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Harlem Hidden Gem! Manhattan 2 BR Brownstone Apt

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment - 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s) - 1 Bath - (Sleeps 4-6)

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.

More Details

Owner
Jean Moreland
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Jean Moreland

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.

Jean Moreland purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Jean Moreland chose Manhattan

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Jean,

Six Germans enjoyed your apartment very much. All of us slept well and felt very safe in your place. Hopefully, we'll come back very soon.

Final Rating: AAA+

Yours, on behalf of Tobi, George, 2xSebastian, and Henrich,

Jan
Jul 2007
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Amenities

East Harlem Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Plenty of extra towels/linens on site.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa-bed
  • Crib: A portable crib (Pack and Play) is available as well as a booster chair and/or high chair for babies and toddlers.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • swimming
Notes:
All linens provided. Washer/dryer and detergent in apartment. No added cleaning fees.

Reviews

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Harlem Hidden Gem! Manhattan 2 BR Brownstone Apt
average rating of 4.725 based on 82 reviews
5

Great space!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in NYC at Jean's apartment. Upon arrival, we met Jean who gave us some helpful information regarding the neighborhood. The apartment was clean, spacious and had many amenities that made it feel like home. Thanks again for the hospitality!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!
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Neenah Wisconsin
4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was in a nice neighborhood, easy access to subway, good places to eat, was clean and had everything we needed. The owner was helpful with tips and navigation. Drawbacks were very minor, A.C. only in livingroom so bedrooms got a little warm at night but it was very hot when we were there and the WIFI was weak. Like I said the drawbacks were minor compared to having a great space to stay and be part of the community. I have stayed near Time Square in a hotel before and this was a much better option. We were 4 women riding the subway, walking to the apartment at 11 or 12 at night but always felt safe. I would not recommend doing that solo but in the group it felt fine.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay. Jean was very accommodating and the place itself was very comfortable. If you have kids there is a park nearby, as well as restraints and access to transportation. If you are looking for a place to stay in Harlem you will enjoy this one.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! As always, please ask questions so I can make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible. In the summer & fall, there are lots of free activities happening in the park as well.
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ARLINGTON, Texas
5

Cozy place!

  • 5 of 5

Short walk to public transportation. Clean and we'll supplied. Everything we needed. Would recommend it as a good place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! As you're planning your stay, I can give guidance about our location and transportation. If you have questions or needs while you are here, I will do my best to accommodate!
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5

A great "home away from home"

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Jean's place. It's great to come "home" after a long day of sightseeing instead of small hotel rooms. Lots of room to unwind. Two convenience stores within a 1/2 block, and a grocery store 1 1/2 blocks away. Subway station is just a 5-10 minute walk. I would recommend this Harlem Brownstone to anyone visiting NYC.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Loved it. Location was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Jean was very nice and responds quickly to emails and text messages. She was very accommodating and we loved the apartment. We would love to come back. 😃

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
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!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.