About this listing
Looking for an affordable place to stay in NYC? I have the perfect suite in the lower level of my home in Flushing, Queens, NYC.
The space has its own entrance and bathroom so you have privacy but we are right upstairs if you need anything. This is a private part of my primary residence. We use the suite for relaxing when we don't have guests.
The suite is located in the basement and you must be able to walk down 5 steps to enter.
The full-size sofa bed (450 lb limit) and twin-size chaise (250 lb limit) fold down to accommodate three guests. There is also a footstool that folds out to a bed for one (300 lb limit). The room size is ideal for three persons, but a fourth can be accommodated if asked in advance of booking.
1 closets, micro fridge, kitchen sink, hot pot, and storage and microwave (For safety reasons, there is no stove/oven).
The small private bathroom has a toilet, sink, and shower. Towels and toiletries are in the cabinet above the toilet.
Patio and garden
Television and game system
Interaction with Guests
I live in the same house, so I am available most evenings and weekends. When I am at work during the day, you can always by cell, e-mail or the airbnb site.
I follow your lead: if you are just looking for a place to stay and you want to be left alone, I will oblige. If you need help or have questions, please ask! If you want to chat, I am always happy to take the time to find out who you are and where you are from.
I'm a native English speaker with passable German skills and reading knowledge of French and Spanish.
Flushing is a safe NYC residential 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, basketball, and handball courts, a golf course, hiking trails, and NYC's only velodrome for biking. The park connects with the Greenbelt to take you all over the city on bicycle.
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. It is also the same park that serves as home to the New York Mets. The Hall of Science, Queens Museum, and Queens Theater are also located in this park.
If you love jazz, you are steps away from Louis Armstrong's grave and within 3 miles/6 km of his home and archives.
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.
Explore all NYC has to offer with a 30-minute subway ride to Grand Central & Times Square on the #7 train (purple line). A 15/20-minute walk or 6-12-minute bus ride (1 mi/1.6km) will take you to the subway (metro), Main Street station, or 20-minute LIRR ride to Penn Station, and then explore the rest of the city.
*Book for one week's stay and a free unlimited weekly Metrocard for use on NYC subways and buses is included for up to two guests.
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 extinguisher is under the sink.
The smoke/carbon monoxide detector is on the ceiling by the stairs.
Exits are the front door as well as up the stairs and out the front or back door.
Trustworthiness and courtesy are paramount for ensuring a pleasant and safe stay for both host and guest. With a separate key to the apartment, you can come and go as you please.
No smoking cigarettes, cigars, and pipes (any tobacco) in the house.
No drug use of any kind (including marijuana) or intoxication will be tolerated.
No illegal activities or illegal downloads.
Ask before using the washer, dryer, or bicycles.
Be respectful of other guests and neighbors.
Please recycle glass, plastic, and paper.
Television may be used, but please let me know if you order any movies "on demand" so I can be reimbursed before you leave.
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. Glass, plastic and paper can be placed in the white bin next to the sink for recycling.
Dish rack, dish detergent and sponges are in the sink cupboards to use for washing dishes.
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.
The apartment was easy to get around the city, having the metro cards was great.
The apartment via a small journey on the bus was a stones throw away from shops and restaurants.
Would definitely recommend and stay again.
Christina was a great host, answered any questions I had and was really friendly and accomodating.
Christina is a very friendly and welcoming host. My daughter and I had a very nice stay in her comfortable apartment. We appreciated the breakfast foods to start our day. It was also great to have off the street parking. We would recommend her place very highly.
Miss Christina was absolutely amazing and we highly recommend her home. She offered to meet us at the airport and when we told her we were driving and due to some traffic issues we would be a late arrival - she had our beds turned down and everything ready for us. We even went out one evening and had dinner at one of her favorite bagel places. She is an excellent tour guide as well. The space is warm and welcoming and she provides all the comforts you could possibly need. We will definitely use her again.
It was a wonderful first time experience. She had everything laid out and ready. We enjoyed the privacy of our own little space to come back to each day after NYC. She was VERY accommodating with our questions and explained stuff to us.
We had a great time staying at Christina's apartment! Christina is a wonderful host - thank you for the ride back to the apartment from the airport, and staying contactable through email throughout the stay. The neighbourhood is also very safe!
Easy check in/out. Comfortable beds. Safe neighborhood - Good restaurants within walking distance. The only issue is that the sounds from upstairs could be heard easily from downstairs.
The owner from arpartment is realy friendly
Everything is clean and nice and its such a pleasure to have there a parking lot
Its kinda far out from manhattan but the nighborhood is nice and when u know how to ride with the subway its easly to get to manhattan
But the owner from the arpartment can you help easly out with all qustions to how to ride subway where is the nearrest resturant and all this stuff
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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.