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Modern Boutique Studio Apartment in Historic Harlem Brownstone

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

1 bedroom studio, 1 full bathroom, 1 full kitchen, sleeps 2; non-smoking

This beautiful, newly-renovated studio apartment is located in a famous residential neighborhood surrounded by historic architectural brownstone homes. Experience the diversity of contemporary Harlem and the culture, arts, and residents of this unique community that has influenced every corner of the globe. A private entrance provides direct access from the quiet, tree-lined street into an apartment with modern amenities and appliances, charming decorative fireplace and furnishings, hardwood bamboo floors, a storage loft for luggage and artwork from the owner's travels worldwide. The living room, dining area and full kitchen are equipped with free wireless Internet (WIFI), flat-screen TV with cable and international channels (TV5, RAI, BBC), top-quality, clean linens and all of the comforts and conveniences of home. The B & C subway lines (direct transfer to express A & D lines) are steps from your door on the corner. In 15 minutes you are in midtown: Columbus Circle/Times Square.

The Neighborhood: Harlem is a vibrant community, rich in arts and culture (The Apollo, Studio Museum in Harlem, St. Nick's Pub, Lenox Lounge, art galleries, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture), historic architecture (Strivers Row, Astor Row, Hamilton Terrace, City College), cuisine (soul food, African, French bistro, Dominican, contemporary American, Mexican, bakeries, Caribbean) and much more.

Two blocks away, you will find 24/7 corner stores, Duane Reade (a citywide health and beauty chain store and pharmacy), and a Chase Bank with 24-hour ATMs. There are a number of takeout restaurants (Caribbean, Chinese, soul food) if you prefer to eat at home, and local bars (The Shrine and Londell's) where you are certain to meet local residents and fellow travelers.

Nearby Attractions: The apartment is within walking distance of Central Park, Columbia University, Grant's Tomb, the Riverside and Abyssinian churches and half a block from St. Nicholas Park where the newly reopened Alexander Hamilton House is located. The M3 Bus is located steps from the apartment and takes you to the East Side's Museum Row (El Museo, Museum of the City of New York, Guggenheim, Whitney and Metropolitan museums). The M10, also on the corner, takes you to the Upper West Side (Museum of Natural History, Columbus Avenue boutiques and restaurants, Lincoln Center, movie theaters, and Central Park).

Your Hosts: Your hosts are the property owners and they will ensure that your arrival is a smooth and comfortable experience. They have been providing vacation rental services and welcoming guests from all over the world for over four years. They have traveled, worked, and lived overseas for most of their lives and enjoy meeting guests and providing them with all of the information at their disposal to help make yours a wonderful and memorable visit to New York City. They will send you with a package of information and resources in advance of your arrival to assist with your trip planning, and they are happy to share their insider knowledge of the city, recommendations for special events and discount shopping destinations, gospel churches, and trips to other boroughs and cities (Philadelphia, Boston, Washington DC). Families with children of all ages are welcome!

FOR GROUPS OF 7-8, the owners will rent both properties at this location (2-BEDROOM #927780 and STUDIO #922743) simultaneously.

More Details

Historic Harlem Rental
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Harlem in Manhattan

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • town
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is fully tiled and equipped with a full-sized bathtub/shower, Kohler fixtures, built-in medicine cabinet and fluffy 100% cotton towels in earth tones to match the natural color of the tile and the bathroom's amenities..
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Popup Trundle bed = 1 King
  • This non-smoking studio apartment is furnished with a popup trundle day bed that locks into place and converts into a king -sized bed. Fresh, clean 100% cotton linen is on the beds when guests arrive, and 100% cotton quilts and down comforters are available for seasonal use.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(41 traveller reviews)

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Modern Boutique Studio Apartment in Historic Harlem Brownstone
average rating of 4.634146 based on 41 reviews

Great location and clean unit for our stay near Columbia University.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in NY. My 4 colleagues and I were attending a conference at Columbia University. The apartment was clean and nicely furnished. It had everything we needed. We had plenty of room with the 2 bedrooms and couch bed. The refrigerator was stocked with eggs, bread, juice, milk and coffee! The apartment was close to the subway, There was a drug store nearby and we were able to walk and get snacks and drinks. We loved our stay and would definitely stay here again!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little place

  • 4 of 5

Tony & Marie (Mar 18)

My wife and I stayed in the studio apartment for 5 days in Mar 18. Kakuna was very thoughtful and had provided bread, milk, juice, coffee and tea, a welcome sight after our flight from London.

