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Stay in Luxury in 1880s Harlem Mansion

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Welcome to the Harlem Getaway! This Harlem Mansion, is located on a tree lined street in the charming historic Mount Morris Park section of Harlem This can be your luxurious, private home base while experiencing the beauty and cultural vibrancy of New York City and Harlem. You will have a memorable stay in this elegant, huge (6000 sq. ft.) Harlem, NYC mansion. It is conveniently located near all bus routes, subway stations and MetroNorth. Convenient to Yankee Stadium, all museums and Times Square.


The Harlem Getaway, a five floor, five-bedroom townhouse completely renovated and luxurious. It is one of the largest and most beautiful private homes of its kind in New York City. Beyond the eye-popping, magnificent architectural details and museum-quality furniture and contemporary artwork throughout, the Harlem Getaway provides every conceivable amenity including: Central air-conditioning and heat; elevator; working fireplaces, a private outdoor rear garden with gas grill and dining/lounging furniture; Fully loaded designer kitchen; en-suite bedrooms each with full bathroom; there is a game room with billiard table; Media room with large flat screen television; Full laundry room, elegant, comfortable furniture and world-class artwork abounds, making each room in the mansion unique and delightful to the senses.

The Harlem Getaway is located in the beautiful historic landmarked Mt. Morris Park section of Harlem, at the corner of Mount Morris Park West (a/k/a 5th Avenue) and West 123rd Street. The neighborhood is safe, historic and trendy, and boasts beautiful brownstones, churches and parks, making it a pleasure for long walks. Convenient to the 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 trains, 5th Avenue bus lines and easy ability to hail a cab anytime of the day or night. Safe, free on-street parking.

Day Trips to Bronx Botanical Gardens, Yankee Stadium, the Cloisters, the Bronx Zoo, DIA art foundation

You will have a memorable stay in this elegant, huge (6000 sq. ft.)Harlem, NYC mansion. Every conceivable amenity available including HD flat screen TV, elevator, garden (with dining and lounging furniture, gas grill), gorgeous rooms, full designer kitchen access (GE Monogram appliances, farmhouse sink, quartz counters, copper ceilings), museum-quality furniture and contemporary artwork, fully air-conditioned and heated. Each of 5 bedrooms has its own elegant private bath with sink, toilet and shower and/or soaking tub. Billiards room, media room with huge flat screen and full laundry room.

The home is a landmarked brownstone built in the late 1880's and recently fully renovated to Architectural Digest standards. It is located in the trendy, fashionable and landmarked Mt. Morris Park section of trendy Harlem, at the corner of Mount Morris Park West (a/k/a 5th Avenue) and West 123rd Street. Convenient to the 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 trains, 5th Avenue bus lines and easy ability to hail a cab anytime of the day or night. Safe, free on-street parking. The neighborhood is very safe and very pleasant and boasts numerous restaurants, jazz music venues and beautiful brownstones, churches, and parks. Your own private home in Manhattan with access to the entire home (5 floors including exclusive use of elevator, LR, DR, kitchen, billiards, media and laundry rooms, garden, 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half-baths, sleeping up to 10-12 guests). Rentals are for the entire home and are for a minimum of 3 nights at $1000.00

'VERY IMPORTANT NOTE FOR VISITORS: Our property is a single family home. As such it is NOT subject to the new New York law, signed by the Governor this summer, that prohibits the short-term rental of housing units. That law only applies to buildings, such as every apartment building in NYC, containing 3 or more 'dwelling units' (i.e., separate apartments). Our home is not covered by this law because it is a single family unit, and therefore our rentals are completely legal. You may therefore be assured that renting from us will not be in violation of any laws and that you are at no risk of being unable to occupy the premises because the authorities have taken legal action against the property owner.'

Keywords: Brownstone Mansion, elegant, large,spacious, well decorated, art deco style, garden access, convenient, handicap accessible

More Details

Joyce Roquemore Hanly
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, some spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Joyce Roquemore Hanly

I know so much about New York and I love sharing information with my guests and helping them learn their way around New York. I will help to make your stay fun, and productive. This is my former home. It is filled with family memorabilia, books, board games, stuffed animals and more. My property has lots of original museum quality Art Deco antiques and lots of charm. It is a fantastic environment to gather together with family and friends. Your stay at the Harlem Jazz and Gospel Getaway will be a memorable and enjoyable one.

