HARLEM HIDEAWAY STUDIO APARTMENT

Dennis Decker

Speaks english, bad spanish
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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HARLEM HIDEAWAY STUDIO APARTMENT

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Apartment, Studio, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Your own private Harlem hideaway. A quiet dreamy oasis for your busy New York trip. Enjoy life in an 1895 brownstone in one of the city's most charming historic neighborhoods. NOTE: This is just one of four unique units in the building. We also have Parlor (982545), Guest Room (993020) and Garden (3634519).

The all-white interior with 12' ceilings and a view of a tree filled leafy garden will instantly put you in a peaceful mood. It is just one of 4 units in the building, so you will noticed its personalized attention.

Enter from the front stoop through the ornate carved wood entry arch and you will feel like you have just stepped back 100 years in time. All original oak details which show the charm of gently worn history. Go straight ahead to your own apartment through the 10' entry door.

This Studio Apartment is very special from the time you open the door. The 12' ceilings create a special ambience and all-white room direct you to look out at the beauty of the peaceful private back gardens with their trees and greenery. Since it is in the back of the building you hear no street noise.

The apartment is furnished with high end furniture, such as an original leather Corbusier sofa and raw steel full length mirror, a double bed and bedstands. Also a 42'' screen mounted TV pivots out for viewing anywhere in the apartment. The bed area is carpeted for a more lush intimate feeling. The radio/iPod player holds and iPod filled with Harlem Hideaway playlist of jazz and blues. Books of New York and Harlem are provided.

There is a large closet and plenty of extra overhead storage to hide those suitcase so you can forget you are a visitor!

The kitchen has a new 4 burner gas stove/oven, microwave, toaster oven, toaster, coffee makers, stainless bottom freezer refrigerator and coffee/tea awaiting. The refrigerator has a filtered water pitcher. Eat on authentic colorful fiestaware plates under the huge oversized pendant light next to the original massive black and white blow-up from a vintage science book.

Check out the quirky items in the metal glass display case and you may laugh. Linens, towels, iron/board are provided, as well as lending umbrellas.

A 3 speed overhead ceiling fan and quiet built-in air conditioner/heater will add to your comfort, as well as separate adjustable bedside lamps.

The all white shower room with lit medicine cabinet contains an outlet, free cosmetics for the ladies, as well as a shampoo, soap and hairdryer. The separate toilet room has its own charms.

Want a larger room or additional space? The adjacent room in building is the Parlor Room (Home Away # 9825450). It sleeps three. We also have the Guest Room (Home Away # 993020) on the top floor. Sleeps two. We also have the Garden Apartment (#3634519) that sleeps four.

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
We enjoyed NY, for an important part due to your charming, comfortable and quiet apartment (and its friendly and helpful landlord).

We certainly will advice friends who plan to go to The Big Apple to see whether you have plavce for them.

And may be one day we will be back in your city.
Mar 2013
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Dennis Decker

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english, bad spanish
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An enthusiastic New York and Harlem resident, always ready to give the inside scoop and recommendations on Harlem or NYC. Very involved in the neighborhood. A product, landscape and interior designer with numerous awards and items in national museums. In fact, the building has also been published in several magazines and appeared in films. A world traveller, as I flew for Pan Am for over 7 years.

Dennis Decker purchased this apartment in 2000

This building is typical of the historic neighborhood. I was impressed that it still retained so much of its original form and material. However, I was very impressed by the atmosphere of the block, with friendly, open and involved neighbors.

The quiet friendly tree-lined street, proximity to express subway- only 4 stops to Times Square, closeness to neighborhood coffee shop and historic park, as well as the 125 St. corridor and Central Park.

I actually love sitting on the front stoop while having a coffee or a glass of wine. I love seeing the relaxed street life going by, and being a part of it. Since my block is dominated by private brownstones, rather than apartment buildings, it has a friendlier, small town feeling than most other neighborhoods.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Harlem Hideaway Studio Apartment
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews
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Harlem Hideaway Studio Apartment
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p982538
9175238474
Harlem Manhattan
5

NICE AND QUIET LOCATION !!

