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Harlem Hideaway Studio Apartment

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 30 m²
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:
September 24, 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 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

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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Amenities

Harlem Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 30 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.87234 based on 117 reviews
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Fabulous!!

  • 5 of 5

The Harlem Hideaway was absolutley perfect for our New York Holiday. We loved everything about the accommodation and the area. It was fun sitting on the stoop in the evening and chatting to the passers by. Location was excellent with the Subway a short walk away.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location and Dennis is super helpful!

  • 5 of 5

So glad we picked this place. Dennis has lived in the area for many years and told us about all the best places to eat and visit. The apartment is very comfortable, nice bed, very clean and surprisingly quiet. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dreamy

  • 5 of 5

My out of town guest cancelled so my fella and I decided to have a staycation in his place. The entire building is a Victorian treasure. Our studio apartment was spotless, quiet, lovely and completely comfortable. I hated having to leave.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ferguson, MO
5

The property was PERFECT! Ideal space for a couple if staying in is on the agenda.

  • 5 of 5

The property was enough space for my wife & I. I'm glad that I lost a few pounds or using the bathroom and taking showers would have not been possible. Well, because I did lose some weight I was comfortable throughout the apartment. The apartment was nicely furnished and also had a Vizio tv for our viewing pleasure. The apartment was centrally located to bus lines, subway terminals, and shops close enough that walking didn't make us feel tired when we decided to walk. We will seriously consider renting out this space again on our next visit to NYC.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful as always

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Hideaway Saves the day!!!!

  • 5 of 5

First-timer/New York 'rookies' we had NO idea where to stay on our recent trip & thus, sold on pictures & price decided on Harlem Hideaway......we feel very lucky indeed! Location is so handy to subway, neighbourhood has the best people watching, so many great places to eat & drink super close. We loved getting in amongst it and found ourselves eager to get back to our little place at the end of huge days walking this colourful city. Dennis is the perfect host, great advice for our stay, he has literally thought of everything! Beautiful building & décor, quite haven after the endless midtown crowds. Hey you can even just sit out on 'the stoop' and watch the world go by - Just do it we say!!!! Thanks Dennis & Harlem Hideaway for a most memorable time - Lynda & Dave, New Zealand

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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