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Upper West Side 2 BR/1-1/2 Baths Duplex + Garden Townhouse

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 24, 2016
Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 1-1/2 Baths (Sleeps 3-5)

I lived in this apt when I first bought the house. It has my own personal touch . I live in the same building on the top floor (it's a townhouse), and take care of the whole house with the help of my affectionate Hortensia who keeps this apt clean and in good shape.

DESCRIPTION OF THE APT.

Full-service kitchen with microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and dishwasher. Full Bath + 1/2 bath. Sunken Art Deco living room with parquet floors and high ceilings. View and use of a private garden patio, large Cable TV, and WiFi Internet.

Tasteful Italian-style living. Close to subways and buses, one block from Central Park, and 3 blocks from Riverside Park. On the Gold Coast of the Upper West Side. Very conveniently located near a supermarket and several gourmet stores, plenty of very good restaurants, and lots of shopping.

Nearby: Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Columbia University, Museum of Natural History. Very close to subways and bus stations that can take you all over Manhattan–and make you feel like you are a real New Yorker!

Two of the bedrooms are below the ground level and have windows looking up onto the patio. Smoking is not permitted in the apt. You may step outside to the patio if you must smoke.

The place is very quiet and, at times, it feels like you're in the country–especially in the warmer months, when you can enjoy sitting in the backyard.

For insurance/safety reasons, children must be at least 10 years old. No pets are permitted.

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More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Livia is a painter. I was born and raised in Rome, Italy and moved to this part of the world in 1975. I feel very lucky because I am bicoastal. I have 2 granchildren that for the time being live in Rome. For now, I spend more time in NY, and I am always busy. I don't have time to miss the place where I was born, nor my family as I visit Italy frequently. Come and visit me in the big apple.

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Speaks: english, spanish, italian

32 Reviews

4.8
based on 32 traveler reviews

5

Highly Recommended - Clean, Convenient, and Super Quiet

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here in April with a female friend; we are both middle-aged. This 2 floor, 2 bedroom apartment on the ground floor of a town house is wonderfully located, just down the street from Central Park, two subway lines, restaurants, etc. in the Upper West Side. The town house is spacious, comfortable, and fairly well equipped. The beds are super-comfortable, the house is very, very quiet (by any standards), and we felt very safe. Livia was very accommodating with my questions and last minute travel changes-- our 2nd flight was cancelled and we arrived after 1 a.m. We loved relaxing in the living room after a long day of being in the big, busy city. I slept remarkably well here. The apartment is not fancy, but it is clean and comfortable. I have rented many vacation rentals and prefer them over hotels because hotels typically have puny refrigerators and a coffee pot -- and that is it. Plus, they're sterile and not comfortable. This place was more like being at home. It is 90+ years old and has character. It is plenty big enough for 2-4 people.

Regarding what another guest said: the smaller downstairs bedroom does not have a door, just a curtain, as does the 1/2 bathroom in the master bedroom downstairs - it is curtained off, rather than being a separate bathroom. Since there were just 2 of us, that wasn't a problem at all, but for 2 couples or more, it might be an issue. You can shut the master bedroom door to give the bathroom privacy.

Even though we spent most of our time in Manhattan downtown (as opposed to uptown in the UWS), I would still return to the UWS in the future as it is much homier and quiet. I cannot imagine trying to sleep in a loud, bustling environment such as in Times Square. Plus, the subway will get you back and forth in 15-20 minutes, tops.

For those who haven't been to Manhattan, using an airport shuttle or cab is the way to go if you have more than one very small suitcase. Getting luggage up a flight or two of stairs out of the subway is a hassle.

As a past guest said, if you are looking for a nice, affordable MUCH better alternative to a hotel room, in an unbeatable location, this place is it.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely apartment, beautiful garden, nice neighbourhood

  • 4 of 5

Staying in Livia's apartment was wonderful! We are a family of five with three young daughters. There was enough space for all of us. It's so much better than a hotel. We enjoyed having diner in the garden which is actually quite big! The apartment is quiet and feels very safe. Livia is nice and helpful and so is the neighbour next door. The neighbourhood is green, safe with lots of shopping and eating facilities. We love to come back some day. The only thing that could be improved is to buy one or two fans, because the airconditioner in the living room only cools the back part of the living room. And we experienced a real NY heatwave during our stay! Thanks for the hospitality.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, quiet place to stay in a busy city!

