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Spacious Ground Floor Apt in Townhouse near Columbia University

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom on a quiet tree-lined street

Beautifully renovated apartment in private townhouse on quiet tree-lined street within short walking distance to Columbia University and Central Park. One block from subway and bus -- 10 minutes to Times Square.

This gorgeous property features an enormous bedroom with a queen size bed and tempur-pedic mattress. Linens and kitchen necessities are provided and grocery delivery service is available via online ordering. Plenty of fabulous restaurants nearby as well. Additional amenities include wireless internet access and a washer/dryer.

Make yourself at home in Harlem in this space-filled one bedroom / one bathroom apartment, just 5 blocks north of Central Park. Situated on the ground floor of a 100 year old townhouse, this thoroughly modernized vacation rental benefits from a lovely tree-lined street away from the noise of buses and subways.

The rooms of this apartment are well furnished with everything needed to make you feel at home, yet the clean lines and simplicity of the furniture emphasizes the open space of the rooms. You'll find hardwood floors throughout, except of course for the tiled bathroom.

The master bedroom is at the back with private entrance to the bathroom. The kitchen gleams with matching white appliances, including an induction cooktop, microwave and refrigerator. Turn around and you will be facing the dining and living area, a great place to unwind after a long day. The dining table can seat up to 4 people, and is also perfect for games or spreading out your NYC map to plan the next day's activities. The living room can accommodate additional guests on a queen size air mattress and the room features a sliding barn door for privacy. Finally, you have central air conditioning to keep you cool when the weather gets truly sweltering!

With double exposure, the northward facing window of this apartment overlook the street, while the southern exposed one look toward backyard gardens.

Located on 115th Street and Manhattan Avenue, this vacation rental accommodation falls into the Harlem neighborhood of Uptown Manhattan. Greenery is not hard to find around here, with the iconic Central Park just 5 blocks to the south and Morningside Park, a lovely hill-filled terrain with a pond, less than two blocks away. Of course, you can't picnic every day, and that is no problem here with 8th Avenue (Frederick Douglass Boulevard) just around the corner. This thoroughfare has plenty of restaurants and bars, if you have a larger group, the Harlem Tavern is perfect for accommodating with its outdoor patio and serves classic American cuisine and brews, just 2 blocks from your apartment; for something a little more unique, try Africa, an acclaimed restaurant that serves Senagalese fare, also two blocks away, or just stroll down the avenue with an open mind and you'll be sure to find something! For cooking at home, there is a C-Town Supermarket not too far away on 116th Street. Columbia University is also in this part of Harlem, just on the other side of Morningside Park, so keep your eyes open for cultural events that the student population brings to the area!

To navigate the rest of Manhattan, you have two subway stations nearby. The closest is again just one block away on 116th Street and 8th Avenue, serving the B and C lines, which runs down Central Park West and can take you to the Museum of Natural History in just 5 stops, and Columbus Circle in 7! The other subway station is a little further, three longer blocks to the west on Lenox Avenue and 116th Street, and serves the 2 and 3 lines that run down Broadway on the Manhattan's west side, and can connect you to the local 1 train or keep you running express all the way to Brooklyn! Experience New York like a native in this beautiful, convenient brownstone apartment.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017


Harlem Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Spacious Ground Floor Apt in Townhouse near Columbia University
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Quiet, Comfortable, Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Emilies's vacation home is a beautiful brownstone on a tree lined street. The neighborhood was wonderful with restaurants, coffee shops and grocery stores all within easy walking distance. The accommodations were quiet and comfortable but more importantly for us, the location was perfect. Five blocks from Central Park, 2 blocks from the subway and just across Morningside Park to Columbia University where our daughter was researching for the summer. Our hosts made us feel very welcome! It would be at the top of our list for our next trip to New York!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

This rental delivers as promised....clean, spacious and comfortable. The website photos do not lie. My brother-in-law and his wife wanted to go to New York for a vacation with us. Another brother-in-law and his wife thought it sounded like fun so decided to come too. My husband and I had lived in NYC for a year and were given the task of finding accommodations. I have a mother and a sister who will clean before moving into a vacation rental if it does not meet their I approached this task with some trepidation. I need not have worried. Yes, we were in Harlem, but the locals proved to be friendly and helpful. On Saturday morning my husband and I popped out to a nearby bakery to pick up some breakfast goodies. Outside, it began to pour. After about ten minutes my husband asked the shop owner if he had a spare umbrella. Sure enough. He was happy to lend it to us and confidently announced, "I know you'll bring it back!" And we did.

