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★5th Ave Central Park Mansion★ owner + staff onsite + daily maid service - 3 SUITES in same mansion - upto 23 guests - rent 1,2, or all 3 suites

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Updated: 25-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 23
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


3 SUITES in same mansion - upto 23 guests - rent 1,2, or all 3 suites

Within this Mansion, which in entirety is also my home, it is possible to book any combination of 3 apartments.

Send an inquiry or CALL BEFORE placing a firm request to book. I will suggest the best flat combination for your traveling party.

See other units we have available:

HomeAway 1636788

HomeAway 952457

About the property

★ 5th Avenue | Private Mansion

This elegant Aristocratic Beaux-Art style Landmark Mansion 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, our child, our parents and our staff also live in the house.


!! 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 **************


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.

We do not collect a security deposit as we have high confidence in guests we choose to host, moreover we are always at home thus are well aware of what is happening, and if something breaks, this is life. - we fix it or replace it! We know it was not done on purpose...

There are absolutely NO extra fees or charges:

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 Z

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About the Owner

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:
25 February, 2017

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

This property is listed by its Owners (a married couple with a young son) that live in the premises. 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.

Julia and Claudio - OWNERS, live in the same Mansion full time purchased this apartment in 1990

Available Rentals

Enter dates for accurate pricing


Rates vary greatly depending on the specific dates requested.

Rate you see above is for the smallest unit and is applicable for up to 2 guests.

if 3 guest (one of them is a child) intend to stay then you can be hosted in the Petit flat (Uber Studio) or one of the large apartments.

more than 3 guests certainly have to stay in a large apartment.

Please note that If you are a single traveler and wish to stay in a large apmt or if you are placing a request for 3-6 guests then you can be hosted only in one of the large apartments (one of the Suites that can host up to 5 guests or for G.W. LOFT for up to 7 guests).
There is an additional base charge of 435 per day for any of the large apartments.

The regular rates for the smallest apmt start at $275, for Petit flat at 325,
For Suites and G,W,LOFT the rates start at about $ 700 for 3 guests .

The rates for holiday and high demand periods are significantly higher.
Please contact the owners for an accurate rate quote for your specific dates.

Last minute discounts are possible.
We respond to every request !

29 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)


Comfortable apartment in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in a wonderful location with Central Park a half block away, and lots of great restaurants and shops within walking distance. We have been to NYC many times and it was great to stay in a neighborhood and really get a feel for the city. Julia sent lots of ideas for neighborhood restaurants and grocery shopping and every one that we tried was great! Julia also went out of her way to help us we had adult children coming in for the weekend and had a dinner that night and she was kind enough to meet them and let them in when they arrived. The apartment is very comfortable and it was great to be able to cook breakfast in the morning in the apartment. We really enjoyed being so close to the park for mornings walks and the subway stop is close and very convenient to get around the city. It was a great 5 day stay.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terrific Property & Highly Recommended!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I simply can't say enough about Julia Z’s 5th Ave Townhouse/5 Serviced Guest flats at Central Park. From the first contact to our goodbyes, everything was simply perfect! First off you cannot beat the location of these apartments. They are literally steps off of 5th Avenue and Central Park. The location is perfect for museums, shopping, dining and right next to the subway line. I strongly recommend this property for anyone planning a visit to New York City! These rentals are ultra-private, quiet and safe which is very important to us as we have rented apartments all over the world. One can stroll the neighborhoods night or day feeling very safe and at ease while passing all the Gastro-Pubs, Store Fronts & Bistros! The apartment is perfectly set up and VERY comfortable. You have EVERYTHING you need. Again we loved the fact the subway was so close by, plus a very nice supermarket, and spirit shop was just a few blocks away. The apartment was so incredibly quiet at night it was a delight to not have beeping horns or traffic to listen to. After staying in downtown Manhattan for years at hotels, I will NEVER go anywhere but here from now on. The value of renting these flats in comparison to any high end hotel does not even come close. The comfort of feeling like one is in their own home after a long day of walking & seeing the sights is priceless. The apartment had everything we needed and more (great Wi-Fi and Premium Networks). Lastly the communication with our host was invaluable. Julia helped us to find parking which is easily accessible both on the street and close buy if you prefer an affordable parking garage (77th & Lexington), she gave us great suggestions on where to dine (Orsay) and was available in person if need be. In closing we give this a 5 star rating for Location, Accommodation, Service, and Communication with our Host. We simply cannot wait to return. THANK YOU JULIA & CLAUDIO

