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Property Details

Updated: Jan 26, 2015
Townhome, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Beautiful, cozy, warm, and clean 2 two bedroom apartments in a classic Harlem Brownstone. Will rent to groups from 2-8. Rates will be determined by number of guests. Located on a gorgeous tree lined block overlooking the Hudson River. Newly renovated, with all new appliances and furnishings. Bedrooms are super quiet, with two new queen plush pillow top beds, dressed with high quality linens. Oversized spa-like bathroom has a separate shower and bathtub, along with granite tiles on the floor and walls. Kitchen with marble countertops and glass backsplash, fully stocked with breakfast groceries for guests. The owner is a New York City teacher with 14 years prior experience as a Personal Chef in New York city, and resides on the first three floors of the Brownstone.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

I studied for a Geography Ph.D. in Knoxville Tennessee before moving to New York City. I love to travel, to cook and to meet new people.

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21 Reviews

Garden Terrace Inn
-+1 3473708435
Hamilton Heights Manhattan

LOVED this place

  • 5 of 5
My group and I absolutely LOVED THIS PLACE. It was centrally located from the sightseeing to night life. This place was actually more than what we expected. The description was accurate and very well maintained. We were able to meet the Ms. Jackie as well as the house-keeper who was very hospitable. She also suggested a great restaurant. We loved it.

We have already began to plan our trip back. Most definitely pleased..
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: My housekeeper, Stephanie, is the most valuable member of the team. She keeps the apartments shining clean and she is a wealth of graciousness and information when dealing with guests. I am so happy you got a chance to meet her.
Garden Terrace Inn
-+1 3473708435
Hamilton Heights Manhattan
Albany, NY

Fabulous Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed here while attending a course at Teachers College. It was so great to come 'home' every night to this wonderful place. The apt. is so comfortable, clean and Jackie is a fabulous host. The fridge was stocked with breakfast foods (including beautiful fresh strawberries) when I arrived and the kitchen made it easy to make dinner and pack my lunch each day. The apt. is close to the subway, a nice grocery store and a beautiful park. I have stayed many places in NYC and this is the best! Jackie is so helpful. One night she even offered to drive me to a Staples so I could copy an article I needed the next day. I can not say enough positives about this property. I have stayed many places in NYC and this is the best by far!
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It made me happy to provide you with a "home" in NYC because I'm on a mission to prove that regular New Yorkers are friendly, caring and keep beautiful homes. Thank you Val for being so quiet and clean, you are welcome back anytime.
Garden Terrace Inn
-+1 3473708435
Hamilton Heights Manhattan
New Washington, IN

Everything and More!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at the Garden Terrace Inn. It was clean, comfortable, quiet, and close to the subway so it was easy to get to all of the attractions. Jackie was a great host, we could contact her if we required anything. She also stocked the kitchen with breakfast foods which was great for our busy mornings. Located very close to grocery stores, drug stores and restaurants. Everything we needed was there for us and we would definitely stay here again. Thanks again Jackie!
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review, I thought of changing my description to let future renters know what a great location this is, but you said it all. Please come again, I miss you guys already!!!
Garden Terrace Inn
-+1 3473708435
Hamilton Heights Manhattan

Wonderful Birthday Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5
The location and layout of the house are exactly as described! I had the opportunity to rent both the apartments, and both are exactly the same as the pictures. Very tasteful décor, and a warm a cozy feel of home away from home. This is a beautiful place to celebrate a birthday or any occasion.

The beds were extremely comfortable, and the linens and comforters were so cozy; it made getting out of bed difficult!!

The property was clean when we arrived, and Jackie was so kind to leave eggs, bread, bagels, milk, and juices in both apartments for us. She was so very accommodating to my many emails and needs. She was so sweet to make sure there was enough glassware and dinnerware for my dinner quests. We hired a personal chef for the night, and Jackie made certain that the kitchen was equipped with whatever our chef would need. Anything we were missing, she graciously offered her own personal items.

The apartment is about a 15-20 minute train ride into the city (PENN station), and the #1 train is exactly one block away. There were restaurants near by and 24hour fast food places steps away from the home; very convenient. The area felt very safe and we even saw officers on a few occasions stopping by the local restaurants.