  • 5 of 5

We were moving our daughter to NYC for college and found the apartment to be quite close to her dormitory. One of the residents of the apartment building was a real blessing in helping us not only unload all she had brought for school into the apartment until we could move her to the actual dorm but he also helped us with things we needed to know about the apartment. Livia, the owner, was out of town but she had lots of ideas in a folder left in the apartment for great places to dine and sights to see - one has become a favorite of ours. "Fred's" is a restaurant we've been to 3 times now!! The apartment itself was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. There was ample space for the four of us to sleep and having the extra half bath was very handy. It was nice to be away from the busyness of a large city and yet still be able to easily get to places we wanted to go to with either the subway, taxi cab or walking. We will definitely want to rent the apartment again for future visits and highly recommend it for other travelers as well!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA
5

Convenient, Clean- Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Traveled with my 18 year old daughter, her friend and a friend of mine - we had plenty of room in the apartment. The property is a great location for navigating around NYC. Just a few blocks from Starbucks, great Italian restaurants, grocery store, subway and Central Park. The apartment is spacious and clean and the court yard is nice. Livia is so nice and so easy to work with, and has great recommendations about the area. We will definitely stay here again. Thanks Livia!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bend, OR
4

Convenient location for exploring the city

  • 4 of 5

Location, 1 1/2 bathrooms and a patio. These were the selling points of this apartment for a 5 day trip with my husband and grandson. The location between 2 subway lines, near restaurants, markets and a block from Central Park couldn't be better. The patio was a private refuge after a day of sightseeing or for breakfast. Livia provided a notebook of recommendations for marketing and restaurants.

As mentioned by other reviewers, the 1/2 bath is actually a curtained off area in the master bedroom, so if privacy is an issue for you, the bedroom is unusable while someone is using the bathroom.

If reviewing this apartment on location alone, I would give it an Excellent rating. Because of some wear issues with towels, bedding & pillows and kitchen utensils, I'm giving it just a Good rating.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to this review! I changed the towel that were getting wered out.
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5

A great apartment for families.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this apartment in May this year for 4 nights. No where near long enough. What a great position. For a family with 2 teenage children it was ideal. We could spread out and have our own space. The subway was an easy walk. Central Park is at the end of the street. An all night pharmacy/supermarket is almost next door and there are plenty of fabulous restaurants very close by. It is an easy walk to the museum also where you can catch the hop on hop off bus. We all slept very well. It is a very quiet apartment and we all felt very safe in this neighborhood and in the apartment. Livia was very helpful and answered all emails very quickly regarding questions we had prior to our arrival. Instructions were super clear regarding access to the apartment.

Thanks Livia for making our stay in New York very comfortable and enjoyable. One tip about getting to JFK - As the apartment is almost on the corner of a main road it is super easy to get a taxi. Don't book a shuttle to the airport. We nearly missed our flight due to all the other pick ups the shuttle driver did.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Central Park

From the Owner

After 9/11 the Upper West Side has become a much quieter place to live. I was able to by this property in 1994, and I really enjoy working and living here as an artist . Walking in the nearby parks (Central Park & Riverside Park) makes me feel close to nature. There is also easy access with public transportation to all different kinds of attractions- museums, theaters, restaurants and more.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

A very convenient location for a vacation in Manhattan. Few blocks from subways and busses for easy transport to all 5 boroughs . Lots of museums, opera/concerts, jogging in central park, hiking, bicycling, skating and more

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
hollidays
Dec 10 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
$400
$2,520
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$375
$2,362
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100

The rate are based on minimun of 3 people any additional guest up to 5 is a $30 x day.

For security reason only childern ovet 10 year old.

If there is any accidental damage during the stay is going to be discussed between guest and owner and reimbursed separately. every stay requires a $75 clening fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

Among the best locations in Manhattan to live, a quiet, residential neighborhood, nearby stores, great restaurants, and entertainment, with easy access to all of Manhattan by subway and buses.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 800 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower
  • Bathroom 1 - Sink and toilet

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Den - 1 queen, convertable sofa
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Single Beds (1), (1) convertable sofa (queen size)

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Away from the noise of NY everyday traffic and noise. Very near, several public trasportation in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Astoria,Queens.

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