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.
Christina est une hôte absolument charmante. Son logement est une maison située dans le quartier de Flushing (Queens) à côté d'un arrêt de bus qui amène à la ligne 7 du métro en 10 minutes (comptez 40 min de métro pour rejoindre Time Square).
Le logement est confortable et bien équipé. Christina nous a laissé des friandises et quelques plats cuisinés pour les premiers jours. Elle nous a donné aussi les métrocards qui sont très pratiques et permettent de réaliser une vraie économie.
Le quartier est très agréable, loin de l'excitation du centre ville et permet de se reposer des longues journées à parcourir Manhattan.
Christina est venu nous chercher à l'aéroport et nous y a ramené le jour du départ ce qui est très gentils de sa part et surtout très pratique quand on ne connait pas la ville.
Je recommande vivement cette hôte qui propose un logement confortable et grand, qui donne beaucoup de conseils et qui est très gentille. Je ne regrette rien !
Christina reageerde altijd heel snel op onze vragen voorafgaand op ons verblijf. Het appartement was prima. De bedden waren goed, Er was voorzien in de eerste boodschappen, zoals thee, koffie, suiker etc. Tijdens ons verblijf konden we voor vragen ook bij haar terecht.
Het enige wat wij ons niet hadden gerealiseerd van een verblijf in een basement was het geluid van "boven".
Het openbaar vervoer was perfect. Op 5 minuten lopen was een bushalte die rechtstreeks naar de metro ging. Binnen 45 minuten sta je midden in New York.
We stayed at the Christina's Flat into her house, that was a very good experience, the flat is absolutely like the photos, very clean, very comfortable, Christina is helpful and available for all your questions or advices that you can have, it's a perfect place to stay in New-York. Just prepare to have aproximately 60 mins of bus + Subway for going in Manhattan. Thank you Christina.
My daughter and i had a wonderful trip. Christinas house was easy to find and she was very helpful. The bus and subways r close to her house and get u anywhere. Christina was more than helpful offering rides and given us info that we needed to get places. The apartment was exactly as shown, the pull out beds were very comfy, and everything u needed was there plus more. From a fridge, coffee pot, electric water kettle, dishes and she even left food for us. Thanks for the wonderful experience. I would recommend her place to everyone.
We had an excellent stay in the private apartment at Christina's home. Off street parking, gracious host, assorted continental breakfast treats and coffee and very close to Flushing Chinatown with the best food in NYC. Had a great stay with family of four including 1 and 5 to old boys.
Christina was very welcoming and even picked us up from the airport. She definitely has a gift for hosting. We very much appreciated little things like slippers and some snack food available. It is a basement apartment in a century home, so if you suffer from arthritis or any condition exacerbated by the cold it might not be appropriate for you in the winter months. Other than that, a great value in NYC!
My stay at Christina's basement apartment was a great experience. The place was very well stocked with everything I could need (lots of blankets/pillows, dishes/food, toiletries and more) and Christina made herself easily available for any questions I had. She was very helpful in giving information on the area and suggestions for things to do in Queens and went out of her way to make my stay comfortable. I would absolutely recommend staying here when in Queens as it's close and easy to get to the city and in a nice, quiet neighbourhood. Thanks Christina, I hope to stay here again one day!
This host has 35 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
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.