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Barbara Lyko

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, polish

Modern One Bedroom in Astoria

62 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Queens Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, I full bath, sleeps 4

Newly renovated, private one bedroom apartment located in the center of Astoria, Queens. Three blocks away from N & Q Astoria Blvd subway station, ten minutes train ride to Midtown Manhattan. A taxi ride from the airport is about $10 and the M60 bus, that takes you directly to LaGuardia airport, is also only 3 blocks away. The Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen have open-plan design, with high quality ultra-modern furniture and wooden floors. Kitchen is fully equipped with brand new appliances (dishwasher/electric stove/fridge/microwave), as well as cooking equipment (pots/plates/toaster/coffeemaker). The dining area has a bar height butcher block table with four leather high quality chairs. There is a modern style sofa bed in the living room that converts into extremely comfortable queen size bed, a coffee table, a classic armchair.

32” Web TV with direct access to internet allows you to search the web, check your email, watch TV etc. Also Netflix service is provided and local channels.The spacious bedroom has a queen size bed with posturepedic mattress and high quality bedding, a comfortable lounge chair and lots of closet space. The spa-style bathroom has granite tiles on the walls and floor, large bathtub and a shower head with six different modes that will massage and relax your body after a fast paced day in NYC. Bathroom towels and a hair dryer are provided.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barbara Lyko (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, polish

Reviews

4.5
based on 62 traveler reviews

Modern One Bedroom in Astoria
average rating of 4.516129 based on 62 reviews
San Marino, CA
3

Nice lady and convenient location for the price...some issues with bathroom and wifi

  • 3 of 5

Pros: This place is conveniently located a few blocks from the nearest metro and is reasonably priced relative to New York standards. Barbara checked in on us on our second day. We told her that we needed more towels which she promptly got for us later that evening.

Cons: Bathroom is not in the best condition. There was mildew on the side of the bathroom that look like it's been there for quite sometime. For an $80 cleaning fee, the cleaning lady should do a better job. Also, the shower nozzle and knob looked like it was falling apart. Fortunately, the water was still working. When I informed Barbara of this, she admitted that she needed to get this repaired. Also, another nightstand and lamp in the bedroom would have been good as there is only one present which is not convenient for both individuals sleeping in the room. Lastly, be warned that the wifi will crash if you have more than one person using it.

Overall, ok. Not a total disaster. There is room for improvement...pardon the pun.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Great location, very clean apartment!! Lovely stay!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was lovely and exactly how it was described. Barbara was more than accommodating to our travel plans and so helpful with check in & out times. The neighborhood was very nice, perfect distance from the hustle bustle of the city, lots of stops for food --- amazing bagel shops!! Easy travel into the city by subway or cab. Overall, we were very happy with our stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Very nice, clean, close to subway.

  • 5 of 5

Owner very helpful. Nice neighborhood. All the needed amenities.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Los Angeles, CA
3

Not a Bad Option for the Price

  • 3 of 5

We’ve stayed in a lot of VRBOs over the years and we always appreciate detailed reviews with pros and cons, so here is my attempt. I tried to be fair and detailed so others can decide for themselves if this is the right place for them.

Pros

- Good price

- Clean

- Astoria neighborhood. About a 15 min. walk to Ditmar Ave. with a lot of shops and restaurants.

- Top floor location away from the street and no upstair neighbor noise. Three short flights take you to the top.

- Quiet at night. Good windows kept out most street noise—there was very little anyway. Quiet neighbors. We hardly heard anyone in the building, just an occasional step on the stairs and a door closing.

- Good A/C in the living room and bedroom. Cooled down the apt. quickly.

- Comfortable bed

- The M60 bus at the nearest subway stop (Astoria Blvd) takes you to Lagardia Airport in about 15 minutes and costs the price of a subway ride ($2.75).

Cons

- Slow and very spotty WiFi, even after we contacted Barbara and she rebooted the main router. We figured out that only one device can be using WiFi at a time, so if you’re streaming a video, you can’t be surfing the web and doing email. This was a killer for us, since we needed WiFi for work. Props to Barbara for quick response, tho.

- No dresser, shelves, table, or surface of any kind (other than one nightstand and the closet) to store clothes in the bedroom. Had to live out of our suitcases for several days.

- No outlet in the bathroom and with no dresser or table in the bedroom, I ended up using my hairdryer in the kitchen in front of a propped up mirror.

- Lack of basic supplies - bath soap, dishwasher soap, hand towels, alarm clock (as stated in listing), etc.

- The listing mentioned Netflix, but we couldn’t figure out how to access it. We would have asked Barbara, but with the spotty WiFi, we didn’t think it would work well anyway.

- Bathtub stopper function does not work -- cannot take a bath. Heads up to parents with small children.

- Low shower pressure and changing temperature needs constant adjustment.

- There were no instructions in the apt. at all, other than recycling. Other VRBOs we’ve stayed in had instructions on operating things in the unit (e.g. Netflix, A/C) and what to do with the keys, etc., along with recommendations for nearby restaurants, supermarket, etc.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Great location for our needs

  • 5 of 5

This rental worked out great for our travel needs as it in the same neighborhood our daughter moved to 6 months ago. The apartment was clean, close to the subway and restaurants. Good NYC travel guides provided, as well as a local map with restaurant information. We would definitely like to stay there again the next time we visit our daughter.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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4

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was very convenient for us as it was within walking distance to everything. Barbara was very accommodating, as she allowed us to check in early. The apartment was well maintained and clean. The rooms were big enough for the two of us and the bed was really comfortable. Perfect for what we needed for the week.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
LaGuardia Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Bohemian Beer Garden
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
East River Ferry
Nearest Train
300 Metres
N & Q
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Grand Central
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Grand Cafe
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Jones Beach
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located in very safe and quiet neighborhood with local attractions, numerous bars and ethnic restaurants, Movie Theater, beer gardens and parks such as Astoria Park located right by the East River from where you can enjoy great views of Manhattan skyline.

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Rates & Availability

Queens Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
late fall/winter 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
$120
 
 
winter holidays 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$135
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$120
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80

From $99.00 per night.
The rates are based on two guests rentals, $20/night will be added for additional guest
There is a 25% reservation deposit
75% +$80 cleaning fee due at check in as well as $200 cash or credit card deposit hold for security

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Queens Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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