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Your 1st Floor Private Home Families Welcome Convenient New York City Location,

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

Private Home sleeps 6, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, dining room, fully equipped kitchen

Waterfront Home that is CLOSEST TO FREE FERRY 24/7 365! Chic and Clean Bohemian Beautiful and Only a 10 minute easy walk to the BEST public transportation in the USA. Go to: The park and Esplanade in front of this Victorian home follows the waterfront and will soon have the tallest Ferris Wheel in the USA. There will be parks and a boardwalk above the tides. Built right after the Civil War in the 1870s this Private, General Grant style Home had a Spectacular Panorama View of New York City, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Jersey City! Now there is a partial view from the front porch of the Hudson Harbor. Clean, Comfortable and filled with antiques, this is a 2 Bedroom Home, with 1 full bathroom and a formal dining room with seating for up to 6. You will have a private garden and patio with a table and chairs for outdoor dining right off the fully equipped kitchen. With the 2 bedroom option you can sleep up to 6 adults/children + 1 baby. With the add on (extra $$) downstairs apartment you can sleep 4 more people (=10) comfortably. There is a 32 inch Flat Screen LCD cable TV with Blue Ray DVD player plus Free WiFi. It is an easy 10 minute walk to the 24/7 FREE Staten Island Ferry docking near the Wall Street Bull and the Financial District, Historic Old New York plus the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island ticket booths. Pass by the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge every ride. In 20 minutes dock in the Financial District, the hub of subway, bus or ferry transportation to all of New York City. The house is COOL in summer w/18K BTU A/C and both bedrooms have window A/C.. Cozy in winter with a Wood Burning stove and steam heat. Located in St. George, one of New York City's SAFEST neighborhoods with Restaurants, Period Homes, Churches, Staten Island Yankees Baseball Park, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and the Children's Museum. Always Park Free right in front of the house or go car-less as the bus stop is just a minute walk away. After sightseeing or shopping return to the 1st Floor of a your Renovated home. Lounge on the Front Deck or stroll along the scenic Hudson Harbor Esplanade + explore Staten Island's Historic North Shore where the Vanderbilts had a summer residence. Everything is a SHORT and EASY walk from the front porch.

Transportation: The house is only about 45 minutes from LaGuardia and JFK International Airport and 35 minutes form Newark Airport. There is public transportation by bus and then subways to and from the airports.There are also local city buses that stop a half block away from the house. The Staten Island Ferry, which is a FREE 30 minute ride to Lower New York City and runs all day and night, 24/7, 365 is only a three block walk, 10 minutes or a short 5 minute bus ride from the house. There is FREE all day/night parking in front of the house! In Lower NYC there are sightseeing buses, city buses and subways to anywhere in all of the five boroughs. There is also the connection to the Statue of Liberty ferry near to where the Staten Island ferry docks. It is just 20 minutes by subway uptown to Times Square and Broadway or Grand Central where you can catch the Metro North along the Hudson River Line. Stop at quaint Victorian towns, do some antiquing, leaf peeking and explore the village where Hello Dolly was filmed.

Interior Furnishings: The owner of the house is a professional Interior Designer and has taken great effort to make the furniture and surroundings attractive, pleasing and comfortable. The rooms feature high ceilings, ceiling fans, wood floors and an arch between the front room and dining room. In the living room there is a open wood burning stove in the fireplace with free firewood, so that in the cooler months you can have a cozy fire to gaze at. In the summer there is a large 18,000 BTU air conditioner for the front rooms and each bedroom has its own air conditioner.

The kitchen has been equipped with pots, pans, spices and many extras to help you prepare great meals for your family. Or eat out at the many good restaurants just a few blocks away.

All the furniture is period or antique except the queen bed, twin bed mattresses and the sleeper sofa. The kitchen has been remodeled with wood cabinets, a fresh composite counter top for the work area, new appliances and a dishwasher. The attractive fluffy towels and cotton fiber bed linens are of the best quality.

The Neighborhood of St. George: Magnificent 180 views of New York Harbor, Manhattan Skyscrapers, the Statue of Liberty and the 4th of July Fireworks on the Hudson Harbor & East River. It is only a 10 minute walk to the free ferry to Manhattan. With the sounds of the bells of 175 year old St. Peter's Church you will have a daily, beautiful experience. The house is just blocks from the Staten Island Museum and 2 miles from Sailors Snug Harbor Cultural Center with it's famous Chinese Ming Garden, live theater, Children's Museum and summer concerts.

