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Sankofa Guest Apartment--A portal for the soul

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 936 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment - 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s) - 1 Bath - (Sleeps 2)

Situated on a quiet tree lined street in Harlem’s Mount Morris Park Historic District, Sankofa Guest Apartment offers an inviting and unique accommodation that is centrally located making ALL of New York City easily accessible. The neighborhood is close to popular restaurants, jazz clubs, museums, art galleries and theaters. Nearby subways and buses take you ANYWHERE that is not in walking distance.

This renovated floor through apartment with a private entrance is on the top floor of a 19th Century brownstone. There is no elevator, but what awaits you at the top is worth the climb. The listing photos and 5 star guest reviews say it all.

The master bedroom with ample closet space is the ultimate sanctuary providing an utterly comforting place to land at the end of the day. It overlooks the backyard garden creating an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Soft lighting, hotel crisp 600 count sheets, king size bamboo pillows with memory foam, and a comfortable queen size bed with a luxury pillow top mattress make this one of the best sleeps ever. The Bose Wave Music System will wake you up or put you to sleep to your favorite music.

The spa inspired bathroom contains a soaking tub with shower, Hotel Collection bath towels, bathrobes, spa slippers, designer toiletries, magnifying makeup mirror, and hand held toilet bidet.

The spacious sun filled living room has a dining table with seating for four, 42 inch HDTV, library, twin sleep sofa with luxury 10 inch Air Dream Mattress, and landline phone with free local calls.

The kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher, and microwave, plus full kitchen utensils and cookware

Other amenities include

Free Wi Fi Internet and cable TV

Washer /Dryer

Air Conditioning

More Details

Owner
Edith Garner -Palmer or Norma Garner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our 6 night stay at Sankofa Guest Apartment. The location was great as it only took 5 minutes to reach the subway or bus with the shops also close by. The apartment was beautifully decorated and it was so cosy when we arrived back after a full day of sight seeing, to enjoy the atmosphere. Edith and Norma are such lovely people and so helpful. We couldn't believe the gorgeous fluffy towels and slippers and dressing gowns for our use. The apartment was exceptionally clean and well maintained and we certainly enjoyed the bottle of wine and chocolates on our arrival (not to mention the sumptuous muffins!). We would certainly recommend it to family and family and have actually done so
May 2011
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Amenities

Harlem Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 936 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
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
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Twin sleep sofa in living room
  • * Queen Bed: Pillow top mattress, closets, dresser, full length mirror
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(122 traveler reviews)

Sankofa Guest Apartment--A portal for the soul
average rating of 4.9836063 based on 123 reviews
Brisbane, Australia
5

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Sankofa Guest Apartment was a wonderful experience. The apartment is stunningly beautiful and has every amenity a traveller could possibly need or desire, even a footspa. The whole apartment is incredibly attractive and it is a pleasure to simply sit and admire the artwork on the walls and the furniture and finishings within the apartment. Our hostesses, Edith and Norma are incredibly warm and helpful. We feel as if we have made friends. It has added an extra dimension to our first-time New York experience to be able to stay in Harlem and be welcomed with such kindness. Within the apartment you will find NYC guidebooks and other helpful printed information to help you take advantage of your time in New York. The apartment's location is fantastic. Catching public transport is a breeze. We favoured the bus during the day to give us a better idea of the lay of the land. The subway is quick and efficient and is only a few blocks' walk through this safe neighbourhood. We walked day and night through the neighbourhood and felt perfectly comfortable. The bed is extremely comfortable and we enjoyed being able to cook breakfast each morning. Being able to wash and dry our clothes each night also allowed us to pack a little lighter than we would otherwise have been able to do. We would never, ever stay anywhere else on our next visit to Manhattan - Sankofa has it all. Thank you Edith and Norma for our wonderful visit. You and your apartment are true gems.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2007
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is exactly as shown and even better. There is everything you might need plus some more. Everything is tasteful and comfortable, even the CDs are excellent.

