About this listing
Spacious, peaceful and welcoming environment that lends itself to experience authentic West Harlem and all its grandeur.
Lovely 1 room (furnished) rental in a fabulous brownstone apt located in trendy Harlem! The apt is 5 blocks from Columbia University and City College! The overall space is huge, 2 floor, townhouse style, harwood floors with lots of light. It's very refreshing and a change from the usual cramped quarters of most New York City apartments.
The apt is right around the corner from the world famous 125th street and the A,B,C,D,1, and 2 trains are all 5-7 minute walk. Including the express trains that will get you to Time Square in 15-20 min! Make sure you checkout TKTS to get all the great discount theatre tickets for the hottest shows! The world famous Sylvia's and Amy Ruth's Restaurant are both within 1 mile on Lennox Ave, as well as all the cool new hot spots in Harlem! Great to go exploring down Frederick Douglas Blvd and stop at the Bier Garden, Harlem Tavern, Lito or even 67 Orange. Lots of out door seating, good for people watching! The Harlem waterfront is 5 blocks away and boasts of the World Famous Dinosaur BBQ! You can also find great Italian, Greek, Ethiopian and Spanish restaurants around Columbia University!
There is a grocery store, laundry mat, nail and hair salon as well as the always open bodega within 3 blocks. In addition, if you want to burn some calories take a stroll on the west side river walk! If you are ambitious you can take it all the way down to Wall street and visit the Intrepid or the 9/11 memorial museum. If you want a quick workout, hit New York Sports Club which is in walking distance and right beside Magic Johnson Theatre. There is free street parking however you will have to move your car to the other side of the street for cleaning, which is an hour and a half time time block. At certain times parking spots can be hard to find.
Guests have access to kitchen, living room and dining room as well as their own room and shared bathroom.
Interaction with guests
I am very much on the go, so at times we may be ships passing in the night. But I'm very friendly and always willing to share an impromptu chat when we encounter eachother in the house!
Other things to note
Please communicate when you need new towels, bedsheets, soap or the garbage in your room changed. There usually are extra sheets and towels kept in the dresser drawer in the bedroom.
Please be respectful of the apartment and considerate to people in the same space. Lock your doors to your rooms as you leave for your own peace of mind and security. No smoking or pets allowed in the apt, an additional fee of $100 will be added if the apt smells like smoke after you leave. New towels and sheets provided, additional towels after that available upon request. Please turn off all appliances every time you leave the premises. We like to conserve energy. Keep AC on energy saver mode. Do not adjust the electronic thermostat. Please take you shoes off at the front door so as to not scratch the hardwoods. Flip flops and slippers allowed. Please clean up after your self and be respectful of the upstairs tenant. The noise level should be kept to a reasonable level. Thanks a bunch!
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
I am a teacher who loves to travel! I just returned from Spain and Morrocco. I have also journeyed to England, France, Germany, Austrailia, Japan, Trinidad and Peru; not to mention almost every state in the US. Ive been living in Harlem, New York for ten years and I absolutely love the diversity of the city. I love Broadway shows, live music and great comedy. I believe a little kindness goes along way and that all people should be treated with respect.