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

(88 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Bed And Breakfast
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 350 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only:

    There is absolutely no smoking in this unit or in the halls of the building or outside on the stoop. ...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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,...moreless


  • Books:

    Guides, novels, art books...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    We have Direct TV standard. We do not have HBO....moreless

  • Television:

    Brand New flat screen TV...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Ice Skating
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    A round folding table can be set up and serve as dining table for two. Folding chairs available upon request....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace:

    Non-working fireplace...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    There is a gym one block away...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Silent warm filtered air heat. No clanging pipes or boiler noises....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All cotton sheets, hand ironed. Down duvet. A variety of pillows. Those who are allergic to down can request non-down bedding....moreless

  • Parking:

    Street parking on West 82nd street is available. It may take 20 minutes to find a spot but normally one may remain parked there for two to four days depending on alternate side parking restrictions. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    There are parking garages within one block in both directions. Cost is about $45.00/24 hours...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Don't even think about it....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Ralph Lauren towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There is no washer or dryer but there are two wash and fold operations within one block and both deliver. There is also a laundromat within one block....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    We have 3.0 broadband wireless with a booster installed right in the room....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped with cutletry, pots, pans, bowls, tea pot....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Wedgewood plates and cups. Complete service for four. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen features a hot plate, a microwave, blender, coffee maker, a toaster, a refrigerator....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large Microwave....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Fresh Zabar's coffee, teas, oil, vinegar, fresh orange juice, fresh 2% milk, salt, sugar, honey....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    full size fridge and freezer...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Bicycle rental is available around the corner at very reasonable rates....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak rentals in the Hudson River available nearby....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 88 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 21 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 21 - Jan 1, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,140 $4,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning service $40
  • Tax Rate 14.75%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 03/29/2017
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1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
West Side Highway
10 Miles
Nearest Beach

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1987

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Upper West Side, New York, NY, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

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  • The view of the building from the sidewalk

    The view of the building from the sidewalk

  • The entry stoop with the owner's entry door below. Parking on the block possible

    The entry stoop with the owner's entry door below. Parking on the block possible

  • The Metropolitan Room is a 17 minute walk to the Metropolitan Opera.

    The Metropolitan Room is a 17 minute walk to the Metropolitan Opera.

VRBO #327144

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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