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★5th Ave Central Park Mansion★ owner + staff onsite + daily maid service - Petit & Charmant: romantic functional brilliant arrangement+great rate

Bedrooms 1
Space 376 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Popular Features
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking



Petit & Charmant: romantic functional brilliant arrangement+great rate

This is our smallest flat.

Perfectly suits the needs of a single traveler on an extended stay or a COUPLE looking for a well-priced pristinely clean flat for a romantic getaway, or traveling with a CHILD.

(Queen+optional adult Twin bed) **

Half-above/half-below grade, between the ground and basement floors on the front side of the building. Accessible by Elevator only (in emergency also by stairs!) **

Northern exposure. 2 very tall windows let in ample fresh air and daylight, however there is NO VIEW.

On a gloomy day you will feel happier with the lights on. **

Bed can be moved away from the wall and rotated.

2 big comfortable leather RL armchairs do not appear in the photos.

Other furniture options are available (we set it up "on demand" for longer stays).

Ample storage within the unit and a closet immediately outside of it (not in photos) **

Blackout + semitransparent shades.

Even w/o shades it is impossible to peek into the unit from the street.


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About the property

★ 5th Avenue | Private Mansion

★ Daily Maid Service ★ Elevator Lift ★ High Speed WiFi ★ Quiet Setting ★

☺► CONTACT US DIRECTLY to discuss flexibility with booking options, to select the exact number of days you would like to stay, or specific dates (at times the calendar function does not work properly). Write to me using the white "Ask Owner a Question" link which is under the "Request to Book" blue button.

☺► PLEASE NOTE - we have five separate units in our Mansion, all listed with HomeAway.

Use the "Search Function" to find the Deluxe Terraced Suite (№ 1636788), Deluxe European Suite (№ 952457), Grande White Loft (№ 808231), Petit & Charmant Flat (№ 808231), and Artist's Studio (№ 808231).

☺► OUR RESPONSE TIME - We take every inquiry seriously, and we make a point of responding to everyone in a timely manner… sometimes immediately, but usually within the hour… and, if after a 2-hour period, you still have not heard from us, please resubmit your inquiry, as you can be certain that we have not received it.

☺► IN YOUR RESERVATION INQUIRY, be sure to include YOUR PHONE NUMBER, and your email address so that we can contact you.

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★★★★★ 5-Star (300+ reviews)

We have 5 listings on HomeAway with an aggregate of 300+ traveler reviews… of which, 281 are 5-star reviews, and 31 are 4-star reviews.

Since 2005, we have been luxuriously hosting guests from around the world in a warm and splendid environment.

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♥ Luxury-Safety-Serenity ♥ Couples-Families-Friends ♥ Children+Pets OK ♥

Your own private hideaway. A quiet dreamy oasis for your busy New York trip. Enjoy life in an elegant 1904 Mansion in one of the city's most charming historic neighbourhoods.

If you are a regular guest of The Carlyle, The Mark, or The Surrey, but are looking for more space, privacy, bespoke personalized service... or merely more calm and quiet (here you can hide from the paparazzi)... or if you are a couple celebrating a special occasion... or if you are simply looking for an unforgettable stay... this classically furnished, most luxurious guest suite is distinctly for you.

This elegant Aristocratic Beaux-Art style Landmark Mansion was built in 1904 from Indiana limestone and Italian marble. My family was fortunate to have acquired it in 1988, and it has been our family's leading residence since 1994.

At over 13,000+ sqft, (1.200+ sqm), our NYC Mansion is much too spacious for us. So we decided to live on the upper 3 floors, and to convert the lower 4 floors into completely separate & very private guest apartments (all with independent entry) available year-round for brief stays and mid-term let.

Since 2005, we have been luxuriously hosting guests from around the world in a warm and splendid environment.

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♦ Owners & Staff

Julia+Claudio, the owners live in the Mansion full-time. Housekeeping staff and Maintenance personnel are on premises 12 hours per day.

Your time of arrival can be anytime of day or night, and we shall be welcoming you with a smile.

Daily Maid & Housekeeping services are included in the price of every reservation. This is not optional, as we insist on daily maintenance. However, we shall never be interfering with your stay. Housekeeping occurs at your convenience, usually when you are out and enjoying the city.

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♦ Additional Information

360° VIRTUAL REALITY TOUR + 5 separate videos = contact us directly to view this unbelievable Virtual Reality Tour in HD… all viewable on your smartphone

Contact us directly for more information, especially if you are not able to select the exact calendar the days you would like to stay. More days are open than what shows on the calendar and there is flexibility with booking options. [the Calendar function does not seem to always work correctly.]

