Clean, well kept & attractive home in very safe & lovely suburban neighborhood. Walking distance to restaurants, banks,etc & easy public transport to city. 1 BR w/queen, 2nd BR w/single bed. Private library, gym, TV room. See listing for many FREE amenities (travel light we provide toiletries)! SAVE $ breakfast included!!
•2 bedrooms available. 1st has a queen size bed and 2nd has a single twin size bed. 2 full bathrooms shared with hosts. Both bedrooms have dressers, hooks, extra pillows, blankets and full length mirrors! The 2nd smaller bedroom is typically used if you have an additional 3rd guest. The queen size bedroom has a flat screen cable TV.
•Travel light! Let us provide essential toiletries (Liquid Dove Soap, Toothpaste, Q-Tips, Cotton Pads, Facial Cleanser & Toner, Shaving Cream, Shampoo & Conditioner, Tissues, Body Lotion, Hand Cream, Hand Sanitizer, Contact Lens Solution). Just bring your own toothbrush and deodorant! Blow Dryer and Alarm Clock are also available.
•Also available: Air Purifier, Humidifier, Ironing Board/Iron, Steam Iron, Bicycles, Electric Blanket.
•Sit and relax in our modern farmhouse kitchen next to a cozy fireplace and enjoy free tea, organic orange juice, organic milk, vanilla almond milk, coffee, espresso and snacks. Cold filtered water and ice is always available.
•Save time and money! Breakfast cereal (cheerios/raisin bran), homemade steel cut oats, toast, maple syrup, yogurt, raisins, almonds, walnuts, sunflower & pumpkin seeds are available.
•High Speed Wi-Fi Internet access.
•Verizon FIOS Cable TV which includes regular channels plus many premium channels (CNN, HBO, History Channel, E!, Discovery…). Additional on demand movies are available from Verizon for a small rental fee.
•Modern Bathroom with an a Spa Shower w/RainHead and Portable Shower Rod, Hot Water/Heated Toilet Seat Bidet with deodorizer fan and Radiant Heated Floors
•2 Soaking Tubs are available - Claw Foot Tub and Air Jet Tub. Free bath salts.
•Basement big screen TV viewing area with two very comfortable recliners and cable TV/DVR.
•Basement Gym with free weights, ab glider, treadmill, back inverter and elliptical. Equipment is in great shape but exercise is at your own risk. You can also walk or jog in our safe neighborhood and we are only 10 minutes away from Great Kills Gateway National Park which has a wonderful marina, beach and great walking/jogging trail.
•Private Library reading room that you are welcome to put your feet up, have a cup of tea or coffee and relax in.
•Living room with cozy fireplace that you are welcome to share with us.
•Washer and Dryer available. Detergent is included. Drying rack is available.
•Central AC, ceiling fans and fire extinguishers in each bedroom. Fire and carbon monoxide detectors throughout home.
•Beautifully kept outside deck and garden with comfortable chairs and accommodations if you would like to sit outside during the warmer seasons.
•Linens changed weekly for longer term guests. Extra bath towels are available in bathroom closet.
•Staten Island Advance newspaper is delivered daily. New York Times is delivered Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Time Out NY is delivered weekly.
•Collection of NYC Maps and Tourist Books are available to borrow (just PLEASE remember to return items so that the next guest can use them).
•Umbrellas are available to borrow.
•Menus of local restaurants are available. You are welcome to bring in take out food to eat in kitchen. You are welcome to bring dry snacks and drinks to your room.
•Free and available street parking. We live on a school block so parking is at a premium during school hours (7:00-2:30) or during infrequent Parent/Teacher meetings. However, we have a driveway we can share during those busier times. School drop-off and pick-up times are hectic for about a 10 minute window.
•We may be able to provide SUV or car transport within Staten Island or to Manhattan, Brooklyn or New Jersey for an additional fee upon request. Local car services are also available. Uber is also very popular.
