The West Townhouse

West 85th Street between Columbus & Amsterdam Aves., Manhattan, New York, NY 10024 USA (Show map)

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"OUR TOWNHOUSE, YOUR HOME IN NEW YORK CITY" Here you will feel like our guest. Live as a New Yorker in the city's most desirable neighborhood. Close enough to all major attractions & commerce yet a quiet & private retreat. One-of-a-kind apartments filled with antiques from the past and conveniences from the present. All amenities & comfort of an upscale hotel, in a personal & intimate setting. A warm, friendly and safe stay in Manhattan. Let our house be yours!

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Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.1

A wonderful apartment in the Upper West Side

4.0 on July 23, 2017

We stayed at The West Townhouse for a week in June. Our studio faced the street, yet we were suprised at how quiet it was. We would often sit on the couch and listen to the birds and the sound of children playing. The apartment was really comfortable, with a very comfortable bed, lovely furniture, kitchen and bathroom. Monica was a great host and provided us with so much useful information about places to visit, transport, restaurants etc. The location was just brilliant. 5 minutes to the subway and Central Park and surrounded by restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. It had a real village atmosphere and we really felt safe and at home there. Ann & Jon


Excellent room & facilities

4.2 on July 07, 2017

My wife and I stayed in Suite 2 for nearly six weeks and grew very fond of the place - very clean, very comfortable and very quiet. Also secure. And if ever we had any questions they were answered either immediately or within the hour by the very helpful Monica or Larry. The room is at the back of the house next to a quiet garden. Room has heating and aircon, both of which workd, though for most of the time we didn't need either. The location suited us perfectly too - with the subway a couple of blocks one way or another, and buses; also being close to Central Park gave us a lovely walk every day. So close to Broadway too, and numerous restaurants, not least of which was French Roast which we visited regularly. Zabar's is also close by. If ever we are in NYC again this is the place for us! We look forward to it! John F


Haven on the UWS

4.8 on May 22, 2017

Perfect in all aspects; location, quality of accommodation and wonderful hospitality. The location is hard to beat. So close to the parks, subway and countless restaurants while in a beautiful and quiet street. We stayed in an apartment overlooking the street. Monica and Larry have done a wonderful job of maintaining and furnishing the space and we will make it our home whenever we are in NY. Good kitchen facilities was a real bonus for the nights we didn't head out. We were already sold on the neighbourhood from previous trips and now we have a beautiful haven to head back to. Monica was a great host who provided a very thorough introduction to the property when we arrived and had plenty of tips on where to eat, buy groceries etc in the neighbourhood. Communication throughout booking and while we were there was very easy and quick. Can't wait to go back.


Perfect Location, Outstanding Hosts

4.4 on May 16, 2017

My husband and I stayed in Studio #1 for 1 week in April 2017. We are repeat visitors to NYC and the West Townhouse rates as my favorite place of all the many places we have stayed. This is an owner-occupied, lovingly cared for charming upper - west - side townhouse, on a relatively quiet street. This BnB.com listed place does not serve breakfast, but who needs that when there are so many places to shop and eat in the neighborhood? There are 4 rental units here, 2 apartments and 2 studios. Our studio made a fine home base for our week long adventures in NYC, always happy to come "home" and hang out a while. The hosts were happy to help with any information we needed but also respected our independent ways. They seem to love their city! One has to plan ahead to be able to book the West Townhouse because there are only 4 rental units and the booking is not an automated process. Guests must pre-pay and they do not take credit card as payment. Butf you would like to experience an authentic upper-west side experience from a clean, secure townhouse with character and style the West Townhouse can't be beat.


Our 60th Wedding Anniversary

4.2 on March 14, 2017

The studio was beautiful, lovely furniture, antique details,a beautiful in a great location. It is convenient to a number of attraction and also the subway, which helped make our stay more enjoyable. Monica and Larry could not have been more gracious, and they are two very interesting people whom we enjoyed conversing with.


A Jewel in Upper West Side

4.4 on November 18, 2016

We spent a week in this lovely studio, perfectly situated in the heart of Upper West Side NYC. Monica&Larry are extremely nice hosts, helpful, giving good advice where to shop, to eat or to got sightseeing. The facilities are excellent, the furniture match style of the old town house. Very "gemütlich" - we felt very much at home and can highly recommend this individual jewel.


Wonderful apartment in a perfect location!

4.8 on November 10, 2016

This studio apartment was perfect for 2 people. It was beautifully updated and decorated. Our hostess was very helpful and knowledgeable. After many trips to the city, this location was our favorite. This area of the UWS contains fabulous restaurants only blocks away from the apartment. Grocery stores are close as well. The 85th street Central Park entrance is convenient as well. We highly recommend this group of apartments and plan to return soon.


