Sugar Hill Luxury Guest Apartment


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Your pied a terre on Sugar Hill. The secluded, book-lined, self-contained two/three bedroom garden apartment immerses you in Revolutionary history from the Battle of Harlem Heights through the jazz-age Renaissance to its vibrant present. The townhouse looks at the oldest house in Manhattan, the Morris-Jumel Mansion, George Washington’s headquarters for 1776′s Battle of New York and home to the infamous grand horizontal, Madame Eliza Jumel. At the time Duke Ellington dubbed the house “The Crown of Sugar Hill,” the immediate neighborhood was also home to W.E.B. DuBois, Paul Robeson, Count Basie, Lena Horne, Coleman Hawkins, Teddy Wilson, Andy Kirk, Don Redman, Canada Lee, Charles Alston, Dr. Kenneth Clark, Thurgood Marshall, and dozens of other Jazz Masters.
The apartment, in what was an antiquarian bookshop specializing in those subjects, features full kitchen and bath (tub and shower, excellent pressure/hot water), a large bedroom with an antique double bed, a larger bedroom with a queen size, a sitting room with a generous trundle/daybed with desks, cable television, internet access, a/c, cassette tape & record players (plug in for MP3s), tape and LP libraries, and a full ornamental garden with a gas grill. Wine and dine al fresco on Sunday afternoons as the sounds of Marjorie Elliot’s Parlor Jazz waif from her nearby apartment.

Private entrance. In 900 square foot apartment: two or, needs be, three bedrooms, firm antique double and queen sized beds, with a day/trundle bed on a well appointed garden with grill, dining and lounging furniture, a full bath and kitchen, coffee/tea facilities, welcome food supplies (your pleasure: cereal, fresh gourmet coffee, teas, milk/half and half, fresh fruit), desk amenities, cable television, internet access, a record and tape player, and music library, MP3 set up and in depth libraries (over 4000 volumes) on New York City, particularly Harlem, jazz, art, photography, civil rights, all particularly pertinent to Uptown.

Rooms are furnished in a comfortable, eclectic mix with bookish comforts. The apartment functions for one to six, complete with a private entrance and garden. We pride ourselves on the quality of our mattresses. All bedding has high thread counts, is hypo-allergenic and protected. And – this is new – air-conditioning, not that you’re likely to need it.

Cool in the summer, warm in the winter, this may be the quietest apartment in New York City.

Housekeeping service for long stays with management on the premises to assist in your every need.

On premises: library conference rooms, reference libraries, parlor and garden party rentals, computer, internet service, laundry service, cable television, lp, cassette and mp3 players. There is a parlor floor gallery and dining room and a large library suitable for meetings, lectures, photo shoots, and exhibitions. There is a baby grand piano for entertainments. Inquire for costs.


Room Details

Sleeping Arrangements

  • Master Bedroom 1 Queen

  • New York Bedroom 1 Double

  • Garden Room 2 Sofa Bed

  • Garden Room 2 Sofa Bed

Bathroom Arrangements

Calendar Last updated Jul 03, 2018
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We loved this place

This is a delightful place to stay. The apartment is as charming as it looks online and the owner, Kurt, was extraordinarily accommodating. Highlights: learning about the culture and history of the area from Kurt; walking across the street to hear great jazz. (We just happened to be there during the annual Jazz weekend at the mansion.); wine in the courtyard; perusing the books and jazz albums. Downsides: We were there in heat of summer and the air conditioning could have been better. We would definitely stay again.

Visited on "August - 2016

The Wedding Party

This is just the best place! My family was in NY to celebrate a wedding. Four of us stayed quite comfortably here. The beds were fabulous—great mattresses and linen sheets. Kurt checked to see what we might like in the fridge for breakfast, and it was ready with coffee, fruit, and bagels when we arrived. There is a lovely back garden lit with tiny lights, comfortable seating; it is a place to relax. Inside Kurt’s brownstone, every room is filled with books and photos of literary people and music. There is so much to look at. Kurt was very helpful to us as we also hosted a brunch and were able to rent two other floors if his house. Our guests were most impressed too and they had a fabulous time. Communication was flawless. I can’t recommend Kurt’s house highly enough.

Visited on "April - 2018

New Friends from China

科特的房子充满艺术气息,是一个私人图书馆改造,如图片所示,空间很大,设施齐全。我们住在一层,他与妻子住在上层,给了我们无微不至的帮助。 找车位稍微出现了一些麻烦,但是科特真的很好,耐心帮我一起寻找,最后很幸运在屋子门外等到一个完美车位。 这里位于纽约曼哈顿的上城,位于地铁15分钟步程,建议还是坐地铁会方便些。 周围有野生的小浣熊非常生态,整个房子布置的很文艺,但是十分干净。 他给了我们所有能给我们的帮助,我们交流很通畅愉快,语言不是问题,我们甚至谈了政治。 下次有机会希望能多住几天,在这里居住,是非常适合了解纽约文化的地方。

Visited on "April - 2018

Alabama says...

Kurt couldn't have been a more gracious and hospitable host. His apartment is exactly as described and in a nice quiet neighborhood. The nearest subway stop was closed for renovation while we were there, but the next closest ones were still a short walk away. I only wish I had more time and better weather to enjoy relaxing in the apartment and the back garden.

Visited on "May - 2018

Paris says...

We had such a good experience in Kurt’a house ! As describe in the announce Kurt is a superhost, he’ll give you all the addresses of good restaurants and fun stuff to do and discovered in the neighborhood :) I highly recommend it !

Visited on "April - 2018

Jazz vibe

Kurt’s place is incredibly unique. The entire vibe is like going back in time, from the collection of literature surrounding you to the turntable and jazz records. My colleague and I found ourselves just hanging out listening to music each evening. Kurt was a great host and welcomed me upon arrival with stories about the neighborhood and his library. The backyard courtyard was an added bonus.

Visited on "April - 2018

Perth says...

Thank you Kurt. You didn't just open your doors late on Christmas Eve to a family of unseasoned travellers shared with us a most special view of New York heritage and culture, past and present. Your beautiful building was very stately yet comfortable. The streetscape is charming and the neighbourhood very safe with convenient access to shops and transport. Thank you for your kindness and hospitality. We will be recommending your accomodation to all our friends, and will return again ourselves for sure.

Visited on "December - 2017

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