|Space||600 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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
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!
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!
Handy to subway - great eateries nearby. As described - clean and well appointed. Quiet location considering how busy the surrounding streets are. Welcome bottle of wine and fresh fruit. Supplies of staples in the cupboard - coffee, tea, sugar etc. Nearby Pioneer supermarket only 5 minutes walking distance and well stocked. 20 - 30 minutes by subway to Broadway, lower Central Park, Rockerfeller centre etc. We have every intention of returning to New York and we would definitely stay here again.
Mike and Sandy were very easy to work with in regard to the reservations s how to get around the area.Their place is nice and clean. It is only 2 blocks from the 2 and 3 subway, about 4 blocks from to other lines. We enjoyed the restaurants and shopping near by. We chose the area mainly do to the Yankee baseball stadium which was very easy to get to from the apartment. But we did travel all the way to Battery Park. We would definetly stay here again.
Our stay at Michael and Sandy's apartment was perfect!!! I am a
bit of a clean freak and the apartment was so spotless that my family walked around in bare feet which we never do when staying in rentals/hotels. The apartment had everything we needed including an amazing location. It was so easy to jump on the subway which is a 3 minute walk away. They had a beautiful bowl of fruit and a delicious bottle of wine for us when we got there. Michael and Sandy were gracious hosts and were happy to answer any questions and help in any way. Communication was top notch too! We would highly recommend this property to anyone and everyone!
It was our first time to stay in NYC... Everything about Mike & Sandy's place is PERFECT. It was soooo spacious. Near all the subways getting to anywhere you need to go. There is a living room area... kitchen... And even your own bedroom! Bathroom was impeccably clean with plenty of hot water! I dont want to get started on all the closets which are probably bigger than some of the hotel rooms in NYC. Mike was great... Always responded promptly to any questions we might have... It was absolutely beautiful. The internet was strong as was the cel reception. This is very important if you are trying to google and map out your vacation! This was the best vacation place I have stayed in. I am usually a hotel person but please... If u are up in the air about where to stay... don't look any further!!! Ask to stay here - you wont regret it! We are definitely staying here again! It literally is a home away from home... Thank you for making our vacation complete and exactly what we imagined it to be. Happy 41 Celebration to Us... Thanks again Michael & Sandy!!! :)
This property was just as it was pictured in the listing-- clean, quiet, and conveniently located near public transportation. Everything we wanted to see in Lower Manhattan was just steps away (via subway lines #2 and #3), and delicious food and restaurants (chicken and waffles!) were within easy walking distance. It was also so spacious for NYC.
The most important thing I want to mention is how wonderful and hospitable the owners of the property are. I communicated extensively with Michael before the trip because there was a huge blizzard set to hit NYC on the day we were to arrive, and he was willing and accessible to help us sort out the transportation stresses (even though he himself was on vacation).
Ultimately, you can't go wrong staying here. We will definitely be back next time! :)
Michael and Sandy were wonderful hosts--very helpful and respectful of our needs and privacy. They gave us great suggestions on the many nice markets and restaurants in the area . The subway and bus lines north and south are all very convenient and easy to use. Great location to explore Harlem and the entire city. We highly recommend this property to anyone hoping to fall in love with NYC as we did. You will not find better hosts than Sandy and Michael.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 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|
|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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.