Great Views, New And Modern Furniture, Beautiful Kitchen - Plus Close To Subway!
About Larah Alami
Originally from upstate New York, now living just north of the city with my husband and 2 young kids. We manage the building and I am always available for any help needed. Love traveling, reading the New Yorker, playing the piano, and keeping fit. Adore the many many foods available in the city and can't resist a well-made cocktail. Looking forward to interacting with all of the interesting people passing through our place!
Larah Alami purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Larah Alami chose Harlem
We love our city and are so happy that we can provide a safe and calm haven for travelers passing through. We know it can be difficult to find clean, nice, and affordable accommodations, and you can rest assured that we will provide an excellent travel experience for you and your family.
What makes this Apartment unique
Our neighborhood is great because you can be anywhere in the city in 15-30 minutes, but staying up north of central park in a residential area you can also experience what it's like to live like a "real new yorker."
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Larah and her family were very helpful.
Even though I was worried about the four flights of steps. It was fine and I got a lot of good exercise. Very quiet even if street was busy.
We enjoyed our stay here. The property was clean and very well appointed with a sun-filled bedroom, comfortable linens and well-stocked kitchen and bathroom. We felt safe in this quiet retreat and enjoyed several of the local restaurants and coffee shops. The owners of the home were responsive and considerate. I would stay here again.
Great place to stay!
We had a great time at Larah's place. The apartment was really nice and exactly what we expected. The close proximity to the Whole Foods and the subway was essential for us. We were always busy in other parts of the city, so, unfortunately, we didn't have a chance to try out any of the restaurants in the neighborhood, but there were a number to choose from. We had several questions for Larah along the way and she was always very prompt in returning to us with an answer. I would HIGHLY recommend this property if you are visiting NYC!
Legit 5 star one bedroom upstairs. Very nicely appointed. AC worked well in both locations of home. Very spacious. Perfect for couples but larger bed would be nice. Nice water temperature. My wife did use the washer dryer, we just assumed it was okay. Internet is good in main area. We did not cook other than microwave reheat because well its NYC. The entire home is stocked well. The neighborhood is very friendly and it is absolutely my favorite in NYC. We did shop both Best Yet Market and Whole Foods. The corner stores are good too. Robert, the owners brother in-law is very nice and resides on the entry floor with his family. Two subway line stations are close. 125 and 116 streets are the busy commercial areas and are very close. Check in was 3pm but we dropped off luggage at 10 am due to our early flight arrival. I did not need to speak to Larah even though she emailed me once.
Safe & Quiet, Nice Location
We enjoyed our overall stay and this fourth floor Harlem apartment. The unit was very quiet and safe, a short walk to subway station and even closer bus stop. Nice, small selection of good restaurants nearby, very close grocery and shopping options. Unit well stocked with all paper and utensil needs.
The only negative I can express was that the unit was not prepared for us when we arrived. There had been a mixup with the cleaning service, therefore, the unit was not cleaned, nor had the air-conditioner been running. On an 83° afternoon in New York, in a fourth floor apartment that receives afternoon sun, the unit was extremely warm. The owners were very responsive to us, but being a Friday afternoon it took about four hours after the expressed check in time for the unit to be cleaned and prepared for us. This made for a very long first night as we were hoping to rest, clean up, and head out for a nice dinner. They did get the main room air conditioner running, and a window unit installed for us. After that the temperature was fine. The owner did check in on us during the stay to ensure all was well, which after the first night, it was.
Thanks so much for the positive words. We apologize again for our miscommunication regarding the unit cleaning before your stay. This was an error on our part and we acknowledge your frustration that the unit was not ready upon your arrival.
To clarify, we do have air conditioning units in both the living room and the bedroom, but we do turn them off in between guests to conserve energy, so there would be a slight delay in cooling down the apartment upon arrival.
We were thrilled with this property - it was easy to find and easy to access, it was conveniently located fairly close to a subway station, it was clean and had all the amenities we required. We would definitely recommend this place!