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.
Rite aid is also open 24 hours a night and has all every day necessities as well as a pharmacy .
SMOKING OUTDOORS ONLY.
NO PETS ALLOWED.
Please turn off the A/C when not in use to conserve energy
You can't go wrong booking Gladys and Bob's apartment in Queens. The subway is only a couple of minutes walk away, there are many local stores in the neighbourhood, many of which are owner run, and yet it is in a quiet area. Subway trains to and from both Manhattan and JFK airport are frequent and efficient.
But most of all it is the friendliness and efficiency of Gladys and Bob that makes the place. Gladys was efficient and helpful before we arrived, gave us helpful suggestions while we were there and arranged our (very early) taxi the day we left.
We much preferred staying in this spacious apartment than in a cramped over-priced downtown hotel.
Thanks Gladys and Bob. You are hosts who truly go above and beyond what is expected.
The room was clean. Gladys was very kind and nice to us and very helpful. The floor had privacy and it was very convenient to do anything. Location was great and only took us 20 minutes to go anywhere in Manhattan.
Gladys and Bob were excellent hosts. The space was clean and simple, the linens freshly laundered, and there were much-needed provisions in the fridge. We love the neighborhood of Astoria - great food, kind people. This was our first time traveling with a toddler (19 mon), and Gladys made it easier with a special toy upon our arrival. She was very kind and casual. For a small family this was the best, incl. a wonderful park right down the street and easy access to the R train and the N/Q. Thanks for making our first Airbnb experience so pleasant! We will definitely stay here again.
Gladys and Bob, they were amazing hosts! Gladys made sure she gave us a tour around the apartment personally and she always gives prompt response on any queries asked! They allowed us late check out because our flight was in the evening and there wasn't any guests checking in that day. That was really kind of them.
The apartment is real clean, tidy and there was no lack of supplies (bathroom towels, shampoo, body foam, shaver, quilts, hair dryer, iron, etc). We loved the apartment, it felt homely. The area is really safe, we were comfortable with walking around the neighbourhood even late at night. The location is perfect, near to the metro that has direct line to times square.
Highly recommend it to anyone going to NYC!
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!
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About the Host, Gladys & Bob
Hi Im Bob and 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.