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My apartment is in Willamsburg Brooklyn, conveniently located 10 minutes via subway to the East Village in Manhattan. The freshly painted, private Master bedroom has high ceilings, hardwood floors and tons of natural light. The room is furnished with a queen size bed, (complete with 1000 thread count sheets), a full length mirror, dresser and closet. Towels are included. The kitchen and bathroom are clean and functional. Full access to a peaceful back garden. The neighborhood is safe and lively with easy access to a cheery laundromat less than a half a block away, a deli at the corner and a park around the corner. Five minute walk to the subway, restaurants and bars.

Things you should know to make sure my apartment is for you:
The apartment was tenement housing at the turn of the 20th century and this unique architecture is common to this particular part of Brooklyn, but there are a few quirks.
1. It is a Railroad Style apartment. That means you have to walk
through my bedroom to get to the kitchen and water closet. If you feel
that you will not be comfortable with this set up, my apartment is not
for you.
2. The heat is very strong in the Winter. I do not have control of the
thermostat, but if you open the window it is quite pleasant.
3. The self-contained/private shower stall located in the kitchen.
4. The sink is located in the kitchen doubles as kitchen /bathroom sink.
5. The bedroom is at the front of apartment facing the street so there is some traffic noise.

House Rules
Please take off your shoes upon entering the apartment.
Please do not ask to use my computer.
Please do not leave dirty dishes in the sink and clean up after yourself when you use the kitchen.
Please do not give out my phone number if the airline loses your luggage.
Please turn the heater/ac off when you go out.
Please make yourself at home and enjoy the space!

There are reviews on my listing. Please take a look to make
sure my place is for you. I want all my guests to be comfortable and enjoy
the space!

Guest Reviews (18)

Dec 05, 2009
Had a great week's stay - Abigail made us feel completely welcome and at home. Far more fun staying in a real home rather than a bland hotel! The apartment is v. central, five mins to the subway then a short distance to Union Square. Area great - shops near, and feels completely safe. Yes the traffic outside the flat can be loud - but we came armed with ear plugs and it didn't bother us. Definitely recommend, and would love to stay again. Thanks Abigail! Kate

Sep 28, 2009
I never actually met Abigail as she was away during my weekend stay. However, first of all she overnighted the keys to me, texted me repeatedly on my day of arrival to make sure everything was okay, and I arrived to find a spotless apartment with all the right things. The shower in the kitchen is Euro-cute and not an issue, as the fridge gives you privacy when you step out. The noisey bedroom is not an issue once you turn on the fan and pop in some earplugs. The only downside is that the kitchenware is a bit sparse (no saucepan, tea kettle or garlic press for example), but I am a wierd gluten-free foodie so it is probably less of an issue for others.

Sep 23, 2009
Abby made our experience in New York as comfortable as possible - she was a wonderful hostess. The only cons that I can think of is the traffic outside the bedroom window (the street outside is a main truck thoroughfare) and the shower was in the kitchen, but these are things that a pair of ear plugs and a conveniently placed fridge can counter. Everything was clean and comfortable. Thanks Abby!

Sep 08, 2009
spending our nights at abigails ap during our ny-trip was really good. the place is close to the city, has a safe neighbourhood and some options to have dinner or go out. especially the bedford avenue was really good and just two stations via subway apart.. abigail seemed to be really easy going. Actually we just met the last day, because she was on a short holiday trip, while we stayed there.. Our room was a bit loud (close to the street) but very clean and well decorated. A small contra: the shower is in the kitchen and there is no door to close.. So all together a very good place with a very nice host..

Aug 28, 2009
we spent a great time in New york staying a week at Abigail's place... We arrived in New York after 2 weeks in Tenessee and Louisiana, and the only thing which was hard for me was it was really hot in new York and Abigails hasn't got A.C... but after a few days I got used to it..The place is confortable, and abigail is really easy going, if you need anything she will do it, anyway New York is full of things to do so we didn't stay much in the room!! Pros : the situation, not far from Manhattan, safe place, big room, well decorated and clean, abigail's easy nature Cons : no A.C (if you come in summer), no curtains to hield the light in the morning, the traffic noise Overall, a good place to stay!!!

