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Dennis Decker

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, bad spanish

Harlem Hideaway Garden Apartment

51 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Upper Manhattan - 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dennis Decker (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, bad spanish

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 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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 51 holidaymaker reviews

Harlem Hideaway Garden Apartment
average rating of 4.882353 based on 51 reviews
5

Really a home away from home! Very clean and neat; lots of amenities: TV, wifi, full fridge, etc.!

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of amenities including wifi, TV, A/C, room fans, music set up the ought the home, washer/dryer, etc.! Truely a way feel at home while on vacation. I would highly recommend and plan to stay here again! Great place!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We (3 retired Canadians - a couple and single woman) spent 8 nights at the Harlem Hideaway. The first 3 nights we were in the Garden Suite and the rest of the time in the Parlor Suite.

Dennis is an excellent host and both units are very comfortable, functional and beautifully designed. While they have all the modern conveniences, the historic character of the building has been well preserved. Dennis was very responsive to our questions and quickly took care of anything we mentioned. He also stocks the units with many essentials (coffee, tea, laundry soap) which we really appreciate when we are travelling.

The location was also great - a short walk to the subway in an interesting and welcoming neighbourhood. We felt comfortable everywhere at all times of day. We were also able to take the M60 public bus from La Guardia to within walking distance of the apartment. Groceries, ATMs and restaurants were close by. It's an easy walk to Central Park and many of the museums along 5th Avenue. While we were out and about lots - locally we enjoyed Harlem Shakes (great salads), Amy Ruth's and Happy Hour at Sexy Taco. We also took in the Studio Museum of Harlem on 125th Street.

The Garden Suite was large and deluxe with a lovely private outside patio where we enjoyed breakfasts. The Parlor Suite is smaller but still had more than everything we needed.

If you are retired like us, you can get Senior Discounted Metro passes from the staff person in the booth at the 116th Station. The cards are also available at other stations that have a staffed booth. For $2.75 (the price of 1 ride) you get a Metro Card that is good for 2 rides - so it's half price. But, you can only buy the cards 1 at a time. So, when we were in a station with a person in the booth we also purchased an extra card.

We highly recommend the Harlem Hideaway. Thanks Dennis for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brownsburg, Indiana
5

Like Being on a Movie Set! Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, DO NOT STAY HERE!! The reason? I don't want it booked up as this is by FAR our favorite place we've ever stayed...NYC or otherwise. We WANT it to be available for future trips, so just scroll along and ignore this listing. :-)

Obviously, the above comment was said in jest...as this is a FANTASTIC place to stay in NYC. The block, as I mention in the title, is like a set from an NYC based TV show or movie. The apartment is wonderfully designed and furnished, and simply beautiful. It is on the ground floor with your own entrance from the street, but it is also airy and bright.

Every detail has been considered, from all lighting that is on a dimmer to the Ipod set up in the apartment with 72 hours of jazz and blues...all of which work to really set the mood of being in an authentic Harlem spot. The apartment is well-appointed, with great appliances, beds, and linens and beautifully decorated. The place is also spotless. We cooked our own breakfast every day, and there is plenty to make you feel at home during the times you aren't out exploring the city.

The location is great for everything Harlem AND NYC has to offer. You are blocks from the Subway, and a 10-15 minute ride to Times Square and 30 mins max all the way to the tip of Manhattan and the Staten Island Ferry. You are a quick walk from Central Park. And this was our first time to Harlem but WOW! The neighborhood is so friendly and there are so many options for eating, hanging out, and feeling like an "authentic" New Yorker.

Equally as important is the comfort, hospitality, and resource that the owner Dennis is for your trip. Dennis is available for helpful tips on the neighborhood and the city, and makes you feel so welcomed into his Hideaway. We have found our spot for every future stay in NYC...and I'm certain after staying at the Harlem Hideaway you will too. Just don't book the week I want it!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW, thanks for the great review, and please return soon! Dennis
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5

Another great stay at the Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year at the Hideaway and once again, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The property has become our "home" in NYC and we plan to re-book for next year--Privacy, convenience, proximity to all NYC has to offer and a great place to come "home" to after the theater, dinner out, the Museums or what-ever. Thank you, Dennis

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sherman oaks, CA
5

A Great Shaycation

  • 5 of 5

Dennis.

Thank you so much for providing us with such a fantastic Hideaway. I used to live in New York, and this was my boyfriend Ryan's first time. Our stay was so comfortable, quiet, relaxing and fun.

Your garden Apartment is an Oasis in an Urban Jungle! Upon arrival we were greeted with lush vines and greenery that brightened our spirits in the rain. While vintage inspired in decor (bathroom mirror, claw foot tub and the built in shutters), the apartment is filled with modern conveniences TV, Cable, Wi-Fi, kitchen appliances lighting ceiling fans, air conditioning, intercom system and washer and dryer. We wanted for nothing and felt perfectly at home in a building full of history and character. Sleeping in the back of the building was so peaceful. The occasional rumble made us smile knowing that a subway was rolling by somewhere.

The umbrellas at the front door came in handy on our 2nd day. When we returned from our wet adventure, the Harlem Hideaway provided us with a cozy dry evening with delivery. I even had a chance to meet the neighborhood cat Roxanne and the back yard one morning while having coffee in our courtyard. She was friendly and chatty. We took your suggestion and toured the Conservatory Garden in Central park near 110th.

The neighborhood is filled with the friendliest people and so many local shops and eateries worth getting to know. We shopped for prepared foods and organic produce at Best Yet Market. Coffee and breakfast at IL Caffe Latte. Had the thinnest crust pizza and massive salads at Harlem Pizza Company. My boyfriend had his yoga practice each morning at Bikram Yoga East Harlem. The sushi was also pretty good and opened late on a Sunday night at Little Bamboo. Take a nice stroll through Marcus Garvey Park if you want a fresh juice from Jahlookova Health Mart. The many subway stations in walking distance took us to Brooklyn, The Bronx for (2) Yankee games and everywhere in between. we had no trouble at all getting a Lyft, Uber or cab to and from the neighborhood. Great clothing shopping 125th St Banana Republic Factory , H&M and The Gap Factory . Plenty of Starbucks around as well.

One day we walked 11.5 miles and were so happy to return "home". We felt like New Yorkers living in historic brownstone. We were part of the action outside, yet removed when "home" in our Garden Apartment!

All in all we had a fabulous time and can't wait to come back again to our newly discovered Hideaway!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a wonderful write up! I hope to see you again soon, at your "Harlem home." Dennis
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4

location du 09 au 16 avril 2016

  • 4 of 5

Appartement trés sympa et bien équipé . Petit livret d'accueil très utile .pour ses conseils dans le quartier .Appartement très bien situé près d'une station de metro (2 et 3 ) et dans un quartier de Harlem que nous ne connaissions pas bien encore et qui mérite d'étre découvert .

Merci pour l'accueil de DENNIS ( qui de plus peut garder vos bagages le jour de votre départ si avion tard le soir , c'est appréciable )

Si prochain séjour , probablement au méme endroit !!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
La Guardia Airport
Nearest Barpub
70 Metres
Barawine
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Metro North
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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Upper Manhattan, Manhattan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Holiday
14 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£885
for 4 nights
From
£209
£1,416
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£562
for 3 nights
From
£171
£1,189
£3,999
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £49
Refundable Damage Deposit £76

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Upper Manhattan in New York City

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 990 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
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:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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