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Harlem Hideaway Guest Room

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

1 room, sleeps 2, 1 full private bathroom

NOTE: We have other options with MORE AMENITIES at the SAME PRICE! Contact Dennis directly for booking info!

Guest Room: 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), Parlor (982545) and Garden (3634519). 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.

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.

You also now have access to the beautiful shared backyard.

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.

More Details

Owner
Dennis Decker
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, bad spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 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.

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

Dennis Decker purchased this studio in 2000

Why Dennis Decker chose Manhattan

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.

What makes this studio 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

Thank you for making our stay in this magical city even more special with your Harlem Hideaway. We really enjoyed every minute in this amazing room and appreciated your help and generosity.

We hope to be back very soon!
Nov 2012
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Amenities

Upper Manhattan Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 325 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
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:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • 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
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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

Harlem Hideaway Guest Room
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 80 reviews
5

Perfect place to stay in NYC

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights in the Guest Room and it was perfect for the 2 of us! Our son lives at 109th & Broadway, and this was convenient to him, as well as to the rest of the city! Much better than staying in noisy midtown! The bed is very cozy and comfortable, and it really felt like a home away from home. Dennis is a wonderful host and gave us lots of helpful suggestions! We discovered a great pizza place a few blocks down, called Sottocasa, and ate a few Breakfasts at a little cafe around the corner -- Cafe Latte. We are looking forward to returning to NYC and will definitely stay here again. There are 3 other apartments, and I think we will try one of those next!! The Guest Room is at the top of the building and has steep stairs, so keep that in mind if you have issues climbing stairs. The other 3 apartments are on the main floor! We are excited that we have found such a perfect place to stay when we go to NYC to visit our son!!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Always a delight!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed with Dennis several times, and it's always wonderful. He's the best possible host -- always available but never intrusive. Over the past few years, we've stayed in 3 of his units, and each one is cleverly designed and arranged to meet all your needs. The Guest Room is huge, at tree-top level and filled with light. For this particular visit, we had to arrive a day early to get ahead of an oncoming blizzard, and stayed a day later than expected to wait out another one! Dennis was truly heroic in finding ways to accommodate us and other guests whose plans were affected. Thanks, Dennis, for another awesome visit! Looking forward to next time.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

Great host and practical place to use as a home base in Harlem

  • 5 of 5

Dennis Decker is a very responsive, warm and professional host. He has lived in Harlem for 17 years, is active in the community, and provided great tips for a first time visitor. I have been to NYC several times but this was my first time exploring Harlem. It does feel like a real neighborhood in the best way. The Hideaway location is convenient to both bus (including the M60 bus from/to LaGuardia) and subway. There is good food of various types in the neighborhood, interesting historical sites, and it is easy to use this location as a base to explore other parts of the city as well. The property was clean and comfortable. I would recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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5

Extraordinario cuarto, super cómodo en general nos encanto

  • 5 of 5

El cuarto se encuentra muy cerca del metro y de una parada de autobús, es muy fácil moverse hacia downtown Manhattan, Dennis fue de mucha ayuda para imprimir boletos y cosas que necesitábamos, siempre fue muy amable y en general si en las fotos se ve bien en vivo esta mucho mejor, habitación muy grande, calefacción, wifi, hasta había días que no quería salir por quedarme en el cuarto, excelente y definitivamente estaremos de regreso.

Carlos & Itzuri

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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5

Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Dennis his guestroom is the perfect hideway in New York! there is no better place to stay

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Very clean and comfortable. Beautiful location and felt right at home

  • 5 of 5

Dennis was amazing. Very helpful and made us feel right at home. Location was beautiful and loved the wall of fame in the room. Everything was very clean and comfortable and will stay there again when i return to NYC

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Rates & Availability

Upper Manhattan Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Holiday Rates
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
$3,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
cleaning fee $40

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
La Guardia Airport
Nearest Barpub
60 Metres
Native Restaurant
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Long Island Express
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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