Apartment 2 is on the main ground floor entrance and 10 feet above street level. It is actually the grand Parlor of the house and is truly a step back in time with the two original ornate fireplaces, original wood carvings and paneling, decorative ceilings and original converted gas light fixtures. This apartment features two super large rooms containing a Day Bed with an additional trundle bed (two singles when separate or one king when closed) and a queen-sized sleeper sofa in the other room. There is television with DVD and VCR plus full cable access with HBO and Cinemax. There is also complete wireless access in this apartment. In addition, a lovely baby grand piano is available for serious and amateur musicians. The apartment is air conditioned and has steam heat provided in the winter.
A small but fully functioning kitchen, with a stove, microwave, refrigerator, ice maker, dish washer, coffee pot, toaster oven, toaster, and mixer, blender, and food processor is a cook's dream, as everything is within arm's reach. There is also a separate standard sized stand up shower and toilet room within the kitchen area.
We stayed here for 8 nights in Nov of 2014.We don't think that we could have found a more comfortable or more convenient location in Manhattan. The apartment is huge, at least by New York standards, beautifully furnished and extremely quiet even though it is on a major street. The 2 rooms are very large with a small kitchen and a small bathroom, and the price for 8 nights was very affordable. The owners--Donna and George, are friendly but non-intrusive. It is a easy walk to Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum, the Lincoln Center and the subway. Numerous restaurants and five fine grocery stores from Trader Joes to Zabar's are within a few minutes walk.. When we return to New York we will definitely stay here if it is available.
Mike and Jean Binyon
A gorgeous, spacious apartment in a historic brownstone located on a quiet residential street in a fantastic location with amazing owners - we could not have been more pleased with our experience! We visited the city for five days with our son to tour colleges and enjoy events in different areas of Manhattan. All were easily accessible by walking or subway. You may arrive as guests but the owners' hospitality will likely cause you to feel more like you're friends. Many thanks to them for their thoughtfulness and when we return to NYC this beautiful apartment will be at the top of our list!
I was in NYC to compete in the NYC Triathlon 8/3/14. Best location ever! One block away from Riverside Park, the event start. Conveniently located within close walking distance of Subway, Broadway, Amsterdam, and Central Park. Comfortable, convenient, quiet, functional, and spacious for two people. Shower/toilet area small, however functional and appropriate. Wi-fi, movie channels, private. Owners live in building and were friendly and easy to work with. I'd stay here again!
We rented the property for a long weekend, and were not disappointed. We have stayed in rentals and hotels in many countries, and this was one of the best, if not the best - a spacious, comfortable, elegant oasis in the big city. The location was wonderful; the owners are generous, caring and friendly; and the apartment was a lovely place to stay all around.
We cannot recommend this listing enough, and hope to return soon.
The listing description is accurate on this well-maintained listing. It is a wonderful, comfortable and lovely home away from home. The owners are gracious hosts and met our every need. I would recommend this property to all my family and friends, as well as to those who would respect and care for this historic gem.
The apartment has an old-world feel as though stepping back into the 1890s and is beautifully maintained. The location is amazing for its proximity to Central Park and the beautiful Riverside Park which we enjoyed tremendously, as well as many museums which we only scratched the surface (Guggenheim, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and of course the Museum of Natural History which is very close by). The subway stop #1 got us everywhere we needed to go in our 5-night stay to tour NYC with our teenagers including everything from visiting NYU and Columbia to broadway plays and restaurants, to the statue of liberty. The kitchen is fully equipped with every appliance and although the counter space is limited, the table worked for prepping just a few steps away. The West End Market right around the corner was perfect for us. We would have loved to stay longer to enjoy the fantastic restaurants, museums, and performances both in the peaceful neighborhood and throughout Manhattan - we felt on the go the entire time. The owner was very hospitable and we enjoyed meeting her at the beginning and end of our stay -- if time had allowed we would have been able to get to know you better and dress up to enjoy an elegant evening in the beautiful parlor. Thank you for a wonderful place to stay in Manhattan!
On West End Avenue between 76th and 77th street in the heart of the trendy Upper West Side, and only 9 short blocks from Lincoln Centre (music and theatre, Julliard for studies). An unconverted, historical brownstone with all of its original detail intact, quiet but only half a block from Broadway where everything awaits you at any hour of the day or night! Apartment is approximately 1360 sq. ft. with views on two sides, east to West End Avenue and west to Riverside Drive.