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Gorgeous bedroom In Famous historic Townhouse, New York

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

Welcome to Towhouse436. A Romanesque style townhouse, designed by the French architect Henri Fouchaux. It is nestled on a beautiful tree lined block in the historic Jumel Terrace District, near Sugar Hill (Harlem). The house is legendary for its beauty, has been used in documentaries (Discover Channel), magazines and movies, including Abel Ferrara’s King of New York, TV series Forever and is often the highlight of heritage tours. It often referred as the musical house as countless Jazz/classical musicians performed in the piano room! The garden room is available for rent and it is a gorgeous room on the ground floor of the Townhouse. The Room is very spacious room with a Queen size bed, Large windows with flowers, silk curtain walls, mahogany fireplace, library,oak floors, reading writing area, wardrobe, library, television, table and chairs, sofa. Amenities include access to full bath, small refrigerator and microwave oven, coffee, cable television and Internet access provided. Access to Garden upon request. The A/C train is right on the corner and a 15 to 20 minute ride to Columbus Circle and Times Square. Enjoy Sugar Hill/harlem with all its great venues and restaurants or take a quick train ride downtown NY!

More Details

Sara Dimaggio
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2018

About Sara Dimaggio

SARA AND JJ CESBRON are your hosts at Townhouse436. JJ has worked in the arts for 20 years. He has traveled the world working with prominate artists in music, dance and opera. He is an avid boatsman and devoted Yankees fan. Sara Cesbron has worked in the real estate development for the past 15 years and in between has spent considerable time working for non-profit organizations such as Amnesty International. She presently divides her time between work and being a mother of two boys, Jacques and Luc. Both are avid cooks and French, Italian and English are spoken here.

Why Sara Dimaggio chose Washington Heights

We feel in love with the property and decided we must buy it. It is a very historic townhouse well preserved and just beautiful.

What makes this apartment unique

Our townhouse is the 'best preserved home in New York' and the greatest attraction for vacationers, heritage tours movie sets and pictures!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Washington Heights, New York

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Access to bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Large bright airy room with a Queen size bed, flowered windows facing out on to the beautiful tree lined street, silk curtain walls, mahogany fireplace, small library, Victorian style curtains, lovely oak floors, reading writing area, wardrobe, library, television, table and chairs, sofa. Amenities include access to full bath, small refrigerator and microwave oven, air conditioning, coffee, cable television and Internet access provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Gorgeous bedroom In Famous historic Townhouse, New York
average rating of 4.83871 based on 31 reviews

Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. If you want to stay in a neighborhood and room with some history and character, this is for you. Sara and her family are a delight. A subway line straight to Central Park, midtown, and downtown is less than a minute walk from the front door. The neighborhood was safe and charming. We would do it again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: 6-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steven, Thank you so much for your review. You are both welcome here anytime and bring your children! You are both so lovely and warm. Happy to have met you!! Thanks for being so truly wonderful. Sara
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A bit misleading

  • 3 of 5

we were a bit disappointed that the apartment was not self contained as it did not state on the web site we would be sharing with the owners what happened to the kitchen in the photo? some mornings we didn’t have enough mugs or bowls to use and the tv did not work no instructions the owners were very pleasant the accommodation was warm and the shower was hot,a comfortable chairs would have been good after a tiring day.the accommodation was ideal for the subway and was very quiet

  • Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful room in hospitable home

  • 5 of 5

Sarah and her family were lovely to meet and very accommodating! The room and bath were very comfortable with all the amenities I could ask for--I was especially grateful for the A/C. I appreciated the morning coffee, access to storage in the fridge, proximity to the train, restaurant recommendations for nearby, come/go as needed access, flexible scheduling, hot shower and soft bed. The room was very spacious with plenty of outlets, privacy, and a lovely little library. I would definitely stay again when visiting the Harlem/Morningside Heights area.

  • Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable stay, Sara & JJ are wonderful hosts with a great family. The room was very clean and had a "down home" feel. We would absolutely stay there again.

  • Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Awesome Experience

  • 4 of 5

I was leary of booking this type of accommodation because i thought of the potential "nightmare" that it turn out to be. BOY WAS I WRONG!!! Everything was great ... it really felt like home, so much so, we hated to leave. My only suggestion is a larger, more visible trashcan inside the room, an ironing board and a small "dorm-sized" refrigerator inside the room.

The extra touches of the wi-fi, pamphlets with area attractions, etc ... were nice too.

  • Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely host . Nice bedroom. Kitchen available for use . Eady to get around .

  • 5 of 5

Nice to be in a beautiful heritage home . Meeting Sara was a delight . At times were woken up by the very cute boys footsteps above in the early morning . Didn't last too long . Nice mixed neighbourhood. Everything you need close by .

  • Submitted: 8-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in Washington Heights, New York

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

50% refund returned if advance notice of cancellation of a week prior to reservation date is given.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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