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New York Room For Rent - 5 Bedroom apartment for a roommate in Harlem (NY-12302)

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Dec 31 2019 open 1
$950
information:Bedroom 1 (3A);WiFi & electric included; $75 cleaning fee
Feb 15 2020 open 1
$750
information:Bedroom 3 (3C): WiFi & electric included; $75 cleaning fee
Sep 30 2020 open 1
$750
information:Bedroom 2 (3B): WiFi & electric included;$75 cleaning fee
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Prices in U.S. Dollars. Euros. 1 US$ = 0.900 Euro € British Pounds. 1 US$ = 0.824 U.K. £ Australian Dollars. 1 US$ = 1.471 Aust $ Canadian Dollars. 1 US$ = 1.329 Can $ Japanese Yens. 1 US$ = 106.484 ¥en Swiss Francs. 1 US$ = 0.979 SFranc
Description
Room for Rent 5 Bedroom apartment in Harlem (NY-12302)
5 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom - Sleeps 1

Are you searching for the convenience of a fully-furnished bedroom in Manhattan? Welcome to Harlem, where this historic treasure stands awaiting your arrival! These rooms for rent are located in a house on the beautifully tree-lined area of 130th Street & Fifth Avenue; the rooms reside on the top floor of a three-story (considered two-story in Europe) walk-up brownstone building. Each room for rent will provide a comfortable living space, allowing you to find peace and solace from the busy city while still being located within a popular community of the Big Apple. Included for your pleasure is a porch shared amongst tenants.

The shared open, eat-in kitchen provides space to create and consume meals. Included in the kitchen are a dining table, tiled floors and a window to brighten up the space. Amenities include an oven, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, and fridge with freezer. The shared bathroom is situated at the end of the hallway and has a pedestal sink and combination bathtub/shower.

Five bedrooms take up most of the space in this home and each is rented separately. The variety of roommates with different backgrounds living in the same accommodation may prove an advantage for the writer, philosopher or NYC-newcomer. A television with cable access can be provided in each room for a monthly fee.

Bedroom 1 (3A): This bedroom is on the southeastern corner of the building and includes large windows that overlook the garden. Lined with hardwood floors, this room supplies a full-sized bed, air conditioner, dresser, and a desk with chair. There is also closet space for storage of personal items.

Bedroom 2 (3B): This room is narrower and has a slanted wall to allow the room to have a southern exposure. It includes a single-sized bed and an air conditioner. A window faces west and views surrounding architecture. There is also a closet for storage of personal belongings and a desk with chair.

Bedroom 3 (3C): Here is another room with a slanted wall, allowing the window to look northwest. Again, a single size bed provides sleeping accommodation, as well as a desk for when work needs to be done.

Bedroom 4 (3D): This bedroom overlooks the street, lovely spring through fall, and has the unique feature of a decorative fireplace. There is also a single size bed and closet in this room, in additon to the dresser.

Bedroom 5 (3E): In the final bedroom a street-facing window takes up the majority of the front wall. This room has a single-sized bed, desk with chair, dresser and closet space.

Each room allows in natural sunlight while providing lamps to accommodate additional lighting.

Located in the heart of New York’s Harlem community, a variety of conveniences, historic attractions and surround these 5 bedrooms for rent. For ideas on what to check out, read the list of attractions below:

- The Apollo Theater, where many celebrated vocalists have performed – less than 3/4 of a mile or about 1.1 km away.

- Columbia University – Along the banks of the Hudson River on Harlem's west side, 2960 Broadway, accessible via the M60 bus.

- Studio Museum in Harlem – on West 125th Street and Lenox Avenue, this modern art museum is just 1/2 a mile from the rooms for rent (approx. 800 meters).

- Abyssinian Baptist Church – found off of Lenox Avenue on 136th Street, to the north of the apartment share.

- The Hamilton Grange National Memorial, atop Saint Nicholas Park on 141st Street.

- Harlem River Park – situated to your east on 128th Street and 3rd Avenue, with the Bronx just across the river!

