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Affordable luxury at the beach, easy commute to Manhattan

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, sleeps 10

Luxurious 1,500 s.f. 3 bedroom/1.5 bathrooms in the private house (owner lives on site), across the street from the best NYC ocean beach with 3 miles ocean side promenade. Direct X-buses to Manhattan are just steps away from your door (25 min to Downtown Manhattan). 5 minutes drive or 7 min local bus ride will take you to Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn. 17 min local bus ride to FREE 24/7 Manhattan ferry. Quiet & safe residential area with everything you might need within 5-8 min walking distance: 5 restaurants (fancy, romantic Italian restaurant right at the ocean, Turkish, Chinese, Mexican and Russian), beach cafe with ice cream, hot dogs, etc, grocery stores, laundromats, etc. Local KeyFood supermarket in less than 5 min walk from home. Breath-taking ocean view from the master bedroom. Huge fully equipped kitchen, comfortable living room with a big TV, wireless Internet, central air conditioner. Two similar 3 bedroom units are available in the same house. All initial inquiries through the site please. No rate quotes over the phone. Check ins between 10 p.m. & 7 a.m. are subjects of additional fee and must be negotiated before booking.

Rates are based on up to 5 people stay. $25/night or $100/week surcharge for each additional guest.

25 % surcharge applies to Christmas, New Year, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day & Thanksgiving weeks.

Not a party place. All guests must be 21+ unless traveling with parent(s).

Transportation to Manhattan & Brooklyn:

To Manhattan:

X-buses: X-4,5,7,8, 20. 25 min to Downtown, 45 min to Midtown, last stop in Manhattan is Madison Ave & 57th St. View schedule at . Bus stop is across the street from home


24/7 commute by local bus S51 (20 min) + Staten Island ferry (23 min, FREE)

To Brooklyn:

Local bus S53 (7 min) to subway station (R line) in Bay Ridge. Bus stop is in 10 min walk from home.

RESERVATION PROCEDURE: When you are ready to book,

1. Advise about preferred method of payment for your security deposit (credit card/PayPal) and for your stay (credit card/PayPal/cash at arrival.

2. Receive a leasing agreement with a 24 hours CONDITIONAL reservation.

3. Review, fill out , initial and sign all forms and e-mail/fax them within 24 hours upon receipt.

If a signed leasing agreement and security deposit are not received within 24 hours, the property will be returned to the rental market immediately.

You can also book through the site by clicking 'book it now' button and following instructions.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, russian, polish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

Why Marina chose South Beach

This apartment allows you to combine visiting all New York attractions and enjoy the beach (in summer time) and/or ocean side park with 3 miles of ocean side promenade (all seasons) in one vacation.

What makes this apartment unique

Close to Manhattan, but very quiet & safe neighborhood. All modern furnishing and equipment, central AC, you regulate temperature for your own comfort. Supermarket, grocery stores, 6 restaurants within 5 minutes walk. All public transportation to Manhattan is across the street from home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very comfortable and clean apartment, was well equipped with everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. Great location near a nice beach, whilst we all love Manhatten it was great to be able to get out of the city to a quieter and calmer location after a day of sightseeing. Express buses from outside the apartment excellent, a comfortable ride to and from various Manhatten locations - just need to plan your day if you want to use them as they are basically for commuters and don't run at weekends. Other easy 24 hr transport options from Staten Island to Brooklyn and Manhatten were reliable, great views from the ferry. Marina was incredibly helpful and very friendly, available if we needed her but otherwise left us to get on with our holiday undisturbed. Overall, the apartment was a very cost effective way to spend a week in New York, far cheaper and much more comfortable / sociable than spending 7 nights in hotel rooms. We would definately choose to stay in this apartment if we visit New York again. Thanks to Marina for helping us to have a great holiday.
Oct 2011
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South Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • IDs for all guests are required at check in. All visitors must leave the property by 11 p.m. No overnight visitors without owner's permission.
  • Central Air Conditioner use only between May 16 and September 15. All windows must be closed when heat/AC is in use. Penalty $50 per incident.
  • Off street parking is not included in listed rates. Contact the owner about parking rates. Free on street parking, no alternative side rules here.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , foldout bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , foldout bed
  • 1 or 2 Sofa-beds in the living room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 72 reviews
Zurich, Switzerland

Unforgettable vacation in New York

  • 4 of 5

Nice place, located just near the coast of Staten Island , beside bus stop which is very convenient if you have no car. The house was clean and furnished ideally for 4-6 people, we were 8 people which made us feel a bit cramped, but otherwise we have no complaints. Our kids (all teenagers) loved the massive television !! Thanks for an unforgettable vacation in New York. We will return here again for our next vacation to NY, Thanks once again.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2009
  • Stayed: October 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect in every way.!!!!

