|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||1440 square feet|
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Description from the owner
Coming to New York? Don't waste your money on a noisy, expensive Manhattan hotel. Rent our house for 1/2 the price & 5x the space! It's a cozy 3-bedroom house on a quiet, tree-lined street in the heart of Queens, RATED FIVE STARS by guests from England to Oklahoma. 2 blocks from major transport, major shopping malls, 20 min. to airports, and just about everything in NYC.
Dottie's is not a hotel. It is OUR HOME, which we sometimes offer as a vacation rental. There's no food service or maid service and we demand a high level of respect from our guests. Make yourself at home. Just clean up afterward and leave it as you found it is a...Read more
NYC in a Beautiful Home! Close to Everything!
Queens, New York
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
NEAR ALL! 5 major shopping malls! Target, Daffy's, Best Buy, Macy's, J.C. Penney, Urban Outfitters +++ ( 2 min walk). Sears, Marshall's, Kohl's, TJ Maxx, Bed Bath & Beyond, Old Navy +++ ( 10 min walk) GOOD EATS! Georgia Diner, Sushi Island, Outback, Applebee's +++ ( 2-3 minute walk). Countless eateries in Forest Hills including two Zagat picks: Nick's Pizza, Dee's Pizza (15-20 min away). World famous SriPraPhai Thai restaurant 20 min. by train. Menus in the kitchen drawer for order in! Deliveries arrive within 1/2 hour. TRANSPORT! 2 minute walk/3 blocks to Grand Avenue/Newtown subway station. 2.5 min to bus. 20 min to JFK and LaGuardia. 20 min to midtown Manh. by train. Rockaway Beach, Coney Island, all NY beaches within an hour. 20 min to Shea Stadium in Flushing Meadow Park, Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium. Easy subway connection to JFK AirTrain, Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)., Amtrak, New Jersey Transit (NJT), Metro North +
Location Type Town
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$185 - $197||$185 - $197||$1,230 - $1,310||$3,885 - $4,137||3 nights|
|Jan. 2 2012 - Mar. 31 2012
|Apr. 1 2012 - Oct. 31 2012
|Nov. 1 2012 - Nov. 17 2012
Late 2012 Non-Peak
|Nov. 18 2012 - Nov. 25 2012
|All Other Dates||$197||$197||$1,310||$4,137||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- NYC Sales Tax - 9% of rental - Tax
Additional notes from owner
We take PayPal, checks, money orders, travelers' checks, bank wires, Chase QuickPay, and cash.
For every solid week booked (7 full days) the daily rate is discounted 5% (example: $197 x 7 = $1379 - 5% = $1310). The monthly rate is simply the daily rate x 21 days. That's a whole month for just 3 weeks rent! Or 9-10 days free.
RESERVATIONS: To reserve, we need a deposit of 25% of your rental fee at the time of booking. The balance plus a refundable damage deposit of $250 is due no less than one week before your arrival. The full $250 damage deposit will be returned to you by check or PayPal after your departure, upon inspection of the house and finding it undamaged. Yes, we do put that in writing in our contract.
For a shopping fee of $50 plus the cost of items, we can arrange to have extras of any of our staples on hand and/or up to 5 grocery items of your choice. Please give as much notice as you can as to what you will need.
CANCELLATION: If you need to cancel please do so as early as possible before your scheduled dates. We can return reservation deposits only when/if another rental comes in to cover the dates you give up, minus a $40 cancellation fee. The sooner you cancel, the more likely we can re-book.
SHOWING THE HOUSE: For our mutual safety, we do not show, or share the street address of the house without a reservation deposit and a commitment to rent. Anyone could pose as a potential guest and use the information they collect for an illicit purpose. Insisting upon a deposit weeds out the criminal element.
When we have your commitment to rent, we will send you two copies of our contract. Please sign and return both with your deposit. We will sign one copy and return it to you. That copy will have the street address of the rental house printed in the header. The address used for mailing is our office, which you can use for all paper correspondence until you receive the executed contract.
