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?

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
Bed type: Real Bed
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

Check In
  • 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
  • Joris' place was very nice. Prior communications were effective and helped us prepare our stay. Joris was very flexible regarding our arrival time. The apartment itself was clean and comfortable and relatively close to the subway (just be sure to take the right entrance as one side of the street takes you to Manhattan).

    January 2014
  • We enjoyed so much our stay at Joris appartment in Ridgewood. The flat was very spacious, clean and warm! We experienced NYC under extreme cold and it was so pleasant to come back to a warm space! Joris was really welcoming and helpful, gave us some tips and tricks to enjoy the area, the bed was graciously done when we arrived and clean towels hung in the bathroom. We highly recommend this place! It is a perfect place to stay for a week or more (we staid 9 nights) at an affordable price and near subway stations, restaurant, shopping places, post office, laundromat... We enjoyed a lot our trip in NYC, going sometimes to Manhattan braving the cold, though we actually enjoyed a lot the area of Ridgewood which apparently is the new place for the Cool!

    January 2014
  • I have nothing but positive words for Joris and his apartment! Before he left for his own trip, he made sure that the place was clean and in order. His place is the best value-for-money in NY. It's spacious, near the metro and equipped with nearly everything a traveller needs for a fantastic trip. It even smells good! Kudos to Joris! Keep it up! Thanks!

    January 2014
  • Place with good value and near metro, great place to stay.

    December 2013
  • Joris' place is great. Location is convenient, you'll be in Manhattan in no time, and getting to Williamsburg is even easier. Joris was super accommodating and even picked us up from the airport! Thank you again, Joris! Recommended!

    December 2013
  • Excelent! Joris apartment is great, super clean and nice, really near the grey subway that takes you to Manhatan in 20 min, and very big and spacious. Perfect for 4 people. You can get by car and leave it there.
    Joris was great giving help and indications.
    We totally recommend ths place!

    December 2013
  • Our trip to NYC was unforgettable! Joris was more than a great host who even picked us up from the airport (thanks again!). The place was exactly as it is in the pictures, the bed is very comfortable, the next subway is around 8 min walk from the house and it has a very good connection, you are in 20 minutes in Manhattan. The area around the apartment is very active, with lot of shops and a couple of supermarkets around the corner. I really liked it, we didn't have any problem and we didn't feel unsafe at all. Excelent quality-price relation! We would like to come again!

    December 2013
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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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