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Stunning New Home, 5 Minutes from Manhattan in Hunters Point.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

New Construction in Long Island City!

Contemporary, fully furnished, private home located directly across the East River from Manhattan. A 5-minute subway ride and you are in the heart of NYC. It doesn’t get better than this!

This 2200 square foot, three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home comfortably sleeps 8 people. This house has a beautiful country garden to enjoy with large private patio for quiet moments or outdoor entertaining. The extra large kitchen has a granite island for serving and counter seating for four. The kitchen comes complete with all your cooking and serving needs. New high-end appliances and many amenities invite great gourmet feasts. The living room is gracious, large, sunny and comfortably furnished with an enjoyable view of the garden and a dining area for intimate suppers. There is a large recreation/media room with wet bar, flat screen TV, a sofa bed for overflow sleeping and surround sound, a family room/office space with flat screen TV, comfortable sofa seating, a 10' work space sunny and garden view. Full laundry facilities are available. This tech-friendly house comes with WiFi, and don't forget your iPod to plug in to the music system wired for the entire house.

This is truly a lovely spacious home with privacy and comfortable sitting and lounging areas.

In Long Island City, you will enjoy the delights of the new shops, a wine store, cafes, delis, coffee houses and bistros in the Hunters Point neighborhood, which is undergoing major restoration and gentrification. Walk along the waterfront at the end of the block to Gantry Park to get a magnificent view of the incomparable Manhattan skyline.

You will enjoy your stay at our home!

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2018

About The Owner

Freda & Doug Otto have owned this NY/LIC house since the early 80's. It was a 3 level flat - that was remodeled in 2008 to the beautiful house it is today. Doug and Freda spend as much time as they can in LIC. Doug loves books, maps and architecture. Freda loves to cook. You will see all of their personal touches though out the house.

The Owner purchased this house in 1981


Long Island City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Stunning New Home, 5 Minutes from Manhattan in Hunters Point.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Atlanta, GA

Just wonderful

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed in this beautiful home over Labor Day weekend. First let me tell you that the photos posted here does the property NO JUSTICE! It is beautiful. So conveniently located next to restaurants and shops, and it's a five minute walk from the beautiful East River waterfront. Brenda was also awesome. We had periodic check-ins before we stayed and checking in and out of the property was a breeze. If we ever stay in NY again, this will be our go to place!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beaverton, OR

This Place was Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Three couples visiting NYC for the first time. We brought mom to see the US Open as part of our celebration of her 70th birthday. None of us had been to New York City before and this place worked out great. As other reviews have mentioned, so convenient to the subway which, as we learned, gave us very convenient access to just about anything in the area. Flushing Meadows was a quick 25 minute ride to the east. The heart of midtown was just 10 minutes to the west. Not even mentioning the amazing appointments of the house and the shops and restaurants within short walking distance. Brenda was very accommodating as well. We cant wait to come back and will certainly be checking availability of this place when we do. Thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Caledon, Ontario, Canada

5 star accomodation in LIC!

  • 5 of 5

This house was great for adult 3 couples (can sleep 8) and was a short 5 minute walk to the subway. From the subway you are 2 stops to Grand Central Station and one more and you'll be at Times Square - the hub of NYC. The house was very comfortable - could not ask for anything more. We stayed 3 nights and the LaGuardia airport was about a 20 minute ($20-$25) cab fare to the house. There are plenty of restaurants in the area and a store to pick up a few groceries if you like. This place was clean, had an amazing kitchen and the stereo system was wired throughout the entire house for use in the evening while relaxing! Nice touch that the owners left a binder of all the local restaurants, cabs, some tour info ect. Great place, amazing LIC location with easy access to Manhattan and all the sights NYC has to offer. Thank you Brenda!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Two couples went to play tourist in the big city. The couple from Long Beach, CA, had stayed her before, (which is how we found out about this house), and the two of us from Seattle, WA, (I have been to NYC and area many times, and my friend who had never been there). We met up at JFK, taxied in, and spent seven days running around NYC, Brooklyn, even out to the Cradle of Aviation Museum in some little town, a train ride away, and of coarse LI City itself. Great neighborhood, lots of different restaurants, easy access to subway into the city, and the house itself was perfect. I will try to use this same place next visit to the city.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Five-Star Luxury with Space and Privacy in NYC!

  • 5 of 5

For those thinking of getting a New York hotel room, think again. This beautifully-renovated New York home is exceptional in every way and perfect for those who wish to vacation together yet enjoy privacy when desired. Upon arrival we walked through the charming yard and up the steps into the entry, complete with coat rack, umbrellas, and even a bench for comfortably removing boots. To the right is a large open-concept space with high ceilings and tall windows allowing lots of natural light. The huge living room with tasteful and comfortable furniture, ambient lighting, and an extensive custom library. Adjoining is an new and expansive, well-stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances, modern cabinetry, a wine fridge, granite countertops, and the largest kitchen island ever. Each morning we loved sitting around it and planning our next adventure for the day while enjoying croissants from the bakery down the street. There's also a dining area, and one of three large bathrooms in the home is on this level. Upstairs is a spacious master bedroom with a very comfortable king bed and flat screen tv, a second large, updated bath, fully-stocked linen closets, and surprise--another large and beautifully-decorated living area, complete with built-in library, extensive work area with wifi and printer, comfortable couches, large flat-screen tv, and a circular table with chairs. Lastly, our teenage daughters discovered downstairs on level 1 what they immediately claimed as their apt. On this bottom floor there is a third living area with huge flatscreen, comfortable couch, an incredible leather chair large enough for two, a bathroom, a laundry room, mini-kitchen area, and two bedrooms! Our girls were in heaven! This part of the home even has a separate exterior entry if one chose to use it.

Another favorite part of the home is its location. The one time working area is giving rise to extensive renovations like this one. Here we got to experience the excitement of living in a real New York neighborhood of trendy restaurants, bakeries, neighborhood grocers, and even an urban Christmas tree lot. The subway is so convenient--just five minutes' walk away. The owners have spared no expense in making this an inviting place to "come home to" after exploring Manhattan. Attention has been paid to every detail and possible guest need. We are so happy to have had the opportunity to stay here. Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Four of us spent 4 days in New York CIty following a New England Cruise. THis home was the perfect spot for us! Great location just outside of the busy New York CIty streets, and yet so close. 10 minutes with subway to Time Square!! A 5 min walk to the subway from the home.

The home offered great accommadations; beautiful kitchen, living area, bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with an outdoor patio.

Safe neighborhood with a good variety of reasonable restaurants, grocery store, boardwalk along the East river, and easy access to the city!!

Much, much better than any hotel could offer!!

We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One stop on the #7 Train to Grand Central Station, two stops to Fifth Avenue, three stops to Times Square, easy walk to PS 1, the Queens Borough Annex to the NY City Museum of Modern Art, the end of the line on the #7 Train in the opposite direction is Shea Stadium.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.