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Stylish Historic Restored Brownstone loft style accomodation

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 3 beds, Classic Double mattress and boxspring

We’ve renovated our ground floor guest flat with the same luxury finishes as our home above: custom cherry cabinetry, honed granite counters, hardwood floors, original artwork, exposed brick and two decorative fireplaces. In this 600 square foot loft-style floor through we’ve installed new high-end stainless steel appliances, offer copious closet space, and have added conveniences that we ourselves appreciate while away from home – we’re a journalist and a cinematographer who have worked all around the globe - such as a clothes washing machine and dryer, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, cable TV with premium movie channels including HBO, Broadband Internet --- hardwire and Wi-Fi --- DVD player, new 40” Samsung flat screen HD Smart TV with Blu-ray, which allows you to put in your own Amazon and Netflix accounts, linens, dishes, glassware, pots and pans.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW: Our entire floor through apartment is designed as an open loft, which means there are no interior walls separating the living space and the bedroom. This is especially appealing to design savvy couples and families with small children. Some guests put the Deco screen between the beds, and while this does afford some privacy it is not a full wall.

We have up to three beds to accommodate four people: Two double beds and a large single. One double is a high end 'regular' Classic mattress and box spring. The second double bed is a convertible futon couch. The single is either a luxury Aerobed with seven firmness settings or a folding bed.

FULLY AIR CONDITIONED: Central Air Conditioning

No smoking in or near the apartment please.

SEE INSIDER'S GUIDE

There’s a food market right across the street, the cupboards are filled with staples such as jams, condiments, coffee and tea, and we’ll set up snacks and the first day’s breakfast so there’s no need to rush out shopping. You can arrive with little more than a toothbrush and a change of clothes.

SEE NOTES FOR DISTANCE TO EACH PLACE IN INSIDERS GUIDE.

Accessibility: Just three steps down with no interior stairs, this flat is accessible to seniors and people with somewhat limited mobility.

SEE MAP

Location:: We’re a five-minute walk from a number of subway lines: A, B, C, D, 2 and 3. The A and D are one express stop from Columbus Circle in Midtown. We can reach Times Square in 20 minutes or less. The M10 bus, which runs down Manhattan’s West Side, stops 20 meters away on the corner of 8th Avenue, and the M2 bus, which runs down Fifth Avenue, stops on the 7th Avenue end of our block. Subways, buses and taxis run 24 hours/day. Yankee Stadium is 20 minutes by public transport.

Harlem Culture:: Both historic and ahead of the curve. Best suited to young-spirited culture mavens, our all brownstone block in the heart of one of New York’s most intriguing emerging neighborhoods is surrounded by the kind of mom and pop businesses fast disappearing from other parts of town, such as rootsy inexpensive restaurants serving Caribbean, Latino, American Southern and African cuisine. This neighborhood of historic brownstones, some built by acclaimed architects such as McKim, Mead and White, is bursting with jazz haunts, famous spots from the 1940’s as well as no sign “neighborhood secrets,” which is quite the trend in New York these days.

More Details

Owner
Janet
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 November, 2017

About Janet

We are an award winning journalist who writes about travel, food, wine and design for high end international publications such as 'Travel+Leisure,' 'Wine Enthusiast' and 'Premier Traveler,' and an Emmy Award nominated cinematographer who shoots feature films, TV series and commercials. As our work has taken us all over the world we welcome foreign visitors.

Janet purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Janet chose Harlem

This flat is part of an authentic Manhattan neighborhood, near Columbia University, 20 - 30 minutes by public transport from New York's cultural and business institutions.

What makes this apartment unique

Architecture buffs will find uninterrupted blocks of restored century old brownstones by renowned architects such as McKim, Mead & White. We are near one of a kind cultural institutions such as Columbia University, the Maysles Independent Cinema, live theater at the City College Gatehouse, and the Apollo Theater. Yankee Stadium is 20 minutes by public transport.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Questo simpatico loft di Harlem è stato il centro operativo degli otto giorni che abbiamo trascorso a NYC durante le festività natalizie. Ci ha ospitato comodamente in tre. Mio figlio di 13 anni ne è rimasto affascinato. Il quartiere è vivace ma nello stesso tempo privo del caos della middle town; ci sono supermercati e ottimi locali nelle immediate vicinanze. Da non perdere la messa gospel della domenica mattina. I mezzi di trasporto, compresa la metropolitana, sono a due passi e con diverse linee. Janet è davvero professionale e presente in caso di qualsivoglia necessità. Ci ha dispensato consigli utilissimi e la sera del nostro arrivo, stanchi del viaggio e un pochino affamati, abbiamo avuto la piacevole sorpresa di trovare in frigo cibo, frutta e vino già preparati per noi. Se si ha voglia di consumare dei pasti in casa la cucina è attrezzata di tutto punto. Quando torneremo nella Grande Mela questa sarà sicuramente ancora la nostra casa. Un sentito grazie a Janet e Tom che ci hanno fatto sentire un po' come a casa.....ma una casa a New York!!!