  • 5 of 5
We have been during a week in Dennis' studio, il was great !! Good and warm welcome by Dennis at arrival late at night, the place was very quiet and equipped with everything needed. Subway express to Manhattan centre very close and fast. Our trip in NY was perfect, and the location made a big part of it. Thanks a lot Dennis and be sure we will tell our friends of your location.
Matthieu and Magali (Lyon - France)
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Harlem Hideaway Studio Apartment
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p982538
9175238474
Harlem Manhattan
5

APARTMENT WAS 100% OK! CLEAN AND VERY QUIET!

  • 5 of 5
A very warm welcome by owner Dennis with lots of very good points of interest. That makes one feel at home immediately.
Nice studio, well decorated and very quiet. Not so big, but that was no problem for us because we only came to sleep after a long and hectic day NY.

A place we can recommend everyone!
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Harlem Hideaway Studio Apartment
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p982538
9175238474
Harlem Manhattan
Germany, Lüneburg
5

VERY CUTE HIDEAWAY IN HARLEM, DON'T MISS IT!

Very cute hideaway in Harlem, don't miss it!
  • 5 of 5
Dear Dennis,

Thank you again so much for having had a wonderful time in your cosy, sweet little appartment. It is furnished perfectly, very very quiet and in a great, welcoming neighbourhood. We had absolutely everything we needed, the bed is very comfortable and there is absolutely nothing we would have changed if we could. Whoever searches for a quiet, small but very well equipped appartment about 10 MInutes from Time Square by Subway (which is about 5 MInutes walk from the appartment) should book this one!

Dennis was the perfect host. He lives in the same building which makes ways extremely short should you have any further wishes. He explained the neighbourhood (including great places for coffee and burger) and the surroundings and was always there when we needed something.

Thanks again so much for everything, we hope to be coming back some day!
Janica & Mark
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Harlem Hideaway Studio Apartment
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p982538
9175238474
Harlem Manhattan
4

QUAINT

  • 4 of 5
My request for only 1 night on New Years Eve was welcome news to me, I had to pay a $50 premium for this. Fortunately If you follow the directions from the owner and use the correct exit from the subway it will be easy. Its a bit scary at night though.The unit itself was very clean, tasteful and warm. The owner was very friendly, Unfortunately our flight was later that afternoon, the cleaner had arrived and we were rushed out, what a pity.
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: MP,
I was glad we could accommodate you for your very short stay and we hope you can return for a longer period!
I'd like to address your two concerns so that future guests get a full picture. The fact you felt scared at night may stem from your not being familiar with the area. This is natural for anyone. Statistically, this area is safer than Greenwich Village. Harlem Hideaway is 3 blocks (3 minutes) from the subway walking on a well lit busy street, and there is a 24 hr. concierge at the million dollar condo building on the corner. In the 14 years I've lived here there has never been a scary incident that I know of. I hope your next visit will alleviate any doubts!
I'm sorry you felt rushed out. This was not our intent at all! The cleaner is scheduled at the required check-out time of 11AM so that the room is perfectly cleaned and ready for the next guest. We always allow guests to keep bags at the building and permit the guest to keep a set of keys to retrieve the bags for a later flight.
Please allow us to completely win you over on your next trip out when you can stay longer. Please accept a free day on us!
Best wishes,
Dennis
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Harlem Hideaway Studio Apartment
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p982538
9175238474
Harlem Manhattan
5

