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Over-sized Manhattan Brownstone Home/Amazingly Affordable 4 families HUGE2900sqf

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

4 Bedrms/3 Bathrms - great for family reunions and 2 families traveling togethr

This is a beautiful brownstone home in the city. We lovingly rebuilt it as a family home. It is MUCH larger than most NY homes in the city.

We do have a strict no smoking policy and require quiet evening activities. This is a spacious, comfortable home in which to relax and enjoy all that NY has to offer. Incomparable space and comfort and priced for affordability.

The first floor has a gleaming, fully equipped kitchen w/washer and dryer, an expansive living room with large flat-screen television and a dining room with a wide table that seats 8 plus diners. There are four large and comfortable bedrooms. On the third floor one bedroom has a king sized bed, one has a full/double bed and one has two full/double beds with Japanese style frames. The Master bedroom on the second floor has a queen bed and large en suite bathroom - soaking tub, heat lamp and separate toilet. There are 2 full bathrooms and one half bathroom, one on each floor. The office has a large desk and two couches that fold out to full/double beds for more options. There is also a comfortable reading nook on the second floor with a single foldout. All linens provided.

There is a lovely shared, south facing perennial garden. Perfect for coffee in the am, an outdoor play space for children, or dinner at twilight.

Please, no smoking indoors and no loud parties. This is not a hotel but a private residence in a neighborhood with families.

It is easy to get everywhere. MTA/Subway - two blocks from the 2/3, five blocks from the A/B/C/D, three stops from mid-town - 18min - and UBER anywhere.

Metro-North Commuter train - 125th Street station is five blocks away, 45 min to Connecticut.

Local Dining has boomed in the last few years with some real standouts - Red Rooster, Barawine, Settepani, BVLD, Corner Social, Chocolat, Cheri, Amy Ruth's, The Cecil, Lido, Il Cafe, Streetbird, Shrine, Moca, Serengeti Tea Shop and many more, all fantastic and just steps away!

We are close to Columbia University, Barnard College, Teachers College and City College. There are many local attractions like Hamilton Grange, Metropolitan Museum of Art -83rd & 5th, Guggenheim -5th Ave & 89th, The Frick -1 East 70th, Studio Museum in Harlem 144 West 125th, Whitney Museum of Art- 75th & Madison, The Albert Maysles Cinema on Lenox and 127th, The Jewish Museum – 92nd & 5th, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum 2 E 91st St, The Cloisters -upper Manhattan, Natural History Museum & Rose Center of Earth and Space (Hayden Planetarium)- 81st & Central Park West, American Museum of Folk Art -Columbus Ave & 66th, Museum of Modern Art- 53rd & 5th, 911 Memorial and Liberty Park, The Tenement Museum-Orchard and Delancey and many other sights to see.

Central Park Zoo- 5th Ave and 64th, Bronx Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Fort Tryon Park, Marcus Garvey Park, Mount Morris Park, Cathedral of St John the Divine, Morningside Park, and on and on.

You can walk to Central Park. There you'll find The Meer, Charles Dana Discovery Center, Lasker Pool and Ice Rink, Wollman Ice Rink, The Block House, Untemyer Fountain, Vanderbilt Gate, The Carousel, Strawberry Fields, Belvedere Castle, Seneca village, Balto, Shakespeare Garden, Conservatory water (sailboat pond), the list goes on! See what you can find

Many trending boutiques have found their way to Harlem as well as chains - from H&M, Trunk Show Designer, Harlem Haberdashery, Carols Daughter to Columbia U Consignment - all in the neighborhood.

If you plan to eat in, you're in luck. We have a real kitchen and there are a number of food shopping options. Fairway Grocers - 12th Ave & 127th street(best selection), Fine Fare-Lenox Ave. & 116th street(closest), Bravo Supermarket - 2395 Frederick Douglas BVLD & 128th street, CTown Market-116th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Bvld, Best Market-Frederick Douglas & 119th St. Many corner convenience stores with staples.

On street parking or commercial parking is available

No smoking. No loud parties. So sorry, no pets.

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Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Owner/Property Manager

My husband, three children and I love this city. I went to college here, my husband and I lived here before and after we had children. We built this home for our family before my husband's work took us out of state but we make it back as often as we can. It is larger than most homes in the city and has a rare piece of outdoor space that is great for kids. We know it is expensive to travel and stay in the city and have priced this to make it available for families in particular. NYC is full of great museums and adventures.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this townhome in 1998

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Manhattan

Harlem is a bustling center. Here in this diverse community we have a large beautiful home- from high ceilings to a tranquil garden, and on the train everything is close. Just what we wanted - couldn't resist. Perfect for our family.

What makes this townhome unique

Amazing amount of space for Manhattan and the garden is like a little piece of zen in the city that never sleeps.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Over-sized Manhattan Brownstone Home/Amazingly Affordable 4 families HUGE2900sqf
average rating of 4.576923 based on 26 reviews

Stop looking around for a place and book now!

  • 5 of 5

Do you have a large group trip planned for NYC?

