This house is fantastic! It is exactly as it looks in the pictures and in the description. It is extremely clean and large. It was perfect for my extended family of 7 people, ages 15 to 87! If you have very small children, senior citizens, or people with limited mobility in your group, make sure to look at the picture of the staircase to see if they will be able to navigate it. If not, there is a full bathroom (with shower) and a half bathroom on the main (first) floor plus a sofa bed, so they could stay on the first floor and never have to go upstairs! The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful and we had plenty of parking. We walked to church (Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church), as well as to a delicious Italian restaurant (Reggiano's), bakery (Belli Baci), and bagel deli (Mikey Bagels). There are 3 small grocery stores (mini marts) also within walking distance. The express bus to Manhattan was comfortable, fast, and cheap (about $6.50 one way). We had a wonderful weekend and would love to find another reason to stay here again! :)
My family and I chose to Stay at Staten Island for 2 reasons: Easy access via the Staten Island Ferry to and from Manhattan and because we wanted a place to relax and reflect after day trips to Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs.
Well, the Villa truly delivered on all fronts, the villa is tastefully decorated, very well equipped and extremely spacious. Couple this with an Open Fire and Billiard Table ensured that my Family and I were as excited and entertained about getting back at the end of each day has we were about getting out to explore New York!
The Kitchen was extremely well equipped thus saving on trivial purchases of Hot Beverages, Food Prep and Food Seasonings. I particularly enjoyed the Gas BBQ, many a good steak and bottle of wine was had outside.
Our Average day if going into Manhattan was a short 25 min drive to the Ferry Port, park up and literally Hop on the Ferry (free of charge). Each ferry journey was magical for us - be it seeing the statue of liberty (again) or gazing at the City lights when returning. Travelling we found to be really simple and if relaxing in a spacious "home from home setting" after soaking up the hustle of Manhattan is what you want from a vacation - then I thoroughly recommend this villa.
Thank you Maria for letting us stay at your beautiful Villa! It provided the most perfect retreat for my Family to both enjoy the experience of NYC and the tranquil settings within Staten Island.
Our family was in Staten Island for a family get together.We got snowed in!But the house had so much to do.Pool table,ping pong large flat screen with lots of viewing space.Large modern kitchen with large dining room,all of the bedrooms and bathrooms were comfortable and very clean.
Several restaraunts and markets in walking distance.Would recommend to family or couple.
Such an excellent and positive experience! Decided to visit some friends but rather than driving a long way, we decided to meet in the middle. So glad we did that, it was the best decision as we all felt so relaxed.
The house was perfect in every way, it had all the comforts of a well-stocked home. It was cozy, CLEAN and decorated with such charm. Shops and restaurants are a short walk away if you don’t feel like driving.
Maria, the owner, really knows how to take care of her property and guests. She is very friendly and will go out of her way to make you feel welcome.
Overall, we really enjoyed it here, the house was ready and in perfect condition. There was plenty of room, very clean and comfortable. We loved everything about it, and will sure stay here again.