My Response

We enjoyed hosting you at least as much as you enjoyed staying here. Our favorite guests are those like you and your family, visitors who embrace our lively historic neighborhood and take advantage of all New York has to offer. We very much look forward to seeing you again.
Dec 2016
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Location

Fine Fair Supermarket
"Supermarket across the street. THIS IS RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET"
Ginny's and Jane E's Cafe and Coastal Store
"Red Rooster Restaurant and Ginny's Supper Club Cabaret. THIS IS 10 MINUTES WALK"
Studio Museum in Harlem
"Studio Museum. THIS IS 7 MINUTES WALK"
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
"Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. THIS IS 8 MINUTES WALK"
Apollo Theater
"Appolo Theater. THIS IS 5 MINUTES WALK"
Maison Harlem
"Maison Harlem. THIS IS 5 MINUTES WALK"
67 Orange Street
"67 Orange modern speakeasy along 'Hipster Corrider'"
The Abyssinian Baptist Church
"Sunday Gospel service. THIS IS 5 MINUTES WALK"
Frederick Douglass Blvd
"Greater Zion Baptist Church Sunday Gospel Service. THIS IS 4 MINUTES WALK"
The Cathedral School of Saint John the Divine
"Cathedral of St. Johnthe Divine. THIS IS 20 MINUTES WALK, part of Columbia University"
St Nicholas Ave
"Nearest Subway B, C trains and St. Nicholas Park. THIS IS 3 MINUTES WALK"
MTA Bus Stop at 132nd St and 8th Ave.
"Nearest bus #10. THIS IS RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET. A FEW SECONDS WALK"
Central Park
"Central Park begins. CENTRAL PARK IS 15 MINUTES WALK"
LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
"Laguardia Airport. THIS IS 20 MINUTES BY TAXI"

At a Public Transport Hub, Surrounded by Subways & Buses

Other Activities: historic architecture on Striver's Row

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Harlem in Manhattan

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No garden access.
  • Absolutely no smoking in or near the apartment.
  • Lost key replacement $100, lost or damaged central air conditioning remote $200
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • One double bed is a high end Classic mattress and box spring. The second double bed is a convertible futon couch. The single bed is either a luxury aerobed with 7 firmness controls or a folding bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
Notes:
Accessibility: although the flat is not wheelchair accessible, there are only 3 steps down and no interior steps, which make it suitable for people with somewhat limited mobility. Central Air conditioning.

Reviews

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Stylish Historic Restored Brownstone loft style accomodation
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5

Great apartment. Clean spacious quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended. Janet our host was perfect- warm helpful kind. Ten minutes walk to Central Park.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

finally a nice place to work and relax

  • 5 of 5

The classic brownstone is wonderfully maintained and updated. We were in two other short term rentals before we could move to this one and it is by far the nicest and most welcoming of all. The area is chill, the place has just what we needed. It's quiet yet close to shops and subways. The owners are very responsive to all reasonable requests, and more. We would definitely come back here again, if it's ever available!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased to hear you felt at home here. That's our goal for everyone who stays and we do hope to see you again soon. Warmest regards, Janet
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the accommodation. It provided everything and more than we expected, needed, or used . We also loved the neighbourhood and close amenities.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were thrilled to see you enjoying our neighborhood treasures like the jazz clubs, the friendly locals, and especially our gem of a local library, the Schomburg Center, which is an internationally renowned research institution. It's hosting inquisitive, adventurous guests like you that makes this endeavor so rewarding.
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5

Great week in a great brownstone!

  • 5 of 5

Great brownstone in a wonderful location. Janet was wonderful to work with and really appreciate the "travel guide" provided! Great experience for my family.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our great pleasure to host you and your family. We’re especially pleased that you made such good use of our “travel guide,” which reveals some of the most exciting and lesser-known spots in our neighborhood. We do hope to see you again: Every year there’s more to explore!
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5

Lovely place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Air conditioned. Clean. Washer dryer worked great. Close to bus and subway. Supermarket across the street. Owner very responsive. Small studio but I stayed there with my two teenagers and it worked out well.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excelente departamento en Harlem. Metro a pocas cuadras, bus casi en la puerta.

  • 5 of 5

Excelente estadía en el apartamento de Janet y Tom. Es nuestra tercera vez en NY en el mismo deparatamento !!! Adoramos vivir en Harlem !!! Todo es tal cual como se ve en las fotografías y mejor aún. Ideal para dos personas, pero hemos estado con mi señora y mis dos hijos sin problemas... Gracias Janet, nos veremos pronto !!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always such a great pleasure to host you and your family, especially for your great enthusiasm and appreciation for all that Harlem and New York have to offer. We very much look forward to your next visit. Warmest regards, Janet and Tom
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Harlem, New York City

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas
24 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£762
for 4 nights
From
£168
£1,173
 
 
Winter
3 Jan 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£538
for 4 nights
From
£112
£800
 
 
Memorial Day weekend
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£762
for 4 nights
From
£168
 
 
July 4th weekend
1 Jul 2018 - 4 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£762
for 4 nights
From
£168
 
 
Labor Day weekend
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£762
for 4 nights
From
£168
 
 
Thanksgiving weekend
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£762
for 4 nights
From
£168
 
 
Christmas Holidays
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£762
for 4 nights
From
£168
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£598
for 4 nights
From
£127
£900
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £224.16
Cleaning £89.66

Stated rates are for two people. For 3 people add $50, for 4 people add $90. (One time fee for entire stay.) $225/night for major holiday and event periods such as Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's holiday, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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