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Luxury, Elegant, Charming, Homie.

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

About the property

1/2 bedrooms,1.5 bathrooms, Sleeps 4 people

The building has 24/7 doorman and 3 elevators. In the basement there is a gym.

The apt has wifi connection.

The masterbedroom has a california king sizan i pod dok.

The masterbedroom has a california king size bed, HD TV with cable, dvd & vcr player and an ipod dock. The livingroom has a HDTV with cable, vcr & dvd player, dolby surround, stereo , a sofa bed, that turns into super comfortable queen size bed. There is a master marble bathroom with shower/ bathtub. And a half bathroom.

The kitchen has everything you are looking for!! Washing machine, dish washer, microwave, nespresso machine, stove, oven, fridge, freezer, ice maker.

The dining room can sit up to 10 people. Linens, towels are provided.

More Details

Owner
Giada Skouras
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2017

About Giada Skouras

HI! My name is Giada, I was born in NYC but lived most of my life in Rome.

Studied at the French Lycée in Rome. And now I'm a photographer looking for the perfect shot wherever I go!

I hope you will enjoy my apt as much as I do!

Giada Skouras purchased this apartment in 1989

Why Giada Skouras chose Manhattan

My apartment is like a small but beautiful jewel! It's a very homie apt. It's an apt that it's not only rented. I myself stay there when I'm in town. So do not expect an IKEA apt!! It has everything you need: wifi, cable, hdtv, DVD Player, vcr player, cd player, dolby surround sound, ipod dock, washing machine, dryer, dish washer, nespresso machine, all the cooking tools you can imagine, hair dryer, linens, towels... when I say everything I mean everything!! :D

What makes this apartment unique

If you want to live like a real New Yorker this is the apt for you! All the tenants that stay here all tell me the same thing: it's a real home! I felt I was staying at my own place. There is everything you need in a 4 block radius! 6 subway lines, crosstown bus ( 1 block from the apt), groceries stores, pharmacies, restaurants, bloomingdales ( 5 blocks from the apt), central park is 5 blocks away! It is relaying the center of manhattan!!

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • the bedroom has a california king size bed, closet space, hd tv, cable, dvd & vcr player.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating

Reviews

Good! 3.8/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 3.75 based on 8 reviews
5

AMAZING! JUST AMAZING!!

  • 5 of 5

The apt was beyond what we expected! All the amenities you can imagine, beautiful asian antique furniture, bed and sofa bed extremely comfortable. The whole atmosphere very homie... it was like beeing a guest in well furnished apt...and not what you usually expect by a short term rental.

Giada, the owner, was very helpful and nice... she was always reachable and helpful.

Everything you need, groceries,pharmacies, restaurants, subways ect are all walking distance!

It's an experience i recommend 110%!!

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this amazing review!! It is such a pleasure when guests appreciate my apt!! And it has been a pleasure having you as a tenant!!! Hope to see you soon!
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ACCORDING TO YOUR NEEDS!! A FAIR AND BALANCED REVIEW.

  • 3 of 5

THE OWNER GIADA, IS LOVELY, KIND, GRACIOUS, AND RESPONSIVE. THE LOCATION IS FABULOUS, CONVENTIENT, AND SAFE. THE STAFF ON SITE IS HELPFUL, FRIENDLY, AND WONDERFUL.

THE APARTMENT IS QUITE LARGE AND COMFORTABLE. THERE IS A FULL KITCHEN AND DININGROOM.AND A VERY LARGE BEDROOM AND LIVINGROOM. THE KING MATRESS IS EXTREMELY FIRM. THERE IS MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON SUNLIGHT.

THERE IS A DEEP BATHTUB ANS SHOWER IN THE MAIN BATHROOM. THE 1/2 BATH IS NOT USEABLE.

THE APARTMENT OR THE BUILDING DOES NOT MEET MY CRITERIA OF ELEGANT, LUXURIOUS OR CHARMING. THE BUILDING IS OLD. IT IS DARK AND DOES NOT HAVE MUCH OF A LOBBY. THE APARTMENT HAS OLD FURNITURE, AND HEAVY DRAPES.

THE APARTMENT APPEARED TO BE SURAFCE CLEAN WHEN I ARRIVED BUT WAS NOT CLEAN ENOUGH FOR ME. I CONTACTED THE OWNER WHO IMMEDIATELY SENT A CLEANING COMPANY OVER TO BE SURE I WAS COMFORTABLE WITH THE LEVEL OF CLEANLIENESS. SHE EVEN ACCOMDATED MY REQUEST FOR AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE COMPANY. IRENE WHO IS ALSO LOVELY, COMES ONCE A WEEK TO DO THE SURFACE CLEANING AND WASHES THE SHEETS AND TOWELS.

THERE ARE NO SCREENS ON SOME OF THE WINDOWS AND HOLES IN THE SCREENS, WHICH ARE THERE. I DID GET SOME FLIES AND MOSQUITO BITES AS I HAVE TO HAVE OPEN WINDOWS.

