theater.Williamsburg has become a notable home for live music and an incubator for new bands.
Lets talk distances in minutes from The Williamsburg Guesthouse, via the subway, including walking, granted you dont get lost. ;-)
These are Manhattan atractions:
Times Square: 20 to 25 minutes (from the Guesthouse)
Empire State Building: 20 minutes (from the Guesthouse)
Grand Central Station: 20 minutes (from the Guesthouse)
Rockefeller Center: 15 to 25 minutes (from teh Guesthouse)
Lincoln Center: 25 minutes (from the Guesthouse)
Battery Park to see The Statue of Liberty/Elis Island: 20 Minutes (plus another boat ride if you want to go to the Island) (from the Guesthouse)
South Street Seaport: 20 to 25 minutes (from the Guesthouse)
High Line walk way in Chelsea: 15 minutes (from the Guesthouse)
Union Square: 7 minutes (from the Guesthouse)
Metropolitan Museum of Art: 25 to 30 minutes (from the Guesthouse)
Natural History Museum: 25 to 30 minutes (from the Guesthouse)
And so so many more places. Just ask. You can definitely schedule your trip to hit many of these attractions in one day.
These are places in the neighborhood, and all walking times, at a medium pace:
McCarren Park (and actual public free Pool): 7 minutes
Union Pool, a must-go bar: 4 minutes
Barcade, a bar with lots of old 25cent 80s games: 3 minutes
Beacons Closet, an amazing 2nd hand clothing store: 15 minutes
Brooklyn Brewery, where they make Brooklyn beer, they do 'tours' every weekend, its so fun: 15 minutes, just across the street from Beacon's closet.
Brooklyn Bowl, a must-go bowling alley, even if you dont bowl, get some chicken, its amazing!: 15 to 20 minutes, just around the corner from Brooklyn Brewery.
There is so much more that is not here! This neighborhood and Manhattan has it all, literally. You can get the best food in the world that is from those parts of the world at almost any given time.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Washer/Dryer use||$5 + Tax|
|Cleaning fee||$150 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|
|Notes||Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Also, the place rents first come first serve. Each room is priced for 2 people per night, and for each additional person is $50 per night.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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