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Family-Friendly Elegant 4-Bed Victorian House, Close to All

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Our Victorian brownstone is on three floors, all overlooking the park

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Last updated: 12/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Washington Heights townhome description

Our beautiful landmarked brownstone home is a base for New York visitors who would rather get a taste of dignified Manhattan living, in a home-from-home, than pay out for a hotel and all those expensive restaurant meals. The house, in the Historic Morris-Jumel District, is a restored Victorian gem, full of traditional features, great rooms, and beautiful woodwork, but with all the benefits of contemporary living and very family-friendly. It is fully furnished, with all domestic supplies, and with utility costs included in the price. There are ceiling fans throughout, and the bedrooms are air-conditioned. The whole house has full wireless Internet access. At the end of the block is the C train, which takes you rapidly downtown to all the sites in 15 minutes, as well as just a few stops uptown to the famous medieval art of The Cloisters and Fort Tryon Park.

The full house is available for visitors, on three floors.

First floor: a spacious front parlor with decorated fireplace and mantle overlooking the park, a dining room with table for eight, a large eat-in gourmet granite-topped kitchen (with all supplies – stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, 2 fridges, and freezer) and a half-bathroom.

Second floor: two large bedrooms – the sunlit master bedroom at the front has a four-poster queen-size bed (plus a dressing area full of closets and an en-suite sink) and the second bedroom at the rear has a queen-size sofa-bed for two (also with a closeted dressing area). The principal bathroom, in Carrera marble, has a classic claw-foot tub and a separate shower.

Third floor: two further terrific bedrooms, front and rear, plus a second bathroom with full shower. Each large bedroom contains a single bed, with a trundle bed underneath for a second guest if needed. There are armchairs, dressers and closets in each room.

The layout of the house means it is suitable for a couple who want a lot of space and quiet, a single family with up to four children, or two families where the parents can sleep on the second floor, and two sets of kids on the top floor!

The area around the house is just as interesting. Opposite is a park and the historic Palladian Morris-Jumel Mansion of 1760, Manhattan’s oldest freestanding building. The mansion grounds are great to walk in, and the mansion itself, now a small museum, is full of wild history and famous connections – from George Washington and Aaron Burr (Madame Jumel’s second husband!) to Napoleon. There are lots of events for kids.

Beyond the local attractions, a short ride on the C train from the end of the block takes you to all the great sites of Manhattan – Central Park, the Natural History Museum, Lincoln Center, the Empire State Building, the great shopping and restaurants of the Upper West Side, the Metropolitan Museum, the Frick Collection, the Guggenheim museum, and countless other places to visit. Our location perfectly combines a sense of serene quiet and getting away from the bustle, with being close to everything you could want to see!

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Townhome
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            The two top-floor bedrooms have single beds with trundles - perfect for two kids sharing each room!...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

          • Principal Bedroom: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2 (second floor): 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Bedroom 3 (third floor): 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Bedroom 4 (third floor): 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • All the bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, with sitting areas as well as the bed. The Principal Bedroom has a dressing area with marble counter and sink, as well as extensive built-in closets, a large dresser and a chaise long. The 2nd Bedroom has a large sofabed, as well as a similar dressing area. The top floor bedrooms are quiet and fully carpeted, each with a single bed that has a single trundle bed underneath, that can be easily pulled out to sleep two in each room....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • The second floor Bathroom features a traditional cast-iron claw-foot tub - amazingly deep for a long soak! The large shower is separate. This Bathroom has an elegant appeal with black and white Carrera marble throughout. The third floor Bathroom is equally attractive, featuring Italian travertine marble floor and walls. There is a large shower stall....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            The book collection is spread throughout the house....moreless

          • DVD Player:

            Blue-Ray player linked to the TV....moreless

          • Games:

            Board games, cards, bananagrams and others are all stacked in the dining room....moreless

          • Music Library:

            A cabinet of CDs is mainly classical and jazz....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo:

            Bose music player and radio, with cable for iPods, iPhones and other MP3 players is in the kitchen....moreless

          • Television:

