Private Suite, Free Metrocard*

House - Entire home/apt · 156th Street, Queens, NY 11355, United States

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

The space has its own entrance and bathroom so you have privacy but we are right upstairs if you need anything.

The suite is located in the basement and you will be able to walk up and down about 5 steps to enter.

The full-size futon (400 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 (250 lb limit).

2 closets, micro fridge, kitchen sink 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.

Guest Access

Laundry room
Bikes
Wifi
Patio and garden
Barbecue grill
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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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 dooras well as up the stairs and out the front or back door.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $518 /week
Check In: 6:00 PM
Check Out: 3:00 PM
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Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • I absolutely LOVED being a guest in Christina's home. It was a warm and cozy place, fully equipped with everything I needed plus more. Christina was very friendly and flexible with check in/check out times. I truly appreciated the little details she put into making our stay easy. I was able to get around with ease thanks to the directions listed in a binder she left in the kitchen area, along with the directions and things to do in queens throughout the place. I would recommend Christina's place to friends and family.

    January 2014
  • It was a perfect stay ! Christina was very nice and helpful. She proposed to pick us up in the airport or in the subway. There is a lot of information for visiting New York in his house, and Christina is very responsive to the messages. The flat is in the basement of the house, but he is very clean and have all the equipment and furniture you'll need. (microwave, fridge, big TV with Wii and DVD if the weather is bad !)
    We had been there just for 2 days and the only bad point for us was the time spent in the subway to reach Manhattan ; but Flushing is very safe and interesting to see !

    December 2013
  • Our stay was wonderful. We came in with a lot of luggage, a small child, baby, and dog...and found everything to be very accommodating. The complementary tea, coffee, and breakfast were a lifesaver. We would stay again :-)

    December 2013
  • Christina is wonderful. She picked us at the airport, she gave us a lot of informations and advices.
    The appartement is good and have all we need.
    Bus and metro are near the apartment and it's very easy to go to airport (or come from airport ;)).
    A very good place to visit NYC!!
    You can book without hesitation (I'll do it if I come back at NYC).
    Thanks Christina.

    December 2013
  • What a wonderful stay I had! The neighborhood, the house, the city, and the amenities were all great! Oh, and Christina was a excellent hosts. I would definitely stay again! :-)

    December 2013
  • First off, Christina left ample amount of information about the place that was really helpful beforehand.

    The only thing that I missed (mostly user error) was which door led to the room I'd be staying at. But Christina was very responsive through the Air BnB app/text messages/etc.

    The place was fairly well kept and had all the amenities I needed for an overnight stay. It was a little cold at one point, even after I turned on the heat, but when I asked Christina for help with the heater settings she kindly took care of it.

    In sum, Christina was very welcoming and responded in a timely manner to all my questions/requests.

    November 2013
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Christina's place.
    Christina is a very welcoming host. She provided us a breakfast which we found in the fridge when we arrived. There were more than enough towels and blankets and the studio was clean.
    We felt very safe in the studio as well as in the neighbourhood. The neighbourhood is very quiet and clean and has a frequent access by bus to the metro station which connects directly with Manhattan.
    Thank you for all, Christina!

    November 2013
  • Christina was a fabulous host! She went out of her way to pick my daughter and I up at the airport and dropped us off the day we left. She also provided lots of snacks, towels and blankets (more than we needed)!
    The apartment is just as described. It is much larger than a regular NYC hotel room. The heating worked well and there are many locks on the doors, although the area appears to be very safe.
    Christina went out of her way to provide explicit directions on how to get places and even picked us up after we lost our way through the neighborhood.
    The train ride to Manhattan does take about 45 minutes, but I believe the express train service was interpreted due to construction. When we are able to return to NYC, I will be booking the room at Christina's place again!

    November 2013
  • The place is so nice and clean, convenient too. We really enjoyed our stay. Christina is a great host and she even offered to pick us up on a Saturday at the airport which saved a lot of time for us. She gave me a lot of useful suggestions for our nyc trip and wrote messages to help us with planning. We also enjoyed the food she provided. All is all, our experience is amazing. highly recommend.

    November 2013
  • christine is a very friendly landlady. If you need a support on your trip, christina will help you.
    the area is in very calm, with bus and metro you need approx. 45 min to downtown NY. but with the public traffic is this possible around the clock.

    If i will come back to NY in this case i will ask Christine for the flat again

    November 2013
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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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