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NYC Townhouse Garden Apt - W'burg Brooklyn 5 Min to Manhattan - Walk 2 Apple Str

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

*** NOTE: Check-out our other 1 bedroom Parlor Apt,. VRBO #321592 and 2 bedroom Williamsburg Apt., VRBO #344739

Please use the EMAIL OWNER button to reach us. We reply promptly. Our home is a typical row house (zoned R6B), making us exempt from NY short-term rental laws.

Watch our Garden Apartment Video Tour at the END of the photos.

Subway proximity is the highest priority for New Yorkers. The L TRAIN (Lorimer St.) to Manhattan is ONE MINUTE WALK from our home at the corner at Union/Metropolitan. As is the G TRAIN (Metropolitan Ave) to downtown Brooklyn/Queens

Our townhouse is perfectly situated on a quiet residential street in Brooklyn's hippest neighborhood: Williamsburg. The area is packed with great restaurants, bars, deli's, bakeries and vintage stores. Nearby is McCarren Park, The Knitting Factory, and Union Pool. On our block alone: Chimu, a Peruvian steak house, M Noodle, Kings County Chinese (nouveau), Setti Pane Bakery. French, Japanese, Southern BBQ, Italian all a short walk away. As is the new Apple Store on Bedford Ave. The neighborhood is also a magnet for young people moving to the city and an influential hub for indie rock, hipster culture, and the local art community. We regularly host parents from all over the world who are visiting their children and grandchildren.

Union Square/14st St in Manhattan is 7 minutes on the subway. We are 20 minutes from downtown Manhattan and to Times Square. Closer still to the West and East Village, Soho, Tribeca, Union Square and 5th Ave via the popular L TRAIN subway line: One minute from our townhouse and then a 5 minute ride into Manhattan.

This is a private apartment with a private entrance. The spacious living room is open to the kitchen & dining area so there's plenty of light and air. The rear windows both lookout into the private garden in the backyard. The front windows look onto the street and front garden.

The apartment can accommodate up to four guests: The bedroom has a queen bed which sleeps 2. There is also a queen size self-inflating AeroBed that self-inflates in 1 minute and deflates just as quickly. While this isn't a traditional mattress is extremely comfortable.

The entire apartment has new furnishings, linens and a fully-stocked kitchen. A perfect home base for your trip to New York City. Owners live on site, in a separate residence.

Keywords: Apartment, Townhouse, Flat, Manhattan, Williamsburg, New York City, Brooklyn

More Details

Sean M Hingston
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2017

About Sean M Hingston

My partner and I both work in Manhattan and take the L Train in every day. I'm a television producer, my partner is an actor, and our daughter attends school in the city. I'm from Toledo, Ohio and my partner is from Melbourne, Australia so we have LOTS of family and friends visiting us all year round who now stay in our garden apartment and use it as their home-away-from-home. We love helping them find their way around the city and will gladly offer you a few suggestions about NYC as well.

Sean M Hingston purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Sean M Hingston chose Williamsburg

We bought this townhouse in 2010 after living in the middle of Manhattan for 16 years and have fallen in love with our new neighborhood. Our previous neighborhood was very old-school residential with massive apartment buildings, while Williamsburg is filled with 3-story townhouses like ours where the neighbors all sit on the front steps and enjoy the street life. The huge influx of artists and young people who recently 'found' the neighborhood because of it's close proximity to Manhattan and relatively inexpensive housing make for a VERY interesting mix on the street and we love it.

What makes this apartment unique

EXTRA: Queen size inflatable AERO bed/bedding.

What's great about staying in Williamsburg is the EASY access to all the major sites around NYC: Times Square, Broadway, Macy's, the Empire State Building, all the museums, Central Park and the Statue of Liberty. But what's really enjoyable and a real delight are the VERY walkable streets around us packed with both the old-world shops (the perfect cappuccino at Setti Pani bakery) side-by-side with the new art galleries, trendy clothing stores and fun finds (graphic comics books from around the world at Sparacino's).

Guestbook comments from the owner


We enjoyed your apartment this weekend. A great location for all we wanted to do - and it got us walking more than we usually do. Our furthest walk was from the apartment down to the farthest reaches of

Greenpoint - and back.

