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Harlem Hideaway Garden Apartment

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 990 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment With Patio, 1 Bedroom With Convertible Bed (Sleeps 4)

***PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY to discuss flexibility with booking options if you are not able to select the days you would like to stay.

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), Guest Room (993020) and Parlor (982545).

The Garden Apartment was expertly renovated by an award winning designer, and features a large bedroom and an exceptional vintage bathroom, wood floors, decorative fireplace in the living room, lighting fixtures on dimmers, two ceiling fans and original wood details. It has a color video intercom to the front door of the building. The windows north and south provide refreshing cross-ventilation. There are 2 unit wall mounted air conditioner/heaters in the apartment (bedroom and living room). It is heated by original radiators in the winter. Free WiFi.

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 apartment is quite private with a separate outside entrance with its own outside light. There is an interior hall rack for bags and coats. Lending umbrellas are available for when it rains.

The living room's two windows face south to a small landscaped courtyard and a tree shaded sidewalk. Original internal wood shutters provide privacy. The living room is furnished with an extremely comfortable memory foam sofabed, a side table, a roll-away coffee table, a 46' wall-mount LED flat screen TV, a dining table and 4 chairs. It has a radio/ iPod loaded with a Harlem Hideaway jazz/blues playlist. The bookcase contains a library of interesting and unique books. The original 120 year old drawered cabinet separates the kitchen from the dining/living room area. There is plenty of room in the drawers to use it as a dresser if the living room is used as an additional sleeping area. There is a 3 speed fan in with a dimmer light in the living room area and a dining table with 4 chairs and an adjustable dimmer light above the dining room table. Information boxes full of maps, menus and manuals are located on the shelf.

Opening onto the living room you will find the open kitchen equipped with a deep sink with rinsing spout, a garbage disposal, a modern 4 burner gas stove with oven, a double door refrigerator with bottom freezer and an icemaker, a built-in microwave/fan, toaster, blender, a knife set, a dishwasher (with detergent) and all necessary cookware and utensils as well as a coffee maker, coffee and tea. The surfaces are high end stone/conglomerate. There are plenty of plugs and under counter lighting. There is a slide-out garbage/ recycle cabinet. The cabinets are all wood finished and backsplashes are 100 year old subway tile.

The all white full bathroom has a vintage claw foot bathtub with shower fixture, shampoo and body soap, towels, extra toilet paper, a built-in cabinet, vintage sink, hair dryer, outlets, and a vintage art deco lit medicine cabinet with hairspray. It also has an exhaust fan. The wainscoting is clear glass subway tiles. The floor is all original 120 year old original tiles. There is even a dimmer for the retro light fixture. All fixtures are chrome.

The hall to the bedroom has a closet stocked with cleaning items as well as an iron and ironing board.

The large bedroom facing north to the beautiful private patio of the brownstone has a walk-in closet with a washer/dryer (with washer pods) and a full length mirror on the door. It has plenty of shelves and hangers. The bedroom has sliding screened glass doors with a view of a very quiet, peaceful private deck area. The private area has a gate which opens to a large, beautifully landscaped shared yard. There are sheer curtains for privacy as well as an electric bar gate which lowers and raises at the touch of a button. The bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed with adjustable individual reading lights, a radio/iPod player with jazz/blues playlist on iPod, bedside tables and a vintage chest of drawers. There are dozens of vintage felt banners festooned above the bed. Directly above the bedroom door is a transom to allow airflow while the door is shut. Since the bedroom faces the back, it is furthest away from any street noise. The bedroom has its own adjustable AC/heater.

The large bedroom facing north to the beautiful private patio of the brownstone has a walk-in closet with a washer/dryer (with washer pods) and a full length mirror on the door. It has plenty of shelves and hangers. The bedroom has sliding screened glass doors with a view of a very quiet, peaceful private deck area. There are sheer curtains for privacy as well as an electric bar gate which lowers and raises at the touch of a button. The bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed with adjustable individual reading lights, a radio/iPod player with jazz/blues playlist on iPod, bedside tables and a vintage chest of drawers. There are dozens of vintage felt banners festooned above the bed. Directly above the bedroom door is a transom to allow airflow while the door is shut. Since the bedroom faces the back, it is furthest away from any street noise. The bedroom has its own adjustable AC/heater.

The private outside deck terrace is perfect for casual dining, cocktails or coffee. The terrace has a small table with 4 chairs. There is a charming adjustable striped extension wall awning for your use as well, in case of rain. Beyond the private terrace is a beautiful backyard area paved in cobblestones with secured benches and attractive plantings. Huge birch trees shade the area as well as provide privacy. A barbeque is also available for outdoor cooking.

Have a bigger group or want other options? Try our Parlor Apt. #982545, Studio Apartment #982538, or Guest Room # 993020.

