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  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Size
  • Floor No.
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Breakfast
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Smoking allowed
  • Towels
  • Dishwasher
Property summary
Address 21st Avenue, 11105 Astoria, United States
Property type Private room
Property ID 21P1WH1M
lynn
Property listed by
lynn
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Description
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BEFORE MAKING A RESERVATION REQUEST, PLEASE SEND ME A NOTE FIRST TO CONFIRM IF MY APARTMENT IS AVAILABLE. THANK YOU.

Guests should note that my Host Review status on Wimdu should be higher than what is shown here. Due to Wimdu's very strict cancellation policy for hosts, Wimdu penalized me because I was forced to move from my previous apartment to a new apartment. When I informed the guests (Ivana, as shown in the reviews below) who had made a reservation with me 8 months prior, that I would be in a different apartment for their visit, they decided they no longer wanted to stay with me. As a result, Wimdu penalized my listing by giving me a Negative review, even though the particular guests were very satisfied with how I handled the situation. Wimdu did not allow the guests to write their own Review of their experience with me.

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Instead of staying in Manhattan and spending a 'stereotypical tourist' visit in NYC, why not stay in Queens and have a more authentic experience of living in a neighborhood with regular New Yorkers, and not a tourist in sight?. Plus you are still close enough to Manhattan and all the popular tourist sites! As said in Wikipedia.org:

"Queens is the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world with a population of over 2.2 million, 46% of whom are foreign-born, representing over 100 different nations and speaking over 138 different languages."

I live in the Queens neighborhood of Astoria, which is known for its Greek population, in addition to Italian, Mexican, Egyptian, Lebanese, Japanese, Brazilian and more!

I love hosting visitors (especially first-time visitors to New York) and helping them figure out what to do, what to see, and the best way to accomplish all of this while they are in NYC. (Though if you don't need or want such assistance, that's OK too!) I have been known to help many a guest with creating an 'itinerary' for their days, so that they maximize their time and visit sites that are located in proximity to each other.

I do not host on Wimdu purely for the money. I mainly do this because I love being helpful to people and giving them a nice place to rest their heads at night! ;-) Many other listings are by hosts who are renting out multiple rooms or apartments. I only rent out one space, and it is the space I myself live in, so indeed this is a very personal, shared experience for me. I've met some wonderful people that I've hosted (not on this site, but on another similar type site...) ;-)

I am here to help you with whatever you need while here in NYC. At the same time, I am always respectful of my guests' need for space and privacy. I take my cues from my guests. If they want to be sociable with me, great! If not, that's ok too!

This apartment would be shared between you and me, but no one else.

Here's what you can expect if you stay with me:

- a Queen size bed with a featherbed on top for added comfort.
- private bedroom with a view of planes descending to La Guardia airport
- warm flannel bedsheets in the Winter, and 100% cotton, high thread count bedsheets in the Summer
- big fluffy bath towels
- the apartment is kept very clean and has a modern, uncluttered design
- I have an extra mobile phone available for your use if you don't have a phone that will work in the U.S. You just need to bring the phone to any one of the nearby phone stores and buy a pre-paid card/chip for US$10 or so. This will allow you to send local text messages or short phone calls to make meeting plans with friends in NYC, etc.
- many ethnic restaurants nearby (Greek, Japanese, Italian, Mexican....)
- self-serve breakfast consisting of organic breads and cereals, Greek yogurt, fresh fruit, juices, organic milk, soy milk, rice milk, whole coffee beans to grind daily, etc.
- I have a high-speed blender and can make you fresh juice and/or vegetable drinks, smoothies, or freshly ground almond milk each day.. You can also make your own drinks if you like by using this blender. I will always have on-hand various components for making healthy drinks (apples, oranges, lemon, watermelon, kale/spinach, bananas, soy/almond milk, yogurt, flax seed, maca powder, etc).

The apartment is located in Astoria, Queens, an area that is popular not only due to its proximity to Manhattan (20 minutes to the Upper East Side section of Manhattan, 30 minutes to Midtown/Times Square), but is also popular for its ethnic diversity. It is a ten minute walk from the subway to my apartment. There are also two buses that can take you to the subway in 5 minutes.

Though I have only host a few guests through Wimdu, I have hosted many other guests through similar websites and have gotten favorable reviews from previous guests (and I can share those with you if you'd like).

There is only ONE RULE that I must stress here: I cannot allow for guests who have alot of luggage or otherwise your bedroom will feel too crowded and you will not be able to move around. Each guest can have one small or medium-sized suitcase and a small tote bag. Multiple suitcases per person are not allowed, nor are jumbo suitcases. I prefer guests who have done enough travelling in their life, that they have come to understand the benefits of 'travelling light'. (Note that the bedroom has two luggage racks on which you can place your suitcases.)

