Reviews

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 know 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)

Harlem/Milan

“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 […]

Charlotte Powell of Brighton’s review.

What Charlotte loved about your listing: “This is without doubt the best Airbnb listing in the world! We arrives to a book lined, music-filled home with a wonderful lit garden, then to discover our wonderful hosts, Kurt and Camilla…they guided us through the best experiences of New York. We’ve visited before but have never had […]

Khrystel Cousin’s review

“Nous avons passé un merveilleux moment dans cet appartement. Le jardin est magique, surtout pendant notre séjour où il a fait très chaud. Nous pouvions le soir y prendre l’apéritif. le quartier est très calme et reposant après une journée bruyante en centre ville. ” “We had a wonderful time in this apartment.  The garden […]

From the New Fu Review

很高的文化素养。房东各方面都想的很周到 – which translates  “A high literacy landlord wants all aspects very thoughtful.”  Fu Zhong. Which Camilla thinks should be on my business card and/or a t-shirt.

“Nous recommandons vraiment cet endroit, nous y retournerons volontiers !!!!”

“Le logement est tout à fait conforme à la description, c’est un lieu très paisible au milieu des livres de Kurt. Le jardin est une bénédiction, surtout en été ! Kurt et Camilla ont été des hôtes fantastiques, toujours prêts à rendre service en cas de besoin et pleins de bons conseils sur le quartier […]

“Little nest that nestles where the roses bloom…”

“Amazing apartment with vintage stereos and books.  Kurt was welcoming and been a perfect local scene guide. The apartment is one of a kind, possibly the only one like it in the world. Highly recommended ”   Foong Chee Mun.  airbnb.  

Jumel Terrace: A neighborhood with a connection to Hamilton—the man and the musical

June 6, 2016 – 8:59am By Marjorie Cohen The Jumel Terrace Historic District is one the most interesting neighborhoods in upper Manhattan, and it happens to be full of history. That’s probably why Lin-Manuel Miranda chose the Morris-Jumel Mansion (for which the area is named) as a setting in which to write parts of his […]

“We were tempted to stay or squat here.”

Kinder, gentler weather, prices, jazz aesthetics, more patient impatiens, and mo’ satisfied guests. Post-revolutionary uptown eloquence & elegance, your way.

Latest review, airbnb, by Vicka Corey (not the lead singer of Iron Butterfly and lyricist for “In A Gada Da Vida” but the other one)

“This place — formerly part of the host’s bookselling business — is a true sanctuary. SO QUIET AND PEACEFUL! Rooms literally lined with fascinating books, and comfy cozy beds and pillows. Literally (ha) every bookworm’s dream retreat. A big beautiful garden with trees out back, in which to read and drink your tea (or coffee […]