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Upper Upper West Side 2 Bed/2 Bath Gem

Upper Upper West Side 2 Bed/2 Bath Gem


Property Details

Updated: Oct 30, 2014
Townhome, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 7 Sleeps

A Vegan property.

2 Bed/2 Bath Apartment in the Manhattan neighborhood of Hamilton Heights.

A beautiful, warm and clean apartment nestled between the Hudson River on the west, historic Harlem, southeast, Sugar Hill, east, Washington Heights, north, and Columbia University, south, in our culturally diverse neighborhood of Hamilton Heights.

The apartment is located on one of the most beautiful blocks in NYC. It is on the street level which makes it easy for people with stair concerns. It is decorated with comfort and style in mind. The bedrooms are super quiet and have the most comfortable beds.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Jazz and Classical Flutist

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderful stay, the house is identical to the photos, it has everything we need (laundry, bathroom, slipper, bathrobe ...). We were greeted by the husband (very nice) and Karen pity we could not meet her.

Karen gave us food for the first breakfast, fruit, milk ... which is nice.

The neighborhood is very friendly and we quickly near the metro L1.

After each day we enjoyed the hot tub ....

If one day we have the opportunity to return to New York we will definitely stay in this accommodation.

By cons not to book shuttle because it does not take you to Harlem (147St) only to the 125 ST. We were able to negotiate with the driver with a few extra dollars to 21.00 because we did not want to venture into the subway with children, luggage and especially fatigue.

thank you Valerie
Oct 2013
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Upper Upper West Side 2 Bed/2 Bath Gem
Hamilton Heights Manhattan
Bell Buckle, TN, USA

A true gem

  • 5 of 5
My family had the fortunate opportunity to stay in this brownstone apartment. My husband is a tv fanatic, so I worried about the lack of this amenity. He didn't even miss it!!! Our son (35 years old) enjoyed the historical DVD collection about NYC. He watched every one of them and was able to give us background on areas while touring the city. We had hoped our daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter were not able to make the trip. But, the apartment would have accommodated all of us very well.
The downstairs bedroom was perfect for him to escape for some "me" time after full days of guiding his parents around, while we escape to some of our own private time. The apartment is very comfortably appointed, clean, and secure in a nice neighborhood. This was our first time to NY so we had our apprehensions. All apprehensions proved to be unfounded! The people were friendly. The number 1 subway to town and all the happenings is only a block away. If you want to experience the cultural diversity of NY though, I suggest a walk down the street and catch the number 1 farther down the line.
We walked by the river to a wonderful Italian restaurant, Covo's. The prices were appropriate, food, service, and atmospher were great.
The apartment has a full size refrigerator, stove, and coffee maker. No microwave. But, we managed without the microwave.
Norbert was there to let us drop off our bags for an early arrival. He was friendly and informative. Unfortunately, we never had the opportunity to meet Karen. But, when I emailed her about forgetting to print our passes for the 9/11 Memorial, we arrived back at the apartment after an evening out to find them in an envelope at the door ready for us. Karen was always responsive when I emailed her about any questions prior to our arrival.
Thank you Karen and Norbert for helping to make our first trip to NYC such an awesome experience. Our son says he wants to go back to see more, and when he does he wants to stay at the very same place. No uptown high rises nor stuffy hotel rooms when there is such a fabulous warm and inviting apartment like this to stay at.
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Upper Upper West Side 2 Bed/2 Bath Gem
Hamilton Heights Manhattan

Brilliant experience

  • 5 of 5
Everything was perfect, a fantastic stay in the Big Apple, the appartment was a lovely and cosy place, Norbert & Karen were very kind and attentive, the kitchen was just like at home and we feel like real new-yorkers from the first minute.
The location is peaceful, there's plenty of shops in the district for food, everybody speaks spanish and always smile....!!!That's the melting pot of Spanish Harlem. Subway is just 5 minutes-walk, good restaurants all around, just a dream.
When we come back, we go there, no doubt about it and we recommend it to our friends.
  • Submitted: May 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Upper Upper West Side 2 Bed/2 Bath Gem
Hamilton Heights Manhattan
Squamish, BC Canada

Perfect location and amenities

  • 5 of 5
The apartment is lovely and the pictures are a true representation. It is very clean and has all the extra little touches that make staying in a vacation rental the experience one hopes for. The neighbourhood, from our perspective of coming from Vancouver, Canada, would be described as ethnic - a wonderful mix of spanish, indian and american. The streetscape is interesting and completely safe. I found the owner Karen open and approachable and she gave us great hints on local eateries. Navigating the subway from this location is super easy. The apartment would be ideal for two couples or a small family. The second bedroom is in a lower level so there is a great deal of privacy. Beds are super comfortable and you really do feel like you are living in New York for a few days. I hope to be back.
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: Thank you Kirstin for the great review!
Upper Upper West Side 2 Bed/2 Bath Gem
Hamilton Heights Manhattan
Paducah, ky

