HISTORIC LOFT STYLE BROWNSTONE IN TRENDY HARLEM

Janet

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HISTORIC LOFT STYLE BROWNSTONE IN TRENDY HARLEM

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Harlem Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, 3 beds, NEW Classic Double mattress and boxspring

Welcome to our historic Harlem home.

See Video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUa922VSQdU

We’ve renovated our ground floor guest flat with the same luxury finishes as our home above, such as custom cherry cabinetry, honed granite counters, hardwood floors, original artwork, exposed brick and two decorative fireplaces. In this 600 square foot loft-like floor through, we’ve installed new high-end stainless steel appliances, offer copious closet space, and have added conveniences that we 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 - a CD and 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. NEW BED: One double is a high end 'regular' Classic mattress and boxspring. The single is a high end Aerobed with a headboard and seven firmness settings. We chose this over a standard bed to accommodate guests varying preferences: You can make the bed as hard or soft as you like. The second double bed is a convertible futon couch.

No smoking please.

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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.

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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) which reach midtown 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:: 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Janet (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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About Janet

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,' 'Business Traveler' and 'Prestige Hong Kong,' 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

Why Janet chose Harlem

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
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.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 43 traveler reviews

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Historic Loft Style Brownstone in Trendy Harlem
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5

Excellent attention

  • 5 of 5
The flat was really comfortable, Janet paid attention to the smallest detail, 100 percent satisfied.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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4

Pleasant stay

  • 4 of 5
Dear Janet,

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!
  • Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Historic Loft Style Brownstone in Trendy Harlem
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Harlem Manhattan
5

Take the "A" train to a great flat!

Take the "A" train to a great flat!
  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Loft Style Brownstone in Trendy Harlem
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p332974
+1 -917 495 2711
Harlem Manhattan
4

Very Clean Home. Lovely Owners

  • 4 of 5
We come to Manhattan often but have never stayed in Harlem. We choose this location because it was near where we would be conducting business and it was offered at a very fair rate. The Flat was very nice and clean and the owners were wonderful to deal with. The fact that we could do our laundry was a real plus. My only non-positive comment is that I was not able to get a good night of sleep on the air mattress. They deflated during the night and I had to re-inflate them several times each night. If you are a sound sleeper, this might not be a problem, but for me that was not the case. I would definitely return if the sleeping accommodations were more traditional. Thank you for allowing us to visit your beautiful home.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: I'm happy to say we've replaced the primary double bed with a Classic high end mattress and boxspring, which is getting very positive reviews from our guests.
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Historic Loft Style Brownstone in Trendy Harlem
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Harlem Manhattan
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
What a great place to stay, and Tom and Janet are wonderful hosts! Janet met us right away with a stocked fridge.....the cookies were such a hit with my 2 kiddos. It was nice to have all the basics already provided so you could have breakfast, coffee, snacks, etc without having to run to the store your first day. Unfortunately our first day there, I lost my debit card and had to contact my bank to forward me another one. FedEx said they attempted delivery and couldn't reach anyone even though Tom was upstairs and I was downstairs. I let Tom know about it. Not only did he tell us to go on about our regular plans, he contacted FedEx and had them re-attempt delivery. Within an hour of leaving, he sent me a text letting me know that the delivery was there. I couldn't have asked for a better home away from home for my 2 boys and I. Would definitely stay here again!
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Historic Loft Style Brownstone in Trendy Harlem
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Harlem Manhattan
North Carolina
4

good access to subway & plenty of light

good access to subway & plenty of light
  • 4 of 5
We searched high and low to find an apartment with a washer and dryer in the apartment without having to stay outside of Manhattan, and this apartment fit the bill. I loved the sunshine that filled the apartment during the day when we returned for our toddler's naptime. The kitchen was well equipped, and cooking would have been fine if we had ever decided to cook.

Janet & Tom were easy to work with, and they had a binder full of information with tips about using MTA and recommendations for grocery stores and tours and restaurants. The apartment was also fairly easy to childproof, and it was clean and welcoming.

