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120 - 350 - Off Fifth Avenue, 3 Blocks from Empire State Bldg!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

Apartment, Studio + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Make this Midtown East studio your private pied-a-terre during your trip to New York.

It's a sun-drenched, safe, serene, 400-square-foot pre-war apartment equipped with top-notch amenities throughout:

--flat-screen HD TV

--central air-conditioning

-- hard-wood floors,

--10-foot ceilings,

--thick, plaster walls (meaning you're unlikely to hear neighbors),

-- large bathroom with full-size tub and shower,

-- kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, dishwasher, gas stove and microwave, coffee maker, fully equipped with everything you need to prepare, serve and eat a gourmet meal,

-- wet bar,

-- wall of windows overlooking 30th Street.

-- superintendent does a great job of maintaining the building

--meticulous maid

This fourth-floor, walk-up apartment is centrally located on East 30th Street between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue. It has central heat and air, contains a queen-sized Sealy Posturepedic mattress and box spring (as well as a top-quality blow-up mattress) and comes with 100% cotton linens, a desk, comfy chair, dresser, flat-screen television and cable TV, free wireless Internet, free phone service, video and audio feed from the building entrance.

Walk to subways, Times Square, Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal, the Jacob Javits Center, Greenwich Village, Chelsea. Laundromat is a block away, 24-hour deli at the corner, police precinct house is a block away.

No smoking in the apartment and no loud noise that might disturb neighbors. This is a quiet, residential building. If you're looking for a place to party til late in the night, please don't rent from me.

Also, note that there is construction on the block that begins at 7 a.m. and ends late in the afternoon on weekdays. It can be noisy during the day.


Keywords: Apartment

More Details

Tom Watkins
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Tom Watkins

I am working for an NGO that requires I spend time in Geneva, so am often out of New York.

Tom Watkins purchased this apartment in 1982

Why Tom Watkins chose Manhattan

Because it is in a great location from which the city's attractions are easily accessible -- steps off FifthAvenue between Flatiron, just to the south; Murray Hill, a block to the east; and Midtown, whose southern tip begins four blocks to the north. It's in the center of the Persian rug district, two blocks south of Korea Town and four blocks north of Madison Square Park.

What makes this apartment unique

A clean, quiet, calm, orderly and safe place of refuge that is within walking distance of many of New York's attractions.


Midtown South Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • full bath tub and shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Queen-sized bed (1) Comfy bed with down pillows, comforter and pure cotton sheets and duvet, twin-bed blowup mattress. Closet near the bed contains an iron.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Live the way many New Yorkers do -- trudge up and down four flights of stairs, prepare your own meals, walk to the theater or stay home and read a book.


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120 - 350 - Off Fifth Avenue, 3 Blocks from Empire State Bldg!
average rating of 4.8188977 based on 127 reviews

Clean, convenient, cool

  • 5 of 5

Tom's place was great, perfect for a family of 3 (2 adults + 1 teen), located in great district and close to many amenities.

The four floors up would be rough on older legs after a day out walking the city, we found no issues though.

Given the very hot weather experienced when we were there, thoroughly enjoyed coming home to nice cool apartment.

Yes was some construction going on around area, however we were able to sleep in each day til 10am after late nights out exploring.

The blow up Aerobed supplied for our 6ft 1 child was very comfortable and easy to use.

Tom made the checking in and out experience a breeze and provided clear and great instructions for the apartment. We will definitely be back next trip to NYC!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN

Great place and amazing value!

  • 5 of 5

I'd recommend this to any one looking for a place in NYC. I'll definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southwest Florida

Great place to stay in midtown!!

  • 4 of 5

Lots of natural light! Very roomy apartment. Quiet and good location 👍

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centerton, Arkansas

Amazing Gem in Midtown.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing experience, both with Tom and his lovely apartment. Tom was easily accessible for questions, and we felt completely comfortable contacting him. The apartment was such a treat, and made us feel a part of the city for our stay. The bed was unbelievably comfortable, and the apartment was not only clean, but felt like home the moment we walked in. Great location too!! We would not hesitate to stay again should the opportunity to travel to New York present itself again. Thank you Tom!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable on the inside

  • 5 of 5

The building wasn't the easiest to get into due to old locks and keys that you have to wiggle, and the hallways smelled like trash, but once we got into the room, it was like a welcoming oasis. The bed was very comfortable after a long day of walking in the city.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to the guest for her comments. The trash barrels are located off to the side on the ground floor and they can be pungent from time to time, even though they are emptied every couple of days. But the interior of the apartment itself is not affected. No one else in the building has problems with the keys, so it is likely that the latest copy is not true. I will replace it.
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Clean, cozy, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I had a wonderful stay at Tom’s apartment! There were no surprises as we found the apartment to be exactly as represented. Upon booking, I was pleased with the very clear instructions we were provided, which prevented us from ever needing to contact the owner for questions or concerns. We did, coincidentally, meet the building superintendent when we arrived who was quite pleasant and willing to help should we need anything. The apartment was clean and cozy, and just enough space for the two of us. The bed was extremely comfortable with plenty of pillows. My daughter chose to sleep on the air mattress which was of very good quality, and would be perfectly suitable for an adult. We also had no problems finding extra sheets and blankets. The location was perfect for walking to many of the sights that people come to see when staying in the city, and even when arriving home late into the evening we never felt unsafe. We found many great places to eat right within walking distance whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The only complaint I can muster up is that I found old coffee grounds from a previous guest in the coffee maker. Oh well, a small miss, for an otherwise lovely stay. Would I stay again? You bet!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to my guest and her daughter not only for staying with me, but for reading the instructions I sent. In doing so, they made it easier for me to minimize the number of possible glitches that can (and sometimes do) occur. I am grateful to her for pointing out the leftover coffee grounds and have taken steps to ensure that will not recur.
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Walk to the lights of Times Square, the clubs of Greenwich Village, the restaurants of the Flatiron District, the galleries of Chelsea.


Rates & Availability

Midtown South Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 29 2017
1 night minimum stay
New Year's
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 1 2018
1 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2018 - Jan 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
1 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Maid $75

Rates up to $300 per night in high-demand months

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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