If you do, stop looking around and book this place if it's available! First of all, by normal US standards, this place is big. By NYC standards, it's a mansion!

The Space: What you get here is three floors of space to spread out, 2.5 baths, 5 separate bedrooms and enough room to sleep a small army of people (my group had 5, but you can easily fit many more). Add to that a full kitchen, dining area (which we coined the Executive Conference Room), and living room. I'd say you can 'live like the locals', but in reality most of the locals are in tiny cramped apartments... this place is a gem.

The Neighborhood: When I told my friend that we were staying in Harlem, they asked me if I was crazy. Rest assured, if you've never been in Harlem, or haven't been in the past 10 years, don't believe what you're probably thinking when it comes to this place. The neighborhood is fantastic, safe, and full of energy. Up and down this street the neighbors were outside having a good time, talking with each other and playing card games. When is the last time you walked down a street that neighbors were being 'neighborly', and not just huddled up in their houses staring at the television? The subway is less than 5 minutes away and will get you anywhere you want to. There are restaurants and grocery stores all over the area as well - I recommend stopping in the Corner Social as few block uptown at 126th for dinner and a few group had a great time there.

The Host: Tina was great and quickly answered my questions via email during our stay. She provided phone numbers to reach her at in case of emergency, and the downstairs apartment tenants were nice and available for anything as well.

This place has everything you could need. Why stay at a cramped hotel room when this can be your home away from home? Book this spot now if it's available, I certainly know I will for my next trip to the Big Apple!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We love it when people gush. I am thrilled that your stay was so awesome and we could provide you with a comfortable space. Please come back and visit soon. You were great guests.
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If you want easy access, quiet spaces, all the comforts of home and a place for everyone this is it!

  • 5 of 5

It could not have been better! Comfortable and lots of beds. Some of the beds are what I would consider adventure sleeping, but for the money worth it! Loved being so close to the subway lines and convenient markets to make. Real fast at home. The area is safe and the people great. If we travel en mass again to the NC apple this will be our place!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the fine review and glad you appreciate the space. We try to keep it affordable in a very expensive city. You were great renters! Hope you do come again to have fun in the city.
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Perfection in Harlem!

  • 5 of 5

Book this property, right now! Don't hesitate. Here is why:

-SO. MUCH. SPACE. Sleeping space, bathing space (there is a sauna!), eating space, living space, outdoor space! This one has it all.

-Location, location, location. Right off of Malcolm X Blvd and just a few blocks from the 125th Street subway station. You can be Downtown and Uptown quickly. A perfect home base for exploring the city.

-Friendly neighbors, lots of options. The folks on the block were out and about and friendly. There were multiple corner groceries, pharmacies, and places to grab a bite. A Whole Foods is opening up just a few blocks away in 2017.

-Responsive owners/caretakers. Tina was communicative - and the caretakers who live in the basement apartment were friendly and available.

We had a group of 11 people - 10 of whom had never been to NYC. We couldn't have asked for a better lodging arrangement.

Book it!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the enthusiastic review! I am grateful you appreciate the space. It is not very common in NYC and glad we can offer to rent it out. Please come visit again.
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Plenty of room

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 3 nights at this home, it is centrally located, close to the subway and to Yankees stadium, we had a good experience and for the money and room it was a great deal.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your visit. Come again.
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

This property was everything I expected and hoped for!!! The subways were very easy to get to and dealing with Tina was a great pleasure. She was always so helpful and quick to respond to my many, many, many questions! It's difficult to rent a home when you are in a different state, but Tina really made the process quite easy. The house was clean and very homey. Coming home after a full day's activities was comforting. We had a group of 10 and there was more than enough room for us all. If I ever make my way back to New York again, I would definitely stay at Tina's again!!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to have Maggie and her guests stay here. What a fantastic group of people. They asked when they had a question or concern and were very conscientious and respectful. I am thrilled they enjoyed staying in my home. It was a pleasure Maggie, and I hope you do come back soon!
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Exactly what we were hoping for

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at this property for 11 nights. There ended up being 8 of us and the house was ideal. It was exactly as described in the advertisement and exactly what you see in the pictures. The pantry was well stocked and the communication from the owner was excellent.

The house is clean and comfortable, close to the Subway and in a relatively safe location. Neighbours were friendly and there were a number of convenience stores close by as well as the main shopping area of Harlem only being two streets over. Harlem Shake and Sylvias are a must visit as well as Planet Fitness just around the corner.

Highly recommend this as a holiday let. Thanks Tina for being a great host.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that Lucy and her guests were happy with their stay. Great renters! Lucy, I'm happy that you had such positive experiences while you were here. I do think your sunny outlook and generosity comes right back at you! Come visit again soon.
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Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Upper Manhattan Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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deep winter lift
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 5.88%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Upper Manhattan Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , separate toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Office - 2 sleep sofa /futon , sleep sofas sleep 2 each, large writing desk
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Fairway Grocers - 12th Ave & 127th street Bravo Supermarket - 2395 Frederick Douglas BVLD & 128th street C-Town Market 125th Street and Broadway coming soon Whole Foods - 125th & Lenox

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