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Great location. Stunning, 2BR/2BA Georgian Townhouse Apt., 1/2 block Cen. Park

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Full Baths,

Experience New York at its best in this graciously appointed 2-bedroom, 2-bath duplex on one of the prettiest blocks on the Upper West Side just steps from Central Park.

The apartment is in a historic Georgian townhouse that was commissioned by the family who built the famous Dakota apartment building two blocks away. It is one of several townhouses constructed next to one another that were designed by Hardenburgh, an architect who was inspired by Georgian townhouses in London.

The apartment has its own private entrance, two steps above street level. It opens to an 11 ft high-ceiling living room, which has two large windows, a wood-burning fireplace, French antiques, a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf along the library wall, and a dining area with a large French table. Off the living room is fully-equipped kitchen with high-end appliances and a window. A marble-floor foyer with a coat closet and a full bathroom with high-quality fixtures and crystal chandelier complete the upstairs floor.

Though on the first-floor, the noise level from outside is at a minimum, and floor-to-ceiling drapes and door and window shades provide added privacy at night.

A stairway framed with antique Italian and French prints leads to the downstairs. At the foot of the stairs is a comfortable den decorated in French country style with another wood burning fireplace and 42' flat-screen TV. The master bedroom has a king-size bed; a second bedroom has a queen size bed. Between them is a large bathroom with Waterworks fixtures and tiles and a walk-in shower (upstairs has a bath). There is a walk-in closet in the 2nd bedroom available for use. Each bedroom has an extra wide window.

We provide high-quality bedding and towels.

Both floors have Wi-Fi and central air conditioning, which can be controlled separately.

Central Park is 1/2 block away, as is Columbus Avenue where you'll find great shopping, restaurants, movie theaters and Lincoln Center. The Museum of Natural History is 3 blocks away, as is the New York Historical center. Convenient to 2 subway lines (B,C and 1,2,3), this is a prime location in NYC.

We rent to responsible guests who want the best of New York in a quiet, quality environment. We ask would-be guests to provide a description of themselves in terms of profession and background, along with why they are coming to the city. No pets. No young children. No smoking. Minimum four nights.

Keywords: 5-Star, Luxury Vacation Rental, Boutique Hotel Alternative, Upper Westside Vacation Rental, Private Apartment, Executive Apartment Rental Upper Westside Manhattan

More Details

Sheila Sullivan
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

About Sheila Sullivan

We travel widely and know what it means to stay at an accommodation that goes beyond just providing the basics and makes for a memorable visit. The same type of elegant appointments in our city apartment also decorate our fully restored, 210-year-old second-home in Connecticut. NYC is our prime residence yet we make our apt. available for rentals while staying at our home in CT.

Sheila Sullivan purchased this apartment in 1987

Why Sheila Sullivan chose Upper West Side

Fantastic location on one of the most beautiful blocks on the Westside with historic landmark buildings. The apt. is a real gem with a unique townhouse layout inside.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment feels like a real home and is well appointed. The location is ideal: 1/2 block from Central Park, 3 blocks from the Museum of Natural History and a short walk to Lincoln Center. The area has numerous restaurants, boutiques and other stores, as well as movie theaters. Main subway and bus lines are two blocks away.


Upper West Side Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:30 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No shoes should be worn in the house. Slippers will be provided.
  • No one other than the actual rental party should be in the apt. at any time
  • Luggage must be picked up in the apt. As floors scratch easily.
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , has large walk in shower with WW rain forest shower head
  • Both bathrooms have Waterworks fixtures
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , also has a single pull out trundle
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1) Also has a single bed roll-out trundle underneath.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • tennis


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Great location. Stunning, 2BR/2BA Georgian Townhouse Apt., 1/2 block Cen. Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews

Great apartment and location!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was lovely and well-appointed, close to many tourist destinations. Hosts Bill and Sheila were accommodating and helpful. Location was close to subway for transportation anywhere in the city. We had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carol and her daughters were absolutely delightful guests and took great care of the apt. They are welcome back any time.
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Fantastic location, beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

This place is a NY gem. If you are looking for a true New York experience, this is the place. The apartment is meticulously kept and stunning. The location is one block from the park, & subway, close to restaurants galore, and only three short blocks from the Museum of Natural History. The owners were a pleasure to work with and very responsive. We hope to be repeat customers.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exquisite home, perfect stay and wonderful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed in Sheila and Bill's exquisite New York home for 10 days. To say we were pleasantly surprised upon arrival is a gross understatement. This home is absolutely beautiful, with everything you could possibly imagine you might need. It was so much better than a home away from home and we wanted to move in permanently . Sheila and Bill were wonderful hosts and met us on arrival. We had a great tour of the apartment and were provided with some fabulous information on local restaurants, transport, shopping etc. The apartment is quiet, safe, and in an exclusive area on the Upper West Side. It is close to Central Park, which was great for morning runs and daytime strolls. We would love to return to New York just to stay in this beautiful home again and highly recommend it to anyone looking for that special touch. Thank you very much for having us Sheila and Bill.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, OH

Perfect Location, Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful apartment is perfectly located on the Upper West Side - in the 70's, 1/2 of a block from Central Park and close to two subway stations. It is a very well-maintained and beautifully decorated apartment and very spacious, especially by Manhattan standards. The kitchen appliances, bathrooms, and everything are all first-class. They even have central air conditioning - not window units - which was great on the hot summer days we were there.

Sheila and Bill were super easy to work with and very helpful in every way. They called to check-in mid-stay to make sure everything was OK and to see if we needed anything.

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado USA

A Memorable Experience

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I spent some time before the holidays exploring New York and had the very good fortune of being able to stay at Bill & Sheila's apartment. As beautiful as their apartment is, I personally would have difficulty allowing strangers to use it, but they were so welcoming that we felt like we were staying in a friend's home. The location has so much to offer, we actually enjoyed many of the restaurants within walking distance and never regretted our decision. The apartment was so comfortable and in such a great neighborhood we had difficulty leaving it to come home. Everthing was so organized and recommendations were spot on. Bill and Sheila were wonderful hosts and it is a trip we all still talk about.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Quintessential, Upscale, "Feel like a local", New York Experience

  • 5 of 5

We recently made our annual Winter visit to NYC, and had the good fortune to stay at Bill and Sheila's fabulous Upper West Side apartment! The apartment is exceptionally well appointed, as well as quite inviting. After busy days in the city, it was a real pleasure to retire to such a safe, comfortable, and luxurious home. It really allowed us to feel like local New Yorker's - which is what some of us Californians like to do - one week at a time! Sheila was great with communicating throughout the process, and Bill was a gracious host upon our arrival to the apartment. I would highly recommend Bill and Sheila's Upper West side home.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central Park
American Museum of Natural History
Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)
Rockefeller Center
Apple Store Fifth Avenue
Columbus Circle
Central Park Zoo
Magnolia Bakery
Bethesda Fountain
The Metropolitan Opera
Nearest Airport
9.3 Miles
LaGuardia, JFK, Newark
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
72nd Street, CPW; or 72nd and Broadway
Car: not necessary

perfect location for exploring the best of NYC — Lincoln Center, Central Park, Museum of Natural History, NY Historical Society, in the heart of the upper westside.




Additional information about rental rates

Housecleaning $150

Holiday rates apply to Thanksgiving week, Christmas/New Years Weeks, Easter Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend, July 4 week, Labor Day Week. Please inquire about availability and pricing. All rates subject to change.

If you need to extend your stay due to canceled flights or some other emergency, if the apartment is available we can extend the say. The day rate will be the same rate as the rest of the stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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