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Top-rated 1 BR Apt with private entrance - 15 min to midtown/Times Square

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 4: 1 BR with Queen Bed + Brand New Luxe Italian Queen Sleeper Sofa in LR

QUIET, LOVELY, IMMACULATE APT WITH PRIVATE ENTRANCE from the street. All this in a convenient location a 2 minute walk from the 2/3 express subway line putting all of NYC at your doorstep! Come home to a peaceful refuge in a vibrant community after a busy day in the hustle and bustle of NYC.

We are happy to have this 1BR apartment available in our 2 family brownstone to offer to NYC visitors here for a short stay. Enjoy the comfort of a home away from home with a fully furnished apartment with up-to-date, clutter-free, stylish furnishings. The apartment sleeps up to 4 adults on a Queen size bed with luxury Serta Beautyrest pillow-top mattress in the bedroom and brand new luxe italian queen size sleeper sofa in the living room with 5.5” foam mattress (photos of the new sofa are forthcoming). We also have a top-rated Queen air mattress available in the apartment, the SoundAsleep CloudNine Series with Dual Smart Pump Technology which continuously and silently runs in the background providing a firm mattress all night long. This gives renters options in case they do not want to share a bed.

See Amenities section for more information on what else is provided in the apartment.

Maps, guidebooks and a list of our favorite NYC spots are available in the apartment but feel free to ask us for any personalized recommendations.

Why is renting our apartment different from most other short-term rentals in NYC?

1. Peace of mind - we can legally rent our apartment as a short-term vacation rental because our house is a 2-family private dwelling. Apartments in buildings that contain 3 or more apartments cannot be legally rented on a short-term basis (30 days or less) in NYC.

2. We live on the property. While the apartment is a separate unit with a private entrance, we live upstairs. If you have any questions, concerns or issues, we can address it right away and most of the time, in person.

3. We provide all of our guests with an information binder with valuable neighborhood and NYC information and can assist with any requests they may have.

4. We love to travel and know what is important to our guests. We professionally clean our apartment between guests and make sure everything possible is provided for our guests comfort.

We hope you will enjoy our city and apartment!

Dining and Shopping : We are located in a prime area of central Harlem on West 127 St. between 5th & Lenox Avenues just 2 short blocks from the 125 St. retail/business district. Famous Sylvia’s soul food restaurant is literally around the corner. Down the block is one of the hottest restaurants in NYC, Red Rooster, owned by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelson and the venue for President Obama’s fundraisers. Corner Social, a casual bar & restaurant features a lively atmosphere. The newest restaurant options are Cantina for Mexican, Babbalucci and Sotto Casa, two delicious brick oven pizza restaurants, Yuzu, a traditional sushi restaurant and Sushi Inoue (recently awarded a Michelin star) where it's all about the delicious, fresh fish! If a sit down dinner is not an option, there are endless choices including the many local delis or Soul Food Buffet & Salad Bars. For those of you that want to prepare your own meals, Whole Foods just opened 2 blocks away and Olive Market, a gourmet market and Pioneer Supermarket are only 3 blocks away.

Retail shopping on 125 St. includes Marshall’s, TJ Maxx & Burlington Coat Factory (Designer/Brand name discounters) , H&M, DSW Shoe Outlet, Old Navy, American Apparel, Banana Republic & Gap Outlets, Bed/Bath & Beyond, & Modell's or House of Hoops (Sporting Goods).

Arts & Culture: Culture abounds in Harlem. Just within a 5 minute walking radius, we have so much to offer:

- The world famous Apollo theatre

- The Studio Museum, the nexus for artists of African descent and for work inspired and influenced by African-American culture

- Ginny's Supper Club and Jazz clubs such as Showman's, Londel's, Cotton Club & the newly opened Minton's.

- Shrine, world music venue, offers live music every day of the week.

- The Maysles Independent Cinema is the only independent film house north of Lincoln Center dedicated to the exclusive exhibition of documentary films.