The nearest subway stations are just five blocks south on 125th Street (about 650 - 750 meters). Here you will find the 2 and 3 train station (at 125 Street & Lenox Ave) or the the 4, 5, and 6 train station (at 125th Street & Lexington Ave). The 5th Avenue bus, located just outside the apartment for rent, runs downtown and is available throughout the day.

Please note that the heating system in this apartment is radiator steam which can cause loud clanging when in use during the cold season.

Amenities:
  • Air Conditioning,
  • Internet,
  • Pets not allowed,
  • Smoking not permitted,
  • No elevator
Location
Map: New York Room for Rent - 130th Street & Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10037
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  • 4, 5, 6 Trains to 125 Street / Lexington Avenue Station
  • 2, 3 Trains to 125 Street / Lenox Avenue Station
Rooms
  • kitchen
  • bedrooms
  • bathroom
  • apartment layout
Kitchen
Features: Window, Open, E.I.K (Eat in Kitchen), Fridge, Oven, Microwave, Freezer, Coffee maker, Toaster
Bedroom # 1
Features: Sheets, Air Conditioning, Window
Number of beds: 1
Bed size: bed (double)
Bedroom # 2
Features: Sheets, Air Conditioning, Window
Number of beds: 1
Bed size: bed (single)
Bedroom # 3
Features: Sheets, Air Conditioning, Window
Number of beds: 1
Bed size: bed (single)
Bedroom # 4
Features: Sheets, Air Conditioning, Window
Number of beds: 1
Bed size: bed (single)
Bedroom # 5
Features: Sheets, Air Conditioning, Window
Number of beds: 1
Bed size: bed (single)
Bathroom
Features: Window, Shower, WC, Tub, Towels
Other

Apartment floor plans in this site are not drawn to scale. They are an indication of the general layout and are intended as a guide only. Nothing contained in them should be considered to be an exact blueprint or statement of fact or warranty.

Ratings & Reviews
Room for Rent 5 Bedroom apartment in Harlem (NY-12302)
Overall Apartment Rating (30) ? Overall Apartment Rating - The apartment rating is an average of each individual rating the apartment has received (not an average of the categories' ratings)
4.0 stars

The number in parenthesis is the number of customers who have rated this apartment

Apartment Experience (29) ? Apartment Experience - Clients' general impression of the apartment including, value and general comments and feelings about the rental
4.1
Location (28) ? Location - Clients' rating of the location of this apartment
4.2
Cleanliness (28) ? Cleanliness - Clients' rating of the cleanliness of the apartment
3.8
Condition, Comfort, Amenities (29) ? Condition, Comfort, Amenities - Clients' ratings of the details of the apartment including appliances and equipment, furniture and linens, size and available space, decoration/style, comfort of the apartment
3.6
Building (29) ? Building - Clients' rating of the building that the apartment is in including: Building appearance and condition, doorman/concierge (when applicable), access to apartment, extra amenities such as car park etc (when applicable)
4.0
Quiet/Loud (29) ? Quiet/Loud - Clients' rating of how quiet the apartment is, the greater the number of stars, the quieter the property. Please note that noise levels are especially subjective and can vary
4.1
Apartment Reviews (21)
Review by: Lexis F.,
Jul 02 2019
From: United States,
Apartment Share Rental: 29 days

I felt that the apartment was in a great location for a great price. I found the roommates always leaving large messes for periods of time and then cleaning them up. My door was difficult to lock. I wish it had a dead bolt but it was never a major issue that it didn't lock. I found the bed to be very comfortable and I was very happy with my stay.

Answer by: Roommate Host
Jul 16 2019

I have since fixed the lock on the door and spoken to the other roommates about their clean up habits.
Charin

Answer by: New York Customer Service
Jul 16 2019

Dear Lexis,
Thank you for your review.
Unfortunately, adding locks to room/bedroom doors that prevent anyone to enter them constitutes a violation of the Certificate of Occupancy and it is punishable by law. That's why this apartment did not have proper lock on bedrooms door.
Thank you again for your feedback.
Best,

Review by: Isabella F.,
Jan 03 2019
From: Netherlands,
Apartment Share Rental: 4 months

Its a good temporary living space however, the bed was uncomfortable and children's size, and also all the provided bedding was useless and too thin. there wasn't a lot of storage.
The location was great and in a very friendly neighborhood, and the landlord comes and cleans the house daily which was great as the house is shared with quite a few people.

