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.
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.
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.
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!
This was a fantastic experience. Dennis has done an amazing job in creating an inviting, super-stylish, rental that feels like a boutique hotel with the warmth and unique touch of a home. The bed was extremely comfortable, the sheets, towels and linens clean, fresh, and new, the bathroom spotless, and the coffee maker and mini-fridge/freezer much appreciated amenities. Dennis is a passionate and involved citizen of Harlem, who takes pride in his community and in his place that he rents to guests. He is a warm and helpful host, unobtrusive but available for any questions, concerns, advice about visiting NYC, or friendly conversation. I intend to stay here again when I return to NYC later this year.
Wonderful Stay at the Hideaway!
I arrived after a conference in NYC earlier in the week and then my husband met me shortly afterward from the airport. The brownstone, where this room is located, is absolutely amazing. There are three floors (not including the basement) and the Harlem Hideaway room and bathroom are on the top floor. The architecture of the walls and doors were well preserved and appear to be original to the building...just beautiful. Dennis was a fantastic host and gave us a number of things to do during our stay. We had a little blip with the television, but we didn't even notice until the second evening because who watches television on vacation anyway? It was fixed by the time we returned the next afternoon! We would highly suggest the Harlem Hideaway!
I very much enjoyed my stay at Harlem Hideaway! I really liked it's close proximity to the subway. Very easy to get downtown.
Fantastic, lovely place to stay
It's a clean and great room. Dennis is a really nice host who gave us some good advices. Harlem is such a lovely place, really near to Central Park and the subway. We hope to come back soon!
A welcome respite after long days in the city
Within the grace of an old Victorian residence and through the eyes of its owner, Dennis Decker, the wonders and the diversity of a comfortable stay in Harlem await you. This stately 19th century Brownstone sits proudly with its tall shuttered windows allowing the morning sun to slowly awaken you while still keeping your privacy. This large private studio, that sits atop the 3rd floor, has all the amenities that you will need for an extended stay especially the most comfortable bed. A private bath is yours down the hall. It has a claw foot tub and is illuminated by skylights that brighten every morning's shower. The location is perfect too, just block from the subway, making getting around the city an easy task .
Dennis is a wonderful host and talented designer. He has brought many personal touches to his place. A true urban pioneer, he purchased this building nearly 20 years ago, long before Harlem had begun its current renaissance. He knows and loves this area and is very knowledgeable of its history. Whether its about the great cup of coffee and breakfast around the corner, or a stroll through the historical districts, to the fine restaurants, or a late night cap at the many jazz clubs in the area, Dennis will help make your stay rewarding. I am sure you will want to return, I know I do. Thanks Dennis for a making it memorable.
Steve Z and Rachel, East Lansing MI April 2016
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
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Off Peak Winter
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional information about rental rates
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
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.”
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Thermos Bottle
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Wireless Internet ...
- Wood Fireplace ...
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Microwave ...
- Mini Refrigerator
- Refrigerator ...
- Dining Area
- Books for Adults
- MP3 Dock
- Music Library ...
- Satellite / Cable
- Television ...
- non smoking only
- not suitable for children
- pets not allowed
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
- botanical garden
- coin laundry
- health/beauty spa
- live theater
- recreation center
- bird watching
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- basketball court
- roller blading
- 325 sq. ft.
- 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.
- Guests provide their own meals
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website
- 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.