Located on the North Shore of Staten Island, in the town of West New Brighton, this restored country-style residence is located in "one of New York City's most agreeable suburbs"(as quoted by mid-19th century contemporaries), yet only 15 minutes by bus to the famous Staten Island Ferry. This fine Italianate Villa, built in 1846, is crowned with a cupola. Original Victorian decor of circa 1850 includes chandeliers, mirrors and marble fireplace mantels in every room. In this jewel of Victorian splendor, many prominent New Yorkers were lavishly entertained, such as Edward G. Robinson, and the famous gangster Bugsy Siegel. Guests will enjoy warm hospitality, home-style cooking, and pampering by its hostess/architect with a penchant for restoring old homes and recreating the spirit of bygone era.
2 Rm suite: Large bedroom with queen size bed and marble fireplace mantel. Country kitchen is fully equipped with utensils, dishes and microwave. Original 1930 decor and appliances. Extremely charming. Air conditioning is provided.
Large bedroom with queen size bed in an alcove, sitting area with armchairs and table. Ample two coat closets. Marble fireplace mantel. Cable TV. Ceiling fan. Air conditioning unit. Very comfortable and cozy.
Lovely bedroom with queen size bed, Cable TV, large bathroom with shower/tub combo. Has ceiling fan and air conditioner, refrigerator and cable TV. There is a screened sleeping porch attached with comfortable couch, armchairs, table and lamps. Porch is surrounded by a huge horse chesnut tree, giving a "treehouse" feeling as well as closeup views of animal and bird activities. There is a view of the Bayonne Bridge.
Suite of two rooms. Larger room with full size bed and smaller room with twin bed. Provides accommodations for up to three people. Bathroom is accessible from the corridor and may be shared or designated as private for $10.00 more. In that case, second bedroom will not be occupied. Third person will be charged additional fee of $30.00 - $40.00. There is airconditioner, refrigerator and wireless internet service.
5 on September 17, 2013
It’s very hard to think of something to say when 30 other people have already said exactly the same thing. So I’ll just add that it’s all true: the gorgeous historic house, the antique décor, the welcoming atmosphere, the elegant and spacious bedrooms, the satin bed linens and cloud-like mattresses, the generous and delicious breakfasts suited to your individual tastes and requests… But most importantly, the owner who is more like a wonderful hostess than a landlady. Also, much has been said on Danuta’s hospitality, kindness and attention to her guests. But here, at least, I feel privileged to be able to share a very personal experience. During my stay I had a serious dental emergency. When Danuta saw I was very upset and nearly hysterical, she sat me down and, like a good psychotherapist, started talking to me – told me a story from her own experience, then started asking me questions, and before I knew it, I had relaxed and nearly forgotten all about my problem. Then she told me to get in her car (I don’t drive) and spent a whole day locating a dentist who could see me at such short notice and on a Saturday, making the appointment for me, and driving me there and back. And on many other occasions she always took interest in my moods and problems, and was always willing to listen and to offer her input. I had heard B&B owners in New York offered tiny closets at exorbitant prices. But here I had basically a self-contained unit – a large bedroom and a spacious veranda converted into a cheerful kitchen – at the price of 1 room, and very reasonable at that. What else? Staten Island is a welcome change of pace after Manhattan; the buses run often and on schedule; the 30-min. FREE ferry crossing is a rare treat for those who like to be on the water; there’s bus service straight into Brooklyn. I was in tears all of my last day there. It had all added up to an unbelievable, unforgettable vacation, the best in years. Alla Itkis Toronto, Canada
4.4 on July 23, 2013
My family (three young kids) stayed for four nights and had a wonderfull stay! Danuta makes you a great breakfast, what ever you want! A perfect base for a full day ManhattN. By car it takes you 7 minutes tot the ferry, wich brings you near the statue of Liberty, directly to ManhattN for free! Danuta can tell you also a lot of the history! We will come back!
4.4 on July 14, 2013
I recently stayed at the Victorian B&B and did not want to leave!! From the moment you walk into the place you feel like you stepped back into a time when lushness was the order of the day. You are greeted by the Lady of the Manor, Ms. Danuta whose quiet and calm demeanor automatically makes you release any stresses you may have had on your journey there. As you enter the sitting room, your eyes are first drawn to these two Italian marble fireplaces that just makes your jaw drop. The vintage furniture and lighting are so vivid you can actually imagine people from eras gone by sitting and laughing in this space. Breakfast choices were wonderful. For someone like me who is not a big breakfast eater, there was a fresh fruit salad that was absolutely perfect. I could have sat at that beautiful table and talked to Danuta all day. I could not have asked for a more comfortable room to stay in. It was fresh and clean and quiet. The bed was like sleeping on a cloud. I have stayed at other B&Bs in the city and this one is head and shoulders above them. Victorian B&B will be my number one choice of lodging whenever I am in town no matter how long or how short my stay.
5 on May 19, 2013
We had a wonderful weekend. Thanks so much Danuta. The beds were so comfortable and the chairs in the room, we just sank into too. This was perfect after walking alot throughout the day. Breakfast was great too, and loved that there was coffee and tea available if we were up early before breakfast or late at night before bed. We were just so blessed and thankful for our wonderful weekend get away.
4.4 on September 09, 2012
On a recent trip to New York, my husband and I stayed at this B&B and was pleased with our stay. The rooms were clean and the breakfast was yummy. Danuta goes out of her way to make your stay enjoyable. We will stay again next time we are in the area. D Coyne - Massachusetts
New York, NY (NYC-All Airports) 13 miles
-Head northeast on Buses toward Express Rd About 1 min. -Slight right go 0.2 mi -Keep left at the fork, follow signs for US-1 S/US-9 S/Elizabeth and merge onto US-1 S/US-9 S About 3 mins go 1.4 mi -Take the exit toward I-95/Dowd Ave/North Ave/Elizabeth Seaport/New Jersey Turnpike go 0.2 mi -Merge onto NJ-81 S Partial toll road About 2 mins go 1.1 mi -Keep right at the fork, follow signs for I-95 S Toll road go 148 ft -Keep right at the fork and merge onto I-95 S Toll road About 2 mins go 1.7 mi -Take exit 13 to merge onto I-278 E toward Verrazano Bridge/Goethals Bridge -Take exit 9 to merge onto NY-440 N toward Dr M L King Jr Expy/Bayonne Bridge -Take exit 12 toward Forest Ave -Merge onto Willow Rd E -Turn right onto Forest Ave About 3 mins go 0.8 mi -Turn left onto Jewett Ave About 2 mins go 0.5 mi -Turn right onto Castleton Ave About 1 min go 0.3 mi -Turn left onto Taylor St. Destination will be on the left
Antique Shopping, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island Yankees, Staten Island Zoo, Historic Old Richmondtown, Outlet Stores, Zoo
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Architect, with interest in antiques and antique restoration.