Home for Rent or Home Sitting

New York New York 10011 United States of America

Listing # 112413

Rates From USD 5495 Monthly
About Member
Last Updated: Friday, February 26, 2021

Greenwich Village Brownstone-Huge Private Deck, Separated Entrance

Elegant, romantic, cosmopolitan, large, high-ceiling, sunny, full-floor townhouse apartment with huge private deck; warm and inviting; north-south exposure; perfect downtown location; in most exciting, most centrally-located neighborhood in Manhattan; half block from subway exit; filled with historic charm and great restaurants – from superb Northern Italian cuisine to celebrity-chef hot-spots, all on one tree-lined, set-back sunny block in the Village.

Walker’s Paradise according to walkscore.com: 100 out of 100, 100 out of 100 for transit score. Also, with CitiBike.com bike share rental on each end of the block.

Short-term *legal* rental of beautiful, *full* parlor floor with walnut-oak flooring, ten-foot Breakfast-at-Tiffany’s mirrors, and black Italian marble hearths, of registered landmark West (Greenwich) Village brownstone townhouse w/ lots of light, 700 sq-ft, well-furnished, elegant, warm & comfortable apt, large b/r w/ queen-sized bed, very small complete kitchen, beautiful bathroom, private 400 sq-foot southern-exposure finished terrace off living room.

Rent includes everything -- electricity, gas, Internet (WiFi & Ethernet), all taxes, basic TV (no cable) and basic phone service -- except cleaning. Cleaning of the apartment and its linens, via an outside service whom I've used for years, is required twice a month and costs $99 per cleaning.

Situated on a most beautiful, set-back, tree-lined, dynamic, super-safe block in the West or Greenwich Village.

Private unlisted phone; a/c front & back; fax; full stereo, HDTV, DVD/Blu-Ray/VCR (no cable), 15" flat-panel Windows 10 PC with WiFi and DSL Internet (3/1 Mbps up/down w/ back-up); nearby laundry and postal/shipping services; excellent access to express/lcl subways (1-2-3-9-F-L-V), PATH trains, and Penn Sta./LIRR/AMTRAK.

Unfortunately, we no longer give previews/tours of the apartment. We regret this, but there were far too many no-shows or very late cancellations. You can, however, book longer stays through our agent at CitiHabitats who will provide a tour of the apartment. Lastly, there are scores of external reviews, dozens of pictures, and we can provide past SabbaticalHomes guests whom you may contact.

We value and welcome your visit. Guests from all corners of the world have been enjoying the apartment for over 29 years.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1000 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Monday, March 1, 2021 until Thursday, April 1, 2021
Available from Thursday, April 1, 2021 until Thursday, March 31, 2022
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
We are advertising for a 30-night minimum.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City New York
Postal Code - State or Province 10011 NY
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Greenwich Village, West Village, Union Square, Meat-Packing District, Hi-Line, Chelsea
Closest University The New School
University nearby New York Univrsity, CUNY, Parsons, Cooper Union, Juilliard, Yeshiva, Pace University, Mannes, F.I.T., Columbia, Bard, Barnard, NY Law, Rockefeller U

Rental Price:

USD 5495 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Weekly price is $1852
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Other: Fireplaces are purely decorative, cannot be used.


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome

Perform Housesitting Duties?:


About Member

Non-Academic Individual
(0) Paid Made-a-Match Fee(s)
Member Since Jan 11 2017
This member has 1 review
About Me
Academically, I hail from two wildly over-priced and notoriously over-subscribed New England univerities that very generously (it was another era) sent this long-ago young man on a decent upward trajectory. Applied thermo would be the best description of my training, and an eclectic set of results from this focus would characterize my professional background. I now live and work in San Francisco, but my private business takes me to the East Coast and the Far East several months per year. I also have an elderly mother cross country whom I visit regularly. I am from the middle of America and speak our dialect quite well. Je parle assez bien le français. Saya bisa bicara bahasa Indonesia sedikit sedikit saja. Mluvím cesky jenom trochu. Looking forward to sharing my home with you in beautiful San Francisco.



