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BROWNSTONE BEAUTY - STEPS FROM CENTRAL PARK & MUSEUM

Owner/Property Manager

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, russian
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Owner/Property Manager

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, russian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2014
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BROWNSTONE BEAUTY - STEPS FROM CENTRAL PARK & MUSEUM

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

Upper West Side Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, full kitchen, sleeps 6

Newly renovated, tastefully furnished, spacious 1 bedroom located in the heart of Upper West Side on a quiet street. It consists of 2 sleeping areas with one queen size bed, sofa bed and futon in the living room and an optional air mattress. Apartment includes modern kitchen with granite counter tops and a bathroom with a jacuzzi. It also has a lovely balcony off the living room. The apartment includes a/c, 2 TVs, VCR, Cable service, Internet, hair dryer, walk-in closets, laundry in the building. It is on the 2nd Fl (no elevator), 700 sq ft with 12ft ceilings. It is located 100 ft from CPW and close to Natural History Museum. Surrounded by many famous restaurants and stores (Zabars) and walking distance to world renowned Dakota building and many other famous sights. Numerous family friendly activities including CMOM. 4 Subway stops from theater district. As you can see this landmarked historic district has something for everyone.

Dogs are permitted on case by case basis.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Owner/Property Manager (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, russian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2014

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Brownstone Beauty - Steps from Central Park & museum
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews
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Brownstone Beauty - Steps from Central Park & museum
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p238809
Upper West Side Manhattan
Where do you live?
5

Makes New York Feel Like Home

  • 5 of 5
To say that this property has a great location is really an understatement... the location is simply fabulous for those wanting to get a real taste of New York City. This was my seventh trip to New York and by far the best area to stay in. It's just a quick subway ride away from the glowing lights and hustle and bustle of Times Square but without having to navigate that hectic area daily. There were also many shops and places to eat, either elegant or casual, within a block or two of the apartment. The best is that Central Park, which I never tire of, was visible as soon as you exited the front steps. Add being a block from The Museum of Natural History, blocks from the beginning of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, AND having a private, home-like residence, that felt safe and this location really is the perfect place to stay. No location could possibly be perfect but the owners were receptive and helpful, despite the busy season.
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Brownstone Beauty - Steps from Central Park & museum
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p238809
Upper West Side Manhattan
El Cerrito, CA
5

Great unit with INCREDIBLE location

  • 5 of 5
I recently stayed in this unit for a week with my wife and three teenage daughters. We had a wonderful time, and I would highly recommend renting this unit. The number one plus is the location - INCREDIBLE. It is, as advertised, just steps from Central Park. In fact, it is just around the corner from the park, on a quiet, tree lined one way street heading towards Central Park West, so has very little traffic despite its convenient location. The subway and National History museum are a block away, and it was a ten minute walk across the park to the Met. We spent the entire week exploring the city on the subway with no car or taxi's, and this location made that very doable. Even coming back late at night after shows, etc., felt safe because of the closeness to the subway and Central Park West.

The unit itself was modern and VERY clean. There were plenty of plates, utensils, towels, blankets, etc., etc. The queen in the bedroom was very comfortable. The girls slept on the futon, that folded flat and the couch, and were fine on both. They tried the pullout bed in the couch, but found it somewhat uncomfortable -- typical of pullouts -- because of the thin mattress and frame. But there was also an inflatable mattress which they didn't try or need.

Because of it's back side location, the unit was very quiet -- we could hear no street noise at all, and the lovely garden in back was vacant most days and nights. My wife and I got up every morning and strolled the neighborhood, finding new, great eating places and lovely tree lined avenues before we headed out for the day's adventure with the girls.

The owners were responsive to calls and e-mails, friendly and helpful. We really thought we got the Manhattan experience we hoped for, and this rental was a big reason.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Brownstone Beauty - Steps from Central Park & museum
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p238809
Upper West Side Manhattan
Canada
3

Great location; apartment could be improved

  • 3 of 5
This property was hard to rate. The location is exceptional - less than 1 block to Central Park, the subway, and Natural History Museum. The apartment is at the back of the building, so it was very quiet and we heard no street noise at all. It is also quite spacious and the a/c worked well.

