You'll love sharing my large, very clean and sunny apt. in elevator building (up to 4 adults) with my friendly 3-year-old son and me.
We're close to everything. The subway station is just a 2-minute walk, and you're just 15 min. to Grand Central or 20 min. to Times Square by train. Our neighborhood is safe and walkable to diverse restaurants, shops, pubs, banks, salons, 24-hour grocery and drug stores nearby. Street parking in Sunnyside is generally easy compared to the rest of NYC.
MY PLACE: The apartment and bedroom are very bright, quiet and spacious (the apartment is 1300 square feet total). The place is kept very clean at all times. My building was built in 1930 with many charming Art Deco elements, and has a modern elevator. I have a large kitchen for light cooking or a nice breakfast. To sleep, the bedroom has a fullsize bed and a fullsize cloth mattress (not air/blow-up mattress) for the floor.
PARKING: Free street parking in Sunnyside is easier to get than other parts of NYC.
AMENITIES: I've lived in NYC for 30 years and know some of the best tips about the city and neighborhoods, so I'm your on-call concierge. ;-) There is an elevator and a coin laundry is in the basement. Iron, hair dryer, and other home essentials.
MY FAMILY: I've got a 3-year-old boy who loves people and other children. He has lots of toys to share. We'd love to have you join us!
Accès des voyageurs
A large bedroom with a semi-private bathroom (we share a shower), dining and living room, and large kitchen.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
I'm your expert on NYC, what to do and see, how to get there, and private recommendations that aren't in your guidebook.
I have no pets and do not smoke. I keep the home very clean. I have a 3-year-old boy who is very friendly. Your private bedroom is quiet, bright and doesn't face the street.
Early check in (prior to 6pm) may be available for an additional $25 on an as-needed basis.
-You are clean, considerate, and quiet.
-I will provide a set of fresh towels and linens, you may use my bathroom or kitchen essentials if you like. A hairdryer, iron and ironing board are available in the small bedroom closet.
-You may use kitchen supplies gently. When using pots and pans, please do not use any metal spoons or whisks, as it will scratch the non-stick surface.
-In your bedroom is a remote control for the air conditioner -- please only use that to turn on the air by lowering the temperature setting for the room, but do not adjust the controls on the machine itself. All you need to do is press the Down arrow until the air turns on.
-Turn off all lights, A/C, and lock the front door when you leave.
-Keep noise to a minimum at all times and avoid wearing shoes indoors.
-Make your own bed.
-Stove, microwave, toaster oven, dishes and utensils may be used if you wash them afterward.
-Wipe up after yourself in the bathroom and kitchen. Remove hair from bathtub drain after washing hair.
-No guests without permission.
-Feel free to ask if you have any questions or need anything!
-If you lose the keys, it is $20 to replace them.
-If you stain the bedding or carpet, cleaning is $35.
-Broken dishes or other items, at replacement costs.
-If the downstairs neighbors complain about noise to you or me, it is a $100 penalty. Please be quiet.
I work in nonprofit management, and previously as a business journalist wrote about advertising, marketing, and media. I love conversation and travel, and I've been to 36 countries (some favorites are Turkey, India, Russia, Brasil, Italy, and Argentina). Interested in politics, marketing, media, journalism, art, architecture, design, photography, history, technology, astronomy...
For movies, I like thrillers and dramas most, along with international and documentaries, as well as the occasionally good sci-fi/fantasy (Avatar, Star Trek), super heroes (Batman Begins, X-Men) , satire (Thank You for Smoking).
I prefer Italian, Indian, Turkish, Thai, Chinese, Mexican and other cuisines, but most of all I love dessert! Everything (and then some!) is within a few blocks of where I live.
For music, I like Top 40/Dance (Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Beyonce), Altemative Rock (Depeche Mode), 80s music (Pet Shop Boys, Erasure), jazz, classical, blues, etc.
Please consider me your expert on NYC, I can help you with what to do, eat, see, and how to get there. I look forward to hosting you soon. :-)