About this listing
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!)
From Aug 19 - Oct 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
The master bedroom is furnished with a queen bed and features a large walk in closet.
Wir hatten eine sehr gute Zeit in Harlem. Wir fühlten uns immer sehr sicher. Das Appartement ist sehr sauber und hat eine gute Lage. Die Kommunikation mit Obora war perfekt und unkompliziert. Die lokalen Empfehlungen waren ausnahmslos ausgezeichnet.
Bereits ab dem ersten Kontakt hat alles wunderbar geklappt. Obora und Michael haben Fragen per Mail immer promt beantwortet. Der Kontakt war persönlich und sympathisch. Da sie bei unserer Ankunft selber in den Ferien waren, wurden uns alle nötigen Informationen vom Vater und Mutter von Obora bekannt gegeben. Auch der durch Obora organisierte Taxidienst vom Flughafen zur Wohnung verlief sehr gut. Die Wohnung wurde uns nach kurzer Erklärung durch Aubrey überlassen und wir fühlten uns sehr schnell wie zuhause. Wir hatten nach einigen Tagen noch das Glück, beide durch Zufall dann noch vor der Wohnung zu treffen. Der Kontakt war sehr angenehm und persönlich. Die Wohnung ist sehr gut gelegen und modern eingerichtet. Es gibt wunderbare Restaurant (im Haus das Chéri und in der Nähe das Barawine). Wir fühlten uns in Harlem sicher mit unseren drei Kindern. Vor 20 Jahren waren wir das letze Mal dort und da war dies ganz anders. Die Wohnung ist gut gelegen, in der Nähe gibt es Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, Café, Bank, Restaurant und die Subway zum Zentrum. Wir würden diese Wohnung jederzeit gerne wieder mieten und danken Obora und Michael für ihre Gastfreundschaft.
My parents and I had the best stay at this beautiful apartment in the heart of Harlem. It is so big and roomy for 3 people! My dad counted he stairs one day--71 to the apartment! But don't let that scare you. It's definitely worth the beautiful views and the home-like convenience of the apartment. Michael and Obora were in Africa at the time of our stay, but that was a non-issue. They still took care of everything. The location is so convenient to the 1, 2, and 3 trains. The restaurant "Cheri" on the first floor of the building is a MUST try. Overall, the greatest experience! Would recommend to anyone.
The apartment was clean and comfortable, in a fun neighbourhood, with a great view and very close to all major subways stations and buses.
Ms Obora was very helpful by accommodating us upon our arrival . The building is clean and well maintained .
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to stay in your palce
Clean and spacious apartment for New York standards, very accommodating hosts who promptly answered questions and came over if there were any issues. Neighborhood was not as comfortable and clean as we had hoped, but at the same time we come from a very pristine country with fewer people.
Obora's place was great. It was lovely and spacious. We were told by NYC Cab drivers that the neighborhood wasnt the best place if not the worst but we felt very comfortable during our stay at night. I would highly recommend Obora's apartment to anyone. I loved the apartment! No complaints.
I highly recommend ! it was a great experience.
It was the first time I booked via Airbnb and we are very satisfied.
Everything was perfect.
On our arrival, we were warmly welcomed by Oboras's parents. They showed us the apartment and explained us everyting. The apartement was very nice, clean, well-equiped. We had all we need and even more. There were welcome chips, tea, coffee, butter, soap .... and so we felt like at home.
We enjoyed Harlem and the friendly neighborhood and next to the apartment there are all the facilities you need. On the day of departure we were allowed to store our luggage until our departure.
And last but not least : At the end of our stay, one of our childs had a personal issue and Obora kept in touch with us after our stay in her apartment, and she actively helped us resolve our problem, like a friend do.
She's a very friendly and helpful person, and I highly recommend her.
I am looking forward to stay at her place again !
Thanks, Anke for the lovely review. It was really great meeting you and your family. We are so glad you all had such a nice time. We are also very happy that everything worked out in the end. May the universe continue to bless you and your family. You are welcome back anytime and we look forward to visiting you in France :-)
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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!