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Harlem Hideaway Guest Room

Sleeps2
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 a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 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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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio rental in Harlem, New York

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 325 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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
  • soap
  • 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-fridge
  • 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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average rating of 4.8444443 based on 104 reviews
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: 12/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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London, OH
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: 21/03/2018
  • 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: 17/03/2018
  • 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: 16/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Albany, Western Australia, Australia
5

Impeccably styled, exceptionally comfortable and a wonderful locale in NY

  • 5 of 5

It's hard not to fall in love with the Harlem Hideaway guest room from first glance, the photos online make it look gorgeous but it's even more endearing in real life, from the quirky guest wall, to the soft as a cloud bed with luxe linen, beautiful ornate but edgy styling and lovely little personal touches that make it feel like home.

I stayed for 11 nights and unfortunately came down sick for some, so had to take thinngs easy and spend a little more time in the room than I'd hoped, and there couldn't have been a nicer place to do it!

Dennis is a truly fantastic host, very welcoming, passionate and knowledgeable about the area, he is there if you need him to assist, but otherwise just lets you get on and enjoy the stay.

It's in a great area, an easy stroll from the start of Central Park, fantastic bars and eateries and the subway, and a very cheap Uber or Via ride into the heart of the city. The surrounding area is full of character too and lovely to soak up.

I highly recommend this property. If you adore character and quirks, you will fall in love with the place too.

  • Review Submitted: 03/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Room & Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Visit with gf from Japan for 3 days stay. Dennis-san was a great host with so much hospitality. Loved the cozy room so much, be sure to sign the walls everyone!

  • Review Submitted: 19/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday studio in Harlem, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$193
AU$1,284
AU$5,007
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$128.39
cleaning fee AU$51.36

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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