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Family-friendly elegant 4-bed Victorian house, close to all

Bedrooms 4
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

Space aplenty! 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1 or 2 families

Our beautiful landmarked brownstone home is a base for New York visitors who would rather get a taste of dignified Manhattan living, in a home-from-home, than pay out for a hotel and all those expensive restaurant meals. The house, in the Historic Morris-Jumel District, is a restored Victorian gem, full of traditional features, great rooms, and beautiful woodwork, but with all the benefits of contemporary living and very family-friendly. It is fully furnished, with all domestic supplies, and with utility costs included in the price. There are ceiling fans throughout, and the bedrooms are air-conditioned. The whole house has full wireless Internet access. At the end of the block is the C train, which takes you rapidly downtown to all the sites in 15 minutes, as well as just a few stops uptown to the famous medieval art of The Cloisters and Fort Tryon Park.

The full house is available for visitors, on three floors.

First floor: a spacious front parlor with decorated fireplace and mantle overlooking the park, a dining room with table for eight, a large eat-in gourmet granite-topped kitchen (with all supplies – stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, 2 fridges, and freezer) and a half-bathroom.

Second floor: two large bedrooms – the sunlit master bedroom at the front has a four-poster queen-size bed (plus a dressing area full of closets and an en-suite sink) and the second bedroom at the rear has a queen-size sofa-bed for two (also with a closeted dressing area). The principal bathroom, in Carrera marble, has a classic claw-foot tub and a separate shower.

Third floor: two further terrific bedrooms, front and rear, plus a second bathroom with full shower. Each large bedroom contains a single bed, with a trundle bed underneath for a second guest if needed. There are armchairs, dressers and closets in each room.

The layout of the house means it is suitable for a couple who want a lot of space and quiet, a single family with up to four children, or two families where the parents can sleep on the second floor, and two sets of kids on the top floor!

The area around the house is just as interesting. Opposite is a park and the historic Palladian Morris-Jumel Mansion of 1760, Manhattan’s oldest freestanding building. The mansion grounds are great to walk in, and the mansion itself, now a small museum, is full of wild history and famous connections – from George Washington and Aaron Burr (Madame Jumel’s second husband!) to Napoleon. There are lots of events for kids.

Beyond the local attractions, a short ride on the C train from the end of the block takes you to all the great sites of Manhattan – Central Park, the Natural History Museum, Lincoln Center, the Empire State Building, the great shopping and restaurants of the Upper West Side, the Metropolitan Museum, the Frick Collection, the Guggenheim museum, and countless other places to visit. Our location perfectly combines a sense of serene quiet and getting away from the bustle, with being close to everything you could want to see!

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Richard Evans
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2017

About Richard Evans

We are a family with two teenage children. Richard and Melissa run a not-for-profit organization specializing in services to the arts. We work from Central Harlem and love to come back to our lovely brownstone to enjoy the peace and quiet after busy days and travel all over the country! Our kids are in public schools in Manhattan and travel on their own safely all over the city. We are slow foodies, love wine, trekking, and all the cultural offerings of our great city!

Richard Evans purchased this townhome in 2005

Why Richard Evans chose Manhattan

To have a large and quiet space in Manhattan is a dream come true for us! Everyone adores our restored home, with its spaciousness, and its beautiful and elegant rooms, but also for its hominess and sense of family. We have lavished all our care on creating a relaxing family home, and love to share it with guests from around the world. You'll never forget it!

What makes this townhome unique

We chose this home because it combined gracious living with easy access to the city. We wanted somewhere really quiet and restful (hard to find in busy Manhattan) with lots of antique features. We especially love the ceilings with their intricate moldings, the carved cherry wood throughout the Parlor floor and staircase, and the deep clawfoot tub for bathing! Combining these features with contemporary amenities seems to us the best of all possible worlds!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Family-friendly elegant 4-bed Victorian house, close to all
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent two weeks in this beautifully restored house with our three adult children and two of their partners. The house gave us ample space in which to have a very relaxing holiday. The beds were all particularly comfortable. The house is equipped with every possible amenity and is in a lovely quiet and peaceful location. The house is beautifully placed to stay whilst exploring all parts of Manhatten. The C and 1 trains took us quickly and efficiently to many different parts of the city. On several occasions we stayed in Manhatten to enjoy the nightlife but the trains always got us home safely. There are many great amenities in the area and we particularly enjoyed Mike's bagels and brunch at Coogans. It was a privilege to stay in the house and we would strongly recommend it to a family visiting NYC.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Fantastic house for the average family!

  • 5 of 5

Nice and quiet house with big rooms for a family of 5 to 6 persons. Only 100 metres to the nearest super market with bakery and everything you need and beside the super market there's a subway with constant trains to the centrum of NYC. The quarter is calm and quiet and there are plenty of possibilities to order take-away food or go on a restaurant.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Fantastic house for the average family!

