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Hip/Stylish/Sunny 2 Bdrm Artist Loft, Spacious/Clean, 5 min to Times Square

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 - 21 nights


About the property

Architecturally Designed 2 Bedroom Loft, 1 Min To Subway, 5 Min To Manhattan

Professionally and thoroughly cleaned before every guest - this is the cleanest rental you will find!


Only ever used as a rental unit, no personal clutter and 100% empty closets


Personally owned and loved – you will meet us!


Quality towels, sheets, and furniture; original artwork, great décor


Lonely Planet rates Queens #1!


Children over 10 are welcome


This stylish 1 bedroom Artist Loft is located in Long Island City, Queens: the intersection of hip and new!

Architecturally designed and newly renovated, the decor includes original wide plank wood flooring, exposed brick walls and a contemporary kitchen; it overlooks a quiet garden and is flooded with light. It is attractively furnished with an eclectic mix of original artwork, modern furniture and North African carpets and textiles. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and the second bedroom overlooks the garden and has a full size bed. The white tiled bathroom has a shower and tub. Amenities include WiFi, air conditioning, flat screen TV, microwave, coffee-maker, ceiling fan, all linens and a full kitchen. The loft is located two flights up from the street. Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building or the fire escape.

Long Island City is one of New York's newest up and coming neighborhoods; it has hipster cafes, ethnic restaurants and art galleries right next to old world Italian restaurants. This is the place for gourmet eating with many young chefs setting up shop here! One particularly great local restaurant is Tournesol, a neighborhood fixture, owned and operated by a family from south west France. Also of note is NY's ONLY Michelin starred Mexican restaurant: Case Enrique! For art lovers, PS 1/MoMa Contemporary Art Center, the Noguchi Museum, and Sculpture Center are all near.

In 5 minutes walk to the park on the East River for movie-star Manhattan skyline views! For more fun on the water, take the East River Ferry to Brooklyn and Wall Street. There is also a stunning running track along the river.

In the neighborhood there are also excellent yoga, fitness, and cycle studios, and a CitiBike station (rent a bike) minutes from the loft.

From the Loft you can also walk to nearby hipster Brooklyn (Greenpoint and Williamsburg)

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About David

We are two artists, one American painter and one British sculptor, who are avid world travelers ourselves (India, Italy and South East Asia are our favorite destinations!) and enjoy sharing our passionate love of New York with visitors. 'See the Real New York' is our motto! As a result, we offer real 'insider' tips to the best art galleries, museum shows and other events currently on view. As real 'foodies' and 'locavores' we can direct you to the best eats for the best price, from Farmer's Markets to 5 star restaurants, especially in our great Long Island City neighborhood. We personally renovated this apartment with love and sweat and an eye for design, elegance and charm.

David purchased this apartment in 2001

Why David chose Hunters Point

This is the CLEANEST place you will reserve!! We absolutely love Queens, Long Island City where this loft is located. You are in Manhattan in five minutes by subway or you can stay in the neighborhood, enjoy the countless hipster restaurants, art galleries, walk along the East River Park and see the glorious Manhattan skyline, or take the bus five minutes to ultra chill Greenpoint or Williamsburg Brooklyn for even more art galleries, restaurants, etc. The building is on a lovely, tree-lined quiet block. The subway is a one minute walk from the apartment.

What makes this apartment unique

Lonely Planet has rated Queens #1 in the 'Top 10 Places in the US'-so stay where its all happening!

The location is superb for all of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. All can be accessed by subway or bus, both at the end of the street.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A great spacious loft in a great location only minutes away from Manhattan. It has been a pleasure to deal with the owner. Gave us lots of travel tips during our stay. We had a wonderful time in New York! Will definitely recommend to friends and families and will use again!
Dec 2013
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Hunters Point Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • $60 for additional twin sofabed, payable upon arrival
  • No elevator in building
  • Rental price is for number of booked guests, including children. Additional guests will incur an additional fee.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , toilet, combination tub/shower, tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , walk-in closet, decorative fire place, skylight, exp brick
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , south-facing window overlooking sunny garden
    Fold down twin sofa bed for living room area - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fold down twin sofa bed for living room area
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • tennis


