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5th Ave + Central Park Townhouse | Owner + Staff onsite Daily Maid service - GRAND WHITE LOFT PrivateTownhouse | 5 flats | Owners live in top flr



Updated: 07-Dec-2016
5 units sleep 23x | 24 hr SERVICE -luxury safety serenity- ELEVATOR| Owner oper

This elegant Aristocratic Beaux-Art style Landmark Townhouse was built in 1904 from Indiana limestone and Italian marble.

*** for photos and videos please visit

OUR Website http://www.FifthAvenueTownhouse.com/

*** 360° VIRTUAL Tour - 5 separate videos


(this link is to 5 different videos - to alternate between the videos click on the thumbnails at the bottom of the screen, then use arrows to navigate within the video - see any point on the ceiling, on the floor, etc )


We respond to EVERY inquiry. Be sure to INCLUDE YOUR PHONE number.

Please write to us or telephone +1-917-825-3188 to receive the most complete information.

Please also see at the bottom what we would like to know about you.

Summary is below (click on MORE DETAILS below to expand)

*********** our TOWNHOUSE/ our home FACTS ****************

ELEVATOR Lift | Very High Ceilings | PARQUET hard wood floors

5 Flats, One Location: 5 complete self-contained independent units in the same townhouse

1 kitchen, 1 bathroom per flat

4 large flats can host 5-8 guests + 1 small flat ideal for 2 guests

23 guests total can be comfortably accommodated among our 5 Flats.

Children of all ages are welcome. (Cribs available in all units).

My husband, and I, and our young son live on the top three floors of the house (floors 4, 5 & 6).

The lower floors we have converted into completely separate & very private guest apartments (all independent entry) available for short term let year-round.


!! We operate LEGALLY: we are not an apartment building, but a single-family owner-occupied home !!

OWNERS and Maintenance Personnel are ON PREMISES AT ALL TIMES

(this means you can also arrive any time, e.g. after midnight).


Daily maid / HOUSEKEEPING service INCLUDED with every reservation.

[ this is not optional - we insist on daily maintenance !.. but we will never interfere with your stay, we shall do it when you are out enjoying the city ]

************** SETTING & LOCATION **************


Set on a tranquil tree-lined Upper East Side block

30 meters off 5th Avenue on 76th Street

Very limited traffic during the day (a car passes at very slow speed every few minutes) and there are almost no vehicles at night.

Naturally no other nuisances of staying in a hotel or a regular apartment building: no noisy neighbors, no slamming doors, no barking dogs...

Moreover, the house is only 30 steps to an Entrance to Central Park.

Our immediate street block is one of the most sought-after and safest block to own and stay. In fact, several buildings on our block belong to foreign governments.

Three exclusive 5-star Hotels (The Carlyle , The Surrey , and The Mark) are only steps away, ensuring heightened SECURITY 24-hours per day.

The Carlyle Hotel regularly hosts not only members of the UK Royal Family, but Presidents of the US and Prime Ministers of European countries.

The Mark and The Surrey Hotels are the preferred choice of celebrities.


Located on 5th Avenue's "MUSEUM MILE".

Within a 2-10 minute walk you can be at Metropolitan, Guggenheim, Whitney, Frick, Neue Galerie, Natural History Museum, Jewish Museum & many others.


We are also located steps from Madison Avenue's exclusive BOUTIQUE shopping mile.

Minutes away from all 5th Avenue Flagship stores: 14 min walk to Barneys, 17 min to Burgdorf Goodman, closest Apple store is 2 min walk away on Madison Ave and 74th, the flagship 5th Ave Apple store is 15 min away.


Naturally, given the most exclusive Manhattan location, we are surrounded by the nicest cafes, restaurants, and gourmet food stores.

Luckily, the very reasonably priced and still very nice stores and eateries are only 3-5 minutes walk away on Lexington and 3rd Avenues. D'Agostino Supermarket is on Lexington Ave and 76th St (4 min walk), Citarella is on 3rd Ave and 76th (7 min).



