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Stay in the Heart of The City! Garden! Near Attractions & Subway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Legal Apartment Choose 1 or 3 bedrooms, 1 or 1 1/2 Bath, Sleeps 10

*See and do more without wasting time on the subway or train*

Don't chase rainbows. Stay in a legal apartment.

In NYC it's all about Location. When you want the Best Center City Location, email us. You will be surrounded by Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Theater and Museums.

The subway is only 2 & 1/2 blocks away but you probably will not need it. You can walk or take a short ride on one of the nearby bus routes.

When you open your door you'll Step outside and feel all of the energy of NYC. After an exciting an fun filled day of sightseeing, shopping, museums and theater you can escape from the fast pace and relax in haven of peace and calm around the corner from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Close your door and relax in your own private haven with large a walled garden, mature trees and birdsong.

This private place is on a picturesque and much filmed tree lined residential block at East 30th Street and Park Avenue with easy access to just about all you want to see and do.

You can take an easy Walk From Your Private Garden Apartment to The Empire State Building, Macy's, Shopping, Restaurants and More It is

*** 2 & 1/2 blocks to the subway

*** 5 & 1/2 blocks to The Empire State Building

*** 6 & 1/2 blocks to Macy's

*** 6 blocks to Penn Station

*** 1/2 block to Dover Market

*** 14 blocks to Times Square

*** 2 & 1/2 blocks to Fairway Grocery Store

***Surrounded by Restaurants

It is at 118 East 30th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, an elegant and safe neighborhood in the Heart of NYC, The Best Center City Location.

Chose a spacious 1-bedroom apartment or add on an adjacent 2-room suite

The apartment sleeps 5 guests and the adjacent suite sleeps up to 5 additional guests.

Inside your apartment you'll find the romance and charm of Old New York with exposed brick walls, wide plank floors, a fireplace and original oil paintings.

The spacious living room offers you comfortable seating for 10. The single cushioned Bahama bed offers a comfortable night's sleep for another guest. We also offer 3 fold out beds or a high quality air bed on legs if needed.

A quaint 150 year old opaque glass wall separates the living room and bedroom. Pamper yourself with an excellent night's sleep and wake up refreshed in the queen size bed with quality linens and lots of extra pillows. There's plenty of room for all of your clothes and shopping sprees in a wall of custom fitted closets. The glamorous en suite marble bathroom has a small tub with rain shower.

Have a bite to eat or a satisfying drink when ever you feel like it in a newly renovated full kitchen with large double door refrigerator/freezer with automatic ice maker, full stove with oven and full size dishwasher. The kitchen is nicely equipped with microwave, coffee pot, pots and pans, dishes, glassware and flatware.

The dining area with cushioned window seat overlooks the peaceful garden. If you don't feel like cooking, just order in from the many nearby restaurants or have the grocery stores deliver.

An adjacent 2-room 1/2 bath duplex suite is available as an add on for large groups. The small downstairs room is furnished as an bedroom/library and has a queen size bed. Private interior stairs lead from this room to a large upstairs bedroom with 2 twin size beds that can be made up into a King size bed if you prefer. A 1/2 bath is off of this room. We also can add 1 or 2 fold out ottoman beds for you.

This is a no smoking apartment for your comfort. Smoking in the garden is always okay.

The apartment is in a private 4 story townhouse. It is on the garden floor in the back and is exceptionally quiet, clean, safe and secure. We live in the apartment upstairs.

You'll find many extra modern details such as high hat lights in all of the rooms, a security buzzer to open the front doors and quality windows and doors.

The townhouse has a rich history with several famous people who lived here including General Francis Barlow (see his painting by Winslow Homer in the Met Museum) and Mary Fanton Roberts (see her painting by Robert Henri in the Met Museum). It is said that the famous dancer Isadora Duncan once lived here. We have the We haven't been able to confirm this but like to believe that it is true. We hope that you will spend some time here, too.

More Details

Owner
Marea Edynak
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, I can read & speak a little French, but not write
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Marea Edynak

I love to meet new people. My main home is in Florida, but I come to NYC as often as possible and know I am lucky to live in such wonderful neighborhood.

