About this listing
Entire apt in private home located on the first floor with a front entrance. Non shared for privacy.Astoria provides travelers with a true community feeling while providing easy access to Airports, NYC-Manhattan and Brooklyn
Front of house- first floor apt/ Huge living room with 55 inch flat screen TV, sofa bed & twin size sleigh real bed (the room is super large). In addition theres a large bedroom with king size bed and a large bathroom with 2 entrances so you dont disturb eachother if theres others in the living room.The space is comfortable and the area is very quiet at night so you can rest. If you need parking there is an additional charge.
Theres a coffee maker, toaster, microwave and small fridge set up in a small room.
Backyard with table/chairs if you want to sit and read. Barbeque is shared and welcome to use at anytime.
Interaction with Guests
We are always around daily when needed. 24/7
The neighborhood has cuisines representing every part of the globe from Greek,Japanese,Korean,Thai,Spanish tapas,Columbian,Asian and Italian trattorias to soul food kitchens and Italian/Jewish deli's.
R and M train are located around the corner from house going directly to Manhattan or Brooklyn. Other metro lines -#7, E and F are available at 74th and Roosevelt Ave Station to make connections to the 2 major airports-La Guardia and Kennedy.
Other Things to Note
Walking distance to Vitality Organic market(open 24 hours), NY Bagel Deli,Saffron Indian Cuisine,Columbian ,Greek and Italian cafes /Pizzerias's eateries. We also have 2 great bakeries in the area-Gian Piero and Island Bakery. Theres also a local movie theater and museum.
SMOKING OUTDOORS ONLY.
NO PETS ALLOWED.
Please turn off the A/C when not in use to conserve energy
Gladys was amazing. She made us feel so welcomed and went out of her way to accommodate us so we could enjoy the city as much as possible. The apartment is really cute and spacious. It is 1 block from the subway and we felt safe the whole time. I highly recommend staying here. It is a great value for NY.
This was our first time trying airbnb. So of course we were apprehensive. We travel extensively worldwide for our business. And we were pleasantly surprised. Gladys & Bob were fabulous. They gave a lot of personal attention to our needs and were extremely considerate. We stayed there 1 week. I even bumped into their birthday party out back for their mom's 73rd and they made me big plate of delicious food. A slice of cake on my table later when i came from work. Another great additive was the private parking in the back. Being from FL I hate driving in NYC, so it was great to park my car and leave it for the week while I walked and used public transportation. And the Wi-Fi was great! This was crucial for my work as I am a media and marketing writer. All in all, we saved money and had a quality stay. We would definitely stay with Gladys and Bob again.
The accommodations were clean and comfortable. The front bay window had a lovely view of a large sycamore tree. Gladys was very helpful and kind. The only surprise was that there is not a real kitchen, although that might have been clear in the description and I missed it. However, the space had a full size refrigerator, coffee maker (critical for me!) and microwave. So if all you need to make is breakfast it is sufficient. The location is super convenient!
Our host made us feel completely welcomed. She is amazing! We felt right at home. She had breakfast and snacks for us as well as some toiletries. When we arrived, she greeted us and showed us around the place. She is super friendly and very personable. We love Gladys!
The location was amazing - walking distance to the train and 24-hr. Rite Aid as well as some great places to eat and shop near Steinway street. We couldn't have asked for a better location.
The listing on this site was very clear, detailed and accurate. It was even better in person than what it seemed like. We highly recommend this place to stay if you're coming to New York.
STOP before you go and stay in a over priced ..small hotel room in the Crazy built up part of New York...
Stay with Gladys and Bob..
Great Host...Helpful...Friendly.. There if you need anything with out being in your face...
Space Great for my son and I doing a few days in NY.
Great area ..felt safe. Great to have a quiet place to go after the hustles and bustle of NY. Cozy comfortable and all what we needed to make our stay GREAT.. Subway around the corner ..Drops you in middle of (email hidden)eat convenience ..
Enjoyed eating locally as well as walking home at night..no worries. Gladys..Was kind and brought us fruit and yogurts ect and even insisted on cooking breakfast for us ;-) when we were leaving early. My next trip back will be to stay at Gladys and Bobs place again.
My 23 yr old son thought Gladys was a hoot.. Always laughing ;-)
Thank you Gladys and Bob.. For making the trip a fun trip ...
I hope that others get the change to visit you and enjoy you both being Great Host
Gladys and Bob were wonderful hosts! Gladys was so nice and friendly and she was quick to respond to any questions that I had about the property and location. We weren't able to meet Bob until our last day but he was really nice too! I loved the little touches that Gladys made to our apartment, such as tissue boxes in every room, cold bottled water in the refrigerator, lots of clean towels in the bathroom and lots of pillows to choose from in the bedroom. The location of the property was awesome! Lots of yummy cafes and markets close by and only about 2 blocks from the subway--so convenient! And the option to park in the backyard was super helpful. Also, the neighborhood seemed very safe.
Gladys and Bob are amazing hosts. From the moment we arrived, we felt welcome. The house is even nicer than the pictures and in the summer, the airflow was awesome. We slept with the windows open - definitely felt safe enough to do so. The apartment is decorated well, feels airy and spacious. Bed very comfortable. They have little details like soaps, perfumes, stacks of towels, etc. which lend to the serene environment.
I was most impressed by how Gladys obtained a crib for us because she knew we were traveling with our five month old son. It was the attention to detail like this that made our experience so memorable.
We also loved how Gladys and Bob were so willing to let us make ourselves at home. We used the grill in the backyard two nights in a row, relaxing with some wine. Perfect time.
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About the Host, Gladys & Bob
My interests are health,fitness and my favorite hobby is cycling. My wife works for a fashion designer; she enjoys decorating; old classic movies and meeting travelers.