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New York City Brownstone

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 nights


Upper Manhattan Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

We are conveniently located only 3 blocks from the #1 Subway Line and 5 blocks to the ABCD lines, so you can easily and inexpensively do all the sightseeing and theater-going you want, then retreat to the safety and comfort of your own spacious brownstone, away from the hubbub of downtown.

Our apartment is tastefully furnished with a fully equipped kitchen, bed-linens, towels, everything you need to make you feel at home. Staying in a turn-of-the-century Brownstone in New York City is an authentic experience in itself. We have beautiful art on the walls, great books in our bookcase, cable TV and wireless internet for entertainment and business. A coin-operated laundry is also in the building or several laundry shops within 2 blocks.

Located on 142nd Street between Broadway and Amsterdam, our brownstone in only 3 blocks from CCNY, a major New York University famous for the large number of Nobel Prize Winner graduates. Some of the most beautiful Brownstone Streets in the City are located in this neighborhood as well as many excellent coffee shops such as Chipped Cup, Cafe One, and restaurants like NoBo, Anchor Wine Bar, and Dinosaur BBQ.

AND the greatest grocery in the world: Fairway Market. Riverbank Athletic Park, located 3 blocks away, is a 17 acre athletic complex with full track, tennis courts and indoor pool.

You will enhance and enrich your New York City experience by staying in our brownstone.

New York is a City with a thousand neighborhoods, each authentic, each different from the next. New Yorkers consider this the Center of the Universe, and rightfully so.

Whether your passion is theater, the arts, sports or finance, or Botanical Gardens, you will find the very best the world has to offer in New York City.

Visiting here is something you will never forget, whether you do it once in a lifetime or come for your New York City Fix every few months. And staying in our brownstone apartment will give you a sense of neighborhood authenticity you will never find in a downtown hotel.


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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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About Darlyn

My husband was a sea-captain for many years, traveling through Asia, Europe, South America, the Middle East and Africa. He loved cities, culture and travel. New York was always a favorite of his and we wanted our own place in the city to call home.

Darlyn purchased this townhome in 1998

Why Darlyn chose Manhattan

Because Harlem and Hamilton Heights has so much history.

What makes this townhome unique

Broadway, Opera, Theater, Dance, Ballet and an easy subway ride to The Botanical Gardens. The worldclass art museums and restaurants are easy to access. Experience the incredible energy and people of this fabulous City.

A Harlem Brownstone with 2 fireplaces and 11 foot ceilings.


based on 32 traveler reviews

New York City Brownstone
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews

Cute, clean, home away from home

  • 4 of 5

Our firsf visit to New York City and this little apartment made it feel like home. Nice quiet place to come back to after the hustle and bustle of downtown all day. Two blocks away was the subway line that takes you everywhere you need to go. Used Uber cabs back to the airport and the car was there in 2 minutes to pick us up. Place was very clean and had great coffee in the cupboard :) The pull out beds weren't amazing but my Mom loved the queen bed in the bedroom. We ate at a couple of the small restaurants right down the street and all the food was amazing. So glad we tried it out. Would love to go back some day.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Beautiful Brownstone

  • 4 of 5

Lovely place to stay away from the busyness of Times Square. Easy travel via the subway #1 Red. Cool to get a taste of the New Yorkers daily life staying in a brownstone in Hamiton Heights. Great near by grocery store on 138th. City college is amazing and great restaurants close by. Thank you to Darlyn for looking after us!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the New York City Brownstone in late July 2016. As a family of four with two tweenage daughters, it fit us perfectly. Such a great little apartment--made very comfortable by Darlyn! We were just a block or two from the Subway stop that took us EVERYWHERE we wanted to go! We drove into New York but didn't want to drive around the city. We were nervous about finding parking for our vehicle, but we were able to find parking right there on the street! The building is quiet, there were plenty of towels and supplies for us, and there was even a stash of brochures and guides that helped us plan visit! I am SO glad we went this route and even more glad we chose this fantastic New York City Brownstone! We will look here first if we're ever going to be in New York City again!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful brownstone perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a find! Darlyn has a wonderful property to offer! At first I was unsure about staying in Harlem, but it was a last minute trip and Darlyn responded to me first! Thank goodness she did! I found out that I love Harlem and I loved staying in a neighborhood rather than in Times Square as I've done in the past!

The place itself is very spacious, the bedroom is lovely with high ceilings and a dreamy bed. The pull out twin beds are very comfortable as well. I am PICKY, people. The kitchen was beautiful and well appointed, everything one would need!

Linens were Turkish cotton and smelled fresh and clean, which is actually rare. Bathroom is small, but the water pressure is great and I used the floor to ceiling mirror in the bedroom to get ready, so that didn't matter to me.

There's a fan, extra comforters, a rolling cart for groceries, air conditioning that works fantastically. Door dead bolts which I liked.

The neighborhood is wonderful with coffee shops, delis, restaurants, grocery stores, you're right by the 1 subway line which takes you everywhere from the village to battery park to Columbia. People are friendly and I never felt unsafe with my children. It's a family feel in the building as well.

I imagine coming again in the fall with the crisp weather and being so cozy at this special place. I fell in love :)

Don't hesitate to visit this place. Such a gem!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excelent choice!

  • 5 of 5

Nos alojamos 10 dias en julio. Eramos 2 adultos y dos menores de 8 y 10 anos.

Realmente super comodo el apartamento! Super equipado!!!! Con todo lo que se pueda necesitar, y cosas de mas tambien! Es como estar en tu propia casa! Y todo funcionaba bien (detalle no menor)

Desde el departamento no se sienten ruidos de afuera, asi que se puede descansar perfectamente.

Tiene 2 aires acondicionados y dos ventiladores de techo.

El subte y el bus estan a mano y nos pudimos mover en transporte publico de un lado para otro sin inconvenientes.

Negocios: lo que necesiten lo tienen a mano.

Excelente eleccion si piensan viajar a NY para conocer.

Si dudan por la distancia al centro de Manhattan, no es nada, ya que una vez que estas arriba del subte, hacer unas estaciones mas ni se siente! El Subway va rapido.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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NYC Brownstone

  • 5 of 5

Really nice apartment in a lively neighbourhood. Spacious (for NY!), clean, and nicely decorated. Easy access to rest of Manhattan via nearby #1 train.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Train
250 Metres
#1 Subway @ 145th and Broadway

Broadway Musicals, Lincoln Center Opera and Ballet, Carnegie Hall, MOMA, Metropolitan Museum, Museum of Natural History, Yankee Stadium, Tennis Center (US Open), Mets stadium, Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Little Italy, Chinatown, Central Park Times Square, Great Restaurants and bars


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Upper Manhattan Townhome Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $375
cleaning fee $125

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Upper Manhattan Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beautifully furnished, this floor-through apartment boasts 11 foot ceilings with original moldings, 2 fireplaces, and an efficient, well-appointed kitchen. Tub, shower, and towel wormer in tiled bath. Large windows in front look out onto 142nd street while the view from the very quiet bedroom is a private, serene garden. Conveniently located near the #1 Subway line which runs through the Upper West Side, past Columbia University into Times Square and Greenwich Village. All areas of the City are easily accessible. Many excellent restaurants and coffee shops in this authentic, safe Harlem neighborhood. Easily accessible from all NY airports, this Brownstone apartment offers an affordable and comfortable living space while you experience the wonders of New York City. Whether you're enjoying a family vacation in the City or just a getaway with a special person, you will treasure your memories of this apartment.

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