It is rewarding to share my knowledge of insider places with my guests. I wrote a book for my guests, 'How to Live Like a Real New Yorker in our Neighborhood'. It give suggestions about where to eat in all price ranges, museums, attractions, grocery shopping, luxury shopping, discount shopping, how to take the bus and subway, how to find your way around the city and lots more.

I also write a blog about NYC with posts about restaurants, attractions, How to get Theater tickets and other Tips for Travelers. e-mail me for the link. You don't have to stay here to read it.

I hope that I can inspire you to love NYC as as much as I do.

Marea Edynak purchased this townhome in 2004

Why Marea Edynak chose Manhattan

This is the best location in Manhattan. Open Your Door and NYC is at Your Feet. You can walk to most attractions, great shopping, hundreds of restaurants in all price ranges and public transportation is minutes away.

Soho is a quick ride south on the #6 subway which is just 2 1/2 blocks away. Or you can head north on the #6 to Museum Mile and the Metropolitan Museum. When you don't feel like walking, ride to Bloomingdale's with a stop right under the store. Madison Avenue # 1, #3 and #5 bus lines are 1 & 1/2 away and run north. The Lexington Avenue #101 bus line is on the corner 1/2 block away and runs south. Of course this being New York, you can always hop into a taxi or call car service.

What makes this townhome unique

This convenient central location means being able to return home if you forget something or is someone needs a nap. Of if you just want to rest a bit.

Open your door and Step outside to feel all of the energy of NYC. Close your door and find a serene haven with a private walled garden, mature trees and birds.

he apartment is in an especially nice and pretty neighborhood. It is

*** On a Quiet Side Street (for NYC)

*** Safe to Walk Around at Night

*** Near Attractions

*** Larger than most Center City Apartments

*** Free Private tour for your group alone

*** Only 2 & 1/2 blocks to the subway.

It is at 118 East 30th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, an elegant and safe neighborhood.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Garden oasis in the middle of Manhattan



This apartment is located right in the middle of Manhattan convenient to everything. It is very comfortable and quiet but the real secret is its wonderful garden which provides an oasis where you can relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Mar 2010
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Empire State Building
American Museum of Natural History
High Line Park
Macy's Herald Square
"Big and bustling."
Madison Square Garden
"An easy walk from the apartment."
The Cloisters
"The setting is beautiful. You won't believe that you are in Manhattan."
The Metropolitan Opera
"Spectacular"
United Nations Visitor Center
"An easy walk from the apartment"
ABC Kitchen
"Good food but noisy and crowded"
Madison Square Park
"A gem in midtown. Beautiful gardens, a playground for the children and the Famous Shake Shac..."
Le Bernardin
"One of the best restaurants in the world."
Eleven Madison Park
"Delicious food and great service. A short stroll from the apartment."
THE LION KING at the Minskoff Theatre
230 FIFTH Rooftop Garden Bar and Restaurant
"A short walk from the apartment and worth a visit for the views."
Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Rink
"A little expensive but fun. If you don't skate, have lunch at the Sea Grill and watch the s..."
Central Park South
"A 20 minute stroll from the apartment.....that is unless you stop to admire all of the fabul..."
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
La Guardia, JFK, Newark
Nearest Barpub
Several within 2 blocks
Nearest Restaurant
More than 15 within 2 blocks
Nearest Point of Interest
The Empire State Building
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Macys
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The Shake Shack
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Penelope's Restaurant
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Keko's Restaurant
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Blue Smoke Restaurant & Jazz Club
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The Second Avenue Deli
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Gristides Grocery Store
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Food Emporium
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Joiya Thai Restaurant
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Resto Restaurant and Bar
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Toon Restaurant
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Times Square
Nearest Point of Interest
United Nations
Car: not necessary

Broadway Theater, Opera, Ballet, Concerts, Sports Events, Easy Walk to the Empire State Building, Broadway, Lord & Taylor, Macy's, the Farmer's Market, and the United Nations,etc. New York is at your feet.