Overall it was a good experience and I would recommend it.

Answer by: Roommate Host
Feb 04 2019

Dear Isabella,
The bed is a normal size twin with a 12" thick mattress, and had you asked I would have provided a heavier quilt cover, of which I have available. Sorry you didn't think to ask.
Thank you.

Review by: David P.,
Apr 02 2018
From: United States,
Apartment Share Rental: 12 months

Great Experience! Nice place and very comfortable! Speedy WiFi!

Review by: Federico L.,
Oct 04 2017
From: Italy,
Apartment Share Rental: 3 months

I have felt very comfortable. The best thing is the location.

Review by: Bastian-j. K.,
Aug 16 2015
From: Germany,
Apartment Share Rental: 1 month

I Highly enjoyed my stay at this place. My roommates were very nice and the landlord very helpful. It?s a really great neighborhood and the street is very quiet and has a lot of trees and gardens in front of the building. So the terrace invites to relax. I would definitely have stayed longer if possible...

Review by: Jean Frederic S.,
Jul 31 2015
From: France,
Apartment Share Rental: 3 months

I have known this house for 7 years: it is located in an attractive neighborhood on 130th street between Lenox Avenue and 5th Avenue. These brownstones are typical of New York City with their terraces and garden.

Review by: Pia M.,
Mar 29 2015
From: United States,
Apartment Share Rental: 1 month

Well located, next to subway station. Nice neighbourhood.

Landlord always helpful and kind, so if you have any question or concern, don't hesitate to ask him.

I had a very positive experience and a good stay. I recommend it.

Review by: Federico L.,
Oct 23 2014
From: Italy,
Apartment Share Rental: 2 months

Really close to the subway station, supermarket and laundry.
The house is little dirty, buy i never had any tipe of problem. I enjoied my holiday in this appartment.

Answer by: Roommate Host
Oct 27 2014

Hello Frederico, thank you for the feedback! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I'm sorry you weren't completely satisfied with the cleanliness. That is something really important to me. I have person who comes in once a week and we clean all the common areas, the bathrooms, the kitchens and the hallways and stairs. During the week I come in for a few hours almost every day and I empty the garbage and clean the stoves and wipe down the tables, wash the dishes that are left in the sink and put the cleans dishes back in their cabinets and I check the bathrooms and mop up any water that may be on the floor. Thanks for the positive feedback!

Review by: Alexandre B.,
Oct 08 2014
From: Belgium,
Apartment Share Rental: 2 months

The strong point of this apartment is the fact that it is a roommate share.

Review by: Christian B.,
Sep 06 2014
From: Italy,
Apartment Share Rental: 2 months

The house is located in a quiet and peaceful residential area. Away from the streets noise and traffic. There's a small garden with a porch on the ground floor where you can relax and drink coffee. The kitchen and the bathroom are big and in excellent condition. The kitchen is very well equipped with dishes, pots and pans and domestic appliances. The rooms have nice wooden floors, like everywhere else in the house. As a whole, thumbs up for the style, too, and for the tasteful decoration, thus creating an old-time atmosphere. The host is a very kind and helpful person. The common parts (kitchen and bathroom) were always perfectly clean. The bedroom that I was assigned was clean and tidy. The subway station is about a 5-minute walk and the red line 2-3 takes you everywhere in Manhattan in a few minutes. There are numerous stores and groceries in the neighborhood. Regarding safety, I never had any problem coming back even late at night.

Review by: Dennis D.,
Aug 01 2014
From: United States,
Apartment Share Rental: 5 months

The owner of the house is very comitted to the house, so he will let you know if you do something wrong. This is mostly a good thing, since it keeps the house organized. Biggest plusses for me were international house mates, a porch to hang out on and friendly neighbours. I would highly recommend staying here, if the location works for you!

