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Apartment, Private room - New York City, United States

ID 120601
5.0 (36 reviews)


Just a 25 minutes ferry ride from Downtown Manhattan.

Enjoy your private guest room with a queen size bed, perfect for 2, in a clean and safe neighborhood on Staten Island. The bathroom as well as other common rooms are shared with the the tenant and his cat Arauca.
It is the guest room in our neighbor’s apartment. When our neighbor is out of town, we - his German-Austrian neighbors - take care of the apartment and the his cat "Arauca" and the guest room obviously. But we also have the guest room available while he is here. So feel free to stay at this guest room any time when you see it is available in the calendar. Please contact us in english, spanish or german.

In the summer months the guest room is air conditioned and there is also a fan on the ceiling for a nice little breeze. The guest room is not huge but has space enough for two and offers a drawer where you can put your clothes while you stay here.
You can of course also use the kitchen to prepare your own breakfast or dinner. The free WiFi as well as the vintage HiFi system complement the home-entertainment.

In about 10 minutes you can easily walk to the Staten Island Ferry terminal or take the bus with a bus station directly in front of the house.

The (24 hour/7 days a week) free Staten Island Ferry is a great romantic commute between Downtown Manhattan and the apartment, which is located directly at the waterfront of Staten Island. So you can do daily what thousands of tourists can only do once while visit New York City. Pass the Statue of Liberty, sailing boats and cruise ships like Queen Mary 2 on your commute to Manhattan. Compare that to a subway ride!

The ferry is operated around the clock, every day of the year. During the day it departs every 30 minutes, during rush hour every 15 minutes and at night every hour.

Arriving in Manhattan you are at Battery Park, just as you leave the ferry terminal. Some walking minutes away, you find the Wall Street Bull and also the World Trade Center is in walking distance.

To go to Times Square, Central Park or Empire State Building, just take the subway which is located at the exit of the ferry terminal. Take the 1 Train or the R train uptown.

Additional Services:
Depending on availability, you can also
- rent one of our bikes to browse the city or
- request an airport pick-up or drop-off (ask for the fee - it varies depending on the airport).

For airport pick-up/drop-off pleaseinclude your FLIGHT NUMBER so we can make sure to catch the right plane at the right time.

In walking distance from the apartment you can find most of the things you would need.
There is a supermarket “Keyfood” on Baystreet, where you can also find fast food chains like Subway, KFC, Taco Bell and a good pizza place called “Pier 76” right next to our favorite wine shop “Honor Wines". A Dunkin Donuts, Take-out Pizza and a cool hairdresser “Electric Hair Co.” can be found on Styvesant Pl.
Max's Delicatessen, 3 houses down the street has a little bit of everything. Almost everything. So if you want some chips, a cold beer or something like that, he's the man.

Come and stay with us and enjoy the gorgeous view of the skyline of Downtown Manhattan. See the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Center right from the front of our house.

Our Mission:
To provide young travelers such as startup founders and students with an affordable, clean, safe, comfortable and contemporary place to stay. Located within a reasonable distance to the city center.
We want to proof that a cozy and attractive place to stay doesn't need to cost a couple of hundreds a night.

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Space offered Private room
Accommodates 2
Bed type Real bed
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Bathroom type Shared
Cancellation policy Strict
House rules View
Check-in 16:00
Check-out 11:00
City Staten Island
ID 120601


  • Kitchen
  • Shower/bath
  • Balcony
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Heating
  • Family-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet
  • WiFi
  • Pets live here

Place reviews


(36 reviews)

  • Cleanliness 5.0
  • Facilities 5.0
  • Location 5.0
  • Value for money 5.0
  • Accuracy of description 5.0
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    Benjamin 5.0 01/06/2015

    Ein unfassbarer schöner Urlaub. 5*
    Hans, Sandra und Felipe waren sehr nette Gastgeber... :)
    Thanksgiving, quasi das Fest der Feste war zum Zeitpunkt meines Urlaubs und ich wurde von Hans und Sandra eingeladen...

    Die Wohnung liegt ganz in der nähe der Staten Island Fähre welche im übrigen nichts kostet und nur 15 min bis zur anderen braucht.

    NY spricht eigentlich für sich.. *-*
    Rundum ein toller Urlaub mit tollen Gastgebern. Von der ersten Minute an könnte man fast denken das man sich schon eine Ewigkeit kennt...

    Tolle Zeit habe ich dort verbringen dürfen. Vielen Dank dafür, Ich komme auf jeden Fall wieder...

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    Dörthe 5.0 12/04/2014

    Für unseren 4-tägigen NY Trip buchten wir die Unterkunft bei Hans, Sandra&Felipe.Bereits bei unserer Ankunft wurden wir sehr herzlich empfangen.Bei der Ferienunterkunft handelt es sich um ein 2-Parteienhaus. Oben wohnen Hans&Sandra und unten befindet sich das Apartment von Felipe & seiner Katze Arauca,in welchem sich auch unser Gästezimmer befand.

    Zusammen mit Felipe konnten wir uns das ganze Apartment teilen. Selbst an seinem Kühlschrank durften wir uns bedienen als wir an unserem Anreisetag noch keine Verpflegung hatten :-)

    Das Haus ist verkehrsgünstig an der Richmond Terrace gelegen, wo direkt der Bus zur Staten Island Ferry vor der Haustür hält.
    Nochmal 5 Sterne möchten wir für die Hilfsbereitschaft, Freundlichkeit und Unterstützung bei Fragen und Nöten vergeben :)

    Also liebe Touristen, bucht diese Unterkunft! Man muss nicht mitten in Manhatten wohnen, dort ist es sowieso zu laut! Die Fähre dort hin ist kostenlos! Hans bietet sogar einen Flughafentransfer an.

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    Sabrina 5.0 09/27/2014

    Both Hans and Felipe were great to live with for the 11 days I was staying. And even Arauca liked my company and liked to snuggle up on my lap. The room was as described, everything clean, and very homey and comfortable. Felipe is great company to chat and talk to. The distance to the ferry is very close and practical. And Staten Island is indeed calmer as Manhattan, which is great to relax and recharge before the next dive into the bustle of one of the best cities on this planet. If I can, I will be back with pleasure!

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Hans&Sandra 5.0

(85 reviews)

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    matthias 5.0 04/13/2017

    Communication was very good, finally made it to meet up. It is a recommended host! Try yourself!

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    matthias 5.0 04/13/2017

    Everything was excellent. I am glad, that i chose this host again!

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    Sebastian 5.0 10/28/2015

    Wir haben leider nur Hans und die Katzen kennenlernen dürfen. Hans ist super nett und man kann Ihn immer nach Tipps für den Urlaub fragen. Weiter hatten wir das Glück anwesend zu sein als Hans Kaiserschmarn und Apfelstrudel gemacht hat, er ist ein richtig guter Bäcker :)

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