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Historic WV Carriage House-3 Floors-Private!

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

2 Bedroom + Library/Den, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Historic West Village Carriage House. Originally built in 1845 as a carriage house for horses, it was most recently updated in 2005 as a 1,300 sq ft triplex with 2 bedrooms (one is used as an office), 1.5 baths with separate tub and shower, a library with a baby grand piano, a large kitchen (by New York standards), and a large living room with an 18 ft ceiling and a giant, 16ft window. It is nearly impossible to find a quiet apartment in NYC, but this is one: because it is down an alley and off the street, you won't hear much traffic or street noise.

Upon entering into the first floor, you will find a living room with 2 couches, a dining table that seats six, 18 foot ceilings, and a 16 foot window overlooking a semi-private courtyard. The whole house has 11-inch wide walnut plank floors, even in the bathrooms. There is half bath behind a walnut door. The kitchen has all high-end appliances: sub-zero fridge, wolf range and oven, wolf microwave, miele dishwasher, and a large porcelain farmhouse sink with a faucet from Waterworks. The kitchen is fully stocked with Le Creuset pots and pans, dry goods and spices, and anything else you could ever need.

Climb the set of stairs to the second floor, and you will find a well-stocked library, a pull-out couch, and a baby grand piano. A flat screen television with cable and a DVD player is tastefully hidden behind a built in cabinet. The second floor is open to the first floor.

Climb another flight of stairs to the third floor, where you will find the bedroom. It has a skylight, a queen bed, a walnut 6-drawer dresser, and a bose clock-radio. There is a walk-in closet for your clothes and belongings. Another bedroom is used an an office, and has an all-in-one printer and a desk. The whole house has high-speed wifi access. The main bathroom is also on the third floor. A rain shower has green glass tiles from Waterworks and a clear glass panel. Under a skylight, there is a free standing bath from waterworks. All faucets are also from Waterworks. Sink from Duravit.

Hidden in a closet are a miele Washer (he) and Dryer, an ironing board and iron, and a drying rack for your delicates.

A fourth and final set of stairs leads to a private roof garden, with a table and four lounge chairs. A charcoal grill is also available for your use. (The stairs are steep, so please be careful).

Weekly maid service is included in the rates.

Only steps from the best amenities New York has to offer - famous restaurants, the meatpacking district, the high line, 3 subway lines, Washington square park, and much more - this apartment will feel like a private, quiet retreat from the busy streets.

PLEASE NOTE: There are 2 apartments in the carriage house, so you will have neighbors. The entrance courtyard is shared. However, you will have your own private entrance, and the feel is the same as a private townhouse.

Keywords: Apartment, Pied a Terre, Flat, Townhouse, Vacation Rental, Short-term rental, Summer Rental, House, Carriage House

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016

About Jessica

I bought this apartment in 2005 - I fell in love with its magical charm. As a writer who works at home, I also appreciated the quiet - so unusual in NYC! The location is also great - so many amazing restaurants nearby. I renovated it with the best materials and appliances I could find, and have lived here and loved it ever since. This is not a year-round vacation rental, it is my personal home, and I would like to share it with people who will appreciate it as much as I have.

Jessica purchased this townhome in 2005

Why Jessica chose Manhattan

I have always loved the West Village for its artistic and literary history, tree-lined small streets, and countless restaurants and cafes. Since I bought here, the high line has also been a wonderful addition.

What makes this townhome unique

This location is minutes from the best of everything New York City has to offer. When you arrive you will find a bottle of wine and a binder with lists of the best restaurants, bars, activities, as well as useful information like the nearest pharmacy, where to buy wine, etc.

Some popular restaurants: Spotted Pig, The Little Owl, the famous Magnolia Bakery, Gottino, Pastis, Blue Hill, Morandi

Great cafes: Cafe O, Grounded, S'Nice

Fun activities: Washington Square Park, The West Side Highway (biking, running, walking, or just looking at the Hudson river), the High Line park, close to 4 major subway lines, walk to the Greenmarket at Union Square, walk to the Meatpacking District for shopping and dining.

My favorite thing to do is walk around the neighborhood down the tree-lined, cobble-stoned streets with my dog, stop at a coffee shop or a bookstore, or walk down to the waterfront.


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Historic WV Carriage House-3 Floors-Private!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Boca Raton, FL

rare find in the west village!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a month this summer with our 8 month old daughter. We were in nyc visiting family and friends but wanted a place to stay of our own. This really is the best neighborhood in the city and I've lived in quite a few! The place itself is such a rare, hidden find! A carriage house behind the brownstones of the west village makes it a very quiet place to stay and sleep.