More Details

Owner
Dennis Decker
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, bad spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 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. Designer and partner of Harlem Shake, the popular local restaurant. 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 Harlem

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.

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
La Guardia Airport
Nearest Barpub
70 Metres
Barawine
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Metro North
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Cafe Latte
Car: not necessary

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 Harlem Shake and the Red Rooster Restaurant, staples of Harlem. The West 125th Street shopping corridor includes Apolloo Theater, Studio Museum of Harlem and 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.

Amenities

Harlem Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 990 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • 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.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The all white full bathroom has a vintage claw foot bathtub with shower fixture, shampoo and body soap, towels, extra toilet paper, a built-in cabinet, vintage sink, hair dryer, outlets, and a vintage art deco lit medicine cabinet with hairspray. It also has an exhaust fan. The wainscoting is clear glass subway tiles. The floor is all original 120 year old original tiles. There is even a dimmer for the retro light fixture. All fixtures are chrome.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The large bedroom facing north to the beautiful private patio of the brownstone has a walk-n closet with a washer/dryer and a full length mirror on the door. The bedroom has sliding screened glass doors with a view of a very quiet, peaceful deck area. There are sheer curtains for privacy as well as an electric bar gate which lowers and raises at the touch of a button. The bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed with adjustable individual reading lights, a radio/iPod player, a bedside table and a vintage chest of drawers. Above the bedroom door is a transom to allow airflow while the door is shut. It has a lit walk-in closet with full length mirror. The closet has a washer/dryer. Since the bedroom faces the back, it is furthest away from any street noise.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9 based on 80 reviews
5

very nice and well kept property. nice character and tastefully decorated

  • 5 of 5

Harlem hideaway was a nice, relaxing place to come home to. Dennis was very accommodating, helpful, and readily available for us with and questions

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Une adresse de qualité !

  • 5 of 5

Une adresse précieuse à garder dans son carnet !

Nous avons adoré notre court séjour dans cet appartement. Le caractère très personnel de la décoration, la qualité des équipements et des articles de literie et de toilette ont rendu notre séjour très agréable. L’appartement est spacieux, vaste, confortable et très calme. L’hôte est d’une courtoisie hors du commun. Le seul petit bémol est la clarté puisque le soleil n’arrive pas à se glisser profondément dans l’appartement. Enfin, la localisation est parfaite avec de nombreux commerces à proximité. Vraiment, un lieu de qualité.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your gracious review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay in the Garden Apartment. I'd like to clarify the way the sun reaches into the apartment. Of course it varies during the year, and during much of the year the sun does reach inside the apartment. As well, this unit opens directly to the backyard which also gets plenty of daylight. Also, we have 3 other units which are higher up in the building, where there is more direct sunlight the year round. I enjoyed having you as guests and I'm looking forward to your return! Dennis
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Riehen/Basel, Switzerland
5

Traumhaftes Haus im historischen Harlem

  • 5 of 5

Das Brownstone von Dennis ist ein Traum: Sehr gekonnt renoviert und alle Etagen mit viel Stil, Geschmack und Herzblut eingerichtet. Jedes Détail von bester Qualität, alles funktioniert, top sauber und frisch. Besonders toll beim Garden Appartment ist der kleine Sitzplatz im begrünten Innenhof und der viele Stauraum in der Ankleide und im Bad. Sogar Waschmaschine u. Tumbler sind vorhanden. Wir waren zu viert im Garden Appartment und hatten bestens Platz. Dennis ist ein sehr sympathischer Gastgeber, der seit bald zwanzig Jahren in diesem Haus lebt und uns viele gute Tipps zu Harlem gab. Perfekt auch die Lage: Wenige Minuten zu Fuss befindet sich in beide Richtungen eine U-Bahnstation (4 Stationen zum Times Square). Auch ein grossartiger Whole Food Market und viele nette Restaurants sind nicht weit. Wir fühlten uns nachts sehr sicher im Quartier und sind immer per U-Bahn nach Hause. Übrigens stammen in der 119th Strasse– wie auch in den anderen Parallelstrassen – die Brownstone-Häuserzeilen auf beiden Strassenseiten aus der Jahrhundertwende, begrünt mit Baumalleen. Für uns war das historische Harlem und das Haus von Dennis eine wahre Entdeckung!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Dennis is the best! My staycation was perfection.

  • 5 of 5

The property is exquisite and the music selection is grand.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kansas City, Missouri
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Dennis has a very well kept home. Enjoyed visiting with him as well. We will stay again. Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Spacious, convenient, comfy apartment near subway

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Harlem Hideaway. We love the spacious apartment and all the amenities. It is well-kept with special lighting features that make it very comfortable for a longer stay. The proximity to the subway and a new Whole Foods a few blocks away were especially helpful. We liked being away from the "fray" of midtown and Times Square, though we could be there in about 12 minutes on the train. Dennis is the perfect host and working with him was a pleasure.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $65

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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