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Seven Room Beauty on Riverside Drive

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

2 BR, 2 baths, office/laundry, music room, kitchen, dining, living, sleeps 4

I live on Manhattan's Riverside Drive, near Columbia University. My lovely 1907 apartment overlooks Riverside Park and the Hudson. Fully renovated in 2002, it has 2 bedrooms, one with a king and one with a queen bed, one large and one small bath (one tub/shower, one shower) , great kitchen with all mod cons, laundry room/office, music room with baby grand piano, living room and dining room with expandable table. It's gorgeous (she said modestly) , comfy, quiet, and in a wonderfully friendly building and neighborhood.

The area is very lively--lots of Columbia students and faculty, extremely international. Transportation is very convenient--one block to several buses, three blocks to the subway. Everything you could need is available nearby, and access to the rest of the city is quick and easy.

One caveat--my downstairs neighbor is very sensitive to noise, so we request that guests wear only socks or slippers in the house and tiptoe or levitate early in the morning or late at night.

Due to new building rules, the apartment is no longer available for stays of less than a month. This is regrettable, but I'm obliged to comply.

In 2017, my apartment is available from June 20 until September 12th. It will also be available from February 2018 until September 2018, for those planning sabbaticals or other longer visits.

More Details

judy nelson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2017

About judy nelson

I'm a violist in the New York Philharmonic, where I've played since 1983. I love living in New York, but also need to get out of town to go commune with the mountains of the western USA, my real home. Happily for everyone, I get time on the trail, and my apartment is available for visitors!

judy nelson purchased this apartment in 1993


Upper Manhattan Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Very small!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Beds are highest quality latex mattresses with high-threadcount linens. Master BR is a split King (two twin XL mattresses in one frame).
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Seven Room Beauty on Riverside Drive
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Pennsyvania, United States

My favorite apartment in New York

  • 5 of 5

When I arranged to rent Judy’s apartment on Riverside Drive for a few days in October 2011, I never imagined I would find such a large, spacious, luxurious and beautifully decorated New York apartment. When I entered, it was like finding myself in a different time: A drawing room with windows looking onto Riverside Drive and the park; next to it a music room, a dining room, a large kitchen, and all in all, too many rooms to count. Every room is comfortably furnished, and moreover is tastefully decorated with Tom’s paintings and other interesting art. I felt elevated to a higher rank in this apartment, and I would love to live here.

The neighborhood is, in my opinion, the nicest in Manhattan – Riverside Drive and the Riverside park. A block away on Broadway are cafés, restaurants, grocery stores, and you are five blocks from Columbia University. You can get downtown in 10 to 20 minutes via the subway (on Broadway) or the 5th Avenue bus, which stops opposite the house on Riverside Drive.

Dr. Charles Pinter

Lewisburg, PA.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Historic area - Philadelphia

The best address in NYC!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights at this lovely and spacious apartment. The views are terrific -- looks out on the Hudson River and Riverside Park -- beautiful views any season. One block from the subway, street parking easy, terrific restaurants for any palate. Easy access to Times Square, Lincoln Center, the theater district -- and as close to the Barnard/Columbia campus as you can get and not be in a dorm. Owner has done beautiful renovation -- bathrooms (yes , 2!), kitchen and woodwork/floors. AND the owner is delightful! Add to all this a baby grand piano in its own music room, living room, dining room, and two generous bedrooms. And the owner left the new Tina Fey book out for me to read! Cannot beat it!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hove, UK

Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting NY, from the UK, for the first time as a family (two adults, two teenagers) and we did not want to be tied to a hotel in the middle of the really manic tourist areas, so we were looking for alternatives. In addition, two double bedrooms can start getting somewhat pricey!

The apartment is around a 15/20 minute subway ride from the heart of Times Square/42nd Street, located at Morningside Heights. This was a blessing since this short journey enabled us to be a little more relaxed. It is very close to the campus of Columbia University and all the locals were extremely kind and friendly to us tourists.

We found several good restaurants close by, all of which seemed represent decent value for money (those familiar with the restaurant made famous in Seinfeld will note that Toms Restaurant is virtually outside the front door of the building- google it!). Several supermarkets, delis and coffee shops allowed us to be able to plan our days out at our leisure.

The property itself was exactly as described, well maintained, spacious and clean. Judy could not have been more helpful and accommodating and was very easy to deal with. All our arrangements with her went smoothly and to plan.

We would have no hesitation in recommending this as a base for anyone looking to enjoy the delights of New York City, who may also what some "chill time" also..

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Florence, Italy

My house in New York

  • 5 of 5

I was going to live in New York for six weeks and this house was just what I was looking for: cozy, full of light, comfortable. The living-room overlooks the Riverside Park and the Hudson river. Broadway is very close and it is full of every kind of shops, markets and restaurants. Also a Subway station is very near and you can reach Central Park by feet in fifteen minutes.

Now I’m back in Italy, but I miss New York and Judith Nelson’s house.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
La Guardia
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Car: not necessary


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Cleaning $150

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