Studio Basement.  In the closet is a fridge, microwave, and coffeemaker.Studio Basement with 2 queen beds.

Private room

4 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds

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We love our neighborhood and apartment!

Our home is a rare NYC duplex:

DOWNSTAIRS STUDIO- own entrance, 1 large bedroom, 1 bath, and patio.

UPSTAIRS (ground floor- where we live-NO ACCESS)- own entrance, living room, kitchen, 1 BR, and 1 bath.

The space

A NYC gem railroad duplex apartment with 2 entrances, 2 bedroom, 2 bath and a bonus, a large outside private PATIO (super rare in NYC)! We live upstairs and the whole floor downstairs with a private entrance, LARGE 1 Bedroom and private patio is completely for our guest.

Our apartment is located in the back of the building so it's great to get a good night sleep without the noise of the city.

The room is a studio apartment with its own separate & private entrance, bathroom, patio and LARGE bedroom. It is directly under our apartment upstaris. It is furnished with 2 very comfortable and clean queen sized beds, a 2 person desk, microwave, fridge, and coffee maker. Complimentary coffee and tea.

On your own floor you will have your own well-maintained clean bathroom with shower supplied with shampoo, conditioner, bath soap, toothpaste, tp, and hair dryer. If you need anything else, we are just upstairs. Don't hesitate to ask.

The Upper West Side... Cultural, Artistic, Beautiful Historical Landmarks, Central Park, Riverside Dr. Park, and Family-Friendly.

Walking distance to:
- Central Park- 2.5 Blocks (103rd entrance takes you to Great Hill and The Pond)
- Riverside Dr. Park- 2.5 Blocks
- Hudson River
- Columbia University- 10 Short Blocks (common area is great to site see)
- Cathedral of Saint John the Divine - 6 Short Blocks
- Grant's Tomb

EASY and 24 hours!!! Downtown is 15min away!!
- Walking distance to 103rd St./Broadway (1 Line) Subway Station and 103rd St./Central Park West (A & C Line) Subway Station
- Express Train is ONLY 1 stop away
- Lots of Buses (including M60- straight route to and from LaGuardia Airport)
- Taxi, PLENTY especially on Broadway

Guest access

Guest will have access to the studio basement with a private entrance, bedroom, bathroom and patio. The main floor living area and kitchen is a SHARED access.

Interaction with guests

The beauty about our rare living space is that our guest can have all the privacy they want since the downstairs space is a Studio setting with it's OWN private entrance. We are both working professionals who love to spend time out in the city with our dogs. Our dogs are super friendly and calm, they love getting petted so don't forget to say hello. They love to sleep and was trained to not go downstairs so your space is yours :)

We are sure you will find our home pleasantly charming with a great rare New Yorker Apartment feel.

Feel free to take a look at the NYC Guidebook we have in the desk drawer or to ask us any questions.

Other things to note

We have dogs but they will be with the dog sitter, but if you are allergic to animals please consider other options.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 6PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 52 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 64
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 6PM

Please respect our lovely home.

Please NO shoes inside the apartment.

Absolutely NO SMOKING and DRUGS, not even in the patio or anywhere else in the building please.



Please do not use the Le Creuset pans, they are displays only.

Please clean up after yourself. Please dispose trash properly, DO NOT leave outside of the front door.

Turn lights off when not using.

Be considerate and be aware of noise level.

Lock the doors, but please don't lock the keys in :)

This is our home and we want to share it with you. We are looking forward to having you.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

61 Reviews

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Shailesh User Profile
February 2016
Host was very welcoming and helpful in describing what is where. Instructions were very well laid out behind the main door. While I stayed in winters and room was very cozy. Internet connection was fast and very reliable. Location is a block away from the nearest subway station. For folks who are not dependent on TV (like myself) will not miss anything.

Anna User Profile
January 2016
Great stay at James and Phylline, thank you! In fact that is more like a whole small apartment than a private room. You have private access and private bathroom (and even a private patio, which should be ideal in warm season, but we still were enchanted by it). There is also quite convenient location and great money/quality value. I haven't seen James and Phylline by themselves, however Phylline's sister Darcy met me and was on the phone for all my questions. Once again - thanks from both of us for the great hosting!

Tassy User Profile
December 2015
We had a great stay in New York. The apartment was so neat and clean. Location to the train and Columbia University was perfect. Will likely try to book again in the spring.

Evan User Profile
December 2015
Great experience staying here. Just what we expected in a good location for our two night stay. Everything we needed was provided and no problems at all! Thanks for the stay, would certainly stay again.

Nance User Profile
December 2015
The apartment was wonderful, clean and just as described. The best part was it was completely quiet so we had two wonderful nights of sleep. Both beds are comfortable.there is a security grate on the window so you can even open it for fresh (URL HIDDEN) location is a three minute walk from the subway and convenient to all points in the city.although we did not have time I wish we could've explored their neighborhood as during the day it looked quite inviting.our hosts communicated with us well before during and after our visit to their home.

Ellen User Profile
November 2015
This was my second time staying here -- I really enjoyed it. They replaced one of the beds with a futon and when folded made the room bigger. They also added a private TV. James & Phylline were again very friendly and helpful hosts. Having a private entrance and bathroom was great. Walking distance to the Hungarian Pastry Shop was a delicious way to spend the days before Thanksgiving. I highly recommend this location.

Melissa User Profile
November 2015
We had a very good experience staying at the private studio. It was perfect for our little family of three. It was very quiet in a terrific location - super convenient to the #1 train and a block away from my favorite French cafe. Loved that even though the studio is accessed via the basement, it actually opens up to a small patio outside so there's no feeling of claustrophobia. James was very helpful when he greeted us. They had everything we needed: wi-fi, hair dryer, shampoo- even toothpaste! And if you need anything else there are tons of shops within a block or two where you can buy any toiletries you might be missing. Our 13-year old loved watching the cooking competition shows on Netflix when we would arrive back late at night after being out all day.
James & Phylline User Profile
Response from James & Phylline:
We are so happy you and your family had a great stay with us! Thank you again for staying with us. Take care always and happy travel!
November 2015

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Meet James, Phylline and Shadow!
We are down to earth people who LOVE to smile and laugh a lot! People tend to gravitate to our personalities. Easy going, funny, happy, extremely considerate and just always looking at the positives in life. Our dogs, Snowball and Shadow, are a big part of our lives so we enjoy taking them hiking, touring the city, on mini road trips, jogging, camping, going to the beach and relaxing at home with us. Aside from spending time with our dogs and families, we also love to travel. So far, our most favorite place we have traveled is Mount St. Michelle in France and New York City.

All you need is LOVE and a DOG!

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