About the property
- House1700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Beautiful & Quiet Waterfront, 20 min from Manhattan by Car. 2nd Floor Only
You won't believe how beautiful and serene this waterfront community is unless you had been here. It's the best kept secret area in NYC. It's very quiet. It doesn't have the typical crazy traffic of NYC and yet you're closed to everything by car. Forget about driving 6 hour round trip to the Hampton from Manhattan, instead in 20 min, you would feel like you're on vacation arriving to a waterfront resort. The house was built in 2006 with high ceilings, wood floors, granite counter-top kitchen and bathrooms, Stainless Steel Appliances and large windows and doors for the view of the water. The owner also hired a professional, home theater engineer to install the surround theater sound with HD Plasma Flat Screen TV in the living room. Balcony, dining room, living room and kitchen all have a spectacular view of the bridge, water and garden. There is also a Steinway Piano, so bring your music books. #15A Bus Stop is two blocks away, 20 min bus ride to #7 Subway Main Street Station in Flushing(Chinatown).
If you're looking for a beautiful and peaceful waterfront property in a busy and noisy big apple, then look no further, this is it. There is no other place in NYC likes it. Guests would rent the entire 2nd floor as per photos shown of the house for their stay. Kindly note that this is a quiet neighborhood and thus no party or unregistered guests on the premises permitted.
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
About Grace King
Entrepreneur, world traveler, foodie, enjoy gardening and playing sports, living and working in a quiet home office on the 1st floor of the property, NYU Alumni, love NYC, enjoy everything great that the city has to offer, has lived in NYC for 35 years.
Grace King purchased this House in 2006
Why Grace King chose Whitestone
The best place to live in the world is NYC and the best place to live in NYC is Whitestone. :-) It's waterfront and near the airport, Manhattan, Flushing Chinatown and shopping.
What makes this House unique
Huge, private, quiet, beautiful and oceanfront property in NYC? It's not difficult to fall in love with this place.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Location Location Location
We had my sister 50th birthday weekend for 6 adults over 4 days. We explored all of Long Island, flushing meadows US Open and even visited Great Neck LI, a place where my great x10 grandfather landed in the the new world. We rented a mini van and Siri saved us many times from the tangled on ramps. Grace was a very very gracious host and made us welcome from the first minute. She even lent us her BJ's grocery card! The address however given by Home Away was incorrect and so we missed finding her place by a few houses which at the time was very stressful, particularly for her neighbour. You won't find a bigger place for 6 this close to all of NYC in such safe quiet and peaceful vibe.
Thank you very much for your great review! It was my pleasure hosting you and your lovely family. I apologize for the incorrect address, but I'm glad to hear that you had a wonderful stay!
Vacation at Whitestone
This is my second time at Whitestone. I love this premise and Grace (the owner) is always so nice and helpful. I am sure I will get back to Powells Cove again, if I plan another trip to NYC.
I recommend Grace's premise.
Giorgio, Turin - Italy
Excellent property. Exactly what we were looking for.
The only hiccup was that we were given the wrong address and were not given a cell phone contact number. Even VRBO.com did not have the address or cell phone of the owner. Once we found the house, everything was great. The owner was exceptionally nice and accommodating. She even offered to buy us dinner after the address snafu.
Beautiful house/awkward situation
My daughter was getting married in Queens to a guy from Iowa and we are from New Hampshire so I wanted to rent a house so that we could have a home base to entertain his family and the wedding party. The house is beautiful and on Long Island Sound so the view is to die for however I was not aware at the time of rental that the owner moves down to the lower level of a split level home while she rents out the upstairs. I thought I was renting a single family home with no one else there. Although the owner was very nice, it was an awkward situation as there was no separate entrances and only a curtain at the bottom of the stairs. The owner was very strict about the house alarm being set at 9:30 pm so it almost felt like we had a curfew. She also was very concerned that we might have visitors. We never intended to have any kind of raucous parties but felt like we were being watched and counted the entire time. There were two days during our stay when she was out for the day and we felt like we could relax but the remainder of the stay was very uncomfortable. Had I known this would be the living situation I probably would not have rented this property. I feel if you are paying this kind of money for a rental that you should be left alone and be able to have privacy and visitors. At one point my husband was alone at the house and the owners elderly mother came up the stairs yelling to him that they were leaving and to set the alarm...totally an invasion of privacy. Again the place was beautiful and clean but not truly a rental, more of being a guest in the owners house. I would not rent there again as I need my privacy.
