About this listing
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.
Private room on the 2nd floor of my classic American Foursquare in Flushing, Queens, NYC. This room has a bed, wardrobe, bookcase, and chair.
You will share the main bathroom and half bath with me, and possibly 1-2 others. WE ALSO HAVE 1 CAT, but she never goes in the room.
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.
Shared full bath on second floor
Shared half bath on first floor
Living room and television
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 most evenings and on weekends in the house.
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 2-mile/3.6km walk, about 35-50 minutes depending on how fast you walk, 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. You can also get to the park with NYC transit in 30 minutes or LIRR with a 10-15 walk and 3-minute train ride.
If you love jazz, you are steps away from Louis Armstrong's grave and within 3 miles/6 km of his home and archives.
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 or Hudson Yards, connect to most other subway lines
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
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.
Trustworthiness and courtesy are paramount for ensuring a pleasant and safe stay for both host and guest.
No smoking cigarettes, cigars, and pipes (any tobacco) in the house.
No drug use of any kind (including marijuana) will be tolerated.
No illegal activities or illegal downloads.
Be respectful of other guests and neighbors.
Please recycle glass, plastic, and paper.
Please keep the space neat so to avoid any problems with bugs and other vermin. Throw garbage and food in the bin provided under the sink. If you have any items for composting (no meat, dairy or fats), you can place them in the composter in the backyard.
You are welcome to do laundry in my washer and dryer/clothesline, but please ask before using. Up to two loads per week, you can use my detergent.
Guests are responsible financially for any damage to the property.
Christina was great! Welcoming, communicative, and she even drove me to CitiField for a Mets game!
I'd never stayed anywhere outside Manhattan and am on a mission to stay in various NYC neighborhoods. Flushing is definitely interesting, and if you're going to a Mets game or the US Open, it's perfect.
The room wasn't big, and it's the first time I've slept on a twin bed in a long time, but it was very comfortable, and I really didn't need more room. There's a desk where I did a little work from in the room.
Thanks again :).
Christina is the ideal host. She allowed me to arrive early which was very helpful to me. I had access tfull bathroom, and although it is shared, there was no conflict at all (I believe her family members are not always home because of school). The home was clean and comfortable, and the bedroom was cozy and stocked with amenities such as towels, shampoo, and other toiletries. On top of the positive rooming experience, Christina is very friendly and accommodating. The area is perfect if you need to be close to the airports , and it's also easy to get to NYC through the bus and subway. I would definitely stay with Christina again!!!! she is fabulous!
The description of the room was very accurate and very much the same as the photo,. it had a shared bathroom but it was ok, towels were available, extension chords were available too and very useful in charging gadgets, the room has airconditioning unit, soft bed and mattress, wifi, a bottle of water and basic map of the area. Kitchen could also be used guest, coffee was on the counter.The place was very accessible to public transport and it is a very safe place even at night. I had actually arrived early, but Christina allowed me to leave my luggage on here place, she was very accomodating and answers all my queries
Christina is a warm hearted host and i was comfortable the moment i stepped into the room. The location was perfect especially if you are planning to watch US open as Flushing Meadows is quite close. Nice , calm and serene atmosphere. The Internet was perfect and room was cosy and comfortable for a short stay. In nut shell, it was home away from home.
Accurate description. She sent me several texts to make me feel welcome. Allowed me to arrive early.
Christina is a friendly host.
The room is nice, clean and comfortable.
The house is located in a safe neighborhood, with no problem for parking.
Christina was very accommodating. She went out of her way to help me out. I was moving from Georgia to Vermont and had a car packed full of stuff. I stopped in Queens to see the US Open on my way up. She let me check-in much earlier than the posted check-in time so I could park my car in her driveway and freshen up before going to the Open. She even helped me find the best route into the city to minimize monday morning rush hour traffic. A very nice neighborhood close to a variety of restaurants and stores. I would definitely stay here again if I am back in the area. Thanks for everything Christina.
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About the Host, Christina
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.