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Hip/Stylish/Sunny 2 Bdrm Artist Loft, Spacious/Clean, 5 min to Times Square
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 45 reviews

Clean, stylish and superbly located

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier with our choice of the artists loft in Long Island City for our visit to NYC. The apartment was very clean and stylishly decorated, perfect for our family of four. The location was perfect - being away from the madness that is Manhattan but within minutes on the subway or ferry and easy access to the rest of Queens and down to Williamsburg and Dumbo and the rest of Brooklyn - the subway stop is literally a couple of minutes walk from the apartment and the ferry just a few minutes more. The neighbourhood is packed with fantastic restaurants, cafes, a great deli and pizza take away on the doorstep. The walk along the waterfront is a delight and the whole place has such a great atmosphere . Our view of the Chrysler building from the apartment was so cool. The hosts, Margaret and David were so helpful and attentive - a faulty ac unit replaced within an hour! I would highly recommend basing yourself in Long Island City for a visit to NYC - at these apartments, for the best experience of NYC. I hope to return at some point but in the meantime will be recommending this place to any friends and family considering a trip there! I could go on............just book it, you will not be disappointed 😊

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location is excellent, and apartment is very clean and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

Facilities provided generally excellent. Would suggest some improvement in kitchen utensils and tableware however. E.g., cups, plates and bowls are well-used and have scratches on surfaces. Would be nice to have a fruit/vegetable peeler. Both the host, David, and his assistant, Jess are very helpful and reply very promptly. Overall, enjoyed the stay very much.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad Geok and family found the Loft generally excellent. I am sorry they did not see the new set of dishes in the kitchen drawers. We would have provided a vegetable peeler immediately if guests had asked. There is one there now.
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Great spot for a stay in NYC

  • 4 of 5

Exactly as advertised. Lovely apartment, stylish, clean and convenient in a really great neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best location ever. Beyond clean. Will definitely stay again

  • 5 of 5

Very clean. Great location

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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an ideal place to stay in New York

  • 5 of 5

The appartment is spatious, bright with many windows (one with a view of the Chrysler Building), quiet and clean. The decoration is very pleasant with art and paintings from the owners, we felt in a warm and joyful atmosphere. All amenities were as expected (except the supplementary sofa bed which was a bit small, more for a spare bed than for every nights; however the 2 large beds in the rooms were very confortable). David provided all required information for coming and for shops and restaurants around, very efficiently.

We also enjoyed the location of the appartment in Long Island City, it is in a small charming building, just in front of a NYPD station (very reassuring ;-)), in a quiet street, just 50 meters from the metro station running directly to Grand Central (5 minutes) and Time square (10 minutes). All around are all convenience stores and several very good/lovely restaurants (US, Thaï, south america...) cheaper than in Manhattan. The neighborhood is pleasant. East river's banks are only a short walk from the appartment, the view on the skyline is magic, and it's easy to take the ferry to go on the other shore to manhattan, or to Brooklyn and South Manhattan. Sailing along the east river is wonderfull.

We were very lucky, NY marathon ran just in the boulevard next to the appartment and it was a great experience seeing it.

David was very reactive for everything (very appreciable when our flight back was cancelled and we had to stay one more day).

I wish we can stay here again the next time we come in NY.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for a couple or two couples or small family, the train stop is right there is a big plus. The house is clean and the neighborhood has a lot to offer. Great Place!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet Christian. Hope to have him and his family back again!
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Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
7 subway
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Long Island Expressway
Car: not necessary

Long Island City attractions: one minute walk to subway; New York Times and Michelin reviewed restaurants, East River Ferry to Manhattan and Brooklyn; new waterfront Gantry State Park with Manhattan skyline views and running track; PS1/MoMa Art Museum, Sculpture Center, Noguchi Art Museum, and numerous art galleries; 5 minutes to Williamsburg and Greenpoint in Brooklyn; artsy boutiques, cafes and bars.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $175

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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