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Historic Townhouse In Landmarked Neighborhood Around Corner From The Subway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type townhome

Overview

About the property

Real Bedroom with private vanity, Separate Large Living Room, Kitchenette, Bath

Floor-thru suite: Large light-filled living room, well-appointed kitchenette, comfortable bedroom with adjoining vanity area to freshen up in the morning. Fifteen foot ceilings throughout, stately hand-carved fireplace and mantle. The kitchenette features refrigerator, broiler oven, microwave, and marble sink; original pocket doors separate the rooms. The parlor features its own hand-carved fireplace and three large bay windows. Pull-out queen-sized sleeper sofa can accommodate extra guests. Additional couch adds even more seating options. Inflatable aero-bed available as well. Dining table seats three comfortably. Eat-in bar next to the kitchen seats an additional two. Private bathroom with oversized shower. Private fenced-in patio out front for morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. One minute walk to the C train: 20 minutes to columbus circle, 25 minutes to times square. Half a block to the elegant grounds of the Morris-Jumel mansion, open daily.

More Details

Owner
Bruce Hecker
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2017

About Bruce Hecker

I am a literature and philosophy teacher. My wife teaches elementary school. We have lived in Manhattan for the past 15 years, raising our children here and traveling together to all parts of the globe.

Bruce Hecker purchased this townhome in 2012

Why Bruce Hecker chose Washington Heights

My family and I moved to this town house four years ago. We have come to love its easy proximity to all the city has to offer, while also enjoying a large, elegant home with rare outdoor space.

The Washington Heights neighborhood is a vibrant part of Manhattan with gorgeous housing stock. It is easily accessible to all parts of the city yet allows for quiet evenings and mornings. A full-sized supermarket, pharmacy, bank, and bakery are all within a five-minute walk. The surrounding residents formed a neighborhood association four years ago to bring us closer together. Our efforts are in evidence all around, from the volunteer beautification projects at the Morris-Jumel mansion to the colorful tulips springing up everywhere in the tree-pits in all along the sidewalk. We have also provided a means by which residents and visitors can feel as if we are continually looking out for each other.

What makes this townhome unique

The Morris-Jumel mansion historic neighborhood is recognized for its rich land-marked monuments and its bucolic splendor--this is easily seen on Sundays when tourists from all over the world are seen snapping photographs.

Our block is routinely sited as the prettiest in Northern Manhattan for its wide, tree-lined boulevard and tasteful array of window-boxes and areaways.

This property was recently used as the location for shooting several documentaries and one feature length film--the elegance of the original oak features attracted the set designers and directors.

A private garden with fence and gate is available to guests for sitting, creating a wonderful opportunity to have a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening.

Amenities

Washington Heights Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Private. There is a large shower. Bathroom is fully tiled. Quirk--very warm in the winter because the steam pipe is located in the corner.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • This is a full-sized bedroom with a real bed, high quality bedding, and ample closet space. It also features a private vanity with sink and full length 3-way mirror. Two full-sized windows overlook the courtyard. One of the two living room couches converts to a queen-sized bed. There is also an inflatable aerobed available.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
Notes:
This is apartment is a separate floor (2nd) in our four story town house; we are happy to offer it to you while you visit new york city. We find it a convenient way to enjoy all of the excitement the city has to offer and in just twenty minutes find yourself retreating to a quiet residential neighborhood.

Reviews

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5

Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home away from home -

charming, well-appointed and comfortable. The greystone is quintessential NYC and immaculate. Near a park, the Cloisters and most important, a train station. It was super easy to get downtown to restaurants, parks and museums. We highly recommend this apartment, you will not be disapppinted.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to host you and your family, Sandra. We hope to have you back soon! Bruce and Sabrina
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5

Peaceful, comfortable and convenient:)

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed an activity filled Veterans Day weekend with my sons. Location was great and wonderfully convenient to public transportation, quick 2 minute walk to train station, connecting everywhere. In addition to the convenient proximity to public transportation, it was surprising how peaceful, comfortable and quiet it was when we got "home". (welcomed respite for recharge to keep up with teenagers;)

Very pretty and well cared for inside and out!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to host you and your sons, Jenny! You are welcome back anytime you are in NYC! -Bruce and Sabrina
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5

wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

I would definitely recommend staying here.

