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Sankofa Guest Apartment--a Portal for the Soul

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Last updated: 12/17/2014
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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, but what awaits you at the top is worth the climb. The apartment 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 is the ultimate sanctuary and provides an utterly safe and comforting place to land at the end of the day. It overlooks the backyard garden creating an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Soft lighting, a comfortable queen size bed with luxury mattress/pillows, 600 count sheets, and a Bose Wave Music system that can wake you up or put you to sleep to your favorite music.
The spa inspired bathroom contains a soaking tub with shower, bathrobes, spa slippers, designer toiletries, magnifying makeup mirror, and hand held toilet bidet.
The living room has a dining table with seating for four, HDTV, library, twin sleep sofa, and land line phone with free local calls.
A welcome bottle of wine, a complimentary continental breakfast and a gift certificate to a neighborhood restaurant come with your stay.


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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 88 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
                      • Taxes Included


                      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: 12/17/2014
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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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                      • Wood sculpture from Mali

                        Wood sculpture from Mali

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Bamileke Bed

                        Bamileke Bed

                      • Fully equipped kitchen

                        Fully equipped kitchen

                      • Kitchen pass through

                        Kitchen pass through

                      • Bookcase Shelf in Living Room

                        Bookcase Shelf in Living Room

                      • King's Chair(Cameroon) in Bedroom

                        King's Chair(Cameroon) in Bedroom

                      • Bathroom Art

                        Bathroom Art

                      • Townhouse Exterior

                        Townhouse Exterior

                      • Street View

                        Street View

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Twin Sleep Sofa-Living Room

                        Twin Sleep Sofa-Living Room

                      • Bamileke Bed- Living room

                        Bamileke Bed- Living room

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • African Gourds

                        African Gourds

                      • Dining Area

                        Dining Area

                      • Bedroom


                      • Master Bedroom with Queen Bed

                        Master Bedroom with Queen Bed

                      • Bathroom with shower/tub

                        Bathroom with shower/tub

                      • Washer/Dryer Hall closet

                        Washer/Dryer Hall closet

                      VRBO #123390

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                      This listing was first published here in 2007.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                      $185 - $200 per night (USD)

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 3

                      View calendar: Updated 12/17/14
                      Minimum stay: 4 nights
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                      Member since: 2007
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/17/2014
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