HARLEM HIDEAWAY GUEST ROOM. QUIET OASIS IN HISTORIC BROWNSTONE

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Dennis Decker

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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HARLEM HIDEAWAY GUEST ROOM. QUIET OASIS IN HISTORIC BROWNSTONE

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1 room, sleeps 2, 1 full private bathroom

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.

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 up the carpeted stairs to the top floor to your own private huge room.

The Guest Room is located on the top (3rd) floor of the building. There are no other bedrooms on that floor. It is the only unit rented as a room, rather than a separate apartment. However, many guests prefer this room over the others, as it has its own attributes which makes it special. Its charming retro feel will definitely make your stay in New York special.

The Guest Room is entered by a separate private entrance from the main hall. It is large (18’X18’) and has 3 south-facing windows which have their own original shutters for privacy or to darken the room. It faces the street down below and a clear view of the sky and treetops straight ahead.

Although the Guest Room does not have a formal kitchen, it does have a small refrigerator/freezer, toaster oven, microwave, and coffee maker, along with cups glass, dishes and utensils. These are all neatly hidden in the large armoire between the decorative fireplace and the closet.

The Guest Room has a high definition LED flat screen TV and wifi, as well as a radio/iPod player with an equipped iPod with a Harlem Hideaway playlist of blues and jazz. The queen size bed has a memory foam mattress. It has an antique desk and dresser, a bookcase with unique books and two relaxing woven chairs next to the vertical magazine rack containing vintage magazines and comics. It has an adjustable ceiling fan and lights with dimmer switches. During the summer it has an air conditioning unit.

The graffiti wall is the entire west wall. It contains thousands of signatures of bygone friends and guests (some very famous). A marking pen awaits your own addition to the wall.

The all white bathroom is five steps down the private internal hall. It is not shared and is dedicated only to the guests in the Guest Room. It has a skylight and claw foot tub and fan. The lights even dim to suit your mood. A hairdryer and outlet is provided, as well as a magnifying mirror and special gifts in the medicine cabinet for the ladies. Monogrammed bathrobes, soap and shampoo are also provided.

For an additional $25/night you have total access to the outside terrace on the same floor. You are up in the trees and it is a peaceful and relaxing way to have a cup of coffee, glass of wine, or eat a meal.

Harlem Hideaway has two other options you may want to consider as well: Harlem Hideaway Parlor Apartment sleeps 3 (Home Away # 982545). Harlem Hideaway Studio Apartment sleeps two (Home Away #982538). Garden Apartment (Home Away 3634519). All are full apartments, not guest rooms.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children

Dennis Decker

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
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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.

A world traveller, as I flew for Pan Am for over 7 years.

Dennis Decker purchased this studio in 2000

Harlem is the soul of New York City. It is not just about the incredible architecture. This is the friendliest neighborhood I have ever lived in- the best area in Harlem.

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 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Harlem Hideaway Guest Room. Quiet Oasis in Historic Brownstone
average rating of 4.75 based on 34 reviews
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Harlem Hideaway Guest Room. Quiet Oasis in Historic Brownstone
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Harlem Manhattan
5

Comfortable and very friendly.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
I had a marvellous and comfortable four days stay in Dennis's Harlem Hideaway.
The upstairs studio is very peaceful and full of good energy. There is a very friendly atmosphere permeating this beautiful and well kept brownstone. Dennis is an ideal host full of delicate attentions. Will for sure come back whenever in New York.
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Harlem Hideaway Guest Room. Quiet Oasis in Historic Brownstone
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p993020
+1 9175238474
Harlem Manhattan
4

Great guest room in Harlem

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Good location close to subway. Denis was easy to contact (cell and email) and gave us some great ideas on what to try in the area. We would recommend to a friend. Red Rooster (dinning) and amateur night at the Apollo a must!
business
Harlem Hideaway Guest Room. Quiet Oasis in Historic Brownstone
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p993020
+1 9175238474
Harlem Manhattan
4

Hot shot!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
This guestroom is a hot spot. Good access to metro, restaurants, supermarket. Very friendly and clean surrounding. The room itself is warm and cosy. Big space. And, yes: The warmth give us most the feeling of relaxing and feeling homey. No complaint at all. Dennis tuned us in instantly, so we were orientated at once. Now we are back home again, longing for harlem hideaway. Greetings!
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Harlem Hideaway Guest Room. Quiet Oasis in Historic Brownstone
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p993020
+1 9175238474
Harlem Manhattan
5

Very good great location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Great stay, less than 5 MINS from Times square on the tube, location is great, all the people where kind and polite, no trouble at all. Dennis is a great, nothing is to much trouble. Accommodation is very clean and tidy, breakfast round the corner,tube two blocks, a two min walk. Go upto 125th for some bargain buy,s before you buy in Time. Square at twice the price..... Overall a great visit, great accom, great location, would stay again without doubt thanks again Dennis.....
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Harlem Hideaway Guest Room. Quiet Oasis in Historic Brownstone
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p993020
+1 9175238474
Harlem Manhattan
5

The Host with the most

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
The apartment is lovely, a real break from the norm. Harlem is great, as you feel like you might be getting a real taste of New York rather than Times Square etc. Cafe Latte at the end of the street is perfect for breakfast and 116th St Subway is conveniently located.

Dennis is a great host, full of useful info and good tips. Our plane was delayed 24 hours and unfortunately Dennis couldn't accommodate us a further night, but he went out his way to organise us a room close by. Allowing us to have a stress free final day.

Many Thanks Dennis, hopefully see you again.
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
La Guardia Airport
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Long Island Express
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

Harlem Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Holiday
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 3 2015
$200
$1,400
3 nights
 
 
Off Peak Winter
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 28 2015
$130
$900
$3,900
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$150
$1,000
$3,900
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100.00
cleaning fee $40.00

Cancellation Policy

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

Harlem Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 325 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Air Conditioning
  • Safe
  • Linens Provided
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Shampoo
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom is not connected to the room, but is a few steps away down the hall and is not shared. It has a 100 year old claw foot soaking tub. It also has an outlet, hair dryer, free items in the medicine cabinet, exhaust fan, skylight and dimmer lighting. Towels, shampoo and soap are provided. Use of outdoor terrace on same top floor for additional $25/night.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom has private entrance and is on top floor with no other bedrooms on that floor. Windows have built in shutters for privacy. A radio/iPod player comes equipped with and iPod full of a Harlem Hideaway playlist of jazz and blues. An ironing board and iron are included, as well as a full length mirror. Lights on dimmer and fan is 3 speed. No kitchen, but it does have a toaster oven, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and refrigerator/freezer.
Entertainment:
  • MP3 Dock
  • Books for Adults
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children
Attractions:
  • coin laundry
  • synagogues
  • museums
  • botanical garden
  • playground
  • live theater
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • library
  • recreation center
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • roller blading
Notes:
Free wifi. Free lending umbrellas. Outdoor terrace available for $25/night. Rules: No smoking. Keep noise level low. Do not hang towels on shower rod. Turn off TV, all lights, fans, AC before leaving apartment. Garbage must be recycled. Be happy.

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