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Our beautiful, art-filled garden apartment is now available for holiday rental! Just two blocks from the subway and several grocery stores, smack in the middle of happening Harlem, walking distance to Columbia University, nine blocks from Central Park, it occupies the garden floor of the house we live in. We are a European-American family, and well familiar with both ways of life, so you will have no surprises! Walk through your private entrance garden into the living room. With a large screen TV and a comfortable pull out couch, it can serve as your second bedroom. A large massive oak dining table accommodates up to six people for your own Harlem dinner party! The kitchen is fully stocked, and a dishwasher takes care of the clean up. A long art-filled gallery leads to the back of the apartment, were your bedroom overlooks the quiet garden. The bathroom is modern and clean. And your huge walk-in closet will house all of your clothes along with the suitcases, skis, golfing gear, whatever! Off the bedroom you can work in your own studio, a tiny enclave where you can write your emails, browse the web or start that novel you have been thinking of writing. Internet access is free! From the studio you can pop into the ivy-covered garden, with its hammock, large dining table and flowering vines.

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Reviews (20)

  1. Unworldly traveler
    This was our first time using Vrbo. When I found this apt on the site I was a little concerned that it was too good to be true. We were pleasantly surprised to find it was exactly as represented in the photos. Katrin was gracious and accommodating. 01 August 2014 - 12:09:47
  2. Yvon L.
    We had a great time in NYC thanks in part to Katrin. She created a haven from the bustle of the city with a well appointed and situated apartment. We returned every evening to a quiet neighborhood and an available and gracious host just above the apartment. Merci Katrin! 27 August 2014 - 23:40:15
  3. Max I.
    My wife and I stayed in this amazing apartment for our honeymoon. It fully lived up to our expectations. The brownstone exterior has great curb appeal, and the interior is equally well crafted. The ground level suite is clean, bright, and tasteful. It's white walls are adorned with a beautiful art collection. The suite was also larger than we expected, with a roomy living space and kitchen, big bathroom, and a spacious bedroom, with a door leading to the outdoor area around back. We really enjoyed our neighbourhood, Harlem, as well. It had plenty to offer, with great food, shopping, and entertainment. It was also a great home base for traveling all over New York because of its close proximity to the subway. The owner even sent me an item through UPS that I forgot. Thanks again! 06 September 2014 - 20:42:33
  4. Amy F.
    It was a good place in a good location. It can be a little sketchy very late nights, but overall it is okay. It was decorated nicely and the jetted bathtub was just what I needed every night after walking all day in the city. Overall a good place to stay. 17 December 2014 - 14:26:44
  5. RobG
    This apartment was perfect for my wife, myself and my two early-teen children. It was spacious, warm, superbly decorated and well equipped. The location was perfect for a multitude of public transport options and with a week long Metrocard we were well situated to do almost anything in New York City. There is a Best Market (big supermarket) only two blocks away, bodego's on near corners, we found it to be a great location. Katrin was very accommodating, collecting a package we had delivered, offering great suggestions and just making our whole NYC visit a little easier. I cannot wait to return sans children..... 05 January 2015 - 05:29:43
  6. Mary
    I stayed in this apartment for three months from September 2014 while I was based in New York temporarily for work. First up I must tell you that the apartment is exactly as depicted in the photos - it is fully equipped, spacious, super clean and the decor and art work make it a really nice space to come back to. Second, and really important, the owner, Katrin, lives upstairs in the rest of the house and was always immediately responsive about the minor issues that inevitably arise over 12 weeks. She was really helpful to me throughout my stay. And third, the location is one of the best - a great neighbourhood, three short blocks from the express trains at 116th street. It took me exactly 17 minutes to reach Greenwich Village each day. Also the shops, bars and restaurants of Harlem mean it's a great place to hang out. Within steps of the apartment there is a great diner, a dry cleaners, a liquor store, a wine bar and a nice restaurant and a good supermarket by the subway. I'm already looking forward to my next stay! 08 January 2015 - 15:27:58
  7. Veronique