THE NOISE LEVEL FROM TRAFFIC AND SIRENS ON SECOND AVENUE IS VERY LOUD AND IT SCREAMS 24/7 (I GREW UP IN NY AND AM VERY ACCUSTOM TO NOISE). THIS IS EXCEPTIOANLLY LOUD. THE GOOD NEWS IS THERE ARE DOUBLE PANE WINDOWS, WHICH DO BLOCK THE NOISE. IF YOU ARE AN “AIRCONDITIONER” USER YOU WILL NOT NOTICE THE NOISE. IF YOU LIKE OPEN WINDOWS, BE PREPARED TO CLOSE THEM AT NIGHT OR YOU WON’T GET MUCH SLEEP.

THERE IS BUILDING CONSTRUTION GOING ON OUTSIDE WHICH BRINGS A LOT OF DUST. THE APARTMENT DIRECTLY NEXT DOOR IS UNDER RENOVATION. THE NOISE CAN BE DISTURBING AT TIMES. BUT WAS NOT CONSTANT.

THE WASHER IS IN THE APT BUT THE CLOTHES DRYER IS IN THE BASEMENT, WHICH IS TORN UP AND DUSTY. THE GYM IS ALSO IN THE BASEMENT AND I FOUND IT TO BE UNUSEABLE.

I WILL GIVE ONE ADVISORY, IF YOU HAVE ALLERGIES OR ARE SENSIVTIVE TO SMELLS, THIS MAY NOT THE PLACE FOR YOU. THERE ARE SHELVES AND SHELVES OF VERY OLD, MUSTY, BOOKS, DUSTY FAKE FLOWERS, AND SCENTED CANDLES.

MY ALLERGIES FLARED WHILE STAYING IN THE APARTMENT. I HAD TO USE ANTIHISTIMES NOT ONLY FOR MY BREATHING BUT DROPS FOR MY EYES AS WELL. WE ALL HAVE DIFFERENT IDEAS OF WHAT WORKS FOR US. I HOPE MY REVIEW HELPS YOU.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A truly beautiful NYC apartment

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay in this beautiful apartment. Giada is an amazing host! Hope to be back very soon! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's been a pleasure having you as a guest Raffaella!! I hope as well to have you back very soon! Thank YOU!!!
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A costly mistake

  • 1 of 5

The apartment was a terrible disappointment. Other than having a doorman, neither the apartment or building could be considered "luxury, elegant or charming'. The pictures on the internet were obviously not recent ones and thus deceiving. The apartment suffers from neglect. Among many other issues, the furniture was old and worn out; the sofa bed mattress had a huge bulge which made it unusable; the clothes washer worked but not the dryer which she refused to fix; the water diverter in the bathtub did not work so adjusting the temperature of the shower was risky and taking a bath wasn't possible; one of the toilets kept running and the front door knob was falling off and could not be repaired. I would never recommend staying in this apartment until some very needed work is performed on it.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I guess at one point this would happen: my first bad review!! I do not know what this tenant thinks "luxury" means, but for NYC this is an amazing building and apt! The dryer is not part if the amenities put in the description of the apt... since I am aware it is broken and I do not want to false advertise. But the most funny thing, a part from the fact that I have tried to accommodate the tenants every requests, is that her brother saw the apt before booking it!!! And also, that after a week the tenant was in the apt, he started complaining, and wanted it's money back. I did tell them that I would reimburse them part of the rent... but they stayed the whole month. And after they left they wanted the entire sum back... I guess that they didn't want a "costly mistake" as they said but...a free month in NYC!
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5

Wonderful apartment in Upper East Side!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, spacious, clean and comfortable apartment in a peaceful area of Manhattan!

We stayed for a weekend and have no complains. It is close to the metro, to the park and to convenience stores for any necessity.

The apartment has great character with Asian Antiques decorating it. Modern appliances are also there like washing machine and a fully equipped kitchen.

Dealing with the owner was a pleasure, any request was quickly answered.

We enthusiastically recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Thank You!!! It was a pleasure having you!!! Hope to see you soon!!!
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A very comfortable and large 1 bedroom apartment .

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and I stayed at this property for one month in October 2014.

The apartment felt homey, has a large bedroom with a King Bed and good storage, a Living Room furnished with comfortable furniture, a nice size Dining room and functional kitchen in addition to 1 1/2 half bath.

The location is close to everything, transportation, grocery stores, restaurants and all the attractions that NYC has to offer.

We hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Central Park
Empire State Building
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Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
F, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located in luxurious and famous upper east side. It is 5 minutes away from 7 different subway lines. It is surrounded by restaurants, groceries market, and shopping!!

In 5 minutes you will find yourself infront of the beautiful central park and the famous 5th avenue...where you can live the Breakfast at Tiffany's experience!

At night the neiboorhood is very quiet and safe.

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
£1,631
for 6 nights
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£272
£4,273
 

Additional pricing information

There will be a cleaning fee of $200 to pay at arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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