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

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Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


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

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2016
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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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average rating of 4.923077 based on 80 reviews
Alpharetta, GA

Linda was a gracious host. Her home was welcoming and had everything we needed. Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Very clean space and had all the items needed to feel like home. Acccomadating hosts

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Small but adequate apartment, conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

The owners, Linda and Steve, greeted us on arrival and familiarized us with the first floor apartment. We were to spend 8 active days seeing as much of New York as possible, so we were not looking for much more than a bed and a shower. However, we were quite pleased with the homey and comfortable atmosphere - even the Murphy bed was fine. Linda had stocked the place with candy and snacks, everything was clean and there were plenty of towels, linens, etc. The location is less than half a block from Central Park, and only a block and a half from the subway, (which means easy access to just about everything once you get the hang of it - we went to Ground Zero, Broadway, the Village and Brooklyn with no problems). The A/C kept us cool, (which suited us as NYC was having somewhat of a heat wave!) The neighborhood is great, and we had no problems whatsoever. We would stay again if possible, and would not hesitate to recommend the apartment to any couple looking for a serviceable, handy place to stay for a weekend or a week while exploring Manhattan or all of New York City. Thanks, Linda and Steve, for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect apartment, great location, fabulous host.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is beautiful and exactly as shown in the photos. It is small, but so well set out that it doesn't feel at all cramped and has one of the most comfortable beds I've slept in. Linda is lovely and made my daughter and I feel very welcome. She gave us all the information we needed about getting around NY and suggestions on what to see and do. It is literally a (New York) minute walk from Central Park, a 3 minute walk from the Museum of Natural History and closest subway and the Met is just across the park on the east side. The area has many restaurants and interesting shops within a short walk. We loved coming back to the apartment at the end of each day exploring the city. I highly recommend Linda's and Steve's apartment while visiting New York.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Claremont, California


  • 5 of 5

This small but luxurious apartment on the upper west side of NYC was perfect. My husband and I felt like special guests. The owner was accommodating and took care of all our needs. She had even gotten us wine and cake for our anniversary celebration. Everything we needed and then some were provided for us. We had an awesome weekend and the only downside was we had to leave. We hope to go back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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
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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