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Harlem Hideaway Parlor Apartment

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 3)

***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 Garden (3634519).

The Parlor is a fully furnished one bedroom apartment located in Uptown Manhattan, in Harlem, New York. The apartment is on the 1st floor of a private 4-story 1895 brownstone townhouse.

This apartment features 12' ceilings and modern furnishings and professionally designed accents. All lights are on dimmer switches to provide an intimate setting. There is a color video buzzer/intercom system for guest entry.

The living room has a 46'' swing-out, wall mounted LED flat screen television and DVD player as well as a remote control radio/iPod player. The iPod player is equipped with an iPod which has a Harlem Hideaway playlist of blues and jazz. Wireless Internet access is also provided. Original over-sized photographic artwork creates a dramatic focal point. Enjoy sitting in the vintage government-issued dentist chair. The sofa folds out to become a full-sized bed. The well-stocked bookshelf provides eclectic reading. Original shutters fold out for privacy.

The kitchen features stainless steel appliances: full size refrigerator with auto ice maker, dishwasher, four burner gas range with oven and a built-in microwave/fan. Also provided are a blender, toaster, coffee maker, dishes and flatware, glassware and mugs, cooking pots and pans and utensils. There are plenty of cabinets with under-counter lighting. Dishwasher detergent is provided, as well a filtered water pitcher.

The washer and dryer is next to the bathroom. Detergent is provided. The cabinet next to it holds bedding, extra towels, an iron and garbage bags as well as plenty of storage space.

The bathroom has a claw-foot bathtub with shower option, as well as hamper, hair dryer, exhaust fan and hairspray and room spray in the cabinet.

The bedroom is accessible though beautiful sliding doors with intricate woodwork above. The art deco wood wardrobe has ample size as well as drawers and trouser hangers. Original wood paneling and fireplace add charm to the bedroom. The memory foam queen bed features a vintage reading light and is next to the window providing gentle garden breezes. Shelves hold a small library along with a clock radio/iPod player. The large windows also feature fold-out shutters for privacy, although you will love the view of the beautiful private garden below nestled under sheltering birch trees. A vintage oscillating wall fan is right across from the bed. Original sliding pocket doors keep the bedroom private.

You also now have access to the beautiful shared backyard.

Have a larger party or prefer a smaller unit? Check out Harlem Hideaway Studio, on the same floor (Home Away # 982538) or the Harlem Hideaway Guest Room (Home Away #993020) on the top floor. Both sleep two. Or you could also try the Garden Apartment (Home Away #3634519) that sleeps four.

More Details

Owner
Dennis Decker
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, bad spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 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. Partner at the popular Harlem Shake, a restaurant I designed.

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

Harlem Hideaway was a fantastic choice for our home away from home. Dennis is amazing and was helpful throughout the entire process. We are sad to be leaving and cannot wait to return.

We had a great time @ the Red Rooster our first night and the breakfast wraps @ Cafe Latte are a must!
Jan 2013
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Amenities

Upper Manhattan Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
  • The ample all white bathroom has a claw-foot bathtub with shower option, as well as hamper, hair dryer, plugs, dedicated mirror light, exhaust fan, extra toilet paper, shampoo and body soap, hairspray and free gifts in the cabinet for the ladies!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , memory foam mattress
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , fold out memory foam sleeper sofa
  • The bedroom is accessible though beautiful sliding doors with intricate woodwork above. The art deco wood wardrobe has ample size as well as drawers and trouser hangers. Original wood paneling and fireplace add charm to the bedroom. The memory foam queen bed features a vintage reading light and is next to the window providing gentle garden breezes. Shelves hold a small library along with a clock radio/iPod player. The large windows also feature fold-out shutters for privacy, although you will love the view of the beautiful private garden below nestled under sheltering birch trees. Original sliding pocket doors keep the bedroom private.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
Notes:
iPod players in bedroom and living room, color video intercom, dimmer switches all rooms, built in AC, kitchen under counter lighting, blender, dentist chair, library, original fold-out shutters for privacy, 46' swing-out flat screen LED TV, original wood paneled bedroom. An iPod with a Harlem Hideaway jazz and blues playlist is provided in the living room. Lending umbrellas available.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(92 traveler reviews)

Harlem Hideaway Parlor Apartment
average rating of 4.923913 based on 111 reviews
5

Awesome experiences!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Harlem Hideaway Parlor apartment for 8 days.

A clean, private, and very comfortable place with all the best extras.

Dennis, the owner was very friendly, really thought of everything down to the umbrella,I needed when I got there.

Neighborhood is charming and close to everything.

Would definitely come back here again !

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Beautiful Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in the Parlor Apartment - it had everything we needed and was in a fantastic location. The parlor is beautiful and I highly recommend anyone coming to New York to stay in Harlem.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

A real Home away.

  • 5 of 5

It was our fourth stay at the house.And second in this particular apartament.We really feel at home there from day one.Dennis is a dream host,extremely helpful and the apartament has everything you could possibly need and much more.Books/press/music with NY/Harlem flavour are a nice touch.We also highly recommend the area with great wine shop opened till late just around the corner,eating places blossoming around.On weekends try the Bill's place jazz club hosting only ca. 20/!/ people and a gospel mass in one of the many churches.Have a walk to the northern tip of Central Park and walk,walk,walk.

Piotr,Kasia,Olga.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

Great location close to subway and Central Park. Apartment was nice and Dennis was very friendly and helpful!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Wonderful Secret Hideaway in the Big Apple

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect retreat for my husband and I to stay in Manhattan. Everything we needed was supplied. The beautiful old brownstone reflected the charm of yesteryear with a stylish, new full-sized kitchen. It was very well stocked with all the amenities you could ask for. It also had the convenience of a washer & dryer which we used three times during our stay. Being a cold and wet March, we were happy to snuggle into the wonderfully comfortably firm queen sized bed. The bedding was luxiourius and felt like it was from a 5 star hotel. The Parlour Apartment is more than adequately heated by two radiators. Dennis is a wonderful host whom we had to contact several times prior to our visit regarding travel issues with a blizzard that closed all the NYC airports for over two days. Dennis allowed us to reschedule our visit for the following month. What a relief! Dennis greeted us upon arrival and answered our endless questions with patience. Upon his suggestion, we went to Amateur Night at the Apollo Theatre on Wednesday evening. What an enjoyable and entertaining time we had. We finished the night by eating great old fashioned style cheeseburgers and fries at Harlem Shake. Dennis gave us input on using the NY subway system. Being from a rural Northern CA farm town, it took us a while to master the subterranean train system. We visited for 8 days and each bought the week long subway pass, which I would highly suggest. The Harlem Hideaway is only about 3 blocks to the subway. We found the neighborhood to be friendly & easy to navigate. There were several markets and restaurants within a 10-20 min walking distance. The huge flat screen TV had great cable and the free internet was quick and efficient. The only thing I would change was the chilly weather which was in the 30-40's each day with a few days of rain. We traveled all over Manhattan and still didn't see all the sights. So Dennis, we hope to see you and the Harlem Hideaway soon again, but in warmer weather! Thank you very much, Mary & Mark Olsen

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Loved, loved, loved this place. Beautiful, historic brownstone. Fully equipped, very clean, very comfortable. Great neighbourhood. Only 3 short blocks to the subway, where you can get just about anywhere. Excellent grocery store right by subway stop. 9 short blocks to Central Park. Dennis has thought of everything you could possibly need to make your stay comfortable. I will definitely want to stay here on my next trip to NY.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 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 Apollo 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

Upper Manhattan Apartment Rental Rates

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30 night minimum stay
$4,800
 

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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