About this listing
Have lavish dinner parties, reunions and business meetings all in the same space.
Want to fit it all in to that fast New York minute, charge your batteries on the east side of the River in the little village of Dutch Kills in a very comfortable home with everything you can need. This Apartment is on the 2nd (top) floor of 2 story house were Im in the process of renovating an old historic pub into a Bed-N-Breakfast. The flat features 3 over-sized bed-rooms. Two of them both have full size beds. The 3rd family friendly bedroom has a full size loft bed and another full size underneath as well as a bed-sofa in the room, which makes it perfect for the kids or the singles in your group. Cots and a baby crib is available and linens and towels are provided, family size refrigerator, dishwasher, kitchenware, PC, WiFi, cable, flat screen TV and a washer/dryer.
Many gracious thanks for considering my apartment,
Steffan Olausson Partridge
P.S. More pictures can be found by searching for Dutch Kills Inn
Is the area safe?- The neighborhood Dutch Kills is very safe, only 2 blocks from the N and Q subway station 2 stops from Lexington Ave in midtown Manhattan.
Is there any Parking?- There is plenty of street overnight parking, you can choose a meter right in front of the apartment where you pay $.25 per 15 min between Mon-Sat 9am-7pm or half a block away you can find free 24/7 parking with street cleaning rules on thursday and friday between 8.30-10am. I will add that it is quite hard to find any parking during a weekday business hours due to the fact that many commuters park in the area since its so close to Manhattan. There is also a parking garage right across the street where you can park for $10 per day or $20 per 24 hour period.
Do you accept credit cards?- Airbnb takes care of the whole reservation process and they accept all mayor credit cards.
How do we get there from JFK Airport?- Its very easy to get here from JFK, just take the airtrain to the Jamaica station Switch to the E train and take that to Queens plaza stop and walk 3 blocks north following 29th Street to the corner of 39th ave where the apartment is.
Is there an elevator in the building? Im so sorry there is no elevator. The apartment is on the second floor one flight up.
How many bedrooms is there in the apartment? There are 3 large bedrooms. There are a total of 4 double beds, 1 bed-sofa and then a regular sofa in the living-room. A cot and crib/playpen is also available for extra comfort. There should be plenty of space for your whole group/family.
Will there be any noise from the downstairs Restaurant/Bar? Dutch Kills Centraal opened Sept. 2013 and we have not had any complaints yet. They are only open till midnight on weekdays and 12.30am on weekends so you don't have to worry about any late night sounds,
How is the area around the apartment? This area is called Dutch Kills and its a a small neighborhood right in between Astoria and Long Island City to very popular destinations for cafe's and restaurants. We have 3 very famous galleries with in a walking distance. Fisher Landau Center for Art, Flux Factory and PS1 which is part of the Modern Museum of Art (MoMa) Since this area is so close to Queensboro Bridge the main transportation hubb of Queens this has traditionally been a place for back businesses supplying Manhattan with bread, truffles, silk, etc but over the last 10 years artists have taken over these warehouse spaces and made them into work/live loft studios. Its a very interesting area and I think you will be very pleased. Best wishes, Steffan Olausson Partridge
Interaction with Guests
We are very easy going and we leave the interaction up to you. We like to make ourselves available but we have found that most New York visitors have very specific interests and reasons for coming to the greatest city in the world and we want to give you the freedom to explore and make this city your own.
No smoking inside.
Pets are considered on a case by case basis.
Appreciate taking off street shoes inside.
Copy Of ID (Passport or Drivers License) upon arrival.
Any stay 5 days or under can only be booked 2 weeks before arrival date.
We would like to leave as little of an impact on the environment so we appreciate if you observe NYC recycling rules, save water and conserve energy to the best of your ability. Garbage can be left right next to the building inside the gate with the code 5913
Make yourself at home and be comfortable
Staffan was a great host, always quick to call him. The Apartments are large and very nice!
The week in NYC was just perfect. Steffan's apartment is large enough for two families of 5 people like us. Steffan gave us all information needed and was very helpful. The subway is very close. Definitely a good address to visit Manhattan.
Thanks Steffan for hosting us ;)
Schon bevor wir in der Wohnung ankamen, erkundigte sich Steffan ob wir gut angekommen seien. Die Wohnung war noch nicht fertig gereinigt, aber da unter der Wohnung ein nettes Restaurant ist, konnten wir in aller Ruhe warten und schon die Atmosphaere des Viertels erleben. Sehr interessant und bunt. Die Wohnung bot ausreichend Platz fuer unsere 8er Gruppe und war gut ausgestattet und in sauberem Zustand. Die Ausgangslage, um NY zu erkundigen war perfekt, da die Subway direkt um die Ecke war. Wir erlebten gelungene Tage mit einem freundlichen und aufmerksamen Vermieter.
L'appartement est très bien situé. On peut se rendre au cœur de Manhattan en quelques stations. Ce quartier du Queens est également très sympa. Nous étions 10 dans l'appartement dont 2 petits enfants et notre séjour s'est très bien passé. Le salon est assez spacieux. Nous avons adoré notre voyage à NYC et espérons y retourner un jour !
We had a marvellous time at Beyond the Ordinary. Steffan was out of town but we met his cleaning lady, who helped us settle in, and Steffan's colleague was at the end of the phone when we arrived. The flat was much more than we expected - huge inside, with everything we needed and very very convenient for getting into Manhattan quickly - two stops on the subway. The flat is over a cafe - and we loved the free jazz night on one evening. There is free parking just down the street from the flat, which was a big bonus for us.
The flat is a great location. It fits for 10 persons. Metro station is 3 minutes far by walking, so very convenient to go to Manhattan.
We had very good experience there.
Thanks to Steffan who gave us all explanations to collect the keys, since he wasn't in town when we arrived. However, he kept available for any question.
A good adress and a nice person!
Absolutely perfect. Look no further. Extremely spacious, clean, extremely close to the subway and very quick into Manhattan. Check in was very simple. It was a group of 8 and everyone had their own living area. Cant say enough great things about this.
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About the Host, Steffan
I was born on the Island of Cyprus in the same bed as my mother was born but it was too hot for my Swedish Dad so we moved to his home land when I was 6 months old. They bought a small farm in the northern woods of Wermland and from very simple ingredients they made five more kids at home but life in organic paradise ended when I was 12 when my Mom missed her big Greek-Cypriot family in Astoria NY and took all 6 of us to the Big Apple. So life has shaped me into a innocent street smart romantic that believed in the inherent good of all people. I still have the house in Wermland and Im in the process of building a house in Bahia, Brazil with my wife Cristina. We have 4 boys between 13 and 6 and my big girl just turned 25. I adore my little Dutch Kills community where I have partnered up with the neighbors to open a day spa, art gallery, gastropub, and a community garden. We reward ourselves with travel and opening up our home to other adventurous explorers around this fabulous world.
Warm Welcomes, Steffan Olausson Partridge