'Precious Jewel of Astoria' ONLY 10 min TO MIDTOWN (NYC) 3 min WALK TO TRAIN


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What You See is EXACTLY What You Get! 'COME, MAKE IT YOUR OWN HOME AWAY FROM HOME!' *****Apartment has oak hardwood floors, heat and air conditioning throughout. LIVING ROOM-46” FLAT SCREEN HD TV, DVD player, 300+ DVD library, Leather sofa and armchair seating. MASTER BEDROOM-40” FLAT SCREEN HD TV, KING size Bed, Night tables, Dresser, Armoire, closet and plenty of sunlight. 2nd BEDROOM-32” FLAT SCREEN HD TV, FULL size platform storage bed, mirrored closet and storage space. KITCHEN-Is fully equipped with high end Italian cabinets, granite counter-top and dining island, professional series stainless steel appliances (dishwasher, microwave, stove, side by side refrigerator w/water and ice dispenser), toaster, utensils, glasses, blender, plates, pots/pans and coffee maker. BATHROOM - Khohler series complimented with Italian granite throughout and extra deep bathtub. CHILDREN UNDER 15 YRS OLD STAY FREE OF CHARGE. • A 25% Deposit of the total cost is required to reserve the apartment. RESERVATIONS: • Are AVAILABLE on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis. • Are OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED ONLY after 25% of the total fee is paid. • A $200.00 SECURITY DEPOSIT is required and will be FULLY REFUNDED upon your departure once premises have been inspected and no damage other than normal wear or loss has occurred. Payments can be made by credit card via Pay pal or HomeAway. Full balance payment is due 30 days prior to arrival. Reservations are not confirmed until reservation deposit has been received and Rental Agreement is signed. CANCELLATION POLICY: • If Canceled 30 DAYS or more prior to arrival date, full refund will be reimbursed minus PayPal Fee. • If less than 30 DAYS, deposit will NOT be refunded. • If less than 14 DAYS, full payment will NOT be refunded.

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  1. Kevin & Pat
    Beautiful two bedroom apartment. Very clean and comfortable. Edgar and Suzanne have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. Fresh flowers and a fruit basket awaited our arrival and made us feel welcome. The photos of the apartment are exactly what the place looks like. The apartment is located on a quiet residential street with lots of restaurants and shops within easy walklng distance. The train into Manhattan is located within a short walk. We would highly recommend the Precious Jewel of Astoria. Have fun, we did! 04 August 2010 - 04:46:51
  2. Michelle
    I just want to recommend this apartment to anyone. Edgar and Suzanne are so sweet and great hosts. My family and I had the best vacation in Precious Jewel I didn't want to leave. The apartment is everything in the description and more. The subway is five minutes away. The neighbors are so friendly and the neighborhood is so quiet and peaceful. Suzanne and Edgar made this property feel like home. It was so clean and well maintained. I would like to thank Suzanne and Edgar for making my stay the most memorable I have ever had!! I will be making plans for another stay in Precious Jewel again. 05 August 2010 - 23:38:52
  3. Anna
    This property worked out perfectly for my family of six (including children ages 7, 10, 12, and 14). We had plenty of room and found the location to be very convenient for our first trip to NYC as a family. The subway, laundry, fast food, and market were all within two small blocks, but the street itself is very quiet and residential. People were walking their dogs, pushing strollers, etc. The apartment was immaculately clean and well-stocked. There was a fruit basket and treats as well as water bottles in the fridge. The bathroom contained any toiletry that we may have needed. The cleaning service was fabulous. It was like staying in a hotel. We appreciated the maps and information about local attractions as well as the free WiFi access. Overall, it was a delightful place to stay while we explored NYC. 12 August 2010 - 06:12:11
  4. Carlos G.
    The photos show the appartment as it is. It is a confortable, clean and quiet place and we have really enjoyed our stay there. We are a family with two daughters (21 & 20) and a couple. Clean was made when we were outside of the appartment, thanks Heather for that. Edgar was really helpful and we liked his recomendations ( we have dinner at a greek restaurant: "Aki"). There are a lot of shops: supermarkets, laundry, restaurants.... near the appartment. The subway is just five minutes walking and it takes just about twelve minutes to get to Times Square. By night it is a safe and quiet place and we recomend the appartment to anybody who wants to visit New York city. 24 August 2010 - 12:51:10
  5. Melanie
    Our family with a nanny and four children stayed here comfortably. Everything was clean and worked well. We appreciated the coffee and 'tidying up'. A very short walk to the subway for the N or Q train directly into midtown. Safe. We parked our van easily for the four days. Extensive restaurant list provided and DVDs! Highly recommended. 30 December 2010 - 21:42:56
  6. Alison, Pam, Jill and Lyndsay
    We would like to say this was the best accomodation we could have wished for and would recommend this 100%! Suzanne and Edgar are amongst the kindest and considerate people we have met. We came to New York to celebrate my daughter's 30th birthday and as well as a welcome pack and fresh flowers, they had left a dozen red roses and a card for Jill and the most delicious birthday cake to die for! - and again huge thanks to them for that. The apartment is everything in the description and more. The metro is only a five minute walk and fifteen minutes takes you into 5th Avenue, twenty to Times Square. It was so easy to get in and out and around NYC. We bought a weekly pass for $24 and that gave unlimited access to the metro and local buses had we wanted. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful and we felt extremely safe. The apartment was beautiful, immaculately clean, with a daily cleaning service. Suzanne and Edgar kept in touch throughout our stay to ensure we had everything we needed and to wish us well on our way home. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer! Again thanks to Suzanne and Edgar for making our stay one of the most memorable we have had and for making Jill's birthday one to remember!! The personal touches were wonderful. We will all return some day and will definately stay at Precious Jewel again. Have a great time if you visit, we had the best ever! 20 January 2011 - 01:21:58