The post is accurate about the apartment. Unfortunately, I overestimated my tolerance for an air mattress; I did not enjoy the air mattress sleeping arrangements, and my husband didn't enjoy the futon any better. If an awesome bed tops your priorities, you would do better to find another place. If having a washer and dryer or finding a reasonable rate is your goal then this is a good place. Aside from not loving the air mattress, it was hard to keep it flush against the wall which in turn probably contributed to me not sleeping well as I was concerned about our toddler falling off of the bed. There were plenty of comforters that we were able to use to create a bumper to keep her in the bed. Also being below street level, it is loud.

While I don't think I would stay here again since I need a really comfortable bed, I would recommend it with the aforementioned caveat. We enjoyed staying in a neighborhood close to the subway (buy the seven day pass as recommended by Janet & Tom), and having the washing machine and dryer was a great boon. While I checked this apartment is good for families with young kids, you should either bring your pack and play or have a kid that sleeps in their own bed already.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Jeff and Gini: Thanks so much for your comment about the beds. We have just replaced them with upgraded models: still Aerobeds, but with more padding, headboards and the ability to adjust the firmness to your liking.
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Map

Map

Fine Fair Supermarket
"Supermarket across the street. THIS IS RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET"
Ginny and Jane E's
"Red Rooster Restaurant and Ginny's Supper Club Cabaret. THIS IS 10 MINUTES WALK"
Studio Museum in Harlem
"Studio Museum. THIS IS 7 MINUTES WALK"
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
"Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. THIS IS 8 MINUTES WALK"
Apollo Theater
"Appolo Theater. THIS IS 5 MINUTES WALK"
341 St Nicholas Ave
"Maison Harlem. THIS IS 5 MINUTES WALK"
67 Orange Street
"67 Orange modern speakeasy along 'Hipster Corrider'"
Abyssinian Baptist Church Office
"Sunday Gospel service. THIS IS 5 MINUTES WALK"
Frederick Douglass Blvd
"Greater Zion Baptist Church Sunday Gospel Service. THIS IS 4 MINUTES WALK"
The Cathedral School of Saint John the Divine
"Cathedral of St. Johnthe Divine. THIS IS 20 MINUTES WALK, part of Columbia University"
St Nicholas Ave
"Nearest Subway B, C trains and St. Nicholas Park. THIS IS 3 MINUTES WALK"
MTA Bus Stop at 132nd St and 8th Ave.
"Nearest bus #10. THIS IS RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET. A FEW SECONDS WALK"
Central Park
"Central Park begins. CENTRAL PARK IS 15 MINUTES WALK"
LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
"Laguardia Airport. THIS IS 20 MINUTES BY TAXI"

At a Public Transport Hub, Surrounded by Subways & Buses

Other Activities: historic architecture on Striver's Row

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Harlem Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Base Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,000
 
 
Winter
Jan 2 - Mar 31
3 night minimum stay
$150
$900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Stated rates are for two people. For 3rd person add $40, for 4th person add $70. $200/night for major holiday and event periods such as Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Memorial Day, July 4th, Superbowl Weekend 2014 Feb 1 - 3
One half of the fee is payable by credit card on reserving and the final half payable by credit card 15 days before you arrive. (The credit card must be in the name of one of the guests.) We put a $300 damage/cleaning 'hold' on your credit card shortly before you arrive, which is released when you leave the flat in good order.
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Amenities

Amenities

Harlem Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single
  • NEW BED One double bed is a high end Classic mattress and box spring. The single bed is luxury aerobed with a headboard and 7 firmness controls. We chose this over a standard bed to accommodate guests varying preferences: You can make the bed as hard or soft as you like. The second double bed is a convertible futon couch.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
Notes:
Accessibility: although the flat is not wheelchair accessible, there are only 3 steps down and no interior steps, which make it suitable for people with somewhat limited mobility.

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