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Sankofa Guest Apartment--A portal for the soul

Edith Garner-Palmer & Norma Garner

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Edith Garner-Palmer & Norma Garner

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015
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Sankofa Guest Apartment--A portal for the soul

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

Harlem Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Apartment - 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s) - 1 Bath - (Sleeps 3)

Situated on a quiet tree lined street in one of Manhattan’s most vibrant neighborhoods, Harlem’s Sankofa Guest Apartment offers an inviting and unique accommodation that is centrally located making ALL of New York City easily accessible. Nearby subways and buses take you ANYWHERE that is not in walking distance.

This European style vacation rental is on the third floor of our 100 year old renovated brownstone. There is no elevator, but what awaits you at the top is worth the climb. The apartment is modern, ultra-comfortable and perfect for singles or couples who are short or long term guests on vacation or business.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Edith Garner-Palmer & Norma Garner (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our 6 night stay at Sankofa Guest Apartment. The location was great as it only took 5 minutes to reach the subway or bus with the shops also close by. The apartment was beautifully decorated and it was so cosy when we arrived back after a full day of sight seeing, to enjoy the atmosphere. Edith and Norma are such lovely people and so helpful. We couldn't believe the gorgeous fluffy towels and slippers and dressing gowns for our use. The apartment was exceptionally clean and well maintained and we certainly enjoyed the bottle of wine and chocolates on our arrival (not to mention the sumptuous muffins!). We would certainly recommend it to family and family and have actually done so
May 2011
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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 93 traveler reviews

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Sankofa Guest Apartment--A portal for the soul
average rating of 4.9784946 based on 94 reviews
Brisbane, Australia
5

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Sankofa Guest Apartment was a wonderful experience. The apartment is stunningly beautiful and has every amenity a traveller could possibly need or desire, even a footspa. The whole apartment is incredibly attractive and it is a pleasure to simply sit and admire the artwork on the walls and the furniture and finishings within the apartment. Our hostesses, Edith and Norma are incredibly warm and helpful. We feel as if we have made friends. It has added an extra dimension to our first-time New York experience to be able to stay in Harlem and be welcomed with such kindness. Within the apartment you will find NYC guidebooks and other helpful printed information to help you take advantage of your time in New York. The apartment's location is fantastic. Catching public transport is a breeze. We favoured the bus during the day to give us a better idea of the lay of the land. The subway is quick and efficient and is only a few blocks' walk through this safe neighbourhood. We walked day and night through the neighbourhood and felt perfectly comfortable. The bed is extremely comfortable and we enjoyed being able to cook breakfast each morning. Being able to wash and dry our clothes each night also allowed us to pack a little lighter than we would otherwise have been able to do. We would never, ever stay anywhere else on our next visit to Manhattan - Sankofa has it all. Thank you Edith and Norma for our wonderful visit. You and your apartment are true gems.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2007
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Fantastic "Home-Away-From-Home" in Harlem

  • 5 of 5

We booked a week at Sankofa -- and ended up adding an extra night! -- for a whirlwind business trip in NYC. Highly recommended!

Sankofa was super comfortable, well appointed and it was a pleasure to spend time with the beautiful artwork, books and artifacts. Dishwasher, gas range, oven, full refrigerator -- luxuries most New Yorkers can't imagine. Pack lighter because you've got a washer-dryer in the apartment. All the rooms are full-sized and luxurious. It's even got great closet space!

The apartment is convenient to Columbia, a nice walk to Central Park and the subways couldn't be better, just a few blocks down on Malcolm X Ave is the 3 train that goes express below 96th street and then you're ~10 minutes to the tip of the island. (You can also easily catch the orange and blue lines a few blocks over on St. Nicholas and everything goes into Columbus Circle or 42nd street for easy transfers.) Great restaurants and coffee shops in the neighborhood; plenty of delis and a fantastic grocery store a few blocks away.

We drove to NYC this trip and found street parking easily all week (with the requisite moving around for street cleaning -- even that was easy).

We enjoyed the beer in the fridge, the wine, the coffee, the pastries; Edith and Norma are fantastic and the whole stay was just so comfortable and such a great alternative to a hotel. (The whole "living like a local" experience brought back memories and has us pining to spend more time in NYC again.)

