About This Listing
A garden studio apartment with all the amenities of a Harlem home away from home. Near transportation linking you to all of NYC and walking distance to local attractions and institutions. Private yard area is included. 3 night minimum stay required. Designed for 2 but can easily accommodate 4.
1 large space with sleeping, seating and kitchen area plus a private bathroom with tub and shower. Kitchen has fridge, stove, microwave, coffee maker,pots ,pans and utensils. Decorated with Harlem memorabilia and artwork by local artists. There is a 50" flat screen TV with DVD player and satellite (cable)TV.
Guests have a private entrance to the apartment and use of small backyard area. We live upstairs and generally have a family member greet and deliver the key upon a guest's arrival.
Interaction with Guests
Guests are invited to attend art events at the Gadson Gallery which are listed at (website hidden). Guests in need of assistance can call or text the host. Since we live in the same Brownstone someone is usually nearby if needed. We love recommending fun and interesting things to do and see that are budget friendly.
Enjoy St Nicholas Park and all of the local area parks. We are walking distance from the Apollo, Schomburg Center and Studio Museum. Dining and fast food delivery is all close by. We encourage guest to attend local venues and events so postcards and brochures are on hand. No complaints about safety have been made by any geusts that have stayed and tho local police station is around the corner. Visiting NYC attractions downtown is quick and easy: By train 15 - 20 mins, by bus is longer but you have the opportunity to see the city.
Easy to travel by both subway (B, C, 2 and 3 trains are 2 blocks away) and buses (# 2 and 10 are closest but many are close by and take you downtown with a view of the city). The #60 bus to LaGuardia Airport is 9 blocks away and local subways can access bus, train and other local Airports. Love the easy access to cabs on the Avenues and main streets!
Other Things to Note
Some furnishings in the apartment are moved or removed depending upon the number of guests scheduled to stay.
NO SMOKING in the apartment but permited outside in the front or backyard if not too excessive. Come and go as early or as late as you like. Pets may be allowed upon special request. Please let the host know if you plan to entertain anyone at the apartment who is not part of the reservation.
Myself and a friend stayed at the Gadson Gallery Guesthouse over summer and it was a GREAT experience. Laura made the process all too easy from the first point of contact (pre-booking) to check-out! Her suggestions on the area made our time in Harlem that much more authentic, and valued her love and knowledge of her area! The room is as described, very clean, secure, well positioned (subway in easy walking distance) and it's a little oasis you can call your own. Thanks again Laura, we'd definitely consider coming back again :)
Appena tornati (io, mio marito e mia figlia di 11 anni) da New York....esperienza fantastica! La casa di Laura è facilmente raggiungibile in metro sia dall aereoporto che da/per downtown. Laura ha saputo personalizzare e rendere molto accogliente la sua casetta che corrisponde esattamente alle immagini che lei mostra. Ad Harlem non abbiamo avuto assolutamente problemi (anche rientrando all 1,30 di notte!) Molto gentile e disponibile, merita davvero un riscontro positivo! Great and lovely Laura!!!
This is my first experience using AirBNB. Staying at the Gadson Gallary was amazing!! Laura made my children and I feel very comfortable and safe. The apartment was very clean and had everything that we needed. Laura even provide books and little souvenirs for my children. The location of the apartment is perfect. The apartment is near train stations, restaurants, corner stores, pharmacy store, and a laundromat. I will definitely make another reservation at the Gadson Gallery!! :) Laura you are a wonderful host and Thank You for everything!! :)
Laura's home was great. The apartment is comfortable, clean, and wonderfully decorated. Laura is also a fun and great host, very helpful and responsive. The neighbors were very friendly and the neighborhood offers a nice break from downtown's fast-paced atmosphere.
Wir hatten eine tolle Woche in Harlem. Laura und ihr Mann waren sehr nett und sehr hilfsbereit. Eine kleine Ruheoase, die einen hat aufatmen lassen, wenn man dem Lärm der Großstadt entfliehen wollte. Mit der Express-Metro ist man in ein paar Minuten in Downtown. Sehr empfehlenswert.
Laura nous attendait comme convenu, elle nous a accueillies avec gentillesse, bienveillance et bonne humeur.
Le logement pour 3 convenait très bien, un peu sombre toutefois mais au calme.
Laura se rend disponible si besoin et fait tout pour faciliter l'exploration de NY (infos dans le couloir ...).
Laura made us feel welcome in her basement apartment. It is very convenient situated, close to Metro stations, where the Metro takes you to Manhattan and JFK quickly. The neighbourhood is quiet and shops + restaurants are close by. My grandson Ruben and I had a good stay at the Gadson Gallery while staying in NYC. Thanks Laura.
Henri and Ruben
About the Host, Laura
I am a creative person earning a living as a quilt artist. Originally from the more residential burough of Queens, NY I have enjoyed living in Harlem for 20 years. Prior to that I attended both High School and College here. Love exploring the cultures of others and exposing them to mine through all forms of art: Music, Dance,Visual Art, Textiles... . My home often hosts art lovers and collecters with artisans of the diaspora through boutique style events which my AirBNB guests are welcomed to attend. I am enjoying my new role as a "Village Inn Keeper" and look forward to making your NYC visit exceptional.