Write to me using the white "Enquire Now" button in the "Property Manager" Section, if you are using the European website. If you are using the US website, write to me using the white “Contact Manager” button/link in the “Property Manager” Section.

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♦ How to INQUIRE/ENQUIRE and what we would like to know about you

We shall be hosting you in our home. Our family lives there full-time.

We get over 30 inquiries per day, and we are very particular about whom we allow to visit with us. We have to be, as our family lives in the same premises.

Please tell us who you are, who the travelers are and their relationship to each other, where you are coming from, your approximate age (certain suites are easier for the elderly or infirm), and the reason for this trip. In general, the more information you provide (occupation, familiarity with our neighborhood, etc) the better. We care about whom we host in our home, and we do not wish to have any doubts about whom will be visiting with us. This will allow us to prepare your suite in a bespoke manner and to be as welcoming as possible with you.

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♦ Parties & Gatherings

Finally, while we are all for celebrating important milestones, please understand, that other guests and their families will be staying in the house with you, thus we would not welcome a party that might disturb others. If you are thinking about having a party or gathering at the premises, please discuss it with us in detail PRIOR to making a reservation. Any gathering without our prior specific approval will be dissolved by the appropriate authorities.

NOT ALLOWED are large cocktail parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, or any gathering that would more than double the size of the group of actual guests.

♦ SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED ANYWHERE, not even on the terraces or balconies.

This is the law in New York City, and it will be strictly enforced at our premises… if not, we stand the chance of being heavily fined by the authorities. Apologies in advance for being so firm about smoking, but we have to be mindful of the health of our other guests and of our neighbours… and also we do not wish to be fined by the City.

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♦ Larger groups – up to 22 guest at a time…!

We love entertaining larger groups, and we can comfortably host up to 22 guests at our Mansion at any particular time. We have a total of 5 listed suites with HomeAway, all furnished to a very high standard.

Contact us for Wedding or Marriage Parties or other special arrangements, as we will do all we can to make you happy.

☺► Have a bigger group or want other options? Use the "Search Function" to find the the Grande White Loft (no. 808231), Deluxe European Suite (no. 952457), Petit & Charmant Flat (no. 808231), and Artist's Studio (no. 808231).

More Details

Julia and Claudio - OWNERS, live in the same Mansion full time
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Julia and Claudio - OWNERS, live in the same Mansion full time

Since 1994, our Fifth Avenue Mansion has been an oasis for weary travellers visiting bustling and energetic New York City. Owned and operated by an old European family who has chosen to make New York City their home, the premises has not forgotten the Old World refinements of England and France. Located in the mid-70's and Fifth Avenue, The Fifth Avenue Mansion has often been a home-away-from-home to notable members of several Royal Families from a number of European countries.

This property is listed by its Owners, a married couple, who live in the premises with their family.

Housekeepers and Maintenance Staff also live on premises and are available 12-hours per day, every day.

Most matters get attended to within a few minutes.

Julia & Claudio do everything to make their guests' overall stay in NY as comfortable and easy as possible.

You will find that everyone is very friendly, and very easy to deal with.

☺► CONTACT US DIRECTLY to discuss flexibility with booking options, to select the exact number of days you would like to stay, or specific dates (at times the calendar function does not work properly). Write to me using the white "Enquire Now" button in the "Property Manager" Section, if you are using the European website. If you are using the US website, write to me using the white “Contact Manager” button/link in the “Property Manager” Section.

☺► IN YOUR RESERVATION INQUIRY, be sure to include YOUR PHONE NUMBER, and your email address so that we can contact you.

Available Rentals

Enter dates for accurate pricing


Depending on season and apartment daily rates range from $250 for the gap nights in Artist Studio to above the starting rate of $750 for Large apartments.
Rates quoted above are for 30 day stays.
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.
Sunday departures, except in the Artist studio, will be assessed a $100 fee.
Please ring me +1-917-825-3188 or email for accurate quote.
DO NOT put in a firm RESERVATION REQUEST UNTIL you speak to me.
It is possible that another apmt in our House would work better or just as well 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 apmt.
I respond to ALL polite inquiries and answer the phone at all times when i am not asleep or with current guests of the house.


