Private,Affordable, 20 min to NYC!!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Centre St, Queens, NY 11385, United States

Whole apartment for the price of shared room! Price is low because I do believe in value and do not believe in (website hidden) is one of the safest neighborhoods in NYC just search for "NYC crime map" to check. Is 20 min ride worth saving you $100 a day?

Your host, Joris
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Whole apartment for the price of shared room! Price is low because I do believe in value and do not believe in (website hidden) is one of the safest neighborhoods in NYC just search for "NYC crime map" to check. Is 20 min ride worth saving you $100 a day?

The Space

I own and maintain this two room semi-basement apartment for my friends that come visit me in NYC and rational enough not to pay Manhattan or hotel rates. It should be obvious trade off - take 20 minutes subway ride to Manhattan and save more than $100 a day in addition of getting 10 times the living space!!! I can afford to price it low because I am the OWNER as opposed to many other hosts who offer rented apartments.

This apartment has separate entrance, separate bathroom and what really matters to me and my friends - PRIVACY. There will be nobody else except you during your stay! I live in a different apartment in the same building so you will not see me unless you have a problem or need my assistance.

There are only few house rules - no parties, no noise, no smoking, no breaking stuff and no pets. Everything else is up to you.

Apartment is located in historical Queens neighborhood Ridgewood. It usually takes me 5 minutes (3 blocks away) to the nearest subway station and 20 minutes ride to the center of Manhattan - 14 Street - Union Square. Trains run 24/7. There are multitude of restaurants (Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Thai, Caribbean) and fast food establishments (McDonalds, Taco Bell, Burger King, Pizza Hut) within 4 block radius. There are two supermarkets that are open 24 Hrs, Duane Read pharmacy, Laundromat and all major Banks in less than 5 minutes walking distance. JFK and LaGuardia Airports are less than 30 minutes car ride away (off peak hours).

Subway runs 24/7. Every 6 minutes during peek Hrs and every 10-15 min during off peek Hrs. Nearest train is L line ( colored gray on subway map) Halsey Street stop. There is alternative M line Seneca Av station 8 minutes away.

The apartment is fully equipped with all that you would need during your trip. It has its own Bathroom with shower ( 4 fresh and clean towels included). One QUEEN SIZE BED with clean linens and one QUEEN SIZE SOFABED. Wi-Fi internet and 47 inch flat screen TV with Satellite DIRECTV. Electrical fireplace that also works as a heater, iron and ironing board, alarm clock, hair dryer, work table, sofa, coffee table, dining table etc. It has it all!

There is no full kitchen but rather a kitchenette without the stove. However, it has a normal refrigerator, kitchen sink, electric water kettle, microwave, cups, plates and utensils - everything you would need for very light cooking or reheating whatever you bought in local supermarket or brought from last night's dinner. Once again - with so many restaurants ( that also deliver) serious home cooking is not necessary.


If anyone wonders about safety, I can assure you that the RIDGEWOOD neighborhood is very safe. As a matter of fact, it is 25% safer than ASTORIA! Only the fact that there are 6 banks within 3 city block range, and nearest subway station is the underground one - that's already a big proof of safety.
However don't take my word for it and check crime rates for Ridgewood, NY before you book on (website hidden) I am beginning to suspect that most apartments listed in Bushwick, Clinton Hills or Bedford Stuyvesant have difficulty finding regular tenants so Airbnb with unsuspecting tourists seem like a good alternative due to safety concerns. So do your diligence and stay safe or take your chances.

Natural Disaster PROOF!!!

Ridgewood is on average 93 feet above sea level so never floods. Water is supplied by natural gravity force so always available even if there is no electrical power. Note: the only time we lost power was during all east cost blackout !! It is not near water shore so no fear of hurricanes!!

* $100 security cash deposit that will be refunded upon your departure

* Windows are facing quiet backyard. Sorry but No access to backyard.

* NO SMOKING! Smoking in building will result in no refund of your security deposit.

Looking forward to hosting you!


