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New York Accommodation - 1 Bedroom Rental in Harlem (NY-15029)

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now Dec 25 2018 2
$162
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
4
$189
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
5
$203
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
Jan 01 2019 Apr 09 2019 2
$162
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
4
$189
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
5
$203
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
Apr 16 2019 Apr 23 2019 2
$162
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
4
$189
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
5
$203
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
May 02 2019 Aug 08 2019 2
$162
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
4
$189
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
5
$203
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
Aug 25 2019 open 2
$162
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
4
$189
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
5
$203
information:3 night minimum - WiFi Internet included - A/C is +$10/day in summer
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Prices in U.S. Dollars. Euros. 1 US$ = 0.881 Euro € British Pounds. 1 US$ = 0.794 U.K. £ Australian Dollars. 1 US$ = 1.386 Aust $ Canadian Dollars. 1 US$ = 1.337 Can $ Japanese Yens. 1 US$ = 113.405 ¥en Swiss Francs. 1 US$ = 0.994 SFranc
Description
1 Bedroom Vacation Rental in Harlem (NY-15029)
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom - Sleeps 5

This fully furnished one bedroom apartment is located in Uptown Manhattan in Harlem, New York. The apartment is on the 2nd floor (considered 1st by Europeans) of a 4-story walk-up building. It is perfectly suited for budget travelers who need a convenient place to stay.

This vacation rental features hardwood floors complemented by contemporary furnishings and two decorative fireplaces. In the living room, there are chairs and sofa facing a television, as well as a dining table. Additionally there is a small alcove with a single size daybed for extra sleeping accommodation. Please note that the living room faces 5th Avenue, a busy street (home to the New York Marathon in November), and therefore guests may experience some noise. The kitchen is separate and equipped with a fridge, microwave and coffee maker. 

Please note: This building is located at a busy 5th Avenue intersection. As such, street noise may be heard throughout the day and night. During the month of November, the NYC Marathon passes right in front of the building.

Harlem is a bustling Manhattan neighborhood bountiful with famous attractions, historic architecture, and serene parks:

  • Strivers Row: Visit this block of spectacular 19th century neo-Italian and Georgian homes. Be sure to walk to 251 and 253 West 138th Street, where one gatepost reads “Private Road. Walk Your Horses.” Accessible via train.
  • Studio Museum in Harlem: Check out this museum decorated with contemporary art by African, Caribbean, and African-American artists. Located at 144 W. 125th Street. Accessible via foot.
  • Morris-Jumel Mansion: This historic home was once used as a headquarters by General Washington during the Revolutionary War. Located at 65 Jumel Terrace. Accessible via train or bus.
  • Apollo Theater: This functioning theater still offers “amateur night”, an event that has catapulted many African-American legends to fame including Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Ross, and many more. Located at 253 W 125th Street. Accessible via foot.
  • Marcus Garvey Park: This gorgeous park offers space to relax and soak in the sun’s rays by the swimming pool. Located at 18 Mt Morris Park West. Accessible via foot.

For public transportation around Manhattan or into other boroughs of New York City, walk to 125th Street / Lenox Avenue for the 2 or 3 trains (0.2mi/350m). Additionally, you may walk to 125th Street / Lexington Avenue for the 4, 5, and 6 trains (0.3mi/550m).

Amenities:
  • Air Conditioning,
  • TV,
  • Decorative Fireplace,
  • Internet,
  • Pets not allowed,
  • Smoking not permitted,
  • No elevator
Extra bedding upon request: Single/Twin Air Mattress, Queen Air Mattress
Location
Map: New York Vacation Rental - 5th Avenue & West 125th Street (MLK Boulevard) New York, NY 10035
subway i These maps/directions are informational only. No representation is made or warranty given as to their content, road conditions or route usability or expeditiousness. User assumes all risk of use. Google Maps, New York Habitat, and their suppliers assume no responsibility for any loss or delay resulting from such use.
  • 2, 3 Trains to 125 Street / Lenox Avenue Station
  • 4, 5, 6 Trains to 125 Street / Lexington Avenue Station
Rooms
  • living room
  • kitchen
  • bedroom
  • bathroom
  • apartment layout
Living room
Features: Sheets, Air Conditioning, Window, TV, Sofa, Dining table
Number of beds: 1
Bed size: trundle bed (single)
Kitchen (Separate)
Features: Fridge, Oven, Microwave, Freezer, Coffee maker
Bedroom
Features: Sheets, Air Conditioning, Window
Number of beds: 1
Bed size: bed (queen)
Bathroom
Features: Window, Shower, WC, 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
1 Bedroom Vacation Rental in Harlem (NY-15029)
Overall Apartment Rating (94) ? Overall Apartment Rating - The apartment rating is an average of each individual rating the apartment has received (not an average of the categories' ratings)
4.1 stars

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

Apartment Experience (94) ? Apartment Experience - Clients' general impression of the apartment including, value and general comments and feelings about the rental
4.4
Location (94) ? Location - Clients' rating of the location of this apartment
4.2
Cleanliness (94) ? Cleanliness - Clients' rating of the cleanliness of the apartment
4.1
Condition, Comfort, Amenities (94) ? 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
4.2
Building (93) ? 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)
4.2
Quiet/Loud (91) ? 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
3.7
Apartment Reviews (77)
Review by: Sylviane O.,
Nov 23 2018
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

Very good value for money. The owner is adorable and always ready to help. Perfect location, close to all amenities and transportation is at your doorstep. I recommend this rental. We were 2 couples of friends and we had a great stay in Kevin's apartment.

