The New Sue Review

Hi Kurt Back to the old routine now, New York a very pleasant memory. We had no problems with the taxi or the flights and returned to an unusually sunny UK. Just wanted to thank you for contributing so much to a fantastic stay in New York. I was so pleased I picked your apartment […]

Perth meets Harlem meets David Hammons

Perhaps the highlight of their visit, it snowed.  The youth, who had never seen snow before, left me these Memento mori. “Thank you Kurt. You didn’t just open your doors late on Christmas Eve to a family of unseasoned travellers …you shared with us a most special view of New York heritage and culture, past […]

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We were left at the last minute without our originally booked airbnb. They took care of us and all at the last minute. But much to our surprise, the place we found was an absolute gift! Kurts home is a unique but quintessential New York space, full of hospitality, warmth and generosity of spirit. We […]

Our 3 most recent 5 star reviews

Such a wonderful and historical place. Kurt is a wonderful host. Having coffee with him is such a refreshing and pleasing time. The location cant be better, very convenient to go everywhere!  – Emma Gao. Nov 20-24 Kurt is a wonderful host. Very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. It’s an inspiration to stay in his bookshop […]

The Morris-Jumel Mansion

Battlefield New York

By Russell Shorto.  NYTimes, Nov. 13, 2017 New York City is a battlefield. I know what you’re thinking — psychological warfare, the endless grim clashing of economic forces — but I am being literal. When we ponder America’s defining war, the Revolution, we think of Bunker Hill, or Saratoga, or Lexington and Concord, yet its […]

Jumel Terrace Confidential, Sept. 12, 2017

Spent the morning with the painter Henry Taylor, two friends’ best friend and the present tenant. I’m an admirer, now more than ever. He came in early morning with a young Haitian painter from Brooklyn, Andy Robert, who’s in a group show – his first at a major venue – that opens Thursday at the […]

The New Liu Review

“Dear Kurt, Many thanks for your so wonderful space and your sincere help in local travel. You have shown us a better way to visit the Liberty Statute and saved our time and money. The space is very nice and clean. The garden backyard is very beautiful and is useful for relax. It’s so impressive […]

Kurt Thometz, private librarian to NYC’s social set, picks 15 essential New York books

Kurt Thometz, private librarian to NYC’s social set, picks 15 essential New York books The curator of the Little Black Bookshop selects work by Marlon James, Patti Smith, and more Journalists Felix Zeltner and Christina Horsten are the brains behind NYC12x12, a project in which they move to one New York City neighborhood each month, […]

The New Just Left Review

“This is quite possibly the best listing on AirBnB. A stunning apartment with all the amenities, a host who knows everything about everything, and a library full of treasured Africana and NYC history. The beds are comfy, the shower is hot, and the coffee maker runs with a purr. Couldn’t recommend more.” – Milos.

A Garden in the Rain

(Play soundtrack) May 2nd, 2017 Dear Kurt & Camilla, Thank you so much for your warm hospitality and sharing your beautiful and ever fascinating home.  We had a wonderful time, as did our guests.  The outside garden is such a treat in the city! Best wishes and appreciation, Susan

Spring Break

“If you want 5 Star luxury, get a hotel.  But if you want an awesome experience with a one of a kind host come tour guide in a completely unique place, this is the one.  Should I ever come back to New York, this is where I’ll stay.  Thanks heaps, Kurt.  It is a place […]

Winter Sports on Sugar Hill.

Check in at our off season rates.

Peace & Quiet for rent, Harlem Heights.

Enjoy low season prices from Jan. 3rd to Spring Break (save our romantic Valentine’s Day special: Red Sheets!).

What Hyères Says:

photo: Morris-Jumel Mansion, Harlem Heights “Kurt habite au dessus de la location et est toujours disponible pour vous rendre service.  Le métro pour le centre ville de Manhattan est direct et assez rapide (15 mn de central park).  Des commerces et des restaurants typique très proche. La location possède un jardin qui doit être très […]

Francoise & Philippe on Jumel Terrace B&B

“Kurt nous attendait à notre arrivée, il nous avait préparé de quoi prendre notre petit déjeuner et a veillé nous faciliter le séjour, conseils sur les transports, les musées, Halloween,… il a tout fait pour contribuer à rendre notre séjour agréable.” “Kurt was waiting for us when we arrived, had prepared breakfast us for and […]

Election Dysfunction Discount

With both national parties planning celebrations in NYC I’ve noted no uptick in bookings. Sunday thru Friday is available. Ask about our Election Debacle discount. (Happy Birthday to our new friend and guest Gabriella Di Marco Proietti! – Photos: Guido Gilberti)


“La casa di Kurt è un’”esperienza”. Si varca la soglia e si è letteralmente immersi, circondati, assediati dalla cultura. Anzi, dalla Cultura. Cultura in ogni sua manifestazione: Storia (seppur “giovane” agli occhi di un visitatore europeo), Letteratura, Musica, Arte, Fotografia. E libri. Centinaia e centinaia di libri, che foderano tutti gli ambienti dell’appartamento che vi […]