Maximum of 4 people only. There is NO kitchen (there is a fridge & microwave.)
You can check the price & availability by entering your dates on the right. The site will tell you if those dates are available and the total price.
A recently renovated 1-bedroom apartment with a private, ensuite bathroom and a living room with a queen size air mattress. There is no kitchen, only a refrigerator and a microwave.
You will have great privacy, and an apartment that is not cluttered with the homeowner's stuff as this apartment is used exclusively as a legal rental property.
Once the reservation is confirmed, I will send you maps and detailed information about the neighborhood.
- 1 queen size bed in the bedroom
- 1 queen size air mattress that can be set up in the living room
- 1 sofa for a child/young adult (the sofa does NOT pull out into a bed)
There's a coffee maker and an assortment of teas/coffee; a small refrigerator, a microwave, an iron, a hair dryer; shampoo & conditioner; extra blankets and extra pillows.
CHECK IN/OUT TIMES:
Flexible except when another party is checking out on the same day you arrive, or checking in on the same day that you are departing. In which case the check in and out times are as follows:
-Check out time is 11:00 am
-Check In time is 2:00 pm or later
You can always drop your luggage at any time on check-in day and also leave them in the hallway while you are sight seeing on your check-out day.
The apartment occupies the entire first floor of a two-family home. You will be collecting your keys from Maryann, the owner, who lives upstairs. I manage the apartment and do NOT live there, but am always available via phone or email. Do not hesitate to call, text or email me any questions you may have. I live very close by and can be there very quickly should the need arise.
Although this is a non-smoking apartment, it is not for people sensitive to smoke as Maryann, who lives upstairs, smokes.
Interaction with Guests
Always available via text or email!
Conveniently located just 3 minutes by train to Grand Central Station and just 7 minutes to Times Square in trendy Long Island City (LIC), Queens (not to be confused with Long Island which is NOT part of NYC.)
LIC is a safe and relatively quiet neighborhood. Its the perfect place to stay while visiting NY: more convenient to get to and from Times Square, the theaters and the main tourist areas than from downtown or uptown Manhattan, yet relatively quiet and peaceful with lots of galleries and MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Museum a few blocks away.
Greenpoint and Williamsburg in Brooklyn are just across the Pulaski Bridge, a few stops on the G train.
The exit to the #7 subway train is just steps away.
Before you confirm, please check the NYC MTA info site for the #7's weekend schedule as there are upcoming closures planned throughout 2014. Have no fear though - buses will take you to the next closest station where you will be able to take trains into Manhattan.
Other Things to Note
1. Even if you're going to be here for less than 7 days, do buy a $30 7-day unlimited MetroCard for the subway and buses. It's economical and makes sense even if you're going to be here for just 4 days.
2. Download an app called Citymapper which will help you navigate our very vast and extensive subway system. You can get specific directions and have access to the subway map - very helpful.
3. Get ready to walk! NYC is built for walking, and although you'll probably have an unlimited MetroCard for the subway, you're still going to be doing a lot of walking!
4. What you MUST bring is a pair of really comfortable, thick-soled shoes.
A note for our foreign visitors: please be aware that it is customary to tip 15-20% when you eat out at restaurants. Waiters/waitresses do not get paid a normal salary and rely on tips to make their wages, so be generous to our poor service people!! Of course, if the service is not good, then you can reduce tips appropriately, but here in NY, 15% is the minimum. The only other person you tip is a taxi driver who generally gets about 10% of the metered fare.
This is a no smoking apartment although you might smell cigarette smoke from the apartment upstairs.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.
We really enjoyed our stay here. House is steps to #7 train and so literally minutes from the center of Uptown Manhattan. Good access to Brooklyn by the G line. Short cab from La Guardia and train accessible to Kennedy. Neighborhood is vibrant and has many offerings. Bakery in same (website hidden) at end of block. Bagel place around the corner. Great French restaurant, Tournesol in same block. There is a good grocery store and high end wine store nearby. The two rooms are reasonably sized, bright, with east and west exposure. Our adult daughter stayed with us for part of the time and used the air mattress in the living area. She had plenty of room and was able to configure it so she had her own space. Maryann was friendly and helpful. We highly recommend this space as a reasonably priced New York stay with easy access to all the things you want to see in NYC, but also with access to an up and coming and somewhat undiscovered corner, Long Island City.
Thank you very much for a pleasant stay. The place is cosy, well-equipped and the location near the subway is very convenient. I also appreciate being given helpful tips and advice how to enjoy my stay in New York.
Wir haben eine von Min & Maryann zusammengestellte klasse Infomappe für Manhatten und direkte Nachbarschaft Queens im Voraus per mail erhalten. Anreisedaten (öffentl. Verkehrsmittel, Autofahrt) waren perfekt und Übergabe / Einführung Appartment sehr angenem.
it's really nice place
She is very kind to us
I want to choice her home next time
After booking my we immediately had contact with Min who is the person you'll interact most with before arriving. Received directions, general useful notes. She answered our questions quickly. The host (Maryann) is very friendly and accommodating. The place was very clean and nicely furnished. Quiet neighborhood - Cafe Henri a block away has delicious breakfast. Location is great, only 1 metro stop away from Grand Central. Staying out of Manhattan but very close to it was both comfortable and convenient.
We had a great time. We were in 4 adults: my syster, my father and mother and me. The apartment was perfect for 2 adults but not for 4 because the second 'bed' was an air mattress placed directly on the floor. Anyway, the mom of Maryann was helpful and nice. If we'll be back in Nyc , we'll book this place again. Very well connected with downtown. There' s a very nice bakery out of the house! We had every days breakfast.
This space was exactly what we were looking for. It is super close (literally around the corner) from the 7, and even though the 7 was down several days of our trip, the shuttle still made it convenient to get around. It's also steps away from Vernon with some great restaurants and bars and the 51st Cafe a couple doors down.
We were here for a week and never smelled any smoke (the listing mentions you might, but we didn't) or had any problems.
The bed is a little hard, and the air mattress did lose air, but these are relatively minor issues for a space so convenient. The bathroom is spacious and updated, so there were no worries about backed-up toilets or anything like that. There is also a good-sized closet with extra pillows and sheets as well as enough space to stash luggage.
All in all, our stay was fabulous, and I thank Min and Maryann for their hospitality.
Maryann is the landlady of the property, and lives upstairs from the apartment.
My name is Min, and I am a friend of Maryann's. I am the person potential guests will be communicating with prior to arrival as Maryann does not know how turn on a computer ;) However, she's a terrific host and available to guests for any questions during their stay as she lives right upstairs, and will be the person you pick up keys from.
I have been a host on Airbnb for over 2 years, and you can read my reviews for my room listed under the title "One stop to Midtown Manhattan".