  • 5 of 5

First I want to say Marina was GREAT!! She welcomed us in and went to great length's to help us understand the public transportation. With her help we had it figured out in a couple of days. The house was perfect for us. It was exactly as she described. We really had a great time with no regrets.

Thank you so much Marina for giving us a life time of memories.


  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Valley Forge, PA

Great Vacation ... Just What We Needed

  • 5 of 5

What a great find. We normally go to Delaware or Maryland for our family summer vacation but this year because of circumstances switched it up and we are glad we did. The property was comfortable for 6 people and great access to NYC. Marina provided us great information on public transportation, etc. Getting to and from NYC was a breeze great access to highways & public transporation. This property will definitely be in our rotation in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Youngstown, NY

Weekend trip

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Marina's property for an extended weekend and found the accommodations to be perfect. Marina made sure we had everything we needed and tips regarding the surrounding area. We would not hesitate recommending her property to anyone visiting the area. It was close to the beach and Staten Island ferry for easy access to Manhattan.

Hoping to visit NYC again and staying at her property.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just stayed at this house last week for six days. We chose it because the price fit into our budget and the location allowed us to visit NYC but not have to stay in the city. The positives are the house itself and the owner Marina. The house was incredibly clean and spacious and Marina is a very pleasant and helpful hostess......and I loved her dog Monya. The master bed was very comfortable but the queen and two twin beds were incredibly firm. Perhaps taking a foam eggshell is advisable if you like a little more cushion or maybe a down filled mattress cover. The kitchen is well stocked.

The proximity to transportation is wonderful. Figuring out the bus schedule was easy, the subway took a bit.

The neighborhood is a little neglected as far as lawn maintenance but that didn't bother us because we weren't there to mow grass. :) The neighborhood seemed very safe, we were not afraid to be out after dark.

The only negative comment does not concern the rental itself but the beach area. We planned to spend several mornings on the beach but were so disappointed the first day with how dirty the beach was that we didn't go back. It wasn't even due to lack of cleaning on the city's was what was flowing in with the tide. There were a few items that I am glad my younger son didn't ask what they were. Perhaps this was unusual, I do not know.

We had a great time and would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guys, It was pleasure accommodating your family. I'm really sorry the water was dirty during your stay. Usually the beach is very well maintained. Water is being tested daily and sometimes they just do not allow swimming if the water is not clean enough. I'm personally not a beach person, but this is first time somebody complained about beach cleanliness. Please come again, this situation with the water is not typical.
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  • 5 of 5

The unit is very nice and convenient to public transportation. We had 6 people and found the unit very comfortable with the three bedrooms and two comfortable futon sofa beds in the living room. Marina was very helpful with providing information and very kind. She was always available to us to answer questions or address any issues.HOWEVER, if you are in unit A, the living room is over Marina's bedroom and there isn't any carpet on the LR floor. We like to stay up late, so this was very noisy for her and very frustrating for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guys, You were excellent guests and I will be happy to accommodate you again. I did put "no noise between 11 p.m. & 8 a.m" paragraph in the leasing agreement which you signed electronically at booking. If you are looking for a party place you should not rent NYC apartment and look instead for a private house outside of NYC 5 boroughs where NYC residential law is enforced. New Yorkers work hard and need their time for their night sleep.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
JFK, Newark, La Guardia
Nearest Train
3 Miles
95th Street in Brooklyn
Car: not necessary

Across the street from all X-buses to Manhattan (25 min commute to Downtown) and local bus to FREE 24/7 Manhattan ferry (17 min). Local bus to Brooklyn in 7 min walk (7 min ride to the nearest subway station in Brooklyn). Ocean beach with 3 miles oceanside promenade right at your door.

4 Deli/grocery stores and 7 restaurants within 5-10 min walking distance: Italian (ocean front), Russian, Turkish, Chinese, Pizza, Subway & Ice-Cream cafe

Other Activities: All NYC attractions


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.88%

Two similar 3 bedroom apartments plus 1 bedroom apartment (see property # 126072) are available in the same house. If rented together, can accommodate up to 27 people.
Off street parking: $25/night/car or $100/week/car
Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year weeks are subjects of 25% holiday surcharge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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