Answer by: Roommate Host
Aug 06 2014

Dear Dennis

I am glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope I wasn't too strict with the rules but it does help to have them when people room together, little things like leaving unwashed dishes can cause friction among the roommates, and I like to keep things both clean and harmonious.

Charles

Review by: Franchi A.,
Jul 21 2014
From: United States,
Apartment Share Rental: 6 months

No problem with the roommates but unfortunately with the owner who is there 24/7.
Much too present and intruding (goes into the bedrooms, alarm clock on sunday morning, prepares his meals in the middle of the kitchen, throws our stuff away)
The kitchen equipments are in appalling and obsolete condition. No glasses, no oven dish, absolument no kitchen comfort.
No AC and in the winter the heating is extremely noisy.

Answer by: Roommate Host
Aug 15 2014

Franchi, I am surprised by your review. I wish your complaints were voiced to me during your stay so I could have made the necessary adjustments or changes. If you would have told me about the noisy radiator, I would have fixed it immediately. Now that I know, I will fix it at the start of the coming winter. I am confused as to which alarm clock going off on Sunday you are referring to when I do not sleep in the apartment, nor do I own an alarm clock. Generally, I put in the A/C at the start of July until end of August or mid September, but have no problem putting one in upon request; Again, I wish you had told me that you wanted an A/C put in. I did enter your room, but only when you asked me to do so to pick up the rent. I am not in the apartment 24/7, but do go in most days for a few hours between 11am to 3pm, to clean up and put out the garbage. I am sorry if I threw out anything important, but I only ever discard stuff that has been left around for a period of time under the assumption that it was not longer wanted. generally, If I see something is left around the kitchen, and don't know who it belongs to and can't put it away nor can I leave it out for an extended period of time because it makes the kitchen a mess and is inconsiderate to the other roommates, then I do discard it. If this happens and you would prefer me not to, please let me know. I will however take a look at the kitchen equipment to see if it could use an upgrading. Thanks!

Review by: Dianne R.,
Sep 01 2013
From: United States,
Apartment Share Rental: 26 days

Enjoyed my stay here. Owner was present to help or answer questions, kept common areas clean and tidy.

Review by: Guillaume L.,
Jun 11 2013
From: France,
Apartment Share Rental: 10 months

I'm very happy about both apartments, Charles is a great landlord. I want to say thank you to the team at New York Habitat for helping me to find this apt.

Review by: Carmen Sherry B.,
Jun 03 2013
From: United States,
Apartment Share Rental: 10 months

With easy access to the subway and buses, the location of the apartment is perfect for commuting in and around the NYC area. The apartment has the basic amenities for a comfortable and convenient short term stay.

Review by: Adyl Z.,
Feb 05 2013
From: France,
Apartment Share Rental: 6 months

Quite satisfied overall. Everything is close by and well served by subway. The house is cleaned every week. The wifi is not very reliable, the furniture and the amenities are a bit dated.

Also, there's no space - no sitting room - in the house where each roommate can relax with the other roommates who share the apartment. That's the big downside of the house.

The building is a bit dated but with its own charm. Well maintained. The real problem comes from the radiators which make a noise every time they go off.

Answer by: Roommate Host
Mar 07 2013

We thank you for your review, Adyl! Since you left in August 2012, we have upgraded the internet network we had and connected an extra network which would reduce the volume of computers on the system and provide better and more dependable internet service; it seems to be working.

As for there being no sitting room, that is of course true, however, the kitchen is an eat in kitchen and if people what to hang out that is a place for them to do it. I understand that for some people that is a drawback but for others it seems to be a plus because it provides fewer contacts and more privacy while at the same time allowing for some social interaction if they are inclined.

The result is that the house is quiet and the roommates are never subject to a living room full of friends of one of the other roommates. So for some people it is minus and for others it is a plus. There is however a porch in the front of the house that is available in nice weather to all occupants in the house and is used even in not so nice whether by some. The house is well maintained.

