Renewed Airbnb website (Jul'14) might lead you to jump booking. However, please never jump into "Booking Request", but please 1) read my pages & house rules thoroughly at first,2) complete your profile page in English, then 3) click "CONTACT HOST".
It is a sunny, just renovated, Private Room at Sunnyside area. (I have 3 bed rooms for airbnb. Please check them from my profile pages.)
+++ BEFORE YOU CONTACT ME FOR INQUIRY+++
+++ PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY +++
HOUSE RULES & CANCEL POLICY PAGES, CHECK IN/OUT TIME too
Basically my reservation calendar is the LATEST.
Shower with hot-tub
Desk, chair and closet
From mid of June, AC will be attached.
Please be noted that you must complete your profile page with photo and enough length of self introduction of yourself, before you contact hosts, so that hosts can see if she is trustworthy, responsible, clean, considerable or not. (Please include not only your plan in NY but about yourself as a person who share apartment with me for a month or more)
Many of my guests left five-star reviews for their stay, but it couldn't be possible without their understanding house rules and appropriate expectation. I would like you to check my house rules at first.
+++ THIS PLACE IS FEMALE ONLY. NO EXCEPTION. +++
GUYS, thank you for your inquiry, but absolutely NO exception. Sorry.
Please let us save time of both you and me.
+++Monthly price and Daily rent vary depending on season+++
Please put your schedule in a calendar so that you can get approximate quotation according to your schedule.
Usually I set a promotional price for winter season bet Dec and Mar.
ex) Daily rent vary between $35-$48
*Recently due to a change of airbnb website in Feb. 2014, I found the price calculation often shows wrong price (It doesn't reflect customized setting that hosts set). After we talked details and then I will estimate it properly and then attach an offer.
Please be noted that airbnb website shows sometime "average monthly price" instead of "total price", so please don't misunderstand it.
LADIES, thank you for your interest!
PLEASE fill your profile page at first at least five to ten sentences, of course, please upload your photo.
After you have read house rules, when you contact me,
Please INTRODUCE YOURSELF well
( only name, age and country is not enough, could please use your imagination what information a host wants to know for her potential guest? I prefer considerable people).
The more you provide, the faster you will be accepted.
If your photo is uploaded in your profile page it would be nice, and
PLEASE TELL ME
Q2 : about house rules
Whether you understand HOUSE RULES and CANCEL POLICIES and they are OK with you or not.
For those who are not sure with these standard, it might be better to find more easy-going place, please follow your instinct honestly.
Q3 : abut flight tickets
Whether you have bought your flight tickets to NY already or not.
If not, when you will buy it?
( I prefer a person who has her flight tickets already, so that she doesn't need to change her mind and reservation schedule in a last min. If you haven't, I will ask you to contact me again after you buy it. For room availability, please check my calendar at the time.)
If you do not provide answers to these questions, before replying your questions, I have to ask these things again. While you are wasting time, another potential guest might be accepted by communicating more efficiently.
For basic questions about my apartment, I have described as much as detail below, so at first, please find answers in these pages.
For Air BnB system itself, such as payment and deposit process etc, please learn from FAQ pages of Air bnb.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!
It is a sunny, renovated, quiet, private room at Sunnyside area.
Apartment was renovated a few years ago.
Bedding, kitchen and bathroom are relatively new and clean!!!
"46th St-Bliss St" Station of Subway #7 line, which we call as "Sunnyside station" is just 15min away from Grand Central station in Manhattan.
Your room is located in just 6-7 min walk from the station.
In this area, you can find many variety of restaurants such as Mexican, Peruvian, Thai, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Romanian, Turkish and Middle Eastern etc. It reflects diversified people. It is convenient to live, since there are banks, super market(24H), drugstores, 99c stores and cafes.
Only FEMALE guests are welcomed. Sorry guys, i would like to provide female travelers with safe and reasonably priced space. Ladies, please make yourself at home and enjoy your stay in NY.
Preferred stay is more than 1 month,(required length of stay might vary depending on season)
Originally breakfast is not included in this price, If you are lucky, sometimes breakfast such as bagels, fruits might be available for free.
Difference between BLUE room(twin sized bed and GREEN(full sized bed) room are the size of beds and bedding color. Other featurs are same.( Due to smaller bed, the blue room looks more spacious than the green).
