Center City Garden Apt: Easy Walk to Empire State Bld, Attractions, Macys, Broadway

Apartment in New York City, Manhattan, Midtown
  • Sleeps
  • Bedroom(s)
  • Bathroom(s)
    1 full, 1 half
  • $199 - $1,050


Allow yourself to be charmed and delighted by this historic and somewhat quirky 10 person townhouse apartment that traces its origins back to the 1850’s. *Center City Manhattan *Private Garden *2 blocks to Subway station *5 blocks to The Empire State Building *6 Blocks to Macy's *14 Blocks to Times Square *6 blocks to Penn Train Station *12 blocks to Grand Central Station *1/2 block to Bike Rentals *1/2 block to Dover Street Market *Renovated kitchen & Baths, Central & Pristine, Ready for You The space The apartment is located in the heart of “the city that never sleeps”, on East 30th Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues. You'll enjoy being near to a variety of NYC’s best sightseeing, and still feel that you are in a neighborhood that is safe and serene . There are 3 main spaces guests can enjoy. Choose from 1 of 2 rooms or both for large groups: 1) The Main Apartment with 1 Bedroom & Bathroom 2) The Duplex Suite with 2 Bedrooms and Bathroom 3) The 1000 square foot Walled Garden Here are a few kind words from our past guests: - "The space was big and roomy", Nicole - "The beds were comfortable and the linens superb", Heather - "We appreciated that bathrobes were supplied so we didn't have to pack them," Donna - "A good [visitors] book with information of restaurants, tourist information, etc about NYC which can help to fill the gaps of your planning", David Both the main apartment (1 bedroom) and duplex (2 bedrooms) have enough beds and fold-out sofa beds to comfortably sleep 10 people. In total, we’ve got 4 beds and 5 fold out beds for large groups of up to 10. 1) The Main Apartment with 1 Bedroom & Bathroom: There is one queen sized bed for 2 guests and one marble bathroom attached to the bedroom. We’ve also included 2 chairs and 1 ottoman that all convert into extra single beds. The bathroom in the apartment is modern with a glass sink, toilet, small bathtub with rain shower. The bathroom and the kitchen within the unit have been remodeled so you won’t have to worry about any water that isn’t hot enough. This whole apartment has been polished to make sure guests are happy and enjoy themselves. Within the living room, 10 people can comfortably lounge and they have access to a full kitchen and dining room. 2) The Duplex Suite with 2 Bedrooms & 1/2 Bathroom: The first bedroom is completely private and holds 2 single beds that can be combined to form a King size bed. The second bedroom is part of the office/library and has 1 queen sized futon bed with an extra mattress for double comfort. Stairs leading to the upstairs bedroom are in this room. We’ve also brought a chair that converts into a bed and a fold out bed is available if needed. In total, this second duplex suite holds 5 more guests and the rooms are connected by private stairway between them. 3) Private 1000 Square Foot Garden (Allows Smoking): After a long day, or night, out and about in the city, guests can relax in the apartment’s quaint walled-in garden, enjoying the greenery and change of pace from the hustle and bustle of the streets that are only a few feet away. The 1,000 square foot private garden is an oasis in the midst of the concrete jungle, and it will surely make guests feel at ease. moking is okay in the garden, however, it is not allowed inside the apartment. This elegant apartment has plenty of room to accommodate a couple that prefers the finer things in life or a group of up to 10 family members or friends that are looking for somewhere special to stay. Book With Us Today & You’ll Be Set Up to Take Full Advantage of This Historic Home & It's Fantastic Location! See a recent review from another site: “Absolute BEST place to stay with your group- can't recommend enough!” Reviewed in March 2018 Stayed with a group of 7 people for 4 days, lost one day to the snow storm and we were offered another night no questions asked. Besides the obviously wonderful location of this apartment, there are SO many things to rave about: -Great rate for a group of people 5-10 (probably too big for any smaller groups) -Very clean and well kept, they have some SERIOUSLY comfy beds. -Endless clean and HOT water (6 people showered and it was still hot!) -GORGEOUS PRIVATE GARDEN- owner has clearly worked hard to preserve it, love the string lights -We had a problem with our key/lock and the owners fixed it IMMEDIATELY without us even bugging them *And perhaps most importantly are the owners of this home- absolutely wonderful, friendly people who are sincerely invested in preserving this home while inviting strangers from all over the world to enjoy it. My group was immediately welcomed in the home, served champagne and food, and given a run-down for all the best local spots. After a hectic day of traveling, it was a dream come true. I can't imagine coming to NYC again without staying here....I think this apartment is my happy place. Guest access If the apartment is completely booked by your party, then you’ll have complete privacy of the main apartment (1 bedroom) and the duplex suite (2 bedrooms.) The living area is set for entertainment, the garden patio is beautiful, and the kitchen is filled with all that you’ll need to make a home cooked dinner, lunch, and breakfast. What else is included for you? * Private phone with unlimited local and national phone service * Free long distance in the USA * High speed wireless DSL Internet access * Premium TV service for 4 flat screen LCD HDTVs in the living room and each of the 3 bedrooms * Waffle weave bathrobes for all adults * Linens, towels and bath sheets * Starter supply of toilet paper, paper towels, coffee filters, garbage bag, bath soap, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, hand lotion, shampoo, conditioner, etc. Interaction with guests I meet guests on arrival, give them the keys, show them around and tell them about the neighborhood. They then have complete privacy unless they would like more information or help, which I am happy to give. My husband and I live in an apartment upstairs, which is completely private from yours. Other things to note This is a LEGAL apartment and there is 5.875% tax and $2 a night bed tax required in cash on arrival. It is quite Risky to rent an illegal apartment because the attorney general is shutting them down. The New York State Multiple Dwelling Law prohibits short-term rentals of property in Class A multiple dwellings used for permanent residence purposes (which Includes most apartment buildings but not single and two-family buildings) unless a permanent occupant of the apartment is present during the stay, no money is exchanged, or if the stay is longer than thirty consecutive days. This listing consists of a 1-bedroom main apartment with an en suite bathroom and an adjacent 2-room duplex suite. There is a private flight of stairs within the duplex adjoining the downstairs room with the upstairs room. There is a half bathroom en suite to the upstairs bedroom. All guests are required to sign a rental agreement and provide a photo ID within 24 hours of reserving. We will be happy to send you a copy before booking upon request. Check-in is between 4 pm and 8 pm. Early check-in can sometimes be accommodated with prior approval. Late check-in is $35 an hour until midnight when it increases to $50 an hour. Please let us know in advance so that we have time to arrange for someone to meet you. The main apartment (1 bedroom) plus the suite (2 additional bedrooms) have enough beds/fold out beds and seating for 10 guests. This will be a cost saving over 3 or 4 hotel rooms but you should keep in mind that some of the group will be sleeping in the living room and and it will be a trade off with being private. Many guests are happy with this arrangement. The apartment is in an Historic Townhouse from the 1850's. It has been completely remodeled several times. The layout is spacious and somewhat quirky giving it lots of charm. All guests are accepted. If you have special needs or very young children please chat with us before reserving so you can make an informed decision if this apartment will be suitable for you. Please note that the apartment has not been child proofed and could present dangerous situations for young children. All children should be closely supervised so that no harm comes to them or the apartment. No animals are permitted in the apartment or yard.

