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MIDTOWN FLATS NYC-A Legal Four Bedroom Designer Residence- Read Our Reviews

Bedrooms 4
Space 167 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom with Private Yard in the Heart of It All

Oversized LEGAL Vacation Accommodations for Families and Small Groups Seeking an Unforgettable Experience When Visiting New York City. 4 Large Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, 2000 SQF /186 SQM. I own two almost identical apartments. Please also view my Home away listing number 3013753. We are a centrally located townhouse comprising two separate oversized 4 bedroom apartments each with large living rooms, dining rooms and fully equipped kitchens. Because there are only two units located within the building this vacation rental is considered a legal rental. Make yourself aware of the rental laws in NYC. Beware as most apartment rentals in NYC are ILLEGAL since they are located within a larger building containing 3 apartment units or more. I recommend that you research this yourself on the internet.

The properties cater to families and groups of friends looking for a midtown Manhattan location with all the comforts and amenities of home living.


Four Large Bedrooms each with a Queen sized bed and luxurious hotel linens

2 full newly renovated bathrooms

Large open kitchen/living/dining space

Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher

Air Conditioning May 15-September 15 throughout except one bedroom which has a high velocity fan

Located on a tree lined block in the heart of Midtown Manhattan

Washer and Dryer and Iron and Ironing Board

Free High Speed Wi Fi and Cable TV

Luxurious Linens and Towels

Keyless Entry Locks

VIP Personalized Concierge Services Available

Baby Crib and High Chair Available

Soap, Dishwashing Detergent and Paper Towels Provided


The upper and a lower apartments are almost identical in their layout and furnishings and were completely gut renovated and modernized in 2013, everything is brand new from the bathrooms to the kitchen to the furniture. Each of the apartments is an oversized duplex and boasts approximately 2000 Square feet (186+ sq meters) of living space. Unlike most New York apartments each apartment is set up with generous common areas allowing your downtime to be a great social experience with friends and family. The apartments are a mix of old world charm and new contemporary flair, complimented by high ceilings, oversized windows, marble fire mantels and brick walls.

Each apartment features four generously sized bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each of the four bedrooms has comfy queen sized bed with brand new linens including down comforters with 100% high thread count cotton duvet covers and over flowing with pillows. The open living/dining/kitchen area has plenty of seating and a wall mounted plasma screen television. There is a separate dining area with a large table that can seat 8 comfortably. The kitchen is open format with a kitchen island with additional counter seating.

Each apartment has a laundry area with a washer & dryer, iron and ironing board as well as drying racks. All bathrooms have bathtubs and shower featuring tile walls and floors for a clean look and hygienic environment.

The apartments are professionally cleaned before your arrival and uncluttered.


The building is a beautiful turn of the century old world townhouse that has been completely renovated and modernized in 2013. The building contains only two apartments, an upper apartment and a lower apartment. Each apartment has its own private gated entrance. There is no elevator within the building.

More Details

Property Manager
Lisa Grossman (owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

About Lisa Grossman (owner)

Born and raised in New York City, Lisa has spent the better part of the last twenty five years in the travel industry, managing the travel needs of demanding New York City corporations and luxury vacationers. During her years in New York City, Lisa has purchased and renovated numerous apartments, becoming intimately familiar with New York City real estate market. In 2008, Lisa began renting her investment condos as short term vacation rental properties, finding a natural merge of her two life interests, travel and real estate, while satisfying the needs of families and groups seeking quality vacation apartment accommodations when visiting New York City. In 2011, when New York State passed a new law making short term rentals illegal in Class A buildings, Lisa was forced to immediately cease from renting her apartments short term. Over the course of the following two years Lisa searched New York City seeking the perfect “legal” two family townhouse and in 2013 located, purchased and gut renovated what is now know as “Midtown Flats”. In the years to follow, Lisa then went onto purchase three additional homes in the Hamptons, a beach resort destination located approximately two hours from New York City. These homes are also available for weekly rentals.

Being a Specialist in Corporate and Leisure travel with Protravel International, Lisa has had the opportunity to experience the best luxury hotels around the world. This experience coupled with Lisa’s knowledge of her client’s needs, gives her the background to understand what travelers are seeking when looking for a vacation rental apartment in her hometown, New York City.

Lisa Grossman (owner) purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Lisa Grossman (owner) chose Manhattan

In 2011 when New York City enacted a law making short term vacation rentals illegal in buildings containing 3 apartments or more and Lisa was forced to remove her condominium units from the vacation rental market. In 2012, Lisa purchased a charming townhouse which contains two individual 4 bedroom units therefore making them available for short term vacation renters.

What makes this apartment unique

Unlike almost every other vacation rental apartment listing you see, this is a Legal Vacation Rental.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Hell's Kitchen, New York

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 167 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Blow Dryer Furnished in each bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
  • Queen size Beds (4) 4 queen beds, one in each room; An additional inflatable mattress can be provided with towels and linens for $100 one time fee., Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play can be provided on request. There are NO pull out sofas in this apartment. Three of the four bedrooms are air conditioned with window air conditioners from May 15-September 15
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


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(44 traveller reviews)

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MIDTOWN FLATS NYC-A Legal Four Bedroom Designer Residence- Read Our Reviews
average rating of 4.840909 based on 44 reviews
Fort Worth, Texas

Great Manhattan condo! a superb choice

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this condo was fantastic. It was a family trip for our family of 8, with ages ranging from 12 to 84. We loved the open concept and spacious rooms, it had all the needed amenities and everything is aesthetically pleasing. We enjoyed being able to come here to relax and enjoy each others company each day. The location is very convenient, within walking distance to many NYC attractions. Subway was close and Uber was prompt. We had our groceries delivered which made it very convenient, but there are several great restaurants on the same block and stores nearby. We stayed at the downstairs condo which has an outside patio where we could enjoy the outdoors in a private setting. A great choice and will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Angeles CA

As described. Perfect for our group and the trip!

