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Luxury Living in Harlem

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2BR/1bath in historic Harlem brownstone

Full floor apartment in historic Harlem brownstone. Master BR with 1 king-size bed, second BR w/full-size bed; living and dining area. Sofabed in living room sleeps two; custom mattress. Complete kitchen; cable TV and WiFi; one full bath. All newly renovated. Within walking distance of express and local subways; 20 minutes from midtown Manhattan.

Carolann Greenup
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Carolann Greenup

I was born and raised in NYC and have lived here almost my entire life. My dad's old office was literally right next door to the world-famous Apollo Theatre, so my love affair with Harlem began early. I love the diversity and excitement of NYC! I think it is one of the best places in the world to live, especially if you cannot afford to travel. There are so many different cultures on display in NYC. And Harlem is in the midst of a second (third? fourth? twelfth?) renaissance which makes every day an adventure. Since I've lived in this neighborhood, I don't think I've ever been bored a day in my life.

Why Carolann Greenup chose Manhattan

The patterned tile floor of the vestibule, the spectacular woodwork which distinguishes the hallway and staircase; the fireplace with its pillars and tile work; the bay windows in the master bedroom - a brownstone is more than a building; it is a historical snapshot, a beautiful example of the elegance of a bygone era. This property is a living, vibrant museum. We manage and maintain it with a great deal of love.

What makes this townhome unique

While I would never want to be bored, I also appreciate peace and serenity. The stately beauty of this building has a very calming effect on its residents which makes it very easy to relax after an exciting day of life in the big city.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We know how much you looked forward to your trip, and we did our best to make things nice for you as we do for all our guests. I am sorry if it is not ending in a way you would like, but we bear no responsibility whatsoever for that. We give FULL disclosure to the utmost degree to all our guests. Not one of our guests has ever come to harm while in our building. We are particularly proud of this part of our reputation, we intend to maintain it, and we cannot do so if we do not enforce our own rules. So to reiterate, yes, I am withholding your deposit.


Carolann Greenup

Harlem Comfort
Dec 2015
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Harlem Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , renovated with new sink, toilet, showerhead, tub
  • 1 full bathroom; renovated w/ new sink, toilet and floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • 1 Master BR w/ brand new king-size bed and mattress; 1 smaller BR w/brand new full-size bed and mattress.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxury Living in Harlem
average rating of 4.851852 based on 85 reviews

Warm and friendly Harlem vacation

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 10 days in Harlem. The well presented property was ideally located close to a railway station, restaurants and downtown Harlem. We were able to walk to Yankee stadium. We were welcomed by our hosts with a delicious meal which was appreciated after our long flight and we enjoyed the goodies in the well stocked refrigerator. Any questions were quickly researched and responded to by our host. We would confidently recommend Harlem Comfort to anyone who was looking to stay somewhere in New York beyond Manhattan and the impersonalness of a hotel.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sue, Thanks so much; we really appreciate this. We're glad you had a good time. Come back and stay with us soon. Sincerely, Carolann and Anthony
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The property was in excellent condition, very comfortable with plenty of room. Conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

Carolann was the perfect host with many unexpected amenities. Plenty of linens, towels, blankets and hot water. A stocked refrigerator, flowers, a cake, recommendations for local restaurants and many other attentions to detail. She and Anthony were always easy to contact. The surrounding area was quiet, clean and people were friendly. We were comfortable and always felt safe. Definitely a place we would return to and recommend to others. Had a great time and look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sandy, It was a pleasure to have you both, and we're glad you enjoyed yourselves. Come back any time; we'll be right here. Thanks again, Carolann and Anthony
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"Hostess With The Mostess"!!

  • 5 of 5

Carolann made us feel like royalty in her home! We loved the warm welcome (at 1:30am!), the special birthday decorations for our daughter, and of course the homemade FOOD!!! Our son said his favorite meal in NYC was Carolann's chicken! (can we get the recipe?) Her home is comfortable and spacious and in a great neighborhood. Try out Morningside Coffee & Biscuits a couple blocks away while you're here!

Thank you Carolann! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kelly, We're delighted that you had a good time, and we'll be glad to see you again whenever you decide you want to come back! I will get you the chicken recipe before the end of the week. Thanks again for staying with us. Sincerely, Carolann and Anthony
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Such great hospitality! Carolann pays close attention to every detail and is an amazing hostess!

