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Picturesque Two-Story Apartment in Historic House Short Walk to Ferry

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Last updated: 05/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Step into another world in this duplex apartment on the top two floors of a140 year-old hilltop Victorian home. Relax in the evening with the lights from the bay and the Verrazano Bridge outside the window. Yet you are just a 20 minute downhill walk to the Staten Island Ferry, the greatest free ride in the world. The house is surrounded by a lush, terraced garden with tree swing and tree house. Descend from our secluded hilltop into downtown Staten Island, a diverse, up-and-coming real New York neighborhood with a convenient strip of restaurants and small shops.

If you have the spirit of romantic adventure and hate overpriced hotel rooms, we can make your New York stay even more special, and affordable.

The Ferry to Manhattan: The Staten Island Ferry is by far the loveliest way to enter Manhattan, a 25-minute cruise across the harbor. You pass very close to the Statue of Liberty and watch the skyscrapers grow enormous as you approach. The boat runs 24/7, usually every half hour. It runs more often in rush hours, hourly very late at night. And it's FREE.

The walk to the Ferry from our house is an easy downhill stroll. Coming back you may prefer to hop a bus 2-3 stops, or a cab for $5-7.

Staten Island: If you stay more than a few days, you may want to see the sights of Staten Island itself, New York's 'forgotten borough.' These include Snug Harbor, a 19th-century sailors' retirement home turned museum and cultural center, the Jacques Marchais Tibetan Art Museum, and the Alice Austen museum, a beautiful waterfront house devoted to a pioneering woman photographer. The south shore of Staten Island offers many miles of sandy beach and boardwalk if you want to take a few hours off from being a tourist. The island is famous for its Italian food, but newer immigrant groups are making their contributions as well. You will find the prices for restaurants, like lodging, far more reasonable than in Manhattan.


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 3
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Large BR facing street and harbor view...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

    Cozy back bedroom facing leafy yard...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Smaller bedroom downstairs off the living room...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys:

    We keep a toy chest on hand for young and young-at-heart visitors....moreless

  • VCR


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Ice Skating
  • Pier Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    No central AC in our historic home, but we provide three room units. Guests have kept cool in previous hot summers....moreless

  • Heating:

    Central gas heating...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Spacious living room with TV, etc., great evening views down to the Verrazano Bridge....moreless

  • Parking:

    No parking on site, but easy parking on our street with no 'alternate side' hassles. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line is available for calls in the USA and Canada...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    We use high-speed Verizon FIOS....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Eat-in kitchen with electric stove, oven, microwave, fridge. Table seats five, six if you squeeze...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    You can use our garden patio and picnic area (shared with lower apartment)....moreless

Building Type

  • House


Write a review 4.1
from 33 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 13 - Jun 18, 2015
2 night min stay
$120 $150
Fri, Sat
Jun 19 - Sep 8, 2015
3 night min stay
$130 $180
Sep 9 - Dec 17, 2015
2 night min stay
$120 $150
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$120 $150
Fri, Sat
$700 $2,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 8.9%

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Last updated: 05/21/2015
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Newark Liberty
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Staten Island Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Penn Station New York
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-278, Exit 12 or 13
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
South Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Location Type: Downtown


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: This is a genuine family business that my husband and I run together with our children. We live a few blocks away and believe in downtown Staten Island as one of New York's mostly-hidden treasures. I am a licensed NYC tour guide, my husband a native New Yorker. We love the city and are thrilled to provide a comfortable, affordable way to see it for our guests.

Why the Owner Chose Staten Island:
You will have a very different, we think richer, experience of New York, staying with us than in cramped quarters in Manhattan. You will feel the ebb and flow of a real residential neighborhood where New Yorkers of all sorts rub shoulders. You will have a haven in our unique row of eight Victorian hill houses set back from the street, but also be close enough to get your fill of the great city.

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Speaks: english, french, russian

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Sunny house

    Sunny house

  • Just say No to  cramped New York rooms

    Just say No to cramped New York rooms

  • Cozy bedroom with a view

    Cozy bedroom with a view

  • Our front yard

    Our front yard

  • Old-fashioned bathroom.

    Old-fashioned bathroom.

  • Be above it all

    Be above it all

  • Lincoln (almost) could have slept here

    Lincoln (almost) could have slept here

  • You can see for miles.

    You can see for miles.

  • The path to the house

    The path to the house

  • Silver Lake Park is a few minutes away by car

    Silver Lake Park is a few minutes away by car

VRBO #433049

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