We have a cleaning and repair man come in once a week and together we clean the kitchens, bathrooms and common areas and do whatever repairs are necessary. I am at the house almost every day. Also we have always provided clean sheets for each new roommate, however we now provide brand new sheets for each new roommate not just clean ones.

We acknowledge that the house is not ideal for everyone, you have to choose according to what is important to you.

Review by: Naomi T.,
Jan 01 2013
From: United Kingdom,
Apartment Share Rental: 5 months

The rental was great. Nice big room at a very good price when compared to rooms friends were renting in the area. The apartment is cleaned regularly and the landlord was good at responding to any concerns. One small issue was that the wireless internet connection in the room I was in was quite unreliable. From talking to people in other rooms, it seems like it was just because I was in the room furthest from the router.

Answer by: Roommate Host
Jan 17 2013

Thank you for your kind comments Naomi. I am sorry that the wireless internet service was not responding well in the room. Now that I am aware of this, I am working to remedy the situation. I am glad that you had a nice stay despite the internet difficulties.

Review by: Tianjanahary R.,
Nov 07 2012
From: France,
Apartment Share Rental: 2 months

The place itself was nice. It was a nice apartment share with roommates from all over the world, it was extremely cosmopolitan.

As for the bathroom, some of the roommates had guests, so in the morning I often had to wait for them to have finished to have a shower whilst I did pay the rent (same on the downstairs floor, bathroom was often busy)

Cleanliness can still be improved, the issue came mainly from those who are still used to live at their mom and dad's and who eave their dirty dishes and their hair all over the bathroom.

Answer by: Roommate Host
Nov 12 2012

Sorry to hear that you had problems with bathroom access, Tianjanahary. Perhaps I could have done something to correct it had I known about the problem. As for cleanliness, you are right and that is why everyone is told when they come in that they are required to clean up after themselves. I have posted signs to remind everyone.

As for general cleaning, I have someone come in once a week and we clean all the common areas, the kitchens, the halls and the bathrooms. I check for hair left in the drains at least every other day as well as empty the garbage.

In order to avoid anyone else having these same complaints, I am having signs made to be posted on both floors saying that if they have any complaints, they must call me; otherwise, I won't be able to correct it.

Review by: Elodie P.,
Oct 01 2012
From: France,
Apartment Share Rental: 3 months

This roommate share was convenient overall. However, the owner comes into the room without warning. According to other roommates, it is something quite common with this owner.

Answer by: Roommate Host
Oct 03 2012

Part of the services I provide is the cleaning of all the common areas in each apartment. I have a worker that comes in once a week to do the cleaning and other handyman type work. The roommates only have to keep their own rooms clean.

Also in the summer I provide air conditioners. They are mounted in the windows. Each room has at least one window. In the beginning of the summer, we install air conditioners in all the rooms and in the beginning of the fall we remove them. It takes two people to do the job so it has to be done when my worker is available, which means when he has time apart from his routine cleaning chores.

Sometimes I cannot give prior notice when that job will be done. I try when I can.

In this particular case when Elodie asked for the air conditioner I told her I would put it in as soon as I possibly could. Which I did but it was without specifying the particular day. She had no objection. However when I had to remove the air conditioner I did it in the same way.

We did not enter the room without warning, which we would never do, but we did enter without prior notification. We knocked to make sure we were not disturbing anyone. We have only entered when work needed to be done and when we weren't disturbing anyone.

I do not wish to minimize her complaint I recognize it as a legitimate concern.

Review by: Mario M.,
Oct 07 2011
From: Switzerland,
Apartment Share Rental: 3 months

I was three months in this appartement and I had a good time. The room was quiet, and I had a good time with the other people in the house. The street is probably the best one in Harlem, if not in NYC. Imagine to sit outside on a porch in NYC!

The appartement is very clean, owner cleans kitchen and bathroom every week.

Review by: Eva Maria & S.,
Jan 21 2011
From: Austria,
Apartment Share Rental: 5 months

Although the apartment is in Harlem I really felt safe. It was close to the subway so it didn't take too long to go to downtown New York. The apartment was clean and I lived with different international students. I really enjoyed my stay there!