Harlem Hideaway Guest Room. Quiet Oasis in Historic Brownstone

Harlem Hideaway Guest Room. Quiet Oasis in Historic Brownstone

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Oct 25, 2014
1 room, sleeps 2, 1 full private bathroom

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.

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.

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
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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.

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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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Reviews

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Harlem Hideaway Guest Room. Quiet Oasis in Historic Brownstone
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p993020
-9175238474
Harlem Manhattan
Sydney
5

Great Location & Wonderful Host

Great Location & Wonderful Host
  • 5 of 5
Harlem Hideaway was perfect for an ex New Yorker to be reacquainted with the city. Dennis was an excellent host, providing many details about the apartment and the neighborhood.
The apartment was very clean, quiet and Dennis was always available to answer any questions. It was a wonderful experience and I would gladly recommend my friends to visit the Hideaway.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Harlem Hideaway Guest Room. Quiet Oasis in Historic Brownstone
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p993020
-9175238474
Harlem Manhattan
5

Happy in Harlem

  • 5 of 5
Harlem Hideaway was a great apartment, the photos are a true reflection of the place and it was clean, tidy and stylish. Dennis was helpful and happy to tell us about the neighbourhood providing us with a great food and drink guide and other useful tips. Would definitely like to stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Harlem Hideaway Guest Room. Quiet Oasis in Historic Brownstone
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p993020
-9175238474
Harlem Manhattan
5

June Weekend at The Harlem Hideaway

  • 5 of 5
Clean, comfortable with an EZ access to La Guardia and subway. Dennis is the perfect host and if you are fortunate enough to stay as his guest you will not be disappointed. We listen and utilized his suggestions and all were spot on. We are looking forward to our next trip to NYC and will be pleased to be a returning guest.

Barbara & Roland
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Harlem Hideaway Guest Room. Quiet Oasis in Historic Brownstone
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p993020
-9175238474
Harlem Manhattan
Starkville, MS, USA
5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5
This was my second stay with Dennis at the Hideaway and won't be the last. First in the guest room, which was perfect. Thanks Dennis!
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Harlem Hideaway Guest Room. Quiet Oasis in Historic Brownstone
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p993020
-9175238474
Harlem Manhattan
5

Comfortable and very friendly.

  • 5 of 5
I had a marvellous and comfortable four days stay in Dennis's Harlem Hideaway.
The upstairs studio is very peaceful and full of good energy. There is a very friendly atmosphere permeating this beautiful and well kept brownstone. Dennis is an ideal host full of delicate attentions. Will for sure come back whenever in New York.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Harlem Hideaway Guest Room. Quiet Oasis in Historic Brownstone
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p993020
-9175238474
Harlem Manhattan
4

Great guest room in Harlem

  • 4 of 5
Good location close to subway. Denis was easy to contact (cell and email) and gave us some great ideas on what to try in the area. We would recommend to a friend. Red Rooster (dinning) and amateur night at the Apollo a must!
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : La Guardia Airport at 7 Miles Nearest Barpub : Native Restaurant at 60 Metres Nearest Train : Long Island Express at 0.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Cafe Latte at 50 Metres 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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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Holiday
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
 
Off Peak Winter
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$130
$900
$3,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
$3,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $100
  • cleaning fee $40

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • studio

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Town

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

Floor Area

  • 325 sq. ft.

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.

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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

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.
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