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Private Garden, Near B'way, Empire State, Subway

4.55(71 reviews)SuperhostNew York, United States
Entire apartment hosted by Marea
10 guests3 bedrooms9 beds1.5 baths
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Allow yourself to be charmed and delighted by this historic and somewhat quirky 10 person townhouse apartment that traces its origins back to the 1850’s.

*Center City Manhattan
*Private Garden
*2 blocks to Subway station
*5 blocks to The Empire State Building
*6 Blocks to Macy's
*14 Blocks to Times Square
*6 blocks to Penn Train Station
*12 blocks to Grand Central Station
*1/2 block to Bike Rentals
*1/2 block to Dover Street Market


Renovated kitchen & Baths, Central & Pristine, Ready for You

The space
The apartment is located in the heart of “the city that never sleeps”, on East 30th Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues.

You'll enjoy being near to a variety of NYC’s best sightseeing, and still feel that you are in a neighborhood that is safe and serene .

There are 3 main spaces guests can enjoy. Choose from 1 of 2 rooms or both for large groups:

1) The Main Apartment with 1 Bedroom & Bathroom
2) The Adjacent Duplex Suite with 2 Bedrooms and a 1/2 Bathroom
3) The 1000 square foot Walled Garden

Here are a few kind words from our past guests:
- "The space was big and roomy", Nicole
- "The beds were comfortable and the linens superb", Heather
- "We appreciated that bathrobes were supplied so we didn't have to pack them," Donna
- "A good [visitors] book with information of restaurants, tourist information, etc about NYC which can help to fill the gaps of your planning", David

Both the main apartment (1 bedroom) and duplex (2 bedrooms) have enough beds and fold-out sofa beds to comfortably sleep 10 people. In total, we’ve got 4 beds and 5 fold out beds for large groups of up to 10.

1) The Main Apartment with 1 Bedroom & Bathroom:
There is one queen sized bed for 2 guests and one marble bathroom attached to the bedroom. We’ve also included 2 chairs and 1 ottoman that all convert into extra single beds.

The bathroom in the apartment is modern with a glass sink, toilet, small bathtub with rain shower. The bathroom and the kitchen within the unit have been remodeled so you won’t have to worry about any water that isn’t hot enough.

This whole apartment has been polished to make sure guests are happy and enjoy themselves.

Within the living room, 10 people can comfortably lounge and they have access to a full kitchen and dining room.

2) The Duplex Suite with 2 Bedrooms & 1/2 Bathroom:
The first bedroom is completely private and holds 2 single beds that can be combined to form a King size bed. The second bedroom is part of the office/library and has 1 queen sized futon bed with an extra mattress for double comfort. Stairs leading to the upstairs bedroom are in this room.

We’ve also brought a chair that converts into a bed and a fold out bed is available if needed. In total, this second duplex suite holds 5 more guests and the rooms are connected by private stairway between them.

3) Private 1000 Square Foot Garden (Allows Smoking):
After a long day, or night, out and about in the city, guests can relax in the apartment’s quaint walled-in garden, enjoying the greenery and change of pace from the hustle and bustle of the streets that are only a few feet away. The 1,000 square foot private garden is an oasis in the midst of the concrete jungle, and it will surely make guests feel at ease. Smoking is okay in the garden, however, it is not allowed inside the apartment.

This elegant apartment has plenty of room to accommodate a couple that prefers the finer things in life or a group of up to 10 family members or friends that are looking for somewhere special to stay.

Book With Us Today & You’ll Be Set Up to Take Full Advantage of This Historic Home & It's Fantastic Location!

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* Wonderful place to stay in NYC!! Reviewed March 2019
Marea, the owner, welcomed us with open arms, including a bottle of wine, cheese and crackers and chocolate chip cookies. She reviewed her book with us, which gave us great information about the city and the location her place was located. It's on a very quiet street, so we all slept well. There was 3 of us and we each had our own bed. The beds were incredibly comfortable. There is a nice smaller courtyard outside, but this time of the year wasn't the best time to relax outside. But I can only imagine in warmer weather, we would have been sitting out there many a night. It's so close to the subway and it's close to walking to various sites. We were gone 10 hours a day making the most of our 4 nights there. I would definitely return here.
“Absolute BEST place to stay with your group- can't recommend enough!”
Reviewed in March 2018
Stayed with a group of 7 people for 4 days, lost one day to the snow storm and we were offered another night no questions asked. Besides the obviously wonderful location of this apartment, there are SO many things to rave about:

-Great rate for a group of people 5-10 (probably too big for any smaller groups)
-Very clean and well kept, they have some SERIOUSLY comfy beds.
-Endless clean and HOT water (6 people showered and it was still hot!)
-GORGEOUS PRIVATE GARDEN- owner has clearly worked hard to preserve it, love the string lights
-We had a problem with our key/lock and the owners fixed it IMMEDIATELY without us even bugging them

*And perhaps most importantly are the owners of this home- absolutely wonderful, friendly people who are sincerely invested in preserving this home while inviting strangers from all over the world to enjoy it.
My group was immediately welcomed in the home, served champagne and food, and given a run-down for all the best local spots. After a hectic day of traveling, it was a dream come true.

I can't imagine coming to NYC again without staying here....I think this apartment is my happy place.

Guest access
If the apartment is completely booked by your party, then you’ll have complete privacy of the main apartment (1 bedroom) and the duplex suite (2 bedrooms.) The living area is set for entertainment, the garden patio is beautiful, and the kitchen is filled with all that you’ll need to make a home cooked dinner, lunch, and breakfast.

What else is included for you?

