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Private Manhattan Townhouse Apartment on a Family Budget

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Upper Manhattan - NYC Townhouse Apartment

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Living + Kitchen, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

Private Townhouse Apartment, Full-floor, from $175 / night,* Sleeps 4-6


ENJOY NEW YORK CITY from your very own home in the most exciting city in the World. Experience New York like a New Yorker experiences New York. This Hamilton Heights Townhouse Apartment offers privacy and ample space, yet at a price even the tourist or family on a budget can afford. Your Townhouse Apartment is within a private townhouse. You will have a spacious, full-floor, fully furnished, private, secure apartment for your personal use. The Apartment has high ceilings and plenty of light and sunshine. Polished hardwood floors throughout. The 79m2 (850 sq.ft.) apartment sleeps 4-6 persons. In Manhattan’s new upper west side, your Apartment is in a residential, historic, multi-ethnic neighborhood with families, children and parks without the high-rise office tower / retail / commercial / hotel environment. The Apartment is just steps off Broadway so, you are close to Subways to everywhere: restaurants, shopping, sites, entertainment.

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Keywords: Private Manhattan Townhouse Apartment tourist Family Budget

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016

About The Owner

I host 75-80 families and small groups of friends each year in my Apartments. All my guests have been very happy with the Apartment's large space to spread out and relax, the location, and its convenience. Many guests comment that it was a great experience to live in a genuine NYC neighborhood and feel the atmosphere, without the tourists & commercial distractions of mid-town. I live nearby so I am always available to you during your stay. I'm sure your group will be happy in my Apartment.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2000

Guestbook comments from the owner

This apartment was such a lovely spot to come "home" to after a long day of activities. It was very clean and comfortable. It had all of the kitchen utensils and linens we needed. We found Ray to be easy to access and he also had great local tips. I would stay there again in a heartbeat.
Sep 2016
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based on 31 holidaymaker reviews

Private Manhattan Townhouse Apartment on a Family Budget
average rating of 4.935484 based on 105 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I simply can't say enough about how wonderful our experience was with this apartment. From the first contact to our goodbyes last Sunday, everything was simply top notch! I strongly recommend this property for anyone planning a visit to New York City!

Needed a perfect place to take my Mom for her 70th B-Day, and I simply could not have made a better choice. Mr. Wick was spot on in all his efforts. He met me at my taxi upon arrival and told me everything I needed to know about getting around and the apartment itself. The apartment is perfectly set up and VERY comfortable. You have EVERYTHING you need. Loved the fact the subway was so close by, plus a very nice supermarket, McDonalds (for those quick snack needs), and tons of really nice restaurants if you don't want to go all the way back downtown.

The apartment was so incredibly quiet at night it was frankly unbelievable. After staying in downtown Manhattan for years at hotels, I will NEVER go anywhere but here from now on. Trust me, you will love this place and the MANY conviences. Not to mention the VERY fair price. You can be from the apartment to Time Square in around 20 minutes, so trust me, this place is VERY accessible. Also, you are right on the 1 subway line which pretty much takes you anywhere you want to go in Manhattan. Also, LOVE how safe the neighborhood was. My Mom and I walked around in the evenings nightly to go to dinner after dark and it was no problem at all. Only thing I would warn you about is your second or third floor apartment involve some stairs, so if you have someone elderly involved it may be a bit of a consideration. My Mom is 70 and she was able to handle them pretty easily, but just don't want it to come as a big surprise to anyone.

On our last morning, Mr. Wick arranged a taxi for us and even sat outside on the front stoop with us chatting until our taxi arrived. Simply put, if you want a perfect place to stay for your New York getaway, look no further! I almost hate to give my honest review as you will feel the same way I do and want to keep the place to yourself! : )

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, with awesome owner, in a fun, easy, family-friendly location

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I did not want to leave this wonderful home. It was comfortable, spotless, fresh and clean. We had everything we needed while we were there. Two weeks wasn't enough. What you see in the pictures of the apartment is what you will get and that is a great thing. It was super hot some of the days were were there, and the apartment remained cool and quiet. One night it was pelting rain, but I did not notice until I looked out of the window. Ray is wonderful, friendly and quite accommodating. My daughter was at a ballet program for two weeks. Consequently, we had lots of luggage. He allowed us to stow it before our check-in time and also after our check-out time. He was a life-saver. Ray will contact you before your arrival to arrange check-in and he does the same withe check-out. You will be in good hands. Ray knows all of the great, nearby places to eat and buy groceries. He has a great little concierge book in the apartment, as well as fun NYC books, and a map. That was more then we needed. He is very friendly and runs his rentals well. I ran into Ray a few times while I was out and about in the neighborhood. We would chat and it really was like talking with a friendly neighbor. Renting his apartment made our trip a great success! There are many "harder" places to stay in NY. He made it easy, fun, and pleasant.

We loved coming "home" after a busy day. The neighborhood is safe and friendly. We felt like true New Yorkers. We were able to catch the subway easily, and also walk around and explore. It was great to be able to go downtown whenever we wanted, but we were also able to escape the noise and touristy areas. For those vegging days, there is a television. Ray also provided ample, clean linens. There were pots, pans and dishware so we could make many of our meals. He takes great care of the apartments. One day as I was returning from dropping off my daughter, he was outside painting the railing. It looked fine to me before, but you can tell he takes great pride in the property and very good care of it.