Review by: Nicholas P.,
Nov 13 2018
From: Australia,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

Kevin was a really great host and the apartment was good for our needs - very affordable!

Review by: Insaf G.,
May 14 2018
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

The owner's welcome and receptiveness were deeply appreciated. The apartment is ideally located in Harlem (with shops, subway and bus nearby). Traffic is heavy and the street is bustling but it is really reasonable.
The vacation rental is spacious for 4, very bright and pleasant. The owner provided us with the necessary household linen and the living areas are functional. Things to be improved: a more complete range of kitchen utensils (some of the cutlery and a chopping board are missing), more appropriate housekeeping tools (broom, more convenient mop, kitchen towel) and fixing the fridge which is too noisy!
Very good memories anyway and I will book this apartment again without a doubt if I ever come back to New York City.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jun 02 2018

Insaf:
Thanks for the suggestions and I will update the items you suggested. I will also contact someone and try to quiet the fridge a bit. Very glad you enjoyed you stay and hopefully you will think of here if you return to NY

Review by: Patti N.,
May 06 2018
From: Canada,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

TV could be upgraded.

Bedroom is quiet, front room is noisy.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
May 17 2018

Patti, thank you for your time in letting me know about your stay. Sorry, for whatever noise you experienced in the front room, however, it is on Fifth Avenue, the middle of Manhattan. I say that not to say that is the way it is but to say "the city that never sleeps" is not quiet and at different times you will hear something from outside. I do feel you believe the convience of everything from this location (transportation, stores, night life etc) more then offset any discomfort from the noise by being on the main street. I am not sure what you mean by the TV could be upgraded, I have never received a complaint about it. The TV has about 100+ channels and all the premium movie channels.

Review by: Patricia B.,
Sep 22 2017
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

Very pleasant apartment, well-located. Owner is nice despite the language barrier.
The only drawback is that cleaning is a bit too light.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Oct 12 2017

Patricia, I thank you for your review and comment. I am glad you enjoyed your overall stay and I will for the future push that the unit is cleaned a little bit better. Hope to see you again.

Review by: Jean-françois F.,
Aug 10 2017
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

Very friendly owner, always ready to help if necessary.
Housekeeping could be better, but nice apartment.
Noise on the street, which is normal in NY, but the inner courtyard was noisy too because of a fish pond pump running 24 hours a day.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Sep 06 2017

Jean, I thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am also pleased that you generally enjoyed your time here and I hope your holiday was a good one. I want to apologize for my neighbor's pond you are the first to complain. It can be a little noisy late at night if the window is open. In the front of the building that faces the street can be active from one minute to the next as traffic and people pass by. I hope it wasn't to busy for you New York is just active.

Review by: Lutz S.,
Jun 18 2017
From: Germany,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Very good value for money! Good location of the apartment because of its subway connections. A great base for any trips! Kevin really takes care of everything and is very friendly. The apartment is not completely quiet (5th Av.!) and it's not supposed to be (NYC!). Everything OK, we'll come back.

Review by: Leslie L.,
May 14 2017
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Very bright and clean apartment. The owner is very welcoming and he gave us good advice when we arrived. Good communication. To be improved: frying pans that are worn out and dirty, so we couldn't use them.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
May 31 2017

Leslie, Thank You for taking the time to write this review. I am pleased to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay. I am sorry that you were not able to use the frying pan, I sometimes dont check all of the dishes, trusting that the guest have washed them. Your comment alert allowed me to update by buying a new set for future guest. Thank you

Review by: Pierre M.,
Apr 17 2017
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Apartment is very comfortable and well-equipped. Toilets are fine, bedding is very qualitative in the master bedroom but a bit less in the children's bedroom. The owner welcomed us very nicely and was very accommodating. We were a bit disappointed by the neighborhood which was run down, and not always clean and safe. However, transportation is easily reachable.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
May 12 2017

Pierre, thanks for taking the time to qwrite this review. I am glad you were overall pleased with the apartment. The children's beds are chosen for maximum comfort for two without taking up to much room. Often there are only two -3 individuals and the "childrens bed" double as a sofa or lounge for people in the front room. Generally, people have been ok with the bedding.

The neighborhood has been going through a revitalization for quite sometime and I will say it is far from "run down", although like the rest of NY you must watch yourself no one staying here in the last 5 years has had any problem in this neighborhood. I have talked to them about problems in other parts of the city but it has never been a frequesnt conversation. probably 2-3 times in five years. As for cleanliness of the neighborhood there is construction everywhere and the main street is busy everyday but is constantly being swept by myself, neighbors and merchants like everywhere else.

Transportation: I think this neighborhood has the best transportation then anywhere. 8 subway lines, 6 buses, bus to Laguardia airport, can easily take the subway to JFK and Newark airport, Metro North Railroad station to Upstate New YOrk and Conneticut.