Who have lived or are still living this area? At present; 6 Published writers, a Broadway & West End London dramatist, 2 Broadway musical dancers, a TV actress, a Manhattan theater owner, a Pulitzer Prize producer, a British barrister, 3 University professors, a Wall St. financial analyst, and years past; Thomas Outer who designed the Outerbridge from Staten Island to NJ, Vernon Brown former president of the New York Stock Exchange and Anson Phelps who built Phelps Dodge Corporation.

This is a Robin's Nest Resort property where our objective is to provide a comfortable, clean and attractive home for you and your family and friends while traveling.

More Details

Property Manager
Robin Levin
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Robin Levin

I purchased this 1870s home in 1988 when the neighborhood was depressed but now it is on a revival slated to have the worlds tallest Ferris wheel (tallest in the USA) finished by April 2017. The NY Wheel will be not quite directly in front of the house and so will the all new attractions of Staten Island which is the 5th borough of New York City. The island is serviced by a free ferry to Manhattan and it is so close to the terminal and that is one of the reasons I bought the house. Convenience of Location, a safe neighborhood with trees and a garden, what more could you ask for? I am a professional interior designer and have had many years of renovating and decorating this wonderful old house. I hope you will love it as much as I do.

Robin Levin

Robin Levin purchased this house in 1988

Guestbook comments from the manager

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.

My Response

The Queen bed in the Master bedroom now has a "squishy
Jul 2014
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St. George House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Smaller bedroom with day bed and pull out trundle twin bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Your 1st Floor Private Home Families Welcome Convenient New York City Location,
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 12 reviews

Nice apartment in a really fun location

  • 5 of 5

My son and I visited New York for the first time and we're so glad we chose to stay at Robin's apartment on Staten Island. She is a great communicator and was a big help to us in planning our trip. The apartment was comfortable, clean, well provisioned, and in such an interesting old house. The best part to us was the wonderful open views from our living room and along our walks to and from the ferry terminal. We did enjoy having the bus available in front of the house and used it when it rained. The ferry ride is easy, fast and enjoyable, and we never tired of it, with interesting sights in every direction. Subways and buses are convenient to the Whitehall terminal and we enjoyed using mass transit all over Manhattan, and had no problem even to and from LaGuardia. It was a great place to stay, adding a whole different and beautiful point of view to our trip to NYC.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Home Sweet Home"

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 4 nights. We all felt like being in our own. Home had everything more than what we need. It was more spacious with 2 bed rooms, living and dining room. It does have huge kitchen with backyark / patio to sit, relax and have a cofee :-). Robin was wonderful host.She was very kind and helpful. She was comfortable to cancel and re-book my travel dates without fee.Location..! This home is walkable distance to Staten Island Ferry or 3 minutes bus ride in front of the home to the ferry . Every single day my family enjoyed the free ferry ride to lower manhattan in 20 minutes.Kids had a good time They were surprised by seeing those toys which we forgot.Pack 'n' go was very useful for our 8 months old baby. This home has a good ocean view and downtown view in few yards away. Free street parking in front of the home. It so easy to take senior people to for visiting NYC attractions without metro & crowd .It was sad to leave the home after a short vacation. Hosts checks to make sure guests were comfortable.I strongly recommend this We will hit this place when we visit our favorite city NYC. Above all, It is highly secured and having police station a block away from this home is a plus. Thanks !

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good location to enter Manhattan.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 nights with 2 bed rooms in this house. We could take Staten Ferry easily when we entered Manhattern. We saw Stature of Liberty on the ferry. It's a very convenient place and welcome mood. Moreover we could park our car on the street. Staying this house was a good experience in NY.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, great family memories at Robin's Nest

  • 5 of 5

Our family has visited New York City several times and usually would stay in New Jersey. This time, we chose to stay at Robin's house on Staten Island. We were so happy with our decision. The house was cozy, comfortable, clean, stocked with kitchen needs, paper products, linens, towels, etc. We were so happy with our decision. While making our decision, Robin responded immediately to our emails and questions. When we arrived, Robin immediately greeted us. She directed us to the local grocery story and helped us get settled in. The house sits directly across from Manhattan. It was awesome to look at the breath-taking New York City skyline on our walks to and from the Staten Island ferry terminal. The walk is less than 10 minutes. We took the ferry to get in and out of the city. The ferry ride was easy, fast, relaxing and enjoyable. While on the ferry, we saw the Statue of Liberty... and other beautiful sights--the skyline, Brooklyn Bridge, etc. Once in NYC, we used the subway or walked. Overall, it was a wonderful trip and a great place to stay. We would recommend others to stay in Robin's beautiful house! Thank you, Robin.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Communication Difficulties

