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Harlem Hideaway Garden Apartment

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 990 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment With Patio, 1 Bedroom With Convertible Bed (Sleeps 4)

***PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY to discuss flexibility with booking options if you are not able to select the days you would like to stay.

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 Studio (982538), Guest Room (993020) and Parlor (982545).

The Garden Apartment was expertly renovated by an award winning designer, and features a large bedroom and an exceptional vintage bathroom, wood floors, decorative fireplace in the living room, lighting fixtures on dimmers, two ceiling fans and original wood details. It has a color video intercom to the front door of the building. The windows north and south provide refreshing cross-ventilation. There is a 2 unit wall mounted air conditioner/heater in the apartment (bedroom and living room). It is heated by original radiators in the winter. Free WiFi.

Please contact me directly if you are not able to select on the calendar the days you would like to stay. More days are open than what shows on the calendar and there is flexibility with booking options.

The apartment is quite private with a separate outside entrance with its own outside light. There is an interior hall rack for bags and coats. Lending umbrellas are available for when it rains.

The living room looks south with two windows south through a beautiful tree to the quiet street life below. Internal wood shutters provide privacy. The living room is furnished with a sofabed, a side table, a 46' wall-mount LED flat screen TV, a dining table and 4 chairs. It has a radio iPod loaded with an iPod with a Harlem Hideaway jazz/blues play list. The shelving unit contains a library of interesting and unique books. The original 120 year old drawer cabinet separates the kitchen from the dining/living room area. There is plenty of room in the drawers to use it as a dresser if the living room as used as additional sleeping area. There is a 3 speed fan in with a dimmer light in the living room area and a dining table with 4 chairs and an adjustable dimmer light above the dining room table.

Opening onto the living room you will find the open kitchen equipped with a deep sink with rinsing spout, a garbage disposal, a modern 4 burner gas stove with oven, a double door refrigerator with bottom freezer and an icemaker, a built-in microwave/fan, toaster, a knife set, a dishwasher (with detergent) and all necessary cookware and utensils as well as a coffee maker, coffee and tea. The surfaces are high end stone/conglomerate. There are plenty of plugs and under counter lighting. There is a slide-out garbage/ recycle cabinet. The cabinets are all wood finished and backsplashes 100 year old subway tile.

The all white full bathroom has a vintage claw foot bathtub with shower fixture, shampoo and body soap, towels, extra toilet paper, a built-in cabinet, vintage sink, hair dryer, outlets, and a vintage art deco lit medicine cabinet with hairspray. It also has an exhaust fan. The wainscoting is clear glass subway tiles. The floor is all original 120 year old original tiles. There is even a dimmer for the retro light fixture. All fixtures are chrome.

The hall to the bedroom has a closet stocked with cleaning items.

The large bedroom facing north to the beautiful private patio of the brownstone has a walk-n closet with a washer/dryer and a full length mirror on the door. The bedroom has sliding screened glass doors with a view of a very quiet, peaceful deck area. There are sheer curtains for privacy as well as an electric bar gate which lowers and raises at the touch of a button. The bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed with adjustable individual reading lights, a radio/iPod player with jazz/blues playlist on iPod, a bedside table and a vintage chest of drawers. Above the bedroom door is a transom to allow airflow while the door is shut. Since the bedroom faces the back, it is furthest away from any street noise.

The private outside plank terrace is perfect for casual dining, cocktails or coffee. There is a charming adjustable striped extension wall awning for your use as well, in case of rain. Beyond the private terrace is a beautiful backyard area paved in cobblestones with secured benches and attractive plantings. Huge birch trees shade the area as well as provide privacy. A barbeque is also available for outdoor cooking.

Have a bigger group or want other options? Try our Parlor Apt. #982545, Studio Apartment #982538, or Guest Room # 993020.