***** Does B&B style work with you?
Don't you have expectation too much?*****
Bathroom will be shared with others.
Please remember, here is NY and this is BnB style sharing, not Hotel! : )
I wish i could help you whenever you need, however, since I am working at daytime, It is impossible to be in apartment 24h/7 days for you.
If you are not independent type and you expect some kind of hotel like service, it might be better to stay at real-hotel so that you can ask concierge at anytime and have private bath in stead of staying at reasonable price.
Please make sure whether such a B&B style works for you or not!
Too much expectation tend to result in disappointment, if you stay is sad, it makes me sad too. : )
So, in advance, I am telling you frankly.
Thank you for your reading, if you have any question, please ask me!
I hope your travel in NY will be fine!
*You can cook anytime except for midnight. Please always make kitchen super clean after you use.
- Refrigerator, stove, toaster, blender, rice cooker, microwave and kitchen cabinet
- Oil, spices, tea and coffee etc. are provided for your cooking
Bath room (bathtub/ shower)
*Bath room is shared with myself and other two guests when all rooms are booked. Your room mate might be an intern, traveler, student or working professional. Since everyone has different schedule and communicates preferable shower time well with each other, we managed well to share one bathroom.
These are available too.
Bath towel, small towel, bedding
Hair dryer/ hair Iron
Closet, desk and chair
Air Conditioner ( Summer, from Jun to Sep.)
Note: New Laundromat is very close, just 40 seconds away.
Interaction with Guests
When I have a chance, I really enjoy chatting with my guests in a kitchen. I sometimes give advices for their apartment search. It depends on how busy I am.
Your room is located in just 6-7 min walk area from "46th St-Bliss St Station" of #7 SUBWAY.
Sunnyside is convenient to access midtown.
(I have accepted many guests who do internship at United Nations in midtown.)
This is well balanced residential area.
In this area, you can find many variety of restaurants such as Thai, Turkish, Japanese, American, Argentina, Mexican, Peruvian, Roumanian, Chinese and Middle Eastern etc.
It is convenient to live, too. In this neighborhood, many types of stores are available, like drugstores, 24hr-open grocery stores, Deli, banks, hair salon, Nail salons, bakery, Starbucks, mobile phone stores and 99cents store.
NOTE* NO viewing is provided before your reservation. If you ask my address before booking, it will just waste our time because I already say "I can't" here.
Please understand this point. I can not provide a viewing in advance because Airbnb system does not recommend us for security reasons.
As Airbnb says "We encourage all hosts and guests to complete their booking through our website BEFORE meeting in person to best ensure their safety and privacy. To mention just a few of the trust and safety tools we made with you in mind, Airbnb features private messaging, profile verifications, Voice Connect, reviews, and verified photography."
There is no exception whatever the length of your stay is. If you can not make up your mind, you book shorter period than you plan and then you extend if you like it and a room is still available, although I cannot hold a room for you without certain commitment by reservation to avoid an opportunity loss. I am not full time hosts and for three rooms I receive more than 100 inquires per year. I will not take time to meet that person in advance either, as an experienced host, I can tell that person to some extent thorough communication here.
Instead, you can check this neighborhood by walking around from station during daytime.
I appreciate your understanding. It enables me to offer this reasonable price.
Dear my future guest, please check your commute by yourself by the internet.
I already wrote about my nearest station name and distance (6-7min walk) from station.
Feeling here is safe or not is very subjective issue, although I see you want me to say "It is very safe."
I can walk from station at 10pm. I say walking after midnight is silly. If I said "It is safe", you might get careless, which I don't like. Please always be responsible for your safety and if you don't feel comfortable to walk from station late at night, please do not hesitate to take a cab. It costs just $10-15 from midtown and $5-8 from Sunnyside station. It is worth for your safety.
Other Things to Note
Other Things to Note
NOTE for optional fee:
In addition to total rent,there are two types of optional fee.
I would like to know your preference about it, when you send an inquiry, please tell me.
1. regular cleaning fee
2. special check in /check out fee ( early check in or later check out)
#1. Regular cleaning fee
$20/ two weeks
There is regular cleaning fee $20 for each two weeks.
