This charming one-bedroom apartment in a landmark brownstone townhouse in the Upper West Side area of Manhattan has high-ceilings, a fireplace and two planted, south-facing balconies overlooking a beautiful garden. (The balcony off of the living room is about 5" X 8" and has a small table and two chairs where two people can have a nice meal. The balcony off of the bedroom is about 5" X 14' and there is a chaise longue and a sitting chair, along with two side tables. Both have outdoor lights, overlook a nice garden, and have plantings.)
There is a queen-sized bed in the private bedroom with closing door. There is also a very high quality full sized sofa bed in the living room. This beautiful home is on an historic tree-lined block, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue, near major museums, shopping, and subways.
The owner prefers to accommodate two adults. Because of the circumstances, only guests who are comfortable being reasonably quiet are encouraged to stay.
This is a parlor floor apartment, which means that it is one flight of stairs on the exterior of the building to the building's entrance. Then the apartment is on that floor. The main living room, bedroom, kitchen and bath are on that level and the sleeping loft with the additional beds is up a small staircase within the apartment.
I don't think we could of asked for the most perfect spot to stay at while visiting NYC. This home is close to everything we wanted to experience while being in the city.... the park, museums, great places to eat at, major subway lines to take you to midtown and lower Manhattan, etc, etc,. The apartment was so nice, quiet, comfortable, and cool to come back to after being out and about ( we had a couple of days during our stay where it was very warm ) and that was a plus ! Both Paul and Chas were quickly responsive and accommodating to any questions or needs we had. All in all, if you really want to get a great NYC experience, this beautiful UWS retreat is the way to go. Thank you Chas and Paul !!
A great experience - Chas was a good communicator so picking up the key went exactly as planned (a good thing for a first timer!), the apartment was just what we needed and the location (and quiet street) really were fabulous.
We just spent Christmas week at the apartment with our two daughters (aged 2.5 and 1). The space was well stocked and furnished and the location was perfect. It's not a huge apartment but the lofted ceilings give it a nice, open feel. Central Park, the subway, a convenience store, a wine store, and Starbucks are all within a block or two. When I first booked the reservation I was unsure about the process to get the keys, but it turns out I had no reason to be worried whatsoever. It was very easy and worked out well. Chas answered questions promptly and is a great host. We hope to be back soon!
It's hard to imagine a more authentic and enjoyable NYC experience than the one we had staying in this UWS apartment. There are so many details -- from the art on the walls to the spices in the kitchen -- that make it feel like a home away from home. The apartment is small but imminently comfortable with high ceilings and patios that make it feel spacious. The unit is off the street (on a courtyard) so it was very quiet (that and the comfortable bed made for great nights of sleeping). It's a beautiful street, just off Central Park and just around the corner from the subway. There are abundant restaurants within a 5 minute walk and the best coffee in NY (Joe's) is only about two blocks away. Chas was a great host who was quick to answer all our questions and make our stay as enjoyable as possible. We had our two sons with us (ages 10 and 12) and the living arrangements were ideal for a family our size. Thanks, Chas!
After a small glitch with the house keys, which was straightened out straight away, our stay was perfect. The apartment is lovely, in a great neighborhood and right by the subway. Even my husband. who is very picky, gave it a two thumbs up ! Our hosts were attentive and gracious over the emails and the whole thing was easy and pleasant. We'd definitaly book again.
Our stay in New York at this apartment was vastly superior to staying at a hotel. The location is perfect particularly for those wanting access to Central Park and the museum mile (Guggenheim etc) but it was also a revelation to explore that end of Broadway. The apartment is lovely and has everything. We especially appreciated the study nook and ability to use our laptop with wifi access and the well equipped kitchen for easy prep for meals (and deli close by makes it so easy to stock up). The lounge, bedroom and bathroom are all in good, comfortable condition. The little balconies and view of the courtyard topped it off. A great experience and thoroughly recommend.
We stayed in the brownstone for 4 nights and had a lovely time. The apartment was spacious enough for us (a family of four) and the location was amazing. You are steps to Central Park and to the 86th subway. There are wonderful restaurants and shopping nearby if you need that but the small kitchen is fine for quick snacks and breakfast. It was especially nice to sit on the little patio to eat my toast and tea and even with the NYC humming around you it is lovely to have an outdoor space. Chas answered all my many questions with great patience and care...he really wanted us to have a wonderful time and went beyond the call of duty by even sending us links to good places to watch big soccer matches. The apartment was clean when we arrived and had the basic things we needed such as towels and extra sheets. While not the cheapest option on BNB it gave us all a wonderful bed to sleep in, space to spread out in when needed, and a fantastic location! We even found street parking for the full 5 days! Picking up the keys was a breeze and we left a few basic things for the next guests to enjoy from the corner store. It is a gorgeous street to stay on and felt very safe. Thank you so much Chas! We hope to return one day soon.