Review by: Laura A.,
Jan 01 2017
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

We spent a very pleasant week in New York. The apartment is spacious, very bright, light and clean. It is located right by a subway station which serves many interesting areas. There is a well-stocked supermarket next to the apartment. The owners of the apartment, who live downstairs, are very kind, helpful and gave us a lot of valuable information to ease our stay. In short, I would gladly recommend this vacation rental to my friends willing to visit the city.

Review by: Bertrand G.,
Nov 02 2016
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

Thank you for this great apartment with a really nice host, who was attentive to our needs and very receptive. Nothing to add.

Review by: Sylvie L.,
Oct 25 2016
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

Good value for money. Clean apartment but furnishings are a bit old and well-worn. Apartment is very reasonable considering rental price. Kevin is very kind. He is always here to help.
I would easily recommend this rental.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 16 2016

Sylvie, thanks for taking the time to write this review and I thank you for recommending the space to future renters. I take that to mean that although you have some recommendations, the place is still more then suitable for a brief stay. The wear and tear from all the guest (often 5 at a time) require some updating of a few pieces of furniture and I will soon as i can find the right pieces to take the rigor of the various guests. Thank you again.

Review by: Maryse C.,
Oct 19 2016
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Comfortable, bright and well-equipped apartment. The view on the small garden, especially at night with its interplay of lights is really amazing. The owner welcomed us very nicely. Typical building. Very good transport links: there are 5 subway lines and a bus line just in front of the building.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 01 2016

Thanks for the review. There are actually 9 subway lines in walking distance, about 7 bus lines and one to Laguardia Airport, The Metro North Station to upstate New York and Conneticut. Essentially, from here you can almost take a direct route to wherever you want to go in New York area. Also, if you like to walk this is a good starting point to begin your day with a good walk or run

Review by: Manuela M.,
Aug 16 2016
Accommodation Rental: 11 days

We enjoyed a lot staying in this Harlem apartment. I stayed with my daughter and we did not come back late. Subway stations and buses are very close to the apartment. You will find everything (meat, fish) in the nearby grocery store. Wifi does not work in the bedroom and the bathroom but it is perfect in the living room.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Aug 24 2016

Manuela,
Thanks for taking the time to write this review. I am glad that the wifi was perfect in the living room. You know how those things are and with the living room only a few feet away from the bedroom I'm sure it was no problem. I remember the joy in you and your daughter when leaving so i know you enjoyed your stay here and the city.
Thanks

Review by: Patricia S.,
May 16 2016
From: Argentina,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

In spite of our concern for being our first visit to NYC and not staying in Midtown Mahnattan, we can say it was not complicated at all. There are good public means near the apartment: bus in front of the building and the subway not far from it.

We came back to the apartment at around 9 pm each day. We passed by a near supermarket to buy our dinner and we never felt unsafe.
The owner was very kind and helped us with everything we needed. We communicated via wifi.
The apartment is old but nicely decorated, NY style. It was clean and it had all we needed to cook.
It was an unforgettable experience for us and we look forward to it again.

Review by: Jean M.,
May 10 2016
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Nice owner who helped me a lot to fit in quickly.

Review by: Anne H.,
Apr 26 2016
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Comfortable apartment and good location

Review by: Marc F.,
Apr 19 2016
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

This apartment is pleasant, clean and functional. Subway is easily accessible. The owner was attentive and responsive.

Review by: Catherine L.,
Apr 18 2016
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Nicely welcomed. We quickly felt at home. Pleasant stay. To be improved: soundproofing (double glazing) and adding a door between the kitchen and the living room in order not to hear the fridge anymore. We really enjoyed the neighborhood with Applebees next door (which was really good), Red Rooster and Sylviana's too.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Apr 29 2016

Catherine, thanks for taking the time to write this review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay here and the neighborhood. I am not sure what you mean by reglazing because all the windows are new. Putting a door between the kitchen and living room is not possible but for the convience of future guest I will pay attention to any noise from the refrigerator Thank you

Review by: Angel S.,
Apr 11 2016
From: United Arab Emirates,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

This apartment is ideally located, close to Downtown Manhattan. Even if it is a working-class neighborhood, we would recommend this vacation rental to our friends. It is comfortable, bright and quiet, as shown on the website's pictures. Besides, the owner is welcoming.

Review by: Regina I.,
Feb 15 2016
From: Peru,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

The apartment was in a good location, we had a wonderful vacation in New York. Thanks for your hospitality Kevin.

Review by: Christine S.,
Dec 28 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

This apartment is well-located, close to transportation (which goes directly to Times Square and the Statue of Liberty). The owner is very nice, welcoming and accommodating. The place needs to be updated: paintings, the living room's fireplace should be cleaned up and some of the furnishings must be renewed. But the apartment is clean (as are bed and household linen) and well-equipped.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jan 11 2016

Christine thanks for taking the time to write this review. Unfortunately, someone painted the Marble fire place with multiple layers of paint over the years I have since purchasing the property attempted several times to remove the paint to no avail. Although the furniture is not the newest I trust it was more then comfortable to meet your needs and the enormous wear and tear from the numerous guest Often the mattress and linen are updated to provide comfortable rest

Review by: Manfred W.,
Nov 17 2015
From: Austria,
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

Very friendly welcome by the owner.
Great location (lots of public transport options, Central park is just a few streets away, ...)
Very comfortable and spacy bathroom; but unfortunately the door does not close.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 20 2015

Manfred, thanks for your comment. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. I think you mean the bathroom door does not lock not close. Surely the door closes. I never heard that was a problem. Usually, since it is a private bathroom for those in that unit everyone should know that someone is in there when the door is closed and do not enter. For the sake of the readers comfort, please take notice. I will put a latch on the door so your traveling companion know not to enter when the door is closed.