• Metro/subway/underground tube:

3 blocks (3-4 min walk) away (Lexington Ave & 77th Street, north-south green lines 4,5,6).

If you want to take the subway line running down the West side of the Manhattan, then you can walk across the Central Park (9 min) or take the cross town 79th street bus and get off at the very next stop (2 min).

• Bus (downtown):

5th Avenue Buses stops 30 meters away (runs South), Buses M1 M2 M3 M4

• Bus (uptown):

Madison Avenue Buses stops 30 meters away (runs North), Buses M1 M2 M3 M4

• Bus (cross-town):

79th Street Bus stops 3 blocks (3-4 min walk) away (runs East-West), Bus M79


FREE on the street PARKING is available immediately on our block. - If someone can afford to live on our block, he will certainly afford to pay for a garage spot. (Please do not park in diplomatic spots. - no need to upset the neighbors!..)

Also, 3 paid garages, including one reasonably priced, are within 2 blocks radius.

************ BEDDING & AMENITIES ************

We use only the highest quality bedding:

- tempurpedic / memory foam mattresses

- 100 % cotton sheets and towels

- 100% wool or cotton blankets

- down duvet, down pillows

- also available on request are chiropractic and hypoallergenic pillows


All bedrooms have both black-out and semi-transparent shades

AC in every room of every apartment

Cable TV

free super-fast broadband WIRELESS/ Wi-Fi throughout the house

digital SAFE-BOX

LAUNDRY - we wash guests’ clothes gratis (Yes!)

KITCHENS are well equipped with all sorts of high quality gadgets, pans, basic spices and pantry items.

If you do not see something you need, please ask for any time during your stay, we shall either tell you where it is or deliver it to you usually within 10 minutes.

Again: we offer everything you would expect from a carefully setup guest apartment (hair-dryer, umbrellas, iron and ironing board, etc ).

************** RATES **************

Rates are ALL INCLUSIVE (include all fees & taxes ).

We are very mindful about whom we host.

So once we decide to host a family, I and my team do EVERYTHING to make and keep our guests happy... and whatever we can do for you, we shall do it at no additional charge.

There are absolutely NO extra fees or charges:

all taxes, utility charges, TV cable usage, wi-fi broadband internet, housekeeping/maid service, personal laundry service, final cleaning,

printing, package/parcel acceptance any time prior to arrival, et al are included in the rate.

[ Nota bene: upon request we arrange AIRPORT TRANSFERS (suv or sedan). However settling with the driver is guests' responsibility.

The car service that we use do offer our guests very good rates and all airport rates are set. ]

Our rates vary from week to week, depending on demand, as measured by the going rates at local hotels and the demand data that I have accumulated while hosting guests for the last 9 years.


Rates depend on a number of factors:

- your specific travel dates (high demand vs low demand, weekdays vs weekend),

- the length of your stay (longer stays is less expensive per diem),

- filling the odd 1 to 3 night occupancy gaps between our longer reservations will also lower your per diem rate,

- quoted rates are for 1-2 persons, additional daily charges apply if greater than that.


Additional occasional DISCOUNTS are offered:

- to members of academia,

- to large families who might need the courtesy,

- due to last minute cancellations.


Depending on season and apartment daily rates range from $250 for the gap nights for our Small apartment to above the starting rate of $750 for Large apartments.

Please note that the lowest rate listed is offered only for specific dates which will allow us to close the gaps left in our schedule between periods of longer occupancy.


Please ring me +1-917-825-3188 or email ZanettiNYC@gmail.com for an accurate quote reflecting both your exact travel dates and the number of guests in your party.

!!! Please DO NOT PLACE a “REQUEST TO BOOK” (enter your credit card details) UNTIL you speak to me. -

It is possible that another apartment in our House would work better for you needs. !!!

Moreover, we might be able to offer it at a discount if your dates work well to close an occupancy gap in another apartment.

I respond to ALL polite written inquiries and answer the phone at all times when I am not asleep or with current guests of the house.

