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 no stove to cook but we have coffee maker, toaster and small fridge.
Backyard with table/chairs if you want to sit and read. Barbeque is shared.
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
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.
We were very excited going to NYC and the USA for the very first time. We had a very good contact with Gladys&Bob from the start. We were NOT disappointed! They're fabulous! Serviceminded, sweet and thoughtful. Astoria is great! Near the metro. Shops and restaurants just around the corner. Perfect size if you are two people. We couldn't have had it better! We are definitely coming back next spring!
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.
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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.
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