Seeing through: Glass carriage house living room through dining alcove and depth of loft. Painting by "Jake" local artist.New: The white leather sofa has been added to the glass living room, 2nd bedroom.
The Real Cool Large Private Deal.


Entire home/apt

6 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds


Entire home/apt

6 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

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About this listing

Spectacular, huge loft with PRIVATE BACKYARD for your private use with the BEST LOCATION in NYC! A short walk to East River Parks/piers with dramatic Manhattan views and best spots in neighborhood. My place is exquisitely restored, greatly furnished, hung with local art & only minutes to Manhattan by subway, ferry, cab or foot via Williamsburg Bridge. The oasis of a yard can be enjoyed year round. Cable, WiFi, AC, modern heating, WBFP (dura-flame logs). Photos show areas for your exclusive use.


The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $41 AUD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $172 AUD
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Description

The space

In a 19th century restored Sea Captains House an entire floor with a shady, cool, oasis, private garden awaits you. My place has the greatest location in this hip, fun, highly desired neighborhood with great and easy proximity to Manhattan! High restored tin ceilings and chandeliers floating over glossy hardwood floors in the main large bedroom. A brick WBFP (dura flame logs only please) and slate floors greet you in the foyer of this amazing space that leads you into a cozy fully equipped efficient kitchenette ( coffee maker, full stove/oven, pots, pans, plates, glassware, tea kettle, microwave, stainless steel fridge, deep sink) with a precious sky lighted dining room alcove that seats 4. Walk beyond the dining room and you will find yourself in a beautifully restored glass carriage house that serves as your dramatic living room (with double pane windows and its own separate gas heater to keep you toasty warm in the winter as you watch snow fall in the backyard) and or becomes your spare bedroom. In the warm months you can open a glass garage door in this carriage house and it becomes part of a shady garden complete with a bamboo, fig and birch tree. In this outdoor bird haven are lounge chairs surrounded by miniature palms and a coffee table. Getting off the New York City streets and lounging in this oasis of a space sipping your favorite beverage is just too good to be true. There is also a bar-b-que in the garden, so pickup something great for the grill at the Williamsburg Food Town Market, Whole Foods, or Harvest Market only 5 blocks away.

The space has east and west windows and is elegant and "zen." Tiled bathroom with stainless steel shower complete this space and full laundry service is available up the street. One comfortable queen size bed, a full size bed, and a pull out couch in the large front room (3 beds in total in this room), a good queen size fold down couch that sleeps two comfortably in the glass living room are there for your sleeping comfort plus a large white leather couch. The layout makes it perfect and private for two couples to stay easily or a family of 6. By NYC standards, there is tons of room in my 1500 sq ft loft inside plus an outside deck and yard.

You are in the hippest most happening neighborhood in NYC, Williamsburg Brooklyn waterfront! You are just 3 minute walk to the EAST RIVER ferry into Manhattan's 34 St, and just minutes walking to East River Parks with gorgeous views of the river and bridges and the Manhattan skyline. Eat out at the owner run amazing restaurants like "Sweet Water" (bistro)N. 6th St, "Aurora"(Italian) Grand St, "Sea" (beautiful Thai) and the classic "Teddy's"(american bistro)N.8th St. More traditionally, the best steak house, "Peter Luger's" Broadway is also nearby as well as "Giando's"(Italian) Kent Ave (the best view) on the water for a sunset dinner. "Rawkills" (bar) Grand St. two and a half blocks up the street serves the best cocktails from 3 pm on. These are just the tip of the iceberg of great restaurants. Shopping whether for food/ wine / cheese or the non edible things is great. Boutiques abound for the clotheshorse that is hip. Go into the "Bedford Cheese Shop" on Bedford Ave, into "Mast Brothers Chocolate" on North 3rd coming back from the subway, or to the weekend flea market on North 6 off Kent Ave and you will not want to leave the neighborhood..... Why? There is also lots of diverse cultural nightlife like "The Knitting Factory" with great music and drinks a few blocks away. Then you come back to a beautiful, elegant, comfortable oasis and the envy of all "Williamsburgers".

A 10 min cab ride/car service and you are in Manhattan. East River ferry is a 3 minute walk up the street with service to Midtown or Downtown Manhattan (check schedules) and is a quick and scenic way to get into Manhattan. The L train /Bedford Ave is the closest frequent, quick subway and is a neat, fun walk (10 min) encountering stores, and restaurants. Everything you want is along Bedford Ave or right off it.You can also walk to the JM subway (13 min) that takes you over the Williamsburg Bridge to downtown Chinatown, lower East Side of Manhattan, and City Hall. ( Walking the Williamsburg bridge during the day is also beautiful just make sure you are on the pedestrian walkway and not the bike or the car route!) 6 people max and base rate is based on two people staying.