SAFE, CLEAN, COMFORTABLE AND CLOSE TO EVERYTHING

  • 5 of 5
We arrived much later than expected, yet Dennis greeted us with the warmest welcome. The place was everything you see on the profile. no unpleasant surprises. the bed is big enough for 2 adults, the studio we stayed in is located in the back of the apartment so you get peace and quiet. the bathroom and toilet were clean with shampoo, soap and hairdryer for you to use if need be. The big TV was my husband's favourite room feature as there was 1 day where we had to stay in as he wasnt feeling great. the location could not be better. the main subway is located less than 5 minutes away by foot and nearby you can find a supermarket, pharmacy and some other cenvenient shops. there are plenty of good eateries nearby, the closest one is about 2 minutes away at a cafe called Il Cafe Latte. they make very yummy omelletes (do look at their dinner menu as well, tho). And then there's Harlem Shake! The burgers are to-die-for! my husband went as far as adding 2 extra meat patties to his 2 meat patty burger (yep 4 patties, you guessed it) and ofcourse not forgetting his choc shake to accompany the burger. they were so good we had to go back there 2 days later! folks, if you can, make time to visit this diner, you will not regret it. If you want to try one of the best fried chickens in NYC, go to Amy Ruth's. Again this is only about 6 minutes away from the studio apartment. If you wish to stay in and cook, there is a gas stove and a fridge/ freezer in the apartment (do open the window when you cook, tho). We had an amazing time whilst staying at the Harlem Hideaway. Dennis was very helpful and pleasant and we could not ask for a better host. If youo need suggestions on where to go, what to do or any general questions, Dennis would be more than happy to have a chat with you about it. Our thank you also to the cleaner for doing an amazing job keeping the place clean and comfortable. We definitely recommend the Harlem Hideaway for those looking for a NY accommodtion and we hope to stay there again when we come back to New York

Christina & Michael R
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Harlem Hideaway Studio Apartment
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p982538
9175238474
Harlem Manhattan
4

COMFORTABLE, QUIET, WELL EQUIPPED

  • 4 of 5
The studio unit was very comfortable and convenient. The new climate control system worked very well. The kitchen was well equipped. Wi-fi was easy, reliable, and fast. The streetscape is very attractive, and we found the unit to be very quiet - no problems sleeping. Subway is within easy walking distance. Dennis was very welcoming upon our arrival and went through all of the features of the unit, also provided a primer on the local area for restaurants, etc. The only minor issue was that the shower was a little small, but it was not a big deal.

We would stay here again.

Didn't get to Harlem Shake this time, but we'll be back!

Thanks for everything.
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
La Guardia
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Metro North
Nearest Barpub
60 Metres
Native Restaurant
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Cafe Latte
Car: not necessary

The Harlem Hideaway is on West 119th Street in Harlem, New York City. Marcus Garvey Park is just over a block away, with a public swimming pool, and the famed Central Park is only 9 blocks south of this rental. There is a grocery store and laundromat within 2 blocks, and the nearby Lenox Avenue offers a variety of restaurants and convenience stores. Also on Lenox Avenue, you will find the Lenox Lounge where you can enjoy jazz music, and the Red Rooster Restaurant, staples of Harlem. The West 125th Street shopping corridor includes major stores, such as H & M and Marshall’s, and on Frederick Douglass Avenue you will find restaurant row.

Public transportation is convenient with the 2/3 subway station just over 3 blocks away, offering both express and local train service. The A/B/C line is also nearby, about 4 blocks away.

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Availability & Rates

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Harlem Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Holiday
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 2 2015
5 night minimum stay
$175
$1,200
 
 
Off Peak Winter
Jan 3 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$130
$900
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
$3,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $100

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Harlem Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 325 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
  • There are separate shower/sink and toilet rooms in the apartment. The shower room has a lit medicine cabinet with hairspray and free goodies for the ladies, an outlet, a hairdryer, soap and shampoo and ceiling fan. The adjacent toilet room has a fan, cabinet with extra toilet paper and an eye chart to practice on while sitting down.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • The bed area of the studio is carpeted and situated next to the large window facing a peaceful private green garden. It has a 3 speed overhead fan and adjustable lights, a 42' wall pivoting mount flatscreen TV, two bedside stands with adjustable lamps, and an alarm clock.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Music Library ...
  • MP3 Dock
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • roller blading

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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