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Bright, quiet, spacious 2BR, 1.5 BA Luxury Duplex near Central Park & The Met

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2-Level ground-floor apt. with private entrance, antique decor, near everything

This southerly-facing first floor duplex (with private entrance on lower level) joins two levels of comfortable living space with a spiral staircase and gorgeous antique decor. A galley kitchen, LR, queen BR, full bath on the first floor, and the loft style KING BR & half bath on the lower level add convenience and privacy. Sleeper Sofa and Aerobed with the two bedrooms accommodate up to 8 guests!

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017

About Casey

Professor, explorer, recovering attorney and perpetual student of LIFE!

Casey purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Casey chose Manhattan

While NYC neighborhoods come and go on the "trendy" scale, the quiet, safe, and convenient reality of the Upper East Side stands the test of time. Luxury shopping on Madison Avenue, proximity to Museum Row, convenience access to Central Park and the East River Park, and the plethora of amazing restaurants, bars, specialty shops and services, and the friendly nature of neighbors lend to making this community very attractive and "livable". Everything you could possibly need (including a Whole Foods grocery store, drug stores, bagel bakery, ethnic restaurants, famous brunch spots, post office, churches, dry cleaner, parking garage, etc.) are WITHIN TWO BLOCKS of this apartment!

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment is special because of its location, convenience to everything, proximity to Central Park and Museums--but also because of its unique layout and "gemutlich" decor. Furnished with European antiques, richly carved wooden furniture, Oriental rugs, stained glass, leather sofas, and custom-made drapes and bedlinens, guests feel more like they are staying in a Park Avenue mansion, but without the exorbitant price!

The duplex works well for parties of two to six people, and is perfect for two couples traveling together (or families who need two separate bedrooms) since it offers a closed-door queen bedroom next to a full bathroom on the first level, but a huge 16' x 20' "loft" style king bedroom (with "sitting room" area and half-bathroom) on the lower level, accessed by an iron spiral staircase.

The upstairs level also features a comfortable living room with two sofas and a big easy chair that can easily seat up to 7 people. The chesterfield sofa is a SLEEPER sofa that can be opened up to make a queen-sized bed that sleeps 2, or two singles can simple sleep on each of the two sofas if needed. A flat-screen TV above the fireplace streams TV shows through Netflix and other subscription options. A small but modern galley kitchen comes complete with microwave, refrigerator, gas range, sink, counter space, and everything you could possibly need for cooking or enjoying your take-out food stored in the kitchen cabinets.

The lower level "studio" space features a huge full-tester (canopy style) solid mahogany bed with Tempurpedic mattress, granite table to use as desk or dining table for four, and three antique wardrobes that store additional linens and an inflatable Aerobed (more comfortable than a sleeper sofa!) to sleep additional guests. The antique maps on the walls and lighted globes offer an old-world aura.

Both levels feature faux fireplaces for ambiance: light the scented candles in the hearth for the warm feeling of a flickering fire.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Upper East Side in Manhattan

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Full Bath Main Floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Small but clean and modern with tile and well- lit mirrors
    Studio bathroom lower level - Toilet , Toilet and sink conveniently connected to master studio BR
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom "Studio" - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen Aerobed with linens and big floor space sleep extra 2
    Queen bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Super comfortable Berkley mattress!
    Living Room Option - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Chesterfield sleeper sofa can be opened to sleep extra 2
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo


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Bright, quiet, spacious 2BR, 1.5 BA Luxury Duplex near Central Park & The Met
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Huntsville, AL

Charming, eclectic, and convenient!!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED this home! It is charming, and expertly curated, with fabulous antiques, and quirky touches. The owner was incredibly easy to work with and seemed genuinely concerned about our comfort. We were four ladies, on a girls' trip, and it couldn't have been more perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks So much , ladies ! You were the perfect guests. Please come back anytime.
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A wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family summer vacation really was outstanding. Made possible by a great stay at this Upper East side property. Full disclosure we were a little uncertain about what to expect. The owner from the start communicated early and often. He was transparent, helpful, and provided us with accurate information regarding the duplex, the area, and local transportation options. The place was exactly as advertised. The neighborhood safe, accessible to the subway and plenty of food and shopping options for any needs that arose. We will definitely as our first option the next time we come to the city.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The upper East Side is my favorite part of Manhattan, and this lovely property was all the owner said it was and more. Owner very responsive about getting us all comfortable and getting in. the place is lovely and easy to love! We are very thankful that my daughter got to rest for a few days and see her brother graduate from Columbia U. And we were blessed by the quiet, wonderfully furnished apartment. Enough room for a few guests (cousins) to come and sit on the two adjacent couches and enough separation for privacy for my wife and I downstairs. The extra bathroom makes all the difference when it is more than a couple. Clean as a whistle and we will be back, thank you!! Steve L.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Placer County, California

Wonderful location, clean, safe and quiet. Close to metro. Everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing trip with my 2 sisters. Great location near metro, safe and quiet. Casey checked on us which was great. I would come here to this apt. again.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A quirky hideaway near Museum Row

  • 5 of 5

From the minute we entered the apartment we were charmed by its quirky décor, its spaciousness, and its cleanliness. Despite hundreds of fascinating tchotchkes, the apartment was dust-free and bathrooms and kitchen were spotless. Casey was always responsive to our questions before we arrived, and the entry process was trouble-free. For anyone wanting a unique getaway in the city for a weekend or a week, this is the place. Fabulous bagels on one corner of the block, a great diner on the other, and a grocery store just minutes away. We felt secure and safe in our globe-filled nest, and were thrilled to have enough social space in the living room to have a few family members over for wine and cheese. The Guggenheim, MOMA, and Central Park are only 2 blocks from the front door, and the new Q subway is only 3 blocks away, whisking you directly to Times Square.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very unique and homey apartment

  • 5 of 5

Great location, with all the necessities that I needed. The owner was very prompt in getting back with me and very accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Central Park
Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)
"Considered one of the finest museums in the WORLD, this is a must-see attraction with someth..."
Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
"For Modern Art loves, this is a must see! The building itself is a masterpiece--and just fo..."
American Museum of Natural History
"Grab the cross-town bus three blocks away at 86th and Third and you'll be whisked across Cen..."
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
LaGuardia, JFK, Newark Liberty
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
So Many! Try Uptown Lounge
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Staten Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Saxon Woods
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Metro North Grand Central, Amtrak Penn Station
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
FDR Drive
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
So Many! Try Parlor
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Hunter Mountain or Windham
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Jones Beach, Jersey Shore
Car: not necessary

Wtih Central Park and Museum Row less than 10 minutes walk, the Upper East Side is a mecca of culture, fine dining, green space, and running track options (Central Park Reservoir and East River Park along the FDR Drive). Spend a day in Central Park enjoying its zoo, rowboats, Shakespeare theater, ball fields, Sheep's Meadow, etc. Walk south to the Roosevelt Island Tram for a day excursion to the FDR monument. There is so much to do in the area, but it also serves as a quiet retreat from which to launch your adventures through the rest of New York City! Three blocks from the 4/5/6 EXPRESS stop on the NYC Subway, you have quick access to Grand Central Terminal, the Lower East Side, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, and other NYC attractions.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Upper East Side, New York City

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
22 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
New Year's
29 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £97.49
Additional Guest Fee £38.99 per person per night
Damage Deposit £389.95

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed; strict cancellation policy. Full refund if canceled 30 days in advance; 50% refund if canceled 14 days in advance. No refund for cancellations within two weeks of reservation date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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