* Private phone with unlimited local and national phone service
* Free long distance in the USA
* High speed wireless DSL Internet access
* Premium TV service for 4 flat screen LCD HDTVs in the living room and each of the 3 bedrooms
* Waffle weave bathrobes for all adults
* Linens, towels and bath sheets
* Starter supply of toilet paper, paper towels, coffee filters, garbage bag, bath soap, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, hand lotion, shampoo, conditioner, etc.

Other things to note
This is a LEGAL apartment and there is 5.875% tax and $2 a night bed tax required to be paid through the Resolution Center. It is quite Risky to rent an illegal apartment because the attorney general is shutting them down.
The New York State Multiple Dwelling Law prohibits short-term rentals of property in Class A multiple dwellings used for permanent residence purposes (which Includes most apartment buildings but not single and two-family buildings) unless a permanent occupant of the apartment is present during the stay, no money is exchanged, or if the stay is longer than thirty consecutive days.

This listing consists of a 1-bedroom main apartment with an en suite bathroom and an adjacent 2-room duplex suite. There is a private flight of stairs within the duplex adjoining the downstairs room with the upstairs room. There is a half bathroom en suite to the upstairs bedroom. There is a 3rd completely separate & private apartment in the building that only shares the entrance and hallways.
All guests are required to sign a guest agreement and provide a photo ID before arrival. We will be happy to send you a copy of the agreement before booking upon request.

Check-in is between 4 pm and 8 pm. Early check-in can sometimes be accommodated with prior approval. Late check-in is $35 an hour until midnight when it increases to $75 an hour. Please let us know in advance so that we have time to arrange for someone to meet you.

The main apartment (1 bedroom) plus the adjacent suite (2 additional bedrooms) have enough beds/fold out beds and seating for 10 guests. This will be a cost saving over 3 or 4 hotel rooms but you should keep in mind that some of the group will be sleeping in the living room and and it will be a trade off with being private. Many guests are happy with this arrangement.

The apartment is in an Historic Townhouse from the 1850's. It has been completely remodeled several times. The layout is spacious and somewhat quirky giving it lots of charm.

All guests are accepted. If you have special needs or very young children please chat with us before reserving so you can make an informed decision if this apartment will be suitable and / or safe for you. Please note that the apartment has not been child proofed and could present dangerous situations for young children. All children should be closely supervised so that no harm comes to them or the apartment.

No animals are permitted in the apartment or yard.

Guests acknowledge that there are multiple steps, stairs, levels and protruding tree roots in the apartment, suite and / or grounds/garden. Guests must attest that they and their guests are physically able to use all un-level and uneven areas of the property without assistance and without harm to themselves.

The apartment is self-catering. We do not provide breakfast or maid service including changing sheets and/or towels. If you would like maid service please let us know in advance and we will be happy to help you find a housekeeper . You pay the housekeeper directly .

There will be no refund for shortened stays or if some travelers in the group decide to leave early or cancel their trip. It is further understood and agreed between the parties hereto this Agreement is not cancelable and the rent is not refundable. No refunds for any reason including but not limited to any mechanical, natural, act of god, governmental proclamation or Force Majeure. It is the guest’s responsibility to purchase appropriate Trip And Traveler insurance up to the level they don’t want to self insure against any need for cancellation.
Allow yourself to be charmed and delighted by this historic and somewhat quirky 10 person townhouse apartment that traces its origins back to the 1850’s.

*Center City Manhattan
*Private Garden
*2 blocks to Subway station
*5 blocks to The Empire State Building
*6 Blocks to Macy's
*14 Blocks to Times Square
*6 blocks to Penn Train Station
*12 blocks to Grand Central Statio…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds, 2 sofa beds

Amenities

Indoor fireplace
Kitchen
Wifi
Cable TV
Iron
Dedicated workspace
TV with standard cable
Hangers
Hair dryer
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It is the center of everything on an upscale and quiet (for NYC) tree lined and picturesque side street just around the corner from just shopping, bars and restaurants. There are hundreds (no exaggeration) of restaurants in all price ranges nearby.

The neighborhood offers a perfect place for access to plays and musicals, restaurants, clubs, cultural and sporting events, shopping, and so much more. If guests desire to travel around NYC so that they may experience other areas of the Big Apple, there are multiple options for easy transportation. There are a number of bus lines all within a four block radius, a rent-a-bike station at the corner, and the nearest subway is only two and half blocks away
It is the center of everything on an upscale and quiet (for NYC) tree lined and picturesque side street just around the corner from just shopping, bars and restaurants. There are hundreds (no exaggeration) of…

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After many years of longing I at last am lucky to have the best of both words as I live in an apartment on the beach in Florida and an apartment in the best location in NYC. I love meeting and getting to know people and especially helping first time travelers find the best of NYC. I wrote a book for my guests telling all about getting around New York....walking, subway, bus, car service. shopping, attractions, free days at museums, restaurants in all price ranges and more. It is all right outside your door. After I meet guests and show them around I give them complete privacy unless they want to chat or have questions. I love sharing my favorite things about New York if you want to know. It is up to you. Many years ago I lived in France and remember how to speak it although it is quite rusty now. I can read simple French, but cannot write or spell it.
After many years of longing I at last am lucky to have the best of both words as I live in an apartment on the beach in Florida and an apartment in the best location in NYC. I love…
During your stay
I meet guests on arrival, give them the keys, show them around and tell them about the neighborhood. They then have complete privacy unless they would like more information or help, which I am happy to give.

My husband and I live in an apartment upstairs, which is completely private from yours.
I meet guests on arrival, give them the keys, show them around and tell them about the neighborhood. They then have complete privacy unless they would like more information or help…
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House rules
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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