  • 5 of 5

Loved that it was just a vacation rental property so it didn't feel like you were in someone's personal space yet still had a very homey accommodating feel to it.

The character of the building and decor was authentic and awesome! The bedroom/bathroom ratio worked perfect for our group (which consisted of myself, my husband, my two sisters, my mother in law, sister in law, and Aunt), all of us but one sharing beds/rooms, but the rooms were big enough to where no one felt cramped at all and the bathrooms were surprisingly big for NYC. Loved the key-less entry system.

Was also pleasantly surprised by the location - numerous great restaurant options right next door on either side. We were coincidently and very conveniently only one block away from the Broadway theatre/show that we had tickets to. The Subway is super close.

We used their recommend concierge service (KEY) to semi-stock our fridge before our arrival - was super easy, very convenient, and loved having it all there so there were no immediate errands needed!! The service was pricey, but worth it for us. And even if we hadn't done the concierge service, there is a RiteAid right around the corner and a proper grocery store about 2 blocks away.

Lisa was very communicative before and throughout our stay when I had questions or needs. You can't get packages delivered to the unit, which was the only inconvenience, but Lisa helped coordinate the package I needed delivered to her office which is just directly across town on the East Side. So definitely not ideal, but I made it work. Food deliveries were fine b/c they will call your cell [or the provided landline] when they get there.

PS The we had Residence One with the very spacious outdoor patio!! Loved it, we had our coffee out there every day (...that it wasn't raining).

Overall a great stay, would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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loved it!

  • 5 of 5

we were a group of 6 women, were confortable here and had a great time in new york. the block where the flat is has several dinner options, restaurants going from italian to sushi. after long days of walking up and down the city, coming home to walk 20 meters for a good dinner is priceless. the flat is exactly as pictures show it, no surprises. comfortable, spacious, clean, well equiped, all you can ask for a perfect holiday in new york!!

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous location, airy, roomy and exceptionally convenient for a family or families.

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is spacious, clean, and in a fabulous central location to everything you want to see in the midtown area. We spent the week of Christmas in NYC and couldn't have picked a more comfortable place to stay for our time. After exploring all day knowing we would come home to our fabulous apartment was a real treat. It made our time in NYC so enjoyable. The apartment has all the amenities you need for a stay, washer/dryer, fully stocked kitchen and a lovely patio, which we didn't use due to the fact it was winter time. The owner was exceptionally responsive and accommodating when we had one issue come up with with radiator heating up the apartment too high, she immediately made the modifications needed to accommodate the heat within the apartment. I'd recommend staying at this property you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Stay in Midtown

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay in this spacious unit. This is a long overdue review of truly a beautiful place. We can't say enough good things about it. Location was great, the unit was as described and exceeded our expectations and Lisa was amazing to work with! Hope to stay again this summer!!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Place for Our Stay in New York

  • 5 of 5

My buddies and I come to New York every March. We came across this rental three years ago and have looked to rent it each year since. Clean, well-maintained, great layout, big bedrooms, and convenient for all of our favorite bars and restaurants in NY as well as Times Square and Madison Square Garden. Lisa made the check in and check out process totally effortless and was always quick to get back to us with any questions we had. We are already looking forward to staying there again in 2017!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located in midtown Manhattan on a tree lined block where you will find many small restaurants and cafes. The apartment is incredibly convenient to subways and public transportation. Listed below are distances to some nearby attractions: 2 blocks from the subway entrance to the 50th Street Station of the E & C lines. 3 blocks from the subway entrance to the 50th street station of the 1 and 9 lines. 4 blocks from the subway entrance to the 47th-50th Street station of the F B D & M lines. 3 blocks from the heart of Rockefeller Center & Radio City Music Hall. 3 blocks from David Letterman studios. 3 blocks from the heart of Fifth Avenue Designer Shopping. 8 blocks from the Time Warner Center – great shopping and Whole Foods. 8 blocks from Central Park. 10 blocks from Times Square.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$314.95
Damage Deposit A$944.85

$125.00 International Booking Fee if you live outside the United States
$150.00 Additional Charge for extra Inflatable bed including linens (maximum additionional 2 persons)
Easter 2016 = $1250.00 per night with 7 night minimum stay (March 20-April 3, 2016)
NYC Marathon Week= must incorporate a 7 night minimum stay at rates listed above
Thanksgiving Week =$1250.00 per night with 7 night minimum stay arriving on November 19 or 20
Christmas Week =$10,000.00 per week with 7 night minimum departing no later than December 26th or 27th
New Year’s Week =$10,000.00 per week with 7 night minimum stay arriving on either December 26th or 27th
(rate prior to December 19th is $950 and after January 3rd is $825 per night)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.