******* LARGE GROUPS *******

Up to 23 guests can be accommodated among the 5 flats located in the same building:

- 3 of the apartments are associated with this listing (see tabs above),

- 2 other flats in the same Townhouse are detailed in the HomeAway listings 952457 and 1636788.

******* We respond to every INQUIRY, but please help us *******

Include your PHONE number with COUNTRY code and if you can please be specific about the travelers. For example tell us :

- if travelers are friends, family members, colleagues

- if there are any couples, elderly or children

- the age and sex of the children

- approximate age of all travelers

- the purpose of this stay

- whatever else you want us to know (I like to know whom we host).

We need that information so that we can understand how we can make you most comfortable. - We do have 5 guest apartments, so another flat might work better for you !..

Finally, the more information you provide the better.

If you choose to disclose bare minimum, that is fine (I understand that some people are more "private"than others, and do not jump to conclusions). - Just do not forget to


And if we did not respond within 8 hours, then we did not receive your inquiry. -

Please resend it or call +1-917-825-3188

You can also write directly to ZanettiNYC@gmail.com

More Details

Details for holiday apartment GRAND WHITE LOFT PrivateTownhouse | 5 flats | Owners live in top flr, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 1 Bathroom

~65sqm/700sqft  3rd floor, VERY BRIGHT  faces quiet tree-lined street  ideal for large families   2 rooms: very large living room + small bedroom with door + kitchen + bathroom   SLEEPS up to 8 adults in 5 BEDS in 4 separate SLEEPING AREAS: 1) King bed (193×203cm) in bedroom; 2&3) TWO set away from the living area and not visible to each other TWIN beds (99x203cm), one of those areas is almost completely private ; 4) in the sitting area across from each other there are TWO very comfortable easy to operate QUEEN sofa-beds (153x203cm) for 2 adults each. ** NB: none of the photos and videos reflect the recent renovations in the Loft. - We have built a solid wall between the bedroom and the living area... expanded the Loft and added a new semi-private sleeping area with a 2nd Twin bed… built a large closet... redecorated and refurnished a bit. - Now the White Loft is even whiter than it was… We are very happy with the way the renovations turned out !!!

  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

This property is listed by its Owners (a married couple with a young son) that live on the premises on the upper floors (4,5,6). The Owners have lived in The Townhouse for over 26 years and have been hosting guests on a short- and mid-term basis for the past 9 years.

Full time staff also live with us.

The task of the staff is to take care of daily needs of our guests.

We do everything we can for our guests and ALWAYS at no additional charge. - We do not nickle and dime...

We sincerely want our guests to be as happy as possible with their overall experience of New York and not just the stay in our house. So we go out of our way to help... and do everything we can.

The owners are available at all times to help with any of the guests needs and are always there to welcome our guests.

There is always someone at the house to answer the door 24 hours a day.

So you can arrive after midnight or at 6 in the morning and we shall welcome you with a smile.

Nothing is too much of a hassle for us...

and we also arrange airport transportation.

Obviously this house is also our home and even though it is a BIG house we do feel the 'energy' of the guests that stay under the same roof with us...

Thus, we speak to all our guest before we confirm their stays. And we make sure to personally greet them when they arrive and we are also there to say goodbye...

If you are still interested please email or TELEPHONE us

(no matter what country or time zone you are coming from - I shall find a good time for you to speak to you).

Housekeepers/maids live on premises and are available most of the time. Most matters get attended to in a matter of minutes.

For additional information on all 5 apartment flats in The 5th Avenue Townhouse please write to us and we shall do our best to answer any questions that you might have.

Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian

83 Reviews

based on 83 holidaymaker reviews


A Great NY Historical Townhouse Experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in the Grande White Loft for 12 nights. As always in NYC space is at a premium and as a family of 5 with 3 late teenagers the loft was a bit of a squeeze but it was very clean, well-maintained and everyone had a comfortable bed (1 double + 3 singles) - and so it worked-out really well. We are a British family living in the French Alps and have travelled quite a bit. We were looking for somewhere special to stay, close to Central Park, during our visit to NY and were not disappointed! This historical house is full of character as is the area; whilst we were there, there was filming outside in the street for a period drama. Although Julia was on vacation during our stay her staff were extremely welcoming and happy to provide information about the neighbourhood and in-all took good care of us, always seeming to be around. The apartment was cleaned frequently and we very much appreciated the laundry service. We would definitely stay there again when/if we go back to NY and would wholeheartedly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Historical NY Townhouse Experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in the Grande White Loft lasting 12 nights. In NY space is always at a premium and the loft was a squeeze for a family of 5 with 3 teenagers but it was clean, well-maintained and everyone had a comfortable bed (1 double + 3 singles) so it worked really well. We are British but live in the French Alps and have travelled quite a bit. We were looking for somewhere special to stay in NY close to central park and were not disappointed. The property is full of character, as is the street outside; while we were there, there was filming going on in the street for a period-drama! Julia was away on vacation during our stay but we were well looked-after by her staff. They were very welcoming and gave us a good run-down of the neighbourhood and were on-call for our needs. The room was regularly cleaned and the (included) laundry service was very much appreciated! We will definitely go back to stay there if/when we visit NY again and would recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I planned a girlfriends' get away in NY and this place far exceeded my expectations. It was beautiful, clean and in an amazing location, away from busier areas, but close enough to them. It was in very close walking distance to Central Park and major means of public transportation . Julia was warm and over-the-top as far as accommodating us and was always available. Thanks you, Julia, for providing this treasure!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful character home in upper Manhattan

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely stunning home in a superb location. Only minutes from Central Park, the MET, shops, cafes and the subway. A big highlight was the daily maid service including laundry.

We were travelling for business in the museum sector. We couldn't have been in a better place. We felt safe and well looked after.

Julia allowed us to store our cases and freshen up prior to check in which was fantastic as we had a full day of meetings.

A truly wonderful experience. If you get to stay try the pastries and coffee around the corner.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very accommodating to our needs and terms and wee joyed our stay in this incredibly well- located apt. Having daily cleaning and laundry service proved a huge bonus as well.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Accommodations for My Family

  • 5 of 5

When attending my 25th West Point Class Reunion in October of 2015, I wanted to stay in the city so that my children could both attend my reunion with me and also experience NYC on the same trip. Finding this loft apartment on vrbo was fantastic luck! The Grand White Loft afforded my wife and I and the three children, two of which are teenagers, plenty of room. The beds really are top quality. My 11 year old still occasionally talks about "his bed in New York City" because it was so comfortable. Julia made us feel perfectly at home. Because we were traveling out of the city a good bit, I rented a car at La Guardia as i was somewhat familiar with NYC from going to school at West Point. However, Julia offered to send a car for us. She also provided extremely detailed information on nearby restaurants and grocers. One thing that made me feel very comfortable the first time I spoke with Julia was that it was obvious that she was interviewing me more than I was interviewing her-this told me immediately that she was very particular about who she accepted to stay in her home. And the townhouse really is fabulous. Besides being beautiful, the location cannot be beat. We walked into Central Park. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a five minute walk. I unequivocally recommend Julia Zanetti and this property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

Our Landmark Townhouse, also our home, is 30 steps off 5th Avenue and the Entrance, not just the wall from Central Park.

Our street is one of the most sought-after areas to stay in Manhattan's elegant Upper East Side.

Three exclusive 5-star hotels are only 10-40 seconds away - The Carlyle, The Surrey, and The Mark - ensuring heightened security 24-hours per day.

The Carlyle Hotel regularly hosts members of the English Royal Family, US President as well as Presidents & Prime Ministers of many Western European countries.

The Mark Hotel and The Surrey Hotel are the hotels of choice for both European and American artists and celebrities.

Moreover, many buildings within 30 meter radius of our house belong to foreign governments and are used for government celebratory functions and for hosting highest ranking country officials.