Accommodation, Features

Property Type
Apartment, 1,150 sq. ft.
3 Bedroom(s), 10 Sleeps
King: 1
Queen: 2
Sleep Sofa / Futon: 5
1 Bathroom(s) (1 Half bathrooms)
Combination Tub / Shower: 1
Half Bath: 1
Location Type
Vacation Types
Tourist Attractions
Access & Parking
Private Car Park
Satellite / Cable
Popular Amenities
Air Conditioning
Catering Available
Deck / Patio
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Wireless Internet
Indoor Features
Activities / Restaurant Guide
Alarm Clock
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Dishes & Utensils
Hair Dryer
Ice Maker
Iron & Board
Living Room
Lobster Pot
Pantry Items
Outdoor Features
Deck / Patio
Lawn / Garden
Outdoor Furniture
Activities & Adventure
Sight Seeing
Nearby Attractions
Aquarium (18 miles)
Botanical Garden (10 miles)
Churches (1 miles)
Festivals (1 miles)
Health/Beauty Spa (1 miles)
Library (1 miles)
Live Theater (1 miles)
Museums (1 miles)
Playground (1 miles)
Restaurants (1 miles)
Zoo (1.5 miles)

Additional Property Information

This convenient central location means being able to return home if you forget something or is someone needs a nap. Of if you just want to rest a bit.

