|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This is really a one of a kind apartment in central Harlem. It is a duplex apt that features a great open kitchen with everything you need to cook and eat! A large dining room that can seat up to eight, a living room with a sectional sofa bed, flat screen tv with cable, wifi, and bookcase.
When you enter the apt, you walk into a large open space that leads you through the living room, kitchen, dining room and a back door that leads you into the backyard that has patio furniture, grill and a deck. Great place to have spring/summer/fall breakfasts or winding down at the end of the night. There is also one full bathroom upstairs, and two very comfortable air mattresses that sleep two each.
Downstairs you'll find a large sleeping quarter with two queen size beds, and a large full bathroom as well. You can sleep four downstairs, and five upstairs.
It’s a great place for weddings, large group trips where private bedrooms are NOT necessary.
I have another apt in the same building that sleeps 1-3 guests.
And a NEW apt to the market that sleeps up to 6 guests, ask me about it!
All linens, and towels included.
All payments for this apt is made through the vrbo Reservation Manager
I am a chef/caterer as well as a professional buyer in the food/consumer goods industry. The husband is an entrepreneur who puts too much faith in me! We have two young boys who keep us busy and young. Together we are a strong and passionate team of four who work hard and play even harder! We love Harlem and everything it has to offer, and are forever spreading the word on this amazing neighborhood.
The Owner purchased this townhome in 2005
When I met my husband over 7 years ago all he talked about was Harlem, he was rootly involved in the rehabilitation of many Brownstones back when no one wanted to be there, and was passionate about owning a part of history. He was very specific about what he wanted, and sent me out in the jungle with his list to find it. And I didn't fail. Five years and two gorgeous boys later, our dream of owning a Brownstone in the historic neighborhood of Harlem came to fruition, and we couldn't be happier to share it with the world. We hope you enjoy the neighborhood, culture and soul as much as we do. We love waking up in the morning and strolling the streets of the city. There is really nothing like it (except a great cup of coffee).
We loved every bit of this apartment. It was perfect for our family. The owner is amazing and the apartment is spotless and perfect!
We just completed a 4-night stay in NYC. Our group included 9 ladies and the apartment was perfect. We were provided with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. The neighborhood is beautiful and seemed very safe. We were just a few blocks from the subway station which made getting around NYC very easy. Amal provided a folder in the apartment with directions on how to travel the city via subway, bus, cab etc. There were also restaurant recommendations for the area. A very nice, clean apartment. Would highly recommend!
We stayed here recently for my daughter's wedding at Columbia University. The location is excellent...quiet and safe, lots of on street parking and plenty of places to walk and eat near by. The apartment has plenty of space...a large bedroom downstairs with plenty of room to spread out for everyone's things! The upstairs is also large and two of our group slept on the blowup mattress up there. There is a large table and a great patio area out back. It was clean and we had no issues with things working, though the only cooking we did was making coffee and using the microwave!! I would stay here again if back in the area with a couple other people. The owner was quick to respond to my inquiries and answer all my questions.
My review is difficult because I have a vacation rental and I know how difficult it is to maintain. I first must say the apartment is in a super cool location. You are super close to the subway, close to nice restaurants (BLVD Bistro my fav!) it's a neat neighborhood. The apartment is perfect for a family or a group of people. The bathrooms are beautifully redone, the decor is very hip and cool, A/C was a blessing, the bedding was comfortable. There were lights out downstairs which was fixed during our stay when we emailed. However, my complaints are two.
First, the security of the apartment is poor. I don't want to compromise the security to the folks who occupy the rest of the building, but in speaking with a neighbor, the security of the whole building is not "secure." There is a code to enter the apartment via a keypad that unlocks the deadbolt and there was no other lock once you are in the apartment. There is a silly pull lock that serves absolutely no purpose. I did not feel super secure knowing that anyone that may have had or have that code could re-enter the apartment.
Second, the apartment was not very clean. Perhaps I was spoiled from just coming from a VRBO that was immaculate. Some of these problems are probably from housekeeping. Management needs to know that housekeepers aren't doing an A+ job and I'll list the issues here. I also think it's important to stay at your rental every once in a while so that you can see the issues that need repair or fixing. There was a smell on the first floor (like bad body odor) and the bottom floor reeked of bug spray. I get that there is probably a bug or spider problem they are trying to address, but it was a bummer to sleep with the smell of bug spray. The walls downstairs were dirty and there was a very dirty and old sponge left to wash the dishes. I didn't use the sponge (I used paper towels) but I'm sure that sponge was used to wash the dishes prior to us. I re-washed the silverware because they were dirty as was the drawer they were in. There should be a new sponge left each visitor, plain and simple. There was food left in the fridge. The entry way into the apartment needs some TLC. The rug in the bathroom was dirty. On a positive front, the linens and towels were fresh and clean. Wi-fi worked great, beds were comfortable, well working appliances.
Bottom line, it was a nice place, not sure I would recommend to a friend simply based on security and cleanliness.
I have stayed in this apartment several times.
The space is generous , nicely appointed and comfortable for several people
This was a great place to stay for our annual weekend retreat. We had some minor issues that were immediately addressed by Amal. This is an older home so plan for that. (Electrical was updated but there were still fewer outlets in some rooms than in a new home.). But there are great updates and we were very comfortable. In fact, I slept on the pull-out sofa bed and was amazingly comfortable.
The grocery store was only about 2-3 blocks away. The subway was also an easy walk and made our tourist times easy and convenient. Central Park was a beautiful respite in the city and also within walking distance.
This location is great with a variety of restaurants within walking distance, as well. Couple that with a responsive owner and this is an excellent rental choice!
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.