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Michael & Sandy

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

Top-rated 1 BR Apt in lovely Central Harlem-15 min to midtown/Times Square

90 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Manhattan Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 4: 1 Bedroom with Queen Bed + Queen Sleeper Sofa in Living Room ; 1 bath

QUIET, LOVELY, IMMACULATE APT WITH PRIVATE ENTRANCE from the street. All this in a convenient location a 2 minute walk from the 2/3 express subway line putting all of NYC at your doorstep! Come home to a peaceful refuge in a vibrant community after a busy day in the hustle and bustle of NYC.

We are happy to have this 1BR apartment available in our 2 family brownstone to offer to NYC visitors here for a short stay. Enjoy the comfort of a home away from home with a fully furnished apartment with up-to-date, clutter-free, stylish furnishings. The apartment sleeps up to 4 adults on a Queen size bed with luxury Serta Beautyrest pillow-top mattress in the bedroom and queen size sleeper sofa in the living room with 5” memory foam mattress. See Amenities section for more information on what is provided in the apartment.

Maps, guidebooks and a list of our favorite NYC spots are available in the apartment but feel free to ask us for any personalized recommendations.

Why is renting our apartment different from most other short-term rentals in NYC?

1. Peace of mind - we can legally rent our apartment as a short-term vacation rental because our house is a 2-family private dwelling. Apartments in buildings that contain 3 or more apartments cannot be legally rented on a short-term basis (30 days or less) in NYC.

2. We live on the property. While the apartment is a separate unit with a private entrance, we live upstairs. If you have any questions, concerns or issues, we can address it right away and most of the time, in person.

3. We provide all of our guests with an information packet with valuable neighborhood and NYC information and can assist with any requests they may have.

4. We love to travel and know what is important to our guests. We professionally clean our apartment between guests and make sure everything possible is provided for our guests comfort.

We hope you will enjoy our city and apartment!

Dining and Shopping : We are located in a prime area of central Harlem on West 127 St. between 5th & Lenox Avenues just 2 short blocks from the 125 St. retail/business district. Famous Sylvia’s soul food restaurant is literally around the corner. Down the block is one of the hottest restaurants in NYC, Red Rooster, owned by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelson and the venue for President Obama’s fundraisers. Chez Lucienne, a friendly neighborhood bistro is on the same block. Corner Social, a casual bar & restaurant features a lively atmosphere. The newest restaurant options are Babbaluci, a delicious brick oven pizza restaurant and Yuzu, a traditional sushi restaurant where it's all about the delicious, fresh fish! If a sit down dinner is not an option, there are endless choices including the many local delis or Soul Food Buffet & Salad Bars. For those of you that want to prepare your own meals, Olive Market, a gourmet market, & Pioneer are only 3 blocks away. Retail shopping on 125 St. includes Marshall’s (Designer/Brand name discounter) , H&M, DSW Shoe Outlet, Old Navy, American Apparel, Gap Outlet, Nine West Outlet, Body Shop, & Footlocker/House of Hoops.

Arts & Culture: Culture abounds in Harlem. Just within a 5 minute walking radius, we have so much to offer:

- The world famous Apollo theatre

- The Studio Museum, the nexus for artists of African descent and for work inspired and influenced by African-American culture

- Ginny's Supper Club and Jazz clubs such as Showman's, Londel's, Cotton Club & the newly opened Minton's.

- Shrine, world music venue, offers live music every day of the week.

- The Maysles Independent Cinema is the only independent film house north of Lincoln Center dedicated to the exclusive exhibition of documentary films.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michael & Sandy (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

About Michael & Sandy

We are both project managers in the financial industry and moved to Harlem over 7 years ago most recently from the Upper East Side. One of us was born and raised in NYC and the other has lived in NYC for the last 20 years and we couldn't imagine living any place else! We love traveling, reading, gardening, running, skiing, tennis, good food & wine and enjoying all NYC has to offer!

Michael & Sandy purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Michael & Sandy chose Manhattan

We have lived here for over 7 years and this is the first neighborhood in NYC that feels like a true community to us. We are happy that the area has changed for the better and pleased that our guest have had positive experiences in their visits!

What makes this apartment unique

Quiet, immaculate apartment on a beautiful block of brownstones in a friendly, convenient and newly trendy neighborhood is yours to enjoy like a New Yorker. We love NYC and love to travel as “locals” ourselves which allows us to anticipate the needs of our guests to make their stay as memorable and comfortable as possible. Hablo español!

Reviews

4.9
based on 90 traveler reviews

Top-rated 1 BR Apt in lovely Central Harlem-15 min to midtown/Times Square
average rating of 4.922222 based on 90 reviews
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Convenient and Affordable

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and cozy apartment located close to subway and buses. Michael and Sandy are very thoughtful and attentive, apartment has absolutely everything including a very nice welcome basket. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Harlem Flat

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely garden flat in a brown stone in the heart of Harlem. The owners Sandy and Michael live upstairs and are gracious hosts.

The neighbourhood is vibrant with great restaurants a short walk from your door (forget about the images of Harlem in the 1970s). The subway is two blocks away and is, I think, the best way to get around. Central Park is a short walk and the Studio Museum Harlem and the Apollo are right around the corner.

