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Sankofa Guest Apartment, a Portal for the Soul

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Last updated: 10/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Harlem (Central) townhome description

Situated on a quiet tree lined street in one of Manhattan’s most vibrant neighborhoods, Harlem’s Sankofa Guest Apartment offers an inviting and unique accommodation that is centrally located making ALL of New York City easily accessible. Nearby subways and buses take you ANYWHERE that is not in walking distance.
This European style vacation rental is on the third floor of our 100 year old brownstone. There is no elevator. It is modern, ultra comfortable and perfect for singles or couples who are short or long term guests on vacation or business.
The apartment offers free Wi-Fi, Washer/Dryer, air conditioning, a fully equipped stainless steel kitchen including a dishwasher, and microwave. The Tassimo Beverage Machine and electric tea kettle make it possible to have hot beverages in an ‘‘instant”. For those who like to brew their coffee, there’s also a coffee pot and coffee available. There is filtered water, beer, and soda in the fridge upon arrival.
The bedroom provides a comfortable queen size bed with luxury mattress/pillows, 600 count sheets, two walk in closets, full length mirror, music library, and Bose Wave Music System with radio, alarm clock and CD player.
The bathroom contains a soaking tub with shower and hand held toilet bidet.
The living room has a dining table with seating for three, HDTV, library, twin sleep sofa, and land line phone with free local calls.
Other essential items such as hair dryer, iron, spa slippers, designer toiletries, and bathrobes are provided so you can travel light.
A welcome bottle of wine, a complimentary continental breakfast and a gift certificate to a neighborhood restaurant comes with your stay.

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • On floor 3
  • 936 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            Children should be at least eight years old...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking allowed on stoop or front courtyard...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Twin sleep sofa in living room...moreless

          • * Queen Bed: Pillow top mattress, closets, dresser, full length mirror ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Hand held bidet Plush Bathrobes Complimentary spa slippers Liquid body wash Body lotion Liquid hand soap ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Cooking Utensils, blender, Tassimo Beverage Machine with pods for latte and cappuccino, split room air conditioners, Bedroom & bathroom also have ceiling fan. Telephone: Free local telephone / Answering machine. WiFi (Wireless Internet) Laptop available ....moreless


              • Books:

                Library in living room...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Photography
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking


              • Dining:

                Seating for four adjacent to the kitchen pass through....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people


              • Air Conditioning:

                Central air conditioning. Bedroom and bathroom also have ceiling fans....moreless

              • Alarm Clock
              • Alarm System
              • Basic Soaps
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer:

                Located in the apartment...moreless

              • Computer Available
              • Filtered Water
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided:

                Extra linens provided for stays of more than 7 days....moreless

              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking On Street
              • Shampoo
              • Telephone:

                Free local calls...moreless

              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Located in the apartment Detergent also provided....moreless

              • Wireless Internet


              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                Juicer, blender, George Foreman grill, crock pot, Tassimo Beverage Machine with discs, Coffee machine...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster


                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card


                      Write a review 5
                      from 85 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Off Peak
                      Jan 5 - Mar 29, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $1,295 $4,000
                      My Standard Rate
                      4 night min stay
                      $1,400 $4,480

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Third Guest per night $50
                      • Tax Rate 8.875%


                      If you need to cancel or postpone your reserved stay please notify us in writing. You will forfeit 50% of your invoice total when you cancel 30 days or less before your scheduled arrival date. No shows will be charged 100% of invoice total. No refund on early departures.

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                      Last updated: 10/22/2014
                      Check availability
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                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
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                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      La Guardia

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      The apartment is four short blocks to West 125th Street making it accessible to four express trains (2, 3, A, D) and steps from numerous city buses. The Metro North Railroad Station, also on 125th Street, has trains to Grand Central Station, Bronx Botanical Garden, the Bronx Zoo and New Haven. LaGuardia Airport is approximately twenty minutes by cab, and 30 minutes by the M60 bus.

                      A leisurely ride on the M2 bus, only steps from the apartment, takes you pass Central Park, and down Fifth Avenue passing along Museum Mile ( African Museum, Metropolitan Museum, etc) designer shops in midtown, Rockefeller Center, NY Public Library, and Empire State Building.

                      The apartment is walking distance to the Apollo Theater, Sylvia's Restaurant, Red Rooster Restaurant, Studio Museum in Harlem, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Marcus Garvey Park, Central Park and numerous landmark churches.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2001

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

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                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Hallway with laundry closet housing washer & dryer

                        Hallway with laundry closet housing washer & dryer

                      • 'Garden of Eden'   Hatian Tin Bathroom

                        'Garden of Eden' Hatian Tin Bathroom

                      • Building Exterior

                        Building Exterior

                      • Sankofa Entry

                        Sankofa Entry

                      • Entry Foyer to Townhome

                        Entry Foyer to Townhome

                      • Queen size bed -Bedroom

                        Queen size bed -Bedroom

                      • Bamoun Royal Bed - Living Room

                        Bamoun Royal Bed - Living Room

                      • Dining Area

                        Dining Area

                      • Bedroom


                      • Bath with well-lighted vanity and shower & tub.

                        Bath with well-lighted vanity and shower & tub.

                      • Fully equipped kitchen

                        Fully equipped kitchen

                      • Front Courtyard

                        Front Courtyard

                      • Twin Sleep Sofa - Living Room

                        Twin Sleep Sofa - Living Room

                      • View of backyard garden from bedroom (not accessible)

                        View of backyard garden from bedroom (not accessible)

                      VRBO #123390

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                      This listing was first published here in 2007.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

                      $185 - $200 per night (USD)

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 3

                      View calendar: Updated 10/22/14
                      Minimum stay: 4 nights
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                      Member since: 2007
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated 10/22/2014
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