About this listing
This spacious, centrally located Manhattan duplex with garden is calm, near all public transportation, and a terrific base from which to explore and enjoy all of New York's shopping, museums, theater, and sights from Lady Liberty to Yankee Stadium
This spacious, elegant 2BR duplex with garden in Gramercy/Union Square is ideally located for NYC visiting and touring.
The large master bedroom with king bed and 40" flat-screen TV and ensuite master bath gives onto the garden. A second smaller bedroom next to the master, with an attached study, has a full-size futon bed, also with a view on the garden. Strong wi-fi network throughout the apartment.
You will enjoy the elegant living room with 11-foot ceilings, tasteful furnishings (and a pull out sleeper couch), 42" TV; large formal dining room, and light-filled cook's kitchen and breakfast nook.
The caretaker stays in the downstairs front bedroom with a private bath for herself, and has her own private entrance, and does not use the rest of the house except for the hall bathroom (next to her room).
Owners will be based a little over an hour upstate (in Hopewell Junction, NY), in a 1759 coach house on 2+ acres on the Appalachian Trail, which is also for rent when we are traveling. It's fully restored, sleeps five comfortably, and is surrounded by gardens, Fahnestock State Park, with swimming, is 5 miles away. Great proximity to Beacon, with DIA and shopping, as well as the Storm King sculpture park and Cold Spring Shakespeare Festival.
We've recently acquired a 5-year old chubby cat named Gracie, who mostly lives upstate, but is occasionally in residence in NYC. Let us know if you are allergic and we'll make sure she's upstate.
Guests will have exclusive access to the main floor (with powder room), and two bedrooms, a study, and the garden downstairs. Extra guests will share a downstairs bath with the caretaker, who is rarely in the house, and who they will likely not see. Owners will be off-site during your stay.
Interaction with guests
We can always be reached by cellphone or email, but we do not disturb our guests during their stay. (Occasionally we need to do some repairs, and will negotiate such matters with guests.)
Other things to note
This is an unusually spacious, well-located, and calm apartment for downtown Manhattan.
When you are here, we hope you will enjoy yourselves, keep an eye on our house plants, enjoy our garden, and recycle your trash as indicated in the front garden. You are free to use our perishables. AS YOU LEAVE PLEASE STRIP SHEETS AND PILLOWCASES OFF BEDS AND PUT THESE AND USED TOWELS IN THE LAUNDRY. Our caretaker remains for most bookings. She has a private entrance and bath -- and you would not see her -- and she can do errands and care for the apartment with you.
Please note that checkout is 11:00 AM. Check-in time is at 3:00 PM. This allows the apartment to be properly cleaned.
If you have a later flight, or arrive very early, we can often make arrangements for you to leave your luggage even though the house is still being cleaned. But do work that out with us and our caretaker.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
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We have a large gorgeous Manhattan apartment -- which we usually rent out a portion of. It sleeps 5 very comfortably.
I am a flexible New Yorker, open to new people, new experiences -- and I like to make my homes hospitable to others. I often have guests from the many worlds in which I live. My husband Warren is a great host for Airbnb folks, and handles lots of the practical details.