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Michael & Sandy

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish

Top-rated 1 BR Apt in Harlem Townhome! - 15 min to midtown/Times Square

97 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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
  • 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
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Michael & Sandy

We are both project managers in the financial industry and moved to Harlem over 8 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 8 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!


based on 97 traveler reviews

Top-rated 1 BR Apt in Harlem Townhome! - 15 min to midtown/Times Square
average rating of 4.886598 based on 97 reviews
Fairhaven, Victoria, Australia

Great time in Harlem

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment. One bedroom with comfy bed and a pull out sofa bed in the lounge. The little extras of condiments, soap, serviettes and such make the difference. Big enough for four, although you are better to put the pull out mattress on the floor. Free Wi fi and cable tv. Great shower to get the grime off after tramping through downtown. 125th subway is 3 minutes walk and gets you to Penn station in 20 minutes. Around Harlem we had a parade one day and the Harlem Hillbillies playing in the street on another. We ate out at Sylvia's Soul Food (great value for local fare in a nice enviroment, 2 minutes walk) and had pizza on another night (Oui Oui's, good pizza you can pick your own toppings, one block away). The Red Rooster (around the corner) is the best for live music, but we thought the food was a bit pricey. Laundromat 3 minutes away. Less than $5:00 to wash and dry a decent load.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Groot, schoon, kompleet appartement

  • 4 of 5

Wij zijn 6 dagen in het appartement van Sandy en Michael geweest. Het is een groot en heel schoon appartement met alles erop en eraan. Bij aankomst kwam Sandy ons een tas met vers fruit brengen en heeft ze ons e.e.a. verteld over het app. en de omgeving en heeft ze ons voorzien van plattegronden van de stad en de metro en van alles uitgelegd, heel fijn en handig en heel vriendelijk. Het app. is in het souterrain en Sandy en Micheal wonen in het woonhuis erboven, dit is erg handig voor als er iets mis is of er gewoon vragen zijn, ze zijn altijd te bereiken. De keuken is voorzien van allerlei kruiden, koffie, sausjes etc, geen vaatwasser. De badkamer is schoon en ruim en er is shampoo, conditioner en douchegel aanwezig. De slaapkamer heeft een heerlijk bed. We vonden de ruimte in eerste instantie een beetje donker, ondanks dat er zowel in de woon- als slaap kamer ramen zijn maar aangezien het alle dagen rond de 35 graden was vonden we het toch wel een fijne plek, omdat het lekker koel bleef, er is in de woon en slaapkamer airco. We hebben even moeten wennen aan de omgeving, er zaten iedere dag wat zwerver achtige mensen op de hoek van de straat en wij voelden ons wel erg blank in de wijk. Maar na 24 uur was dat gewend en we hebben ons geen moment onveilig gevoeld en iedereen was even vriendelijk en behulpzaam. De metro is 5 min. lopen en binnen 15-20 min kun je overal komen. Ook in de wijk zelf zijn heel lekkere restaurants met zowel lokaal eten als b.v. Italiaans, Frans etc. Grote supermark op 5 min lopen. Het is een bruisende levendige wijk. Kortom, prima appartement.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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My home away from home in NYC

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is located in a lovely part of Harlem, around the corner from the 2-3 train and 10' walking distance from other lines.

It literally has everything you need, all amenities are provided (incl. toiletries and groceries). It is also very tastefully furnished and spotlessly clean. Sandy and Michael were super helpful at all times and always available to answer my questions.

Cannot recommend this place enough and cannot wait to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent home and location

  • 5 of 5

Staying in Harlem was a great experience and a pleasant surprise. Based on previous reviews we felt this condo would be ideal for us. My daughter and I felt safe and comfortable all the time. We did a lot of walking all the way from Hudson River (Dino BBQ strongly recommend) to the condo. Straight down 125th takes 20 min.

Subway and metro pass was the bomb. 20 min to Times Square and 25 or so min to lower Manhattan. Lots to see and do in our week. Hilite was probably Central Park and Statue of Liberty.

Condo has everything you need and suited us well. Michael and Sandy were awesome in their help with directions and local info.

Appreciated the nice bottle of wine in the suite upon our arrival.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Lots of space, good facilities and great location!

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is well located in Harlem between subway routes making travelling uptown and downtown very easy. Lots of grocery stores, shops and restaurants nearby. We also appreciated the prompt refund of our damage deposit. Would recommend and stay again if we ever visit New York in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 4 of 5

This could be the 6th time that I have stayed with Sandy and Michael who are always so accommodating.

Their apartment is around the corner from my daughter's SO it is the convenience factor in addition to the cleanliness of the apartment that keeps me coming back over and over.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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.


Rates & Availability

Upper Manhattan Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $75

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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Upper Manhattan Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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
Iron, ironing board, 2 umbrellas, stepping stool, broom, dustpan and Swiffer are available in the apartment.

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