About this listing
Our luxury loft occupies the entire second floor of an old warehouse with high ceilings, lots of windows, 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. It's located next to a small park on a very quiet block. Supermarket is next door, and the subway five minutes away.
LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO STAY DURING FOR THE NEW YORK CITY MARATHON? OUR LOFT IS AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 1-4. THIS IS THE ONLY TIME THAT WE WILL ACCEPT RESERVATIONS FOR LESS THAN FOUR NIGHTS.
ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING!
PLEASE NOTE RATE VARIES DEPENDING ON MONTH/SEASON AND IS BASED ON 4 PEOPLE.
A SECURITY DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED, AND
THERE IS A $150 CLEANING FEE.
AVAILABLE ALL YEAR!
ALL UTILITIES & WIFI INCLUDED.
CHECKOUT TIME IS 10:00 AM.
Soak up the Latin beat of exciting SpaHa (Manhattan's Spanish Harlem) in this 2000+ square foot luxury loft taking up the entire second floor of an old warehouse that has been renovated with care. With 12ft ceilings, the custom windows let in tons of light.
The loft has four bedrooms (2 with queen beds, 2 with 2 twins). In true loft fashion, the walls don't quite reach the ceilings, but it's great for families or groups of friends on an outing to New York, or maybe even looking for a place to settle for a while. There are two bathrooms, two enormous walk-in closets, and a laundry room with washer-dryer. The kitchen has everything you need, including a microwave oven, coffee maker and toaster. Towels and bed linens are provided.
We offer free Wifi, plus a flat-screen TV with basic cable. Heat/AC included. There is an elevator, so you don't have to drag your luggage up the stairs.
Very peaceful block, next to a small park, no more than five short blocks to the 4,5,6 trains and MetroNorth's Harlem station, and less than 10 minutes' walk to the 2 & 3 trains. It's a pleasant stroll to the top of Central Park and many of New York's greatest museums; a supermarket and other necessities are just steps away. Walk to Manhattan's only Costco and Target and lots of fun restaurants and bars nearby. The newest campus of the City University of New York is virtually across the street.
Also, we're three minutes from the Triborough Bridge. If the traffic is good, you can get to JFK in less than thirty minutes; to LaGuardia in about ten. Looking for temporary housing for your family? It's a very easy commute to Upper East Side schools.
No smoking or pets please.
The subway is five minutes away - buses even closer. Lots of people ask about the distance to Times Square: it will take you about 25 minutes to get there by subway.
1) There is to be absolutely no smoking in the apartment - and yes, we can tell if you do.
2) No parties without prior permission.
Smoking and having more than the contracted number of guests in the apartment after midnight will result in forfeiture of your deposit.
Not as advertised! The loft, while enormous, is very, very average in terms of comforts and (website hidden) doesn't work (rabbit ears???). Wifi not accessible from one side of the loft. Towels were mouldy and smelled stale. None of the bedrooms have doors. Front door was dirty, as were some of the walls which made us question the cleanliness of the entire place. The owners (who live on the third floor) have dogs, which bark and can be heard walking on the floor, are noisy.
The location in Spanish Harlem was great, but I've had many, many better experiences in NYC.
Bottom line...try another listing.
Wow. In almost seven years of hosting through AirBnB, this is the first negative review that we have received. We ask that anyone who is looking for a place to rent in New York to read all of the wonderful things that others have written and in which we take deep pride. While we make every effort to ensure that our guests are comfortable and pleased with the accommodations, we will certainly follow up on the comments made by these two men. That said, we always encourage guests to mention any issues that they may have during their stay so that we can address them immediately. We deeply resent the not-so-subtle implication that our loft is not clean. And finally, although reviewers occasionally mention the partial walls ( due to building code regulations that we are always happy to explain when asked), they are exactly as advertised.
I stayed at the SpaHa Loft with 6 of my friends for a Central Park wedding. I don't think we could have chosen a better apartment. The loft was extremely spacious (especially for NYC standards)! It looks just like the pictures/description. We enjoyed the large dining table and sitting area. The separate rooms and 2 baths were amazing-although not at all private. Privacy was not an issue at all for us so it was no big deal.
Robin & George were wonderful hosts who made our stay very comfortable. They even let one couple drop their bags off early since they got into town sooner than anticipated. There was a large map of the area with subway lines there to guide us which was very helpful. The loft is stocked with everything you could want-there was even a washer and dryer.
I will say that the loft is a bit out of the main city. It is close to subway lines which was nice and we would take the subway into town-about 30min to most places we wanted to go. The neighborhood has quite a bit of character. We felt safe walking around in the day time especially in a group, but I would avoid walking late at night. We took the subway late at night one time and while we were fine, it was a bit uncomfortable. I gave this loft 4/5 stars due to the location issues. But again, it was well worth it because of the quality of the loft.
Overall, I highly recommend this loft. I don't think you will find this high quality and spacious of an apartment for the price in NYC. We really enjoyed our stay in NYC and this loft was a great home base.
Rachel, thanks so much for your kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. When asked, I always advise our guests to take taxis after 9 or 10 pm, wherever you are in New York City. It's my personal rule. After that, there are often fewer trains and more crazies. Others may benefit from reading this, and certainly from your other comments. Cheers!
Un quartier où l'on se sent en sécurité avec une grande surface proche pour faire ses courses, c'est bien pratique et une station de métro sur la 116ème street, ligne n° 6.
We stayed 11 nights -2 adults and 3 kids 14-17 yrs old.Super with allots of space.Great location with the nicest host couple ever. VERY helpful and fast answering on mail and cellphones.
Pictures describes very well the apt. Highly recommend.
In no time you will be down town by the express metro.
A super choice to go with this rental !!
Thank you George and Robin for a great stay. Fam. Bohman
Nous avons particulièrement apprécié l'accueil de Robin qui a patienté malgré notre arrivée tardive. L'appartement est très calme, vaste,lumineux avec de beaux volumes et bien aménagé.Le métro est à proximité et permet de rejoindre facilement le centre de NYC en 20mn. Boutiques de quartier et petits commerces pratiques aux horaires étendus complètent le tableau de ce quartier populaire et animé, de jour comme de nuit.
Bref, que du bonheur dans un loft bien conçu et sympa pour passer un agréable séjour en se sentant bien chez soi .
We were delighted with this apartment and the warm welcome from our host. It's true, the place is huge, and provided an ideal space for my two colleagues and I to live and work. It is in a vibrant part of Manhattan with easy access to the centre and airports. Our host made sure we had everything we needed, and even offered to look after my suitcase after I'd checked out. One person described it as "better than the Waldorf - Astoria" - what more can I say?! Highly recommended.
Après un accueil chaleureux nous avons prit possession de cet appartement bien spacieux et pratique, une belle pièce à vivre pour partager de bons moments tous ensemble et des chambres très sympa.
Le quartier est très bien, le métro est a 5 bonnes minutes a pied et un magasin pour les "ravitaillements" est juste a coté de l'appartement.
A réserver sans hésiter et merci à Robin pour son accueil et sa disponibilité quand nous avions besoin d'un renseignement et en français si besoin est.
Séjour au top ;-)
About the Host, Robin
My husband and I are media professionals who had a dream of buying and renovating a warehouse to work and live in with our daughter. Our apartment is above the one we rent out, so it's easy to handle all of the logistics of having guests, and we really do know the neighborhood well. We even do a monthly TV show about it called eHarlemTV ((website hidden)).