I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

This clean and well kept apartment was the right size for our family of 4. Very close to the metro and many nearby shops and restaurants. Michael and Sandy let us know they were nearby if we needed anything. If we find ourselves back in New York, we definitely hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Great location and value

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 2 weeks at Michael's and Sandy's apartment. It's a great location in a fun and dynamic neighborhood with easy access (2/3 express) downtown. The apartment was as advertised, a small "garden" apartment, comfortably furnished and a good bed. (We are in our late 60s, so we notice such things.) Michael was attentive to our small requests for extra towels and kitchen items. Like many visitors, we were on the go a great deal of the time, so especially appreciated the 2/3 express (a 2 minute walk from the apartment) which gave us easy access to uptown museums, midtown theaters, downtown neighborhoods, and Brooklyn. The Metro North also makes a stop at 125th, a 5-minute walk from the apartment, making it easy to take a day trip up the Hudson. A note about the food scene: we are from the San Francisco Bay area, so have lots of great access to good food. That said, we crave NYC bagels and smoked fish, so we discovered it was easy to make a stop at Zabar's on the local 1 and transfer to the 2/3 at 96th. Just 10-15 minutes door to door. We also loved the food options (including take-out) in Harlem: Red Rooster and Blvd Bistro as well as countless small west African restaurants to explore. Great music scene in Harlem: wish we were younger. A community garden is in the making right across the street.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and I just returned from a 4 day stay at Michael and Sandy's apartment. It was absolutely wonderful! We wished that we had booked the apartment for longer than 4 days. The apartment is as pictured: very clean and neat. We appreciated the wine and fruit that they had upon our arrival. we felt really safe in the neighborhood at all times and was pleased that there was plenty of restaurants, deli's and CVS pharmacy right around the corner. The subway is a short 2 blocks away from the apartment and we was able to get to Times Square, Statue of Liberty, as well as Brooklyn by subway. People were really friendly while riding the subway, several times people stopped and told us which train to take ( I guess we looked confused!) and a few times when it was standing room only I was offered a seat by someone that was sitting. After a long day of sight seeing it was good to get back "home" that's what we called Michael and Sandy's apartment. It was definitely Home Away from home! We really appreciate Michael and Sandy's hospitality and look forward to booking their apartment again!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Loved Harlem!

  • 5 of 5

Myself & two friends rated at Michael & Sandy's for ten days. It felt like a home away from home for us. The apartment had everything we needed, clean & it was just as it is described. We loved Harlem, the real New York! And enjoyed some of the great restaurants close by. Also we felt safe in the area and at ease. The subway is close by & a quick trip to Times Square. Michael & Sandy are flexible & accommodating which we really appreciated since we had travelled a long way. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
6.7 Miles
LGA is 15 min by taxi; JFK is 30 min by taxi
Nearest Barpub
0.07 Miles
Cove Lounge, Lenox Social, Gin Fizz
Nearest Ferry
5.5 Miles
Summer ferry to Sandy Hook Beach,Martha's Vineyard
Nearest Golf
6.7 Miles
Van Cortlandt Park, oldest public course in the US
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
2,3 Express Subway (12-15 minutes to Times Sq)
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Miles
125 St. Exit on Harlem River Drive
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Sylvia's, Sushi Yuzu, Lenox Saphire, Babbalucci
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Tuxedo Ridge
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY
Car: not necessary

2/3 subway 2 short blocks away take you to Central Park in 3 minutes & Times Square in 12 minutes! The M1 bus stops on the corner and takes you down beautiful 5th Avenue/Museum mile and along the east side of Central Park. The M60 bus on 125 St. will take you directly to/from La Guardia Airport in 25-30 minutes or Columbia University in 15 minutes. Yankee Stadium & the nearby Gateway Shopping Center are only 20 minutes away. Subway lines 4,5,6,A (to/from JFK), B,C,D & Metro North railroad (10 min to NY Botanical Gardens/Bronx Zoo!) are also nearby.

Nearby Harlem Local Attractions: Jazz Clubs, Sunday Gospel Masses (e.g. Abyssinian Baptist Church), Historical Landmarks (Apollo Theatre, Mount Morris Park Landmark District, Striver's Row, Astor Row, Hotel Theresa, Langston Hughes House), Marcus Garvey Park (playground, basketball courts, recreation/fitness center & swimming pool). El Barrio/Spanish Harlem & East River Plaza shopping center nearby on 116 St.

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Rates & Availability

Harlem Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Holiday 2016-2017
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$190
$1,250
$3,925
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,150
$3,925
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $300

Monthly rates available upon request.
Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
Cancellation policy: The full rental deposit amount (minus $100 cancellation fee) is refundable up until 6pm/ET 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the rental period. For cancellations less than 3-6 weeks prior to the arrival date, the Owner will retain the Rental Deposit (50% of the rent). For cancellations less than 3 weeks prior to the arrival date, the Owner will retain 100% of the rent.

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Amenities

Manhattan Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathtub/shower with Rainspa Combo Showerhead featuring a five function shower head, five setting hand shower, or the ability to experience both at once.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen Bed in Bedroom: Luxury Beautyrest Pillowtop Mattress with Hypo-Allergenic pillows and 325 thread-count organic cotton sheets. Living Room has Sleeper Sofa with comfortable 5 inch Queen Memory Foam mattress; hypo-allergenic pillows and 325 thread-count organic cotton sheets
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Iron, ironing board, 2 umbrellas, stepping stool, broom, dustpan and Swiffer are available in the apartment.

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