* 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue Shopping 0.1 mi

* Grand Central Terminal 0.6 mi

* Madison Square Garden 0.3 mi

* Empire State Building 0.3 mi

* Gramercy Park 0.5 mi

* Chrysler Building 0.6 mi

* Penn Station 0.8 mi

* United Nations Headquarters 0.8 mi

* Union Square 0.8 mi

* Macy's 0.9 mi

* Rockefeller Center 1 mi

* St Patricks's Cathedral 1.1 mi

* MoMa Museum of Modern Art 1.2 mi

* NYU Medical Center .3 mi

* Times Square 1.2 mi

* Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 1.4 mi

* The Meat Packing District 1.5 mi

* Port Authority Bus Terminal 2.5 mi

* Battery Park 2.7 mi

* Brooklyn Bridge 2.7 mi

* Century 21 Department Store 2.8 mi

* Radio City Music Hall 2.8

Amenities

Midtown South Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests must provide picture ID, read, sign & agree to terms of the Guest Agreement & return it within 24 hours.
  • Name on the ID must match that on the credit card.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , The 1/2 bathroom has a sink & toilet with marble floors
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Renovated with marble walls and floors.Tub is small
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , In the main apartment
    Attached Unit - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Optional: The suite has 2 rooms and a 1/2 bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Choose a King bed or 2 singles, plus fold out ottoman bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Library/bedroom with futon bed with additional mattress
    Living Room - 3 sleep sofa /futon , Living room has 3 fold out single beds
  • King size beds (1) The 2 single beds in the suite can be made into a king size bed. Let us know your choice, Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in apartment bedroom , Queen futon bed in the suite/ library with innerspring mattress on top, (1) One twin bed in apartment and 2 twin beds in the suite, 2 chair beds in the living room that open into single beds and may be placed where you wish, High Quality Air Bed on Legs if needed plus additional fold out bed for flexibility.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • sailing
Notes:
Private Tour Guide Available, Massage therapist, limo service, hair dresser, private chef, babysitters can be arranged. Free High Speed Wireless DSL Internet access, Phone with unlimited local & USA long distance service, 2 Ceiling fans , Free Premium cable TV, Full Well-equipped Kitchen, Automatic Ice Maker, Toaster, Quality Linens provided, Extra Pillows and Blankets, Clock radio, Alarm Clock, Hair Dryer, Iron and Ironing board

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8194447 based on 86 reviews
San Diego, CA
5

Safe, Convenient, Quiet

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is perfect for any family visiting NYC.

Quiet and convenient - only 2 blocks to the 6 train! Walk to Empire State Building and Flatiron Building.

So quiet we could sleep past noon!

Marea, the hostess is gracious and better than a local tour guide. She gives the information that only a resident really knows: restaurants, bargain shopping, how to save on broadway shows.

Neat, tidy, and intriguing building in a great section of Manhattan. The private courtyard takes you into a secret world!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2006
  • Stayed: Jun 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Choice of a Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, comfortable and welcoming. Big towels, bathrobes and lots of hot water. Superb location near lots of attractions and shopping. I love New York and I love this apartment.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay at our holiday home. You are lovely guests and we would be happy to welcome you back any time.
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4

Gem in the middle of Murray Hill

  • 4 of 5

The space was large and inviting. Marea met us and offered wonderful insight into the area. I had shared that I had dietary restrictions and she found us a gluten free restaurant nearby. It was fabulous!

