*Easy and quick access to Manhattan.
*very interesting, popular and SAFE neighborhood
*very close to R+M subway & - just a 12 min train ride to the 1st stop in Manhattan.
*Big space + garden area
*serene & peaceful
* please send us an e-mail that includes your profile and a photo before you book our place. We will respond to that e-mail and tell you if our place is available for the dates that you want. Thanks...
You will have your own private apartment consisting of a large, interesting room + private bathroom/shower + your own private entrance + a private foyer area. You are on your own separate level (the ground/1st floor) of the house. You also will have access to your own private garden/patio area.
The space includes a sink, a countertop, a microwave, a toaster, an electric kettle, wi-fi for your computer or device and a refrigerator. We also provide linens and sheets. And, of course, we provide plates, cups, silverware etc.
The private garden area is also available to lounge in or to eat outdoors.
You will have your own key so you come and go anytime as you wish.
We enjoy hosting. We have traveled extensively ourselves and we have fun meeting our guests and helping them in their travels.
We are happy to chat if you want to.
*Our neighborhood -Astoria, is a hidden gem in the New York metropolitan area.
It is a quiet, serene and a very SAFE neighborhood. It is a wonderful and interesting neighborhood.......
Astoria is very close to midtown Manhattan and so it is an ideal location in which to enjoy and explore NYC. This is especially true for our house because we are so close to a major subway stop and subway line.
Astoria is known as a "Greek" community (people from Greece live here). Our area of Astoria is a vibrant mix of greeks, italians, "hipsters", midsters, oldsters, brazilians, yuppies, japanese, chinese, and just about everyone else in the world is represented. It is fun and interesting to be mixed into the multi-cultural atmosphere.
Astoria is a small town atmosphere that is very close to Manhattan.
Astoria is overflowing and loaded with restaurants, bars, clubs, shops. Just about anything that you would want to buy you can find it here. This neighborhood is considered to be one of the most "up and coming" and popular neighborhoods in NYC.. Some people describe Astoria as the east part of Midtown or the east side of the east side of Manhattan. Astoria is a much sought after neighborhood. It is easy and fun to walk around Astoria and soak in the many different subcultures of people groups within Astoria. You will find authentic and inexpensive restaurants from literally all over the world. There are coffee shops, pubs, bars, clubs and parks galore.
It's fun here.
* The 46th st. station for the subway trains (R and M lines) is less than a block away from our house (an easy 1 or 2 minute walk to the subway station) so it is very easy access to the NYC subway system. From the 46th st. station, it is approximately a 15 minute subway ride (4 stops) to the first stop in Manhattan (the Lexington station).
You can park your car on the streets in our neighborhood. It is relatively easy to park your car in our neighborhood.
*We have the peace and quiet of country-like living but very close to Manhattan.
*Our backyard has a porch and barbeque area and a large garden. We have a front porch and a garden in front also. The sun hits the back porch in the a.m. and front porch in the p.m. It's a good home for having a great life in the city with room to live indoors and outdoors.
The beds are ikea beds. We have only heard positive comments about the mattress quality
*2 New Ikea beds with a queen size mattress (for two people each). Plus there is 1 new Ikea twin sized bed (for one person). So there are 3 total beds but could add in another twin sized bed if you want it.
*We have a small refrigerator, a sink, a microwave, a toaster and an electric kettle in your room. And we provide the linens and towels.
This was a great place to stay! The location was so amazing, getting to Manhattan was unbelievably easy, just a couple of minutes walk and grab the R train. Astoria was nice, safe and calm and everything you need is nearby. Dennis was a great host and the apartment was comfy and clean.
Hyvä, luotettava ja mukava paikka, suosittelen!
Dennis was great at communicating logistics and recommending places to eat. The room was basic, clean, safe, and we all slept well.
The place was everything I expected. Nice, clean, convenient. We stayed here for almost 2 weeks and we have nothing to say but good things. There was a fridge, microwave, and Dennis was kind enough to get us a toaster since he knew we were going to be there for a while. The house its located a block away from the subway and it really takes you 15 minutes to get to the city. Safe and quiet neighborhood! Astoria was extremely interesting and nice to get to know, there are a lot of restaurants, bars, pubs just blocks away from you, at a better price compared to the city.
Dennis was always available when we needed and also gave us the privacy, we got a key and were able to come in and out of the house as we pleased. Overall it was a great experience.
Very convenient and affordable. Dennis was there whenever needed, very helpful. Looking forward to my next stay.
We had a comfortable stay and Dennis was very helpful.
Extremely convenient location, and for a reasonable price!! I couldn't believe how easy it was to get to mid-town from Astoria..incredibly easy access. Union Square, Carnegie Hall, even Chinatown, is all just one ride on the R-train. It's even easier than coming from some other places in Manhattan. At the same time, Astoria itself was much more relaxed than Manhattan, and it was nice to come home to it, after a long intense day in the city. (and yet, not too far away at all!) So, this was really perfect for us, with all that we had to do in the city during the day.
The apartment itself was very spacious for New York standards, and quite sufficient. I'm sorry that we couldn't really enjoy the garden, since it was too cold and wintry. I'm sure it would be nice to come in Spring and Summer time to sit outside with a mug of coffee..!
Dennis was very nice and helpful, and he made sure everything was comfortable for us. He had nice amenities, like single filter Folger's coffee (like a teabag, so you don't need a machine). We really liked that.
Would love to come back again!
Everything was great as already mentioned in other comments!
Thank you Dennis!
We enjoyed our stay in NY. Dennis was a great host, very helpful. The place was in a great location, close food shops, the subway and Manhattan. The area also seemed very safe.
A great place to stay in Astoria, nearby everything. Wish I could have stayed longer, I really liked the area. The place had everything I needed, and was clean and quiet, and at a good price. Dennis was prompt about all of the arrangements, and gave us subway advice.
This was a great find! Three of us planned to stay for a week and the room was big enough for 2 comfortable, double beds and a single sofa. In the event the mother of one of us died just before so only 2 of us came. Dennis was really understanding and refunded money to us although he was not obliged to do so. This was very much appreciated. In fact, if all 3 beds had been used it would have been a little cramped. As it was it was perfect! Plenty of space, a sink, kettle and teas, a fridge, a closet and a private bathroom with lots of hot water. Plus a private door into the property. PLUS wireless internet. There is a door from the bedroom to a private garden.
The location was perfect - metro at the end of the road and 15 mins to Manhattan plus a safe area to come back to. The organic deli at the end of the road served everything you could want - delicious smoothies, pastries and everything organic you could want. The Museum of the Moving Image is at Steinway (one Metro stop away) and was the best Museum we saw in New York.
If you use Olympic taxis ask for Paul. Their reviews on Yelp are mixed but Paul was great.
Dennis was extremely helpful, including storing our luggage for all day on the day we left and I would have no hesitation in recommending his property - or in coming back! Definitely a 5 star experience. Thank you Dennis!
Geraldine, Galway, Ireland and Ann, Cork, Ireland