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Historic Townhouse In Landmarked Neighborhood Around Corner From The Subway

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type townhome

Overview

About the property

Real Bedroom with private vanity, Separate Large Living Room, Kitchenette, Bath

Floor-thru suite: Large light-filled living room, well-appointed kitchenette, comfortable bedroom with adjoining vanity area to freshen up in the morning. Fifteen foot ceilings throughout, stately hand-carved fireplace and mantle. The kitchenette features refrigerator, broiler oven, microwave, and marble sink; original pocket doors separate the rooms. The parlor features its own hand-carved fireplace and three large bay windows. Pull-out queen-sized sleeper sofa can accommodate extra guests. Additional couch adds even more seating options. Inflatable aero-bed available as well. Dining table seats three comfortably. Eat-in bar next to the kitchen seats an additional two. Private bathroom with oversized shower. Private fenced-in patio out front for morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. One minute walk to the C train: 20 minutes to columbus circle, 25 minutes to times square. Half a block to the elegant grounds of the Morris-Jumel mansion, open daily.

More Details

Owner
Bruce Hecker
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017

About Bruce Hecker

I am a literature and philosophy teacher. My wife teaches elementary school. We have lived in Manhattan for the past 15 years, raising our children here and traveling together to all parts of the globe.

Bruce Hecker purchased this townhome in 2012

Why Bruce Hecker chose Manhattan

My family and I moved to this town house four years ago. We have come to love its easy proximity to all the city has to offer, while also enjoying a large, elegant home with rare outdoor space.

The Washington Heights neighborhood is a vibrant part of Manhattan with gorgeous housing stock. It is easily accessible to all parts of the city yet allows for quiet evenings and mornings. A full-sized supermarket, pharmacy, bank, and bakery are all within a five-minute walk. The surrounding residents formed a neighborhood association four years ago to bring us closer together. Our efforts are in evidence all around, from the volunteer beautification projects at the Morris-Jumel mansion to the colorful tulips springing up everywhere in the tree-pits in all along the sidewalk. We have also provided a means by which residents and visitors can feel as if we are continually looking out for each other.

What makes this townhome unique

The Morris-Jumel mansion historic neighborhood is recognized for its rich land-marked monuments and its bucolic splendor--this is easily seen on Sundays when tourists from all over the world are seen snapping photographs.

Our block is routinely sited as the prettiest in Northern Manhattan for its wide, tree-lined boulevard and tasteful array of window-boxes and areaways.

This property was recently used as the location for shooting several documentaries and one feature length film--the elegance of the original oak features attracted the set designers and directors.

A private garden with fence and gate is available to guests for sitting, creating a wonderful opportunity to have a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Private. There is a large shower. Bathroom is fully tiled. Quirk--very warm in the winter because the steam pipe is located in the corner.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • This is a full-sized bedroom with a real bed, high quality bedding, and ample closet space. It also features a private vanity with sink and full length 3-way mirror. Two full-sized windows overlook the courtyard. One of the two living room couches converts to a queen-sized bed. There is also an inflatable aerobed available.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
Notes:
This is apartment is a separate floor (2nd) in our four story town house; we are happy to offer it to you while you visit new york city. We find it a convenient way to enjoy all of the excitement the city has to offer and in just twenty minutes find yourself retreating to a quiet residential neighborhood.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveller reviews)

Historic Townhouse In Landmarked Neighborhood Around Corner From The Subway
average rating of 4.866667 based on 45 reviews
5

Charming historic home with original woodwork, easy access to subway and all of Manhattan

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this townhouse. Bruce, one of the owners, was incredibly helpful and easy to work with. The home is quiet, charming, perfectly set up for a trouble-free stay. The bed is really comfortable, there is ample closet space, and the bathroom was a pleasure to use. Original woodwork and mirrors, fireplaces, marble made the surroundings delightful. There is everything you need within a radius of a few blocks (supermarket, pharmacy, late-night grocery) and the subway C line is only a few hundred feet from the front door. The easy subway access to a major line made transportation planning simple. We never felt that we were too far away from anything. During our trip we went all over Manhattan, down to the lower east side, to the east side, midtown, Harlem... within 10 minutes to a half hour we were wherever we needed to be (and believe me, with holiday traffic taking a cab would have been ruinous and much slower). We would stay here again for sure. Thank you so much to Bruce and Sabrina for a wonderful New York lodging!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our great pleasure hosting you and your family Rebecca. We hope you will come stay with us again the next time you are in NYC! -Bruce and Sabrina
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4

Great apartment, super convenient location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was very clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed. The easy walk to the grocery store, subway, drug store, various markets and restaurants, plus the easy walk to The Armory, made it very convenient for our visit. We would definitely recommend this place and will consider staying here again for our next trip to the city.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were glad to host you, Joe. I hope we are able to accommodate you again the next time your son competes at the Armory! Bruce and Sabrina
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4

Great location to get to work and continue be a tourist in NYC!

