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Harlem Hidden Gem! Manhattan 2 BR Brownstone Apt

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment - 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s) - 1 Bath - (Sleeps 4-6)

This is an ideal home base for a Manhattan vacation, especially for families. The apartment is located in Harlem on 129th Street, between 5th and Madison in a neighborhood of historic brownstones. A tree-lined block with a community garden and 2 playgrounds nearby. Private entrance on the ground level. The owners live above. Less than than a 10 minute walk to two major subway lines that take you to virtually all the major site-seeing venues in Manhattan. There is also a busline a block away that travels down 5th Ave. to Central Park, the Met and other museums.

The full kitchen and dining room means you can save money and have some relaxing meals at home during your vacation. A washer and dryer in the apartment means you can pack light-great if you have young children. A Pack-n-Play, booster chair or high chair are also available for your young ones. There are grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants and shopping a short walk away. Everything you need for an affordable, exciting, yet relaxing New York vacation. All taxes and cleaning fees included in base price!

Community and Convenience: Our brownstone is located in Harlem, which is at the northern end of Manhattan. Harlem is truly a 'community' within a large city. Neighbors know each other and come out on their stoops to say hi. Most buildings are less than 10 stories, so you can see the sky rather than be surrounded by skyscrapers. Residents cultivate community gardens as well as their backyards. It has a friendly atmosphere that is different from many other Manhattan neighborhoods. Yet, our brownstone has very convenient access to see all of New York City's attractions in other neighborhoods. The M1 bus is one block away on 5th avenue and travels right alongside Central Park, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim. The 4/5/6 subway (east side) is less than a 10 minute walk, and 42nd Street(Grand Central)is only 3 stops away. The 2/3 subway (west side) is also less than a 10 minute walk and Times Square is just 5 stops away(approx. 20 min).

Comfort: We travel often, and really appreciate staying in villas and homes where it's clear the owners care about our comfort and convenience. We try very hard to provide our guests with a comfortable, homey environment. There is a washer/dryer with detergent in the apartment, along with an iron/ironing board, and hair dryer. The bed linens are high quality and the kitchen is fully-equipped with microwave, blender, coffee maker, etc. as well as spices. The apartment has it's own thermostat and hot water heater, so your comfort is under your control. We live in the upper floors of the townhouse, so we are available for questions and directions as you need them. There is a phone with local service so you can book restaurant reservations, and call to make plans with others when you need to. We have provided a binder with listings of local grocery stores and restaurants. There is also wireless internet available if you like to travel with your laptop.

More Details

Owner
Jean Moreland
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Jean Moreland

I grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin and have lived in Minnesota, California and moved to New York City in 2003, when I married my husband. We have lived in Harlem for 14 years now, have 2 children, and love the fact that we can be close to all the wonderful things New York has to offer, yet have a wonderful space to retreat back to on a quiet block in a culture-rich area.

Jean Moreland purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Jean Moreland chose East Harlem

My husband bought this brownstone in 2001, when it was a burned out shell with a tree growing up through the middle. He had always wanted to own a brownstone in Harlem. Many others were renovating at the same time, and we have forged a community of old and new. We love have the space and quiet (and view of the sky!)in Harlem while having the convenience of the nearby subways to easily get anywhere in Manhattan.

What makes this apartment unique

This is a retreat away from the hustle of the tourist sites, where you will have two bedrooms plus a sofa-bed in the living room. You'll have a full kitchen and laundry and space to relax in the living and dining areas. Yet you are still convenient to subway and bus lines that can get you to the sites quickly to enjoy all NYC has to offer!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Jean,

Six Germans enjoyed your apartment very much. All of us slept well and felt very safe in your place. Hopefully, we'll come back very soon.

