I'm Ok with early Check-in's and late Check-outs as long as the apartment is not rented and I don't have people coming in. If that is the case then check-in/check-out rules apply. Please see the calendar folder.
Cleaning fee is $40 extra on your check-in.
The MINIMUM stay is 3 nights HOWEVER if there is only 1 night in between two stays, PLEASE FEEL FREE to make a reservation.
This cozy studio situated in the heart of Astoria and 12 minutes by subway (N,Q lines) to the south part of Central Park and 17 minutes to Times Square in Manhattan. It's perfect if you need to be close to the city on your vacation or business trip in New York City. The apartment consists of the one room, separate kitchen and full bathroom. This is a completely private apartment and you won't be sharing it with anyone else. There are 3 guests maximum for this property.
Close to the supermarkets, laundromats, restaurants, famous beer gardens and entertainment in Astoria, Queens. Safe and clean neighborhood. Minutes to Midtown Manhattan. Take a subway train and already in 15-20 minutes you can be in Times Square and all major tourist spots in the city.
The apartment has a lot of sunlight and everything for comfortable stay: queen size bed, wide comfy couch, side tables, 32" TV with basic channels, Blu-ray/DVD Player, microwave, air conditioner in summer time, iron, hair dryer, two closets for your luggage and clothes. Clean fresh towels and bed sheets are provided. You are welcome to bring your own. Fast WiFi internet is included as well. Kitchen equipped with all necessary utensils for cooking or having a meal.
The street has a subway line on it, level of noise is moderate and recognizable when the train is passing by. Please take it in consideration if you are looking for a very quiet place. There is free night parking on the streets.
My second visit to llya's studio just as nice as the first time. Very clean and cozy!! One of my top choices when coming to visit NYC
ILya's place (Zebra flat) shows that Queens is becoming a popular place of New York City. First off, the flat is just like the pictures show. It's very clean and the bed very, very comfortable. The kitchen has essential utensils to prepare simple food, all in very good state. My girl and I even had a romantic dinner within the flat (only because it was freezing outside). Perhaps the one best thing about the place is the LOCATION. It's close to 2 subways stations and to Steinway street which is full of great commerce (Beauty shops, pharmacies in every corner, food markets, Victoria secret, GAP, etc), cuisine, and nightlife (quite a lot well-know bars and hookah lounges). The Kaufman theatre is close by, perhaps one of the best movie theatres in Queens. We felt very secure throughout our stay, and ILya was prompt in answering all of our questions.
Big thanks to ILya. Definitely worth the money.
Ilya was a wonderful host and his space is great for young travelers who are comfortable with living as part of the city and not tourists. I'm from DC so I'm used to the sounds of a bustling city. The building is right next to the Subway. Super convenient, but noisy if you're a light sleeper. The space was a bit smaller than what I go for but it is kept very clean and looks just as described. This was my first time using his space, but I would stay with Ilya again. There's a market and many quick places to eat just steps from his apartment which made grabbing a quick bite/stocking up on snacks super convenient upon arrival.
I had a good time at the Zebra studio! I would definitely recommend it to my buddies BUT you would have to be 100% sure you would be ok with the train noise. I am a very flexible person that doesn't really mind the noise but it was a problem for my friend.
Great little studio! It was a perfect place to stay for a few nights while in New York. Astoria is a fun neighborhood with some very tasty restaurants. The train is literally right outside the window, so make sure to bring earplugs to sleep through the night. Ilya was a wonderful host. Will definitely be staying here again.
We had a great stay at this little place.. close to the subway and lots of food places and supermarkets.. Ilya is a great host and was very helpful. Thank you.. looking forward to stay there again.
The apartment is generously sized for a studio and has lots of storage space.The neighbourhood is great: a wide range if places to eat from the cheep and cheerful (Dino's Pizzeria, Lots o Bagels) to the foodies' delights (Locale, Sanfords and The Strand Smokehouse.)
You're within walking distance of the Socrates Sculpture Park and MoMI. The Q and N are regular, fast links to Manhattan and Brooklyn.
If you're not used to urban soundscapes do pack earplugs - the elevated section of the subway runs right by the window.
Other nice features: the fast and reliable WiFi, the great heating, and the proximity to a good laundromat and a supermarket.
I recommend this place as a base of operations for a medium to long stay in NYC.
Ilya's Zebra studio was very clean and well looked after. Just a stone’s throw from the Astoria Blvd station, at which trains take 10-15 mins into Manhattan, the apartment is in a great location. The Astoria area itself has a unique and genuine sense of friendliness and community that I am yet to find elsewhere in NY. The local bars / restaurants are great!
Ilya as a host was very approachable and throughout the stay he was available by phone if there was anything we needed and actively went out of his way to ensure our stay went smoothly. I certainly recommend his Zebra Studio and would stay there again in a heartbeat. Cheers for a great stay Ilya.
Very close to the subway station which makes things a lot easier.
The neighborhod has a lot of stores and restaurants.
The apartament is a lit bit noisy because of the subway, but walking in NYC all day made us so tired that it didn't bother us.
The apartament is tiny but cozy! I definitely recommend!
The stay at Ilya's place was great. The apartment was very close to the subway, and with that I was able to sleep without a problem even with trains passing by pretty frequently. The space was very clean and had everything you need. I reazlied how many great restaurants and stores there were around this apt on the last day of my stay, which was something I wish I would have explored more. There is so much to do, and this is a great place to stay.