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Top-Rated 1 BR Apt in Harlem Townhome! - 15 Min to Midtown/Times Square

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

QUIET, LOVELY, IMMACULATE APT WITH PRIVATE ENTRANCE from the street. All this in a convenient location a 2 minute walk from the 2/3 express subway line putting all of NYC at your doorstep! Come home to a peaceful refuge in a vibrant community after a busy day in the hustle and bustle of NYC.

We are happy to have this 1BR apartment available in our 2 family brownstone to offer to NYC visitors here for a short stay. Enjoy the comfort of a home away from home with a fully furnished apartment with up-to-date, clutter-free, stylish furnishings. The apartment sleeps up to 4 adults on a Queen size bed with luxury Serta Beautyrest pillow-top mattress in the bedroom and queen size sleeper sofa in the living room with 5” memory foam mattress. See Amenities section for more information on what is provided in the apartment.

Maps, guidebooks and a list of our favorite NYC spots are available in the apartment but feel free to ask us for any personalized recommendations.

Why is renting our apartment different from most other short-term rentals in NYC?

1. Peace of mind - we can legally rent our apartment as a short-term vacation rental because our house is a 2-family private dwelling. Apartments in buildings that contain 3 or more apartments cannot be legally rented on a short-term basis (30 days or less) in NYC.

2. We live on the property. While the apartment is a separate unit with a private entrance, we live upstairs. If you have any questions, concerns or issues, we can address it right away and most of the time, in person.

3. We provide all of our guests with an information packet with valuable neighborhood and NYC information and can assist with any requests they may have.

4. We love to travel and know what is important to our guests. We professionally clean our apartment between guests and make sure everything possible is provided for our guests comfort.

We hope you will enjoy our city and apartment!

Dining and Shopping : We are located in a prime area of central Harlem on West 127 St. between 5th & Lenox Avenues just 2 short blocks from the 125 St. retail/business district. Famous Sylvia’s soul food restaurant is literally around the corner. Down the block is one of the hottest restaurants in NYC, Red Rooster, owned by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelson and the venue for President Obama’s fundraisers. Chez Lucienne, a friendly neighborhood bistro is on the same block. Corner Social, a casual bar & restaurant features a lively atmosphere. The newest restaurant options are Babbaluci, a delicious brick oven pizza restaurant and Yuzu, a traditional sushi restaurant where it's all about the delicious, fresh fish! If a sit down dinner is not an option, there are endless choices including the many local delis or Soul Food Buffet & Salad Bars. For those of you that want to prepare your own meals, Olive Market, a gourmet market, & Pioneer are only 3 blocks away. Retail shopping on 125 St. includes Marshall’s (Designer/Brand name discounter) , H&M, DSW Shoe Outlet, Old Navy, American Apparel, Gap Outlet, Nine West Outlet, Body Shop, & Footlocker/House of Hoops.

Arts & Culture: Culture abounds in Harlem. Just within a 5 minute walking radius, we have so much to offer:
- The world famous Apollo theatre
- The Studio Museum, the nexus for artists of African descent and for work inspired and influenced by African-American culture
- Ginny's Supper Club and Jazz clubs such as Showman's, Londel's, Cotton Club & the newly opened Minton's.
- Shrine, world music venue, offers live music every day of the week.
- The Maysles Independent Cinema is the only independent film house north of Lincoln Center dedicated to the exclusive exhibition of documentary films.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 25 years of age or older unless accompanied by parent or guardian....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking not allowed on premises....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Queen Bed in Bedroom: Luxury Beautyrest Pillowtop Mattress with Hypo-Allergenic pillows and 325 thread-count organic cotton sheets. Living Room has Sleeper Sofa with comfortable 5 inch Queen Memory Foam mattress; hypo-allergenic pillows and 325 thread-count organic cotton sheets...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathtub/shower with Rainspa Combo Showerhead featuring a five function shower head, five setting hand shower, or the ability to experience both at once....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Iron, ironing board, 2 umbrellas, stepping stool, broom, dustpan and Swiffer are available in the apartment. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    NYC Guidebooks are provided for reference...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable service with 200+ channels including HD & Music channels....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat-screen HDTV with iPod docking allows you to play your iPod music and videos on the TV....moreless

