I just arrived home from NYC after a 4 night stay at Vasili's place on Steinway in Astoria. Everything represented on this site is accurate - nothing embellished. We had 6 people stay there and it was more than enough room. The location is ideal and I think we could had 10 people if necessary. We parked our car on a Friday and never moved it again until we departed - no tickets! 5 blocks from the N/Q train into Manhattan, steps away from retail, restaurants, a gym, Catholic Church, etc. Even running is great from this place, in a mile you're on the river path and in a park. SAFE, no worries at all with my family. When you walk up to the door initially, don't be disappointed - just walk in and give it a chance. It looks like nothing from the outside but the space is huge, clean, and easy to live in. There's even trees and birds that wake you up in the morning - quiet and central air makes it very comfortable. Dare I say peaceful in NYC? Free internet. Having a pie on the table and note from Vasili makes you feel at home as soon as you arrive. This is how every trip should feel. We will be back again before the end of the year and hopefully we can stay again at this location - awesome. Perfect and changed my mind about living/vacationing in NYC, especially Astoria. Who needs to spend tons in Manhattan? This is better and its easy to get anywhere. Thanks Vasili!