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Large Studio Apartment by Central Park

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Large Studio Apartment on a quiet block next to central Park. Fully furnished. Full Kitchen and bath, with wireless Internet Access, Telephone service and Flat screen cable TV. Subway on Corner.

Keywords: Apartment


Owner
Dov Bronner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Large Studio Apartment by Central Park
average rating of 4.076923 based on 39 reviews
4

Location, location, location- stayed 11/27-12/4 2016

  • 4 of 5

The good:

LOCATION- train station literally at the end of the block. Central Park entrance only 2 blocks in either direction. Great restaurants and stores close by.

Decent internet connection and plenty of TV channels

Comfortable sofa

Storage galore in a huge bathroom. (Pocket door slides smoothe now)

Plenty of hot water

Kitchen is sufficiently supplied with dishes, pans, appliances, etc. (could use a few extra mugs/glasses and silverware)

Only two flights of stairs. Note: Although the place is pet friendly, I wouldn't suggest bringing a medium sized or large dog with mobility issues. The stairs are steep and there are a lot of them. Others wrote about the second flight being slanted. It is, but I didn't feel unsafe. It's fine.

Dov was responsive to issues that arose

The bad:

Bare bones. Bring supplies such as toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags, dish soap, sponge, etc.

Downstairs tenants smoked cigarettes non-stop. Smoke rises and we were so affected, we had to have the windows open at all times even though it was quite cold. (The boiler had to be fixed at one point, but again, Dov was on top of that)

The water needs to be run for several minutes before it's clear. (Old building)

The bed is hard as a rock. This is a con in my opinion, but may be good for some.

Not the cleanest place I've ever stayed, but I saw no evidence of mice as someone else mentioned. Also, I always bring my own linens and towels when traveling and I suggest you do too.

Overview:

If not for the cigarette smoke, which is in no way is under Dov's control, I would stay again. This place has so much potential. As a decorator, I wanted to cry. Could be really beautiful! Again, location, location, location!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great Location and Large Space

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 7 days in December and found the apartment to be a great place to base our NYC visit. As others have said, its a 5 star location - elegant old brownstone homes, safe, quiet, peaceful, close to subway, bus and in good proximity to terrific grocery stores. This particular building is the least attractive of all the others on the block. The room itself is substantial, allowing us to spread out and enjoy having a real table and sofa to relax on. The bathroom is also unusually large. The kitchenette is tiny but adequate for reheating take out or light meals. Everything worked for us. Hot water was plentiful. We didn't use the wifi. There were no instructions for it - you should ask Dov about it if you need it. The furnishings and decor are not what I'd call 5 star, but this is a budget accommodation so base your expectations accordingly. The building must have been quite elegant years and years ago from the looks of the wall and ceiling decoration but it is now serving its purpose as an affordable rental in a fantastic location for those of us not accustomed to NYC prices! The infamous bathroom door that others have mentioned slides effortlessly now and the sloping stairs were no big deal. Maybe they too had been reinforced or fixed somehow as they certainly felt secure, just a bit at an angle. The bed was comfortable. Yes, the linens and towels are mismatched and most are thin and an additional blanket in winter would be nice - however with the radiator heat you are cozy (so much so that we had the windows open all the time to moderate the heat). It was clean enough for us - it is a very old property so is not perfect. We would agree with others though that it would have been helpful to have an information sheet on things like what to do with the garbage, who to call if have problems, wifi password, where the subway/bus stops, groceries and restaurants are close by. If you are not fussy people but appreciate a good value this is a great place to stay. We hope to be able to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2

Not great, I would spend more to get a better place.

  • 2 of 5

We stayed 10 nights and it was not the cleanest place. I found some mouse poop on the first day and the holes in the window let bugs in so we received bites while sleeping. Bathroom door doesn't close properly. The location was wonderful and the room was spacious. Central Park is close and the subway is very close. I was stressed about being bitten by bugs while we slept so we didn't sleep well. I wouldn't recommend this place overall.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Good

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was great. The location was awesome close to Central Park and the subway. Our only complaint would be we did not have WiFi. It was there and was suppose to be supplied. There was no way of knowing what the network was called or the password. We Emailed Dov but he didn't seem to know either. WiFi is important to have when you are out of country. Data roaming charges can add up quick. A piece of paper with the network name and password taped to the modem would solve this for the next renter

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great Location!!!!

  • 4 of 5

Great location!! Subway is down the street, Central Park is less than a block away. The bathroom door needs to be fixed, it's very heavy to open and close. We stayed for 11 nights, it was quite and felt like home :)

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, old property

  • 3 of 5

I booked this large studio apartment for a week in June 2016 for 4 people (2 adults and 2 children). It is a very large space, in a great location in NYC. We didn't have a car, so being close to the subway was a must. There were really good restaurants and museums walking distance from the studio. And Dov responded to all my e-mail questions quickly.

The building is very old and the unit could use a great deal of maintenance. The staircase from the second floor to the third floor sags. There is a very heavy pocket door for the bathroom that sticks making it very hard to open and close. We had a few ants in the bathroom (not enough to call Dov over, but enough for me to mention). And the air conditioning unit is very loud.

I would stay in this unit again because it was a great price with a great location. It is hard to find something in this price range with this location and this amount of space.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Amenities

Upper West Side Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing

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