Review by: Alfredo G.,
Nov 15 2015
From: Spain,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Spacious and bright apartment. It could be kept in better conditions, but it is ok in comparison with the others apartments that we saw in NYC. We missed a comfortable sofa. Excellent heating. The noise level at night was acceptable, during the day it was pretty loud although it was not a problem for us. We think that the only problem was the location, the neighborhood does not feel safe, above all at night, but we did not have any incident. The owner was very attentive and was always ready to help us.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 20 2015

Alfredo, thanks for visiting my home. There is a sofa there that acts as a bed when there are more then just two. I often host up to 5 individuals in that apartment.
I regret that you did not necessarily feel safe, however, I am not surprise that you had no incident. For five years families with children of all ages and individuals have stayed in that unit and have not had any incident coming and going in the neighborhood. In fact, any incident guest have had have been downtown in the "tourist area". However, I am glad and hope that overall you had a wonderful visit.

Review by: Carla T.,
Nov 02 2015
From: Canada,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

It is a good option, close to the subway and to supermarkets. Everything was clean, the A / C worked properly, we did not hear too much noise and the owner was on time. It is a 15 minute walk from Central Park. The only thing we did not like was the subway station environment but we never had any problems. The apartment met all the requirements, everything was good. I would come back. Very safe.

Review by: Servane G.,
Nov 02 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

We truly enjoyed this typical New York apartment. It is very bright, clean and well-equipped. It overlooks the street but it is quiet, even though it is in New York. The owner is very helpful and nice, and is ready to help.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 11 2015

Servane, Thanks for taking the time to right this review and I am pleased that you found everything OK

Review by: Frank T.,
Oct 27 2015
From: Germany,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

Everything was just right. We were neither disappointed, nor surprised. Everything was exactly as advertised by the provider. This was already our second time with New York Habitat.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 03 2015

Frank, thanks for taking the time to write this review, I am pleased that we met and the property met your expectations.

Review by: Catherine C.,
Sep 29 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

Overall it was good. The main problems are 1) the neighborhood: from 6/6:30pm it's scary for a woman to walk alone. Some places are not really safe at night 2) the long distance from downtown Manhattan.
That's why I would recommend to take a taxi if you go out or come back after 6pm.
Regarding the apartment: comfortable, a bit noisy at night but not in the room facing the inner courtyard. Upon our arrival, the owner gave us some explanations about the keys, the output bins etc... and told us where were the nearest subway stations. He was very friendly and very helpful. He also called a taxi to the airport for us

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Oct 15 2015

Thank you for your review, Catherine. I am thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay in the apartment. Like in other big cities, you should be cautious in New York, even though the neighborhood is generally safe. I understand that you feel safer taking taxis after 6 p.m., but many people who walk or take the subway still have a safe trip back home or wherever in New York.
5th Avenue is the center of New York City, which is a great location, but I am sorry that you found it far away from Downtown Manhattan. There is a subway station only a block away that will take you downtown in 15-20 minutes. Because of the central and lively location of the apartment, the living room can sometimes be noisy. I am glad to see that you enjoyed the tranquility of the bedroom.
It was a pleasure to host you, and I hope to see you again.

Review by: Thierry R.,
Jul 26 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 11 days

This apartment is a good choice to spend some days in New York. It is well located, next to subway stations in order to get to Downtown Manhattan. The owner is very decent and helpful. This simple apartment is quite spacious. Keep in mind that there is no window between both bedrooms. The courtyard bedroom is quiet, while the living room suffers more from the traffic noise, but it is okay. Many supermarkets in the vicinity. You can walk down 125th street freely, even at night.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Aug 11 2015

Thierry, I am glad you had a good stay overall. unfortunately, there is as indicated on the website no door to the bedroom. However, just to be clear the bed cannot be seen unless you walk into the room. whenever there is more then 2 that is together in a one bedroom there is always a little privacy issue but I am sure you worked it out because the unit is quite spacious. The apartment is located on Fifth Avenue the center of Manhattan and as is all of Manhattan there is always someone moving about.

Review by: Barbara R.,
Jul 24 2015
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

Spacious, bright and comfortable apartment. The landlords were hospitable, nice and helpful hosts. The only thing that should be improved is the locks on the front door and the bathroom door. Also, they could add some kitchenware.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jul 25 2015

Thanks Barbara for the review,
The lock on the front door has been repaired and the bathroom lock, although not the most familiar, cannot be unlatched except from inside the bathroom. In fact there are two locks that cannot be open but for the person inside the bathroom. They are sufficient to secure the door.

Review by: Stephanie R.,
Apr 26 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

I had a great stay in this apartment! Ideally located, close to subway, in a quiet neighborhood. We felt safe day and night! The apartment is very pleasant for 4 people and quite spacious (the bedroom is really big). The owners welcomed us nicely and gave us some advice during our stay! We will be pleased to come back!

Review by: Pascale G.,
Apr 17 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 14 days

We had a very nice stay in this vacation rental.

