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426 West 160th.  What Charlotte loved about your listing: This is without doubt the best Airbnb listing InThe World! We arrived to a book-lined, music-filled home with a wonderful lit garden, then to discover our wonderful hosts, Kurt and Camilla....they guided us through the best experiences of New York....we've visited before but have never had such an intimate insight into New York and we thank you both xxx What Charlotte thought you could improve about the experience: Nothing! Your private entryway with Jessica Chastain.  (photo: Bruce Weber)
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Private Harlem Renaissance Garden Apartment.

Private Harlem Renaissance Garden Apartment.

6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath

Your pied a terre on Sugar Hill in Washington Heights. Once a rare bookshop, the apartment resounds with Harlem Heights' history from the Founding Fathers thru the Founding Brothers to our vibrant now. Think privacy, cool jazz, ermine, pearls, and liquid coolants in the party-lit garden.


Air conditioning
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
2 single beds

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 11AM

22 Reviews

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Gunnar User Profile
October 2017
Kurt is a fabulous host and his apartment is an unexpected gem in Harlem - meticulously furnished and designed and it has a wonderful garden. If you are not only looking for a great host, but also someone that is deeply immersed in the life and the culture of the city - Kurt is y…

Mary User Profile
June 2017
Its a charming place to stay and perfect if you are in town for a Yankees game. The stadium is a 20 minute stroll across the bridge. The neighborhood is safe and lively. Subway stops are nearby. Kurt is personable and had several good recommendations for nearby restaurants that w…

Susan User Profile
April 2017
Kurt was a most responsive and congenial host. The apartment was very comfortable and well equipped. The garden terrace was beautiful, particularly at night when its twinkly lights competed with the stars above. Perfect location and an easy walk for train ride to points of in…

Leyla User Profile
March 2017
This apartment was awesome! And Kurt was such an accommodating host. Very highly recommended!

Meg User Profile
May 2016
The host canceled this reservation 28 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Guy User Profile
October 2015
What a wonderful stay we had! Kurt and his lovely wife are deeply embedded in the culture & arts of New York and obviously love to share with their guests. The property is exactly as described, and for anyone who may look at a map and have questions about the location, do not be …

Nancy User Profile
May 2015
What a great experience! Kurt was an extraordinary host; allowing us to feel most welcome prior to arrival, inquiring about our needs and in scheduling a time to meet. We found on street parking in sight of the front door immediately. The neighborhood was tranquil; a mix of …

Hosted by Kurt

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in January 2011
Kurt User Profile
43 Reviews
Kurt is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Your hosts: Kurt Thometz: A bookseller since 1973, as The Private Library has groomed the collections of some of the America's most influential bibliophiles since 1980. He is also the author/editor of 'Life Turns Man Up and Down: Highlife, Useful Advice and Mad English (NY: Pan…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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New York, NY, United States

Sugar Hill. Jazz lives. You have arrived. Old world elegance, Belgian block streets, your view shed is George Washington's headquarters for the Battle of Harlem Heights in 1776. The neighborhood i…

Getting around

Easy access to subways, buses, & cars. Half an hour to Times Square. Street parking. (NOTE: from April 13th to Sept, 2018 our 163rd St Station is being repaired. Rather than our usual 3 minute wal…

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