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Cozy, close to everything in NY :)
Hosted by Jovana
Jovana is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Our apartment is newly renovated,very spacious, with lots of light. It is located in Queens but just one stop away from Manhattan. There is few subways lines just across the street. View from Long Island city (our neighborhood ) is amazing.

The space

I moved in to this apartment just couple months ago and got all new furniture. I wasn't sure about renting my room while I am away because of that but I decided to give it a try. Apartment is very spacious and with lot of light. Every room has very nice big windows. The only bad thing is that we don't have elevator and the apartment is on 4th floor. But that could be nice quick work out! :)

Long Island city is pretty new neighborhood. Before I moved here I didn't have very high expectations honestly. I picked it because location is so convenient. But it turned out this neighborhood is absolutely amazing with pretty much everything you need. My favorite part is beautiful view of Manhattan and enjoyable walks by the river. There are plenty of nice bars and restaurants around (with prices lower than in Manhattan) :) Supermarket and few delis are minute away from apartment. In case you get hungry in the middle of the night one of the best diners in the city (Court square diner) is few minutes walk from the place.

Subway stop is literary across the street from building and with those lines you can get pretty much anywhere in the city. First stop in Manhattan is just couple minutes away. There is G train couple minutes away from the apartment which you can use to get to very cool neighborhoods in Brooklyn.

Guest access

Mi casa es su casa. ;) So you can use kitchen (which is fully equipped), hang out in living room, watch tv (I have cable, Netflix, Apple TV). I'm not often at home but if I'm around, I will be happy to chat with you and give you recommendations on what to do, where to eat etc.

Interaction with guests

I will interact with you as much as you want that. I'm very sociable and love meeting new people, but if you don't want to talk and need your privacy, I will respect that!

Other things to note

I will explain here little more about how to get to my place from main airports and train/bus stops

JFK - from terminal, take air train towards Jamaica (not Howard beach) and get off on last stop. From there take E train, towards Manhattan. My stop is Court square - 23rd street. If it's day time and train runs express it's only 25 minutes ride. Also when you get off the train look for 21st street exit. That's close to the first car of train. And just across the street is my building.

La Guardia airport - best thing to do is take taxi, it won't be expensive because it's short ride. It would take about 15 minutes.

Newark airport - honestly I've never traveled to that airport so I'm not sure how long does it take. But from the airport you will take train to Penn station in Manhattan and from there look for E train, queens bound. And get off on stop Court sq - 23rd street. My building is on 21st street so look for that exit. M

Penn station and Port Authority bus station - both of these have connection to subway. So E train from there towards Queens and get off on Court square -23rd street. Ride is 10 to 15 minutes.

Safe travels!


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Wireless Internet
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 11AM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

No smoking and walking around in shoes, please! ;)


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2 nights minimum stay

83 Reviews

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Solène User Profile
September 2017
We had a lovely stay, Jovana was very helpfull. Very Nice bedroom, proper bed, TV. Very clean. Subway just in front of the appartment. À bit noisy but this is nyc. I would definitely recommend it.

Jess User Profile
September 2017
Jovana and her apartment were absolutely amazing! I always stay in Manhattan but just couldn't quite afford it this time but I could not have been happier with my choice! Her apartment is right across the street from the subway (Which is very handy when you have walked 25,000 steps around Manhattan and are just ready to get back to your bed!) and only a couple stops from the city at that! I was pleasantly surprised that, even though we were just renting a room instead of the entire place, we ALWAYS felt like we had plenty of privacy because the room is set off to the other side of the apartment where you still have easy access to the bathroom and kitchen but are not beside the main living area. However, the part I am most grateful for is how easy communication was and how gracious Jovana was. On the night before we were supposed to leave we found out our flight had been completely canceled due to Irma but her and her boyfriend graciously and without hesitation allowed us to stay another night regardless of the inconvenience it caused them and even showed real concern that our family and things back home were okay and taken care of. I simply cannot recommend this host and her apartment enough. I experienced ZERO of the problems that others mentioned in previous reviews and if you are on the fence with this listing because of them I urge you to book anyway because our stay was amazing!

Claudia User Profile
September 2017
Jovana's place was as described, and while we did not get to meet her, her housemate Mario was very flexible with check-in and check-out arrangements. He told us to do as if we were home and we only crossed him (and his young daughter) when we were leaving or coming back. The room was a bit tight for two medium pieces of luggage but the bed was comfortable and the sheets nice and clean! My only issue was that there was a lot of noise coming from the street. Besides traffic noise, there was a rather loud constant buzz coming either from AC units or from a generator in a building they were renewing nearby (that's my guess). We had stayed elsewhere in the city before, and this is not an issue one finds everywhere. While of course this is out of Jovana's hands, it is useful to know for people who are sensitive to noise. The big plus of Jovana's place is the location!! The apartment is a 12-minute ride into Manhattan, the metro stop is just opposite the flat, and there are some gems in terms of restaurants and bars reachable on foot in 15-20 minutes. In summary, if noise doesn't bother you much, Jovana's flat is a great place to stay to discover Manhattan and Queens :)

Tara User Profile
September 2017
Just as described. Excellent location - great for a short trip to the big city.

Paul User Profile
June 2017
This place is right next to a subway stop that is just across the river from mid-town. It is a really great location and at the same time, quiet, so you can get a good night sleep. I highly recommend this place.

Ronald User Profile
June 2017
Jovana is a great host, very friendly and easy to communicate with. The location of the apt is perfect! the subway is literally across the street.

Violeta User Profile
June 2017
Very tidy room. Loved the privacy and that it was its own location next to the kitchen. Jovana was nice, helpful, and there when I needed something.

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Jovana User Profile

Hi, my name is Jovana. I'm from Montenegro but temporary located in NYC. I've studied Spanish language and hispanic literatures, on Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade. One of the reasons I decided to move to NY is because you have opportunity to meet people from all over the world get to know about different cultures..

Languages: English, Español, Italiano
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