The owner was very welcoming and attentive, but unobtrusive. He informed us about the neighborhood's shops and told us how to easily buy our metrocard.

This old property with cachet is a typical Harlem brownstone. The apartment was clean, well heated, pleasant and very quiet.

This working class neighborhood is calm. Shops are a walking distance and also sell organic products. There are 2 subway stations serving the East and West sides of New York, which is very convenient to travel quickly around the city. We strongly recommend this ideally located, pleasant and quiet accommodation.

As the owner lives on the ground floor, the door is always locked and the house is more secured.

If we had the opportunity to come back to New York, we would rent this apartment again.

Review by: Laurent L.,
Mar 30 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

This vacation rental is very well located. Subway and bus lines are very easily reachable by foot. The apartment is comfortable and spacious, but pipes (heating system) are a bit noisy.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Apr 11 2015

Laurent, thanks for the review and I am glad you overall enjoyed your stay here. I did not know the pipes were noisy but I suspect that was because the pipes were heating up. Hopefully, it did not last all night. Too late to check it this year but I will take a note for next year. Thanks. I do hope you enjoyed New York

Review by: Shelby L.,
Dec 24 2014
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

The apartment was great and located perfectly for the subway and bus. The owner was very nice and helpful!

Review by: Marylène L.,
May 19 2014
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

The accommodation is a bit far from Midtown, but the bus stop is conveniently close by. Pleasant accommodation, though noisy, however it isn't much of a nuisance.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jun 05 2014

The bus in front of the house is few minutes from central park (14 short blocks) that most people walk. The subway, is one block away and can take you to Times Square, the center of the city. Distance is based on where you are going that day. With small children sometimes everything is far. The front of the building sits on Fifth Avenue and although the traffic does slow down at night it never comes to a halt. I do hope your stay was wonderful and the children had a good time.

Review by: Monika L.,
Apr 25 2014
From: Germany,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

We had a wonderful time at NY. The apartment was very nice, we liked it.
We were feeled homelike - everything was well.

Review by: Michaela R.,
Apr 05 2014
From: Germany,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Nice host, gives plenty of good tips. The accommodation was functional and convenient for the subway. We felt safe, even when we didn't go back until night.

Review by: Gerald A.,
Mar 12 2014
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

Very pleasant stay in an ideally located apartment, close to subway, bus, Central Park and all facilities (superette 50 meters away)
Very warm welcome from the host who lives on the first floor which is very convenient!
Ideal apartment for a family of 4!

Review by: Danely R.,
Jan 14 2014
From: Venezuela,
Accommodation Rental: 11 days

The owner is very nice, attentive and willing to help when needed. The apartment is comfortable and very close to public transportation.

The building is being renovated. The locks need to be reinforced, they don't provide optimal safety.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jan 29 2014

Thank you for coming and I hope the weather was not to cold. The Locks on the door you are speaking about are several and cannot be opened but from the inside of the apartment. Safety starts with the guest locking the entry door to the building when they come and go.

There are four doors to the unit. The one used to enter the unit has a key. The other three doors are locked and can only be opened from inside the unit.

The work is finished and the painting of the hall will be finished soon.

Hopefully, it did not interfere with you much.

Review by: Benedicte D.,
Nov 01 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

We are very happy with the accommodation we rented. Nice welcome from the host. Comfortable apartment and very good bedding.

Review by: Klaus F.,
Oct 27 2013
From: Germany,
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

Klaus (3 people / Germany) 10 days in October 2013

We had a wonderful stay in NY, in the Harlem apartment and at our host's. The accommodation has very good transport connections and the area at the back is also quiet!

It is very spacious, the bathroom and the kitchen are well equipped, the beds are extremely good, there was absolutely everything you need (except for a toaster, considering American bread)

The owner is a most friendly and helpful host who gave us many good tips - for jazz lovers like us but also about gallery events for example. We'll definitely go back to him next time we go to New York.

- Visit!

Review by: Gary S.,
Oct 01 2013
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

The owner was friendly and courteous. The accommodations were adequate. Bed was very comfortable.

Review by: Christina B.,
Sep 19 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

Strong points: location, size, equipment and host's kindness.

Weak points: windows hard to open and close, the noise, and faded paint in places.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Sep 30 2013

Christina, thank you for your comments. The unit is on Fifth Avenue and when the windows are open the lively city comes right in sometimes. No one has mentioned any problems with the windows before, so I will check.

However, the windows are rather new and tight for insulation. There are scuff marks from the many suitcases coming and going and a paint job is in line when things slow or in the off season. I so trust that it was only in spots and not over the entire place.

Thanks for your comments and I hope that you enjoyed your stay.

Review by: Pascal And Brigitte F.,
Aug 30 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

We enjoyed this accommodation as it was very easily accessible with the subway - 2 stations close by - Very quick to get to Times Square, and very close to Central Park.

Kevin, the host, is very nice and helpful. Supermarket is right next door which is great.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Sep 03 2013

Pascal and Brigitte, thanks for the review and I am glad you found everything, as I do, close, convenient and easily accessible to the other parts of Manhattan!

Review by: Anthony L.,
Aug 06 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

We are very happy with our stay in this apartment :) Typical building with much charm, very spacious and well equipped. Thanks Kevin for welcoming us with jazz music!

