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Michael Tubridy

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Waterfront home with Sunsets over Manhatan

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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New York City Holidaylet, rental villa, self catering, vacation rental, House

This New York City Vacation Rental iis a 3 bedroom waterfront house with 2 full baths and a 1/2 bath on 1st floor. It is a five block walk to New York City’s mass transit system. The train to downtown Manhattan is an approximately 45 minute ride.The house is located on Jamaica Bay in Broad Channel, Queens. Here guests will enjoy beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline and breathtaking sunsets. Guests will benefit from this ideal location. Not only will guests have the benefit of being a short ride away from New York City one of the world’s greatest cities, they will also take pleasure in the beautiful peaceful surroundings of Broad Channel and Rockaway. These neighborhoods are ideal for boating, fishing, swimming, surfing, bird watching or walks along the beach.

Broad Channel is just 20 minutes from Kennedy Airport & a 45 min subway ride to downtown New York City

Located in the heart of a Gateway National Park, with it's visitor center a short walk away.

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, part of Gateway National Recreation Area, is one of the largest bird sanctuaries in the northeastern United States (over 9,000 acres).

Jamaica Bay is the best place in New York City to observe seasonal migration of birds. The Bay's islands and their ponds are a key layover spot for birds along the Atlantic Flyway. During the spring and late summer, it's possible to see over a hundred types of birds, including the wonderfully named Lesser Yellow legs.

This neighborhood consists of single family homes, public parks which include with handball and tennis courts. Small boats can be rented at a local fishing station within walking distance

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michael Tubridy (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic time - Micheal was very helpful and even took us on a boat trip around the bay. It was great to come back to a peaceful house in the suburbs after each hectic day in Manhattan. Broad Channel is a very quiet neighbourhood and with a subway stop a 10 minute walk away - ideally situated. The house is very homely and comfortable - with a fantastic view of Jamaica bay from the balcony.

The only draw back was the flight home - we will return but will fly with Virgin or American airlines next time!
Sep 2009
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based on 27 traveler reviews

Waterfront home with Sunsets over Manhatan
average rating of 4.6296296 based on 40 reviews
Crawley, Sussex, UK

Pleasantly Surprised

  • 5 of 5

When we decided to go to New York last year we wanted to experience all the sites, sounds, and smells of the city, but stay somewhere quiet and relaxing.

So we opted to stay out of the centre.

We could not have asked for a more beautiful location than this!!

Views of the Manhatten Skyline day and night, excellent access to the subway(5-10mins walk) and you are in the centre of New York in 40mins. Hotels are great for the facilities, but self catering accomodation like this really lets you get up close and personal with the people of New York. Local stores are handy for snacks and drinks, and further down to Rockaway, there are restaurants and bars.

Or you can eat in town before returning in the evening, which we did most nights.There is quite a choice.

The house was immaculate, the hospitality and help first class, and the opportunity to start your New York adventure that should not be overlooked. Thank you for a wonderful time, i hope we have the opportunity to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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comfortable stay away from the city

  • 4 of 5

the space was just right for us; plenty of room and the extra bathrooms were perfect. The location is just far enough from the city to still be in the city but away from the hustle and bustle. It's a short walk to the train/subway and a block from the mini market.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

To stay in this house was a very good decision as we could combine city tours in NYC (easy access to metro going straight downtown) and still come back after an exhausting day to a peaceful home. The view from the bedrooms is incredible and good weather allows you to enjoy the skyline of NYC sitting on the balcony. There is a park not to far away where one can go for a walk or a run. The owner provided very good customer service. It was mostly clean in the house and there were all things necessary for cooking available. Conclusively, it met our expectations and we enjoy to come back one time. We would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York Waterfront

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying in this wonderful house, the views of NYC were amazing. All 6 of us loved coming back after long day of walking to relax in comfort and peace.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Near Milwaukee

