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Upper West Side 2 BR/1-1/2 Baths Duplex + Garden Townhouse

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 1-1/2 Baths (Sleeps 3-5)

I lived in this apt when I first bought the house. It has my own personal touch . I live in the same building on the top floor (it's a townhouse), and take care of the whole house with the help of my affectionate Hortensia who keeps this apt clean and in good shape.


Full-service kitchen with microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and dishwasher. Full Bath + 1/2 bath. Sunken Art Deco living room with parquet floors and high ceilings. View and use of a private garden patio, large Cable TV, and WiFi Internet.

Tasteful Italian-style living. Close to subways and buses, one block from Central Park, and 3 blocks from Riverside Park. On the Gold Coast of the Upper West Side. Very conveniently located near a supermarket and several gourmet stores, plenty of very good restaurants, and lots of shopping.

Nearby: Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Columbia University, Museum of Natural History. Very close to subways and bus stations that can take you all over Manhattan–and make you feel like you are a real New Yorker!

Two of the bedrooms are below the ground level and have windows looking up onto the patio. Smoking is not permitted in the apt. You may step outside to the patio if you must smoke.

The place is very quiet and, at times, it feels like you're in the country–especially in the warmer months, when you can enjoy sitting in the backyard.

For insurance/safety reasons, children must be at least 10 years old. No pets are permitted.

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More Details

Livia Monaco
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Livia Monaco

Livia is a painter. I was born and raised in Rome, Italy and moved to this part of the world in 1975. I feel very lucky because I am bicoastal. I have 2 granchildren that for the time being live in Rome. For now, I spend more time in NY, and I am always busy. I don't have time to miss the place where I was born, nor my family as I visit Italy frequently. Come and visit me in the big apple.

Livia Monaco purchased this apartment in 1994

Why Livia Monaco chose Manhattan

After 9/11 the Upper West Side has become a much quieter place to live. I was able to by this property in 1994, and I really enjoy working and living here as an artist . Walking in the nearby parks (Central Park & Riverside Park) makes me feel close to nature. There is also easy access with public transportation to all different kinds of attractions- museums, theaters, restaurants and more.

What makes this apartment unique

Among the best locations in Manhattan to live, a quiet, residential neighborhood, nearby stores, great restaurants, and entertainment, with easy access to all of Manhattan by subway and buses.


Upper West Side Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - Sink and toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Den - 1 queen , convertable sofa
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Single Beds (1), (1) convertable sofa (queen size)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • tennis
Away from the noise of NY everyday traffic and noise. Very near, several public trasportation in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Astoria,Queens.


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average rating of 4.5897436 based on 39 reviews

Highly Recommended - Clean, Convenient, and Super Quiet

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here in April with a female friend; we are both middle-aged. This 2 floor, 2 bedroom apartment on the ground floor of a town house is wonderfully located, just down the street from Central Park, two subway lines, restaurants, etc. in the Upper West Side. The town house is spacious, comfortable, and fairly well equipped. The beds are super-comfortable, the house is very, very quiet (by any standards), and we felt very safe. Livia was very accommodating with my questions and last minute travel changes-- our 2nd flight was cancelled and we arrived after 1 a.m. We loved relaxing in the living room after a long day of being in the big, busy city. I slept remarkably well here. The apartment is not fancy, but it is clean and comfortable. I have rented many vacation rentals and prefer them over hotels because hotels typically have puny refrigerators and a coffee pot -- and that is it. Plus, they're sterile and not comfortable. This place was more like being at home. It is 90+ years old and has character. It is plenty big enough for 2-4 people.

Regarding what another guest said: the smaller downstairs bedroom does not have a door, just a curtain, as does the 1/2 bathroom in the master bedroom downstairs - it is curtained off, rather than being a separate bathroom. Since there were just 2 of us, that wasn't a problem at all, but for 2 couples or more, it might be an issue. You can shut the master bedroom door to give the bathroom privacy.

Even though we spent most of our time in Manhattan downtown (as opposed to uptown in the UWS), I would still return to the UWS in the future as it is much homier and quiet. I cannot imagine trying to sleep in a loud, bustling environment such as in Times Square. Plus, the subway will get you back and forth in 15-20 minutes, tops.

For those who haven't been to Manhattan, using an airport shuttle or cab is the way to go if you have more than one very small suitcase. Getting luggage up a flight or two of stairs out of the subway is a hassle.

As a past guest said, if you are looking for a nice, affordable MUCH better alternative to a hotel room, in an unbeatable location, this place is it.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Such a happy place to call "home" if only for a week. Great location for Central Park and the museums, lots of transport options and a great choice of local restaurants as vetted by on-site owner, Livia.

The apartment has books (incl guide books and maps), wifi and a useful kitchen and lovely garden.

We felt safe, well looked after and would recommend this Upper West Side gem to singles/couples/families.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Christobel, It was a pleasure to have you as a guest. I am sorry I missed your husband. I am delighted that you appreciated end enjoyed staying in the apt.
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Cincinnati, Ohio

Comfortable. Convenient. Spacious.

  • 4 of 5

Wonderfully spacious and well-located unit. Host was great.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ames, IA

Perfect location, very nice and helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

We spent five nights here and it was just great. Livia is exceptionally responsive to any requests, the wifi and all appliances worked great, and all was very nice. The apartment is only one block from Central Park and the subway, which also is really ideal, and on a quiet street. Love it. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, It was a pleasure having you. Come back!
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Great location

  • 3 of 5

The apartment is a great size and perfectly located near restaurants, supermarket and beautiful Central Park. It was a tranquil retreat after spending most days of our stay in the much busier parts of NYC. Livia was a great host in responding immediately to any questions that I asked of her from the time I was considering the booking until our arrival and she provided very specific information regarding our entry to the apartment .

The outdoor area was delightful and quite unique in this city - sadly it was too cold for us to make use of it.The onsite laundry was a bonus.

Various aspects of the apartment are "tired" and in need of The pillows need to be replaced and the bed linen is well worn. Many pieces of the crockery were chipped and stained.

Despite these minor issues we have great memories of our stay in the Upper West side and would recommend the apartment .

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Got new linen and towels, got new pillows and replaced the chipped cups.First floor has been repainted. Thanks for letting me know. Details are important Newer the less I appreciated that besides all the faults you appreciated your stay. Thanks Carol
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Great location, well-equipped apartment.

  • 4 of 5

This is a well located, well equipped and relatively spacious apartment. The owner was on hand to greet us and to teach us about the various appliances, and so on.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

A very convenient location for a vacation in Manhattan. Few blocks from subways and busses for easy transport to all 5 boroughs . Lots of museums, opera/concerts, jogging in central park, hiking, bicycling, skating and more


Rates & Availability

Upper West Side Apartment Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $800

The rate are based on minimun of 3 people any additional guest up to 5 is a $30 x day.

For security reason only childern ovet 10 year old.

If there is any accidental damage during the stay is going to be discussed between guest and owner and reimbursed separately. every stay requires a $75 clening fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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