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Top-rated 1 BR Apt with private entrance - 15 min to midtown/Times Square

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 4: 1 Bedroom with Queen Bed + Queen Sleeper Sofa in Living Room ; 1 bath

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 binder 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. Corner Social, a casual bar & restaurant features a lively atmosphere. The newest restaurant options are Babbaluci and Sotto Casa, two delicious brick oven pizza restaurants, Yuzu, a traditional sushi restaurant and Sushi Inoue (recently awarded a Michelin star) 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, Whole Foods just opened 2 blocks away and Olive Market, a gourmet market and Pioneer Supermarket are only 3 blocks away.

Retail shopping on 125 St. includes Marshall’s, TJ Maxx & Burlington Coat Factory (Designer/Brand name discounters) , H&M, DSW Shoe Outlet, Old Navy, American Apparel, Banana Republic & Gap Outlets, Bed/Bath & Beyond, & Modell's or House of Hoops (Sporting Goods).

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.

More Details

Owner
Michael & Sandy
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Michael & Sandy

We are both project managers in the financial industry and moved to Harlem over 9 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!

Michael & Sandy purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Michael & Sandy chose Manhattan

We have lived here for over 9 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!

What makes this apartment unique

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!

Amenities

Harlem Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Handheld spray shower with multiple spray options. Bath & hand towels and wash cloths. Hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, body wash & hand soap. Toilet Tissue provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen Bed in Bedroom: Luxury Beautyrest Pillowtop Mattress with Hypo-Allergenic pillows and 400 thread-count cotton sheets. Living Room has Sleeper Sofa with 5 inch Queen Memory Foam mattress; hypo-allergenic pillows and 325 thread-count cotton sheets
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
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
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Umbrellas, stepping stool, broom, dustpan and Swiffer are available in the apartment.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Top-rated 1 BR Apt with private entrance - 15 min to midtown/Times Square
average rating of 4.8768115 based on 138 reviews
Bakersfield ca
5

Safe clean and convenient to services

  • 5 of 5

Michael and Sandy helpful with tips and orientation. Comfortable apartment. Great place to stay for a reasonable price in a very expensive city.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

PERFECT STAY!

  • 5 of 5

This apt of Michael and Sandy's is a gem in Harlem. From the moment we arrived we felt at home in this clean and cozy place! The hosts, Sandy and Michael, could not have been any more gracious and helpful to us throughout our stay! The apt. is located within walking distance to great restaurants (Sylvia's and Red Rooster), shops (Whole Foods, Marshalls, pharmacies, wine shops, etc.) The subway is a 5 minute walk away and you can get practically anywhere in Manhattan in a short period of time from there. Getting away from the touristy and hustle bustle of Midtown and other areas was a treat for us! We felt as if we were returning to our little home for a few days instead of a hotel room. In the apt Sandy and Michael have a variety of tour guides, maps, things to do booklets, etc. so we were always prepared for our next day of adventures in NYC! This apt is a hidden gem in a very upbeat and vibrant part of the city. I highly recommend staying here if you want a great experience in NYC! ( I am already planning to return with my daughter and/or husband next year!) I give this apt and the hosts both a 5+++!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olympia, WA
5

Above and Beyond!

  • 5 of 5

Michael and Sandy truly went above and beyond in terms of hospitality - from providing complimentary fruit and wine to bringing additional amenities as needed and giving us guidance on how to best spend a limited amount of time (when we just had one last evening available but were needing to stay within a tight budget). The apartment was very clean, fully equipped in allowing us to prepare/eat meals there, and is conveniently located less than a half a block from Sylvia's (soul food eatery) and within a short walk to the subway and Whole Foods.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Harlem Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Michael and Sandy couldn't have been better hosts. From the reservation to checkout they were available to offer recommendations, answer questions and even accommodate a late departure. The apartment was spotless and spacious; exactly what we were expecting from the ad. We were 1 minute from Sylvia's and Red Rooster (actually put our name on a wait list and then went back to the apartment to wait for the text telling us our table was ready), and 2 minutes from the 2/3 express lines and M60 bus to La Guardia. Plenty of other great little spots in the neighborhood and all of 20 minutes to Times Square. We highly recommend this great apartment!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Best of the Big Apple

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Harlem from beginning to end. Upon arriving at the apartment, we were greeted by Sandy who was very hospitable. She went over a few arrival details with us, offered the home key and showed us how to exit via back room in the case of a fire (thanks for the safety lesson). She also left a welcome bottle of wine and some fruit to eat throughout our short vacation.

The apartment was fairly roomy for a spot in the city. We even expected that it would be a bit smaller than it turned out and were quite pleased by the roominess it provided. Though we did not cook during our stay having the opportunity to do these things if needed are top to none. We also enjoyed the television when we wanted to relax a bit before going out. The television had every channel a person could want and includes the benefits of on demand to pull up a show or movie.

The location was also great. Martin Luther King street (125th Street) is just a few blocks away from the home and can be reached within a walk of less than 5 minutes. This opens a whole world of dining, grocery stores, delis, food carts, fruit stands, shopping, all types of businesses, subways, buses, etc at your fingertips. The street is on the M60 bus line (as described in the details of this property) and a simple bus ride from LaGuardia Airport saved quite a bit on a ride share or taxi service. The subway line can be just under a five minute walk depending on the line you need to take around the city – there is also access to another set of subway lines less than ten minutes in the other direction.

The neighborhood was overall lively but never felt more unsafe than the usual night in any large city. We walked several times around the streets of Harlem and all without a hitch. Hopefully that continues to be the case for all guests visiting the Big Apple!!

Overall, a perfect stay in the city! I would recommend and stay at this property again any day!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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St Catharines, ON, Canada
5

So glad we stayed in Harlem

  • 5 of 5

Mike and Sandy's unit was perfect for our family vacation. The unit is spacious, clean and equipped with everything we needed. The location is awesome, walking distance to great restaurants (around the corner from iconic Sylvia's), and subway station. We bought a 1 week subway pass which was perfect to explore the city. Wine and fresh fruit on the day we arrived was a nice surprise. Highly recommend staying in Harlem, and this unit.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Map

Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)
Top of the Rock
Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
Red Rooster
Apollo Theater
Babbalucci
"We highly recommend the Burrata Pizza!"
High Line Park
Central Park
Top of the Rock Observation Deck
Chaiwali
YUZU
Barawine
Settepani
Sushi Inoue
Gin Fizz
Ginny's Supper Club
Nearest Airport
6.7 Miles
LGA is 15 min by taxi; JFK is 30 min by taxi
Nearest Barpub
0.07 Miles
Cove Lounge, Lenox Social, Gin Fizz
Nearest Ferry
5.5 Miles
Summer ferry to Sandy Hook Beach,Martha's Vineyard
Nearest Golf
6.7 Miles
Van Cortlandt Park, oldest public course in the US
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
2,3 Express Subway (12-15 minutes to Times Sq)
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Miles
125 St. Exit on Harlem River Drive
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Sylvia's, Sushi Yuzu, Lenox Saphire, Babbalucci
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Tuxedo Ridge
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Damage Deposit $300

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

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

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