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Historic Townhouse In Landmarked Neighborhood Around Corner From The Subway

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Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights


Upper Manhattan Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Bruce Hecker
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
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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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Historic Townhouse In Landmarked Neighborhood Around Corner From The Subway
average rating of 4.9 based on 40 reviews

A wonderful apartment in a wonderful location with wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We love Bruce and Sabrina's apartment and will stay again and again. Beautiful and spacious and so very well appointed-every possible detail guest-focused. I forgot my toothbrush (of course). There was an extra one. My husband forgot a phone charger. There was one there. We longed for a bottle of red wine after our arrival. Done. Bruce went out of his way to have beautiful roses and chilled prosecco awaiting us. It made our celebration weekend easy and nearly perfect! Thank you you two. Let's be friends!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to host you and your husband, Carrie. We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Please let us know the next time you plan a trip to NYC! Take care, Bruce and Sabrina
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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 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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Frankiln, Wisconsin

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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Great Place and great people.

  • 5 of 5

My brother and his bride came in from out of town and I rented this place for them to stay for their Central Park Wedding. The place was great and Bruce went above and beyond to make their stay smooth.

I appreciate everything you did for my family.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to accommodate you on your joyous event, Elsa. We look forward to your return the next time you need a place in the city. Bruce and Sabrina
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Los Angeles

Perfect respite for busy tourists!

  • 5 of 5

We spent six peaceful nights in this gorgeous apartment in Washington Heights. I was initially dubious of the location being above Harlem, as I'd never been above 89th St before. But the others' reviews convinced me to book and not once did I regret it. Every amenity was available to us and the C train was literally two minutes from the stoop. The neighborhood felt friendly and simpatco. Easy peasy! For an excellent value, confortable lodging, and hassle-free city-wide access, book with Bruce & Sabrina. We look forward to staying with them on our next visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to host you and your family Shane and look forward to your return! Bruce and Sabrina
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The Cloisters
Morris-Jumel Mansion
Nearest Airport
8.2 Miles
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.

Rates & Availability

Upper Manhattan Apartment Rental Rates

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Dec 22 2016 - Dec 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $85 per night, per additional guest

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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Upper Manhattan Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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
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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