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Sleeps 12 for $450 (Smaller Group, Much Cheaper Prices)

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

R&R For Your Whole Family In The City That Never Sleeps

This is a Bed and Breakfast in a traditional New York City brownstone with three units that can be rented together or separately. (No matter how many or how few units you choose, we only rent to one group at a time.) There is a large, legal NYC studio apartment with a kitchenette, table and chairs, queen-size bed, ample closets, Pack ‘n Play and skylit shower; a suite with queen tempur-pedic sofa bed, full bath, 3D HDTV with surround sound system, terrace (and hammock) plus library with aquarium; and a children's playroom – filled with toys - with bunk beds and a youth bed/crib.

Breakfast is included, whether a Continental in the Studio or an American, served in the Dining Room when guests from your party are staying in a unit without a kitchenette. New York magazines, wifi and cable are provided. There is also a heated, year-round indoor pool/jacuzzi and a private garden and fountain (with tree house!).

More Details

Owner
Judith Mason
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Judith Mason

I am a retired chaplain. I'm very interested in hearing about life in other countries. I love to read - especially fiction that conveys a sense of the experience and interior lives of characters in different cultures.

Judith Mason purchased this townhome in 1969

Why Judith Mason chose East Harlem

I grew up in the South and missed the natural world when I married a man from New York City and moved here with him. This brownstone with its front, back and terrace gardens enabled me to have a little touch of green serenity in all the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple.

What makes this townhome unique

I guess I'm a romantic at heart and prefer a home with the graciousness of the nineteenth century over the hard lines of the 21st. We have lived here so long we have something special for everybody of every age to enjoy.

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
LaGuardia
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
The Lexington Social Wine Bar
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Water Taxi: Randall's Island
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Mosholu
Nearest Train
0.02 Miles
Lexington Avenue Subway, 103rd Street
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
East River Drive
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Pro Thai
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Bear Mountain
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
City Island
Car: not necessary

This B&B is located in an iconic New York City brownstone on a quiet, tree-lined block with free street-parking available. Half a block away is the neighborhood's 'Restaurant Row' which lines Lexington Avenue from 99th to 102nd Street. Mt. Sinai Hospital is a block away 'as the crow flies' and many museums throng Fifth Avenue, which - together with Central Park - is two blocks away. It is 1 block to a bus or 2 and 1/2 Blocks to a subway train, which in less than 10 minutes puts you in the heart of midtown and all that New York City has to offer.

Amenities

East Harlem Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , A tranquil, skylit retreat.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lighted magnifying mirror, onyx floor & sea-glass wall tiles
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , A suite with bath, 3D TV, library and terrace with hammock.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 baby crib , 1 bunk bed , A toy-filled children's playroom that can sleep three.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Breakfast en-suite, with breakfast foods stocked.
  • The bedrooms are all very large (over 300 square feet each) and we have many add-on sleeping options, including: a youth bed, a Pack'n Play and both single and queen-size air mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 24 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
New York magazines with listings of current events and activities are included for guests.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Sleeps 12 for $450 (Smaller Group, Much Cheaper Prices)
average rating of 4.802817 based on 71 reviews
5

Unique and charming - felt like home

  • 5 of 5

Was a fantastic time. Judith was a great host and the pool was a hit!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Matt. You and your family were the consummate guests.
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5

What a great place and host

  • 5 of 5

Judith is a wealth of good ideas - a wonderful person - and a great cook. Thanks for making our trip special

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful having your lively, interesting - and interested - family. I think you guys were made for NYC.
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5

Charming place close to downtown! Loved our visit!

  • 5 of 5

Great! Very welcoming and accommodating

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Priscilla. I hope you two can come back someday, Judith
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5

A Truly Amazing Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Dearest Judith,

We were sad to leave you and your beautiful brownstone that had such great character, charm and history. Glenn and our 3 girls developed such a fondness for you and your home over the 4 days we spent in NYC. We rented the kids' playroom with it's many interesting play things and books (so many books throughout, really. It's a reader's dream!) We also rented the suite with the comfy sofa bed and enjoyed the hammock on the terrace. The girls fell in love with the large bean bag chair they lounged on in the aquarium/library room. You made us feel so welcome and allowing us the opportunity to sit with you for your heartwarming breakfasts. Best of all, we looked forward to our morning chats. You had the most fascinating stories and we could have listened to them all day if the sights of New York didn't await us. There were plenty of places to eat nearby, a CVS, subway and transportation a few blocks down and we always felt safe even coming back on the subway and walking through the neighborhood at night. You were kind enough to allow us a late check-out as our airport shuttle wouldn't arrive til a bit later. Your kindness and warmth made us feel like we've known each other for years. Our time in NYC with you at your rental is an experience we would not have been able to have had if we stayed at a hotel. Much gratitude to you and Ben for making our time in New York so memorable and we hope to get to see you again soon!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope so, too, Girlie. I felt we shared so many of the same values and perspectives, that it seemed to me also as if we had known each other forever.
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5

Judith is a very lovely lady, her breakfasts were delicious and we had a fab family holiday!!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late in the day and Ben showed us around, we had all three rooms as there was nine of us... 5 adults and 4 kids. My brood, my sister, hubby and my grown up niece...

The house is quirky and full of charm and really made us feel part of New York.

Judith told us all the exciting history of it over breakfast... of which each and every one was lovely! We tried lots of different New York breakfasts... in fact I have to cook popovers and Nutella this weekend for my son who has asked for them almost daily!!!

The pool was a god send for the younger kids... we were in it early morning and late night and we had a ball, lovely for aching, tired feet and bodies!

Judith was lovely with all our kids, baked a delicious chocolate cake for our eldest 18th birthday and took our loud and crazy family in her stride ... and always with a smile on her face :-))

The area is great, a short walk from Central Park and the Metro and lots of shops and places to eat nearby.

Judith and Ben are very lovely and helpful hosts, and we had a fabulous holiday with them!!

Thank you to you both ... much love from all the Wallbank's and the slightly calmer Walkers xxxxxxxxxxx

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Location for Central Park

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week with Judith. We only really saw her at breakfast (and they were wonderful) as we did not hang around the brownstone much as there was too much to see. It was great to be able to walk 2-3 blocks to get to Central Park, it is 2 blocks from the Subway and Uber & Taxis had no problem getting us back. We used the pool twice to unwind, really nice for that and the grandkids (2 & 4) loved it. We only rented 2 rooms but felt like we had the run of the house (kids played in the play room a lot)! Judith gave us a wonderful history of the area. If we go back to NYC we will definitely try and line up her place!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope you do. Your whole family was a joy to have, Judith
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

4-6 guests discount $-100 + Tax
Up to 3 guests discount $-275 + Tax

The Studio and Suite, with en-suite baths, are $175 per night a piece. Each can comfortably accommodate 3 adults. The Kids' Room, without a bath, is available together with one of those units for an additional $100 per night and can sleep up to 5.
No one should swim alone and there is ABSOLUTELY no diving. You swim at your own risk.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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