Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

1 Full bath, 1 Half bath

Description from owner

Do you want to See and do more without wasting time on the subway or train?

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.

The apartment is in an especially nice, convenient and pretty neighborhood. It is

*** 2 & 1/2 blocks to the subway

*** 5 & 1/2 blocks to The Empire State Building

*** 6 & 1/2 blocks to Macy's

*** 6 blocks to Penn Station

*** 1/2 block to The Dover Market

*** 14 blocks to Times Square

It is at 118 East 30th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues,

an elegant neighborhood.

Tripadvisor Property ID: 7073845

About the area

You've spent months if not years planning your vacation. Do you want to stay in the best location in Manhattan where you can just open Your Door and have NYC at Your Feet? Do you want to walk to most attractions, great shopping, hundreds of restaurants in all price ranges and have public transportation just steps away? Or is it worth a long walk or 1/2 hour or more on the subway to have greater cost savings and perhaps a bigger apartment in a cheaper area? Let us know your expectations and we will try to help you find what is best for your group,. The Empire State Building, Times Square, Rockefeller Plaza, The United Nations, Madison Square Garden, Central Park, Penn Station, Grand Central Station, The Flatiron Building, The Chrysler Building, Macy's, Lord and Taylor, Bloomingdales, Dover Market, and much more. Hundreds (no exaggeration) of restaurants are nearby. You will have a hard time choosing. We have a complete list in the apartment.

Getting around

*** # 6 subway 2&1/2 blocks *** # 101 & # 103 bus on the corner *** # 34 bus 4 blocks *** Penn Station 5 &1/2 blocks *** Grand Central Station 12 &1/2 blocks *** Choose from LaGuardia, JFK and Newark airports

Getting here

Three airports serve the area: La Guardia, JFK and Newark Amtrak trains go to Penn Station Greyhound buses go to the Port Authority

Interaction with guest

I meet and greet guests and show them around and tell them about the neighborhood. After that I am available as needed. I live in the building and public areas are shared. You will be offered complete privacy unless you would like more interaction.

Owner profile

Marea E.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English

About the owner

We love to travel and meet new people. It will be a pleasure to share our love of New York City with you.

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Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $950.00
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: King bed 2 Twin beds
    Beds in other rooms: 2 Twin beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 1 Full bath
  • 1 Half bath

Reviews (3)

3 reviews

“Enjoyed our stay with Marea”

Reviewed 18 Mar 2017

We had a Aunts, daughters, and nieces trip to NYC. Even though the temps were the coldest of the year, we had a great stay. The location of the historic home is great. Close to 2 sets of Metro stops and Ubers for the off subway trips made all very convenient. Also great restaurants close. Marea is a delight and the accommodations so much more inviting than a hotel. I highly recommend staying here. I will when I travel again. We had 7 for the stay. One of the double/queen beds was not great for the bed frame, so I would say ideal for 6.

Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. You were a great group of ladies and we enjoyed have you stay here. We glad you enjoyed the location and apartment. And thank you for leaving it spotless. You are always welcome back here,. Marea PS: We fixed the bed & frame so no more problems. We only wish that you had let us know immediately so we could have had it fixed while you were here. We strive to be perfect and apologize for falling short.

“First Family Holiday In Manhattan”

Reviewed 15 Dec 2016

This year my husband and I decided to introduce NYC to my boys and my family, which consisted of my parents, my brother, his family and my uncle. What better than a holiday weekend in Manhattan and Marea made that possible! She was an absolute delight and very informative! Her Hospitality was exceptional and the location of the apartment was perfect. The time spent was simply not enough and only has us ready to return with no other intentions but to stay with Marea to catch up on the history of Manhattan and the apartment. She made us feel comfortable and we all loved toasting to NYC! The apartment accommodated my whole family comfortably and was conveniently close to the attractions, restaurants and the subway. My family and I couldn't be more appreciative of the opportunity to make such wonderful memories!!! Thank you so Much Marea and hope to see you again soon.