            Flat-screen TV with hundreds of cable channels is in the eat-in kitchen....moreless

          • Video Library:

            A cabinet full of DVDs for many tastes!...moreless

          Theme

          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Synagogues

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Ice Skating
          • Pier Fishing
          • Sailing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis

          Dining

          • Dining:

            Through Victorian pocket doors from the kitchen, the dining-room offers a second eating space, with an oval table and sideboard....moreless

          • Dining Room
          • Seating for 6 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning:

            Window air-conditioners are in each of the bedrooms....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            A full electric dryer stacked on the washing machine....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Internet:

            Free Wifi is available throughout the house....moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room:

            The bright Parlor floor living room off the main hall and stairway is the main reception room as you enter, overlooking the park. Beautifully proportioned, it has sofa, chairs, wood stove and piano....moreless

          • Parking:

            On-street parking is available right outside the house....moreless

          • Telephone
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine:

            In the third floor laundry room, which also has a large deep sink....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            There is a large working wood stove in the main Parlor living room....moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker:

            Also a burr grinder for beans....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Fully stocked for up to 8 people....moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen:

            The fully modernized eat-in kitchen has a full stove, 2 fridges, dishwasher, microwave, and granite-topped island with two-bowl cast iron sink. There is a walk-in pantry and half-bath, TV and Bose....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items:

            The walk-in pantry includes a variety of available herbs and basic cooking needs. Plenty of room to easily store all your provisions!...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            2 under-counter fridges provide plenty of space! A large freezer is also available....moreless

          • Stove:

            4 gas-fired burners, plus an electric oven....moreless

          • Toaster:

            Versatile toaster oven for different needs....moreless

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Christmas and New Year
              Dec 26 - Jan 3, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $425
              $2,975
              My Standard Rate
              5 night min stay
              $375
              $2,450

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning fee $150
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

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              Last updated: 12/02/2014
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              Location

              8.5 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              La Guardia, New York
              12 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Staten Island ferry
              0.25 Miles
              Nearest Train
              C subway line
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Harlem River Drive
              20 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Coney Island and Brooklyn beaches

              Car: Not Necessary

              Our house is in the wonderful quiet residential neighborhood called the Morris-Jumel Historic District in upper Manhattan. All the houses are landmarked and the street has been called 'the most beautiful in the city' by New York magazine. It's incredibly peaceful and the unrestricted view from our Victorian brownstone is across to the park around Manhattan's oldest house - the 1760 Jumel Mansion (now a museum and great to visit - kids love the stories of presidents visiting and intrigue around the infamous Madame Jumel). The Mansion's park is our front yard for a stroll, picnic or sun-bathe.

              From the house, it's 15 minutes on the C train down to all mid-town attractions, museums, Lincoln Center, Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Natural History Museum, Times Square, the aircraft carrier Endeavor, and so much more. The Upper West Side has great shopping, restaurants and recreation. The Greenway up and down the Hudson River allows cycling the whole length of the Island, as well as a brilliant afternoon stroll to watch the sailboats, the kayaks, and the people!

              Just a couple of subway stops to the north is The Cloisters, the medieval part of The Metropolitan Museum, a wondrous building with great art, the legendary Unicorn Tapestries, and views high over the Hudson River, surrounded by Fort Tryon Park, a favorite for families to picnic and play.

              From our quiet sanctuary, you can easily access all the sites of Manhattan, and also get out of town to the Hudson River countryside if you want a day out of town - great river gorge scenery, quaint small villages, antiquing, wineries, farms and pick-your-own. It's got the lot!

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2005

              About the owner: We are a family with two teenage children. Richard and Melissa run a not-for-profit organization specializing in services to the arts. We work from Central Harlem and love to come back to our lovely brownstone to enjoy the peace and quiet after busy days and travel all over the country! Our kids are in public schools in Manhattan and travel on their own safely all over the city. We are slow foodies, love wine, trekking, and all the cultural offerings of our great city!

