GRAND 2Bdrm PreWr@ColumCirc BEAUTY!

Bed & Breakfast - Entire home/apt · West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019, United States

The Space

A pre-war 2 bedroom apartment on the most beautiful block in midtown Manhattan: all prewar apartment buildings; no businesses. Only all-residential block in midtown Manhattan!

Large Master Bedroom, 12' x 15' with queen sized bed Shiffman mattress (the best) & 100% goose-down blanket in top quality duvet! Full cable tv. 42" flatscreen. A decent amount of closet space (about 1/3) & 3 empty bureau shelves in each bedroom. The 2nd bedroom (10' x15') has the choices of 2 twin Aerobeds (9" in height) and/or 1 9" queen-sized air bed on top of which i place a queen-sized featherbed; therefore, it is almost as luxurious as the bed in the 1st bedroom! The same amount of closet & drawer space! Large living/dining room of 300sq.' It includes a very comfortable couch (like an extra long twin bed). Elegant dining area! Much improved since those pics were taken!

Comfortably fits 5 people, but only for a family with children I would think (unless your situation is very compelling)! Generally I host groups of four, sometimes three! After the February 2013 paint job photos are up, fee will rise but probably not unless more than 4 people!

This quiet, tree-lined block is actually in an amazingly central location. 2 short blocks from Carnegie Hall, 6 from Lincoln Center, and 2 - 12 to all Broadway shows. Also very close to the E, D, B, C, A, N, Q, R, N, and #1 subway trains. Close to midtown business and shopping including Columbus Circle and 57th Street!!! Close to the 57th Street art galleries, and also to MOMA & the many museums close to MOMA. Short walk to yRockefeller Center & Times Square. 4 or 5 short blocks to Central Park & to Hudson River Park.

H Have 3 bikes in bikeroom downstairs so you can also enjoy huson River Park, a lovely shoreline park that goes all around Manhattan! BCitibike, NYC's bike-sharing program has arrived. There are Y always wanted more cafés; still don't have them!

This is a bed & breakfast, and I ensure many breakfast choices during your stay: coffee, teas, milk, 1/2 'n 1/2, cereal, croissants, bagels, bialys, butter, cream cheeses, yogurt, fruit, jams, even Nutella, Belgian biscuit cookie spread & Marmite. (It can depend upon what is available!) If you tell me in advance; i.e., "We love soy milk!" or "We love almond milk," j I will endeavor to have it!!!

Plus: wifi & guest space on my computer (in second bedroom). Beautiful original museum quality paintings on walls. Midcentury modern design. Lots of sheets, duvets, towels & blankets. The city is full of bike lanes & in a year, bikes will be free, but for now, they are 6 - 10 $s per hour, so just bikes & breakfast alone make this a great choice!

We now have a VERY fancy lobby. And the apartment has improved enormously since I took those shots! Has it ever!!! Plus, we have the most wonderful building staff in all Manhattan!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $70 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $1960 /week
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Lynnie is a wonderful hostess and offers a charming, cozy apartment which fit our family of five. Two ample bedrooms with closet storage and a well-equipped kitchen were perfect for us. Lynnie's offer to stock the fridge and pantry with breakfast items which was a bonus too! We also enjoyed riding bikes in Central Park, which Lynnie helped make possible. We would not hesitate to stay here again.Thanks again!

    March 2014
  • My Husband, two teenage children and myself stay @ Lynnie's over the Christmas / NY period and it was a God Send. Staying in an apartment is perfect vs a hotel were space is very limited and you can't find a place for quite me time which we all need after the rigors of holiday site seeing or shopping, we looked forward to making it home after a hectic day, yes I called it home as this is what it felt like to us, everything is there that you would need and much more. The breakfast foods that Lynnie supplies is perfect to start off your day in a relaxed style before you head out for a day of adventures. Lynnie is the most interesting, genuine, loving, honest person I have met in a long time and it was refreshing to know people like her still exists in this world today. Her apartment is perfectly situated to everything you would want to see and do in NYC, museums, Central Park, Times Square, stores for shopping & subways. We had better meals in local restaurant's than we did in highly recommend restaurants, Georgio's Country Grill on 9th Ave and Cancun Mexican restaurant on 8th Ave both are a short walk from the apartment.If you like 5 star treatment then this is the place to stay, the door staff are friendly and the apartment block has so much history you can feel it has many stories to tell, I just wished I could have walked back in time to hear and see them all, the lobby has been beautifully renovated recently and the laundry room is fantastic, weather permitting there are 4 bikes at your disposal which would be fantastic to use to cycle through Central Park. I would not hesitate to stay here again and I consider Lynnie a new friend for life.

