About this listing
My spacious 1-bedroom garden apartment is in a residential area of Flushing, Queens, within a half hour's ride to Manhattan. It is close to the #7 subway train and the Long Island Railroad Murray Hill station. The neighborhood is very Asian, with authentic restaurants, cafes, greengrocers, Chinese dim sum, Korean barbecue, etc. The Queens Historical Society, Quaker Meeting House and Victorian cottage bird garden are within walking distance. My place is SMOKE-free, PERFUME-free and PET-free. It is very comfortable, clean and charming. The kitchen is large and sunny. The bedroom faces a garden and has ample closet space. The living room is nicely furnished. Newly refinished oak parquet floors throughout, so kindly remove shoes upon entering and put suitcases atop shelf or in coat closet.
Living room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen. All kitchen appliances. Linen closet with sheets and towels.
Interaction with Guests
During the summer months (June/July/August), I will host my guests and provide light breakfast if they so desire. If I am not staying in the apartment, I can be reached by cellphone or email.
Quiet, residential with tree-lined streets. Near major shopping hub. Everything is within walking distance, including the subway, train, buses, restaurants, pharmacies, etc.
Within walking distance of #7 train (Flushing Main Street), the Long Island Railroad (Flushing Main Street or Murray Hill station). Bus numbers Q28, Q13, Q15, Q15A and Q12. Flushing Main Street is a major transportation hub. There are even buses that go to JFK Airport and LaGuardia Airport.
Other Things to Note
The apartment is wired for internet cable and satellite dish, but they are disconnected temporarily when the apartment is vacant. If my guests would like to stay long-term, we can discuss re-connection of the cable.
No pets, no smoking, no perfumes, no loud noise. Be clean and respectful. Do not open locked drawers, shelves, or closets. You may use the kitchen stove, microwave, fridge, coffee-maker, etc. Make sure the door is locked and windows are closed when you go out. Please conserve water and electricity. Please remove shoes when entering apartment to preserve new floors. Please maintain a low-key presence. Thank you.
About the Host, Audrey
I worked for the United Nations in NY, Geneva, Cyprus and East Africa. I enjoy traveling and meeting people from around the world. I speak fluent English and can get by in French, Spanish and Greek. I am an avid photographer who has documented Queens neighborhoods and culture for 25 years. I also enjoy teaching English to non-native speakers. My favorite places to visit are museums, galleries, concert halls, big parks and beaches. I love living in Queens because it has communities from all over the world - great ethnic restaurants, shopping, cultures, festivals, etc. When I'm not hosting guests in Queens, I enjoy my time in the great state of Maine.