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Harlem Hideaway Studio Apartment

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 325 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, Studio, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Your own private Harlem hideaway. A quiet dreamy oasis for your busy New York stay. 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 Garden Apartment, Parlor Apartment and Guest Room.

The Harlem Hideaway Studio is fully furnished and located in Uptown Manhattan, in Harlem, New York City. The apartment is on the 1st floor of a landmarked private brownstone townhouse in the Mount Morris Historic District.

The all-white interior with 12' ceilings and a view of a tree filled leafy garden will instantly put you in a peaceful mood.

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 nicely landscaped back garden to which you have full access. 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 an 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 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 that suitcase and other items.

The kitchen has a 4 burner gas stove/oven, microwave, toaster oven, toaster, coffee maker, stainless bottom freezer refrigerator and is stocked with coffee and tea. 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, 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 to four. 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.

More Details

Owner
Dennis Decker
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, bad spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 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. 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 Harlem

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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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.

Amenities

Harlem Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 325 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • When leaving the apartment, turn off all lights, TV, music, AC, blow out candle. Be respectful regarding noise. Be happy.
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
  • Singles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • 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

Reviews

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Harlem Hideaway Studio Apartment
average rating of 4.87 based on 123 reviews
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Awesome Hideaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the Harlem Hideaway. Beautifully furnished, more than comfortable bed, great host and awesomely positioned. Easy walk to restaurants and subway. 9 blocks south the the Northern end of Central Park. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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5

Perfect apartment with great restaurants around

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Dennis' apartment which looks exactly as on the pictures. The street is nice and quiet, but everything you need is there: supermarket, pharmacy, restaurants and bars for everybody's taste! Around Halloween time when we were there, the houses were imaginagery decorated. After long trips through NY we really appreciated the great and comfortable mattress and clean bet linen. We will be back for sure! Thank you, Dennis for everything! S&A

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Harlem Hideaway was definitely the perfect choice

  • 5 of 5

I consider having been able to stay at a brownstone such as Dennis's a real privilege. The Studio is beautifully decorated, quiet, equiped with a bag full with useful information and within walkable distance of many of the places you are surely interested in visiting. Of course staying in Harlem implies having a whole different outloook of New York, and that was welcome to! To sum it all up, I sure hope I'll come back to Harlem Hideaway ...

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Comfy, nice neighborhood, great walking and we loved our little apartment. It had all we needed. Dennis was very thorough in all the details of the rental and the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Wonderful wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

It is a wonderful place to stay. Location is fantastic. Dennis has wonderful suggestions for restaurants - definitely try them. The apartment is perfect - extremely comfortable. Dennis makes you feel like you are at home!!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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perfect

  • 5 of 5

Perfect apartment in a perfect neighborhood. Dennis is lovely.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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