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Urban Sanctuary Two Queens sleeps 4 Open concept Townhome w/Garden & Patio

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Complimentary Yoga class, Eat-in kitchen & outdoor space

If you are looking for a home away from home ... look no further. This New York City XXL double queen bedroom vacation rental SLEEPS 4+ and is located in the Hamilton Heights section of Harlem, Uptown Manhattan. Located on 152nd Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, this comfortable and affordable home away from home sits on the ground floor of a well preserved 4-story 2 family townhouse. The second floor holds two extra large bedrooms for two additional fee for more and a shared bath for the two rooms. This is a shared home. My family lives on the third floor with our little mini therapy dog Yogi. You will have shared access to a Large and Lovely Garden, as well as free in unit Washer/Dryer, Netflix and DVD's and FREE Wi-Fi internet access. Come to your home away from home. Live like a local in New York Cities energetic community of Hamilton Heights. This is your Urban Sanctuary nestled in the center of Harlem. The garden level also is home to an onsite yoga studio one complimentary class is our gift to guest upon availability. Massages are available at an extra cost as well as chef services.

The spacious apartment accommodates with comfort and style and interior highlights such as Original Prewar Townhouse Details, Hardwood Floors, High Ceilings, a Decorative Mosaic Fireplace and Original Mantle. Mirrors, Artwork and Large Picture Windows facing the street and garden enliven the space.

The kitchen is open to the living room and offers abundant cabinetry, dining table with chairs, new toaster, refrigerator, dishware. Also, the kitchen equipped with dishwasher and washer/dryer for easy clean-up. Relax and save by having the ability to prepare your own home cooked meals and do laundry if necessary.

It's located in historic Hamilton Heights, a tight-knit community on the west side of the village of Harlem. Located away from the tourist traps of Midtown it has a more residential feel but with the close proximity the culture and cuisine. If you take the express trains you can be in Midtown within 20 minutes for shopping or a night out at the theater if you so choose.

The nearest public transportation train stations to this apartment are:

155 Street / Saint Nicholas Avenue: Serving the B, C, trains.

157th Street / Broadway: Serving the 1 train.

145 Street / Broadway: Serving the 1 train.

145 Street / Saint Nicholas Avenue: Serving the A, B, C, D trains.

The building sits on a tree-lined street with lots of other beautiful townhouses and brownstones. The four subway stations are a few blocks away, and the main street for shopping, restaurants, and services is only 1/2 block away on Broadway! The nearby B and C subway lines run south to lower Manhattan, taking you past the Museum of Natural History, Columbus Circle, Penn Station, Washington Square Park and much more! Additionally, there is no lack of things to do right in this neighborhood which is home to many historically and culturally significant attractions such as:

Duke Ellington House: The fourth-floor apartment was once the home of legendary jazz musician Duke Ellington, located at Nicholas Avenue / 157th St.

Hamilton Grange National Memorial: Alexander Hamilton’s former residence, located in Harlem at 141St / St Nicholas. Ave

Morris-Jumel Mansion: George Washington's headquarters during the American Revolution and the oldest house in Manhattan, NYC, located at Jumel Terrace / 160-162nd St.

Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, located at Broadway / 165th St.

Spanish-culture museum, Hispanic Society of America, located at 156th St / Broadway

The Dance Theater of Harlem, located at 152nd and Amsterdam Ave.

Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling (opening Spring 2015), located at St. Nicholas Ave / 155th St.

Academic institutions in the area include the prestigious Columbia University and the City College of New York.

