If you have a lot of money and yearn to escape to the country without leaving East Ninth Street, then — well!
This house between Avenue A and First Avenue might be for you!
To the Town listing:
Country-House-in-the-City + location, location, location! Prime East Village Entire 4 story historic Manhattan Townhouse + Enormous densely green garden on one of the best East Village blocks. Walking distance to Astor Place, Union Square and major subway lines. This 6 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms house can be a 1 family or 2 family. Features include gorgeous floor to ceiling French windows, Classic parlor floor dining/living room with high ceilings, diagonally laid Victorian wood floors & the French windows... large, sunny extra atelier or work room. Available furnished or partially furnished. Country House in City is perfect description.
This unique house has been featured in Law & Order and movies.
And the asking price? $14,000. [Added: A month to rent.]
Or you could just take Metro North to, say, Sloatsburg for the weekend.