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Charming and Spacious Garden Apt. 2 Stops from Midtown!

LAuren McGrath

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, my husband speaks some Spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

LAuren McGrath

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, my husband speaks some Spanish
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Calendar last updated:
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Charming and Spacious Garden Apt. 2 Stops from Midtown!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

Harlem Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6)

This is a generous garden apartment in a classic brownstone on a great, safe block in vibrant West Harlem. Everyone who has stayed has loved it (see reviews)!

This historic home has been completely renovated, with quality, classic rustic furnishings, lots of room and beautiful original details: decorative fireplace, wood floors, as well as exposed brick, all tiled kitchen and bath, premium fixtures. There is high-speed internet, premium cable with many movie channels, central air, radiant heat.

In season, the peaceful, landscaped outdoor patio affords a wonderful respite and place to relax in between outings or for a nice coffee in the morning. It also is like a second living room and provides a whole other place to sit and regroup.

The apartment can be used as a luxury getaway for 2, or is also spacious enough to sleep up to 6 with plenty of room to not feel cramped. Perfect for families or a great share for 2 couples, with direct access to the bathroom and kitchen from both rooms with privacy.

Only a 5-minute walk to 5 different subways to all tourist destinations: A, B, C, D, and 1 trains, 2 stops to midtown, and there are several bus stops on the corner leading directly to Museum Mile, Central Park, and all over.

We are in a classic Harlem neighborhood, a former residence of Alexander Hamilton, with beautifully detailed historic homes to view, great new restaurants, cafes and craft beer pubs right around the corner, easy access to all of Manhattan and the rest of the city. The subways are lively late at night so recommended even into the wee hours, and the parking is easier than in most of the city (we can guide you to free street parking on the block). Plenty of grocery shopping nearby. We live on the premises in the rest of the brownstone and can provide directions, restaurant advice, babysitting, anything needed.

West Harlem is a magical neighborhood so convenient to the rest of Manhattan yet with a history and a feel all its own. We are 2 stops away from midtown, but on a beautiful block with trees and up on a hill, where you can feel the sea breeze from the Hudson, and can walk down to the river's edge for a picnic or get to a bike path that can take you all the way down to lower Manhattan.

We are close to several historic sections such as Hamilton Heights landmark district, Sugar Hill, Striver's Row. We are so close to many major teaching institutions such as Columbia University, City College, Barnard, Teacher's College, Jewish Theological Seminary, Manhattan School of Music, Columbia Presbyterian. We are very near some gorgeous sights such as The Cloisters, St. John the Divine, Fort Tryon Park, and to such landmarks as the Apollo Theater.

It is a diverse and vibrant area with plenty of history and charm, a great vantage point from which to explore the whole city.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
LAuren McGrath (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french, my husband speaks some Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2015

About LAuren McGrath

We are in the food business and in construction. We are happy to help with travel plans and advice on food destinations and more.

LAuren McGrath purchased this townhome in 2008

Why LAuren McGrath chose Harlem

This is a remarkably convenient location full of friendly families, beautiful blocks, and very pleasant to live in.

What makes this townhome unique

The amount of space, the quality of the original detail and furnishings, the generous outdoor area, the amazing neighbors and the convenience have all made this a great choice for us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I wasn't convinced I should stay in this part of town, but it was a wonderful surprise...the apartment was superior to all apartments I have stayed in in NYC - more spacious and really tasteful furnishings ,super comfortable and with a wonderful feel, sun streaming in huge windows, a back patio, a peaceful block and so convenient! Only 2 stops to midtown, after beautiful walk to the subway filled with historic homes. A side of Manhattan rarely seen by a visitor. I'd like to come back in the summer and ride a bike on the nearby bike path along the Hudson river. This place was a cut above the rest and owners very nice and super helpful.
Mar 2010
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 25 traveler reviews

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Charming and Spacious Garden Apt. 2 Stops from Midtown!
average rating of 4.88 based on 26 reviews
St. Catharines, Ontario
5

Had a terrific time!

