HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Huge en suite with private roof deck plus gorgeous city views

Bedrooms 1
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

semi-private with kitchenette, central to city, transportation, and parks.

Willkommen! Bienvenidos! Welcome. I speak english, hablo espanol, ich kann deutsch. You have your own floor (the fourth floor) of a historic Harlem brownstone with queen bed with memory foam, private bath and private roof terrace with bbq and city view.Please note that we are NOT renting a separate apartment; the entry to the upper floor is through our living area on the floor below. I have just added a kitchenette: you have your own small refrigerator, toaster oven, and electric kettle. Central, quiet, happening neighborhood. I am a psychologist and raised my teenage son here in Harlem. The room is light-filled and airy with two desks, armchair, everything you need for your new york city adventure. We have two cats but they can be kept out of your area, so this is only a problem if you have a severe allergy.

My downstairs neighbor, Carolyn, runs the business Welcome to Harlem, and we can give you discounts on jazz brunches, historic walking tours (of African-American and Jewish history of Harlem),, and more.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 March, 2017

About The Owner

I have lived in Harlem for 17 years, and raised my son (now 15) here. While the neighborhood has been very gentrified recently (there are dozens of upscale restaurants, bars, cafes within minutes walk), it still has a historical Harlem feeling and is a great place to live. While I have worked for 20 years as a psychologist, I have always had a great interest in history, especially the history of different immigrant populations and their interaction with each other. I am also now a licensed tour guide and give tours of Jewish Harlem (100 years ago Harlem was the third largest Jewish community in the world!!!). If this is something that interests you, let me know and I will make sure you can join a group tour or I can give you a private one, at 50% discount.

The Owner purchased this house in 1997

What makes this house unique

We are within a ten minute walk of several great parks (central park, morningside park, and marcus garvey park. Very convenient to subways which will bring you downtown, to times square, in less than half an hour. Harlem is more historically preserved than much of Manhattan, and has less population density, so has a distinctively relaxed but lively feeling. The bedroom is back-facing so incredibly quiet for the city.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Upper Manhattan in Manhattan

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Huge en suite with private roof deck plus gorgeous city views
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews

Hannah is the best host ever!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier with the accommodations. Hannah stayed up late to welcome us when our flight was late. We came and went as we pleased. The location is very convenient to everywhere in Manhattan, and the neighborhood is fascinating. We'd be happy to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Quiet neighborhood - great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Hannah was so nice and helpful when we arrived. We had complete privacy in our little apartment. The neighborhood is quiet and friendly. Some great places to eat nearby. You gotta go to Harlem Shake and Sylvia's for some great food! The subway was close by and fairly easy to get around. The terrace provided us a place to smoke in private and enjoy the city at night. We really couldn't believe how quiet it was! There's a lot of stairs but you should expect to do a lot of walking when you come to NYC. The bed was firm for me but perfect for my hubby. She provided so many blankets that I was able to put a couple on my side for my comfort level. The cats were no bother at all. A great place to experience life in NY! We will definitely be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

cozy, quiet and perfect located

  • 5 of 5

in couple we spent a wonderful stay in this apt whose pictures correspond to reality. the area is quiet and very well located close to all amenities and metro stations. it's very easy to get around and it's a good if you enjoyed ja club and other specific features of harlem. the apt is i comfortable and cozy with a soothing atmosphere. the deck reinforces the whole. Hannah is a very nice person, hospitable discrete and make you feel like if you were at home. thank you for all, we hope to come back

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our first guests from fabulous Martinique! We enjoyed having them here so much and are inspired to visit their island😁򐐠
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Authentic neighbourhood and house

  • 5 of 5

My mum and I stayed here beginning of September, the neighbourhood is amazing.Easy to walk to the metro and 20 minute walk to central park. Hannah is very friendly and accommodating, the view from the balcony is amazing. The kitties are friendly and a welcomed addition. As a side note, a whole foods is opening this fall which is going to be right around the corner! Everything you need for your stay in NYC, will definitely come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great location, view and owner !

  • 5 of 5

The stay was great! Warm welcome, good advices, great location on a quiet typical browstone street in Harlem in between the main subways routes.

The guests floor is big , clean and cosy with the rooftop terrase that has an amazigh view over the skyline. Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

I simply felt welcome and at home!

  • 5 of 5

Your host

Hannah is just fantastic. Communication before arrival was always same day within hours. She really made me feel welcome when I arrived and that didn't change during my entire stay. She gives great advice on places to go if you don't know your way around and always cares about you feeling comfortable and at home.

Your room

It's a lofty gorgeous rooftop room with nice brick walls, your own bathroom with tub and an amazing rooftop terrace overlooking midtown Manhattan. You can see the Chrysler and the Empire State in the morning for coffee and in the evening the skyline is glowing while you have your glass of wine. Never had view like this in NY before! I might add that the mattress is really great, which is important for me!

Your neighborhood

I used to live in Manhattan in the late 80ies and at that time no one would go close to Harlem. In our days the neighborhood is quite gentrified. Even though it is still a mostly black community - which I like - I felt safe at all times, walking around, doing some food shopping or going to a bar. Even at night I felt safe taking public transportation up to 116St and walking home the rest of the way.

And the cats

Hannah has two simply fantastic cats. Upon arrival she asked me if I mind having the cats around but I didn't since I've got one at home myself. These two calico cats (tortoiseshell - cause they have three colors) are very friendly, nice and lovely cats that are around if you like them to but also mind their own business. Just like cats are. I absolutely loved having them around and miss them already.

In a nutshell: fantastic host, lovely place, great neighborhood and two simply amazing cats

Hannah: I will be back ;-) Thank you for a memorable stay in my favorite city in the world.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Klemens!!! It was a pleasure having you stay and thanks so much for your thoughtful review. Bis bald!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Upper Manhattan, New York City

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
summer 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £80

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Enquire Now Enquire Now

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

You might like these similar properties