    January 2014
  • Lynnie's apartment is located in a terrific position with easy access to all the NYC sites, either by walking or via the subway. The apartment is very warm and homely, and equipped with everything you need for your stay.

    November 2013
  • Thank-you for a great week Lynnie. My sister and I and two friends enjoyed meeting you on our arrival. The apartment is in a perfect location for most anything you want to do in the big apple. Clean and spacious. Walking distance to most any attraction. Plenty of dining experiences on 9th Ave. But if you didn't feel like dining out the food is abundant, varied and delicious. The apartment is comfortable and a welcoming place to come home to relax after an exhausting day or just to start out your day. We'd definitely rent again. Overall it was a great experience.

    September 2013
  • My friend and I had nine wonderful days in New York in August, and staying in Lynnie's apartment certainly contributed to our New York experience. The location of the apartment is within easy walking distance to the many attractions we came to New York to enjoy. Lynnie was a very warm welcoming host who was there to meet me and go through the ins and outs of staying in a New York apartment. We found the apartment comfortable and a very pleasant place to spend an evening after a busy day of sightseeing. The breakfast, fruit, bagels etc etc was bonus. The only slight downside for us was that the second bedroom was not as comfortable as the main bedroom.

    September 2013
  • I stayed at Lynne's apartment for almost two weeks with my family and must say it worked out very well. The apartment was easily big enough the four of us. The location just a few blocks from Central Park also turned out to be great, especially for our three year old.

    Lynne is a great host and met us when we arrived pretty late in the evening. There was enough breakfast to last us the entire period (and probably an extra week).

    The apartment and building are somewhat old and it shows here and there but it was nothing that felt like an issue and you can tell from the pictures what kind of place it is. It mostly added to the charm of the place.

    I have no problems recommending the place if you are heading to New York, especially if you are a group of 3-5 people it feels like great value.

    August 2013
  • We would like to thank Lynne so much. She is such a wonderful, warmhearted and unique person. We loved her apartment very much. It's perfectly situated to discover midtown and beyond. The top of it all is the breakfast she provides for you. Don't miss the late shows at Dizzies Club at Jazz at the Lincoln Center with view over Central Park by night.

    August 2013
  • My family and I had 2 fabulous weeks in this apartment. Lynne had thought of everything we might need including a choice of cereals. bagels. milks etc for breakfast. The bed was probably one of the most comfortable I have ever slept on and my sons were very comfortable in the second bedroom. The location of this apartment is so amazing. We walked everywhere and if we didn't walk we used the 4 bikes Lynne made available for us. That was so cool and what a great way to see Manhattan! The apartment was very clean when we arrived and Lynne had left little notes dotted around the apartment in case we forgot anything. She was so helpful and approachable and certainly has a great knack of making you feel welcome right from the beginning. The air-conditioning units worked perfectly in all the rooms and she even had air purifiers too. The staff at the front desk of the apartment were very friendly and they even opened up the roof on July 4th so the residents could watch the Macy's fireworks display. We would highly recommend this apartment in this beautiful tree-lined street of Manhattan. Lynne is very serious about making sure you have everything you need and you find you will build a bond with her in the short time you know her. Thank you for an unforgettable fortnight in New York.

    July 2013
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    June 2013
    Response from Lynnie:

    I want to tell everyone reading my reviews that as you read down, you will find a spot after which phrases like "lived-in" and "could use a paint job" begin (as you go backward in time...). These were in otherwise terrific reviews and shoed great understanding of the difficulties of painting and plastering a New York City pre-war apartment, for which I remain most grateful!

    Just want the reader to know, however, I did finally manage to rectify the situation! Yes! Yes! Yes! And what a job it was, too! But I want to report plastered walls of white and linen-white; honestly, the rooms are lovely. More to be done, of course, but for the many who rented this spring still on the basis of old pictures, for the one per month beginning in October, and especially to my earliest guests, I heard you! You'd love it!

