We Love the Beach!, Yoga, travel and Good Food!!!
My friends and I had a happy, calm and productive experience staying at Jen and Joe's place over a weekend in the middle of November. That is a perfect spot if you need a quick getaway and a rest from busy city. The neighborhood is very peacefull and you have access to everything you may need: big food store, deli, Russian restaurant, gym, beach and transportation, the bus or train is just around the corner. Apartment has lots of natural sunlight during the day. It is cozy and the old radio in the corner is a nice touch. Jen met us there as soon as we arrived and showed everything around, she was very helpful and kind. Thank you very much!
Jen and Joe's space is very nice indeed. Exactly what I was looking for in fact. It's a small, one bedroom place about a block and a half from the beach. If you're not familiar with the Rockaways and the damage that occurred during Sandy (I was a first responder), you'll be a bit shocked by the neighborhood as yes, there are still signs of Sandy. But, if you're like me, and you saw how bad Sandy hit the Rockaways, you can really appreciate the work that Jen and Joe put in to making their place really feel homie. I thought they were both very accessible -- answering text messages promptly and thoroughly and overall, it was a very good experience. The only thing I'd change is to add curtains to the bedroom window as there is a light on throughout the night that can be a bit bright when trying to sleep. That's about it. Everything else was great. I'd stay there again!
Stay was great. A but far from Manhattan. But apartment very clean And all you need. Great Hosts. Thanks
Jen and Joe offered a fabulous stay at their Beach View Duplex. Jen greeted me with a warm smile and gave a great tour of the home. Prior to booking, Jen immediately responded to my inquiries.
The home had all of the kitsch and charm of Rockaway in a bright and sunny layout.
Oh - this place is SPOTLESS. I was wowed by the clean smell and fresh linens provided. This alone made my stay comfortable and welcoming. :)
For those unfamiliar with the Rockaways it's directly under JFK and far from peaceful. 747 literally drown out conversation. The surf apartment was tidy however the outside area was neglected and felt very off season. For the price I would have expected a bit more care in the presentation, we were discussing a discount with the host but I feel like we were not sufficiently discounted for the construction debris that was everywhere. Next door there is an abandoned home that is quite unpleasant and had construction work over the weekend. Neighbourhood also feels quite unsafe.
Joe and Jen are battlers as we say in Oz. The hurricane and floods knocked them out but they have rebuilt and cleaned up! Very clean and nicely furnished apt. I like that owners gave us space. Only
Negative could be location but ferries are quick and fun. Flight path noisy if wind going certain way but did not occur late at night. Great runs along boardwalk and even found my cappuccino! Thanks Jen and Hoe
and best of luck
Absolutely perfect! Amazing location, wonderful apartment. We would definitely rent this place again!
We had such wonderful time at Rockaway and Jen and Joe were a huge part of that experience! They were super responsive to questions and yet let us have our privacy. The last reviewer was right, the oven didn't work. So Joe had a new one in the apartment within 24 hours! The place is indeed simple and bare but that's exactly what we were looking for. Affordable and simplistic. Thank you Jen and Joe--we'll be back!
Full great experience for a french family (2 adults, 2 children) !
We spent very beautiful moment in the appartment.
We stayed 3 weeks and we enjoyed !
150 meters to the metro (Manhattan 45 min) / Beach 50 meters.
The environnment is calm and quiet / great restaurants around /
Thanks for all Jen and Joe !