The SpaceOur elegant, yet comfortable home is a three story townhouse with all guest rooms located on different floors, which affords maximum privacy. Common areas of the house benefit from open plan design conducive to conversation and having a great time.
As you walk through the front door you will immediately enter bright and airy living room overlooking landscaped park. Beautiful fireplace and a console table with refreshments greet our guests in the entryway. Please, feel free to linger on our fabulous sectional couch facing beautiful entertainment center. The 65" Ultra HDTV is streaming over 500 premium news and entertainment channels.
The kitchen is furnished with stainless steel appliances and stone counters. Breakfast area in the kitchen overlooks the garden and landscaped park. Coffee/tea station is fully stocked for your convenience. An outdoor patio off the kitchen provides additional seating. Dining room is available for larger groups, just off the kitchen.
The SUNNY ROOM FOR TWO is conveniently located on the first floor of the house, adjacent to living room and bathroom. It is decorated in fresh ivory and cream colors for a clean modern feel. Plush wall to wall carpet makes morning routine easy. The room is furnished with a queen size bed and memory foam mattress for restful sleep. Writing desk accommodates your laptop and mobile devices. Open storage system offers 42" of hanging space, as well as two roomy drawers for your wardrobe. Deep cleaning before your arrival and (if required) during your stay ensures high standard of hospitality. Guest AccessPlease, let us know your estimated arrival time and we will meet you at the door. You will receive the keys to the house and parking permit, if required. Please, feel free to unwind in our fabulous living room and enjoy refreshments, while you are taking it all in. We will show you to your room and bathroom and assist with luggage. Guests will receive immediate access to Wi-Fi system. In the kitchen designated space is provided for each guest's light cooking needs. For guests on longer stays laundry room and ironing board is available at no charge. Guests can also enjoy the yard facing the landscaped park. Beach chairs and umbrella is available for beach goers. Interaction with GuestsWe treat our guests as new friends and family. Approximately 10-20% of your time might be spent talking to us and socializing with other guests. Open plan design of our house is conducive to conversation and having a great time. Please, tell us about yourself to make your trip more personal and memorable. We love to share your family histories, cultural heritage and travel adventures. Guests are welcome to ask questions about New York City and surrounding areas. If you prefer quiet and privacy, please let us know, we will be out of your way at all times. The NeighborhoodArverne By The Sea is a new master planned community in Rockaway Beach, New York. Built for year-round living it also offers a throwback to a gentler times in a coastal village. Lush landscaping, beautiful vistas, unobstructed views of the ocean immediately transport our guests into an ocean-side retreat.
At the same time, Arverne By The Sea includes such modern facilities as brand new state-of-the-art fitness center YMCA, major supermarket Stop N Shop, two banks (Chase and Bank of America), pharmacy, beauty salon, and several franchises - Dunkin Donuts, Checkers, Subway, as well as locally owned restaurants Thai Kitchen by the Sea and Boardwalk Pizza. Within walking distance from the development there are many other unique Rockaway restaurants, bars and clubs - Rockaway Surfers Club, The Wharf Bar and Restaurant, Bungalow Bar and Restaurant, Whit's End Pizza, Uma's Restaurant, Thai Rock Bar and Restaurant, Sayra's Wine Bar and many more.