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great experience

  • 5 of 5

Host was very prompt in her response to my inquiry regarding a stay, was able to reserve apartment quickly and efficiently. Apartment was rented to meet with some colleagues from dental school, plenty of room for adults, we comfortably stayed in a party of 5. Apartment is in a beautiful quiet location on the upper east side walking distance to 5th avenue.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely and Peaceful Place

  • 5 of 5

The property is wonderful and Julia incredibly helpful and organized. The bedroom has a really comfy bed and good lighting especially for reading at night or early morning. The bed is almost as large as the room so careful maneuvering but I like having a big bed! The main room is very bright and nice. For sleeping it's a communal affair so family or really good friends. The kitchen is well equipped for an easy meal. We made omelettes and that worked great!! Thanks again to Julia for her detailed info about neighborhood and things to do places to go!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We will be back

  • 4 of 5

Our overall impression was favorable.The location was perfect,safe,great restaurants within walking distant and across the street from Central park.We had reserved the entire 3 floor as we had four couples gathering there from round the world.The apartments are well decorated , clean and well maintained.Julia was there to help with our questions.They also did our laundry at no extra charge.Our only concern was that the couches that made into double beds were not suitable for adults.We ended up renting another apartment.We paid cash which was inconvenient for travelers from over sea. With that said I would recommend these apartments as we ended up having a great time

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Two comments: The sofa beds are queen size and very comfortable (please read many other reviews that described how very comfortable they are). The fact is that no one from this traveling party of quite mature adults ever tried to sleep on the sofa bed. here is who was scheduled to sleep on the sofa beds: a couple in their 60/70s who arrived one day after everyone else and thus by default were not given a choice of beds. All regular beds were taken by other couples. Unfortunately both of those lovely people were over 280 pounds each. Naturally sharing a queen size bed (sofa bed or regular bed) becomes cumbersome at that size... Luckily I had another apartment available and they took that apartment and paid in cash as wiring money from New Zealand did not make sense. They were welcome to pay for that extra apartment via Homeaway, but they wanted to avoid paying the processing fees. So they paid cash. Two lessons: 1. please let me know if you are significantly above average size, i shall steer you correctly. 2. ask what your payment options are: credit card via Homeaway ONLY, bank transfer and cash are all acceptable forms of payment.
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A Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This property is beautifully located just off of Central Park in the Upper East Side. Julia and Claudio are wonderful hosts, and the home is spacious and well appointed. The daily cleaning service was also a plus as compared to other VRBO properties in which we have stayed. We felt like we had a home away from home in NYC, and look forward to staying here again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: 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.


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Gate
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Staff


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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

  • 0 m²


  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Luxurious marble bathroom/lavatory Very high water pressure Unlimited hot water Deep bathtub in 3 of the 5 apmts Shower in all apmts Window in 3 of the 5 bathrooms Vanity


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, adult twin size memory mattress comfy cot + crib available
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, adult twin size memory mattress comfy cot + crib available
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, adult twin size memory mattress comfy cot + crib available
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, adult twin size memory mattress comfy cot + crib available
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, adult twin size memory mattress comfy cot + crib available
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, adult twin size memory mattress comfy cot + crib available
  • Bedroom 9 - 2 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, comfy sofa bed for 2x +optional cot | memory foam mattresses
  • Bedroom 8 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot, 2 very comfortable easy to operate sofa beds + cot available
  • Bedroom 10 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1st floor very small terraced apmt (not Petit flat) -pls ask
  • Bedroom 7 - 2 Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot, 2 PROPER TWIN beds + 2 double futon Beds | all very comfy
  • All Master bedroom - Tempurpedic mattress 193cm x 203cm (Italian super- matrimoniale, US king, UK super-king)


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture


  • Self-catering

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


  • Amenities for the Deluxe Terraced Suite: * High speed wireless internet / Wi-Fi * Daily maid/housekeeping service * Heating or air conditioning: abundant, level of temperature regulated by you * HDTV 127cm/50” Flat-screen, 750+ cable channels * Laundry room in basement: washing machine & dryer (all personal laundry is done by our housekeeping service at no charge to you) * Hard wood parquet floors * Refrigerator, dishwasher, toaster, microwave oven, 4-ring gas stove top burner * Kitchens are well-stocked with basic electric and cooking utensiles, as well as quality pots & pans * Electric tea kettle, American-style drip coffee maker, Nespresso machine, French bodum, Italian moka * Large bathtub, shower massage,· hair dryer * Firm, high-quality mattresses, Frette-quality bedding and linens * Safe-Box, hotel-type digital safe * High ceilings (4.5 meters/14.8 feet)· All floors serviced by an Elevator Lift. Owners and Maintenance Personnel on Premises full-time. - NO SMOKING -

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