The website accurately describes the apartment.

I had a little trouble with the lock box. (didn't hit "enter" after the code)

Bruce and Sabrina magically appeared and helped us out within minutes.

We hope to return sometime soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you and your and your wife Shawn. We hope to see you again the next time you’re in NYC. Bruce and Sabrina
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5

Best choice we made in planning our trip!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, clean, very comfortable, and charming! We LOVED staying here. There was plenty of room for our family of 3 to spread out and "live" in NYC for a week. And we were very close to the grocery and the subway. (The grocery store had what I needed for gluten free breakfasts, which was a bonus.) Luigi's Pizza up the street was a great first night meal (for the gluten eaters).

This home is absolutely beautiful from the street, the entryway, up the stairway, and into the apartment! It is obvious that the owners pay attention to detail and everything is so nicely done. We especially enjoyed their garden displays. The apartment is simply decorated and therefore was a very restful place to be. After being in the chaos of the city each day, we really looked forward to getting back to the apartment and decompressing. We never turned on the tv. But we did enjoy playing the owner's mancala game every night! The kitchen is minimally stocked, but we had just about everything we needed. (The ice cream scoop made a great coffee scoop.) This isn't an exhaustive list, but the owners provided fresh linens, umbrellas, an ironing board, dish soap, shampoo/conditioner, and even coffee/filters for our use. We were very appreciative of that. The bed, blankets and pillows were perfect. There were extra linens, blankets and pillows for our teenager to sleep on the couch. She never complained and slept long and hard. Any issues we had with the apartment were immediately addressed. The owners were great to work with throughout the entire process.

This apartment is just a block from the C-train. That line took us everywhere we wanted to go this trip so we never had to transfer trains. It took about 25 mins in/out of midtown. We didn't mind the ride and were able to use that time to get oriented to the plan for the day. (Cell service was spotty). We budgeted an hour to get to/from the airport with the use of Uber, which was very reliable.

If we are blessed to make it back to NYC for an extended stay, we would not hesitate to book this place again. Thank you, Bruce and Sabrina, for such a beautiful and peaceful place to stay for our epic trip to NYC!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our great pleasure to host you and your family, Jessica. We hope to see you the next time you are in New York City! -Bruce and Sabrina
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5

Great place on a quiet NYC street convenient to everything!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to stay. Close to subway connections and grocery store (literally right around the corner) . I would strongly recommend this for someone who doesn't want to stay in downtown NY, but still wants the feel of the city.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to host you Bernadette. We hope you will come back again soon! -Bruce and Sabrina
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Bruce and Sabrina's townhouse was a nice, comfortable place to stay. Easy access to the subway and plenty of nearby stores/restaurants. We enjoyed walking around and exploring Washington Heights. I would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to host you and your family Joanne. We hope you'll keep us in mind next time you're in NYC! --Bruce and Sabrina
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Map

Nearest Airport
8.2 Miles
LGA
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Crazy Annie's
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
NY Waterway
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Randall's Island
Nearest Train
10 Metres
C Train Subway
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Major Deegan (87)
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Las Palmas
Nearest Ski
53 Miles
Vernon Valley
Nearest Beach
11.2 Miles
Orchard Beach
Car: not necessary

The C train is just around the corner and you will be transported to columbus circle in just 15 minutes!

The Morris-Jumel mansion (museum) and its surrounding gardens are open to the public and a two minute walk around the corner.

The High Bridge--New York's oldest standing bridge--just completed a massive renovation 60 years in the making, but it was worth the wait. You can now walk or bike across the entire span!. All of the original splendor has ben meticulously restored. The High Bridge remains the most majestic and visible portion of the Old Croton Aqueduct in New York City, rising 114 feet above the Harlem River's mean high tide.

More adventurous types can walk 25 minutes north to the metropolitan museum of art's cloisters--a gorgeous manicured garden open to the public year round. It's worth the walk!

You can also catch games for the exciting inaugural season of the brand new NYC Football Club--just a twenty-minute walk across the Macoumbs Damn Bridge.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Pet Fee $185 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Professional Cleaning $110 + Tax
Linens/Towels Laundered $29 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.88%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.