Sunny, large studio,eat-in kitchen, 2 Queen beds

1  Facade
1  FacadeTV armoire, fireplaceTV armoire open Looking west: fireplace & bookcase Looking north: sliding doors hiding Murphy bedCloset Murphy bed down for sleepingSliding closet doors closed Kitchen looking north towards L/D room Looking southeast: kitchen table Kitchen sink, stove & cabinets Kitchen sink & cabinets,window Bathroom,laundry bin, towel cabinet, tall windowBath vanity, toilet, tall windowBath sink, door to kitchenBath shower/tub
1 Review

From $285 / night

110 W 81st St, Manhattan, NY 10024
Sunny, large studio,eat-in kitchen, 2 Queen beds
0 bedrooms
4 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
Type: Apartment
Per night: $325 - $400
Per week: $1,995 - $2,400
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Manhattan vacation apartment rental
On the second floor (no elevator/lift) at the back of the house overlooking gardens of birch trees, this apartment has a large (18' X 22') main room, an eat-in, well equipped, windowed kitchen, and a generous bathroom with a floor length window.

The kitchen has a 4 chair dining table, while the living/dining room has its own six chair formal dining table, Murphy bed, sofa, armchairs, and armoire.

A closet area off the living /dining room towards the middle of the building houses the second Murphy bed, a dresser and clothes hangers that can be closed off by two massive original sliding doors.

The apartment has its own Wifi internet connection and satellite DirecTV servicing a 34" TV screen.

Alexander Walling

Area Information
My house is a five-story,1892 townhouse on the Upper West Side of Manhattan that I bought 44 years ago. I had the ornate brownstone facade restored recently. It has eight apartments in it (I occupy the garden apartment), three of which I rent out as short term vacation homes.

The house is part of a neighborhood of townhouses on the side streets, larger multiple dwellings on the avenues, occasional grand apartment buildings on Central Park West. Some notable institutions such as the old Museum of Natural History and the new Planetarium are just across Columbus Avenue; Lincoln Center and the New York Historical Society are just blocks away. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a stroll across Central Park (one block away), as are the other Museums of Museum Mile

The area is well served by many bus lines and two subway lines, with a high population of restaurants of many different ethnicities and varying levels of sophistication. Zabars' famous delicatessen is on Broadway at 80th Street, while Fairway market on Broadway at 74th Street offers the best in meat, fish, vegetables and fruits.

No area in Manhattan - be it the Theater District or the Village - is far away in time or difficult to reach.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Alexander Walling

Alexander Walling

Alexander Walling

  • School:

    Columbia BA, Hunter MA
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  • About:

    Former housing official for the City of New York, I renovated a 1895 Brownstone I bought in 1969 (where I still live) from a rooming house into an apartment building, putting on the roof the first solar hot water pre- heating system in NYC on a multiple dwelling (1977). I spent an un- Godly amount...
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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2016 Dec 31 2017 $325 $325 $1,995 - 3 Nights
Jul 01 2017 Jul 06 2017 $400 $400 $2,400 - 4 Nights
Nov 01 2017 Nov 05 2017 $400 $400 $2,400 - 4 Nights
Dec 20 2017 Jan 01 2018 $400 $400 $2,400 - 5 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: One time Cleaning Fee for daily rates $65, included in Weekly rates

Reviews (1)

Reviews for this vacation apartment rental in Manhattan, New York

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1 review
Emily Solway

Amazing, elegant studio with everything I needed

Emily Solway

Ridgewood, NJ

Amazing, elegant studio with everything I needed

August 21, 2012

This apartment was a lifesaver to us! So beautiful and elegant, with everything a family could need - all in it's place. The murphy beds transformed the elegant living room into a bedroom for 4 - and were incredibly comfortable.(And the sheets felt like 500 count!) Shades, every kitchen tool, gorgeous glass ware and dinner ware, elegant bathroom - all provided with friendly host and advice on where to go with our kids. I never would have believed that a "vacation rental" could truly have all the comforts of home, especially when I really wanted a good kitchen to feed my small children. And it's in one of the best neighborhoods in New York City. We ate at Zabars, played at the museum, and dined at the trendy restaurants on Columbus, walking in Central Park whenever we wanted since it was so close. I'm going back to this place again - and will highly recommend it to everyone.

