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Chelsea Townhouse city sanctuary, privately owned house with garden

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3.5 bath, sleeps 7. Separate yoga/dance room, & den.

A wonderful comfortable private family home with spacious garden on tree-lined street in Chelsea.

Built in 1853, tasteful renovation and furnishings bring modernist touches and convenience, and informal sophistication.

Well-equipped chef's kitchen, 4 bedrooms (one is currently set up as an office with day bed), 3.5 baths, den, library, office , laundry room with washer & dryer, den and yoga room opening onto the garden.

Perfect for writers, designers, artists, academics or anyone who wish to explore this world class city with ease, and come home to a spacious, quiet, serene retreat with beautiful, South-facing private garden with patio for al fresco dining. Four floors, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths provide ample privacy and freedom.

Convenient to all transportation. Easy walk to Chelsea High Line, art galleries, the new Whitney Museum, the Meat Packing District, Chelsea Piers, Hudson River Park , and a huge selection of restaurants and shops. Within walking distance of Greenwich Village, Union Square, Flatiron District and more.

Complimentary move in/ move out days may be included at owner's discretion.

This property is for rent for a limited time, summers only.


We are open to a house exchange in Northern California, central London, central Paris, and central Berlin, schedules permitting.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Leora

My husband and I are professional, lifelong writers. We have homes in New York and Los Angeles. We have 3 grown children who live in New York City. I am also the director of a non-profit in upstate New York which trains veterans in sustainable farming.

Leora purchased this townhome in 2003

Why Leora chose Manhattan

We are longtime New Yorkers. We love the city. Since we moved to Chelsea over 20 years ago, the galleries have flourished, the High Line was built, the new Whitney just moved in, and the neighborhood has become ever more highly sought after.

What makes this townhome unique

There is absolutely no better place from which to get around the city and enjoy the unparalleled quality of cultural life it has to offer: art galleries, museums, music of all kinds, theater, film, dance, live comedy, just about anything you can think of. What we like best apart from the art life, is just walking the streets of New York, where 8 million people from every conceivable background and visitors from all over the world, live and work and create together in peace and harmony.


Midtown Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , also used as office
  • 2 bedrooms (master & child's bedroom/office, shared bath) on third floor (just above parlor floor) 2 bedrooms on fourth floor (with shared bath)
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
Due to open staircase on two floors, the house is not appropriate for toddlers and children under the age of 10.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Chelsea Townhouse city sanctuary, privately owned house with garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Basel (Switzerland)

Charming home in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful staying in this great NYC townhouse.... We will for sure plan to go back again....

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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The Perfect New York Escape

  • 5 of 5

You will not find a better place to stay! Fantastic owners - Leora was very helpful with all my questions, and had lots of neighborhood recommendations. The house itself is beautiful - four floors, lots of space, great back-yard, BBQ. Location is fantastic. No issues at all - this is the perfect house (I wish I lived in it!) Highly recommended!


  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing, incredible ! We passed one week in August, 2011, in this wonderful house ... one week of happiness ! The weather was warm in NYC and it was a pleasure to benefit of the fresh and restful garden. For the lovers of mid-century decoration, it is the "place to be" : furniture of the 50s and ethnic objects mixed with style and chic. Concerning the equipment, everything was new, in perfect working order and functional. To conclude, it is a dream house in which we feel very well immediately. Probably, this is also due to the great great kindness of the owners. As we say in France, la classe !

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Wonderful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home in which we were made to feel very welcome when we stayed with our three teenage children.The house is so central that we could walk down to Greenwich or up to Midtown, and we loved its proximity to the restaurants around Union Square. But the area also felt very residential, and the house astonishingly quiet, and we loved returning every night to this oasis in the city. The owners were very easy to deal with, communications were excellent, and they had left the house generously equipped, with everything from plentiful toiletries to olive oil beside the cooker. Highly recommended in every way.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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La Roche,France

Bliss in the middle of NYC

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent 10 days here in NYC recently for our August wedding. Because they are not from the states we wanted to make sure they felt completely at home here. This townhouse was more than we could ever ask. Its a beautiful spot close to tourist sites, supermarkets and trains. A jackpot for anyone coming to visit NYC. The large kitchen was wonderful for cooking dinner with the family. The outside garden in the back was so quiet and pretty that I almost forgot we were in NYC. I know our family would rent this place again in a heartbeat. Thanks so much, Lauren and Guillaume

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Review for outstanding Chelsea Townhouse

  • 5 of 5

My wife, her mother and our two boys spent a week in this townhouse/brownstone this past summer and I cannot say enough good things about it. It's a lovely quiet block in Chelsea (which if you don't already know NYC is a great neighborhood with cool galleries, restaurants, bars and stores nearby) and the home itself exceeded all of your expectations. It's huge, which is unique enough in NYC, with a great room kitchen/dining area and a lovely living room that overlooks a beautifully landscaped backyard. Everything was exactly as promised and the owners were easy to deal with. The bedrooms were spacious and the bathrooms were very clean with modern fixtures. The bonus TV room and yoga space were great to just relax in and also face the back garden area. We would go back - and hope to - without hesitation. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
JFK, La Guardia
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Staten Island, Governor's Island
Nearest Train
1 Miles
5 subway lines w/i 2 blocks; Penn Station 1/ mi.
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Coney Island, 45 min by subway
Car: not necessary

Chelsea is just north of the West Village (Greewich Village) in upper downtown Manhattan. Walk to the wonderful Chelsea High Line. Easy ride to Lincoln Center, theater district, downtown music and theater and museums. A whole world class city and its cultural offerings within easy reach!

Other Activities: museum & gallery going


Rates & Availability

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7 night minimum stay

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Property Damage Protection $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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