Wether you travel to visit a family or to see our awesome city, to study here or on business - our apartment would be an oasis of peace and quiet, of comfort and rest. Totally private multileveled apartment amidst 4 parks, close to the beach, with fully equipped kitchen is in the safe residential neighborhood with small diners, bagel shops, new-American cuisine restaurants and many types of public transportation: regular and express busses and a ferry (which is free!!!).
It's 7 min. by car to Brooklyn and 40 min. to Manhattan; the public transportation is within walking distance : 20min. to Brooklyn and 50 min. to Manhattan by bus. The Ferry is FREE and very romantic, all of the movies about NYC where filmed from the Staten Island Ferry! And the Green Lady (Statue of Liberty) is passed by every time you go to and back from Manhattan.
The apartment is on a quiet street and it's 10 min. walking distance to the ocean. It's in the safe residential neighborhood.
The apartment is completely private. The only thing that's shared is the foyer/corridor with two entrance doors into apartments: mine (I live upstairs) and yours (first floor). The living/bedroom has two windows it and is on the street level. The dining area, kitchen and bathroom are 6 steps down. There are 2 big closets (one is a walk in in the bedroom, another is in the dining/kitchen area) The furniture is from IKEA. The apartment is exhibiting original etchings, my own artworks. There is a big supermarket "Food Universe" just in 5 min. by driving (or 15 min. walking), two museums (Garribaldi-Meucci museum and Alice Auston - very picturesque and on the ocean shore), Fort Wadsworth - an old fort turned into a park with the BEST view of Brooklyn, Manhattan and New Jersey and South Beach with boardwalk, beach area and restaurants.
You will have access to the entire apartment and the foyer/corridor preceding it. We make an effort to accommodate our guests and meet them and greet them ourselves (except when we travel ourselves and become someone else's guests. In this rare case you will be greeted by one of our trusted friends ).
I live in the apartment upstairs. Our interaction could be minimal if you prefer it. Otherwise I would be happy to help you, answer questions or chat))).
There is always parking space available on the street. I will point out the right place if you need parking.
No smoking, no loud noises after 9pm. No hair dyeing, no hair oil (or bring your own pillows, bedding, towels). No walking in shoes inside the apartment. Take out the garbage after checking out.
My husband Eli and I work as art teachers at an Aesthetic Center for Children IDEA (website hidden)
Originally we're from the former Soviet Union. But we've been living in the US for more then 20 years. We teach kids about art, history and traditions of the different countries, cultures and civilizations.