Before you book: This is a private room with a SHARED bathroom for 1 or 2 people only.
You can check the total price and availability by entering your dates in the "Request to Book" in the box to the right. There are no additional fees.
Private bedroom, SHARED bathroom in a clean, 2-bedroom apartment located on the 2nd floor (up 2 short flights of stairs). There's no elevator. Breakfast is included in the price - you can help yourself to coffee, tea and to an assortment of cereals, bread and eggs and anything I have in the refrigerator.
You (couples or single women only) will be sharing with me and my 20lb.mutt named Schatzi (a Lhasa Apso mix), and occasionally with Schatzi's best friend, Eva, a sweet, loving pit-bull mix.
I have no television, but wifi is free.
My (very well stocked) kitchen is your kitchen, so if you want to cook yourself a meal, all I ask is that you share some with me (!) and clean up after.
No need to lug shampoos, shower gels and conditioners - you can use mine if you wish.
- 11 x 13 feet (fairly large for NYC)
- 2 large windows
- Lots of sunlight and airy
- Large, queen size bed
- Closet + lots of hangers
- Desk and chair
- Air conditioning & central heating
- Clean sheets, pillows, blankets, towels
- 1 (SHARED) bathroom
- You get a set of keys to the apartment so you can enter and leave as you please
- Fully equipped, clean kitchen (microwave, toaster, oven, stove top espresso, coffee press)
- Clean, fully stocked bathroom (hair dryer, shampoos etc)
- Living room with a dining table
- Free high-speed WIFI
- Iron and Ironing broad
- Laundromats with delivery service close by
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 drop your luggage at any time on check-in day and also leave them in the living room while you are sight seeing on your check-out day.
As of May 2012, there's been construction on the building next door, and although its not super loud, it does sometimes start at 730am and could go on till 4pm. There's an air-conditioner with a fan in the room which helps mitigate the noise, but its something to keep in mind if you plan to sleep late. Other than that, the neighborhood is fairly quiet.
Interaction with Guests
My home is your home, so you have an all-access pass!
I am a fountain of information (even if I say so myself ;) and am available to help you plan your day with customized advice on sightseeing, FOOD! shopping, live music, concerts, sports events etc. I love my city, and will be very happy to share it with you.
Long Island City (not to be confused with Long Island which is NOT part of NYC,) 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 down the block.
The apartment is a 3-minute subway ride from Midtown Manhattan
The subway stations for the E, M and 7 trains and the G trains are just 2-3 blocks away. Greenpoint and Williamsburg are just across the Pulaski Bridge, a few stops on the G train.
Street parking is very scarce - I always schedule my errands around when I'm more likely to find parking. Alternatively, paid lots ($10-$15 a day) are just a few blocks away.
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. 2. 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 fair number of guests have come with thin-soled shoes and then get sore feet, although in retrospect, it might just be another reason to shop some more!
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.
In the interest of maintaining a good relationship with my neighbors downstairs, please do not walk around your room and/or apartment with heels or shoes with hard soles. Sneakers/rubber soled shoes/slippers are A-OK so remember to bring along a pair!
We've been in Min's apartment for 5 nights;
The position is perfect to visit Manhattan (and/or Brooklyn), 3 minutes walk from the subway, only 3 stop for midtown.
The apartment is very nice and the bed is comfortable. The kitchen is super furnished!
Min is funny and very, very helpful! she gives you all the informations and advises about transfer from airports, about the city, about food, etc.
Min is a fantastic host. She gave great advice about getting around and places to go in the city. She was very generous - she shared dinner with me and welcomed me to spend time with her and her friends. Also, the apartment is in a great location with easy transport links. The room is exactly as pictured. I would certainly stay here again!
Staying at Min's place was awesome! The location is great, and Min is a very nice and helpful host!
We had the most wonderful stay in New York, and at Mins recidens. Everything was at told, and she is the most helpful person you can think of. We were welcomed with a smile even though we arrived at 11:30 pm at the appartment, and everytime there were something we couldn't find, we could just text her, and she were ready with an answer, and directions. A lovely and openhearted person to talk to. Very interested in how our days went by, and made recommendations to places to eat, things to see (or not see)... All in all.. We will be happy to return to NYC og Min :)
And of course THE most adorable dog :)
Min was a fantastic host.
From the moment I arrived she was warm and welcoming.
From the start of my trip right to the end she endeavoured to help me with all stuff regarding my stay in new York. This was my first trip so was perfect.
So close Manhattan just one stop.
The neighbourhood felt very safe with plenty to see and do.
The room was very clean with all facilities available.
Nice comfy bed which is always a
Would recommend staying at Mins to anyone.
Really great holiday and experience.
Nous avons passé d'excellentes vacances à NYC ! Ce succès est grandement dû à Min qui est une hôte parfaite et bien disponible.
Pleine de bons plans pour manger ou sortir, elle n'hésitera pas à vous aider ou à vous conseiller si vous lui demandez.
La chambre et l'appartement sont fidèles aux photos, propres et fonctionnels: vous vous sentez très vite comme chez vous.
Dans le quartier vous avez des supermarchés, des restaurants ouverts 24h/24, des banques... et surtout le métro à proximité immédiate (3 stops de Manhattan avec un métro toutes les 3-5 min).
Il ne faut pas omettre le Gantry Park qui offre une vue exceptionnelle sur Manhattan et parfait pour faire du jogging le matin.
Min parle plusieurs langages dont le français. Elle sera également ravie de vous encourager dans votre anglais... :-)
Nous gardons donc de très beaux souvenirs de notre voyage et tenons de nouveau à remercier Min et don adorable petite Schatzi !
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I love to eat! No, really. I really, really, really LOVE to eat!! I cook and entertain as well as eat out a lot, and can direct you to some of the best, affordable meals in and around town. If you're looking for a culinary adventure, I'd be more than happy to cook you a meal - on the house!
I've traveled (and cooked with women) throughout the world, from Vancouver to Vietnam; been randomly invited to a village wedding outside Bukhara, Uzbekistan, trekked in the Himalayas, hiked in Bryce Canyon, chilled out on beaches in the Caribbean and have eaten my way through mountains of whatever was put in front of me!
New York has been my home for the past 20 years, and no matter where I travel to, I look forward to coming home to one of the most exciting cities in the world.