Conveniently located 2 bedroom flat w/ its own bath in private duplex town
Bienvenu to your Uptown Pied-a-Terre during your stay in Manhattan, New York, U.S.A. We love to discount for our 14 day or more visiting foreign friends! My name is Johan. Myself and our family are looking forward to helping you spend a fantastic time with your friends and family in the one and only N.Y. C. Originally from Stockholm, we have lived in Italy, The UK, but we have been living in Manhattan for over 30 years and in the village of Harlem for the past 13 years. I’m in love with the music, art, museums, galleries, energy, beauty, architecture, food, entertainment and culture of “the most diverse city on Earth”. Come for a visit and see for yourself how culturally rich and exciting our city is! We live in the building and in the one next door so we are here to help.
Why J.O. chose East Harlem
*Discount 5-15% for long term guests* Perfect for 2-3 Month Stays for ESL students, Sabbatical stays, International students & visiting professors & research stays Lively Neighborhood and You Will be Located within Walking Distance of... Central Park Marcus Garvey Park Levain Bakery Whole Foods Silvana- great Middle Eastern food & live world music Kangol store Dapper Dan Atellier w/ Gucci Pisticci Morningside Park Conservatory Garden Columbia University City College Apollo Theater Studio Museum in Harlem Red Rooster Chez Lucienne Paris Blues Corner Social The Cotton Club Angel of Harlem - Caribbean Food & Cocktails The Cecil Steakhouse Minton’s Playhouse - Jazz Club Shrine - Live Music Bierstrasse Harlem Beer Garden Harlem Tavern Sushi Inoue Sylvia’s Soul Food Melba’s American Comfort Lolo’s Seafood Shack Sottocasa Pizzeria Baballucci - Italian Eatery Barawine - sexy uptown flavor Lenox Saphire - French/ African Bakery & Restaurant La Savane - West African Eatery Les Ambassades - French Bakery & Restaurant The Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market Schomburg Research Center Museum of The City of New York El Museo Del Barrio The Jewish Museum 5th Avenue " Museum Mile" Goethe House German Cultural Center The Metropolitan Museum of Art Cooper Hewitt Museum Cathedral of Saint John the Divine Riverside Church Abyssinian Baptist Church - Gospel Gospel Brunch at Ginny's Supper Club Canaan Baptist Church of Christ for Gospel Music Grant’s Tomb Riverside Church Barnard College Manhattan School of Music Teachers College Bank Street College of Education Ricardo's steak house Dance Theater of Harlem 67 Orange -speakeasy bar Belle Harlem House of Cassava- vegan organic fresh juice Lion BLVD Bistro Harlem Shake Rokc Seasoned Vegan- vegan w/ soul! Kitchenette Shake Shack
What makes this House unique
*Discounts for International University Professors, Grad Students, Medical Students & Staff* -5-20% off International guests stays for more than 14 days -convenient to Columbia, Mount Sinai Hospital, Weill Cornell, Hunter & CUNY schools- ask about long term stay discounts -Safe Building - front door & hallway 24 hour monitoring + night video surveillance security cameras -Quiet, Peaceful Building -Owners live right next door -Spacious, Clean, Bright, Calm and Airy Space -Large Closets, big windows -Original Artwork -Conveniently located to local & express subways and busses & Metro north to Upstate New York -Ethnically Diverse, Multi Cultural, Globally Influenced Community -Close to Uptown bars, lounges, world famous soul restaurants, bars & clubs for live music especially jazz and all the great music America is known for! +PLUS you are minutes away by subway or shared/pool Lyft, Uber or Via car ride from Chinatown, Little Italy, L.E.S - Lower East Side, Upper East Side, Mid-Town, 42nd Street, Theater District, and Wall Street
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Could have stayed longer
Just spent three nights here.
Jo met us at the unit to let us on and give us a run down on the unit and the area ( complete with a little dance).
Everything we needed was there include the salt and pepper.
