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Harlem Garden Apartment!

44 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Upper Manhattan - 106 West 119th Street

Art-filled One Bedroom With Garden Access And Studio.

Our beautiful, art-filled garden apartment is now available for holiday rental!

Just two blocks from the subway and several grocery stores, smack in the middle of happening Harlem, walking distance to Columbia University, nine blocks from Central Park, it occupies the garden floor of the house we live in. We are a European-American family, and well familiar with both ways of life, so you will have no surprises!

Walk through your private entrance garden into the living room. With a large screen TV and a comfortable pull out couch, it can serve as your second bedroom. A large massive oak dining table accommodates up to six people for your own Harlem dinner party! The kitchen is fully stocked, and a dishwasher takes care of the clean up. A long art-filled gallery leads to the back of the apartment, were your bedroom overlooks the quiet garden. The bathroom has a jacuzzi tub! And your huge walk-in closet will house all of your clothes along with the suitcases, skis, golfing gear, whatever!

Off the bedroom you can work in your own studio, a tiny enclave where you can write your emails, browse the web or start that novel you have been thinking of writing. Internet access is free! From the studio you can pop into the ivy-covered garden, with its hammock, large dining table and flowering vines.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Katrin Zimmermann
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Schwitzerdütsch!
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2016

About Katrin Zimmermann

World-traveler, born in Germany, multi-lingual, renowned designer with my own company- and yes, I renovated this apartment! We live right upstairs!

Katrin Zimmermann purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Katrin Zimmermann chose Manhattan

Harlem is my love. Since I was a kid, I thought of Harlem as this great, multi-cultural place- and I was not wrong!

Anyone who lives in Manhattan would love to live here, with our beautiful old townhouses and lush gardens!

What makes this apartment unique

This house was a blank canvas when we bought it- nothing to stop my implementing my ideas of a modern, clean, high-end designed home.


based on 44 holidaymaker reviews

Harlem Garden Apartment!
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 44 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 days in Katrin's lovely apartment. We felt very welcomed and Katrin did everything to accommodate us. THe garden in the back, under the wisteria was lovely- we were able to entertain our family comfortably. The kitchen was well stocked and I was able to cook dinner for 5 people with no problems.

The neighbourhoood had many restaurants and shopping was close by. We walked everywhere but buses and subway are nearby. We would highly recommend this rental and would come back next time we are in NY.

Thank you, Katrin, for a lovely stay!

Martha and Chuck

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay in a lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Katrin was great to work with and we'd love to stay again, because she made everything so easy, from suggesting an inexpensive, kind cab driver to providing a beautiful garden oasis in the backyard. The location made us a little uncomfortable, but the apartment itself felt totally safe, including the backyard garden. Everything was clean and comfortable. There's a decent amount of restaurants/street vendors in close walking distant, and the subway was only a short walk away. While we are used to staying closer to midtown and enjoy the convenience of that, it was nice to get away from the hustle and bustle. Also, the Palomino street vendor on Malcom X was sweet and made delicious food!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this apartment! Katrin is a fabulous host, a very friendly and welcoming lady.

Everything in this apartment is of the same standards as a 5 star hotel, the bedding, the towels down to the bathroom tissue is all of luxury quality. The garden is very pretty and quiet. The bedroom and bathroom are huge and the whole apartment is very cosy. The area is VERY safe. Harlem is a very active neighbourhood so you always feel safe at night no matter what time you are out, the city really never sleeps!

The subway station is 3 blocks away so you have very easy access right into midtown. There are restaurants everywhere in Harlem so you will be spoilt for choice most deliver too. I really miss staying here already, especially being here in the summer its amazing. I cant wait to come back and hopefully this apartment will be available again when I do. Looking forward to summer 2017 already.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome apartment in Harlem

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay in the Harlem Garden Apartment! Convenient to subway - takes only a few minutes to get to Central Park or Midtown. Great places to eat nearby! It had everything we needed -good layout and very comfortable. The weather was not perfect for the garden but we enjoyed it anyway! Katrin was great - super nice and great communication! Would definitely recommend the Harlem Garden Apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented Katrin"s suite October 10-17, 2015. We really liked the location...close to public transit, coffee shops, grocery store, restaurants etc. The suite is quite large and we had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. In addition, there were some books and coupons in the suite for tours etc which we found helpful. We found the suite to be clean and quiet. We would not hesitate booking Katrin's suite again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellente adresse!

  • 5 of 5

L'appartement est très agreable , propre et spacieux dans un quartier calme a quelques pas du métro et a un quart d'heure du centre. Katrin est très chaleureuse et discrète. Nous gardons un excellent souvenir de ce séjour.

Le seul bémol est la qualité de la wifi. Mais bon, il s'agit d'un petit détail .

  • Review Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Bodega 47 -- CLOSED
"A Mainstay of the Harlem In crowd- and our local hangout!"
"Lovely Italian restaurant- you'll keep going back!"
Katrina Parris Flowers
"Gorgeous flowers for your special date in the city!"
Il caffe latte
"Don't feel like making breakfast? Well, sit down at this local cafe and enjoy local style a..."
Red Rooster Harlem
"Do I really have to tell you??? GO THERE!!"
Harlem Shake
"Burgers and shakes, and great local flavor!"
Cedric French Bistro
"Fabulous french food and great European atmosphere!"
Patisserie Des Ambassades
"Real french croissants, great atmosphere, a piece of Paris smack in the middle of Harlem!"
El Museo del Barrio
Rao's Restaurant
"The real thing, the original! Pack some heat! You won't get in anyway, unless you have that..."
Patsy's Pizza--Murray Hill
"For New York, this is the best pizza. An old mainstay of uptown, you can't go wrong to go a..."
Ricky's NYC
"Need shampoo? Or black nail polish and argan oil? Well, this is the place. Then go over t..."
Jado Sushi
"Nobu's place place is delicious, especially if you go early and not on a weekend night. The..."
Polash Indian Restaurant
"Fabulous take-out food! If you don't feel like cooking, and don't feel like going out, just..."
Nearest Airport
17.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Bodega 47
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Staten Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
7.3 Miles
Van Cortland Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.15 Miles
2/3 subway
Nearest Motorway
3.4 Miles
9A Henry Hudson Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
83 Miles
Nearest Beach
27 Miles
Long Beach
Car: not necessary

Harlem is the most happening neighborhood in New York right now! Have you eaten at Red Rooster? Have you listened to Jazz at Cecil's? Have you gone to church at St. John the Divine? Have you visited Columbia University? Have you seen the New York Marathon? Have you checked out Amateur Night at the Apollo? Have you biked around Central Park? Have you been to the Guggenheim? All these are within 15 walking minutes from our house!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Upper Manhattan, Manhattan

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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £65
Fee in case of lost key £49
Cleaning Fee £66

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Upper Manhattan in New York City

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
  • Jacuzzi, shower, and clean white design in this large bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • King size bed with Goose-down bedding, and cotton covers- no polyester here!
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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