Here are the general dimensions of luggage:

Small: 22" x 14" x 19" (or 55.9 x 35.6 x 22.9cm) is the general size of luggage that you can carry with you onto the plane. This is the ideal size for my apartment! You could each have one suitcase of this size plus a small tote bag.

Medium: 25" x 17" x 11" (or 63.5 x 43.2 x 27.9cm) is the next larger size of suitcase. Each person could have one suitcase of this size, but no other suitcases even if they are smaller.

Jumbo: 28" x 19" x 12" (or 71.1 x 48.3 x 30.5cm) is the next larger size of suitcase. This is what I'd consider too large for my apartment.

I have TWO cats....

If you want to learn more about the neighborhood of Astoria, please check out the following websites:

http://queens.about.com/od/astoriainqueensnewyork/tp/astoria.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astoria_queens

Thanks for reading, and please don't hesitate to ask any other questions!
House rules
No shoes inside the apartment.

Smoking allowed outside only.

No large suitcases (see acceptable suitcase sizes under 'Description')

Please follow recycling ruls for paper, plastic and metal.
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Conditions
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Maximum nights 7 nights
Check-in after On arrangement
Check-in before On arrangement
Check-out before On arrangement
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Availability
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Reviews of this property
September 2014
10 Excellent

Lynn was a perfect host and gave us good hints for our first visit to New York City. We really enjoyed our stay at her home. Thank you, Lynn!

June 2014
10 Excellent

lynn,war eine sehr nette ,freundliche gastgeberin.
sie hat uns sehr viele tips gegeben und auch dabei geholfen uns zurecht zu finden.
da wir auf honeymoon reise waren.stellte sie uns auch noch pralinen und champagner auf die dachterrase.es war einfach super,super toll bei ihr und ihren beiden katzen.die wohnung was sauber und hatte den ausblick auf die skyline new yorks....
einfach super schön gewesen.werden mit lynn in kontakt bleiben.
liebeb grüsse

heidi& mario

lynn, was a very nice, friendly hostess.
they gave us a lot of tips and also helped to find our way.
as we travel on honeymoon they gave us even chocolates and champagne on the roofterrace.it was just super, super great from her and her two kats.the apartment was very clean and beatyfull and the view overlooking the skyline of new york ....
just super nice .we will with keep in touch.with lynn
liebeb grüsse
heidi & mario

May 2014
10 Excellent

Nobody is perfect, but when it comes to guest hosting Lynn is pretty close! Name any category in gest hosting and she gets a five star rating. For us this was the best accomodation in NYC we could get. Thank you, Lynn.

April 2014
2

The host cancelled the booking, this review is automated.

October 2013
10 Excellent

lynn at it was great, she is very helpful and will help you with all where you no longer has. I can only say positive about this, a very adorable human being. the apartment just a dream, everything was very, very clean and well maintained and the outlook from their balcony of the madness, the look melted on the skylines only then. I was very, very comfortable with lynn and would definitely want to come back to her, and the two sweet cats were so cute. for me the most perfect trip I had jeh. THANK lynn for everything and the wonderful time we had :) :) :) :) lg claudia

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September 2013
10 Excellent

Lynn has a Black belt in hospitality. It was so much better to be here than staying at a hotel! Very clean and pleasant rum. Lynn helped me a lot with her advices about how to get to different places and what to see and do in New York. 10 points on a 5-point scale!

September 2013
10 Excellent

Lynn has a Black belt in hospitality. It was so much better to be here than staying at a hotel! Very clean and pleasant rum. Lynn helped me a lot with her advices about how to get to different places and what to see and do in New York. 10 points on a 5-point scale!

July 2013
10 Excellent

lynn is very nice host, give me lots of informations. The appartment is very beautifull. the Design style of my sleeping room is very nice. Whole apparment is very very clean.
Location of the appartment is in queen but still very close to the city center, about 20 min.

June 2013
10 Excellent

I spent a week with Lynn. Her new apartment is in a well-kept apartment house with elevator and a beautiful roof - garden. The rooms and the roof garden have a stunning view over the skyline of Manhattan. The house is close to the subway to the center. The area is safe. The rooms are bright, friendly and really very clean and modern. Lynn is a nice, friendly, and helpful person. The whole time of my stay, I felt very well. This is a wonderful place for exploring the city. Thank you Lynn for everything ... I spent a week with Lynn. The apartment is in a new well-kept apartment house with a beautiful roof garden. The room and the roof garden have stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. The house is close to the subway to the center. The area is safe. The rooms are bright, friendly and really very clean and modern. Lynn is friendly, kind and helpful. I felt with her the whole time very well. Get to know a wonderful place around the city. Thank you Lynn for All ...

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