The inside of the house is beautifully renovated and the owner has amazing taste! It was very clean, highly organized and cozy!! The house was fully stocked with supplies (cleaning, dish-washing, etc) and available information on the neighborhood.

The owner is a pleasure to deal with, very straightforward and very responsive in all communication.

I hope to stay here again and I highly recommend staying here if you get the chance!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Yorks, UK

Perfect NYC Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 9 days over Christmas and NY. Our 4th visit to NYC but our first in a rental rather than a hotel and it was a revelation. We will never stay in a hotel again for future visits and this would be our first choice on our next stay. Firstly, the location was perfect. Tucked down a pathway to a private courtyard means the place is very quite and private (I had no idea such places existed in Manhattan!), but on a street between the fabulous West and Greenwich villages with great places to eat out or buy groceries in and a short 15-20 min walk to mid-town and lower Manhattan.

Secondly, the apartment is just wonderful. Cosy, cool, clean and very spacious and a place we immediately felt at home in. The kitchen was perfect, well stocked with essentials and close to plenty of food markets/grocery stores (we used the Westfield Market on next street mostly) but close to some great restaurants nearby too. Everything you could possibly need is in the apartment and it is so well appointed. Our favourite being snug/lounge/library area on the 2nd floor for relaxing after a days exploring. Comfy bed and very quiet for a good nights sleep and fab bathroom. The photos fully do the place justice (it actually seems bigger than the photos suggest).

As it was pretty cold while we were there, we didn't make much use of the private roof garden, but it was nice to venture out there now and again, early morning or late afternoon (and Champagne on NYE had to be done). Would love to be there in a warmer season to enjoy it more.

Lastly, it felt very easy and stress free organising everything with the owner. I'd always recommend you have plenty of dialogue and speak to the owner before you commit and this was a breeze to sort. Although we didn't meet her personally, Jessica was a great host (fresh coffee beans and a bottle of wine waiting for us on our arrival) and nothing was too much trouble if we had any questions - always quick to respond. We would highly, highly recommend this place to stay and we certainly hope to be back. Many thanks Jessica!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay in Carriage House

  • 5 of 5

We had a great 8 night stay at the Carriage House.

Family of 4 - kids (9 & 10yrs) shared the pull out sofa in library, (TV access!) and when uncle came to stay the airmattress in the study was also used. Plenty of room for people to escape and read a book, and both dining area & rooftop good social spaces. Excellent location - subways to all on same block or one down, however house close to so many things that we walked a lot of the time. Only a 5min run to waterfront for a morning run. We had intended to use the BbQ, but instead only managed a couple of late afternoon/early evening drinks on the rooftop in the sun.

We found the listing and photos to be very accurate. The house is very quiet for NY, being inbehind the buildings does however mean that it is pretty dark on the first two floors - which makes the roof garden very attractive after a day wandering. There are plenty of lights/lamps and the set up makes for a lovely atmosphere. Folders supplied on house workings and surrounding area very helpful. Street is very pretty in sept with all the green leafy trees. We will stay again

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy Traveler

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, clean, quiet and the perfect location. Jessica could not have been a more helpful and gracious host. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Tracey! It was a pleasure.
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Car: not necessary

As central a location as you can get in downtown Manhattan. Minutes from several parks: Washington Square, the new and amazing High Line, and the Hudson Waterfront (great for long walks, running, bike rides, playgrounds, snack bars, and water activities). Blocks from some of the best restaurants and bars in New York City. There are also six wonderful restaurants on our block. Near 3 movie theaters. Minutes from Meatpacking District (shopping, restaurants, cafes). 5 minutes walk to the famous Greenmarket at Union Square. Less than 5 minute walk to Magnolia Bakery and Bleecker Street. Amazing food trucks nearby. 10 minute walk to Soho, or a 2 stop subway ride. Trips to Times Square, Upper West Side or Upper East Side Museums, or lower Manhattan are easy subway rides - you are within a block or two of three subways.


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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $500
Cleaning Fee $120

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Lower Manhattan Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Walnut Bed with Shiftman Mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Pull-out sofa - not in a private room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Quiet, off-street, 2nd room with office (desk and all-in-one printer for your use), baby grand piano, extensive library, weekly maid service included, kitchen with high end appliances, skylight in bathroom, skylight in bedroom, waterworks tub, separate glassed shower (waterworks), all faucets from waterworks, walnut floors throughout, whole apartment was re-painted in 2011

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