I do cleaning of guests' rooms, such as vacuuming floor, wash bedding, and making beds as well as common areas.
However it is optional, up to each guest.
If you can promise me to vacuum your room by yourself and wash your bedding at least one time per two weeks, that cleaning fee is waved because your cooperation saves my time and effort too.
(ex. your second weekend and fourth weekend, especially for the first time, even if it is not exact 14th day from your check in, please do it on the second weekend.)
For vacuuming, ideally it would be better to be done every week, since you will eat meals at your room.
* Check out cleaning fee $35 is not included in this regular cleaning.
For example if a guest stays for whole month of October,it will be $40 ( two times) but if she can do this regular cleaning by herself, these additional cleaning fee will be waived.
Most of guests do it herself, however, of course, if you prefer me to do that cleaning, it will be fine and it costs $20 per two weeks.
Will you do it by yourself or prefer me to do it?
#2. Special check in /out fee
-Early check in( before 6pm),
-Midnight check in(arrive here after 10pm, airport after 8pm)
-Late check out (after 10AM, Including a case of leaving luggage after 10am check out)
$20 for each
These are for a person who prefers to do check in before 6pm or check out after 10am due to her flight schedule.
I am not a housewife who stay at 24hours at home.
For check in, I might need to come back early from Manhattan.
For check out, I might need to rush into laundry for another guest who arrive on a same day of your check out.
Since I have three guests at one time, I need cooperation of my guests.
I just would like to accept this special check in/out from only a guest who needs even she pays extra fee for it.
On the other hand, please be noted that I might not be able to accept these special options if my schedule doesn't work or if it is too last minutes.
Even you prefer to check in regular time like 6pm, please be noted there is a possibility that I might need to ask you to check in a bit later due to my schedule.
Especially for a late check out, please pay it and make sure if my schedule works or not, as soon as you figure out that you need to check out late.
If it is really last minute request, it won't accept it.
( at least 2 days in advance not previous day of your check out.)
To save your expense, you can use my nearest Starbucks, you can spend time there until your check in time so that you can avoid that special check in/out fee.
You have a seat and Free wifi is available there.
It is just in front of the nearest station and 7 min walk from station.
Please tell me if you need to special check in or not when you send inquiry.
Dear my potential guests,
Please read all house rules and make sure if they works for you or not, before you send an inquiry to me, because it will save your in the end.
And then in your first inquiry, please let me know if you have read all and can follow these rules as a responsible guest or not. Please understand that if you are disrespectful for rules, you will be kicked out.
You might be surprised at many rules. I hope my potential guests find these rules are normal for her.
On the other hand, because of these house rules, my guests are only nice, well mannered, responsible, and considerable ladies/girls. You can share this apartment with these nice people. Is it really great, isn't it?
As many of my 5stars reviews say, these rules really helps for all happy sharing.
It looks very long to see from a smart-phone, however, since it is very important. I cannot make it too compact because your appropriate expectation is important for your happy stay.
If you feel they are too many, please follow your instinct and find another host. It would be better for both of us.
-Must come back to apt before 12:00am
-Keep clean and organize after you use kitchen and bathroom
-Take off your shoes at the entrance
-Be considerable for noise, No party, No loud music
-No shower after 12:30am
-No visitor/ No extra guest is allowed
-Not allowed to use my address
-Bring a laptop/smart-phone/tablet
-Be responsible for cancel policy
-No smoking, No drug
Sounds reasonable? Here are details.
# This place is only for a female guest.
# I hope guests to be...
CLEAN(seriously), neat and tidy, considerable for others' quietness, friendly to others, Non-smoker and responsible for following house rules and be able to communicate in English.
# CHECK COMMUTE BY YOURSELF
Please check location and commute by yourself in the internet. When you type "Sunnyside, New York"; in a map, my nearest station(46th st-Bliss st station) will be the starting point.(+7min walk to my apt).
Feeling close or far is totally subjective, depending on you. I can't answer it.
# COME BACK TO an APT BEFORE 12:00
This is the most important house rule. Please do not try to negotiate after you book. Whatever your age is, I do ask my guests to come back to my apt before midnight (for safety and noise etc.) I don't want you to bring any concern/trouble at all to my apartment. If you bring it, it will bother other guest's stay and my life too.