Kakuna and Fred were great hosts who answered all our questions promptly.

The neighborhood was quite and friendly and very convenient to the subway which can be reached by turning left and walking 150 yards. Local amenities are all available within a short walk.

The studio apartment is small but everything is available for a comfortable stay

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host Tony and his wife. They were considerate guests and easy to communicate with before and during their stay. We would gladly welcome Tony back in the future.
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Shoreview, MN

Great location! Met our needs!

  • 4 of 5

My son and I stayed here for 5 nights. We appreciated 2 beds, although squeaky if you move a lot (we don’t) and pillows very flat. That is my only complaint. We adored being 1/2 block from subway to go anywhere in NYC and always felt very safe. Neighborhood very quiet. The apartment had a full functioning kitchen, which although we didn’t use, had bread/milk/eggs/juice/coffee/tea for us. So kind!! Bathroom very nice with hot water....much appreciated after walking 10+miles each day! We loved our stay here!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winkler, MB

Great little place!

  • 4 of 5

My daughter and I stayed in this little basement studio for 4 nights. Everything went well, Kakuna the host was great with helping us and being in touch with us before we arrived and during our stay. She left us some bread and eggs and jam and milk and oj for our stay and she helped us with our itinerary. The room was well supplied with blankets and towels. It wasn't fancy but it was a lovely little spot to stay and we would do it again! It felt safe and a nice quiet neighborhood just a couple mins walk to the subway.. our only disappointment was that the bikes weren't in working order.. thank you Kakuna for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jane was a wonderful guest. It was a pleasure to help her plan for the trip and give suggestions while she was in the city. Really sorry about the bikes. So few guests have used them in recent years that we neglected to service them this year. We'll definitely remedy that so, thanks Jane for getting us back on track! We would be happy to welcome Jane back to NYC.
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Des Plaines, IL


  • 1 of 5

This property was really bad first of all nobody mentioned in overall description that this is the open studio in the basement. We rented this place for three nights but we didn't want to stay there because of overall conditions of this place. It may seems like it is great place based on the reviews but it is not. Stay away from this place.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Patricia, we were surprised to receive your review because you did not stay in our studio apartment. When you did not check in as expected on your arrival date, we made numerous attempts to contact you through your date of departure, via email, the HomeAway platform, SMS, and telephone because we were concerned that something may have happened to prevent your travel plans. We never received a reply. The studio apartment is exactly as listed and photographed, a private, one-room studio with an open kitchen, and a private full bathroom only for our guests' use. It is two steps down from the street level, the standard style of historic New York brownstone architecture, with full-sized windows facing the front of the house. It is not in the basement, which is actually located underneath the floor that the studio apartment is on. We strive to be responsive, but unobtrusive hosts and we are proud of our numerous reviews, the majority of which are five stars with a number of repeat customers as well. Because of this commitment we wish that you had communicated with us regarding your concerns. That would have allowed us the opportunity to make an alternative arrangement with you. We hope that you enjoyed your stay in our city and wish you many wonderful travel experiences in the years to come.
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Convenient location in a very New York area

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here...had everything we needed and convenient to 135 St subway station. Local neighborhood was great too with lots of places to eat and hang out close by. We would stay here again if in New York.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie and Dan were really thoughtful guests and easy to communicate with before and during their stay. They left the apartment as they found it, and we really appreciated that. Wishing you more fun travel destinations ahead, Julie!
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Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £56.69
Refundable Damage Deposit £226.74

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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