SANKOFA GUEST APARTMENT, A PORTAL FOR THE SOUL

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Edith or Norma

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

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SANKOFA GUEST APARTMENT, A PORTAL FOR THE SOUL

Harlem Townhome Rental Photos and Description

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

Sankofa Guest Apartment is an ideal location whether visiting NY for business or pleasure. This beautiful self contained apartment with a private entrance, is on the top floor our privately owned brownstone located in Central Harlem. There is no elevator.

The neighborhood is quiet, safe, residential, historic, eclectic, and right in the heart of Harlem. Take advantage of all Harlem has to offer-- delicious dining, Central Park, neighborhood tours, gospel brunches, church, jazz clubs, museums,and friendly folks. There is something for everyone.

After a day of fun in Harlem, lower Manhattan or the other boroughs, unwind in an oasis of tranquility at Sankofa Guest Apartment. The accommodations are immaculate, quiet and safe, with plenty of light and sunshine.

The bedroom which overlooks the garden has three windows, a comfortable queen size bed with a pillow top mattress, 600 count sheets, ample closet space, a comfortable lounge chair, Bose Wave Music system with an alarm clock. You can also play your iPod through the Wave music system.

The bathroom is adjacent to the bedroom. Liquid Soap, plush towels, bathrobes and 'complimentary slippers' are provided during your stay.

One of the hall closets houses a washer/dryer and laundry detergent.

The all stainless steel kitchenette is complete with everything you need to prepare a meal.

The living room has a small library, 27 inch flat screen cable HDTV with premium channels, two sofas--a twin sleep sofa with air dream mattress, and regular sofa plus other seating. There is a dining area with seating for four adjacent to the kitchen pass through.

If you value peace, beauty, quality, convenience and value for your money, why not make an inquiry?

Please check calendar for availability before making and inquiry.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Edith or Norma

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

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Property Reviews

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Sankofa Guest Apartment, a Portal for the Soul
average rating of 4.975 based on 81 reviews
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Sankofa Guest Apartment, a Portal for the Soul
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p173458
(212) 678-0116 (New York, USA)
Harlem Manhattan
Brisbane, Australia
5

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Staying at Sankofa Guest Apartment was a wonderful experience. The apartment is stunningly beautiful and has every amenity a traveller could possibly...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2007
  • Stayed: Nov 2007
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.
Helpful votes: 19/19
business
Sankofa Guest Apartment, a Portal for the Soul
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p173458
(212) 678-0116 (New York, USA)
Harlem Manhattan
5

Nothing could be better.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
I can think of nothing better while staying in NYC than being at Sankofa. Edith and Norma will help you with anything you want as a tourist away from home,
and at a 'meta' level you will love being with the 'spirits' of the apartment who always make you feel so welcome and secure. Make sure you try the birthing chair!
Helpful votes: 6/6
business
Sankofa Guest Apartment, a Portal for the Soul
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p173458
(212) 678-0116 (New York, USA)
Harlem Manhattan
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Our stay was great, the apartment has everything you might need, it makes us feel as home. The apartment wss clean and in reslly good conditions
The apartment is four blocks away from the subway and the bus, it has some grocerie stores really close, its 20 minutes away from times square station.
The owners were really nice and helpful.
There was a restaurant called "Harlem shake" wich has the best burgers ever, and they have delivery.
I totally recomend this apartment
Helpful votes: 4/4
business
Sankofa Guest Apartment, a Portal for the Soul
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p173458
(212) 678-0116 (New York, USA)
Harlem Manhattan
5

This is a warm and inviting apartment

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
The apartment itself is a treasure of African Art that pays tribute to the care that the gracious owners have take in providing travelers a home-away-from-home with Harlem hospitality. The location is convenient and accessible to public transportation.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Sankofa Guest Apartment, a Portal for the Soul
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p173458
(212) 678-0116 (New York, USA)
Harlem Manhattan
5

"Remembrance of Things Past"

"Remembrance of Things Past"
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Sankofa Guest Apartment is a vessel of peace, a container of deep respect and appreciation for the African culture. It exudes a spiritual presence one would find difficult to ignore. Herein the serenity feels sacred and the pictures, paintings and sculptures awaken compassion, sensibility and curiosity. After many hours of travel I sat in the African birthing chair in the living room and felt the stress in my hips and feet melt away.
Along with the soul of the rental reflecting the motherland, Happy Buddha sits in the entrance garden and a Buddhist monk graces the posterior garden.
The owners, Edith and Norma are urbane but humble and are truly knowledgeable about their city.
Sankofa is minutes away from fabulous shopping and shows and scintillating lectures at the Schomburg Center. Is it your desire to be in sync with culture and to have at your disposal avenues to experience peace as well as excitement? Sankofa is calling you!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 8/8
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Central Park
Columbia University
Strawberry Fields Central Park
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Red Rooster
Carnegie Deli
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
La Guardia
Car: not necessary

The apartment is four short blocks to West 125th Street making it accessible to four express trains (2, 3, A, D) and steps from numerous city buses. The Metro North Railroad Station, also on 125th Street, has trains to Grand Central Station, Bronx Botanical Garden, the Bronx Zoo and New Haven. LaGuardia Airport is approximately twenty minutes by cab, and 40 minutes by the M60 bus.

A leisurely ride on the M2 bus, only steps from the apartment, takes you pass Central Park, and down Fifth Avenue passing along Museum Mile ( African Museum, Metropolitan Museum, etc) designer shops in midtown, Rockefeller Center, NY Public Library, and Empire State Building.

The apartment is walking distance to the Apollo Theater, Sylvia's Restaurant, Red Rooster Restaurant, Studio Museum in Harlem, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Marcus Garvey Park, Central Park and numerous landmark churches.

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Availability & Rates

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Harlem Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Peak
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
$185
$1,295
$4,000
 
 
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 $50.00
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
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 936 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking On Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Alarm System
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Hand held bidet Bathrobes Caswell Massey toiletries Complimentary slippers
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • * Queen Bed: Pillow top mattress, closets, dresser, full length mirror
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • live theater
  • library
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • shopping
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Notes:
Cooking Utensils Provided: blender, George Foreman grill, crock pot, Tassimo Beverage Machine with pods for latte, cappuccino, tea, cocoa or coffee. Central Air conditioning. Bedroom & bathroom also have ceiling fan. Telephone: Free local telephone / Answering machine. WiFi (Wireless Internet): Bring you own computer. Not Suitable for Children under 10. Washer/dryer in hallway closet .
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