We were delighted to be able to make our own coffee and breakfast in the mornings, and kick off our shoes and relax with a cup of tea and night lunch in the kitchen when we got back from our day's adventures.

The subway stop is just around the corner at 116th. Very handy. Getting to and from LaGuardia on the M60 SBS using our MTA cards was an added bonus. Be sure to get a receipt from the vending machines BEFORE boarding the bus, and then get off at the St. Nicholas Av/Frederick Douglas stop to catch any downtown subway train to 116th Street.

Our hosts were gracious and accommodating. In an earlier experience we had been burned in NYC with a rental deposit that somehow got "lost," but no such worries with Emily and Victoria.

What a wonderful place to have stayed. If another two couples wanted to go to NYC with us, we wouldn't bother with a new internet search. We would book with Emily and Victoria in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large well-located Manhattan apartment was great

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was fantastic for our one week Manhattan stay and we hope it will available when we return. Let me explain why. We were seven and did not want to waste any time commuting on and off the island. Three spacious bedrooms (very large by Manhattan standards—believe me) accommodated six of us while a seventh slept in the common area. And in a hundred year old row house (like Sherlock Holmes’ in the Elementary TV series but renovated inside). A very good grocery store is a five minute walk and a 24-hour pharmacy only 4 minutes away. The 116th subway station (dingy but safe) is minutes away and can whisk you directly to mid-down (say Central Park, Times Square and Broadway, Macy’s, downtown). Feel like something more scenic, walk one half-block west and take a bus down the Upper West side (say to go to the Natural History Museum or Strawberry Fields). If you walk one half-block east, take a bus that brings you down Fifth Avenue through the Museum Mile. Feel like walking only, visit Saint John the Devine Cathedral—only ten to fifteen minutes away. Our only issue was that the big rooms were a bit chilly in the unusually cold 2014 winter. But to make everything work like a charm, there’s Victoria who lives downstairs and is both pleasant and accommodating. Best regards, Alan of Montreal.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous place

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five (three adult 'children') stayed in this apartment for a week and it couldn't have been more perfect. Three generous sized bedrooms over two floors, tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean, two luxurious bathrooms and a well equipped cosy kitchen/family room, where it was a pleasure to meet for breakfast or a drink after a day of exploring The townhouse is in a great location in a safe neighborhood with shopping facilities and subway lines within a few minutes walking distance. It was everything you could have wished for for a successful holiday in New York.

Communication with the owner Emilie was always immediate, professional and very friendly. I can highly recommend this place for the perfect New York experience.


  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is perfect, as described. We spent a week, 4 adults and 4 children.

The kitchen is very equipped, the rooms are spacious and comfortable.

The Central Park North - South Harlem is a beautiful site.

Very recommended

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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das perfekte New York

  • 5 of 5


Diese schön gelegene, neu renovierte Wohnung in Süd Harlem war am Ende eine der besten Entscheidungen unseres ganzen Urlaubs. Die Umgebung ist sehr interessant und lebendig, und man kann sich sicher und praktisch von hier aus überall in New York bewegen. Aber auch lokal gibt es viel zu sehen und tun. Das Apartment selber ist über 2 Etagen verteilt, alles ist sehr sauber, modern und bequem. Die Bäder sind luxuriös ausgestattet, was nach einem langen Tag sightseeing sehr entspannend sein kann. Die Küche im obersten Geschoss ist gross und modern, und die Besitzerin Emilie hat uns bei der Ankunft freundlich begrüßt und uns sofort mehrere gute Tips geben können. Wir würden also gerne jeder Zeit zurückkommen!


Our stay in South Harlem turned out to be one of the best decisions of our trip. The local area is very interesting, up-and-coming and vibrant and the rest of New York is also easily accessible, with subway stations within 2 blocks. However, even within walking distance of the townhouse there are plenty of things to see and do. The apartment is set over 2 levels, and everything is clean, modern and very comfortable. The bathrooms are luxuriously appointed, which can be relaxing after a long day sightseeing in NYC. The kitchen on the upper level is large and open, with modern appliances. Also, Emilie the owner was there to greet us on arrival, and was able to give some friendly local tips and knowledge, which was a very nice touch! This was the perfect home base and retreat while we explored New York, and we would go back to this property anytime!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Harlem Townhome Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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