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Harlem Hideaway Guest Room

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 325 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

1 room, sleeps 2, 1 full private bathroom

NOTE: We have other options with MORE AMENITIES at the SAME PRICE! Contact Dennis directly for booking info!

Guest Room: 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), Parlor (982545) 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.

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 up the carpeted stairs to the top floor to your own private huge room.

The Guest Room is located on the top (3rd) floor of the building. There are no other bedrooms on that floor. It is the only unit rented as a room, rather than a separate apartment. However, many guests prefer this room over the others, as it has its own attributes which makes it special. Its charming retro feel will definitely make your stay in New York special.

The Guest Room is entered by a separate private entrance from the main hall. It is large (18’X18’) and has 3 south-facing windows which have their own original shutters for privacy or to darken the room. It faces the street down below and a clear view of the sky and treetops straight ahead.

Although the Guest Room does not have a formal kitchen, it does have a small refrigerator/freezer, toaster oven, microwave, and coffee maker, along with cups glass, dishes and utensils. These are all neatly hidden in the large armoire between the decorative fireplace and the closet.

The Guest Room has a high definition LED flat screen TV and wifi, as well as a radio/iPod player with an equipped iPod with a Harlem Hideaway playlist of blues and jazz. The queen size bed has a memory foam mattress. It has an antique desk and dresser, a bookcase with unique books and two relaxing woven chairs next to the vertical magazine rack containing vintage magazines and comics. It has an adjustable ceiling fan and lights with dimmer switches. During the summer it has an air conditioning unit.

The graffiti wall is the entire west wall. It contains thousands of signatures of bygone friends and guests (some very famous). A marking pen awaits your own addition to the wall.

The all white bathroom is five steps down the private internal hall. It is not shared and is dedicated only to the guests in the Guest Room. It has a skylight and claw foot tub and fan. The lights even dim to suit your mood. A hairdryer and outlet is provided, as well as a magnifying mirror and special gifts in the medicine cabinet for the ladies. Monogrammed bathrobes, soap and shampoo are also provided.

You also now have access to the beautiful shared backyard.

For an additional $25/night you have total access to the outside terrace on the same floor. You are up in the trees and it is a peaceful and relaxing way to have a cup of coffee, glass of wine, or eat a meal.

Harlem Hideaway has two other options you may want to consider as well: Harlem Hideaway Parlor Apartment sleeps 3 (Home Away # 982545). Harlem Hideaway Studio Apartment sleeps two (Home Away #982538). Garden Apartment (Home Away 3634519). All are full apartments, not guest rooms.

More Details

Owner
Dennis Decker
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, bad spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 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.

A world traveller, as I flew for Pan Am for over 7 years.

Dennis Decker purchased this studio in 2000

Why Dennis Decker chose Manhattan

Harlem is the soul of New York City. It is not just about the incredible architecture. This is the friendliest neighborhood I have ever lived in- the best area in Harlem.

What makes this studio 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

Thank you for making our stay in this magical city even more special with your Harlem Hideaway. We really enjoyed every minute in this amazing room and appreciated your help and generosity.

We hope to be back very soon!
Nov 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Upper Manhattan in Manhattan

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 325 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • town ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom is not connected to the room, but is a few steps away down the hall and is not shared. It has a 100 year old claw foot soaking tub. It also has an outlet, hair dryer, free items in the medicine cabinet, exhaust fan, skylight and dimmer lighting. Towels, shampoo and soap are provided. Use of outdoor terrace on same top floor for additional $25/night.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom has private entrance and is on top floor with no other bedrooms on that floor. Windows have built in shutters for privacy. A radio/iPod player comes equipped with and iPod full of a Harlem Hideaway playlist of jazz and blues. An ironing board and iron are included, as well as a full length mirror. Lights on dimmer and fan is 3 speed. No kitchen, but it does have a toaster oven, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and refrigerator/freezer.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • 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
Notes:
Free wifi. Free lending umbrellas. Outdoor terrace available for $25/night. Rules: No smoking. Keep noise level low. Do not hang towels on shower rod. Turn off TV, all lights, fans, AC before leaving apartment. Garbage must be recycled. Be happy.

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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Harlem Hideaway Guest Room
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 90 reviews
5

Unique room with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Dennis was a great host! He provides a lot of information on things to do in the city. Our room was clean and had everything we needed for our trip. You feel like you've gone back in time with the way the room is decorated; lots of great antique pieces. We will definitely come back and stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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5

Great place, great neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment we stayed in was lovely! It had a really cool, artistic vibe. Dennis was very helpful and gave us a lot of great advice for places/restaurants to visit. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The Harlem Hideaway is a great piece of New York. It's in a great neighborhood that makes you feel like you are truly a part of New York. We loved having the rush of the city during the day and being able to come home to a quiet place. Dennis is a great host and really helped us. I would recommend the Harlem Hideaway to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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5

Just brilliant!!!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't be happier with the service and quality of the room! Made our stay perfect

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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5

Downtown quality in a neighborhood setting.

  • 5 of 5

Home away from home is the only way to describe the experience. To be honest, it's slightly better than home. This won't be my last visit.

Bob Penn, Chicago.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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5

Overall, our stay at the Harlem Hidaway was wonderful! We will definitely return!

  • 5 of 5

Dennis was a fabulous host. He was easy to reach if we had a question and quick to respond with a reply. The property was just the coolest! We felt we were a pat of the neighborhood. Easy access to the train and if you fly into laguardia - a short bus ride for $2 and change gets you within a few short blocks to the property. The place was clean and had all the amenities you need! Great food and drinks nearby. We spent our 20th wedding anniversary at the hideaway but please don't wait for a special occasion to experience Harlem in this gem of a location. Thanks for everything Dennis! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
La Guardia Airport
Nearest Barpub
60 Metres
Native Restaurant
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Long Island Express
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 studio in Upper Manhattan, New York City

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 Rates
15 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£804
for 5 nights
From
£155
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£379
for 3 nights
From
£116
£804
£3,046
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £77.3
cleaning fee £30.92

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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