About the property
- Townhome1150 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 nights
Modern Luxury Meets History With Antique Furniture
You will love this traditionally-styled, private duplex. Modern luxury meets history with antique furniture, original brick walls, UHD flatscreen, modern kitchen and a top-tier mattress. Enjoy 1.5 baths, a green garden, and a pet-friendly apartment.
The apartment offers easy access to the entire City, one block from the subway, and the neighborhood is host to some of the best restaurants in the City.
Harlem is its own microcosm within New York and could be explored for days without seeing it all, especially with a huge popularity boost in the past 10 years.
Celebrity chefs like Marcus Samuelsson have opened globally-known restaurants like Red Rooster, known for its jazz brunch, fusions of Southern staples and downstairs performance space Ginny’s Supper Club. Meanwhile, new shops, music venues and ethnic-centric museums make the neighborhood endlessly interesting.
The National Jazz Museum pairs live performances with discussions. You can also learn more about Puerto Rican, Latin American and Caribbean culture and history at El Museo del Barrio. The Studio Museum of Harlem is known for work by African-American artists and pieces representing the African diaspora and original works from Africa.
Film festivals and workshops are also featured at Maysles Cinema while old-school jazz bars and speakeasy-style bars can be found nearby like Minton’s, Showmans Jazz Club and Cotton Club, where 1920’s-style big-bands can be heard.
We love to indulge with soul-food at Billie’s Black and Miss Mamie’s Spoonbread Too. Cajun and creole dishes can also be tried at Londel’s Supper Club, po’boys at Harlem Food Bar and French fare at Chez Lucienne. You can start or end the evening with state-of-the-art cocktails at 67 Orange Street before or after a show at the 80-year-old Apollo Theater.
The Abyssinian Baptist Church, brownstones and parks like St. Nicholas and Marcus Garvey Park also make wandering around outdoors a gorgeous adventure on any day.
My apartment is centrally located with easy access to the Subway. Cabs and Ubers are also plentiful, and it's a safe neighborhood to walk, day or night.
It is located the following distances from these main attractions:
One World Trade Center - C Trains
Chelsea Market/Highline - C Trains
Empire State Building - B, D Trains
Grand Central - C or B to the 7 Train
Rockefeller Center - B Trains
Museum of Modern Art - B Trains
Central Park - B Trains
American Museum of Natural History - B Train
Guggenheim/MET - 3 Train
JFK (John F. Kennedy Airport) is located outside of Manhattan and is around an 1 hour 15 min car ride or 1 hour 15 min subway/train ride.
NWK (Newark Liberty International Airport) is located in New Jersey and is around an 1 hour and 15 minute car ride or 1 hour and 15 min subway/train ride.
Laguardia Airport is located near Manhattan and is around a 45 minute car ride or an 1 hour min subway/train ride.
Considerate, thoughtful, warm.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A very good choice in New York City
I resided in this lovely townhouse at the beginning of May, with two of my gal friends . We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The townhouse is as described and even nicer than the photographs. It is bright and cheerful.
It would ideally sleep two people in the very comfortable King bed on the ground level, and the owner states that in the description, but he did allow three of us to occupy the premises. The third sleeping area is in the front sitting room and the sleeper there is not very comfortable and is open to the kitchen and the rear sitting room. But, it worked out, especially as the 1/2 bath was adjacent to that area.
The living room is spacious and comfortable, the television offers Netflix ( we never turned it on !) but no cable. The kitchen is adequate for breakfast with a somewhat finicky gas stove, refrigerator and a dishwasher.
A big plus for us was the back deck which overlooked the yard . We totally enjoyed our breakfast out there as well as an evening glass of wine.
The townhouse itself is situated on a lovely tree lined street in upper Manhattan just a block from a large park. We had excellent access to the 135th Metro Station which took us to lower Manhattan very quickly. The area offered a very nice super market, restaurants and venues for entertainment. It is 10 blocks to the Apollo theater and the shopping in that area. We felt entirely safe walking to and from the Metro , even when we returned from the theater at 10:30 pm. The front door lock was challenging at times, but we managed to figure out how to unlock it without problems, after a couple of days.
James, the owner is very responsive and met us on the steps on our arrival day, and we were in contact with him during our stay. He presented us with a delicious loaf of banana bread and some lovely hand made soaps.