If you have special circumstances that require you to see the house before renting, please inquire. We will do our best to balance your needs with the security of the house and other guests.
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What Past Guests Are Saying
The real New York City!
5 adults stayed at the house. We arrived late at night and Jane was there to show us round. The house is 100 years old and actually lovely with many original features. Brilliant downstairs walk-in shower room and a lovely bath upstairs. Kitchen is lovely and welcoming and is well stocked with pots, pans etc and a huge fridge. I would say that the house is spotlessly clean. The beds were fab and after walking all day long - were much appreciated at the end of the day (lovely and soft).
The street the house is in is quiet and I must say all the neighbours were very pleasant to us. Fantastic launderette round the corner from the house, which we used twice. Also brilliant Diner call Georgias which we frequented for breakfast and evening meal many times during our stay. It does all the delicious baking within the premises. It also delivers carry out - but be warned the portions are huge!
There is a huge Target Supermarket 2 mins walk from the house and a fabulous Shopping Mall with a great selection of shops, Macys, JCP, Lego, Victoria's Secret (to name but a few).
Jane was very responsive to any calls we made to her about local facilities which was helpful to us. We found 'Flushing Meadows' a 10 minute journey on the subway from the house and this was a small vibrant town with cinemas, lots of places to eat and lots of shops.
We used the Subway every day and for a weekly unlimited ticket was $29 dollars - a complete bargain and well used. It took approx 15/20 minutes to reach Manhattan and I must say I have been in NYC several times and have never used the subway, but my goodness what flexibility it provides, if you get tired of walking above ground.
A wonderful holiday was had by all of us. The house is great for a group and provides great value for money. Negatives - none, but maybe a wee recommendation that the garden is given a makeover or some decking be provided so that families can sit out during the warm summer nights.
Ross, New Zealand
Oamaru New Zealand
A woderful experience
The house was ideal, as we think that we found the real New York and the real New York people. The people in the community were magic. When we went places around Queen's and got talking to the local people when they found out we were staying in the area instead of the tourist areas they really opened up to us. We were given advice of were to go and what to see and the best and easiest ways to get to those places. The house itself was very comfortable and we felt very safe. Again I say a very big thank you.
Conveniently located & comfortable and really very reasonably pr
We found the house conveniently located & comfortable and really very reasonably priced, with the owner being welcoming and accommodating.
In the spirit of enhancing the experience for future guests, I would like to point out one thing that they should consider changing...
The bedding, although perfectly clean is rather dated and shabby. I understand that they may wish to preserve the authenticity of the experience, but we would all have preferred crisp modern bedding, albeit at a slightly higher cost. Some guests might allow the lower standard to blight their holiday. May I suggest that a small increase in rental rates would defray the cost of upgrading the bedding. However, if you do not mind this kind of thing, your stay should be perfectly fine.
Otherwise, I would not fault a thing, except maybe the fact that I have had no reply to my written suggestion to the owner re the bedding, as mentioned above.
Response from Dottie Janes New York City Vacation Rental House - 10/28/2011
Apologies to the Adonis family for the late response. We were quite surprised to hear a complaint about sheets in our house, none of which are older than May 2010. We only started our vacation rentals last year. Our first family checked in on June 23, 2010. The sheets, blankets and pillows in every bedroom were department store new (Kohl’s and Ikea to be exact) at that time. The bedding in Natalie’s room, i.e. the blue bedroom, was even newer than that, being an entirely new sheet, comforter and skirt set purchased in February of 2011. So it is not possible that the Adonis family experienced old sheets. It is possible, however, that our standard of clean (washing everything, including the blankets, in the hottest water and drying on the highest heat after each and every guest) may be hard on cotton fibers. Most people, including me (Jane, co-owner) would say this makes them soft and comfortable. Honestly, this will be the first request I’ve had for crisp, rough sheets as opposed to buttery soft ones. Anyway, doing all the cleaning myself (besides what is expected of guests per the lease) I personally inspect every sheet, blanket, pillow, pillow case, liner, the insides of cabinets, drawers, under the sofa pillows..... everything in my house after every guest, and can guarantee that every item is spotless, fresh, and new or as-new. If it isn’t, it is cleaned, replaced or repaired before the next guest arrives.
