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Stylish Historic Restored Brownstone loft style accomodation

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 3 beds, Classic Double mattress and boxspring

We’ve renovated our ground floor guest flat with the same luxury finishes as our home above: custom cherry cabinetry, honed granite counters, hardwood floors, original artwork, exposed brick and two decorative fireplaces. In this 600 square foot loft-style floor through we’ve installed new high-end stainless steel appliances, offer copious closet space, and have added conveniences that we ourselves appreciate while away from home – we’re a journalist and a cinematographer who have worked all around the globe - such as a clothes washing machine and dryer, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, cable TV with premium movie channels including HBO, Broadband Internet --- hardwire and Wi-Fi --- DVD player, linens, dishes, glassware, pots and pans.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW: Our entire floor through apartment is designed as an open loft, which means there are no interior walls separating the living space and the bedroom. This is especially appealing to design savvy couples and families with small children. Some guests put the Deco screen between the beds, and while this does afford some privacy it is not a full wall.

We have up to three beds to accommodate four people: Two double beds and a large single. One double is a high end 'regular' Classic mattress and box spring. The second double bed is a convertible futon couch. The single is either a luxury Aerobed with seven firmness settings or a folding bed.

FULLY AIR CONDITIONED: Central Air Conditioning

No smoking in or near the apartment please.


There’s a food market right across the street, the cupboards are filled with staples such as jams, condiments, coffee and tea, and we’ll set up snacks and the first day’s breakfast so there’s no need to rush out shopping. You can arrive with little more than a toothbrush and a change of clothes.


Accessibility: Just three steps down with no interior stairs, this flat is accessible to seniors and people with somewhat limited mobility.


Location:: We’re a five-minute walk from a number of subway lines: A, B, C, D, 2 and 3. The A and D are one express stop from Columbus Circle in Midtown. We can reach Times Square in 20 minutes or less. The M10 bus, which runs down Manhattan’s West Side, stops 20 meters away on the corner of 8th Avenue, and the M2 bus, which runs down Fifth Avenue, stops on the 7th Avenue end of our block. Subways, buses and taxis run 24 hours/day. Yankee Stadium is 20 minutes by public transport.

Harlem Culture:: Both historic and ahead of the curve. Best suited to young-spirited culture mavens, our all brownstone block in the heart of one of New York’s most intriguing emerging neighborhoods is surrounded by the kind of mom and pop businesses fast disappearing from other parts of town, such as rootsy inexpensive restaurants serving Caribbean, Latino, American Southern and African cuisine. This neighborhood of historic brownstones, some built by acclaimed architects such as McKim, Mead and White, is bursting with jazz haunts, famous spots from the 1940’s as well as no sign “neighborhood secrets,” which is quite the trend in New York these days.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Janet

We are an award winning journalist who writes about travel, food, wine and design for high end international publications such as 'Travel+Leisure,' 'Wine Enthusiast' and 'Premier Traveler,' and an Emmy Award nominated cinematographer who shoots feature films, TV series and commercials. As our work has taken us all over the world we welcome foreign visitors.

Janet purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Janet chose Manhattan

This flat is part of an authentic Manhattan neighborhood, near Columbia University, 20 - 30 minutes by public transport from New York's cultural and business institutions.

What makes this apartment unique

Architecture buffs will find uninterrupted blocks of restored century old brownstones by renowned architects such as McKim, Mead & White. We are near one of a kind cultural institutions such as Columbia University, the Maysles Independent Cinema, live theater at the City College Gatehouse, and the Apollo Theater. Yankee Stadium is 20 minutes by public transport.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Questo simpatico loft di Harlem è stato il centro operativo degli otto giorni che abbiamo trascorso a NYC durante le festività natalizie. Ci ha ospitato comodamente in tre. Mio figlio di 13 anni ne è rimasto affascinato. Il quartiere è vivace ma nello stesso tempo privo del caos della middle town; ci sono supermercati e ottimi locali nelle immediate vicinanze. Da non perdere la messa gospel della domenica mattina. I mezzi di trasporto, compresa la metropolitana, sono a due passi e con diverse linee. Janet è davvero professionale e presente in caso di qualsivoglia necessità. Ci ha dispensato consigli utilissimi e la sera del nostro arrivo, stanchi del viaggio e un pochino affamati, abbiamo avuto la piacevole sorpresa di trovare in frigo cibo, frutta e vino già preparati per noi. Se si ha voglia di consumare dei pasti in casa la cucina è attrezzata di tutto punto. Quando torneremo nella Grande Mela questa sarà sicuramente ancora la nostra casa. Un sentito grazie a Janet e Tom che ci hanno fatto sentire un po' come a una casa a New York!!!