Museums within 2-10 minute walk: Metropolitan,

Whitney, Frick, Guggenheim, Naturaly History iw 15 min walk & many others.

Immediately on Madison Avenue's exclusive Boutique Shopping and also the Gallery mile.

Closest SUBWAY / Metro / Underground

is 4 MINUTE walk away

(#6 Green train on Lexington Ave & 77th street)

• Central Park ENTRANCE 30 meters away

• 5th avenue Bus stops at 35 meters, every 3 mins (runs north-south)

• cross-town Bus stops 3 blocks away, every 5 mins (runs east-west)

• metro/underground is 3 blocks away, at Lexington & 77th (4,5,6 lines run north-south)

4 major supermarkets/ grocery food stores within 3 to 8 minute walk:

• very inexpensive D'Agostino, Gristedes and Shop Rite

• and upscale gourmet grocery stores: Dean & Deluca, Eli's, Citarella, Grace's Market

Walking access to world's best critical-care hospitals: Sloan-Kettering, Columbia-Presbyterian, Weill-Cornell Medical Center, Hospital for Special Surgery. Closest good hospital (Lennox Hill) in 3 minute walk away.

Other Activities: museums, music, great restaurants, shopping, urban culture.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
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5 Dec 2016 - 9 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £60 per night, per additional guest
10 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £67 per night, per additional guest
January winter rate
4 Jan 2017 - 21 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £36 per night, per additional guest
February rate
22 Jan 2017 - 9 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £28

Depending on the season and the particular flat, the daily rates range from $250 for the gap nights in the Small flat to above the starting rate of $700 for Large apartments.
Please note that the lowest rate listed is offered only for those specific dates which will allow us to close the gaps left in our schedule between periods of longer occupancy.
Please ring or email us for accurate quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 07-Dec-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Computer Available
  • Lift
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Printer
  • Safe
  • Scanner
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi

Onsite Services

  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre


  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • outlet shopping

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling

Floor Area

  • 65 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jacuzzi, High quality fixtures, endless hot water, 2x headed shower.
  • * extra-wide / extra-deep BATHTUB in the Loft * plush Towels and bathroom rugs changed as needed by daily maid service * high quality fixtures * endless hot water * hotel-syle TOILETRIES provided * high-speed hair-drier


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Tempurpedic/memory mattress. 100% Pima Cotton/down bedding.
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot, Tempurpedic/memory mattress. 100% Pima Cotton/down bedding.
  • Please note this apartment is a proper one bedroom. It has a bedroom and a very large living room. Sleeps 8 persons comfortably in 5 separate beds placed in 4 separate sleeping areas. “Bedroom 2” describes sleeping arrangement in the 3 SEPARATE as far removed from each other as possible sleeping areas of the living room. If used by 6+ guests, this flat is best suitable for families or at least groups of travelers that are very comfortable with each other. High quality Tempurpedic/memory foam mattresses, high-count 100% Pima cotton bedding / down duvet and pillows. We use only the highest quality bedding: - tempurpedic/ Memory foam mattresses - 100 % cotton sheets and towels - 100% wool or cotton blankets - down duvet, down pillows - also available on request are chiropractic, Tempurpedic, Swedish neck pillows and also hypoallergenic pillows


  • Catering available

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • · high speed wireless internet / WI-FI (dedicated IP address available) · maid/housekeeping service · heating or air conditioning: abundant, level of temperature regulated by you · over 1000 cable channels · 130cm/51” High Definirtion Flat-screen TV, High Def 107cm/42” in Suite, 40cm/16” in Petit · laundry room in basement: washing machine & dryer · hard wood parquet floors · refrigerator with freezer · gas stove top burners, pots & pans · dish washer in Loft and Suite · microwave oven · electric tea kettle · American-style drip coffee maker, Nespresso machine, French bodum, Italian moka · toaster · hair dryer · firm, high-quality mattresses; Frette-quality bedding and linens · hotel-type digital Safe-Box · high ceilings (4 meters)

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