    Il y a 20 ans, quand on parlait de Harlem, on imaginait encore un coupe-gorge, les choses ont bien chang. On se sent bien dans ce quartier toute heure du jour et de la nuit, et les animations ne manquent pas. Nous avons eu la chance d'tre attendus JFK par Camara, l'homme de confiance, taxi que Katrin avait organis. Et hop, 30 min plus tard, nous voici dans un appartement arty, spacieux, propre et super quip. On se sent tout de suite chez soi. On se fait un caf, un th, le ncessaire est dj dans les placards. Quant au lit king size, quel confort, j'ai mieux dormi qu' la maison ! Les petits dtails comptent dans un logement comme le nombre de serviettes de bain (de qualit) en quantit suffisante, 2 cls disposition, le mtro tout prt, les magasins pour remplir le grand fridge, les essuie-tout et mme le papier WC :-) de qualit suprieure ! Les restos sont plthore, boulangerie et tout cela dans un rayon proche et accessible. Katrin est cratrice de bijoux, elle parle, outre l'anglais, le Franais et l'Allemand, un atout pour nous expliquer toutes les ficelles de ce NY que nous avons dcouvert avec plus de srnit grce elle, et le bonheur de ce point de chute rconfortant. Merci Katrin pour ton accueil, on n'a qu'une envie : c'est de revenir, see you soon 07 February 2015 - 08:27:00
  8. Airvidi41
    We were relocated to NY from Spain and we needed a place to stay while we found our definite apartment. We came across this apartment and we went for it because, honestly, the pictures looked nice. To our surprise, the pictures fall short of how neatly decorated it is. It is not only "pretty" to look at but also very comfortable. It honestly made our stay during that whole month much easier. It is steps away from express trains to downtown, and a couple of blocks to the Brooklyn trains and downtown as well. It wasn't easy at first considering that we had just moved our lives to NY from Spain, it was a very cold winter and we had a 6 month old with us. However hard it was outside, we always looked forward to going back to the apartment because we felt right at home. The owner bent over backwards to make us feel even more comfortable letting us use her baby gadgets. It is very "baby friendly". Now we found our definite apartment in Hoboken but after seeing many apartments in Manhattan we considered many times if we could maybe rent it for the whole year. Like I said, it was our oasis in a time when we needed it most. 24 March 2015 - 21:22:24
  9. Mary
    i was drawn to Katrin's Harlem Garden Apartment by the pictures provided and was not disappointed. Artful, spacious, quiet, and private, we felt immediately at home. We enjoyed wonderful restaurants, a grocery, and even the Apollo Theater within easy walking distance and used the New York walk cards provided throughout our visit for exploring Harlem as well as Downtown. Katrin was gracious and welcoming. I feel we were very fortunate to be able to begin our New York adventure in Harlem and would highly recommend this apartment as the place to stay. 21 May 2015 - 00:43:42
  10. Rob
    My wife and I were very pleased with our 11 day stay in Katrin's Harlem Garden Apartment. Katrin communicated well with us in the months leading up to our visit and arranged cabs from and back to JFK. Unfortunately,the cab rides were slowed by heavy traffic and road construction. The subway (A Train) could be considered but the trip would be even longer and much more inconvenient with luggage. The apartment itself has ample space for a couple and would be more than adequate for four people. Even though we were only a few doors down from very active Lenox Ave (Malcolm X Blvd), the space is amazingly quiet. The bedroom is situated at the rear and opens up to a very attractive court yard. The entire space was spotlessly clean, well appointed and everything functions as it should (with the exception of the bedside lamp - need to play with the connection a bit). We had a minor problem with wifi access and Katrin promptly dealt with the issue. The neighborhood is brimming with activity, has great restaurants (including Red Rooster, Blvd Bistro, Harlem Shake, La Bodega 47 to name just a few), and many, many deli-groceries, hair salons, and churches. Everything you need is within walking distance, including a number of different subway lines. Central Park is 15-20 min walk south. We spent a large portion of our time in NYC exploring Harlem, including the Apollo Theater Wednesday Night Amateur Night, Harlem Studio Museum, Sunday morning Gospel service, Bikram Yoga on 116st, East/Spanish Harlem further down 116st, Columbia University to the west and accessed the box of self guided walking tours on the living room coffee table. Harlem is full of families and children and we always felt perfectly safe. Everyone was friendly and helpful. We were very sad to leave and are already planning our return. 25 May 2015 - 19:06:32
  11. jill k.
    Very comfortable apartment with an easy walk to grocery stores, subway and restaurants. 16 June 2015 - 12:36:31
  12. Ralf K.
    Wir reisten Ende Mai (3 Erwachsene + 1 Kind) fr sieben Tage nach NY und fhlten uns in der Wohnung wie zu Hause. Die Wohnung hat ein Schlafzimmer und im Wohnraum befindet sich eine Ausziehcouch. Perfekt fr 4 Personen. Die Wohnung hat einen direkten Zugang zum Garten, den man uneingeschrnkt nutzen kann. Die Umgebung ist sehr ruhig. Es ist alles vorhanden, was man braucht. Die U-Bahn ist nur 5 Minuten Gehweg entfernt und auch ein Supermarkt ist gleich in der Nhe und viele Restaurants befinden sich nicht weit entfernt. Es lief alles sehr unkompliziert und wir haben uns sehr wohl gefhlt. Die Vermieterin ist super nett und steht fr alle Fragen zur Verfgung. Wir wrden jederzeit wieder kommen. 26 June 2015 - 07:42:42
