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Beautiful Large Brownstone Home/ a bargain in the hippest happening part of town

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

4 Bedrms/3 Bathrms - great for family reunions or 2 families traveling together

This is a beautiful brownstone that we lovingly rebuilt as our family home. It is MUCH larger than most homes in the city of New York. A spacious, comfortable home in which to relax and enjoy all that NY has to offer. Incomparable space and comfort and priced for affordability.

We do have a strict no smoking policy and require quiet evening activities.

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. 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 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 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, ChaiWali, Barawine, Settepani, BVLD, Corner Social, Sottocasa, Chocolat, Cheri, Amy Ruth's, Minton's, 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, Morris-Jumel Mansion, 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 - 99 Margaret Corbin Dr, 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 trendy boutiques have found their way to Harlem as well as chains - from H&M, NiLu, 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, Whole Foods 125th & Lenox(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.

More Details

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 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 shortly after we started our family. 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. He is often here weekly for work. 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. Research and compare to four hotel rooms.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this townhome in 1998

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Harlem

Harlem is a bustling center. Here in this diverse community we have a large and 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

Unusually large space for Manhattan! The south facing garden is like a little piece of zen in the city that never sleeps. Harlem is always on the cutting edge in terms of music, fashion, food and art.


Harlem Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • 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 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Office - 2 sleep sofa /futon , sleep sofas sleep 2 each, table with chairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , with large writing desk
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Fairway Grocers - 12th Ave & 127th street Bravo market - Frederick Douglas & 128th street C-Town Market 125th Street and Broadway Whole Foods - 125th & Lenox Walking tours by Harlem Heritage, and What's Eating Harlem,


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Beautiful Large Brownstone Home/ a bargain in the hippest happening part of town
average rating of 4.6216216 based on 37 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: November 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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Beautiful townhome in a charming location

  • 5 of 5

Tina you have a fantastic property in such a great location in Harlem. My family felt very secure and truly enjoyed East Harlem with its blend of true Harlem culture and proximity to everything in upper Central Park. A tremendous value compared to pricier and smaller venues closer to Midtown Manhattan. If you have a family and looking for a clean, safe, and home full of everything you need to make your family feel at home, Tina has the place for you.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at this house!!! Great location and very close to Subway, shops also very close. Quick and easy communication with Tina & would definitely stay here again

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Natalie! Please come back to NY again. It was a pleasure to hear how much fun you had. You were wonderful guests and we're glad to help make this trip a success.
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60th wedding anniversary

  • 5 of 5

House is beautiful, within walking distance to everything. Shopped at Whole Foods for the vegans in the family. Dinner at Red Rooster, excellent. Lunch at Harlem Shakes and breakfast the next morning. Cooked breakfast a couple of days. Everything you need is there. My children and granddaughters and myself had a wonderful time.

Josephine 10/06/2017

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Josephine, thank you for taking the time to write a review for me. It is so nice to hear that you and your family had a wonderful time together here. Please come visit again.
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Huge house on a quiet street

  • 5 of 5

This is a nice lived-in brownstone with plenty of space for our party of 7. Easy access to the metro with express trains to mid-town right around the corner. Plenty of restaurants and a Whole Foods a block away, and I enjoyed being close enough to run in Central Park. Tina gave us great information about the neighborhood before our arrival and was very responsive when we had some questions. Great value for price.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tom for the nice review. I am so happy that you and your guests were comfortable and appreciated the benefits of the area and our home. You are great guests and it was a pleasure to have you here. I hope you will consider staying at our house next time you come back to NY.
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Great experience. Wonder place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay. Very cozy and comfortable

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Amber! I feel very fortunate to have such wonderful guests. Please come visit again soon.
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Car: not necessary

Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center Phone:(212) 280-7888,

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $500

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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