              Why the Owner Chose Washington Heights:
              To have a large and quiet space in Manhattan is a dream come true for us! Everyone adores our restored home, with its spaciousness, and its beautiful and elegant rooms, but also for its hominess and sense of family. We have lavished all our care on creating a relaxing family home, and love to share it with guests from around the world. You'll never forget it!

              The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
              We chose this home because it combined gracious living with easy access to the city. We wanted somewhere really quiet and restful (hard to find in busy Manhattan) with lots of antique features. We especially love the ceilings with their intricate moldings, the carved cherry wood throughout the Parlor floor and staircase, and the deep clawfoot tub for bathing! Combining these features with contemporary amenities seems to us the best of all possible worlds!


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              Speaks: english, french

               

              Photos

              • Our Victorian brownstone is on three floors, all overlooking the park

                Our Victorian brownstone is on three floors, all overlooking the park

              • The front hallway shows off the dramatic use of wood throughout the house

                The front hallway shows off the dramatic use of wood throughout the house

              • The large eat-in kitchen has a counter, a table and a comfy sitting area

                The large eat-in kitchen has a counter, a table and a comfy sitting area

              • Fully equipped with stove, microwave, dishwasher, walk-in pantry, and half-bath

                Fully equipped with stove, microwave, dishwasher, walk-in pantry, and half-bath

              • The dressing-room has full-length closets and mirrors + sink with marble counter

                The dressing-room has full-length closets and mirrors + sink with marble counter

              • The sophisticated second-floor bathroom, all in Carrera marble, with classic tub

                The sophisticated second-floor bathroom, all in Carrera marble, with classic tub

              • The 2nd-floor rear Bedroom is gentle and quiet

                The 2nd-floor rear Bedroom is gentle and quiet

              • Even the hallways are beautiful and make a joy of stairs!

                Even the hallways are beautiful and make a joy of stairs!

              • Windows with fully working shutters in all the front rooms, and lots of light

                Windows with fully working shutters in all the front rooms, and lots of light

              • Overlooking the garden, the rear Bedroom also has a desk and armchair

                Overlooking the garden, the rear Bedroom also has a desk and armchair

              • Large shower stall completes the 3rd-floor bathroom, with travertine floor

                Large shower stall completes the 3rd-floor bathroom, with travertine floor

              • Opposite our house, the Morris-Jumel Mansion for peaceful walks

                Opposite our house, the Morris-Jumel Mansion for peaceful walks

              • The elegant front Parlor, with original features, overlooks the park

                The elegant front Parlor, with original features, overlooks the park

              • The decorated staircase is entirely made of cherry wood and fully carpeted

                The decorated staircase is entirely made of cherry wood and fully carpeted

              • The granite-topped island in the kitchen with double sink for the avid cook!

                The granite-topped island in the kitchen with double sink for the avid cook!

              • The Master Bedroom is a wonder of sun, quiet and elegant grace

                The Master Bedroom is a wonder of sun, quiet and elegant grace

              • Relax on the chaise longue to enjoy this gorgeous room!

                Relax on the chaise longue to enjoy this gorgeous room!

              • Large separate shower stall in the main bathroom

                Large separate shower stall in the main bathroom

              • Stunning woodwork in the dressing-room, with full-length closets and mirrors

                Stunning woodwork in the dressing-room, with full-length closets and mirrors

              • The large, bright and airy front Bedroom on the 3rd floor

                The large, bright and airy front Bedroom on the 3rd floor

              • The 3rd-floor rear Bedroom is quiet and spacious, with single bed and closets

                The 3rd-floor rear Bedroom is quiet and spacious, with single bed and closets

              • Stylish bathroom on the 3rd floor

                Stylish bathroom on the 3rd floor

              • Just round the corner, the unique Sylvan Terrace

                Just round the corner, the unique Sylvan Terrace

              • The Mansion and grounds are a museum to George Washington and friends

                The Mansion and grounds are a museum to George Washington and friends

              VRBO #467314

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

              $375 - $425 per night (USD)
              3

              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 12/02/14
              Minimum stay: 5 nights
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              Speaks: english, french
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