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Spacious 4br/2.5 Ba Duplex In Popular Restaurant District ~ 3 Min From Midtown

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2000 Sq. Ft., Sleeps 10, Private Deck, 30 Ft. From Subway; Great For Family/Grp


Our house, 10-42 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101 is at the hub of a vibrant restaurant district on the East River that is only 5 minutes from Times Square via 7 train subway station right on our corner. Emerging from a historically industrial neighborhood in the 1990s, it was discovered by artists who turned the industrial spaces into workshops and lofts and then by developers who have made it into one of the more fashionable places to rent and buy. One of the safest neighborhoods in all of NYC, our house is protected by three police forces: NYPD (one block away), MTA (the Midtown Tunnel force on the same block), and the NY State Police (who patrol the LIRR station and Gantry Plaza State Park two blocks away). The new 12-acre Gantry Plaza State Park stretches along the East River waterfront with amazing facilities: 3 toddler playgrounds with sprinklers, basketball and handball courts, a sandy beach volley ball courts, a soccer field, restaurants, running and bike paths, fishing piers, and a public library (opening in 2017). From here you can experience the absolute best view of the Manhattan skyline and take the East River Ferry to trendy Williamsburg, the Brooklyn Bridge Park, and midtown/lower Manhattan. This key NYC transportation hub links Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, JFK and LaGuardia airports, and Long Island beaches by train, subway, bus, bicycle, and car. Owners will provide detailed neighborhood guide -- including links -- on request.


Large, sunny, air-conditioned triplex townhouse (built in 2006) with hardwood floors that sleeps 10 in four bedrooms: #1 is a large master bedroom w/ French doors, king bed, electric piano, and master bathroom, #2 is a large room w/ full bed, stationary bike/bench/weights, and small refrigerator, #3 is a small room w/ full bed, and #4 is a small room w/ bunk bed, private sundeck overlooking a small back yard with garden, an outdoor grill, and a half bathroom. The two rooms with full beds share a full bathroom and partial view of the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. Additional queen size air mattress available if needed. A laundry washer/dryer unit is shared by all.

The large common area offers a full kitchen, dining area, home theater system with 52” plasma cable TV/DVD/Roku/Netflix/Amazon Prime/HBO (and more), Wi-Fi, fireplace, French doors, spinet piano, skylight, elliptical exercise machine, leather sofa and 2 recliner chairs. Original art work by the owners is displayed throughout all rooms. There are chairlifts for disabled and elderly access.

More Details

Carolyn Marx
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Carolyn Marx

We are retired musicians and artists whose 2 daughters have left the nest and are now gainfully employed (whew!). Carolyn grew up in New York City and Greg has been here for 44 years. Carolyn is an accomplished artist who has shown in galleries in New York, sings in cabaret shows, and ran her own day care center. Her art work and other original art is displayed throughout the house. Greg is a former business analyst now focused on playing guitar and bass and singing in two bands, has written two novels and slew of poetry.

Carolyn Marx purchased this townhome in 2004

Why Carolyn Marx chose Hunters Point

We redesigned and rebuilt this house from scratch on a property that has been in the family for over 60 years. it was so close to all the cultural opportunities in Manhattan. One subway stop and three minutes to midtown. The subway stop is only 30 feet from our door. With a car, no tolls to midtown, the beaches on Long Island, and both the NYC airports. We designed this building so we could supplement our retirement income once our daughters left home

What makes this townhome unique

Large great room suitable for parties and salon performances. Fast access to Manhattan attractions, 30 restaurants within a few blocks. Toddler park on the corner, playground within two blocks, large riverside Gantry Park with unbeatable direct views of the Manhattan skyline. Safe neighborhood with 3 police stations (NYPD, MTA, and NY State) within two blocks. Mom-and-pop stores with friendly people. Village feel and yet still in NYC.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Hunters Point in Queens

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - Full bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , Single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Full bed plus single mattress
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Accesses master bathroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
Small, friendly community 5 minutes from Midtown Manhattan


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Spacious 4br/2.5 Ba Duplex In Popular Restaurant District ~ 3 Min From Midtown
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
San Francisco, CA

Large space in great location!

  • 5 of 5

Great stay for our group of 4 in large spacious home in great location. Stop for the 7 train was across the street. Easy walk to east river ferry. Plenty of restaurants, shops and bars nearby. Would definitely recommend and stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific neighborhood and access to Manhattan

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were excellent. Would recommend without any reservations. Roomy enough for three couples to thoroughly enjoy themselves. The neighborhood is welcoming, diverse, and full of small comfortable shows and restaurants.

Access to Manhattan by subway was outstanding. Convenient and inexpensive. If you are interested in the Battery Park area, moreover, the east river ferry provides fast and pleasant transport.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perth, Scotland

Lovely apartment in great location

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay here, such a great location, easy underground ride into Manhattan. So many restaurants and shops close by if you wanted and we walked daily to the riverside, lovely park where you could relax and enjoy a drink and look over to Mamhattan. I would thoroughly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, but like staying at your older aunts home

  • 3 of 5

Location is great, Subway outside of door Grand Central one stop, while Broadway is three! Safe area, just a bit gritty feel, about 3 blocks away from Gentrification zone of new high rises and shiny restaurants. Large well kept house, but like staying in your older aunts home, filled with knick knacks, a bit cluttered, sticky cabinets, you know 20 years worth of living. But comfortable and large. So it was OK and worth the price, just well worn. Good food and coffee nearby, I would not hesitate to recommend for a minute, just be aware of the loved feel you will be entering. This is definitely a home that someone is sharing with you. Two adults and four teenagers were accommodated comfortably.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Future renters: Rest assured, cleaners have been notified
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Phenomenal all around!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 6 could not have asked for better accommodations! Carolyn's property had the space, amenities, convenience, and cleanliness that we were looking for. The property has easy access to Grand Central (1 stop), Times Square (3 stops), and many local eateries / parks / shops (minutes walking). And if you love reading - property comes stocked with plenty to enjoy some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of the city! Not to be outdone by the accommodations, Carolyn was the perfect host! Immediately responsive to any inquiries and not seen during our entire stay (wink)! Will definitely recommend and absolutely book again for our next NY adventure if available!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Perfect location and comforts of home for large family

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay at Carolyn's beautiful home. Located in the dynamic (but not overwhelmingly so) Long Island City, you are feet away from excellent restaurants, stores and the subway that takes you into Manhattan in under 10min flat. Owner very easy to work with, communicative and accommodating. Plenty of space for our large family and very well-equipped. Would absolutely stay again on our next trip to NYC!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Detailed neighborhood guidebook will be sent to renters who have booked with us, or on request by prospective renters.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £142.86
Damage Insurance £42.14

Check in 4 PM; check out 12 PM

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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