Private,Affordable, 20 min to NYC!
Private,Affordable, 20 min to NYC!
5 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
5 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Large private bedroom for fraction of a price. It has it's own separate bathroom and kitchenette. Price is low because I do believe in value and do not believe in greedy. It's in 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 live and maintain this two room semi-basement apartment. All my friends that come visit me in NYC usually choose to stay at my apartment. 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!!!

This apartment has separate entrance, separate bathroom and what really matters to me and my friends - PRIVACY.

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

Note: I have it listed as 2 bedrooms because it has 2 rooms with beds. By American terms that is a single bedroom with a living room. Sorry if I got anyone confused ;)

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. I would strongly suggest downloading free mobile application called "Citymapper - Real Time Transit" for detailed step by step directions how to get there.

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). Two QUEEN SIZE BEDS with clean linens (one bed in each room). 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, coffee table, dining table etc. It has it all!

There is no full kitchen but rather a kitchenette there is NO 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 NYC Crime Map for exact statistics.
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 coast 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 11:30 am
-Check In time is 3:00 pm or later

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Family/kid friendly
Indoor fireplace
Wireless Internet

Extra people $10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $50
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Rules are simple - I expect considerate and reasonable behavior:
No parties
No loud noise
No smoking
No braking stuff
No pets
No redecorating
No rearranging furniture

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - One flight down
No parking on property - Street parking only


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

201 Reviews

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Bret User Profile
August 2017
The apartment itself was great, but it was 40 minutes atleast to the city and not in a safe neighborhood.
Joris User Profile
Response from Joris:
Hello, not sure if you know how to use subway. If you would follow my detailed instructions and use free and simple mobile app like Citymapper then would take L train that is 2 1/2 blocks away. Train runs every 5 minutes and it takes precisely 20 minutes to reach 14th street Union square. That is if you not lost and taking train at the nearest station. I am sorry if that was not the case and you were walking to somewhere in Bushwick or Bedford Stuyvesant. But that is not my fault. Note that Ridgewood just got nominated for safest neighborhood by NYC Police department and official statistics can prove it. All facts mentioned above can be easily verified and I am encouraging anyone reading this to do just that. Once again - sorry for all your troubles.
August 2017

Julie User Profile
August 2017
Joris place is clean and quiet, a good place to get away from the noise of the city. Within a short walking distance of the subway and buses. We felt very safe in the area and it was less than a block to shopping, restaurants, and frozen yogurt. I would stay here again.

Eric User Profile
July 2017
Nice place. Easy walking distance to subway. Basement apartment so it was a little musty, but not too bad. No top sheets on bed so the comforter was what you covered up with at night, which is fine if they are washed after each visit. All in all it was just as described.

Joshua User Profile
July 2017
Amazing room. Close to cheap food, eazy subway acces, and well decorated. I'd love to stay here again.

Hollie User Profile
June 2017
Joris's place was very clean and comfortable. He responded quickly to all my messages and was a very good host. I would stay here again.

Nick User Profile
June 2017
Joris' place was awesome. The decor was very clean and modern. His communication was quick and precise. The place is a bit far and secluded from nightlife and the restroom was small, but for the price it was terrific.

Tracy User Profile
May 2017
The price is perfect for one just needing a place to sleep as you venture out!

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in January 2012
Joris User Profile
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I respect your privacy. You will see me only if you need me.

About Joris

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.

Languages: English, Русский
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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