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New York City Brownstone

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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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
Darlyn (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

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 27 traveler reviews

New York City Brownstone
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City Brownstone

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Darlyn's Brownstone apartment in NYC. It is close to buses and subway connections, a real neighborhood, and very quiet at night. Apartment had everything that we needed and the owner gave us good tips on dining and nearby sites.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful !

  • 5 of 5

We found this apartment to be most accommodating and so full of the things we love on a trip ...full well-stocked kitchen, a big living room with a comfortable sofa, books, and tv. The large bedroom was great and the bed was extremely plush. It was also quiet and very cozy.

In addition there are so many shops close by and the bus and subway are a few blocks away.

For anyone who likes an apartment in NYC and wants to have a real taste of the City with comfort and all the attributes of home away from home, this is your place.

And, it is easy to reach the owner if you need to inquire about anything that you think needs attention.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice experience!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed being able to stay and feel part of the city. This property was clean and quiet- I only heard someone else in the building once and no traffic sounds. Bed and foldouts were comfortable and thermostat was locked but we were perfectly comfortable. Bathroom had a nice deep tub and for the four of us showing, never ran out of hot water. Sheets and towels provided and other things like blowdryer, iron, even q-tips available. Plenty of bedding and pillows. No problems with plumbing or running out of toilet paper. Plenty of lighting and kitchen was very nice to use. We didn't cook but did make things like oatmeal or heat up leftovers and never had a problem with any appliances. Even found a few things in the cabinet to eat once or twice (thank you- the peanut butter sandwich I made was a life-saver!) Followed directions on the use of the tv and no problems. Plenty of dishes to use and soap to wash them before we left. No freezer in the house fyi, just a mini-fridge. Front door does have a gap but locked well with a deadbolt so never felt unsafe, especially since we had the other doors to outside with locks as well as a gate so not really an issue for us. Beautiful décor and plenty of books and magazines if you need them. Borrowed the umbrella one in the fireplace one day which was another life-saver. Plenty of neighborhood markets nearby and a good pizza place down a few blocks (Olga's Pizza) that has large $2 slices and $1 drinks.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't go wrong with this brownstone

  • 5 of 5

First of all I don't write many reviews but I felt compelled to write this one due to the wonderful experience we had. Darlyn is extremely gracious and had excellent communication throughout the whole process. I never felt wanting for information.

The photos really do the place justice. We really felt at home during our stay there and it's much better than any 4 star or under hotel could give you. It was clean, had tons of great lighting, plugs and every essential and more you would ever need staying for as long as you'd wish to stay. The bed was super comfortable which, being 6'6" I need to have with my back issues, etc. We had two kids with us and they were comfortable in their individual sofa sleepers. After a long day at seeing the sights, it was nice to come back to our brownstone.

As for location, I think it's just perfect. You're literally a couple or 3 blocks from the Number 1 subway which takes you to downtown in less than 20 minutes. You're still in Manhattan and if you want to just walk around there are a ton of great deli's in the area. You're only half a block from Broadway. So what we thought would be a concern about the distance was actually a blessing since we loved hopping on the subway after seeing a broadway show and unwinding for about 20 minutes. And the area is awesome. It's quite and we slept soundly. People in the area are very friendly too. There's a sense of community there.

And for what you get, you really can't beat the price. You just couldn't find something like this in a hotel and pay less than $500-800 a night.

If we ever come back to NYC, it'll be right back here if it's available. Highly highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome brownstone

  • 5 of 5

Great stay, close to subway, restaruants. Three adult women stayed in this place without feeling we were under each others feet. Queen bed, comfortable, and two sleeper chairs convert to pull out beds. I will definately be going back to NYC and renting this place again. Affordable especially when sharing with friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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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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Hamilton Heights Townhome Rental Rates

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cleaning fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $375

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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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