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Top-rated 1 BR Apt with private entrance - 15 min to midtown/Times Square

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


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Property
apartment
People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Sleeps 4: 1 Bedroom with Queen Bed + Queen Sleeper Sofa in Living Room ; 1 bath

QUIET, LOVELY, IMMACULATE APT WITH PRIVATE ENTRANCE from the street. All this in a convenient location a 2 minute walk from the 2/3 express subway line putting all of NYC at your doorstep! Come home to a peaceful refuge in a vibrant community after a busy day in the hustle and bustle of NYC.

We are happy to have this 1BR apartment available in our 2 family brownstone to offer to NYC visitors here for a short stay. Enjoy the comfort of a home away from home with a fully furnished apartment with up-to-date, clutter-free, stylish furnishings. The apartment sleeps up to 4 adults on a Queen size bed with luxury Serta Beautyrest pillow-top mattress in the bedroom and queen size sleeper sofa in the living room with 5” memory foam mattress. See Amenities section for more information on what is provided in the apartment.

Maps, guidebooks and a list of our favorite NYC spots are available in the apartment but feel free to ask us for any personalized recommendations.

Why is renting our apartment different from most other short-term rentals in NYC?

1. Peace of mind - we can legally rent our apartment as a short-term vacation rental because our house is a 2-family private dwelling. Apartments in buildings that contain 3 or more apartments cannot be legally rented on a short-term basis (30 days or less) in NYC.

2. We live on the property. While the apartment is a separate unit with a private entrance, we live upstairs. If you have any questions, concerns or issues, we can address it right away and most of the time, in person.

3. We provide all of our guests with an information packet with valuable neighborhood and NYC information and can assist with any requests they may have.

4. We love to travel and know what is important to our guests. We professionally clean our apartment between guests and make sure everything possible is provided for our guests comfort.

We hope you will enjoy our city and apartment!

Dining and Shopping : We are located in a prime area of central Harlem on West 127 St. between 5th & Lenox Avenues just 2 short blocks from the 125 St. retail/business district. Famous Sylvia’s soul food restaurant is literally around the corner. Down the block is one of the hottest restaurants in NYC, Red Rooster, owned by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelson and the venue for President Obama’s fundraisers. Chez Lucienne, a friendly neighborhood bistro is on the same block. Corner Social, a casual bar & restaurant features a lively atmosphere. The newest restaurant options are Babbaluci, a delicious brick oven pizza restaurant and Yuzu, a traditional sushi restaurant where it's all about the delicious, fresh fish! If a sit down dinner is not an option, there are endless choices including the many local delis or Soul Food Buffet & Salad Bars. For those of you that want to prepare your own meals, Olive Market, a gourmet market, & Pioneer are only 3 blocks away. Retail shopping on 125 St. includes Marshall’s (Designer/Brand name discounter) , H&M, DSW Shoe Outlet, Old Navy, American Apparel, Gap Outlet, Nine West Outlet, Body Shop, & Footlocker/House of Hoops.

Arts & Culture: Culture abounds in Harlem. Just within a 5 minute walking radius, we have so much to offer:

- The world famous Apollo theatre

- The Studio Museum, the nexus for artists of African descent and for work inspired and influenced by African-American culture

- Ginny's Supper Club and Jazz clubs such as Showman's, Londel's, Cotton Club & the newly opened Minton's.

- Shrine, world music venue, offers live music every day of the week.

- The Maysles Independent Cinema is the only independent film house north of Lincoln Center dedicated to the exclusive exhibition of documentary films.

More Details

Owner
Michael & Sandy
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Michael & Sandy

We are both project managers in the financial industry and moved to Harlem over 8 years ago most recently from the Upper East Side. One of us was born and raised in NYC and the other has lived in NYC for the last 20 years and we couldn't imagine living any place else! We love traveling, reading, gardening, running, skiing, tennis, good food & wine and enjoying all NYC has to offer!

Michael & Sandy purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Michael & Sandy chose Manhattan

We have lived here for over 8 years and this is the first neighborhood in NYC that feels like a true community to us. We are happy that the area has changed for the better and pleased that our guest have had positive experiences in their visits!