Final Rating: AAA+

Yours, on behalf of Tobi, George, 2xSebastian, and Henrich,

Jan
Jul 2007
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Amenities

East Harlem Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • 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 ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Plenty of extra towels/linens on site.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa-bed
  • Each bedroom can sleep 2 and has a closet for your things and a window to the backyard. The sofa bed in the living room sleeps 2, there is a standard couch as well. Crib: A portable crib (Pack and Play) is available as well as a booster chair and/or high chair for babies and toddlers.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Notes:
All linens provided. Washer/dryer and detergent in apartment. No added cleaning fees.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(93 traveler reviews)

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Harlem Hidden Gem! Manhattan 2 BR Brownstone Apt
average rating of 4.7311826 based on 95 reviews
5

Perfect Spot for a NYC Adventure

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed two nights at this rental in August, and it was wonderful. First, Jean is incredibly accommodating and easy to work with. We ended up getting in early, so she allowed us to drop our bags so we could explore the city.

Next, the location is terrific. It is located on a quiet street in a vibrant section of Harlem with plenty of great restaurants and activities nearby. There are also two subways stops within easy walking distance with easy access to all New York activities.

Finally, the apartment is nice, with comfortable beds and great amenities. Jean also has a great collection of possible activities and menus.

All in all, I would highly recommend this rental whenever you visit NYC. I know we will rent it again if we return.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love when guests enjoy our neighborhood as much as we do. In the summer there are often free concerts and shows as well. It's nice to have a place to go that's a bit out of the huge tourist crowds, but close to transportation to get to the sites when you want to. Thank you!
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5

Convenient & safe location and a great Host

  • 5 of 5

Location was convenient and safe, great Host, comfy beds, lots linen, uber friendly, great WiFi, cute kitchen, and good hot water pressure. I will definitively come back. I loved the guest book and the binder full of great information. Thank you Jean for your Welcoming Hospitality. You are AWESOME.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This apartment is clean, comfortable, spacious, and convenient. The neighborhood is fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

From beginning to end, we couldn’t have had a more wonderful experience. Jeanne is fantastic with communication, and so helpful with all kinds of other little things. The apartment has everything you need, and then some, from the Wi-Fi to a fully equipped kitchen. Superclean, super comfortable, super friendly, super everything. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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davis, california
4

Jean was great!

  • 4 of 5

We were so grateful for Jean's recommendations and help with our trip. We loved staying in Harlem and access to the subway and bus system was very convenient. We felt safe and and were happy we had a warm place to hang out in during this freezing spell.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkeley, CA
5

Great home base for exploring Harlem and the rest of NYC

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, super clean apartment close to transit and just a couple of blocks from the growing restaurant scene on Lenox Avenue. Good organic and local food options at nearby groceries with a well-equipped kitchen for preparing your meals. We were in town to meet up with our grown children and new grandbaby and Jean's place made a great place to hang out, plan our day, and then rest up from all the sightseeing. Would defnitely return.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly comfortable apartment!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! Jean was so helpful. The apartment is close to excellent restaurants and shops, and very comfortable. We had a great Christmas. Thanks, Jean!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
20 minutes to LaGuardia Airport
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
4/5 and 2/3 subway trains 6 blocks away
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
FDR at 125th Street
Car: not necessary

Located in the ground floor of a brownstone on a quiet block in historic Harlem, which is at the north end of Manhattan. The Apollo Theater, The Studio Museum and Jazz Museum of Harlem, Sylvia's famous soul food, wonderful restaurants and coffee shops all within walking distance. The lively 125th Street shopping district is a 5 minute walk---where you can get everything from Mac Cosmetics and Hip-Hop clothes, to African drums and shea lotions. Restaurants such as Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster, Chez Lucienne, and the Corner Social have created a lively culinary corner within a few blocks. Three grocery stores, Whole Foods, Pioneer and Wild Olive all nearby. It's less than a 10 minute walk to the 4/5/6 subway lines or the 2/3 subway lines which take you all the way up and down the East and West sides of Manhattan. Both Grand Central and Times Square are about a 20 minute subway ride away. The M1 bus is one block away and travels down 5th Avenue along Central Park and past the Met, Guggenheim and other museums.

Other Activities: It's New York City--you can do anything and everything!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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