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New! Stylish, Inviting Garden Brownstone Studio: Great Location & Fully Equipped

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Large Studio Apartment On Ground Floor, Full Kitchen And Bathroom, Sleeps 1-4

Newly designed and furnished garden-level studio apartment with its own private, plant-filled entrance. Located in an owner-occupied, classic Harlem brownstone on a quiet, tree-lined block. Our neighborhood is very safe and friendly and conveniently located near eastside (4/5/6) and westside (2/3) subways, as well as the Metro North railroad on 125th street and many bus lines. We are also walking distance from all of the amazing restaurants, bars and cultural attractions of Harlem.

A large studio that comfortably sleeps up to 4 people, you will find that we offer everything you need to make your stay in NYC perfect. A full-sized kitchen, well-stocked with pots & pans, appliances (refrigerator, oven/stove, microwave, blender, coffee maker, tea pot), dishes & cutlery. There is a tall counter with stools and a table that seats up to 4 people for your dining or work-related needs.

A combination washer/dryer unit in the bathroom with complimentary laundry detergent & dryer sheets will mean that you never run out of clean clothes while you are here. The apartment also comes with free wifi as well as a ductless, user-controlled heat and air conditioning unit so that you can set the temperature that you desire.

The living room area consists of a couch with chaise that converts to a full-sized bed, a comfortable chair, small side tables, a dresser for your belongings, and a 48-inch Samsung Smart LED flat screen TV. 200+ cable channels, including Showtime and Netflix. A queen-sized Stearns & Foster bed with high-end linens is separated from the living area by a floor-to-ceiling curtain for privacy. We also offer a twin-sized Aero double high air mattress and a Pack n Play for small children, upon request.

There are 2 full-sized closets with hangers for your clothes and room to store your suitcases. The bathroom has a combination shower/bathtub, fluffy towels, 2 robes, a hairdryer and a full-sized mirror just outside the door so you can make sure that you're ready to go out on the town!

As frequent travelers who regularly use vacation rentals around the world, we have designed this apartment with our own experiences & expectations in mind. We offer an inviting and stylish space that provides all the comforts of home so that you don't have to overpack or overspend! You will find that the apartment is tastefully painted and designed with the comfort of all guests in mind: singles, couples, friends or families. Our goal is for you to have a peaceful oasis to return to after your daily adventures in our exciting city. Our love of Harlem is reflected in the local art and related books that decorate the apartment, as this is a neighborhood rich in culture, past and present. We have put together a detailed book of insider information about all of the local spots for you, and we are more than happy to answer any questions that you might have about Harlem in particular or NYC overall.

We look forward to hosting you!

Here are some of the local attractions that are just a few blocks from us:


Inoue, Tio Luca, Yuzu, Red Rooster (live music), Babbalucci, Sylvia's Soul Food, Ginny's Supper Club (live music), Lenox Sapphire, Chez Lucien (live music), Corner Social, Cove Lounge, Chaiwali, Cheri (live music), Harlem Shake, Blvd Bistro, Barawine (live music), Settepani, La Bodega 47 Social Club, Astor Row Cafe, Island Salad, Minton's (live music), The Cecil, Bunz Harlem... Plus many, many more that are just a few blocks further and too plentiful to list here!


National Black Theatre, The Apollo, Maysles Cinema, Studio Museum of Harlem, National Jazz Museum, MIST Harlem, American Legion Jazz Club, The Shrine... to name a few!

Grocery stores, bodegas/delis, coffee shops and many shopping options are also located nearby. New places open every day...Harlem really is the place to be!

More Details

Jennifer and Ken
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

About Jennifer and Ken

We are avid travelers who love NYC. Ken has lived here all of his life and Jen came here for college and never left. We regularly take advantage of all that our fabulous city of New York offers, and we look forward to sharing our recommendations with you!

Jennifer and Ken purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Jennifer and Ken chose East Harlem

We love living in Harlem. The people are friendly and interesting, the architecture is beautiful, you can go out and catch great music every night of the week, and the food is fantastic! We are close to several subway lines and can get to any other part of the city with ease. We think you will also love the experience of living in our neighborhood, as it will allow you to see how much more there is to NYC than just the tourist attractions. Harlem is a vibrant community that we are sure you will thoroughly enjoy.