The outdoor space was amazing. Our daughter and fiance stopped in for drinks and cheese on the patio. What a treat.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. It was my pleasure to help you find special places so that you could enjoy the best of what NYC has to offer. .I enjoyed meeting you and chatting for a while. You are always welcome here.
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5

great place

  • 5 of 5

we have just had 7 nights at the apartment 6 of us altogether we had plenty if space. It's in a great location walk to heaps of resturants and bars .Marea was very helpful will stay again .Hugo and the gang

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You have a great family and we enjoyed meeting you and having you stay here. Thank you for keeping the apartment in excellent condition. We look forward to your return.
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South Jordan, UT
3

Budget Friendly Location in Midtown

  • 3 of 5

Availability the week after Thanksgiving was very hard to find for a family of 6 wanting to vacation in Manhattan. After researching and communicating with a half dozen "available" locations on VRBO, we found that only 2 of the 6 were actually available for the nights that VRBO said they were available causing us to be frustrated with the reservation process in general. However, Marea was a breath of fresh air. She communicated quickly and thoroughly (almost too much information at times) to ensure we knew what to expect in Midtown. Here are some of the Pros and Cons you can expect

PROS:

1) Marea and Chivita were great to work with and helped ensure that our 1:00 AM check in would work out on a Tuesday night.

2) It is located close to Fairway Market, 28th street Subway stops, walkable to Empire State Building and Macy's, great restaurants and bars all around, and set aside in a mostly quiet part of Manhattan.

3) The kitchen has updated countertops and nice size fridge. It is very small (as expected) but gives you a dishwasher, stove top, and microwave to cook smaller meals when travelling with kids.

4) Courtyard out back is nice to step out to when you get there. This time of year it is cold and wet but seemed like a nice little spot in summer.

5) The master bathroom is tight but nice. The shower head is an overhead model and gives you a very consistent temperature. There were plenty of aged linens.

6) Bottle of white wine awaits you in the fridge.

CONS:

1) It was old and dusty throughout most of the units which left the place with a dirty, damp feel. The carpets were clearly worn and aged. We even had a mouse run through the main room.

2) They have packed a LOT into a small space. I would have preferred it if they would remove half the furniture and most of the books to free up space for visitors to unpack.

3) The 3 bedroom option is two separate apartments on the same lower level which causes some logistics issues of showering and sharing common areas. Not truly a 3 bedroom.

4) Old fixtures throughout and most of the furniture was well worn.

5) Mismatched and jammed kitchen table chairs made the table hard to navigate.

6) Kitchen had a broken toaster, no cereal bowls (that we could find), and was missing almost all the knives from the cutlery. It also lacked certain cooking staples like Pam or cooking oil.

7) The TV only functioned well on a few channels even though they had a high definition Samsung cable box.

8) Beds were big but just OK.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Virginia, USA
4

Lots Good, Some Not So Much

  • 4 of 5

This was the 2nd time we stayed here. Last year there were only two of us, this time three. This time we rented the entire apartment and suite. I don't think more than two people would find the apartment comfortable for sleeping, which is why we also rented the "suite." The owner is VERY accessible since she lives upstairs and she is very responsive. She also knows the city inside and out and has made lots of great suggestions in a notebook in the apartment.

The apartment is well located, easy walking distance to both subway and buses. It is on a residential street with restaurants and shops nearby. It's on the ground floor, so no flights to climb. The kitchen is very modern and well stocked with plates, pots, silverware, etc. There is a dishwasher. The adjoining dining table is quite suitable. Bonus feature: a large (for NY) backyard with table and chairs. Really unheard of in NY.

Sadly, most of the furniture is rather shabby and badly worn. There are two new chairs in the LR, but the sofa and day bed are really bad. The bathroom with shower is in the bedroom, so anyone needing the toilet at night has to come through the bedroom, waking those asleep there. The "suite" has its own powder room. The bathroom has a distinctively moldy smell, even if the fan is constantly left running.

I think this apartment is very roomy for NY, very well located and on a lovely tree-lined street.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was very happy to receive your note saying you hope to be back next year. You are always welcome.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $185
Additional Guest Fee $45 per person per night
Damage Deposit $950

Rates are for 2 guests in the main apartment & go up as the year progresses
You can add on the adjacent suite anytime for $225/night for 2 additional guests
Additional guests are $45/night
Rates may change at anytime until the signed guest agreement is received.
Taxes are 5.875% and $2 a night bed tax. THIS IS A LEGAL APARTMENT
Security deposit will be put on a credit card as an authorization, not a charge

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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