R&R For Your Whole Family In The City That Never Sleeps
About Judith Mason
I am a retired chaplain. I'm very interested in hearing about life in other countries. I love to read - especially fiction that conveys a sense of the experience and interior lives of characters in different cultures.
Judith Mason purchased this Townhome in 1969
Why Judith Mason chose Manhattan
I grew up in the South and missed the natural world when I married a man from New York City and moved here with him. This brownstone with its front, back and terrace gardens enabled me to have a little touch of green serenity in all the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple.
What makes this Townhome unique
I guess I'm a romantic at heart and prefer a home with the graciousness of the nineteenth century over the hard lines of the 21st. We have lived here so long we have something special for everybody of every age to enjoy.
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A fantastic stay
Wonderful host, great room and location. A perfect holiday
Not great but convenient
The property is old, the carpeted main hallway smells terrible, and there is a lot of clutter in the kids room. My teens weren't thrilled by the tiny bunk beds. The kids room is on a separate floor from the queen bedroom and the door does not lock. While the outside door is secure, there are two other occupants in addition to the owner, which didn't make me feel comfortable leaving them alone at night. The location is near the park and also near the subway, which made it convenient. There is a commuter train nearby that runs frequently, and with the windows open it is loud. The one bathroom is ok but the water never got hot. The dining room/breakfast setting is dark and awkward. I would never recommend this place, but I know other people have different tastes and tolerances. The owners were responsive and nice while we were there.
I'm sorry this was your experience, Lisa. It's true that the carpeted hallway was due for its pre-Thanksgiving professional cleaning. I apologize for your getting it at its tail end. It's also true that there is no lock on the Kids' Room door since we do not want to risk a child's becoming locked in. All occupants of the household were members of our family as we do not rent to children when strangers are guests here.
It's true, too, that other people have different tastes. Some folks like the historic old brownstones (which do admittedly tend to be dark). And a lot of families enjoy having a cornucopia of toys in the Kids' Room (which has standard-size bunk beds) to occupy their children in their down time during their stay. I'm very sorry you did not feel that way, Judith
P.S. If you had mentioned your hot water problem, we would certainly have tried to fix it.
What a great place and host
Judith is a wealth of good ideas - a wonderful person - and a great cook. Thanks for making our trip special
It was wonderful having your lively, interesting - and interested - family. I think you guys were made for NYC.
Charming place close to downtown! Loved our visit!
Great! Very welcoming and accommodating
Thank you so much, Priscilla. I hope you two can come back someday, Judith
A Truly Amazing Experience!
We were sad to leave you and your beautiful brownstone that had such great character, charm and history. Glenn and our 3 girls developed such a fondness for you and your home over the 4 days we spent in NYC. We rented the kids' playroom with it's many interesting play things and books (so many books throughout, really. It's a reader's dream!) We also rented the suite with the comfy sofa bed and enjoyed the hammock on the terrace. The girls fell in love with the large bean bag chair they lounged on in the aquarium/library room. You made us feel so welcome and allowing us the opportunity to sit with you for your heartwarming breakfasts. Best of all, we looked forward to our morning chats. You had the most fascinating stories and we could have listened to them all day if the sights of New York didn't await us. There were plenty of places to eat nearby, a CVS, subway and transportation a few blocks down and we always felt safe even coming back on the subway and walking through the neighborhood at night. You were kind enough to allow us a late check-out as our airport shuttle wouldn't arrive til a bit later. Your kindness and warmth made us feel like we've known each other for years. Our time in NYC with you at your rental is an experience we would not have been able to have had if we stayed at a hotel. Much gratitude to you and Ben for making our time in New York so memorable and we hope to get to see you again soon!!!
I hope so, too, Girlie. I felt we shared so many of the same values and perspectives, that it seemed to me also as if we had known each other forever.
Unique and charming - felt like home
Was a fantastic time. Judith was a great host and the pool was a hit!
Thank you so much, Matt. You and your family were the consummate guests.
This B&B is located in an iconic New York City brownstone on a quiet, tree-lined block with free street-parking available. Half a block away is the neighborhood's 'Restaurant Row' which lines Lexington Avenue from 99th to 102nd Street. Mt. Sinai Hospital is a block away 'as the crow flies' and many museums throng Fifth Avenue, which - together with Central Park - is two blocks away. It is 1 block to a bus or 2 and 1/2 Blocks to a subway train, which in less than 10 minutes puts you in the heart of midtown and all that New York City has to offer.