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

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 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 generous, agreeable home in which to relax and enjoy all that NY has to offer. Incomparably spacious and comfortable and priced for affordability.

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

The expansive first floor of the brownstone 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 an extra 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 al fresco 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 all walking distance –

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 and all so close! 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(great 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 - please read the signs. 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 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 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 and yours. The city has endless sights to see and experience and it's all so accessible in this location in the city.

What makes this townhome unique

Unusually large space for Manhattan! This is a house not an apartment. 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome rental in Harlem

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
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:
  • City Centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 , bath with shower , separate toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Office - 2 sofa bed/futon , sleep sofas sleep 2 each, table with chairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed , with large writing desk
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse 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! 4.7/5 -
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Beautiful Large Brownstone Home/ a bargain in the hippest happening part of town
average rating of 4.66 based on 50 reviews

This property is great for a group or family

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful brownstone is in a wonderful area of NYC! We loved the neighborhood, shops, markets, and quick access to the subway. We also enjoyed the amount of space we had at the house. It was perfect for our large group.

Tina was also very prompt with her responses when we had question and offered great suggestions for eating and experiencing the area. Thank you Tina for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 26/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Justin, it is a pleasure to have wonderful guests like yourself stay in our home. We love that you enjoyed your stay here so much and are pleased that you were comfortable in our home. We are happy to make it possible for others to experience Harlem and NY City. Come again!
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Incredible place to stay in NYC!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 9 could not believe our luck when we arrived to this beautiful brownstone! This is the best kept secret in NYC! There was tons of space for everyone and we were able to get a taste of what it is like to live in NY.

I would put out a word of caution with anyone who has difficulty with stairs. There are a lot of them and they are quite steep! Other than that, there are plenty of rooms, bathrooms and a great kitchen. Enjoy the nightlife outside in the street and know that the neighborhood is bustling! We felt very safe at all times and everyone we spoke to was very friendly. The subway is relatively close by depending on what line you want to take. Whole foods is just around the corner along with many restaurants. If you have the chance to book this place, you won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Marita. We are happy to provide a large, comfortable space for groups that does not bankrupt. Come back to see NY again soon.
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Great location for a family

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay with two families in this property. The property owner was helpful and flexible when we had to make an unexpected change in dates, and the location was great. A neighborhood with great character and history, a house with tons of space, a great owner, you won’t regret it.

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jennifer, for the wonderful review and for being fantastic renters. You're welcome back any time you come to the city!
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Loved it !!

  • 5 of 5

This is not the same Harlem I remember from 40 years ago. First of all the neighborhood is so cool, nice little clubs great restaurants. But more importantly the people are super nice and friendly. It is diverse and very cool and extremely safe. I know that because like I said 30 years ago I probably would not have stayed in Harlem. Today, or rather during our vacation, we walked everywhere day night and late night. Everyone and I mean everyone was friendly and totally normal. As far as the house, you’re not find a better bargain in the city. Five bedrooms three bathrooms, a nice size kitchen family room with a three minute walk to the train station All of the linens are clean as well as the bathroom and the kitchen. The Wi-Fi worked great even know we had six kids all connected most of the time we were here. Also, the owners answer the phone and were very responsive to texts only had some questions. If you have a large group of people coming to the city, he would be crazy to spend the money on three hotel rooms when you can have this house for a fraction of the price and have much more room and the ability to spend time together comfortably. The next time you come to the city we will absolutely be back. Thank you for sharing your home with us Jason

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Jason! Thanks for the raves. You touched on so many things we also love about the house and the area. Obviously anyone who is familiar with NY appreciates the bargain this is. We are happy we can share this experience and welcome you back next time you come to the city. Kind regards, Tina
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Great Location near Stores and Subway

  • 5 of 5

We were very comfortable in this conveniently located brownstone in Harlem. There were 10 of us, 7 children and 3 adults. We all had plenty of room to sleep and more than adequate bathroom amenities. The kitchen is completely stocked with everything you need to cook. Stop at Wholefoods (just a block and a half away) and you're set to go. Pantry has seasonings, etc. Buy what you need, leave what you don't use. It worked out great. The house was clean and the beds were comfortable. There is a washing machine and dryer if you need to do laundry. It's a three story brownstone, so be ready to climb stairs. The owner is attentive and answered my calls whenever I had a question. We would definitely stay there again if we had large group coming to NYC.

  • Review Submitted: 24/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kira, I am glad the trip went so well for all of you and that the house was just right. Look us up again for your next trip.
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Huge, homeley house. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 6 ladies from Australia had a fabulous time here and in New York. The house is HUGE and with all the creature comforts of home. The location is fantastic, easy access to funky Harlem and easy access to the subway to get you any where in New York.

Thank you for opening up your home to us and other visitors. We highly recommend it. Fabulous.

  • Review Submitted: 22/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tanya for the wonderful review. I love to hear how much fun people have in NY and that they enjoyed the house. Come again!
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Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Insurance AU$135.85
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$686.1

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.