Alexander Walling

Owner's reply:

I'm so glad they had a good time and appreciated my efforts to provide a good kitchen.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Wonderful Apartment
Scott Latta Gulf Breeze, Florida
Review Submitted June 21, 2011 Date of Stay June 10, 2011
My family enjoyed staying in the apartment very much. It was very comfortable, the kitchen was modern and well equipped, and in a great location. We will be sure and contact Alec when we return to visit the city again and hopefully this wonderful apartment will be available.
5 out of 5

Owner Response: I hope to see this family again too. I love having happy guests!

Look No Further...
Lisa and Richard Pas Calgary/AB/Canada
Review Submitted August 2, 2011 Date of Stay July 23, 2011
I recently stayed at this property with my sister and her 3 teenage kids and absolutely loved it. I have stayed a several guest houses in NYC and this is my favorite. It is clean, spacious and the kitchen is the biggest I have ever seen in NYC (and unbelievably equipped too). I am (was) a huge fan of the Greenwich Village area, however I am now an Upper West Side convert, this area is right by Central Park it's so peaceful and beautiful, it's very close to the subway and surrounded by lots of great restaurants/shops etc. Alec was an amazing host who really made us feel welcome. You will not be disappointed with this location.
5 out of 5
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Owner Response: I am so pleased they had a good time! I did go all-out with the kitchen equipment - I was so bothered by the hotels around here that offered "kitchens" with a few cheap aluminum pots and pans and the like. Cuisinart stainless steel cooking set for me! I wanted a kitchen where I would like to cook - and I'm picky. (And to save money on restaurants for breakfasts and lunches!)

Great family stay
Kimberly Kropka Albuquerque, NM
Review Submitted November 14, 2011 Date of Stay November 9, 2011
My husband and I shared this apartment with friends of ours and their 5 year old. It's in a fantastic location: easy access to two subway lines, across the street from the planetarium and museum, easy access to Central Park for a morning run. The proprietor was super friendly and helpful, and gave us great restaurant recommendations (there are several good, affordable, choices right in the neighborhood). The apartment was spacious and very quiet from the street, although you can hear neighbors above and in the hall. Typical for these old buildings I'm sure. Bed was comfy, bath was dated but we had plenty of hot water and water pressure. Would definitely stay here again.
4 out of 5

Owner Response: I'm glad they enjoyed my short term rental apartment - it IS well located. But I am puzzled by the "bath was dated" remark: the tub, toilet, and vanity are modern.

Loved the Apartment

Review Submitted April 17, 2012 Date of Stay March 11, 2012
Feel at home away from home. The location of this spacious apartment cannot be beat- literally minutes away from the Museum of Natural History and part of a comfortable neighbourhood with shops and stores to satisfy your every need. The kitchen is a delight, the beds are comfortable, Alec is a welcoming and kind host and available to help. We would not want to stay anywhere else on our next visit to New York. Book early as it is popular! Anne, John & Alexander (Ontario, Canada)
5 out of 5

Owner Response: Kind words - I am delighted they enjoyed their stay.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the most fun things to do at my vacation rental ?
A: See the dinosaurs in the Museum of Natural History across the Avenue; one block from Central park for a run; two blocks to Zabars Deli; a few blocks to the New York Historical Society, seven blocks to Fairway Supermarket; a stroll across the Park to the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and one of the largest collection of restaurants anywhere surrounds you.
Q: What makes my vacation rental special?
A: A full windowed kitchen and a dining table seating 6 in the Living/Dining room, yet the very comfortable Murphy beds take 4 when they are down. (The kitchen has a more modest table and seating for 4.) The apartment is on the back overlooking the gardens and so is very quiet (if your upstair neighbors are).
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