BRAND NEW APARTMENT!!!!
I maintain this one bedroom semi-basement apartment for my friends that come visit me in NYC and rational enough not to pay Manhattan or hotel rates. It should be obviuos tradeoff - take 20 minutes subway ride to Manhattan and save more than $100 a day in addition of geting 10 times the living space!!!
This apartment has separate entrance, separate bathroom and what really matters to me and my friends - PRIVACY. They do not interrupt my life and in turn there is no need to coordinate who and when takes a shower or what time you coming or leaving, what shelf in refrigerator you can use etc. If you prefer all that hassle and feel that you have to mutch money then rent a shared room for twice the price in Manhattan.
There are only few house rules - no parties, no noise, no smoking, no breaking stuff and no pets. Everything else is up to you.
Apartment is located in historical Queens neighborhood Ridgewood. It usually takes me 5 minutes (3 blocks away) to the nearest subway station and 20 minutes ride to the center of Manhattan - 14 Street - Union Square. Trains run 24/7. There are multitude of restaurants (Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Thai, Caribbean) and fast food establishments (McDonalds, Taco Bell, Burger King, Pizza Hut) within 4 block radius. There are two supermarkets that are open 24 Hrs, Duane Read pharmacy, Laundromat and all major Banks in less than 5 minutes walking distance. JFK and LaGuardia Airports are less than 30 minutes car ride away (off peak hours).
Subway runs 24/7. Every 6 minutes during peek Hrs and every 10-15 min during off peek Hrs. Nearest train is L line ( colored gray on subway map) Halsey Street stop
The apartment is fully equipped with all that you would need during your trip. It has its own Bathroom with shower ( 4 fresh and clean towels included). One QUEEN SIZE BED with clean linens and one QUEEN SIZE SOFABED. Wi-Fi internet and 47 inch flat screen TV with Satellite DIRECTV. Electrical fireplace that also works as a heater, iron and ironing board, alarm clock, hair dryer, work table, sofa, coffee table, dining table etc. It has it all!
There is no full kitchen but rather a kitchenette without the stove. However, it has a normal refrigerator, kitchen sink, electric water kettle, microwave, cups, plates and utensils - everything you would need for very light cooking or reheating whatever you bought in local supermarket or brought from last night's dinner. Once again - with so many restaurants ( that also deliver) serious home cooking is not necesary.
If anyone wonders about safety, I can assure you that the RIDGEWOOD neighborhood is very safe. As a matter of fact, it is 25% safer than ASTORIA! Only the fact that there are 6 banks within 3 city block range, and nearest subway station is the underground one - that's already a big proof of safety.
However don't take my word for it and check crime rates for Ridgewood, NY before you book on spotcrimeDOTcom. I am beginning to suspect that most apartments listed in Bushwick, Clinton Hills or Bedford Stuyvesant have difficulty finding regular tenants so 9flats with unsuspecting tourists seem like a good alternative due to safety concerns. So do your diligence and stay safe or take your chances.
* $100 security cash deposit that will be refunded upon your departure
* Windows are facing quiet backyard. Sorry but No access to backyard.
* NO SMOKING! Smoking in building will result in no refund of your security deposit.
Looking forward to hosting you!
CHECK IN/OUT TIMES:
Flexible except if there is another party either checking out on the same day you arrive, or checking in on the same day that you are departing. In which case the check in and out times are as follows:
-Check Out time is 12:00 pm
-Check In time is 3:00 pm or later
- Air conditioning
- WiFi (wireless LAN)
- Cleanliness 5.0 stars
- Facilities 5.0 stars
- Location 4.0 stars
- Value for money 5.0 stars
- Accuracy of description 5.0 stars
Anna Sofiia 5.0 stars 05/17/2014
Joris's place is a true gem close to the city. I can't think of anywhere else to stay if I come back. Spacious and clean, met Joris on the last night I was there and he is friendly and accommodating host. Thanks so much!!!
Angelina 4.0 stars 07/09/2013
Die Ausstattung war perfekt, es war alles da, was man braucht, außer ein Geschirrhandtuch ;-)
Die Wohnung ist tatsächlich etwas außerhalb, aber bis zur Bahn sind es nur 10 min zu Fuß. Deswegen geht's. Bei Dunkelheit würde ich eher nicht von der Bahn zur Wohnung laufen, da es keine belebte Gegend ist. Aber wahrscheinlich auch nur, weil man die Gegend und das Umfeld halt nicht kennt. Sonst braucht man sich aber überhaupt keine Sorgen machen. Die Wohnung ist auf jeden Fall weiterzuempfehlen!
Anna Sofiia 5.0 stars 05/17/2014
Joris is such a helpful host! Being to NYC for the first time I was given all the necessary information. I will definitely choose Joris's apartment again on my next trip to NYC.
Angelina 5.0 stars 07/09/2013
Er gab uns viele nützliche Hinweise, zB wie man vom Flughafen zur Wohnung kommt, wie das U-Bahnnetz zu nutzen ist, wo der nächste Supermarkt ist etc. Außerdem war er immer erreichbar. Alles hat problemlos geklappt.