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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:
June 25, 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 Manhattan

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:
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Historic Townhouse In Landmarked Neighborhood Around Corner From The Subway
average rating of 4.8510637 based on 47 reviews
5

Charming historic home with original woodwork, easy access to subway and all of Manhattan

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this townhouse. Bruce, one of the owners, was incredibly helpful and easy to work with. The home is quiet, charming, perfectly set up for a trouble-free stay. The bed is really comfortable, there is ample closet space, and the bathroom was a pleasure to use. Original woodwork and mirrors, fireplaces, marble made the surroundings delightful. There is everything you need within a radius of a few blocks (supermarket, pharmacy, late-night grocery) and the subway C line is only a few hundred feet from the front door. The easy subway access to a major line made transportation planning simple. We never felt that we were too far away from anything. During our trip we went all over Manhattan, down to the lower east side, to the east side, midtown, Harlem... within 10 minutes to a half hour we were wherever we needed to be (and believe me, with holiday traffic taking a cab would have been ruinous and much slower). We would stay here again for sure. Thank you so much to Bruce and Sabrina for a wonderful New York lodging!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our great pleasure hosting you and your family Rebecca. We hope you will come stay with us again the next time you are in NYC! -Bruce and Sabrina
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4

Bucket List / Trip To New York

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed staying at Bruce and Sabrina's 2nd Floor Apartment from May 13-20, 2017. The previous reviews, description of the property, and photos are very accurate in what this historical and charming apartment has to offer. The biggest plus for us was having so much space and a kitchenette to have breakfasts and coffee before venturing out. It was so nice having a fridge so the we could enjoy cold beverages. After full days of enjoying the sights and things to do while in New York, it was nice to return "home" to rest up for the next day. Bruce kindly installed the air conditioners in the bedroom and the living room while we were out, due to the "heatwave" .

We went for walks to the "fancy" grocery store, which was a very mini version of Whole Foods" on Broadway. It was approximatlely a 10 minute walk away.

Bruce was very gracious in working with us, when we ran into slight problems in regards to making the payments due to bank errors!

Bring ear plugs if you are a light sleeper. There is noise from sirens and the exhaust vents from a neighbouring roof top. We would definitely recommend this property to all travelers seeking the comforts of home. A family of four would be oh so comfortable. So much better than a small hotel room In so many ways!!

With kindest regards from N & G

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon! -Bruce and Sabrina
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5

Aussies in NYC!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful 2 weeks I spent in the townhouse with my sister - we are from Brisbane, Australia.

I was in the townhouse for the month of April and this was my second visit in Bruce and Sabrina's residence.

The apartment is so close to everything - subway, Broadway for meals, supermarket and laundromat.

We saw so much of NYC as we ventured out in wind, rain, cold and warmth! We walked many miles and saw and did everything that we wanted and more. It was wonderful to come home to a very comfortable bed at the end of a long day sightseeing.

The trees had new green buds and there were beautiful blooms of color everywhere as plants began to blossom.

Loved our stay here and I would highly recommend as Bruce and Sabrina are such gracious hosts.

Regards, Julie and Marie

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was great to have you back Julie! We hope to se you again the next time you find yourself in NYC. -Bruce and Sabrina.
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4

Great apartment, super convenient location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was very clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed. The easy walk to the grocery store, subway, drug store, various markets and restaurants, plus the easy walk to The Armory, made it very convenient for our visit. We would definitely recommend this place and will consider staying here again for our next trip to the city.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were glad to host you, Joe. I hope we are able to accommodate you again the next time your son competes at the Armory! Bruce and Sabrina
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4

Great location to get to work and continue be a tourist in NYC!

  • 4 of 5

The townhouse was well-appointed and well-positioned for me to work in the Bronx as well as being a tourist in NYC! Easy access to subway and other amenities. The location was in close proximity to restaurants on Broadway and I was able to meet up with friends for meals.

The townhouse was very clean and comfortable and I will be returning for a longer stay with family in April.

Thankyou Bruce for making my stay so enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our great pleasure to host you Julie! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to your return next month. -Bruce and Sabrina
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5

I liked it. The apartment is close to subway, food shop. There is very comfortable, cozy

  • 5 of 5

There are all for living with children. It is close to subway, 1 minute by walking, food shop. I recomend this apartment, it is better than living in tiny hotel room without kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our great pleasure to host you and your family, Olga. We hope to see you the next tine you find yourself coming to Bew York City!
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Map

The Cloisters
Morris-Jumel Mansion
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

Washington Heights Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$195
$995
$3,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $85 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Professional Cleaning $110 + Tax
Pet Fee $185 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
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.
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