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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 3 - 4 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.

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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 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 Brooklyn

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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average rating of 4.84 based on 51 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Loved sitting in the garden with our tea.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
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  • 5 of 5

A lovely and convenient garden apartment in Brooklyn.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
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Cozy, comfy and safe

  • 5 of 5

My teenage son and I stayed here for 5 nights. It was plenty big enough for the two of us. It felt safe and had all the essentials/amenities of a home so we were able to have down time in the big city, while having immediate access to the city life. The subway is super close as well as numerous dining choices, laundromat, market(s), and Starbucks/other coffee houses and bakeries. Sean was our host and checked in with us to make sure all was ok.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
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Clean, comfortable, quiet and convenient.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great option for those who want to be just one step out of the city. The subway to Manhattan is one minute away and it is just two lines so it's easy for those of us New to subways. It's a vibrant neighbourhood with a lot going on at night but the apartment is quiet. A couple of other features you might appreciate are firm mattress, good pillows, strong water pressure, plenty of hot water. The neighbourhood feels very safe. I never once felt uncomfortable. Book it and enjoy.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Great value for money

  • 4 of 5

Huge thanks to Sean and Brad who were the perfect hosts, very helpful and always ready for a chat. We are a family of four with two young children. We found the apartment to be excellent value for money that catered to all our needs. It's located in a very friendly and safe neighbourhood with great amenities nearby, including amazing food day and night (Best Pizza - literally THE BEST pizza in New York - was one stand out for us), a supermarket, laundromat and the subway. Having the subway so close made our travels around New York very easy, not to mention cheap. It's also worth noting that we used the subway quite late at night on many occasions and always felt safe. And further, given Williamsburg is busy at all hours the apartment was reasonably quiet. It was clean and tidy and was stocked with everything we needed. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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  • 5 of 5

This location couldn't of been more perfect. A quiet neighborhood super close to the trendy part of Bedford and the train.

Sean was so helpful with a well ordered notebook full of places to eat and drink. I locked myself out of the apartment and Sean was easy to contact and came quickly to my aid.

The place was beautiful, clean and had net flicks and Amazon set up so that we could watch anything we wanted. The only thing that was a little bothersome was the noise of the steam heater in the bedroom, but we fiddled with it a little and it seemed to ease the noise.

This was a great find! Loved every minute of my stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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McCarren Park
"Just 4 blocks from our home. Swimming pool, ice skating, outdoor 400m athletic track, out..."
Dumont -- CLOSED
"Excellent local restaurant on Union Ave one block away. Great for weekend brunch too! http..."
Statue of Liberty
"Take the ferry to the grand lady and then onto Ellis Island Immigration museum - the audio t..."
Empire State Building
"Speaks for itself. Dusk is the best time to see the city in daylight and watch the lights g..."
Times Square
"Go at night! It is quite a spectacle. Take the L train to Union Sq then transfer to the U..."
Central Park
"So much to see here. Sheeps meadow at W70 St for sunning with the locals. Strawberry fiel..."
"Peruvian local. Steak here is delicious. On our block - turn right on Union Ave. "
Union Pool
"Night spot on our block on Union. Outdoor space. Cool Hipster hangout. "
Sunac Natural Food
"Union Ave organic supermarket open 24 hours. "
Le Barricou
"Well priced French cuisine. Coq au van is my pick here. "
Yola's Cafe
"Our brilliant local Mexican take out (or eat in). One block away on Metropolitan."
Settepani Bakery
"Great Coffee! Classic Brooklyn-Italian baked goods. Turn left out of the front door up to ..."
Brooklyn Flea - Williamsburg -- TEMPORARILY CLOSED -- CLOSED
"A new 'institution' in hipster Billyburg. "
Williamsburg Bridge
"Walk or ride a city bike into Manhattan. The view of Midtown is spectacular. The bridge is..."
Mccarren Park Track
Cheers Thai Restaurant
"Great food and quirky atmosphere a block away on Metropolitan"
M Noodle Shop
"Quick and easy and always tasty. "
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Smorgasburg -- CLOSED
"Great local food sampling in a market atmosphere. "
Amarcord Vintage Fashion
"Our neighbors own this terrific vintage clothing store on Bedford Ave. "
Brooklyn Winery -- CLOSED
Radegast Hall & Biergarten
"Always busy and hopping with locals and local hops!"
19 Conselyea St
"We have three floor-through rental apartments in our townhouse. Two one bedroom apartments a..."
19 Conselyea St
"We have three floor-through rental apartments in our townhouse. Two one bedroom apartments a..."
High Line Park
"A unique park experience on Manhattan's west side. "
Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Lorimer St
"OUR SUBWAY L train to Manhattan. G train to Downtown Brooklyn"
The Museum of Modern Art
2fl cozy Townhouse Apt 5 mins to Manhattan Visit yr kids in W'burg Brooklyn
"Our 2nd Floor Parlor Apt"
American Museum of Natural History
"Spent so many afternoons here with my daughter when she was younger and we live a few blocks..."
Kellog's Diner
"American Diner food 24 hours. "
feta sau
"Best BBQ in town"
Pete's Candy Store
"A few blocks away on Lorimer. There is never a cover charge here, and the bands are as good ..."
Jimmy's Diner
"Best fried chicken in the city. On Union Ave toward McCarren Park"
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.