Only 5 Minutes to Manhattan!

Apartment - Private room · 21st St, Queens, NY 11101, United States
Your host, Grace
51 Reviews
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Response time: within a few hours

The Space

-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 and diner
-Subway one block away (Court Square E, M, 7, G trains)
-MoMA PS1 museum down the street

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").

There are plenty of fresh sheets and towels as well as bath soap, Pantene shampoo and conditioner, hair dryer, flat iron, clothes iron, and ironing board. TV, cable, Netflix, and wireless internet are also available, and you are welcome to use the kitchen. There is a grocery store and laundromat down the street as well as a 24-hour diner and deli. 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 walking, and has excellent views of the Manhattan skyline--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. (If this is not you then it may not be a good fit). You are free to come and go as you please and I don't mind if you come home 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 with guests. 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!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 30 nights
Monthly Price: $2200 /month
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $50
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Resumiendo:
    Grace: Agradable, informativa, precisa y atenta.
    El apartamento: Limpio, cómodo y bien ubicado.
    La habitación: Tamaño apropiado, cama muy cómoda, armarios amplios.
    Complementos: Accesorios de higiene y bebidas a nuestra disposición.
    El vecindario: Seguro, tranquilo y con servicios básicos.
    Todo esto equivale a una evaluación de 10 puntos.

    December 2013
  • My girlfriend and I stayed in Grace's place for 20 days, she is really a wonderful host, give us everything we need and the apartment is very clean and cozy, we'll stay in there again when we go to NYC next time!!

    November 2013
  • Our first time in New York – and it was great! Ney York would`t been as great as it was if we hadn`t done the airbnb experience at Graces place. We stayed 8 nights at Graces place.
    The apartment was how it was described on airbnb – very cosy and clean. We liked the fact that we were allowed to use the kittchen facilities. After a long day out we liked to let the day unwind with some ice cream out of the freezer :)

    The apartment was located very close to the Subway station: Court Square. It takes a few minutes to get to manhatten. This station is also very convenient for travellers that have their flight at the JFK Airport because it guides you directly to the Sutphin Blvd station where you`ll find the JFK Air Train connection. The fee for a one way ride with the Air Train is 5 dollars.

    We liked the fact that apartment was surrounded by a grocer`s shop and a pharmacy to satisfy our needs. We felt very safe in Graces neighborhood. You should`nt miss to take a walk to the gantry state park. You`ll have a wonderful view to the manhattan skyline.

    At this point we d like to thanks Grace for her hospitality! Thank you very much for the interessting conversations we had and all the hints you gave us. You made our stay in New York perfect.

    greetings Davide & Fabienne

    November 2013
  • Grace's is a fantastic base to explore NYC. It takes just some minutes by Metro to get to Manhatten.
    The room/ flat was clean and we had everything we needed. The bed was comfortable and cozy.
    Grace is a very nice and helpful person. Before and during our stay it was easy to communicate with her as she answered very quickly. We would definitely stay there again and recommend this place!

    October 2013
  • Great Place. Great Location. Really enjoyed my Stay. Thanks Grace!

    October 2013
  • Hello everyone especially to Airbnb and Grace Cavallo.
    we tell them that we had a nice hospitality from Grace.
    The apartment is well located, near the subway, in a quiet neighborhood. Okay, neat and clean, which is important for us, Josefina and Leon.
    Airbnb also was agile and willing to solve problems we had to start our journey.
    Thank you very much and we are in contact ..

    October 2013
  • It was a really good time we spent in New York City!

    Grace is very kind, she gave us a a map with all important and useful things of her neighborhood, nice cafés and bars as well as a fantastic supermarket. It was quite easy to get everywhere in NYC from her house.

    For me it was very helpful to have the possibility to cook in the evening because I can't eat all. Besides this it was really quiet in the room we slept.

    You have a really good starting point to explore the city. The MoMA PS1 (contemporary art) and a nice little park where you have a fantastic view over the skyline in Manhattan are very close!!

    All together perfect!!

    September 2013
  • Grace is an amazing person, very kind and helpful. The whole apartment was as described, just like on the photos. Very clean, tidy, nicely furnished and really only minutes away from Manhattan. It felt like home, we would stay there again!

    September 2013
  • To stay at grace's flat was fantastic, it was our first stay with airbnb and very positive. Everything was clean and only a few steps away from the subway, gracie is so nice and helpful and we had really good conversations

    September 2013
  • Abbiamo trascorso 14 notti a casa di Grace. Lei è stata gentilissima e ci ha dato diverse informazioni utili. La casa è vicinissima alla metropolitana, diverse linee ti portanoin 5 minuti a Manhattan. La casa è come in foto, pulita e luminosa. La zona è tranquilla anche di notte Super consigliato.

    September 2013
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I am a writer and designer and I mostly work from home, so my typical guests are out and about early and taking advantage of all this great city has to offer and usually just home to sleep and shower. If that is not you then this may not be a good fit. Aside from that 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.
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