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Chelsea Townhouse City Sanctuary, Privately Owned House with Garden

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Last updated: 07/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 bedrooms, 3.5 bath, sleeps 7. Separate yoga/dance room, & den.

A wonderful comfortable private family home with spacious garden on tree-lined street in Chelsea.

Built in 1853, tasteful renovation and furnishings bring modernist touches and convenience, and informal sophistication.

Well-equipped chef's kitchen, 4 bedrooms (one is currently set up as an office with day bed), 3.5 baths, den, library, office , laundry room with washer & dryer, den and yoga room opening onto the garden.

Perfect for writers, designers, artists, academics or anyone who wish to explore this world class city with ease, and come home to a spacious, quiet, serene retreat with beautiful, South-facing private garden with patio for al fresco dining. Four floors, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths provide ample privacy and freedom.

Convenient to all transportation. Easy walk to Chelsea High Line, art galleries, the new Whitney Museum, the Meat Packing District, Chelsea Piers, Hudson River Park , and a huge selection of restaurants and shops. Within walking distance of Greenwich Village, Union Square, Flatiron District and more.

Complimentary move in/ move out days may be included at owner's discretion.

This property is for rent for a limited time, summers only.


We are open to a house exchange in Northern California, central London, central Paris, and central Berlin, schedules permitting.


Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 07/29/2016

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single

    also used as office...moreless

  • 2 bedrooms (master & child's bedroom/office, shared bath) on third floor (just above parlor floor) 2 bedrooms on fourth floor (with shared bath)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Due to open staircase on two floors, the house is not appropriate for toddlers and children under the age of 10....moreless


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Roller Blading


  • Seating for 12 people


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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 07/29/2016
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18 Miles
Nearest Airport
JFK, La Guardia
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Staten Island, Governor's Island
1 Miles
Nearest Train
5 subway lines w/i 2 blocks; Penn Station 1/ mi.
18 Miles
Nearest Beach
Coney Island, 45 min by subway

Car: Not Necessary

Chelsea is just north of the West Village (Greewich Village) in upper downtown Manhattan. Walk to the wonderful Chelsea High Line. Easy ride to Lincoln Center, theater district, downtown music and theater and museums. A whole world class city and its cultural offerings within easy reach!

Other Activities: museum & gallery going


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: My husband and I are professional, lifelong writers. We have homes in New York and Los Angeles. We have 3 grown children who live in New York City. I am also the director of a non-profit in upstate New York which trains veterans in sustainable farming.

Why the Owner Chose Midtown, New York, NY, USA:
We are longtime New Yorkers. We love the city. Since we moved to Chelsea over 20 years ago, the galleries have flourished, the High Line was built, the new Whitney just moved in, and the neighborhood has become ever more highly sought after.

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
There is absolutely no better place from which to get around the city and enjoy the unparalleled quality of cultural life it has to offer: art galleries, museums, music of all kinds, theater, film, dance, live comedy, just about anything you can think of. What we like best apart from the art life, is just walking the streets of New York, where 8 million people from every conceivable background and visitors from all over the world, live and work and create together in peace and harmony.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 07/29/2016

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  • skylit living room

    skylit living room

  • open metal staircase

    open metal staircase

  • bedroom #2

    bedroom #2

  • master bedroom with door to deck (not used)

    master bedroom with door to deck (not used)

  • parlor library

    parlor library

  • master bath

    master bath

  • single bedroom #4

    single bedroom #4

  • open kitchen

    open kitchen

  • yoga room

    yoga room

  • private garden

    private garden

  • master bedroom w platform bed

    master bedroom w platform bed

  • diningroom / livingroom

    diningroom / livingroom

  • garden floor den

    garden floor den

  • bedroom #3

    bedroom #3

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