The building is well located with subways lines 1/2/3 less than a 5-minute walk away... nonstop to Midtown and Downtown with the express trains 2 and 3! + the bus in front of the building.

The neighborhood is very pleasant during the day, even if at night it might seem less "welcoming" when you go eastwards (East Harlem).

A small improvement would be to put a door to the corridor in order to divide the bedroom and the rest of the apartment, to get more privacy.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Aug 23 2013

Thank you Anthony, I am glad you enjoyed your stay and found my space to meet your needs. Even if a door was put you will still have to walk through the bedroom to get to the bathroom.

Privacy is not a premium in the space if there is more than a couple. I do think the neighborhood is ok but at night I do recommend to guest to go more westward than east.

Answer by: New York Customer Service
Aug 23 2013

Thank you so much for sharing your review! Thanks to your feedback, we have been able to update our information about the apartment to make it clear that there is no proper door that separates the bedroom from the living room.

Review by: Patricia M.,
Jul 11 2013
From: Argentina,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

The host is very kind, always available for any need or question. The accommodation is very comfortable for four people.

We really had a terrific time despite the heat which we didn't feel inside the apartment. We'll return in a heartbeat.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jul 17 2013

Thanks Patricia. It is still hot in NY. But NY keeps going. See you next time!

Review by: Gregor P.,
Jun 23 2013
From: Germany,
Accommodation Rental: 14 days

Very comfortable stay (2 weeks). Good access to any public transport (subways one or three blocs away, bus-stop in front of the building, short trip to downtown). The apartment offers sufficient space for four guests. Not as loud as often commented.

The host was very friendly, interested and helpful, giving us useful information, he really takes care. We felt welcome. It was a pleasure living in this brownstone-building. We enjoyed the special harlem atmosphere, too. And we felt safe at any time.

For a further visit to NY we'd like to choose this apartment again.

Review by: Susan M.,
Jun 21 2013
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

We had a great time! The landlord went out of his way to be helpful. We appreciated his restaurant advice (Chez Lucienne was a winner!) and willingness to give directions and bus info.

The building is very old (1910) with beautiful details one never sees today. It must cost the earth to keep things functioning well, and we appreciated all that has been done.

Review by: Annie P.,
May 25 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

The accommodation was very pleasant and spacious for 4 people and for this 5-day stay in NYC. We enjoyed the neighborhood, a little quieter than in the city center and typical, too.

The host is very friendly, hospitable and helpful.

Review by: Antoine D.,
May 14 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

This vacation rental is good value for the money. Its location in Harlem is perfect, close to all public transport. Great welcome from the host.

Review by: Sophie C.,
May 08 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Everything was alright.

Review by: Edith C.,
Apr 26 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

We really had an excellent stay and mainly thanks to this vacation rental. There's really everything you need and the host is really exceptionally friendly. He always answers all questions and recommends good places.

I'll return in a heartbeat if I come back to New York. Since we were traveling with children, I was bit concerned by the neighborhood reputation but we weren't bothered at all, even at night when we took the subway back home.

To be recommended.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Apr 30 2013

Edith, thanks for your warm comment. I am happy that you and your family found that this rental and location were both satisfactory for your needs. Like many people who come here after a day or so all pre concerns are pushed to the side and a wonderful vacation follows with all of the positives of the location.

Review by: Arantxa A.,
Apr 08 2013
From: Spain,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

Needed improvements: cleanliness, chairs (all different from one another and also different from the ones that were on the photos at the time of booking, you just changed them), presence of useless items (sink in the living-room, things left by other guests....)

The person who took care of us was courteous. The heating was good. Spacious.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
May 07 2013

Arantxa, I apologize for the change of chairs and other discomforts you experienced. The chairs there are sturdier then the ones that were there and able to take the wear and tear from the various guest.

The sink is left over from the days when all rooms were separate, it works and has been used by various tenants when there are multiple guest.

I will attempt to remove all items left by previous guest.

Answer by: New York Customer Service
May 07 2013

Thank you Arantxa for this review. Indeed we took new pictures after you booked this apartment because some items have been changed in the property. We are sorry that you were provided with our old photographs at the time of the booking.

We try to update our information as often as possible to make sure it is the most accurate possible. We hope to see you in New York again.

Review by: Luisa B.,
Mar 20 2013
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

I highly recommend this vacation rental: the host is very kind and helpful for any need (he helped us book a ticket for an NBA basketball match). The location is ideal, close to 6 subway lines and there is a bus serving all of fifth avenue right in front of the building.

We were a party of five staying there in March 2013, two parents, two teenagers and a child, and we were very comfortable. The accommodation is spacious enough, well appointed and nice and warm. Harlem is a quiet and very welcoming neighborhood with all kinds of shops, as well as supermarkets and fast-food restaurants.

Truly a stay we wish everybody to have!

Review by: Patrick T.,
Feb 25 2013
From: Switzerland,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

The apartment was very nice and the handle of New York Habitat's actions was perfect. Everything was great. The owner of the apartment was very helpful. We would book this apartment again and it's not too
far away from the center of the city (125th Street).

It is only a couple of stops away from the city. Everything was very clean. I have nothing bad to say about this apartment.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Feb 26 2013

Thanks Patrick. We are all glad that you were satisfied with your accomodations. Please come back.