My Response

We enjoyed hosting you at least as much as you enjoyed staying here. Our favorite guests are those like you and your family, visitors who embrace our lively historic neighborhood and take advantage of all New York has to offer. We very much look forward to seeing you again.
Dec 2016
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Harlem Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No garden access.
  • Absolutely no smoking in or near the apartment.
  • Lost key replacement $100, lost or damaged central air conditioning remote $200
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single
  • One double bed is a high end Classic mattress and box spring. The second double bed is a convertible futon couch. The single bed is either a luxury aerobed with 7 firmness controls or a folding bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
Accessibility: although the flat is not wheelchair accessible, there are only 3 steps down and no interior steps, which make it suitable for people with somewhat limited mobility. Central Air conditioning.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

Stylish Historic Restored Brownstone loft style accomodation
average rating of 4.890909 based on 58 reviews
Buenos Aires

Excelente departamento en Harlem. Metro a pocas cuadras, bus casi en la puerta.

  • 5 of 5

Excelente estadía en el apartamento de Janet y Tom. Es nuestra tercera vez en NY en el mismo deparatamento !!! Adoramos vivir en Harlem !!! Todo es tal cual como se ve en las fotografías y mejor aún. Ideal para dos personas, pero hemos estado con mi señora y mis dos hijos sin problemas... Gracias Janet, nos veremos pronto !!!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always such a great pleasure to host you and your family, especially for your great enthusiasm and appreciation for all that Harlem and New York have to offer. We very much look forward to your next visit. Warmest regards, Janet and Tom
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Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

We just got home from a fabulous stay at this charming brownstone in Harlem. It was perfect for us-2 adults and 1 child. Tom and Janet were so helpful with all of our questions and we're always very quick to respond as well. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay again if we ever return to the Big Apple. Thanks for your wonderful hospitality.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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très bien

  • 5 of 5

nous avons passé un très bon séjour

l’appartement était très propre et bien agencé--les photos sont fidèles---

en famille avec 1 enfant cela nous convenait

Janet a été très accueillante et arrangeante avec nos horaires d'arrivée et de départ

je recommande


  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Une semaine à NYC

  • 4 of 5

Appartement très plaisant et agréable au nord de central park dans Harlem. Janet , la propriétaire nous a donné de très bons conseils et a été très serviable.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exzellente Alternative zum Hotel

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren fünf Nächte bei Janet - Eltern und zwei Jugendliche, 16 und 14 Jahre. Wir haben uns super wohl gefühlt! Die Wohnung ist genauso gemütlich und gut durchdacht wie auf den Fotos. Alles sehr sauber und im guten Zustand. Der Kühlschrank war bei Ankunft bestückt mit Milch, gutem O-Saft, Kornflakes, Brötchen und Butter, dazu eine Flasche Wein, frisches Obst und auf dem Tisch standen frische, super leckere Schokokekse. Das ist uns bei Ferienwohnungen in ganz Europa noch nicht passiert! Die Lage ist optimal, um mit Bus und U-Bahn alles in Mannhatten besichtigen zu können! Genau gegenüber ist ein Supermarkt und viele Restaurants und Geschäfte und trotzdem nicht laut.

Das W-Lan gigantisch schnell was unsere Jungs sehr geschätzt haben um am Abend ohne Probleme die neusten Bilder nach Hause zu posten und den Tagesplan für den nächsten Tag organisieren zu können. Für uns war es auf jeden Fall eine günstigere Lösung zum Hotel und viel mehr Platz und Ruhe hatten wir auch. Janet und Ihr Mann waren sehr nett und zuvorkommend, haben sich bereit erklärt am letzten Tag das Gepäck bis zur Abreise sich zu nehmen, uns ein Taxi zum JFK bestellt und als ich in Deutschland merkte dass meine Stiefeln leider im Taxi liegen blieben, haben sie mir diese nach Bonn gesendet! Wo gibt es so was? Wir empfehlen die Wohnung im Tiefparterre eines typischen amerikanischen Reihenhaus in Harlem sehr! Die Straße, in einer sicheren Gegend fern weg von dem Touristentrubel in Mannhattan und trotzdem das Gefühl: mitten drin... Für uns eine unvergessliche Zeit und für die Hilfsbereitschaft gibt's ein extra Kompliment!

Jilla & Bernhard

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic apartment

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful holiday in New York . The apartment of Janet and Tom was perfect for our family ( two adults and two 15 year old twins ) . The owners are very friendly and not intrusive but very helpful in all our requests for information . The means of transport ( bus and metro ) are very close . The apartment is very cozy , clean and well equipped . Also they did find the fridge full of food and drinks (yummy cookies Janet ! ) . Thanks again for the great hospitality !

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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At a Public Transport Hub, Surrounded by Subways & Buses

Other Activities: historic architecture on Striver's Row


Rates & Availability

Harlem Apartment Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120
Refundable damage deposit $300

Stated rates are for two people. For 3 people add $50, for 4 people add $90. (One time fee for entire stay.) $225/night for major holiday and event periods such as Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's holiday, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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