I have been in the neighborhood for over 20 years and have coordinated with my wife a number of the initial artistic and free cultural multimedia events. We are in our private space on premises, so your privacy is intact; at hand though should you need anything; you can knock on my door.

Guest access

Use of exclusive 1500 sq ft loft and exclusive use of yard. I am in my private adjacent space on premises, at your service at anytime should it be needed, but I assure you have complete privacy in all the areas in my listings photos.
Soft music daytime events, photo shoots and business gatherings are considered, but this intent must be made very clear at the time of inquiry. THE EVENT RATE BEGINS AT $1200 depending on the nature and amount of people.

Interaction with guests

The place is for your private use, though we are never far away. Upon personally receiving you with our wonderful assistant/butler, we are eager to answer any questions or give a suggestion. Feel free to contact us throughout your stay.

The neighbourhood

It's great proximity to Manhattan, and its cool village feel. Many owner run restaurants, bars shops that make it cozy, unique, hip and classy. It is a real neighborhood. It was years before a semi industrial Polish/ Italian neighborhood with many older buildings that had stores on the ground floor and apartments above. Then the artist came in and cleaned up the rundown places, frequented the few local places and it became the hippest place. In the 1990's it was the largest concentration of artist in the world. Few remain for Williamsburg became too popular when everybody else caught on how cool it is. The vibe is still there though. Now sky rise apartments/ and condo's are on the waterfront and just a few of the precious older places like mine remain.

Getting around

By subway, ferry, car or foot it is a breeze to get around Williamsburg or to and from Manhattan.
The L train /Bedford Ave stop is the closest very frequent, quick subway and is a neat, fun walk (10 min) passing stores, and restaurants. One stop and you are in Manhattan. Everything you want is along Bedford Ave or right off it.
You can also walk to the JM subway (13 min) that takes you over the Williamsburg Bridge to downtown Chinatown, lower East Side of Manhattan, and City Hall.
The EastRiver ferry is a 3 minute walk up Kent Ave with service to Midtown or Downtown Manhattan (check schedules) and is a quick and scenic way to get into Manhattan.
A 10 min cab ride/car service and you are in Manhattan.
Walking the Williamsburg Bridge during the day is also beautiful way to get to Manhattan just make sure you are on the pedestrian walkway and not the bike or the car route!

Other things to note

Hip trendy neighborhood with many privately owned family friendly restaurants, shops, coffee houses and bars speckled throughout a residential neighborhood with the easiest access to Manhattan and dramatic skyline and river views. Read "guide book" and "listing's description" for much more information on places to go in the area is there. My privately owned loft is full of real art!


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Please be neat, respectful of my furniture and art that are there for your comfort and enjoyment; have fun and relax. We want you to feel privately at home, to love the space and the great location! Help yourselves to my tea, coffee, juice, wine or condiments! If you are planning a gathering or party you must make it known at time of inquiry for there rate is higher.

1. Place your garbage where it should be and separate your rinsed and broken down recyclable items. There are three labeled, lidded garbage cans outside to the left of the glass door that leads to the yard; two are for recyclables and the other for trash. Rinse any food containers.
2. This is a small private building, so we appreciate your thoughtful respect in regards to noise within the loft all and in hallways. Please limit your self to the loft floor and not go to second, or roof. The space is for the guests that have reserved only. Please cool it on the music and noise before 9 am and after 9 pm.
3. Events like small weddings or birthdays, photo shoots and business gatherings are considered, but this intent must be made clear at the time of inquiry. THE RATE IS HIGHER AND STARTS AT $850 a day depending on size and time frame. This is our private house.
4. All the guests must give full name and show identification. Be respectful by not being noisy before 9 am or after 9 pm if possible.
5. No appliances, besides the refrigerator, should be left on when you leave the space. Do not leave bar-b-q unattended at any time.
Do not leave on any appliance unattended especially in the kitchenette.
6. Please pick up after yourselves by washing your dishes every day and never leave food on counters or furniture uncovered. Properly put all food items away in refrigerator.
7. If you smoke, smoking is only allowed in the yard. Make sure you put your cigarettes out in an ashtray.
8. ONLY TOILET PAPER should be flushed down the toilet. No tampons, food, paper towels, or diapers. Dirty pampers should be disposed in a single plastic bag that you can get from under the sink and placed in large trash bag in the garbage can outside in the yard to the left of the glass door leading to the yard.
9. In dining alcove, be careful not to raise your hands when standing and the overhead fan is on.
10. Turn off fans/lights/air conditioners if not needed.
11. DO NOT SIT OR PUT ANYTHING ON RADIATORS!
12. Any questions please ask me or my assistant by calling/texting. I am only a knock away on the other floor.
13. Space will be inspected when you are leaving and you will be held responsible for any damage or any lacking towel, sheets, furniture, etc...
14. Do not loose the keys; there is a $250 surcharge.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Lív User Profile
May 2017
We truly enjoyed our stay at Todds wonderful place. Happy to get to meet Todd and have some fun on the rooftop aswell :-))
Todd User Profile
Response from Todd:
It was great meeting you all and thanks for being such appreciative guests! Cheers, Todd and family
May 2017