Large, clean and close to the metro
For NYC standards, this was a "huge" 2BR appartement, very clean and with all standard amenities you need to "live a normal life" 😉� !
Metrolines 3 and 6 are within reasonable walking distance ( 5 min) , so in 20 minuten you are in the middle of all the action!
Owner very nice. He let us do our thing, so it realy felt like home! Very recommended.
These are "Dream Guests", A wonderfully considerate, clean and thoughtful family that are welcome back to our home anytime they or their friends want to visit NYC again! Lovely people.
Spacious, airy, comfortable, convenient
We stayed at the this property for 4 nights and really loved it. The beds were comfortable, the space was neat and welcoming, and it was very conveniently located to the subway. We will definitely be back.
I would recommend but pay attention to details please
My Mom, girlfriend and I rented Philippe’s place for 4 nights over the NYC Marathon weekend.
Philippe had a problem and couldn’t meet us at the apartment (he had lost his phone and was delayed while retrieving it) and asked that we meet him at a coffee shop around the corner...not problem and understandable but we were delayed about 1 hour waiting for him. We were all tired and hungry from traveling across country (from Vegas) and wanted shower and get something to eat. Have a back up plan for situations like this.
It must be noted that Philippe is a very nice person and responded immediately to anything we asked for while staying at his place, this review is no reflection on him personally.
As for the accommodations, they were exactly as they were described, no surprises. However, standard conveniences like a TV, coffee maker and a toaster are a must but are sadly lacking.
I understand if the cost for cable TV is an issue but at least provide a smart TV that is capable of streaming Netflix or other streaming apps...there is internet connection in the apt so this shouldnt be a problem. Or provide a cost effective over the air TV antenna so local TV stations can be accessed.
We went shopping at Whole Foods and bought coffee only to find out there wasn’t a coffee machine. It didn’t register with us that only a Kurig machine is available and we bought regular ground coffee. No toaster...sure we eventually made toast in the broiler section of the oven. For $50 on Amazon a coffee machine and toaster can be easily provided.
Other minor issues like no toilet paper and no garbage bags was quickly resolved but attention to these details shouldn’t be missed when prepping the place for new visitors.
Would I recommend Philippe again, yes for sure but perhaps more attention to detail and providing some basic conveniences as described would’ve given a 5 star rating.
I would first like to thank you for your business. I appreciate you staying with us and taking the time to write a review.
I unfortunately vigorously disagree with the premise of your - in my opinion - unfair review, and also don’t believe it would be very constructive for me to respond to every point you made in your lengthy comment. But:
1) Based on your own words: “Philippe is a very nice person and responded immediately to anything we asked while staying in the place... As for the accommodations, they were exactly as they described, no surprises... Would I recommend Philippe again, yes for sure but perhaps more attention to detail and providing some basic conveniences as described (by you in your review) would’ve given a 5 star rating.”
2) Given the fact that you only paid a discounted rate of $150/night for 3 people for a large 2 bedroom apartment in Manhattan with a full kitchen and open concept, the weekend of the NYC Marathon;
3) And given the fact that I graciously agreed to allow you to have a late checkout as per your request;
I find your comments and rating slightly rude and disrespectful. After all it is my home and I really don’t appreciate you making these types of comments when the available amenities of the apartment are clearly listed.
Thanks again for the insights though.
Comfortable and spacious
Unlike a lot of NYC rentals, this apartment has sufficient room for four adults to relax. Phillipe's a good host and the neighborhood is safe, convenient and fun, funky even.
a MUST book
My husband and I had a wonderful stay! We don't frequent New York often, but this was the perfect accommodation for us. The listing depicts the apartment exactly. It is warm, cozy, inviting, charming, and best of all... out of the hustle of the city. The apartment has plenty of space, a fully equipped kitchen, 2 sofas, and spacious bathroom. An Uber pool ride is relatively inexpensive even to the south end of Manhattan. Central park is in walking distance as well as several unique restaurants and bakeries. Philippe is very accommodating and welcoming. This is a great place for a steal! I would highly recommend.