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Last updated: 09/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

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 next to the vertical magazine rack containing vintage magazines and comics. It has an adjustable ceiling fan and lights with dimmer switches. During the summer it has an air conditioning unit.

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 and special gifts in the medicine cabinet for the ladies. 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.

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Property Type

  • Studio
  • 325 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library:

    Radio/iPod deck provided comes with iPod with Harlem Hideaway playlist of jazz and blues....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Town:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    Password provided....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Decorative only. Not for use....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave:

    Also, toaster oven and coffee maker....moreless

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    mini size. shelf for ice trays....moreless

  • Toaster

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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from 58 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday
Dec 16 - Jan 3, 2017
4 night min stay
$200
$1,400
Off Peak Winter
Jan 4 - Feb 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$110
$700 $2,400
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150
$1,000 $3,900
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • cleaning fee $40

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

7 Miles
Nearest Airport
La Guardia Airport
60 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Native Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Long Island Express
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
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

 

Owner info

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. A world traveller, as I flew for Pan Am for over 7 years.

Why the Owner Chose Upper Manhattan, New York, NY, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, bad spanish

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Photos

  • Your own brownstone in the city.

    Your own brownstone in the city.

  • Building entrance. Straight up to the Guest Room.

    Building entrance. Straight up to the Guest Room.

  • The iPod player has an iPod with a jazz and blues playlist.

    The iPod player has an iPod with a jazz and blues playlist.

  • Who knows what you will write on this antique desk? Wifi  included.

    Who knows what you will write on this antique desk? Wifi included.

  • Flatscreen LED TV over the antique dresser next to the African stool.

    Flatscreen LED TV over the antique dresser next to the African stool.

  • A view of brownstones and sky.

    A view of brownstones and sky.

  • The armoire opens for coffee maker, refrig/freezer, microwave and toaster oven.

    The armoire opens for coffee maker, refrig/freezer, microwave and toaster oven.

  • The hall from bedroom to your private bathroom.

    The hall from bedroom to your private bathroom.

  • All white bathroom. Hairdryer and hairspray included.

    All white bathroom. Hairdryer and hairspray included.

  • Terrace option for $25/day extra. Terrace is on same floor.

    Terrace option for $25/day extra. Terrace is on same floor.

  • Hall stairs.

    Hall stairs.

  • Shared backyard for your enjoyment.

    Shared backyard for your enjoyment.

  • Welcome home!

    Welcome home!

  • You'll never forget the Guest Room. Be sure to sign the wall.

    You'll never forget the Guest Room. Be sure to sign the wall.

  • The 3 windows face south and all have built-in shutters.

    The 3 windows face south and all have built-in shutters.

  • Lots of space. Good vibes.

    Lots of space. Good vibes.

  • Reading nook with an eclectic selection of magazines.

    Reading nook with an eclectic selection of magazines.

  • Clothes closet, kitchenette armoire and fireplace.

    Clothes closet, kitchenette armoire and fireplace.

  • Open door leads to hall bathroom.

    Open door leads to hall bathroom.

  • Soak in the 100 year old tub.

    Soak in the 100 year old tub.

  • Skylight in the bathroom keeps it bright.

    Skylight in the bathroom keeps it bright.

  • Top of stairs on way from Guest Room.

    Top of stairs on way from Guest Room.

  • View to the entrance.

    View to the entrance.

  • You won't find a friendlier street in NYC!

    You won't find a friendlier street in NYC!

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 29, 2016

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