Theme

  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    In the center of downtown Harlem and 12 minutes by subway to midtown Manhattan....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Ice Skating
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 4 and is in the Living/Dining area....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    in the Living/Dining Room and Bedroom...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Hi-speed/Broad-band Secure Wireless Internet/Wi-fi...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Hi-speed/Broad-band Secure Wireless Internet/Wi-fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, blankets, and pillows are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room seats 4 comfortably on a sofa and arm chair. There is a 32 inch Flat-screen HDTV with 200+ Cable TV channels including HD & Music channels. ...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:

    There is a municipal garage 2 blocks away although there is plenty of parking on our street....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, hand & face towels are provided as well as kitchen towels....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Hi-speed/Broad-band Secure Wireless Internet...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee (regular & decaf) filters, sugar, artificial sweetener & non-dairy creamer are provided....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots/Pans, utensils, knives, measuring spoons, strainer, can and wine-opener....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Large & small plates, bowls, cups/mugs, glasses, wine glasses, flatware. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    A variety of teas, salt&pepper, select condiments, napkins, paper towels, dish soap & sponge are provided in the kitchen. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap & toilet tissue are in the bathroom...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full-size refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is an outdoor city pool in Marcus Garvey Park 4 blocks away open late June through early September....moreless

Building Type

  • House
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday 2016-2017
Dec 16 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$190
$1,250 $3,925

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Winter 2017
Jan 2 - Mar 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$120
$750 $2,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$175
$1,150 $3,925

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning Fee $75

Notes:

Monthly rates available upon request.

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

Cancellation policy: The full rental deposit amount (minus $100 cancellation fee) is refundable up until 6pm/ET 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the rental period. For cancellations less than 3-6 weeks prior to the arrival date, the Owner will retain the Rental Deposit (50% of the rent). For cancellations less than 3 weeks prior to the arrival date, the Owner will retain 100% of the rent.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

6.7 Miles
Nearest Airport
LGA is 15 min by taxi; JFK is 30 min by taxi
0.07 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cove Lounge, Lenox Social, Gin Fizz
5.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Summer ferry to Sandy Hook Beach,Martha's Vineyard
6.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Van Cortlandt Park, oldest public course in the US
0.1 Miles
Nearest Train
2,3 Express Subway (12-15 minutes to Times Sq)
0.9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
125 St. Exit on Harlem River Drive
0.05 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sylvia's, Sushi Yuzu, Lenox Saphire, Babbalucci
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
Tuxedo Ridge
22 Miles
Nearest Beach
Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY

Car: Not Necessary

2/3 subway 2 short blocks away take you to Central Park in 3 minutes & Times Square in 12 minutes! The M1 bus stops on the corner and takes you down beautiful 5th Avenue/Museum mile and along the east side of Central Park. The M60 bus on 125 St. will take you directly to/from La Guardia Airport in 25-30 minutes or Columbia University in 15 minutes. Yankee Stadium & the nearby Gateway Shopping Center are only 20 minutes away. Subway lines 4,5,6,A (to/from JFK), B,C,D & Metro North railroad (10 min to NY Botanical Gardens/Bronx Zoo!) are also nearby.

Nearby Harlem Local Attractions: Jazz Clubs, Sunday Gospel Masses (e.g. Abyssinian Baptist Church), Historical Landmarks (Apollo Theatre, Mount Morris Park Landmark District, Striver's Row, Astor Row, Hotel Theresa, Langston Hughes House), Marcus Garvey Park (playground, basketball courts, recreation/fitness center & swimming pool). El Barrio/Spanish Harlem & East River Plaza shopping center nearby on 116 St.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We are both project managers in the financial industry and moved to Harlem over 8 years ago most recently from the Upper East Side. One of us was born and raised in NYC and the other has lived in NYC for the last 20 years and we couldn't imagine living any place else! We love traveling, reading, gardening, running, skiing, tennis, good food & wine and enjoying all NYC has to offer!

