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Janet

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Stylish Historic Restored Brownstone loft style accomodation

51 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Manhattan Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 3 beds, Classic Double mattress and boxspring

We’ve renovated our ground floor guest flat with the same luxury finishes as our home above: custom cherry cabinetry, honed granite counters, hardwood floors, original artwork, exposed brick and two decorative fireplaces. In this 600 square foot loft-style floor through we’ve installed new high-end stainless steel appliances, offer copious closet space, and have added conveniences that we ourselves appreciate while away from home – we’re a journalist and a cinematographer who have worked all around the globe - such as a clothes washing machine and dryer, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, cable TV with premium movie channels including HBO, Broadband Internet --- hardwire and Wi-Fi --- DVD player, linens, dishes, glassware, pots and pans.

We have up to three beds to accommodate four people: Two double beds and a large single. One double is a high end 'regular' Classic mattress and box spring. The second double bed is a convertible futon couch. The single is either a luxury Aerobed with seven firmness settings or a folding bed.

FULLY AIR CONDITIONED: Two air conditioners plus two fans.

No smoking in or near the apartment please.

SEE INSIDER'S GUIDE

There’s a food market right across the street, the cupboards are filled with staples such as jams, condiments, coffee and tea, and we’ll set up snacks and the first day’s breakfast so there’s no need to rush out shopping. You can arrive with little more than a toothbrush and a change of clothes.

SEE NOTES FOR DISTANCE TO EACH PLACE IN INSIDERS GUIDE.

Accessibility: Just three steps down with no interior stairs, this flat is accessible to seniors and people with somewhat limited mobility.

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Location:: We’re a five-minute walk from a number of subway lines: A, B, C, D, 2 and 3. The A and D are one express stop from Columbus Circle in Midtown. We can reach Times Square in 20 minutes or less. The M10 bus, which runs down Manhattan’s West Side, stops 20 meters away on the corner of 8th Avenue, and the M2 bus, which runs down Fifth Avenue, stops on the 7th Avenue end of our block. Subways, buses and taxis run 24 hours/day. Yankee Stadium is 20 minutes by public transport.

Harlem Culture:: Both historic and ahead of the curve. Best suited to young-spirited culture mavens, our all brownstone block in the heart of one of New York’s most intriguing emerging neighborhoods is surrounded by the kind of mom and pop businesses fast disappearing from other parts of town, such as rootsy inexpensive restaurants serving Caribbean, Latino, American Southern and African cuisine. This neighborhood of historic brownstones, some built by acclaimed architects such as McKim, Mead and White, is bursting with jazz haunts, famous spots from the 1940’s as well as no sign “neighborhood secrets,” which is quite the trend in New York these days.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Janet (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Janet

We are an award winning journalist who writes about travel, food, wine and design for high end international publications such as 'Travel+Leisure,' 'Wine Enthusiast' and 'Premier Traveler,' and an Emmy Award nominated cinematographer who shoots feature films, TV series and commercials. As our work has taken us all over the world we welcome foreign visitors.

Janet purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Janet chose Manhattan

This flat is part of an authentic Manhattan neighborhood, near Columbia University, 20 - 30 minutes by public transport from New York's cultural and business institutions.

What makes this apartment unique

Architecture buffs will find uninterrupted blocks of restored century old brownstones by renowned architects such as McKim, Mead & White. We are near one of a kind cultural institutions such as Columbia University, the Maysles Independent Cinema, live theater at the City College Gatehouse, and the Apollo Theater. Yankee Stadium is 20 minutes by public transport.

Reviews

4.9
based on 51 traveler reviews

Stylish Historic Restored Brownstone loft style accomodation
average rating of 4.882353 based on 51 reviews
5

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

We just got home from a fabulous stay at this charming brownstone in Harlem. It was perfect for us-2 adults and 1 child. Tom and Janet were so helpful with all of our questions and we're always very quick to respond as well. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay again if we ever return to the Big Apple. Thanks for your wonderful hospitality.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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5

très bien

  • 5 of 5

nous avons passé un très bon séjour

l’appartement était très propre et bien agencé--les photos sont fidèles---

en famille avec 1 enfant cela nous convenait

Janet a été très accueillante et arrangeante avec nos horaires d'arrivée et de départ

je recommande

EDDY

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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4

Une semaine à NYC

  • 4 of 5

Appartement très plaisant et agréable au nord de central park dans Harlem. Janet , la propriétaire nous a donné de très bons conseils et a été très serviable.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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5

Exzellente Alternative zum Hotel

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren fünf Nächte bei Janet - Eltern und zwei Jugendliche, 16 und 14 Jahre. Wir haben uns super wohl gefühlt! Die Wohnung ist genauso gemütlich und gut durchdacht wie auf den Fotos. Alles sehr sauber und im guten Zustand. Der Kühlschrank war bei Ankunft bestückt mit Milch, gutem O-Saft, Kornflakes, Brötchen und Butter, dazu eine Flasche Wein, frisches Obst und auf dem Tisch standen frische, super leckere Schokokekse. Das ist uns bei Ferienwohnungen in ganz Europa noch nicht passiert! Die Lage ist optimal, um mit Bus und U-Bahn alles in Mannhatten besichtigen zu können! Genau gegenüber ist ein Supermarkt und viele Restaurants und Geschäfte und trotzdem nicht laut.

