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Harlem Hideaway Studio Apartment

People2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
People
2
Bedrooms
Studio
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
30 nights

About the property

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).

***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 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 to four. 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

Owner
Dennis Decker
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, bad spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

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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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(84 traveller reviews)

Harlem Hideaway Studio Apartment
average rating of 4.857143 based on 107 reviews
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect for us! I couldn't have asked for anything better. The area is great, and everyone in the neighborhood was friendly! I highly recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Cosy Hideaway in Harlem

  • 5 of 5

When researching places to stay for our New York holiday in January, we wanted an apartment that was just like what you see in the movies and on television. Harlem Hideaway studio provided exactly this. We arrived and we were instantly amazed by the lovely street and steps leading up to the apartment building. Dennis was highly accommodating and well informed with plenty of suggestions for local cafes, restaurants and things to do.

The apartment was clean with plenty of fresh linen, towels and amenities in which we used daily.

The location in Harlem is great as you are walking distance to local supermarkets, cafes and parks. A favourite market we found is called 'Best Market Harlem.' It is also just a quick walk to the subway, where you can easily make your way to downtown Manhattan.

Thank you to Dennis for being such a friendly and attentive host. We throughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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So cute, perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect little area, close to the subway but still away from the super touristy and busy area. Harlem has its own little personality that I loved! Dennis is an amazing host, the apartment was perfect for two, it had everything we needed. And if there was any questions he replied instantly. There's brochures to check out from other guests and is in perfect walking distance to grab a bite to eat and drink. Can't wait for our next NY trip cause this is definitely where we'll be staying!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this property

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this property now four times and completely love it. I love the location. I love the space. I love the easy access to Manhattan.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Ideal location with access to all areas of New York via the subway.

  • 5 of 5

The property was a very comfortable base. Dennis took great care to ensure our stay in New York was memorable.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Your own home in the heart of Harlem

  • 5 of 5

You really do feel at home there.We travel a lot and make it a point to change places we stay in.With one exception - in NY this is our home.

Yes,we alternate beetween several apartments there, but these are just like different rooms at your house.Dennis is an excellent host,the place has everything you can possibly need and this rare,unique ,magical atmosphere as an added bonus.And the neiboughrhood is fascinating.This should definitely be your place of choice when in NY.On Sunday - go to the gospel mass in a church nearby, then explore the less known north part of the Central Park /within walking distance/.And if feel like Soho or new WTC - these are just less than half an hour on express metro line.Wholeheartedly recommended.Piotr&Kasia.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Piotr. That is the nicest thing I can hear- that a guest feels like this is their home. I try to create that feeling for all my guests and am happy to hear that it feels that way for you. I'm looking forward to seeing you here again. Dennis
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Location

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Upper Manhattan, Manhattan

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
£3,148
for 30 nights
£3,148
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £80
cleaning fee £40

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
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 325 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • town ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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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