About the Homestay
"YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME"
We have been hosting for over 14 years and have always provided a great homestay experience.
Our home is located in Queens New York.
We are 13 minutes from JFK airport, and 25 minutes from La Guardia airport by taxi. There are two convenient was to travel. A 5 minute walk to bus that will take you to the subway to take the E or J train which takes you to mid-town or downtown Manhattan, Financial center, World trade Center, Statue of Liberty and Battery Park, Brooklyn Bridge, The Heliport, City Hall, and SoHo or transfer to the other trains to get to other areas of the city. For example Times Square, the Theater District/Broadway, Rockefeller Center, Madison Square Garden, Empire State building, Fifth Avenue, St Patrick's Cathedral, Central Park, Yankee Stadium, Coney Island, Museums and art galleries ext.
Also, a 15 minute walk to the LIRR train will get you to mid-town Manhattan in 30 minutes.
We are located near the a huge mall with over 161 popular stores, and restaurants like Apple-bees, BJ's Brew House, TGIF's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Sonic, and more.
A Short walk to post office, library, pharmacy, vegetable market, and a variety of other stores.
We are also a few minutes walk to a large green park where you can enjoy walking or bike riding.
We offer a warm, friendly, secure home, with lots of interaction and conversation.
Need to do some shopping? No need to carry groceries. As with all of our student/guests, by car we will take you food shopping, or to the mall.
" feel relaxed in our large cozy home"
Our home is equipped with FIOS hi-speed wi-fi to make research and internet use exceptionally fast.
There is also a separate fully equipped kitchen for guest use with refrigerator, stove, oven, and microwave, were you can feel free to prepare meals, snacks, or what ever you like to eat!
There is also a full back-yard with table, chairs, garden, cook-out area for great weekend barbecues.
Your room is equipped with twin bed, closet, desk, tv, full towel & linen set, and independently controlled air conditioner. We also have a washer & dryer in our home available for you to use.
Balance must be paid at least one week before arrival.
Details on payment method will be given after booking has been made.
- Bikes for use
- Games Room
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
GET THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
Our home is located on a beautiful tree lined street, a few blocks from a lush green park with bike riding trails and large pond , and a short 15 min. train ride to the beach. A short walk and a 35min. train ride will get you right into midtown manhattan (penn station). We also have a great mall nearby with over 100 stores.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Please note that only a light breakfast is included in the room rate. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Please be conciderate, clean up after yourself,
be respectful of the property of others and caring when using appliances.
Keep noise to a minimum after midnight.
Balance must be paid a minimum of 1 week before arrival ( via paypal, western union, or direct deposit).
Please enjoy your stay and treat our home as your own.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
I had a wonderful time. Such a nice family that is very warmly. Bill and Brenda always did everything to make my stay as pleasant as possible. They always took us to the train station or to the supermarket. I really enjoyed the conversations with Bill, Brenda and the other guests. I just can say thank you for a wonderful time in New York. Best regards !
Deep gratitude. This is the best feeling I can describe during the 132 days I've been staying at the Drayton’s home. The house has an excellent physical structure, with a very comfortable bedroom, clean bathrooms, excellent laundry and a separate kitchen for guests to prepare their meals. I had good moments in the barbecues with the cinema session promoted in the garden’s house, stroll to the bowling alley, going to the ice cream shop, to the supermarket, restaurant. I also emphasize the celebrations of Birthdays, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The house has a large table where I can share countless experiences with people from different countries, such as Italy, Spain, Japan, Vietnam, China, Brazil, France, Germany and the United States of America. They were rich experiences in culture and learning of the English language. This was an unforgettable experience! Bill and Brenda were angels who were always willing to help and do everything they could to make us feel better. The house is in a safe area, close to markets, delis, beauty salons, pharmacy and mall. In addition, access to both the train and the bus is easy and enjoyable. I don’t think there would be a better place to stay in New York City. All the stars in the world deserve it. Thank you so much for this time we spent together. I really miss you.
Loving and hospitable family, place makes you feel at home and Brenda e Bill are really good people. The area is well connected to Manhattan and the neighborhood is really quiet.
Definitely a wonderful family to spend time with! Bill and Brenda are amazing people that helped me A LOT while I stayed in NY for a month. They gave me the opportunity to explore the big apple, giving me oftenly some advice. The family is great and the house is awesome. You can manage your time as you wish, because Brenda and Bill will always be on your side. I have to mention that watching movies on the big screen with Bill was maybe the best thing I did during my permanence!!
I will surely come back to see this wonderful family!
5 stars totally deserved, keep going like this guys!
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Hi! Sorry for the late comment, we were very busy with the work. It was my dream to come to New York, and to go in a host american family, for sharing: it's done! The house is very pretty, and everything is very clean. There are a lot of bedrooms (some upstairs, others downstairs). A toilet with sink, and a bathroom with toilet and bath. I miss already our long conversations with Brenda, Bill and Jennyfer. I think we have made progress in English! We would have liked to spend more time with them, but there is so much to do and see in New York, so we often came home late :) There is also a washing machine and a dryer, which is really very convenient. But the railway station is 20 minutes walk (not 10 min). But Brenda took us most of the time in the morning. Trains are always on time, and very safe. (Provide a budget for the subscription). If we come back, this time, we would ask for the large violet room upstairs, which is very nice, quiet and bright. Because the bedroom we had downstairs lacked light and also for the reason we kindly explained to Brenda on the 2nd day ;) There is also a kitchen available for guests, and a home cinema for watching some movies. Although we saw a movie all together with Bill, and we had a good laugh! We loved seeing this movie with him and chatting with him. Bill is a very warm and kind man. He has his hand on his heart, and has put us at ease, very welcoming. As I said, I would have really liked to spend more time with the family, and stay longer. I hope we can come back, maybe a Christmas or a summer, where there is more activity. We hope to see you again in New York, or at home in Nice (France)! :) Take care of yourself, kisses Marina & Kevin
My stay here was great. I felt welcomed the whole time, as the whole family was so friendly. Brenda went above and beyond for me even though I only stayed a week. I was shown how to get to the nearest mall and how to use the MTA to get into the city. I was also well fed, once again despite me only staying for a week & not requesting cooked meals. My room was clean and comfortable, equipped with everything I needed. The area where the house is located is perfect as it is a safe neighbourhood, therefore I had no issues walking back home whenever I went out. Furthermore, it is quite close to the nearest train station that will easily get you into the city with no trouble. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here and would highly recommend this home. :)
Thank you guys for everything, hope you guys soon!
We , my son David and I stayed for one week at Williams home.
I think it was a very good choice. William and his wife are very friendly and courteous . The hole house is very clean so you really can feel at home . The neighbourhood is calm and nice , and so it is worth to take the little journey to the city ,so you can relax very good in this calm and nice place after walking the hole day through this big city ! Thank you very much ! Greetings from Munich, Adam
I would give more than 5 stars if it were possible because I felt good and comfortable during the whole stay. Brenda cooked for me sometimes for dinner even if this was not included and with William I could enjoy the evenings talking together or watching a movie.
I thank the whole family Drayton for the hospitality and would definitely visit them again.
It was so perfect, so perfect I am staying longer