We really appreciated the book you had on restaurants, bars, etc. It was great that it focused on your neighborhood rather than only on Bedford or other places. We particularly enjoyed Second Stop Cafe - went there every morning for coffee and pastry. Ended up having a good conversation with the owner on Sunday morning. Also enjoyed M Noodles for late dinner Friday.

Again, thanks.

Take care.

Feb 2011
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Williamsburg Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, bathtub, hairdryer. Towels, soap, shampoo /conditioner and paper products are all provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen Bed (1), Queen Aerobed (1) We have a queen size self-inflating AeroBed that has it's own internal pump and inflates in 1-minute. Comes with all sheets, pillows and blankets for up to to 4 guests.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • tennis
This turn-of-the-century townhouse has a private entrance for your garden apartment, polished hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, full kitchen and a full private bathroom. There is a new 32" flat screen HDTV with digital tuner which receives all the NYC broadcast channels so you won't miss the game or the news. There is an excellent 24-hour laundromat a 2 minute walk around the block.


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NYC Townhouse Garden Apt - W'burg Brooklyn 5 Min to Manhattan - Walk 2 Apple Str
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Jackson Hole, WY

Great place to stay when visitng Brooklyn/NYC

  • 5 of 5

This VRBO is very clean, comfortable and has just enough space for 2 visitors to relax in. Conveniently located to enjoy Williamsburg Brooklyn, while just minutes from NYC. Wonderful 1st floor entrance so one doesn't have to carry up luggage on stairs. Convenient to restaurants, shopping, etc. Totally supplied for everyday needs. Definitely a location we will return to!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Comfy, cute and perfect hosts

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment, great location, great hosts!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Relaxed setting close to all the best of Brooklyn and Manhattan

  • 5 of 5

I returned for my second holiday at Sean and Brad's Williamsburg accommodation last month. Their apartments are comfortable, clean and generous spaces in a quiet tree lined Williamsburg street. Just up the street are well stocked grocery stores, coffee spots where they know how to make a good Australian flat white, great bars and restaurants, and the subway to everywhere else you want to see in New York City. As hosts, Sean and Brad have always been prompt communicators, friendly, helpful and flexible in meeting my particular arrangements. The garden flat was a restful home away from home during my recent stay and l would not hesitate to return there next New York holiday.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Brilliant, spacious apartment in a great area with the perfect hosts.

  • 5 of 5

By NY standards this apartment is big, with a good sized separate bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and large lounge / eating area. The apartment was very clean and the hosts, who live at the rear of the property,were extremely helpful and accomodating. There is a Subway a couple of minutes walk, which is right by a wholefood super market, that is brilliant. The area has many eating options. All of these are mentioned in a booklet at the apartment. What we loved about this place is that we weren't staying in someone's apartment where they usually live with clothes and personal effects everywhere.There were just enough extras like books, etc to make it feel homely. Would definitely stay again. Thanks guys, we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Very nice apartment, just as pictured.

  • 5 of 5

Good location, short walk to trains to Manhattan. Nice walk to main streets in Williamsburg.

We also walked to the Ferry to take it to Dumbo.

Apartment has everything you need. There is a little patio in front with lovely plants and two comfortable chairs.

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  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Loved sitting in the garden with our tea.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
La Guardia
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Macri Park
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Williamsburg North
Nearest Train
100 Metres
Lorimer St stop on the L train - subway
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
Brooklyn Queens Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Brooklyn Star or Chimu
Car: not necessary

Best reason to book: This apartment is a 1-minute walk to the L Subway line, which takes you directly into the center of Manhattan, so in 5-7 minutes you'll be in Union Square. And our location is in fabulously hip & hopping Williamsburg, so you get both a small happening neighborhood feel as well as immediate proximity to Manhattan.

McCarren Park is only five blocks away with running track, skateboard park, playground, tennis and lovely grounds for an afternoon stroll and people watching.

24 laundromat is one block away and a dry cleaners is half a block away.

Full grocery store is a 5 minute walk, two small city groceries are a half block away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95
Tax Rate 10.0%

For US bank account holders: to avoid any transaction fees ask your bank if they have a free "PAY TO PAY SERVICE" Such as Chase Bank' s Chase QuickPay. If so, you can sign up with an email address and send us your payment via our bank, Chase.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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