But this affords a good opportunity to address at least one of the reasons for the small portion we had to deduct from the Adonis family’s security deposit. The reason was a substantial amount of bathroom and kitchen work required of them by the lease but left for me. This included, but was not limited to, discarding a large amount of perishable food from their stay. (For everyone’s attention, according to health codes, we cannot use, or leave for the next guest, any perishable food. Although it may seem wasteful to throw unused food away, and generous to leave it for us, for the next guest, or for “the housekeeper”, it only makes additional work for me, i.e. emptying, cleaning, bagging and recycling containers, and discarding food products. We ask guests to dispose of their own unused food in the spirit of minimizing the amount of work for us, and in turn the amount of rent we must charge our guests. If we had to pay a housekeeper to work 4 hours after every guest, we just could not afford to keep a vacation rental going at the affordable rate our guests have come to expect. We don't feel this is an unfair request and it is posted in two signs in the kitchen as well as in our rules and rental agreement.)
Again, apologies to the Adonis family for the late response. Hopefully this will be helpful to them in future rentals, as well as future guests of our own.
Treasure Island, Florida
Was able to book us on 3 hours notice when previous booking canc
While my family was at the airport we got the dreaded call from the vacation rental that we had reserved in Manhattan was canceling on us. after looking frantically on tripadvisor and other sites, we found DottiesJane's place in queens. She promptly called us back and was able to book us within 3 hours of seeing her place online. Really nice house plenty of room, well equipped kitchen. The subway line within 2 blocks. There was also the best asian market I have ever seen within a block off the house, that had simply incredible seafood if you feel like cooking(Live Maine lobster was $4.98 lb.). When I go back to NYC I will be using her rental again if available.
I found this an ideal location for a trip to NYC. It was close to the subway and convenient for shopping. It was a wonderful place to come home to every night for a quiet and comfortable night's rest. I highly recommend this vacation home.
Home away from Home
Our son and his wife and my husband and I were planning a vacation in NYC. We wanted to have a quiet home base to explore the city were we could relax and have a meal or two if we wanted. We picked Dottie Jane's home in Elmhurst which ended up a perfect choice.
This was her mother's home and it was very homey. The home has a large kitchen and dinning room. The neighborhood was quiet, but had access to shopping and to public transportation. We have already recommended it to our friends.
Fort Lee, NJ
Great house, very cozy
I was involved in a weekend wedding in Queens and did not want to commute back and forth to NJ. At the last minute, I saw the ad for Dottie Jane's in Elmhurst and decided to give it a try. Jane, the owner, was very understanding and accomodating about my last minute arrangements. The house is really cozy and very comfortable. The bedrooms are not huge, but quiet and comfortable, with a beautiful, clean kitchen and comfortable living room (couch could be better). The location was great--right near the subways and near shopping for last minute errands I needed to do at Target. Great bathrooms, upstairs and downstairs, very private, very safe neighborhood. Would highly recommend.
Loved it. Really sweet house.
This is a really sweet, old fashioned house on a nice street, very well
maintained, and amazingly quiet considering how close it is to
everything. You actually get a good night's sleep here.
really convenient whether or not you drive. We had a car part of the
time, and it was just as easy without a car as with one. You've got
three shopping centers within walking distance, which my daughter was
thrilled with, 5 or 6 movie theatres not far away, all kinds of
restaurants, take out, and the subway 3 blocks over will take you to
Manhattan in half an hour. You'll never be bored unless you want to
Of course a rental house is a DIY experience, so there's no maid
or food service. But that's what we wanted. Home away from home, and
this was perfect. For the money, you get SO much more space and
privacy, which was paramount for me. I would definitely stay here in
PS: there's an adorable black squirrel that lives in the
oak tree in the back yard. I never saw a black squirrel in