Open your door and Step outside to feel all of the energy of NYC. Close your door and find a serene haven with a private walled garden, mature trees and birds.
he apartment is in an especially nice and pretty neighborhood. It is

*** On a Quiet Side Street (for NYC)
*** Safe to Walk Around at Night
*** Near Attractions
*** Larger than most Center City Apartments
*** Free Private tour for your group alone
*** Only 2 & 1/2 blocks to the subway.

It is at 118 East 30th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, an elegant and safe neighborhood.


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-Nightly rateWeekly rateMonthly rateMin. StayChange-over
Rate summary $199 - $1,050 $1,799 - $3,995 $6,500 - $8,000 3 Nights -

Fees, Taxes, Deposit

TypeTypePriceCharge Type
Cleaning & LaundryRequired $195One time
New York Tax plus $2 a night bed taxRequired 5.875%Daily


Check in: 16:00 / Check out: 11:00
Payment options
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Wire transfer, Checks
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for toddlers (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 8PM
Enjoy your stay.
We have lots of lovely guests stay here and they do not need rules. For the few guests who need a reminder, here are our rules:
As a courtesy to those around you, there is No Smoking or pets in the building. You will be required to leave with no refund of the rent or security if you smoke in the building or bring pets on the property.
The apartment is strictly for the registered guests all of whom must be registered in advance of arrival. For Everyone's Security No unregistered visitors are allowed on the property or at the owners' discretion you will be asked to leave with no refund or rent or security deposit or you will be charged $45 a day/ $50 over night per unregistered guest.
No disturbing the neighbors with loud noise.
Please recycle your trash (cans provided).If you do not recycle and the owner is issued a ticket, you will be required to pay the ticket.
Please turn off the garden spot lights at 10 PM.
Do not put anything except body waste and toilet paper in the toilet. If you stop up the toilet it is your responsibility to pay the plumber.
Smoking is okay in the garden. If you throw your cigarette or cigar butts in the garden there is a $5 per butt clean up charge.
Every child under 2 years of age needs to be counted as a part of the group and will be charged the same amount as an adult.
Repairs: The guest is responsible to notify the owner of any dangerous situations. The owner is responsible to correct the problem within a reasonable time. Air conditioners and appliances are not guaranteed. There will be no refund due to their failure. We try to keep them in good working order. Please notify the owner if an appliance is not working.
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Additional Info
All guests must sign a Guest Agreement
Cancellation Policy
Pet Friendly: No
Smoking: No smoking
Children: Yes ( children over 5 yo. )
Long term rentals: Yes
Seniors: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Suitability Details
The adjacent suite is a duplex with private stairs leading from the small downstairs bedroom to the large upstairs bedroom.

About the Owner

I love to meet new people. My main home is in Florida, but I come to NYC as often as possible and know I am lucky to live in such wonderful neighborhood.

It is rewarding to share my knowledge of insider places with my guests. I wrote a book for my guests, 'How to Live Like a Real New Yorker in our Neighborhood'. It give suggestions about where to eat in all price ranges, museums, attractions, grocery shopping, luxury shopping, discount shopping, how to take the bus and subway, how to find your way around the city and lots more.

I also write a blog about NYC with posts about restaurants, attractions, How to get Theater tickets and other Tips for Travelers. e-mail me for the link. You don't have to stay here to read it.

I hope that I can inspire you to love NYC as as much as I do.

