Manhattan Penthouse w/ awesome view

Apartment - Private room · E 96th St, New York, NY 10128, United States

***Currently I am not accepting groups larger than 2 through August. ***

The Space

This is a penthouse apartment on the 31st floor of a great building on the Upper East Side of Manhattan right off of 3rd Avenue.

2nd Ave is 1 minute away and is a great place for bars and restaurants. A hop on the 4/5/6 subway train, which is just steps from our front door, puts you in Midtown Manhattan in 10-15 minutes and downtown Manhattan in 25 minutes. The entrance to Central Park is also only about 5 minutes away. This is a prime location to be able to get around conveniently while be surrounded by a lot of things to do in the local area. My rooftop also provides a phenomenal view of downtown Manhattan where you can see the Empire State building and others lit up at night. Also, if I'm available during your visit, I can show you around and take you out to certain local bars/restaurants that I prefer to give you a better idea of what life is like in NYC. Check out out the pictures with some of our guests who have visited!

This is a great place to stay if you're passing through New York and the view is absolutely breathtaking at all times of day (but especially at sunrise). The apartment has a very young and modern feel to it and you'd be crazy not to like it. How many penthouse apartments with a view can you stay in for $135 a night? Let me tell you: Just this one.

The listing is for the master bedroom. For larger groups, I can accommodate two more on the queen sized couch/bed in the living room for an additional $50 per night.

There is cable and wireless internet available and a full kitchen that can be used by guests. I also provide linens, blankets, pillows, and towels for guests. I generally have an abundance of additional toiletries from all around the globe that have been left behind by other guests for you to use if you forget some of yours.

I look forward to meeting you!

Guest Access

Private bedroom
Living Room

Interaction with Guests

I typically am willing to go out for dinner or drinks with guests and enjoy the company. I also enjoy learning about you and your country just by hanging out at the apartment Depending on the time of year I can be really busy with work which can limit how much you see me, but I love meeting new people and learning about new places. See my photos for a few examples of the people I've spent some time with during their stay.

The Neighborhood

The neighborhood is so close to Central Park. This is ideal in good weather and a great place to go for a run. There are also several great restaurants and a handful of great bars. I am conveniently located right next to the subway for anything else you might desire to see/do is just a subway ride away.

Getting around

The 4, 5, 6 subway line is just one block from our building. There are multiple bus stops in the area and its typically easy to get a cab.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Pull-out Sofa
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 10:00 AM
Check Out: 8:00 PM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had a great stay in Zach's penthouse. The view was awesome indeed, the bedroom and bed comfortable, and the general atmosphere in the building very agreeable. Zach was a perfect host: welcoming and discreet. We felt at home. A plus of the location is, that it is situated very near to the subway entry - with a Starbucks at one corner, and a shop with fresh fruit juices at the other. We will recommend Zach's penthouse to our friends.

    April 2014
  • We had a great stay at Zach's place. The location is really nice and there is a subway station nearby. We stayed in the master bedroom which provides a great view of the Triborough bridge. We had access to the kitchen, bathroom and living room. Zach supplied umbrellas for the rainy days which was appreciated. Zach was very helpful and nice (Thanks for the airtrain and restaurant tips)! We would recommend this apartment to anyone staying in New York. Thank you very much Zach!

    April 2014
  • Great view, Great location and Great host!

    March 2014
  • What a great appartement Zach has that we got to stay in! Wow, the view really is amazing! Even more so from the (large) roof terras, where you can walk around and see the city in different directions. Zach is such a nice guy and an attentive host as well. He let us use his computer to make some reservations and was there to answer our questions. The bathtub wasn't too clean, which made me decide not to have a bath, but only shower. I expect though, if I would have told Zach, he would have cleaned it for us. This b&b is a very good place to stay if you're visiting NY. The rooms are spacy with beautiful views and Zach is a very nice host! Enjoy!

    March 2014
  • The appartement was amazing! We really enjoyed our trip and had a great host! Zach is an open-minded, friendly and helpful person. He made our trip to a perfect adventure and gave us information about nice places to eat and to discover.
    Regarding the appartement: the view over Manhattan is awesome and it is near to subway! It is impossible to not enjoy the trip with that Penthouse!

    March 2014
  • We had a great time at Zach's penthouse. There were so many cute puppies in the building, the location is PERFECT, and the bed was nice and comfortable. Zach was very accommodating, offering up miscellaneous things we forgot (like shaving cream). I would definitely stay here again!

    March 2014
  • Zach is someone really nice, really available and open mind , you could talk about everything with him. Moreover he will give you good advices to enjoy your trip in NY and accompany you to some nice places.
    The flat is great, clean and the view is just awesome... So do not hesitate if you want to go NY. Rent this one ! ;)

    March 2014
  • Zach is an incredibly welcoming and accomodating host. He loves to get to know his guests and is more than willing to join you for dinner and drinks. Zach's penthouse has an undeniably beautiful view! Book his place and you won't regret it one bit!

    January 2014
  • Travelled to New York for a few days to sight see. Zach was a nice guy and a great host. The apartment was clean, nice and in a very nice and safe location.

    January 2014
  • Zach is a really friendly host. We had a great stay there! The view was amazing and the couch was comfortable. Also very close to the subway. Really nice place to stay for people who want to enjoy NY. I highly recommend this apartment and the host. Thanks you very much Zach.

    November 2013
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I'm a 24 year old who moved to New York City after college to pursue a career in Finance. I enjoy psychology, music, outdoor activities, and economics outside of my work activities. My roommate, Simon, works in IT and has grown up in the New York City area. We both love the city and enjoy meeting new people who came to visit us. We look forward to meeting you!
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