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Spectacular View Waterfront Home ~NYCity Skyline+Statue Liberty+Empire State Bld

Robin Levin

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Robin Levin

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Spectacular View Waterfront Home ~NYCity Skyline+Statue Liberty+Empire State Bld

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Staten Island House Rental Photos and Description

Home, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths featuring an added apartment = Sleeps 6 - 10 + 1 baby

CLOSEST TO THE FREE FERRY! Enjoy this beautiful old home of 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms comprised of 2 apartments, one on the first floor for up to 6 people and have an additional Garden level apartment in the same house with 1 bedroom, a sitting room and bathroom, along with a separate small kitchenette. The addition sleeps 4 people by using the full sized sofa bed and is just downstairs and accessed inside the foyer in this Private Home that is Closest to the St. George FREE FERRY! Ask about adding another apartment on the top floor that has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Have a Wonderful Waterfront Unobstructed View of the NYC skyline, see Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens along with the George Washington Bridge and at its' most spectacular, the entire Hudson Harbor. It is just 10 minute walk to the free commuter ferry. This comfortable home has a great vantage point as it is a smooth 20 minutes FREE ride to Manhattan via the Staten Island Ferry while the house is in a SAFE and quiet location, just 2 blocks to the 120 Police Precinct. The Esplanade in front of the Victorian home follows the waterfront and has a running trail, benches and a boardwalk above the tides. Or go see the Staten Island Yankees (a minor league) play at the beautiful new stadium, only a block away from the house.

Everything is close in Historic St. George, museums, restaurants and small grocery stores that have good selections of staples, beer and organic foods. If the desire is to explore the neighborhood and view all the historic homes and public buildings or ride over to New York City see the sights, all is quite easy even with small children. On the other side near the NYC dock is the ticket booth to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island or the tour buses. If you want to walk around after docking you will be in the old Historic district of Manhattan and just a few short blocks from the Financial District of Wall Street.

The house has been renovated with a new and fully equipped kitchen. For summer there is a new 18,000 BTU air conditioner and a lovely private Garden Patio with table and chairs. For winter there is a working wood burning fireplace and steam heat. Enjoy a master bedroom with lovely romantic decor and wood floors, high ceilings with ceiling fans throughout and a full bathroom with a bathtub. There is a shared foyer with the owner but the unit has it's own locking front door and is totally private. No car is necessary and there is public transportation from all three airports in New York and from Newark in NJ. If a parking space is needed the street has no restrictions and is right in front of the home entrance. Wifi is included along with cable TV on a 32' flat LED screen.

Keywords: Vacation Home, Rental Apartment, City House, Waterfront House, Town House, casa Waterfront Unobstructed View of the skyline of Manhattan and Brooklyn along with the Hudson Harbor and just 3 blocks to the commuter ferry.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Robin Levin (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
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About Robin Levin

My husband Stanley and I on the Esplanade down in front of the house. The area is scenic with all of New York Harbor within view of the house. Both commercial and pleasure boats are constantly traveling back and forth to loading docks or on their way out to sea.

Robin Levin purchased this house in 1988

Why Robin Levin chose Staten Island

The house is quaint and inviting with great views, one can never be bored. A great plus is the close proximity of the Staten Island Ferry that runs 24/7 - 365, only a 10 minute walk, a 20 minute ride and then you are in Manhattan. Coming home it is cool in summer as the doors are wide open and you can watch the sun setting with the Statue of Liberty back lit. In winter the passenger lounges are heated and you can read, relax or compare notes on your days adventures.

The house is historically significant as the first owner was the son of the preserved Stevenson's General Store in Historic Richmond Town. In 1870's coming to the North Shore was a relief with the breezes blowing off the Hudson River and so the area became a resort with homes for the very wealthy.

This two family home provided a place for me to live and raise my two children. Now I rent the lower part of the house, which is a complete apartment in itself with sliding patio doors out onto a private patio and garden.

What makes this house unique

It is so convenient to all public transportation. The neighborhood is safe and it is a relatively quiet one for New York City. The house is private, clean and comfortable with antiques in every room but the kitchen is updated and there are modern conveniences such as air conditioners and a dish washer so you don't need to live in the last century on your vacation.

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Spectacular View Waterfront Home ~NYCity Skyline+Statue Liberty+Empire State Bld
average rating of 4.753846 based on 65 reviews

Back in the New York Groove!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took our 3 children (ages 17, 14 & 11) to New York from Perth, Australia in early October. This was a return trip for us and a new experience for them.

