About this listing
-One subway stop to Manhattan (53rd and Lexington Avenue)
-15 minutes to: Times Square, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Central Park
-Convenient to LaGuardia and JFK airports
-Safe, quiet neighborhood
-Park, grocery store, laundromat, restaurants, 24-hour deli, diner, and coffee shop!
-Subway one block away (Court Square E, M, 7, G trains)
-MoMA PS1 museum down the street
-NO SMOKERS ALLOWED (PLEASE SEE "HOUSE RULES")
Private room in small but cozy two-bedroom apartment in Long Island City (Queens). Apartment is located on the ground floor in the back of the building so it is quiet (and there are no stairs to climb with your suitcases!) Bed sleeps two people (Please note: Standard, American "Full size" or "Double" bed: 54x75").
I provide fresh sheets, towels, bath soap, Pantene shampoo/conditioner, hair dryer, flat iron, clothes iron/ ironing board, cable TV, Netflix, and wireless internet. There is a grocery store and laundromat down the street. Also a diner, deli, and coffee shop, all open 24-hours! Vernon Boulevard is a short walk away and is filled with charming shops, restaurants, and bars. There is also a health food store, liquor store, and gourmet ice cream shop close by. Gantry State Park is a beautiful park only 10 minutes away and has excellent views of Manhattan--I highly recommend it if you have time.
Bedrooms are located on opposite ends of the apartment (with the bathroom, kitchen, and living room in between), so you will have your privacy. Also, my typical guests are up and out early in the morning to take advantage of all this great city has to offer, and usually just come home to sleep and shower...this is ideal since I work mostly from home. You are free to come and go as you please and I don't mind if you arrive late at night, I just ask that you be quiet when you arrive if I am home sleeping, and I will do the same :) Also, the building where I live is very quiet and family-oriented so I ask that you be respectful of that.
I take pride in having a beautiful, comfortable living space and I am happy to share it. Although it is a small apartment--in typical New York City fashion!--it is very neat and well-appointed and you will find everything you need. Also, I am in the habit of taking off my shoes when I come in the door and I ask that you do the same :)
I am more than happy to offer suggestions on where to go and what to see while you are in New York, and I’ve also been known to play tour-guide on occasion.
Please contact me with any questions. Thanks and I look forward to being your host in New York City!
NO SMOKERS ALLOWED: There is no smoking allowed in the apartment and I do not want you hanging around in front of my building smoking.
DO NOT TRY AND MAKE A RESERVATION IF YOU OR YOUR GUEST SMOKES...IF I FIND OUT THAT YOU DO, I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE YOUR RESERVATION AT ANY TIME AND YOUR MONEY WILL NOT BE REFUNDED. Sorry, I have had problems with this in the past so it is non-negotiable.
Although I love animals, especially dogs, they are not allowed in my building. Also no additional guests are allowed in the apartment, so if you have friends in the area you must meet with them outside. I also prefer that you take off your shoes in the house—I do provide guest slippers if needed.
It is a typical New York apartment, meaning the space we will be sharing is fairly small so I ask that you help keep it tidy, i.e. wash your own dishes, use coasters for your drinks (provided), keep shared spaces clean and put things back where you found them. Also, please turn off ALL lights if you are the last one to leave.
About the Host, Grace
I am a writer and designer and I mostly work from home, so my usual guests are generally up and out early for work or just to take advantage of all this great city has to offer. I am easy-going, cool, friendly, respectful, and funny! I do yoga, speak Spanish, love to eat, explore New York City, I enjoy photography, and love dogs. I also love to travel and I enjoy meeting people from different cultures. I am more than happy to offer suggestions on where to go and what to see while you are here, and I’ve also been known to play tour-guide on occasion.