I highly recommend this home for to those who would like an authentic experience of living in New York City.
This was one of the best rent from owner properties I have stayed in. The owner, James, was attentive and available but never intrusive. The apartment was very spacious and had much more space than we needed for two people. The upper deck was such a nice feature with the night temperatures being perfect for sitting outside with a drink at the end of the day and we could see it would be very impressive when trees and plants grow in later in spring. Even better than the other features was the location. It was in a great spot for walking around Harlem and the local parks but a short train ride to downtown from the subway station at the end of the block.
The apartment is spacious and aesthetically pleasing. It has great access to metro lines.
This apartment felt like a retreat from our busy days visiting NY. It is spacious, with all the comfort we needed, including a kitchen that allowed us to prepare some of our meals.
It is well located with one metro line at the end of the street ( 2 min ) and two other lines within a 10 min walk . The neighbourhood is pleasant ( but we did not get to enjoy the outdoors much as we had cold rainy weather)
We did not met our host personally due our schedules that kept conflicting, but he was very easy to contact via text and E mails. The person who greeted us was very nice and helpful , answering all our touristy questions . She even brought over her blender so we could make our soup!
The host was especially accommodating, helping us find a solution when I had made a mistake in our booking dates.
I highly recommend this place.
Great property in Harlem
My husband and I spent Xmas holidays here and we definitely loved it! This brownstone in Harlem matched all our expectations: a classy apartment in a quiet street, really close to the subway stop which makes it the perfect place to retreat after a long day in the city, specially on such freezing days! The courtyard is great, too, although it was all covered with snow! Facilities in the house are great, you have everything you need and there's plenty of space for a couple on holidays. Wifi and tv Netflix are great, too. Nearby there is a Keyfood store which is very convenient and also a laundromat, just in case. James is a really nice, attentive host and he offered us a welcome gift which was very kind of him. He's also very helpful and responded right away to our doubts. We definitely recommend this property. Thanks a lot James for your hospitality!
Comfortable, classy and safe
We we were the first people to book this apartment and did so before it had any reviews. James communicated with us promptly, answering all our questions about it and the neighbourhood. When we arrived we had a glitch with our phones and weren't able to let James know exactly what time we were getting there, when we contacted him, he rushed over to let us in with a big welcoming smile, freshly baked goodies and some cute empire state building soaps which our kids loved! The apartment is WAY bigger than it looks in the photos. It's absolutely gorgeous with everything you could possibly need. There are only a few stairs to the entrance - so not too difficult to get all our suitcases in. We stayed for 9 nights with our 2 kids and were very comfortable for such a long time! The girls played in the back yard when it wasn't too cold, we frequented the local grocery store often and made ourselves at home. We found a laundromat around the corner that collects and delivers your laundry for $25 which was great! The area is perfectly safe - we often walked home from the subway station at night, through the park and never felt anything but totally safe. The subway is literally across the street and the C line takes your straight to times square and even onto Brooklyn if you want. Thank you for a wonderful stay James!
We normally stay at a hotel in Times Square when we come to NYC but the room rates have increased to $700 per night so we decided to try a VRBO. We just spent 7 nights at this property and the accommodations were perfect for our needs. James, the owner lives in the building in another suite so he was there in person to welcome us and show us around the property. James was very welcoming and you immediately feel that he wants you to enjoy your stay at his property. James checked in with us via text a few times during our stay just to make sure everything was going okay and to ask if we needed anything. Not intrusive at all and again it just shows that he cares. James has a friend who helps with cleaning the property and she also makes homemade soaps and baked goods. It was a nice touch to have homemade banana bread and mini Empire State Building soaps waiting for us when we arrived.
The property itself was very clean and exactly how it appears in pictures on the VRBO website. The master bedroom is downstairs and you need to use the spiral staircase get downstairs. It was fine for us but older people may have difficulties going up and down the stairs with luggage. We didn't cook while we were staying there but the kitchen appeared to have all the modern necessities.
The property's location was perfect for us, just a short 1/2 block walk to the subway station. We'd leave for the day in the morning and get back at night and we never felt unsafe. We were able to walk to some local Harlem restaurants (Sylvia's and Red Rooster) on Malcolm X Blvd and a local coffee shop a few blocks away.
Overall, we were very happy with our stay and would not hesitate to stay there again the next time we are in NYC. Thank you James for your hospitality!