Charming spacious renov brownstone grdn apt 2 STOPS FROM MIDTOWN
New York City
Generous garden apt in classic brownstone on great, safe block in vibrant West Harlem. All new renovation with quality, classic rustic furnishings and lots of beautiful detail: deco fireplace, wood floors, exposed brick, all tiled kitchen and bath …
I’m not sure what to tell you about first: the gem of the location or the exceptional hosts! I’ll start with the location. As a family of 3, when our plans to stay in a typical Village apartment fell through, we were more than disappointed! However, as travelling doesn’t usually go to according to plan, rather than staying Downtown, we’d ended up spending our 2 week stay in New York, Uptown, much to our delight! I’m talking about West Harlem, or, what is more commonly known today as Hamilton Heights. This well-known area is slowly becoming gentrified, and the stunning brownstone houses (like the one we stayed in) are being renovated and returning to their former glory. Easily visited all the must-see sights, including the Statue of Liberty, Empire State and Central Park, as well as the museums and galleries, all via the well-run underground, which is direct and convenient. After exhausting days of being a tourist, we always looked forward to arriving ‘home’ to the relatively quiet and non-touristy area of Hamilton Heights, where we could explore at will. Yankee Stadium is 2 stops away. My son and I enjoyed a memorable game! Not far away, we discovered Fort Tyson and The Cloisters – a collection of medieval architecture and art, which is truly breathtaking and beautiful. The Hudson is just a stroll down the road. Walking past Our Lady of Lourdes up the street, I enjoyed being a welcome part of a local Harlem Church service. A riveting, cultural experience, which cost $0! Each morning, I joined the locals on their way to work for great coffee at a tiny patisserie called “Tanto Dulce”. My husband and son bought some authentic (and cheap) Mexican wrestling masks at a local Mexican goods’ store, and further down the road, we ate well at the local Mexican restaurant.
As for the hosts, Lauren and Peter, they looked after us exceptionally well! We stayed in the renovated ground floor apartment of their brownstone mansion, complete with living room, bedroom, kitchen, laundry, and most importantly, their peaceful garden, with ping pong table! Breakfast outside is lovely and we played endless ping pong with our son during downtime. The apartment is perfectly clean and accommodated the 3 of us (though can take up to 6).
The apartment is totally enclosed and the hosts will leave you to your privacy. Yet, as I had a thirst for local knowledge, I couldn’t have received better help and advice! Ten out of ten!!
We spend 7 great days in this nice appartment with our kids (7 and 10). This part of town is rather authentic and very interesting and unproblematic to stay at. The backyard provided a welcomed zone to relax.
Subway connection to mid- and downtown within walking distance and a large selection of food places in the neighborhood.
Lauren is a great host and very accomodating.
Thanks for a great time!
My fiancée and I stayed here for a week over New Year's. We loved it! The apartment itself has wonderful space, character and comfort - some beautiful antiques nicely placed in a charming open space. It is well equipped with a great kitchen, TV, WiFi. A couple of nights we decided to stay in with cooking or takeaway - it is a very easy place to relax in. We really felt like we were on holiday.
The street outside is quiet, yet once you step onto nearby Broadway it is a buzzing community. Very close to the subway and a quick 10-15 minute trip into the tourist areas of Manhattan.
The local Fairways market has a most interesting a wonderful food collection. It is one of the best food markets we have ever been to, and coming from Ireland, that is really saying something!
The owner Lauren was most helpful during our stay - she has a plethora of local knowledge that was very useful for us when we arrived and throughout our stay. A pleasure to deal with.
A home away from home, this place comes highly recommended by 2 seasoned world travellers!
PS: For Jazz enthusiasts - a very short cab ride away is the Smoke Jazz & Supper Club-Lounge on Broadway and 106th. What fun!
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I’m not sure what to tell you about first: the gem of the location or the exceptional hosts! I’ll start with the location. As a family of 3, when our plans to stay in a typical Village apartment fell through, we were more than disappointed! However, as travelling doesn’t usually go to according to plan, rather than staying Downtown, we’d ended up spending our 2 week stay in New York, Uptown, much to our delight! I’m talking about West Harlem, or, what is more commonly known today as Hamilton Heights.. ”
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