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
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary 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 stayed with Brenda and Bill for two weeks and it was absolutely amazing! I enjoyed every single minute. They are both so kind and you will feel at home within a second. Furthermore with the train (LIRR) it just takes you about 30 minutes to get to the Penn Station. I wish I could have stayed longer!
Brenda and Bill are truly lovely, caring hosts that go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and at home.
I travelled alone for the trip of a lifetime to New York, although nervous my anxieties were soon settled as l felt very safe and able to call on Brenda even when l got lost.
Would definitely stay again and recommend to all.
Thank you to a lovely couple for your hospitality and support.
Both Bill and Brenda were very warm and welcoming and made us immediately feel at ease. They answered any questions we had happily and gave us some great advice on getting around the city. We were more than well fed and given a clean and spacious room. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in their home and couldn’t recommend them enough! Thank you for the amazing hospitality, we will miss you :)
Even if I forgot my password I absolutely had to find a way to connect and leave a review because Brenda and Bill deserve it so much.
They are so welcoming, kind, caring and geniune people. They made our stay so much smoother and we were really lucky to found a family this nice, it made us love New York even more.
Brenda will litteraly do everything to be helpful, I remember she drove me to Western Union because I wasn't able to find one. We can really tell that they love what they do.
It was also really fun to be able to know the others people that were staying at the house.
I wish we could have spent more time with them but the short time we were able to connect was everything. I really wish the best for them and hopefully our paths will cross again.
Eden and Kamelia.
This home is very good!
I want to see you again!
I had so much fun in Brenda's house. She is so sweet, caring and warm-hearted. She is also an amazing cook.
The room is nice and comfortable. Also other facilities are clean and convenient. I can recommend this house from my heart. I really want to visit there again someday.
Thank you Brenda and Bill, too. :)
Wie schon von vielen beschrieben. Eine Gastfamilie die man nur empfehlen kann. Freundlich, humorvoll und zuvorkommend.
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.
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.