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WILLIAMSBURG TOWNHOUSE APARTMENT, NEAR EAST RIVER

Owner

Advertiser since 2010
Speaks english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights

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WILLIAMSBURG TOWNHOUSE APARTMENT, NEAR EAST RIVER

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights

Overview

Overview

Lower East Side Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

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.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Advertiser since 2010
Speaks english

About The Owner

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

Why The Owner chose Lower East Side

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!

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. ....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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Minnette,



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!
Jan 2012
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Williamsburg Townhouse Apartment, Near East River
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 14 reviews
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Williamsburg Townhouse Apartment, Near East River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p352989vb
Lower East Side Manhattan
Copenhagen
1

Charming but very noisy area

  • 1 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: It’s probably predictable that a traveler from the Low Countries of Europe (where there is frequent, serious flooding) might misjudge even the loveliest garden apartment (not a basement, but a fully legal apartment, one step down from the garden level). But we never, ever have any moisture at all - not even during Hurricane Sandy! Everyone else has loved the apartment, gardens, birds, trees fountains – and absolute privacy and quiet. But that review comment was for another apartment. See the many 5 star reviews for #320337).
Apartment #352989 has 2 sleeping areas, one on the front of the house, another in an inside room. The rare light sleeper has found that this choice solves the issue of any sound from the bridge or elsewhere. It does sometimes take a night or two for guests from more rural areas to adjust to the bustle of New York City – it’s definitely lively here in general – but that’s why people want to come! Even though we are in the midst of an exciting world class cultural and nightlife center, we are on a side street, near the river, and away from any real noise, and rather quiet by New York standards – see their comments in the many other 5 star reviews for both properties. In fact we are so careful about our guests comfort, that we have installed a $1500 soundproof window on the one window in the building that is near a neighbor's yard - "just in case!" You will be very comfortable here!
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Williamsburg Townhouse Apartment, Near East River
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Lower East Side Manhattan
5

Great place, restaurant nirvana

  • 5 of 5
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.)
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us. We love it here and always enjoy having people stay and share the fun of the area, and the quiet restfulness of the house, and of course, the gardens and all the birds! Hope you will be coming again, and warmest good wishes, Minnette
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Williamsburg Townhouse Apartment, Near East River
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Lower East Side Manhattan
Montreal, Canada
5

Amazingly Accommodating!!!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: May 26, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Williamsburg Townhouse Apartment, Near East River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p352989vb
Lower East Side Manhattan
United States
4

Lovely stay in Williamsburg

  • 4 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Williamsburg Townhouse Apartment, Near East River
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Lower East Side Manhattan
Canada
5

Good Stay

  • 5 of 5
My girlfriend and myself stayed in this apartment for a week in December while in Brooklyn visiting family. It was great for us. The kitchen was bright and wonderful for enjoying breakfast. It was just a nice, clean, secure and surprisingly large apartment. Minnette deal with. I'd recommend this to a friend for sure.
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Marc, We were so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. It looks like there was something cut out of your review - I hope it was "Minnette was great to deal with" (that's me!) and not "Minnette was a nightmare to deal with!" - but we got 5 stars, so I guess it was OK... Kidding aside, it is important to us that people feel comfortable and at home -so thanks for taking the trouble to write and let us know you enjoyed your stay - and please come again!.....Minnette
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Williamsburg Townhouse Apartment, Near East River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p352989vb
Lower East Side Manhattan
Stockton, CA
5

Charming Brooklyn Apartment

  • 5 of 5
I stayed in Minnette's lovely apartment for a quick three day stop in Brooklyn. She was so helpful in letting me drop off my luggage since I arrived early morning. There is plenty to do in Brooklyn. Marlowe's and Diner are great places to eat and are right around the corner and the subway stop is just a quick five blocks away, but with her Williamsburg apartment right at the river, the ride into Manhattan is just as easy. The location was terrific and then having such a lovely apartment to return to made it a great trip.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: Dear Laura, Thanks for your kind words - so nice of you, and so glad you enjoyed your stay. We will look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm good wishes, Minnette

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
JFK, LaGuardia and Newark, under 8 miles.
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Diner, Marlow, S 4th Cafe, Donna, Dressler
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Schaffer Landing - 2 blocks
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
L; JMZ - .1m and 6 blocks
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Broroklyn Queens Expressway - 'BQE'
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
around the corner, down the street every direction
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Coney Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Marlow
Nearest Point of Interest
Diner
Car: not necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $100 Per night

Lower East Side Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Jan 4, 2015 - Mar 31, 2015
Jan 4 2015 - Mar 31 2015
10 night minimum stay
$100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$180
 
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 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.
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Amenities

Amenities

Lower East Side Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
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) Queen sized, pillow-top Sleigh Bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) Also available upon request., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen size high quality inflatable bed, very comfortable - see reviews.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
One of the great things about this apartment is its ':walk-ability'. It sits in the middle of a vibrant, international village, and you can go anywhere or get anything - on foot, or with a car that will affordably pick you up in 5 minutes and take you anywhere. But when you are at home, it is quiet and restful, and feels like the country - at least, to a New Yorker!

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