Thanks for stopping by the House of Recreation.
Having been given the title SuperHost by AirBnB, we pride ourselves on offering our guests the best possible New York stay & experience at all times. Please check out our 5 star reviews and you will know why you may want to book with us!
We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you soon.
Jon & Willy
The House of Recreation gives you the option to experience an extremely unique New York experience. It is an awesome get-away, vacation home kind of place, for those who need all the joys of New York City yet enjoy the relaxation of returning to a cozy house with a oasis-like backyard in a matter of minutes.
Our house is conveniently located in one of the most upcoming neighborhoods around New York City; Long Island City / Astoria. The house is only a few minutes walking distance to the subway (36 Ave. Station) and only 3 STOPS AWAY FROM MANHATTAN (Bloomingdale's Dept. Store and shopping strip around the famous 5th Ave. and Central Park)
Our well-decorated, cozy house has 2 bedrooms, a dine-in kitchen, a large foyer, a private laundry room and a 'dream-like' backyard. Oasis as most people like to refer to it.
Our master bedroom, which is pretty spacious, has cable service, flat TV, surround sound system and DVD player, i-pod connector to play your tunes, a tempur-pedic KING-SIZE BED, a computer desk and a couch to relax and it looks over our backyard.
The second room is relatively smaller (we originally use it as computer room, music or movie room) and can also be used as a second bedroom since it has a high quality/comfortable pull-out sofa bed. This room also has a separate cable box, a flat TV on the wall with built in DVD player, computer desk, a COMPUTER and a PRINTER for guests use.
The house has a FREE WI-FI. (password will be sent once reservation is confirmed). The house also has a FREE UNLIMITED PHONE SERVICE within the US & Canada. The house is equipped with SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM all around the house and the sound can be controlled from the main COMPUTER.
The kitchen is well-equipped with brand-new appliances including a DISHWASHER and has all utensils required.
The laundry room has a private WASHER & DRIER. (Please ask how to operate on the day you check-in if you are planning on using it)
The foyer by the entrance of the house has a love-seat/couch with plants with some artwork which is another hang-out area in the house.
There is a separate bath tub/shower in the bathroom. Bathroom shower has a special Vitamin-C therapy, chlorine removing filter for softer skin and hair. We do provide fresh TOWELS and SHEETS upon your arrival.
One of the main attractions of the house is its backyard. It has an 'outdoor shower' with hot water connection (our favorite especially in the summer) and a 'HOT-TUB/SPA' which can be used both winter and summer. (certain rules apply). The water is thermal water quality with added volcanic minerals and a non-toxic maintenance system. (chlorine and bromine free)
The entire first floor of the house including the backyard is reserved for your personal use during your stay. Two sets of house keys will be handled to the guests during the check-in process.
Please inquire for any detail you are curious about.
As the hosts we always make sure to communicate with our guests and assist them in any way we can. We make sure we always meet and greet our guests with a big smile to pass along the keys along with some necessary orientation regarding the basics of the house.
We are confident that you will enjoy your stay in our 'home' as many people have. Please read previous reviews on the listing to have better idea on how your experience can be.
All guests agree to obey the below rules during their stay in the house.
No parties, smoking allowed inside the house and.or in the spa in the backyard. Smoking is allowed only outside in the backyard (bedroom door closed) or in the front of the house.
Please be mindful about neighbors and make reasonable noise in the evenings especially as we live in a family oriented neighborhood.
Parties are absolutely not allowed.
Only the guests whose names are provided in advance can stay overnight in the house. There will be an additional charge per person in case extra people are sleeping in the house.
The garbage bins are located along the side of the house in the alley very close to your apartment. It is important to take out garbage at least every 2 days. They are the big grey plastic containers - you can't miss them. Also please place recycle separately in the corresponding grey recycle bins.
You have to be completely showered and clean and free of any chemicals (hair gel, deodorant, make up etc.) before you get in the hottub in the backyard. This is "very" important so please respect.
We have a zen-style living so we would appreciate if you could take off shoes before entering the house. If not we understand.
Most importantly relax and enjoy your stay!
Jon & Willy hi
Thank you for stopping by the "House of Recreation"
My name is Jon and I have been living in this beautiful neighborhood, Astoria / Long Island City, NY for over 14 years surrounded with many wonderful friends and delicious eclectic food from all around the world.
My partner Willy & I run a pretty popular restaurant concept in the neighborhood. We all love our New York life and absolutely love this line of work we do. We also love travelling & getting introduced to new cultures.
We feel very blessed with our listing on AirBnB. Absolutely love all these people we have met from all around the world and literally became friends with most of them.
Based on reviews of our previous guests, we pride ourselves on offering our guests the best possible stay & experience.
We are super confident that you will enjoy your stay in our house.
Please drop us an email to enquire about anything. If you decide to stay with us, we promise to look after you at the House of Recreation.
Jon (& Willy)