My friends and I had a great 2 weeks in the house. Lots of space for everyone and everything you could want from a rental house.
The house is in a great location with an easy bus ride on and off Manhattan Island for only $3. But it also had parking for our hire SUV, which we used to go on day trips and off to the mall etc.
For 8 of us it worked out very reasonably and so much cheaper than staying on Manhattan Island. We also would not have had free parking on the Island. This was a major plus.
Do be aware if you upgrade to a large SUV (we had a Chevy Suburban) the driveway gate is "just" wide enough. This will not be an issue for regular cars or probably regular SUVs either.
The house did feel a little aged in places but then it is 135 years old, it's not a brand new Hilton but never purported to be.
Overall we could not have been happier with the house. If you have a group that needs 3 or 4 bedroom (or more) you'll save a bundle renting this house instead of staying on Manhattan.
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Ruth and Henry are amazing people!! This was the first time I've ever rented a vacation home and I hope every time is like this one. Ruth is so organized and easily accessible. She explains every detail you could possibly ask before you ask it. Henry is so personable and easy going.I have no words to explain how amazing my vacation was because of this place!!! Loved everything from the beautiful home to the amount of space and the amenities. It's hard to tell but this home has 3 floors and that's enough space to be separate and still together. They have a grill in the back that we used to have a little family cook out. They have a piano and a pool table that made this house even more fun. We had a group of 12 but we could have easily fit many many more people. Plenty of pots and pans and any other items to cook basically anything u need. Lots of extra linens and pillows. Plenty of room for parking and many grocery stores in the area. Easy to take the bus or train to NYC and Ruth had it all covered from apps to instructions. Our phones actually lost signal and we pulled out her instructions and it was easy as cake because she is so detailed! It was nice to be able to get away from all the loudness that is NYC and rest in this beautiful home. If I ever come back I'll be sure to stay with them!! They're amazing!!!
Our family of eight rented the Citi Mansion for a surprise birthday party for our mom's 60th birthday. There were about 30 guests and we all fit very comfortably. The house is nice and has a lot of fine details. Parking was also a plus (able to fit our five cars). Ruth and Henry were great hosts and were very responsive to the questions we had.
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