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Harlem Hideaway Studio Apartment

76 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this holiday apartment in Upper Manhattan - Harlem Hideaway Studio

Apartment, Studio, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

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 Parlor (982545), Guest Room (993020) and Garden (3634519).

The all-white interior with 12' ceilings and a view of a tree filled leafy garden will instantly put you in a peaceful mood. It is just one of 4 units in the building, so you will noticed its personalized attention.

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 back gardens with their trees and greenery. 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 and 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 and New York 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 those suitcase so you can forget you are a visitor!

The kitchen has a new 4 burner gas stove/oven, microwave, toaster oven, toaster, coffee makers, stainless bottom freezer refrigerator and coffee/tea awaiting. 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, free cosmetics for the ladies, as well as a shampoo, soap and hairdryer. The separate toilet room has its own charms.

You also now have access to the beautiful shared backyard.

Want a larger room or additional space? The adjacent room in building is the Parlor Room (Home Away # 9825450). It sleeps three. 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Dennis Decker
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, bad spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016
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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. 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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based on 76 holidaymaker reviews

Harlem Hideaway Studio Apartment
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 99 reviews
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

Location, Location, Location!!

  • 5 of 5

Oct 5,2016

My husband & I had a wonderful experience staying at Harlem Hideaway. The location was fabulous, super close to the subway, grocery stores, great restaurants & the Apollo theatre. It was on a quiet street & we were able to enjoy sitting on the front steps watching all the local goings on. The neighborhood was very safe & super quiet with friendly neighbors. People actually smiled & said good morning to each other.

Dennis was a gracious host & available when needed. After the hustle & bustle of Manhattan, it was nice to come home to a quiet place with 19th century charm. It was so quiet, I slept better there than in my own home . The one drawback was that the bathroom is a "wee" bit small, but I would definitely recommend staying at the Hideaway. :)

Rob & Sherry

Burnaby, British Columbia,


  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and VERY quiet. We enjoyed the location and we were connected to everything in NYC with a short subway ride (various lines within several blocks). Central Park was an easy 10 minute walk. There were also a number of places to eat nearby. We walked in the area after midnight and felt very safe. We didn't use the kitchen facilities as we were out so much, but did put fruit and yogurt in the large frig. Dennis was very friendly and available, and eager to provide us with information about the area. Highly recommend the Harlem Hideaway

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Excellent! Clean, classy, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Dennis was very helpful/ welcoming and we enjoyed all his suggested spots. The hideaway was clean, very comfortable bed, great music playing on iPod and nice candle lit when we arrived . Easy access to subway and we felt safe late at night coming back from downtown . Nice small kitchen and sitting area where we enjoyed making coffee and relaxing . We would highly reccomend the hideaway !!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Perfect base for NYC trip !

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Harlem Hideaway was great, apartment perfect for two with all that we needed. Dennis was brilliant, with fantastic advice.

WiFi was good - very helpful for last minute planning !

We both enjoy our stay in Harlem, feeling comfortable and safe well into the night.

Our suggestions to get started ;

- First day book the Circle Line Tour, gives you chance to get a real feel for the city.

- Buy a 7-day Metro card (a must!)

- Book tickets for 'Top of the Rock', for a late afternoon to watch the city light up.. not Empire State as that is one of the amazing things to see in the city!

- Don't book too much before going, Dennis has plenty of good suggestions

Thank you Dennis !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Dennis Apartment has been really really beautiful and Dennis, of course, is a super nice host.

We arrived a bit late, almost midnight, although he'd been very warm and friendly. The room was very cool and cozy, with the candles light on and a very pleasant fragrance inside.

We fall in love with Harlem, a real American place, not touristic, and most important safe with all the necessary to reach Manhattan.

We definitely suggest Harlem Hideaway! :)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Dennis did a wonderful job of introducing me to the studio & neighborhood! I felt comfortable & safe

  • 5 of 5

The building is beautiful & very well maintained. The studio is gorgeous & had everything I needed to feel at home. Dennis was so helpful & had excellent advice about everything from transportation to & from the airport, to great restaurants in the neighborhood. People in the neighborhood were friendly and welcoming, too! I would definitely recommend staying at Harlem Hideaway!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Upper Manhattan, Manhattan

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
16 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Off Peak Winter
4 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £82
cleaning fee £41

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Upper Manhattan in New York City

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 325 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • town ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 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.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • swimming

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