The street is very quiet and pleasant. The hosts are very friendly, helpful and absolutely discreet. They provide everything for a pleasant stay.

There are two subway stops very near and the express trains stop there, so that you can be in downtown Manhattan in under 30 mins.

A very pleasant stay and we hope to be back one day.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, Australia
5

A fabulous place to stay for a truly memorable NYC experience

  • 5 of 5

Norma and Edith's Harlem apartment was perfect from beginning to end. The brownstone is in a lovely street very close to all Harlem has to offer. Getting to midtown and other places in Manhattan is very easy - the 125th street subway is a few blocks away and the express train whips you into midtown in no time at all. There are other lines which take you all over Manhattan. However, coming back to the apartment after a very busy day is absolute bliss. The apartment is so stylish and comfortable and Norma and Edith are genuinely caring about their guest's comfort and happiness. They are the perfect hosts and lovely ladies. We loved Harlem's vibrancy and street life. The Red Rooster is awesome, with great food and music. There are lots of cool bars around 116th street (Mess Hall was a favourite - go for happy hour and an adult happy meal) and good places to eat. Harlem also has some good shopping with street vendors and some outlet stores (Banana Republic, Gap) as well. We had an amazing and memorable first visit to NYC and would so love to come back. We would definitely stay at Sankofa Guest Apartment again. We will be recommending to everyone!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Sankofa 5 nights on our first ever visit to NY. We were totally happy with our choice. Edith & Norma supply all the comforts of home in their beautiful appartment... Comfortable bed, beautiful linen and towels, wine, beer and croissants in the fridge plus a dinner voucher to a local cafe ( the food was awesome). Loved the neighbourhood after the hectic pace of sightseeing in the city and the Subway is a short walk away, it was so quick and easy to use for first time users like us. Try the Paris Blues Jazz club just around the corner, its so much fun. We would stay here again in a flash and highly recommend this beautiful apartment. 10 out of 10 ladies you made our visit so much more special.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sacramento
5

Great NYC Stay

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place! The proprietors were excellent, providing helpful instructions about arrival and key pick-up, and useful information about the apartment, prior to our arrival. They met us on arrival and give us a tour of the apartment and answered all of our questions. They remained easily accessible to us during the stay. We very much enjoyed the complimentary treats they provided. The apartment is beautiful--well furnished and decorated, comfortable and clean--a virtual mini-museum of exceptional African art. The location is great--safe neighborhood, easy access to the subway, a number of great restaurants in the area, and a relatively short walk to Central Park. This will definitely be our first choice for a future return visit to NYC.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Yorkshire
5

A perfect place to chill!

  • 5 of 5

We found Sankofa by pure chance on the internet, and we are so glad that we did! The reviews from previous guests are exceptionally good, and well deserved. This place is everything that people have said about it, so its hard to add to all those positive comments. We were helped enormously by Edith and Norma in the weeks leading up to our arrival. They reply promptly to e-mails with helpful information about the apartment, the area and NYC in general. When we arrived they greeted us and showed us around and it was obvious that here were two very kind, genuine and friendly people who were just a door bell away should we need them. The fridge was stocked with soft drinks and beers, croissants and jam and a welcoming bottle of wine! We also got a $25 gift card for Cafe Latte, just around the corner and well worth a visit. The apartment is just great...really exceptionally furnished and equipped, making it such a wonderful base to explore NYC from. Subways within minutes, places to eat, shops nearby to stock up on goodies and Central Park a 10 min stroll. The best thing of all was coming "home" after a hectic day of sightseeing, and having your own space to relax, make a drink and have some food. So much better than a hotel room. We have rented places from California to Cyprus, and Sankofa is right up there in what we rate as great places to stay, and will always be in our memories of a brilliant first ever visit to New York. Thank you Edith and Norma for being such perfect hosts, and for arranging a cab for the return trip to JFK. We loved Sankofa and would thoroughly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
La Guardia
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Harlem Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

No refund on early departures.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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