About the Homestay
Just 15 minutes to Manhattan, I live in the beautiful landmarked private community of historic Forest Hills Gardens. Located in a doorman building, my sunny 2 bedroom apartment is several blocks from shops, restaurants, bars, movies, etc. and public transportation.
In addition to easy access to the city and beyond, is the option to head out east to visit Long Island attractions, Fire Island, wineries and the Hamptons.
NOTICE: I am offering the master bedroom OR the smaller one during your visit. Please contact me before booking about options of putting an additional air mattress in the master bedroom. Thank you.
I moved within my building since the reviews were written to an equally beautiful apt. There is now one bathroom, shared with me. I took some time from hosting, and am looking forward to welcoming you and helping provide wonderful memories!
Street parking is available with a guest pass that must be changed daily.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Non Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
I am centrally located in the heart of Forest Hills Gardens. The Long Island Railroad (15 minutes to Manhattan) is 3 blocks away. A major subway hub, the
71st/Continental station, is 2 blocks further. There are also express buses that go into Manhattan. The beauty of having these options make it easier to get to various parts of the city in good time.
Laquardia airport is 15 minutes by taxi. Kennedy depending on traffic, tends to be closer to 30 minutes. Newark airport is accessible by train.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Horse Stables
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
No smoking indoors.
Please keep noise down after 11:00 for my neighbors.
You are welcome to use the kitchen, cleaning up after.
Please do not invite strangers over, ask first re friends.
If there is any damage or breakage, I expect you to please take responsibility and pay accordingly. I would do the same in your home. Thank you!
Smoking is not allowed.
Andi’s apartment is a real sanctuary in a bucolic setting. The apartment’s windows overlook a tree-filled village green. The rooms have high ceilings, lending an airy feeling to your surroundings. Bed is comfy, linens are fresh, bathroom is clean and well supplied. Everything is nearby: shopping, restaurants, cafes, transportation. Manhattan is literally 20 minutes away on the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). Andi herself is an artistic, interesting, and compassionate person who will make her guests feel truly cared for!
Chambre grande, agréable, très calme, avec salle bain privée. Andy et son petit chien sont adorables. Le quartier est enchanteur, plein de verdure et d'écureuils. Et en semaine, avec le métro express, Manhattan est à seulement 30 mn.
Big, nice room, very quiet, with ensuite bathroom. Andy and her little dog are adorable. The area is charming, full of greenery and squirrels. And during the week, with the express subway, Manhattan is only 30 minutes away.
Andi is an absolutely wonderful homestay host. Her accommodation was first class, absolutely spotlessly clean and comfortable and so close to transport, restaurants, shops and has easy access to popular sightsseing spots. She was always willing to help us with directions and suggestions of things to see and made my husband and I feel so welcome in her home. Her knowledge of directions made it easy for us to find her apartment using public transport. Her accommodation is in such a beautiful suburb yet so close to Manhattan. We would highly recommend her to anyone and she made our last week in New York an experience we will always treasure.
Andi came to our rescue when my sons and I needed a place to stay near NYC for college visits. Little did we know that the Pope was on torn the same weekend! Andi graciously not only did last-minute cleaning for accommodations, but gave us a reduced rate on two rooms, because the homestay description was somewhat misleading. Andi was in phone contact with me before we left, asking about our needs. During our stay, she was gracious, helpful, and did everything she could to help us feel at home. We had a queen bed and a luxuriously comfortable hefty queen air bed, which suited the four of us nicely. Two bathrooms, nice towels, plenty of blankets and pillows. We brought our own toiletries, which was helpful, because Andi only had baby shampoo to share. Give her credit, we really did book at the last minute, and I prefer my own shampoo anyway. Going into and out of the city was a breeze. The area where she lives is quiet and safe, very peaceful. Andi is a lovely spirit. And her dog is the absolute sweetest most incredible dog I have ever met! I highly recommend staying with Andi. My only concern was the extra tax I was charged, after the price had been calculated. I don't know if this is a problem with homestay.com in general, but it was an unexpected expense for me. Andi and I discussed it and formed it out, but this is something that needs to be addressed with any host, whether or not they are going up charge sales tax in addition to the agreed upon room rate. We had a great trip, and a delightful time connecting with Andi!
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.