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Technology Ready, Bright Floor Through Brownstone, Child Friendly

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,024 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 King Beds + 1 Trundle + Folding Crib, Sleeps 5-6

Bright Wonderful Townhouse

One side gets morning sunshine and the other gets the sunsets (East - West Facing).

We have provided several tech devices to help you stay informed and as accessible as you want to be while remaining kid/child friendly.

This space is ideal for 2 couples sharing expenses, or one couple with 2-4 children.

Amenities include: video intercom, 200+Mb internet speed, WiFi, 48 inch Television with Cable TV (HBO package), Chrome book laptop, charging station for up to 4 cell phones, shades open top down bottom up, full kitchen with a blender, microwave, coffee maker, filtered water, cutting board, cook and bake ware. Dining room table has service for 6. The apartment is on the third floor and there is no elevator.

We hope you will love the building and neighborhood as much as we do.

This area has many parks great for walking and exploring.

The home of Alexander Hamilton is a few blocks from here. You can take a fee tour of it. What he did influences American life everyday. He is on the ten dollar bill for good reasons.

Thank you for your time and hope to meet you.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

About Ivan

I have lived in the neighborhood for many years now and love all the people and nuances of this historic district.

Ivan purchased this apartment in 1995

Why Ivan chose Manhattan

I have always wanted to live in Harlem. I fell in love with this property for many reasons. One is it's size. It is one of the largest in the Bronstone class. (The Apartment is 1024 square feet.)

It was built in 1891 and was recently gut renovated in 2001. So all the pipes and electrical systems have been modernized. Even the main pipe line going into the street was changed. Many Brownstones still have the original lead fresh water pipe line.

What makes this apartment unique

Being located so close to two express subway trains you are 15 minutes from Times Square.

I used to work on 34th street. It would take me 21 minutes door to door to get to work in the mornings.

These subway lines are a direct line to Museum of Natural History/Rose Center, Lincoln Center, Central Park, Times Square, Time Warner Center, Freedom Tower, and more...


Upper Manhattan Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1024 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash Provided
  • Full bath with tub Shampoo, conditioner, body wash provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 500 Thread Count, Reading Arm Chair is located in the room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Twin Bed is a Trundle & 1 Folding Crib
  • King Sized bed With reading arm chair (Finally Solace) King Comforter in the closet Quiet Air Conditioner with remote Dual alarm clock radio
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
Large display video intercom systems lets you clearly view and buzz in people from inside the apartment Chrome Book to check the internet Cell phone charging station fast charges you phone Wireless high speed network (works with PCs Macs, phones... save your data plan) Bedroom dimmer switches


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(70 traveler reviews)

Technology Ready, Bright Floor Through Brownstone, Child Friendly
average rating of 4.9 based on 70 reviews

Extremely nice Vrbo

  • 5 of 5

My son and I recently rented this. We were very happy with the stay. The place was all the pictures and description stated. Large bedrooms and comfortable beds. Living room and dining room were large. TV had every cable channel. Ivan provided a charger with connections for several device types. Kitchen had any dish or pan you would need. There were a lot of extras provided by Ivan such as condiments and some snack food. He has a binder with information transportation, restaurants, sites to see in Harlem, etc. The subway is only one block away. Ivan was very accommodating. We have nothing but high praise for both Ivan and this Vrbo.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!! Great owner!! Great alternative to an expensive hotel!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay in NYC!! Ivan, is an awesome host to help you settle in, answer any questions along the way, but gives you your space to enjoy your stay! Clean, comfy beds, nice kitchen and tech ready. Kid friendly! Short walk to the subway, groceries, local restaurants and more. VERY pleased with our experience, having always stayed in a hotel. This was the better alternative. We'll surely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lindo y cómodo departamento. Iván es un muy buen anfitrión.

  • 4 of 5

Departamento grande, muy cómodo para 5 personas. Tiene todo lo necesario para acomodar una familia. Bien mantenido y limpio, cuenta con pequeños detalles que facilitan la estadía en NY. Quizás un poco lejos del centro de Manhattan, es una buena alternativa para quienes quieran disfrutar de la experiencia de viajar en metro. A pocos metros del departamento hay una estación de metro con línea express al Central Park, y varios supermercados. Los vecinos de arriba fueron un poco ruidosos.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We Are So Lucky!

  • 5 of 5

This last visit was our second stay at Ivan's house and we are thanking our lucky stars that he is still there and the apartment was available when we were able to travel. Our main reason for going to NYC is to see our son, his wife and our baby grand-daughter. Their apartment is about five blocks away and they can walk over in minutes. (Probably) Unlike most guests who stay in Ivan's apartment, we do an enormous amount of cooking as our dinners are a chance for family and friends to leisurely reconnect. I am VERY HAPPY to tell you that the cookware in the apartment is the best of any VRBO places we have stayed at. (Although, Ivan, you need a new vegetable peeler!) Last year, we stayed at an entirely different VRBO in another state and the pots and pans were so horrible, I went to the local thrift store and bought our own items. Ivan's frying pans & pots are heavy, well-made and DO NOT have the no-stick feature (non-stick is a feature we do not like).

Just like our last visit, Ivan was kind enough to meet us at the front door and carry up our luggage. He responded to our text messages regarding where to put the garbage as we feel like we are in our home away from home and should be responsible for taking our own trash down for the garbage pick-up.

We super appreciated all the baby related features, like the big crib, the organic crib sheets, the small high-chair, and the wipes. We never used the stroller but it was in the foyer if we had needed it.

My earlier review (July 2016) goes into detail about other aspects of the apartment that are important to us. It's hard for me to imagine a place to stay that could be any better for us when we are able to get up to "The Big Apple!"

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Margaret for the wonderful review!!! It was great having you and your family over. I'm glad you like the post and pans. I think the non-stick pot/pan coatings may be great to cook with, but not be the best for your insides (especially as they wear off). So in being thoughtful for you and the other guests we just went with quality metal surfaces. (I will get a new vegetable peeler.)
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Super comfortable and cute apartment. Ivan is quite attentive and a great host!!

  • 4 of 5

My family & I had a great time! We were given detailed instructions for our arrival and greeted very warmly. The apartment size far exceeded my expectations - the photos really don't do it justice. Nice furnishings and every accommodation you need for a weekend or even a nice long stay. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, full size fridge, 4 burner gas stove, every imaginable utinsil and kitchen tool, hairdryer, extra linens...I seriously could go on and on.

The neighborhood has all you need very close by. (Pizza, Chinese, liquor store, groceries, subway )

Ivan was gracious and helpful. He was available via text at all times to answer questions or fix any problems. We had a small issue w the heater and he was present immediately to remedy it for us.

Overall, a fantastic experience! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone traveling to NYC, and plan to contact Ivan personally for any future visits I may make.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a find -- great apartment in great neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay! It's a third floor walkup in a nice building in a neighborhood that feels calm and safe. The apartment is spotless and in great shape. Ivan was responsive to any needs we had. The beds are in good condition, and there are plenty of extra sheets and blankets. It is light and bright, and definitely child-friendly -- the outlets are all covered, there are bumpers on the coffee table, etc. It's also a two minute walk from the A and C subway lines. Couldn't be more convenient. I highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8.5 Miles
LaGuardia (LGA)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Edge
Nearest Train
0.04 Miles
A and D Express Plus the B & C local Trains
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Grange
Car: not necessary

Two express and Two local trains stop on the same block as this listing.

Twenty Minutes to Times Square.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $100

To reserve: Please fill out and sign the rental agreement and please make a deposit payment. Thank You.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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