More Details

Owner
Michael & Sandy
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Michael & Sandy

We are both project managers in the financial industry and moved to Harlem over 9 years ago most recently from the Upper East Side. One of us was born and raised in NYC and the other has lived in NYC for the last 20 years and we couldn't imagine living any place else! We love traveling, reading, gardening, running, skiing, tennis, good food & wine and enjoying all NYC has to offer!

Michael & Sandy purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Michael & Sandy chose Harlem

We have lived here for over 9 years and this is the first neighborhood in NYC that feels like a true community to us. We are happy that the area has changed for the better and pleased that our guest have had positive experiences in their visits!

What makes this apartment unique

Quiet, immaculate apartment on a beautiful block of brownstones in a friendly, convenient and newly trendy neighborhood is yours to enjoy like a New Yorker. We love NYC and love to travel as “locals” ourselves which allows us to anticipate the needs of our guests to make their stay as memorable and comfortable as possible. Hablo español!

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No candles or incense-burning. Occupancy is limited to 4 paying guests. No non-registered overnight guests allowed. No sublets.
  • Smoke and carbon-monoxide alarms must not be tampered with or batteries removed. On Demand TV/movie programming is not included or permitted.
  • Please see rental agreement for complete house rules and rental terms and conditions.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soaps basic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • restaurant dining guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathtub with multiple spray option shower-head. Bath & hand towels and wash cloths. Hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, body wash & hand soap. Toilet Tissue provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen Bed in Bedroom: Luxury Beautyrest Pillowtop Mattress with Hypo-Allergenic pillows and 400 thread-count cotton sheets. Living Room has Sleeper Sofa with 5 inch Queen foam mattress; also available in the apartment is a top quality Queen air mattress, the SoundAsleep CloudNine Series Queen Air Mattress with Dual Smart Pump Technology which has a proprietary dual pump system which continuously and silently runs in the background providing a firm mattress all night long; hypo-allergenic pillows and 325 thread-count cotton sheets
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Umbrellas, stepping stool, broom, dustpan, and Swiffer are available in the apartment.

Reviews

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Top-rated 1 BR Apt with private entrance - 15 min to midtown/Times Square
average rating of 4.869565 based on 161 reviews
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5

Fantastic Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in Michael and Sandy's apartment June 6-12th. This was our second time staying in their apartment while visiting New York. Our stay was just as amazing as it was the first time we stayed here 2 years ago. Michael and Sandy are the perfect host and promptly answered questions I had before and during our visit. They had a nice bottle of wine and fruit for us upon arrival. Our daughter and son in law joined us for 4 of the 6 nights and was also very impressed. They decided to sleep on the air mattress instead of the sofa bed and stated it was very comfortable. The apartment is very clean and we found it to be very spacious for the 4 of us.

The location is perfect! There's a church and deli right on the corner and various well know restaurants right around the corner. There's even a Whole Foods and CVS approx 1 block away. We were able to walk to the Apollo Theatre and enjoyed Amatuer Night our first night. The subway is approx 1 block away and we were able to visit Time Squares and other sights. We are already looking forward to our next visit and hope to stay in this same apartment when we visit New York.

Thanks again Michael and Sandy!

  • Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Immersed ourselves in New York

  • 4 of 5

We were so pleased that upon our arrival Sandy welcomed us to New York. She gave us a total overview of the neighbourhood, best places to eat, buy groceries, along with where to go and NOT to go. She filled us on the subway system and provided us with a map and thier suggestions of what to do and see. Both Michael and Sandy responsed each time we had a question or need. The apartment was safe and secure. It was only a short walk to the subway station and only a short trip into the heart of New York City. Many thanks Sandy and Micheal for all your assistance in making our stay comfortable and enjoyable.

  • Submitted: 4-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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USA, North Carolina, Charlotte
5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. He hosts are fantastic . Thank you so much Michael and Sandy.

  • Submitted: 4-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice Harlem Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed having this lovely little apartment to come home to every evening of our stay.

