CHARMING AND SPACIOUS GARDEN APT. 2 STOPS FROM MIDTOWN!

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Sleeps6
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Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

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CHARMING AND SPACIOUS GARDEN APT. 2 STOPS FROM MIDTOWN!

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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
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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The Owner purchased this townhome in 2008

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

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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Charming and Spacious Garden Apt. 2 Stops from Midtown!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 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
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: VRBO, from 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: VRBO, from 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: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls 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
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: VRBO, from 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: VRBO, from 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...
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

FIRST TIME

  • 5 of 5
We traveled as a family with 2 children ages 8 & 11. The property was easy to find and was in a nice neighborhood. Subways were nearby as well as a market and various restaurants. The property itself was very nice and had everything that we needed. The washer/dryer was so nice to have with the family. Lauren was always available for any questions and was so helpful. The listing was accurate and we had a great time. We would go back in the future and would definitely recommend friends to stay here as well.
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
JFK
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Metro North
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Henry Hudson Parkway
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
City Island
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Harlem Grange
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Coccola
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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Availability & Rates

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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
 
End July Special
Jul 27 2014 - Jul 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Peak Holiday
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
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Amenities

Harlem Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Mobile Phone
  • Computer Available
  • Parking On Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
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:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • museums
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • ice skating
Notes:
outdoor back patio, private chef upstairs for hire
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