Hello from Manhattan's beautiful Upper West Side neighborhood right near Central Park!!

Traveling Group
  • husband architect
  • me, Sandra not currently working

Listings

Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Open to Any Dates
  • Prague, Czech Republic

    September 1 — October 31, 2016 These dates are flexible

    We're looking for a simultaneous or non-simultaneous exchange of 1-2 weeks.

  • Berlin, Germany

    September 1 — October 31, 2016 These dates are flexible

    We're looking for a simultaneous or non-simultaneous exchange of 1-2 weeks.

  • London, UK

    May 1 — May 31, 2017 These dates are flexible

    Must be Central London, preferably Zone 1. A simultaneous exchange is preferred. We hope to exchange for about 4 weeks.

  • New Orleans, LA, USA

    Any time These dates are flexible

    We have no set dates. Pretty much any time could work!

Interests

  • Antiquing
  • Culinary Travel
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
  • Theater/Cinema
Vacation Type
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Exchange Reviews

January - December 2008

This is a great home on a really nice street. ...

Joel
Joel from Santa Fe, USA said

This is a great home on a really nice street. The garden is lovely and really unusual for NYC. The proximity to public transportation is a real plus.

Sandra
What we said about Joel's house:

beautiful well-equipped home. great location. nice walk to the plaza. very quiet. pretty patios and garden with hot-tub. genial,easy-to-work-with exchangers who left our home in perfect condition.

January - December 2011

My husband and I enjoyed a happy get-away to this ...

TIBBETT
TIBBETT from WASHINGTON, United States said

My husband and I enjoyed a happy get-away to this beautifully designed Manhattan brownstone. The owners made us feel like family with their accommodations and many publications about things to do in their city. The "problem" was that there were far too many fun things to do, right in their Upper West Side neighborhood! It was, at most, a few minutes away from great restaurants, shopping, parks, and subways. We have great memories of our visit. We enjoyed pleasant communications with our hosts before, during, and after our swap. Our house was in perfect condition upon our return.

Sandra
What we said about TIBBETT's house:

Staying in this adorable, convenient, clean red brick townhouse made us feel like Georgetown locals. The outdoor patio and the park down the street provided repose from days of tourism. The bus stop to the downtown area is very close as is M Street with its restaurants and shops. The exchangers are friendly, organized and easy to communicate with and left our home in perfect condition.

January - December 2011

What a fabulous place in NYC to stay. It is ...

Laura
Laura from Austin, United States said

What a fabulous place in NYC to stay. It is beautifully furnished, set on a quiet street in the center of Manhattan offering a unique perspective of living in a historic brownstone. David and Sandy were so hospitable and informative about the city. Our exchange went very smoothly.

Sandra
What we said about Laura's house:

Austin is a fun city. This lovely home is conveniently located: we walked to trendy South Congress, to restaurants, shops and bars. Tastefully decorated, clean, comfortable, spacious and with a beautiful garden with fountain, barbecue and double-story porch with views of Austin and The Hills, this home is perfect. Plus, the exchangers are generous, organized & easy-to-deal with and left our home in perfect condition.

January - December 2010

Sandy and David's home is a perfect island of tranquility ...

Kairo
Kairo from Barcelona, Spain said

Sandy and David's home is a perfect island of tranquility in the best part of New York. The house is big and in perfect condition. With its 3 floors and a private garden it is a real luxury in NY. Two different metro lines are both only two blocks away and all the main museums are a short bus ride or a 20-minute walk across the Central Park. There are lots and lots of great restaurants and good shops in the neighborhood. Watching Jewish life around you is also quite an experience. The neighborhood has the best Jewish delis and supermarkets in the whole city. To put it simply - you will love their home, guaranteed.

January - December 2013

This was a great exchange, so great I was almost ...

Joep
Joep from Frederik Hendrikbuurt said

This was a great exchange, so great I was almost tempted to keep it to myself. Because it was non-simultaneous I got to meet Sandra and David both in Amsterdam and New York. It was wonderful to spend some time together so we could both show each other around. Sandra even gave me a private tour of Manhattan. She's a Big Apple City Greeter and knows her way around the city! There is loads of information on things to do in NY in a hugh file that Sandra put together. Their house is beautiful. David restored it with much eye for detail. Although there is so much to do in NY and the house is in such a great location, it's also very nice to stay at home. And the sunny garden is a treat. Central Park and The Hudson River are just a couple of minutes away on foot. Amsterdam Avenue has great restaurants and bars and shops. I got some great tips for the best restaurants and the Smorgasbord festival at the Brooklyn Bridge was another great tip. Only on Sundays with the best food and view of the Brooklyn Bridge and the city. Conveniently located between 2 different Subway lines. But you don't always need to take them because you could just as well walk. Joep

September - September 2014

My visit to NY was enhanced by my stay at ...

Joyce
Joyce said

My visit to NY was enhanced by my stay at the Van Buren Brownstone home. Their home was delightful and location was perfect; close to NY highlights, transportation, theatre. The host was ultra gracious in offering their home for exchange. Everything was organized. We enjoyed separate bedrooms with my cousin, this exchange had character, style and a perfection rarely found in such endevours. If ever you have the good fortune try a holiday at the van Buren's, you will not be dissapointed. It was the best. Joyce Rubenstein

September - September 2014

My visit to NY was enhanced by my stay at ...

Joyce
Joyce said

My visit to NY was enhanced by my stay at the Van Buren Brownstone home. Their home was delightful and location was perfect; close to NY highlights, transportation, theatre. The host was ultra gracious in offering their home for exchange. Everything was organized. We enjoyed separate bedrooms with my cousin, this exchange had character, style and a perfection rarely found in such endevours. If ever you have the good fortune try a holiday at the van Buren's, you will not be dissapointed. It was the best. Joyce Rubenstein

March - March 2015

What an amazing home exchange!!! This home is so perfectly ...

Jennifer
Jennifer from Savannah said

What an amazing home exchange!!! This home is so perfectly located - just one block from Central Park. We loved everything about this place - the gorgeous views, the adorable loft bedroom, the luxurious master bedroom and bath - so spacious! I felt so honored to be in that home! We walked and used Uber everywhere and it was so amazing to watch the snow fall from their large front and back windows. It has a lovely garden and back porch off the master as well!!! The home was so secure and just one block away was the best coffee shop, grocery/drug store and cute pub. I thought the living room was a perfect, comfortable gathering area. Wow...this was first class all the way.

Sandra
What we said about Jennifer 's house:

Jennifer's cottage was all we could have wished for during our Savannah, Georgia visit. We loved every second in her charming, very well located home on a quiet, beautiful street in Savannah's historic district. The cottage is tastefully furnished with individual style. The space was perfect for us; we were 2 couples. The private garden provided us with an attractive, peaceful place for breakfast. Off-street parking was an added bonus. This friendly, charming and helpful owner was a delight to meet and to communicate with during our exchange planning emails and phone calls. We definitely hope to return to graceful Savannah and Jennifer's wonderful cottage! Savannah is highly recommended as well.