Kristin User Profile
May 2017
Easy check in, great location, plenty of space, would book again!
Todd User Profile
Response from Todd:
So glad you all had a good time! Come back for your next birthday! Cheers, Todd
May 2017

Annette User Profile
May 2017
Stayed 4 days at Todd's place. First thing to be said is that photos accurately depict the place. It's quirky and interesting. The biggest complaint is that the description of the place does not indicate that it is a multiple-unit building. There were people directly above us and they were super loud, in fact, that we slept in the back room next to the patio. Street noise was no more than what would be expected. There were problems with the TV system that were never properly addressed. The bathroom is not like anything I have ever seen, since the shower is not enclosed from the rest of the bathroom. In other words, it's in a corner with a drain in the floor, but the rest of the floor gets wet too. The neighborhood is awesome....little coffee shops, cute restaurants and plenty of locations to buy groceries and other needs. It is very walkable, which we did at varied times of the day and night. It is kind of a family neighborhood with lots of couples with children and dogs walking around, so it feels very safe.
Todd User Profile
Response from Todd:
Dear Annette it was a pleasure to host you, but I wish you had let me know about the noise on the floor above. I was in the house through out your stay, and could have addressed the matter immediately had you let me know. Great that that all else was fine and that you enjoyed the neighborhood which I AGREE IS AWESOME! Have a good day! Cheers, Todd
May 2017

Ari User Profile
May 2017
gem of an oasis in fab bklyn neighborhood - close to great coffee & food, short walk to williamsburg bridge. todd and azul are wonderful to work with, made our stay feel like we we're truly guests in a home. way better than some anon hotel, which probably costs more anyway!
Todd User Profile
Response from Todd:
Ari it was a pleasure to have you in my place. I am so glad you enjoyed it. Cheers, Todd
May 2017

John User Profile
May 2017
Todd's place was absolutely amazing. Right on the water, with beautiful views over to Manhattan. Obviously you are in the heart of Williamsburg so you're close to everything, and a great base for exploring further afield in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Well equipped kitchen, nice shower... And spacious. We also had a great chat and some wine with Todd - felt very welcomed! I've stayed in dozens of Airbnbs in NYC and this was the best by far.
Todd User Profile
Response from Todd:
It was such a pleasure having you and Amy stay!!! Keep in touch and you are always welcome back! Cheers, Todd
May 2017

Carla User Profile
April 2017
Located walking distance from hip and trendy bars and restaurants in Williamsburg, this is an amazing apartment with the prettiest back yard, we lucked out and got to experience it in 79 degree weather. The apartment itself is spacious and so cool, I loved the quirky decor and how the living room opened up into the yard with the garage door. Todd was absolutely the best and so helpful and welcoming when we first arrived, we felt right at home. 100% would stay again and recommend to everyone and anyone!!
Todd User Profile
Response from Todd:
Great and so glad it all worked out for you all. Todd
April 2017

Camille User Profile
April 2017
Cool and funky loft right in Williamsburg near the river. A great deal for our big group to share. Cool neighborhood bar next door with great food. Fun shops and lots of good restaurants in the neighborhood. We enjoyed our stay. Todd was very friendly and helpful!
Todd User Profile
Response from Todd:
It was my pleasure. Glad you made it home safely! Todd
April 2017

New York, New York, United States · Joined in June 2012
Todd User Profile

This is my Williamsburg place. I spend most of my time in NYC but maintain and own a large and very important private rain forest and wildlife reserve in Costa Rica completely off the grid. I am an artist by trade. Along with all the other 100 other things I like to do are organic Fish Farming, Raising Horses, Tree Farming, and Dancing.. My Motto is Live Big Now and Retire in Reverse....And..I hate profiles because who you are changes every second. All the best! T.

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