Free Metrocard*, Safe & Affordable

House - Private room · 156th Street, Queens, NY 11355, United States

Our cozy private room for one in a house of busy native New Yorkers will give you a feel of how locals live. Flushing is an interesting, safe NYC neighborhood with fantastic food, fascinating cultures all living together, and good public transit.

The Space

Private room on the 2nd floor of my classic American Foursquare in Flushing, Queens, NYC. This room has a bed, wardrobe, bookcase, chair & microwave.

You will share the main bathroom and half bath with me, and possibly 1-2 others.

Feel free to cook in my spacious (by NY standards) kitchen, and pick vegetables, raspberries, and grapes from my garden in the summer, and enjoy my outdoor patio and barbecue.

Bike use, laundry, and WiFi available by request.

Are you looking to visit your children who have moved to the "big city" but have no room for you in their tiny Manhattan apartment? My home is the perfect place to stay comfortably, with plenty of parking. It's also a great location for college visits to St. John's University, Queens College, Hofstra University, and Adelphi University, and near to any colleges in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx or Nassau County.

I'm a native English speaker with passable German skills and reading knowledge of French and Spanish.

Guest Access

Shared full bath on second floor
Shared half bath on first floor
Kitchen
Living room and television
WiFi
Laundry room
Patio
Barbecue grill
Bikes
Family's bedrooms and attic are off limits

Interaction with Guests

I work full-time but you will find me at home in the evenings. I am always present when I have guests, and since we are in shared space, you will see me in the evenings and on weekends in the house.

The Neighborhood

Flushing is a great neighborhood, with much opportunity for ethnic eats and shopping, including Chinese, Korean, Indian, Afghani, Thai, Malayasian, Italian, Greek, and of course, pizza!

Flushing is known as the birthplace of religious freedom in the U.S., and you can practice your faith or take in the services of Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Catholic, various Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, LDS (Mormon), and Jehovah's Witness, and more, all within walking distance.

We are located by a beautiful city park with tennis courts, basketball court, handball, a golf course, and NYC's only velodrome for biking. The park connects with the Greenbelt to take you all over the city on bicycle. You can also find tai chi and exercise classes early in the morning.

If you love tennis, we are a leisurely walk (35 min) to the U.S. Tennis Open in August-September as well as boat rentals, and the site of the Dragonboat Festival in August. The Mets play in the same park at Citifield.

If you love jazz, you are steps away from Louis Armstrong's grave and within 3 miles/6 km of his home and archives.

Getting around

Flushing is a safe residential NYC neighborhood located 10 miles/16km from Manhattan:
30-minute subway ride from Main St. station on #7 train to Grand Central or Times Square
20-minute LIRR ride (commuter rail) from Murray Hill station to Penn Station
15/20-minute walk or 10-minute bus ride to the subway, Main St. station (1 mi/1.6km).
*Book for one week's stay and a free unlimited weekly Metrocard for use on NYC subways and buses is included.

If you have a car, I have a driveway you can use and street parking without restrictions--both real luxuries in NYC!

Other Things to Note

SAFETY
Fire extinguishers are in the hallway of the second floor and under the sink on the first floor.

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are in the halls of the first and second floors.

Exits are the front door, the back door, and an escape ladder in the hall closet of the second floor.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $385 /week
Check In: 6:00 PM
Check Out: 3:00 PM
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

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  • Christina was very helpful during my stay and her house is pleasant. I'd recommend staying here.

    January 2014
  • Nice people. Nice house and great location. Christina is friendly and helpful. Off street parking in the driveway was great during a snowstorm.

    January 2014
  • I stayed here for two nights. Christina was nice, place is cozy, almost perfect. The daughter was there waiting for me while Christina was busy at work. I'd stay again.

    August 2013
  • Christina is an excellent host. She got to her house almost midnight but she was gracious to wait for me. She was prompt in responding to my emails and text messages. Her house is clean and well maintained. The pictures show exactly what her house, the bedroom and bathroom look. Highly recommended.

    August 2013
  • Great place just as described! Awesome off street parking! I frequently work in the city so I'll be returning to crash after my long work days! Thanks much for everything!

    August 2013
  • This was my first Airbnb experience. I was in a last-minute search for housing, and Christina was very responsive and flexible to my needs. She and her family respected my privacy and made me feel welcome and comfortable to use the house as I needed. It was a quiet, uneventful stay, which is exactly what I wanted.

    August 2013
  • Christina was really nice and going out of her way to help me with taking the subway, asking me to pick me up from the airport, getting around with the bike maps and answering my questions. She has two marvelous cats. About 45 minutes an hour from Time square with the bus and the subway.

    August 2013
  • Christina and her family were generous hosts - I wouldn't have been able to make my plans occur without her transportation guidance and assistance. The room was cheery and comfortable, and everyone was very friendly. With their help, I was able to pack in three tourist activities into the shortest period of time - I really was able to make the most of my time in NYC because of their support. Great hosts!

    July 2013
  • Christina is very friendly host. She pick up me from JFK airport .she only take 15$ for the ride. Much cheap than taxi price. And room is very good for stay. Thank you christina. I would like to stay again.

    July 2013
  • Christina was more than accommodating in offering to pick me up at the Hampton Jitney stop VERY late but as it turned out I didn't end up staying which was disappointing.

    July 2013
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Deutsch, English
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University of Minnesota, NYU
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A fourth-generation native New Yorker, I love sharing my hometown with people from everywhere. I am a corporate writer and enjoy reading, traveling, biking and running, and I have completed numerous marathons. With roots in every one of the five boroughs, I can recommend hidden spots the typical tourist might not see. Enjoy the Edgar Allen Poe House in the Bronx, the Jacques Marchais Tibetan Museum in Staten Island, great places to eat in Queens--the most diverse county in the United States. I have traveled to 35 of the 50 U.S. states, most Canadian provinces, and all over Europe. I've worked in a youth hostel in Austria and was an exchange student in Denmark. I work full-time outside the house and have kids, so I am not sitting in my house 24/7, but I am always available by cell phone to answer questions or help with your travel plans. While Flushing is located 10 miles/16 km from midtown Manhattan, there is good NYC transit, and my place is very affordable in a very safe (1 of top 10 safest in NYC), interesting, and quiet neighborhood. It's a home, not a hotel, with all the pros and cons that come with that.
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