  7. Donna N.
    We had a wonderful time staying at jewel of astoria.The apartment was extremely comfortable, warm and relaxing. superb location for local shops and restaurants plus an easy walk to subway and into central Manhatten- what more could you ask for?!! I would definetly stay here again and recommend it to our family and friends.So a big thank you for all your care and attention given with this property. 03 February 2011 - 16:08:17
  8. You make the decision, pay the money and then just have to keep your fingers crossed....well I was delighted that Precious Jewel is all it claims. Great location, modern and spacious, and clean. We visited in early March and had beautiful Spring weather. Used the Metro to travel to Manhattan every day.($29.00 for a week). Station really close, and another only a few minutes in the other direction where there are several cafes to grab breakfast. The property owners made themselves available to us should we need them and the apartment was tidied every day. Basket of snacks, drinks in the fridge and fresh flowers are thoughtful touches. We would definitely return in the future. 22 April 2011 - 16:42:57
  9. Johanna
    We were three New York visitors from Finland and we stayed in this apartment for five nights. I must say everything was much better than what we expected. The apartment was very clean and had everything what was needed (and more). The subway station was just five min walk from "home" and the neighborhood was quiet and yet had what was needed, f.ex. supermarket and pharmacy. I can highly recommend this apartment for New York visitors. It took only 15-20 min to get to Manhattan. Many thanks for Suzanne and Edgar. I hope we will meet again. 07 May 2011 - 07:06:22
  10. Noemi B.
    My parents and I had a very pleasant and comfortable 10-day stay at this apartment. It was extremely convenient in every way: its location near the subway and the shops and restaurants of Astoria, as well as all the modern conveniences that you might need. Everything was very clean and well-kept, and the daily house keeping service was respectful and efficient. Suzanne and Edgar, the owners, were very hospitable and helpful and made us feel welcome and were available for any questions that we had during our stay. I strongly recommend this rental to anyone without reservations and will keep it in mind for our future needs. 12 August 2011 - 00:00:40
  11. Gabriela B.
    We have stayed there for 15 days at the Jewel of Astoria and couldn't be happier with the whole experience. The owner and his staff are consistently friendly and helpful, the location is perfect and the apartment and the whole building are very well-maintained. There are no surprises. What you see is exactly what you find, plus a lot of little details (flowers, a basket of fruits, etc) that make your stay more enjoyable. Maps, guides, you name it... it is there. The apartment is cleaned everyday, towels are always fresh, there are no things you can think of to make your stay better that they do not provide. The subways is two blocks away and takes 15 min to get to Manhattan. So you have it all, you are close enough to enjoy the city, but not as close to suffer it. Overall, J of A. is truly a great place to stay! 13 August 2011 - 16:03:02
  12. Kimberly D.
    Just got back from a wonderful weekend in NYC, where we stayed at the "Precious Jewel of Astoria." The pictures of the property are 100% accurate, this was truly home away from home. Edgar and Suzanne were very personable and helpful. They were attentive to all of our needs. My husband and I took our two college aged sons, along with their girlfriends to visit NYC during the Christmas season. There was plenty of room for all of us. Upon arrival, we were presented with a beautiful gift basket along with bottles of water and Vitamin Water in the refrigerator. The bedding was comfortable and the living area gorgeous. The owners checked in with us to make sure that we had everything that was needed. The apartment was blocks away from the subway, a three minute walk. Two trains go in and out of Manhattan all day long. Visiting the city in December was exciting, but it was so nice to leave and return to a quiet brownstone in the evening. We were able to relax and enjoy each others company. My husband and I plan on returning over the summer--this time just the two of us :) I have stayed at a handful of vacation rentals by owner, this was by far the best! Thank you Edgar and Suzanne. 05 December 2011 - 23:52:02
  13. Marky
    Without doubt this was the highlight of a fabulous family vacation in New York. We originally looked for accomodation in Central Manhatten but a local friend convinced us to stay in Astoria. What a brilliant bit of advice. As owners of an interior design practise in New Zealand we had a vision of what we would like and an almost romatic view of "our" New York style apartment to which this was almost a carbon copy of that dream. We are a family of 4 with the kids, 17 and 14. This apartment is more than fantastic. it is litterly perfect. The hosts are like familyand really made us feel at home. Nothing was a problem to them and we really felt we gained some new friends. It was Xmas so imagine how we felt walking in to a beautiful gift basket, decorations and a real Xmas tree all in the appartment waiting for us. Astoria itself is a wonderful place to stay with a massive ammount of eateries (highly recommend the Brick Cafe / Bar), food markets and shopping but its access to the subway into Manhatten is awesome. Already we have passed on the details to other kiwis travelling to New York as it is a must stay. If you are reading this review and, like us, are a little bit wary of the things that seem to good to be true, please take our advice and make this Jewel in Astoria your home away form home. It saddens me that these review sites dont allow for personal details and contacts to go up as I would love to tell anyone in person that it is real, and it is perfect and you will never find better hosts in all of New York. Thankyou so much for playing such a big part in the success of our hard earned dream holiday. We will return and we will make this our home again, but in the meantime we will send every friend we know to your door. The Ellery Family - Auckland New Zealand 12 February 2012 - 20:32:15
