Very Good

6 reviews

1 / 67 Living Room



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

4 Full baths

Description from owner

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4824593

About the area

130 west is located just 12mn by subway from Times Square;1 block away from 2 and 3 trains which are express lines running through the whole west side of Manhattan. The 2 and 3 train run every 3-5 mn. There are numerous buses like the M2 going down fifth avenue;bus 7 going down Colombus ave;M102 going down lexington ave. It's a warm and friendly alternative to a hotel room. An ice skating ring in the winter and a swimming pool in the summer 5mn walk from the house,in the beautiful Central Park. A lot of the guests go jogging in the park. A big supermarket 2 blocks away,banks and pharmacies as well as restaurants,bakery,shopping AND A BRAND NEW WHOLE FOOD SUPERMARKET on 124th street and Lenox.

Owner profile

Razia S.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English


Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
To be covered by Payment Protection this rental needs to be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: $1,000.00
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 4: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 5: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Queen Bed Full bed Sofa beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Safe
  • Towels provided


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 4 Full baths

Reviews (6)

Very Good – based on 6 reviews Very Good
6 reviews

“A home away from home”

Reviewed 13 Aug 2017

This apartment is fantastic - especialy for groups. There were four couples and one single and all had separate bed and bath rooms. A spacious lounge, dining, kitchen and laundry make up the rest of the inside area while there is also a small balcony and outside garden space. The apartment is located close ( walking distance ) to supermarkets, restaurants and public transport ( 15 mins to Time square ). The owners are caring and helpful and assisted to make our NY stay a wonderful experience. I ofully endorse the premises - a true home away from home.

Owner's reply: I am very happy to hear these positive comments; thank you so much for taking the time to write them. We try to do our best to satisfy our guests and make the house as comfortable as possible just the way we would like to live in it. You are welcome back anytime in your home away from home.

“An unforgettable experience”

Reviewed 20 Jan 2015

The house is simply amazing! The rooms are very big and it is equiped with everything a family needs! I travelled with my family and we stayed in nine people in the house. It was simply the best place we could have imagined. The rooms are wide and everybody felt very comfortable. The internet is a little unstable, but I supose it was the amount of people and gadgets. It is very close to the subway, in the neighborhood everybody is very simpathetic and there are several stores and markets nearby. The house is very clean and organized and the hostess is very sweet. Everything worked perfectly and we will certainly go back! You can feel the good vibes once you are there. This house made our experience in NYC even better and impossible to forget!!!

Owner's reply: Hi Carol I am so happy you enjoyed your stay! We'd love to see you back. Cheers Razia

“How to make Harlem beautiful”

Reviewed 7 Dec 2010

Just want everyone to know this was a great location. We used the subway to get everywhere. Huge place to stay in, we had 5 girls and 3 guys and never had issues with getting ready in the morning as everyone had their own room and we 2 full bathrooms showering became easy. thanks

“spacious, roomy apartment”

Reviewed 19 Nov 2010

This was a great apartment to stay in during our stay in NYC. The bedrooms are huge, the living room spacious with a wonderful deck off of it. This apartment was near the subway and it seemed about 20 minutes from Times Square. The owner lives downstairs and is very helpful and pleasant.

“West Harlem Duplex”

Reviewed 18 Nov 2010

This is a big, airy, comfortable, artistic, convenient, well-equipped 4 bedroom unit on a safe, friendly street where we always found parking. The owner is helpful, available, and keeps a stock of pamphlets and brochures on NYC activities and sights on the coffee table. The place is centrally located, being about 7 - 8 blocks from Central Park to the south, the Apollo Theater to the north, and Columbia to the west, and FDR Drive to the east, and two blocks from the 116th Subway Station. The wonderful Best Yet Market is 3 blocks away, right next to a Starbuck's. Feels like home.

“Ideal place for a large family”

Reviewed 2 Mar 2010

The property was ideal for what i wanted during our stay in NYC.The only dissapointment was the hidden extras that i was told of after we arrived.On booking the holiday the owner could only offer me six days in the upstairs of the property but then she came up with the offer of spending the last night of our stay in her own home and to get the booking she said that i could have 10% discount for the hassle of having to move downstairs for the last night.when we arrived we all felt very unwelcome as she was more concerned about her house party than she was about us, we were just pointed upstairs and told she would see us sometime tomorrow.When we got upstairs we hoped that there would have been some refreshments for us because on the website the refridgerater is supposedly"full"but there wasnt even a jar of coffee or a cookie.The invoice for the rest of the stay had an extra $100 dollars added for cleaning,on my return home i visited the website and found that everything was included when i emailed Razia she said that i had 10% knocked of my bill so cleaning was added beacause i had not paid the full amount.I was also informed that i should have paid another $100 because we did not leave till 3pm but nothing was mentioned when i emailed our arrival and departure times.There was also a querie about us leaving a few items in her fridge but my daughter said she would put them in the bin but Razia said it was ok and she would sort it.I have emailed her but she has not yet replied.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Re: Fw: Location New York du 26/12 / 09 au 02/01/10
Sunday, January 3, 2010 2:51 PM

