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Townhouse Studio on Perfect Block, Quiet, Sunny, Gracious.

Bedrooms Studio
Space 32 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Completely private studio apartment in small brownstone building.

The Metropolitan Room, as it is known, is an elegantly furnished studio is up one flight of stairs in a 1881 brownstone townhouse. The four poster queen size bed is extremely comfortable and laden with pillows and a comforter. The south facing windows fitted with folding shutters and venetian blinds look out over West 82nd Street. The kitchen is small but efficient with a brand new LG stainless steel refrigerator. There is a professional quality hot plate that can cook anything. An additional hotplate is available upon request. The charming wallpapered bathroom is has a bathtub and features both a standard shower and a hand held shower.

There is a new flat screen television behind the shutters of the armoire. The big desk has plenty of room to set up a computer and work. There are two leather club chairs facing the fireplace (non-working). A commodious dresser and big closet will fit all your clothes. Hangers are provided, of course. The floor is carpeted in a wool berber and there is an arts and crafts wallpaper wainscotting around the room.

We are a married couple who live on the ground floor, one of us is an architect, the other a composer of classical music. We both work from home. We will greet you upon your arrival and are happy to guide you to features of the neighborhood. The building is extremely quiet and secure, as is the tree lined block in the heart of the Upper West Side. You are just steps from the greatest museums, shopping and entertainment in the world.

Keywords: Studio Apartment, One Room flat, Apartment, Flat

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Warren Ashworth
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Warren Ashworth

We are an artist couple, one of us is a composer of classical music the other is a painter and an architect. We have two grown children. We live and work in the brownstone.

Warren Ashworth purchased this apartment in 1987

Why Warren Ashworth chose Upper West Side

This is our year round residence. We have two VRBO units in this brownstone, each across the hall from the other. The other unit, The Dutch Room, is listed under VRBO 430146. Families and friends often like to book both. They are both studios and both are the same rental rates.

What makes this apartment unique

High ceilings, quiet, beautifully furnished.

Unlike many listings, The Metropolitan Room is fully licensed by the City and State of New York to operate as a hotel for which we collect and pay taxes. Our license numbers are available upon request.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Upper West Side, New York

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 32 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is small and pink but well equipped with large fluffy towels, a handheld shower, hamper, large mirror, and a laundry drying line.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) This is a very comfortable, new fairly firm bed with sumptuous bedding and a variety of pillow choices. Please let us know if you are allergic to down and we will remove the down comforter and pillows and provide hypo-allergenic bedding.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • tennis
Lovely non-working fireplace, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, microwave, fresh clean terry-cloth robes, library of books about New York and many mystery books, folding table and chairs for dining,


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Townhouse Studio on Perfect Block, Quiet, Sunny, Gracious.
average rating of 4.877193 based on 114 reviews
New England

Lovely stay....perfect for a NYC culture fix!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is quiet, comfortable, clean, convieniently located, with great hosts! Been here 6 times and will return next year too!

  • Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warma nd Welcoming

  • 5 of 5

The studio has everything you need to feel comfortable and well taken care of from robes to good coffee and a firm bed. Warren is very responsive to emails and provides many special amenities in the studio which make it warm and welcoming. We loved the building, its architecture and history and of course its location. We would happily stay here again.

  • Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilson Arkansas

Old world charm in quiet, convenient neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Photos of this property cannot convey its elegance. The studio apartment had everything I needed: wonderfully comfortable bed and linens, well appointed kitchen and bathroom, quiet and sunny lodging, located near Central Park, multiple museums and subway stations. My brother was able to stay in the apartment across the hall, making this doubly convenient. We felt like to locals in this delightfully decorated apartment, with beautiful carpeted staircase, blooming fruit trees in vestibule, and heavy carved wooden doors. Hidden gem.

  • Submitted: 8-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter week in NY

  • 5 of 5

Quiet residential neighborhood, convenient for Lincoln Center, Central Park, Met Museum. Excellent public transportation. Very comfortable bed; good-quality linens; two good chairs. Great spot for a city week for two.

  • Submitted: 27-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holiday in New York

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cute brown stone. We were walking distance to Central park' The Met and even down town.

The area had cute restaurants, shops and bars. We were there to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and see the beautiful Christmas decorations.

Warren was so kind and responsive, he even got my sick husband chicken soup one day.

We will definely stay there the next time. Thank You!

  • Submitted: 7-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Attractive studio/perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Pleasingly furnished, comfortable and ideal location. Big window for lots of daylight. Quiet street, but a few blocks from both subway lines and anything you could ever want to eat! Walk into and through Central Park - just down the block.

Owners are very responsive - live on premises and have people covering if not there. Beats staying in a hotel since you have a very pleasant room plus a small kitchen. Generous refrigerator and microwave - hot plate - no stove, but not much different from my electric stove top at home and who wants to cook when there are fun places to eat within a few blocks.

  • Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
West Side Highway
Car: not necessary

The Upper West Side is New York City' arts center. We are 15 minute walk to Lincoln Center and 20 to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Museum of Natural History is right around the corner.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in Upper West Side, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning service C$51.25
Tax Rate 14.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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