Placed directly on the inland waterways along Howard Beach, this vacation home rental in Queens is nestled within the borough’s multi-faceted neighborhood that also emphasizes the island’s coastal habitat and beauty.
A typical row house of urban vernacular, the brick exteriors and detached structure are part of the neighborhood’s diversity.
Restored by a husband and wife design team, the interiors have been reimagined with airy, blond-wood finishes and a vintage modern spin.
The main living space is a lofty open-plan room that includes a chef’s kitchen and dining area right by the water with huge skylights and windows that will make you feel like you’re on a cruise. This is the best spot for sunset and starry night views.
There is a double twin bedroom meant to share, and a master bedroom in the loft upstairs with the best views in the house, and room for up to four guests.
There’s an exterior deck overlooking the water where you’ll enjoy visits from the neighboring swans, seagulls, ducks and other fancy birds.
Self check in/out with secure password. Wifi throughout, 60″ Smart TV with Netflix, HULU and Spotify kitchen and bath amenities, laundry facilities, two private parking spots. There are two 24hr security cameras on the property, one in the front door, and one at the back porch.
New York City’s largest borough is sometimes frozen in time and saddled with hackneyed cultural stereotypes that don’t do it justice. Located at the southwestern shores of Long Island, and neighboring it’s hipster equivalent, Brooklyn, the neighborhood is a diverse, multi-cultural microcosm and an indelible aspect of the city’s identity.
The other-worldly Unisphere, built in 1964 in Flushing Meadows for the World’s Fair, is the famous and futuristic silhouette that greets you on your way to and from JFK airport and hosts the annual U.S. Open tennis tournament.
From the cultural melting pot comes great culinary diversity, and the borough is home to some of the best in the world’s gastronomy. From street food to cafes, markets and fine dining, it’s all here.
From Central Park to the Empire State building and Times Square, lower Manhattan to the Upper East Side, Tribeca to Harlem, Chinatown to Chelsea, Manhattan may just be the center of the universe. The iconic global symbol of cultural, financial and uniquely American ideas, the city that never sleeps is the mightiest of them all. Just a five minute walk to the subway, both Brooklyn and Manhattan are within easy reach.
Queens, New York. Nearest Airport: JFK (8 mins)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round for access to the city
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