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120 - 350 - Off Fifth Avenue, 3 Blocks from Empire State Bldg!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

Apartment, Studio + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Make this Midtown East studio your private pied-a-terre during your trip to New York.

It's a sun-drenched, safe, serene, 400-square-foot pre-war apartment equipped with top-notch amenities throughout:

--flat-screen HD TV

--central air-conditioning

-- hard-wood floors,

--10-foot ceilings,

--thick, plaster walls (meaning you're unlikely to hear neighbors),

-- large bathroom with full-size tub and shower,

-- kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, dishwasher, gas stove and microwave, coffee maker, fully equipped with everything you need to prepare, serve and eat a gourmet meal,

-- wet bar,

-- wall of windows overlooking 30th Street.

-- superintendent does a great job of maintaining the building

--meticulous maid

This fourth-floor, walk-up apartment is centrally located on East 30th Street between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue. It has central heat and air, contains a queen-sized Sealy Posturepedic mattress and box spring (as well as a top-quality blow-up mattress) and comes with 100% cotton linens, a desk, comfy chair, dresser, flat-screen television and cable TV, free wireless Internet, free phone service, video and audio feed from the building entrance.

Walk to subways, Times Square, Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal, the Jacob Javits Center, Greenwich Village, Chelsea. Laundromat is a block away, 24-hour deli at the corner, police precinct house is a block away.

No smoking in the apartment and no loud noise that might disturb neighbors. This is a quiet, residential building. If you're looking for a place to party til late in the night, please don't rent from me.

Also, note that there is construction on the block that begins at 7 a.m. and ends late in the afternoon on weekdays.

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More Details

Tom Watkins
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Tom Watkins

I am working for an NGO that requires I spend time in Geneva, so am often out of New York.

Tom Watkins purchased this apartment in 1982

Why Tom Watkins chose Manhattan

Because it is in a great location from which the city's attractions are easily accessible -- steps off FifthAvenue between Flatiron, just to the south; Murray Hill, a block to the east; and Midtown, whose southern tip begins four blocks to the north. It's in the center of the Persian rug district, two blocks south of Korea Town and four blocks north of Madison Square Park.

What makes this apartment unique

A clean, quiet, calm, orderly and safe place of refuge that is within walking distance of many of New York's attractions.


Midtown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • full bath tub and shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Queen-sized bed (1) Comfy bed with down pillows, comforter and pure cotton sheets and duvet, twin-bed blowup mattress. Closet near the bed contains an iron.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Live the way many New Yorkers do -- trudge up and down four flights of stairs, prepare your own meals, walk to the theater or stay home and read a book.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(113 traveler reviews)

120 - 350 - Off Fifth Avenue, 3 Blocks from Empire State Bldg!
average rating of 4.823009 based on 113 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, California

Thoughtfully designed space in a wonderful location (great bed, too!)

  • 5 of 5

This gem of a space was a quick walk from Penn Station and also nicely located close to a Trader Joe's for groceries. The space was clean and the bed extremely comfortable. There was plenty of space to spread out and do yoga on the soft area rug. The kitchen was incredibly well stocked - I cooked most of my meals with ease and couldn't help but notice the many varieties of coffee, oils and other goodies that had been provided/left by other guests.

There was a lint roller in the dresser and umbrellas in the closet, along with a myriad of other goodies that made it feel like a home, not a hotel. There were a variety of toiletries in the bathroom, in case something was forgotten. This apartment is on the top floor and there is no elevator, but I appreciated the exercise and that also got me above the street noise a little bit.

Thanks also to Tom for the excellent communication before my stay and also a thorough write-up on how to get to the apartment from any of the airports in the area as well as the nearest subway stops and eateries. I flew into Newark and getting to the apartment was a snap using the Airtrain from Newark Airport (there's a kiosk where you can buy tickets and a very helpful person to explain the system). One note: there's a Penn Station in Newark, New Jersey as well as in Manhattan, so be sure you choose the correct one when purchasing your ticket.

I absolutely loved staying at this space and will definitely do so again - Thank you, Tom!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Lauderdale Florida

Perfect in every aspect

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. Location every single thing. The bed was amazing I have not slept that well and I can't remember what. When I am back in New York for work I will definitely do everything I can to reserve Tom's Place again.

Lisa Flynn

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect size and location

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect fit for the two of us. The construction next door was loud, but obviously will end at some point. AND, if you're doing NYC vacation right, you're not just hanging out in an apartment anyway! Tom, thanks for all the tips and suggestions, they were so helpful! Definitely highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guest is correct; the construction noise nearby can begin as early as 7 a.m. and continue until late afternoon. While it does not affect evenings or nights, guests who plan to remain inside the apartment during the day may want to consider another location until the work is completed.
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Fantastic. It's three times the size of a hotel room, nicer, and a third of the price.

  • 5 of 5

I actually had quite a bit of work to do, so I spent more time in the apartment during the day than someone visiting for pleasure. The desk is perfect. Kitchen is well stocked and the mattress is the best part. When I did venture out, it was only four blocks to the subway I needed, others are closer, and there are enough grocery and restaraunts within two blocks that you don't even need to leave the area.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment and location!

  • 5 of 5

Tom's apartment was great for two people. It was clean and comfortable and well stocked with linens, dishes, soap and supplies. The bed was super comfortable! When need, Tom was easy to reach and very helpful. The stairs were a bit of a challenge with our luggage but we were aware of them before we rented and they were not a problem. The location was perfect for us and the neighborhood very safe. We felt comfortable walking at night to restaurants but if we needed a taxi, one was always available out on 5th. We would definitely stay here again! Thanks Tom!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walk to the lights of Times Square, the clubs of Greenwich Village, the restaurants of the Flatiron District, the galleries of Chelsea.


Rates & Availability

Midtown Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
New Year's
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Early October Special
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
Fall, early winter
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 1 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Maid $75

Rates up to $300 per night in high-demand months

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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