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Historic Townhouse In Landmarked Neighborhood Around Corner From The Subway

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About the property

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

Private floor-thru suite: large bedroom with adjoining vanity sink. Fifteen foot ceilings throughout, newly plastered. Entire apartment newly painted. Stately hand-carved fireplace and mantle. Kitchenette with refrigerator, broiler, microwave, and sink; functioning pocket doors separating the rooms. Enormous parlor featuring its own hand-carved fireplace and three large bay windows. Pull-out queen-sized sleeper sofa. Additional couch adds extra seating options. Inflatable aero-bed available as well. Dining table seats three comfortably. Eat-in bar next to kitchen seats two. Private bathroom with oversized shower. Private fenced garden available for morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. Walking distance (5 minutes) to Columbia University's Presbyterian hospital. One minute walk to C train: 20 minutes to columbus circle, 25 minutes to times square.

This apartment was featured in the new film Bad Blood (2015). The immediate neighborhood was recently used to stage the TV series "Deuce".

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Owner
Bruce Hecker
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Bruce Hecker

I am a literature and philosophy teacher. My wife and children have traveled extensively with me all over the world.

Bruce Hecker purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Bruce Hecker chose Manhattan

My family moved to this town house a few years ago and have come to love the advantage of how easy it is to get downtown 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. A full-sized supermarket, pharmacy, bank, and bakery are all within a ten-minute walk. The surrounding residents formed a neighborhood association two 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. The volunteer community garden directly across the street provides a lovely view for residents and guests alike.

What makes this apartment unique

The Morris-Jumel historic neighborhood is recognized for its rich land-marked monuments and its bucolic splendor--easily sen 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 area-ways.

This property was recently used as the location for shooting the film "Bad Blood" (2015) because its unique elegance attracted the director.

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Historic Townhouse In Landmarked Neighborhood Around Corner From The Subway
average rating of 4.9069767 based on 43 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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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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5

Grand old apartment, easy access by car and train

  • 5 of 5

I lived in New York City for 16 years and still have family there so I am always looking for somewhere to stay that is comfortable, safe and convenient for subway travel. This apartment was all of these things and more. It is truly a grand old grey stone home with exquisite details like marble sink tops and two wooden faced fireplaces, sliding wooden room partitions and so on. It is not modern, so any one looking for something with shiny finishes and smooth lines may not be quite as pleased, but we loved every nook and cranny of this place.

Perhaps more importantly, it was super clean and well stocked with soaps, toiletries, hand cloths, kitchen accessories, etc. The bed was extremely comfortable, and even being in the city where it can be quite noisy, we slept wonderfully. Of note, the bathroom is private and all yours but is not technically “within” the apartment but just adjacent to the bedroom in the hallway. The entire second floor is yours so it didn’t bother us at all, the shower is great and the bath towels were so soft and lovely.

The apartment is located right around the corner from the C train which we used all the time. And if we walked just a few blocks northwest we could catch the A express or the 1/9. We also drove and had a car to worry about, but accessing this place is soooo much easier than more centrally located places, buzzing in and out of the city across the GWB is so convenient. We only had one night of tricky street parking, but there are parking garages nearby as well. Lastly, it is dog friendly and thus we didn’t have to leave our pup at home, what a great find in the city!!! There were plenty of other doggies being walked in the neighborhood and the grounds of beautiful Morris-Jumel Mansion, just steps away, are also dog friendly.

We loved this apartment and hope to rent it again for a future stay, it’s a great piece of old New York City history!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it Jennifer. We hope to see you again next time you're in the city. Bruce and Sabrina
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5

Clean, well equipped, classy and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at New York was very much enhanced by the hospitalities provided by Bruce and Sabrina. Not only was the apartment very stylish, well maintained and fully equipped, the hosts were accommodating and sincere in making our stay the best it could be. They provided several contacts with us along the process of booking and a sent a personal welcoming letter that established a friendly yet still professional report between us. As a whole, they have done a great job to write and gather information to provide to their guests by compiling a binder filled with materials such as instructions on how to use the local transit including directions to popular tourist attractions and destinations including more authentic local restaurants and other amenities. The neighbourhood is bustling with local activity and the grocery store and pharmacy just meters away were more than adequate to keep us supplied. We met our hosts on a few chance encounters leaving the building and they were very friendly and interested in how they could make our stay better, asking us if we needed anything or what our plans were for the day while adding their own perspective to the itinerary. In addition, they were having some work completed to the exterior of their home and gifted us bottles of wine as a way of saying thank-you for dealing with the inconvenience of the workers outside of the building (which was hardly an inconvenience at all). Overall, Bruce and Sabrina were focused on making our stay very comfortable by creating the feeling of living like a local.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our great pleasure hosting you and your husband Gillian. We hope to see you the next time you find yourself in NYC.
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5

Amazing!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great appartment. Subway is around the corner which made our traveling to downtown easier. Great restaurants around the area. Thank you so much for the welcome letter it helps a lot.....we defenelly recommend this property it's worth it....

Thank you

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to host you and your family Yessica. We look forward to having you stay with us again the next time you're in NYC! Take care, Bruce and Sabrina
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5

This was our historic haven in Harlem

  • 5 of 5

The listing was accurate, this was historic and convenient to the subway. Plus, it was very clean and well maintained. Initially we chose it for proximity to our nephew and niece, but came to appreciate it as a charming haven in Harlem. It is spacious and has so much character. There is a great food market right around the corner too. The owner provided excellent information. We'd recommend this to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us Dori. We hope to see you again the next time you are in NYC! Bruce and Sabrina
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Map

The Cloisters
Morris-Jumel Mansion
Nearest Airport
8.2 Miles
LGA
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Heights Tavern
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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Additional information about rental rates

Linens/Towels Laundered $29 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Professional Cleaning $110 + Tax
Pet Fee $185 + 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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Amenities

Upper Manhattan Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
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 for your exclusive use. 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:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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.

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