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About this listing

Welcome to Harlem! Large bright home-away-from-home. Family friendly 2bed/2bath apt set back from the hustle & bustle, centrally located, easy access to subways & attractions.

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The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: $25 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: $100
Security Deposit: $500
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The space

****This is a walk up in a 4-story historic brownstone-Please read the entire listing.****

You are truly taken care of during the whole reservation, from our communications before you book, to a smooth check in process, to a truly comfortable and convenient stay!

This beautiful, bright, luxury 2 bedroom apartment occupies the entire top floor of a recently renovated brownstone townhouse in one of the most attractive blocks in Harlem (the building and location are so ideal that a prominent NY senator has his office on the ground floor).

The apartment has wonderful natural light with skylights in every room and both east and west facing views -- the sun rises in the kitchen and sets in the bedrooms. It is a very quiet apartment far above the street noise with solid walls and floors and no neighbors above or beside you.

The apartment is only a few blocks away from the 2 & 3 subway lines and a close walk to the 4,5, and 6 subway lines. The bus stops across the street! Very convenient location!

****Please note that our apartment is on the top floor of a four floor brownstone. This means a lot of light. But it also means 4 flights of stairs

Please note that prices vary depending on the season and number of guests. Calendar shows correct prices for 1 person

The master bedroom is furnished with a king bed and it's own private bathroom

The 2nd bedroom is furnished with comfy full-sized bed that sleeps 2 people.


Their is an Insta Raised Air Bed with Never Flat Pump that sleeps 1-2 people.

The couch also comfortably sleeps two people.

The kitchen includes brand new modern appliances including a Bosch stainless steel gas stove/oven and microwave and a very quiet dishwasher. Also included are all necessary cookware, coffee maker, toaster, plates, glasses, utensils and a pantry with basic food supplies needed for breakfast or a gourmet night in.

An open living room and kitchen floor plan give the apartment a loft-like feel. The apartment is decorated in a contemporary minimalist style.

Guest access

High-speed wireless Internet is available throughout the apartment. Two flat-screen HDTVs are located in the living room and master bedroom with 100+ cable channels, DVR and Wii. Central heat and A/C in all rooms.

Full washer/dryer in the apartment so no need to trek to the laundromat!

The 2nd bathroom features a shower with a soaking tub.

Sheets, bath towels, kitchen towels and all other essentials (i.e toiletries, hair dryer and iron/ironing board) are also provided. The apartment is our home, so we leave everything for you to use including anything in our pantry.

Interaction with guests

We are a low key couple looking for mature and respectful guests in our home. The apartment is yours to enjoy privately. However, there is always someone on hand to answer your questions or even to come to the apartment if you have an urgent need. We will also touch base with you every couple days to ensure that your stay is comfortable.

The neighborhood

The location couldn't be better for a visit to NYC! Located within 3 blocks of the 2/3 Express Train with less than ten minutes to Times Square, 34th Street, the Theatre District, and Lincoln Center. The building is within walking distance to Central Park, the Met, the Guggenheim, the Museum of Natural History, 125th Street, the historic Apollo Theater, and Columbia University.

The neighborhood is very safe and quiet and the building itself is secured with double front doors and an intercom entry system. The well-kept tree-lined streets feature one brownstone after another. There are many restaurants and bars nearby. In fact, the neighborhood is also home to countless celebrities including Marcus Samuelsson (Chef at the famed restaurant, Red Rooster) and Actor Neil Patrick Harris (How I met Your Mother Sitcom).

Getting around

The apartment is within 3 blocks of the 2/3 Express Train with less than ten minutes to Times Square, 34th Street, the Theatre District, and Lincoln Center.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

After your reservation is accepted, we will email you a welcome letter with all the necessary information about the apartment. Please feel free to ask for any additional information.

Check in is after 4PM and check out is before 11AM. We can be very flexible with check in and check out. For early check in or late check out we will always try to make that possible, but if our apartment is booked by other guests it will depend on their schedules.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay

77 Reviews

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Germain User Profile
February 2017
We spent a very good time at Obora and Michael's They've been very convenient about the arrival and departures times, so we could enjoy our stay without worrying of anything . Thanks again

Matthew User Profile
October 2016
Stunning apartment just a minute walk from the subway, loved everything about our stay in Harlem, would love to stay here again.

Paul User Profile
October 2016
Wonderful apartments in the interesting and quickly developing part of NYC. Perfect place for a family. Obora & Michael were super responsive, helpful and hospitable. Very close to the Central park; so, perfect jogging and/or walking are guaranteed! We will be glad to come back! )))

Olivier User Profile
August 2016
Everything went well, the house is very well equipped as well as very well located close to metro stations and walking distance to everything one needs such as grocery shops, shopping for clothes shoes, clinic etc... Overall it was a great experience.

Jenna User Profile
August 2016
The overall experience was great! The location is very convenient to modes of transportation, specifically the subway. The loft is well designed and comfortable. The stairs are the biggest hurdle, but make for a great workout. :) The access to the café next door made morning coffee and breakfast a great experience. When we needed something, the host was easily reached via the app we were instructed to use and made changes requested in a timely manner. We would definitely stay here again!

Ignacio User Profile
July 2016
Our stay was great! The apartment is very confortable, clean and well located. The only problem we found was the air conditioner. Too cold during the night and hot during the day. Thank you!!

Gail User Profile
July 2016
Michael and Obora were very welcoming despite being a continent away - I always felt cared for. The neighborhood was great - so vibrant, lots of cute restaurants, and very safe. The weather was lovely so we were able to sit outside most nights at the cafes. The apartment was fantastic - large, filled with light from the skylights, super clean, and so comfortable. I've stayed at many airbnbs in NYC and this was by far the nicest and most spacious. If we weren't so busy I would've loved to just hang out in the space.

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New York, New York, United States · Joined in April 2013
Obora & Michael User ProfileObora & Michael is a superhost.

Obora and Michael are a happily married couple living in the heart of New York City.

Obora is a high school teacher and Michael is an ex-Wall Street banker come social entrepreneur who works with impoverished rural communities in East Africa.

In their available time, Obora and Michael run an online fashion business dedicated to building awareness for global fashion designers and trends.

Obora and Michael enjoy exploring Harlem and New York City on their bicycles, strolling in Central Park and dining at the many wonderful restaurants throughout the city.

Obora and Michael also enjoy traveling... which allows you to stay in their beautiful NY apartment!

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