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CHARMING, SPACIOUS TWO-BEDROOM BROWNSTONE APARTMENT WITH GARDEN

Laura Norwitz

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Laura Norwitz

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CHARMING, SPACIOUS TWO-BEDROOM BROWNSTONE APARTMENT WITH GARDEN

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

Harlem Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 6

Beautifully renovated comfortable apartment with full kitchen.

Large bedroom can be arranged with two twin beds OR a king-sized bed.

Small bedroom has a full-sized bed.

Pull-out couch in the living room can sleep an additional two people.

Beautiful private garden with eating area.

Super for families with children! Lots of space, inside and out -- even has a slide in the back yard! All children's and baby equipment available. Babysitting available by arrangement.

Apartment is on the ground floor, with a private entrance. The owners reside in the house above. The whole apartment is exclusively yours during your stay.

Located a 5-minute walk away from the subway 'A' train, a quick two-stop ride to midtown.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Laura Norwitz (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french

About Laura Norwitz

Owners Larry and Laura moved to Harlem in 2000. Larry grew up a few miles north of here, at the northern tip of Manhattan. Laura grew up in Philadelphia but is happy to be a New Yorker. We have two daughters, aged 13 and 11, who are DEFINITELY New Yorkers. Larry is a computer programmer; Laura is a teacher. Our family loves to travel -- throughout the USA, Europe, Central America, and most recently Southeast Asia -- but with the girls in school it's hard to get away. So hosting visitors from all over the world is the next best thing.

Laura Norwitz purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Laura Norwitz chose Harlem

We were living in an apartment in Brooklyn, but once we had our first child wanted more space. Brooklyn has become so fashionable that we couldn't afford a house in Brooklyn and had to 'settle' for Manhattan!

This house still had traces of the glory days of its construction -- fantastic wood detailing, for example, and an elaborate dumb-waiter wheel in an upstairs closet-- though like its sister houses it had been much neglected during Harlem's decline and was pretty much falling apart. (Like many houses in the area it had been converted into a rooming house and the grand rooms chopped into tiny boarding units.)

With a grand house like this we find, sometimes, that we don't own the house -- the house owns us. Being the steward of an historical property like this is a responsibility -- we want to preserve and enhance the beauty of the architecture, even if it might be a little fancier than our personal taste.

What makes this apartment unique

The flowers filling the front stoop and entry area makes the house a joy to come home to. And the tranquil back yard filled with tree shade and birdsong makes you forget you are in Manhattan.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 31 traveler reviews

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Charming, Spacious Two-Bedroom Brownstone Apartment with Garden
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Harlem Manhattan
5

Great apartment in great city!

  • 5 of 5
We are very happy that we found Laura´s apartment for our stay in NYC. The lovingly planted front of the house is the first you recognize. It is a spacious and well equipped apartment with everything you need. We found all things needed for daily life including tea and spices. We had the opportunity to make our breakfast and to have dinner "at home" if we wanted. So we brought sushi or had a pizza. The apartment is placed in a quiet and safe area of Harlem with a really short distance to get all things for daily needs. It is a really short way to get to the trains, too. The rooms are nice and the beds very convenient. We had a nice backyard too, but - unfortunately - no time to use it. Laura and Larry are very helpful with any questions we had. We recommended the apartment to our friends and would be happy to get back sometime.
  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, Spacious Two-Bedroom Brownstone Apartment with Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3002032
+1 -6463696345
Harlem Manhattan
5

Fantastic place to stay in NYC

  • 5 of 5
A friend and I stayed for a week in Nov 2014. The apt is easy to get to being 5 minutes walk from 145th st on the A and C subway line.
The apt is warm, spacious and tastefully decorated retaining a lot of original features. The beds are very comfortable and quiet as are at the back of the house. The kitchen had everything you would need, there is a lovely bathroom and the lounge is large. There is also a washing machine you can use, which we did through the week. After spending the day in the city it was perfect to get away to your own place and have room to relax rather than sitting in a hotel room feeling cramped.
The area is multicultural and diverse and at no point did we feel unsafe walking from the subway, even late at night.
Laura, the owner, is very helpful and answered any email queries quickly. She was very helpful with giving hints and tips on the first day and was available if we needed help or advice, but was not intrusive.
We got back to JFK easily on the A subway with one change, so cost us $7.50 with no hassle.
I would recommend this place to anyone going to NYC for the price, location and space, and would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, Spacious Two-Bedroom Brownstone Apartment with Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3002032
+1 -6463696345
Harlem Manhattan
5

