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

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 260 m²
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 expansive first floor has 12 ft ceilings, a gleaming fully equipped kitchen w/washer and dryer, a comfortable living room with large flat-screen television and a dining room with a wide table that seats 8 plus diners. There are four ample and pleasant bedrooms. On the third floor one bedroom has a king sized bed, one cozy bedroom with a full/double bed and one bedroom 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. The office has two couches that fold out to full/double beds for more options. There is also a snug reading nook on the second floor with a single foldout. There are 2 full bathrooms and one half bathroom, one on each floor. 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 - LYFT 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,





Corner Social,

Sottocasa (pizza),



Amy Ruth's,

The Cecil,

Il Cafe,

Sexy Taco,


Ponty Bistro,


B&K French Cuisine


Maison Harlem

Patisserie des Ambassades,


Serengeti Tea Shop and many more, all fantastic and some just steps away!

We are close to Columbia University, Barnard College, Teachers College and City College.

There are many local attractions like Hamilton Grange, - "We'll get a little place in Harlem and we'll figure it out" where Alexander & Eliza raised their children, Morris-Jumel Mansion, Grants Tomb - Riverside Dr & West 122nd St, Metropolitan Museum of Art - 83rd & 5th, Guggenheim -5th Ave & East 89th, The Frick -1 East 70th, Studio Museum in Harlem 144 West 125th, Whitney Museum of Art- East 75th & Madison, The Albert Maysles Cinema on Lenox and West 127th, Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Broadway & 204th St, The Jewish Museum – East 92nd & 5th, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum 2 East 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 Sts 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, Bethesda Fountain, Poet's walk, Untemyer Fountain, Vanderbilt Gate, The Carousel, Strawberry Fields, Belvedere Castle, Seneca Village, Balto, Shakespeare Garden, Conservatory water (sailboat pond) & Kerbs Boathouse, 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


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation townhome rental in Harlem, New York

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 260 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • *Pets - So sorry. We know that people love their pets but we have bad allergies.
  • *Kids - Try to keep it quiet after 9pm. Super sweet couple live in Garden level apartment. Many stairs so please keep an eye on the little ones.
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
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
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 4.625 based on 40 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: 21-Nov-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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Excellent location, spacious house

  • 5 of 5

Our group enjoyed the stay. We were able to do yoga, and there was plenty of space for 7 of us. The house has wonderful Harlem vibes. We didn't do much cooking, due to the nearby fabulous eateries, and not just the famous ones--Delhi Masala and Babbalucci were excellent. However, the kitchen is well equipped for anyone with an urge to cook.

  • Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for a large family!

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay. Lots of room for the 6 of us to spread out in. Would stay in the property again if I ever go back to NYC, and would recomend the house to others! Owners very helpful and easily contactable.

  • Submitted: 5-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lisa, we're glad you enjoyed your visit and would be happy to have you stay again.
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Fantastic Harlem abode

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic experience in Harlem. From the very start of our booking Tina was excellent- fantastic communication and when there was a wee issue on our arrival day Tina dealt with it as quickly as possible and gave us a refund to make up for the problem which was a lovely gesture. The house is marvellous and just stunning. Beautiful open plan downstairs with plenty of room for our group of 9 women. All you need is there and more. The bedrooms are spacious and I slept on one of the pull down couches which was comfier than most beds! There are 2 huge bathrooms with massive tubs and a sauna (we didn’t use it as too tired after walking all day). The neighbourhood is fantastic with subways a 5min walk at most, lots of wee stores nearby for those bits you forgot and about 10 min walk to main shopping area. Lots of food places to eat and Harlem Shake, Sylvia’s and Red Rooster all minutes away. Staying here really helped make our trip more special, feeling and experiencing a really neighbourhood was fantastic and so much better than a hotel. Time on subway to Central Park- 10-15mins, south ferry 30min, midtown 15-20 depending where about. You have local and express trains so obviously one quicker than the other.

I really can’t rave about Tina and her home enough, don’t miss out on a marvellous experience. And a huge thank you Tina, you made our stay so enjoyable and stress free.

  • Submitted: 10-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donna, thanks for the rave review. What a pleasure dealing with you and your group. Your group really made the most of your days and I am happy that our home was just right for all of you. Please stay with us again when you make it back to NY. Hosting is easy when the renters are wonderful.
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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: 2-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eric, you are so kind. We could rent for more but it is nice to offer a bargain for families when Manhattan is so very pricey. We love Harlem and we're glad you had fun here too. Come again!
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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: 11-Oct-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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Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

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.

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. NYC is full of great museums and adventures and Harlem is always on the cutting edge in terms of music, fashion, food and art. We know it is expensive to travel and stay in the city and have priced this to make it available for families in particular. Do the research and compare to four or five hotel rooms. This is a wonderful option.


Car: not necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation townhome rental in Harlem, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
deep winter lift
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
High Summer 2018
Jun 22 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holidays
Dec 21 2018 - Dec 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 28 2018 - Jan 2 2019
6 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance C$124.32
Damage Deposit C$627.9

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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