|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Welcome to our historic Harlem home.
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We’ve renovated our ground floor guest flat with the same luxury finishes as our home above: custom cherry cabinetry, honed granite counters, hardwood floors, original artwork, exposed brick and two decorative fireplaces. In this 600 square foot loft-style floor through we’ve installed new high-end stainless steel appliances, offer copious closet space, and have added conveniences that we ourselves appreciate while away from home – we’re a journalist and a cinematographer who have worked all around the globe - such as a clothes washing machine and dryer, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, cable TV with premium movie channels including HBO, Broadband Internet --- hardwire and Wi-Fi --- DVD player, linens, dishes, glassware, pots and pans.
We have up to three beds to accommodate four people: Two double beds and a large single. One double is a high end 'regular' Classic mattress and box spring. The second double bed is a convertible futon couch. The single is either a luxury Aerobed with seven firmness settings or a folding bed.
No smoking in or near the apartment please.
SEE INSIDER'S GUIDE
There’s a food market right across the street, the cupboards are filled with staples such as jams, condiments, coffee and tea, and we’ll set up snacks and the first day’s breakfast so there’s no need to rush out shopping. You can arrive with little more than a toothbrush and a change of clothes.
SEE NOTES FOR DISTANCE TO EACH PLACE IN INSIDERS GUIDE.
Accessibility: Just three steps down with no interior stairs, this flat is accessible to seniors and people with somewhat limited mobility.
Location:: We’re a five-minute walk from a number of subway lines: A, B, C, D, 2 and 3. The A and D are one express stop from Columbus Circle in Midtown. We can reach Times Square in 20 minutes or less. The M10 bus, which runs down Manhattan’s West Side, stops 20 meters away on the corner of 8th Avenue, and the M2 bus, which runs down Fifth Avenue, stops on the 7th Avenue end of our block. Subways, buses and taxis run 24 hours/day. Yankee Stadium is 20 minutes by public transport.
Harlem Culture:: Both historic and ahead of the curve. Best suited to young-spirited culture mavens, our all brownstone block in the heart of one of New York’s most intriguing emerging neighborhoods is surrounded by the kind of mom and pop businesses fast disappearing from other parts of town, such as rootsy inexpensive restaurants serving Caribbean, Latino, American Southern and African cuisine. This neighborhood of historic brownstones, some built by acclaimed architects such as McKim, Mead and White, is bursting with jazz haunts, famous spots from the 1940’s as well as no sign “neighborhood secrets,” which is quite the trend in New York these days.
We are an award winning journalist who writes about travel, food, wine and design for high end international publications such as 'Travel+Leisure,' 'Wine Enthusiast' and 'Premier Traveler,' and an Emmy Award nominated cinematographer who shoots feature films, TV series and commercials. As our work has taken us all over the world we welcome foreign visitors.
Janet purchased this apartment in 2006
This flat is part of an authentic Manhattan neighborhood, near Columbia University, 20 - 30 minutes by public transport from New York's cultural and business institutions.
Architecture buffs will find uninterrupted blocks of restored century old brownstones by renowned architects such as McKim, Mead & White. We are near one of a kind cultural institutions such as Columbia University, the Maysles Independent Cinema, live theater at the City College Gatehouse, and the Apollo Theater. Yankee Stadium is 20 minutes by public transport.
This is a cozy, homey studio that included everything needed to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. Was stocked with some food, coffee etc upon arrival, so no need to shop right away. The hosts are upstairs, friendly and attentive. And they provide a very thorough book of top recommendations for dining, sightseeing, transpiration etc. The studio is part of a beautiful brownstone and very convenient to subway and buses. Highly recommended. Made our New York trip wonderful.
Awesome little hideaway complete with everything we needed to enjoy our first trip to NYC. Janet and Tom thought of everything from kitchen staples (including fresh baked welcome cookies) to detailed maps and information about the area. Harlem was great. People were friendly, transportation was easy, restaurants were amazing - check out Dinosaur BBQ for drinks and some of the best BBQ I've had - we had a great time. I will be back to NYC and hope to stay here again when I do!
Rob and I would like to thank you for renting your lovely Harlem flat to us. It is perfectly positioned to provide a quiet retreat but close enough to downtown and all the attractions there. We would also like to thank you for all the wonderful information you provided to make our stay exceptional. In particular, Rob was thrilled to learn about the American Legion just down the block. When we were there on Sunday evening Rob had a chat with Selino Clarke (the Hammond "B" player) and it turns out he is a friend of the owner of our local jazz club and has played here in Vancouver. We will be sure to recommend your apartment to anyone we know who is interested in visiting New York. It is clean, comfortable and well equipped and easily accessible to transportation .
P.S. Rob thinks you two have all the skills to either write a book or do a YouTube video related to setting up, managing, and avoiding the pitfalls of rentals in foreign countries. Rob (smiling) suggests a couple of titles for them. Home Rentals for Fun and Profit or the Joys of Rentals-you can play it from both ends as a renter or rentee. But perhaps you have already done this.
The flat was really comfortable, Janet paid attention to the smallest detail, 100 percent satisfied.
thank you for our pleasant stay in your appartment. We had a great time in New York and you're a great host!
The appartment is conveniently located near a supermarket and several really nice restaurants. With the subway closeby it is easy to reach Central Park and Downtown Manhattan within 20-30 minutes. I also felt save in this neighbourhood.
I would definitely recommend this flat to others!
A great flat, very roomy, beautifully appointed, well stocked, quiet, attentive hosts, we couldn't have asked for more. We wanted to experience Harlem, it's culture and it's street life. Living for a few days here afforded us that opportunity and we loved it. Janet provides great tips for getting around, restaurants, bakeries, we walked a lot which is a good thing because we also ate a lot! We don't hesitate to recommend this flat and hope to return.
At a Public Transport Hub, Surrounded by Subways & Buses
Other Activities: historic architecture on Striver's Row
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 2 - Mar 31
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes||Stated rates are for two people. For 3 people add $50, for 4 people add $90. (One time fee for entire stay.) $225/night for major holiday and event periods such as Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's holiday, Memorial Day, July 4th.|
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