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Harlem Hidden Gem! Manhattan 2 BR Brownstone Apt

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Our location on 129th Street, between 5th and Madison Avenues.

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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This is an ideal home base for a Manhattan vacation, especially for families. The apartment is located in Harlem on 129th Street, between 5th and Madison in a neighborhood of historic brownstones. A tree-lined block with a community garden and 2 playgrounds nearby. Private entrance on the ground level. The owners live above. Less than than a 10 minute walk to two major subway lines that take you to virtually all the major site-seeing venues in Manhattan. There is also a busline a block away that travels down 5th Ave. to Central Park, the Met and other museums.
The full kitchen and dining room means you can save money and have some relaxing meals at home during your vacation. A washer and dryer in the apartment means you can pack light-great if you have young children. A Pack-n-Play, booster chair or high chair are also available for your young ones. There are grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants and shopping nearby. Everything you need for an affordable, exciting, yet relaxing New York vacation. All taxes and cleaning fees included in base price!


Community and Convenience: Our brownstone is located in Harlem, which is at the northern end of Manhattan. Harlem is truly a 'community' within a large city. Neighbors know each other and come out on their stoops to say hi. Most buildings are less than 10 stories, so you can see the sky rather than be surrounded by skyscrapers. Residents cultivate community gardens as well as their backyards. It has a friendly atmosphere that is different from many other Manhattan neighborhoods. Yet, our brownstone has very convenient access to see all of New York City's attractions in other neighborhoods. The M1 bus is one block away on 5th avenue and travels right alongside Central Park, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim. The 4/5/6 subway (east side) is less than a 10 minute walk, and 42nd Street(Grand Central)is only 3 stops away. The 2/3 subway (west side) is also less than a 10 minute walk and Times Square is just 5 stops away(approx. 20 min).

Comfort: We travel often, and really appreciate staying in villas and homes where it's clear the owners care about our comfort and convenience. We try very hard to provide our guests with a comfortable, homey environment. There is a washer/dryer with detergent in the apartment, along with an iron/ironing board, and hair dryer. The bed linens are high quality and the kitchen is fully-equipped with microwave, blender, coffee maker, etc. as well as spices. The apartment has it's own thermostat and hot water heater, so your comfort is under your control. We live in the upper floors of the townhouse, so we are available for questions and directions as you need them. There is a phone with local service so you can book restaurant reservations, and call to make plans with others when you need to. We have provided a binder with listings of local grocery stores and restaurants. There is also wireless internet available if you like to travel with your laptop.

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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sofa-bed...moreless

  • Crib: A portable crib (Pack and Play) is available as well as a booster chair and/or high chair for babies and toddlers....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Plenty of extra towels/linens on site.

Other Amenities

  • All linens provided. Washer/dryer and detergent in apartment. No added cleaning fees....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Books on-site, you can take with you for your plane ride home. Children's books also....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Cable TV service with over 200 channels...moreless

  • Toys

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Ice Skating
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Window air conditioners in living room and bedrooms. Ceiling fans in bedrooms. ...moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The apartment has its own thermostat, so you control the temperature. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Plenty of extra sheets and towels provided. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sofa bed and couch, lounge chair, Cable TV service, and Wi-fi...moreless

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

    Free Street parking subject to street cleaning restrictions....moreless

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

    Washer/dryer unit in the apartment with detergent provided. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Hotspot is accessible by up to 10 devices....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High16
Apr 11 - Dec 16, 2016
2 night min stay
$200
$1,380 $5,000
Holiday
Dec 17 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$210
$1,450
Winter2017
Jan 3 - Jan 14, 2017
2 night min stay
$150
$900 $2,500
WinterLow
Jan 15 - Feb 26, 2017
2 night min stay
$140
$880 $2,500
WinterLow1
Feb 27 - Mar 11, 2017
2 night min stay
$160
$1,000 $3,000
Spring2017
Mar 12 - Apr 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$180
$1,225 $4,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200 $200
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,385 $5,720
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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Location

1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
FDR at 125th Street

Car: Not Necessary

This apartment is located in the ground floor of a brownstone on a quiet block in historic Harlem, which is at the north end of Manhattan. The Apollo Theater, The Studio Museum of Harlem, Sylvia's famous soul food, and President Clinton's office are all just blocks away. The lively 125th Street shopping district is a 5 minute walk---where you can get everything from Mac Cosmetics and Hip-Hop clothes, to African drums and shea lotions. Restaurants such as Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster, Chez Lucienne, and the Corner Social have created a lively culinary corner within a few blocks. It's less than a 10 minute walk to the 4/5/6 subway lines or the 2/3 subway lines which take you all the way up and down the East and West sides of Manhattan. Both Grand Central and Times Square are about a 20 minute subway ride away. The M1 bus is one block away and travels down 5th Avenue along Central Park and past the Met, Guggenheim and other museums.

Other Activities: It's New York City--you can do anything and everything!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: I grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin and have lived in Minnesota, California and moved to New York City in 2003, when I married my husband. We have lived in Harlem for 10 years now, have 2 children, and love the fact that we can be close to all the wonderful things New York has to offer, yet have a wonderful space to retreat back to on a quiet block in a culture-rich area.

Why the Owner Chose Upper Manhattan, New York, NY, USA:
My husband bought this brownstone in 2001, when it was a burned out shell with a tree growing up through the middle. He had always wanted to own a brownstone in Harlem. Many others were renovating at the same time, and we have forged a community of old and new.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
This is a retreat away from the hustle of the tourist sites, where you will have two bedrooms, a full kitchen and laundry and space to relax in the living and dining areas. Yet you are still convenient to subway and bus lines that can get you to the sites quickly to enjoy all NYC has to offer!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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  • Our location on 129th Street, between 5th and Madison Avenues.

    Our location on 129th Street, between 5th and Madison Avenues.

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Dining area; view of hall to bedrooms

    Dining area; view of hall to bedrooms

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Living room with sofabed, couch and satellite TV/DVD

    Living room with sofabed, couch and satellite TV/DVD

  • Community Garden across the street-Open weekends

    Community Garden across the street-Open weekends

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • 2nd bedroom

    2nd bedroom

  • View of living room from dining area

    View of living room from dining area

  • Living room.  DirecTV Satellite Service, Wi-Fi, DVD player in TV, sofa-bed

    Living room. DirecTV Satellite Service, Wi-Fi, DVD player in TV, sofa-bed

  • 1st Bedroom with double/full size bed

    1st Bedroom with double/full size bed

  • 2nd Bedroom with Queen Bed

    2nd Bedroom with Queen Bed

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Washer/Dryer

    Washer/Dryer

  • 129th Street

    129th Street

  • Plenty of linens, detergent for in-house laundry, iron and ironing board.

    Plenty of linens, detergent for in-house laundry, iron and ironing board.

  • Dining/living area.  Queen-size sofa bed near windows.

    Dining/living area. Queen-size sofa bed near windows.

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