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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english


74 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Central Park Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Only 20 steps to Central Park. The Subway (B, C Lines), and Cross town Bus are around the corner on 81st Street next to the Museum of Natural History, and Rose Planetarium. 'Museum Mile' the City's most prestigious Museums: Met, Guggenheim, Cooper Hewitt, Jewish, New York are across the Park. Some of the most authentic and affordable restaurants are on Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, one block away.

The Studio is fully equipped, however if there are any additional needs, or information, the owners are in the building, and would be most anxious to make your stay more enjoyable and complete.

Keywords: Apartment, Flat, Studio

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Linda (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Linda

We relocated from California over 30 years ago, and love New York, especially the Upper West Side. The park is our backyard. We picnic, run, bike, play tennis, attend free concerts, and shows. Winters in our 'backyard' often allows us to sled, ski, and skate.

We love dining, and are so fortunate to have every type of cuisine and ethnicity within walking distance from our home.

Travels away from home take to exotic locations to explore, and play. Scuba diving is one of many passions, as well as skiing, and Yankees Baseball.

Linda purchased this apartment in 1994

What makes this apartment unique

Ground Floor Apartment, approx 400 Sf, in small intimate historic building with 10 units. Quiet and private with all the excitement of the big city.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Linda,

I stayed at your vacation rental apartment for three days the second week in May, and have been meaning to e-mail you to say thank you. Sorry this is a belated thank you, but it's been crazy-busy here.

The apartment was absolutely immaculate and lovely, better than I could have imagined. I was impressed at how thoughtfully you had stocked the fridge and supplied all sorts of toilettries in the bathroom. And I loved having that wonderful big bathtub to soak in the day that I walked from W 83rd all the way down to 21st Street and back again! The neighbourhood was great - so conveniently located -- and I always felt safe, even when walking home from supper at the nearby restaurants in the evening after dark.

I've kept your contact info to give to any friends who might be wanting to visit your wonderful city, and if I'm lucky enough to be able to return to NYC, I will definitely be contacting you again to stay at your apartment.

Thanks again for making my days on my own in NYC safe and comfortable.

Very best regards,

May 2011
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based on 74 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.918919 based on 76 reviews

Perfect location and fantastic interactions

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I visited in July 2016, during a modest heat wave (first time NYC travelers!). The owner showed us around the unit and we were surprised with how much functionality the place had. The bed slept comfy and the bathroom and other amenities were acceptable and clean. The window unit was able to maintain a pleasant temp despite the heat outside. The apartment is literally blocks away from Central park and the fantastic Upper West Side (cross streets Columbus, Amsterdam and Broadway). This location is a 10 minute walk from 20+ restaurants, metro stop (B & C line), Central Park, Natural History Museum and many more places. The owners were very friendly and relaxing (hand's off). You can tell there's a fun history of previous travelers that have come through, as there is a binder of restaurant menus complete with hand written recommendations & notes. Would highly recommend to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WONDERFUL Owners and WONDERFUL place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Owners we very very helpful in helping us learn how to navigate the UWS as well as NYC. Great suggestions on food, shopping and events in the local area and how to get around. The apartment was just perfect for what we needed. Greeted with a refrigerator full of goodies and waters. Just a wonderful experience. My husband and I are already talking about coming back to NYC just for some plays and dinner - and this is the apartment we would stay in again. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cochrane, Alberta, Canada

Wonderful and very well stocked ground floor brownstone apartment right off Central Park

  • 5 of 5

This was definitely the most well stocked apartment we have ever rented. Actual apartment was as advertised. No negative surprises. Real surprises were on the positive side. This included lots of snacks, jams, cereal, coffee, hot chocolate, etc etc. Even included rain slickers, umbrellas, picnic pack. Barely had to buy anything. Location is right off Central Park. Even though ground floor apartment there was not much street noise. Murphy Bed was very comfortable. Location is close to many good restaurants and great access to subway system. Check in and checkout without any issues. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redding, CA

A Perfect Place for a Niece/Aunt Trip

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at Linda's fabulous apartment and I had the same "perfect" experience as my first time. Linda is a gracious hostess - helpful when needed, thoughtful with itinerary suggestions, but never hovering. The apartment was perfect for this niece/aunt duo. Booking was straight forward and efficient. The Murphy bed is comfortable; pillows and linens are quality and sleep is undisturbed with virtually no street noise. The kitchen is furnished with basic needs and a quick trip over to Zabar's allows for in-house cooking - but with so many wonderful and inexpensive restaurants right around the corner - who wants to cook? Perhaps one of the best reasons to stay here is the superior location. Being right next to Central Park is delightful with a short ten-minute walk through the park to the Metropolitan Museum. The subway is a few minutes walk away and with Columbus, Amsterdam and Broadway Avenues all nearby, neighborhood shopping is convenient. Laundry services are close and reasonably priced for same day pick-up. The neighborhood is quiet and local, yet at the same time, The Museum of Natural History is two short blocks away. We loved the décor of the apartment - eclectic, with just the right amount of modern conveniences. This was my niece's first trip to NYC and I am certain with this stellar experience, she is already planning her next trip - I know we are.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great space,location, and owner

  • 5 of 5

Linda was so helpful and pleasant. She makes you feel welcome and is very thoughtful of travelers by providing extra amenities such as toiletries, snacks, bottled water, and coffee. The space is adequate for two people and is very clean. The location is excellent as it is less than 5 minutes from the subway that can take you anywhere in the city and is also super close to Central Park. The neighborhood is safe with a multitude of dining options within walking distance. My Daughter and I had a fabulous time and would definitely stay here in the future.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this location. Linda met us on our arrival to the apartment and gave us a tour. She made sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay in the city. The apartment has everything you need. The subway is only two blocks away and is conveniently located to many popular locations in the city (Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Natural History, Times Square, The Lincoln Center and many more). One of the perks is that Central Park is so close. We come to New York City regularly and this is one of the best places we have stayed at and would recommend this location to anyone. In fact the next time we visit New York City we hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central Park
"Steps from apartment @ 81 and Central Park West. The Mecca of outdoor fun and entertainment ..."
Empire State Building
Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)
Times Square
MoMA—Museum of Modern Art
Top of the Rock
American Museum of Natural History
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Staten Island Ferry
Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
Yankee Stadium
Columbus Circle
5th Avenue
Central Park Zoo
Coney Island
Tickets - TKTS Theater Development Fund Broadway Ticket Booth
World Trade Center Site -- CLOSED
The Metropolitan Opera
Columbia University
Wicked Musical - Gershwin Theatre
Ellis Island
Cafe Lalo
Nearest Train
B or C Museum of Natural History
Car: not necessary

Step into Central Park for a picnic or sledding. Take a run around the famous Jackie Onassis Reservoir or Rent bikes and spin around the Park Drive. Walk to famous museums in 15 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Central Park Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 26 2016 - Sep 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
NYC Marathon
Nov 3 2016 - Nov 8 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 10 2017 - Mar 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.88%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Murphy Bed with cozy comforter, and above bed lighting.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • tennis
IPod Station/hook-up, Reading LIbrary

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