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Pied-A-Terre in 1920's townhouse

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

1750sf open plan 2 BD + 2 BA + terrace

Turn key, charming, sun-filled parlor floor thru apartment in 1920 limestone townhouse on Lexington Avenue, w/fountain & bench in landscaped courtyard, one block from Park Ave trains 4,5,6. Walk to Grand Central Station. Empire State building views. Fully renovated in 2000 it has one master en suite w/full bath opens onto landscaped terrace, 2nd w/2 double beds, formal dining room, granite kitchen opens into great living room w/sofa/double bed. Laundry room with front load washer/dryer, central air.

Fine details - high ceilings, original hardwood floors & wideboard pine floors, pocket doors, walk in closets, lots of built ins for storage. Sherle Wagner marble bath, other bath is tiled with granite vanities, walk-in shower enclosure & tub.

Keywords: Townhouse

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2018

About Lucia

I bought this townhouse in 1995 and have dedicated many years restoring and renovating it. It's a charmer.

Lucia purchased this apartment in 1995

Why Lucia chose Kips Bay

It is a great investment opportunity.

What makes this apartment unique

Having a pied-a-terre in the Big Apple.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Kips Bay, New York

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , grand marble bath with sherle wagner fixtures
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , en suite bath in master bedroom with enormous walk-in shower
  • Sherle Wagner Marble Bath, walk in glass shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom en suite with full bath & terrace access.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , with large closet, desk and large windows facing lexington
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in the living room
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 garden chairs
  • long term renters welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(72 traveler reviews)

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Pied-A-Terre in 1920's townhouse
average rating of 4.6805553 based on 72 reviews

Good service

  • 5 of 5

We have been pleased with all; Lucia and Make very nice persons

Jose Quintana

  • Submitted: 3-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Syracuse, New York

Love this place.

  • 4 of 5

This was our second visit and we love it. The beds are great. The two bathrooms make a big difference. The staff is friendly and helpful. The only negative we can state is that we both had pads (we didn't on our first visit) and the wifi kept going out. We turned the router off and on but it didn't help. That being said we will be back. We do love it and thanks Lucia.

  • Submitted: 28-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you both for the great review! we have called TWC to check on the wifi signal. enjoy the rest of the summer. we'll see you next year. lucia
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New York

Great accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

This spacious, sun-filled apartment is surely a hidden gem in the middle of Manhattan. Easy to access, and an amazing neighborhood surrounding the property led to many adventures, with a cozy place to retreat to after a long day. Sure to enjoy morning coffee and candle lit evening dinners on the spacious back terrace, which make you feel like you are in the suburbs. Lucia was so gracious- a huge personality that is sure to make you smile.

  • Submitted: 2-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for the great review liz! we look forward to having you back.
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the good, the bad and the ugly

  • 1 of 5

the good: location / 2 blocks from the no. 6/ size of the apartment is excellent with two bedrooms and ample space for dining and entertaining.

the bad: the security is non existent during the day as the commercial space on street level leaves the gate open for their frequent visitors. the gate was broken the second day we were there and the fix was to remove the spring. the gate also was rusted out and in need of replacement. the furniture was almost as old as the townhouse. the couches in the living room were from my grandmother's era. the couches in the tv area were only slightly newer. the tv's are the old tube variety so HD is not available and neither was larger than 36''. the heat in the front bedroom was non existent and the windows had sheets over them to block the draft. the windows when opened on a nice day did not stay up and had to be propped up. each of the beds in the front bedroom had multiple blankets which should have been a clue. the back bedroom was equally as heat deficient. the back porch had a grill [you provide the charcoal] with a broken wheel and apparently hadn't been cleaned since acquisition. the two tables and six chairs on the porch were plastic and at least 20 years old. the two bathrooms water pressure was also limited to a sprinkle and the main shower needed 10 minutes to reach an acceptable temperature to shower. the rugs looked like they were not cleaned at all [just vacuumed between rentals]. we had to buy acceptable bath towels since the towels in the apartment were old and scratchy. the second bathroom was narrow and the shower dangerous to enter and exit. the toilet is the lowest toilet i've ever seen and one could not readily get the toilet paper when sitting on the toilet. the lighting was inadequate in the tv room where two of the three bulbs were out and the landlord's representative was notified of this upon check in. they were never replaced and we couldn't do it ourselves without a ladder which was not provided. many of the kitchen dishes were chipped and in need of replacement.the wifi provided would not sustain multiple devices at the same time and went out numerous times during our 2 month stay.

