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Brownstone B & No B - Quiet, Well-Equipped - Charm & Sunny in Manhattan

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vacation rental description

My house is a five-story 1895 townhouse on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. I had the ornate brownstone facade restored recently. It has eight apartments (I occupy the garden apartment). The house is part of a neighborhood of townhouses on the side streets, large multiple dwellings on the avenues, occasional grand apartment buildings on Central Park West, and some notable institutions such as the Museum of Natural History and Lincoln Center dotted around the neighborhood. The area is well served by buses and subways, with a large population of restaurants of many different ethnicities and varying levels of sophistication. No area of Manhattan is far away in time or difficult to reach.

Keywords: Walk-up Townhouse Apartment

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Last modified on 08-1-2014 at 9:04 AM.

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Alec Walling (212) 580-9070 (New York, USA)

apartment rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • apartment
    • floor area 750 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • town
  • Theme
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • iron & board
    • alarm clock
    • water cooler
    • laundry soap
    • local maps
    • local restaurant guide
    • basic soaps
    • toilet paper
    • broadband access
    • internet
    • wireless internet
    • parking on street
    • washing machine
      • In cellar.
    • clothes dryer
      • In cellar.
    • fireplace
    • sofa bed
    • telephone
      • (2)
    • air conditioning
      • In both LR and BR.
    • heating
    • linens provided
      • Bed linen and towels.
    • wood fireplace
    • free long distance
      • (2)
  • Kitchen
    • dishwasher
    • refrigerator
    • freezer
    • oven
    • microwave
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • grill
    • cooking utensils
    • coffee grinder
    • ice maker
    • stove
    • kitchen
  • Dining
    • dining area
  • Bathrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • bathroom 1:
  • Bedrooms
    • 1 bedroom, sleeps 5, beds for 5
    • bedroom 1:
    • other (see description):
      • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Murphy Beds (1) Queen size.
  • Entertainment
    • television
    • satellite / cable
      • (2)
    • vcr
    • stereo
    • cd player
    • dvd player
  • Suitability
    • children welcome
    • wheelchair inaccessible
    • non smoking only
    • pets not allowed
  • Notes
    • hairdryer, clothes iron and small ironing board, toddler high chair, folding crib that fits in bedroom

activities and attractions in Manhattan New York City

  • Attractions
    • live theater
    • restaurants
    • museums
    • cinemas
    • zoo
    • botanical garden
    • churches
    • library
    • playground
    • synagogues
  • Leisure Activities
    • outlet shopping
    • walking
    • sight seeing
    • shopping
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • roller blading
    • ice skating
    • tennis
    • cycling
    • racquetball

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  • owner Alec Walling
  • phone (212) 580-9070 (New York, USA)

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vacation rental rates


Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
NYC Marathon
Nov 1 - Nov 7
$460
$2,765
3 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 27 2014 - Dec 3 2014
$460
$2,765
4 nights
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 20 - Jan 1
$460
$2,765
4 nights
 
 
Off Peak
Jan 2 - Mar 15
$370
$2,219
$7,620
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$430
$2,583
$8,850
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee 2-4 nights $85
Stays of less than 6 nights must pay a $75 Cleaning Fee. Stay 6 nights, get 7th night free.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Alec Walling (212) 580-9070 (New York, USA)

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traveler reviews for this manhattan apartment rental

Upper West Side Thanksgiving

Review submitted: December 10, 2013   Date of arrival: November 26, 2013

This apt. hosted by a wonderful host was ideally located, close to Central Park, the area near the Thanksgiving floats being put together, bars, restaurants. The apt. was comfortable, with a well equipped kitchen, so that we could cook Thanksgiving dinner at home. Its a older apt. building with history and character, yet with all the amenities.

Recommended for: families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing

Owners response: I do enjoy it when my guests have a good time!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Renter beware...

Review submitted: June 12, 2013   Date of arrival: June 3, 2013

Location is ideal, especially for families, lots of activities nearby. Owner was flexible with our early arrival and late departure. The apartment was advertised with air conditioning in the bedroom and living room. Upon arrival, there was no AC in the living room nor was there any explanation or attempt on the part of the owner to install the AC. After hearing many excuses, we insisted that it be installed ASAP because the apartment was on the 3rd floor (heat rises), no cross ventilation, it was hot in NYC, no screens or safety grates on the windows, we had a toddler and we paid a lot for an apartment with AC. The next day, an old, not efficient AC was installed, but we had suffered miserably the first day. The owner did not offer a refund or any compensation for our inconvenience.

We had to call the owner several times because there were no instructions re: location of trash barrels, washer and dryer, how to turn on oven (did not get it to work after several trys and a call to the owner), how to get Murphy bed down, and internet instructions and guest user code.

While this is advertised as family friendly, parents of small children beware: there are no security grates or screens on windows. This apartment is 3 stories above ground so parents must be vigilant about watching their children or always keep the windows closed which can be a major ventilation problem since the apartment gets hot and stuffy since there is no cross breeze because windows are only on one side of the apartment. However, a suitable crib and high chair were available.

Bathroom was dirty. It had a modern sink, but the bathroom floor is filthy. Tiles on floor and in shower are old and need to be steam cleaned: years of built up dirt, mold, and grime are on the tiles. Linens plentiful but pillow cases in bedroom are faded and stained, towels smelled of mildew because they are dried in a damp, old cellar. Beds were comfortable but pillows were flat. Kitchen is well equipped but dirty—ceiling lights, pipes and fans are filthy with dust and grease. Steam cleaning needed. Washer and dryer are available but located in the cellar, 4 flights down. If you’re not used to cellars in very old houses, this could be scary. The cellar is damp and musty smelling.

We paid a substantial rate and should not have had any problems. There are apartments in the area for less or comparable fees but they were booked so we had to take this. A small investment of time & money & this place could be great.

Owners response: MY! I'm sorry she had such a bad time! The cellar had just flooded with these monsoon rainstorms of late. She refused to let the Living room windows be opened on the grounds that her toddler could open the double paned window further - not remotely possible. Unknown to her, there is ventilation from the apartment through the skylight. (I had just returned from the hospital and needed a day to get my crew together to bring up and install all the air conditioners.) She ignores the safety grate in the bedroom full length window.
As to being clean, I hire a professional cleaning lady who spent 4 hours doing the one bedroom apartment - I disagree with her assessments. She never brought up the topic of a rebate for that one day without a LR air conditioner - I would have considered it. Again, I'm sorry she had a bad time.

Helpful votes: 5 / 10

 

A nice trip

Review submitted: May 16, 2013   Date of arrival: April 19, 2013

Many nice days, a fine borrough, a sweet home (sunny and calm). Friendly reception.... only a few technical problem.

Recommended for: sight seeing

Helpful votes: 1 / 2

 

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Alec Walling (212) 580-9070 (New York, USA)


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This vacation rental has been listed since 11/9/2010.