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Harlem Hideaway Guest Room

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 325 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 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!

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. It has an adjustable ceiling fan and lights with dimmer switches. Privately controlled AC and heat.

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. 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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

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 Harlem

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 Harlem in Manhattan

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 325 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • When leaving the apartment, turn off all lights, TV, music, AC, blow out candle. Be respectful regarding noise. Be happy.
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.

Reviews

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Harlem Hideaway Guest Room
average rating of 4.847826 based on 106 reviews
5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

This guest room is plain perfect. It's very large, stylish, clean, and it gets lots of natural light. Plus, Dennis is also a perfect host. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pleasant Grove
5

Harlem Hideaway is a Gem!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful building is a home away from home. Dennis was a wonderful host and gave us great recommendatons. We went to the Apollo for Amateur Night upon his recommendation and had a blast. The room is large and we didn't want for anything. There are so many wonderful little touches like the antique picture viewer on the desk, the antique desk and dresser, the flowers on the bedside, the latest Time Out magazine. The Wifi was handy and anything that I needed printed for activities was emailed to Dennis and was left outside our door. We loved the shutters on the windows that are original to the building. We went all over New York using the Metro system. I loved that it was in a more quiet part of New York. There are three flights of stairs because this is on the top floor of the building. You will love coming out onto the stoop in the morning and taking in the neighborhood. Thanks again Dennis we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome like always

  • 5 of 5

Its the second time that I stayed at Dennis place, its a lovely room very near the metro (less than 5 minutes walking) also the supermarket its very near and Dennis is always very helpful in everything, I will always go back to his place!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Brief Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the Harlem Hideaway for an extended weekend. The accommodations were great! Dennis was a welcoming host. The room was really beautiful, located on the top floor of an old Brownstone building. The location was convenient to the subway (just a few blocks walk away). The neighborhood felt safe. Although it was a room in his apartment, we were isolated on the top floor with a private bath. We would definitely recommend this place to other couples who are looking for place to stay in NYC and don't want a cookie cutter hotel room. Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

beatiful experience

  • 5 of 5

all was incredible. The house is beatiful and very magic. Thanks to dennis

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Old world NYC charmer

  • 5 of 5

Harlem Hideaway was amazing! We stayed in the guest room on the 3rd floor. It was so spacious, toasty warm during 20 degree weather and the bed was the most comfortable! Dennis was the most informative and accommodating host I’ve ever experienced! My flight was delayed 4 hours and he was so kind to hold my bags while I visited the city a little longer. I highly recommended this property! The 100+ year house is an attraction all in its own! He did an amazing job restoring the brownstone. We will definitely stay here on future trips!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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 Harlem, New York City

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£365
for 3 nights
From
£112
£774
£2,933
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £74.43
cleaning fee £29.77

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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