About the property
- Townhome3500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
Townhouse, 4 Bedrooms(6 queen bed) +basement (1 full bed,1 couch) )+ 4 bathroom
The triplex includes
4 large bedrooms with 5 queen size beds, and a basement with 1 queen and 1 full bed and a pull out sofa bed, 4 full bathrooms, a big dinning room and living room, a big kitchen, a lovely big terrace( big enough to have dinner outside when the weather is nice) and a wonderful garden where you can make barbecues.
Perfect for family-friend gatherings can sleep comfortably up to 16 people .this beautiful and spacious brownstone (300 m2= 3000 sqft) is located very conveniently in west Harlem 2 blocks from the 2 and 3 express trains(exactly 12mn train ride to time square and there is a train every 3 to 5mn). And if you need more room we also rent independently a 2 bedrooms suite upstairs with 1 bathroom for 190$/night for 2 people or $290/night for 4 people. You can book it from this link
Therefor if you are a party of 20 people we can welcome you and you will be very comfortable( 1 bathroom per 4 people).
If you book the Triplex and the bedroom suite, please let us know so we can give you a discount on the bedrooms.
These are a few reviews from another site about the house:
Amazing historic house and amazing Harlem neighborhood. We really loved it here, it's so vibrant with tons of things to do a short walk away, for all ages: parks, restaurants, groceries, shopping, bars, cafes, etc. ...and 3 minutes to the subway. And you get to come back to a cozy, spacious, tastefully decorated home..Truly a gem. Thanks again!
We had a fantastic time staying at Razia's beautiful brownstone. Upon arrival we were greeted by a very welcoming Razia, who gave us a thorough tour of her home and answered all of our questions about the brownstone and the community. We were also greeted by Alan, a very nice friend and neighbor of the home who helps look after the space when Razia is traveling. Razia let us know that she lives close by and would be available any time day and night. It was nice knowing that if we needed immediate assistance, either she or Alan would respond quickly. Of course, we never needed to call either of them for anything, as the house was perfectly lovely! Razia's home had everything we needed to prepare meals. The kitchen was well stocked with plenty of everything and we never ran out of clean dishes. It's nice traveling and not doing dishes! We enjoyed many of our meals at the table on the back porch, which is conveniently located right off the kitchen and overlooks a very sweet lush back yard. Razia's entire home is beautifully decorated with eclectic furnishings that she has collected from her travels abroad. The wonderful lamps throughout the place created a very warm ambiance. This colorful comfortable interior reflects the colorful multi cultural neighborhood the brownstone is in. One of our favorite things to do was to sit on the front steps at night, as this was when we really got to connect with neighbors and passerbys, who were all super friendly and welcoming. The brownstone is also convenient and within walking distance to everything a traveler might want... Grocery, coffee shops, bus stops, subway, churches, live music (top notch jazz) and restaurants (there's a trendy super yummy taco shop on the block). And Central Park...took us 10 easy min to walk there. The neighborhood felt totally safe to us. So much so, that we felt 100% comfortable leaving our teens home alone, as well as letting them explore the area on their own. Cozy beds! Quiet street! Fantastic place! We will be back!
We were a group of 10. Our stay at Razia's place was delightful. We enjoyed the neighborhood with coffee shops, market and easy access to the subway. Her place is gorgeous: it successfully strikes a lovely balance of modern style and complete comfort. We loved that bedrooms are on different levels, each near a full bathroom. We will definitely book Razia's place again!
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- english, french, german
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Roca-Lisa Kartzmer
We love Harlem, we moved here in 2000 as renters, then bought the property in 2004. My husband is in advertising and i am a singer/songwriter and pharmacist. We have a 26 year old daughter who lives in Berlin.
Roca-Lisa Kartzmer purchased this Townhome in 2004
Why Roca-Lisa Kartzmer chose Harlem
It has what New York has to offer. We feel like we are surrounded by nature, with Central Park, Marcus Garvey park and morningside park; all within 5mn walk from the house.And yet we are 12mn by subway from Times square which is the heart of Manhattan.
What makes this Townhome unique
It is a townhouse that gives you a feeling of home and it is in the middle of the block, away from the avenues therefor quiet. My guests enjoy very much the eclectic exotic decoration of the house as well as the practicality of the lay out. They feel at home and that is exactly our intention.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Excellent location to discover Harlem
We were part of a group of 8 friends who stayed here in late September. It was perfect. We each had a large bedroom and ensuite bathroom and the living and dining area was great for cooking breakfast and generally relaxing.
Location excellent - just a few blocks north of Central Park and with subway and supermarket close by. Great restaurants including the Red Rooster.
Razia was an excellent host. She welcomed us on arrival and told us about the neighborhood.
Would recommend it and would be good for families bringing children and grandchildren on vacation. Lots of room to spread out.
Thank you Peggy for these kind words!
Happy you had a great time in New York and hope to see you again soon.
Nice, sophisticated, good location
It was a lovely apartment, spacious, in a great location in Harlem, near metro. We'll probably wait until our kids are older to return when they can better appreciate the sophisticated furniture.
Thanks Kevin! I think the kids did really well considering they were 6 of them and all very young! I was impressed!