Das W-Lan gigantisch schnell was unsere Jungs sehr geschätzt haben um am Abend ohne Probleme die neusten Bilder nach Hause zu posten und den Tagesplan für den nächsten Tag organisieren zu können. Für uns war es auf jeden Fall eine günstigere Lösung zum Hotel und viel mehr Platz und Ruhe hatten wir auch. Janet und Ihr Mann waren sehr nett und zuvorkommend, haben sich bereit erklärt am letzten Tag das Gepäck bis zur Abreise sich zu nehmen, uns ein Taxi zum JFK bestellt und als ich in Deutschland merkte dass meine Stiefeln leider im Taxi liegen blieben, haben sie mir diese nach Bonn gesendet! Wo gibt es so was? Wir empfehlen die Wohnung im Tiefparterre eines typischen amerikanischen Reihenhaus in Harlem sehr! Die Straße, in einer sicheren Gegend fern weg von dem Touristentrubel in Mannhattan und trotzdem das Gefühl: mitten drin... Für uns eine unvergessliche Zeit und für die Hilfsbereitschaft gibt's ein extra Kompliment!

Jilla & Bernhard

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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5

Fantastic apartment

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful holiday in New York . The apartment of Janet and Tom was perfect for our family ( two adults and two 15 year old twins ) . The owners are very friendly and not intrusive but very helpful in all our requests for information . The means of transport ( bus and metro ) are very close . The apartment is very cozy , clean and well equipped . Also they did find the fridge full of food and drinks (yummy cookies Janet ! ) . Thanks again for the great hospitality !

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Perfect place in Harlem.

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect space for us - two adult sisters (in our 50s) and the two mature teenage children of one of us - when we met up in NYC for a week of vacation and sightseeing on a budget. Janes was a perfect host, always just a phone call away, yet never interfering with us unless we asked her for something.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Map

Fine Fair Supermarket
"Supermarket across the street. THIS IS RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET"
Ginny's and Jane E's Cafe and Coastal Store
"Red Rooster Restaurant and Ginny's Supper Club Cabaret. THIS IS 10 MINUTES WALK"
Studio Museum in Harlem
"Studio Museum. THIS IS 7 MINUTES WALK"
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
"Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. THIS IS 8 MINUTES WALK"
Apollo Theater
"Appolo Theater. THIS IS 5 MINUTES WALK"
341 St Nicholas Ave
"Maison Harlem. THIS IS 5 MINUTES WALK"
67 Orange Street
"67 Orange modern speakeasy along 'Hipster Corrider'"
Abyssinian Baptist Church Office
"Sunday Gospel service. THIS IS 5 MINUTES WALK"
Frederick Douglass Blvd
"Greater Zion Baptist Church Sunday Gospel Service. THIS IS 4 MINUTES WALK"
The Cathedral School of Saint John the Divine
"Cathedral of St. Johnthe Divine. THIS IS 20 MINUTES WALK, part of Columbia University"
St Nicholas Ave
"Nearest Subway B, C trains and St. Nicholas Park. THIS IS 3 MINUTES WALK"
MTA Bus Stop at 132nd St and 8th Ave.
"Nearest bus #10. THIS IS RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET. A FEW SECONDS WALK"
Central Park
"Central Park begins. CENTRAL PARK IS 15 MINUTES WALK"
LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
"Laguardia Airport. THIS IS 20 MINUTES BY TAXI"

At a Public Transport Hub, Surrounded by Subways & Buses

Other Activities: historic architecture on Striver's Row

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Rates & Availability

Harlem Apartment Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$170
$1,085
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

Stated rates are for two people. For 3 people add $50, for 4 people add $90. (One time fee for entire stay.) $225/night for major holiday and event periods such as Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's holiday, Memorial Day, July 4th.

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Amenities

Manhattan Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single
  • One double bed is a high end Classic mattress and box spring. The second double bed is a convertible futon couch. The single bed is either a luxury aerobed with 7 firmness controls or a folding bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
Notes:
Accessibility: although the flat is not wheelchair accessible, there are only 3 steps down and no interior steps, which make it suitable for people with somewhat limited mobility.

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