Finding accommodation for five people at a reasonable rate is not an easy assignment! Robin's accommodation is exactly as described and portrayed in her photos.

The easy ferry access to Manhattan, the ability to travel on the subway to all points, the ability to find some space and to cook our own meals - all these wonderful points are eclipsed by the owner herself.

Robin is a wonderful landlord - she is there when needed to provide good local information but does not intrude. She was especially helpful to us in obtaining tickets to a Giants game for my husband and son - which has given them both some great memories.

I have no hesitation in recommending a stay with Robin at this, or any of her other properties.

Our love & best wishes to Robin

Margaret (John, Bradley, Kelsey & Brittany) Perth - 2009

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Richmond, VA

Great home base for NewYork City

  • 5 of 5

My family (3 adults, 1 teen and a dog) had a wonderful time at Robin’s place. The apartment is roomy and well provisioned, especially the kitchen, for a short or extended stay. The location is a brief and safe walk to the ferry terminal- literally minutes and then aboard the free ferry that runs all night to downtown Manhattan- it really couldn’t be easier. Cafés and a farmers market are close by. If you want some green space there is the historic Alice Austin House and the Chinese scholar’s and botanical gardens at Snug Harbor. It makes for a great home base for activities on Staten Island and Manhattan.

Robin is a great help- there when you need help, but very conscientious of your privacy. She provided great communication leading up to our stay and was an enormous help while we shared her home. I cannot recommend Robin’s Nest highly enough- you’ll be close to all that is great about NYC, but still have the creature comforts of home.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great appartment, and great access to Manhattan!

  • 5 of 5

Family of 5, boys ages 7, 10 and 13, stayed 4 nights in August of 2014. The appartment is cozy, comfortable and well decorated/furnished. The owners have obviously thought of many small details to make you feel right at home. Its also surprisingly quiet. Access to Manhattan via ferry is easy, quick, painless and breathtaking, even the 3rd round trip! The only drawback is the neighborhood itself, you would think with this view and this access to downtown this area would be revitalized...its not so bad, just not what I expected. I guess this area is still a well kept secret!

Ps for baseball fans, a minor league game at the stadium next door is quite enjoyable as well!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Guests for the nice review, but Ah the neighborhood....I guess they haven't heard that by 2016 we will have a high end outlet shopping mall right next to the free ferry terminal plus the New York Ferris Wheel, all 625 feet of it. It will be one of the biggest in the world. That will bring, finally, new development and most likely a lot more noise, sadly.

First visit to NYC & with kids

  • 5 of 5

Very happy with the stay at Robin's rental. Robin was a pleasure to rent from. Welcomed us warmly...and then gave us complete privacy. Never even heard them upstairs. The home itself--very much like staying at your aunts home. We rented the first floor-- a 2 bedroom unit of a large 3 story home for 6 nights. 2 adults and 2 kids (ages 10 &12). Very quiet much better than a hotel for a light sleeper! Charming old fashioned home with high ceilings and a nice mix of modern (wifi, flat screen, updated kitchen, new comfy sofa, a/c) and traditional or antique furnishings. Everything was very clean and good working order. Kitchen well stocked beyond the bare bones usually found in vacation rental kitchens. Although I did not locate a cookie sheet, betting Robin would have provided one if I had asked. New mattresses the day we arrived which we found very comfortable, but are firm. If you prefer squishy beds, pack a topper. Queen bedroom spacious. Kids bedroom was super tiny but fine for 2 kids. They liked the twin trundle and preferred the 2 twins to sharing a hotel bed. Only thing we lacked was a 2nd bathroom, but no different than most hotel rooms. Loved having full kitchen/dining/living room and *free* parking in front of the house all week. Never an issue with parking. New key foods supermarket nearby...but you must drive. Smaller convenience stores nearby (walkable) but we preferred the key foods supermarket. Neighborhood walk from the house to the ferry takes 5 - 10 minutes & always felt safe. Ferry is super convenient, free, and runs every 20-30 minutes. Never waited longer than 10 minutes. About a 20 minute ferry ride. Always able to get a seat, and gorgeous views from the ferry. First time taking the ferry over we found the subway station just outside the ferry terminal bought our 7 day subway passes...and we were off. We explored most of lower and mid manhattan and brooklyn from the rental. Highly recommend seeing a staten island Yankees game while here. Wish we had more days to explore staten island itself, and the other bouroughs. Next trip!! We would rent here again, and if the kids ask for another NYC vacation we will try to rent from Robin again. Next time, we may opt to rent the small downstairs apartment too to give the kids a bit more space and gain a 2nd bathroom. Nearly perfect! Kids had a fabulous and memorable NYC trip. Thank you Robin - we had a very enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Queen bed in the Master bedroom now has a "squishy" topper and I will supply a baking sheet, no one ever asked before. Lovely Guests, I hope they come for another visit.