Maybe you can tell us how we can improve from a 4 star to a five star as this is our goal and we value our guests opinions!
Spacious stylish cool apartment in Harlem
We were a group of 7 adults/teenagers on our first visit to New York. This apartment is fantastic! Really spacious, beautifully decorated with artworks, lots of bathrooms, lovely bedrooms with storage space. The kitchen has everything you could need - even an electric kettle which was a welcome sight for British tea drinkers- and there is a lovely outside seating area.
The apartment is only 2 blocks from the subway station, which is on the express line to the midtown area so very fast to get there. There are lots of good food shops within easy walking distance, and only 6 blocks to Central Park. The street itself is quiet. It was really nice to stay in a real residential part of New York, rather than a downtown hotel.
There were board games provided, proper American TV which the teenagers loved, and enough bathrooms to stop long delays in the mornings.
We met Razia as we arrived, and Alan took good care of us on arrival and leaving. We also met your very nice housekeeper.
This is such a cool place, we all wanted to live here! i can't imagine a better place to stay for a group of family or friends.
Thank you Razia for letting us borrow your home!
Paula and family
Nice to hear from you and to read that you enjoyed the house.
Thank you for your wonderful long review; it is always nice to see guests taking time to write about their experience in our home; that is the only way we can improve our services.
Absolutely great property
This was a phenomenal property with exceptional service. Very much worth the price and I would recommend it to any small group. Conveniently located on the north side of Central Park. We look forward to returning next year.
A large, fun home in Harlem
Overall, our group of 13 had a great experience here. It is spacious with plenty of bedrooms and a large dining/living area. The kitchen has ample cooking supplies and will likely suffice for any cooking needs (just know that you will have to buy dishwasher detergent and things of that nature when you arrive). The bathrooms are clean and recently remodeled. The master bath is as spectacular as it looks in the pictures. The neighborhood is safe and the street itself is quaint. Being 2 blocks from a main subway station and 1 block from a good grocery store was very convenient.
Two things to be aware of: 2-3 of the beds do not have traditional mattresses with springs in them. They have a cloth pad that looks like a thick duvet and they are pretty uncomfortable (we had 2 young adults who had a tough time adjusting to them). Also, be sure to specify how the security deposit ($800) will be received and returned (cash/check/card) before you arrive.
Other positives: wifi is great, stereo system is easy to use with an iPhone, and the back patio is cool. Overall, we were very satisfied with our stay and we would stay there again. Razia is friendly and quick to reply through email. Alan is the house manager and the person you will interact with the most. We didn't need to contact him very often during our stay. But when we did, he could usually provide what we needed.
Enjoy your stay!
This booking was not easy from the start; it took about 40 emails to convince me to have 14 children at my house with one adult and to give you a 60% discount because you are a non profit organisation; all that to find out that the freshly painted walls of my house were full of black tracks left from dragged luggages? and extremely stained towels were hidden in drawers...
We usually do every transaction through homeaway directly as it is much easier for us. You asked me to do it differently because of the huge discount and the unusual way you wanted the transactioon done.
We never had a refund issue in 12 years with deposits from our guests; it is directly refunded either in cash at departure after we assess damage in the presence of the guests or directly through homeaway, but in this particular case my manager did not know how to deal with the black marks issues on the walls and waited for me to return and assess it myself.
As for the bed with a fulton on it, as i explained it is a bed that i use myself when staying in the house, i have a sensitive back and need an extremely hard surface to sleep on. We never had a complain about having one very hard bed out of 6 beds; but since you mentioned it, it has been changed to a regular spring mattress.
The other bed you mentioned is a pull up fulton bed so it is normal that it is not a spring mattress.
Thank you for your suggestion, we take into consideration every suggestion coming from our guests and act on it as we want them to be happy and come back.
I am really sorry it was not a perfect stay for you; we'll try our best to improve your next stay but we will do it as it is suppose to be done all through homeaway.
Great Family House
My family and I (4 couples in total) enjoyed a week in this house for Christmas 2016. There was plenty of room for all of us with each couple having our own bedroom and bathroom. There was also plenty of kitchenware and everything needed to self cater. We were close to the subway which enabled us to get around to all of the different things we wanted to see on our trip. We felt safe in the neighbourhood and found it a fairly quiet area. The house is in a 'lived in' condition but this suited us as I was a little worried it would be somewhere we couldn't relax and had to worry about damaging any 'delicate' furniture or carpets. There is a massive dining table which was great for family meals, a piano, games and heaps of books. We felt 'at home' as soon as we arrived. We would definitely recommend the property and go back again.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
total refund can be made 90 days prior to arrival. If cancellation occurs 60 days prior to check in, the customer will loose their 50% deposit. WE REQUIRE A GOVERNMENT PHOTO ID AT CHECK IN AND WE REQUIRE A GOVERNMENT PHOTO ID AT CHECK IN AND A COMPLETED SIGNED LEASE AS WELL AS A RECEIPT OF THE FIRST CREDIT CARD PAYMENT MATCHING YOUR ID. Infants 0-24 months are not charged for their stay, but we charge a flat fee for rental of crib $150 and high chair $50 Children over 2 years old pay the same price as an adult (there is no special children price)