A dramatic sunset. Yes, this photo was taken from my window.The bridges, park and skyline. Yes, I took this photo from my window.
Dumbo Loft With A Beautiful View
Dumbo Loft With A Beautiful View
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1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Waterfront loft apartment in Dumbo overlooking the skyline, Brooklyn Bridge, East River, and parks.

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PARKSIDE AND WATERFRONT DUMBO LOFT WITH STELLAR VIEWS

* Seeking a sublet for entire month of August. No short-term inquiries, please. *

* Please send a message before making a reservation request. I will reply quickly with some helpful notes. *

This is my 700 square foot loft apartment in Dumbo, Brooklyn, which has one of the best views in all of New York City. It is directly on the waterfront across the street from the park. (Yes, the view photos were actually taken from my window.)

I'm on an upper floor of a century-old brick-and-timber building. There are hardwood floors, giant windows, high ceilings and exposed brick.

The living room furniture has been upgraded since these photos, which I will update soon.

The view speaks for itself. It is like a moving painting, overlooking the East River, Financial District, the Brooklyn & Manhattan Bridges, a Victorian-era carousel, the South St Seaport and a giant park.

Dumbo is beautiful, quiet neighborhood, but there are restaurants, bars, shops, a fancy 24-hour grocery store and things to do within a few blocks.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park has recently been expanded and is now one of the most amazing recreation spaces in New York.

Dumbo is very convenient to Chinatown, the LES, Soho, Tribeca, East & West Village, Chelsea, Midtown and other North BK neighborhoods like Williamsburg, Fort Greene and Brooklyn Heights.

The F is very close and the A/C trains are also nearby. This is exactly one stop from Manhattan. Under ten minutes to Wall St or Chinatown and 30 minutes to Times Square.

Wifi, elevator, A/C, heating, full kitchen.


MORE ABOUT THE BUILDING:

The building was built around 1900 by EW Bliss & Company for the manufacture of tools, presses, lathes, dies, and other metal equipment. One old photo of the building and an engraving are included in the photo set.

During World War II, most of the neighborhood's factories were adapted to suit military needs. Munitions were manufactured here, which led to the creation of the separated building in the center the block, where finished products were stored.

As manufacturing in NYC and America began its slow decline, the upper floors of the building got turned into lofts. People starting covertly living here in the early 80s, and eventually the building became the amalgam of live/work spaces, apartments and small businesses that it is today.

Please understand that this is live/work building, not a luxury loft apartment building. There is no doorman. My apartment is tidy, but is not sparkling clean like an art gallery or hotel room. The building's common areas look like an old warehouse... Because that's what it is.

ATTENTION AIRBNB NEWBIES:

If you are new to Airbnb and don't have much or any feedback, please tell me about yourself.

Consider that you are asking me to rent my home to you while I am not present.

YOUR PAPERS PLEASE:

I will need a photo or scan or a photo ID with a home address from all guests, just like a hotel.

Guest access

The entire apartment.

Interaction with guests

I am usually out of town while guests stay here, but my amazing neighbors can help with questions that come up.


Amenities
Elevator in Building
Washer
Dryer
Essentials

Prices
Cleaning Fee £156
Security Deposit £390
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House Rules

First and foremost, please be considerate of my neighbors and building.

Two guests maximum, with possible consideration for children. No pets.

No smoking anywhere inside the apartment or building.

Keep it very quiet after 10pm. Some of my neighbors have families.

It is okay to bring a friend or two over for lunch or drinks, but please *no* parties or late night gatherings.

The water heater is shared with a neighbor's unit, so please keep showers between 7am-10am and 7pm-10pm brief.

Please leave everything as you found it. The kitchen and bathroom should look like they did when you walked in.

Please do not leave anything in the fridge, and bring the trash to the designated area in the hall at the end of your stay.

There are some additional house and building rules you should ask for before booking.

You must also acknowledge
Potential for noise - There is some noise from the bridge.
No parking on property

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
14 nights minimum stay

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Yoshiko User Profile
August 2017
Kevin's place is a huge apartment on the waterfront with unbelievable view of the city from in/out of the apartment. I really enjoyed walking along the river to catch the 5-min ferry ride to Wall Street. There are small local shops and restaurants nearby, and you can easily walk to subway to get to manhattan. It's close enough to the city but away enough that you can enjoy some peace and quiet. Kevin has been very responsive answering all my questions and the neighbors in the building are really nice too! Great host and fantastic apartment. Highly recommended!

Alessandro User Profile
August 2015
Even though we have never had the pleasure to meet Kevin, he has always been a great host from Europe, always accessible and ready to solve any kind of inquiry. The apartment was simply great, very artistic and unique, like the entire building and neighborhood. As an Italian, special mention goes to the kitchen, with everything you could need to cook any kind of food. Incredible! A very well spent month in Kevin's apartment! I hope we can keep in touch since we stay in NY.

Federica User Profile
August 2014
Kevin's place is fully furnished with everything you may need during your stay in New York. The loft is suitable both for a single person or a couple of people. It actually feels like a home, not like a mere rental. The kitchen is amazing, the building is typical Brooklyn style and the neighbors are all very nice too. Dumbo is now "the place to be" but it's at the same time really close to manhattan. Kevin's probably one of the best owners you could find around. He was constantly emailing me before and during my stay to make sure everything was okay during my stay. He was also very kind in feeding me with information whenever I needed them. I would definitely stay here again.

Matthieu User Profile
November 2013
It was a really great experience in DUMBO! Kevin is really a perfect host, we recommand his appartement. It was really simple to organize all with him! Thanks again for all!

Sarah User Profile
September 2013
This apartment has the best view in all of Brooklyn, and the building has the most character--not renovated into soulless-ness.. The bed is comfy, the wifi is fast, the water pressure is hard. The neighbors are quiet, the rumble of the train is unnoticeable from the bedroom. Kevin himself was highly communicative from afar and his friend who met up with me was punctual, thorough, and kind. I felt like I hit the airbnb jackpot.

Saskia User Profile
September 2013
Kevin was in Europe for the duration of our stay, so we unfortunately didn't get to meet him. He was, however, very responsive in his communication by email and he organized for a neighbour to set us up in his place. The loft was large and comfortable enough and certainly charmingly/interestingly styled. Didn't have a problem with the noise from the trains on the bridge, as the AC muffled it somewhat and I live above a bar back home which is harder to sleep through. This is a cool artsy place in a great location with a really awesome view to make you feel the pulse of NYC!...good value for the price...but be prepared to rough it a bit and burn a few calories on the 5 flight walk-up.

Vincent User Profile
September 2013
Excellent host ! Loft & view excellentissimes ! I come back as soon as you go on vacation again : let me know !!!

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in February 2013
Kevin User Profile

My life in Brooklyn, NY is centered around producing and attending art and entertainment events.

Outside of culture, I spend my time bicycling, reading and cooking... and traveling.

I travel a few months each year for fun, family, creative projects, and business.

I have used Airbnb on three different continents and love how it allows me to see real homes and meet local people. I am also a host and rent my own place while I am away.

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