Why the Owner Chose Upper Manhattan, New York, NY, USA:
We have lived here for over 8 years and this is the first neighborhood in NYC that feels like a true community to us. We are happy that the area has changed for the better and pleased that our guest have had positive experiences in their visits!

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Quiet, immaculate apartment on a beautiful block of brownstones in a friendly, convenient and newly trendy neighborhood is yours to enjoy like a New Yorker. We love NYC and love to travel as “locals” ourselves which allows us to anticipate the needs of our guests to make their stay as memorable and comfortable as possible. Hablo español!


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • Private apartment entrance

    Private apartment entrance

  • Living room with lots of natural light & sofabed with Queen Memory foam mattress

    Living room with lots of natural light & sofabed with Queen Memory foam mattress

  • Table Setting for 4 and wine glasses for that lovely wine!

    Table Setting for 4 and wine glasses for that lovely wine!

  • Full kitchen w/ microwave, toaster, & coffeemaker. Coffee & tea provided.

    Full kitchen w/ microwave, toaster, & coffeemaker. Coffee & tea provided.

  • Dishes & Mugs for Coffee & Tea

    Dishes & Mugs for Coffee & Tea

  • Queen Bed with very comfortable, luxury Simmons Beautyrest Pillowtop mattress

    Queen Bed with very comfortable, luxury Simmons Beautyrest Pillowtop mattress

  • Dresser with 6 large drawers & Vanity Mirror

    Dresser with 6 large drawers & Vanity Mirror

  • Shiny Bathtub with 10-spray setting showerhead

    Shiny Bathtub with 10-spray setting showerhead

  • Scents

    Scents

  • Astor Place Cafe, our local favorite for a quick breakfast or lunch

    Astor Place Cafe, our local favorite for a quick breakfast or lunch

  • THE Red Rooster is 2 min away serves delicious eclectic American comfort cuisine

    THE Red Rooster is 2 min away serves delicious eclectic American comfort cuisine

  • Sylvia's Restaurant, reknowned for Soul Food for 50 years,just around the corner

    Sylvia's Restaurant, reknowned for Soul Food for 50 years,just around the corner

  • Bright and spacious Living/Dining Area with seating for 4.

    Bright and spacious Living/Dining Area with seating for 4.

  • NYC Guides, Magazines, Maps & Brochures!

    NYC Guides, Magazines, Maps & Brochures!

  • Flat-screen cable HDTV with iPod/iPhone docking to play your own music and video

    Flat-screen cable HDTV with iPod/iPhone docking to play your own music and video

  • Coffee, tea & condiments

    Coffee, tea & condiments

  • Glassware including Wine Glasses for that bottle of wine!

    Glassware including Wine Glasses for that bottle of wine!

  • Quiet, spacious bedroom with Queen Bed & 2 double closets

    Quiet, spacious bedroom with Queen Bed & 2 double closets

  • Spotless Bathroom with plush towels & shampoo, conditioner & body wash selection

    Spotless Bathroom with plush towels & shampoo, conditioner & body wash selection

  • Flowers

    Flowers

  • Lenox Coffee Chop, one of several coffee shops in the area

    Lenox Coffee Chop, one of several coffee shops in the area

  • Corner Social, a casual Restaurant & Bar 2 minutes away

    Corner Social, a casual Restaurant & Bar 2 minutes away

  • Our new favorite restaurant a one minute walk away! Good for take out too!

    Our new favorite restaurant a one minute walk away! Good for take out too!

  • Beautiful Harlem architecture on Lenox Avenue/Malcom X Blvs

    Beautiful Harlem architecture on Lenox Avenue/Malcom X Blvs

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, July 30, 2016

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