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City Convenience, Country Calm--an Oasis In Queens 25 Minutes From Midtown

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 6 Sleeps

The perfect home base for a stay in NYC: an oasis in Queens--25 minutes from midtown, 15 minutes from both LaGuardia and Kennedy and close to the beach. 1898 Victorian with spacious rooms, wrap-around porch, lovely backyard for eating "al fresco".

This is a 3-story 4 bedroom 1898 home complete with wrap-around porch and back yard--the right mix of communal space and the privacy of separate rooms. The space is very warm and comfortable--the perfect winter haven for stretching out and relaxing after a hard day of having fun.

The first floor features a fully equipped kitchen (including dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven); spacious living room w/ cable tv, dining room; a bathroom with shower; wrap-around porch and french doors leading from the dining room to the yard and flagstone patio. We leave one four person bistro table out year-round for the intrepid, and there are lights in the yard for dining at night!

The second floor contains one bedroom featuring a single bed; another bedroom with a queen bed, cable TV and a/c, and a bathroom with double sinks and a shower/claw-foot tub combo. The third floor has a bedroom with a single bed and a/c, and another bedroom featuring a queen bed and a/c.

The serene, tree-lined streets of our North Richmond Hill neighborhood are an oasis of calm with all the excitement of the City minutes away. The house is a short 2.5 blocks from beautiful Forest Park, which really is a forest, featuring walking/running/ horse-riding trails, a track, a carousel, tennis courts, and a 9-hole golf course. There are also many restaurants nearby featuring almost any kind of food--ranging from inexpensive and convenient right through to Michelin starred.

A defining feature of this neighborhood is transportation convenience. There are easy and fast subway and bus options to Midtown, Downtown, Brooklyn (Williamsburg, etc.), Rockaway Beach and JFK and LaGuardia airports within 2 blocks of the house--plus super-fast Long Island Railroad commuter trains to Manhattan, downtown Brooklyn and Long Island a short cab ride away. And car service to anywhere is always available. If you are driving, we are 5 minutes from the Van Wyck and Grand Central, from which you can get anywhere. Parking is available at the house as well.

More Details

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

About Owner/Property Manager

Reformed banker, lover of history, inveterate City explorer, freelance writer on City topics, licensed City tour guide. I speak a little Portuguese (I love futebol) and my wife is a native Spanish speaker. We enjoy using HomeAway when we travel and look forward to hosting!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Richmond Hill in Queens

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Tennis
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • tennis


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Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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There is a basement apartment (separate entrance) where our three cats live--so someone will either be staying there or coming by to feed them. You will not need to interact with these cats however.

Please note: We ask that you make your reservation at a minimum 2 weeks before your planned arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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