CHARMING, SPACIOUS TWO-BEDROOM BROWNSTONE APARTMENT WITH GARDEN

Laura Norwitz

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

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CHARMING, SPACIOUS TWO-BEDROOM BROWNSTONE APARTMENT WITH GARDEN

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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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Laura Norwitz

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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

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.

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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
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4.9
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Charming, Spacious Two-Bedroom Brownstone Apartment with Garden
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews
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Charming, Spacious Two-Bedroom Brownstone Apartment with Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3002032
+1 6463696345
Harlem Manhattan
5

NICE HOUSE AND WARM WELCOME

  • 5 of 5
We were a party of four and found the house in a very good condition, exactly as described in the announcement. The metro station is a short walking distance away and getting to downtown using A train will take you less than half an hour (including the waiting time).
The area is nice, the house is very well equipped and Laura is a very helpful and nice host.
We enjoyed our stay and would certainly consider returning.
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Charming, Spacious Two-Bedroom Brownstone Apartment with Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3002032
+1 6463696345
Harlem Manhattan
4

THE RENTAL UNIT IS AS IT SHOWS ON THE WEBSITE

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed our stay, the apt. was well kept and very large. The owners are right upstairs if you have any issues (we didn't) but they did offer us good information on the city and how to get around. We felt very safe walking around the area and to the subway which was a short walk away.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Charming, Spacious Two-Bedroom Brownstone Apartment with Garden
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Harlem Manhattan
Ottawa, Ontario
5

TURN KEY VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
We were lucky to have pick such a wonderful location for our trip to NYC. The house is prefect for a family with 2 bedrooms and a pull out couch. A full kitchen (with spices and basics already stocked), access to washer and dryer, and a whole library of books and maps of NYC. This little brownstone and its street were very safe, and clean. We loved that the subway was 3 blocks away and that within 20 min we were at Time Square. The neighborhood had the feeling of safe and we were happy to walk the 3 blocks from the subway to the brownstone at 11pm with our 10 year old. The owners were great and very helpful when suggesting local take out and fixing any small problems that happen. The owners have taken great care to leave a mountain of information for you from guide books, to maps, local take out/ delivery. You name it they really have thought of everything. That is why i called it turn key we walked in and did not need to worry about anything. I loved that i could cook in a full kitchen and did not need to buy sugar, tea, oil, pepper, or other small cooking essentials.
I would recommend this property to families or a group of people traveling. The beds were very comfy. For me this a huge selling factor. The sheets, towels, and pillows were high quality thread counts and very comfortable.
There is a well stocked grocery store just at the exit to the MTA subway entrance so it is super convenient to get groceries. If you have time take a walk around the neighborhood some of the old churches and houses have alot of character.

We cant wait to return to NYC and when we do this is where we will be staying.
Our family could not recommend a better place.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Owner's Response: So glad it worked out well for you!
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Charming, Spacious Two-Bedroom Brownstone Apartment with Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3002032
+1 6463696345
Harlem Manhattan
5

DEFINITELY RECOMMEND APARTMENT

  • 5 of 5
Great apartment, really well placed to subway and easy access to city. Friendly family to help with directions, things to do, places to go.
Would have no problem using again.
The Williamson family
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Charming, Spacious Two-Bedroom Brownstone Apartment with Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3002032
+1 6463696345
Harlem Manhattan
4

AGRADABLE

  • 4 of 5
un depto comodo, acogedor con todo lo necesario para disfrutar de las vacaciones. El vecindario muy tranquilo, con medios de transportes pubkicos hacia todos los puntos de la ciudad. Excelente funcionamiento de wi fi, la Tv y muy bien calefaccionado. Ropa de cama y de baño muy buena. Fue una estadia positiva. Muy recomendable
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Charming, Spacious Two-Bedroom Brownstone Apartment with Garden
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+1 6463696345
Harlem Manhattan
Ft. Worth, TX USA
5

LOVELY HARLEM GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
We stayed with my older parents who were nervous about staying in NY, but this place alleviated all their fears. The apartment is very spacious and modern. The bedding is very nice quality and there is everything you need in the kitchen. Parking was a small problem until we figured out the street cleaning schedule, then we used the subway the rest of the time. There is small grocery store a block or so away where we bought groceries for breakfast and light dinners before we went out. Laura was so welcoming and was available by text or phone whenever we needed her. Will definitely stay here next time in NY.
  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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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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Availability & Rates

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Harlem Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Early Winter
Nov 15 2014 - Dec 16 2014
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$4,460
 
 
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 $200.00

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:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking On Street
  • Living Room ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • photography
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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