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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 queen-sized air bed that sleeps 2 people. The bed is a Insta Raised Queen Bed with Never Flat Pump (please search the web to see reviews and a picture).
OTHER SLEEPING AREA:
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 European minimalist style featuring a large Ligne Roset 2-piece sofa.
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 location couldn't be better for a visit to NYC! Located in the affluent Mount Morris Park district of Harlem, the building 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. 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).
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.
Other Things to Note
We prefer stays of three nights or more but will work with you if our calendar can accommodate shorter stays. Please send an email inquiry and we will let you know.
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 – CHECK OUT:
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.
I planned a quick get away for my younger sons first visit to NYC. We did careful research and I had decided on Airbnb instead of a hotel to get more of a flavor of the city. This property looked almost too good to be true and after some conversations with the host I decided to go with it. My wife was out of town that weekend so I invited my mom to come – she was so thrilled! Upon meeting the very lovely host's parents upon our arrival – we noticed that the apt was on the warm side – but we figured it would just take some time for the AC to kick in. Unfortunately – the air conditioner never kicked in – and it turned out to be the hottest weekend of the year! Ouch! Sleeping was difficult as was returning to a sweltering apt after hours of sightseeing. The host's said to knock on the door of the 3rd floor tenant if we needed help with anything mechanical – but no one answered. We then called the host's parents who immediately brought 2 brand new fans to try and help – but it just wasn't enough to cool the apt down and just re-circulated the hot air.
How did host make us feel welcome?
The hosts and their parents we so very welcoming – enough can't be said about their efforts!
Was the listing description accurate?
The pictures of the listing were some of the more attractive of all the ones I viewed on the site. Seeing the apt in person – I was even more impressed. The place was so clean and comfortable and the same can be said for the inside and outside of the building. Initially I thought we would take cabs to our destinations – but the subway was a few quick blocks away and so easy to navigate going back and forth to downtown.
What was the neighborhood like?
The neighborhood was wonderful. Quality eateries and coffee shops on nearly every corner! Everyone we met on the street and stores were very friendly and accommodating.
L'accoglienza dell'host è stata ottima. Obora & Michael non erano in città ma siamo stati accolti molto bene dai loro parenti. Lacasa era esattamente come descritta, ampia, pulita e con la disponibilità ad utilizzare quanto fosse in casa. Noi eravamo in 6 e lo spazio era adeguato alle nostre esigenze. Obora è stata molto presente anche se non c'era fisicamente. Abbiamo richiesto un'ulteriore copia delle chiavi e ci è stata data senza problemi.
L'unica cosa scomoda potrebbe essere il fatto che l'appartamento è sito al terzo piano senza ascensore, ma non è stata una sorpresa, lo sapevamo. Il quartiere è tranquillo e ospitale. Quando siamo arrivati, nell'attesa che ci portassero le chiavi si è fermata più di una persona per chiederci se avevamo bisogno di aiuto. Il nostro giudizio generale è più che positivo.
Our stay in New York was absolutely fantastic! And Obora's apartment played a very important role!! We were 5 people (my wife, my three kids and myself) and size was perfect and very spacious. It was located very well, with subway 5 min away, and Central Park 10 min walk. Apartment was great inside, very clean, new and modern. Had all we required for our stay. The neighborhood was great, breakfast in Cafe Latte just underneath the apartment, groceries very close. Could not have made a better decision than staying here!
Thank you Obora for your hospitality. You made it very easy and comfortable for me and my family!
Nuestra estadía en NY fue corta pero gracias a la buena ubicación del departamento pudimos recorrer varios lugares en poco tiempo , esta muy cercano al metro y harlem es un barrio muy bonito y con estilo. Tuvimos un problema luego de irnos por una lampara rota lo que provoco un intercambio de opiniones con Obora pero aparte de eso todo fue estupendo. Estupendo para una familia el sillon del living es muy comodo para una quinta o sexta persona.
This was a fantastic place in so many ways. Spacious, lots of natural light, and convenient to public transit. Check-in and check-out was simple and efficient, and Obora and Michael were available at a moment's notice to answer any questions.
We enjoyed the food at the caffe downstairs, and while we regretfully didn't have the time to visit, were just down a few blocks down from the Apollo theater.
Beautiful architecture and a great atmosphere in this neighborhood! When we return, we will certainly look forward to another stay here. Thank you for everything!
Ci accolto il padre di Obora che è stato molto disponibile a fornirci tutte le indicazioni necessarie per il nostro soggiorno. Non abbiamo poi avuto ulteriori interazioni con i nostri ospiti. Complessivamente l'appartamento è stato come da attese, e la metro è davvero a quattro passi. Un grazie di cuore ad Obora che ci ha ospitato durante il nostro soggiorno a New York.
Everything was just perfect! The only bad thing was going home... We really enjoyed staying in Obora's and Michael's apartment. We were so happy that we had the opportunity to stay in Harlem instead of staying in an apartment downtown. The people in the neighbourhood were extremely kind and helpful, another reason why we felt at home right away.
highly recommended this one!
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About the Host, Obora & Michael
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!