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?
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! 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!
CHECK IN/OUT TIMES:
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
Interaction with Guests
I respect your privacy. You will see me only if you need me.
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.
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.
Rules are simple - I expect considerate and reasonable behavior:
No loud noise
No braking stuff
We had a great time at Joris' place. It is a beautiful apartment and much bigger than we expected it to be with everything we needed incl an awesome shower. The subway station is close by and everything you need, such as grocery store and laundromat, as well. Joris is very friendly, helpful and informative about the apartment and surrounding activities and we'd definately stay here again :)
This apartment was brilliant. Perfectly located to easily jump on the subway and head into the city. Close to plenty of shops and food outlets and plenty of space to spread yourself out. No complaints here.
Joris was a wonderful host. Our flight arrived pretty late, and we were actually able to run into him as soon as we walked up to the building. The listing was exactly as described, very cozy and accommodating. It was nice having a space to ourselves, as opposed to sharing a common area with the other listings we researched. The neighborhood wasn't too bad, thankfully with Joris' advice he provided a safe walking route around a specific street that isn't the best at night. I also really appreciated the advice he gave us about the Met, allowing us to save a few bucks there haha. I would highly recommend this place to anyone else and would love to stay here again if I ever made the trip back to NY. Thanks Joris, Again!
The place is a great value for the price. located in walkable distance from metro. The apartment is clean, has all needed kitchen supplies & equipment. The host is very welcoming,gave clear instructions how to find the place and great NYC tips upon arriving.
The only watchout is that there is little daylight (almost no windows), so for people who like a lot of light it may be a problem. Not a big deal though, as you'd spend most of time in City,not at home.
LLegue un poco asustada a NYC. Tenía que enfrentarme a una nueva ciudad y un nuevo trabajo para dos meses. Joris fue enseguida acogedor y me ayudó a que todo fuera mas fácil. La casa estaba muy limpia y era muy acogedora. Está muy cerca de Manhattan y en un barrio lleno de vida. La cama es comodísima y la calefacción muy eficaz. Tiene conexion a internet en la sala aunque no es posible conctarse en el dormitorio. En general mi estancia ha sido increible, si tuviera que volver a Nueva York sin duda alguna repetiría con Joris. Mi evaluación es de 10.
We had a great time at Joris place. Everything was as listed and the pictures were real. Joris greeted us in a very friendly way. Subway was a 5 min walk away and takes only 20 minutes to get you to manhattan. Bathroom was a bit tight. Anyway i'll recommend this apartament to everyone who wants a nice stay in NYC.
Our experience in Joris' apartment was superb. Joris is a lovely person and the house is clean, very comfortable and well situated!! Neighbourhood is quiet and has a great place to have breakfast: Tasty's (1 min from the apartament gate) We would repeat if we come back to NY! Thanks for all!
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.