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Hilltop Victorian House with Garden Near Staten Island Ferry

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

Our renovated 1870s refuge is the closest you can get to a comfortable old house in the country, but still be in New York City. The lush landscape with tree swing and play area allows you to switch off Manhattan, but it's just a 20 minute walk or four bus stops, down to the Ferry, then the greatest free ride in the world into town. You can see the Verrazano Bridge twinkling from our windows, and the sea from our street.

Indoors you will have room to spread out, cook dinner and relax after a tough day of tourism. Just bring your clothes, we provide everything else. Extended family and friend groups of 5-9 are our specialty. If your crowd is bigger, we have another apartment upstairs in the same house.

You don't need a car, shops and restaurants are a few minutes' walk away. But if you bring one, you will have no trouble parking on our street without the dreaded 'alternate side' hassles you get elsewhere in NYC.

Staying here does require climbing steps, and some spirit of adventure. You need to feel comfortable in a diverse residential neighborhood where people of many races and economic groups live close together, in harmony.

Add a romantic, adventurous twist to your stay in New York.

Despite fare increases everywhere else, the Staten Island Ferry remains the greatest FREE ride in the world, the most beautiful way to enter New York and view the Statue of Liberty and the downtown skyline. Ferries run 24/7, usually every half hour. The ferry terminal is a relaxing 15 minute walk downhill from the house. If you're feeling less energetic on the way back, cabs are available at the terminal for about $5.

Cheap Eats

Within a few minutes walk of our house, you can enjoy, Mexican, Italian, Polish, Sri Lankan and Senegalese cuisines, among others, at much lower prices than the Manhattan tourist traps. Feast on Downtown Staten Island!

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More Details

Owner
Elena or Craig
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Russian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Elena or Craig

This is a genuine family business run by me, my husband and children. We live a few blocks away and love having our guests discover the pleasures of Staten Island. We are more than happy to help you plan your trip and make the most of our wonderful city.

Elena or Craig purchased this house in 2009

Why Elena or Craig chose Staten Island

Our row of eight Victorian homes stretching up a steep hill above the harbor is a unique architectural phenomenon for New York City. Trees tower above you and cool breezes blow on those hot summer nights. Many of the neighboring houses are owned by the Ganas Community, a modern commune, which gives our block a particular friendly, easygoing atmosphere.

You are in your own world, but the city is at your doorstep. And instead of riding the subway, you get to sail across the harbor, watch the skyscrapers loom out of the horizon, and the Statue of Liberty so close you could almost touch it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

About our recent stay at Vertigo villa

It suited our family group very well. Appreciated the little extras flowers,tea,coffee. My granddaughter loved the dolls house,was her seat the whole trip.

Was wonderful to spend time with our lovely family on Staten island.

The children enjoyed the rope swing and were disappointed not to see any snakes, when they went on a hunt. The weather was great warm no rain,so lucky.

Obviously an old property,but it gave us the taste of old New York economical for a large group.

Will be recommending it to family and friends.

If you want limited space and expensive prices you go to the Waldorf
Oct 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tompkinsville in Staten Island

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Isolated 'Victorian' bedroom with adjacent bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Sunny second 'couples'bedroom with adjacent bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Smaller sitting room connected to BR 2, good for children
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , large open space on semi-basement ground floor, can add cot
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Fold-out double sofa in living room
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(64 traveller reviews)

Hilltop Victorian House with Garden Near Staten Island Ferry
average rating of 4.25 based on 72 reviews
Pittsburgh
4

Nice house close to Manhattan by free ferry

  • 4 of 5

We were 2 french families to visit New York during 3 days, this rental was a very good deal between the location (on Staten Island, 20mm walk to ferry Station, then 25mn ferry to Manhattan), space in the house (4 bedrooms) and price per night.

Even if the house looks a little bit old, you find everything you need.

Our stay there was successfull!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Had an awesome stay. Was very close to the ferry and made it easy to travel into Manhattan. Also we were snowed in and this place gave us room to stretch out. Enjoyed all the fully furnished amenities. The neighborhood looks a little rough but it really is the total opposite. The neighbors were very friendly and very inviting. There were more than willing to help with lending us tools to clear the snow on our vehicle. I will definitely stay here again and recommend to my friends.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We particularly appreciate the note about the neighborhood. Like New York in general, it is a lot more friendly than it seems at first glance.
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5

I stayed there for 4 nights and cannot complain .We used all 4 bedrooms , the kids enjoyed the swing

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable

We have every thing we need for the time we were there and the ferry is at a walking distance to the house

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great stay loved it

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for a getaway from city but also so close

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Very convenient to the ferry, spacious home, everything was clean and beds were comfy. I would stay again, owners response time was very quick and they were super nice.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A bit worned out

  • 2 of 5

We we`re a bit disapointed when we arrive, one of the bedrooms was in the basement, and it was a bit smelly, we found out why, the following day.

One of the bathrooms was leaking down the cealing in to the basemant bedroom, not very comfortable. We did take contact to the renter, and he was a a were of the problem. He`s solution was to move the bed to another lokation in the house. The cleaning could have been better, so all in all , a disapointment. Luckily we did`nt spend much time in the house, only to sleep in.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This account is not exactly correct. We have had a problem with water from one of the showers leaking through the bathroom tiles, but only if water gets out of the shower cabin. The temporary solution is just to take showers more carefully. We explained this to the guest, then checked back by email later in his stay to see if his problem had been resolved. He did not answer the second email,, so we assumed everything was OK. We intend to address the problem by putting in new tiles, but need to do that during our winter break when we don't have guests coming and going all the time. As for the third bedroom, it is on a basement level. But because of the tilt of the house on our hill, it is above ground in the front with considerable light and ventilation. It makes a very popular hangout for teenagers or older children, though we admit adults may prefer to stay in the two lovely bedrooms upstairs.
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
JFK/Newark/Laguardia
Nearest Ferry
0.75 Miles
Staten Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Silver Lake Park
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Penn Station (New York)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
278 (Staten Island Expressway)
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
South Beach
Car: not necessary

Our neighborhood is known as either downtown Staten Island or St. George --, a lively, "up-and-coming" diverse area across New York Bay from Lower Manhattan. You can meet people from all over the planet within a few blocks, and taste their foods for a reasonable price. Then hop on the Ferry to see the sights. If you enjoy an urban setting where people of different skin colors and economic levels live close together (in harmony), you will fit right in.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tompkinsville, New York City

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer
30 Jun 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£532
for 3 nights
From
£152
From
£210
Fri,Sat
£1,172
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
November
6 Nov 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£296
for 2 nights
From
£109
From
£143
Fri,Sat
£751
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
December
26 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£296
for 2 nights
From
£109
From
£143
Fri,Sat
£751
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
15 Jun 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£532
for 3 nights
From
£152
From
£210
Fri,Sat
£1,172
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£456
for 3 nights
From
£126
From
£168
Fri,Sat
£919
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £77.3
Tax Rate 8.9%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Portable wifi hotspot

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