Clean, Safe, Convenient and Comfy in Harlem Manhattan NYC

Home exchange
Harlem, New York, USA
  • Apartment
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 bathrooms


  • Garden paradise in a hotspot of Manhattan
  • Incredible easy transportation to anywhere in the city
  • Beautiful, historic neighborhood
  • Decorated in old-world antiques and art

My home is 2 levels with living & dining room and kitchen upstairs with a half bath. Downstairs it the full bath with tub and shower and the bedroom. From both levels you can access the 750 sq ft garden, with gas grill. The apartment is away from the street so its amazingly quiet.
Decorated in antiques and 19th century European and American oil paintings. Fully equipped kitchen (ridiculously equipped…. :) ).
Frette sheets on the bed, down comforter.
A soft leather queen-sized convertible sofa bed that is the most comfortable I have ever encountered.

It’s not a gay area, it’s a quiet neighborhood undergoing substantial improvement in the last several years. Safe to walk the streets, incredibly easy access to transportation (5 minutes walk to the bus to LaGuardia, East side (8 minutes walk) and West side (5 minutes walk) subways take you to the best destinations in the city.


Interested in

  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Weekend exchange
  • Open to suggestions
  • Live around the world

Preferred destinations

  • Havana
  • Copenhagen
  • Paris
  • Marrakech
  • Cairo
  • South Africa
  • San Juan
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland
  • Open to offers
Preferred dates Open to offers
Preferred duration 2-3 weeks
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Location: Nearest gay scene is 15 minute subway to Chelsea
City, Central, Quiet
Features/amenities: Elevator / Lift, Ensuite Bathroom(s), Fitness Equipment, Garden, Patio / Deck, Privacy, Security / Doorman, Terrace, Iron/ironing board available
Entertainment: Radio, Satellite or Cable, TV, Plasma / LCD TV
Internet access: WiFi available
Activities available nearby: Convenient Transport, Cultural Attractions, Cycling, Fitness Centre / Gym, Forest / Wood, Food and Wine, Friendly Neighbours, Historical Sites, HIV / AIDS Resources, Nightlife, Park(s), Swimming, Tourist Attractions, Shops / Markets, Theatre(s), Museums
Miscellaneous: Bicycle(s) available, No Pets, Smoke-Free Zone


Reviews from other users

Nearly two weeks we spent in this nice, very practical located apartment.
Close to several metro stations we could reach everything in the city. Michael is a very friendly host, who we have met on the end of our home swap.
We have communicated easily and quick in advance. The apartment offers everything you need during your journey in New York. The bed is very comfortably and the flat very cosy.
MIcheal, thank you very much for the dinner you have prepared for us after our return to Berlin! :-)

Falk Rahn stayed in Aug 2018

I spent two weeks in July in Michael's apartment and I really enjoyed my stay. Michael's apartment is located in a very nice area and living: the locals are welcoming and cheerful. Nearby, shops, restaurants and bars are very lively. Harlem has its own culture and character and this neighborhood was a real discovery for me that I can advise to all.
Michael's apartment is located a few meters from the 125 th busy street and close to two subway lines and the Harlem train station. The express lines stop at 125th and so it is possible to be in the southern districts of Manhattan very quickly.

The apartment is located at the rear of the building and not on the street. It is very quiet and has private access to a small garden, a backyard in which it was possible to take all meals. This garden in the heart of the city was one of the major bless of this apartment.
The apartment, in a secure building, is relatively new and has all the amenities needed for cooking, washing and especially a very good internet connection.

The double bed in the bedroom and sofa in the living room are qualities. In addition to the bathroom on the ground floor apartment also has a fairly large toilette with a large sink upstairs who acted as second bathroom: there is enough room to do not walk on it!

The information provided by Michael were complete and the many exchanges upstream, even during the exchange, were easy and pleasant. I'm glad I had the chance to experience my first home swap with Michael.

Karl Boudjema stayed in Jul 2016

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