Especially weekday, other guests might need to go to work or school. Subway might change schedule in the midnight, and cab might take time more than you think. Please plan ahead when you go out and have to come back late at night.
Thank you for your understanding!
If you are a person who would like to come back “often” after midnight (“often” more than two times per month), I seriously ask that person will find another place. Especially long term guests, please promise to keep this rules until end of your stay.
( "Since this is my last week" cannot be an excuse for coming back midnight every day.)
# "CLEAN" means:
- Please never put your bags or coat on your bed.
- Please do not keep your foods (even they are not opened) in your room. They will attract roaches.
- Please never eat foods or drink anything on the bed.
- Please take off your shoes at the entrance and wear slippers
- Please do not walk around with bare foot, which will make bedding get very dirty
- Please do not keep your shoes in your room, please put all shoes at the shoe rack at the entrance
- Please pick up your hair after shower
- Please wipe counter and stove top with a kitchen cloth and make sure it is clean as it was
- Please vacuum the floor in your room at least once per two weeks
- Please do not use strong perfume in my apt, never spray it in a bathroom. I don't like it at all.
# NOTE: NO SHOES INSIDE OF THIS APT
You might not be used to, however, at the entrance, please take off your shoes.
- Please wear slipper all time.
You can use my extra rubber slippers for guests which were washed every after check out. Otherwise, bring your own slippers.
(You cannot use shoes for outside. please avoid slippers with hard sole, which causes noise.)
- Please do not walk around with bare foot or socks. Comforter and sheets will get very dirty.
# FOR QUIETNESS:
- Please do not take a shower in a midnight, after 12:30 am.
- Please do not cook after midnight.
- Please close a door of your room, apt and bathroom quietly. (Red room doesn't have wall)
- Please be considerable for noise (when you enjoy movie, music, (website hidden) or phone calling) .
# FOR PRIVACY
- Unfortunately you cannot bring any visitor/ friend/ family inside of building.
(Viewing by family/family is not accepted. This is not public space, my own private place.)
- Please do not use my address. You are not allowed to use my address for social security card, bank or visa etc..
(Exception: For an international guest, you can use it only once when you fill the form on the airplane.)
- For receiving packages, the UPS store in Sunnyside, in front of the station is convenient. They will receive you package just at $3. No need to worry about missing delivery and no need to open our door to unknown person. (I will explain details after you arrive.)
# FOR SAFETY:
- No candle and other flammable things will be allowed in your room.
- Please be responsible for your belongings.
- Please remain in the kitchen while you are cooking, even though it takes time or hours. Please bring laptop or smart-phone there if necessary.
- Please make sure that you turn off hair iron or a heater (a red room) without fail before you go out.
When you damage something in my apt, please let me know it as soon as possible
# NON SMOKER IS PREFERRED
For smoking, I don't want to say NO, NO again and again, so I really prefer non-smoker as a guest. I definitely request that my guest will not smoke even in front of the building (outstanding among neighbors) and not smoke on the rooftop ( it is prohibited to access.)
# BE ON TIME ON YOUR CHECK OUT DAY (10AM)
Check out time is at 10am or before. Please get ready on time
Whenever your flight is, basically I cannot allow you to leave your luggage, Please do not try to ask it in a last minutes. It might be OK only when you paid late checkout fee in advance and my schedule is okay.
( Late check out option costs$20, if available. You will see details in House Manual section of reservation page)
# BRING YOUR LAPTOP, SMART-PHONE or TABLET
- Please bring your smart device laptop (smart-phone or iPad) with you, regardless length of your stay.
- Please research by yourself in the internet at first. There were a few guests who did not bring their own laptop and asked me to research many things. It was their choice but irresponsibly they complains for these inconvenience, caused directly or indirectly by bringing no laptop.
I do not accept the person who do not bring laptop (smart-phone), as a guest.
# BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR RESERVATION
Please be responsible for following cancel policy.
Even though you do not use a room one night or week for some reason, once you blocks my reservation calendar, you have to take responsibility for rent of your reservation. Your excuse would not be accepted to my landlord.
Thank you for taking time of yours to read my house rules and thank you for your understanding!
I hope they are normal things for you.
I am looking forward to meeting you.
I had a great time at Lucy's place!
