Cozy Girly Studio; Upper West Side

Apartment - Entire home/apt · W 77th St, New York, NY 10024, United States

The Space

My shabby-chic studio is located on the first floor of a three-story brownstone/ townhouse-like building. Double bed, full bath, small kitchen. Quiet, historic street off Broadway (but if don't live in the middle of a big city realize that the word "quiet" is relative!)

I supply bed linens and towels and other amenities like blow drier etc. I also have Wifi. You can watch Netflix if u connect your laptop to my TV, also I get (very) basic cable.

Even if your flight arrives at 3 AM there is always food nearby-a great 24/7 market around the corner carries produce, gourmet, deli food, shampoo etc.

Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues have great little restaurants and boutiques in the 70's and 80's. On Broadway there are big designer discount stores. Also chain retailers like Barneys/Banana Republic/Loft/Victoria's Secret etc.

My personal favorite indulgence is
"room service" from Europan in the morning. You can get espresso drinks and bagels etc from delivered TO YOUR DOOR at 7AM. Only in NY, right?)

Taxi/subway or walk (walking is best) to Museum of Natural History, Lincoln Center, Julliard, Alvin Ailey, Central Park, Columbus Circle. Subway line 1,2,3, is the main artery and will take you all the way downtown past Chinatown or all the way up to Harlem and Columbia University and beyond.
Trendy Meat Packing district 10/15 minutes away. Same train line will also take you to clubs in Chelsea/West Village.
Also short train or subway ride to Penn Station/Amtrak.
(Two quick trains to Grand Central Station on the East Side)

Wide sidewalks, Hudson River, parks, famous and diverse neighborhood (Seinfeld/Friends/yada yada)

Internet connect/Ethernet Aircon/yes. Drop off same day laundry service next door.
Price - total steal. The boutique hotel a couple doors down charges about 3X as much, but there's no kitchen there and the wall are not pink.

Side note: investors have been pouring $$ into this neighborhood over the past year, so we have brand new sky-scraping condos that go for millions and new (mostly upscale-chain) restaurants.

This means two things: 1. Many cool little restaurants and shops have had to move; and we feel lucky to have clung to our little corner of paradise, and happy to pass that on to you (I'm guessing that you are also not a multi-billionaire?) 2. Although patronizing the heavy weights on Broadway is tempting, we urge you to explore the neighborhood a bit to get away from fellow tourists and visitors and soak in the character of this amazing part of the city. The numbered side streets as well as Columbus and Amsterdam. And please report back to us on what you find!

Also, about pets, no cats because I hate them. Deathly allergic, but a dog might be okay if you promise not to leave him/her in the studio alone.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $55
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Listing was as expected. Enough space for me and my mom to stay for the weekend. Down the block from a hotel my mom had stayed at for 2x the price.

    April 2014
  • Nice apartment in a reaaally nice area, close to Central Park ! Just amazing !

    March 2014
  • Aina is a welcoming host! She was quick to answer my questions prior to our stay. The location is perfect - 5 minutes to the nearest train! Thanks for the lovely cozy home base for our vacation to NY.

    December 2013
  • It was a great experience to stay in NYC at this apartment! Very convenient location, Aina was very friendly and show everything we need. I will definitely recommend this place for everyone!

    December 2013
  • The apartment was a great home base for our weekend in NYC. Quiet neighborhood, yet convenient for getting downtown, and with plenty to do in the surrounding area. Apartment was clean, cute and cozy. Already hoping we can stay again in the future. Thank you Aina and Margie :)

    December 2013
  • The apartment was a great little place to get back to after a long day in NY! It's location was amazing and the place was really cute and neat! Loved it!

    November 2013
  • Enjoyed a fantastic weekend in NY at Aina's place! It really was extremely cozy and the location was great to walk to Central Park (in the perfect Fall weather) and other local restaurants and cafes.

    November 2013
  • The flat was fantastic!! Aina was very helpful and understanding of our late arrival time and early leaving time. The flat was everything it is described as being...cozy, quaint, a great location, a few minutes walk from the underground and just a short walk from a lot of restaurants. We cannot thank Aina enough for the opportunity to stay in their flat.

    November 2013
  • Perfect homebase for any NYC-Trip. Nothing more to say.

    October 2013
  • WOW!! My 16 year old niece and myself had a wonderful stay at Aina and Margie's!! It was so cute and clean and even inspiring to my niece. She thought it was so cute and wants to live in a place just like it in NYC now!
    Great (email hidden)ose to the Subway, and lots of wonderful New Yorkie things all around! Natural Mueseum of History just a couple blocks away!!
    Aina was so helpful and gave me some great tips right when we arrived which help us to figure our way around for the entire trip.
    Thank you so so much Aina!! Loved it!

    September 2013
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We are a fun, traveling couple with a pied-a-terre in NYC and a home in the Berkshire foothills between which we split our time. We like to snowboard, dive, play croquet, tango, experiment with cooking and gardening (and maybe chickens one day) and hosting people who love NYC and/or bucolic western Massachusetts hill towns. We try to be environmentally thoughtful, especially important in Massachusetts, as our home is on a septic system and we drink well water. So we try to use organics and sustainable cleaning products whenever possible. We enjoy massive building projects (currently planning to create a hori kotatsu room in the cabin, so if anyone has specialized knowledge, trade could be possible) Important! We love it when guests bring or leave food (Margie especially).
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