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Sankofa Guest Apartment--A portal for the soul

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 936 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 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 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 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
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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 -
(134 traveler reviews)

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Sankofa Guest Apartment--A portal for the soul
average rating of 4.977612 based on 135 reviews
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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
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5

Exotic oasis away from the madding crowds

  • 5 of 5

There's a reason this apartment has all 4 and 5 star reviews! Spotlessly clean, Thoughtfully appointed with all the conveniences you need in a home away from home (including one of the the most comfortable beds I've slept in) and beautifully decorated with authentic African artifacts, it was a pleasure to return to this oasis every night after a full day of exploring fabulous NYC. The location is handy to the subway, and the bus to 5th Ave is close by too. Harlem is a fascinating area to explore too. Edith and Norma are welcoming and accommodating hosts. (Aussie guests should note they love Tim Tams)! Would recommend this place in a heartbeat and would definitely stay again!!!

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

Amazing time in Harlem

  • 5 of 5

There is so much to say about this apartment. The location is fantastic for heading downtown into Manhattan and seeing the wonderful sights. However Harlem is also lovely, by the end of the week I felt like a native New Yorker. All the previous reviews are spot on and it’s a lovely haven to come back to after a busy day out. We enjoyed the comfort of the apartment which is really high end, admiring the beautiful ornaments and feeling so comfortable in it we did not want to leave. Edith and Norma were wonderful and really thought about us. There was a thoughtful gift voucher for the nearby cafe, left for us, as well as wine, beer and soft drinks and the beautiful fresh croissants and coffee were a real treat. If you stay here you must try and get to the gospel church around the corner as well as the Paris Blues bar which are on your doorstep. A truly wonderful first time in New York and there is no better place to stay than at the Sankofa Guest Apartment in Harlem. It was a truly wonderful Christmas, thanks to the both of them allowing us to rent out this apartment. We will definitely return to stay here and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Love and light Edith and Norma. Best wishes for 2018.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

After using VRBO for many years, I have finally found a place that provided absolutely everything I was looking for. Edith and Norma have thought of every detail and provided every amenity you could want. They provided a walk through with a thorough explanation of all appliances and devices, the kitchen was well supplied, the maps and neighborhood literature was immensely helpful, and the location and availability of public transport was perfect. I'll be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful apartment with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here in 2011 and now in 2017. I would come back tomorrow if Australia wasn't so far away! The location excellent. The apartment itself is an oasis from the energy of Times Square. Coming back at night to wide streets, divine brownstones and the comfort of this apartment gives you energy to tackle the crowds in midtown the next day. The apartment has every creature comfort including washer and dryer. We arrived late (10.30) and Edith and Norma arranged a young man to carry our bags up to the top floor. As they have written there is no elevator. A nice bottle of red wine and cashews were waiting for us. With croissants and jam for breakfast. My only regret is that I didn't have more time to just enjoy the apartment. 5 days not enough. Thank you again Edith and Norma for providing this beautifully decorated apartment to rest ones weary bones.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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I will return! Very fine place in Harlem!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, quiet, fabulously decorated. Nice ladies.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Alfred Lerner Hall - Columbia University
Strawberry Fields
Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)
Red Rooster
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
La Guardia
Car: not necessary

Photos

Rates & Availability

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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.

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