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Technology Ready, Bright Floor Through Brownstone, Child Friendly

57 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Upper Manhattan - Bright Apartment 3

2 King Beds + 1 Trundle + Folding Crib, Sleeps 5-6

Bright Wonderful Townhouse

One side gets morning sunshine and the other gets the sunsets (East - West Facing).

We have provided several tech devices to help you stay informed and as accessible as you want to be while remaining kid/child friendly.

This space is ideal for 2 couples sharing expenses, or one couple with 2-4 children.

Amenities include: video intercom, 200+Mb internet speed, WiFi, 48 inch Television with Cable TV (HBO package), Chrome book laptop, charging station for up to 4 cell phones, shades open top down bottom up, full kitchen with a blender, microwave, coffee maker, filtered water, cutting board, cook and bake ware. Dining room table has service for 6. The apartment is on the third floor and there is no elevator.

We hope you will love the building and neighborhood as much as we do.

This area has many parks great for walking and exploring.

The home of Alexander Hamilton is a few blocks from here. You can take a fee tour of it. What he did influences American life everyday. He is on the ten dollar bill for good reasons.

Thank you for your time and hope to meet you.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016

About Ivan

I have lived in the neighborhood for many years now and love all the people and nuances of this historic district.

Ivan purchased this apartment in 1995

Why Ivan chose Manhattan

I have always wanted to live in Harlem. I fell in love with this property for many reasons. One is it's size. It is one of the largest in the Bronstone class. (The Apartment is 1024 square feet.)

It was built in 1891 and was recently gut renovated in 2001. So all the pipes and electrical systems have been modernized. Even the main pipe line going into the street was changed. Many Brownstones still have the original lead fresh water pipe line.

What makes this apartment unique

Being located so close to two express subway trains you are 15 minutes from Times Square.

I used to work on 34th street. It would take me 21 minutes door to door to get to work in the mornings.

These subway lines are a direct line to Museum of Natural History/Rose Center, Lincoln Center, Central Park, Times Square, Time Warner Center, Freedom Tower, and more...


based on 57 holidaymaker reviews

Technology Ready, Bright Floor Through Brownstone, Child Friendly
average rating of 4.9298244 based on 57 reviews
Albertville, MN

Absolutely Fantastic Property

  • 5 of 5

We planned a last minute trip to New York City. This property was available. It is in a great neighborhood in Harlem. It is half a block from the blue subway line and about two blocks from the red subway line. So all of New York City is easily available. The apartment was clean, spacious. It had a lot of great amenities for people traveling with children. Ivan was very easy to work with. We arrived late and Ivan was at the property to give us a tour of the apartment. There is a great information book in the apartment about the neighborhood and recommendations. In fact, we used Ivan's recommended car service for our transportation back to the airport and it was much less expensive than any other option. The apartment is exactly as pictured in the VRBO listing. Two very comfortable king beds with a trundle bed in one of the bedrooms.

I would absolutely stay here again.

Thanks, Ivan, for helping us have a great NYC vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 Canadians

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and loved it! Ivan was excellent starting with our arrival. He went above and beyond meeting us when we arrived early morning, offering suggestions of places to go and eat and more. He checked in with us during the stay and was very attentive anytime we needed anything. The apartment was very spacious and offered us exactly what we were looking for. Great convenient location, very close to subway, Starbucks, grocery, convenience store and more. Ivan included large maps of the buses and subway routes which were very helpful and easy to navigate. We would definitely stay here again and recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Here's the short version - Stay here!

The place is as described, clean and very roomy. There are two large bedrooms with comfortable king beds, a fully equipped kitchen with a very quiet dishwasher, a comfortable living room with a big screen TV, WiFi throughout and a full bath including tub. Ivan is a wonderful host and very responsive. The location is fantastic. There's a reasonably priced grocery store up the block. Duncan Donuts is at the opposite corner and another couple blocks away is Starbuck's. We ate all our meals downtown or at home so I can't comment on local restaurants. You get a little city noise at night but nothing (nothing!) compared to staying downtown. We had never taken the subway before and were apprehensive but Ivan encouraged us to give it a try and we're glad we did. It's super close, far cheaper than taxis, Uber or Lyft and we found it to be clean, safe and convenient. We had a wonderful NYC vacation and staying at Ivan's was a big part of our joy.

Needless to say, we highly recommend this place and plan on staying there again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights and couldn't have been happier! The apartment was exactly as described. Ivan was there to greet my family (my husband, two kids -7 and 9 years old, and my mother) and I when we arrived. He showed us around the apartment so that we were comfortable with everything and was available if we needed him for any reason - which we didn't because everything was so perfectly prepared and ready! The subway was so close which made exploring the city a breeze! Harlem was a super cool part of town too! On our way back from eating at one of the local restaurants one evening (Harlem Public - awesome place, amazing food and great drinks...highly recommend going there!) we walked right onto the set of a movie and almost walked right into Joaquin Pheonix! Needless to say I was totally star-struck! My family and I will definitely stay with Ivan again when we return to NYC.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home, excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

What a great find--perfect home for our family getaway! My husband and I joined our son, daughter-in-law and 5 month old grandson from TN for a weekend of fun in NYC. Ivan's brownstone home was ideal for us--beautiful, clean; convenient to subway (1/2 a block away), bus to LaGuardia/Yankee stadium and all the sightseeing we wanted; fabulous accommodations--2 king beds, portable crib/highchair, washer/dryer for baby needs, comfortable living area to hang out, A/C units, coffee maker, dishwasher....ALL the conveniences of a home away! We felt so comfortable in the home and the neighborhood! Ivan was a wonderful host--met us at the door when we arrived and even hauled suitcases upstairs to the apartment. He had umbrellas for us to use and a city stroller for the baby; he took care of any concerns immediately and gave us many suggestions of places to go in the neighborhood. Apartment was well-stocked with towels, sheets, shampoo, conditioner and cleansing gel....all appreciated! We definitely recommend Ivan's hospitality and apartment. Truly a gem. We hope to return to this lovely home again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Accurate description and great owner!

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast in NYC. Partially because Ivan, the owner, was great and the apartment was 1/2 a block from an A-train (express train) station. Great location, easy access to anything in the city. We had 2 couples and a 3 month old and we loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8.5 Miles
LaGuardia (LGA)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Edge
Nearest Train
0.04 Miles
A and D Express Plus the B & C local Trains
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Grange
Car: not necessary

Two express and Two local trains stop on the same block as this listing.

Twenty Minutes to Times Square.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Upper Manhattan, Manhattan

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Christmas Weekend
23 Dec 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £411
Cleaning Fee £82

To reserve: Please fill out and sign the rental agreement and please make a deposit payment. Thank You.

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 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1024 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash Provided
  • Full bath with tub Shampoo, conditioner, body wash provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 500 Thread Count, Reading Arm Chair is located in the room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Twin Bed is a Trundle & 1 Folding Crib
  • King Sized bed With reading arm chair (Finally Solace) King Comforter in the closet Quiet Air Conditioner with remote Dual alarm clock radio
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
Large display video intercom systems lets you clearly view and buzz in people from inside the apartment Chrome Book to check the internet Cell phone charging station fast charges you phone Wireless high speed network (works with PCs Macs, phones... save your data plan) Bedroom dimmer switches

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Portable wifi hotspot

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