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Williamsburg Townhouse Apartment, Near East River

Bedrooms 1
Space 74 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 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
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

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 Brooklyn

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Williamsburg, New York

Property Type:
  • apartment
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
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
  • soap
  • 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 rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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!


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Williamsburg Townhouse Apartment, Near East River
average rating of 4.64 based on 26 reviews

Itwas very comfortable and convienant clean

  • 4 of 5

Quaint quiet private just very nice. Roomy everything you need. Smooth check-in/out access.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portola Valley, CA

Weekend in Brooklyn

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful apartment! Great Brooklyn location with Marlowe & Sons, a perfect breakfast spot, just around the corner. Plenty of space to spread out. I will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apt, home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying in the apt- comfortable, spacious for a family of four, easy walking across the Williamsburg bridge to LED, would return in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place, great location. Very comfy and homey, can't wait to come back.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great visit with my daughters in Brooklyn. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone who wants a home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and convenient

  • 3 of 5

This apartment is conveniently located to many attractions in Brooklyn/Williamsburg. The location is on a street with mixed industrial and residential use and very near the train (noisy, but with earplugs I slept ok). There is a lot of new construction going on in Williamsburg and you are sure to see a transformation of this area in the near future. The apartment was clean and safe. We didn't have time to spend in the back garden but it could have used some landscape maintenance. We had a nice view of it from our kitchen window. Bedding in any accommodation is of major interest to me. The sheets were thin and the comforter and blankets dated. They were clean but needed to be replaced with new. The management was very accommodating and easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming to stay with us in Williamsburg, and yes, it is changing - many modern new buildings, but still, many remain with "old world" charm. You caught us at the height of the season change in November, with the changing colors, and our trees and 30 foot high wall of ivy and roses was shedding leaves - so the rear garden may have looked a little messy, with the falling leavers. But we do have a wonderful gardener who keeps it well tended. The beds have all Ralph Lauren comforters and linens, with extra Scottish and Irish natural woolen blankets, as they reflect the period of the building, and are of the highest quality. But we do have a large stock of other options, so just ask, and we are happy to accommodate every taste.
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Wonderful accomodations in Williamsburg right by the East River

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed at this listing and found it to be a wonderful experience. We stayed on the second floor and that unit is the entire front to back of the house. There is a great amount of room to stretch out with a large bedroom behind French doors that open to the living area. In that generous room there is a twin bed in a nook that has curtain for privacy during the night. A full kitchen is available at the back with a table and five chairs. You are nestled right by the Williamsburg Bridge and a few blocks and a short walk up from the subway station. There is a full grocery store one block away by the river. Joggers and bikers use a nearby street and there are lots of nearby restaurants. A great place to stay for visiting Manhattan and seeing some of the best spots in Brooklyn.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Williamsburg, New York

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$334.45
Cleaning A$133.78

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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