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"razia said"

Bonjour Razia,

juste ce petit message pour vous souhaiter une bonne année et vous dire que
nous avons été enchantés par votre appartement. Comme discuté avec Alan,
nous ne manquerons pas de donner les infos sur ce splendide appartement à
nos amis qui veulent visiter NY ( Remerciez le de notre part pour sa
gentillesse et disponibilité )
Nous sommes de retour chez nous avec de splendides souvenirs.
J'espere avoir le plaisir de vous rencontrer , lors d'une prochaine visite
de NY

Encore merci


Dear Razia,

You told me in an earlier email that we would have the best celebration in your apartment. You were so so so right. I cannot thank you enough. Thank you so so so much.

Your apartment is just beautiful - it emanates love and fun and warmth and we all love it and are so comfortable. I hadn't realised it is your own home and we just think it is amazing of you to lend it to us. We are, indeed, having the very best time.

We have just finished a hot Christmas dinner - we usually have cold turkey and ham with salads at home in Australia. Our children are all playing silly card games with their music playing and having such fun together. Now that they are 21, 23, 26 and 27 and the 26 year old lives in Perth (2000 miles from us in Melbourne) it is hard to get them all together. The two partners seem to fit into the family very well and it is just the happiest feeling to watch them all having fun together.

May your Christmas have been as happy as ours and may your 2010 be a very special year for you and yours.

With very best wishes,

Jenny Dawes.

Hello again Razia,

We had some more nice feedback from clients who recently stayed at 130 West 118th Street, 2. Here's what they had to say:

"The apartment was great ! It was large, comfortable with all equipment required. We enjoyed our stay in NYC"

Thanks again, Razia.

David Hill

Da: Giuseppe Dasara
Inviato: martedì 2 settembre 2008 20.57
A: Customer Survey
Oggetto: R: New York Habitat - Apartment survey (New York)

Nov 13,2008
Dear Razia,

We received some more nice feedback for your apartment at 130 West 118th Street, 2.

The clients said that their trip to NY was a real success and "one important reason for this was the apartment we rented through NYH". As they were a large group, they appreciated being able to gather in the mornings and evenings for planning and for sharing experiences. They appreciated the spaciousness and comfort of the apartment. They also found it well equipped and stylish. They said you were very friendly and relaxed. They appreciated your helpfulness and the information you gave them. The local environment in Harlem also added to their positive experience.

In all, they were very pleased and said they have already recommended both NYH and your apartment to their friends and family.

Thank you again, Razia.

Kindest regards,

David Hill
NY Habitat

NOV,12TH 2008
Hello Razia,

Hope you're doing well.

I wanted to let you know that a client we recently placed in your apartment at 130 West 118th Street, 2, contacted us to let us know that they had a very nice stay.

The clients said they were very happy with the apartment. They said there was plenty of space and the appreciated your apartment's style. They said you were very friendly and helpful.

Thank you, Razia.

Kindest regards,

David Hill
NY Habitat

Oct 8th 2008
Good morning Razia,

I wanted to let you know that a client we recently placed in your apartment at 130 West 118th Street, 2, contacted us to let us know that they had a very nice stay.

Here is an excerpt from their communication with us:

"Nous avons beaucoup apprécié l'appartement que nous avons loué à Harlem cet été : vaste, clair et propre. Et nous nous sommes sentis très bien dans le quartier. Une excellente adresse à NY."

Kindest regards,

David Hill
NY Habitat

Sept 8th 2008
Dear Yolaine,

the 130W 118th St apartment we stayed in was excellent! Not only it was very
clean and equipped with every comfort spanning from the laundry machine to
the DVD player, internet connection and air conditioning, but it's furnished
and decorated with very good taste, and the cream of the crop is the
comfortable cozy terrace where you can have breakfast or dine or simply
relax in the tranquillity of a green backyard! Last but not the least it's
in a quiet area and absolutely close to a big supermarket, convenience shops
and subway! I would absolutely recommend it to your customers!

Best regards, Giuseppe

April 23rd/2009
Hello Razia,

We had some more nice feedback from clients who recently stayed at 130 West 118th Street, 2. Here's what they had to say:

"The apartment we stayed in in New York City was wonderful! It was a beautiful experience to visit the city this way. The owner of the house was a very nice person and the house itself was very clean and nice."

Thanks again, Razia.

David Hill

From: Ruch Monique
To: raziasaid
Sent: Tue, November 2, 2010 1:19:50 PM
Subject: de retour à la maison

Merci encore de nous avoir reçus so friendly.
Amitiés Monique and family

our stay in your appartment last week oct 25th/2011

Dear Razia,

We forgot to write in your book, but I wanted to let you know that we had a wonderfull week in New York last week.
And it was so nice to have a nice and quiet place tot come to after visiting the bussy city.
Your house was just perfect.

Dorothee, Chiel, Sara, Bas, Joep and Jasper Schoevaars