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“ Excellent ”
8 Reviews
422 W 154th St, Manhattan, NY 10032


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 6
Type: Apartment
Per night: $165 - $230
Per week: $1,000 - $1,800
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Manhattan vacation apartment rental
Ease into the ambient charm of a restored Landmark Sugar Hill brownstone that has been deftly updated with 21st century amenities. The floor-thru is located on the third floor of our home and was originally designed as the elegantly appointed corporate pied a terre for a family member. The huge, open plan 1400 sf apartment features a 16 X 28 living/dining room that flows into the fully equipped open stainless steel galley kitchen with soapstone sink, dw, microwave, freezer and mosaic floor. The master bedroom (18 x 16) features a king size bed, and its own sofa seating ensemble. The other two large 14 x 9. 5 bedrooms are located on opposite sides of the apartment to offer complete privacy. One is furnished with vintage Herman Miller furniture and a double bed, the other with twin 19th c Empire Sleigh beds. Each bedroom has its own separate entrance to the master hall. The bed linens are all cotton and the mattresses are top quality. The art deco 7 x 11 mosaic and tile bath boasts a 6' cast iron tub with both fixed and hand-held showers. The flat has 3 opening skylights, ceiling fans throughout, 8 huge windows with NS exposures overlooking the garden courtyards and the elm lined street. It is wired for cable and secure WIFI. All utilities are included.
Area Information
The house is located on an ethnically diverse, quiet, safe tree-lined street with street parking and easy access to all major highways and bridges. The Dance Theatre of Harlem, the Hispanic Museum, the 18th century Morris-Jumel Mansion, the Hamilton Grange and several other Colonial and Revolutionary War sites are within the neighborhood.

Nearby Riverbank State Park offers swimming, tennis and basketball courts and both the Hudson River/ Riverside Park and Harlem River Greenways are each less than 1/8 mile away and offer walking and biking around the entire perimeter of Manhattan Island and are an extension of the Eastern United States Greenway.

Yankee Stadium is within walking distance or a short 10 minute bus ride across the Harlem River to the Bronx. Restaurants, markets, personal service establishments and shopping are nearby. City College, Columbia University and Columbia Presbyterian are all within walking distance. The Apollo, Studio Museum and several iconic jazz spots are a short bus ride down to 125th Street. Columbus Circle is an 11 minute metro ride, Times Square is 17 minutes and Carnegie Hall is 20 minutes away.

One of the best and most scenic city bus routes (M3) is at the corner and goes down the north and east sides of Central Park, down "Museum Mile" past the Museum of Modern Art, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, to Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 20 2014 Jan 03 2015 $230 - $1,600 - 5 Nights
Jan 11 2015 Feb 16 2015 $165 - $1,000 $4,000 5 Nights
Mar 02 2015 Mar 28 2015 $190 - $1,300 $4,500 5 Nights
Mar 29 2015 Jun 26 2015 - - $1,400 - 5 Nights
May 03 2015 Jun 29 2015 $215 $215 $1,400 - 5 Nights
Jun 27 2015 Jul 31 2015 $225 - $1,500 - 1 Week
Jul 31 2015 Aug 29 2015 $200 - $1,800 - 5 Nights
Aug 30 2015 Sep 25 2015 $225 - $1,500 - 5 Nights
Sep 20 2015 Nov 07 2015 $215 - $1,400 - 5 Nights
Sep 26 2015 Oct 30 2015 - - $1,400 - 5 Nights
Oct 31 2015 Dec 18 2015 - - $1,200 - 5 Nights
Dec 19 2015 Jan 03 2016 - - $1,800 - 5 Nights
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Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: included in prices quoted
Deposits: Approximately 50% to hold the reservation. Balance due upon arrival. We accept deposits sent through PayPal. The $500 refundable security deposit due upon arrival can be paid as $200 USD and the equivalent of the remaining $300 USD in your country's standard currency, travelers checks or personal checks.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: $100 cleaning fee; for initial deposits to secure the apartment there is a $40 booking fee (that essentially gets absorbed by the banks to cover wire transaction fees. For deposits made in the USA, that fee can be waived if the deposit is made by a personal check, travelers checks or with a deposit made directly at a local Citibank. Rates based on 6 people or less. Please add $10 per night per additional guest.


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hardwood Floors
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Full Kitchen
  • Heating
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • Fax Machine
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Activities

  • Basketball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (1 mile)
  • Zoo
    (4 miles)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Children's Pool
    (1 mile)
  • Pool
    (1 mile)
  • Boating
    (8 miles)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Ice Skating
    (1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Our local restaurants and pubs within easy walking distance are: Tonalli, The Harlem Pub, Amsterdam Social, The Chipped Cup, Coral and La Libertad, Il Cafe Latte and Mountain Bird. A short distance further are The Grange Eatery, Coccola and Jado Sushi. All of the restaurants have delivery service.

Reviews for this vacation apartment rental in Manhattan, New York

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Grand Rapids, MI

Wonderful Holiday

Our family stayed at the property over the Thanksgiving Holiday and had a wonderful time. Property is close enough to the City for easy access yet far enough away to avoid the noise and traffic. Carolyn was a wonderful host with recommendations on places to eat, how to best manage the subway, etc. Definitely recommend the property but bring warm socks the floors get cold.

carolyn owerka

Owner's reply:

Thank you for the recommendation, Ross. It was a pleasure to host you and your family. Yes, despite the air temperature in the house, the wood floors remain cool due to the balloon construction of the structure. That 10" of space between the wood floor and the ceiling below isn't affected by the heating system. Having grown up in even older houses in colder climes, I guess we never think about it since we are so accustomed to wearing house slippers!