There is a bed of water one block away from the apartment, making for a gorgeous and relaxing stroll through the park. It was a wonderful experience.

This is definitely a place I would recommend. Jackie not only made us feel comfortable, but also gave us our privacy. She was the perfect host!

Jackie, thank you so much for helping make my birthday weekend so special and memorable! It was a pleasure meeting you and I hope to see you soon!
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Roma, thanks for such a positive review. You and your friends were perfect guests, clean, respectful and fun. I am honored to have helped make your birthday so memorable. Please come back again!
Garden Terrace Inn
-+1 3473708435
Hamilton Heights Manhattan
Ellingen, Germany

A great place and a wonderful owner

  • 5 of 5
Dear Jacky,
Thank you for this amazing place. Your house is a real treasure in NYC. Every holiday is just as good as the place you are staying and let me tell you, our stay was great. We enjoyed every moment in this apartment. It was always a pleasure to come here after a day of sightseeing and enjoy a glas of wine in the living room. Also the location of the apartment was teriffic. Just a view steps to the subway or to the supermarket with a huge variety of food. Long story short. We would come here again without even thinking about an other place!
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hey Thomas,
I am so glad you enjoyed my apartment. Thanks for letting everyone know how close it is to the subway and the wonderful supermarket. Come back soon!
Garden Terrace Inn
-+1 3473708435
Hamilton Heights Manhattan

A great place and an awesome owner

  • 5 of 5
It was our first time in NY (we are French)and were looking for an affordable place with 2 bedrooms in Manhattan(we have 2 kids). We spent 2 weeks in the appartment. Jackie, the owner picked us up at JFK. The flat was exactly according to the pictures: clean, cosy with all what you need (bathroom, kitchen, washing machine and dryer,TV, free Wifi etc.). Jackie had filled in the fridge,it was good as our kids were hungry when we arrived. We have only one thing to say: if you need a place to stay in NY, go to Garden Terrace Inn! It is well situated, 5 min from the Metro(direct to the city center), close to a park (if you have kids or if you don't), safe, with restaurants and stores and Jackie is just great! Our son got sick at the beginning of our stay, she took care of him and brought us to the hospital. Thanks Jackie for your kindness and professionalism. You have been like our mother during our stay! We really enjoyed staying at your place. The kids keep talking about you... The stay was too short, hope you enjoyed your vacation too. We keep in touch and we will come back! Take good care of you
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, I really enjoyed having you and your wonderful family in my house. Luckily for you it was summer vacation time for me and I could actually assist you to get medical care for your son. Please come back again!!


From the Owner

I fell in love with New York brownstones when I worked as a personal chef for a wealthy family on 77th Street off Park Avenue. I could not afford that location but finally saved and purchased my very own brownstone in the Columbia University area in Upper Manhattan. I spent oodles of money gut renovating all 5 floors (think Property Brothers). This was a labor of love and when I look at the apartments now compared to what they were, I feel a deep sense of accomplishment. It is a joy to share them with my guests and read the wonderful reviews when they leave.

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

-15 minutes on express line 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 restaurants: Dinosaur BBQ

-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

-Covo (walking distance)

-Tonalli (walking distance)

-Bikram Yoga



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Updated: Jan 26, 2015

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $100

We use PayPal for all transactions.
We require a $250 deposit to confirm your booking. 100% of the deposit is applied to your final invoice.
Full payment must be received two weeks prior to your arrival date.
Cleaning fee of $100 for eah apartment apply to all stays
Rate includes taxes.
Rates for each apartment:
* $200 per night - January 6 through March 31, 2014

Cancellation Policy

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


From the Owner

To be close to a subway in NYC, to look out unto trees from every window, to have space for a washer/dryer, to be steps from a running track and a biking path, to be close to great restaurants, for all of these amenities, I love my apartment.

Property Type

  • townhome


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 800 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower
  • Marble tile, separate shower and tub, pedestal sink


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • The apartments occupy the second and third floors, which allows for peace and privacy. They are equipped with full size stacked washer and dryer units, free WiFi, cable TV, air-conditioning, and garden views. The kitchen has top of the line culinary equipment, with all of the utensils needed to prepare complete meals. A driver (for airport transportation), chef, and a housekeeper are available upon request for additional fees. There is also a manager on call 24/7 to assist with all questions or concerns.

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