Two bedrooms, living/dining room, private bath, and private entrance in a 1920's two family house. Oak floors, high ceilings, piano, dishwasher and access to shared front patio. Quiet, residential street. Close to restaurants, cafes, bars, grocery and a beautiful park on the river. Two blocks from the N and W subway line. 20 min. ride to Manhattan. Fully equipped kitchen--feel free to cook or bake. Infant crib, toddler crib available, high chair and sling style stroller available upon request.
This apartment is located on the first floor of a privately-owned building. Each bedroom has ONE proper bed: the two bedrooms sleep 4 comfortably. There is a single foam mattress/cot for an extra guest, or if two single beds are preferred. There are also 2 portable cribs, a high chair, and a collapsible stroller available. On street parking is available and mostly easy.
This is a convertable private space--not a share, There are front and side entrances--guests are given keys to the side entrance. The side balcony has seating for two--if you smoke, this is where you can sit. Laundry facilities and dry-cleaning are located around the corner on 24th Ave.
My husband, Joshua, and I live in the upstairs apartment. One of us will be present and available for the duration of your stay. If we happen to be away together, one of our neighbors will be engaged to help you. We are more than willing to point you in the direction of local attractions or services, or, if you prefer, just leave you to explore a for yourselves. We provide information about shopping and restaurants in the neighborhood on our "guide" page on airbnb.
This apartment is located in a safe, residential neighborhood in Western Queens, close to the East River. We are a short walking distance from Astoria Park with its spectacular views of Manhattan and Randal's Island, an Olympic-size swimming pool, a running track, playground, dog walk, grassy fields and summer concert series. Astoria is noted for its plethora of destination restaurants, cafes, and interesting ethnic markets. Sparrow Tavern, the Bohemian Beer Hall, the Let Love Inn are a stones throw away, and arguably the best place in NYC to get bagels is within 2 blocks of this apartment (people stop on the way to Laguardia to pick up a dozen). The neighborhood people are a wonderful mix of new immigrants from every corner of the world, old Greek people :), artists, writers, performers, regular working folk, and their families. It's a great place to live, or visit.
The N and W trains to Manhattan are located two blocks away on 31st Street and Ditmars Blvd. It is a 20 min. ride to Manhattan (Lexington and 59th Street) from there. Trains run all day/night. The M60 bus to Laguardia Airport (east) and Harlem 125th (west) is also two blocks away at Astoria Blvd and 31st Street. If you need us to call for a car service to take you to the airport, or train station, please let us know.
This space is not available for film/commercial shoots. Really.
This is a private apartment, not a share.The apartment has front and side entrances--guests are given keys to the side entrance. Side porch has seating for two and seasonal herbs. Laundry facilities and dry-cleaning are located around the corner on 24th Ave.
Interaction with guests
My husband, Joshua, and I (soon-to-be empty-nesters) live in the upstairs when our kids and families are not visiting. One of us will be present and available for the duration of your stay. We are also more than willing to point you in the direction of local attractions or services, or, if you prefer, just leave you to explore a for yourselves. We provide information about shopping and restaurants in the neighborhood on our "guide" page on airbnb.
Other things to note
This space is NOT available for film/commercial shoots. Really.
In general, we expect our guests to behave in a manner suitable for respectful cohabitation. As with any apartment, neighbors are aware of each other--you'll hear us, and we'll hear you. We also expect the apartment and property to be treated with care. This is a 'NO SMOKING (PAS DE FUMER)' apartment. If you smoke, step out onto the balcony. This is also not a place to hold a huge, loud party. The place is decorated with family antiques that need a bit of consideration, just like any old thing. And, the neighbors will complain in true New York style--not kidding about this. :)
My husband and I have lived and worked in New York for over twenty years. We love Astoria for its 'old New York' neighborhood qualities, funky restaurants and cafes, and easy access to all points on the map.