Need 3BR NYC vacation rental

Dec 12th, 2007, 06:25 AM
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Need 3BR NYC vacation rental

Desperate for ideas on a nice, 3BR vacation apartment in central Manhattan for 3 couples for 4 nights this summer.

Starting budget is $750 per night but can adjust upwards if nothing comes up.

Thanks.
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Dec 12th, 2007, 06:39 AM
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Bardo, I've had this one saved on my favorites for a future visit:

http://www.vrbo.com/159018

There are others on vrbo.com that may be of interest to you as well. Many rent for a week, however.

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Dec 12th, 2007, 06:40 AM
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Some of the Affinia hotels have some multi-bedroom apartment type suites you might want to look into (affinia.com).
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Dec 12th, 2007, 06:58 AM
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If you google something like 'nyc short term apartment rentals', lots of references come up.
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Dec 12th, 2007, 09:54 AM
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We had a two bedroom/ two bath suite at the Affinia Gardens, and it was very nice. It's on the Upper East Side. It has a 'living room' and a kitchen. Not sure if they have three bedrooms, but it's worth asking. A very well-managed property, as I hear all the Affinia hotels are. Unlike many apartment rentals, you can stay at the Affinia Gardens for less than a week.
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Dec 12th, 2007, 10:02 AM
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You're probably going to have to adjust upwards for a 3BR. I believe Patrick has some good recs for short-term apartment rentals. Hopefully he'll see this and post.
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Dec 12th, 2007, 10:50 AM
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There are very few 3 bedroom places available and most will not want to rent for less than a week. If you go for corporate rentals you might find a place with a 2 bedroom and a 1 bedroom.

Suggest you consider 2 rooms in suite hotel (affinia etc) for options.
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Dec 12th, 2007, 10:56 AM
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Not very likely. As the other posters have said, you could get a 2-bedroom suite (though there are VERY FEW of these, so book early) plus another room. This combination might be possible for $750 per night, though it's doubtful.

I distrust Craigslist and VRBO, but people have had luck with both. But there are almost no 3-bedroom apartments in Manhattan, so the chances you'll get something are slim to none.

I think this is a hopeless exercise and would suggest reserving the suite/room combo immediately (with a reservation that can be cancelled with no fee). That way if something miraculously appears, you can cancel.
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Dec 12th, 2007, 12:31 PM
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Thanks for the honest replys - "hopeless exercise" ...Yikes! I'll look into the suite\room option.
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Dec 12th, 2007, 01:15 PM
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I just want to be a bit encouraging. I went on the Affinia Hotels web site (the best all-suite hotel company in Manhattan), and they have several hotels with 2-bedroom suites, but only the Eastgate Tower even offers a 2-bedroom suite within your initial price range. I think if you raise your budget to $325 per couple per night, you can do this with a combination of 1 2-bedroom suite and 1 regular room. At least that way you'd have one working kitchen, and the Eastgate isn't in such a bad location.

Then if you find something else, you can always cancel it. I hope mclaurie will chime in on this with some typically useful advice.
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Dec 12th, 2007, 06:50 PM
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Bardo, my apologies, I gave you the wrong site. This is what I meant to type:
http://www.vrbo.com/115235

While Doug has his doubts about vrbo, and I appreciate his opinion, we have used the site many times very successfully. Only once have we had a problem and that was when the owner's husband had passed away, but we got our money back before our trip.
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Dec 12th, 2007, 08:18 PM
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I have more doubts about the possibility of finding a 3-bedroom anything in Manhattan. I think I'm just not as trusting as some people; I'm sure most people who use VRBO do just fine.
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Dec 13th, 2007, 06:08 AM
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maggie,

We found that one already. one BR has a king, one has a queen and the tird has a pull-out sofa. If the three couples to have to draw straws, I don't want the short stick! We are still lookinhg at other options.

doug,

I am afraid you are right. I've looked all throughout vrbo, craigslist and about 25 vacation apartment agencies....NOTHING! Again, we may rethink the whole lodging situation.

Thanks to all for the help.
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Dec 13th, 2007, 06:26 AM
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Doug is right, bardo. The issue is that 3-bedroom apartments are a rarity in NY. Most who have them are families with a healthy income who aren't likely to rent. I'd try for a suite plus adjoining room or 3 hotel rooms. You won't get 3 separate hotel rooms for 750, but you might get it for closer to 800.
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Dec 13th, 2007, 06:50 AM
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Good luck, bardo! Let us know what you end up doing, OK?
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Dec 13th, 2007, 07:03 AM
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I don't really understand why you all have to stay together. You'll do much better price wise in 3 separate rooms or suites at that time of year. I would not be difficult to find a decent room for 2 for $200/night x 3= $600.

You could find something in a smaller b & b/inn by combining some bedrooms. Have a look at 1871house.com and countryinnthecity.com

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Dec 13th, 2007, 07:32 AM
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I don't really understand why you all have to stay together.

Because we want to.

We enjoy the occasional meal in - three of us are serious cooks. Especially breakfasts, in our robes, discussing the morning paper, doing the morning crossword, planning the day, etc.

We also usually enjoy spending an evening or two in on our trips. It has been possible, though sometimes challenging, in other locations around the world. This trip may have to be the exception...
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Dec 13th, 2007, 07:40 AM
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Also, the $750 was a starting point. We are OK with whatever the costs turn out to be, space and location are the drving factors - not costs.
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Dec 13th, 2007, 07:47 AM
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If price is no object, the Four Seasons has a three bedroom suite on the 32nd floor. Here is the link: http://www.fourseasons.com/newyorkfs...oom_suite.html
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Dec 13th, 2007, 07:54 AM
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P.S. The Palace also has three bedroom suites as does The Kimberly.

http://www.newyorkpalace.com/accommodations/suites.html

http://www.kimberlyhotel.com/accommodations/
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