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Dennis Decker

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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HARLEM HIDEAWAY GARDEN APARTMENT

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Harlem - Harlem Hideaway Garden

Apartment With Patio, 1 Bedroom With Convertible Bed (Sleeps 4)

The Garden Apartment was expertly renovated by an award winning designer, and features a large bedroom and an exceptional vintage bathroom, wood floors, decorative fireplace in the living room, lighting fixtures on dimmers, two ceiling fans and original wood details. It has a color video intercom to the front door of the building. The windows north and south provide refreshing cross-ventilation. There is a 2 unit wall mounted air conditioner/heater in the apartment (bedroom and living room). It is heated by original radiators in the winter. Free WiFi.

The apartment is quite private with a separate outside entrance with its own outside light. There is an interior hall rack for bags and coats. Lending umbrellas are available for when it rains.

The living room looks south with two windows south through a beautiful tree to the quiet street life below. Internal wood shutters provide privacy. The living room is furnished with a sofabed, a side table, a 46' wall-mount LED flat screen TV, a dining table and 4 chairs. It has a radio iPod loaded with an iPod with a Harlem Hideaway jazz/blues play list. The shelving unit contains a library of interesting and unique books. The original 120 year old drawer cabinet separates the kitchen from the dining/living room area. There is plenty of room in the drawers to use it as a dresser if the living room as used as additional sleeping area. There is a 3 speed fan in with a dimmer light in the living room area and a dining table with 4 chairs and an adjustable dimmer light above the dining room table.

Opening onto the living room you will find the open kitchen equipped with a deep sink with rinsing spout, a garbage disposal, a modern 4 burner gas stove with oven, a double door refrigerator with bottom freezer and an icemaker, a built-in microwave/fan, toaster, a knife set, a dishwasher (with detergent) and all necessary cookware and utensils as well as a coffee maker, coffee and tea. The surfaces are high end stone/conglomerate. There are plenty of plugs and under counter lighting. There is a slide-out garbage/ recycle cabinet. The cabinets are all wood finished and backsplashes 100 year old subway tile.

The all white full bathroom has a vintage claw foot bathtub with shower fixture, shampoo and body soap, towels, extra toilet paper, a built-in cabinet, vintage sink, hair dryer, outlets, and a vintage art deco lit medicine cabinet with hairspray. It also has an exhaust fan. The wainscoting is clear glass subway tiles. The floor is all original 120 year old original tiles. There is even a dimmer for the retro light fixture. All fixtures are chrome.

The hall to the bedroom has a closet stocked with cleaning items.

The large bedroom facing north to the beautiful private patio of the brownstone has a walk-n closet with a washer/dryer and a full length mirror on the door. The bedroom has sliding screened glass doors with a view of a very quiet, peaceful deck area. There are sheer curtains for privacy as well as an electric bar gate which lowers and raises at the touch of a button. The bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed with adjustable individual reading lights, a radio/iPod player with jazz/blues playlist on iPod, a bedside table and a vintage chest of drawers. Above the bedroom door is a transom to allow airflow while the door is shut. Since the bedroom faces the back, it is furthest away from any street noise.

The private outside plank terrace is perfect for casual dining, cocktails or coffee. There is a charming adjustable striped extension wall awning for your use as well, in case of rain. Beyond the private terrace is a beautiful backyard area paved in cobblestones with secured benches and attractive plantings. Huge birch trees shade the area as well as provide privacy. A barbeque is also available for outdoor cooking.

Have a bigger group or want other options? Try our Parlor Apt. #982545, Studio Apartment #982538, or Guest Room # 993020.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Dennis Decker (Owner)
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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. Designer and partner of Harlem Shake, the popular local restaurant. 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 Harlem

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.

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

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Harlem Hideaway Garden Apartment
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
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Harlem Hideaway Garden Apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3634519
+ 9175238474
Harlem Manhattan
5

beautifull appartment and great location

  • 5 out of 5
Great location, quiet, safe and just minutes away from any place within Manhatan. Wanderfull building, a hundred years old and as cozy and wellcoming than new!!!! Great hosts, kind and helpfull in every detail. We had a great vacation at the Big Apple !!!!
  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Harlem Hideaway Garden Apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3634519
+ 9175238474
Harlem Manhattan
Calgary, AB, Canada
5

Harlem Hideaway so Righteous !

  • 5 out of 5
Our stay at the Harlem Hideaway was seriously perfect! The location was close to everything and Dennis always made himself available if we had any questions or needed anything. The garden in the back was quiet and relaxing to sit and read every morning ... And after a long day of running all over the city... The bed was like heaven to lay out heads down on... We travel to NYC on a regular basis... And now there is no question that we will be returning to stay at the Harlem Hideaway!
  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Harlem Hideaway Garden Apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3634519
+ 9175238474
Harlem Manhattan
5

absolutely wondeful

  • 5 out of 5
wonderful apartment,beautifully appointed with great atmosphere in good location andabsolutely the besthost, sokind andhelpful
  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Harlem Hideaway Garden Apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3634519
+ 9175238474
Harlem Manhattan
4

beautiful, classic brownstone with garden

  • 4 out of 5
Exactly as described in the listing, we enjoyed the Harlem Hideaway very much. Room enough for 4 with shared garden area for warm-weather dining and relaxing. The property is nicely restored and maintained with modern amenities throughout. The owner provides excellent customer service and we are happy to recommend to friends and relatives. Walk to Subway, Columbia University, Central Park. Favorites on this trip were Patisserie des Ambassades, Red Rooster Restaurant, Vinateria Restaurant, Double Dutch Cafe, The Winery wine merchant, Harlem Shambles butcher. Also nearby find the necessary groceries, other shops one would need to settle in and feel at home.
  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Harlem Hideaway Garden Apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3634519
+ 9175238474
Harlem Manhattan
5

Comodidad y confor, como si estuvieras en casa.

