Wonderful vacation/Magnifique séjour
The apartment is as nice as in the pictures. With more room and space than what you would expect from the pictures. Very clean (looks like it was recently renovated), beautifully equipped with everything you would ever need and decorated with taste.
Very near to the ferry, it takes just 10min to the free Staten Island ferry that can be very interesting as it takes quite close to the Statue of Liberty and you get to enjoy Manhattan's skyline each morning (or by sunset if you come home early). The ferry runs 24/7.
The landlord, John, is always near if you ever need anything and was always glad to help.
Although he lives above, with your own private entrance, you really feel at home.
Of course, nothing can be perfect (makes you enjoy the nice things even more)...the noisy fridge can be disturbing at times even though you get used to it after a couple of days. The walk back from the ferry can be very tiring as it's in a steep slope, especially if you've had to wait the ferry for an hour because Manhattan was too exciting to leave on time :). You need to check the schedule when you decide to go home because after a certain hour, there's only one ferry per hour!
My girlfriend and I would definitely recommend John's staten island property as it is a "ferry" nice and exciting way of discovering Manhattan and the rest of New York for a reasonable price.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your positive review. The sound of the fridge (which is not particularly loud for a large refrigerator!) will not be noticeable in the future, because we are about to install a door between the bedroom and the kitchen. Please note that it is only after 12:30 a.m. that the ferry runs just once an hour! (All forms of public transport tend to be slow in NYC, as in other cities, during the late-night hours.)
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