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Recent New York property reviews

  • A-MAZ-ING!!!

    "All I can say is that you will be so happy you rented this house! It is gorgeous, cozy and fits a lot of people very comfortably. The surroundings are beautiful and it is walking distance to the base of the ski mountain. The owners were very easy to make arrangements with. The whole experience exceeded my expectations. I didn't want to leave!"
    Guest: Christein2000 Date of Stay: June 2013 Review Submitted: June 13, 2013
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  • Wonderful home, a true retreat

    "This review is slightly belated, and written now as it's been almost five months since visiting "the Main House" and it's property and I'm going through serious withdrawal! We have been coming to this property regularly now for more than 5 years and I can say without reservation that it is a true gem, one of the most wonderful places we have stayed in around New York and even much further afield. The property itself is unique: while it's a short and pleasant walk into town, one feels very much secluded on the farm, resulting in a very real feel of a get-away from the hectic realities of every day life. The house itself is a haven: spacious, with several areas for communing with a group while also offering several nooks throughout the house for some peace and quiet. We have been coming regularly with groups of friends -- 4 to 5 families, all with young children -- and the unanimous feeling is that this is a very unique and special place. Where else can one walk a few steps from the house to a private and secluded beach; or BBQ just off of the bay; play frisbee in a spacious garden overlookign the sesa; or wander along a beautiful, natural marsh complete with herons? The owner has consistently been very friendly, responsive and gracious; we enjoy his company and hospitality and have enjoyed learning about the area from him. He has gone out of his way to ensure that we feel at home and that we have what we need. We have come back to this home time and time again -- it's something that we, our children and our friends look forward to, and we are already looking forward to our summer time visits!"
    Guest: saz Date of Stay: November 2012 Review Submitted: April 5, 2013
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  • Spacious!

    "This apartment was far better in both price and space than many rooms we have seen in NYC. There is one flight of stairs to arrive at this very comfortable space - room to walk around the bed, closet space, plenty of room to unpack. It was nice to have the living room to relax on the couch and also to have the kitchen table. The AC worked great! Hara had coffee and a french press for us to use as well as a small refrigerator and stove top, dishes, etc. We were met with the key and received immediate attention when we had questions. There is also a nice selection of tour maps and guides in the room. It is a very nice neighborhood away from the hustle bustle of midtown but easy to catch a cab, walk to the subway or call a driver."
    Guest: Travel4fun Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 15, 2014
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  • Ron

    "What a great house for adults and kids! Tons of space indoors and out. We have stayed here multiple times with our family as well as friends. Location is perfect for beach, shopping, parks etc. Very easy to maintain and clean as well as having a pool and basement. I highly recommend this house!"
    Guest: Ronnieb Date of Stay: November 2012 Review Submitted: December 26, 2012
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New York Travel Tips

New York is a hub of culture, history, diversity and excitement.

New York City is made up of five boroughs: Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, while the rest of the upstate region is made up of different cities, town and suburbs. Manhattan and Staten Island are islands off the state’s mainland and accessed through tunnels, bridges and ferries.

Getting around New York is a breeze with an intricate yet user-friendly public transit system as well as the famous yellow taxis. In the city centers, walking is a great way to move around while still experiencing the sights and sounds of the different areas. However, car rentals may be need for those who exploring attractions upstate in areas like the Finger Lakes.

Things to do in New York

Broadway: A trip into Manhattan isn’t complete without taking in a show on the “Great White Way.” Considered the hub of theater in the U.S., Broadway is home to some of the best musical and acting productions in the world.

Cooperstown: Baseball fans won’t want to miss the opportunity to visit Cooperstown, which is not too far from Albany. This area is recognized as the shrine of baseball, and with its small-town charm and stellar views of the countryside, it’s definitely worth the visit. It’s the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum as well as the Fenimore Art Museum and the Glimmerglass Opera. After a pickup baseball game, check out the local cultural attractions for a full day of fun.

Staten Island Ferry: Traveling between Manhattan and Staten Island best done aboard the famous Staten Island ferries. With service between St. George and Whitehall Street, it not only transports people between boroughs, but also delivers stunning views of the Manhattan skyline, New York Harbor, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Along your journey, you can explore the unique attractions each borough has to offer.

Ellis Island: One of the most famous historical sites associated with freedom is New York’s Ellis Island. Situated in Upper New York Bay, Ellis Island was the gateway for millions of immigrants coming to America during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The island is also home the the Statue of Liberty, which was usually the first thing immigrants saw when they came off of the boats. Ellis Island houses a museum of immigration where visitors can learn all about the island’s history and even trace their own ancestral roots.

Central Park: No trip to the Big Apple is complete without a walk through Central Park. This public space opened in 1857 and is situated in the center of this borough. The park is the perfect location for a relaxing stroll or a lovely lunchtime picnic. Enjoy a friendly game of frisbee or hop in the saddle and take a horseback ride through the North Woods - you might actually forget you are in the country's biggest metropolis! Providing stunning visuals in all four seasons, Central Park is the perfect place to experience some greenery and nature in the middle of concrete and skyscrapers.

Niagara Falls: Niagara Falls is best seen from the Maid of the Mist, a boat cruise ferrying visitors right alongside the rapids. You can also experience the falls from Prospect Park Point walkways. It’s quite a sight to witness this majestic natural attraction in person. After a visit to the falls themselves, you can spend some time exploring the rest of Niagara Falls State Park, hiking around trails or taking a trolley ride and experiencing a guided tour to learn all about the park.

Duckwalk Vineyards: New York is full of successful wineries, such as Duckwalk Vineyards. With two locations in Southampton and Long Island, this winery has truly made its place. On the North Fork of Long Island, 30 acres of sauvignon grapevines grow, waiting for harvest. It’s also the perfect location for a wine tasting while visiting the wine trail.

Shopping and Dining in New York

Macy’s: Manhattan is home to the famous Macy’s flagship store, which opened in 1924. It became the world’s largest department store. Head to the corner of 34th Street and Herald Square to do some shopping here and feel a part of history.

Woodbury Common: With more than 220 stores, Woodbury Common is one of the largest outlet shopping centers in the world and certainly worth a trip. With such an array of shops, you’re sure to find anything you’re looking for here.

Jack’s Oyster House: For almost 100 years, this family-owned restaurant has been serving up hungry patrons giant porterhouse steaks and fresh seafood dishes with a French twist. With elegant decor and an interesting history, this is one eatery in Albany you can't miss.

Sardi’s: Before taking in a show, eat a Sardi’s, an eatery considered the toast of Broadway. Located in the heart of the Theater District, Sardi’s is the birthplace of the Tony Aways, and caricatures of celebrities adorn the wall.

Chinatown: For an authentic Chinese meal, head to New York’s Chinatown. Boasting the largest influence of Chinese heritage in the western hemisphere, this is the place to get handmade noodles and dim sum. Explore the different shops and attractions in Chinatown to really feel immersed in this culture.

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