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Landmarked Townhouse Gem on Best Upper West Side Block!

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Our block in springtime! Houses on left.

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Last updated: 12/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Upper West Side townhome description

THIS IS A 7 NIGHT MINIMUM RENTAL. Beautifully restored but with all the modern comforts, this historic home was built along with 5 others in a row in 1886 by noted Spanish architect, Rafael Guastavino and is featured in several self guided NYC architectural walking publications. Located on a quiet, friendly, tree-lined street near the Museum of Natural History - 'Time Out Magazine's 'Best 50 Blocks in NYC' publication ranked our block #10! The home has just undergone a complete historical restoration of the front facade, bringing the home back to its original glory! Our 4 story, 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home is the perfect respite from a busy day of sightseeing! Walk up the ornate stoop (great for sitting on to meet the neighbors or just watch the world go by) to the parlour level entrance and enter a wide open space that includes a light-flooded living and dining room that continues back through a large open pantry and breakfast bar to a large, fully stocked gourmet kitchen that overlooks the back gardens. Through the french doors, an ornate iron stairway takes you to the garden where you can dine alfresco on pleasant evenings. A teak dining table and chairs plus a covered living/lounge area provide ample seating for a festive BBQ (gas and charcoal). Back in through french doors at garden level is a home theater/den with a 52' flat screen television, reclining theater seats, a queen air mattress with bedding and an elliptical machine. There is also a kitchenette with sink, wine cooler and 2 drawer under-counter refrigerator and cabinets with BBQ supplies. A small half bath in the hallway outside of the den and a stairway leading up to the parlor level completes this floor. NOTE: we do have a long term tenant in a studio at the front of the house who is quite friendly and helpful; however there is a door in the hallway that closes and locks for complete privacy if you desire it. A beautiful carved mahogony staircase takes you up to the third level which contain master and guest bedroom suites. The master bedroom towards the back of the house has a king bed, love seat, television, walk in closet and tiled bathroom with a clawfoot tub, two person shower, and marble sink. There is also an ornate iron catwalk through the french doors that open onto a large deck overlooking the gardens. The guest suite has a king bed, lounge chair, television, tiled bathroom with shower stall and large bay window facing the street with its beautiful trees (3 seasons!) and the 8 additional row of Guastavino brownstones directly across the street. Up the final carved staircase is the fourth level that we call 'the kids floor' with 2 twin bedrooms and one double bedroom, a tiled bathroom with tub/shower, a tiled bathroom with shower stall, a laundry room and an open 'common room' which leads to a small deck also overlooking the gardens. There are ceiling fans in every room; central radiant heating and zoned air conditioning throughout the house. May not be suitable for groups with very young or infirm members.

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Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 3600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            At owner's discretion....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Television
          • Video Games

          Theme

          • Family
          • Historic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Autumn Foliage
          • Cinemas
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Restaurants
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cycling
          • Ice Skating
          • Roller Blading

          Dining

          • Dining:

            Table seats 12 - 14. Additional table and folding chairs available to seat 6 more....moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 12 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central air zoned by floor....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Large capacity front loading....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            4 decorative only....moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Elliptical machine in den....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating:

            Radiators and radiant floor heating in kitchenette, kitchen and master bathroom....moreless

          • Internet:

            Wireless...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room:

            Open floor plan allows for numerous seating groups....moreless

          • Parking:

            Alternate side street parking....moreless

          • Telephone:

            No land line. Need to bring a cell phone!...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine:

            Large capacity front loading....moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen:

            Fully equipped Chefs Kitchen: Cuisinart, Kitchen Aid mixer, Le Creuset cookware, Calphalon pans, All Clad pots, coffee grinder, blender, bread maker, crock pot. We love to cook!...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven:

            Viking - small and large ovens...moreless

          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator:

            Sub Zero...moreless

          • Stove:

            Viking - 4 burners with griddle and grill...moreless

          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Bicycles:

            2 Adult bikes. Many bike rentals nearby due to Central Park proximity...moreless

          • Deck / Patio:

            2 decks...moreless

          • Tennis:

            Courts in Central and Riverside Parks....moreless

           

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          My Standard Rate
          7 night min stay

          $8,000 $23,000
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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          Fees:

          • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,500
          • Taxes Included

          Notes:

          Cancellation Policy. If cancellation occurs within 30 days of date of arrival, 100% of Booking Deposit will be forfeited.


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


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          Calendar

          Last updated: 12/20/2014
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          21 Unavailable
          22 Today
          23 Selected dates
           

          Location

          Car: Not Necessary

          1/2 block from Natural History Museum, 1 1/2 blocks to Central Park. Walking distance to Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Children's Museum, Free Shakespeare in the Park (summer only), Macy's Thanksgiving Eve Balloon Blow Up (1/2 block), Wollman Ice Skating Rink, and legendary deli, Zabars. Sunday Flea Market and Farmers Market around the corner! Please note, do to the numerous stairs (this is a four story townhouse) it may not be suitable for parties with very young or infirm members.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1993


          Contact us

          Speaks: english
           

          Photos

          • Our block in springtime! Houses on left.

            Our block in springtime! Houses on left.

          • Living room from staircase.

            Living room from staircase.

          • Kitchen. Sub Zero refrigerator and Viking range.

            Kitchen. Sub Zero refrigerator and Viking range.

          • Master bedroom

            Master bedroom

          • Master bathroom

            Master bathroom

          • Guest bedroom other view.

            Guest bedroom other view.

          • Double bedroom. 4th floor.

            Double bedroom. 4th floor.

          • Twin Bedroom #2. 4th floor.

            Twin Bedroom #2. 4th floor.

          • 4th floor tub/shower bathroom.

            4th floor tub/shower bathroom.

          • 4th floor deck in snow. Much nicer in other seasons!

            4th floor deck in snow. Much nicer in other seasons!

          • Garden level kitchenette.

            Garden level kitchenette.

          • Macy's Thanksgiving Eve Balloon Blow Up - 1/2 block away.

            Macy's Thanksgiving Eve Balloon Blow Up - 1/2 block away.

          • Open living room and dining room towards kitchen. French doors to garden.

            Open living room and dining room towards kitchen. French doors to garden.

          • Pantry and breakfast bar into kitchen

            Pantry and breakfast bar into kitchen

          • Kitchen. Dishwasher and farm house sink.  Nice view of neighboring gardens.

            Kitchen. Dishwasher and farm house sink. Nice view of neighboring gardens.

          • Master bedroom other view.

            Master bedroom other view.

          • Guest bedroom with bay window.

            Guest bedroom with bay window.

          • Guest bathroom with shower stall.

            Guest bathroom with shower stall.

          • Twin bedroom #1. 4th floor

            Twin bedroom #1. 4th floor

          • 4th floor shower stall bathroom

            4th floor shower stall bathroom

          • 4th Floor laundry room.

            4th Floor laundry room.

          • Theater/Den

            Theater/Den

          • Garden in summer. Covered Lounge in background.

            Garden in summer. Covered Lounge in background.

          • Our block in winter. Museum of Natural History at end of street.

            Our block in winter. Museum of Natural History at end of street.

          $8,000 per week (USD)
          4

          5 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
          Sleeps 10

          View calendar: Updated 12/20/14
          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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          Member since: 2014
          Speaks: english
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          • Response rate: 80%
          • Calendar last updated: 12/20/2014
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