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CLOSEST TO THE FREE FERRY! Enjoy this beautiful old home of 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms comprised of 2 apartments, one on the first floor for up to 6 people and have an additional Garden level apartment in the same house with 1 bedroom, a sitting room and bathroom, along with a separate small kitchenette. The addition sleeps 4 people by using the full sized sofa bed and is just downstairs and accessed inside the foyer in this Private Home that is Closest to the St. George FREE FERRY! Ask about adding another apartment on the top floor that has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Have a Wonderful Waterfront Unobstructed View of the NYC skyline, see Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens along with the George Washington Bridge and at its' most spectacular, the entire Hudson Harbor. It is just 10 minute walk to the free commuter ferry. This comfortable home has a great vantage point as it is a smooth 20 minutes FREE ride to Manhattan via the Staten Island Ferry while the house is in a SAFE and quiet location, just 2 blocks to the 120 Police Precinct. The Esplanade in front of the Victorian home follows the waterfront and has a running trail, benches and a boardwalk above the tides. Or go see the Staten Island Yankees (a minor league) play at the beautiful new stadium, only a block away from the house.
Everything is close in Historic St. George, museums, restaurants and small grocery stores that have good selections of staples, beer and organic foods. If the desire is to explore the neighborhood and view all the historic homes and public buildings or ride over to New York City see the sights, all is quite easy even with small children. On the other side near the NYC dock is the ticket booth to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island or the tour buses. If you want to walk around after docking you will be in the old Historic district of Manhattan and just a few short blocks from the Financial District of Wall Street.
The house has been renovated with a new and fully equipped kitchen. For summer there is a new 18,000 BTU air conditioner and a lovely private Garden Patio with table and chairs. For winter there is a working wood burning fireplace and steam heat. Enjoy a master bedroom with lovely romantic decor and wood floors, high ceilings with ceiling fans throughout and a full bathroom with a bathtub. There is a shared foyer with the owner but the unit has it's own locking front door and is totally private. No car is necessary and there is public transportation from all three airports in New York and from Newark in NJ. If a parking space is needed the street has no restrictions and is right in front of the home entrance. Wifi is included along with cable TV on a 32' flat LED screen.
Keywords: Vacation Home, Rental Apartment, City House, Waterfront House, Town House, casa Waterfront Unobstructed View of the skyline of Manhattan and Brooklyn along with the Hudson Harbor and just 3 blocks to the commuter ferry.
The twin bed has a trundle under that pulls out and pops up...moreless
Bedroom 3: 1 double
In the additional apart bedroom, comfortable for two adults...moreless
Bedroom 1: 1 queen
Master Bedroom with space for a baby cot, provided if needed...moreless
Queen size Beds (1) The Master Bedroom has a Queen bed with lovely linnens and cut velvet spread, the headboard is an antique and matches the step toped dresser and wash stand, Twin or Single Beds (2) Second twin is a trundle bed that rolls out from underneath and pops up level, Child Beds Baby Cribs (1) This is a fold-up small child or baby bed much like a long padded play pen, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sized sofa bed in the living room. Second apartment has a small bedroom with a full sized bed....moreless
Antique and period furniture in a tastefully renovated 1870 Victorian Home, Beautiful garden with year round flowers even in the snow, Guests have total control of heat and air conditioning, Free 24/7 street parking and easy access to all public transportation, Family Friendly...moreless
Spring 2015 Mar 16 - May 21, 2015 4 night min stay
Summer 2015 May 22 - Sep 14, 2015 4 night min stay
Fall 2015 Sep 15 - Nov 20, 2015 4 night min stay
Pre- Holiday 2015 Nov 21 - Dec 18, 2015 4 night min stay
Holiday 2015 Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2016 4 night min stay
Winter 2015 Jan 5 - Mar 18, 2016 4 night min stay
My Standard Rate 4 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Weekly cleaning$180 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$600
Tax is X.08875 on rent and housecleaning combined. Out-cleaning is $180.00 and preformed after your departure. If staying longer than 11 nights then we require a mid-stay housecleaning at $85.00 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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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CONVENIENT! There is no private home closer to New York City then here in Historic St. George where all transportation begins, with the 24/7 free ferry ride to lower Manhattan. Located right on the Hudson Harbor with unobstructed views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and the famous New York City skyline. There are many wonderful things to experience; Staten Island Yankees baseball park, historic buildings, restaurants, the Staten Island Museum, botanical and Chinese gardens, shops, restaurants and a minor league ball park are all within walking distance. We even have our own Staten Island Shopping Mall with something for everyone. Or just walk along the Esplanade and enjoy the Harbor.
Year Purchased: 1988
About the owner: My husband Stanley and I on the Esplanade down in front of the house. The area is scenic with all of New York Harbor within view of the house. Both commercial and pleasure boats are constantly traveling back and forth to loading docks or on their way out to sea.
Why the Owner Chose Staten Island: The house is quaint and inviting with great views, one can never be bored. A great plus is the close proximity of the Staten Island Ferry that runs 24/7 - 365, only a 10 minute walk, a 20 minute ride and then you are in Manhattan. Coming home it is cool in summer as the doors are wide open and you can watch the sun setting with the Statue of Liberty back lit. In winter the passenger lounges are heated and you can read, relax or compare notes on your days adventures.
The house is historically significant as the first owner was the son of the preserved Stevenson's General Store in Historic Richmond Town. In 1870's coming to the North Shore was a relief with the breezes blowing off the Hudson River and so the area became a resort with homes for the very wealthy.
This two family home provided a place for me to live and raise my two children. Now I rent the lower part of the house, which is a complete apartment in itself with sliding patio doors out onto a private patio and garden.
The Unique Benefits at this House: It is so convenient to all public transportation. The neighborhood is safe and it is a relatively quiet one for New York City. The house is private, clean and comfortable with antiques in every room but the kitchen is updated and there are modern conveniences such as air conditioners and a dish washer so you don't need to live in the last century on your vacation.