This large space is completely private and is walking distance to the free ferry to Manhattan. If you have a car, you can park in front of our house or in our driveway (which is not the case in most areas of the other boroughs).
The queen-size bed has a comfortable medium/firm mattress with cotton sheets. An additional twin-size bed can be set up for a third person if guests are staying three or more nights. Playard/crib is available for a young child. Internet access is included and the space has its own table and chairs, toaster, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator and cable TV/DVD. Tea, coffee, juice, spring water and breakfast items such as cereal, fruit and toast and jam are included.Guest Access
Guests have a private area of our townhouse with their own bathroom inside the room. Guests do not have to walk through our living area to get to their room and can also access the garden behind the house, which has outdoor furniture and a hammock.Interaction with Guests
We love to talk about things to do and see in New York. You can have as much or as little interaction with us as you like. Elle will be available on the other levels of the house during your stay. We do have one cat who is not allowed into the guest room of the house.The Neighborhood
Within walking distance from our house, you can find several convenience stores, restaurants, dry cleaners, a library, post office and a pharmacy. Our neighborhood, Saint George, is the civic center of Staten Island and has several additional attractions including a baseball stadium with a lovely view of New York harbor where our minor league team, the Staten Island Yankees, plays all summer.Getting Around
The commute to Manhattan is easy -- the free ferry is a 10 minute walk away. There is also a bus one block away that goes to and from the ferry terminal. On the Manhattan side, the ferry connects to the three major subway lines that head uptown to all attractions on the West Side, the East Side or the center of the city. From the ferry terminal in Manhattan, you can walk to Wall Street, the 9/11 memorial, South Street Seaport and boats to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. If you arrive at one of the local airports (La Guardia or Kennedy), we recommend that you take the NYC Airporter bus to Penn Station in Manhattan. From there, you can take the downtown #1 subway train directly to the ferry terminal (that subway stop is called South Ferry if you arrive on the #1 train, or called Whitehall St. if you're on the R train, and called Bowling Green if you're on the #4 or #5 train. From the #4 or #5 train it is a short walk to the ferry terminal. The other trains stop at the terminal). Call Elle from the Manhattan side before you get on the boat to arrange pickup on Staten Island. Once you reach Staten Island for the first time, exit from the ferry and follow the crowd into the terminal. Elle will meet you at the DQ Grill & Chill restaurant near Bus Ramp B inside the terminal. If you arrive at Newark airport, you can take a taxi to our location or take the Newark Airport Express bus ($16 per person one-way) to the Port Authority bus station in Manhattan, where you can take the #1 downtown train to the ferry. The cost for a taxi from Newark Airport to our location will be approximately $65. You can also find taxis at the other airports that can bring you to Staten Island.Other Things to Note
Check-in time is typically 2:00 pm if there is another guest who is leaving on the day you arrive (check-out time is 11:00 am). If you get to NYC sooner due to an early airplane arrival, you can arrange for me to store your luggage here while you go out and enjoy Staten Island or take the ferry to Manhattan. Once the previous guest leaves, the room has been cleaned, and the room is ready for you, I will put your luggage in the room. Normally, this will be about 2-3 hours after the previous guest leaves (my cleaning is extremely thorough). If there is no previous guest leaving on the day you arrive, your arrival time can be earlier (but please avoid arriving between midnight and 8am). Please check with me by email about arrival times.
Prices for reservations of 7 nights or more and 28 nights or more are discounted as shown.