7 min. by car to Brooklyn and 35 min. to Manhattan; in the walking distance to public transportation: 20min. to Brooklyn and 50 min. to Manhattan by bus and a Ferry which is FREE and very romantic, all of the movies about NYC where filmed from the Staten Island Ferry! And the Green Lady (Statue of Liberty) is passed by every time you go to and back from (email hidden)e apartment is on a quiet street and it's 10 min. walking distance to the ocean. It's in the safe residential neighborhood.
The apartment is completely separate. The only thing that's shared is the foyer/corridor with two entrance doors into apartments: mine (I live upstairs) and yours (first floor). The living/bedroom has a huge window (it has a nice garden in front) and on the street level. The dining area, kitchen and bathroom is 6 steps down. There are 2 big closets and the furniture is from IKEA. A 5 min. walk away there are a couple of big stores, two museums (Garribaldi-Meucci museum and Alice Auston - very picturesque and on the ocean shore), Fort Wadsworth - an old fort turned into a park with the BEST view of Brooklyn, Manhattan and New Jersey and South Beach with boardwalk, beach area and restaurants.
You will have access to the entire apartment and the foyer/corridor preceding it.
I live in the apartment upstairs. Our interaction could be minimal if you prefer it. Otherwise I would be happy to help you, answer questions or chat))).
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$35 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$500 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1100 /month|
|Check Out:||10:00 AM|
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The apartment was exactly as described, very close to the main bus route with all the amenities that are required. An added bonus was taking the free ferry every morning into Manhattan, it felt like a personal daily cruise! As the 1st part of our US trip was 2 weeks snowboarding in the Rockies this added a charm and calmness to the trip that wasn’t expected – I’d recommend it as a commute.
Marina and her husband Ellie (sorry if the spelling is incorrect) were very accommodating, leaving food for our late arrival and being very understanding with our check out mix up. Happily storing our luggage until our transfer arrived.
Would highly recommend this accommodation and would certainly rent it again.
Marina and her husband were great! Easy to communicate with and very helpful. My husband and I stayed here with our three year old. The apartment is roomy and clean. It's in a safe and quiet neighborhood where it is easy to park. We drove to the Staten Island ferry to go into the city each day. It's about a 10 min drive and $8 a day to park, but the ferry is free. I know that the bus is very close and accessible to the ferry as well. Had a great experience! Would definitely recommend!
I guess we had different expectations than the other reviewers. The place is a mess. Moldy smell (so bad that we slept with the window open even though it was below freezing). Doors, walls and carpets were dirty. It was not even safe: steep stairs without railing, gas stove not functioning well in a room without windows, cracked tiles. The bathroom was a nightmare,
We had a great stay in Marina's apartment. Marina and Elli were very generous and they had stocked the fridge with loads of food before our arrival. It's very private, which is what me and my fiancee was looking for. The place looks exactly like the pictures. It's just a 5 min walk to s51 and its also close to the Staten Island Ferry. I would definitely recommend it to everyone
The apartment was exactly as described and the many reviews are completely accurate of the apartment, hosts, and location. The size is cozy, but I never once felt it too small for three of us (myself, husband, and 4 year old). Definitely better than a cramped hotel room.
We decided to stay here because it was close to the start line for the NY marathon which my husband was running in. It was just under a mile to the start and my husband walked there. This allowed him to sleep in and not worry about getting to Staten Island hours early. So this was great! The trip back was a bit more tiring that usual, but he had just run 26.2 miles!
We did not rent any car but relied on public transportation. That was great -- super easy. It's about a 1/4 mile to the bus stop. Getting home from the city often took us about 1.5-2 hours. That got a little tiring, but it was still fun. I think the only thing my husband wished was there was a TV -- but I was completely content without it! I watched shows on my Tablet and my son watched his shows on my phone.
All in all, a great value.
We had a great stay at Marina's apartment. Ms Marina and her husband, the owners of the apartment, were very accommodating and generous. The apartment was as described, was clean and had everything we needed. The s51 is a 5 minute walk, and takes you directly to the SI ferry in about 15 minutes. That was my first AirBnB experience and I think I was lucky to find such a lovely host. I highly recommend the place for tourists who are planning to enjoy their trip to new york city.
This place is a perfect low-cost solution to staying in NYC, particularly if you have a car. Parking is easy on the street and the Staten Islamd Ferry is just a ten minute car ride away. There is municipal parking at the ferry ($8 for the whole day) and the ferry ride to Manhattan has to be one of the nicest trips on public transportation you'll ever make! It takes just 20 minutes, has a gorgeous view, and then you have all of Manhattan and the subways at your feet.
The apartment is as described, the bed is very comfortable, and as other reviewers have mentioned, Martina leaves milk and the fixings for a nice sandwich when you arrive, something I really appreciated after a long drive.
And when in Staten Island itself, make sure you visit the Chinese Scholar's Garden at Sailor's Snug Harbor. It's beautiful..
Our stay in Marina and Eli's apartment was simply delightful. The apartment is lovely and they very kindly stocked the kitchen with bread and milk and other essentials. I'd recommend having a car to get around Staten Island but there is perfectly good public transport to get you to and from the ferry station. All-in-all this is an extremely reasonably priced apartment and I would recommend it highly.
Marina is an excellent host, very friendly and easy to deal with. At the stage of arranging the visit she responded to my questions immediately and she proved to be equally reliable when I arrived. Everything worked well in her apartment and she was eager to provide any information I needed. The journey to Manhattan, although rather long (around an hour and a half), did not feel that bad, perhaps because the ferry trip was very nice, especially on a hot summer day. That was my first AirBnB experience and I think I was lucky to find such a lovely host. I do recommend Marina's apartment to everyone!