Nice Place to Visit NYC with a Small Town Feel

  • 5 of 5

By husband and I visited with our children and their respective significant others. We are from a very small town in Wisconsin and wanted to see New York City. The location was perfect for us. We were able to take the train into the City, and appreciated the ability to come home to relax in a small town atmosphere in Broad Channel at the end of the day. The neighborhood was very friendly, as was Michael. We could shop at the small nearby liquor store and grocery store. My daughter, my son's girlfriend, and I got pedicures for an extremely good price (and quality) at the nearby nail salon. Great customer service. My son could fish. We sat on the deck to view the skyline. I had concerns about the quality of the house after a December 2015 review. The people who wrote the review were COMPLETELY wrong about the place. It was clean and beautiful and felt like home. The views were awesome. I have girlfriends who want to visit New York for Broadway Shows. I will recommend to them we stay in this place.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay and review. I appreciate your comments concerning Dec. review.
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Very disappointed.

  • 1 of 5

First the good bits:

The house is in an excellent location right on the water and with a fantastic view of the city landscape, especially at night. It’s a 10-15 minute walk to the subway and a 45-50 minute ride into the city. Although Broad channel subway station was described early this year as the most crime ridden on the network, we saw nothing that concerned us and there was Police at the station every time we went walking around.

The kitchen was well equipped with most things that you would need to have basic meals.

The bad bits;

None of the windows would lock which was a little unnerving and could just be slid up from outside. We made sure we left nothing of value in the house. The furniture is all mismatched and looks like it’s from charity shops or the Salvation Army. It’s the sort of furniture even your grandma would throw out! The double beds were very poor with large sags in the middle causing severe roll together. The bedroom smelt strange on the 2rd floor and we found a full bottle of beer under the mattress that had started leaking and smelt like it was fermenting! The sheets were grotty with stains and the towels were no better. Some had bleach marks on whilst others were very old and frayed. We purchased some new sheets as we didn't feel comfortable using the ones that were there. The floor downstairs would turn a clean pair of socks dirty very quickly so we kept our shoes on all the time. In general the whole place felt like it needed a really good clean.

Another review I read after we'd booked had described the house as shabby chic, but without the chic and I totally agree. Strangely the rest of the reviews appeared good but were dated a while ago.

Mike the owner was on holiday for the majority of our stay so I did not have contact with him.

I can’t recommend this house and in its current state we would not consider returning even if there was no cost involved.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fellow hosts be aware of this guest they left owing money and left the place a mess. Future guest the only factual thing stated in this review is that some of my furnishing are second hand, they are all shown in my photos.
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Rockaway Ferry to Seaport down town
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Marine Park golf
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
A Train
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bungalow Bar
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Rockaway Beach
Car: not necessary

New York City, New York, self-catering, vacation rental, for long & short term stays or corporate rentals, Ideal; for Birding,

Six blocks from A train, 45 minutes from Manhattan, & 20 minutes from Kennedy Airport,

Within a 15-minute walk of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and one train stop from Rockaway Beach Atlantic Ocean, surfing and surf fishing.

Enjoy the beautiful peaceful surrounding ideal for; boating, fishing, swimming, surfing and bird watching or walk along the beaches, knowing that the excitement, culture and fine cuisine of one of the world's greatest cities is just a short ride away. A visiting and vacationing location for the New York City vacation visitor.

This NYC Self-catering ,holiday let, has an all inclusive price.


Rates & Availability

Queens House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
early Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
early winter
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $300

The deposit required is 25% of your stay. You may pay for the deposit with a bank check or a personal check in U.S. funds only or using paypal plus small fee. No reservations will be made without a deposit. Balance, including tax, paid to host on day of arrival in cash, traveller's or bank checks. No Personal checks or credit cards.

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Queens House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 1/2 bath 1st floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • This is for up to 6 people additional guests cost……. $140 per wk. per adult…… $75 per child under 16. There is one queen, 2 twins and a double pull out sofa 3rd floor. There is 2 twin beds in one bedroom 2nd floor and a queen bed in other 2nd floor bedroom. There is a double pull out sofa living room 1st floor.
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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