  13. Michelle S.
    We (my husband, our 19 year old daughter and I) stayed in Katrin's Harlem Garden Apartment for a week. We wish we could have stayed longer and it was one of the best stays we have ever had in NYC. The apartment is artistic, clean and attractive. The sheets and towels are top of the line and the bed is extremely comfortable. (And I am picky about those things.) Harlem is like living in a little village placed at the top of an amazing city.You are in the city but wake up to the sound of birds chirping rather than horns blaring. People say hello to each other and watch out for each other. During our stay there was a block party on the street and all the neighbors came out for music, water play, double dutch, hula hoop, crafts for kids and shared food. It was old fashioned, neighborly fun and we felt blessed to see everyone out on their stoop, chatting away, enjoying the summer day. You cannot beat the many fantastic restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance (too numerous to mention but there is a list in the apartment), the proximity to transportation and Central Park, or the hospitality of Katrin. I highly, highly recommend the apartment. 15 July 2015 - 11:43:53
  14. Michelle V.
    Katrin's garden apt. Is well appointed and clean. The rooms are good sized and there is a lot of natural light. The location in Harlem is great, lots of great restaurants nearby. It's close to a subway that allows easy access via the 2 & 3 trains to all of Manhattan. We can highly recommend this apt and we will stay there again. 15 September 2015 - 15:36:31
  15. Janelle L.
    My wife and I stayed here while visiting our son, who also lives in Harlem, and it was a great home away from home. Location is great for walking to Central Park and exploring the local restaurants and getting to the trains. Katrin was a gracious hostess and very friendly and helpful (arranged ride to the airport for us, too). The garden was a good place to unwind and relax. Will definitely stay on our next visit to NYC. 02 October 2015 - 21:59:34
  16. Andre B.
    The apartment met all our expectations. Open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen more than adequate. Excellent bathroom. Bedroom spacious with large walk in cupboard. Back garden great for outdoor meals. Perfectly situated for access to subway and downtown east side or west side busses. Will stay here again. 27 July 2017 - 14:26:00
  17. Nicola G.
    I highly recommend this apartment! Katrin is a fabulous host, a very friendly and welcoming lady. Everything in this apartment is of the same standards as a 5 star hotel, the bedding, the towels down to the bathroom tissue is all of luxury quality. The garden is very pretty and quiet. The bedroom and bathroom are huge and the whole apartment is very cosy. The area is VERY safe. Harlem is a very active neighbourhood so you always feel safe at night no matter what time you are out, the city really never sleeps! The subway station is 3 blocks away so you have very easy access right into midtown. There are restaurants everywhere in Harlem so you will be spoilt for choice most deliver too. I really miss staying here already, especially being here in the summer its amazing. I cant wait to come back and hopefully this apartment will be available again when I do. Looking forward to summer 2017 already. 28 June 2016 - 11:35:32
  18. Jill J.
    We had a wonderful stay at the Harlem garden apartment. Very clean and spacious for our family. Our favorite aspect was the garden! Several times we made dinner in the kitchen and ate outside on the garden patio. We also appreciated how cool it stayed with the AC. Hoping to come back to visit family again soon and would love to stay here again. 18 August 2017 - 04:16:00
  19. david u.
    We loved our stay at this spacious garden apartment. This was our very first VRBO stay so we weren't exactly sure what to expect. I loved the interior space of this apartment - what a difference between staying in a cramped hotel room and this place! I loved the scale of the interior spaces. The size of the kitchen, living, bedroom and bathroom were all generous. Despite the fact that this is a ground level unit there was still plenty of natural light throughout. Although we never used it, there is also a lovely shared garden behind with table, chairs and twinkly lights at night. We were surprised how quiet this part of Manhattan is. It was quiet enough for the windows to remain open our entire visit! The location was great as well - only 3 short blocks to the 116th street station. Two short blocks to decent espresso (Harlem Coffee). The "commute" to 42nd Street is amazingly quick as well. Our thanks to our host Katrin for providing such a special place to stay! 28 September 2017 - 17:43:00
  20. Shawn B.
    My husband was alittle apprensive staying uptown in Harlem but it could not have been better! Every restaraunt we went to from the Red Rooster to the little italian restaraunt on 119th street that offered the BEST pizza I've ever had, was perfect! My husband even went grocery shopping at Whole Foods up the street a few times. Katrin has thought of everything. The townhouse was warm and cozy after a day on the town. Several nites I took a warm bath in her large tube and comfortable bathroom. The subway is just a few blocks away. We traveled out to Jersey City & the Jersey Shore to see family. Never had a problem. Katrin even had large umbrellas for us when we had a day of rain and walked through Central Park just five blocks south. The townhouse is spacious and comfortable we hope to visit in the summer to enjoy the beautiful garden in back. Exceded expectations! Thank you! 11 December 2017 - 21:21:00

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