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Book this 1 bedroom apartment in Staten Island today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a air conditioning, parking space, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 40 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $600 to as high as $1700, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 20, 2017.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English, Russian
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Staten-island Attractions
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Central heating
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
Phone / Internet
- Fax machine
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
- Secure parking
- DVD player
- Satellite TV
- Smoking allowed
– based on 40 reviews
- Very Good
“A welcoming anti-Manhattan place to stay that's within easy reac”
The apartment meets all the needs of the weary traveller to New York City - a great place to decompress after spending the day on Manhattan. The local and express buses really are just across the street. The local bus and ferry takes time, but it's so relaxing an rewarding as you pass the Status of Liberty and the approach to Manhattan. Meanwhile the Express bus can get you to Lower Manhattan in 22 minutes or so. Want to stay close to home, you've got the beach and boardwalk which is slowly recovering from Sandy. But the best of the best is Marina, who truly cares that her temporary tenants are taken care of and happy. We strongly recommend a stay with Marina.
“convenient and good value”
This is a good location, with express busses one can reach the manhattan in half an hour, if ou are staying for a week express plus MTa card is perfect unlimited every mode of transportation. The house is nice as well, you can cook and make some sandwiches which would also save finances. It is perfect for small families. Altough shopping is limited, Marina took us for a grocery shopping, she even give us a ride to the metro station on the way back. The location is quite and accessible.
“Great Value and Ideal for Families”
We stayed here for 2 weeks with our 10 month old son. We wanted accommodation to suit our needs which was access to a kitchen and a separate living space from the bedroom so when our son went to bed early we wouldn't have to join him. Therefore 'Resort Living' was perfect for us. We had our own kitchen and living room with plenty of space for our son to play and a separate bedroom with an en-suite. The accommodation was clean and comfortable with plenty of towels and a cleaning service after our first week. The accommodation had a telephone, wireless internet, a PC in the living room and Cable TV with films on demand. The apartment owner Marina was fantastic, very welcoming and helpful. She went out of her way to help us to settle in which made our arrival and first days so much easier. The location was right across the road from the sandy beach where there is a very long boardwalk/promenade. There are plenty of local restaurants and takeaways nearby, as well as all the usual amenities within a short walk. We took the local bus and the ferry into Manhattan each day which did take time, about 1 hour from our door to Manhattan's South Ferry Terminal (including waiting time). Although you can get the Express 'commuter' buses which take 22 minutes into Manhattan we were unable to do this as we had a large 3 wheeled all terrain pushchair which was too big for the express bus and is more like a coach. In hindsight we would have been fine on the express buses with a small collapsable buggy. On the whole we enjoyed our stay and had a wonderful time exploring Manhattan. We would never have been able to afford the same quality of accommodation in Manhattan and as a more affordable option this gave us the opportunity to stay for much longer. What we liked best was spacious and comfortable apartment. What we liked least was the commute into Manhattan on the local bus.
“It was nice to stay here”
The appartement was friendly with everything in it. We sleeped well, it was near the beach and we could open the windows. The appartement was in a nice village in New York, but not loud. Marina helped us always when we had questions, eg. printing something. She was very friedly. We would go there again.
“A stress-free beach house in New York City”
All arrangements were made with Marina by email, and she was always prompt and thorough in her replies. The house is located off a small alley, and is easy to find. The one-bedroom unit is located in the basement. All facilities are modern and well maintained, and the place is fully equipped. On-street parking is free and easy to find. The location is only a couple of hundred yards from the boardwalk and beach. If you have to go to Manhattan, but you get stressed out staying there, this may be the place for you. We loved it, and we will stay here again when we must visit the city.
Response from the owner Dear guys, I'm happy you enjoyed your stay and will be happy to see you again. The only little inaccuracy in your review is that what you call "basement" is actually walk in apartment. The house is legally 3 story dwelling with no basement.
This apartment is a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Marina is a great host, providing the best service including optional pickup/drop off at airport. The amenities are really good- from the dishwasher to the shower which was in itself made the stay worth it. It is easy to get to Manhattan and Brooklyn. The bus is right across the road.I was lucky enough to be there for some summer weather and the beach and boardwalk was a good way to relax in the late afternoon/evening. I did pay extra for the express bus, but these stop at 9.30 am to go into Manhattan. Personally it was worth it, but I did also do the local bus and Staten Island Ferry and that is also a leisurely way to commute. I will return here again. In fact I am already planning it.
“Clean and comfortable appartment with good links to Manhattan.”
This is a nice, comfortable, appartment with everything you could need for a short stay nearby. It is well located on Staten Island - near to a nice seafood restaurant and the beach (though it was too cold for us in april to really enjoy). It is easy enough to get to Manhattan via bus and ferry, but, unless you want to get up early and take the commuter bus, it takes around 1 hour and then another 20 mins or so on the subway to get up to Central Park etc. This was fine for us, and we liked having the freedom that an appartment offers, but would perhaps not be ideal if you were only in the city for a couple of days. Marina was really helpful and very friendly.
Response from the owner Dear guys, I'm happy you enjoyed my place. Of course, you would enjoyed it even more if you paid attention to my recommendation to use a subway (it's in 7 min bus ride from home), when you are planning to spend your day in Upper Manhattan-Central Park, etc. It would take you less than an hour to get there. If you are in New York just for a couple of days, it's a good idea to use direct X-buses (bus stop is across the street from home,they are running every 5 minutes before 9:30 a.m.) and be in Downtown Manhattan in 25 min or in Midtown in 40 minutes. New York is a huge city indeed. You cannot be very close to everything at the same time unless you can afford staying in Midtown Manhattan. If you are on a budget, want to have comfortable accommodation and see it all without spending too much time on transportation, you cannot afford sleeping till noon. Also this apartment is equipped with a PC, so you can always search on line for the best and shortest way to travel to your particular destination. And my own office is next door from your apartment, I'm always ready to answer all your questions.
“Everything you need and more!!!”
Cannot thank Marina enough for her delightful service and property. The apt and surroundings are exactly as described. We liked it so much we stayed for an extra week and although this property wasnt available marina herself moved us to another apt she manages. Thank you Marina you made our vacation one we will always remember.
Response from the owner Dear guys, It's so sweet you still remember me and my apartments , recognized the pictures of my place 3 years after your stay. Thank you. Hope to see you back in NY again.
“Feel like you live in New York”
We had a wonderful stay with Marina in Staten Island in this beautiful apartment. It was just my son and myself, so the place was the perfect size for us. The kitchen was perfectly equipped, clean and easy to keep clean (with a dishwasher). Bus to Manhattan is directly outside the door, so travel to and from the city was no issue at all. The apartment is as well set up as a home, so we felt very much as though we lived in New York, not that we were tourists. The apartment is clean, warm, cozy, and has everything you could ever need. Highly recommended!
We stayed in this apartment in November. It was absolutely perfect for our needs. It is really easy to get into Manhattan using the bus and the ferry. We didn't use an Express Bus but the standard buses were fine and were included on our Metro Cards. The ferry is free, which is fantastic! Marina, the owner, was extremely friendly and very, very helpful. She answered all my questions about the apartment in advance very promptly, met us on arrival, told us everything we needed to know and more! There was a computer in the apartment and free internet which was extremely useful. We only wish we could have stayed longer.