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Resort Living, 25 Min. Commute to Manhattan

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 5 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6

A charming and cozy guest suite in the owner occupied 2 family house conveniently located in a nice serene neighborhood in South Beach area of Staten Island. Fully renovated and equipped with all brand new top of the line appliances and modern furniture in 2013. Enjoy a large bedroom, fully equipped kitchen with a dining area, modern bathroom. Restaurants with free delivery and grocery shopping is only a 5 min walk away. Local KeyFood supermarket in less than 5 min walk from home. Just cross the street and find yourself on a beautiful sand beach with a 3 miles ocean side promenade. Have a romantic dinner at the fancy Italian ocean view restaurant . In summer enjoy exotic drinks and live music at the oceanside bar. Take a 25 minutes ride over the world famous Verrazano Bridge to Manhattan on an express bus (bus stop is just 1/2 block from the house) and enjoy everything New York with its museums, theaters, restaurants and shopping has to offer. Excellent for NY financial district visitors, romantic getaways or any business or pleasure which brings you to New York. Airport transportation (JFK or Newark International) can be provided. 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.

All guests must be 21+ unless accompanied by a parent. No parties and no noise after 11 p.m. is allowed in or near the apartment with respect to other residents of the house and very quiet residential neighborhood.

Transportation to Manhattan & Brooklyn: To Manhattan:

X-buses: X-4,5,6,7,8, 20. 25 min to Downtown, 45 min to Midtown, last stop in Manhattan is Madison Ave & 57th St. 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.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, russian, polish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed here for 2 weeks with our 10 month old son. We wanted accommodation to suit our needs which was access to a kitchen and a separate living space from the bedroom so when our son went to bed early we wouldn't have to join him. Therefore 'Resort Living' was perfect for us. We had our own kitchen and living room with plenty of space for our son to play and a separate bedroom with an en-suite. The accommodation was clean and comfortable with plenty of towels and a cleaning service after our first week. The accommodation had a telephone, wireless internet, a PC in the living room and Cable TV with films on demand.

The apartment owner Marina was fantastic, very welcoming and helpful. She went out of her way to help us to settle in which made our arrival and first days so much easier.

The location was right across the road from the sandy beach where there is a very long boardwalk/promenade. There are plenty of local restaurants and takeaways nearby, as well as all the usual amenities within a short walk. We took the local bus and the ferry into Manhattan each day which did take time, about 1 hour from our door to Manhattan's South Ferry Terminal (including waiting time). Although you can get the Express 'commuter' buses which take 22 minutes into Manhattan we were unable to do this as we had a large 3 wheeled all terrain pushchair which was too big for the express bus and is more like a coach. In hindsight we would have been fine on the express buses with a small collapsable buggy.

On the whole we enjoyed our stay and had a wonderful time exploring Manhattan. We would never have been able to afford the same quality of accommodation in Manhattan and as a more affordable option this gave us the opportunity to stay for much longer. What we liked best was spacious and comfortable apartment. What we liked least was the commute into Manhattan on the local bus.
Mar 2012
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South Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • 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.
  • Off street parking is not included in listed rates. Contact the owner about parking rates. Free on street parking, no alternative side rules here.
  • Only 1 person at a time in the shower cabin. No children/adults who need help with taking a shower can be accommodated.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , massage panel
  • Entrance to the bathroom is from the bedroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Living area - 1 twin/ single , (sofa +folding bed if needed)
  • 1 Queen Size bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Tennis Court
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • coin laundry
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Apartment is not equipped for small children Please, no kids under 7, shower cabin can accommodate just 1 person at a time. Primary renter must be over 25. ID is required at arrival. Off street parking can be provided for an extra charge. Free on street parking available but might take time to find. No booking is granted till you received an e-mail confirmation your signed leasing agreement and security deposit received and accepted by the owner. ***No loud parties permitted in this apartment.***


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Resort Living, 25 Min. Commute to Manhattan
average rating of 4.75 based on 69 reviews

Great Price, Clean Apartment

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from 5 days in NYC and was fantastic. Enjoyed all the places. The apartment in Staten Island is a nice and enjoyable apt and very affordable. The bus is right outside and takes you to the ferry. The ferry goes to Manhattan and runs 24/7. There is one subway station at the ferry that will take you to times square. It is around a 45 trek from the apt to Manhattan. They do serve beer on the ferry though. The bus is made to pick you up and drop you off right around the time the ferry is leaving. The boardwalk across the street is nice and can have a drink with live music. I enjoyed my stay at this apt and the owner Marina is great and very helpful and friendly. I definitely recommend this property. NICE.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2008
  • Stayed: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greatest host ever!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice host and roomy and clean accommodations. We felt very safe and had a plus of having the beach across the street. Only thing I would suggest is to get blinds or curtains over sliding doors. Other than that great trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review. I did put both vertical blinds and and dark curtains over the sliding door many times. This is a huge apartment rented most of the time by family with kids. All window dressing I put at the sliding door was destroyed immediately so I've just quit this idea.
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irish visiting staten island

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the apartments. It had everything we needed and didn't look for anything else. The only down fall was the we could hear the people up above quite clearly which woke us at night or in the mornings. Other than that everything was perfect :)

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect location for commute to Manhattan

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay in this apartment, adequate facilities and Marina is very helpful in providing information about the local amenities. Situated a walk away from the beach,but very easy for local transport to and from Staten Island Ferry into Manhattan.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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NYC vacation from Boston

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! I was a little hesitant staying in Staten Island as I knew nothing of the area. I have to say it felt like home. Traveling into the city could not have been easier and the ocean and beach across the street were amazing! Marina was the perfect host. Thank you for making us feel so welcome!

We now have a place to stay when we make our trips to NY, no more looking for groupons and deals on line. : )

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice appartment with even nicer host

  • 5 of 5

We visited New York City this summer an stayed at Marina's appartment.

The appartment was like in the description.

We just had to cross the street to arrive at the beach or to take the bus to the staten island ferry to Manhattan.

Shops and restaurants just around the corner. We felt safe in the neighbourhood day and night.

Marina is a very warm and friendly host.

We could really recommand her appartment. When we visit New York City again one day we hope to stay at Marina's Appartment again.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
JFK, Newark
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Staten Island Ferry
Nearest Train
4 Miles
95th Street in Brooklyn
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-278 Hylan Blvd
Car: not necessary

25 minute drive or X-bus ride (or 17 min local bus +25 min free ferry) to Manhattan with its museums, theaters, restaurants, etc. The house is located across the street from the sand beach with the ocean-side promenade. Send your inquiries about rates and availability.

Other Activities: NYC museums, theaters, restaurants & shopping


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.88%

Holidays rates : 25 % surcharge for Christmas, New Years, Thanksgivings, Independence Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day weeks.
Off Street parking: $25/night or $100/week/per car. FREE on street parking available. No alternative side parking rules in the area.
Security deposit and 25 % for the stay required for booking.
**Additional unit available, please inquire***
Cleaning service can be provided

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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