  • 5 of 5

A week in New York with my mom and sister was an amazing adventure; ending every day in the Harlem Comfort apartment was a true blessing. For starters, Carolann was very accommodating before we even arrived! She provided details of possible tourist attractions and arranged a car to pick us up at the airport. When we arrived she was waiting on the stoop of a beautiful brownstone and welcomed us with a smile and hugs. Once in the apartment we knew it would be a home away from home. Everything was cozy and comfortable. And the food! To be honest, reading about this in other reviews was what sold me on this place and I was not let down. She had a week's worth of food in the fridge, including everything I had mentioned in conversation with her that we liked. I was giving preferences and she was making a shopping list! Incredible, absolutely incredible.

Overall, it was a pleasure to stay here. Safety was not a concern and anything we needed was a text away. I would highly recommend this as a home base for any stay in the Big Apple. It's super easy and quick to access the subway to downtown. There are lots of restaurants, stores and shops in the area as well. And if you're still unsure, remember the food!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Krystal, Thanks so much for the kind words. We're very glad you had a good time. Thanks for staying with us, and come back any time. Carolann and Anthony
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What Wonderful Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this property was simply splendid. Carolann made our grand-daughter's 10th birthday very special with a host of tailored touches just for her. We were treated to some of her fine cooking as well, which was welcome, indeed, after our long flight. The home itself is clean and spacious - much larger than any other property we have stayed in whilst in New York. Between that and the generous food left for us, this is an incredible value. The home is located in a very safe and clean neighborhood. We love staying in Harlem; for us, the advantages of quiet outweigh being in Midtown. There is much to explore in Harlem itself, but it is only a few easy blocks from the Metro station, so access elsewhere in Manhattan is easy. Carolann acted as a true hostess, not merely a landlord. She checked in with us to make sure that all was well, and made it clear that we could contact her any time. She takes pride in catering to each individual. Who knows what special touches await you? You should find out. Thank you, Carolann and Anthony!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mona, We are glad you had a good time, especially Sofia! I kept the picture and note that she left. I'm going to frame it and hang it. Once I do, I'll send you a shot. The very best to you and Charles. Sincerely, Carolann and Anthony
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Do Not Hesitate to Stay Here!

  • 5 of 5

If you are like me, you may be a bit apprehensive when booking a property online. It can be daunting to make a selection without having seen the place in person. However, if you are staying in NYC and considering Carolann's place--have no fear. You will be treated well in a comfortable apartment, in a safe and convenient location, with all the amenities you will need on your trip. Carolann and her property manager, Anthony, are attentive yet inobtrusive hosts who have thought of everything.

My family and I came to town for my daughter's graduation from Columbia University, and it was a perfect choice. Our party included elderly grandparents and college aged cousins, and everyone was comfortable. In addition, before we arrived Carolann decorated the place with my daughter's school colors, pennants, banners, balloons, flowers, and more! And, you will NOT believe the delicious treats she will likely have awaiting for you upon your arrival--totally gourmet!!

This is an excellent place to stay, owned by a kind, professional, and classy lady. When we return to NYC, I hope that Carolann has a room for us!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Melissa, We really enjoyed you and are so glad that everything worked out well. Graduations are special! You are welcome back any time. Just let us know. Thanks again, Carolann and Anthony
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
La Guardia
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Staten Island
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
#2 and 3 subway...B and C subway
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
FDR Drive
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
Coney Island

Property is located on a quiet, lovely, tree-lined block. Subway and bus transportation within walking distance. Various restaurants within walking distance. Grocery stores, fast-food restaurants and Laundromats within walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are non-negotiable and will not be lowered. If you are unwilling to pay them, please do not contact us.
We do not give full or partial refunds for late arrivals or early departures under any circumstances.
We cannot accommodate smokers. We appreciate your interest and are sorry to lose your business, but please do not contact us if you smoke.
Entrance and common areas of this building are under 24-hour camera surveillance.
Apartment is not child-proofed. Not recommended for infants, toddlers or children below the age of 6.

Our website says that "This Owner Accepts Fewer Booking Requests Than Average." This is not accurate. We often have to cancel a guest's initial booking request and then redo it in order to lower the deposit amount. VRBO's system defaults to a large initial deposit, and we do not want to take a lot of money from our guests who may be booking several months in advance. You never know what can happen, and we do not refund deposits. We do not want to see anyone spend a lot of money up front which is non-refundable and then have to cancel their trip and lose a big deposit. So while it appears that we reject a lot of booking requests, we do not. We REDO a lot of booking requests.
For longer-term stay options, please see our sister property, Harlem Comfort II, under listing 1064276.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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