SOME REVIEWS FROM LOCAL PRESS:
ROCKAWAY BEACH SURFERS' CLUB:
"Hidden away, a few blocks from the beach, the Rockaway Beach Surf Club is fostering a scene that’s something like Venice Beach by way of Bed-Stuy. The spot originated as a hangout where surfers could store their boards and commune. This year they offer barbecue and brunch out of a food truck parked in the yard, which is outfitted with handcrafted reclaimed-wood tables, bamboo, sunflowers, and murals painted by local artists and neighborhood kids. An ecstatic flowering skull extolls the mantra “Live Surf Die.” The chef, Patrick Quinn, designed the menu of beer-boiled peanuts in the shell, sriracha-honey smoked wings, vinegar-doused pulled pork, and masa-crusted shrimp po’boys. There’s also a tender kale salad with specks of quinoa and ultra-summery grilled watermelon with mint pesto."(URL HIDDEN)The New Yorker Magazine
SAYRA'S WINE BAR:
"Ms. Jackson's (the owner) recommended pairings: the spicy homemade meatballs in tomato basil sauce ($7) with the malbec, and the pepper turkey sandwich made with cranberry dressing ($7) with the lambrusco. The smoked paprika and rosemary salt chips ($2) and the marinated olives ($3) are good to share. A happy-hour special offers pulled-pork sliders with a can of Narragansett beer for $12.(URL HIDDEN)The Wall Street Journal
UMA'S RESTAURANT AND BAR:
"Typically congregated in insular outer-borough enclaves, Uzbeki restaurants have been slow to cross into the mainstream. Uma’s, located on Rockaway Beach’s incipient restaurant row, might be the first. The location works: How better, after all, to cap off a day of carving waves than with a hearty bowl of the noodle soup called lagman, ground-beef lula kebabs, and plov, the oil-varnished rice pilaf and Uzbekistan’s national dish? Uma’s has a bit of surfer-dude soul, too, and caters to its inevitable vegetarian clientele with butternut-squash manti; greens-stuffed pastries called bichaki; and a house salad of fried eggplant, ripe tomatoes, and feta cheese."(URL HIDDEN)The New York Magazine Food Guide
THE WHIT'S END PIZZA:
"Aycock (the owner) pushes his customers to read his menu, even if they’ve never heard of ingredients like rapini, taleggio, or fior di latte. For the dough, Aycock uses only Caputo flour imported from Naples. His olive oil and tomatoes are imported from Italy. He grinds Berkshire pork belly to make sausage infused with a Tuscan spice mix. He uses a blend of buffalo mozzarella and fior di latte, a cow’s milk cheese, to lend lightness to his finished pies. Garlic comes from a farm upstate, shiitake mushrooms come from a mysterious forager who digs around abandoned fisheries on the Hudson.(URL HIDDEN) The Grub Street
THAI ROCK BAR AND RESTAURANT:
" Kaskel (owner) offers “real Thai cuisine, not watered-down, Americanized Asian cuisine” with dishes in the $8 to $20 range, and to ensure the food is literally home-cooked, he has rented the apartments above the restaurant to three cooks who used to work in Manhattan. Four menus change with the seasons (soups and stews during the winter, lighter fare during the summer) and there are performances seven days per week in the summer.(URL HIDDEN)The New York Magazine Food Guide
Located on the southern edge of Queens Borough of New York City, Rockaway Beach is a magnet for nature lovers, fitness fans, sun worshipers, business executives and international travelers alike. It offers respite from the pressures of urban life, yet provides all the conveniences of modern living, including shopping, restaurants and public transportation. Young crowd dabbles in fine cooking, adventure sports and mingling. Something for everyone is always offered, the atmosphere is very friendly, everyone is welcome. Rockaway Beach is the only official surfing beach in NYC. Getting AroundFantastic transit links. Express train "A" subway line to Manhattan (12 stops 45 mins. to Downtown), connecting train to the JFK airport (2 stops 15 mins). City bus Q52, off street parking. Local hospital (St. John's Episcopal) is within ten mins bus ride. Easy to get to LaGuardia Airport (by bus 30 mins), World Resorts Casino (by subway four stops), Bellmont Racetrack (30 mins by car or Uber), Corona Park (20 mins by bus), Citi Field (30 mins), New York Science Museum (30 mins), Long Island Gold Coast (30 mins). Other Things to NoteWe are warm, generous and open minded people, both educators. Your satisfaction is our top priority.
In the summer season, due to heavy bookings, our check in time is 4:00 pm and check out 10:00 am. This allows us to prep the house for next guests and have some respite from hosting. Absolutely no check in after midnight. If you have nowhere else to go and need us to meet you at the door, there will be additional charge of $100. To avoid expense and/or emotional burnout please plan your trip accordingly.
Eating out in New York City can quickly add up. Yet, cooking your own meals can be tiresome on vacation. Please, let us know, if you would like us to serve you breakfast and/or supper. Our rates are: $5 per person breakfast and $10 per person supper. We will simply add this to your total price, if you let us know ahead of time.
Please, exercise ultimate discretion when walking through the development. It is a Home Owners Association and neighbors are extremely sensitive to slightest disturbance of peace. Please, do not throw garbage, break parking rules, or talk loudly. Do not walk around in swimming suits to or from the beach. Dress fully, as you would in city streets.