Sheri D. Neely

Los Angeles, CA/Memphis,TN

Great Experience

Everything was clean and she was a great hostess. Her home is very beautiful with beautiful artwork as she is an artist. It is a brownstone. She lives in the building as well. Just keep in mind that if you vacation here in the winter to bring warm pajamas and house coats as she has a set schedule for the heat. Also, make sure you don't have any problems with going up and down stairs because you will have to go up a few flights of stairs. The other thing is its better to take public transportation or car service because the parking on the street is VERY limited. We sometime had to park a few blocks or more away. Other than that, I would definitely stay again (without a personal vehicle). Especially in the summer.

carolyn owerka

Owner's reply:

Happy you enjoyed your stay with us and am delight you'd like to come back during the summer season. We do try to accommodate renters with the temperature of the heat and are willing to adjust it when we know you will be coming in extra late. Yes, public transport is the way to go - particularly when one comes back late in the evening. It's difficult even for residents to find a parking space anywhere in Manhattan.

Robert Cretien

Ottawa, Ontario Canada


Lovely apartment. Lots of room for three couples. No problem parking in the street. Owners live downstairs, friendly and very helpful. Short walk to subway. Close to Yankee stadium. Great neighborhood jazz clubs nearby.

carolyn owerka

Owner's reply:

Robert and Adrian and their friends were an interesting group to host since they had done a fair amount of research on the City and getting around it with a sense of adventure that was contagiously exciting (even to me). I do hope they decide to rent again - they were easy going and a pleasure to host.

Arrachme Art


Working trip

Excellent people. Easy stay. Wonderful bathtub. Hot water. Very clean. I would stay again.

carolyn owerka

Owner's reply:

Thanks very much for positive review that it was a great place to relax and chill out.

Jannie McCullough McNeil

Northern Virginia

Wonderful diamond

We were wonderfully pleased with the apartment. It was cozy and a perfect location. Easy access to metro and airport travel. Ms Carolyn was so helpful getting us settled and on our way. It slept the six of us easily and could have added 2 more. We've reserved another weekend already!

carolyn owerka

Owner's reply:

The McNeils, their family and friends are the gracious and well-traveled guests that make hosting a real pleasure … and fun. For me, there is always a bit of concern about whether the rental will meet the guests' expectations and needs because you are trying to provide a comfortable environment for someone you have never met. It's always a joy to see that it has met their expectations and everyone is relaxed and happy. We look forward to hosting them again!

Kristl Van der Heyden

Antwerp, Belgium

Sweet Sugarhill stay

We had a very nice time staying for a whole week in this beautiful house. It is a real luxury to come 'home' after a tiring day in busy NY and find a comfortable and nicely furnished appartement. The street is lined with big trees, and if you're lucky you can spot a squirrel. So we were glad we found this quiet place in Harlem, while we had been looking for an appartement closer to the centre. The owner of the house is very nice and communicative, ans she gave us many good tips. So, it was a perfect experience!

carolyn owerka

Owner's reply:

The Van der Heydens were an easy-going family who truly were looking to have a relaxing, "let's see what we will do next" vacation, devoid of schedules - and they made that happen. They were a pleasure to host and we hope they will return someday.

Kerry Landen

Los Angeles, ca



carolyn owerka

Owner's reply:

Many thanks, Kerry. It's always a pleasure to know that someone really enjoyed the apartment.

LaVonda Sue Dees Irvine

Garland, Texas

Manhatten, NY

We really enjoyed staying at the 3 bedroom apartment. If you shared bedrooms, it would not be crowded with 6-7 people. The back bedroom with the twin beds is connected to the other bedroom, unless you want to go out into the hall to get back into the apartment, then you have to go through that bedroom to enter the bathroom. It was fine for 2 girls in each bedroom, our guy had the front bedroom by himself and that worked out well. We were in our 60's-and the stairs were a bit much. It is on the 3rd floor but the ceilings are very tall, 10-12' tall so really it was the equivalent to a 5th story in our town, Dallas and one of our party had artheritis in her knees and it was painful for her to do them.. It is a large apartment, quiet, and only 1/2 block from the subway, 1/2 block from the bus that will take you on the East side of Central Park where museums are located. We got take-out pizza and spaghetti at a little hole in the wall catty corner from the apartment but it was very good. Our guy ate hot turkey sandwich from one of the delies on the street to the west of the apartment. We got our deposit back on inspection before we left and our host and hostess were very nice. I would suggest for girls, at least 2 of you at night walking back from subway. I did not give it a 5 stars only because of the stairs.

carolyn owerka

Owner's reply:

Sue and her two friends were a delight to host and we would definitely welcome them back at any time. The one thing I found a bit puzzling is that there is a floor plan diagram of this apartment illustrated on this site and it clearly shows that the staircase ends on this floor since it is the top floor. We have always considered this hallway as part of the apartment since it is not a public pathway to another apartment or to another floor - it just ends and is quite private. One would have to walk more than half way up this staircase to even see if someone was in the hall or if there was a doorway open. As I mention to everyone who visits, the hallway is completely theirs since we who live here have no reason to be there unless there was an emergency situation or a repair that needed to be addressed.

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    From Beacon Hill to Sugar Hill. We're Carolyn Owerka and Alyasha Owerka- Moore, two generations continuing our family's diverse legacies here in Harlem. We garden: nurturing the peonies brought from China as wedding gifts to our maternal great- grandparents in 1880. We create: she is an art historian...
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