Anne mette
Aug 21, 2009
we enjoyed our stay at Abigails. She is super easy going, and its a beautiful place. We would love to stay there again if we are going back to NYC.

Aug 12, 2009
Abigail's a super-nice & gracious host, and she keeps the place very clean. She's very pleasant and easy to be around. As others have mentioned, there is a bit of road noise (it's the city, after all), but earplugs helped with that. I would stay there again.

Aug 10, 2009
Abigail's place is great as specially your room. Ok beside that street noise, but that's ok, cause it helps you to get up not so late in the morning. And now with the new oven ;-) you can have a great dinner in her nice apartment. What we loved most was the neighborhood packed with mostly young folks, nice bars (Legion) and a great italian restaurant. Ask Abigail for this!
I wish you a great trip to nyc..... jens

Aug 05, 2009
Abigail offers a perfect old world charm resting place that I found great to come home to after the end of the days explorations. She's a gracious hostess, a pleasant conversationalist and her flat is comfortable and tidy. Located less than a 5 minute walk to the "L" subway,a quick subway ride to Manhattan, easily accessible to JFK and two stops away from the lively Bedford Ave. Her neighborhood is vibrant and within short walking distance to many restaurants, bars, and grocers. Metropolitan Ave. is a bit utility truck noisy at night yet I slept right through it. I loved the uniqueness of the shower in the kitchen area. Abigail's is an ideal place for traveler's. I'd be happy to stay again. Thanks Abigail!

Jul 28, 2009
We loved the area and had a very comfortable stay with Abigail. Great, spacious room. We would definitely stay again.

Jul 19, 2009
A very nice room, extremely comfortable and in a friendly laid back neighbourhood. The subway is a short walk away and a slightly longer walk takes you to some excellent Brooklyn bars and thrift stores. Abigail is a lovely host, very friendly and welcoming. The road outside is rather noisy but a set of earplugs solves that problem very easily. Highly recommended.

Jul 14, 2009
Room was spacious and very accommodating. Could use a chair. Abigail even went and got us a fan when the one there didn't work. A little noisy at night because of the busy street traffic, but the fan helped drown that out. You couldn't find a nicer hostess if you looked forever.

Jul 05, 2009
I had a great time. The apartment was very close to Manhattan. Abigail ws very easy going and we hung out a couple of nights. The room was really nice and a very comfortable bed. I would stay there again.

Jun 30, 2009
If you're looking for a cool place to stay and planning to spend most of the day out in the city (come on, it's New York!) this is a perfect find. Abigail's place is a value for money choice and the room is really big, well decorated and comfortable. Pros: Size of room, Abigail's friendly, easy-going nature, distance to subway station (5 mins walk) Cons: The tiny shower in the kitchen, noisy traffic at night Overall: A pleasurable, excellent value stay!
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Jun 21, 2009
The room is large and clean and has a lot of character. The bedclothes were of good quality, the bed was on the firm side, which I like. Abigail herself is extremely friendly and easygoing. She made the stay very pleasant. The price is very reasonable for the size of the room, and the atmosphere.

Jun 09, 2009
Abigail's place is full of tasteful objects, and the bed is super comfy. She is a friendly host and the appartment has a good communal atmosphere.

May 12, 2009
abigail is a natural host. i enjoyed every second i was there. was comfortable clean, just great.

Friend Recommendations (1)

First of all, Abigail is very gracious, easy going and delightful. She would make a wonderful hostess. Secondly, the location of her apartment is fantastic. It's in a funky part of Williamsburg, so close to bars, restaurants, galleries and produce markets. The room is huge, with high ceilings and very clean. I think it's a good deal for the price. I can definitely recommend staying here because I've known Abigail for many years and have even lived with her in this apartment.