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A charming and cozy guest suite in the owner occupied 2 family house conveniently located in a nice serene neighborhood in South Beach area of Staten Island. Fully renovated and equipped with all brand new top of the line appliances and modern furniture in 2013. Enjoy a large bedroom, fully equipped kitchen with a dining area, modern bathroom. Restaurants with free delivery and grocery shopping is only a 5 min walk away. Local KeyFood supermarket in less than 5 min walk from home. Just cross the street and find yourself on a beautiful sand beach with a 3 miles ocean side promenade. Have a romantic dinner at the fancy Italian ocean view restaurant . In summer enjoy exotic drinks and live music at the oceanside bar. Take a 25 minutes ride over the world famous Verrazano Bridge to Manhattan on an express bus (bus stop is just 1/2 block from the house) and enjoy everything New York with its museums, theaters, restaurants and shopping has to offer. Excellent for NY financial district visitors, romantic getaways or any business or pleasure which brings you to New York. Airport transportation (JFK or Newark International) can be provided. All initial inquiries through the site please. No rate quotes over the phone. Check ins between 10 p.m. & 7 a.m. are subjects of additional fee and must be negotiated before booking. All guests must be 21+ unless accompanied by a parent. No parties and no noise after 11 p.m. is allowed in or near the apartment with respect to other residents of the house and very quiet residential neighborhood. Transportation to Manhattan & Brooklyn: To Manhattan: X-buses: X-4,5,6,7,8, 20. 25 min to Downtown, 45 min to Midtown, last stop in Manhattan is Madison Ave & 57th St. Bus stop is across the street from home OR 24/7 commute by local bus S51 (20 min) + Staten Island ferry (23 min, FREE) To Brooklyn: Local bus S53 (7 min) to subway station (R line) in Bay Ridge. Bus stop is in 10 min walk from home. RESERVATION PROCEDURE: When you are ready to book, 1. Advise about preferred method of payment for your security deposit (credit card/PayPal) and for your stay (credit card/PayPal/cash at arrival. 2. Receive a leasing agreement with a 24 hours CONDITIONAL reservation. 3. Review, fill out , initial and sign all forms and e-mail/fax them within 24 hours upon receipt. If a signed leasing agreement and security deposit are not received within 24 hours, the property will be returned to the rental market immediately.

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  1. My husband and I enjoyed our stay 8 nights at this comfortable Staten Island apartment. The S. Island bus, which is across the street from the apartment, delivered us each day back and forth to the S. Island ferry terminal. The bus comes daily, about every 20 minutes or so. The ferry ride from S. Island to Manhatten took about 25 minutes each way and it goes 24/7. We each purchased metro tickets for $25.00 per week and this allowed us to ride all metro ferries, subways, & buses in Manhatten. Marina was very friendly & helpful. She has furnished the apartment with king bed, couch & chair, dishes, refrig with ice, microwave, coffemaker, computer, TV, CD, video, great shower, towels & space to unpack. She will also not let you get lost. If you are on a budget, this is a nice safe place for you. The excellent lodging price of this apartment allows you to spend extra money on sightseeing tours, which was what we were interested in. 05 July 2008 - 22:04:35
  2. akasonnie
    This place was perfect for our first time visiting nyc. Marina drove us from her work, took us to the store, and also took us to buy our bus passes. She was very nice, and so was the house. Its small, clean, and has everything you need. Great shower, great movies, great everything. The bus stops were right across the road, and so is the boardwalk, and a ben and jerry's icecream stand. Very nice when the weather is hot. Also there is a beach right there that you can go swimming in. The bus takes you straight to the ferry and right to Manhattan. Also the staten island mall is just a couple of buses away. Marina is hands down, the nicest New Yorker we found. Thank You Marina, we had a blast. 17 June 2008 - 21:56:09
  3. chefscot
    I loved this apartment. It reminded me of or trips to Europe. European style furniture, a little Polish market around the corner, and even the shower was in celsius. It was a great place to relax after 11 plus hours in Manhatten, either in the apartment or going across the street to sit on the boardwalk or beach. The hostess was very nice and made sure everything was to mine and my companions expectations. 02 July 2008 - 13:51:36
  4. bevt
    Big thumbs up for this apartment. The location is wonderful and the landlady is just the best person you could ever wish to meet on vacation, thank you so much for all your help. New York is within easy reach via free ferry (try to avoid commuting times) and local shops just around the corner, Deli's are like small grocery shops, they are everywhere. Beach is over the road with a boardwalk, cafe and restaurant with amazing views. 17 June 2008 - 00:44:02