Terrific Views!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed two-and-a-half months in this property and were astounded every day by the spectacular views of the ships, water, and Manhattan. There was plenty of comfortable space for us and Robin and Stanley were lovely hosts. It's an especially great location for budget travelers.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Palm Bay, FL

I am SO glad I chose to rent this property!!!

  • 5 of 5

I am so glad I chose this rental property! The home was lovely and most importantly: CLEAN. There was plenty of sleeping space for the 6 of us and the kitchen was very convenient. Robin has the apartment stocked with high-end linens. We also appreciated the free on-street parking.

I grew up on Staten Island and so I understood how conveniently situated this property was. It was easy as pie to walk to and from the ferry terminal. Even at night, we 2 single moms never felt unsafe to be walking with our kids. There is a police station between the house and the terminal, but even without it the neighborhood would be safe.

Although we spent 4 wonderful days visiting Manhattan, the main purpose of our trip was to visit the world HQ of Jehovah's Witnesses in Brooklyn, as well as the other properties in Wallkill and Patterson. We left for Wallkill at 7:30 on a Tuesday morning and it took about 2 hours but that was because it was my 1st time ever driving in snow and I was being extra cautious. Getting back to the house from Patterson that evening was an easy drive as well. A few days later we took the train to Brooklyn and it was a very simple process. If you are traveling to NY for this purpose, Robin's house is an excellent choice.

Three years ago I rented a different house through this site and it was a disaster that almost ruined my vacation. I was hesitant to give it another go but I am so glad I did. Even though Robin was out of town for almost our entire stay, she kept in touch via email to offer info about the house and to check on us when a storm rolled in. Our exciting and upbuilding vacation was made all the more enjoyable for having stayed at Robin's Nest. I will absolutely stay there again the next time I visit NYC!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
JFK International, Newark, LaGuardia
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Silver Lakes Public Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Grand Central or Penn Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Midland Beach, South Beach
Car: not necessary

CONVENIENT! There is no private home closer to New York City then here in Historic St. George where all transportation begins, with the 24/7 free ferry ride to lower Manhattan. Located right on the Hudson Harbor with unobstructed views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and the famous New York City skyline. There are many wonderful things to experience; Staten Island Yankees baseball park, historic buildings, restaurants, the Staten Island Museum, botanical and Chinese gardens, shops, restaurants and a minor league ball park are all within walking distance. We even have our own Staten Island Shopping Mall with something for everyone. Or just walk along the Esplanade and enjoy the Harbor.


Rates & Availability

From $260 Per night

Staten Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
May 22 2015 - Jul 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2015
Aug 1 2015 - Sep 14 2015
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2015
Sep 15 2015 - Nov 20 2015
4 night minimum stay
Pre- Holiday 2015
Nov 21 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
Holiday 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2015
Jan 5 2016 - Mar 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Weekly cleaning $200.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $600.00
Tax Rate 8.88%
Notes Tax is X.08875 on rent and housecleaning combined. Out-cleaning is $180.00 and preformed after your departure. If staying longer than 11 nights then we require a mid-stay housecleaning at $85.00 per event.
We also have a 'room fee' tax of $1.50 per night ($10.50 per week) that will be added as an edit.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Staten Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , The twin bed has a trundle under that pulls out and pops up
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , In the additional apart bedroom, comfortable for two adults
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with space for a baby cot, provided if needed
  • Queen size Beds (1) The Master Bedroom has a Queen bed with lovely linnens and cut velvet spread, the headboard is an antique and matches the step toped dresser and wash stand, Twin or Single Beds (2) Second twin is a trundle bed that rolls out from underneath and pops up level, Child Beds Baby Cribs (1) This is a fold-up small child or baby bed much like a long padded play pen, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sized sofa bed in the living room. Second apartment has a small bedroom with a full sized bed.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
Antique and period furniture in a tastefully renovated 1870 Victorian Home, Beautiful garden with year round flowers even in the snow, Guests have total control of heat and air conditioning, Free 24/7 street parking and easy access to all public transportation, Family Friendly

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