Review by: Angélique G.,
Feb 14 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

The host was an absolute dear. Easy access to Manhattan since there are 2 different subway lines right next door. Organic store just next door.

Excellent value for money.

Review by: Julien A.,
Feb 11 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 13 days

The person who hosts us is really very nice and gave us loads of advice on the events to go to during our 2 week vacation. Regarding the accommodation, it is big so you can feel home and the neighborhood is fairly quiet.

To be recommended!!!

Review by: Julien R.,
Feb 04 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 15 days

Very pleasant stay in this vacation rental, ideally located in Harlem, where you can reach Times Square in 10 min from. The accommodation is functional with all the fittings you may need. The beds are very comfortable as is the spacious shower. As for the noise, we didn't notice any major noise that stopped us from sleeping, nothing more than in other NYC neighborhoods.

Other points regarding this vacation rental, the host who doesn't hesitate to guide you, give you advice or anything you need, in addition he's very welcoming and a smiling person like the people in the neighborhood.

Review by: Kara C.,
Jan 04 2013
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

It was a great experience. The apartment was everything we needed. But it wasn't as clean as I expected. I probably won't do that apartment again, but I will get another New York apartment with New York Habitat.

The owner was very nice and gave us a lot of tips on where to go (a shrine, a club nearby and how to catch the subway).

Review by: Katia S.,
Dec 28 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Not very warm welcome, no convenience store, the accommodation wasn't very clean and the equipment was more than basic and insufficient (only one frying pan and one saucepan).

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Feb 26 2013

Thank you for your comments, Katia. I apologize for my uncommon welcoming of you as my guest. I usually greet my guests with pleasure to see them coming to visit New York as well as my home.

I apologize for your feeling of not being able to ask for anything additional that you might have needed to make your stay more comfortable, like additional utensils, pans or where you could find any kind of store that you might have been looking for. I reside in the building and usually offer to all guests any suggestion where to locate anything they are looking for upon asking.

Review by: Laurent L.,
Dec 08 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

The vacation rental is in a good location close to the subway stations that quickly take you to various Manhattan neighborhoods.There are convenience stores and restaurants. The accommodation is adequate for 4; it's bright. The host who lives on the first floor is a resourceful person who gives very good advice and tips on things to do or see. He makes his guests' life easier and adapts to each of them.

The weak point is the noise in the sitting room (sleeping area) because the street is very busy but it's actually advertised as such by NY Habitat in their apartment description.

The neighborhood is nice. My overall review for this vacation rental is up to par.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Dec 28 2012

Thank you for your kind review, Laurent. I apologize that the noise you experienced were bothersome. The noises from buses and car traffic can travel into the apartment during the day and night.

On the other hand, I'm glad that you found the location convenient for quick transportation to various other Manhattan neighborhoods and also found the stores and restaurants nearby resourceful. Despite the noise, I am thrilled that you had an overall positive experience during your stay and it was my pleasure accommodating you.

Review by: Mannaïg M.,
Nov 11 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

We are two sets of couple friends and we spent 1 week in New York. The apartment is well equipped and large enough for 4! Its location is excellent: shops and restaurants closeby and public transport within easy reach. There is free wifi access, which is very convenient. It is a bit noisy on the main street side, but it's still very relaxing to come back to Harlem after a day in the crowd you get in the heart of Manhattan!

Special thanks to the host who lives on the ground floor and who is delightful! He gives really good advice and was of tremendous help for practical questions when our stay was disrupted by Superstorm Sandy. It is really nice to be welcomed this way! Thanks again!

I absolutely recommend this vacation rental!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 16 2012

I thank both couples for visiting my home. They were all a pleasure as we all went through our first hurricane, and hopefully our last. It wasn't the best of times but wonderful people make it easier in rough times, we all made it together.

Hopefully, you make another visit, soon. Again, thanks and great meeting all of you.

Review by: Pascale S.,
Oct 15 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

apartment in a very good location, close to subway, bus stop in front of the building.
very welcoming and very helpful host, seamless handling of security deposit.
Recommended.

Review by: Catherine V.,
Oct 06 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

Apartment is very well located (subway stations very close by and a bus line in front of the building takes you to the heart of Manhattan), shops nearby for fresh supplies. Apartment is clean, comfortable, spacious (we were 2), somewhat noisy (at the corner of 5th avenue and 125th St: it's natural!!!!). Apartment is well equipped (a toaster would have been a plus).

Very helpful and obliging owner (he lives downstairs). The deposit can be paid in euros and is returned without any problem.

I recommend this place.

Answer by: New York Customer Service
Nov 08 2012

Thanks for the feedback, Catherine. While the apartment's centric location is great, it can indeed be noisy at times. We do mention in the property description that because the building is at an intersection on 5th Avenue, street noise may be heard throughout the day and night.

We're happy to hear that all of the advantages of staying in this rental outweigh the noise factor and that you enjoyed your stay overall!

Hope you return to NYC in the near future.

Review by: Scott D.,
Sep 11 2012
From: Australia,
Accommodation Rental: 15 days

My family of 4 rented this appartment for a 2 week period during August and had a fantastic time.

The cost of staying in a 1 bedroom appartment in Harlem is considerably cheaper than staying in a shoe box size hotel room in midtown, it also made us feel like we were locals and not tourists.

