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Large charming, elegant & quiet studio. Located on the garden level of a privately owned 4-story Townhouse. Private entrance with direct access to the street. Featuring classic NY charm: exposed brick, decorative fireplace, luxury marble bathroom, flat screen TV, DVD, Ipod doc, microwave, fridge, coffee maker, iron, hair dryer, broadband wireless Internet. Located in the Historic Hamilton Heights/Sugar Hill district, this carefully restored 1889 property is conveniently located 5min from the 1,A,B,C & D subway lines. Direct ride from LGA & JFK. 9min ride to Columbus Circle or Time Square. 5mn away from Riverside Drive, the Westside Highway and the Henry Hudson Park (you can run, bike or rollerblade all the way to the Statue of Liberty ferry). Near 24/7 corner stores, supermarkets, neighborhood shops & restaurants. A few steps away from Alexander Hamilton's historic home. Next to Columbia University, City College, Grant's Tomb, Riverside Church, Central Park North & The Apollo Theater.
What happens when an American lady with celebrity status meets a Frenchman with style and swaggar? They renovate their historic 1889 Hamilton Heights/Sugar Hill Townhouse with style and care, in order to create an elegant, sexy & cozy rental property with boutique charm that can now become your Home Away from Home in NYC...
Philippe & Janine Doh purchased this studio in 1998
We absolutely loved this place. It was our first time using VRBO and I can't express how happy we were to go the non hotel route for our very first trip to NYC. And we'll probably do the same thing when we return. We've done a lot of traveling and this place made us feel at home. It was cozy, warm and comfortable to return to after a long day of sightseeing and walking. Personably I loved the neighborhood. It had lots of character and it close to subways which made it very convenient to get from A to Z. People were nice and helpful when asking about directions. Lots of restaurants to choose from as well, like Picante and Solace. It was safe and we felt safe.
I would recommend this place for people who want to be in the chaos of NYC but RETURN to a calm, quiet and nice place to stay at and feel like you were in your own living room. Only thing To consider is the bed is a full. My spouse is 6'2 (and I'm 5'1) and us sleeping on a full was tight but a small price to pay for such an awesome stay.
The owners are sweet and respond to your questions/concerns quickly... If there are any. We are gonna miss NYC. Thank you Philippe and Janine!
Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
Stayed: Oct 2014
VRBO, from HomeAway
Tourists without a Car,
I enjoyed my stay very much . It is a nice very modern updated place with a good location to the subway. Since I love food, there is all kinds restaurants or walk ins just a block away.The owners are very accommodating if you have any questions. I am definitely going back there if I visit New York City again.
We really enjoyed staying here. The owners were prompt with emails & information. Checking in and out was very easy and they were flexible with our schedule. The room was in great condition - the bathroom was very clean (note: it wasn't clear to us in the photos but there is a sliding door). We were very close to two subway stops and there are some great restaurants nearby. Again, we would recommend this for any young couples eager to have a base for exploring the city.
Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
Stayed: Sep 2014
VRBO, from HomeAway
Tourists without a Car,
I was very pleased with this spot and I'm keeping it as my spot when I go to NYC. I'm a New Yorker (from Lower East Side) but wanted to be in a less busy, more affordable place. The owners were very accomodating with a little situation at the start of the time there and went above and beyond to rectify which I appreciated. Customer service is important and they showed they knew the value of that.
The place is so adorable and perfect with its own private entrance. It is located on a quiet street and what I loved is that as a Latinos we found a great restaurant Caridad to eat mangu! There was also a great domican place to get my hair done up the block for a wedding that weekend for $25!!
The AC was powerful and in the middle of summer it was perfect. The bathroom is amazing and the bed which I thought would be uncomfortable was actually quite comfy. Other than a little room in bathroom or more light by the mirror by entrance (for us makeup girls), this place was perfect.
I already told my friends about this spot and will definitely be back soon!
This place is very convenience, it just takes a few minutes to subway station by walk. Neighborhood is safe and convenient as well. the room is very clean and comfortable, my wife loves that mattress very much. Janine is responsible and helpful. I recommend this place very much.
The property was great (the bathroom is fabulous!), the location is great. I went alone (I am a young female), was walking around the city during early morning an felt really safe in the big city of NY. The room was very clean and comfortable, a great place to come back to after a long day in Manhattan. I loved everything about my stay here, it was close enough to everywhere I wanted to go in Manhattan and not to mention it was reasonable for NY. Janine and Phillipe were very nice and accommodating. I would definitely consider this my NY home and stay here again.