What makes this apartment unique

Quiet, immaculate apartment on a beautiful block of brownstones in a friendly, convenient and newly trendy neighborhood is yours to enjoy like a New Yorker. We love NYC and love to travel as “locals” ourselves which allows us to anticipate the needs of our guests to make their stay as memorable and comfortable as possible. Hablo español!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(113 traveller reviews)

Top-rated 1 BR Apt with private entrance - 15 min to midtown/Times Square
average rating of 4.8938055 based on 113 reviews
5

Sorry for the belated review...we LOVED the apartment but are just incurable procrastinators!

  • 5 of 5

My mother and I stayed in this delightful apartment last September '16 for 3 nights. We loved everything about our stay. The apartment is exactly as depicted on the pics...spacious, very clean, and with all the essentials. The bed was comfortable and the shower had very good pressure and lots of hot water. We are both light sleepers and enjoyed 3 nights of uninterrupted sleep.

The location is great. We flew into LaGuardia and took the M60 bus for $2.75 from the airport which got us to within a block of the apartment. We also used it on our return. The bus took about 40mins (ymmv) and was an extremely convenient way of getting there. We also took a bus all the way to Lexington and 23rd. Not the most efficient use of time but we like to take long city bus rides. We were within a block of the 2/3 express train which we used a lot. Other express buses and trains are nearby.

There are lots of good restaurants, cafes etc near the apartment. We loved getting fresh pastries in the morning from Lenox Saphire. The almond croissants are to die for. We ordered delicious pizza from Babbalucci thanks to Michael's recommendation. We also enjoyed an excellent lunch at Red Rooster. We walked down to 116th st and ate lovely, authentic Senegalese food but unfortunately I can't remember its name.

The owner was extremely easy to communicate with. His instructions were clear and were delivered on time. Our deposit was also delivered on time. I would definitely rent from him again and would recommend him without reservations. Don't hesitate!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A very nice place in a very nice neighborhood...

  • 5 of 5

If you want to get in the New York groove, this Harlem neighborhood has you covered. And what better place to stay than Michael and Sandy's? Their brownstone apartment is a great place to live in while visiting NYC. You're literally steps away from vibrant restaurants like Red Rooster, bars where the locals meet like Corner Social, retail stores like Marshall's, CVS, Starbucks, the legendary Apollo theater, and the subway station if you're looking for easy access to lower Manhattan. As great as all that is, Michael and Sandy's hospitality tops it all. They were more than helpful in making our family NYC trip special. Thanks again to you both for the tips and recommendations!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great apartment in a great location!!

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed at Michael and Sandy's wonderful apartment for 3 nights to enjoy some Christmas spirit in the city. We found it online, read the previous reviews, and couldn't wait to see it for ourselves. Needless to say we were not at all disappointed! It's in a great, safe and happening part of Harlem and yet the apartment itself is just around the corner from Lenox so it's quiet and peaceful and so, so comfortable. Sandy met us when we arrived and couldn't have been kinder. She was welcoming and completely informative with anything we might need for our stay. The wine and fruit were a wonderful touch! The apartment is large, fully equipped and clean and comfortable as can be. And the subway is only two blocks away to take you anywhere in Manhattan in just minutes. We couldn't be happier that we stayed here and we look forward to returning for a longer stay in the future! Thank you, Michael and Sandy for helping to make our season even more special!

Charles and Patty

Corona, CA

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic value & location

  • 5 of 5

We just had a wonderful trip! The apartment was spacious, clean, and very comfortable. So close to the train and buses. Lots of great restaurants and coffee shops close by as well as CVS, a grocery, a deli, and H & M. Also near the Studio Museum in Harlem (which we really enjoyed). The place had everything you would need - hair dryer, iron & ironing board, shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel, nice towels and sheets, comfy bed, snacks, spices, tea, and coffee. We slept great - not noisy at all. The hosts were very kind and allowed us to drop our bags early, which was a huge help. They gave great directions for getting around and had a very informative notebook with all kinds of information. Would definitely recommend and hope to come back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very clean, quiet, and spacious, super value

  • 5 of 5

We've not stayed in Harlem before and loved it. The apartment is super clean, spacious, quiet, and well appointed. The fresh fruit and wine were wonderful.