It was pleasant and had everything we needed. Michael and Sandy were great!

  • Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario/Canada
5

Spacious, Immaculate and Perfectly Located.

  • 5 of 5

My hubby and I have just returned from our 4 night stay in this lovely apartment. It feels much larger in real life- bright and sunny . There is more storage than the average traveler could use- even if there had been 4 persons staying here.

Amazing restaurants are just around the corner. A Whole Foods is a pleasant 5-10 minutes walk away to stock up on groceries if you wish. Nearby Subways 2/3 are perfect for getting around town.

We would easily recommend this “home away from home “ to anyone.

Thank you Michael and Sandy for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: 8-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Texas
5

Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Michael and Sandy's rental apartment. It was clean, spacious, nicely furnished, quiet, and in such a great location - right around the corner from stores, restaurants, and public transportation. The Whole Foods nearby was a great resource - just 2 blocks away. Michael and Sandy were always available when needed and very considerate - not intrusive at all. Communication with them was great from start to finish - before, during, and after our stay. I hope on our next trip to NYC that their place will be available during our trip dates because it would definitely be our #1 choice for a place to stay in the future.

  • Submitted: 7-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Location

Nearest Airport
6.7 Miles
LGA is 15 min by taxi; JFK is 30 min by taxi
Nearest Barpub
0.07 Miles
Cove Lounge, Corner Social, Ginny's, Red Rooster
Nearest Ferry
5.5 Miles
Summer ferry to Sandy Hook Beach,Martha's Vineyard
Nearest Golf
6.7 Miles
Van Cortlandt Park, oldest public course in the US
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
2,3 Express Subway (12-15 minutes to Times Sq)
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Miles
125 St. Exit on Harlem River Drive
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Sylvia's, Babbalucci, Cantina, Yuzu, Red Rooster
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Tuxedo Ridge
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY
Car: not necessary

2/3 subway 2 short blocks away take you to Central Park in 3 minutes & Times Square in 12 minutes! The M1 bus stops on the corner and takes you down beautiful 5th Avenue/Museum mile and along the east side of Central Park. The M60 bus on 125 St. will take you directly to/from La Guardia Airport in 25-30 minutes or Columbia University in 15 minutes. Yankee Stadium & the nearby Gateway Shopping Center are only 20 minutes away. Subway lines 4,5,6,A (to/from JFK), B,C,D & Metro North railroad (10 min to NY Botanical Gardens/Bronx Zoo!) are also nearby.

Nearby Harlem Local Attractions: Jazz Clubs, Sunday Gospel Masses (e.g. Abyssinian Baptist Church), Historical Landmarks (Apollo Theatre, Mount Morris Park Landmark District, Striver's Row, Astor Row, Hotel Theresa, Langston Hughes House), Marcus Garvey Park (playground, basketball courts, recreation/fitness center & swimming pool). El Barrio/Spanish Harlem & East River Plaza shopping center nearby on 116 St.

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Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Holiday 2018-2019
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 5 2019
3 night minimum stay
C$251
C$1,651
C$5,275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2019
Jan 6 2019 - Feb 13 2019
3 night minimum stay
C$172
From
C$185
Fri,Sat
C$1,122
C$3,565
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest
 
President's Week 2019
Feb 14 2019 - Feb 23 2019
3 night minimum stay
C$198
From
C$211
Fri,Sat
C$1,287
C$3,565
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2019
Feb 24 2019 - Mar 14 2019
3 night minimum stay
C$172
From
C$185
Fri,Sat
C$1,122
C$3,565
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$231
From
C$244
Fri,Sat
C$1,545
C$5,275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$396.12
Cleaning Fee C$105.63

Rates are subject to change until bookings are confirmed.
Cancellations must be made by 12 midday CST (Central Standard Time) on the appropriate day.
Traveler's Insurance is recommended to protect against last-minute cancellations due to emergencies.
Monthly rates available upon request.
See Rental Agreement for full rental terms and conditions.

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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