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Harlem Hideaway Studio Apartment

Harlem, New York, NY, USA
  • Apartment325 sqft
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay30 nights

Apartment, Studio, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Your own private Harlem hideaway. A quiet dreamy oasis for your busy New York stay. 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 Garden Apartment, Parlor Apartment and Guest Room.

The Harlem Hideaway Studio is fully furnished and located in Uptown Manhattan, in Harlem, New York City. The apartment is on the 1st floor of a landmarked private brownstone townhouse in the Mount Morris Historic District.

The all-white interior with 12' ceilings and a view of a tree filled leafy garden will instantly put you in a peaceful mood.

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 nicely landscaped back garden to which you have full access. 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 queen size bed (memory foam mattress) and bed stands. 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 an iPod filled with Harlem Hideaway playlist of jazz and blues. Books of New York and Harlem are provided, as well as current issues of Time Out Magazine to let you know what is currently happening in the city.

There is a large closet and plenty of extra overhead storage to hide that suitcase and other items.

The kitchen has a 4 burner gas stove/oven, microwave, toaster oven, toaster, coffee maker, stainless bottom freezer refrigerator and is stocked with coffee and tea. 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, as well as a shampoo, soap and hairdryer. The separate toilet room has its own charms.

Want a larger room or additional space? The adjacent room in building is the Parlor Room (Home Away # 9825450). It sleeps three to four. 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.


Dennis Decker

Member Since 2011
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english, bad spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 04, 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 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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom
        1 queen
      • 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.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Full 1
        toilet, shower
      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Town
          In the best part of Harlem. Safe, very convenient to all activities, cafes and shopping. The most popular spot for tourists.


            • Historic
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      During summer.
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Safe
                    • Shampoo
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Password provided.


                        • Microwave
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Freezer
                        • Kitchen
                          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.
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          Stainless steel two door bottom freezer with ice tray. Contains filtered water pitcher.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 2 people


                                • Books
                                • Books for Adults
                                • DVD Player
                                • MP3 Dock
                                • Music Library
                                  Radio/iPod deck comes with Harlem Hideaway iPod with playlist of jazz and blues.
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  42' flatscreen wall mount swing-out TV across from bed.


                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                    • Singles
                                    • alternative lifestyle
                                    • not suitable for children
                                    • wheelchair inaccessible


                                        • live theater
                                        • churches
                                        • coin laundry
                                        • health/beauty spa
                                        • library
                                        • cinemas
                                        • museums
                                        • playground
                                        • restaurants
                                        • synagogues
                                        • zoo

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • antiquing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • photography
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • massage therapist
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • basketball court
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • roller blading
                                                    • swimming

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      102 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Harlem Hideaway

                                                      I ALWAYS stay at Harlem Hideaway when I visit NYC. Dennis is such a pleasant, professional, accommodating host. The property has easy access to subway to get anywhere in the 5 Burroughs quickly. There are tons of restaurants, wine stores, and delis close by. It's like being at home away from home and I'm from TEXAS!!!!

                                                      My Harlem Hideaway Exprience

                                                      Juan O.

                                                      An absolute treat to be able to visit NYC and stay in a beautiful brownstone. Very Clean with great amenities such as, towel service, fully stocked kitchen with a full size refrigerator, a very comfortable large bed, large tv, cable, music, and lots of closet space. There's great art work uniquely placed throughout the brownstone. Truly a home away from home and I had an awesome time relaxing here. I'll definitely be back.

                                                      Thank you Harlem Hide Away!

                                                      Awesome Hideaway

                                                      Angela H.

                                                      We had a lovely stay at the Harlem Hideaway. Beautifully furnished, more than comfortable bed, great host and awesomely positioned. Easy walk to restaurants and subway. 9 blocks south the the Northern end of Central Park. We highly recommend this property.

                                                      Perfect apartment with great restaurants around

                                                      Alexandra W.

                                                      We really enjoyed our stay in Dennis' apartment which looks exactly as on the pictures. The street is nice and quiet, but everything you need is there: supermarket, pharmacy, restaurants and bars for everybody's taste! Around Halloween time when we were there, the houses were imaginagery decorated. After long trips through NY we really appreciated the great and comfortable mattress and clean bet linen. We will be back for sure! Thank you, Dennis for everything! S&A

                                                      Harlem Hideaway was definitely the perfect choice

                                                      Adriana O.Buenos Aires

                                                      I consider having been able to stay at a brownstone such as Dennis's a real privilege. The Studio is beautifully decorated, quiet, equiped with a bag full with useful information and within walkable distance of many of the places you are surely interested in visiting. Of course staying in Harlem implies having a whole different outloook of New York, and that was welcome to! To sum it all up, I sure hope I'll come back to Harlem Hideaway ...

                                                      Everything we needed

                                                      Kelly C.

                                                      Comfy, nice neighborhood, great walking and we loved our little apartment. It had all we needed. Dennis was very thorough in all the details of the rental and the area.


                                                      Harlem, New York, NY, USA

                                                      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.


                                                      102 Reviews
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