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Stay in Luxury in 1880s Harlem Mansion

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Aug 24, 2016
House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

You will have a memorable stay in this elegant, huge (6000 sq. ft.)Harlem, NYC mansion. Every conceivable amenity available including HD flat screen TV, elevator, garden (with dining and lounging furniture, gas grill), gorgeous rooms, full designer kitchen access (GE Monogram appliances, farmhouse sink, quartz counters, copper ceilings), museum-quality furniture and contemporary artwork, fully air-conditioned and heated. Each of 5 bedrooms has its own elegant private bath with sink, toilet and shower and/or soaking tub. Billiards room, media room with huge flat screen and full laundry room.

The home is a landmarked brownstone built in the late 1880's and gut-renovated to Architectural Digest standards in 2006-07. It is located in the landmarked Mt. Morris Park section of trendy Harlem, at the corner of Mount Morris Park West (a/k/a 5th Avenue) and West 123rd Street. Convenient to the 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 trains, 5th Avenue bus lines and easy ability to hail a cab anytime of the day or night. Safe, free on-street parking. The neighborhood is very safe and very pleasant and boasts numerous beautiful brownstones, churches, parks and restaurants. Renters have access to the entire home (5 floors including exclusive use of elevator, LR, DR, kitchen, billiards, media and laundry rooms, garden, 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half-baths, sleeping up to 12 guests). Rentals are for the entire home and are for a minimum of 3 nights at $1000.00

'VERY IMPORTANT NOTE FOR VISITORS: Our property is a single family home. As such it is NOT subject to the new New York law, signed by the Governor this summer, that prohibits the short-term rental of housing units. That law only applies to buildings, such as every apartment building in NYC, containing 3 or more 'dwelling units' (i.e., separate apartments). Our home is not covered by this law because it is a single family unit, and therefore our rentals are completely legal. You may therefore be assured that renting from us will not be in violation of any laws and that you are at no risk of being unable to occupy the premises because the authorities have taken legal action against the property owner.'

Keywords: Brownstone Mansion, elegant, large,spacious, well decorated, art deco style, garden access, convenient, handicap accessible

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I know so much about New York and I love sharing information with my guests and helping them learn their way around New York. I will help to make your stay fun, and productive. This is my former home. It is filled with family memorabilia, books, board games, stuffed animals and more. My property has lots of original museum quality Art Deco antiques and lots of charm. It is a fantastic environment to gather together with family and friends. Your stay at the Harlem Jazz and Gospel Getaway will be a memorable and enjoyable one.

Speaks: english, french, some spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a treat, what a pleasure, what a house Thanks for a wonderful and happy stay, we will endeavor to return soon! Go the Lenox Lounge, Island Salad and Smoothies @ South Beach Cafe were gorgeous. I couldn't ask for a better place to celebrate my 40th. great friends, great food (and drink) and an amazing pad to chill in the evening. Who could ask for more:)
Apr 2010
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61 Reviews

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1880s Harlem Mansion

  • 5 of 5

Five ladies stayed in the house to celebrate my recent birthday. It is everything it says on the web site and more. The location is excellent for getting downtown, Central Park, in fact anywhere as it is located only five minutes walk from a sub way. Locally the area is really buzzing, with the famous Sylvia's and Red Rooster restaurants just nearby. With a large Wholefoods store just about to open it will just complete the area for convenience. However the house itself is in a really nice street with a park at the end. Joyce provides for everything in the house and you can't help but enjoy yourself. It's a perfect place to come back to at the end of a long days sight seeing or shopping. I will be back again for sure.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Montpellier, France
5

THE BEST HOUSE WE EVER RENTED ! LA MEILLEURE MAISON QUE NOUS AYONS LOUEE !

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 11 people and everyone had an awesome time.

Joyce, the owner, was very professional and answered all our questions before we arrived.

Stephany, her assistant, was very helpful and friendly.

This home is the best one we ever rented : very spacious, elegant, quiet and we really felt like home.

We enjoyed the artdeco style.

Each couple had his private bedroom and bathroom, the kitchen was well equipped and this incredible dining table was made for us :-)

And we had a piano for our musicians nephews...

The neighborhood is very safe night and day.

It was our fifth time is New York and we hope we'll come back in this charming home next time.

Nous étions une famille de 11 personnes et chacun a passé d'excellents moments.

Joyce, la propriétaire a été très professionnelle et a répondu à toutes nos interrogations avant notre arrivée.

Stéphanie, son assistante, a été très sympathique et efficace.

La maison est la meilleure que nous ayons jamais louée : très spacieuse, élégante, calme et nous nous y sommes sentis chez nous.

Nous avons adoré le style art déco.

Chaque couple avait sa propre chambre et salle de bain, la cuisine était bien équipée et la table de séjour magnifique et immense était faite pour nous.

Et nous avions un piano pour nos neveux musiciens...

Le quartier est tranquille de jour comme de nuit.

C'était notre cinquième séjour à New York et nous espérons que nous reviendrons dans cette charmante maison la prochaine fois.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montpellier, France
5

Wonderful stay in this beautiful and spacious home ! Excellent séjour dans cette maison magnifique

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 11 people and everyone had an awesome time.

Joyce, the owner, was very professional and answered all our questions before we arrived.

