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Huge Modern Waterfront Home, Beautiful Garden, Private Beach

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
house
People
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Whitestone - Whitestone Waterfront

Beautiful & Quiet Waterfront, 20 min from Manhattan by Car. Free Parking & WIFI.

You won't believe how beautiful and serene this waterfront community is unless you had been here. It's the best kept secret area in NYC. It's very quiet. It doesn't have the typical crazy traffic of NYC and yet you're closed to everything by car. Forget about driving 6 hour round trip to the Hampton from Manhattan, instead in 20 min, you would feel like you're on vacation arriving to a waterfront resort. The house was built in 2006 with high ceilings, wood floors, granite counter-top kitchen and bathrooms, Stainless Steel Appliances and large windows and doors for the view of the water. The owner also hired a professional, home theater engineer to install the surround theater sound with HD Plasma Flat Screen TV in the living room. Balcony, dining room, living room and kitchen all have a spectacular view of the bridge, water and garden. There is also a Steinway Piano, so bring your music books. #15A Bus Stop is two blocks away, 20 min bus ride to #7 Subway Main Street Station in Flushing(Chinatown).

If you're looking for a beautiful and peaceful waterfront property in a busy and noisy big apple, then look no further, this is it. There is no other place in NYC likes it. Guests would rent the entire 2nd floor as per photos shown of the house for their stay. Kindly note that this is a quiet neighborhood and thus no party or unregistered guests on the premises premitted.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Grace King
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
28 November, 2016
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About Grace King

Entrepreneur, world traveler, foodie, enjoy gardening and playing sports, living and working in a quiet home office on the 1st floor of the property, NYU Alumni, love NYC, enjoy everything great that the city has to offer, has lived in NYC for 35 years.

Grace King purchased this house in 2006

Why Grace King chose Queens

The best place to live in the world is NYC and the best place to live in NYC is Whitestone. :-) It's waterfront and near the airport, Manhattan, Flushing Chinatown and shopping.

What makes this house unique

Huge, private, quiet, beautiful and oceanfront property in NYC? It's not difficult to fall in love with this place.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Huge Modern Waterfront Home, Beautiful Garden, Private Beach
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
5

Excellent house, lovely location, beautifully maintained + presented. Hospitality was first rate.

  • 5 of 5

The house was excellent, in the lovely Whitestone area, with a back balcony and deck overlooking the East River.

In the magnificent weather we were lucky enough to encounter on our visit, this balcony with a view, and the decking at the bottom of the garden, down by the river, meant that we could enjoy sitting out there, particularly in the morning and evening, during down times.

The house was clean, excellently furnished and well presented and the hospitality we received from Grace, our hostess, and her assistant, was first class.

It suited our purposes perfectly. We had an exceptional base from which we could easily visit family who live closeby and we were easily able to commute to the City, when we needed to, because there are appropriate bus stops convenient to the house.

We enjoyed our visit so much, and the hospitality Grace provided, that we will definitely try to rent it again when we return and we will have no hesitation in recommending the house as a more than suitable base, to our wide family circle, should any of them wish to visit our relatives nearby when they travel to NY from Europe.

Thank you Grace, for a memorable experience.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Charlie for your wonderful comments! It was wonderful to host you and your lovely extended family. Everyone is very nice, appreciative, friendly and classy. Plus, I appreciate that you've kept my house very clean. You are all amazing and I'm very pleased to meet you all. Hope to see you all again!
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Beautiful house/awkward situation

  • 2 of 5

My daughter was getting married in Queens to a guy from Iowa and we are from New Hampshire so I wanted to rent a house so that we could have a home base to entertain his family and the wedding party. The house is beautiful and on Long Island Sound so the view is to die for however I was not aware at the time of rental that the owner moves down to the lower level of a split level home while she rents out the upstairs. I thought I was renting a single family home with no one else there. Although the owner was very nice, it was an awkward situation as there was no separate entrances and only a curtain at the bottom of the stairs. The owner was very strict about the house alarm being set at 9:30 pm so it almost felt like we had a curfew. She also was very concerned that we might have visitors. We never intended to have any kind of raucous parties but felt like we were being watched and counted the entire time. There were two days during our stay when she was out for the day and we felt like we could relax but the remainder of the stay was very uncomfortable. Had I known this would be the living situation I probably would not have rented this property. I feel if you are paying this kind of money for a rental that you should be left alone and be able to have privacy and visitors. At one point my husband was alone at the house and the owners elderly mother came up the stairs yelling to him that they were leaving and to set the alarm...totally an invasion of privacy. Again the place was beautiful and clean but not truly a rental, more of being a guest in the owners house. I would not rent there again as I need my privacy.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry, you didn't feel comfortable at the house but please don't make up stuff and please don't ever come back. There is no rule ever about setting the alarm at 9:30pm, there is no elderly mother ever on the premise, and there is certainly no one would ever yell to the guests. Yes, indeed this is a beautiful and quiet neighborhood, and thus we do not allow visitors or outside guests for party. The description of the living arrangement has always been clear on the website, sorry you missed reading about it. No wonder after you left, my cleaning crew was complaining about the condition of the bathrooms. I would not recommend this guest for any other rental property.
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5