Accommodation and facilities for Petit & Charmant: romantic functional brilliant arrangement+great ratein Lenox Hill in Upper East Side

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • No smocking anywhere on the premises.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Computer Available
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Marble Bathroom, washing basin/sink
  • Marble Bathroom and Shower * high quality fixtures, endless hot water * hotel-syle TOILETRIES provided * high-speed hair-dryier * plush Towels and bathroom rugs changed as needed by daily maid service
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 100% Cotton Linens / Feather/Wool duvet
  • · high speed wireless internet / WI-FI (dedicated IP address) · maid/housekeeping service · heating or air conditioning: abundant, level of temperature regulated by you · over 1000 cable channels; 130cm Plasma Flat-screen TV in this flat, 80cm in Balcony Suite, 40 in Petit flat · 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)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • 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


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average rating of 4.903226 based on 62 reviews

quaint street, luxurious appt -- off beaten path

  • 5 of 5

From my first encounter with Julia she was focused on our stay being World-class! The Appartment was emaculately decorated with old century charm. The elevator I absolutely adored -- it was an antique in and of itself made in the 1900's. Also, my wife suffers from chronic pain and one late night I called Julia and within 5 minutes she had delivered her personal heating pad for my wife to use during the remainder of our stay. Anything we needed was there--from transportation to amenities to housekeeping. The Appartment is located directly in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods on the upper east side. Central Park literally across the street. Each morning my wife and I would simply roll out of bed and step out the front door to local cafe for coffee, espresso and a light breakfast before enjoying world-class shopping and strolls through the park. We have been to New York before and have aways stayed in hotels. Never again! The flat, although small, was perfectly arranged for 2 and was very comfortable. We awoke each morning to light from the street level windows. No view in this Appartment, but we would sit in the common space to read a book or to enjoy the view. Adorable and comfortable is how I would summarize both the Appartment and Julia's hospitality. We can't wait to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elegant, spacious, ideal location

  • 5 of 5

The second floor apartment with balcony is a delightful, quiet retreat right in the midst of Fifth Avenue museums, restaurants, shops, and accessible transportation. The contemporary, well-equipped kitchen would be perfect for home cooking, though we only used it for coffee and snacks. Everything in the apartment was well-maintained, and the daily housekeeping was an added benefit. Julia, the owner, was responsive and easily available by text or phone. Overall, the apartment is just as described by the owners. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice, lovely, safe and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

So glad I found this lovely home on Vbro. I felt safe in this neighborhood. Julia is an amazing host! She’s always making sure that you’re comfortable and having a nice time. She gave me a tour of the rooms and information for restaurants and grocery stores nearby. Most hotels have you checking in about 4 pm, I had an early flight and she had arranged for a driver to pick me up, she let me check in early and I’m so thankful for that. I got to rest after checking in, which helped me tremendously after being up for 24 hours.

Central Park is right down the street, the subway was a few blocks away, the Met is close by. Her housekeeper is very nice and helpful. The petite flat bathroom was too small for my taste, I asked to change rooms and Julia was very accommodating. I got to stay in one of the larger rooms. The rooms are quiet, clean, beds are so comfortable and every room has a full kitchen. I enjoyed making my own hot tea every morning from the tea kettle. The house is clean, smells clean and fresh. The elevator is a plus especially after a long day of walking, sightseeing and those last few steps up the stairs just look like another 10 miles, jk.

I’m so happy I stayed in the Terraced suite, blue room apartment. I went to see the Yankees vs Red Sox game at Yankee stadium, the Yankees won that game, yay for that. I also enjoyed two broadway shows, which had my fav actors, Denzel Washington and the other one had captain America aka Chris Evans. The weather was lovely and I had the best time at these events, Central Park and sleeping in a comfortable bed at this quiet gorgeous home.

Whenever I travel back to NYC, this is the place I plan to stay at again and again.

Thank you Julia

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property. Could not ask for better location. Safe, convenient, comfortable, and very clean

  • 5 of 5

First time at a VRBO so a new experience. We could not ask for a better stay. The property was amazing and in a great location less than half a block from Central Park. It is a beautiful house as well as convenient, comfortable, and clean. Julia and Claudio are great hosts — friendly, professional, attentive, and accessible (seeing as they live in the same building). They made many recommendations regarding planned parts of our stay, and followed up to see if things met with our approval. They also sought our input “as guests” to pass on recommendations to future guests. The bottom line is that this stay was a great experience. We recommend this property and the owners most highly, and plan on returning.

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Small but comfortable in an ideal location!

  • 5 of 5

Small but very comfortable in an ideal location. Lovely host!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The place is beautiful! The location is perfect if you want to stay uptown where it’s a little quiet

  • 5 of 5

Julia is even more accommodating than you can expect. She is the definition of hostpitable.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.