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Williamsburg Townhouse Apartment, Near East River

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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. If there is no vacancy, see VRBO#320337 for Apt #1, the garden apartment and VRBO#621568, our new Atelier apartment with terrace available in the same building - same rates.

Absolutely no smoking, in consideration of other guests. 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.

"All info and photographs of this property © M. LeBlanc 2016"

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More Details

Minnette LeBlanc, Owner, Miu Wong, Bookkeeper
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Minnette LeBlanc, Owner, Miu Wong, Bookkeeper

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.

Minnette LeBlanc, Owner, Miu Wong, Bookkeeper purchased this apartment in 1988

Why Minnette LeBlanc, Owner, Miu Wong, Bookkeeper chose Williamsburg

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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Williamsburg Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • River
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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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(38 traveler reviews)

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Williamsburg Townhouse Apartment, Near East River
average rating of 4.7105265 based on 39 reviews

Lavish, cosy home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Great location in Williamsburg, easy access to everywhere.

Great fit out, huge amount of space would defiantly stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Petersburg

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is BEAUTIFUL. It's located just a couple blocks from the subway that takes you anywhere you'd like to go in Brooklyn or Manhattan. The home was very comfortable and in my humble opinion, the most quiet place I've stayed in the 4 visits to the area. Also, you're just about a block or two from the waters edge on the East River, so at night, you can walk down and enjoy the most beautiful view of Manhattan. The home was clean and well equipped and even had coffee and bagels waiting for us! My husband and I loved it and will definitely be renting again. Dan and Vanessa thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Everything we expected and more!

  • 5 of 5

We chose this charming home for our stay in Williamsburg and we will definitely be going back. The online photos are true to life. We walked into our accommodation and immediately felt at home.

The location is ideal for walking to many restaurants and attractions and there is a fabulous market less than a block away.

The decor is comfortable and inviting.

We look forward to our next visit

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you felt at home, and enjoyed your stay with us - you are always welcome back! Warm regards, Minnette LeBlanc Miu W/ong
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Bandera, Texas

Fantastic townhouse!!!

  • 5 of 5

This townhouse was so quaint and cozy. It was well decorated, nicely furnished, well stocked, very comfortable, had tasty goodies in the fridge, and was just over the top in every way! It was very clean. It’s location was perfect for walking, and not too far from the subway. It was just the perfect rental for our stay! We will be staying there again!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Authentic Brooklyn charm & comfort hosted by the Diva of Hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

It is rare that an experience that you have imagined for months exceeds your expectations. Minnette’s brownstone apartment goes well beyond that! This nineteenth century walk-up is like traveling thru time with all of the modern amenities you would find in the any quality hotel. Business brought us here for the first time, but it is this property and the incredibly charming lady that owns it that will bring us back, time and time again! Brava Minnette!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is definitely these charming guests who brought out the best in us! I am sure you, too, will have Bravo's wherever you travel. Thanks for being such thoughtful and wonderful guests. We loved having you here.
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Very charming and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed using this lovely apartment as our home base as we explored the city. We felt very safe and because we like to cook, loved having a couple of grocery stores within walking distance. Having the subway lines a few minutes away was s plus as well. A bit noisy at first though till we adjusted to them.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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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
Nearest Point of Interest
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $250

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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