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Sheila Sullivan

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, italian

Great location —Stunning, 2BR/2BA Georgian Townhouse Apt., steps from Cen. Park

43 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Full Baths,

Experience New York at its best in this graciously appointed 2-bedroom, 2-bath duplex on one of the prettiest blocks on the Upper West Side just steps from Central Park.

The apartment is in a historic Georgian townhouse that was commissioned by the family who built the famous Dakota apartment building two blocks away. It is one of several townhouses constructed next to one another that were designed by Hardenburgh, an architect who was inspired by Georgian townhouses in London.

The apartment has its own private entrance, two steps above street level. It opens to an 11 ft high-ceiling living room, which has two large windows, a wood-burning fireplace, French antiques, a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf along the library wall, and a dining area with a large French table. Off the living room is fully-equipped kitchen with high-end appliances and a window. A marble-floor foyer with a coat closet and a full bathroom with high-quality fixtures and crystal chandelier complete the upstairs floor.

Though on the first-floor, the noise level from outside is at a minimum, and floor-to-ceiling drapes and door and window shades provide added privacy at night.

A stairway framed with antique Italian and French prints leads to the downstairs. At the foot of the stairs is a comfortable den decorated in French country style with another wood burning fireplace and 42' flat-screen TV. The master bedroom has a king-size bed; a second bedroom has a queen size bed. Between them is a large bathroom with Waterworks fixtures and tiles and a walk-in shower (upstairs has a bath). There is a walk-in closet in the 2nd bedroom available for use. Each bedroom has an extra wide window.

We provide high-quality bedding and towels.

Both floors have Wi-Fi and central air conditioning, which can be controlled separately.

Central Park is 1/2 block away, as is Columbus Avenue where you'll find great shopping, restaurants, movie theaters and Lincoln Center. The Museum of Natural History is 3 blocks away, as is the New York Historical center. Convenient to 2 subway lines (B,C and 1,2,3), this is a prime location in NYC.

We rent to responsible guests who want the best of New York in a quiet, quality environment. We ask would-be guests to provide a description of themselves in terms of profession and background, along with why they are coming to the city. No pets. No young children. No smoking. Minimum four nights.

Keywords: 5-Star, Luxury Vacation Rental, Boutique Hotel Alternative, Upper Westside Vacation Rental, Private Apartment, Executive Apartment Rental Upper Westside Manhattan

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Sheila Sullivan (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english, italian

About Sheila Sullivan

We travel widely and know what it means to stay at an accommodation that goes beyond just providing the basics and makes for a memorable visit. The same type of elegant appointments in our city apartment also decorate our fully restored, 210-year-old second-home in Connecticut. NYC is our prime residence yet we make our apt. available for rentals while staying at our home in CT.

Sheila Sullivan purchased this apartment in 1987

Why Sheila Sullivan chose Manhattan

Fantastic location on one of the most beautiful blocks on the Westside with historic landmark buildings. The apt. is a real gem with a unique townhouse layout inside.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment feels like a real home and is well appointed. The location is ideal: 1/2 block from Central Park, 3 blocks from the Museum of Natural History and a short walk to Lincoln Center. The area has numerous restaurants, boutiques and other stores, as well as movie theaters. Main subway and bus lines are two blocks away.


based on 43 traveler reviews

Great location —Stunning, 2BR/2BA Georgian Townhouse Apt., steps from Cen. Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews
Denver, Colorado USA

A Memorable Experience

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I spent some time before the holidays exploring New York and had the very good fortune of being able to stay at Bill & Sheila's apartment. As beautiful as their apartment is, I personally would have difficulty allowing strangers to use it, but they were so welcoming that we felt like we were staying in a friend's home. The location has so much to offer, we actually enjoyed many of the restaurants within walking distance and never regretted our decision. The apartment was so comfortable and in such a great neighborhood we had difficulty leaving it to come home. Everthing was so organized and recommendations were spot on. Bill and Sheila were wonderful hosts and it is a trip we all still talk about.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Quintessential, Upscale, "Feel like a local", New York Experience

  • 5 of 5

We recently made our annual Winter visit to NYC, and had the good fortune to stay at Bill and Sheila's fabulous Upper West Side apartment! The apartment is exceptionally well appointed, as well as quite inviting. After busy days in the city, it was a real pleasure to retire to such a safe, comfortable, and luxurious home. It really allowed us to feel like local New Yorker's - which is what some of us Californians like to do - one week at a time! Sheila was great with communicating throughout the process, and Bill was a gracious host upon our arrival to the apartment. I would highly recommend Bill and Sheila's Upper West side home.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magnificent home!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time staying in this charming, comfortable and exceptionally beautiful home on our visit to NYC this past August.The moment you enter the apartment, you are seduced by the charm and the warmth of the home. In every corner, the apartment shows thoughtful attention to the details of its Georgian heritage while equipped with all the modern comforts. The apartment is well located in a charming neighborhood with abundant wonderful specialty food shops and eateries. The apartment is also within walking distance of many museums and historical sites. We are frequent travelers. When we travel we are eager to discover something special, we want to feel at home. Bill and Sheila are gracious hosts who clearly know how to make their guests feel special and comfortable. We were comfortable, we were happy, we felt at home, and we wished we never had to leave.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Reno, NV


  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location: close to Central Park, Museum of Natural History and Metro. Museum of Art, funky eateries on upper west side; subway station, NYSC gym around the corner.

Classy apartment with panache; very clean.

Gracious kind owners.

Despite being on the first floor there is no appreciable street noise.


  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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The best experience one could ever ask for in NYC

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our stay at Sheila and Bill's apartment and frankly, I feel like I can't add any more superlatives because they've all been said by previous guests and they are all true. Beautiful, spotless, comfortable, best location, wonderful hosts, smooth and seamless stay from arrival to departure. I consider this the best possible accommodation I could ever ask for in NYC. If you have the opportunity to stay here, you will be extremely happy.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Brisbane, Australia.


  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate enough to enjoy our second stay in Sheila and Bill's fabulous apartment in January. I cannot add much more to the other reviews, except to say the photos do not to the apartment justice and Sheila and Bill are a delight to deal with. A small hiccup we had with heating was handled immediately without any fuss. IF you have the good fortune to stay here you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Nearest Airport
9.3 Miles
LaGuardia, JFK, Newark
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
72nd Street, CPW; or 72nd and Broadway
Car: not necessary

perfect location for exploring the best of NYC — Lincoln Center, Central Park, Museum of Natural History, NY Historical Society, in the heart of the upper westside.


Rates & Availability

Upper West Side Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 16 - Sep 12
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Sep 13 - Dec 19
4 night minimum stay
Jan 6 - Mar 13
4 night minimum stay
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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housecleaning $150

Holiday rates apply to Thanksgiving week and Christmas/New Years. Please inquire about availability and pricing. All rates subject to change.

If you need to extend your stay due to canceled flights or some other emergency, if the apartment is available we can extend the say. The day rate will be the same rate as the rest of the stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Manhattan Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , has large walk in shower with WW rain forest shower head
  • Both bathrooms have Waterworks fixtures
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , also has a single pull out trundle
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1) Also has a single bed roll-out trundle underneath.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • tennis

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