Nearby Parks:

Jackie Robinson Park; offering outdoor swimming pool and Tennis Courts

St. Nicholas Park; this stretch of greenery offers amazing views of Manhattan

Riverbank State Park; offering amazing views of The Hudson River and New Jersey, located at 145th St. and Riverside Drive

International Cuisine; new, and famous hot spots in the area:

El Morocco, Nightclub

Solice Bar and Grill, Gastro Pub

The Chipped Cup

Il Café Latte, Italian fare

Caridad, Caribbean

Harlem Public, Gastro Pub

Tonali, Italian fare

The Grange, Gastro Pub

Not too far away in Central Harlem you can also experience other famous and exciting venues such as, The Cotton Club, The Apollo Theater, Magic Johnson Theater, MInton's Playhouse, Red Rooster, Cecil Restaurant, Sylvia's Restaurant, Amy Ruth's Restaurant, Make My Cake Bakery & Restaurant, Harlem Tavern, Bier International, 125th Shopping district, and Famous Hip-Hop, Jazz and Gospel venues. Harlem offers some of the most Awesome Architecture, Best Food, Most Moving Music and so much more!!!! Call or email and make your reservation today.

More Details

Ghylian Bell, Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house is a gem. Spotlessly clean, in a good and safe location, close to bus stops and a subway station. If you prefer taxis, there's a main thoroughfare nearby. The first floor contains a huge, well equipped kitchen (with a small pretty deck out back) and a comfy living room. There's plenty of space to share. My upstairs bedroom was a perfect size with an excellent bed, and the connecting bathroom had a modern shower and a skylight. Hermia went out of her way to communicate with me and left a stack of guidebooks out as references. I highly recommend this place. It's perfect for visiting Columbia University, and traveling to Manhattan tourist destinations is super simple. You do need to be aware that there are flights of stairs with no elevator available.

Recommended for: Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers
Aug 2015
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Harlem Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bath tub, toilet, vanity/sink, tri-fold medicine cabinet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , There is assess to the garden floor with this room
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
This is your Urban Sanctuary nestled in the center of Harlem. The garden level also is home to an onsite yoga studio one complimentary class is our gift to guest upon availability. Massages are available at an extra cost as well as chef services.


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average rating of 4.3333335 based on 7 reviews

Great space and friendly host!

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our visit to New York and our stay with Ghilian at her property. You are renting a large bedroom on the middle floor of her townhouse, and the space is much larger than anything you would get in a Manhattan hotel. The two queen beds are really comfortable, and there is a double conversion couch for an extra bed. Ghilian was a great host, always willing to help with ideas or directions for getting around the city. She and her family were friendly and willing to share at all times. We will definitely use this rental whenever we return to the city. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous retreat in the city!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Ghylian's for a week in June 2016. The place was *gorgeous*. Our room, like the rest of the house, was clean, spacious, and well appointed. Ghylian has a great art collection. We loved getting to use the kitchen for breakfast in the mornings and appreciated the AC in our room. Yoga in the studio downstairs was a zen compliment to all the bustle of walking around the city, kept us grounded and relaxed. Thanks for the great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A restful retreat in Manhattan

  • 4 of 5

This rental is different from a stand-alone vacation rental. You are renting a room in a home with a shared bath and full access to the kitchen. The home is intended to be a sanctuary in the middle of the city, and complimentary yoga classes are included in the rental. This is a great place to rent if you want to feel like you are living in the city rather than visiting, and you want to retreat to your own digs after a long day of sightseeing. It's a great place to relax and rest when you don't want to be on the move.

The property manager Ghylian is an outstanding hostess, and extremely attentive to your needs. She truly made us feel at home, and welcomed us as a part of her family. She showed us what its truly like to live in New York, and always had helpful recommendations for restaurants in town. In addition, she is a talented yoga teacher--I strongly recommend participating in at least one session during your stay. I participated in two sessions, and both helped me restore and maintain my balance while in New York.

The disdvantage of this property is the location--it's a 20 to thirty minute subway ride to all of the major attractions in midtown, and more to Ground Zero, the High Line, and Wall Street. We liked this aspect, since we were on vacation and not rushed every day, but it may not appeal to some prospective guests.

