About the Homestay
About myself: I am a single mother of a 7 year old son who lives on the rental premises with me. I work in the medical field with a very reputable hospital on Long Island.
About the neighborhood:
Queens Village, on the eastern edge of Queens, is a suburban, relatively affordable middle-class neighborhood of both single- family houses and structures that are home to several families, all on small lots. The houses are mostly in the colonial style and well-kept. There are a small number of apartment buildings and co-ops. And yes, it lives up to its name: It has a small town aura in the midst of a huge metropolitan area.
And for a bonus, it has a Long Island Rail Road station, and this is a huge draw.
The neighborhood is diverse and attracts young families and immigrants mainly from the Caribbean, the Philippines, India, and Latin America. Developed in the 1920s and '30s, the suburban homes of Queens Village attracted those living in more dense areas of New York City, and the trend continues to this day.
Queens Village is a residential neighborhood that's safe and quiet. Although the homes and yards of the neighborhood are well-maintained, the commercial strip along Jamaica Avenue doesn't look quite as spiffy, and shopping options locally are quite limited.
Transportation into Manhattan:
The Long Island Rail Road station at Queens Village is a key attraction to living in the neighborhood. It sits at the center of the commercial area at Jamaica Avenue and Springfield Boulevard. We are close to Manhattan (35mins) and also close to Long Island (20mins), public transportation is a 10min bus ride to the nearest station (Queens Village) the bus stop is literally outside the apartment it's a 1 min walk: Bus Q1 or Q36.
The nearest station is (Queens Village) there are two train lines : Queens Village is a station on the Main Line of the Long Island Rail Road, located between 218th Street and Springfield Boulevard in Queens Village, Queens, New York City.
1. LIRR - Long Island Rail Road - Takes you to Manhattan (35mins) and Long Island (20mins).
LIRR Route Map:
2. MTA - F Train: Takes you to Manhattan, F trains operate express along Queens Blvd at all times.
F Line Route Map: http://m.mta.info/mt/web.mta.info/nyct/service/fline.htm
Useful Apps: http://web.mta.info/apps/
Queens Village is bordered by Hillside and Braddock avenues to the north where it meets Bellerose and Hollis Hills. To the east is Bellerose along Gettysburg and 225th streets, and then Nassau County and Belmont Park. To the south is Cambria Heights along Murdock Avenue.
To the west is Francis Lewis Boulevard and the neighborhoods of Holliswood, Hollis and St. Albans. The western edge of the neighborhood is also known as Bellaire.
The commuter train runs to Penn Station in Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn in about 30 minutes. The neighborhood is also convenient to the Cross Island Parkway and Grand Central Parkway for those who'd rather drive. There are no subway stops in Queens Village.
What's in a Name?
Queens Village has had four names. In colonial days, the area was known as Little Plains, part of a much larger treeless plain. In the early 1800s, there was a hamlet in the area called Brushville. Then in the mid-1800s, the name changed to Queens, named after the county (not yet a borough). As development grew after becoming part of New York City in the late 1800s, the name got changed again to Queens Village.
Lloyd Neck, a village in Suffolk County, farther east on Long Island, was known in the 1800s as Queens Village. The village had then been part of Queens County.
Where to Eat
The restaurant scene in Queens Village is dominated by chains like Dunkin' Donuts, Papa John's, Subway and Burger King. But you can get some good local eats at Cara Mia (Italian), Rajdhani Indian Restaurant, St Best Jerk Spot, Ha Bo Kitchen (Chinese) and Windies Restaurant and Bar (Guyanese).
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Queens Village is a mostly residential middle class neighborhood in the eastern part of the New York City borough of Queens. The Queens Village Post Office serves the ZIP codes of 11427 (Hollis Hills), 11428 (central Queens Village), and 11429 (Bellaire). The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 13.
Shopping in the community is located along Braddock Avenue, Hillside Avenue, Hempstead Avenue, and Jamaica Avenue (NY 25), as well as on Springfield Boulevard. Located just east of Queens Village, in Nassau County, is the Belmont Park race track.
Within the neighborhood are Cunningham Park and Alley Pond Park, as well as the historic Long Island Motor Parkway (LIMP), home of the turn of the century racing competition, the Vanderbilt Cup. The LIMP was built by William Kissam Vanderbilt, a descendant of the family that presided over the New York Central Railroad and Western Union; it is now part of the Brooklyn-Queens Greenway used by bicyclists, joggers and nature trail lovers.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- 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
Please clean up after yourself, no additional guest over, no smoking.
Smoking is not allowed.
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.