  • 5 of 5

Nice and quiet house with big rooms for a family of 5 to 6 persons. Only 100 metres to the nearest super market with bakery and everything you need and beside the super market there's a subway with constant trains to the centrum of NYC. The quarter is calm and quiet and there are plenty of possibilities to order take-away food or go on a restaurant.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Beautiful property! Everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

This property is stunning! Beautifully restored brownstone. The hardest part about leaving NY was leaving this beautiful house. We were a group of 6 adults and 1 toddler and had plenty of room. The kitchen is fully equipped, the bathrooms are spacious and beds were super comfortable. No issues with the wifi, laundry appliances were easy to use, and the house was always lovely and warm inside even when it was cold outside. The C train, supermarkets, pharmacy, restaurants and a liquor store are just a short walk down the road. The owners were always quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had prior to our stay and neighbours were also very helpful during our stay. Would definitely recommend this property to anyone wishing to stay in Manhattan.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Washington Heights Location for Visiting Family in New York

  • 5 of 5

This was perfect. A comfortable and beautifully decorated and restored town home. My husband and I were there with our college aged son to visit family in the area. I would choose this location over a downtown hotel for folks needing to get around Manhattan. It is close to everything but very quiet. Plenty of privacy for the three of us. We had great family time there. There was a piano which we enjoyed playing. Excellent cooking facilities with wonderful herbs and spices we were invited to use. The eating and sitting area was spacious yet cozy. We easily walked to neighborhood locations for restaurants and grocery supplies and hopped on the subway to get anywhere in the city ( just a 5 minute walk to the C line.) The neighborhood is vibrant and convenient.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely property, made our stay in NY so relaxed

  • 5 of 5

Great brownstone property with a great interior. We were a group of 6 adults and 2 kids and there was still loads of space. It's nice to visit such a busy city but be able to return to a relaxed home in the evening rather than settle for less, and we were happy with all aspects of the house and our stay.

Loads of room in the fridge, washing machines & tumble dryer easy to use, air-con was good, and wifi worked all the time.

Supermarket was a 5 min walk as was the subway, neighbours were all friendly and stopped to chat, and we loved the area, especially the 10 minute walk to the cool outdoor swimming pool nearby.

Watch out for parking too near the fire hydrants though, as this is a good fundraiser by the city on unsuspecting tourists!

I would recommend this to anyone visiting the city.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
8.5 Miles
La Guardia, New York
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Staten Island ferry
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
C subway line
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Harlem River Drive
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Coney Island and Brooklyn beaches
Car: not necessary

Our house is in the wonderful quiet residential neighborhood called the Morris-Jumel Historic District in upper Manhattan. All the houses are landmarked and the street has been called 'the most beautiful in the city' by New York magazine. It's incredibly peaceful and the unrestricted view from our Victorian brownstone is across to the park around Manhattan's oldest house - the 1760 Jumel Mansion (now a museum and great to visit - kids love the stories of presidents visiting and intrigue around the infamous Madame Jumel). The Mansion's park is our front yard for a stroll, picnic or sun-bathe.

From the house, it's 15 minutes on the C train down to all mid-town attractions, museums, Lincoln Center, Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Natural History Museum, Times Square, the aircraft carrier Endeavor, and so much more. The Upper West Side has great shopping, restaurants and recreation. The Greenway up and down the Hudson River allows cycling the whole length of the Island, as well as a brilliant afternoon stroll to watch the sailboats, the kayaks, and the people!

Just a couple of subway stops to the north is The Cloisters, the medieval part of The Metropolitan Museum, a wondrous building with great art, the legendary Unicorn Tapestries, and views high over the Hudson River, surrounded by Fort Tryon Park, a favorite for families to picnic and play.

From our quiet sanctuary, you can easily access all the sites of Manhattan, and also get out of town to the Hudson River countryside if you want a day out of town - great river gorge scenery, quaint small villages, antiquing, wineries, farms and pick-your-own. It's got the lot!


Rates & Availability

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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

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Upper Manhattan Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The second floor Bathroom features a traditional cast-iron claw-foot tub - amazingly deep for a long soak! The large shower is separate. This Bathroom has an elegant appeal with black and white Carrera marble throughout. The third floor Bathroom is equally attractive, featuring Italian travertine marble floor and walls. There is a large shower stall.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Principal Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 (second floor) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 (third floor) - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 (third floor) - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • All the bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, with sitting areas as well as the bed. The Principal Bedroom has a dressing area with marble counter and sink, as well as extensive built-in closets, a large dresser and a chaise long. The 2nd Bedroom has a large sofabed, as well as a similar dressing area. The top floor bedrooms are quiet and fully carpeted, each with a single bed that has a single trundle bed underneath, that can be easily pulled out to sleep two in each room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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