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Town House 15 min from Midtown Manhattan

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, backyard, 1 block from subway best location

Do you want all the joys of New York City but the relaxation of returning to a cozy house in a unique and diverse area? This property is located near the N and Q subway line on a quiet street only a 10-minute ride from Manhattan. In addition, as one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the world, Astoria--especially famous for its Greek and Italian food--features restaurants where you can eat very well without the high price tag. The subway, which is one block from the house, is a direct line to NYU and convenient to all tourist attractions as well as attractions off the beaten path. If you have children, you will want to visit the renown New York Hall of Science in Flushing (also accessible by subway), which is right next to the Queens Zoo. We are in walking distance from the Noguchi Museum and the Museum of the Moving Image. The Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan is a ten-minute ride, and Greenwich Village is eighteen minutes away.

The refinished basement with a double futon and its own bathroom and access to the garden could be used for an office or a bedroom. The master bedroom upstairs sleeps two and is near the children's bedroom with a bunk bed that accommodates two.

More Details

Owner
martha witt
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016

About martha witt

We have owned and this house for nine years and have enjoyed all that Astoria has to offer. I am a writer and a professor, and my husband is a journalist working in Manhattan, so the proximity to the city has been a real bonus, but we also enjoy coming home to the more relaxed atmosphere of Astoria. We have been particularly happy with the fact that our kids have gotten to experience such a diverse and lively neighborhood and that we have become familiar with people, cultures, and cuisines from all over the world.

martha witt purchased this house in 2000

Why martha witt chose Queens

In terms of local attractions, we are a 10 minute walk from the Noguchi Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Museum of The Moving Image, and the movie theater. The house is quite accessible to transportation. We are a 10 minute drive/bus ride from Laguardia Airport, a five minute drive/subway ride from Astoria Park and the Triboro Bridge.

What makes this house unique

The Unique Benefits at this House:

Though our street is quiet and friendly, the neighborhood is lively both during the day and at night. You will experience cultures and cuisines from all over the world and enjoy the nearby museums and ethnic enclaves of one of the most diverse areas in the world. We are a block from the N/W subway train, which will take you straight to the East Side, Midtown Manhattan, Greenwich Village (the New York University area), Chinatown, and Brooklyn.

Amenities

Astoria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Reviews

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(1 traveler reviews)

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We were the very first people to stay here, so I'll try to do a concise good vs. bad for the benefit of all. First, this property is not a "vacation rental". It is the home of a family, so you are living amongst their "stuff" (at least the stuff they don't lock away before you get there). This didn't bother us; we are respectful renters and took good care of their property. The location of this home is fantastic. You are about 1.5 blocks from the subway, around the corner from one of the main streets in Astoria. There are SO MANY ethnic restaurants in the area, so there are numerous dining options. If you choose to use the kitchen in the home, there is a supermarket only a few blocks away. (Actually, there are a couple of choices.) The house provides sleeping space for 7-8 people. There is a VERY comfortable 2 person bed in the master bedroom. single bunk beds in the kid's room. There is a double sleeper sofa in the living room and a double bed in the basement. There are two bathrooms, both with showers. There is a nice kitchen and a dining area. The neighborhood felt very, very safe. I believe the owners allow pets with prior arrangement. Cable TV and Netflix are available, and the wifi works beautifully.

The downside: There is a beautiful bathtub in the upstairs bathroom, but you can't use it. Such a shame. Plenty of towels are available, but the owners did not provide any washcloths. There were not blankets for all the beds. We used one of the blankets from the master bed for the sleeper sofa. The heat in the house works TOO well. We kept it off most of the time. The house was TOO warm! The washer and dryer are old and don't work very well. The dryer squeals, but the owners know about that. The kitchen has minimal dishware. We had 5 people staying in the house, and my daughter and a friend came over for meals. There were barely enough glasses for beverages for all. It's not a cook's kitchen. There is only the bare minimum of pots, pans, cookware. The microwave does not work, which can be a REAL problem for travelers. It makes it difficult to heat up restaurant leftovers. There were no kitchen towels, so no way to dry dishes that could not go in the dishwasher. We ended up using a lot of paper towels. One thing to know, the owners require all adults staying at the residence to provide picture IDs in advance of your stay. According to VRBO this is legal. I've never encountered that requirement before.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
la guardia
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
long beach
Car: not necessary

Do you want all the joys of New York City but the relaxation of returning to a cozy house in a unique and diverse area? This property is located near the N and Q subway line on a quiet street only a 10-minute ride from Manhattan. In addition, as one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the world, Astoria--especially famous for its Greek and Italian food--features restaurants where you can eat very well without the high price tag. The subway, which is one block from the house, is a direct line to NYU and convenient to all tourist attractions as well as attractions off the beaten path. If you have children, you will want to visit the renown New York Hall of Science in Flushing (also accessible by subway), which is right next to the Queens Zoo. We are in walking distance from the Noguchi Museum and the Museum of the Moving Image. The Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan is a ten-minute ride, and Greenwich Village is eighteen minutes away.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $200
Damage Insurance $79

House Rules
RENTAL AGREEMENT, CONSIDERED ACCEPTED BY GUEST AT RESERVATION PLACEMENT:
1. CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT TIMES – Check-in time is 3:00 P.M. (ET) or later. Check-out time is 11:00 A.M. (ET) or earlier. If Guest requires an early check-in time or late check-out time, Guest must receive written approval in advance from Owner.
2. SMOKING – This is a non-smoking Apartment. There is a fee of $150 that will be charged, via the damage deposit, for deep cleaning if smoking is noticed.
3. RECYCLING – According to New York City law, all plastic, aluminum, glass, and paper items must be recycled. If recycled products are not disposed in correct bins, a fine of up to $500 can be received.
4. PETS – Pets are not permitted in Apartment under any conditions, with the exception that the pet is a certified service animal.

5. UTILITIES – No refunds will be made for disruption of utilities considered to be out of Owner’s control. Repair service will be contacted immediately upon any disruption of utilities.
6. INTERNET CONNECTION and TELEVISION – Apartment comes with free Internet access and television. However, Owner cannot guarantee these services will work at all times.
7. OWNER ENTRY – Owner has the right to enter Apartment for emergency and repairs. Owner will provide advanced notice if possible. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY- The maximum number of guests is limited to 6 (six) . Please submit government issued photo ID and names of all members of your party.
8. INCLUSIVE FEES – Rates include a one-time linen/towel setup. Amenity fees are included in the rental rate.
9. NO DAILY MAID SERVICE – While linens and bath towels are included in Apartment, daily maid service is not included

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.