As many previous review showed me, the room, bathroom and kitchen were very clean and organized.
The location was good: close to grocery stores, pharmacy and laundry. I loved to stay at the neighborhood--- very comfortable and safe.
She is a wonderful host with warm hospitality!
She is always trying to take care of her guests, :))))) She is an incredible kind person.
Highly recommend! :)
Lucy is great, she will make sure you get settled and feel comfortable. The apartment is very clean, the neighborhood is safe and has a lot of nice restaurants.
It was a complete delight my experience at Lucy's home. Lucy is an ideal host based on my own personality and preferences. This I knew the moment I read her profile in Airbnb, and reason why I chose her place during my stay in New York. Lucy was very helpful on any questions or assistance I needed, and I enjoyed every opportunity we had to spend time together and learn about each other's cultures, etc. Completely different experience from when you are staying at a hotel. I also had a magnificent time with the other girls and absolutely loved our cook-outs and exploring the beautiful green apple.
The location of the room is ideal, not too far from Manhattan and it has so many international food stores to pick from... I was happy to find my Colombian goodies a few steps away. The pictures and description offered by Lucy are 100% accurate, what you see is what you get. No scams or deceiving information.
I highly recommend Lucy as a host, specially if you like clean living areas. Following her rules are not hard or difficult, for me it is actually the way I live every day. I can say I have found a gem in NY not only a place to stay but also a good friend.
I immediately felt at home in Lucy´s flat. The apartment is small but cosy, clean and you´ll never be cold. I stayed there in february and it was very cold outside but the heating was very good and I even had to open the window sometimes because it was so warm. The neighborhood was nice and quiet. There are some rules yes, but if you´re just a normal nice and respectful person there will be no problem and you will get the same respect and friendliness back from Lucy and other guests.
Lucy is a fantastic holder! She's always there to help. Her place is well designed, clean, neat and organized. One thing I really like about her place is that you can always find whatever you need. Plus the neighborhood is incredibly safe. The location is the best, easy access to both Manhattan and Flushing. Now Lucy is like a family to me. I'm sure we'll keep in touch in the future.
I stayed at Lucy's place for four months. The location was very convenient (15 minutes to Grand Central, many grocery and other stores in the area) and the apartment always clean. Lucy gave me many handy tips for my life in NYC and was always very helpful. I enjoyed our long and deep conversations. We laughed a lot together and had a really good time. Lucy is a great person! She is sweet, caring, and a great cook! I can only recommend her place! Thank you so much for everything!
Lucy is a great, wonderful, amazing host! She helped me with two huge international luggages and offered me with very precise tips around the neighborhood. We talked about everything and enjoyed some food together. I'm so glad to have a new friend in the strange city.
Her apartment is cute, clean, artistic and I would recommend my female friends to stay with her in the future.
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Hi, Thank you for your interest in my place.
I am 30's, female and Asian.
I am Non-smoker.
I like neat &tidy and responsible people.
I have 3 bed rooms for you, two of them are private key-entry rooms, and the other one is a private ex-living room which is divided by curtain and walls, but more spacious than other rooms and it has a better bed.
I live here too.
"Green room" (Female Friendly,Clean15min2Mnhttn!)
"Blue room" (Just Rnvt'd,Sunny,Pvt Rm15min2Mhttn)
"Red room" (CLEAN,NicePrivateLvg15min2Manhattan)
When one of my rooms which you are interested in seems not available to your schedule, please check calenders of my other listings too. Another room in same apartment might be available.
The thing that I like about NY is that I can meet people from all over the world everyday.
My place is located in Sunnyside/Woodside area in Queens.
46th St-Bliss St station of subway #7 line is the nearest station.
It is just 15minites from Grand Central station of Manhattan to the nearest station, and 20 minutes from Times square. I feel here is very convenient location.
Please read my pages thoroughly in advance.
You will see my character in description of rooms and house rules.
When you have any question, please feel free to ask me.
Basically I keep calender of each room updated.
The building was build long time ago but currently my place has been renovated in 2011. It is new, clean, quiet and cozy.
Have a nice travel in NY!
P.S. I am sorry , i do not have a face book account, because i am too busy and lazy to do these SNS things. I don' t know the reason why we need to report everyday life or tiny events of each second and every meal:).