About this listing
Located in Jackson Heights, Queens known as "a garden in the city", Zen Hideout is a perfect place to have a good rest and restore your calm every night before you go out and explore the Big Loud Crazy-FUN city of NY all day.
A quick note: If you are reading this, it means my apt is currently available for the dates you specified (otherwise, my listing would not have come up), so yes, it is available for you to rent. If that is the only question you have, you have the answer right here. No need to message me to ask just that.
Zen Hideout is a Japanese style one bedroom apt with living room, full kitchen, and a full bathroom (bathtub with shower) located in historic Jackson Heights, Queens. It is a quiet and calming place just 15 minute subway ride away from noisy Manhattan.
First thing's first:
I prefer guests who will be out mostly during the day for sightseeing/working/exploring/etc as I have my design studio set up at the backside of the apt working during some days. You will have your full privacy as I will be working while you are out for sightseeing/work/etc. You are free to come in and out during the day if you'd like.
If you prefer the access to my apt just to yourselves, that can be arranged as well. So please inquire.
Also Zen Hideout can accommodate Non-Smoking ADULT only (No infants or children.)
Secondly, please note that it is a semi basement apt (thus, it makes a perfect hideout!). I personally love it because it gets super quiet (very rare in New York) and creates the feeling of being tucked away from noisy city once you step inside. I am picky about air quality, so I keep the apt dust-free and run an air purifier. I have sufficient windows for ventilation and plenty of lights inside though not sufficient with natural light.
Now, if you are still reading, you are my kind of guests, and you will like my place more and more as you continue to read! :)
If you are going to commute to Manhattan pretty much everyday, you'd love the convenience of easy quick transportation here. Some of the other locations you are considering may only have 1 or 2 subway lines, but my mega subway station has 5 subway lines to choose from (E,F,R,M,7), which means, you will actually get to Manhattan in 15min, not like 15min on a good day but 40min on most days. You would be surprised to know that it's much quicker to go to mid/lower Manhattan and Brooklyn from my neighborhood than from upper Manhattan. It's hard to believe, but that is due to having only 1 or 2 subway lines running up there. Also, more subway lines mean higher convenience in getting to different parts of Manhattan. Believe me, it makes huge difference! Subway station is 2~3min walk from my apt.
Also, there is an express bus to La Guardia Airport right outside of the subway station: one express stop to the airport, takes 15 minutes and costs regular bus fare ($2.75).
The bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed, goose down pillows and comforter. Fresh linens (100% cotton), towels, toiletries are provided. Have a hair-drier, so no need to pack one. Have a WiFi, iron/ironing board, a yoga mat, two guitars, and a piano (Yamaha Clavinova Keyboard), A/C, and a remote controlled fan for people who dislike A/C like me. No TV (but who needs a TV at a Zen hideout?)
If you are booking for two people but need separate beds (or for 3~4 people), I'll have to set up a Japanese futon (Fee: $25) in the living room for you, so let me know.
I have a big kitchen (for NY standard) with all the necessary appliances. You will enjoy cooking here. Also my bathtub is not a Barbie size. Most adults can bathe comfortably.
Deco of my place is also very Zen. No access. Yet has everything you need for necessary comfort. Hardly any visual noise but inspiration...
Your private bed room, living room, kitchen, and bathroom.
Interaction with Guests
I greet my guests in person unless I am out of town or you arrive near midnight. You can email, text, or call at any time if you have questions or concerns.
It's time to brag about my neighborhood. Firstly, it is a VERY SAFE neighborhood as in You-Can-Walk-Around-ALONE-at-3AM safe.
If you appreciate diverse ethnicity, budget friendliness, and convenience, you will love it here. Depending on which direction you walk, you are within 10 minutes away from Indian, authentic Colombian, Ecuadorian, Peruvian, Argentinian, Italian, Thai, Filipino, Tibetan, and Korean food delights. Also you are 1min subway ride away from Elmhurst (the 3rd largest Chinatown in NYC) and 15min ride away from Korean town in Flushing (Do you enjoy Korean Spa? There is a free shuttle to Spa Castle!)
24/7 grocery stores, coffee shops, pharmacies, banks, post office, laundromats/dry cleaner are all within a few blocks. Did I mention, budget friendliness? Everything, from restaurants to groceries, is more reasonably priced around here.