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New York City Brownstone

Bedrooms 1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Townhome, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

We are conveniently located only 3 blocks from the #1 Subway Line and 5 blocks to the ABCD lines, so you can easily and inexpensively do all the sightseeing and theater-going you want, then retreat to the safety and comfort of your own spacious brownstone, away from the hubbub of downtown.

Our apartment is tastefully furnished with a fully equipped kitchen, bed-linens, towels, everything you need to make you feel at home. Staying in a turn-of-the-century Brownstone in New York City is an authentic experience in itself. We have beautiful art on the walls, great books in our bookcase, and wireless internet for entertainment and business. A coin-operated laundry is also in the building or several laundry shops within 2 blocks.

Located on 142nd Street between Broadway and Amsterdam, our brownstone in only 3 blocks from CCNY, a major New York University famous for the large number of Nobel Prize Winner graduates. Some of the most beautiful Brownstone Streets in the City are located in this neighborhood as well as many excellent coffee shops such as Chipped Cup, Hamilton's, Cafe One, and restaurants like The Grange, Trufa, NoBo, Anchor Wine Bar, and Dinosaur BBQ.

AND the greatest grocery in the world: Fairway Market. Riverbank Athletic Park, located 3 blocks away, is a 17 acre athletic complex with full track, tennis courts and indoor pool.

You will enhance and enrich your New York City experience by staying in our brownstone.

New York is a City with a thousand neighborhoods, each authentic, each different from the next. New Yorkers consider this the Center of the Universe, and rightfully so.

Whether your passion is theater, the arts, sports or finance, or Botanical Gardens, you will find the very best the world has to offer in New York City.

Visiting here is something you will never forget, whether you do it once in a lifetime or come for your New York City Fix every few months. And staying in our brownstone apartment will give you a sense of neighborhood authenticity you will never find in a downtown hotel.


More Details

Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018

About Darlyn

My husband was a sea-captain for many years, traveling through Asia, Europe, South America, the Middle East and Africa. He loved cities, culture and travel. New York was always a favorite of his and we wanted our own place in the city to call home.

Darlyn purchased this townhome in 1998

Why Darlyn chose Hamilton Heights

Because Harlem and Hamilton Heights has so much history.

What makes this townhome unique

Broadway, Opera, Theater, Dance, Ballet and an easy subway ride to The Botanical Gardens and to The Cloisters. The world class art museums and restaurants are easy to access. Experience the incredible energy and people of this fabulous City.

A Harlem Brownstone with 2 fireplaces and 11 foot ceilings.


Hamilton Heights Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Action Required: Please tell me about yourself, your group, and reason for your stay.
  • Strictly Enforced: The house rules are strictly enforced. Breaking them can result in a loss of a deposit or removal from the premises.
  • Please review my rental agreement carefully :)
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beautifully furnished, this floor-through apartment boasts 11 foot ceilings with original moldings, 2 fireplaces, and an efficient kitchen. Tub, shower, and towel warmer in the tiled bathroom. Large windows in front look out onto 142nd street while the view from the very quiet bedroom is a private, serene garden. Conveniently located near the #1 Subway line which runs south past Columbia University, Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle, Times Square, Penn Station, Greenwich Village, to 9-11 Memorial, 1 World Trade Center, South Ferry to the Statue of Liberty. All the City is easily reached. Many excellent restaurants, bars, and coffee shops in this authentic, safe West Harlem neighborhood. Accessible from all NY airports, this Brownstone apartment offers an affordable and comfortable living space while you experience the wonders of New York City. Whether you're enjoying a family vacation in the City or just a getaway with a special person, you will treasure your memories of this apartment


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New York City Brownstone
average rating of 4.818182 based on 55 reviews

Great comfortable neighborhood with great access!

  • 5 of 5

This area continues to get better and more comfortable with nice restaurants and bars.

I liked walking down along the Hudson to Fairway Market and then on to Dinosaur BBQ.

After dinner I just got on the subway at 125 and BRDWY and whizzed home. Also discovered a classic little Italian restaurant at LaSalle and Broadway --I think it was Pisticci's.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes -- with Columbia University expanding now up to 135th and the beautiful CUNY campus just across Broadway and up to the East, there is a lovely diversity to the neighborhood of Hamilton Heights. The apartment is 3 blocks from the #1 subway so access to the entire city is easy.
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Gorgeous apartment. Beautifully furnished, located conveniently for subway and shops . Thoughtfully

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully furnished gorgeous apartment. Everything it promises to be. Thoughtfully kitted out so it made everything easy. Really close to an array of shops including organic and gluten free specialist on corner. Subway close. Harlem is a great place to stay for a different perspective on NY. Great street art and music. Apollo theatre show, gospel church service and Harlem walking tour a must. Responsive host thank you so much for providing a wonderful homebase for our stay in NYC.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful space, it turns out it was just a block and 1/2 away from my son who we were visiting

  • 5 of 5

The property was terrific, clean, close to number one line, and then awesome coffee shop across the street

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We really enjoyed it.

  • 5 of 5

Nice cozy and very clean place where you can feel like home. Close to subway and 24/7 small supermarket. Recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint & cozy but neighborhood not what I expected

  • 3 of 5

My husband & I and our two boys, ages 12 & 9, stayed here for a week for our first trip to NYC. It's a cute little brownstone in West Harlem (which I didn't realize Hamilton Heights was part of Harlem when I booked). The unit is sufficient. The bed is comfortable. We all slept great. The bathroom is tiny, but that might be normal for NYC. The kitchen is adequate. It didn't have a television, which we were too busy to watch anyway so not a big deal for us. We did a lot of walking through the neighborhood back & forth to the subway and the neighborhood wasn't quite as nice as I had been led to believe from reading the reviews. Our first walking adventure was to Fairway Market for groceries. Our street was great. But as we continued on there was dog poop and trash on the sidewalks so we had to be very vigilant where we stepped. (We always made sure to take our shoes off when we got back to the apartment.) We saw people rolling joints on the side of the road (not on our street but nearby streets), something we did not see in any of the other numerous neighborhoods we walked through in NY. All that said, we never felt our lives were in danger. But we also didn't feel super safe either. One night around 11:30 there were 3 men fighting loudly outside our window which was a little unnerving. Had we not had our kids I probably wouldn't have been as sensitive to it. Darlyn was a good communicator which made us feel good that we could contact her if needed. Overall it was a decent stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, with all needed supplies, close to transportation, nice calm neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Convenient, with travel information available. Great location.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Train
250 Metres
#1 Subway @ 145th and Broadway

Broadway Musicals, Lincoln Center Opera and Ballet, Carnegie Hall, MOMA, Metropolitan Museum, Museum of Natural History, Yankee Stadium, Tennis Center (US Open), Mets stadium, Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Little Italy, Chinatown, Central Park Times Square, Great Restaurants and bars


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable Damage Deposit $375

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.