The location is convenient to Columbia, the Cathedral of St John the Divine, and the Cloisters, and the subway is just around the corner. We will stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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5

Cozy stay in Harlem

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Michael and Sandy's place in Harlem! A few of our favorite things:

- walking distance to local restaurants that were great!

- lots of recommendations, very helpful info on where to eat, what to see

- apartment was comfortable, clean and well stocked

- easy access to the subway

- outside the primary tourist zone

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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Location

Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)
Top of the Rock
Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
Red Rooster Harlem
Apollo Theater
Babbalucci
"We highly recommend the Burrata Pizza!"
High Line Park
Central Park
Top of the Rock Observation Deck
Chaiwali
YUZU
Barawine
Settepani
Sushi Inoue
Gin Fizz
Ginny's Supper Club
Nearest Airport
6.7 Miles
LGA is 15 min by taxi; JFK is 30 min by taxi
Nearest Barpub
0.07 Miles
Cove Lounge, Lenox Social, Gin Fizz
Nearest Ferry
5.5 Miles
Summer ferry to Sandy Hook Beach,Martha's Vineyard
Nearest Golf
6.7 Miles
Van Cortlandt Park, oldest public course in the US
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
2,3 Express Subway (12-15 minutes to Times Sq)
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Miles
125 St. Exit on Harlem River Drive
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Sylvia's, Sushi Yuzu, Lenox Saphire, Babbalucci
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Tuxedo Ridge
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY
Car: not necessary

2/3 subway 2 short blocks away take you to Central Park in 3 minutes & Times Square in 12 minutes! The M1 bus stops on the corner and takes you down beautiful 5th Avenue/Museum mile and along the east side of Central Park. The M60 bus on 125 St. will take you directly to/from La Guardia Airport in 25-30 minutes or Columbia University in 15 minutes. Yankee Stadium & the nearby Gateway Shopping Center are only 20 minutes away. Subway lines 4,5,6,A (to/from JFK), B,C,D & Metro North railroad (10 min to NY Botanical Gardens/Bronx Zoo!) are also nearby.

Nearby Harlem Local Attractions: Jazz Clubs, Sunday Gospel Masses (e.g. Abyssinian Baptist Church), Historical Landmarks (Apollo Theatre, Mount Morris Park Landmark District, Striver's Row, Astor Row, Hotel Theresa, Langston Hughes House), Marcus Garvey Park (playground, basketball courts, recreation/fitness center & swimming pool). El Barrio/Spanish Harlem & East River Plaza shopping center nearby on 116 St.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Upper Manhattan, Manhattan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£348
for 3 nights
From
£96
£660
£2,060
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday 2017-2018
15 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£516
for 3 nights
From
£152
£1,060
£3,201
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£140
£980
£3,201
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £240
Cleaning Fee £60

Monthly rates available upon request.
Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
Cancellation policy: The full rental deposit amount (minus $100 cancellation fee) is refundable up until 6pm/ET 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the rental period. For cancellations less than 3-6 weeks prior to the arrival date, the Owner will retain the Rental Deposit (50% of the rent). For cancellations less than 3 weeks prior to the arrival date, the Owner will retain 100% of the rent.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Upper Manhattan in New York City

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Handheld spray shower with 7 spray options. Bath & hand towels and wash cloths. Hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, body wash & hand soap. Toilet Tissue provided for the duration of your stay.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen Bed in Bedroom: Luxury Beautyrest Pillowtop Mattress with Hypo-Allergenic pillows and 400 thread-count cotton sheets. Living Room has Sleeper Sofa with 5 inch Queen Memory Foam mattress; hypo-allergenic pillows and 325 thread-count cotton sheets
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Umbrellas, stepping stool, broom, dustpan and Swiffer are available in the apartment.

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