But...it could have been cleaner. Nothing filthy but just needs a thorough scrub. The cupboards are disorganized and filled with junk. The owner wasn't particularly communicative - I had to ask about 4 times to get the location of the apartment. There was no folder of instructions or helpful hints in the apartment. The bed was soft.
So, nothing outrageously wrong but probably enough to discourage me from booking here again.

It's really a shame because with a bit more effort this place could be amazing.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: First of all, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We take every review to heart in order to maintain our five star rating. Consequently we apologize for taking a few hours to respond but we were traveling with limited access to email. However we only received 2 emails opposed to the 4 aforementioned emails re the location and this was in addition to several phone calls regarding this matter. We do recall making special arrangements to accommodate your late check in (after 11PM) due to flight delays.

We are especially surprised to hear that you felt that the apartment "could have been cleaner" since you never mentioned this during our phone conversation the day after your arrival and only complemented everything. This could have been easily and immediately rectified. We have been using the same cleaning company for several years and this is a first complaint.
We acknowledge that in order to accommodate our tenants, we have a variety of items - all types of spices, cooking supplies and utensils, toys, books, pack-and-play, etc but these are usually appreciated by all.

The apartment has a folder with apartment specific information that also includes menus, maps, NYC travel guides and other pertinent NYC information. In addition there is always someone available to answer your questions since either myself, my wife or building manager are available 24/7.

As far as the bed, to ensure comfort, every bed has memory foam cover which could be easily removed. Again, a simple phone call could have improved the situation.
business
Brownstone Beauty - Steps from Central Park & museum
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p238809
Upper West Side Manhattan
Boston
5

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5
Great location, wonderful apartment. The owners (who live in the building) were flexible, relaxed, accomodating and really worked to find the right place for us. Fun, safe neighborhood for shopping and dining out. Steps away (literally) from Central Park. Lots of choices for buses and subway nearby. 2nd floor apartment quiet, space functioned well even with several people coming in and out. Big closets, sleeper sofas, generous suply of linens and towels, good A/C, all very clean and everything in good shape. Lovely balcony overlooking peaceful, tree-filled courtyard, perfect for relaxing at end of long day. We ate several meals at the apartment, everything in the kitchen worked well including dishwasher. Would come back for future stays. Negatives? None to speak of, maybe the can opener could be replaced and a few more glasses added to the kitchen. Really, a great place.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Brownstone Beauty - Steps from Central Park & museum
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p238809
Upper West Side Manhattan
5

Amazing location

  • 5 of 5
If you are want a non-touristy stay in New York, look no further! I loved the location. Mere steps to Centreal Park and only a block (or less) to the local dry clearner, grocery, pharmacy, Starbucks, restaurants, etc. As I sat outside on Columbus Ave drinking coffee it was clear that the pedestrians were New Yorkers. That was a very different experience than my previous trips to Manhattan.

This apartment is even better than I expected. I walked in the front door and literally said "WOW!". I'd been warned that the photos of a property can look better than it actually is. But this apt was as good, if not better, than the pictures on the HomeAway site.

The kitchen was great -- all full-size, high end appliances. Plus all the tools you need to cook. That is, if you can resist the restaurants. There was loads of closet space AND lots of hangers. The bed was wonderful -- so comfortable. And the living/dining room was comfortable and very charming. PLUS a small balcony you can sit on overlooking the courtyards of other brownstones.

Most surprising of all was the quiet. Even when on the balcony all I could hear were birds - no traffic, no sirens, just quiet.

Finally, Michel (i.e. Michael), the landlord was very friendly and helpful. Rent this property. You won't regret it.
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Brownstone Beauty - Steps from Central Park & museum
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p238809
Upper West Side Manhattan
5

Met all our expectations and more

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for a week and were delighted by the apartment and it's location. The apartment was clean, airy, and well stocked with essentials. The owner was helpful and friendly and was waiting for us on arrival. If we return to NY we would always choose to stay here and have already recommended it to our traveling friends. Many thanks from 2 very happy guests!
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $6,820 Per month

Upper West Side Apartment Rental Rates

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Jan 11 2015 - Mar 19 2015
30 night minimum stay
$6,820
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
$6,820
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $135
Cleaning $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%
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Amenities

Upper West Side Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • One jacuzzi tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 4 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size in the one bedroom. Queen size sofa in the living room. Queen size futon in the living room. Sleeps 6 people total.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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