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Strivers Row Sanctuary In Harlem

Bedrooms 1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Enjoy Harlem when you share our home. Your sanctuary on historic strivers' row. Spacious one-bedroom on the beautiful quiet tree-lined street. Enjoy Harlem and all of NYC with ease. The a/c/b/d and the 2/3 are just a few blocks away and 15 minutes to midtown. Cook in the well-equipped kitchen or dine in a neighborhood restaurant.

This features a queen sized bed in the bedroom and 2 queen size sofa beds in the living room. This spacious living space has a fully furnished kitchen. Wireless internet, cable and central air conditioning are available.

This large one bedroom is on the third floor of this landmark building. There is a pull out sofa in the living room and an air bed is available for additional guests for an additional fee. Linens and towels are supplied. There is internet access, cable and central air conditioning. Blow dryer, iron & ironing board available in unit. Laundromat around the corner.

Travel maps, information about Harlem and advice on the top places to shop, see and eat can be provided to you by the owner. Your time in New York city to be stress-free and filled with the type of activity you desire.

The historic street called 'strivers row' in Harlem, a neighborhood in northern Manhattan. The tree-lined street has landmark architecture that provides a beautiful setting for this quiet neighborhood.

Yankee Stadium is within walking distance or 2 train stops away. Easy access to met life arena over the GW bridge for football and over the JFK (Triborough) Bridge to Mets Citi Field and us open tennis.

The city college backdrop and many other Harlem attractions make this a great neighborhood to make your NYC base. Other area destinations include the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Apollo Theater and the cotton club. You can experience the tasty soul food in the many restaurants in the area, as well as gospel singing on Sunday morning mass at the local churches. There is a shopping area on 125th street, full of stores, bars, restaurants and movie theaters.

More Details

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2018

What makes this townhome unique

Want to stay more than 30 days and have more than 2 people? Great! I can accommodate you. Less than 30 days, 2 guests is my max.


Strivers' Row Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Strivers Row Sanctuary In Harlem
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

A few minor glitches, but we loved it!

  • 4 of 5

We would definitely stay here again. The neighborhood and proximity to stores, subway, cafes, restaurants, parks, and the sights and historical landmarks of Harlem could not have been better. The apartment is spacious and comfortable for 2. A couple more people likely fine; may be crowded for more than 4. It was a bit dirty when we arrived; we had to sweep up and also wipe down a couple cupboard and fridge shelves, and dresser drawers -- just dust/hair & food crumbs. We told Joy who was upset to hear it and very apologetic. She'd hired someone who had clearly not done a great job. The bathroom was clean (except for floor, as mentioned), and so were the linens.

Slightly worn furniture was fine (it's not fancy, so stay elsewhere if you prefer pristine decor). Somewhat rusting towel rack could use replacing, and no hooks in the bathroom, but workable.

Turned off AC at night and put the big fan in the bedroom; it made perfect white noise, so it was quiet for sleep. There was back alley construction in the morning when we were there, it woke us just one time. Some occasional street noise which was not audible with the fan. No worse than where we live :]

Spacious shower, comfy bed, beautiful hardwood floors, everything you need in the kitchen, and a great table & chairs in dining area.

We loved: Studio Museum, Marcus Garvey Park, Lenox Coffee Roasters & Manhattanville (cafes), The Edge, Harlem Tavern, and Amy Ruth's (restaurants), and the flawless food truck on 145th St & Frederick Douglass Blvd. Extra special: The High Bridge at 172nd St., the oldest bridge in NYC, closed for 40 years until 2015. Check the city parks website (google "High Bridge NYC") for other nearby historical sites.

Joy was available and responded promptly to all our correspondence prior to and during our visit. She is terrific, and the neighborhood is gorgeous w/beautiful trees and homes. We've been to NYC many times but it had been a few years and we are glad to have found this apt.

[Absolute Bagels on Broadway and 108th is our forever favorite. Local cafes had some pretty good bagels too :] Thank you again, Joy!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Toronto , Canada

good place to stay

  • 5 of 5

convenient to everywhere by subway. a lot space.the owner is nice and always ready to help.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay at this Harlem apartment. It was everything I hoped for: homey, peaceful, comfortable, clean, safe. The sheets and towels were luxurious, the living room and bedroom spacious, the neighborhood so pretty. Joy was very responsive. I was visiting my daughter, who lives in Harlem, and we went all over NYC from the apartment with ease. We were able to try one of the restaurants nearby that Joy recommended--Ponty Bistro--and loved it. I would be so happy to stay at this sanctuary again!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA, USA

Great NYC stay

  • 5 of 5

My teenaged son and I spent a week at Strivers Row Sanctuary and enjoyed our stay. The apt. is clean, spacious and comfortable and Joy was easy and efficient in communication. The location is convenient to multiple subway lines and shopping and we would be happy to visit again.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm and cozy

  • 5 of 5

my husband and I rented out this apartment for a 3 day weekend and it was awesome. the apartment is so comfortable and clean and cozy and warm. its everything you need. its in manhattan close to everything the kitchen is clean and has all that you would need to cook a great meal the bed is really cozy the only thing i would recommend is a bigger tv for the living room and a tv for the room bedsides that everything else is great joy is a sweet heart and doesnt give any problems what so ever she answers your calls and texts promptly i will definetly be renting out this apartment again!!! its everything you need and more for a little get away vacation its also located in a nice area the brownstone itself is gorgeous a close walk to the park as well as stores and supermarkets

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Strikers row

  • 4 of 5

Absolutely wonderful place to stay,quiet and close to subway,close enough to the city by subway but far enough away to feel relaxed. Joy was wonderful answered every question and made the stay enjoyable, thanks so much.Highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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