A one-of-a-kind riverfront loft. This is not your average apartment- housed in one of Williamsburg’s last original factories (circa 1900), with classic exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, and your own personal view of the Manhattan skyline. In the heart of the coolest neighborhood of New York (Williamsburg). Surrounded by organic markets, trendy cafes, on-trend shops, and Michelin-star restaurants.
NOTE: it's important to me that your expectations are met when staying at my home, so please read all the way to the end of the listing.
This is a 3-bedroom / 1-bathroom apartment on the 2nd floor of a loft building with both elevator and stairwell access. I live in one of the rooms and host Airbnb travelers in the other 2 rooms. This room is 90 sq. feet (8.5 x 10.5 feet). If you aren't used to the small size of NYC apartments, they may be smaller than you are used to, and this room's size is average for the city.
The room has a 14-inch queen-size LinenSpa gel memory foam mattress, and is lockable from inside and outside (you’ll have the key during your stay). It comes with an open-air closet system from which to hang large articles of clothing, and a dresser as well. Bedding includes a 75% down comforter for extra warmth, memory foam pillows, and fresh sheets. It has large windows facing the Williamsburg Bridge and Manhattan.
PLEASE NOTE: The building is next to the Williamsburg Bridge, meaning there is occasional noise from trains passing by. As with most loft buildings, the interior walls of this unit are pressurized (i.e. not permanent), meaning they still provide the privacy you’d expect but are less soundproof than walls in non-loft buildings.
The apartment includes high-speed WiFi with speeds usually around 20 MB/s, and up to 300 MB/s on a good day.
You will have full access to the common areas (living room, full bathroom, kitchen). The only off-limits areas are the other 2 bedrooms.
Due to my work schedule, I am often out of the apartment. However, I am entirely available by text throughout your stay and will be able to provide you with any information you need to make your stay more comfortable.
I will make every effort to be here for your arrival and introduce myself in person. As a backup, I use the KeyCafe key exchange service, so you can pick up the keys from a nearby cafe when you arrive and let yourself into the unit.
Since I do rent out more than one of my rooms to guests such as yourself, there’s a good chance that you will encounter another guest and share the apartment with them during your stay. I make every effort to invite only the most pleasant, agreeable people to stay in my home, but I know some guests want to know exactly who they'll be staying with beforehand. So please consider the above info before you book a reservation with me.
I have extensive experience hosting people from all over the world via other home-sharing sites, and I will do my best to make sure your stay is comfortable and pleasant.
I ask that all guests remove their shoes when they enter the house. This is for the sake of cleanliness, but also to reduce the noise for my downstairs neighbors.
Your room will be cleaned before your arrival- fresh sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers. The dresser will be cleaned, the floor will be vacuumed, and the trash in your room will be empty. I clean the bathroom once a week, however it is probably the highest-traffic space in the apartment and that does affect its cleanliness level (not terrible, but not spotless either; probably a B- if I'm honest). Please take this into account before booking.
Most nights, the building is quiet and peaceful, however the building is home to many young people and occasionally the upstairs neighbors hold house parties with loud music, usually ending at 12 or 1am. This usually happens once every 4-6 weeks, and so far it has never happened on a night other than Friday or Saturday. This is an unavoidable reality of living in a Williamsburg loft with other 20- and 30-somethings as neighbors.
There is a coin-operated washer/dryer in the building, but the dryers are old and take forever (like 4-5 hours) to dry clothes properly. I mostly use the drop-off laundromat 2 blocks away from my place.
- All the basic stuff applies. In general, please treat this as a shared space.
-Please take off your shoes when entering the house. This is to ensure a cleaner living environment, and also to reduce noise for the downstairs neighbors.
- In order to ensure a good night’s sleep for the other guest, my neighbors, and myself, no noise between the hours of 10pm and 8am.
- Please don’t bring the party home.
- During peak shower hours (7am - 10am), please limit your bathroom time to 10 minutes. Outside of those hours, use it as long as you want. :-)
- Please remember to clean up after yourself, i.e. if you use dishes, please wash them and put them in the dish rack next to the sink.
- This is a no-smoking, no-drugs environment.
- Also, this is a pet-free home. I love animals but unfortunately cannot accommodate them.
- Lastly, please include your favorite musician or movie in the message you send to me. This is important for me to verify that my guests have fully read the room’s description, so there are no surprises upon check-in.
- I hope you can respect that I only accept guests who are kind, chill, and want to leave the world better than they found it. I love Airbnb and am a super-chill host, but I value the safety of my guests and myself, and I want to ensure the best experience possible for everyone.