17 Reviews

Center City Garden Apt: Easy Walk to Empire State Bld, Attractions, Macys, Broadway
Spacious with a great location

We had a very interesting time in NYC. Marea, Gene and their son are very accommodating,, the location is great and the apartment is spacious. It was so nice to be able to arrive and leave our bags before check-in. When we checked in, Marea greeted us with wine, snacks and a chat about restaurants and other activities in the area. It was very sweet and the wine was delicious!
While in NY, my purse was stolen in a restaurant. It really put a damper on my trip. Not having a phone or ID set me off kilter. Keys for the apartment were also stolen. The Edynak's were very kind and gave us another set of keys and expressed their disappointment regarding the event..
We really enjoyed the outdoor garden area too. Again, it's really a spacious area. It's perfect for dining or just hanging out after a busy day.
The unit is fully stocked with all the essentials.
At checkout, we were able to leave our bags for a few hours before we headed out to the airport. This was so helpful. It gave us the opportunity to explore more of NY.
I thought I'd be charged with replacement of the keys, but Marea said she will return the full deposit. I am so grateful.
Thanks so much for sharing you home!

Stayed October, 2019

Center City Garden Apt: Easy Walk to Empire State Bld, Attractions, Macys, Broadway
Hospitality Plus

We have yet to find a host more gracious, accommodating, welcoming, and genuinely kind than Marea! Events caused us to change bookings a little more than 24 hours before checking in, and it would have been easy and acceptable for Marea to pass on allowing us to use her property, especially as she herself was out of state on vacation. Instead she arranged for her son, Christopher to greet us and show us around. With a glass of wine! Now, that’s graciousness. The apartment is perfectly located for tourism and we loved it’s character. We visited with our kids and grans and everyone had a great stay. Thank you, Marea and Christopher

Stayed July, 2019

Center City Garden Apt: Easy Walk to Empire State Bld, Attractions, Macys, Broadway
Sweet 16 Birthday Trip

The apartment worked perfectly for 5 of us. We had 2 16yr old granddaughters with us and they loved the separate upstairs room with twin beds. We had to schedule showers as the upstairs bath is a 1/2 bath, but it really was not an inconvenience. Inside was very much as advertised and much more spacious than any of the other VRBOs I researched, plus a patio off of the kitchen for outdoor gatherings. Easy walk to subways going north or south, and easy walk to many restaurants and grocers nearby. Marea was a wonderful host. She was very helpful and accommodating on our first day especially, and easy to reach for questions and ideas before we even arrived. We all agreed we would stay there again in the future.

Stayed June, 2019

Center City Garden Apt: Easy Walk to Empire State Bld, Attractions, Macys, Broadway
Excellent location, great for large families

The location was IDEAL. Very close to the subway and in the heart of town. We had my parents, our 4 kids (12, 12, 6 and 1) and it fit us perfectly. My parents were amazed we found a VRBO like this in Manhattan.
No complaints, couldn’t have been better!

Stayed June, 2019

Center City Garden Apt: Easy Walk to Empire State Bld, Attractions, Macys, Broadway
Just excellent!!!!

My friends and I just wrapped up a four day stay in this amazing apartment and would not hesitate to book again for our next trip to NYC. The location is perfect, the property is well maintained and our amazing host was very attentive to our specific needs. You will not be disappointed!

Thanks, Marea, for helping ensure a great experience!

Stayed May, 2019

Center City Garden Apt: Easy Walk to Empire State Bld, Attractions, Macys, Broadway
Perfect location, great host

This apartment is in a fantastic midtown location. It is tastefully furnished and the kitchen is very well stocked for ally our needs. Marea, the host, is a delight and we would definitely return. The little courtyard garden was the icing on the cake!

Stayed April, 2019

Center City Garden Apt: Easy Walk to Empire State Bld, Attractions, Macys, Broadway

Great location. Warm, inviting space to gather w family. Host very accommodating and helpful.

Stayed January, 2019

Center City Garden Apt: Easy Walk to Empire State Bld, Attractions, Macys, Broadway
I Loved it

Everything was exactly as shown in the photos. Location was great.

Stayed January, 2019

Center City Garden Apt: Easy Walk to Empire State Bld, Attractions, Macys, Broadway
Big apartment in a perfect location for our family

We loved staying here. Very clean and tidy. Beds were comfortable. plenty of hot water and towels. Sophisticated white wrap around sofa and Oriental carpet. Garden was great. Very convenient neighborhood with lots of restaurants. Subway is 1 minute walk. We'll always stay here when we come back.

Stayed September, 2018

Center City Garden Apt: Easy Walk to Empire State Bld, Attractions, Macys, Broadway
Worked very well.

Family of 5; all good with the flat and location.

Stayed July, 2018

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