  • 4 of 5

The townhouse was well-appointed and well-positioned for me to work in the Bronx as well as being a tourist in NYC! Easy access to subway and other amenities. The location was in close proximity to restaurants on Broadway and I was able to meet up with friends for meals.

The townhouse was very clean and comfortable and I will be returning for a longer stay with family in April.

Thankyou Bruce for making my stay so enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our great pleasure to host you Julie! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to your return next month. -Bruce and Sabrina
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5

I liked it. The apartment is close to subway, food shop. There is very comfortable, cozy

  • 5 of 5

There are all for living with children. It is close to subway, 1 minute by walking, food shop. I recomend this apartment, it is better than living in tiny hotel room without kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our great pleasure to host you and your family, Olga. We hope to see you the next tine you find yourself coming to Bew York City!
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5

Grand old apartment, easy access by car and train

  • 5 of 5

I lived in New York City for 16 years and still have family there so I am always looking for somewhere to stay that is comfortable, safe and convenient for subway travel. This apartment was all of these things and more. It is truly a grand old grey stone home with exquisite details like marble sink tops and two wooden faced fireplaces, sliding wooden room partitions and so on. It is not modern, so any one looking for something with shiny finishes and smooth lines may not be quite as pleased, but we loved every nook and cranny of this place.

Perhaps more importantly, it was super clean and well stocked with soaps, toiletries, hand cloths, kitchen accessories, etc. The bed was extremely comfortable, and even being in the city where it can be quite noisy, we slept wonderfully. Of note, the bathroom is private and all yours but is not technically “within” the apartment but just adjacent to the bedroom in the hallway. The entire second floor is yours so it didn’t bother us at all, the shower is great and the bath towels were so soft and lovely.

The apartment is located right around the corner from the C train which we used all the time. And if we walked just a few blocks northwest we could catch the A express or the 1/9. We also drove and had a car to worry about, but accessing this place is soooo much easier than more centrally located places, buzzing in and out of the city across the GWB is so convenient. We only had one night of tricky street parking, but there are parking garages nearby as well. Lastly, it is dog friendly and thus we didn’t have to leave our pup at home, what a great find in the city!!! There were plenty of other doggies being walked in the neighborhood and the grounds of beautiful Morris-Jumel Mansion, just steps away, are also dog friendly.

We loved this apartment and hope to rent it again for a future stay, it’s a great piece of old New York City history!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it Jennifer. We hope to see you again next time you're in the city. Bruce and Sabrina
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5

Clean, well equipped, classy and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at New York was very much enhanced by the hospitalities provided by Bruce and Sabrina. Not only was the apartment very stylish, well maintained and fully equipped, the hosts were accommodating and sincere in making our stay the best it could be. They provided several contacts with us along the process of booking and a sent a personal welcoming letter that established a friendly yet still professional report between us. As a whole, they have done a great job to write and gather information to provide to their guests by compiling a binder filled with materials such as instructions on how to use the local transit including directions to popular tourist attractions and destinations including more authentic local restaurants and other amenities. The neighbourhood is bustling with local activity and the grocery store and pharmacy just meters away were more than adequate to keep us supplied. We met our hosts on a few chance encounters leaving the building and they were very friendly and interested in how they could make our stay better, asking us if we needed anything or what our plans were for the day while adding their own perspective to the itinerary. In addition, they were having some work completed to the exterior of their home and gifted us bottles of wine as a way of saying thank-you for dealing with the inconvenience of the workers outside of the building (which was hardly an inconvenience at all). Overall, Bruce and Sabrina were focused on making our stay very comfortable by creating the feeling of living like a local.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our great pleasure hosting you and your husband Gillian. We hope to see you the next time you find yourself in NYC.
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Location

The Cloisters
Morris-Jumel Mansion
Nearest Airport
8.2 Miles
LGA
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Crazy Annie's
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
NY Waterway
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Randall's Island
Nearest Train
10 Metres
C Train Subway
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Major Deegan (87)
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Las Palmas
Nearest Ski
53 Miles
Vernon Valley
Nearest Beach
11.2 Miles
Orchard Beach
Car: not necessary

The C train is just around the corner and you will be transported to columbus circle in just 15 minutes!

The Morris-Jumel mansion (museum) and its surrounding gardens are open to the public and a two minute walk around the corner.

The High Bridge--New York's oldest standing bridge--just completed a massive renovation 60 years in the making, but it was worth the wait. You can now walk or bike across the entire span!. All of the original splendor has ben meticulously restored. The High Bridge remains the most majestic and visible portion of the Old Croton Aqueduct in New York City, rising 114 feet above the Harlem River's mean high tide.

More adventurous types can walk 25 minutes north to the metropolitan museum of art's cloisters--a gorgeous manicured garden open to the public year round. It's worth the walk!

You can also catch games for the exciting inaugural season of the brand new NYC Football Club--just a twenty-minute walk across the Macoumbs Damn Bridge.

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£323
for 1 night
From
£162
£985
£2,936
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £70 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Linens/Towels Laundered £22.69 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £46.16
Professional Cleaning £86.06 + Tax
Pet Fee £144.73 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.88%

Owner'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.

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