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Sleep Easy In The Heart Of Manhattan

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq ft
Property type apartment


About the property

Live In Quiet Luxury Like A Real New Yorker

This large studio with patio in a second-floor, pre-war walkup sleeps two in a comfy, new, queen-sized mattress with pure cotton sheets. A top-of-the-line inflatable mattress will accommodate a third person.

This apartment is not for people who want to make noise. The neighbors downstairs have an infant daughter who needs to be able to nap.

The apartment offers a respite from the hubbub that is located a few steps from the building's front door. A few blocks north, you will find KoreaTown's multitude of gustatorial offerings, the Morgan Library's architectural and literary gems, the Empire State Building's majestic presence and remnants of what used to be known as Ladies' Mile on 5th Avenue. A few blocks south you will find Madison Square Park and the Flatiron Building.

Note that the construction noise cited in some of the reviews has abated, now that the exterior of the building is complete.

More Details

Tom Watkins
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Tom Watkins


Tom Watkins purchased this apartment in 2016

Why Tom Watkins chose NoMad

It is a beautiful, well-located apartment made more inviting by the outdoor patio, which overlooks a historic church.

What makes this apartment unique

Rear of the building, patio.


NoMad Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • New travelers who have no history of having booked with vrbo will need to send a copy of their government-issued photo ID.
  • Travelers using someone else's credit card must send a copy of that person's govt-issued photo ID.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bathtub with shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , blowup mattress
  • New queen-sized bed; top-of-the-line blowup mattress and bedding, pillows, etc., for third person.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Includes patio with table and 4 chairs and 2 chaises longues. Construction of the exterior of a skyscraper near the building is finished; the remaining work is limited to the interior, which means it is no longer as noisy as it had been. The apartment's location in the rear of the building also adds to the quiet.


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Sleep Easy In The Heart Of Manhattan
average rating of 4.72043 based on 93 reviews

Perfect Hideaway in the Middle of Everything!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! My daughter and I loved this place so much! It was in the middle of everything, close to great shops and restaurants, the subway, the Empire State Building, and it was clean and spacious! The outdoor space was really impressive as well. What more could you ask for in Manhattan for such a great price? The host was very responsive when we needed a little extra time to not lug our stuff around and was genuinely concerned with our comfort. Loved it! Next time I need an overnight in Manhattan, this will be my first choice!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Todo excelente, muy cómodo, luminoso y muy buena atención de su dueño! Muy recomendable. También de destacar la ubicación.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nice place close to subway, Empire State Building, restaurants and bars.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, it was as pictured and described.

  • 4 of 5

Arriving on 07.19 was a bad start (explosion 5th & 21st), we walked 3 blocks from our taxi after sitting in traffic chaos/ heat for a long time and then the lack of an elevator didn’t help. My husbands first reaction was let’s find a hotel. We decided to wait until morning and are glad that we did. We enjoyed our stay in the apartment and N.Y.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about my guests' reception -- it coincided with a steam pipe explosion nine blocks south of my apartment, which led to gridlock in the area. Am glad that things improved and that they enjoyed the rest of their visit.
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Living ike a NewYorker

  • 4 of 5

the apartment had offered us everything we needed to make our stay quite enjoyable. the exterior street level had a lot of construction going on, but don't be discouraged. hallway leading up to the second floor was narrow and quiet, again wait for it. once we opened the door to 2B our eyes were focused on a comfortable studio that was very clean. the room had plenty of coffee, paper towels and toilet paper to keep us feeling like we didn't have to run to the store for any needs besides food. lots of bathroom towels and cloths for showers were great. the patio was such a great hit. we would go out there before the city awakes and have a pot of coffee and enjoy the still. the lone tree in the back reminded us of nature with the birds singing in it.

my one request for improvement would be for all the locks to be calibrated again. the tumblers don't respond right away with the key turn 100%, but as you got used to it on the following days, it became second nature.

thanks again Tom for the wonderful stay. we hope you will have us again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to my guest for his comments. Regarding the locks, I suspect the tumblers are fine, since everyone else in the building is able to enter the street-level doors without a problem. More likely, the copies for both the street-level and apartment doors have been made from copies, which themselves have been made from copies, and they now require jiggling to open the doors. I will track down an original and make new copies. Tom
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  • 5 of 5

The apartment was as beautiful as advertised. I would most certainly book again.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

A short stroll north of Madison Park, this apartment will doubtless give you an opportunity to live like a real New Yorker in a walkup apartment in the center of the city with a beautiful patio out back overlooking a famous church. Please note that this is not for parties or guests who want a place to make loud noise. The neighbors downstairs have an infant daughter who needs to be able to nap.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.