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Modern Boutique Studio Apartment in Historic Harlem Brownstone

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

1 bedroom studio, 1 full bathroom, 1 full kitchen, sleeps 2; non-smoking

This beautiful, newly-renovated studio apartment is located in a famous residential neighborhood surrounded by historic architectural brownstone homes. Experience the diversity of contemporary Harlem and the culture, arts, and residents of this unique community that has influenced every corner of the globe. A private entrance provides direct access from the quiet, tree-lined street into an apartment with modern amenities and appliances, charming decorative fireplace and furnishings, hardwood bamboo floors, a storage loft for luggage and artwork from the owner's travels worldwide. The living room, dining area and full kitchen are equipped with free wireless Internet (WIFI), flat-screen TV with cable and international channels (TV5, RAI, BBC), top-quality, clean linens and all of the comforts and conveniences of home. The B & C subway lines (direct transfer to express A & D lines) are steps from your door on the corner. In 15 minutes you are in midtown: Columbus Circle/Times Square.

The Neighborhood: Harlem is a vibrant community, rich in arts and culture (The Apollo, Studio Museum in Harlem, St. Nick's Pub, Lenox Lounge, art galleries, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture), historic architecture (Strivers Row, Astor Row, Hamilton Terrace, City College), cuisine (soul food, African, French bistro, Dominican, contemporary American, Mexican, bakeries, Caribbean) and much more.

Two blocks away, you will find 24/7 corner stores, Duane Reade (a citywide health and beauty chain store and pharmacy), and a Chase Bank with 24-hour ATMs. There are a number of takeout restaurants (Caribbean, Chinese, soul food) if you prefer to eat at home, and local bars (The Shrine and Londell's) where you are certain to meet local residents and fellow travelers.

Nearby Attractions: The apartment is within walking distance of Central Park, Columbia University, Grant's Tomb, the Riverside and Abyssinian churches and half a block from St. Nicholas Park where the newly reopened Alexander Hamilton House is located. The M3 Bus is located steps from the apartment and takes you to the East Side's Museum Row (El Museo, Museum of the City of New York, Guggenheim, Whitney and Metropolitan museums). The M10, also on the corner, takes you to the Upper West Side (Museum of Natural History, Columbus Avenue boutiques and restaurants, Lincoln Center, movie theaters, and Central Park).

Your Hosts: Your hosts are the property owners and they will ensure that your arrival is a smooth and comfortable experience. They have been providing vacation rental services and welcoming guests from all over the world for over four years. They have traveled, worked, and lived overseas for most of their lives and enjoy meeting guests and providing them with all of the information at their disposal to help make yours a wonderful and memorable visit to New York City. They will send you with a package of information and resources in advance of your arrival to assist with your trip planning, and they are happy to share their insider knowledge of the city, recommendations for special events and discount shopping destinations, gospel churches, and trips to other boroughs and cities (Philadelphia, Boston, Washington DC). Families with children of all ages are welcome!

FOR GROUPS OF 7-8, the owners will rent both properties at this location (2-BEDROOM #927780 and STUDIO #922743) simultaneously.

More Details

Historic Harlem Rental
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017


Harlem Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is fully tiled and equipped with a full-sized bathtub/shower, Kohler fixtures, built-in medicine cabinet and fluffy 100% cotton towels in earth tones to match the natural color of the tile and the bathroom's amenities..
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Popup Trundle bed = 1 King
  • This non-smoking studio apartment is furnished with a popup trundle day bed that locks into place and converts into a king -sized bed. Fresh, clean 100% cotton linen is on the beds when guests arrive, and 100% cotton quilts and down comforters are available for seasonal use.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Modern Boutique Studio Apartment in Historic Harlem Brownstone
average rating of 4.818182 based on 33 reviews

Very Welcoming

  • 5 of 5

This studio apartment is small but very efficient and has everything one needs for a very comfortable stay. When I arrived, I was a bit concerned because the window faces the street. As I am rather noise-intolerant, I was worried about street noise at night. It's a quiet street and nice neighborhood, and noise was not a problem at all.

I met Kakuna, the lovely owner, shortly after arriving. She had breakfast items available (eggs, orange juice, bread and butter), which was just so thoughtful and welcoming. The bathroom is a good size for NYC. There is a dishwasher and washer/dryer, which is really a nice option. The kitchen has everything needed for cooking a meal. The subway is very close and there is even a park nearby. I felt very safe and would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome place and hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Like others, we'd never been to New York, and were concerned about Harlem. Based on the other reviews we read and Kakuna's feedback, we went ahead and went for it. So glad we did. My wife was a little concerned a few times about the neighborhood, but only because of her own fears... We never experienced anything upsetting at all. I loved being in a place full of so much history and character. I felt like I was in a genuine place in New York, not some sterile environment. The studio was perfectly fine. We were able to get in late, and sleep in late, without any problem. I was surprised how quiet it was... very nice. Kakuna was very attentive and provided great ideas. We had a problem with the fridge, and they took care of it right away. I would definitely stay here again, and recommend it to others. As a side note, if you haven't been already, go to the famous Apollo, especially on amateur night (Wednesdays). It's just a few blocks away, and an amazing time.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brett and his wife were wonderful guests. For first timers in NYC, they really squeezed a lot into their week. Brett let us know immediately about a problem with one of the appliances, and we were able to get it fixed right away as a result. We're really glad to know that they felt safe and enjoyed the history and culture of our community. We would welcome Brett and his wife back in the future and, in the meantime, wish them many more exciting travel adventures.
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Everything and more

  • 5 of 5

The studio apartment was perfect for my visit to NYC - I have previously stayed in Harlem and love the neighbourhood, and this apartment was perfect, close to the subway, clean, with everything you could possibly need - and at a great price. It was a great size - perfect for one or two. The owners were helpful and provided assistance when needed. I would definitely stay here again without hesitation - and hope to be back in NYC again soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ceva (CN) Italy

Nice apartment

  • 4 of 5

The whole apartment is full equipped and located in a great position (1 min away walking from the subway). The studio is well organized and the hosts are extremely help! Unfortunately during our staying the building in front of us was under construction so it was very noisy in the morning. I would recommend it!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting Marco in our apartment, he was a lovely guest. We are sorry that his visit coincided with the construction of the new building across the street, which has been disruptive for us and our neighbours. Thankfully it is almost over and peace and quiet will return very soon. Safe travels Marco!
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Great location, great host, nice studio

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the studio for a week early January. Everything was perfect: the place is fully renovated, clean, comfortable. It's near the subway and close to restaurants and coffee shops, on a beautiful, quiet street lined with brownstone houses. Kekuna is a dedicated host, in all the little details, you can feel that she likes hosting people. She even provided us with fresh groceries for breakfast. We'll definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay in the heart of Harlem!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 14 days in this studio apartment. The studio is nicely located at historic Harlem and right across the station where we could easily reach all attractions in NYC. Kakuna was always extremely helpful with tips and suggestions. The studio is well organized, clean and you can find everything you need in the kitchen. I have gluten intolerance and was very happy to know that in Fairway Market (15-20 min walking) I was able to find a great variety of gluten free products. We certainly had a lovely time and enjoyed our stay! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! :-) Amanda & Marco

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Harlem Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nightly Rate
Jul 25 2017 - Jul 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring, Summer, Fall
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 17 2017 - Aug 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring, Summer, Fall
Aug 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
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Jan 1 2018 - Mar 19 2018
4 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Mar 20 2018 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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