|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
***PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY to discuss flexibility with booking options if you are not able to select the days you would like to stay.
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), Guest Room (993020) and Parlor (982545).
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The place was lovely, even better than it appeared in the photos published. We had very quiet nights and a lovely, quite sophisticated neighborhood. It was a great place to return after a hectic sight seeing-museum going-walking around day. Felt like home.
The subway is just around the corner and in 15 minutes you are downtown. There are good grocery shopping places around.
Dennis was more than helpful, and arranged things for us to stay when the airport was closed and we didn't have where to go.
We would surely return to Harlem Hideaway Apartment, it was extremely comfortable. Even the neighbor was so kind!
María, Washington, Ana and Andrés
Have been to NYC many times. Had always wanted to stay in a brownstone apartment that reflected a perfect balance of modernization, and vintage character. We found it with Harlem Hideaway. We stayed in the garden apartment. This building was constructed in 1895 (think I got the year right, if not, then close). Original hardwood floors, original fireplace, footed bathtub with a rainfall shower head, cool vintage sink and mirror. The bedroom has a patio with a cover and is privately fenced, and then opens out into a common patio area. There is a large walk in closet that also houses a washer/dryer. The sofa opens out to make a queen bed, however we did not need it as it was just us two. The neighborhood is very quiet, and we felt very safe at the apartment, and walking to and from the subway (3blocks away). Dennis met us upon our arrival (he owns the building, and lives there as well). He was very informative and accommodating. This was by far the best experience we have had staying in NYC. It is a bit of a ways from the main tourists attractions, but if you buy a metro card (30$ for 7 days, for unlimited rides), stay on the #2 or #3 train, it is extremely fast getting to the main attractions. Definately faster than using a car or taxi on the top side, even if you are staying in midtown.
We have found the place to stay now each time we visit the great NYC.
Een bijzonder sfeervol huis met een gastheer die niets aan het toeval overlaat. Ook huurbaar voor een paar nachten, maar daar mag niet meer mee geadverteerd worden. Een aanrader! 4 metro-haltes van Times Square, leuke koffietentjes en restaurants in de buurt.
Loved the brownstone ! It was close to the subway and we were able to travel to and from the city in very little time. In no time we were so comfortable we referred to it as " going home " each evening. Dennis' hospitality is not to be matched and such a wealth of information.
My friend and I were looking for a true New York experience...we wanted to live like the locals while in town. Staying at Dennis' place was AMAZING! It is extremely clean, stylish, and in a safe neighborhood. It was easy to find a place to eat, get to the train, and with the Duane Reed nearby, this location was ideal for us. The beds were so comfortable after a long day walking and sightseeing. There was a little heat wave while we were there, so the two A/C units were much appreciated by these Texas gals. We can hardly wait to come back and stay at this wonderful place again. Dennis was very detailed, kind, and made sure we were happy with everything. PERFECT HOST! He even let us keep our bags there until we had to leave for our flight, which was incredibly helpful!
Dennis' lovely upper brownstone home is the best in which we have stayed in New York. Details such as fresh flowers and lit candles on our arrival were so welcoming. This garden flat was beyond the expectations created from the photos. I would recommend to all and would rebook.
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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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£80|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.