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Only 5 Blocks to Empire State, 6 blocks to Macys, 1/2 Bblock to Restaurants & M

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

Historic Upscale Townhome, 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*

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.

The apartment is in an especially nice, pretty and safe neighborhood. 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.

You can get everywhere by the subway. Even more important is that we are in center city and you can walk to many places. If you don't feel like walking, you can take the bus. Two bus lines are on the corner, 3 bus lines are 1 & 1/2

blocks and 1 bus line is 4 blocks.

The area is the perfect place to stay for sight seeing, theater, restaurants, clubs, cultural and sporting events, shopping and more.

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.

After an exciting and 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.

Much bigger than most apartments. Rare large private garden & Full Size kitchen & dining area.

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.

Home is a quiet private haven right in the midst of Manhattan. This is a real and upscale neighborhood where you will see New Yorkers and how they really live, eat where they eat (and not pay tourist prices for so so food). Walk to many of the tourist are lots of fun . Then come home to the Real New York.

Sit under the shady Elm Trees in your private walled garden and have a cup of tea or a glass of wine while you listen to the birds singing in the trees.

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.

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.

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 2 fold out beds 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 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 for large families. The small downstairs room is furnished as an bedroom/library and has a queen size bed. Private interior stairs lead 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.

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

The apartment is one of three units in a private 4 story townhouse. It is on the garden floor in the back and is exceptionally quiet, clean, safe and secure. 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.

It is said that the famous dancer Isadora Duncan once lived here. 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

Marea Edynak
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, I can read French, but I cannot write
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 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.

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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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(69 traveler reviews)

Only 5 Blocks to Empire State, 6 blocks to Macys, 1/2 Bblock to Restaurants & M
average rating of 4.8405795 based on 83 reviews
San Diego, CA

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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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
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South Jordan, UT

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


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.


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

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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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this wonderful apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Marea provided helpful information and delicious wine when we arrived. She made certain we had everything we needed to enjoy our visit to New York. The beds were very comfortable. Everyone slept well. We also enjoyed the outdoor garden area and the relaxing family room. Perfect location for visiting New York. We will definitely return to this apartment. Thank you Marea!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Overall very nice stay.

  • 5 of 5



+Friendlyness of Landlady


-only one bathroom w/o window

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you had a very nice stay. We enjoyed meeting you and your family and hope you return another time.
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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
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
The Shake Shack
Nearest Point of Interest
Penelope's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Keko's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Smoke Restaurant & Jazz Club
Nearest Point of Interest
The Second Avenue Deli
Nearest Point of Interest
Gristides Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Food Emporium
Nearest Point of Interest
Joiya Thai Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Resto Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Toon Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
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


Rates & Availability

Midtown Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Winter
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
Spring Break
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Apr 24 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
New Years
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Bed Tax per night $2
Refundable damage deposit $950
Apartment Exit Cleaning $185 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.88%

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

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Midtown Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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 , Newly renovated with marble walls and floors
  • 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
    Living Room - 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Living room has single bed plus 2 fold out chair beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Library/bedroom with futon bed with additional mattress
  • 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 , Double Beds (1) Over sized 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.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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, Ceiling fan, 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

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