Our only regret is that they book up so fast that we may not be able to stay there again until the Fall!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

One of the Best,

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place to stay! We arrived on a cold March day and were met with such warmth and kindness it was amazing. The apartment was all we could have hoped for and more, filled with personal touches, amazing art, beautiful books and all the amenities of a home away from home. Harlem was a revelation too...if you are staying you must try Barawine Wine bar which is just around the corner, Lido for a fabulous brunch, and the Harlem Tavern if you want rowdy sports and good beer! We walked for miles and used the metro which was clean, cheap and easy once you work out the difference between Uptown and Downtown! Would definitely recommend this place to all my friends and family and if we ever come back to New York we will be sure to stay again. Thank you xx

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Washington DC
5

Well Deserved Accolades

  • 5 of 5

My process in finding accomodations via VRBO is reliant on reviews; as a result have had wonderful stays in various locals at a 100% success rate. The reviews for Norma and Edith's wonderful apartment are absolutely accurate. Must add that the quiet homeyess and careful placement of wonderful African artwork and textiles made Sankofa a wonderful retreat in busy NYC.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Gothenburg SWEDEN
5

Christmas in New York

  • 5 of 5

My wife is a frequent New York-visitor and this time, Christmas week we both went together. She has stayed in Sankofa many times, and could not stop talking about it back home, now I had the opportunity to see for myself and I must say Sankofa was just as good as she had described it. I felt like home. Sankofa is very well aquipped and the beds very comfortable. It´s clean and beautiful. Subway- and busstop a few minutes away as well as supermarkets and other stores. New bars and restaurants seem to pop up everywhere, Harlem appears to be very popular and at the same time a little "layed back" 15 minutes away from the more crowded parts of New York. Just the right place to stay after long hectic days of touristing ! Edith and Norma are the friendliest hosts ! Thank you for a great stay !

Göran Berndtsson with wife Lena from Gothenburg Sweden

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Apartment with excellent hosts!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautifully decorated brownstone for four nights right after Christmas. Edith was top-notch when it came to communication, answering my emails right away with any questions that I had before our trip. We were greeted at the door upon arrival and we were delighted by Edith's kindness as she showed us all the amenities available, with information about the surrounding area in Harlem. I was travelling with my daughter and her friend (both 20 years old) and we felt completely safe in this trendy area of Harlem, even when walking back at night. We used the sleep sofa in the living that was very comfortable and the area was very quiet in the morning so sleeping was never a problem. There was wine in the fridge, delicious croissants for breakfast with jam and coffee & tea, as well as plush bathrobes and slippers to wear after we came home from a long cold day of sightseeing. We were also provided with a $25 gift certificate to a nearby restaurant. The apartment was beautifully decorated (exactly as in pictures) with many interesting books to read and browse through. It was an easy walk to the subway which took us wherever we were headed in Manhattan. Both Edith and Norma were excellent hosts, taking the time to ensure that we were comfortable with everything. It was a pleasure to deal with them for all of our needs...I can't say enough good things about the service they provided. I have stayed at several airbnb apartments in the past 2 years and I can easily say that this place was by far the best!! We spent 2 hours in Times Square late afternoon on New Year's Eve waiting to watch the ball drop, however, we all decided that we would rather get back to the apartment to watch the festivities on television in our warm and cozy robes and gave up the wait at 6:30 in the evening to return to Sankofa. We will definitely choose this place to stay again upon a return to New York City.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
La Guardia
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $185 Per night

Harlem Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Peak
Jan 5 2016 - Mar 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$185
$1,295
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
$4,480
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Third Guest per night $50
Notes If you need to cancel or postpone your reserved stay please notify us in writing. You will forfeit 50% of your invoice total when you cancel 30 days or less before your scheduled arrival date. No shows will be charged 100% of invoice total. No refund on early departures.

Cancellation Policy

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

Harlem Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 936 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Hand held bidet Plush Bathrobes Complimentary spa slippers Liquid body wash Body lotion Liquid hand soap
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Twin sleep sofa in living room
  • * Queen Bed: Pillow top mattress, closets, dresser, full length mirror
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

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