Great place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5
What can I say...a great place to stay in NYC. Karen and Norbet were great hosts. The apartment was just as the pictures looked! The beds were very comfortable. And being able to find free parking just outside the apartment on the street, put the icing on the cake!! Subway was just two blocks down the street. Never heard any noise in the apartment from the outside. Initially when we saw the area on Broadway we were a little concerned, but by the end of our 5 day stay, we were completely comfortable with the area. Just one street away from a nice place to jog along the River Park. Norbert gave us directions to a nice grocery store (Fairway) about 3/4 of mile down the road. Easy to walk to. Nice Chinese take out just around the corner with McDonalds just down the street and several deli's all around. Would definitely stay here again. Only one improvement that we suggested to Karen was to add a microwave for convienence and maybe a TV in the front room...even though we barely had time to sit and watch with our constant sightseeing schedule.

Thanks Karen and Norbert...great vacation stay.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Upper Upper West Side 2 Bed/2 Bath Gem
Hamilton Heights Manhattan

A beautiful vacation in he Big Apple!

  • 5 of 5
I could not have been more pleased with this rental. We arrived a day early and stayed in a hotel the first night. This apartment surpassed that hotel (and ANY other I have stayed at) a million times in every aspect!

I was on vacation with my four teenage kids and they were impressed with the apartment as well. It is GORGEOUS, CLEAN, WELL EQUIPPED and the decor is BEAUTIFUL!! The beds are SUPER COMFY and what a great location!

This was our first visit to NYC and we found our way the first day! We were able to buy everything we needed within a few blocks. Delis, restaurants, grocery stores, ATMs and hundreds of little shops within walking distance (they even managed to find a McDonalds....teenagers!). The subway (1 Train) is just around the corner and with 1 or 2 transfers you can see all the sites Manhattan has to offer.

You also have a great view of the Hudson River from your doorstep!

I will tell everyone I know to be sure to stay here when they visit NY!
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Upper Upper West Side 2 Bed/2 Bath Gem
Hamilton Heights Manhattan
Bearsville, New York USA

Great times!

  • 5 of 5
Brought my 3 kids down for a Manhattan adventure, and we couldn't have been more pleased. Apartment was warm, clean and inviting, and felt just like home after a few days. Close to subway; we got downtown in a jiffy, safe and sound. Karen and Norbert's hospitality and kindness could not be beat; they made you feel welcome and pampered. Will definitely return in the very near future with the rest of the family! Thank you so much....
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : La Guardia at 15 Miles Nearest Barpub : Harlem Pub at 0.2 Miles Nearest Train : 1 Subway at 0.2 Miles Nearest Motorway : Henry Hudson Highway at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Tonali's at 0.2 Miles Nearest Beach : Coney Island at 20 Miles Car: not necessary

Activities and attractions in Manhattan New York City:

-20 minutes on subway to Times Square/Penn Station

- Walking distance to Yankee Stadium (25 mins.)

-Steps from Riverbank State Park: ( 2 swimming pools, running track, restaurants, Carousel, concerts, and more)

-Few minutes walking to the Hudson River

- #1 train (1 block away)

- ABCD Trains (5 blocks away)

-Cycling path from George Washington Bridge to Battery Park a few steps away

- Top rated barbeque restaurant: Dinosaur Barbeque

-Top rated New York grocery Store: Fairway Market

-Three subway stops from Columbia University Campus

-One subway stop from City College University

-Red Rooster (Marcus Samuelson's Newest Harlem Restaurant)

-Apollo Theatre



-Harlem Public Restaurant

-Bikram Yoga


-Grocery Store


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Updated: Oct 30, 2014

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 1 2015 - Jan 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $200

Nightly Rate: $230 - $300

The calendar is current. Please check the dates you are interested in before sending an email. Replies are not given to emails of already booked dates. Thank you!

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


From the Owner

Built is 1901. Many of the original details still here and loved.

Property Type

  • townhome


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Downtown


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 1000 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • * The apartment is a large 2 bedroom/2 bath duplex completely separate with its own private entrance and with access to the serene backyard garden. * The kitchen is fully equipped with good knives, cutting boards, pots and pans, a toaster, coffee maker, coffee grinder, dishes, glasses, and silverware. * There are 2 queen beds, 1 full bed, and 1 twin bed, free WiFi, towels, sheets, pillows, iron and board, hairdryer, bathrobes, and slippers. * One bathroom has a jacuzzi. * The bedrooms have an air conditioner and a TV for dvds. (Small library provided). Sorry, no TV service. * You have for your use a washer and dryer. * Street parking is available.
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