What makes this apartment unique

You can feel the history that lives in the brownstones throughout the neighborhood. We love coming home to our classic building with its "Sesame Street" stoop and the garden we've planted in front of the rental studio. People say hello to each other and it often feels more like a small town-- our block also features a beautiful community garden (Harlem Rose Garden) that you are welcome to enjoy!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in East Harlem in Manhattan

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Full bathroom with shower/tub combo, sink and vanity. Hair dryer, fluffy towels and 2 robes provided. Full-size mirror outside bathroom door. Washer/dryer unit in linen closet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Studio apartment with Queen-sized bed separate from living area. Very comfortable Stearns & Foster bed with high quality linens and a curtain you can close for privacy. Bedside shelf with lamp, alarm clock/radio with IPod/IPhone dock. Living area also has full-sized convertible couch, and a twin-sized Aero bed is available.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • tennis


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New! Stylish, Inviting Garden Brownstone Studio: Great Location & Fully Equipped
average rating of 4.95 based on 40 reviews

Harlem Holiday

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay .... so comfortable & decorated in a great Harlem style. Felt like home! Wonderful neighborhood recommendations for restaurants & music. Owners were very friendly and available. Easy subway access! Would love to stay there again...

  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Comfortable and Welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

Jen and Ken make sure you will have everything you will need to feel at home in their beautiful brownstone apt. They supply information on all the local eateries, clubs and attractions. Harlem is a beautiful, welcoming place and we plan on returning.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute, Clean, and Overall Perfect

  • 5 of 5

My husband, girlfriend, and I stayed at Jen and Ken's Harlem garden apartment over Labor Day weekend. We were in town for a music festival nearby as well as some sight seeing. The place was PERFECT for the three of us. Not too small, everything we needed was provided, and I never felt unsafe. The apartment is located on a quiet street in the heart of Harlem. So many cute coffee shops, restaurants, and bars nearby. You can walk to Whole Foods for groceries or hit up any of the produce stands that are ever so popular in New York. Communication was great with the hosts and we didn't at all feel weird about them living on the floor above us. My husband and I met Jen and their ADORABLE pups. My mom and I are looking to come out to New York next year and without a doubt I will look to see if this place is available then as well. I loved everything about it! Thank you for hosting us!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and that you found Harlem to be as wonderful as we do! We hope to have you back again!
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Exactly as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

Jennifer and Ken are awesome! It was stress-free due to not having to worry about anything while staying here. They have great communication (very prompt), answered questions while we were there (regarding transportation), and checked in (via text) with us halfway through our stay to make sure we didn't need anything. The place is exactly as it is in the pictures (clean, taken care of, up to date), and the information is precise (both on HomeAway and within the apartment). Subway stations are very convenient and in close proximity. Close to grocery and convenience stores, restaurants of any kind and some shopping. Even though you are "away from it all" it was very easy to get to all of the attractions we wanted to see without the bright lights and loud street noises potentially keeping you up at night that you might have in other areas. Jennifer and Ken have thought of everything you need or even might need! If I visit NYC again, I will definitely be staying here again, if it isn't already booked! Thanks Jennifer and Ken! We appreciated everything you and the place had to offer! :o)

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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No details overlooked

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was as complete as any we have seen in our stays with other VRBO properties. All details had been tended to so that nothing was lacking except your own food you may want in the unit. The bed was as comfortable as any we have slept in. The owners are very easy to communicate with and they obviously take ownership of this property for guests to use with pride.

Thank you for having us Jennifer and Ken!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another great stay at Garden Brownstone Studio in Harlem!

  • 5 of 5

This was a return visit. The studio has everything (and a little bit more!) for a comfortable NYC stay. It is well located for getting around easily by subway and bus so as to see even more of Manhattan. Jennifer and Ken are a pleasure to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
La Guardia, JFK
Nearest Train
4/5/6 and 2/3
Nearest Restaurant
Red Rooster, Chez Lucien, Corner Bistro, Yuzu
Car: not necessary

We are located in the heart of Harlem, an incredibly diverse, exciting and beautiful neighborhood in NYC. The area is full of great restaurants, bars, jazz clubs and shopping, and only minutes away from all the famous tourist attractions of mid- and downtown Manhattan. You can walk to Central Park and the Apollo Theater, eat at world class restaurants like Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster, visit local churches for gospel services, and admire the historic brownstone architecture all around you. Harlem is an extremely friendly and welcoming neighborhood that will give you a true sense of what makes NYC such an amazing place to live and visit.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £55.7
Damage Deposit £185.65

Check-out: 12:00pm, Check-in: 3:00pm
Contact owner about possible adjustments to these times.
Please, No Smoking in Apartment!

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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