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Convenient Sexy Cozy Studio @ Historic Townhouse w/ Boutique Charm & Amenities

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


Minimum Stay
2 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome

About the property

Large Studio, Luxury Bathroom, 1 Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, sleeps 3

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.

Philippe Doh
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2017

About Philippe Doh

Live in a renovated 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 Doh purchased this studio in 1998


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

Convenient Sexy Cozy Studio @ Historic Townhouse w/ Boutique Charm & Amenities
average rating of 4.8939395 based on 66 reviews
Austin, Texas

Awesome affordable place to stay in NYC!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I have stayed with Philippe and Janine 2.5 times-- it should have been 3 times, but this last stay, there was a plumbing issue the day before we were to check in... so they amazingly found us another place to stay just blocks away! So, while we didn't actually stay here the 3rd time... I'm giving them credit for the awesome customer service!

As for their place: It's great. I feel comfortable in NYC and love riding the subway, so even though it's not super convenient to midtown and "cooler" areas, it's super convenient to a number of subway lines. Or, take a cab/Uber and it's easy to get where you need to be. But, we've found a lot of cool stuff just blocks away-- you just need to explore a bit and walk around!

All this reminds me: Time to book another NY trip!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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2 4

Wonderful stay - felt like home

  • 5 of 5

Philippe and Janine made everything possible to guarantee that our stay in NYC could be the best experience ever. We felt like home, thanks to him, Janine, and their wonderful friend Teresa. I'll surely recommend them to family and friends and stay with them again!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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0 6
San Diego

Loved it! Gonna miss it!

  • 5 of 5

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You! :)
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1 10

Great studio for a good prize

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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2 11
Austin, TX

Great place, highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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3 11
Miramar, Florida

What a find in Manhattan!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
NY La Guardia, JFK and Newark (NJ)
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Upper Manhattan Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Linen Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Upper Manhattan Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Five-star bathroom amenities: Italian marble, ny subway tiles, Kholer fixtures, mirrors & glass shower doors.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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