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.
The space is comfortable and the area is very quiet at night so you can rest.
Theres no stove to cook but we have coffee maker, toaster and small fridge.
Backyard with tables if you want to sit and read.
Parking available for $10 a night
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 and Bob are great hosts. The location is exactly as described and pictures accurately show how the place looks like. It was clean, cosy and tidy, with new electrical appliances (fridge, microwave, toaster, etc.) and a clean bathroom. Our hosts were very kind, answering all our questions and being attentive. They left nuts, water, milk and fruit when we arrived and even prepared a breakfast one of the days. The neighbourhood is safe and it did not look lonely most of the time, even when we arrived at 2 am one day. The subway station is literally 3 minutes away by walk. We would definitely choose them again.
Gladys was very sweet and accommodated for our very late arrival without any issues, she waited for us and gave us a very warm welcome.
The flat was as described, everything that we needed was in place. As I was travelling with a friend, we wanted to sleep in separate beds/ rooms, so having an extra real bed in the living room was a huge plus for us.
The location was extremely convenient, 2 minute walk from the underground station and a grocery store just around the corner open 24/7. The neighbourhood was very quiet (I could only here the birds singing in the morning) but at the same time it felt very safe.
On the day of our leave, Gladys let us stay in the flat until later in the evening as we were catching a late flight. She was there to say goodbye and she offered to book a cab for us to take us to the airport.
Overall our experience at staying here was great. Gladys helped us with everything we needed as she was always around.
If you need a spacious convenient place to stay away from the noise of Manhattan, this is the place, no second thoughts.
This was my first experience using AirBnB, and based on this stay, I'll definitely be using it again. I interacted with Bob in setting up the reservation, and he was prompt in his communications and helpful. I arrived at the apartment to find Gladys finishing up the cleaning. She was very friendly, clearly loved the neighborhood and had many good suggestions and tips for my time there. The apartment itself was about what I expected based on the description and pictures, though I was pleasantly surprised to find the trappings of a small, functional eating area with a toaster, full refrigerator and coffee maker. (Gladys was even kind enough to leave some yogurts and milk for me.) As someone who travels for business, it was very nice to have a homey spot to stay in for a few nights verses a cold hotel room.
My only regret is that I was extremely busy during the visit and had little time for leisure. But what time I did have was spent walking around the area, which was amazing. The house is a block away from Broadway in Astoria and only four or five blocks from Steinway Ave. These two streets are packed with interesting restaurants and bars. It was also, literally, the most culturally diverse place I've ever been, and I've traveled quite extensively. The location is also extremely convenient with regard to public transportation, and is only two blocks from the M and R subway stops (which quickly take you into Manhattan).
I hope to come back to Bob and Gladys's soon, next time to explore the area. Thanks for a great stay!
We had a wonderful time staying in Bob and Gladys's apartment. It was located in a great area of Queens, very close to the train. The apartment itself was clean and safe with a large television and bed. Gladys and Bob are the best! So nice and cool, making jokes and always taking care of us. Rarely met such friendly people! I can highly recommend their apartment!
The rooms and parking were exactly as described, which is to say not spacious but more than sufficient. Wifi, TV, heat, worked great. My wife and I appreciated having more room and a more 'at home' feel for a much lower cost than a hotel. In addition, the neighborhood was safe and great for walking to local restaurants, a Rite Aid, food market ... Having the subway station a block and 1/2 away made getting into Manhattan a breeze.
One big surprise was how quiet the neighborhood is. The small amount of street noise and people all quiet down by 9 or 10 PM.
Gladys and Bob were helpful with tips on where to eat and best subway lines into the city. They left us some bananas, milk and bottled water prior to our arrival and then left some cookies and mixed nuts during our stay.
For our first AirBNB stay a great experience.
Bei den beiden war es super. Gladys hat uns ganz herzlich empfangen und uns alles gezeigt.
Wir haben eine eigene Wohnung in der oberen Etage gehabt. Die Wohnung hat amerikanischen Standard, also ein bisschen altbacken eingerichtet, aber sauber. Deswegen finden wir sie vor allem wegen der Lage zur Metro und in Astoria/Queens sehr gut.
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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.
Known for there superb Vodka Sauce with penne
Organic fruits and vegetables are fresh; hot and cold prepared meals are delicious; healthy juices and vegan /gluten free dish's available.
Fine greek Cuisine
Great coffee and small bites
Great museum for media-film making
Home to major motion pictures and TV shows, Kaufman Astoria Studios is the
center of a creative environment.Long-time home of PBS's Sesame Street, and host to productions like Men in Black III
One of the biggest museums in the world, the American Museum of Natural History offers 45 inspiring,educational permanent exhibits and more than 32 million specimens to see.
As New York’s tallest structure, the Empire State Building is a visitor’s must-see. To avoid the worst of the lines, go at 8:30 a.m. or during lunch hours on Monday through Wednesday
Did you know that almost 40 percent of all current U.S. citizens can trace their heritage to Ellis Island? It was the gateway for millions of immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.