Living room has a pull-out couch, dining table that seats 4, and desk.

Entire home/apt

4 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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Gorgeous Brooklyn apartment for a great price, just take care of our huggable kitty while we're away. Recently renovated with mid-century charm, warm, eco-friendly, with queen bed, comfy pullout couch, and gorgeous sunset views of Brooklyn.

The space

If you want to have the real Brooklyn experience, this is your apartment, full of charming retro touches, sustainable finishes, and comfort. You enter this beautiful 650 square feet by walking through a hallway painted with adorable, fantastical creatures, done by notable Brooklyn artist Cern. Windows in every room let in lots of light, and the south facing windows have an unimpeded view of Brooklyn. Note that this is a 6th-floor walkup, so be prepared for a bit of exercise while you are here. All the finishes are non-toxic, including the reclaimed barn wood floor, white walls, organic linens, non-toxic kitchen cabinets and non-toxic cleaning supplies. Dining room table seats four comfortably. Watch TV on our projector, or get out and explore the neighborhood! The high-quality pullout couch has been approved by someone with chronic back pain as supremely comfortable, even when not pulled out. Walls are soundproofed so that a fiesta could be going on next door and your would barely hear it. Apartment generally stays at a comfortable temperature, but you can turn the new radiators on and off for your comfort. Blue tooth speakers in both rooms.

Guest access

You can use the entire apartment, save for the musical equipment, which will be covered with a sheet. If we find that you have touched any of the equipment, we will be keeping your security deposit.

Interaction with guests

Depending on when you arrive, we will either leave a key for you at a nearby location, or let you in and show you around before leaving. Sometimes, if you check in early in the day, we might pop back in later to grab our luggage on our way to the airport or train station. How accessible we are by message during your stay depends on where we are traveling to.

Other things to note

This apartment comes with an adorable kitty named Pancho. Look him up on Instagram under #panchothecoolestcat. He's sort of famous, and if you play your cards right, he might give you a Pancho Hug. (TM) We only require that you feed him 2 times a day. He likes to get up with the sun (sorry, we've been working on that) but if you feed him or put him in the bathroom, you can go back to sleep.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 3PM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 70 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 70
Security Deposit: 1409
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is flexible

No parties or events. Please do not bring home people to our apartment. Do not touch our personal items except for the kitchen stuff and blue tooth speakers. Be respectful of our neighbors. There is an alarm at the top of the stairs that will go off if you try to go up on the roof, please do not trigger it. Do not go on the fire escape – we can't guarantee its safety. By booking with us, you release us from liability if you decide to go out on the fire escape and get hurt, because we clearly told you not to go on the fire escape. You can help yourself to anything in the fridge or pantry, so don't be afraid to put the kitchen to work!



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

5 nights minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Max User Profile
January 2017
Staying at Alden and Illich's place provides every opportunity to experience the rich culture of Williamsburg, with subway lines that can have you in Manhattan in 10 minutes. Alden and Illich themselves are wonderful and a pleasure to meet. From the start Alden was very easy to communicate with and very organized. The pictures do not do the apartments very clean and thoughtful interior design justice. It is clear that Alden Illich invested time in curating a beautiful home for themselves. Their cat Pancho would give any dog person a run for there money and makes the place feel like a home. Having stayed to visit friends from college for NYE I was provided with everything I needed as well as great recommendations on places I hadn't tried in Williamsburg before. You couldn't find a better spot or better hosts in Williamsburg!

Abby User Profile
October 2016
Alden was there when we got there to let us in, everything was as expected! She showed us around and promptly left so that we could get ready for a wedding we were attending. The bed was very comfortable and we had everything we needed. It was no problem caring for their cute kitty and fish....we would highly recommend staying here!

Karene User Profile
September 2016
Absolutely loved our stay at Alden's place! This place is actually even better in person than the photos. Unique, fun, cool, homely. Great location, close to the station, with the M and J lines quickly getting you into Manhattan. Also a short walk to actually walk across the Williamsburg bridge. Really gave us the true local experience. Alden was responsive and very accommodating with anything we may need. Pancho the cat is just the best. Such a friendly cat from the very beginning of our stay. Highly recommend this place to anyone!!

Elizabeth User Profile
July 2016
Very good communication with host. The cat was lovely. The space is exactly as pictured. Very convenient using the key pick up / drop off during all hours. Would stay again and recommend to a friend!

Liana User Profile
June 2016
Alden and lllich's place was very cute and cozy, they were very welcoming and flexible with my stay. My favourite part of my stay was Pancho they're cat, was the coolest cat ever. The place was clean and newly renovated I especially loved the decor. About a 10 min walk to broadway I really loved the shops in that area. I would definitely love to stay there again, thank you so much you guys for everything you were both great hosts. Liana

Roberta User Profile
March 2016
Perfect! Alden's apt wasn't far from the train and there were plenty of local restaurants, coffee houses etc...nearby. The apt was clean and exactly what was described. Alden was generous with giving us info of things to do. Poncho was a special treat making it feel like home at the end of the day.

Whitney User Profile
February 2016
Alden's apartment is even more beautiful in person! It was very clean and literally every single square inch is aesthetically pleasing. The bed was probably the most comfortable thing I have ever slept on. The neighborhood is perfect for hanging in Brooklyn and an easy quick trip by train or taxi to Manhattan. We were welcomed by Pancho the cat who is also super cool. There are so many great restaurants and bars right around the apartment. We hardly wanted to leave the neighborhood. Alden had a wonderful list of suggestions as well!

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Alden User Profile

This profile is for Alden Wicker and my husband, Illich Mujica. I'm a freelance journalist, writing about sustainable fashion. Illich is an architect and DJ. We are open-minded but responsible. We are both very organized and neat. We like to go with the flow and do our best not to get hung up when things don't go according to plan, because it's life! If you stay in our home, you'll find it cozy, friendly, and fun. If we stay with you, we'll leave your home as neat as we find it, and will follow all your rules. We're talkative, but also respect boundaries. We like to have a conversation or two with you to get to know you, then run off and do our thing. We're still friends with many of the people we've met through AirBnB. In fact, we attended a wedding in France of a couple we met through AirBnB. :)

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