Awesome 11 night New York Stay

4.8 on November 10, 2016

Our first trip to New York, Larry and Monica were outstanding hosts. so much info on arrival, really helped us find everything we need to get around New York and great restaurants to eat every night. The brownstone apartment was in a great location, easy to walk to restaurants and subway, we even walked along the river to Town. There are also gourmet supermarkets close by to buy your own food to use in apartment. Felt we experienced a little of Upper West Manhattan living. We slept really well and the apartment was very clean and well looked after. Plenty of space in the one bedroom apartment, bathroom was lovely and plenty of hot water etc. I believe you get that special personal touch on your holiday staying here. Enjoy you won`t be disappointed Graham and Sue x


A gem in New York

3.8 on May 24, 2016

My husband and I had a fantastic stay in this accommodation recently. We were there for 10 days but would have liked to have stayed much longer. Larry was a marvellous and highly informed host (we didn't meet Monica as she was away) and just a genuinely lovely man. The accommodation was very quiet and homely. We had everything we needed - the bed was comfortable and pretty and the apartment was charming.


Prédio charmosos e muito bem localizado

5 on July 10, 2015

Mônica e Larry são pessoas fantásticas. O The West Town House fica localizado em excelente área da cidade (restaurantes diversos, metrô há uma quadra, Central Park há duas quadras) e oferece o aconchego do ambiente familiar com a privacidade de um hotel - tudo isso a preços muito honestos. Certamente da próxima vez que formos a NY ficaremos por lá novamente. Rosa & Adriano.


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Rooms & Rates

Suite 4R

Our largest apartment, has a separate sleeping area - a very romantic bedroom - with a beautiful four poster bed, and a crystal chandelier.Located one flight up the stairs, in the rear of our townhouse. A four seat dining table may suit your family and visitors reunions. A decorative fireplace, 10 feet ceiling, tall doors with stained glass details, hand made parket floors and exposed brick walls make this apt quite extraordinary

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $190 - $220

Studio 4F

A French provincial style cheers this luminous apartment. Located one flight up the stairs, it overlooks the serene street. A charming bistro table, a decorative fireplace, three 9 feet tall windows and translucent sheers inspire romance. A recently remodeled kitchenette with top of the line appliances offers everything for those who love to cook or just wish a full filling meal to start the day.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $170 - $200

Studio 1

This lovely apartment is uniquely decorated with charming Colonial accents, such as a four poster bed, a candlestick chandelier, hurricane lamps, a Camelback settee, and Windsor chairs. Located in the Garden floor (no access to garden), one flight down the stairs. It faces the front yard and the residential street. A separate kitchen for hearty homemade meals. A stand up shower makes this pat possibly the most suitable for the elderly.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $170 - $200

Suite 2

Our most recent addition this spacious apartment feels like a house - inspired by English and French cottages. Located at the Ground floor, one flight down the stairs, in the rear of our townhouse, with views of the Garden and its many birds (no access). A serene bedroom with a comfortable rustic iron bed, beautifully dressed with a hand made quilt and surrounded by extra charms, such as a crystal chandelier, a hand painted bench, a soothing tub shower combo and plenty of shelves for toiletries, to indulge yourself in comfort after a day of sightseeing.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $190 - $220

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Urban

Airport

New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia)

Directions to property:

Our picturesque turn-of-the-century townhouse is located on a serene tree lined street on the desirable Upper West Side Historic District in Manhattan. Just 2 blocks from the subway (red & blue lines / trains 1, B & C). Just 2 blocks from Central Park and 3 from Riverside Park. Walking distance to the Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum, NY Historical Society, Dakota Building, Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle, Time Warner Mall & the Carriages in Central Park West.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Famous delis as Zabar's, Citarella & Fairway, Renowned Shops, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Apartment

On-site amenities

, Weekly Cleaning, Complimentary Local Calls, Maps, Guides & Magazines, In -room Eletronic Safe, Fresh Flowers, Equipped Kitchen:Coffeemaker,Toaster & Dishwasher

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Kayaking

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 4 nights minimum
  • Deposit Amount Required: At the time of reservation
  • Cancellations: Due to our intimate size, cancellations affect us significantly, so we adhere to a strict policy ~ In the event of cancellations made 30 days or more to arrival date, a refund of the Reservation Deposit will be issued, ONLY if the apartment is re-booked. In that case, a $70 fee will apply ~ Any unbooked nights will be also deducted from the amount to be refunded ~ In case of cancellations made less than 30 days to arrival date, no refunds will be issued
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Larry & Monica

Languages spoken

Portuguese, English, Spanish

Resident Pets

No in-house pets

About the innkeepers

Larry is an actor, director and a musician. He is a native of New York City. Monica has worked for major 5 star hotels, while managing a B&B in her own place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, her native city.

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Meals

Breakfast

Fruits, snacks,coffee,tea & water ON ARRIVAL

  • Time Served: ABOVE ITEMS ON ARRIVAL ONLY
  • Serving Location:

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