I thoroughly recommend staying with Ellen and Petra. The apartment is lovely. Everything is provided that you could possibly think of. They are extremely knowledgeable about the area, the transportation, the stories of Coney Island. Maps were provided in my room. The bed was extremely comfortable (very important). Coney Island and its Boardwalk are very interesting, a mix of the past and current renovations, but all the famous rides are there. Walking the Boardwalk at any season is such a treat. I cannot wait to go back.