PICTURESQUE TWO-STORY APARTMENT IN HISTORIC HOUSE WALKING DISTANCE FROM FERRY

Helen Shustikov

Speaks english, french, russian
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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PICTURESQUE TWO-STORY APARTMENT IN HISTORIC HOUSE WALKING DISTANCE FROM FERRY

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3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5-6

Step into another world in this duplex apartment on the top two floors of a140 year-old hilltop Victorian home. Relax in the evening with the lights from the bay and the Verrazano Bridge outside the window. Yet you are just a 20 minute downhill walk to the Staten Island Ferry, the greatest free ride in the world. The house is surrounded by a lush, terraced garden with tree swing and tree house. Descend from our secluded hilltop into downtown Staten Island, a diverse, up-and-coming real New York neighborhood with a convenient strip of restaurants and small shops.

If you have the spirit of romantic adventure and hate overpriced hotel rooms, we can make your New York stay even more special, and affordable.

The Ferry to Manhattan: The Staten Island Ferry is by far the loveliest way to enter Manhattan, a 25-minute cruise across the harbor. You pass very close to the Statue of Liberty and watch the skyscrapers grow enormous as you approach. The boat runs 24/7, usually every half hour. It runs more often in rush hours, hourly very late at night. And it's FREE.

The walk to the Ferry from our house is an easy downhill stroll. Coming back you may prefer to hop a bus 2-3 stops, or a cab for $5-7.

Staten Island: If you stay more than a few days, you may want to see the sights of Staten Island itself, New York's 'forgotten borough.' These include Snug Harbor, a 19th-century sailors' retirement home turned museum and cultural center, the Jacques Marchais Tibetan Art Museum, and the Alice Austen museum, a beautiful waterfront house devoted to a pioneering woman photographer. The south shore of Staten Island offers many miles of sandy beach and boardwalk if you want to take a few hours off from being a tourist. The island is famous for its Italian food, but newer immigrant groups are making their contributions as well. You will find the prices for restaurants, like lodging, far more reasonable than in Manhattan.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Helen Shustikov (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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Speaks english, french, russian

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Thank you very much for the hospitality of your wonderful house, We have had a great time walking around the area and going on the ferry
Nov 2013
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
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4.1
based on 33 traveler reviews

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Picturesque two-story apartment in historic house walking distance from Ferry
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Picturesque two-story apartment in historic house walking distance from Ferry
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p295445
+1 646 285-1503
Staten Island New York City
4

Great, clean place with a lot of space

  • 4 of 5
Thank you very much for the appartment. We (2 adults, 3 kids) had a great time in Staten Island. The daily ride to Manhattan on the ferry was awesome and worthwhile. The walk to the terminal takes only 15-20 minutes. The appartment is quite big and we five had a lot of space. The price is very fair and a really good deal. The neighbourhood is o.k., but more like a suburb rather than a big city. No restaurants, no bars, no starbucks ..... But that's o.k.. After all I can highly recommend Craig's and Helen's appartment, it's a very good place to stay over night and visit NYC. We'll come back, that's for sure!
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Picturesque two-story apartment in historic house walking distance from Ferry
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p295445
+1 646 285-1503
Staten Island New York City
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4

Nice appartment close to Staten Island Ferry

  • 4 of 5
We stayed at the appartment for three days and arrived around 3-4 hours before check-in time which was no problem at all. The appartment is absolutely accurate in all aspects of the given description. The contact to the owners is good, we received a lot of maps and tipps for the neighborhood. We choose an appartment on Staten Island because of room rates in NYC and went every day to the city with the Staten Island Ferry. We really enjoyed the ferry rides which gives you incredible views of the Liberty Statue and Manhattan. The ferry is free and lots of people are using it for a photo tour of the Liberty Statue. We walked in the morning about 15 minutes to the ferry and took a cab in evening back to the appartment, which costs between 6 and 10 USD depending on the company. I recommend the appartment for a visit like ours to NYC,
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Picturesque two-story apartment in historic house walking distance from Ferry
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Staten Island New York City
1

Not good

  • 1 of 5
The home was in bad condition. The landing at the bottom of the steps were cracked and ready to break. The furnishings in the living room and kitchen were sparse and in poor condition. There were no screens in the the upstairs bedrooms, it was a warm evening so would been nice to have the windows open. It's stated there were towels and wash clothes, but they were sparse. The painting was poorly done not covered very well and should've been touched up. It looked like they painted right over the dirt on the woodwork. We do not live in a home like this, so not what we expected for our vacation. The floors were dirty, the lighting was poor in the kitchen, we had trouble locking the front doors after we were inside. The treehouse and swing were in bad condition. The description did not fit it all what we found. It could be a really nice place, if they did some updating and cleaned it better.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do appreciate feedback. Much of the criticism here is constructive, and we have begun to address it. We got screen in on those upstairs windows. We spruced up the kitchen with a new (old) set of oak chairs, put in a brighter light, and moved a few of the old chairs into the living room for extra sitting capacity. We put in new lamps in the living room and two of the upstairs bedrooms to brighten things up in general.

As for towels, we generally keep plenty on hand, but may have been short this time with so much laundry coming and going during the busy season. If you lack anything during your stay, you can just call us. We live a few minutes away and are happy to help.
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Picturesque two-story apartment in historic house walking distance from Ferry
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p295445
+1 646 285-1503
Staten Island New York City
5

nice, clean, comfortable. and a view!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time staying here! Though most of our time was spent sight-seeing it was a great place to come "home" to each day. As many have already mentioned the walk up is not for the faint of heart but my family and I found it well worth it! Craig and Elena were easy to contact and provided lots of local info. I would definitely stay here again! It's out of the way yet convenient to the city. We even walked to times square from the Ferry!
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Picturesque two-story apartment in historic house walking distance from Ferry
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p295445
+1 646 285-1503
Staten Island New York City
5

Picturesque, Pleasant , and Professional

  • 5 of 5
The property truly was picturesque and exactly as described. More importantly, the owner was was very pleasant and professional, and easy to reach before my arrival. He answered all my questions, sent me succinct documents describing how to access the property, and included information on local services and eateries. While I only used the property for one day, I can easily see a family using this as a comfortable, affordable week-long "home base" for an exploring New York City holiday.
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Picturesque two-story apartment in historic house walking distance from Ferry
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p295445
+1 646 285-1503
Staten Island New York City
5

Awesome place in Staten Island

  • 5 of 5
Very clean, quiet and cozy place. The house is situated on Staten Island, 15 minutes walk from ferry. The apartment is huge, can easily accommodate 6-7 people. From one of the bedrooms there is a beautiful view over Verrazano–Narrows Bridge. Craig and Helena are very good hosts, they were very helpful and nice.
Thank you again! It was a very pleasant stay!
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Newark Liberty
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Staten Island Ferry
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Penn Station New York
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-278, Exit 12 or 13
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
South Beach
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Staten Island Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn
Sep 2 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
$110
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$700
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$110
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.88%
Notes $100-$170/night, $700-$800/week
$100-$170/night, $700-$800/week

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Staten Island Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • pier fishing
  • ice skating
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