The owner and his wife were extremely friendly and offered us lots of advice about upcoming events or the best attractions to see during our stay.

I would definately recommend considering this appartment for your NYC holiday.

Review by: Melina M.,
Aug 22 2012
From: Argentina,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

The owner is fantastic. Always taking care of us!
Thanks for the hospitality

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Aug 23 2012

I live in the premises, so it is easy to offer suggestions of where to go or alternative/scenic routes, how to get there for those guests that ask.

Review by: Mariana G.,
Aug 04 2012
From: Spain,
Accommodation Rental: 26 days

I loved my stay in NY, my habitat as part of my visit. The neighborhood is not the best but police officers were always near by. I came back to my home town very succesful.

Review by: A Guest,
Jul 05 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

Hello, everything went very smoothly for our stay in the apartment we booked.

The owner was very nice and helpful when we needed his help. The apartment met our expectations and there was no unpleasant surprise. The only thing we deplored was the lack of AC when the weather was hot.

We were happy and will not fail to contact you for a future stay. Warm regards, Eric

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jul 09 2012

These guest were here I believe for a week or so. The weather during their stay was wonderful and when I informed them I was going to install air condition it was not a problem.

Then the weather changed the last 2 days and I could not get the guy here to install the air condition. Now there are two air conditions in the unit. With the air conditions installed and the guest do not have to open the windows unless they choose to this will probably help with the noise previous tenants spoke about. With the windows shut I don't believe the outside traffic is so noticeable.

For the last guest that was here , I wish there was some way I could make it up to them, I really enjoyed their company.

Review by: A Guest,
Jun 05 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

Accommodation is spacious enough and full of charm. The host is very welcoming and offers good tips. We were delighted to be in Harlem away from Manhattan bustle. The subway is close to the apartment and just about 15 minutes away from Times Square.

Review by: Sébastien R.,
Apr 29 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Right in Harlem, this apartment is really nice and pleasant to live in even if the furniture is not very new (this would be the only downside). It is very spacious, the subway is close by, you can easily go shopping and enjoy a walk in the adjacent park.

The owner is lovely and lives downstairs: he is very helpful. We had an excellent week in this apartment and we certainly hope to return!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
May 08 2012

I thank the guests for their comments. Regarding the statement that the furniture is old, I just don't understand what the guests were looking for. All my beds and mattresses are new, the tables in the rooms are in good shape the chairs I thought are adequate and can take heavy use, the dressers are not necessarily new but I believe they are more than adequate.

Review by: A Guest,
Apr 23 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

Apartment is as described, lively neighborhood, shops, restaurants and transport nearby. We spent 8 nights with 3 children, it's noisier on the street side, but the bedroom at the back is quieter, but after a tiring day you get to sleep anyway. Location is very good thanks to transport. The person in charge is cordial, very responsive and helpful.

The security deposit was paid in euros and returned without any worries.

Review by: A Guest,
Apr 16 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Good location. spacious; comfortable. a bit noisy on the street side.
owner very forthcoming; no problem with the deposit. You can leave your luggage in the apartment on your last day. Free wifi available.

Review by: Antonio Martin M.,
Apr 12 2012
From: Argentina,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

everything perfect, no problem at all, highly recommended.

Review by: Sylvie F.,
Mar 23 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 11 days

Reception, availability and kindness of this great owner. Very well located vacation rental, spacious and well equipped. Could maybe use some finish for the details: locks and electricity, needs a microwave. Very good conditions for 11 days discovering New York. Apartment we've already recommended to our friends.

Answer by: New York Customer Service
Apr 24 2012

There are 2 entrance doors into the apartment, but only one of them is used and the second one is locked with a dresser in front of it. The bathroom also has 2 access doors, but again only one of them is used. The owner did not find any electrical issues in the apartment and has also added a new microwave to the kitchen.

Review by: Pascal M.,
Jan 24 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Easy access to the subway, bus in front of the door. All shops close by.

Very warm and courteous welcome from the owner who lives at the same address. He is available, accommodating and gives good advice.

Accommodation is very spacious. Ideal for a family of 4. Bedding and linens spotless.

Review by: A Guest,
Nov 30 2011
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

the other main strengths are:
-The shops are nearby
- Transports are very close by
- Nice neighborhood

Review by: Marielle J.,
Nov 14 2011
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

The apartment is located in Harlem 1 block (barely 5 min) from express line 2 leading to Times Square in 13 min. The advantage is that you have none of the drawbacks you get downtown with regard to noise. Nights are very quiet and we felt the neighborhood was safe even when returning at night.

The owner is very nice and lives in the building (ground floor); he can always be reached on his cell (he kept our luggage the whole day of our departure day because our flight was at midnight). The apartment is located in an old building and was done up. It is large, well equipped, clean, the bedding is perfect, the kitchen well fitted out in terms of utensils and dishes (there is no microwave for the moment). There is a TV and a hi fi. The bathroom is very big with a very nice Italian shower (plenty of towels). We spent 4 nights in ideal conditions (2 adults, 1 child, 1 teenager).

We highly recommend this vacation rental. Little downside if you really need to find one: there is no door to the bedroom (a corridor works as a separation from the living room) and you have to walk through it to go to the bathroom so it is worth noting for those who appreciate intimacy...

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 14 2011

OK