the ugly: the landlord wrote to us 7 days before check out and advised us that she would return our deposit upon check out after inspection by her personnel. she lied as she never had any intention to do so. this is not a place to consider and this landlord is not trustworthy.

  • Submitted: 29-Apr-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rose Hill Heights...Carter Hayes returns with wife & puppy ... He pestered us for over 5 months to get a better deal on renting our property. On Jan 31 @ 10AM they came to the apartment, used the bathroom, walked thru the entire apartment signed the lease & paid the rent. security - we have ADT, closed circuit surveillance camera in the front courtyard & monitors in each unit. They requested that the monitor in their apartment be removed because it was not aesthetic. The caste iron gate was repaired & both gate & front doors to the building were in the locked position not creating a security risk. However, by removed the monitor from their apartment making it impossible to see who was buzzing at the gate & entering the building was creating a security breach for all tenants. On January 31 they did their walk through BEFORE RENTING THE APARTMENT & they saw that there was one 36" tube TV in the den and a 24' flat screen TV in the master bedroom & THEY SAW all the couches, THEY SAT in the chairs that were in the apartment. There is baseboard heating, 3 Mitsubishi split ac/heating system as well as electric blankets in the apartment - this dispels the lack of heat. The front windows of the apartment are winterized. In the spring they are cleaned, repaired & the front flower bays are planted. We sent out a written notice to all tenants in the building that we were scheduling Spring Cleaning they would not allow our staff access thoughout their 60 day stay. Having resin patio furniture is not a breach of contract. During winter the terrace does not get much use. The grill has seen better days and was scheduled for replacement this spring. We attempted repeatedly to get access to the apartment but were denied. The rugs and all upholstered furniture in the entire apartment were professionally cleaned in December of 2015. We have 24 sets of towels in each apartment that get regularly replaced. They were arrogant, belligerent, condescending, destructive & evil. They put their garbage in the common stairwell & courtyard of the building; they created a flood that leaked into the lower floor; they clogged the kitchen sink several times with coffee grinds; they clogged the toilet several times; they complained & harassed our staff incessantly. We asked them to stop destroying our home & to vacate - they refused. 60 very positive 5 star reviews & dozens of return guests speak for themselves. Thank God they left April 28!!
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Very nice accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

We really appreciated the apartment's great location and the large living and dining room areas. The owner's representative was very helpful with accommodating leaving our luggage after checkout time while we went out to lunch before leaving the city. Thanks very much.

  • Submitted: 22-Oct-2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much jeanne! and yes, we look forward to having you back. enjoy the fall holiday season, lucia
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An Excellent Home Base!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 3 teenage daughters and I stayed for a week. Lucia was such a great host and made all of our communications easy. We loved the location and the space that the 2nd level suite offered for us. Each night, after many hours of site seeing throughout New York, we knew we had a large, comfortable space to return to. The girls are already asking when we can return! Best wishes Lucia and we can't wait to stay again.

  • Submitted: 22-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you very much for the review bill. i'm sure your trip home was safe and uneventful! we look forward to having you and your family back to NYC! take care, lucia
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
31st Street
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
34th Street
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Train
300 Metres
Park Avenue
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
165 Lexington Avenue
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Upstate New York
Nearest Beach
25 Miles

1 block to the gym.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in Kips Bay, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Feb 15 2018 - Feb 14 2019
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$630.96
Refundable Damage Deposit C$131.45

ALL-IN prices are:
$1100/1night; $1700/2night; $2200/3nights; $2700/4nights; $3200/5,6&7nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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