This railroad style apartment in NYC features wifi throughout. There is also a spacious eat-in kitchen (for 3) as well as a dining room that can seat up to 8 people around the custom table. You'll find the study is perfect for kicking back, reading, watching TV, or bowling on the wii. In our bathroom, we are fortunate enough to have great shower water pressure and a tub. Fairly large by NYC standards, our master bedroom features french doors, a full size bed, and even a hammock. We have also carved out a creative space (filled with arts and crafts supplies) near our spare bedroom nook which is currently serving as our baby nursery. The nook features a stained glass window and a twin size bed. Basement access is also available for storage. And street parking is easily found nearby (usually right on the block).
NOTE: In July and August we install a window air conditioning unit in the Master bedroom to counter the heat (there is also a public pool at a nearby park, if you need to take a dip). And in the winter months we have steam heat throughout the apartment that keeps the place nice and toasty.
My wife and I manage a theatre company that travels the world ((email hidden)) and we both romanticize country living. So given that, the style and feel of our apartment has an eclectic vibe that reflects our journeys, our creativity, and our down home nature. If the weather permits, feel free to cruise around on our bikes (1 male and 1 female) and take advantage of the backyard (a NYC luxury) for grilling or lounging (and composting). We have also equipped the place with a washing machine (another NYC luxury), so no need to spend time and money hauling your laundry to and from the local laundromat.
The place is ideal for a couple with a child (or a tag-a-long friend) OR for a couple who expects to have a guest during their stay (spare keys are available).
The apartment is located in Woodside, Queens (on the border of Sunnyside) -- less than a block away from the subway train (3-5 minutes walking, just out of ear shot). Our subway line is the 7 train, we're off the 52nd Street stop -- about 15 minutes to Grand Central, 20 minutes to Times Square. The 7 line crosses midtown and easily connects with every line in the city going up or down, making transportation to just about anywhere extremely efficient. Air travel is also easy as both the JFK and LaGuardia Airports are very close.
This neighborhood and it's surrounding neighborhoods are some of the most culturally diverse places on the planet. You can find just about any kind of ethnic food that your heart desires within walking distance (and everything delivers). Only in this neighborhood could you find some of the best Thai restaurants in the city as well as some of the best Irish Pubs.
The neighborhood is family friendly and there is a park within walking distance with a running track, basketball courts, public pool, playground and more. Nearby Museums include MOMA Queens, Museum of the Moving Image, and Noguchi Sculpture Museum, among others. And "Sesame Street" is not so far from here either!
We have lived in New York City since 2002 and moved to this neighborhood in 2010 because of all the great amenities it offers. We couldn't be happier here and all of our guests have had a fantastic experience getting to know this special corner (or should I say, "this tasty bite") of the big apple!
- Children and adults of all ages are welcome to stay here
- No smoking indoors
- No drugs or other illegal activities
- No parties, unless pre-arranged
- No shoes in the apartment (to keep clean), there is a "mud room" for shoes and coats
- No loud music or loud behavior that could disturb neighbors, especially after 10pm
- Keep fire escape window and all doors locked when leaving the apartment
- Use of our bicycles must be pre-arranged
- There is a $26 charge if keys are lost or not returned
- Checkout is scheduled for 11am. If you must leave earlier or wish to stay later, then you need to arrange that in advance. And we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Jesse and Mary were very easy to talk to and contact. They gave us all the privacy we needed (it was very important to us) in their lovely home. The wi-fi and tv with cable connection worked well. Checking out was a breeze, just as checking in was. Cheers to the lovely couple!
Staying at Jesse's house was a very nice experience. The house is very consistent with the website photos. It's actually very close to the metro 7, which operates 24 hours, which was very good for our tours.
Me and my cousins spent 12 very pleasant days in Jesse's house, it had everything I needed.
Nice place. The key pickup went off without a hitch even though we got in late. The neighborhood was nice and it's very close to the 7 line subway. We would (and may) stay there again if/when we're back. Thanks Jesse!
Great time in Jesse's apartment!! Everything was simply amazing... Very nice, clean and quiet. 15 minutes away from Times Square & Grand Central! Suggested to everybody!!
The apartment was super clean! The location was so close to the subway yet you couldn't hear it at night, with the windows open. We met the owners, very nice people. The building is quiet and the neighbors are friendly. Everything about our visit to NYC and the stay was peaceful and very relaxing. I will be sure to stay here again. The apartment is long and spacious. I was able to be in another room working and my friend was able to relax and not be bothered by me. Fully stocked with all the necessities if needed. Cute neighborhood with lots of places to eat or pick up groceries. We felt safe staying here.
We enjoyed our stay in NYC in Jesse's house. He's a great host, very kind. The house has everything we needed and is big enaugh for 3 people like us.
Jesse's place is the best bet for value if you are interested in being located close to Manhattan. The apartment is less than a 2 minute walk from the subway to Manhattan, which takes about 15 minutes to get to midtown! The area is also safe and I felt comfortable leaving my girlfriend alone there for the day. The house is clean and very interesting - there are many artifacts and souvenirs from around the world. I would absolutely recommend staying there. Thanks Jesse!
My wife (Mary K.) and I are seasoned travelers who enjoy meeting new people, especially those we can swap travel stories with!
We run a theatre company (Dramatic Adventure Theatre) that works to empower theatre artists around the world. Although based in NYC, we spend about 6 months of the year out of town.