Enjoy New York in style while staying in one of Manhattan's most coveted historical neighborhoods. Spacious, family friendly 2 bedroom apt set back from the hustle & bustle but still centrally located. Easy access to subways & all attractions.
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, sunny, luxury 2 bedroom apartment occupies the entire top floor of an historic brownstone townhouse in one of the most attractive blocks in Central Harlem.
The apartment has wonderful natural light 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 in front of the brownstone... 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 queen bed and and features a large walk in closet
The 2nd bedroom is furnished with comfy full-sized bed that sleeps 2 people
OTHER SLEEPING AREAS:
A comfy twin-sized air bed is also available. The bed is a Insta Raised Twin Bed with Never Flat Pump (please search the web to see reviews and a picture).
The comfy couch can also accommodate one additional person.
The kitchen includes brand new modern appliances including a stainless steel gas stove/oven and microwave. 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.
Semi-open living room and kitchen floor plan give the apartment a loft-like feel. The apartment features a contemporary style sofa and a 4-seater dining table. We also provide additional chairs for larger groups.
Flat-screen HDTV, Wii entertainment system and high-speed wireless Internet is available throughout the apartment.
Full washer/dryer in the apartment so no need to trek to the laundromat!
The bathroom has 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.
We want you to enjoy your stay with us but we ask that all guests be mindful and courteous of others living in the building. As a courtesy, please do not make excessive noise in the hallway when entering or exiting the building.
-No smoking in the building
-No loud parties
-No shoes in apartment (slippers provided!)
It was great in NYC.nice apart dement,good location. Important is ours owner is very very nice and help me lot. These days was snowing and most cold time in NYC . But he came bring some stuff for us.
Thanks so much for opening up your home to us. You are a great host- always available and concerned with the comfort of your guest! The location was great- close to shops and subway!
I rented this place for my family. The place has more than everything my family needed. It was very clean, location was good, sunny, walk-in closets were always good to have and the laundry in the house was very important for my family. Obora was easy to reach, even though I didn't have a chance to meet her in person.
I wish it wasn't 4floors walk-up. Kids and my mom got tired in the second floor but we knew it was the case and we had nice view out the window.
Thank you so much Obora & Michael and your father who received us!
I had kept in touch with Obora & Michael previous my arrival, so that made me more comfortable. Once I arrived to the location I didn't knew the apartment would to be in the their floor, which didn't had an elevator to help with my luggage for a weeks stay. But once I walked into the apartment going up and down the stair was the least. It was what it was described and matched the photos (which I've experienced the opposite). This place was just right for four people, it felt like home, my cousins and I even cooked in the kitchen. Obora & Michael made this place so accommodating and so accessible to our needs. The area is not as bad, plus night life is alive (& close by!). We defiantly enjoyed our stay here and recomend it!
Obora and Michael made us feel welcome from the first point of contact; when we initially booked with them. Our flight arrival time was late and the night was pretty cold, never-the-less they greeted us warmly at the door and helped us with our bags to the apartment.
The apartment itself was as described and beautifully presented. Clean, functional, well equipped and cosy. They've thought of the little things, the bits you don't know you need until you look for them.
It's warm (very important after pounding the pavement all day exploring the city; in winter). It's very well situated between two subway stations and lots of cabs about, if you choose. Restaurants, eateries, supermarkets all within walking distance. And if you've got a question, they're are easily contactable and willing to assist.
We had a small incident arise and they dealt with it swiftly and without hassle. :)
The only surprise for us were the stairs, there are afew.
Thank you Obora and Michael, if we can we'll be back.
We had a lovely 6 days. Staying here felt just like home. It was so welcoming having the basket with invaluable tourist information and goodies. The location is wonderful. We found all the people on the street so friendly as well. Felt completely safe walking around. Everything is so close and accessible.
Thanks again Michael and Obora
We can't say enough good things about our experience at this apartment. After a very long travel day, our spirits had been lifted after walking into this comfortable apartment and having met with both Obora and Michael who were extremely hospitable and friendly. We only had good experiences with the local cafes/restaurants in the area; delicious food, friendly service and cozy atmospheres.
Michael and Obora were very attentive to our needs (very convenient that they are in the same building in a different apartment), for instance they noticed a problem with the heating in the apartment and had it fixed really in no time. We spent two nights in the apartment with two people and two nights with four after our friends joined and there was plenty of space for all of us to feel comfortable. The apartment and rooms are so spacious and comfortable, and there is everything there that you need, including items for cooking, coffee, toiletries in case you forget yours and maps and recommendations for things in the area to try.
The location is also really good. The subways stations are very close and we felt very safe in the neighborhood, and everything was quiet at night. Was really easy to get to downtown Manhattan when we needed to, but honestly in hindsight we really liked staying outside of downtown and being able to experience the feel of another neighborhood. We would highly recommend this apartment for several reasons and especially because Michael and Obora were very friendly and thoughtful hosts.
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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!