Stephany, the assistant, was very helpful and friendly.

This home is the best one we ever rented : very spacious, elegant, quiet and we really felt like home.

We enjoyed the artdeco style.

Each couple had his private bedroom and bathroom, the kitchen is well equiped and this incredible dining table was made for us :-)

The neighborhood is very safe night and day.

It was our fifth time is New York and we hope we'll come back in this charming home next time.

Nous étions une famille de 11 personnes et chacun a passé d'excellents moments.

Joyce, la propriétaire a été très professionnelle et a répondu à toutes nos interrogations avant notre arrivée.

Stéphanie, son assistante, a été très sympathique et efficace.

La maison est la meilleure que nous ayons jamais louée : très spacieuse, élégante, calme et nous nous y sommes sentis chez nous.

Nous avons adoré le style art déco.

Chaque couple avait sa propre chambre et salle de bain, la cuisine est bien équipée et la table de séjour magnifique et immense était faite pour nous.

Le quartier est tranquille de jour comme de nuit.

C'était notre cinquième séjour à New York et nous espérons que nous reviendrons dans cette charmante maison la prochaine fois.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas
5

Great for large groups!!

  • 5 of 5

I spent a 4-day weekend at this property with 9 other ladies. It was perfect and met the description on VRBO. We each doubled up and shared rooms and had our own bathroom! I can't begin to tell you how great that was.... The property manager's assistant, Stephanie, greeted us upon arrival. She was so friendly and helpful; very knowledgeable about the property and neighborhood. The house was clean and well maintained. The first night we were all pretty tired from travelling so we bbq'd steaks on the gas grill in the courtyard. There's a local market around the corner, very convenient, with fresh flowers and vegetables. There's a convenient liquor store as well for what ales ya... What we couldn't find locally we ordered through Instacart and they delivered. There's very easy access to the subway or bus to get into the city. Locally we enjoyed dinner and live music at Red Rooster and the breakfast brunch at Sylvia's. Just a beautiful trip and a great place to stay! We'd do it again and hope to soon. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful home, pleasant neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 10 fit perfectly in the home. It was such a great feeling to return to the comfort and spaciousness of this home after sightseeing downtown. The kids loved it, particularly for hide and seek games. The grandparents loved it too. Excellent restaurants and subway just around the corner. Joyce was very accommodating and responded promptly to every question. She even arranged a next morning hairstylist appointment for grandma. We used the living room as the backdrop for professional photos of the family, which makes for the best souvenir of all.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Georgia
4

Excellent historic home...

  • 4 of 5

High quality home with ample space for a moderately large group of people. I had my children and their kids with Catherine and myself, and we all did fine.

Our visit coincided with an early fall cold snap, and we couldn't quite figure out how to heat the main floor w/o making the upper floors excessively warm.

I certainly would recommend this booking.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wish you would have picked up a phone and called me! I could have explained the problem! when I returned after your check out, I saw the situation and wondered about why you hadn't told me. Oh well, next time if you have a question or concern, contact the owner immediately, don't give me a bad review!! It could have been easilyadjusted. So sorry, you were inconvenienced.
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Location

From the Owner

We love Harlem and it is so convenient to all the sites in New York. We are only two blocks to the express train to Times Square. It takes less than twenty minutes to get to Times Square. All tourist attractions are convenient and there is lots to do right here in the neighborhood. It is safe, historic and family oriented. The neighbors are wonderful. It is located in the heart of the Mount Morris Park historic district, very quiet and neighborly. People say hello to each other on the street, a unique feature for New York.

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

The home is a land marked brownstone built in the late 1880s and gut-renovated to Architectural Digest standards in 2006-07. It is located in the upscale, landmarked Mt. Morris Park section of trendy Harlem, at the corner of 5th Avenue and 123rd Street. Convenient to the 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 trains, 5th Avenue bus lines and easy ability to hail a cab anytime of the day or night. Safe, free on-street parking. The neighborhood is very safe and very pleasant and boasts numerous beautiful brownstones, churches and parks.

We are two blocks from the subway, 15 minutes to Times Square and close to museums, parks and the heart of Manhattan. Also convenient to airports.

There are five large beautiful bedrooms each with a full or queen size bed and private bath. Two of those bedrooms have an additional sleeping futon. The house is beautifully decorated with museum quality art deco antiques and rotating original art work.. The kitchen is very well appointed and the dining room table is grand and large with room for everyone.

Other Activities: Shopping

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
cleaning and usage fee $250
Tax Rate 5.9%

We have upgraded the accommodations.. New linens and kitchen equipment and we now provide a complimentary walking tour of Harlem for each group of guests. We provide newspapers delivered to the door daily. New York Times and Wall Street Journal as well all activity magazines and style issues.

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Amenities

From the Owner

The bedrooms are very private, quiet and large. Church bells ring on the weekends, birds sing in the garden. The kitchen is state of the art. There is a piano. I offer complimentary coffee, artisanal teas and biscotti.I currently offer a walking tour of Harlem to help you orient to the neighborhood and become familiar with the landmarks and local need to know locations. We also have a private driver with high quality pick ups from airports or driving tours of New York. Price upon request.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Historic

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Town

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • laundromat

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bathroom 5

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Den
  • Queen size Beds (2) 4 queen beds, Double Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3)

Outside

  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

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