Owner's reply: Dear Gonzalez Family, Thank you for your great review. You were wonderful guests and I loved meeting and talking to all of your family. Thank you for leaving the apartment in immaculate condition. You and your family are THE BEST. Marea

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Melinda D.
San Diego, CA
Safe, Convenient, Quiet
This apartment is perfect for any family visiting NYC.
Quiet and convenient - only 2 blocks to the 6 train! Walk to Empire State Building and Flatiron Building.

So quiet we could sleep past noon!

Marea, the hostess is gracious and better than a local tour guide. She gives the information that only a resident really knows: restaurants, bargain shopping, how to save on broadway shows.

Neat, tidy, and intriguing building in a great section of Manhattan. The private courtyard takes you into a secret world!
Stayed: July 2006Submitted: August 3, 2006

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Melody G.
Wonderful Place
My 6 girlfriends and I stayed at Marea place in early December 2015 to celebrate my 50 th Birthday. The place looks exactly like the pictures show. There was enough space for everyone and a great place to end a busy NY day. The beds were comfortable and the place was clean and was well equipped with everything we required. The backyard is beautiful. We would defiantly book again in the Summer to enjoy the backyard. All the attractions are within walking distance. Her place is 2 blocks from Macey's. Marea is a very lovely lady we enjoyed meeting her and she was very informative and a gracious host. This is my second Vacation Apartment rental in NY and I highly recommend her place. It is perfect for a small group of mature people or a family group.
Stayed: December 2015 Submitted: December 20, 2015

Recommended for: Families with young children, Pet owners, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Age 55+, Families with teenagers

Owner response:
You ladies were so much fun that I can't wait for you to come back. I enjoyed meeting each and every one of you and we had a lot of laughs together. It is a real pleasure to be with people who enjoy life and of course, love NYC.

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A guest from Beverly Hills, FL
Beverly Hills, FL
I can't say enough good things about our visit to this property. From start to finish, it was a flawless experience. Every question I had was QUICKLY answered by Marea. By the time I arrived at the apartment, I felt like I already knew her! She had so many great tips for getting around and where to eat. She saved us literally hundreds of dollars by turning us on to Uber!

The location was really wonderful! For the first two days, we just walked to places that were close. So much to see and such a great part of the city! One night we actually walked home from Times Square. When you're walking in the city, there's so much to take in, the walks just don't seem so long!

The apartment was just like being at home. So nice to be able to go grocery shopping (Marea told us about a GREAT market that we went to several times) and make breakfasts at 'home'. Everything we needed was there. And there were many things we didn't expect at all! You literally only need to bring your clothes with you to stay here!

I've been to NYC several times, always staying at a hotel... but I won't be staying in a hotel anymore. When I return, I will definitely stay here if it's available!

This is the first time I've used **** and I have a feeling that I'll be disappointed the next time because I can't imagine all of the property owners being as wonderful as Marea! I look forward to meeting her again!
Stayed: July 2015Submitted: July 17, 2015
Recommended for: Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers

Owner response:
Thank you for the great review. You were a wonderful group and I enjoyed having you here. You are always welcome.

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Happy Travelers
Tallahassee, FL
Comfort and Location
5 family members stayed here for a week to celebrate my granddaughter's HS graduation. What a lovely place to stay. We were greeted with a bottle of wine and all initial necessities were waiting for us on arrival. The location couldn't be better, walking distance to shopping and Empire State Building and close to subway and bus. The apartment, library and upstairs bedroom accommodated us with plenty of room and the rear courtyard is a treasure! Some really nice family time spent there in between shopping and sight-seeing. Instead of a cramped hotel room, how nice to have a spacious place to come back to between excursions. Merea also arranged a personal tour with a member of the city's preservation society who gave some fascinating information on the history and architecture of the midtown area. We all had a wonderful trip and will certainly plan to stay here again when we return to NY.
Stayed: June 2015Submitted: June 22, 2015:
Owner response:
We are happy that you enjoyed the apartment and our central location. You were lovely guests and you are always welcome back..

