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

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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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Owner
Tom Watkins
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(109 traveler reviews)

120 - 350 - Off Fifth Avenue, 3 Blocks from Empire State Bldg!
average rating of 4.8165135 based on 109 reviews
5

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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5

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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4

Great location and very clean!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed out stay. The apartment is in a great location and well maintained. It had everything we needed including fresh linen. The bed was very comfortable!

We also found Tom's tips very helpful and he was very hospitable and allowed us to leave our bags in the apartment after the agreed check out time. It was also very easy to get to and from Penn Station for our commute to the airport.

The only complaints (which we were aware of before we booked) were the 4 flights of stairs with our heavy suitcases were a bit of a challenge! It wasn't a major issue for us - but if you pack heavy and you are out of shape...be prepared!! Also, the locks on the doors were a bit tricky. We got the hang of them after a few tries!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to Todd for his comments. The super has adjusted the locks.
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4

Really great location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 7 days. It was a great place. Closeness to the Subway and within walking distance of so many cool places.

Empire State, THE Macy's store, Times Square I could go on and on but there's Google. The walk up the stairs is not that bad.

We had a great time and Tom does a great job of replying to you . Get it while you can.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean and convenient

  • 5 of 5

Perfect mid-town location. Tom was available and very helpful. We would stay again. Thanks Tom!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Good Home Base to Tour NYC

  • 3 of 5

The property was as represented. Location was very good to see many of the NYC sites by walking or in close proximity to the subway system for further out attractions. Owner and cleaning staff was accessible both times we made contact.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • 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.

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Rates & Availability

Midtown Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Fall
Feb 20 2017 - Feb 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
$105
 
 
Spring-Summer
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Late Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$235
 
 
Early October Special
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Fall, early winter
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 1 2018
1 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$215
 

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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Amenities

Midtown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • full bath tub and shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Notes:
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.

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