SANKOFA GUEST APARTMENT, A PORTAL FOR THE SOUL

Edith or Norma

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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SANKOFA GUEST APARTMENT, A PORTAL FOR THE SOUL

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

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 brownstone. There is no elevator. It is modern, ultra comfortable and perfect for singles or couples who are short or long term guests on vacation or business.

The apartment offers free Wi-Fi, Washer/Dryer, air conditioning, a fully equipped stainless steel kitchen including a dishwasher, and microwave. The Tassimo Beverage Machine and electric tea kettle make it possible to have hot beverages in an ‘‘instant”. For those who like to brew their coffee, there’s also a coffee pot and coffee available. There is filtered water, beer, and soda in the fridge upon arrival.

The bedroom provides a comfortable queen size bed with luxury mattress/pillows, 600 count sheets, two walk in closets, full length mirror, music library, and Bose Wave Music System with radio, alarm clock and CD player.

The bathroom contains a soaking tub with shower and hand held toilet bidet.

The living room has a dining table with seating for three, HDTV, library, twin sleep sofa, and land line phone with free local calls.

Other essential items such as hair dryer, iron, spa slippers, designer toiletries, and bathrobes are provided so you can travel light.

A welcome bottle of wine, a complimentary continental breakfast and a gift certificate to a neighborhood restaurant comes with your stay.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Edith or Norma (Owner)
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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 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 85 traveler reviews

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Sankofa Guest Apartment, a Portal for the Soul
average rating of 4.9764705 based on 86 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
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Guestbook Comment

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
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
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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

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed in Sankofa for two weeks in September, and we are so glad we did. The apartment was just as advertised, if not better, and Harlem a jewel of a place, with some excellent restaurants and wine bars. Whilst we were there the African American Parade took place - brilliant - so many happy, friendly people. Getting to downtown Manhattan couldn't have been easier, we used the subway, with our Metro Cards, only $30 for a week, and when we got back after a hectic, exhausting, but marvellous day out we could tumble off the train at 116th Street, and into The Harlem Tavern for Happy Hour, or one of the lovely French wine bars / restaurants. We would probably not have ventured out to Harlem if we hadn't been staying there, and what a shame that would have been. So thank you to Edith and Norma, who made booking the apartment really easy and then greeted us in their incredibly friendly way, with wine, beer, nibbles and breakfast for the following day. If you are looking for somewhere to stay in New York I could not recommend Sankofa enough. Some of our friends were staying in a very upmarket hotel overlooking Central Park and were envious of our home from home.

Lesley & Brian Leslie

Lincoln

England
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Sankofa Guest Apartment, a Portal for the Soul
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-+ (212) 678-0116 (New York, USA)
Harlem Manhattan
5

A true home away from home

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we walked up the steps we felt at home. Edith & Norma were so welcoming and genuinely open and helpful. The apartment is as promised and there was even a bottle wine and fresh grapes waiting for us. There was also some croissants there for our breakfast the next day, to save us the trouble of going out. The decor and art is very distinctive and adds real character to the apartment and it added to the relaxed feeling of homeliness. The aircon was very quiet and efficient and if that was too much the ceiling fans are a good compliment. The overall feel was very comfortable, with everything you would need for a relaxing base for a break in such a vibrant city. Harlem is an interesting place, and by looks of it always evolving. One of the local highlights for us was the bar Paris Blues, it's yards from the apartment and has live music every night. I'm not a Jazz lover but my wife is, and she was blown away by the music and the singers on the evening we went in. It doesn't look much from the outside, but this is definitely a case of Do not judge a book by its cover. We had a great week in the city (our second visit) and again had a fantastic time. If you want a home from home and a great place to relax at the end a busy day sightseeing, shopping or whatever you get busy with, this is the place for you. I can't praise Sankofa highly enough and we will absolutely be back for more. A massive Thank You to Edith and Norma.

Peter & Catherine Collins

Strathaven

Scotland
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Harlem Manhattan
Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia
5

perfect base for exploring NY

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I had a wonderful 2 weeks staying at Sankofa in May 2014, The apartment is very spacious and comfortable and it has all the facilities required by the traveller. It feels like a real home away from home and the African art that adorns the apartment is a real treat. Edith and Norma are the nicest and most helpful hosts you could possibly hope for. Harlem is a vibrant area of Manhattan and we felt comfortable and safe at all times. The neighbourhood near Sankofa is very quiet at night allowing for a good sleep. The apartment is located close to great restaurants and well stocked grocery stores. The bus stop is just around the corner and the subway only around 5 mins walk away. The northern end of Central Park, which has the beautiful Conservatory Gardens, is only a 10 min walk and Morganside Heights and the Hudson River is only 15 mins walk. The world famous Apollo Theater is only 5 blocks away and I was lucky enough to attend a great jazz show there during our stay.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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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

Extraordinary

  • 5 of 5
We can only add to the other rave reviews. Edith and Norma are charming, considerate, wonderful hostesses. The apartment is beautiful as well as comfortable. Outstanding African art throughout the apartment adds to its character. The location is great if you want to be up in Harlem or near Columbia University and still have easy access to the rest of the city. You are about a 10 minute walk to the A, B, C, D, 2, and 3 subways and a 15 minute walk to Central Park. There are also a number of excellent restaurants and bars typical of the resurgent area within walking distance. Sankofa is a true gem. We could not recommend it more enthusiastically.
  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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

Two Senior Australians

  • 5 of 5
Our fifth stay in five years, each more pleasant than the last. The apartment was scrupulously clean and beautifully presented. Starting provisions were very thoughtful too. Kitchen equipment is at "home away from home" standards, and beyond. Edith and Norma are seriously obliging and their welcoming smiles are lingering memories. We will return to continue our exploration of Manhattan and surrounds just as soon as possible.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Columbia University
Strawberry Fields Central Park
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Red Rooster
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 30 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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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $185 Per night

Harlem Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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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
4 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
Tax Rate 8.88%
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

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.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Notes:
Cooking Utensils, blender, Tassimo Beverage Machine with pods for latte and cappuccino, split room air conditioners, Bedroom & bathroom also have ceiling fan. Telephone: Free local telephone / Answering machine. WiFi (Wireless Internet) Laptop available .
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