About This Listing
Just one block from Gramercy Park (the only private park in Manhattan) is this unique, antique-furnished, and romantic 325 square foot dream sublet. Centrally located, a few short blocks from most subways, it as quiet as a country oasis.
In the building where George Axelrod wrote "The 7 Year Itch" starring Marilyn Monroe, in the hip (Uma Thurman, Julia Roberts) and historic (Teddy Roosevelt, Edith Wharton) neighborhood of Gramercy Park, a few short blocks from Union Square (Barnes & Noble, the Strand, Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Farmer’s Market), Madison Park (Shake Shack, 11 Madison Park), most subway lines, some of the finest restaurants in New York (Gramercy Tavern, Union Square Cafe, Casa Mono, Pure Food & Wine), and, of course, Gramercy Park itself (the only private park in Manhattan), is a unique, antique-furnished, and romantic 325 square foot third-floor studio that acts like a one bedroom, with restored kitchen and bathroom, hard wood floors, tall ceilings, closets, AC, fireplace, a 39-inch HD cable TV (with Roku capability), free wireless, a huge collection of literary classics, towels, linens, china, hairdryer, a full range of cooking and eating utensils, coffee-maker, toaster, filtered water, a Swedish Duxiana king-sized bed with 500 thread count goose down comforter, and the kicker, a 250 square foot terrace -- with barbecue and wrought-iron furniture -- overlooking a traditional Manhattan courtyard. It doesn't get better than this anywhere in the city. The dream sublet for the right person(s). Your Airbnb rate covers all rent, taxes, fees, utilities, garbage, TV, local telephone, high-speed modem, color printer, Xerox, scanner, plus an insider's guide to the neighborhood written by renowned travel writer, yours truly. A comparable place on Irving Place is $500/night without the amenities offered here.
If you or someone you know is clean, quiet, and responsible, and looking for a dream sublet in the heart of Manhattan -- but which is as quiet as a country oasis -- please send name, phone number and two references. The flat books fast and far in advance.
Guests have access to everything in the flat.
Interaction with Guests
Guests are left completely alone. This is not a shared situation. You have the flat entirely to yourself.
Detailed guide to the historic, gorgeous, and one-of-a-kind Gramercy Park neighborhood will be sent upon confirmation of reservation.
Flat is within a few short blocks of all major subways. There are paid parking garages all around Gramercy Park and Union Square. Instructions on how to get to flat from airport sent upon confirmation of reservation.
Detailed and easy apartment protocol will be emailed to you once reservation is made, including a complete and professional guide to the beautiful Gramercy Park area. For now, you should know that there is no smoking in the apartment and no pets allowed. Also, I need two emergency contacts (name, phone number, email for each person staying) in case something happens to you while you are in my flat. And I need full contact information for the person making the reservation. Simply fill in the profile details here on (website hidden).
Thank you kindly.
You will adore this property.
We only stayed for a night, but it was more than adequate. The space is neat. The neighborhood is fantastic. And the host told us all we needed to know about the house. There is nothing to complain about.
Jack provides the most lovely welcome to his cosy and warm bedsit. My overwhelming impression of this secret treasure is the quiet sanctuary experienced at the end of each crazy busy day in Manhattan.
Jack's a generous host and I felt very fortunate to be staying in this part of Manhattan at such a reasonable rate. I like the idea of visitors contributing to the flat in small ways. Feels like we're part of a community. Thanks Jack for helping make my stay so comfortable.
This apartment is a wonderful place to spend some time in New York: the location is quiet, but within walking distance to lively markets/restaurants, the apartment is super clean & comfortable, and Jack is very responsive (and provides a comprehensive list of information about the apartment & the neighbourhood)
Me and my girlfriend had a lovely visit at Jack's wonderful apartment. The location is simply outstanding - you have a walking distance to all Manhattan and being close to Union Square is amazing. The apartment itself is clean, tidy, very welcoming and charming. The bed, as many others have commented, is probably the best bed we have ever slept in!
From the beginning, Jack has been very responsive and clear about how the apartment works and what to expect from it. We would recommend it to anyone considering going to the Big Apple!
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About the Host, Jack
I prefer to keep this private. I will reveal all once a reservation is booked. For now, I will say that I am a writer for several American publications.
Going on ten years, I have had hundreds of very satisfied guests from CL, Perfect Places, and now the wonderful Airbnb.
if you enjoyed your visit, please write a recommendation at this URL: http://www.airbnb.com/vouch/204734?r=d0b8c
I look forward to hosting you in my quiet, cozy, centrally located, Gramercy Park apartment.
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