Flexible except if there is another party either 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 12:00 pm
-Check In time is 3:00 pm or later

The Neighborhood

According to NYC crime statistics Ridgewood is one of the safest neighborhoods in the New York City. It borders the neighborhoods of Maspeth, Middle Village and Glendale, as well as the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bushwick and East Williamsburg. Ridgewood is a densely settled neighborhood, with housing stock ranging from six-family buildings near the Brooklyn border to two-family and single-family row houses deeper into Queens. Ridgewood is visually distinguished from Bushwick by the large amount of exposed brick construction. It is located on the grounds that are 60 feet above sea level so suffered just minor damage during hurricane Sandy that flooded Williamsburg. During the last decade Ridgewood is becoming a hipster destination. It's convenient location and reasonable real estate prices make sense to be home for middle class working families that commute to Manhattan for work.

Getting around

L subway 3 blocks away, M line 5 blocks away. 24x7 Groceries, laundromat, fast food, banks, pharmacy and supermarkets are all within 3 min walk.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after 3 guests
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Monthly Price: $2200 /month
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Die Wohnung entsprach exakt dem, was auf airbnb versprochen wurde. Das Preis-Leistungsverhaeltnis ist sehr gut, Manhattan war sehr gut mit der Metrolinie L zu erreichen. Sicher zu empfehlen fuer einen Aufenthalt in New York.

    July 2014
  • Joris is a very nice person and he helps you with any info you need about where to go and what to do. The place is very close to the subway and there are a lot of restaurants nearby. The apartment is great, it has every thing you need, very comfortable. It was a great experience!!

    June 2014
  • This apartment was lovely and clean, comfortable and cool in the relatively warm weather. It was really convenient for two subway lines (L and M - less than 10 minutes' walk away) and it was easy to get to and from Manhattan with no trouble. Very handy for JFK airport. The local area felt very safe and welcoming; all amenities close by including at least two supermarkets plus a 24-hour 7-11 store. Joris was responsive, super-helpful and the perfect host; very good communication and clear directions to the address. I'd definitely recommend you stay here.

    June 2014
  • Fue nuestra primera experiencia con airbnb. Joris es un excelente anfitrión, el departamento es tal cual se muestra en las fotos. Llegamos directamente del aeropuerto sin inconvenientes con las indicaciones que nos dio previamente y nos asesoro en la forme de llegar a tomar el bus cuando nos fuimos El metro se encuentra a 4 cuadras son 20 minutos hasta Manhattan y se pueden hacer todo tipo de combinaciones. El barrio es tranquilo y Joris nos indico que calles evitar por las dudas.
    Si vuelvo a New York no dudaría en alojarme nuevamente en el apartamento.

    May 2014
  • A beautifully renovated basement apartment on the Brooklyn/Queens border about 30mins from Manhattan by Subway. Very comfortable, homely and warm. There is a small kitchenette but no cooking facilities other than a microwave. Joris was a very helpful host, easy communication before and during our stay. If you don't want to pay Manhattan prices, but still be relatively close to the action, then this apartment is a great find!

    May 2014
  • What a wonderful and nice place. We booked this apartment for our trip around the world 14 month in the future :-) . It's perfect for all new york visitors. Close to subway and bus-stations, groceries, foodstalls, shops and man more.

    April 2014
  • Was very pleased with our stay. It's private, spacious, and well maintained. Joris was very accommodating and flexible. Highly recommend this flat and will definitely be staying here again.

    April 2014
  • Joris's place is a true gem close to the city. I can't think of anywhere else to stay if I come back. Spacious and clean, met Joris on the last night I was there and he is friendly and accommodating host. Thanks so much!!!

    April 2014
  • This is the third time I've stayed at Joris's listing. I LOVE IT!! I'd live here permanently if I could. Joris is fantastic with his correspondence, promptness and with the cleanliness and attention to detail in this apartment. Location is excellent, it's safe, quiet and in winter the apartment is...Warm! Joris is friendly, approachable and knowledgable, an all round cool guy. See you next (website hidden)... The bed and sofa beds ARE comfortable, clean and fresh. The shower is hot and had great pressure. Thanks again Joris.

    April 2014
  • Great place to stay, private, clean, easy access to train station and friendly host, would definitely stay here again

    February 2014
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I am originally from Vilnius, Lithuania. Fluent in Lithuanian, Russian and English. Live in NYC for last 20 years and enjoy every day of it. I love traveling myself and have friends all over the globe. After so many years I still maintain my cultural diversity and are able to understand real needs of travelers from all over the globe.
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