  • 2 of 5

My husband and I spent 8 days in Robin's apartment. The apartment was clean, comfortable and well-equipped. We had communicated with Robin and she was comfortable that we were bringing our 20 lb. dog. Her only feedback was "not to let the dog get on the furniture" or to "run free in the backyard." I am very careful to follow the rules in the places I stay, and it was my mistake to not ask more detail. I understood the "run free in the backyard" to mean don't leave him out there off leash or to keep him under control, she meant "I don't want your dog outside off leash at all." We were out working all day with our dog, so our he was in the yard ~5-6 times for about 1.5 minutes each. He simply peed by the hostas/dirt/tree and came back in. There is no grass in the yard, only dirt, trees and hostas (and some mugwort) running up a hillside. This is not a groomed yard. When Robin returned home from a trip, the fourth night of our stay, he went out to pee at 12:30am. Immediately, I received several extremely upset emails and an extremely upset phone message (all around 1am). A simple phone call the next morning would have corrected the misunderstanding and I would have quickly complied. The emails continued beyond my apologies. I have replaced the plants that my dog "ruined" and am now hesitant to rent VRBO again. I have had many lovely experiences, but this was stressful and awful. She watched when we came and went, knew when we were running the air conditioner and was worried we were working behind closed blinds. Even after I apologized multiple times and accepted responsibility for misunderstanding, the chastising continued. I couldn't wait to go home. :/

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately because of this guest we will NO LONGER ALLOW GUESTS WITH DOGS. I didn't realize when I said in writing that the dog should never be allowed in the garden/patio unsupervised that they though it meant they could stand at the patio door and watch it while it trampled on the plants and see it pee in the garden. I did say dogs need to be walked and always on a leash. I did not ask her to replace the ferns and in fact told her it was not necessary nor at any time did I indicate that I would charge her for damages. But that is over now and I am sorry this guest took it so personally and seemingly over reacted. This is an actual e-mail I sent to her: OK and thank you. Please let us put the dog pee indecent behind us, you have only a few more days, you should enjoy. The back garden is delightful to have your morning coffee in, you can put up the umbrella and feel protected and hopefully enchanted, just keep Dare on a leash. Best Wishes, Robin
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The most fantastic place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I spent 11 wonderful days in Robin's beautiful apartment. It is a charming old fashioned home with traditional and antique furnishings - including Wi-Fi and a flat screen. The apartment is well equipped, very clean and comfortable. Sitting on the couch in the living room, you look out on the water and can see the Statue of Liberty and New York skyline. What a wonderful sight!

We enjoyed preparing breakfast and being able to cook our dinners every day in the well-equipped kitchen. The weather was fantastic during our stay, warm and sunny so we also enjoyed sitting on the outside patio when we returned from our daily trips to Manhattan and all the other beautiful sights.

It is so convenient - the walk from the house to the ferry takes only 10 minutes and the ferry is free, runs every 30 minutes and is a 20-25 minutes ride. Always able to get a seat and have the most awesome/ spectacular views from the ferry. The ferry terminal is close to both subway and bus routes to all points in Manhattan. The subway station is immediately outside the ferry terminal and it couldn't be easier for getting around all the amazing sites of New York. A weekly transport ticket makes travel easy. The bus to the Staten Island Mall stops outside the house. We loved going to the city, but we certainly enjoyed getting back to the peaceful Staten Island.

We have had the most wonderful holiday staying at Robin's and will strongly recommend others to have the opportunity to stay in Robin's gorgeous apartment! From the bottom of our hearts - thank you, Robin.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Newark, NJ; JFK, NYC; LaGuardia, NYC
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ruddy & Deans
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
St. George Ferry Terminal, Staten Island
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Clove Lakes Public Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
SIRT, Staten Island Rapid Transit
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Beso Tapas
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Camel Back, Pannsylvania
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Midland Beach, Staten Island, NY


Rates & Availability

St. George House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Mar 17 2017 - May 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 19 2017 - Sep 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 15 2017 - Nov 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holidays 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
House cleaning $130 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.88%

ax is X.08875 on rent and housecleaning combined. Out-cleaning is $120.00 and preformed after your departure. If staying longer than 11 nights then we require a mid-stay housecleaning at $90.00 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.

Manager'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.
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