Cozy Rooms and Beds in Landmark NYC Row House

“ Excellent ”
10 Reviews
47-09 43rd Avenue, Queens, NY 11104



Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps 16
No rental rates available - please contact the owner
Type: Guesthouse
Description of the Queens vacation guesthouse rental
Unique accommodations here in New York City. In the landmark neighborhood of Sunnyside Gardens we have a 2-family townhouse that we just acquired and offering rooms or beds to travelers vacationing in New York City. We are only 1 1/2 blocks from the subway and there are 3 bus lines within the same distance. Sunnyside is wrought with retail shops and many fines places to eat. The subway ride on the very reliable and safe number 7 Flushing train is only 14 minutes to Times Square. There are bicycle paths that will take you all the way to the Roosevelt Island Tram on 60th Street and 2nd Avenue in Manhattan. I have timed my ride there at 13 minutes.

I will try to give you all the personal attention you need for an enjoyable vacation here in New York City. There are a few room alternatives to choose from at this location so I can normally tailor an accommodation for your needs. The top floor has 2 sets of twin bunks in one room, a twin bunk and a twin in another, and a twin over full bunk in the third. The 1st floor has a room with a queen bed and a room with twin/twin bunks and a full-size bed The open basement has several bed arrangements that can be used to sleep up 8 persons You can rent anywhere from a private apartment with a private bathroom to a bed in a shared room.. No matter what the room type, you can always relax throughout the apartment as the accommodations are as your own home during your stay here.

The basic rental is for 1 BR in a small 2 BR apartment. Access to the kitchen, living room, backyard, and front porch in most arrangements..

Some things to consider:

* great neighborhoods with a true NYC neighborhood feel that most tourists never get to experience.

* many fantastic ethnic restaurants and eating alternatives just steps away

* within 1 1/2 short city blocks of NYC's unparalleled mass transit system. You can be in Times Aquare in 15 minutes.

* kitchen for cooking in if you want to cut on eating costs

* living room with HDTV and 100's of channels to choose

* free use of computer with internet access and capability to use your wireless laptop to access the internet

* wonderful supermarkets close by and always nearby 24 hour availability for a variety of food choices.

Keep in mind that the common living space (bathroom, living room, kitchen) is shared but you do have the option, if available, to rent an entire 2 BR apartment or a bedroom with a private bathroom at additional cost.

The bottom line is you won't be disappointed here. Great places and great values!!!

Louis Lilakos

Area Information
My location is Sunnyside Gardens which is just East of neighboring Long Island City. Long Island City borders the borough of Manhattan separated only by the East River. Sunnyside is next to Long Island City and a fabulous residential enclave. It is the closest to Midtown Manhattan of all the purely residential communities outside Manhattan. Most places in Sunnyside would be a good choice, however, the sections North of Queens Blvd. are generally more desirable. The section North of Queens Blvd, known is Sunnyside Gardens, recently earned Landmark status for its unique set of characteristics. There are numerous ethnic restaurants and eateries and a glut of supermarkets closeby. Prices are steeply discounted here over the prices you would find in Manhattan so you could literally save hundreds of dollars on a vacation in this area. The apartments are pretty spacious and have architectural appeal. As you travel East from Sunnyside(away from Midtown) you will find Woodside, Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Rego Park, Forest Hills, and Kew Gardens among several other Queens neighborhoods. Sunnyside Gardens is a quiet and safe neighborhood and truly has the charm of the New York City neighborhoods of years ago. If you want the most of your New York City vacation, Sunnyside Gardens is a great place to stay!!!

Neighboring Long Island City has many wonderful and endearing characteristics as well. It boasts a well known graffiti park where graffiti artists have displayed there some wonderful arts. There are also several landmark blocks there as well. It is up and coming with several hi-rises now that offer stunning Manhattan views and there are many new and nice restaurants popping up to coexist with a few old-time favorites. LIC is a quick one stop from Manhattan on the number 7 line running 24 hours a day 7 days a week.


Reviews for this vacation guesthouse rental in Queens, New York

Alba Donoso

Alba Donoso

jacksonville, fl usa


May 22, 2012

My family and I had the great pleasure of staying at the Sunnyside apartment in Queens. Our host, Louis, is an extremely generous and genuinely nice person. The apartment is the perfect size for a family of 8! Or you could rent out just a single room. The location is great because it is 3 minutes walking distance to the 7 train and the neighborhood is beautiful as well. We always had everything we needed, never missing a towel or toilet paper! Even the beds themselves were delightful and so comfortable! It has a very homey feel to it, like you've been living there your whole life, which is a refreshing alternative to another boring hotel room. I would recommend this apartment to anyone!

Owner's reply:

Alba's family was nothing short of delightful. It was a real pleasure meeting them. They kept my place amazing clean and I enjoyed all our interactions. It makes me happy to such wonderful people come to visit my home here in New York.

