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Harlem Hideaway Guest Room

Bedrooms 1
Space 325 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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!

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. It has an adjustable ceiling fan and lights with dimmer switches. Privately controlled AC and heat.

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. 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.

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Harlem Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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 ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.


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Harlem Hideaway Guest Room
average rating of 4.8390803 based on 101 reviews

Old world NYC charmer

  • 5 of 5

Harlem Hideaway was amazing! We stayed in the guest room on the 3rd floor. It was so spacious, toasty warm during 20 degree weather and the bed was the most comfortable! Dennis was the most informative and accommodating host I’ve ever experienced! My flight was delayed 4 hours and he was so kind to hold my bags while I visited the city a little longer. I highly recommended this property! The 100+ year house is an attraction all in its own! He did an amazing job restoring the brownstone. We will definitely stay here on future trips!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Albany, Western Australia, Australia

Impeccably styled, exceptionally comfortable and a wonderful locale in NY

  • 5 of 5

It's hard not to fall in love with the Harlem Hideaway guest room from first glance, the photos online make it look gorgeous but it's even more endearing in real life, from the quirky guest wall, to the soft as a cloud bed with luxe linen, beautiful ornate but edgy styling and lovely little personal touches that make it feel like home.

I stayed for 11 nights and unfortunately came down sick for some, so had to take thinngs easy and spend a little more time in the room than I'd hoped, and there couldn't have been a nicer place to do it!

Dennis is a truly fantastic host, very welcoming, passionate and knowledgeable about the area, he is there if you need him to assist, but otherwise just lets you get on and enjoy the stay.

It's in a great area, an easy stroll from the start of Central Park, fantastic bars and eateries and the subway, and a very cheap Uber or Via ride into the heart of the city. The surrounding area is full of character too and lovely to soak up.

I highly recommend this property. If you adore character and quirks, you will fall in love with the place too.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Room & Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Visit with gf from Japan for 3 days stay. Dennis-san was a great host with so much hospitality. Loved the cozy room so much, be sure to sign the walls everyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orlando FL

Stylish, Clean, and Safe

  • 4 of 5

I truly enjoyed my stay in the Harlem Hideaway. The room is very stylish/hip, bed is super comfy, everything is clean and well-kept. NYC can be overwhelming if (like me) you're not normally a big-city-dweller, so being able to return to a nice, quiet, safe space like the Harlem Hideaway was a daily respite that helped save my sanity! Dennis was incredibly nice and helpful, and he even provided a written guide to Harlem with nearby restaurants, train info, and attractions. I didn't get a chance to see and do everything this time, so I definitely want to return again in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rapid City

Absolutely the best

  • 5 of 5

Don't even know where to begin- so... I guess at the beginning. We arrived super late due to airport issues, but yet Dennis was there to welcome us personally and show us around the property. We walk in and the lights are dim, candles burning, jazz playing, and the most comfortable welcoming atmosphere you could ask for. Dennis has everything figured out... recommendations for food, drinks, entertainment, you name it. We 100% felt like we had our own apartment in NYC. Several times we talked about how great it would be to own the "Harlem Hideaway". The building is so cool. I definitely encourage anyone to also take advantage of the back area with outdoor seating. It was beautiful. We also were so close to the subways and to the train, which was especially great since we needed to make a somewhat unexpected trip up to Westchester. The neighborhood is great, there was a bunch of great restaraunt within easy walking distance. The area is super safe, no worries. We look forward to staying here again. No doubt this will be the first place we look into.

Also I'm going to try and remodel my apartment to look like the Harlem hideaway :)

Thanks Dennis!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Visit

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Dennis' Harlem Hideaway for four days and just loved every minute of our visit. Dennis is very friendly and helpful about where to go in Harlem and how to use the public transportation. We felt we had a special experience of Harlem, from going to the Apollo theater, to attending a jam session at the Paris Blues club to visiting the Harlem Studio Museum. Fun and tasty restaurants right around the corner. Dennis had great suggestions about other activities, like the Conservatory Gardens in Central Park, which was terriffic. His brownstone is comfortable, convenient and affordable. Dennis is willing to respond to questions about his community, his brownstone and other topics of interest to his quests. This is a great place to land and explore the Harlem community and see other areas in NYC. We definitely recommend his place to visitors.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dennis Decker
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, bad spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

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 Harlem

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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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
cleaning fee $40

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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