  14. Ecardona
    I recently spent a long weekend at the apartment with family visiting the US from abroad. Our family of four wanted to relax but also be close enough to enjoy the all the attractions in the city. What a fantastic property. Suzanne and Edgar were most gracious providing many amenities like water and snacks which we would never find in a hotel room with comparison prices. The apartment was extremely clean, cozy but with enough space so that we never felt confined. The neighborhood is safe and very diverse. I will certainly come back and recommend this property for families, couples and girls weekend away. 01 May 2012 - 00:15:41
  15. malaysia
    as reviewed by other renters, edgar and suzanne are very prompt in their replies and concerns. their apartment is truly a gem, modern deco and kitchen and fridge were fully stocked. it's convenient location to the subway(10 mins), la guardia(15mins) and abundance of ethnic restaurants is a plus. i will definitely stay here again instead of nyc and would recommend this apartment to anyone visiting nyc. 16 June 2012 - 03:50:16
  16. Susan C.
    Clean!! Comfortable. The refrigerator was not working but the owner put in a smaller one immediately. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Great restaurants within easy walking. Safe neighborhood and close to the subway and bus line. 27 October 2012 - 15:46:46
  17. John & Sylvia P.
    We loved this apartment. It had everything we needed and was exceptionally clean and comfortable. It is an easy distance from the subway which made getting into the city very convenient. Thanks to Suzanne and Edgar for their hospitality. 25 May 2016 - 15:41:44
  18. Stephanie F.
    I made this reservation about 24 hrs before arrival due to the sudden need to attend a funeral. Edgar responded to my email within 15 minutes and called me to talk. He and Suzanne could not be any nicer. I was already super stressed about making last minute arrangements to travel with my husband, 8.5 month twins, and mom. They got the paperwork ready within a few hours and even printed the rental agreement for me to sign upon arrival. They gave us their parking spot (super narrow driveway but we made it in with an inch to spare on each side with our SUV rental) and Edgar even helped us unload all our luggage and carry upstairs for us. There was a welcome basket with fruits and snacks and a letter to welcome us with their deepest condolences! How very thoughtful of them. The apartment itself is clean and welcoming. There is AC in every room (key to our survival with two babies) and the housekeeping girl even offered to come on the weekend (which we declined). She gave us extra supplies (garbage bags, bottled water, etc) knowing that we have two babies. The bathroom was clean with towels, toothbrush/paste kits, bars of soap, shampoo, and conditioner. The tub is pretty deep so it may not work for someone with severe physical disabilities. Everything had a very homey feel to it and we couldn't have appreciated Edgar and Suzanne's help anymore. 5 stars for excellent customer service. Suzanne was even so honest as to tell me that VRBO accidentally charged me $100 for the babies and refunded me the amount. The apartment is super close to trains and the highway so very convenient for anyone looking to tour Manhattan! Thank you Edgar and Suzanne for everything! 15 June 2016 - 02:44:00
  19. Joy M.
    This stylish, spacious, and conveniently-located flat has an additional plus: thoughtful, well-organized, and responsive owners. A few egs. Thoughtful: we stayed for Christmas, and the apartment was decorated with a little tree and other festive touches that made a home-away-from home for my family to visit; a large welcome basket and beverages in the fridge were much appreciated. Well-organized: the choose-your-number keypad entry was the easiest to access of many vacation rentals we've experienced; the housekeeper for the flat came mid-stay to empty the rubbish bin, so important with holiday meals, wrapping paper etc. filling up the bins quickly. Responsive: Having had problems with heat systems in other rental flats, I inquired ahead about how to work it at Precious Jewel. Suzanne responded promptly with good directions, and Edgar, who came over to welcome us set the heat to our desired temp. We were nice and warm throughout our stay, despite the serious cold snap outside. Note, too, that everything works (TV, kitchen stuff); the lighting is excellent, never a given in rentals in our experience; and spacious means there was ample room for our granddaughter's present (a princess palace she could stand in) and five adults to celebrate. Well done! 28 December 2017 - 14:51:00
    Once you are inside , you feel at home . Edgar and Suzanne will help you if you have any questions. Apartment is about 25min from timesquare by train or 20min by taxi . Around Astoria is safe , you have restaurants or grocery nearby . Please go to Gyro Restaurant and order pizza to take away. 07 January 2018 - 15:12:00

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