Sorry, you didn't feel comfortable at the house but please don't make up stuff and please don't ever come back. There is no rule ever about setting the alarm at 9:30pm, there is no elderly mother ever on the premise, and there is certainly no one would ever yell to the guests. Yes, indeed this is a beautiful and quiet neighborhood, and thus we do not allow visitors or outside guests for party. The description of the living arrangement has always been clear on the website, sorry you missed reading about it. No wonder after you left, my cleaning crew was complaining about the condition of the bathrooms. I would not recommend this guest for any other rental property.
Excellent house, lovely location, beautifully maintained + presented. Hospitality was first rate.
The house was excellent, in the lovely Whitestone area, with a back balcony and deck overlooking the East River.
In the magnificent weather we were lucky enough to encounter on our visit, this balcony with a view, and the decking at the bottom of the garden, down by the river, meant that we could enjoy sitting out there, particularly in the morning and evening, during down times.
The house was clean, excellently furnished and well presented and the hospitality we received from Grace, our hostess, and her assistant, was first class.
It suited our purposes perfectly. We had an exceptional base from which we could easily visit family who live closeby and we were easily able to commute to the City, when we needed to, because there are appropriate bus stops convenient to the house.
We enjoyed our visit so much, and the hospitality Grace provided, that we will definitely try to rent it again when we return and we will have no hesitation in recommending the house as a more than suitable base, to our wide family circle, should any of them wish to visit our relatives nearby when they travel to NY from Europe.
Thank you Grace, for a memorable experience.
Thank you Charlie for your wonderful comments! It was wonderful to host you and your lovely extended family. Everyone is very nice, appreciative, friendly and classy. Plus, I appreciate that you've kept my house very clean. You are all amazing and I'm very pleased to meet you all. Hope to see you all again!
Me and my Dad stayed here for a couple of days while we were on a golf vacation around the city. The place was perfect in every sense of the meaning. First off great location, very quiet and nice neighborhood that was an awesome place to come back to after a day of golfing. Second the house was amazing, WOW is all I can say about it, completely top shelf in every sense with a great view of the East River, sitting out on the balcony and watching things go by was very cool. Third Grace was super. Very nice and so helpful in so many things, we didn’t have any problems but I know if we did she would have taken care of them in a heartbeat. I have no doubt that if we get back to the city we are for sure going to book here again, thank you so much Grace!
Thank you Walter! I'm glad that you had a great time golfing around the city. It was wonderful to host you and your Dad. Looking forward to have the pleasure to host you again in the future!
By Car 25 min to JFK Airport; 20 min to Manhattan; 20 min to Bronx Zoo and New York Botanical Garden; 10 min to LGA Airport; 10 min to Citi Field Stadium (Mets); 10 min to US Open; 10 min to Flushing (Chinatown) You think you're in Asia. 15 min to Peter Luger Steak House, voted best steak in NYC for decades. 5 min to 20th Ave Shopping (Target, BJ's and etc...), great place to stock up for New Yorker. 5 min to public golf course 5 min to SPA Castle, Over 100,000 ft of fabulous SPA facility with many incredible Relaxing Water Massage pools and various Sauna but please only go on the weekdays, it's really overcrowded on the weekends.
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Please note that the property is located in a quiet neighborhood, thus it's not suitable for parties or loud noises. Thank you!