  • 5 out of 5
El lugar es tal como nos lo imaginagamos por las fotos, no hay truco ni engaño, en todo caso ha estado mejor de lo que pensabamos. Cada detalle, cada objeto, cada elemento del apartamento està pensado en la persona que lo va ha ocupar ...siempre en su beneficio y buen gusto, equilibrio en la estètica....nos ha hecho sentir como visitantes no como turistas, ademàs es un remanso de paz despues de estar todo el dia visitando el otro NY...el de los medios y mediatico....atractivo para mucha gente. Lo aconsejamos para todas aquellas personas que quieras sumergirse en la historia, en la arquitectura, en la gente, en la variedad, en distintas culturas y busquen un lugar para sentir, y sobre todo para sentirse viajero por el mundo y aprehender...gracias por esta oportunidad. El anfitrion Dennis le damos las gracias por ayudarnos a encontrar todo esto y que siempre està ahí, con prudencia sin interferir en tus programa de viaje. Asi que aconsejaremos a todos nuestros amigos el conocer y pasar por Harlem Gardem es una buena oportunidad.Mantenimiento perfecto tanto de la limpieza como todo en perfecto estado.Ademàs podias disponer de un "book" en donde se encontraba toda la referencia de Restaurant, supermercados....etc...es decir todo aquello que podia interesar de Harlem.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
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Harlem Hideaway Garden Apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3634519
+ 9175238474
Harlem Manhattan
5

Lovely Apartment

  • 5 out of 5
I visited the apartment with my husband, mother and a 5 year old nephew. We totally enjoyed our stay at this rental. The apartment was decorated nicely and smelled wonderful. It was clean and very welcoming. The location was near many nice restaurants, clubs, coffee shops and other stores. The subways express trains 2 and 3 are a 3 min walk away. The sofa bed was extremely comfortable. The bedroom had a comfortable Queen size bed. The bathroom was spacious and there was plenty of hot water for everyone to shower.
The owner Dennis provided coffee and tea. The kitchen was great, we cooked many meals. The only thing missing from the kitchen was kitchen towels which is necessary if you are doing a lot of cooking. We invited family over for a Sunday Dinner and there was plenty of space, we sat around the dinning table and enjoyed our meal.
Dennis provided umbrellas which we needed because it rained our entire visit. The Washing Machine and Dryer came in handy, we were able to wash our wet and muddy clothing. Dennis provided the cleaning supplies which was kind.

- Bathroom Towel were thick- white and in good condition
- The bedding was crisp and white
- The outside deck area was large a nice sitting area ( we went out in the rain)
- The internet was fast
- The television had cable with many stations; however traveling with a 5 year old it was mostly cartoons for us: I would suggest a television in the bedroom, it would work well when traveling with a child or another couple.

I could live at this apartment. I would surely stay at the Harlem Hideaway Apartment again.

Note: Our deposit was returned before we could make it back home to California...

Thanks Dennis
  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice review. I was very happy to have your family stay in the Garden Apartment.
I'm sorry I wasn't aware the usual kitchen towel was missing from the kitchen. The cleaning person must have forgotten to replace it.
One reason why we didn't put the TV in the bedroom was because of our desire for noise restraint in the building, but I do understand, and hope the large flatscreen in the living room will suffice for most people.
Since you've left, I've replaced the coffee table you had with one that has wheels so the sofa-to-bed conversion will be simpler. You have a wonderful family and I'd love to have you back soon!
Dennis
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
La Guardia Airport
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Metro North
Nearest Barpub
70 Metres
Barawine
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Cafe Latte
Car: not necessary

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 Harlem Shake and the Red Rooster Restaurant, staples of Harlem. The West 125th Street shopping corridor includes Apolloo Theater, Studio Museum of Harlem and 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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Harlem, Manhattan

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Holiday
19 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,440
for 5 nights
From
$275
$1,865
 
 
Off Peak Winter
4 Jan 2015 - 28 Feb 2015
3 night minimum stay
$650
for 3 nights
From
$195
$1,365
$4,965
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$515
for 2 nights
From
$225
$1,565
$5,265
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $100
Cleaning fee $65

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Harlem in Manhattan

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 990 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The all white full bathroom has a vintage claw foot bathtub with shower fixture, shampoo and body soap, towels, extra toilet paper, a built-in cabinet, vintage sink, hair dryer, outlets, and a vintage art deco lit medicine cabinet with hairspray. It also has an exhaust fan. The wainscoting is clear glass subway tiles. The floor is all original 120 year old original tiles. There is even a dimmer for the retro light fixture. All fixtures are chrome.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The large bedroom facing north to the beautiful private patio of the brownstone has a walk-n closet with a washer/dryer and a full length mirror on the door. The bedroom has sliding screened glass doors with a view of a very quiet, peaceful deck area. There are sheer curtains for privacy as well as an electric bar gate which lowers and raises at the touch of a button. The bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed with adjustable individual reading lights, a radio/iPod player, a bedside table and a vintage chest of drawers. Above the bedroom door is a transom to allow airflow while the door is shut. It has a lit walk-in closet with full length mirror. The closet has a washer/dryer. Since the bedroom faces the back, it is furthest away from any street noise.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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