  • 5 of 5

My friend, myself and our three daughters stayed here for three nights. It was a wonderful space and we accessed the subway easily and used it exclusively for our travels. Visitors need to learn about the difference between local and express (it took us a day!) and then you are off! The A-train was a 15 or 20 minute trip to downtown, door to "door", the 1 train is a lot longer but less of a walk. It was terrific to have so much space when we arrived back "home" thoroughly exhausted and had enough room not to get on each others' nerves. Laurel was lovely and accommodating. The neighbourhood was lively and we felt safe and welcomed. I would recommend to others to ensure that they go both to Broadway and Amsterdam as both are such different streets and increases the selections of restaurants and stores.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Madison, WI
5

Great place for NYC touring adventures

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our 30th anniversary by taking our two daughters and one of their boyfriends for a NYC trip. Lauren's place was just as advertised. We had a great stay, the neighborhood was interesting and entertaining and the subway was close by and utilized by all of us at all hours. Lauren was a great hostess and very helpful and informative. We toured all of the tourist spots and found it very easy to get around. It was also great to spend a New York trip staying in a New York neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Nice apartment in the basement/Udmærket kælderlejlighed(DK)

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I (50+) rented the apartment for 5 nights and enjoyed the lively district and a good variety of restaurants in the neighbourhood with the well equipped apartment in the basement with a garden view (and probably also access but it was under reconstruction during our stay). The apartment is spacious for two persons but also cosy with a mixture of modern and original interior. It is well cleaned and the host is helpful with information and good advice.

(Danish:) Vi lejede kælderlejligheden i 5 nætter og havde en god miniferie i det livlige kvarter med flere gode små spisesteder i nærheden. Lejligheden har udsigt til en lille have, hvor der formodentlig normalt er adgang, men ikke mens vi var der grundet omlægning. Lejligheden er rummelig til 2 personerog hyggelig med både moderne og originalt interiør. God rengøringsstandard og en hjælpsom vært.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

very nice!

  • 5 of 5

Lauren was very accommodating to mine and my roommates needs! Very close to the subway as well. Lauren was also very knowledgable and helpful on the area. I would definietly recommened this location for anyone and everyone. Especially a family. There is plenty of room to sleep many adults.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
St.Catharines, Ontario , Canada
5

Wonderful Weekend

  • 5 of 5

I just spent a wonderful weekend in New York to celebrate a special birthday with my three adult daughters. The apartment was just as described ( perhaps even better ), lots of room and very clean. We felt very much at home in this beautiful historic building and loved the area.

We always felt very safe and mostly used the subway back and forth from midtown and lower. We will not hesitate to return on our next visit to New York. Thank you Lauren.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Best price I could get in Manhattan

  • 4 of 5

We (2 couples) have spent 3 nights here and this place has served our purposes: affordable price, clean apartment, good hospitality by Lauren.

I did not feel 100% secure in the area to be honest but taking taxis sorted this problem out (Times Square is about $15-20 dollars each way).

Lovely cafes are available between this address and Central Park, and about all facilities there is a prepared folder of menus and NYC info in the lounge.

Thank you for the nice NYC experience!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice comments! Just for the record, our family, including our kids, and all of our other guests use the nearby subways extensively at all times of day since they are so frequent, fast and lively even late at night. Not one of our guests has ever had any problem whatsoever in the neighborhood (or anywhere else in NYC). The city is a diverse place to be sure and can be a bit intense sometimes...so taxis are always another easy option.

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
LaGuardia
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Hogshead
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
subways
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Henry Hudson Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Grange
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
City Island
Car: not necessary

There is swimming available at nearby Riverbank State Park, and there are amazing bike paths all the way up and down Manhattan. We are very near other attractions including The Cloisters, Abyssinian Church, St. John the Divine, Dinosaur BBQ, several nice local restaurants are available and a great new craft beer bar called Harlem Public.

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Rates & Availability

From $200 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
 
Peak Holiday
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $75

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
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
outdoor back patio, private chef upstairs for hire

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