Need 3BR NYC vacation rental

Dec 13th, 2007, 08:28 AM
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Maybe the Affinia Gardens has a connecting room to a two-bedroom two-bath apartment? We paid about $650/night for the two-bdrm unit in late May.
Dec 13th, 2007, 08:37 AM
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Thanks, but ...

I didn't say "no object" - I said the not the "driving factor".

Twelve thousand dollars per night is, I'm afraid, an "object". Twelve hundred dollars per night for a hotel suite (though we've always went with apts) is more realistic - and really more of a last resort price for us.
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Dec 13th, 2007, 10:41 AM
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Doug -

I think you're mistaken - there are tons of 3 bedrooms apartments in Manhattan - esp in prewar buildings. Most of my friend with kids have 3 bedrooms (the so-called "classic 6" by realtors).

But, they're usually family apartments and rarely are they for sublet - esp short term.

And, for obvious reasons, corporate or even vacation rentals are usually one bedrooms at most.

So - agree finding a short-term 3 bedroom rental is very unlikely.
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Dec 13th, 2007, 12:01 PM
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Yes, there are plenty of Classic 6's, but that maids' room is usually only big enough for a twin bed -- hardly appropriate for 3 couples and rarely referred to as a "three bedroom" for that reason.
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Dec 14th, 2007, 05:16 AM
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There may be 5,000 3-bedroom apartments in Manhattan, virtually all of them occupied with renters/owners. There are over 1 million people in Manhattan alone. A handful of those apartments are ever up for short-term rental. Do the math. I'm just trying to be realistic for the poster.

I still think the 2-bedroom suite + 1 regular room is the best they're going to be able to do under the circumstances.

But the Kimberly is a very good suggestion. It's not nearly as deluxe as the Four Seasons, and the location is good as well.
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Dec 16th, 2007, 04:02 PM
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If you're looking to cook a gourmet meal, I don't think any of the typical suite hotels will give you either the space or equipment you'd want, but I would start by contacting Affinia to see if they do have any 3 bedroom suites or whether any 2 suites could be attached.

This looks closer to what you'd want but I have no personal info about whether it's legit etc.
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Dec 16th, 2007, 05:02 PM
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Sorry - I can't imagine any short term rental that would be equipped to cook a gourmet meal. Even a corporate rental with a regular kitchen simply doesn't have the equipment you would need. They have just the bare basics - assuming it's people that will order in or micro nuke stuff, except for snacks or breakfast.

As for the classic 6 - it depends on how old the building is. Many are true family apartments - and the 6 doesn't count a maid's room. Usually you can get a double bed - true, not a whole lot more - in the third bedroom as long as it's 60's or before. It's the newer buildings that have the closet third bedrooms. Or - just the faking of a real estate agent.
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Dec 16th, 2007, 05:18 PM
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I'm not sure what kind of short term rental we're talking about here, but I've rented five or six short term rental apartments in NYC, and although I didn't do any real cooking, I sure could have. Most of them came with everything from mixers and processors to about every kind of pan and cookware you might want, rolling pins, utensils, graters, coffee bean grinders, espresso makers, you name it. All have had full sized ranges with ovens and four burners. Unless the poster is expecting a 6 burner Viking with rotisserie and grill, I can't imagine struggling too much. On the other hand if you're talking about an "apartment hotel" like an Affina one, rather than a regular apartment, then I suppose the microwave, limited cooking thing might be true.

The three bedroom matter, however, is quite a different thing!
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Dec 17th, 2007, 06:40 AM
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A private apartment is much more likely to have a well equipped kitchen than a suite in a hotel, but private rentals (particularly of the size they need) are rare, especially for a period of less than a month.
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