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GREAT LOCATION!!!! HISTORIC BROWNSTONE Next to Park!! Call 9177638098

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 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

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

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 4.9270835 based on 98 reviews

Clean, compact, and comfortable, with an unbeatable location: a very positive experience.

  • 5 of 5

In the general context of saying that this is an excellent apartment, I would like to make two negative comments. First: since the Murphy bed, when folded down, leaves a wide gap between the mattress and the wall, one needs something, like a big cushion, to fill it; without that, one can't sit up in bed to drink coffee, read, or watch TV. Second: the lamps over the bed are just little twinkling fairy lights----not strong enough to read by. These two things together mean that as soon as one wakes up one has to get out of bed.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

Great cozy studio, perfect for two, half block from Central Park, half block from Columbus Avenue. Close to subway and bus. Easy walk to Lincoln Center.

Lots of linen, umbrellas, stocked fridge, tourist information, and extras. Steve and Linda were wonderful and helpful.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second - but definitely not our last - stay in this ideally located studio apartment. The Upper West Side neighborhood has so much to offer - restaurants, full-service grocery stores, small bodegas - not to mention the museums, subway options, Riverside and Central parks. Linda provides guests with all the basics to get you started -coffee, tea, milk, wine, cookies and more. We prepared our Thanksgiving dinner easily in the well-appointed kitchen. We added a menu to her book of restaurants and local shops and highly recommend Francesca's La Vela Cucina Italiana on Amsterdam, between 77-78th. Great food and superb hosts - just like Linda and Steve. We'll be back to visit them all!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Linda has thought of everything to make her guests comfortable. She even loaned us knee and ice wraps -- and a neighbor's cane - when my husband arrived limping after injuring his knee during our journey from DC. The studio is very comfortably furnished and stocked with everything you could possibly need. Our welcome included a bottle of Prosseco, snacks and birthday desserts from the fabulous neighborhood deli. Central Park is half a block away from this little gem. Fabulous location and neighborhood. We'll be back! Thanks, Linda!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location close to restaurants and Central Park. Subway two blocks away.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a marvelous visit to NYC for a few days. The one room apartment was a perfect size for us. Having a fully stocked kitchen was nice, although we did not cook meals, it was pleasant to be able to have a cup of tea and warm up take out food from local restaurants. The apartment has it’s own wi-fi device so connecting to the internet was excellent. The neighborhood was quiet and the Murphy bed comfortable so we slept well. Linda has provided lots of brochures and information of things to do around the city. The subway is only two blocks away making it easy to get around. We will definitely try to stay here when we visit again.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: September 2017
  • 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
The 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 Museum
Tickets - TKTS Theater Development Fund Broadway Ticket Booth
World Trade Center Site -- CLOSED
The Metropolitan Opera
Alfred Lerner Hall - Columbia University
Wicked New York
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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