Allison Proudfoot

Allison Proudfoot

Ontario, Canada

Great place with a lovely host

May 21, 2012

My 2 friends and I stayed in the Sunnyside location and we had a great experience. Louis's place is very comfortable and he makes you feel very at home. The location is very close to the subway, and from there the 7 line takes you right to times square in about 15-20 mins, so it wasn't too hard to come back to the place to drop off anything we didn't want to carry around all day. Louis is very friendly and we had a great time staying with him, and getting to know him.

Owner's reply:

Great fun to host this trio of super nice and friendly young people. Nice to see them each day and wonderful to know their interest in the theater here. Would love to have them come back and stay with me again!!!!

Gabriel Avila

Gabriel Avila

Laredo, Texas


August 9, 2011

The room was great, got to meet a lot of cool people, and Louis was so nice and helpful. I enjoyed the stay tremendously and will probably do it again soon...

Julie Young

Julie Young


great place to stay

April 22, 2011

So many "best" things about this place. The host Louis is just the best of hosts he can't do enough to help and make you feel at home. The apartment bis in a great location so near a subway and 24 hour supermarket filled with lovely food . The price we paid allowed us to have more "spending money " to spend on the tourist sites , Would definitely come and stay again ... already planning the next trip !! All in all a really friendly place with all the home comforts ... beds really really comfy ... just perfect for the end of the day in NYC. Lashings of hot water for showers ... lovely and warm in the aprtment too Great stay . going home too soon

Sheila Pereira

Sheila Pereira

Sao Paulo

best place ever - o melhor lugar entre todos

October 20, 2010

I do recomend this property!!!! Louis and his son, Chris, couldn't be more helpful and nicer. I travelled with my daughters and we felt at home there. The apartment is very well located (2 blocks far from subway; 7 stops far from Grand Central), in a nice area surounded by supermarkets, restaurants, drugstores and all kinds of facilites to fit our needs. If I ever go back to NY, this is the place where I will stay. Thanks Louis and Cris. Eu recomendo este apartamento!! Louis e seu filho, Chris, não poderiam ser mais gentis e agradáveis. Eu viajei com minhas filhas e nós nos sentimos em casa. O apartamento está muito bem localizado (2 quadras do metrô; 7 estacções da Grand Central), em uma área agradável, cercada por supermercados, restaurantes, farmácias e por todos as serviços de que necessitamos. Qdo eu retornar a NY, voltarei a me hospedar la. Obrigada Louis e Cris!! Sheila

monica corpus

monica corpus

monterrey nuevo leon mexico

the best place

March 10, 2010

we have a great time there, it is a comfortable, clean,extensive equipped and centric place and louis, he is very amiable and friendly thanks louis excellent experience.... el lugar es genial, esta bien centrico y te sientes asi como en casa, ademas que esta muy accesible para transportarte a todos lados, y louis es muy atento y te ayuda un chorro te da tips y cosas que hacer, ademas de ke el depa esta muy bien equipado.. gracias de nuevo pero ahora en español saludos



Umeå, Sweden

Very satisfied

January 6, 2010

Me and my brother in law visited New York for six days and were looking for a cheap apartment. This apartment were just perfect for us. Louis and his son Chris were very friendly and helpful to us and we did not have any problem at all sharing the common living space of the apartment with them. I think we got a true feeling of how it was to actually live in NYC and not only be a tourist on Manhattan. The Sunnyside area had everything we needed and the apartment was well equipped. Taking the 7 train to Central Station was very convenient. Borrowing Louis bikes is something we really can recommend as we were able to see many parts of NYC and Brooklyn by bike. Thanks you so much for everything Louis!

Paulina and Fernando

Paulina and Fernando

Fresno, California


December 4, 2009

My boyfriend and I traveled to NYC for thanksgiving break and stayed in Queens, NY which is only 10 minutes away from manhattan via the subway. Line 7 takes you straight to Manhattan! It was super convenient and easy. We definitely got the true feel of what it would be like to live in New York. You do not have to stay in overpriced Manhattan in order to go to NYC. We stepped out of our comfort zone and are glad we did. We would definitely stay here again, not to mention Louis and his son were absolutely warm and welcoming! Wonderful experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Louis!




Just great

October 27, 2009

We traveled with a baby (7 mth). And everything we needed was there. Luis and his sun Cris are very nice people. Locatios is realy nice and 7 line goes directly to Manhattan:) (15-20 minutes). One more time thanks!!!!

Paul Gallagher

Paul Gallagher

Glasgow, Scotland

Fantastic Appartment

July 14, 2009

Me and my girlfriend are just back from a 6 week stay at this property and it was outstanding. Its in a great area with lots of places to eat and things to do, it has great and quick access to Manhattan via the train and there are plenty of supermarket around. As for the apartment it was very spacious, the kitchen contained everything you could possibly need, the living room is big with a huge TV that has cable and the entire place was spotless. The owner Louis was a fantastic host and even took us on a bike tour of New York on the bikes that are in the apartment which was an incredible was to see the city. I could not recommend this enough to anyone visiting New York.

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