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Tom Watkins

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

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

96 Reviews
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Property type apartment

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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.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tom Watkins (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

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.


based on 96 traveler reviews

120 - 350 - Off Fifth Avenue, 3 Blocks from Empire State Bldg!
average rating of 4.8958335 based on 96 reviews
Long Beach, Ca

Three generations of Girls trip to NYC ♡

  • 4 of 5

Place was comfortable, clean and welcoming. Perfect location to explore all of Manhattan and feel safe coming home late at night. Just remember to practice your stair climbing before you go as we were on top 4th floor. We'd love to come back here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location and clean

  • 4 of 5

I couldn't have asked for a more perfect location. I was in town for a conference, and Tom's apartment was four blocks from the conference venue and 7-8 blocks from Penn station. There are food, restaurants, and shopping all around. The Empire State Building is four blocks away.

It is in an older building, but when I unlocked the apartment door, I smelled Lysol, which told me it had been cleaned! This apartment was a lovely place to stay, comfortable, clean, and convenient to everything. Soap and shampoo are provided, hair dryer and curling iron. There is plenty of closet and drawer space. It is neither new nor modern, but it has more space than a hotel room, lots of character--did I mention it was CLEAN--and the bed was awesomely comfortable (a Tempurpedic, or some such)! The kitchen is tiny but has everything necessary. Had there been an elevator, I'd have given it five stars. It was a pain getting up and down the narrow stairwell with luggage. Tom responded quickly when I asked for directions to turn on the shower. My suggestion is to laminate the directions and stick them on the bathroom wall. It was surprisingly quiet during the night, but construction on the corner started around 7 a.m. Next time I'm in NYC, I'll try to stay here again! Thanks, Tom, for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was perfect for our recent stay in NYC. There were three of us staying and there was plenty of space for us. We used the bed and the provided blow-up mattress and it was all ideal. The apartment was clean and well organized. The owner provided detailed information to help us get acquainted with the apartment and neighborhood, so we knew what to expect before arriving.

The apartment is located near a lot of fun stuff, like Koreatown, the Empire State Building and Union Square park. It is also an easy walk to a couple of different subway stops, which made our adventures so easy. It's only two stops from Times Square!

It is a fourth-floor walk-up, so the only thing to consider is if you have health or mobility concerns. Apart from that, there's no reason not to stay here! It's a wonderful, well kept place in the heart of an amazing city.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

An amazing choice! I stayed here with my daughter and wife in August. We were out and about for most of the day but coming home was very pleasant. The apartment is close to everything and Tom does an amazing job describing points of interest around the apartment. We certainly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington D.C.

Why Not Live Like a New Yorker in an Unbelievable Location!

  • 5 of 5

If you can walk four flights of stairs, look nowhere else. Tom is a first-class considerate host and so quick to respond for any questions you may have. The building was very quiet and located near everywhere you need to go in NYC. My two teenage kids and I felt so fortunate to stay at Tom's apartment. It was absolutely incredible. The queen size bed was so very comfortable for us girls and the quality twin air mattress was perfect for my son and he is 6'2". Big frig, gas stove and all the accoutrements you need to cook with a huge grocery within a couple of minutes walking distance. Clean, lots of towels, cold A/C, standing fan (if you don't like A/C), big TV and WiFi. I cannot overemphasize how great the location of this apartment is. It was such a wonderful experience to stay in a NYC apartment that was roomy, homey and comfortable. It was an experience we will never forget. My only problem now is my kids want to move to NYC!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Perfect place to stay in New York

  • 5 of 5

We all had a fantastic time. Tom his attention to detail is the best. Everything was wonderful. The AC worked great which was a great plus since there was a heatwave this week. The beds, pillows and sheets were nice and clean. We would love to stay here again next time we visit New York. We highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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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Midtown Apartment Rental Rates

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Early Fall
Sep 2 2016 - Dec 29 2016
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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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Midtown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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