This member has referred 0 registered user(s) (0 academics)
Contact Member:
Please use the form below to contact party. Unless you give sufficient background information about yourself and we deem your query appropriate, we do not guarantee that your message will be forwarded. all fields required
Your Name
Your Email
Message Help
Human? Please answer: 2 + 7 =
This member has 1 other listing
Listing No.TitleTypeView


2 of 3 B/R, Huge, Stunning, Downtown Luxury Penthouse w/ Rare Flexibility -- Fireplace, Private Terrace, Hot-Tub, 360-Degree ViewsOffered View


This member has 1 review
ReviewRatingPosted ByDate
We found the apt extremely nice and very charming. Very much a fulfillment of our realistic dreams. It has a larger living area (by NYC standards), wooden floors, high ceiling, tasteful interior design, large windows, comfortable furniture, and a large back deck. The location is great: A couple of hundred meters for the center of the west village, with lots of nice restaurants and shops for all you may need at walking distance, and half a block from two main metro stations (the ones of both F+M+L and of 1+2+3). The landlord is extremely attentive and helpful around the clock...

[A more detailed review follows.]

Before elaborating, let me say something about ourselves. We are an academic couple, city-mice types, who **love** NYC. We have been here for a full year in 2011/12, and for numerous short visits of months and weeks since the 1990s. We love dining out, hanging out, and going to dance, music, and films. And we do that a lot!

I'm writing this towards the end of August 2020, and we have been living in the apt since Sept 1st (2019). Before the CORONA struck the city (in early March), we had a fantastic time, but also then we spent much of each day in the apt, working at the large table or at the sofa. So saying that the apt was comfortable for us means a lot. But the real test was in the 100 days of Corona semi-curfew, when we spent almost all the day in the apt. We were perfectly fine "staying in place" in the apt, which really proved how comfortable the apt was for us.

The apt is located ten stairs above the street level, which feels both private and not overly secluded, and yet is extremely convenient in the physical sense. It is the first floor of a three-story townhouse, built in the mid 19th century, and there are only two other apartments above it and a restaurant below, which creates **no** hazards (i.e., no smell or noise at all). The apt has a wooden floor, which is mostly exposed, because having no apt below requires no carpets. The wooden floor itself is a real woodwork -- a real gem, not a modern parquet "defined" to be a wooden floor. The apt is on the south side of the street, and has a large deck on its (south) back (say, the size of a very large room).

The living area of the apt consists of two large rooms connected by a large two-fly door, which when opened gives the feel of a single space. The bedroom is on the north size, and it has a large bed, several storage areas, a sofa, and a desk. It has two large windows to the street, with good shades, which allow you excellent darkness for sleeping as well as some nice light when you do want it. (This is a feature I care about a lot!) The other room has several furniture including a sofa, a low table, a few chairs, and a large dining table. It has two extremely large mirrors that make it feel even larger than it is, and the large windows to the south intensify this feeling. The bathroom and kitchen (at the west side of the apt) are small, but are very clean and feel very cozy. The bathtub is old-fashioned in the best sense of the word, and so is the tiling in the bathroom. I really liked the bathroom, and that's an important aspect of an apt for me. In addition, there is a storage place next to the entry doorway.

All furniture, linen, towels, and kitchen-ware feel clean and cozy, although they are quite an eclectic collection. In the winter, three radiators provide perfect heating (we even kept one closed at all time), while in the summer two air-conditioners keep the apt cool enough even when outside heat is high. In short, you get comfortable temperatures all year long.

In general, the apt gives a feeling of a place where some nice guys live, but does not let you feel that you intrude as some temporary visitor. This should be contrasted to both the commercial feeling that some rented apt give and to the feeling that you have taken shelter for one night in some friend's place.

The location is great. It is Greenwich Village, in my opinion, the nicest part of NYC to live in; I prefer this neighborhood over Chelsea, let alone the upper sides or other areas. In addition to the charm of the neighborhood and the vast collection of restaurants, bars, and shops (for food and utilities of all sorts), this neighborhood is well-connected to the rest of NYC (which cannot be said, say, about the East Village). We traveled daily to various parts of the city, and enjoyed the proximity and high frequency of the Metro; the stations of lines 1+2+3 and L+F+M are half a block away. Let me also stress that the neighborhood and these Metro stations feel extremely safe.

Lastly, let me mention that the landlord has been extremely attentive and helpful around the clock. In particular, due to a delay in our flight, we arrived at the apt a couple of hours later than planned and he kept saying "no problem" all along, when we reported our position. Minor issues that came up during the year were addressed by him extremely quickly, even when he was on the other side of the globe.

Excellent Otto 8/20/2020 8:15:00 AM