Joyce Roquemore Hanly purchased this house in 2005

Why Joyce Roquemore Hanly chose Manhattan

We love Harlem and it is so convenient to all the sites in New York. We are only two blocks to the express train to Times Square. It takes less than twenty minutes to get to Times Square. All tourist attractions are convenient and there is lots to do right here in the neighborhood. It is safe, historic and family oriented. The neighbors are wonderful. It is located in the heart of the Mount Morris Park historic district, very quiet and neighborly. People say hello to each other on the street, a unique feature for New York.

What makes this house unique

The bedrooms are very private, quiet and large. Church bells ring on the weekends, birds sing in the garden. The kitchen is state of the art. There is a piano. I offer complimentary coffee, artisanal teas and biscotti.I currently offer a walking tour of Harlem to help you orient to the neighborhood and become familiar with the landmarks and local need to know locations. We also have a private driver with high quality pick ups from airports or driving tours of New York. Price upon request.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a treat, what a pleasure, what a house Thanks for a wonderful and happy stay, we will endeavor to return soon! Go the Lenox Lounge, Island Salad and Smoothies @ South Beach Cafe were gorgeous. I couldn't ask for a better place to celebrate my 40th. great friends, great food (and drink) and an amazing pad to chill in the evening. Who could ask for more:)
Apr 2010
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Harlem House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (2) 4 queen beds, Double Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


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Stay in Luxury in 1880s Harlem Mansion
average rating of 4.972973 based on 78 reviews

Great Place; Great City!

  • 5 of 5

11 church friends from Magnolia Texas came to New York for several days of fun, entertainment and just "getting away" from decision making. We all had an awesome time! The house fit all of our needs. We ate breakfast there; some dinners, but mostly we talked about our day over a glass of wine every night. We would recommend Sylvia's Soul Food that is right around the corner from the flat. It was just yummy beyond words!! One day it rained and we ordered pizza from one of the flyers that was in the house. Bottom line you can get just about anything you want to eat delivered.

All but one person saw the musical Beautiful - the Carol King story and I would recommend this musical. 1 friend was lucky to get to see Hamilton which she said was the best ever. :) Several of us did the 9/11 tour; Grand Central Station tour; and we all did a Speakeasy tour - which was very interesting. Tip: Groupon New York

Getting on the subway was pretty easy and when we did get lost people were so friendly & they helped us get to where we wanted to go. We bought the 7 day pass for the subway because it was still cheaper than buying a 1 day pass; then after our last ride we all gave our subway passes to people before leaving the subway area.

There was enough hot water to go around; enough coffee pots and the beds were very very comfortable. Each person/couple had its own bathroom. The elevator came in handy for several couples getting to their bedrooms. All in all we said we would do it again. Great place! Great City!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Claire all the details of your trip are fantastic! I am so glad you had a wonderful time. Please DO come back again.
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Very clean, very comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

The location of the property is very convenient and safe, close to public transportation. The property owner is very welcoming and nice. The owner was available for any concerns or questions we had. The property was very clean and neat. It had everything We needed and The air conditioning worked great.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fantastic house. We enjoyed every moment and we recommend it strongly. Best stay ever👍

  • 5 of 5

Harlem is nice to stay in. People are very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magnificent New York memory!

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous experience to stay in the restored Harlem Mansion! The house is extraordinary, filled with great art and mementos of an earlier, elegant age. We all felt privileged to stay in Harlem . . . Friendly people, great restaurants, easy transportation and blocks from historical sites like the Apollo Theater. The dining room is the perfect gathering spot for celebrations and lingering conversations.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Lois! I'm so happy you had a wonderful time. Come back again! Joyce
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Great place for a large group to call home and socialize at while visiting the city.