We were very satisfied, and would rent this room again.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Sanctuary in NYC

  • 4 of 5

This rental is different from a self-catered vacation rental. You are renting a room in a family home with access to a full kitchen and a shared bath. In addition, the hone is intended to be a sanctuary in the city for those who practice yoga and meditation, and yoga classes are included with your stay.

The upside of this rental is that it's a good place to relax when you are on vacation, and tire of a frenetic pace of sightseeing. The downside is that the location is not central, so it takes 30 mins by subway to get to Times Square. While there is WiFi in the housr, due to its nature as a restful place, there is no cable or satellite TV. Unfirtunately, the room we had faces the street, so there can be street noise late into the night.

The best thing about this place is the house manager Ghylian and her family. They are quite welcoming and very attentive to your needs. She truly made us feel at home.

This is a great place to stay if you want to feel like you live in New York, and want a place to retreat to after a long day. It's not for you if you want a place to party 24/7.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington Heights

  • 3 of 5

The rental is well located in a bustling Dominican neighborhood; easy walk to subway, bus line, and Riverbank State Park. The unit is well decorated and spacious. However; the spaciousness comes with a price: shared space (kitchen, bathroom, and living room). This fact was not included in the rental description, major omission. It made for some uncomfortable and awkward moments. Locks for the front door are cumbersome; my girlfriend, who has medium size nails, could not punch in the code. The door to our room did not lock, not good in shared space. The owner was very responsive to our concerns and tried to address them the best she could. However, there was no way to address the fact that we were lead to believe that we would have sole possession of the rental for the days we paid for. This is a great rental for large families who might rent the entire space or couples comfortable with shared space rental.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Urlaub in Harlem

  • 5 of 5

Obwohl unsere Unterkunft ziemlich weit vom Zentrum war, haben wir den Aufenthalt genossen. Unsere Vermieterin war jederzeit hilfsbereit und gab uns das Gefühl willkommen zu sein. Unser Zimmer und das dazugehörige Bad war sehr geschmackvoll möbliert und die Atmosphäre im Haus sehr heimelig und freundschaftlich. Vielen Dank für die schöne und interessante Zeit.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ellen! We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us! According to Google translate, here is what Ellen posted: " Although our accommodation was quite far from the center, we enjoyed the stay. Our landlady was always helpful and made us feel welcome. Our room and the ensuite bathroom was very tastefully furnished and the atmosphere in the house very homey and friendly. Thanks for the nice and interesting time. "
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Nearest Airport
8.3 Miles
LaGuardia Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Harlem Public, 3612 Broadway
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
To NJ from NYC, W. 39th St /Pier 79@459 12th
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers, 59 Chelsea Piers
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
MTA Subway train #A&C
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Henry Hudson Parkway (9A) on ramp at 158th Street
Car: not necessary

Riverbank State Park (14 mins walk) is the only park of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Inspired by urban rooftop designs in Japan, this 28-acre multi-level landscaped recreational facility is a state-of-the-art park facility. Rising 69 feet above the Hudson River, Riverbank offers a wide variety of recreational, athletic and arts experiences for all ages, interests and abilities.

Housed in five major buildings are an Olympic-size pool, a covered skating rink for roller skating in the summer and ice-skating in the winter, an 800-seat cultural theater, a 2,500-seat athletic complex with fitness room, and a 150-seat restaurant.

Outdoor sports amenities include a 25-yard lap pool, a wading pool, four tennis courts, four basketball courts, a softball field, four hand/paddle ball courts, and a 400-meter eight-lane running track with a football/soccer field.

Riverbank also boasts spectacular promenade views of the Hudson River, the Palisades and the George Washington Bridge. At water level, there is a 400-seat amphitheater and docking facilities for excursion and fishing boats.

Two playgrounds, a water splashing area and a number of picnic areas round out Riverbank's many offerings. No bicycle riding within Riverbank State Park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Service $70
Tax Rate 5.88%

We are brand new, hence, do not have any review yet! Be the one to experience a brand new peaceful space and give us a well deserving review when you leave.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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