The W. 127th Street Residence

harlem, manhattan
3 bedroom - 3 bath
(1 review)
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$649 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

This spacious triplex apartment is great for 2 couples traveling with 2 small children, so works well if the grandparents come too. The location is great for transportation around the city, with Central Park, Museum Mile and the rest of Central Manhattan easily reachable by subway. The fully equipped family kitchen includes a drip coffee maker. There is a lovely sunny back yard with lawn and dining area for the summer.

Why Kids Love it

Along with plenty of games and play spaces, there are bins on the first floor filled with crayons, markers, pencils and a treasure trove of craft materials to create. There is a puppet theater, trains, a small castle and lots and lots of books. The nearest playground is 3 blocks away. Central Park is great for kids and is an easy walk, bus or subway ride away from the apartment. The children's room suits 2 children under 8.

Things to Know

This is a triplex apartment. Gates for the stairs can be provided upon request. All the electrical outlets are covered. Car hire is not necessary. The kids bedroom has a child size twin bed and a converted crib to which rails can be added for an infant or toddler. There is a clothes washer and dryer as well as dishwasher. A portable crib for an additional infant is also available. Towels and linens are provided.

About the Location

The residence is in Harlem and is 20 minutes by car to La Guardia airport. The nearest subway station and grocery store is 2 blocks away. Many buses such as the M1, M7, M60 run near the apartment. It’s easy to reach museums including the American Museum of Natural History and the Guggenheim by walking, taking a bus or subway. There are some great cafés, restaurants and bars close by.

Accommodation Details

This is a large 3 bedroom apartment in a Harlem brownstone set over 3 floors with a bathroom on each floor. The first floor has the living room, kitchen, dining room and access to the garden. The second floor has the master bedroom with a kingsize bed and the children's room. The third floor has another bedroom with a queen size bed and bathroom. The bathrooms all have a shower and tub.

Style Notes

The living room was featured on Design Stars and was designed by the final contestant designer for the final show. The decor is fun and contemporary with touches of street art enliving the otherwise calm and classic combination of wooden floors and cream walls. There is plenty to keep the kids happy, with wall decals and kid-friendly art, while shades of gray and blue characterize the master bedroom.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 queen
1 toddler bed
1 air bed
sleeps 2
1 baby crib
1 travel crib
Elizabeth S.
Member since February 16, 2015
We are native New Yorkers looking to travel with our children to interesting places. We like to travel when school is out which is a week each in February and April, then any time during the summer.

Harlem, Manhattan

DJ sets and double dutch

This part of Upper Manhattan runs from the East River to the Hudson and is known for its treelined brownstone blocks and multicultural community. Stop by the Totally Kid Carousel in Riverbank State Park - it’s the only one in the world designed by kids - or enjoy impromptu concerts, DJ sets and plays in the neighborhood's many parks in the summer.

1 review

Caroline M.
Visited in July 2015
Liz is the most considerate host and had prepared the house very thoughtfully for us. Bedroom air con and big ceiling fans in the living areas were essential for making the summer heat bearable. The house is spacious - more so than the photographs suggest, although the kitchen really is small! Our teenagers loved having their own floor and bathroom at the top of the house, and the younger 2 kids enjoyed all of the books and toys on offer. The house is accessed by a steep flight of steps, typical of New York brownstones, which is not really practical for strollers unless you have extra hands! The neighbourhood is full of character and great places to eat and go out - with live in teenage babysitters we made the most of this! The rest of New York is really easily accessible with express metro lines downtown and into Brooklyn. City Mapper app made navigation very easy. Central Park is an easy walk away too. Liz was promptly on hand by email with suggestions of activities and lots of recommendations for where to buy groceries, etc. All in all it made for a great family holiday.