About the property
- Apartment400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
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.
Historic Harlem Rental
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great little place
Tony & Marie (Mar 18)
My wife and I stayed in the studio apartment for 5 days in Mar 18. Kakuna was very thoughtful and had provided bread, milk, juice, coffee and tea, a welcome sight after our flight from London.
Kakuna and Fred were great hosts who answered all our questions promptly.
The neighborhood was quite and friendly and very convenient to the subway which can be reached by turning left and walking 150 yards. Local amenities are all available within a short walk.
The studio apartment is small but everything is available for a comfortable stay
It was a pleasure to host Tony and his wife. They were considerate guests and easy to communicate with before and during their stay. We would gladly welcome Tony back in the future.
Great location! Met our needs!
My son and I stayed here for 5 nights. We appreciated 2 beds, although squeaky if you move a lot (we don’t) and pillows very flat. That is my only complaint. We adored being 1/2 block from subway to go anywhere in NYC and always felt very safe. Neighborhood very quiet. The apartment had a full functioning kitchen, which although we didn’t use, had bread/milk/eggs/juice/coffee/tea for us. So kind!! Bathroom very nice with hot water....much appreciated after walking 10+miles each day! We loved our stay here!!
Great little place!
My daughter and I stayed in this little basement studio for 4 nights. Everything went well, Kakuna the host was great with helping us and being in touch with us before we arrived and during our stay. She left us some bread and eggs and jam and milk and oj for our stay and she helped us with our itinerary. The room was well supplied with blankets and towels. It wasn't fancy but it was a lovely little spot to stay and we would do it again! It felt safe and a nice quiet neighborhood just a couple mins walk to the subway.. our only disappointment was that the bikes weren't in working order.. thank you Kakuna for everything!
Jane was a wonderful guest. It was a pleasure to help her plan for the trip and give suggestions while she was in the city. Really sorry about the bikes. So few guests have used them in recent years that we neglected to service them this year. We'll definitely remedy that so, thanks Jane for getting us back on track! We would be happy to welcome Jane back to NYC.
This property was really bad first of all nobody mentioned in overall description that this is the open studio in the basement. We rented this place for three nights but we didn't want to stay there because of overall conditions of this place. It may seems like it is great place based on the reviews but it is not. Stay away from this place.
Dear Patricia, we were surprised to receive your review because you did not stay in our studio apartment. When you did not check in as expected on your arrival date, we made numerous attempts to contact you through your date of departure, via email, the HomeAway platform, SMS, and telephone because we were concerned that something may have happened to prevent your travel plans. We never received a reply.
The studio apartment is exactly as listed and photographed, a private, one-room studio with an open kitchen, and a private full bathroom only for our guests' use. It is two steps down from the street level, the standard style of historic New York brownstone architecture, with full-sized windows facing the front of the house. It is not in the basement, which is actually located underneath the floor that the studio apartment is on.
We strive to be responsive, but unobtrusive hosts and we are proud of our numerous reviews, the majority of which are five stars with a number of repeat customers as well. Because of this commitment we wish that you had communicated with us regarding your concerns. That would have allowed us the opportunity to make an alternative arrangement with you. We hope that you enjoyed your stay in our city and wish you many wonderful travel experiences in the years to come.
Convenient location in a very New York area
Loved staying here...had everything we needed and convenient to 135 St subway station. Local neighborhood was great too with lots of places to eat and hang out close by. We would stay here again if in New York.
Julie and Dan were really thoughtful guests and easy to communicate with before and during their stay. They left the apartment as they found it, and we really appreciated that. Wishing you more fun travel destinations ahead, Julie!
Très bon deal pour Manathan. L'appartement est propre et fonctionnel.
On a eu quelques difficultés au départ pour les clés du studio dues à un problème de communication entre l'équipe d'entretien et la propriétaire qui était en vacance à l'extérieur du pays. Après notre petite mésaventure du début, nous avons apprécié notre séjour dans l'ensemble. La propriétaire est sympatique, le studio est très pratique et à quelques pas du métro. J'avais également des craintes par rapport au stationnement dans la rue mais là encore ce fut relativement facile à gérer pour la durée de notre séjour (5 jours et 4 nuits).