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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 double bed and bedstands. 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.
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.
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....moreless
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....moreless
Books For Adults
Radio/iPod deck comes with Harlem Hideaway iPod with playlist of jazz and blues....moreless
Satellite / Cable
42' flatscreen wall mount swing-out TV across from bed....moreless
Local Services & Businesses
In the best part of Harlem. Safe, very convenient to all activities, cafes and shopping. The most popular spot for tourists....moreless
The kitchen has a new 4 burner gas stove/oven with exhaust fan, microwave, toaster oven, toaster, coffee makers, stainless bottom freezer refrigerator, pots and pans, utensils, cutting board and coffee/tea awaiting. The refrigerator has a filtered water pitcher. Under counter garbage and recycling container....moreless
Stainless steel two door bottom freezer with ice tray. Contains filtered water pitcher....moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$100
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Harlem (Central): 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.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment: 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.