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Sankofa Guest Apartment--A portal for the soul

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 86 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment - 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s) - 1 Bath - (Sleeps 2)

Situated on a quiet tree lined street in Harlem’s Mount Morris Park Historic District, Sankofa Guest Apartment offers an inviting and unique accommodation that is centrally located making ALL of New York City easily accessible. The neighborhood is close to popular restaurants, jazz clubs, museums, art galleries and theaters. Nearby subways and buses take you ANYWHERE that is not in walking distance.

This renovated floor through apartment with a private entrance is on the top floor of a 19th Century brownstone. There is no elevator, but what awaits you at the top is worth the climb. The listing photos and 5 star guest reviews say it all.

The master bedroom with ample closet space is the ultimate sanctuary providing an utterly comforting place to land at the end of the day. It overlooks the backyard garden creating an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Soft lighting, hotel crisp 600 count sheets, king size bamboo pillows with memory foam, and a comfortable queen size bed with a luxury pillow top mattress make this one of the best sleeps ever. The Bose Wave Music System will wake you up or put you to sleep to your favorite music.

The spa inspired bathroom contains a soaking tub with shower, Hotel Collection bath towels, bathrobes, spa slippers, designer toiletries, magnifying makeup mirror, and hand held toilet bidet.

The spacious sun filled living room has a dining table with seating for four, 42 inch HDTV, library, twin sleep sofa with luxury 10 inch Air Dream Mattress, and landline phone with free local calls.

The kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher, and microwave, plus full kitchen utensils and cookware

Other amenities include

Free Wi Fi Internet and cable TV

Washer /Dryer

Air Conditioning

More Details

Owner
Edith Garner -Palmer or Norma Garner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our 6 night stay at Sankofa Guest Apartment. The location was great as it only took 5 minutes to reach the subway or bus with the shops also close by. The apartment was beautifully decorated and it was so cosy when we arrived back after a full day of sight seeing, to enjoy the atmosphere. Edith and Norma are such lovely people and so helpful. We couldn't believe the gorgeous fluffy towels and slippers and dressing gowns for our use. The apartment was exceptionally clean and well maintained and we certainly enjoyed the bottle of wine and chocolates on our arrival (not to mention the sumptuous muffins!). We would certainly recommend it to family and family and have actually done so
May 2011
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Amenities

Harlem Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 86 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Hand held bidet Plush Bathrobes Complimentary spa slippers Liquid body wash Body lotion Liquid hand soap
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Twin sleep sofa in living room
  • * Queen Bed: Pillow top mattress, closets, dresser, full length mirror
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(131 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9770994 based on 132 reviews
Brisbane, Australia
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Sankofa Guest Apartment was a wonderful experience. The apartment is stunningly beautiful and has every amenity a traveller could possibly need or desire, even a footspa. The whole apartment is incredibly attractive and it is a pleasure to simply sit and admire the artwork on the walls and the furniture and finishings within the apartment. Our hostesses, Edith and Norma are incredibly warm and helpful. We feel as if we have made friends. It has added an extra dimension to our first-time New York experience to be able to stay in Harlem and be welcomed with such kindness. Within the apartment you will find NYC guidebooks and other helpful printed information to help you take advantage of your time in New York. The apartment's location is fantastic. Catching public transport is a breeze. We favoured the bus during the day to give us a better idea of the lay of the land. The subway is quick and efficient and is only a few blocks' walk through this safe neighbourhood. We walked day and night through the neighbourhood and felt perfectly comfortable. The bed is extremely comfortable and we enjoyed being able to cook breakfast each morning. Being able to wash and dry our clothes each night also allowed us to pack a little lighter than we would otherwise have been able to do. We would never, ever stay anywhere else on our next visit to Manhattan - Sankofa has it all. Thank you Edith and Norma for our wonderful visit. You and your apartment are true gems.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2007
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful apartment with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here in 2011 and now in 2017. I would come back tomorrow if Australia wasn't so far away! The location excellent. The apartment itself is an oasis from the energy of Times Square. Coming back at night to wide streets, divine brownstones and the comfort of this apartment gives you energy to tackle the crowds in midtown the next day. The apartment has every creature comfort including washer and dryer. We arrived late (10.30) and Edith and Norma arranged a young man to carry our bags up to the top floor. As they have written there is no elevator. A nice bottle of red wine and cashews were waiting for us. With croissants and jam for breakfast. My only regret is that I didn't have more time to just enjoy the apartment. 5 days not enough. Thank you again Edith and Norma for providing this beautifully decorated apartment to rest ones weary bones.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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I will return! Very fine place in Harlem!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, quiet, fabulously decorated. Nice ladies.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellingham
5

This one's a 10!!

  • 5 of 5

After several years of vacationing in rentals, this is the first place that immediately felt like a Home Away from Home. Edith & Norma gave us their world...reliable advice on ground travel to Sankofa from the airport, recommendations for excellent neighborhood restaurants & markets, a delicious collection of kitchen edibles, instructions on the efficient access and management of the NYC subway system...and the center of their world is an artfully decorated, incredibly comfortable, quiet oasis to crash-land in after each busy day exploring the Big Apple for our first time. Made our 25th anniversary really, really special...thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 Star Experience....AGAIN

  • 5 of 5

Sankofa Apartment was the first vacation rental that I stayed in ever! That was about 5 years ago and it still holds the same standard of cleanliness and comfort and charm that It did then. This is my first time back in about a year, only because I can never find the dates to fit with my schedule. So when I saw that it was finally available for my dates in August, I was excited.

The apartment is still as charming and comfortable as it ever was. I felt as though I was returning home. From the high quality linens, the comfortable and clean furnishings, as well as those other touches such as croissants and jam, water, tea, beer and a lovely bottle of Bordeaux; this is the perfect spot to chill after a long day out in the city whether it be for pleasure or business.

Thank you to Edith and Norma for your hospitality and for the care and attention that you put into your home to make others feel welcomed.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brisbane
5

Fantastic property in brilliant location run by lovely ladies

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in this awesome property between 17-23 August and this was our first trip to NYC. Right from the first greeting Edith and Norma was so helpful, gracious and hospitable. The apartment is perfectly appointed and located - within easy walking distance to trendy restaurants and the subway. It is only about a 15 min subway ride to midtown Manhattan and it was easy to navigate around. I cannot recommend this property highly enough. Thank you Edith and Norma...we will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
La Guardia
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

No refund on early departures.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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