    Thanks so much for the help! I could not have done this without you! All of you. One group at a time, you have made it possible. Look at the pictures! You did this for me. Hugs and kisses, Lynnie!

    June 2013
  • My wife, my 15 years old daughter and myself stayed in Lynne’s apartment during one unforgettable week.
    Lynne was a great host. She was very kind and made us feel welcome at her home. Even when she had to deal with a recent surgery in her broken arm, she was available every time we required her and did all what she could to ensure us a wonderful stay.
    Location is perfect: just a few blocks from Central Park and close to 2 different subway stations (9 or 10 lines to choose). The neighbourhood is quiet considering the centric location.
    The apartment is spacious and warm, and completely equipped with all what we needed.
    Breakfast deserves a separate chapter: Lynne left supplies to feed a battalion!
    Doormen were very kind as well.
    Summarizing: Highly recommended!!!

    May 2013
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BA Rutgers/Comp Lit; MA New York University/English Education; Professional Diploma/Fordham University/School Administration & Supervision
I am a retired educator & adventuress! I come from an artistic, political, family, and am still very active! During this life, I have endeavored to fulfill many answers to the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" which I was asked as a child. One of my dreams was to be the proprietor of a B & B! I love hosting for Airbnb, and now you know why I go through all that trouble to provide food! this is not a business for me; it's the fulfillment of yet another childhood dream! Meeting so many wonderful people, most of whom would not get to see New York City otherwise! it is so nice to see them all so happy! This is why i offer breakfast for free. Despite the original oil paintings, designer-furniture, and real antiques, mostly it feels like home. The many years I've lived here enables me to offer a larger apartment than can many others. My neighborhood has done nothing but improve since the day I moved in, so now it's quite fashionable. My block is considered the most beautiful in mid-town. By the way, the paint job so many of you asked for is done! The apartment looks so beautiful. Books & tchotchkes & much are up, except office/second bedroom -- still working on that! I just want to say one more time, how much I continue to love my guests, and how I hope this lifestyle for travel will continue! Hotels have not kept up! Their offerings are cramped, duplicated identically, filled with "mystery chargjes" and grandiosely overpriced. When you stay in my apartment you stay as my friend, coffee, teas, croissants, jams, Nutella, H&H bagels, pumpkin flax granola, dried fruit & nuts, milk, 1/2 'n 1/2, fresh fruit , orange juice, juice oranges, and all the rest! Despite my charge (no longer small) you save money. Example: you are a family of 5 with 3 teenagers: it is the last time you'll ever travel as a family. If you stay in a hotel, you'll need 2 rooms. If you stay with me, you have your own room, your kids have theirs, the 5th sleeps in my huge living room on a Roche Bobois coach/twin bed. You fill up on coffee & breakfast, say cereal for your kids, croissants for you. You bike up to a Natural History museum through Central Park, stopping to pick up Discount Tickets at Lincoln Center. Can you fit more sightseeing? Yes? Shopping? Yes. After a nap, shop at discount store. You come home, nap, purchasing some cold cuts. You have supper with my bagels, then walk to see the show at Lincoln Center. And walk home. Next day, bike to Battery Park around Manhattan using Hudson River bike paths to Ground Zero. Wall Street. Indian museum. Bike up tenth to get home quickly. Rest. Eat at home. Walk to theater. Next day, do your 5th Avenue walk. Walk across Central Park South. Look at Plaza, Sherry Netherlands, Pierre Hotels, check out Bergdorf's, Tiffanies. Harry Winston, deBeers jewelry, Apple Store, 3 churches (Presbyterian, Anglican & St. Patrick's cathedral), more hotels-the St. Regis (a must), the Peninsula, more stores, Saks Fifth Ave & Lord & Taylor. Walk back uo to Rockefeller Center and home past Radio city. BUY NOTHING! Nap. Go shopping at TJ Maxx or Century 21. Fancy dinner at Columbus Circle. Walk all day. As you can see, what with everything near me, you can do twice as much in one day. Another - go to Metropolitan Museum of Art ( can bike) then to Neuee Gallery. Home. Nap. Lunch. Relax. Walk to TcktsTckts. Check out Times Squqre. Go home; bagel supper, then see Broadway show, Times Square at night. Walk home. It's a great place to stay. Plenty of rest stops. Seconds to your nighttime destination. It would take me a year to get that much done!!!!
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