More Details

Owner
Dennis Decker
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, bad spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Dennis Decker

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. Designer and partner of Harlem Shake, the popular local restaurant. 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

Why Dennis Decker chose Manhattan

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Amenities

Harlem Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 990 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The all white full bathroom has a vintage claw foot bathtub with shower fixture, shampoo and body soap, towels, extra toilet paper, a built-in cabinet, vintage sink, hair dryer, outlets, and a vintage art deco lit medicine cabinet with hairspray. It also has an exhaust fan. The wainscoting is clear glass subway tiles. The floor is all original 120 year old original tiles. There is even a dimmer for the retro light fixture. All fixtures are chrome.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The large bedroom facing north to the beautiful private patio of the brownstone has a walk-n closet with a washer/dryer and a full length mirror on the door. The bedroom has sliding screened glass doors with a view of a very quiet, peaceful deck area. There are sheer curtains for privacy as well as an electric bar gate which lowers and raises at the touch of a button. The bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed with adjustable individual reading lights, a radio/iPod player, a bedside table and a vintage chest of drawers. Above the bedroom door is a transom to allow airflow while the door is shut. It has a lit walk-in closet with full length mirror. The closet has a washer/dryer. Since the bedroom faces the back, it is furthest away from any street noise.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Harlem Hideaway Garden Apartment
average rating of 4.885714 based on 70 reviews
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5

An amazing stay in New York! It was perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

Our perfect stay all started with Dennis, a great host. He was always available when needed. This brownstone is near the subway, restraunts, a grocery store and more. Taking the subway was great to get near so many locations. All the amenties were great and we loved the patio area.This is the way to go for 1, 2 or even 4 people. Oh, the master bed was super comphy too!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

The bathroom is not in a good condition the rest is fine

  • 4 of 5

Everything is there - you really need only yourself.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, I'm glad you found everything you needed in the Garden Apartment. I am disappointed that you do not find the bathroom in good condition. With every guest I ask that if there is anything not to their liking to please let me know immediately so I may resolve it. I never heard anything at all during your stay, so this comes as a surprise. I always do my best to deal with any issues immediately, so I'm disappointed I did not get the opportunity to fix it to your liking. I enjoyed having you stay here and I'd love for you to give us another try and we will try harder! Best wishes, Dennis
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5

We look forward to our next visit!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in the garden apartment. It is beautifully appointed and very comfortable. Dennis is a great host and the neighhood has a great vibe, we felt right at home. Great location, easy access to public transportation . Did I say GREAT!!! Jonine and Charlotte

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

A gem!

  • 5 of 5

Located on a quiet side street, several short blocks from subway and local shops. Well appointed, clean and a very comfortable bed!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Wonderful apartment, great location, perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We (2 adults/2 children) stayed at Harlem Hideaway Garden Apartment for 4 nights and it was exactly what we needed. The apartment is very spacious by NYC standards, safe, quiet, and equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay. We loved being able to escape from the noise and activity of midtown to our Harlem Hideaway. We had some excellent meals at restaurants just a few blocks from the apartment for reasonable prices. And, we were able to fix breakfast and snacks in the apartment--a real money saver. The photos online do not do justice to the space and the ambience. The extra special touches set this property apart from others. Dennis is the quintessential host and provides lots of information and warm hospitality. We are already planning a return trip and will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Loved our experience at the Harlem Hideaway Garden Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in the Garden Apartment. It is stylish, comfortable, convenient, and quiet. Dennis has included so many details to make the apartment a joy to spend time in. The neighborhood is a wonderful location and has access to the subway just 3 blocks away. We ventured downtown a few times for theatre productions, but found the restaurants within walking distance of the apartment some of the best we have encountered in the city. Dennis is kind, professional, responsive, and a joy to work with. We are already working on plans to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Map

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

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 Harlem Shake and the Red Rooster Restaurant, staples of Harlem. The West 125th Street shopping corridor includes Apolloo Theater, Studio Museum of Harlem and 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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Rates & Availability

Harlem Apartment Rental Rates

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Owner accepts payment in:
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30 night minimum stay
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $65
Refundable damage deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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