Studio Apartment — New Paltz, NY

Mark Gavagan
4 min readAug 6



  • Available mid-August, 2023
  • $850 / month + internet >> Read the “IMPORTANT” section below <<
  • Flexible duration: Lease can end May 30 2023, or sooner, or later
  • NO SMOKING (even outside).
  • On-site parking
  • Tenant responsible for some snow and ice removal
  • Nice, clean, responsible and considerate people only
  • Street lights & sidewalks to Main Street (get home safely at night!)
  • Floors are temporarily just painted wood (medium “steel” gray)
  • There will be ongoing renovation work in the building, though noise and work days & hours will be carefully managed, for your convenience


This is currently a small studio on the upper level. Rent for the small studio is $850/month including heat, air conditioning, hot water and electricity.

We expect that around October 2023 the studio apartment will be moved into a much larger space on the lower level.

Rent for the new larger studio will be $1,250 per month plus utilities.

Once the new studio is finished and inspected, the tenant in the small studio will have the option to either:

(1) move-into the new larger studio and pay the higher rent and utilities; or

(2) move out of the building (there will not be an option to continue living in the small studio).

Current status: A building permit has been issued, but the move is pending completion and the Building Department’s inspection of the work.

above: rough layout of the new larger studio apartment, expected completion around October 2023

Great Location

  • 65 S. Chestnut St.
  • 2 blocks to SUNY New Paltz
  • 0.3 miles to Main Street

The entrance is on the left-hand (south) side of the upper level, up five exterior steps

The Building

This is a legal studio apartment in a 2-family building that was vacant for years and is being renovated (studio renovation will be complete at move-in)

above: Looking northwest from S Chestnut St, across corner of the yard of the neighbor to the south
above: approximate interior CURRENT layout (measured 4/13/2023) — the studio space has a light blue background
above: kitchen
above: kitchen

More info

  • NO cigarettes, cigars or other tobacco smoking (even outside).
  • One month security deposit + 1st month’s rent due at signing.
  • Good credit — many students don’t have a job or strong credit history, so a lease co-signer (guarantor) is okay too.
  • There is a $50 credit & criminal background check fee — LANDLORD WILL REFUND 100% of this to the person who ends-up renting the apartment.
  • Apartment includes new stove, refrigerator, and air conditioning
  • Tenant responsible for some snow and ice removal
  • This is NOT a party house. Enjoy your apartment, but please keep it clean and reasonably quiet (not silent, but be respectful of your neighbors).


  • Visible building and parking lot on an active street
  • Easy 6 minute walk to Main Street (no drinking & driving risk)
  • Sidewalks, street lights and crosswalks (to campus & main street)
  • Fire hydrant right near building
above: Fire hydrant on the south corner of property
above: Streetlight next to the property’s driveway entrance

Renter’s Insurance Is Required

To protect yourself and your belongings, renters should consider purchasing renters insurance, also known as “tenants insurance”

~ New York State Dept. of Financial Services (more info)

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Fair Housing+

Landlord is an Equal Opportunity Housing Provider and fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability or familial status.


I’m working at the building much of the week of Aug 7th and you’re welcome to call or text before coming over to see it in person.

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Thanks for looking! -Mark Gavagan