3 bedrooms, backyard, 1 block from subway best location
- english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
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.
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COMFORTABLE, SECURE AREA, EASY ACCESS TO TRANSPORT
comfortable house for up to 6 people
has everything necessary equipped kitchen, heating and cooling, large bedrooms.
Excellent relation price benefits that grant
Excellent predisposition of the owner, to solve everything that arises.
very comfortable to travel to the center of new york, 3 blocks has a subway, and another 1.5
super markets very close, well stocked and good prices, variety of restaurants.
ALSO IS A VERY SAFE AREA WE CAME BACK IN THE EVENING, AND IT WAS NOTED A PLACE WITHOUT RISKS
It is a rent with zero problems, which will allow them to dedicate themselves only to what they traveled, that is, to have fun.
I recommend the place, because we lived in this house 10 days without problems we were 6 and we only thought of endivertirnos.
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The owners speak English, Spanish, Italian and Protugues, so the composition is fluid
Claudio thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to host you and your party and we definitely looking forward to doing again soon. Best regards.
r & m
Convenient Location for a visit to NYC
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.
Hello Zoe, I think that you would like to know that since your review we made some updates in the house: We re-equipped the kitchen (new microwave and dishwasher, new set of pots and pans), painted both rooms upstairs and changed all 3 air conditioners in the bedrooms and living room. We also bought a new laundry machine and a new dryer. Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure hosting you.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you back again.
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.