Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Sankofa Guest Apartment--A portal for the soul

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 936 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment - 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s) - 1 Bath - (Sleeps 2)

Situated on a quiet tree lined street in Harlem’s Mount Morris Park Historic District, Sankofa Guest Apartment offers an inviting and unique accommodation that is centrally located making ALL of New York City easily accessible. The neighborhood is close to popular restaurants, jazz clubs, museums, art galleries and theaters. Nearby subways and buses take you ANYWHERE that is not in walking distance.

This renovated floor through apartment with a private entrance is on the top floor of a 19th Century brownstone. There is no elevator, but what awaits you at the top is worth the climb. The listing photos and 5 star guest reviews say it all.

The master bedroom with ample closet space is the ultimate sanctuary providing an utterly comforting place to land at the end of the day. It overlooks the backyard garden creating an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Soft lighting, hotel crisp 600 count sheets, king size bamboo pillows with memory foam, and a comfortable queen size bed with a luxury pillow top mattress make this one of the best sleeps ever. The Bose Wave Music System will wake you up or put you to sleep to your favorite music.

The spa inspired bathroom contains a soaking tub with shower, Hotel Collection bath towels, bathrobes, spa slippers, designer toiletries, magnifying makeup mirror, and hand held toilet bidet.

The spacious sun filled living room has a dining table with seating for four, 42 inch HDTV, library, twin sleep sofa with luxury 10 inch Air Dream Mattress, and landline phone with free local calls.

The kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher, and microwave, plus full kitchen utensils and cookware

Other amenities include

Free Wi Fi Internet and cable TV

Washer /Dryer

Air Conditioning

More Details

Owner
Edith Garner -Palmer or Norma Garner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our 6 night stay at Sankofa Guest Apartment. The location was great as it only took 5 minutes to reach the subway or bus with the shops also close by. The apartment was beautifully decorated and it was so cosy when we arrived back after a full day of sight seeing, to enjoy the atmosphere. Edith and Norma are such lovely people and so helpful. We couldn't believe the gorgeous fluffy towels and slippers and dressing gowns for our use. The apartment was exceptionally clean and well maintained and we certainly enjoyed the bottle of wine and chocolates on our arrival (not to mention the sumptuous muffins!). We would certainly recommend it to family and family and have actually done so
May 2011
  • 1 of 1

Amenities

Harlem Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 936 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Hand held bidet Plush Bathrobes Complimentary spa slippers Liquid body wash Body lotion Liquid hand soap
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Twin sleep sofa in living room
  • * Queen Bed: Pillow top mattress, closets, dresser, full length mirror
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(140 traveler reviews)

97% Complete
2% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Sankofa Guest Apartment--A portal for the soul
average rating of 4.9785714 based on 141 reviews
Brisbane, Australia
5

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Sankofa Guest Apartment was a wonderful experience. The apartment is stunningly beautiful and has every amenity a traveller could possibly need or desire, even a footspa. The whole apartment is incredibly attractive and it is a pleasure to simply sit and admire the artwork on the walls and the furniture and finishings within the apartment. Our hostesses, Edith and Norma are incredibly warm and helpful. We feel as if we have made friends. It has added an extra dimension to our first-time New York experience to be able to stay in Harlem and be welcomed with such kindness. Within the apartment you will find NYC guidebooks and other helpful printed information to help you take advantage of your time in New York. The apartment's location is fantastic. Catching public transport is a breeze. We favoured the bus during the day to give us a better idea of the lay of the land. The subway is quick and efficient and is only a few blocks' walk through this safe neighbourhood. We walked day and night through the neighbourhood and felt perfectly comfortable. The bed is extremely comfortable and we enjoyed being able to cook breakfast each morning. Being able to wash and dry our clothes each night also allowed us to pack a little lighter than we would otherwise have been able to do. We would never, ever stay anywhere else on our next visit to Manhattan - Sankofa has it all. Thank you Edith and Norma for our wonderful visit. You and your apartment are true gems.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2007
  • Stayed: October 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
28 0
5

Just the best!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, has everything you could possibly need to make your stay a success. So well maintained. Beautiful decor.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Indiana
5

Sankofa House is Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at the Sankofa House and my daughter and I enjoyed it as much as we did the first time. The apartment is beautiful, well kept and secure. It is conveniently located near public transportation, restaurants and entertainment, and the owners, Norma and Edith, are delightful. We highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Brisbane
5

Harlem Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Sankofa Apartment. The ladies greeted us on arrival and showed us the ins and outs of the apartment, everything was as shown on the web. It was cosy, comfortable and oh so quiet. The apartment is beautifully appointed the art is truly lovely, such a peaceful place to come home to after a day spent in New York.

Getting in and out of New York is a breeze go down to 116 street, all trains stop at this station.

If you want a fun night out go to the Apollo Theatre, just a few streets from the apartment.

If you are looking for a comfortable and quiet apartment to stay in New York, stay with these 2 lovely ladies . Robyn & Barry

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Elegant flat in historic neighborhood convenient to transit and amenities.

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Such an overall great experience!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here while visiting family in the neighborhood. Exceptional experience! We hosted a family dinner for 5 in the apartment and couldn't have been happier with the setting. The hospitality of the owners was outstanding! The location provides easy access to two major subway lines downtown and bus service to the upper West side. We traveled all over the city with ease, and looked forward to coming "home" to the apartment. Comfortable bed and the bedroom facing an interior courtyard was quiet. Granted it was winter and we left the windows closed, but what struck me was that the first sounds I heard upon awakening were bird calls. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
La Guardia
Car: not necessary

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

No refund on early departures.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

You might like these similar properties