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Dennis Decker

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, bad spanish

Harlem Hideaway Studio Apartment

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

Manhattan Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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 queen size bed (memory foam mattress) and bed stands. 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, as well as current issues of Time Out and New York Magazine to let you know what is currently happening in the city.

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.

You also now have access to the beautiful shared backyard.

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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dennis Decker (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, bad spanish

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. 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.

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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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(69 traveler reviews)
Harlem Hideaway Studio Apartment
average rating of 4.826087 based on 92 reviews
5

Dennis did a wonderful job of introducing me to the studio & neighborhood! I felt comfortable & safe

  • 5 of 5

The building is beautiful & very well maintained. The studio is gorgeous & had everything I needed to feel at home. Dennis was so helpful & had excellent advice about everything from transportation to & from the airport, to great restaurants in the neighborhood. People in the neighborhood were friendly and welcoming, too! I would definitely recommend staying at Harlem Hideaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Happy in Harlem

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were in town for the weekend to see some Broadway shows and to eat too much before summer was over and our work responsibilities reclaimed all of our energies. Dennis was a fantastic host and in addition to being available at all hours and providing us with a cool and comfortable place to rest our heads (the studio was perfect for our needs), he also turned us onto Harlem Shake and Red Rooster - fabulous eateries within easy walking distance. We will certainly be back again and highly recommend the Harlem Hideaway. Thanks, Dennis.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Great spot to sleep and explore the city!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience with Dennis and this studio apartment. We just needed a place to sleep and unwind and it was perfect. Everything is just as advertised. I highly recommend this location and would add that Dennis is great to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Harlem Hideaway was a great place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic stay! Dennis was great, very thorough when showing us the studio. He provided info about the area - sites, subway and restaurants! Very convenient access to the subway. We bought a 7 day unlimited Metro pass and got our money's worth in 5 days. When coming back around midnight, there were always people about and my husband and I felt like the neighborhood was safe. 119th street is like a scene from a movie- all the brownstones on a tree lined street. Next time we go back to NYC, we'd love to stay at the Harlem Hideaway again. Dennis puts a lot of love and care into his place, it was clean, comfortable and well decorated.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Nice, clean apartment in a great location. We loved our stay in Harlem. Dennis was great!

  • 5 of 5

Dennis was very helpful and friendly. Everything was very well organized.

The flat is in a great location. Very nice and interesting neighborhood, lots of great things to do. Apollo theater, pubs with life music (red rooster) etc.

Nice cafe with good coffee and breakfast just round the corner.

Good connection over subway to downtown Manhattan (10-15 min to time square) and to the Yankee stadium, Bronx.

Loved it, will come again.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Perfect Hideaway

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a few days in the Harlem Hideaway Studio apartment in May 2016. Dennis was very helpful, with lots of time spent making sure we knew where everything was in the apartment and in the neighbourhood. The apartment itself is very authentic, is clean and has everything you need. Dennis even provided a player with heaps of jazz on it for us to play quietly in the background while there - which set the scene for wandering around the Harlem area. It was close to the subway, laundrette, many many restaurants of very good quality, and everyone we met was friendly and helpful. It is only a few blocks from Central Park and a Sunday morning walk around there was brilliant. There is also a guest book provided - not to review the apartment as such although many have, but for recommending areas to visit, restaurants they enjoyed, and places of interest which other guests have completed - we thought this was a great idea. All in all, Dennis has a great set up here which we can thoroughly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
La Guardia
Nearest Barpub
60 Metres
Native Restaurant
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Metro North
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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Rates & Availability

Harlem Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Holiday
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$175
$1,200
 
 
Off Peak Winter
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$110
$700
$2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
$3,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
cleaning fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Manhattan Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 325 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • 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:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • swimming

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