•Please communicate clearly through the reservation process if you have any special requests or concerns and which bedroom(s) you are booking.
Pretty much all areas except our private bedrooms. We share bathrooms on each floor. Upstairs bidet includes a built-in fan deodorizer and we have air fresheners in each bathroom. We usually use the living room to watch TV and you are welcome to join us. If you prefer to view TV in private, there is a TV in the Queen size bedroom and one in the basement TV viewing area. TVs have cable and premium channels as well as on-demand movies you can stream.
My husband is retired and in and out throughout the day. We are both available by cell most of the time and can help you with information about the area and basic local directions or information about traveling into the city. We respect your privacy.
We want you to enjoy your stay and we value good reviews so please communicate if anything is not to your satisfaction as soon as possible so that we have an opportunity to correct it.
2 small hypoallergenic (hair,not fur) dogs on premise. Little Rickie (4 lb Yorkie) and our rescue dog, Mia (7 lb Morkie). Both are very mellow, non-biting and sweet (sleep 85% of the time although Mia does bark for a minute if someone comes to the door). Dogs do NOT have access to your bedrooms on the 2nd floor! Please review our photographs to get an introduction to them and our lovely home! Lucy, the shih-tzu, passed away Summer 2016.
Security cameras and system on exterior perimeter of house and interior first floor.
Personal (bodily injury/property damage), accident liability and medical conditions are not responsibility of host. Booking waives host responsibility.
•Please communicate arrival time via phone or text so we know when to expect you for check-in and please communicate delays.
•Must be AirBnB Verified ID. Identification is required upon check in, either US driver’s license or Passport. Please provide us with cell phone access of all guests so that we can reach you in case of emergency.
•Children 12 and over if accompanied by parent or guardian.
•Number of guests must be included with reservation. No additional overnight guests and no entertaining.
•Please do not leave doors wide open at any point so that our dogs are not tempted to go out without supervision. Since they sleep most of the time, this will usually not be an issue, but a little caution always goes a long way.
•Smoking is restricted to outside areas. Smoking in the house will cause security to be forfeited.
•No cooking and no meals in the bedrooms. You are welcome to eat in the kitchen, basement TV viewing area or outside deck. Dry snacks and drinks are ok in the bedroom.
•Limited Refrigerator space is available, please check with us before purchasing perishables. I am sure we can accommodate some space for you.
•No illegal downloads or illegal streaming. No downloading of pornography on cable or Wi-Fi.
•No accommodations for pets.
•No access for major physical disabilities (steps into house and bedrooms are on second floor; no carpet runner).
•No alcohol or illegal drugs.
•No candle burning.
•If you borrow a book or magazine, please return it when you are done. We value our collection and want to share it with the next guest. Thank you!
•We provide toiletries free of charge. Please leave what's left for next guest (except for personal items like sponges).
Hi! My husband Pat and I want to warmly welcome you to New York and make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. We have a very well kept, clean 4 bedroom home and are renting 2 of the bedrooms through AirBnB. I speak Spanish although I feel like I am starting to get rusty from lack of use!
We both love New York City and our hometown of Staten Island. We make sure we attend the theater several times a year and frequently travel into the city to walk around, grab a bite to eat or visit a museum. Sometimes we drive in, sometimes we take the ferry and sometimes we take an express bus. I volunteer at the 911 Memorial Museum because I am so proud of our city and how our first responders and civilians acted on that fateful day and to honor those that lost their lives. I hold that tragic space sacred.
In our free time we work out, read, watch TV, go to movies and spend time with family or friends. I also drag him to all the Bruce Springsteen concerts I can manage to get tickets for! I absolutely love traveling to Europe and wish I could go more often.
We want you to relax and enjoy your visit. Let us know how we can help. Read through our detailed listing and house rules, check out our photos and contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. We respect your privacy and hope to provide a warm and inviting space for you to enjoy all our lovely city has to offer.