  5. Eddie A.
    I just returned from 5 days in NYC and was fantastic. Enjoyed all the places. The apartment in Staten Island is a nice and enjoyable apt and very affordable. The bus is right outside and takes you to the ferry. The ferry goes to Manhattan and runs 24/7. There is one subway station at the ferry that will take you to times square. It is around a 45 trek from the apt to Manhattan. They do serve beer on the ferry though. The bus is made to pick you up and drop you off right around the time the ferry is leaving. The boardwalk across the street is nice and can have a drink with live music. I enjoyed my stay at this apt and the owner Marina is great and very helpful and friendly. I definitely recommend this property. NICE. 28 August 2008 - 19:29:47
  6. acarrilloa
    My gilrfriend, my 60 years old dad and I spent 6 nights from August 27th till Sep 2nd, it was a great place to stay far enough from sometimes heavy city of newyork specially when you are travelling with older people, the trip in the ferry is simply relaxing after a busy nyc day. The owner is really kind, caring for any of your needs, and accomplishing with all the issues she placed on the apartment advertisement. Bus is very easy every 20 minutes, and it has a great beach right across the street, there is also a great restaurant and a bar right on the beach offering great food (not that cheap but very good quality seafood) there is also a Ben and Jerrys right there. It is a great choice, for budget travellers 03 September 2008 - 23:46:12
  7. Momof5
    Marina was very kind and knowledgable about the area. She was always willing to work with us when we had any questions and was very friendly! The bungalow(as my husband nicknamed it) was a perfect distance from the noise of the big city and when we were inside, it was very very quiet! The place was impeccably clean and everything seemed quite new. I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone! For $25. you can buy a bus&subway unlimited ticket(between SI & Manhattan) and the SI Ferry is free and relaxing! 19 September 2008 - 23:19:48
  8. BecksNY
    My boyfriend and I came to New York on a budget and this apartment is perfect for this reason and more! You do commute to Manhattan, but don't let this put you off. The buses and ferries are very regular and work in conjunction with each other, so at 3am in the morning you will not be waiting more than 5mins for a bus. The apartment is very clean with all ameneties. Fab shower, especially after those long hikes around Manhattan. Marina very helpful, friendly and will provide you with all the information required for your stay. I recommend this apartment to everyone. Thanks Marina! 17 October 2008 - 15:46:55
  9. Fridatine
    I've been in this apartment for two months, and it's really great ! The fisrt thing I noticed when arriving is that it was even better than in the description. The property is clean and well-maintained. The owner Marina provided me a very good customer service and was very helpful. I recommende this property that is also located close to the beach and seawlak. Bus and ferry run 24 hours a day and bus stops are really close to the house. The bus takes about 20 to 25 minutes to get to the Ferry Terminal in SI, and then the Ferry ride to South Ferry Station in Manhattan is 25 minutes. 13 April 2009 - 13:29:18
  10. Flora A.
    My husband, son and I stayed here the first week of December, 2008. The apartment was clean and neat (with heated floors...a plus that time of year!). Marina was very helpful in giving us information on how to best get around Staten Island and how to traverse to Manhattan. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely like to come back when the weather is a bit warmer...although we LOVED being able to see the Big Apple adorned for the holidays. 11 May 2009 - 22:12:04
  11. stephen h.