  • 5 of 5

My family of 10 stayed at the Harlem House while we visited NYC for a family members college graduation in May. House was very comfortable and suited us well as it provided plenty of space for all (and had space to spare). Joyce and Stephanie, the owner and assistant were both very accommodating and the house was very much to our liking. It was much more enjoyable for us to stay together as a group than if we had been in hotels. Also the elevator proved to be a huge asset, helping my 86 year old grandmother get easily between floors (although not wheelchair friendly).

The house is very close to the subway, which we took for most of our trips. We also took cabs/Uber/Lyft and were able to get downtown within 30-40 minutes no matter our mode of transport. Soon there will be a Whole Foods opening up 2 blocks away, but there are several markets within a short walk already. And of course lots of restaurants too.

We had several NYC guests visit us at the house throughout the week-long stay, and they all were impressed with the house, how big it was, and how nice it was, often unaware that houses like this existed in NYC/Harlem. So it is a great place to entertain at and impress a group. The pictures don't fully do it justice, so if you are on the fence and reading this review, please take my recommendation that the house is worth it and you will be more than satisfied with your decision to stay there.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! I'm glad you had a wonderful time! I am so sorry I didn't get the chance to meet you in person. I hope you get the chance to come back again. Thank you. Sincerely, Joyce
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful Harlem home did indeed feel like a mansion and easily housed our family in town for a wedding. Joyce was there to meet us upon our arrival and gave us a thorough tour of the house. The house was nicely furnished and well equipped with everything needed to prepare meals. Towels were plentiful, and the bathroom for each bedroom was much appreciated! Excellent location and close walking distance to shops, stores, and restaurants. Would stay here again in a heartbeat if I were ever in NYC with a family group...wish our stay could have been longer!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a nice time1 Thank you for your nice review, i hope you come back again! Joyce
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Car: not necessary

Harlem and the Mount Morris Park neighborhood are two of the most interesting neighborhoods in NYC right now. Historically protected the wide boulevards offer great skyline views and multi cultural exchange. Famous gospel churches near fashionable restaurants near unique shopping and the Apollo Theatre. So convenient and fun, yet quiet accessible and more

Getting around

The Harlem Getaway is two blocks from the 2/3 express train stop at 125th Street. That subway will get you Times Square is 15-18 minutes. It is 23 minutes to the Chambers Street and the WTC memorial

Other things to note

This a beautiful place to gather together with friends and family to create wonderful memories. The kitchen is well equipped, the linens are top quality. There is museum quality art deco furnishings and art work. Every detail has been addressed for your comfort. It is convenient to everything there is to do in NYC and offers access to many other unique Harlem experiences.

This awesome townhouse mansion is a land marked brownstone built in the late 1880s and was recently completely renovated to Architectural Digest standards. It is located in the fashionable trendy section of upscale, landmarked Mt. Morris Park; Harlem, at the corner of 5th Avenue and 123rd Street. Convenient to the 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 trains, 5th Avenue bus lines and easy ability to hail a cab anytime of the day or night. Safe, free on-street parking. The neighborhood is very safe and very pleasant and boasts numerous beautiful restaurants,brownstones, churches and parks.

Everything you need is within walking distance.

We are two blocks from the subway, 15 minutes to Times Square and close to museums, parks and the heart of Manhattan. Also convenient to airports.

There are five large beautiful bedrooms each with a full or queen size bed and private bath. Two of those bedrooms have an additional sleeping futon. The house is extremely comfortable and beautifully decorated with museum quality art deco antiques and rotating original art work.. The kitchen is very well appointed and the dining room table is grand and large with room for everyone.

The bathrooms are all spacious and luxurious. The mattresses are of all top quality and new.

You will have a wonderful memorable luxurious time with family and friends in this historical luxury townhouse mansion.

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Rates & Availability

Harlem House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2018 - Nov 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
cleaning and usage fee $250
Tax Rate 5.9%

We have upgraded the accommodations.. New linens and kitchen equipment and we now provide a complimentary walking tour of Harlem for each group of guests. We provide newspapers delivered to the door daily. New York Times and Wall Street Journal as well all activity magazines and style issues.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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