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Charming, Spacious Two-Bedroom Brownstone Apartment with Garden

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The apartment is on the garden floor with a private entrance.

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Last updated: 05/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:Not available
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Beautifully renovated comfortable apartment with full kitchen.

Large bedroom can be arranged with two twin beds OR a king-sized bed.

Small bedroom has a full-sized bed.

Pull-out couch in the living room can sleep an additional two people.

Beautiful private garden with eating area.

Super for families with children! Lots of space, inside and out -- even has a slide in the back yard! All children's and baby equipment available. Babysitting available by arrangement.

Apartment is on the ground floor, with a private entrance. The owners reside in the house above. The whole apartment is exclusively yours during your stay.

Located a 5-minute walk away from the subway 'A' train, a quick two-stop ride to midtown.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 0
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Excellent for families with children. Lots of space for active children indoors and out -- even has a slide in the back yard. Toys and books available for all ages. All children's equipment available upon request. Even babysitting available....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    bed can be converted to two twins...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Crib available. Small bedroom has door to back yard.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Big fluffy towels.

Other Amenities

  • Great for families with children. Baby's and children's supplies available (crib, booster seat, stroller, bed rail, etc.) Babysitting can be arranged....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Town:

    The Hamilton Heights section of Harlem in Manhattan. Beautiful architecture. A short subway ride from midtown....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Six people can sit comfortably at the kitchen island. Or open up the drop-leaf table if you prefer....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxury pillows and sheets...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spacious and comfortable....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Street parking generally available....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Big fluffy luxury towels. Beach towels also available....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Free laundry in the basement....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of attractive dishes, silverware, drinking glasses, wine glasses, and coffee mugs....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Spacious open-plan kitchen keeps the cook at the center of the action....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basics -- olive oil, condiments, spices, coffee, tea, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas cooking! Heavy duty burners and full oven....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Seating for six. A tranquil breakfast spot....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lovely plantings....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/New Year
Dec 17 - Jan 4, 2016
6 night min stay
$250 $300
Fri, Sat
$1,800
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$175 $225
Fri, Sat
$1,150 $5,012
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 05/04/2015
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Location

10 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
La Guardia
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
A,B,C,and D subway
5.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
I-87
0.8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Tonali's

Car: Not Necessary

The House: This beautiful apartment is on the ground floor of a four floor brownstone row-house in the Sugar Hill/Hamilton Heights section of Harlem. The house was built in 1894 in Renaissance Revival style as a single family house for a big family with lots of servants. During those years, this garden apartment was the kitchen and informal dining room, and a dumbwaiter carried fancy meals up to the formal dining room above when the family entertained.

During the 1950s the garden apartment had been converted to a Harlem hair salon, and the house above had become a boarding house, but in 2000 the house was purchased by the current owners who are bringing it back to its former glory; in 2005 the apartment was refurbished into a beautiful and spacious 2-bedroom apartment.

The Neighborhood: Sugar Hill and Hamilton Heights are a lovely neighborhood of elegant row-houses in an area that once served as the country retreat for the city's wealthy, at a time when the city included just southern Manhattan. Alexander Hamilton. a prominent statesman in the 1780s, built his country home, The Grange, on his estate just south of where 145th Street is now. Today The Grange is part of the National Parks system and can be visited at the north end of St. Nicholas Park.

When the train lines were extended north to this area in the 1880s the land was developed into elegant townhouses.

During the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and 1930s, African Americans made their mark on NYC as they had never been permitted to do so before. The north end of Hamilton Heights was known as Sugar Hill, for the sweet life available to those who could afford it.

The neighborhood is full of magnificent architecture in a variety of turn-of-the-century styles on quiet tree-lined streets dotted with lovely community gardens.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Owners Larry and Laura moved to Harlem in 2000. Larry grew up a few miles north of here, at the northern tip of Manhattan. Laura grew up in Philadelphia but is happy to be a New Yorker. We have two daughters, aged 13 and 11, who are DEFINITELY New Yorkers. Larry is a computer programmer; Laura is a teacher. Our family loves to travel -- throughout the USA, Europe, Central America, and most recently Southeast Asia -- but with the girls in school it's hard to get away. So hosting visitors from all over the world is the next best thing.

Why the Owner Chose Hamilton Heights:
We were living in an apartment in Brooklyn, but once we had our first child wanted more space. Brooklyn has become so fashionable that we couldn't afford a house in Brooklyn and had to 'settle' for Manhattan! This house still had traces of the glory days of its construction -- fantastic wood detailing, for example, and an elaborate dumb-waiter wheel in an upstairs closet-- though like its sister houses it had been much neglected during Harlem's decline and was pretty much falling apart. (Like many houses in the area it had been converted into a rooming house and the grand rooms chopped into tiny boarding units.) With a grand house like this we find, sometimes, that we don't own the house -- the house owns us. Being the steward of an historical property like this is a responsibility -- we want to preserve and enhance the beauty of the architecture, even if it might be a little fancier than our personal taste.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The flowers filling the front stoop and entry area makes the house a joy to come home to. And the tranquil back yard filled with tree shade and birdsong makes you forget you are in Manhattan.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

 

Photos

  • The apartment is on the garden floor with a private entrance.

    The apartment is on the garden floor with a private entrance.

  • Private garden in back

    Private garden in back

  • Larger bedroom can be set up with two twins, as shown, OR with a king-sized bed.

    Larger bedroom can be set up with two twins, as shown, OR with a king-sized bed.

  • Larger bedroom, with king-sized bed.

    Larger bedroom, with king-sized bed.

  • Full kitchen with gas stove and oven, microwave, coffee maker, and more.

    Full kitchen with gas stove and oven, microwave, coffee maker, and more.

  • Door from the smaller bedroom opens into the garden.

    Door from the smaller bedroom opens into the garden.

  • Lots of fancy woodwork in this old house.

    Lots of fancy woodwork in this old house.

  • A slide in the back yard is a great feature for kids.

    A slide in the back yard is a great feature for kids.

  • The small bedroom has a door to the back yard.

    The small bedroom has a door to the back yard.

  • Your front door

    Your front door

  • Historic brownstone dates from 1897. The owners are in residence in the house.

    Historic brownstone dates from 1897. The owners are in residence in the house.

  • Across the living room to the kitchen.

    Across the living room to the kitchen.

  • Here the larger bedroom is set up with a king-sized bed (188 cm).

    Here the larger bedroom is set up with a king-sized bed (188 cm).

  • The smaller bedroom has a full-sized bed (132 cm)  to sleep one or two.

    The smaller bedroom has a full-sized bed (132 cm) to sleep one or two.

  • Lovely for eating breakfast before a busy day in the city.

    Lovely for eating breakfast before a busy day in the city.

  • Comfortable spacious living room has a couch that converts to a queen-sized bed

    Comfortable spacious living room has a couch that converts to a queen-sized bed

  • Kitchen includes a microwave, a toaster, and a full gas range with four burners.

    Kitchen includes a microwave, a toaster, and a full gas range with four burners.

  • Flowers greet you as you return home every day.

    Flowers greet you as you return home every day.

$175 - $300 per night (USD)
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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Apartment
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/04/2015
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