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Modern, Sunny, Two-Bedroom Full-Floor Apartment in Historic Harlem Brownstone

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 full kitchen, sleeps 5 (max 6 including infant)

This beautiful, newly-renovated two-bedroom 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. Enter the property from a quiet, tree-lined street, up three flights of stairs, into an apartment with modern amenities and appliances, charming decorative fireplace, hardwood bamboo floors, and furnishings from the owner's travels worldwide. The living room, bedrooms, dining area and full kitchen are equipped with free wireless Internet (WIFI), cable TV 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, Ethiopian, French bistro, Dominican, contemporary American, Senegalese, 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. Having traveled, worked, and lived overseas, they enjoy meeting guests and providing them with all of the information at their disposal to make yours a memorable visit to New York City. Upon reservation confirmation, you will receive a package of information and referrals to assist with 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017


Upper Manhattan Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • 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
  • The tiled bathroom is equipped with a full-sized bathtub/shower, Kohler fixtures, built-in medicine cabinet and fluffy 100% cotton towels in aesthetic colors to complement the bathroom's decor and tile. The large window overlooks the backyard and garden and invites sunlight throughout the day.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • This non-smoking apartment contains two bedrooms that each accommodate two guests. Both bedrooms provide generous closet space and fresh, clean 100% cotton linen is already on the beds when guests arrive. Additional 100% cotton quilts and down comforters are available for seasonal use. Master Bedroom: Queen-sized decorative iron canopy bed, desk and chair, large window overlooking a tranquil garden, window air conditioner, overhead ceiling fan with light, and a reading lamp. Second bedroom: Full-sized bed and furniture in birch-colored wood, overhead ceiling fan with light, reading lamp, and a skylight built into the ceiling.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Modern, Sunny, Two-Bedroom Full-Floor Apartment in Historic Harlem Brownstone
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Clean, Convenient, & Charming

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay. The convenience to the subway line is a huge plus. The apartment was spotless when we arrived. Greatly appreciated the basic food items, i.e. coffee. We would book again if we have the opportunity to visit the New York area again.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura and her family were wonderful guests. Communication was easy, as was arrival and departure. We look forward to welcoming Laura back to New York and, in the meantime, wish her many more exciting travel adventures.
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Beautiful Town and People

  • 5 of 5

It was my first time visiting NY but not my first time using HomeAway. This place was extremely clean and has all of the basic necessities for your staying pleasure! Kakuna(the owner) was very knowledgeable of the city and recommended some great places to eat and party! The area seemed to have a lot of young people (aged 20-35) walking around. Which was great for me being that I'm 32. The area was very quiet and I felt safe. Kakuna and her family were great about giving personal space and seemed perfectly fine with me and my friends coming and going all hours of the day and night! I will definitely choose to book with them again!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dana, her sister and friend Dana (!) were really wonderful guests. Communication was easy, prompt and, by the time she arrived, it felt more like a return than her arrival for the first time. Dana's positive and upbeat personality was infectious, you can't help but smile when you meet or think of her. Dana's group was thoughtful and respectful of our property. We hope to welcome Dana back and, in the meantime, wish her many more happy travel adventures.
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3e visite!!

  • 5 of 5

C'était notre 3e séjour dans ce chaleureux appartement. On s'y sent comme chez nous à chaque fois! Pour une famille de 2 adultes et 2 enfants l'espace est idéal. Il y a tout, on ne manque de rien. On a particulièrement apprécié le chauffage généreux en ces journées froides de mars. Kakuna et Fred sont très aidants. Vraiment une adresse exceptionnelle!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eugene, Oregon USA

6th Year in a Row

  • 5 of 5

Title says it all. Great place. See my more detailed review on TripAdvisor.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best apartment in Harlem

  • 5 of 5

This is the best apartment in Harlem. Kakuna and Fred are wonderful hosts and will make you feel like family. The apartments have separate entrances and you will actually feel like you are at home. Everything you could possibly need for breakfast and plenty dishes pots and pans to cook if you wish. I cooked gumbo and crawfish etouffe and shared with Kakuna and Fred and they were thrilled. I have stayed in a 5 star hotel in Manhattan but I would never stay anywhere else since finding this wonderful location.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gute Unterkunft!

  • 5 of 5

Die Wohnung befindet sich ca. 15 Min. fußläufig vom Central Park entfernt mitten in Harlem. Wir haben uns als Familie mit zwei jugendlichen Kindern dort sehr wohl gefühlt. Sie bietet genügend Platz, ist sehr sauber und hat alles, was man benötigt. Die Schlafräume sind klein, aber völlig ausreichend. Außerdem befindet sich in dem geräumigen Wohnzimmer mit voll ausgestatteter Küche und großem Kühlschrank noch ein Bett, sodass man mit 4 Personen bequem dort unterkommen kann.

Als wir ankamen, hatte Kerina bereits für uns den Kühlschrank vollgepackt, sodass wir die nötigsten Lebensmittel bereits vor Ort hatten und nach dem Flug nicht sofort einkaufen mussten.

Überhaupt ist Kerina äußerst hilfsbereit, sehr herzlich und liebenswürdig, aber auch zurückhaltend und diskret. Sie hat uns mit zahlreichen wichtigen Informationen versorgt, die für unseren New York Aufenthalt sehr nützlich waren.

Wir können die Wohnung absolut weiterempfehlen!

Barbara & Stefan, Germany

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Upper Manhattan Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring, Summer, Fall
Apr 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
Spring, Summer & Fall
Apr 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $120

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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