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Charming and Spacious Garden Apt. 2 Stops from Midtown!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type townhome

Overview

About the property

Townhome, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6)

This is a generous garden apartment in a classic brownstone on a great, safe block in vibrant West Harlem. It is super convenient to 5 subways and easy to get anywhere in NYC. Come to Hamilton Heights with Alexander Hamilton's former home right nearby! Live like a native!

Only 3 blocks to 1 train and 5 blocks to A, B, C, D, trains and express is 2 stops (to midtown -Columbus Circle- you can be there in 20 min from your front door), 3 stops to Times Square! There is also a bus that stops on the corner leading directly to Museum Mile, Central Park, The Cloisters, and all over.

This historic home has been completely renovated and recently upgraded, with quality, classic rustic furnishings, lots of room and beautiful original details: decorative fireplace, wood floors, as well as exposed brick, all tiled kitchen and bath, premium fixtures. There is high-speed internet, new Apple TV with HBO, Netflix, Hulu and more, great central AC, cozy radiant heat.

In season, the peaceful, landscaped outdoor patio affords a wonderful respite and place to relax in between outings or for a nice coffee in the morning or a drink or meal in the evening. It also is like a second living room and provides a whole other place to sit and regroup. Even in colder months it is lovely to be able to have private outdoor space.

The apartment can be used as a luxury getaway for 2, or is also spacious enough to sleep up to 6 with plenty of room to not feel cramped. Perfect for families or a great share for 2 couples, with direct access to the bathroom and kitchen from both rooms with privacy.

We are in a classic Harlem neighborhood, with beautifully detailed historic homes to view, great new restaurants, cafes and craft beer pubs right around the corner, easy access to all of Manhattan and the rest of the city. The subways are lively late at night so recommended even into the wee hours, and the parking is easier than in most of the city (we can guide you to free street parking on the block). Plenty of grocery shopping nearby. We live on the premises in the rest of the brownstone and can provide directions, restaurant advice, babysitting, catering, anything needed.

West Harlem is a magical neighborhood so convenient to the rest of Manhattan yet with a history and a feel all its own. We are 2 stops away from midtown, but on a beautiful block with trees and up on a hill, where you can feel the sea breeze from the Hudson, and can walk down to the river's edge for a picnic or get to a bike path that can take you all the way down to lower Manhattan.

Explore Hamilton Heights landmark district, Sugar Hill, Striver's Row. We are so close to many major teaching institutions such as Columbia University, City College, Barnard, Teacher's College, Jewish Theological Seminary, Manhattan School of Music, Columbia Presbyterian. We are very near some gorgeous sights such as The Cloisters, St. John the Divine, Fort Tryon Park, and to such landmarks as the Morris Jumel Mansion and the Apollo Theater.

It is a diverse and vibrant area with plenty of history and charm, a great vantage point from which to explore the whole city.

More Details

Owner
LAuren McGrath
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, french, my husband speaks some Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

About LAuren McGrath

We are in the food business and in construction. We are happy to help with travel plans and advice on food destinations and more.

LAuren McGrath purchased this townhome in 2008

Why LAuren McGrath chose Harlem

This is a remarkably convenient location full of friendly families, beautiful blocks, and very pleasant to live in.

What makes this townhome unique

The unusually large amount of space, the high quality of the original detail and furnishings, the generous outdoor area, the amazing neighbors and the convenience have all made this a great choice for us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Lauren and Peter The entire Danne Family would like to thank you very much for your welcome. The apartment was nothing but great ( the king size bed was awesome !!). It is a perfect place for a family stay in NYC, close to the subway and not so far from Downton Manhattan. We could enjoy all our activities and visits ( Liberty cruise, Empire State Bldg, Central Park etc and a NY Islanders hockey game in Brooklyn). We even had to buy an additional suitcase to take back all the shopping items that two teenagers and one 5 years old kid can buy during such a stay ..... Many thanks as well to Peter for his kindness and good advices. We will surely recommend to any of our friends that want to visit NYC to use your apartment and we thank you again for having made our stay even more unforgettable (even the heavy rain on the last day was not trouble ....) With warm regards Florence
Oct 2015
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Amenities

Harlem Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • River
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Double Sleep Sofa (1), extra mattress for floor
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
original details, unique and lovely outdoor back patio, private chef upstairs for hire

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming and Spacious Garden Apt. 2 Stops from Midtown!
average rating of 4.8555555 based on 92 reviews
5

Great find!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place. The apartment is big and comfortable - I was surprised at how much room their was. Some people say Harlem is a bit far north but it was so easy to get anywhere we needed to. This is a great find for anyone and great for a group. Six of us stayed comfortably!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write. It was a pleasure having you , come again!
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5

Fantastic rental property

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Lauren and Peter's charming garden apartment. There was plenty of room for a family of four, and it had everything we needed. It's convenient to two subway lines and were able to get around very easily. My west coast kids exclaimed, "You don't even NEED a car in New York City!" Lauren was extremely helpful and accommodating during our stay. We'd definitely recommend and would stay there again. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for talking the time to write. A pleasure to have you all and hope you got some rest after your whirlwind week.
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4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Slightly difficult sleeping arrangements for a Grandparent, 2 Parents and 2 of their children, as nobody slept well. However, the books on their shelves were interesting and entertaining and the reference for the local Hispanic Restaurant was amazing!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD
5

It was fantastic! Great! Very nice!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place!!! A spacious supper comfortable garden apartment ~ beautifully decorated. We could have stayed forever! We wished was warmer so that we could enjoy the outback! Lauren was an excellent host ~ communication was smooth and reliable. Our deposit was refunded right away.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin TX
5

Large convenient and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Large convenient and comfortable

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Upper Manhattan Brownstone worth a look-see

  • 4 of 5

First floor apartment of beautiful brownstone on lovely street in upper west side. Responsive, knowledgeable, helpful owners live upstairs. We slept 5 comfortably; came and went without issue; accessed public transportation with ease; cooked our own meals when we wanted to. Coming from a different time zone and wearing out early from treks around the city, we tried getting to bed early most nights. The only significant drawback for us was difficulty sleeping, being on a different schedule from those living upstairs. All-in, definitely worth a look-see.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have you and your family. We encourage our guests to please tell us about any issues while they are still here so we can accommodate, including jet lag! We always respond to any requests to make sure all optimal for our guests. Thanks a lot for the compliments, Lauren
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
LaGuardia
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Hogshead
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
subways
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Henry Hudson Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Grange
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
City Island
Car: not necessary

There is swimming available at nearby Riverbank State Park, and there are amazing bike paths all the way up and down Manhattan. We are very near other attractions including The Cloisters, Abyssinian Church, St. John the Divine, Dinosaur BBQ, several nice local restaurants are available and a great new craft beer bar called Harlem Public.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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