Wonderful place! Very spacious, lots of character

  • 5 of 5
The apartment is much nicer than the pictures. It is located in a beautiful neighborhood with 3 -4 subway stations nearby; it is a 10 min ride to Columbus Circle. It has all the amenities for a pleasant, comfortable stay. The property was clean and very well maintained. Laura, the owner, is wonderful! Her hospitality really made us feel at home.
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, Spacious Two-Bedroom Brownstone Apartment with Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3002032
+1 -6463696345
Harlem Manhattan
5

Great New York Adventure!

  • 5 of 5
The apartment was very convenient we found the subway system very easy to get around and the location was perfect just a walk away from the Yankee stadium. The apartment was great for our family of 6 to rest after our marathon days taking in all the sights. The beds were very comfortable and the bathroom linens perfect. Having a kitchen to fix a big breakfast in the morning to start our day was a plus also for evening snacks. It was fun to stay in a brown stone flat adding to our new york experience. Laura was very helpful and gave us maps and ideas for exploration. Her place was very welcoming and easy to spot with all her lovely plants.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, Spacious Two-Bedroom Brownstone Apartment with Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3002032
+1 -6463696345
Harlem Manhattan
5

Wonderful Place!!

  • 5 of 5
This apartment was exceptionally great! Some friends and myself stayed here while visiting NY to celebrate my 30th birthday and we enjoyed every inch of the home!! The unit was bigger than I imagined and was equipped with everything we needed! To top it all off Laura was a great host and was readily available every time we needed her. The subway was only 5 minutes away and its a very pleasant walk. We had a blast on our vacation and this beautiful apartment was the perfect aid!!
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, Spacious Two-Bedroom Brownstone Apartment with Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3002032
+1 -6463696345
Harlem Manhattan
5

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
Laura's Brownstone is a great place to call home during our New York stay. We had 5 in our party including my 80 yr old mother-in-law. While my wife and kids were walking all over Manhattan, my mother-in-law was able to comfortably stay at the brownstone and relax. The place has a great layout and is strategically located near an express subway stop as well as being on a key bus route that takes you by the Guggenheim, Central Park, 5th Ave, etc. Laura is a great hostess and a superb source of vacationing tips. We would definitely stay here again!
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
La Guardia
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
A,B,C,and D subway
Nearest Motorway
5.5 Kilometres
I-87
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Kilometres
Tonali's
Car: not necessary

The House: This beautiful apartment is on the ground floor of a four floor brownstone row-house in the Sugar Hill/Hamilton Heights section of Harlem. The house was built in 1894 in Renaissance Revival style as a single family house for a big family with lots of servants. During those years, this garden apartment was the kitchen and informal dining room, and a dumbwaiter carried fancy meals up to the formal dining room above when the family entertained.

During the 1950s the garden apartment had been converted to a Harlem hair salon, and the house above had become a boarding house, but in 2000 the house was purchased by the current owners who are bringing it back to its former glory; in 2005 the apartment was refurbished into a beautiful and spacious 2-bedroom apartment.

The Neighborhood: Sugar Hill and Hamilton Heights are a lovely neighborhood of elegant row-houses in an area that once served as the country retreat for the city's wealthy, at a time when the city included just southern Manhattan. Alexander Hamilton. a prominent statesman in the 1780s, built his country home, The Grange, on his estate just south of where 145th Street is now. Today The Grange is part of the National Parks system and can be visited at the north end of St. Nicholas Park.

When the train lines were extended north to this area in the 1880s the land was developed into elegant townhouses.

During the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and 1930s, African Americans made their mark on NYC as they had never been permitted to do so before. The north end of Hamilton Heights was known as Sugar Hill, for the sweet life available to those who could afford it.

The neighborhood is full of magnificent architecture in a variety of turn-of-the-century styles on quiet tree-lined streets dotted with lovely community gardens.

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Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Harlem Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas.New Year
Dec 17 2014 - Jan 5 2015
6 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,150
$5,012
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Harlem Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Big fluffy towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , bed can be converted to two twins
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Crib available. Small bedroom has door to back yard.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Notes:
Great for families with children. Baby's and children's supplies available (crib, booster seat, stroller, bed rail, etc.) Babysitting can be arranged.

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