|Minimum Stay||3 - 6 nights|
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.
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.
A wonderful place that was bigger than we thought. Laura maintained the apartment wonderfully well for us during our 2 week stay and kept is constant touch regarding enquiries I had. We would happily stay again with the apartment a 5 minute walk from the subway and easily accessible to everywhere in the city.
El recibimiento de Laura fue de tal calidez y profesionalidad, que a instantes de conocernos, conversábamos sobre la ciudad como viejas conocidas. Sus consejos fueron de incalculable ayuda, y de esos que no figuran en blogs ni guías de viajes.
Al barrio se accede fácilmentemediante transporte publico y esta a pocos minutos del centro de Manhattan y alrededores en la linea A expreso de subterraneo.
Viajamos un grupo de 5 adultos, y la casa resultó perfecta en tamaño y distribución. Tiene todo lo necesario ( y más) para una estadía confortable. La decoración refleja sin duda el cariño que le pone Laura a su tarea de anfitriona. Al publicar fotos en mis redes sociales un gran numero de amigos quedaron encantados con el lugar y rápidamente me pidieron referencias !
Espero tener oportunidad de volver para seguir recorriendo Nueva York ( este fue nuestro tercer viaje ... y queda tanto) y sus alrededores, y sin dudas me alojaría en la propiedad de Laura. NO duden en visitarla. Se sorprenderán gratamente, como lo hicimos nosotros. El barrio es muy pintoresco y no genera la mas mínima sensación de inseguridad
Quedo a disposición de cualquier viajero para mayores datos.
This apartment was great! We stayed here while visiting NY. The apartment was very spacious and beautiful. It also, had a great layout and was equipped with absolutely everything we needed.
Laura and her husband was a great host and was available every time we needed them. They are right upstairs if you have any question.
The subway was less than 5 minutes away and it is a very safe walk.
We will definitely stay here next time in NY.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 17 2015 - Jan 4 2016
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.