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.