Charming, Spacious Two-Bedroom Brownstone Apartment with Garden(64 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 6
Beautifully renovated comfortable apartment with full kitchen.
Large bedroom can be arranged with two twin beds OR a king-sized bed.
Small bedroom has a full-sized bed.
Pull-out couch in the living room can sleep an additional two people.
Beautiful private garden with eating area.
Super for families with children! Lots of space, inside and out -- even has a slide in the back yard! All children's and baby equipment available. Babysitting available by arrangement.
Apartment is on the ground floor, with a private entrance. The owners reside in the house above. The whole apartment is exclusively yours during your stay.
Located a 5-minute walk away from the subway 'A' train, a quick two-stop ride to midtown.
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Member since: 2012
- 1 story
- On floor 0
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
Excellent for families with children. Lots of space for active children indoors and out -- even has a slide in the back yard. Toys and books available for all ages. All children's equipment available upon request. Even babysitting available....moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Crib available. Small bedroom has door to back yard.
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Big fluffy towels.
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Mobile Phone
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Christmas/New Year 2017
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Taxes Not included
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Car: Not Necessary
The House: This beautiful apartment is on the ground floor of a four floor brownstone row-house in the Sugar Hill/Hamilton Heights section of Harlem. The house was built in 1894 in Renaissance Revival style as a single family house for a big family with lots of servants. During those years, this garden apartment was the kitchen and informal dining room, and a dumbwaiter carried fancy meals up to the formal dining room above when the family entertained.
During the 1950s the garden apartment had been converted to a Harlem hair salon, and the house above had become a boarding house, but in 2000 the house was purchased by the current owners who are bringing it back to its former glory; in 2005 the apartment was refurbished into a beautiful and spacious 2-bedroom apartment.
The Neighborhood: Sugar Hill and Hamilton Heights are a lovely neighborhood of elegant row-houses in an area that once served as the country retreat for the city's wealthy, at a time when the city included just southern Manhattan. Alexander Hamilton. a prominent statesman in the 1780s, built his country home, The Grange, on his estate just south of where 145th Street is now. Today The Grange is part of the National Parks system and can be visited at the north end of St. Nicholas Park.
When the train lines were extended north to this area in the 1880s the land was developed into elegant townhouses.
During the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and 1930s, African Americans made their mark on NYC as they had never been permitted to do so before. The north end of Hamilton Heights was known as Sugar Hill, for the sweet life available to those who could afford it.
The neighborhood is full of magnificent architecture in a variety of turn-of-the-century styles on quiet tree-lined streets dotted with lovely community gardens.
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: Owners Larry and Laura moved to Harlem in 2000. Larry grew up a few miles north of here, at the northern tip of Manhattan. Laura grew up in Philadelphia but is happy to be a New Yorker. We have two daughters, aged 13 and 11, who are DEFINITELY New Yorkers. Larry is a computer programmer; Laura is a teacher. Our family loves to travel -- throughout the USA, Europe, Central America, and most recently Southeast Asia -- but with the girls in school it's hard to get away. So hosting visitors from all over the world is the next best thing.
Why the Owner Chose Upper Manhattan, New York, NY, USA:
We were living in an apartment in Brooklyn, but once we had our first child wanted more space. Brooklyn has become so fashionable that we couldn't afford a house in Brooklyn and had to 'settle' for Manhattan! This house still had traces of the glory days of its construction -- fantastic wood detailing, for example, and an elaborate dumb-waiter wheel in an upstairs closet-- though like its sister houses it had been much neglected during Harlem's decline and was pretty much falling apart. (Like many houses in the area it had been converted into a rooming house and the grand rooms chopped into tiny boarding units.) With a grand house like this we find, sometimes, that we don't own the house -- the house owns us. Being the steward of an historical property like this is a responsibility -- we want to preserve and enhance the beauty of the architecture, even if it might be a little fancier than our personal taste.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The flowers filling the front stoop and entry area makes the house a joy to come home to. And the tranquil back yard filled with tree shade and birdsong makes you forget you are in Manhattan.
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The apartment is on the garden floor with a private entrance.
Private garden in back
Larger bedroom can be set up with two twins, as shown, OR with a king-sized bed.
Larger bedroom, with king-sized bed.
Full kitchen with gas stove and oven, microwave, coffee maker, and more.
Door from the smaller bedroom opens into the garden.
Comfortable spacious living room has a couch that converts to a queen-sized bed
Kitchen includes a microwave, a toaster, and a full gas range with four burners.
Flowers greet you as you return home every day.
Historic brownstone dates from 1897. The owners are in residence in the house.
Across the living room to the kitchen.
Here the larger bedroom is set up with a king-sized bed (188 cm).
The smaller bedroom has a full-sized bed (132 cm) to sleep one or two.
Lovely for eating breakfast before a busy day in the city.
Lots of fancy woodwork in this old house.
Here is the living room couch opened into a queen-sized bed.
A slide in the back yard is a great feature for kids.
The small bedroom has a door to the back yard.
Your front door
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