Simply Great!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my Dad stayed here for a couple of days while we were on a golf vacation around the city. The place was perfect in every sense of the meaning. First off great location, very quiet and nice neighborhood that was an awesome place to come back to after a day of golfing. Second the house was amazing, WOW is all I can say about it, completely top shelf in every sense with a great view of the East River, sitting out on the balcony and watching things go by was very cool. Third Grace was super. Very nice and so helpful in so many things, we didn’t have any problems but I know if we did she would have taken care of them in a heartbeat. I have no doubt that if we get back to the city we are for sure going to book here again, thank you so much Grace!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Walter! I'm glad that you had a great time golfing around the city. It was wonderful to host you and your Dad. Looking forward to have the pleasure to host you again in the future!
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5

Just Like Home

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this property and we could not be more delighted. What an AWESOME experience! The views were breathtaking and the house was clean and extra comfortable. This was the perfect accommodations for what we needed. The owner Grace Kelly is a super phenomenal lady and her assistant Linda is wonderful. I would highly recommend this property and look forward to staying there again. The Lopez Family thanks you so much :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure hosting you and your family! You were awesome and cleaned up the place spotless! Thank you very much and we hope to see you again in the future. :)
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5

It's exactly what I needed!

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed here twice now & am planning my 3rd stay in a few months. I needed a place that was calm, quiet & safe & I got that & a whole lot more! The house has all the lovely amenities & is decorated very tastefully & quite comfortable. There is a full kitchen that is beautifully laid out & has all the "kitchen wares" available for use. The 2 smaller bedrooms are quite comfortable & the 1st bathroom is bright & lovely. The Master Suite is AMAZING! The bed is sooooo comfortable & there is a beautiful master bath fully equipped w/separate shower & jacuzzi tub. It's heaven! The outside deck is by far my favorite. The view is stunning & it's quite calming, right there on the waterfront. It's conveniently located w/easy access to the parkways & parking right out front. I highly recommend this place for a quiet, comfortable & convenient stay in Queens!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Laurie for your wonderful comments! It was my privilege and pleasure to host you and your family. I'm looking forward to seeing you and hope we can hang out too. :)
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4

Home away from home

  • 4 of 5

This home was perfect for me and my family of 8. It was very comfortable and clean. The location was perfect, this home is a gem. The kitchen is fully stocked with appliances and beverages. The veiw is to die for. Thank you very much Grace making our visit enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Priscilla for your wonderful comment! It was my pleasure to host you and your family. Sorry for my belated reply, I just realized that you posted a review.
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Location

Nearest Airport
6.4 Miles
La Guardia Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Clinton Restaurant
Nearest Golf
2.1 Miles
Clearview Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
3.6 Miles
#7 Subway, LIRR Main Street
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
678 Whitestone Expy
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Private Beach
Car: necessary

By Car

25 min to JFK Airport;

20 min to Manhattan;

20 min to Bronx Zoo and New York Botanical Garden;

10 min to LGA Airport;

10 min to Citi Field Stadium (Mets);

10 min to US Open;

10 min to Flushing (Chinatown) You think you're in Asia.

15 min to Peter Luger Steak House, voted best steak in NYC for decades.

5 min to 20th Ave Shopping (Target, BJ's and etc...), great place to stock up for New Yorker.

5 min to public golf course

5 min to SPA Castle, Over 100,000 ft of fabulous SPA facility with many incredible Relaxing Water Massage pools and various Sauna but please only go on the weekdays, it's really overcrowded on the weekends.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Whitestone, Hudson Valley

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer & Holiday
1 May 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,189
for 3 nights
From
£334
From
£376
Fri,Sat
£2,358
£8,534
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,064
for 3 nights
From
£292
From
£334
Fri,Sat
£2,107
£7,699
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £158
Property Damage Protection £62
Cleaning Fee £118 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.88%

Please note that the property is located in a quiet neighborhood, thus it's not suitable for parties or loud noises. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Whitestone in New York City

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Lift ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Master bed room has a leather bed with Premium Pillow Top Mattress., Queen size Beds (2) Wrought Iron Bed and Dark Leather/Wood Bed with Pillow Top Mattresses, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa Bed in the Living Room
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing

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