check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

LAuren McGrath

Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, my husband speaks some Spanish

Charming and Spacious Garden Apt. 2 Stops from Midtown!

61 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome

Overview

Photos and Description of this Upper Manhattan holiday townhome

Townhome, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6)

This is a generous garden apartment in a classic brownstone on a great, safe block in vibrant West Harlem. It is super convenient to 5 subways and easy to get anywhere in NYC. Come to Hamilton Heights with Alexander Hamilton's former home right nearby! Live like a native!

Only 3 blocks to 1 train and 5 blocks to A, B, C, D, trains and express is 2 stops (to midtown -Columbus Circle- you can be there in 20 min from your front door), 3 stops to Times Square! There is also a bus that stops on the corner leading directly to Museum Mile, Central Park, The Cloisters, and all over.

This historic home has been completely renovated and recently upgraded, with quality, classic rustic furnishings, lots of room and beautiful original details: decorative fireplace, wood floors, as well as exposed brick, all tiled kitchen and bath, premium fixtures. There is high-speed internet, premium cable with many movie channels, central air, radiant heat.

In season, the peaceful, landscaped outdoor patio affords a wonderful respite and place to relax in between outings or for a nice coffee in the morning. It also is like a second living room and provides a whole other place to sit and regroup.

The apartment can be used as a luxury getaway for 2, or is also spacious enough to sleep up to 6 with plenty of room to not feel cramped. Perfect for families or a great share for 2 couples, with direct access to the bathroom and kitchen from both rooms with privacy.

We are in a classic Harlem neighborhood, with beautifully detailed historic homes to view, great new restaurants, cafes and craft beer pubs right around the corner, easy access to all of Manhattan and the rest of the city. The subways are lively late at night so recommended even into the wee hours, and the parking is easier than in most of the city (we can guide you to free street parking on the block). Plenty of grocery shopping nearby. We live on the premises in the rest of the brownstone and can provide directions, restaurant advice, babysitting, anything needed.

West Harlem is a magical neighborhood so convenient to the rest of Manhattan yet with a history and a feel all its own. We are 2 stops away from midtown, but on a beautiful block with trees and up on a hill, where you can feel the sea breeze from the Hudson, and can walk down to the river's edge for a picnic or get to a bike path that can take you all the way down to lower Manhattan.

Explore Hamilton Heights landmark district, Sugar Hill, Striver's Row. We are so close to many major teaching institutions such as Columbia University, City College, Barnard, Teacher's College, Jewish Theological Seminary, Manhattan School of Music, Columbia Presbyterian. We are very near some gorgeous sights such as The Cloisters, St. John the Divine, Fort Tryon Park, and to such landmarks as the Morris Jumel Mansion and the Apollo Theater.

It is a diverse and vibrant area with plenty of history and charm, a great vantage point from which to explore the whole city.

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
LAuren McGrath (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, my husband speaks some Spanish

About LAuren McGrath

We are in the food business and in construction. We are happy to help with travel plans and advice on food destinations and more.

LAuren McGrath purchased this townhome in 2008

Why LAuren McGrath chose Manhattan

This is a remarkably convenient location full of friendly families, beautiful blocks, and very pleasant to live in.

What makes this townhome unique

The amount of space, the quality of the original detail and furnishings, the generous outdoor area, the amazing neighbors and the convenience have all made this a great choice for us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Lauren and Peter The entire Danne Family would like to thank you very much for your welcome. The apartment was nothing but great ( the king size bed was awesome !!). It is a perfect place for a family stay in NYC, close to the subway and not so far from Downton Manhattan. We could enjoy all our activities and visits ( Liberty cruise, Empire State Bldg, Central Park etc and a NY Islanders hockey game in Brooklyn). We even had to buy an additional suitcase to take back all the shopping items that two teenagers and one 5 years old kid can buy during such a stay ..... Many thanks as well to Peter for his kindness and good advices. We will surely recommend to any of our friends that want to visit NYC to use your apartment and we thank you again for having made our stay even more unforgettable (even the heavy rain on the last day was not trouble ....) With warm regards Florence
Oct 2015
  • 1 of 2

Reviews

4.9
based on 61 traveller reviews

Charming and Spacious Garden Apt. 2 Stops from Midtown!
average rating of 4.8688526 based on 63 reviews
5

Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this charming garden apartment. Lauren and Peter were very accommodating and helpful. They keep a book that lists lots of things to do in the city. We found several local places to eat, in addition to daily treks into mid-town. I would highly recommend this apartment for just about anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

Super cozy and convenient to everything. Owners are really nice people. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Good location and good value

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in this comfortable flat and its welcoming and helpful hosts. They have recent and useful guide material as well advice on how to enjoy the neighborhood. The three short blocks to the subway make going downtown quick and easy , The Grange, nearby, is a neighborhood restaurant worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Fantastic stay in Harlem

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five (kids 14, 12, and 8) from California LOVED our stay in NYC. The apartment was an excellent size for all of us, with plenty of sleeping options. It was clean, cute, and stocked with everything we needed. Lauren and Peter were kind and helpful both before and during the trip! We left the house around 9am each morning to explore NYC, returning for bed around 9pm. We enjoyed long, exciting days in the city and easily rode the Metro back and forth from Harlem. I would stay here again in a heartbeat! Thank you, Lauren and Peter!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Wonderful Garden Apartment Stay In Hamilton Heights

  • 5 of 5

My two teenage daughters, my husband and I were delighted by our stay in Lauren and Peter's apartment. The garden off of the main bedroom is delightful, providing a lovely and unique view of the gardens behind the row of brownstones of which theirs is a lovely example. The refurbishing of this lovely apartment was clearly lovingly done and it was super comfortable for the four of us. The proximity to the subway made it very convenient and Peter and Lauren were gracious, welcoming and extremely accommodating. We would love to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Spacious apartment in safe neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

Peter was very helpful and welcoming. The apartment was perfect for our stay. It was spacious enough for the four of us and was close to restaurants and stores. The subway was a short walk away and I felt safe walking home after a night game. Thanks so much for letting us stay at your apartment. We will definitely stay there again if we return to New York City.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
LaGuardia
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Hogshead
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
subways
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Henry Hudson Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Grange
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
City Island
Car: not necessary

There is swimming available at nearby Riverbank State Park, and there are amazing bike paths all the way up and down Manhattan. We are very near other attractions including The Cloisters, Abyssinian Church, St. John the Divine, Dinosaur BBQ, several nice local restaurants are available and a great new craft beer bar called Harlem Public.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday townhome in Upper Manhattan, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Last minute holiday shopping!
10 Dec 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
A$202
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
A$269
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$403
Cleaning fee A$101

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Enter dates to see total
Contact Me Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome rental in Upper Manhattan, New York

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Double Sleep Sofa (1), extra mattress for floor
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - kids
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
outdoor back patio, private chef upstairs for hire