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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, premium cable with many movie channels, central air, 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. It also is like a second living room and provides a whole other place to sit and regroup.
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, 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.
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
This is a remarkably convenient location full of friendly families, beautiful blocks, and very pleasant to live in.
The amount of space, the 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.
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
Lauren and Peter have done a great job with this place! Most of our time was spent exploring the city, but the apartment was always comfortable to return to. Convenient access to the subways, and to markets nearby. The neighborhood is still in the early phase of a renaissance, so it's a bit rough around the edges. Also, it takes about a half hour to get downtown, but you'd pay a lot more to stay closer to the tourist destinations. All in all, we were very pleased with the place, and would highly recommend it.
I say perfect because it really was from the moment I reserved my stay online. Lauren was so helpful throughout my stay. The place was clean and large. Loved that it had a washer and dryer (could pack light and run every day). The outdoor space out back was a perfect way to end the day. Went to the places that were recommended by Lauren, some spots I went twice. The location was fine for any sightseeing. One day we went down to South Ferry (Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island), ate lunch in SoHo, stopped at Grand Central Station and from there walked through Central Park to catch the subway at W. 72nd (covered 11 miles of walking) and were back by 9:30pm (perfect day). The next day we headed north to Inwood Hill Park (beautiful), ate at Indian Road Cafe (farm to table) and walked to the Cloisters (a part of the MET). Can't wait to stay there again and definitely recommend this place. Thanks Lauren!
My son and I enjoyed our stay at this location. The subway stop was close and we were in mid-town within minutes and only about 25 minutes from lower Manhattan. We felt very safe walking to and from the subway at all times, including late at night. It was clean, roomy and the owner, Lauren, was so nice and helpful! The back patio is very cute! The apartment included a hair dryer, fully stocked kitchen and laundry detergent to wash our clothes. We would definitely stay here again!
We very much enjoyed staying at Lauren and Peter's apartment in Hamilton Heights. Quite by accident, we ended up only two blocks from our son's place, which made it especially convenient. We enjoyed the opportunity to explore Hamilton Heights and Harlem, areas we would probably only have visited briefly if we had stayed elsewhere. The community is very vibrant with a mix of families and singles, and is extremely multi-ethnic. Two conveniently located subway stops made it easy to get downtown or to Citi Field for a Mets game. There were some terrific restaurants and pubs nearby. Try Cafe One and filtered for your morning latte. We appreciated the suggestions contained in the binder the hosts put together about the neighborhood. If you happen to be an Alexander Hamilton fan, you are also only a few blocks from his home. The apartment itself is very nice. It easily slept three of us and was fully stocked in the kitchen. There was also a lovely patio, complete with BBQ grill. This apartment was the perfect fit for my family, and Lauren and Peter were perfect hosts.
We enjoyed our stay at Lauren's and Peter's apartment. Lauren made us feel very welcome and was so easy to work with. We liked the spaciousness of the apartment. It was well-furnished, in good condition and clean, and we especially enjoyed the shower. It was an unexpected bonus. The garden area was under construction so we couldn't access it, but it looks like it will be lovely when finished. There were many amenities provided, but, unfortunately no microwave. We appreciated Lauren's binder with restaurant recommendations, and enjoyed pizza at one nearby.
In general, it took us longer than advertised to get from Harlem to mid-town. The closest subway stop is on the 1 line, but it is not an express train. The D line, which is supposed to be an express train, is at a subway station several blocks away. The express train was not running on the weekend we were there (construction?). We did get an express train on Thursday night, and it was just two stops as advertised, but most of our trips ended up being local trains, and were slower than anticipated.
Very cute little place in Harlem. Outside patio is a lovely touch. The place itself was bigger than we expected; five women each with a cozy bed to sleep in. The hosts were kind and noninvasive. I'd recommend staying here.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|