About the property
- Apartment900 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
I own this building and have one furnished 1 bedroom apt with private entrance on the ground floor available for daily/weekly/monthly/short-term rental. Apt amenities include: 42' LCD TV, microwave, toaster oven, hairdryer, bed linens, alarm clock, basic cable, wireless high speed internet, and utilities. It can comfortably accommodate 2 persons.
Located in Bayside - a safe, quiet, upscale residential community in the northeast section of Queens. The Long Island Rail Road Bayside station is 7 blocks away. The express train will get you into Mid-town's Penn Station in 20 minutes.
Shopping, restaurants, bars, and a movie theater are all within walking distance. Located only one block from Crocheron Park which has a 2.5 mile bike and jogging path that winds along Little Neck Bay.
Please note - Pets are not permitted and the rental fee is not negotiable. If it is not within your budget then I respectfully request that you reserve a property that is within your price range. Thank you for your consideration.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 21, 2018
I love to travel and have had the opportunity to stay in other people's apartments. This is a great way to get to know a new place on a much more personal level and experience how the locals live.
Amy purchased this Apartment in 1950
Why Amy chose Bayside
This home has been in my family for over 60 years. There are 5 other apartments in this building that I own and I strive to take the best care of the building as is humanly possible.
What makes this Apartment unique
NYC is so easily accessible from my home. It is a short walk to the train station and within 30 minutes you are in the heart of mid-town Manhattan. You can enjoy all the excitement and insanity of the city and come home and sleep in a quiet, comfortable, safe bed. There are also many restaurants and bars in the neighborhood, so if you feel like having a relaxing day on your visit you can go take a long walk by the bay, shop in the Bay Terrace Shopping Center, catch a move, and grab dinner and drinks all nearby. If you are driving here from someplace there is also plenty of free parking on the street. Many people drive their cars to this location and then jump on the train to the city so they don't have to deal with city parking and traffic.
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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very cute, spacious apartment with a lot of charm!
Amy was extremely helpful and always available if I had a question. After living in manhattan for 2 years, this was the best experience I've had. If I ever move back I would choose to live in an apartment in this building! So quiet, peaceful, and in an amazing neighborhood. It truly changed my views on NYC living.
Pretty and charming, with a few quirks
This was my first VRBO stay ever, and I've waited until now to write my review because I wanted to have a better basis for fair comparison.
Amy accommodated requests courteously and efficiently. She really knows her place well---it's clear that she's cared for and loved it for many years. She provided a house manual in the kitchen that I found very informative, including tips on the neighborhood and things to do.
The space itself was spotlessly clean and decorated beautifully and boldly. The décor of each room has been given the kind of individual thought and attention that manages to make the whole look effortless. I felt sophisticated just staying there! Extra towels, sheets, and toiletries were thoughtfully provided, and the kitchen was fully equipped. The WiFi was strong and totally reliable, and the presence of a separate study was a bonus. The neighborhood is quiet, though occasionally I could hear the occupants of the downstairs unit.
Why not five stars? Three reasons: difficulty of access, lack of temperature control, and a mold smell after rains.
First, yes, it's got a ground-floor entry. But it immediately faces you into a set of curving stairs. These make a tight turn, and they feel a bit steep. It's not necessarily unusual for a vintage building (and one could say the stairs add to the charm!), but it does reduce the unit's accessibility, especially with heavy or bulky luggage. Definitely something easier to work around if you know about it in advance.
Second, the temperature for the unit (and all other units in the building) cannot be changed. Personally, I always found evenings and nights a bit cold during my wintertime stay. Extra blankets were provided, so comfortable sleeping was not an issue; I just didn't enjoy evening time in the unit as much.
Third, after it rained for most of one day, for most of the next day, the unit smelled strongly of mold. I hadn't left any windows open or anything, so it was probably more a structural issue with it being an older building. But it was still a bit off-putting.
Would I consider another stay? Yes, especially in the warmer (and drier?) months. It was very attractive and clean, and I'm not someone who minds a longer commute into Manhattan. There are good eats and a very good yoga and massage studio (Three Elements), all within easy walking distance. Plus, parking around the building is a breeze, especially by NYC standards.
Fabulous place ! True home away from home. Spotless clean and looks exactly as on the pictures.
My son And I came to New York for the US Open. Amy's house was exactly what we were looking for. It is in the quiet, safe, residential area, very close to the train station, supermarket, restaurants and a park. So it was very nice to relax there after busy day at the US Open and after all day shopping in Manhattan. Thank you Amy for sharing your home with us.
perfect place to stay in bayside short term or long term
The place was exactly how it was described. 10 minute walk from the LIRR and 20 minutes to penn station, and 1 block from main street filled with shops, cafes, and restaurants. The place was clean and the air conditioning was fully functional. I would highly recommend this place if you need to be in bayside for any reason - I stayed for the month and was completely satisfied! Amy was easy to reach but I had no problems for my entire stay
Clean apt. and quiet neighborhood. If you rent a car, there is no problem parking no matter how late you come home. Bell Blvd. is great with tons of restaurants and the train station is within easy walking distance so you get anywhere in Manhattan.
Very lovely place, spotlessly clean, great neighborhood
Looks exactly like the photos, more space than most hotel suites. Amy, the owner, was helpful in introducing the neighborhood & left a great written guide notebook. Very clean and comfortable place, quiet and safe neighborhood, even when we walked around at night. Lots of places to eat along Bell Blvd, food market and rite-aid are also nearby. LIRR ran every 1/2 hour into Manhattan or other stops to get into Queens.
I would totally come back again.