I really appreciated that the apartment was non-smoking. The bathrooms were great. The shower and bath had wonderful water pressure so it was easy washing off the city at the end of the day. Ray provides an iron for clothes and even umbrellas. Everything is tidy and well-organized. We were able to truly settle in and not worry about anything.

I would book this apartment again in a New York minute!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, A., for the wonderful and thorough review. I'm happy your visit was so comfortable for your long stay. All the best to you and for your daughter's career. You are always welcome to return. For ballet or fun. Ray
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Lovely apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 4 including three teenagers (15-17) has just returned from an excellent week's holiday in Ray's apartment. We were very comfortable - the apartment provided everything we needed, it's exactly as it looks in the pictures and was very clean. The location is ideal for exploring all the sights whilst getting a feel for a local neighbourhood. The street was quiet and a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city at the end of the day. We always felt safe here and quickly became used to getting about on the efficient subway system (hold tight!). Ray provided us with some useful tips for the local area and I would have no hesitation returning here and recommending it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation apartment in a convenient and safe Manhattan neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five was comfortably accommodated in this one bedroom apartment. Close to the subway, coffee shop, restaurants and grocery, we felt safe at all times. The one-way street was quiet and the apartment provided everything we needed after a long day of sight-seeing. Ray did a great job of acclimating us to the city, giving us advice for using the subway and suggesting points of interest that we may not have considering exploring. I would definitely recommend this rental to friends/family whom are considering a trip to NYC.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is the place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect vacation rental for NYC. Great location, very safe, close to metro, super clean, very private, very quiet, homeowners are great to work with, off a one-way street that isn't busy, wifi so you can stay connected or work from home while on vacation, great TV channels for adults and kids, and A/C to cool off when you get back from sightseeing. It looks exactly as it's pictured on this site--immaculate.

We loved staying in Ray's 3rd floor townhome apartment. He was very organized and helpful and gave us a good introduction to the area and the subway system. He's meticulous about keeping the apartment in good repair and clean. We had stacks of clean sheets, towels, and blankets. The kitchen is very clean and there were grocers around the corner as well as a McDonald's and plenty of small restaurants when we didn't have the energy to go back into town in the evening. Also a fruit/veg stand around the corner every day.

We followed his recommendations and bought 7-day subway passes that allowed us to use the subway and buses. The apartment is three short blocks from the subway, red line 1, which took us almost everywhere we wanted to be. One time our line shut down for an accident and we walked up to street level and hopped on a bus that took us home. We liked the buses as much as we enjoyed the subway. We used the Google Map app on our phones, put in the address we wanted to get to, and chose if we wanted to use subway, bus, walk, or taxi/uber, and it gave us directions, including subway and bus numbers and transfers. We mainly used the subway and the map Ray gave us was great. This area of town is very safe. We came back late at night from a Yankees game and had no worries or problems.

The beds were all great. There was also a nice privacy screen to separate the living room beds from the hallway to the master if you had adults who wanted privacy. We especially liked having the bathroom in the hallway so our kids didn't have to come through our bedroom to get to the bathroom.

We stayed for a full week and loved every minute of our stay. We loved being in a residential neighborhood but able to get downtown in less than half an hour. I would absolutely rent from Ray again and have already recommended it to my girlfriends.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the fine and very thorough review, Alyson. I'm very happy you and kids had such a great time. You are always welcome to return. All the best, Ray
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  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have chosen a better place for our anniversary celebration. Well-decorated, perfectly situated and equipped. Ray was the perfect host and made certain we wanted for nothing and kept us informed about best restaurants, jazz, etc. We were a few blocks from the subway. With all the night life it was very quiet in the apartment. We felt perfectly safe and secure. The apartment is magnificent and great for some down time to relax and have an evening drink or enjoy the morning with some coffee. If you're looking for a rental in New York Manhattan area, look no further and if it is booked, it's worth the wait for availability. Our memories will last us a lifetime. Jerry and Vicki ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you had a great time. You are always welcome to return. All the Best, Ray
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Car: not necessary

New York City is the #1 safest large city in the USA. New York City has never been better. Everything you need or want can be found here. Come and enjoy EVERYTHING!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Upper Manhattan, Manhattan

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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning & linen fee £20

Quotable Rates at this Website is a feature that the HomeAway Website computer generates and does not reflect the actual price determined by the Owner based upon the inquiry of each individual Traveler, seasonal availability, or current specials. Please calculate your total charge using the method below or contact the Owner via email for an Exact Quote and terms.
Year Round 2016-17 Rate: 1 or 2 persons .. $175/night . $1,225/week. For each additional adult (13+ years) add $35/night, per person, plus fees below. Add 23.875% (combined total of all Owner required occupancy fees).
• Add one-time $25 Cleaning & linen fee.
• Rates may be higher during the Holiday Season: Thanksgiving until New Years. Inquiry for exact rates.
• Payment by Mastercard or Visa credit card only or PayPal.
• REFUND / CANCELLATION INFORMATION: Deposits are non-refundable after 24 hours. Bank transaction fees may apply.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Upper Manhattan in New York City

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • tennis

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Portable wifi hotspot

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