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Marathon Special...GREAT LOCATION!!!! HISTORIC BROWNSTONE Next to Park!!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

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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Upper West Side Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • 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
  • 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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average rating of 4.923077 based on 93 reviews

Home Away From Home (I keep coming back!)

  • 5 of 5

*Long review warning: I just have a lot to share! :)*

This was our second time staying here, and it was just as (if not more) lovely as the first. I was visiting town with my sister, to celebrate my (gasp!) 30th birthday. When we arrived, there was a bottle of champagne and two Magnolia cupcakes waiting for us. So above and beyond! Linda was out of town, so Steve met us and got us settled in.

Even though the building is 100+ years old, it always feels so clean. You can tell they take pride in their building! It's stocked with everything you could possibly need - rain coats, umbrellas, maps and restaurant binders, movies, toiletries...I could go on and on. And the bed -it's a pull-down but it's miraculously comfortable! It was in the high 80's all week, but the AC kept us cool when we needed to recharge at the apartment.

One thing that stands out for me is the location. The UWS is notoriously adorable with its brownstones, tree-lined streets and amazing restaurants. I never once felt unsafe. You're a block away from Central Park and the subway. We even walked to Times Square (about 20 min walk, which is preferable to the subway to me.)

I almost didn't want to give this review because I want this place to be my little secret, but if you want to have a true NYC experience with the safety and charm of the upper west side, stay here. You won't regret it! I know I'll be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently stayed here and loved it. Linda and Steve are great! Linda met us at the door and provided a quick tour and overview of nearby amenities. The refrigerator had water, treats, and some groceries to start us off until we could get to a store the next day.

Both Linda and Steve answered many of our questions about NYC and some thoughts we had for the week. The location is amazing. Just a short walk to Central Park and subway stations. After a day of business in Time's Square or Lower Manhattan, it was always nice to come back to the Upper West Side for a quieter, slower pace. The next morning we were ready to go again. The apartment is cozy and very comfortable. We stayed a week and will plan to stay here on upcoming visits. Great experience and we highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic owners and apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Steve and Linda were very friendly, welcoming and responsive. Their apartment was half a block to central park, a block from the subway, and a block from several restaurants and grocery store. It was private, comfortable, and in a very family friendly area. We had everything we needed for our stay and more. (They even have wi-fi now!) My wife and I loved everything about it and would stay here again in a heart beat.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfectly located.....subway 1 block away..walking distance to lots of museums

  • 5 of 5

property was very clean and the apt was stocked with anything we could possibly want....maps info pamphlets restau rants close by. very safe areally and quiet at night even though we were on the ground floor. linda was a great host and understands the needs of travellers.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed.

  • 4 of 5

Great hosts. Studio space well thought out and functional. Great location.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect spot for everything!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, cute, fully stocked studio apartment surrounded by everything you could possibly need, not to mention walking distance to gorgeous Central Park. Linda is an excellent resource for getting around if you're new to New York. Thank you Linda for a memorable first visit to New York. We thoroughly enjoyed staying in your apartment!!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning and Linen fee $40
Tax Rate 8.88%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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