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Kansas City
Great Hospitality
Marea was a delightful hostess. She gave us extensive details about stores and restaurants in the area, as well as transportation and theater tips. You can't beat the location. Our family of 5 enjoyed 4 great days at her apartment. It was nice to have an updated and spacious kitchen to enjoy our breakfast and plan our site seeing for the day, instead of waiting for a table at a nearby restaurant. Thank you for a memorable NYC experience.
Stayed: June 2014Submitted: June 16, 2014:
Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers

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Happy Family
Northern California
Very Comfortable NYC Apartment, central to EVERYTHING!
We wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had in NYC and especially at your apartment. We were very comfortable there and especially appreciated the location. Besides having easy access to subway and bus transportation, we enjoyed walking to many locations. Being able to use the main apartment as well as the library and upstairs bedroom gave us plenty of space and privacy. The living room, dining area and kitchen were a good size for all of us to be together.

Thank you as well for helping us work out the details to keep our arrival secret from our son. It was a wonderful surprise and so much fun for all of us. The wines you provided were enjoyed by all of us. Our kids even took time when they first arrived to have a tasting out on the patio. (It was a bit too cool by the time we arrived.)

Hopefully, we will return to NYC in the future and will definitely look up your apartment. As well, if we have friends headed there, we will recommend you to them.
Stayed: November 2013Submitted: December 17, 2013
Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers

Owner response:
You and your family are lovely guests and I enjoyed having you stay in the apartment.....especially "the surprise" for you son. I look forward to your return in the future.

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Suzanne C.
3 Friends from Sydney Australia
My 2 friends and I stayed at this apartment in September 2013. We found the location to be excellent close walking distance to many of NYC attractions with subway stations very close by. Marea was a fabulous help with lots of information and great ides for places to eat shop and sight see. The property was as advertised and had all amenities needed and was great to unwind at the end of a busy day. Kitchen was stocked with supplies and the courtyard out the back was lovely and a real treat in New York.Communication before during and after was excellent and very helpful . It made us feel like we had a friend already in NYC. The area is very safe also and we never felt uncomfortable leaving or entering the apartment. I would recommend this home away from home to anyone who needs a bit of space that a hotel would never have.
Stayed: September 2013Submitted: October 17, 2013:

Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Age 55+

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Savine V.
Great Location and great Apartment, RECOMMANDED
Our family of 10 (french people) stayed in this apartment for 6 nights. It looks as good as the pictures and everything was as listed -- fabulous location, very clean and quiet, offers everything you need, the subway, grocery & restaurants are very close.
Marea, the owner, greeted us with a bottle of wine and provided us so many advises. She makes herself readily available if you have any questions or need assistance during your stay. I would definitely recommend this apartment and hope to have the opportunity to return in the future. Thanks again Marea!
Stayed: May 2013Submitted: June 2, 2013
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C. Townsend
Georgia USA
Loved this Apartment - Highly recommend
Highly recommend this apartment, location and owner- easily 5 stars!!

We couldn't stop talking about how lucky we were to find this wonderful apartment. It made our Girl Scout trip to NYC even more fabulous. Marea greeted us when we arrived, gave us valuable tips on where to go and how to get there. The apartment and location were super! The place was well maintained - clean and the perfect size. We took advantage of the kitchen and eating area to have leisurely breakfasts before starting out on our daily adventures.

We were so close to everything, sightseeing, several subway stations, restaurants, and shopping. We really liked this neighborhood and it's location. It was very safe, quiet, and had a relaxed atmosphere. We traveled with 8 teenagers and 3 adults and used both the main apartment and the library, and studio. We would definitely come back!

Also important to us was that whenever we contacted Marea, the owner, prior to our visit, with questions - we received a prompt, caring, and informative response. We couldn't have asked for better service - it was like visiting family.
Stayed: November 2012Submitted: December 30, 2012
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republica dominicana
amazing aparment
we had a wonderful time in new york thanks in a large part to marea.
our family of 9 were very comfortable in apartmentand the suite. the teenagers loved the big tv. we couldn?t use garden because of the snow but we hope to be back again in the warm weather, this is our new york home now!!!

sergio and family