|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Our beautiful landmarked brownstone home is a base for New York visitors who would rather get a taste of dignified Manhattan living, in a home-from-home, than pay out for a hotel and all those expensive restaurant meals. The house, in the Historic Morris-Jumel District, is a restored Victorian gem, full of traditional features, great rooms, and beautiful woodwork, but with all the benefits of contemporary living and very family-friendly. It is fully furnished, with all domestic supplies, and with utility costs included in the price. There are ceiling fans throughout, and the bedrooms are air-conditioned. The whole house has full wireless Internet access. At the end of the block is the C train, which takes you rapidly downtown to all the sites in 15 minutes, as well as just a few stops uptown to the famous medieval art of The Cloisters and Fort Tryon Park.
The full house is available for visitors, on three floors.
First floor: a spacious front parlor with decorated fireplace and mantle overlooking the park, a dining room with table for eight, a large eat-in gourmet granite-topped kitchen (with all supplies – stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, 2 fridges, and freezer) and a half-bathroom.
Second floor: two large bedrooms – the sunlit master bedroom at the front has a four-poster queen-size bed (plus a dressing area full of closets and an en-suite sink) and the second bedroom at the rear has a queen-size sofa-bed for two (also with a closeted dressing area). The principal bathroom, in Carrera marble, has a classic claw-foot tub and a separate shower.
Third floor: two further terrific bedrooms, front and rear, plus a second bathroom with full shower. Each large bedroom contains a single bed, with a trundle bed underneath for a second guest if needed. There are armchairs, dressers and closets in each room.
The layout of the house means it is suitable for a couple who want a lot of space and quiet, a single family with up to four children, or two families where the parents can sleep on the second floor, and two sets of kids on the top floor!
The area around the house is just as interesting. Opposite is a park and the historic Palladian Morris-Jumel Mansion of 1760, Manhattan’s oldest freestanding building. The mansion grounds are great to walk in, and the mansion itself, now a small museum, is full of wild history and famous connections – from George Washington and Aaron Burr (Madame Jumel’s second husband!) to Napoleon. There are lots of events for kids.
Beyond the local attractions, a short ride on the C train from the end of the block takes you to all the great sites of Manhattan – Central Park, the Natural History Museum, Lincoln Center, the Empire State Building, the great shopping and restaurants of the Upper West Side, the Metropolitan Museum, the Frick Collection, the Guggenheim museum, and countless other places to visit. Our location perfectly combines a sense of serene quiet and getting away from the bustle, with being close to everything you could want to see!
We are a family with two teenage children. Richard and Melissa run a not-for-profit organization specializing in services to the arts. We work from Central Harlem and love to come back to our lovely brownstone to enjoy the peace and quiet after busy days and travel all over the country! Our kids are in public schools in Manhattan and travel on their own safely all over the city. We are slow foodies, love wine, trekking, and all the cultural offerings of our great city!
Richard Evans purchased this townhome in 2005
To have a large and quiet space in Manhattan is a dream come true for us! Everyone adores our restored home, with its spaciousness, and its beautiful and elegant rooms, but also for its hominess and sense of family. We have lavished all our care on creating a relaxing family home, and love to share it with guests from around the world. You'll never forget it!
We chose this home because it combined gracious living with easy access to the city. We wanted somewhere really quiet and restful (hard to find in busy Manhattan) with lots of antique features. We especially love the ceilings with their intricate moldings, the carved cherry wood throughout the Parlor floor and staircase, and the deep clawfoot tub for bathing! Combining these features with contemporary amenities seems to us the best of all possible worlds!
This was perfect. A comfortable and beautifully decorated and restored town home. My husband and I were there with our college aged son to visit family in the area. I would choose this location over a downtown hotel for folks needing to get around Manhattan. It is close to everything but very quiet. Plenty of privacy for the three of us. We had great family time there. There was a piano which we enjoyed playing. Excellent cooking facilities with wonderful herbs and spices we were invited to use. The eating and sitting area was spacious yet cozy. We easily walked to neighborhood locations for restaurants and grocery supplies and hopped on the subway to get anywhere in the city ( just a 5 minute walk to the C line.) The neighborhood is vibrant and convenient.
Great brownstone property with a great interior. We were a group of 6 adults and 2 kids and there was still loads of space. It's nice to visit such a busy city but be able to return to a relaxed home in the evening rather than settle for less, and we were happy with all aspects of the house and our stay.
Loads of room in the fridge, washing machines & tumble dryer easy to use, air-con was good, and wifi worked all the time.
Supermarket was a 5 min walk as was the subway, neighbours were all friendly and stopped to chat, and we loved the area, especially the 10 minute walk to the cool outdoor swimming pool nearby.
Watch out for parking too near the fire hydrants though, as this is a good fundraiser by the city on unsuspecting tourists!
I would recommend this to anyone visiting the city.
Maison très spacieuse décorée avec goût, dans le quartier chic de Harlem. La maison est à côté de toutes les commodités et à 5 mn du métro, c'est super pratique! Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans cette location. Merci aux propriétaires!
We stayed for 6 nights in this period brownstone in Washington Heights. As there were 5 of us, the cost compared very favourably with hotels.
The house is very comfortable. If you like restored wood panelling, you will love the feel of old-style opulence. Our only problem was that we had a cold spell and such a big house proved quite cold. After a day or two, we decided to light the log burner which made the front room cosy.
The house is very situated. The subway station is at the end of the road and you can be in the centre of New York within 20 minutes. Getting off at 50th Street took us directly to the Broadway shows.
The Heights Tavern round the corner on Broadway provided a very good evening meal.
Well worth a visit.
Colin Harrison, Yorkshire, England
Well worth visiting
Our house is in the wonderful quiet residential neighborhood called the Morris-Jumel Historic District in upper Manhattan. All the houses are landmarked and the street has been called 'the most beautiful in the city' by New York magazine. It's incredibly peaceful and the unrestricted view from our Victorian brownstone is across to the park around Manhattan's oldest house - the 1760 Jumel Mansion (now a museum and great to visit - kids love the stories of presidents visiting and intrigue around the infamous Madame Jumel). The Mansion's park is our front yard for a stroll, picnic or sun-bathe.
From the house, it's 15 minutes on the C train down to all mid-town attractions, museums, Lincoln Center, Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Natural History Museum, Times Square, the aircraft carrier Endeavor, and so much more. The Upper West Side has great shopping, restaurants and recreation. The Greenway up and down the Hudson River allows cycling the whole length of the Island, as well as a brilliant afternoon stroll to watch the sailboats, the kayaks, and the people!
Just a couple of subway stops to the north is The Cloisters, the medieval part of The Metropolitan Museum, a wondrous building with great art, the legendary Unicorn Tapestries, and views high over the Hudson River, surrounded by Fort Tryon Park, a favorite for families to picnic and play.
From our quiet sanctuary, you can easily access all the sites of Manhattan, and also get out of town to the Hudson River countryside if you want a day out of town - great river gorge scenery, quaint small villages, antiquing, wineries, farms and pick-your-own. It's got the lot!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Christmas and New Year
Dec 26 2015 - Jan 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Notes||Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.|
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