|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Apartment in vintage 1840 townhouse, near the East River. All newly renovated, kitchen and tile bath with tub and shower, has original dark hardwood floors. There is a library/study area, nice sized living room (which accommodates a good quality raised inflatable queen bed, if needed), and bedroom with new queen bed. Windows on 4 sides, for lots of fresh air, very secure, yet near all the Williamsburg activity! Absolutely no smoking in the apartment or building.
Transportation, area info:
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, and the apartment is extremely quiet and secure. Maximum occupancy 2 or by special arrangement, minimum stay 3 days, $100 cleaning fee, and security deposit required in advance. (Also see VRBO #320337 for Apt #1, the garden apartment in the same building.) If there is no vacancy, ask about our new Atelier apartment with terrace, available October 1, 2014.
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, and Munich references available.
Developing and brokering new restaurant, club and music venues in Williamsburg, and retail and commercial real estate in Brooklyn; classical singer, fine art dealer; knowledge of German language and culture; frequent traveler to California and Europe.
The Owner purchased this apartment in 1988
This is a large house for the City, but the sun, nearby East River air and gardens make it feel like the country. After living in Tribeca, Manhattan, I felt as though I bought the gardens and the house came with them. I live and work in the building and one 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!
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. ....It's great to walk around the corner early in the morning for newspapers, cappuccino and home made croissants, and sit at sidewalk cafe tables and meet the locals!
Thank you for letting us stay at your apartment. It was as you described. Very quiet, spacious and perfectly close to restaurants, shops and most especially our new grandson!
The Atelier is quite a charming apartment with the romance of Paris inside and the grit of New York on the street below. Minnette is a lovely host, who went well out of her way to be sure our stay was pleasant. Be sure to visit Marlow and Daughters grocery around the corner and take in a walk through the last bastions of "old" Williamsburg.
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!
The first floor flat is in fact a basement (lower ground) flat. Upon arrival, the landlord (Minette) was friendly enough to immediately move us up to the flat on the second floor which is much brighter and has a good view from the kitchen into the rose garden.
The house is very close - some 200 metres - from the Williamsburg bridge so be prepared to live with lots of traffic noise all day and night. We got used to it, more or less.
Minette and her assistant were very helpful and friendly all through our stay.
We came to Williamsburg to visit family and chose this place because it was close by. It turned out to be a great place for many other reasons, as well. The interior of the apartment has great old details - wood floors, thick molding, beautiful furniture. The big kitchen has space for eating and a GREAT view of the amazing garden and birds (I wished I'd brought my binoculars for the birds). The grocery store around the corner is fully stocked for making dinners at home. We mostly ate out, though, because the place is surrounded by restaurants (to which Minette provides a guide) including lively Brazilian, old school Italian, pizza, wine, steaks, Moroccan, morning bagels, and there's a rooftop bar just up the street with some of the best people watching - it was amazing. You can walk across the bridge right into the Lower East Side (Tenement Museum directly on the other side was a great tourist stop) or you can take the East River Ferry (stops a few blocks away) up to near midtown and a bus delivers you to the subway - not bad for $4. We caught a movie at the Nitehawk Cinema about 8 blocks away - a dine-in, drink-in triplex - sweet! The bed was comfy. A/C and cable worked. Minette was a gracious hostess. We highly recommend this place. (Although, we don't recommend flying in to Newark if you're staying here. You probably already know that.)
My 3 friends and I booked a room here to be close to public transit and our friend's wedding venue. The rooms looked perfect for us, but sadly 2 weeks before our trip the apartment was no longer available due to storm damage.
Minette was absolutely amazing! She got us 2 rooms at a nearby hotel at no extra charge to us, which she wasn't obliged to do; she could have just refunded the money and we would have been left to find something else on our own. She really went out of her way to help us and we are extremely thankful.
The hotel she put us up in was great. It wasn't far from the listing and it was still near public transit. It was very clean and had many amenities included: free parking, free breakfast, free movie channels, and a very helpful front desk staff.
If I ever need to come back to NY I will be sure to try for this place again, not only for the amazing location but for its fabulous owner! Thank you Minette!
I wanted to stay in Brooklyn after reading about how the borough is becoming more popular, and this flat worked out perfectly for us. A short subway ride into Manhattan, get your rush of what you need there, and return to Williamsburg for some of the best food you can imagine. I want to run back to Marlow and Sons for breakfast and dinner, and Rye for dinner. The neighborhood is at a triangle of gentrified yuppie hipster, Hispanic, and Hassidic Jew, creating a fascinating mix of cultures. Run to Mast Brothers chocolate and take the time ot get to know the area, eight nights were not enough for me.
We both walked and ran across the nearby Williamsburg Bridge. Yes, there is a bit of noise from traffic and trains, but it becomes part of the familiar background. A nice running route is south to the Brooklyn Bridge, across that into Lower Manhattan, and then north back to the Williamsburg Brridge to home.
World class resdtaurants, clubs, film and galleries, shopping, bowling at Gutter and Brooklyn Bown (! -with a restaurant and live rock stage) popular music venues, rock, latin, jazz, including Knitting Factory, Public Assembly, Galapagos, Williamsburg Music Hall and dozens of live music and dance clubs, both electric and acoustic...Shopping for original designs, and... *tour the famous Brooklyn Brewery.....*every type of great restaurant - all within a few blocks. .....*And the East River is nearby, with the Manhattan Ferry. At the foot of Grand Street, you can sit on benches, right at the water's edge, facing Manhattan, and watch the City and the boats going by.....* at Giando's, you can sit looking over the water to Manhattan and 3 bridges, and enjoy cocktails and first rate Italian cuisine.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 1, 2015 - Dec 20, 2015
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
Standard rates increase to $200 effective April 1, 2015. Calendars may not be current. Please inquire via email.
If dates not available: *see VRBO#320337 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.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.