    If you are looking for Staten Island base for your stay then Marina's place here would be a good option. We found the apartment exactly as described in the listing and it really is very comfortable. Marina herself was most helpful at all stages and you are in very safe hands. With hindsight we spent most of our time in Manhattan and it is quite a bit of travel time if you are there more than a few days, if you are comfortable with that or if you want to spend more time on the island itself it would work out just fine. 19 May 2009 - 14:47:58
  12. Beate
    We really enjoyed our stay at Marinas apartment. The apartment is very well equipped. We found everything we needed. Our daughter was very fond of the free internet access. We loved the ferry rides to Manhattan with the great view and when coming back in the evening having the beach just across the street. The boardwalk is great for running in the morning. We highly recommend this apartment to everybody who seeks a combination of busy Manhattan and vacation at the beach. Thanks very much to Marina who was really helpful and very kind. We would really like to come back. 14 July 2009 - 06:59:34
  13. Suzanne and Grant
    My partner and I recently stayed in this apartment for one week. We would highly recommend it. The description was very accurate. The apartment was just as we had anticipated, if not better. It was clean, well looked after and equipped with everything you need for a short stay. The buses to the ferry leave from just across the road from the apartment and the service is very regular, 24 hours a day. It was actually quite a treat to take the Staten Island ferry every day and enjoy one of the best views of the island! The owner could not have been more helpful and went out of her way to do everything she could to help. Thank you Marina! 25 July 2009 - 12:57:46
  14. romy s.
    Marina is a great host and the apt she offers is perfect for people who want to see NY and get to know a bit the normal life in America. It's very clean and little shops for every day life are just a short walk away. Right on the other site of the street is the bus stop to get to the Staten Island ferry (it takes about 25 min) and the ferry corresponds with the bus. Therefore you normally don't have to wait long to get to Manhattan. The ferry itself is kinda relaxing after a stressful day in NYC and one can enjoy the skyline in the morning, the afternoon or at night. In the summer months it's perfect to have the beach just around the corner. It's supervised by life guards for safety in the water. We would always go back and stay at the apt. It was a very pleasant time and Marina was very helpful with everything. Thanks again Marina and all the best for you! 10 September 2009 - 18:56:47
  15. A-rock
    I stayed at Marinas lovely apartment for almost 3 months and had nothing but a pleasant experience. The description listing was accurate regarding the location, layout and amenities. The apartment was well-kempt, clean and included all the necessities to make everyday life very easy. Marina was very hospitable and helpful. She consistently went out of her way to make my stay pleasurable. I would highly recommend this property to my friends and relatives. It was truly a home away from home and I could not have asked for a better experience. Marina, thank you so much! 14 April 2010 - 16:47:10
  16. michaelangelo
    I spent one week in Oct. with my sister,brother and elderly parents in Staten Island. Unfortunately, my father took ill and spent 2 nights in hospital. Marina was very helpful in a difficult time for us and couldn't do enough for us. Thankfully our father made a speedy recovery and we had a very enjoyable holiday. I would recommend Marina's apartment in Staten Island to all my friends. The ferry has lovely views of The Statue of Liberty and I felt very safe coming home from Manhattan at night in a group. Thanks Marina 09 November 2010 - 14:15:54
  17. Kate & Jim
    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. 18 November 2010 - 14:18:45
  18. Priscilla R.
    I had to extend a business trip to include some personal business as well. While looking for the best way to reduce my costs and not be too much out of my way, we came across this listing. It was a perfect size for the price, Marina was extremely helpful and polite. There are small shops right around the corner including a bank with a 24/7 cash station. The pleasant walk across the street to the boardwalk was the best thing ever! Transportation around Staten Island and into the city is very flexible! Overall the stay was great and I look forward to coming back in the summer! Thanks Marina! 22 January 2011 - 18:47:29
  19. I was going to stay here for 9 nights.Ended up for 20. The owner Marina is fabulous- very helpful and lovely.The property itself is located across from the South Beach boardwalk and beach.You really get a feel for local life. I watched local softball games and took trips to Staten Island Mall, Brooklyn and Manhattan. I would suggest paying extra for the express bus metrocard if you like to travel from point A to B faster. It is extremely easy to get around. The apartment was clean and the amenities wonderful. I was alone and always felt safe. Marina is always close by with advice on local attractions as well.Overall a fantastic experience. I am looking forward to returning there soon. Thank you Marina 09 June 2011 - 21:00:02
  20. marinas apt. on staten island is a great find for the new or seasoned traveler.perfect loction for easy access to manhatten via express bus or free ferry.large clean apt. with new furnishinngs througout..marina is a kind compassionate person. i had to extend my stay an additional two days and she most graciously was able to accomodate me on short notice. 10 April 2013 - 19:22:08

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