CHARMING AND SPACIOUS GARDEN APT. 2 STOPS FROM MIDTOWN!

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Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

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CHARMING AND SPACIOUS GARDEN APT. 2 STOPS FROM MIDTOWN!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

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)!

It features all new renovation with quality, classic rustic furnishings, lots of room and beautiful details: deco fireplace, wood floors, exposed brick, all tiled kitchen and bath, all new premium fixtures, 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.

The apartment is 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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
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About The Owner

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

The Owner purchased this townhome in 2008

Why The Owner 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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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Charming and Spacious Garden Apt. 2 Stops from Midtown!
average rating of 4.9 based on 21 reviews
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Charming and Spacious Garden Apt. 2 Stops from Midtown!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p298120vb
-(917) 239-6620 (New York, USA)
Harlem Manhattan
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.
business
Charming and Spacious Garden Apt. 2 Stops from Midtown!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p298120vb
-(917) 239-6620 (New York, USA)
Harlem Manhattan
5

WILL STAY AGAIN!

  • 5 of 5
I just stayed here with my 3 daughters and 2 of their friends (all teenagers) and we could not have asked for a better vacation! The location is perfect and I've never felt safer. There was plenty of room for all 6 of us and the amenities listed were SPOT ON! The property was close to several subway locations which made it possible for us to do everything in the city we wanted to. We also utilized the bus at the airport which saved us a huge taxi fee. We had such a great trip. I would highly recommend this rental!
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming and Spacious Garden Apt. 2 Stops from Midtown!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p298120vb
-(917) 239-6620 (New York, USA)
Harlem Manhattan
5

WILL STAY AGAIN!

  • 5 of 5
I just stayed here with my 3 daughters and 2 of their friends (all teenagers) and we could not have asked for a better vacation! The location is perfect and I've never felt safer. There was plenty of room for all 6 of us and the amenities listed were SPOT ON! The property was close to several subway locations which made it possible for us to do everything in the city we wanted to. We also utilized the bus at the airport which saved us a huge taxi fee. We had such a great trip. I would highly recommend this rental!
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming and Spacious Garden Apt. 2 Stops from Midtown!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p298120vb
-(917) 239-6620 (New York, USA)
Harlem Manhattan
5

Spacious place with nice upgrades

  • 5 of 5
This apartment fit four adults comfortably and was far more economical than getting a hotel room with two queen beds. It was very close and convenient to the subway, and Lauren was very accommodating. I would stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway
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Charming and Spacious Garden Apt. 2 Stops from Midtown!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p298120vb
-(917) 239-6620 (New York, USA)
Harlem Manhattan
Sun Prairie, WI
5

Thanksgiving stay was wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Lauren’s apartment during the week of Thanksgiving 2013. My wife and I are from the Midwest and we have 3 grown boys, ages 17 to 21. So, physically speaking, we have a large family. Renting this apartment was the best decision we made for this trip! When not touring the city, we were able to spread out and relax just as if we were at home. That was so nice.

Lauren and her family live upstairs. You won’t see them or hear them most of the time, but they are very easy to contact if you need help. Lauren was very kind and she seemed eager to recommend food places, so take her advice. Everything that she recommended was very good.

The apartment was very clean. There was plenty of hot water for a family of five to take showers. The kitchen comes with utensils, dishes, pots & pans, and small appliances to make you feel at home. It does not have a microwave so be prepared for that. It was a bonus to have a washer and dryer.

We drove from Wisconsin to New York in a rented minivan. We were able to park in front of Lauren’s apartment for the entire time we were in the city. It is best to forego your personal vehicle and take the public transit instead… it is far less frustrating; and it is completely safe! We took the MTA subways and buses which were super easy to navigate. The city’s numbered street grid layout was very easy to understand… if you gave me the Avenue and Street and I knew where to go immediately.

Recommendations:
1.) If you are visiting during cold months, bring some slippers along. The hard wood floors can get a bit cold, even for hearty Midwesterners.
2.) If you are staying for 3 days or more, I would recommend buying the unlimited MTA transit pass for $30/each. A local resident might think that is overkill, but remember, tourists travel differently than local residents. We tend to jump on/off trains a lot more… some times on purpose and sometimes by mistake. ?
3.) Get the Google Maps on your smart phone. Their directions-feature can be configured for public transit. It is very helpful to guide you to the correct subway or bus. TripAdvisor also has a city guide app that we found very helpful for recommended itineraries.
4.) Lauren deals in cash-only, which I can understand why she does. Just be prepared for that.
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks Rick, It was a delight to have you and your family, and I'm so glad it worked out so well. Our place does allow for a nice respite from the city scene unlike some hotel scenarios.
Note: once it gets cold for good the radiant heat will be going (v. air heat) and the floors will be nice and warm. Also, instead of asking full payment up front I allow people to pay balance on arrival (I think they're more comfortable with that) and cash is easiest for many travelers (especially foreign) and less expensive than using credit card, but I can be flexible if need be.
business
Charming and Spacious Garden Apt. 2 Stops from Midtown!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p298120vb
-(917) 239-6620 (New York, USA)
Harlem Manhattan
Dallas, Texas U.S.A.
4

Repeat visitors

  • 4 of 5
We so enjoy this apartment and the setting thate we have stayed here twice so far, and plan to do so in the future. Very convenient to the subway. We were very comfortable in the neighborhood, and the owners are very nice. Clean apartment. Nice to have washer and dryer.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you!! We have had a lot of repeat business and friends and relatives of guests and it's becoming a nice community of people we are happy to see again. See you next time...and btw several nice new restaurants opening in the neighborhood these days...
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
JFK
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Harlem Grange
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
subways
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Henry Hudson Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Coccola
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

Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Harlem Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Peak Holiday
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$200
 

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Amenities

Amenities

Harlem Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • 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
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
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
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
outdoor back patio, private chef upstairs for hire
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