Having once shared a cramped studio apartment with a friend on the Upper East Side, I can fully appreciate any New York vacation apartment larger than 400 square feet. This Manhattan vacation apartment is more than twice that–880 square feet–and with 12-foot ceilings, a king-sized mattress in a master bedroom and a Brazilian teak balcony to boot.
The vacation rental, close to Chelsea, Greenwich Village and the Meatpacking District, is pretty pimped out. The stereo system is Bose, the TV a 40-inch LCD Sony Bravia, the kitchen appliances Jenn Air and Miele. In our midrise on 88th and 1st, we barely had room for a microwave. The kitchen was a two-foot hallway with two burners.
Let’s talk about the decor.
The chandelier, wooden coffee table and oversized wall mirror say vintage chic, giving the overall apartment a lived-in, yet approachable feel. You wouldn’t be afraid to relax in there with a glass of wine. And that bathroom. You’d sooner find the mosaic tile in the restroom of a hot club or spa. The lister of the property said, “One of the nicest apartments I have seen living here in NY for 14 years.”
You’d probably pay thousands to rent this one bedroom, one bathroom apartment full-time, but for vacationers, it’s only $1,700 a week or $250 a night. Do it. You’ll have no regrets.
When you’re out on the balcony, cooing over the skyline, you won’t be sorry.