NYC from the Local's Perspective
- Family/child friendly
- Pets allowed
- Air conditioning
- Lockable room
|Address||23rd Street, 07087 Union City, United States|
|Response time||A few hours|
This is a 2 bedroom apartment located on the top floor of a 2-family home. The building is situated in a quiet location, yet it is just around the corner from the business district and a few blocks to the buses that take you to Manhattan in 15 minutes.
If you are interested in renting just one of the bedrooms, please go to Wimdu/1Q05PZOR (RedRoom) or /99UF2OL3 (GreenRoom)
It is ideal for people looking to visit the city for a couple of days as well as people looking to stay for a couple of months. Please message me if you are interested in staying for an extended period of time and I will be happy to discuss long-term pricing with you then.
The apartment has been completely renovated, including the bathroom. The walls have been newly painted and all furniture is brand new!
Please make sure that you check all my other listing – the RedRoom & GreenRoom, and if you don't find the dates you're looking for, shoot me an inquiry anyways and I'll do what I can to help you, including recommending other great local hosts.
Great energy and very peaceful! Feel free to message me with any questions!
ABOUT THE APARTMENT and the house:
* There is a fully equipped kitchen and refrigerator. We provide coffee, tea and hot chocolate. We encourage you to make yourself at home. Depending on the length of your stay, you can stack up on food and drink, there is plenty of storage space! We suggest restaurants (menus on the book shelf of those that deliver!)
* Keypad code (no physical keys) so you can come and go as you please
* There is a key to each bedroom to assure privacy and security
* THE BEDROOMS: The RedRoom has a queen-sized bed and a closet, the Green Room has a day bed with a pullout bed. Each room comfortably accommodates two people. The living room couch can be pulled out into a queen-sized bed, sleeping an additional 2 persons.
* Free WIFI
* Includes all linens, blankets, towels and pillows
* We can install child proof rail guards
* LGBT friendly
Interaction with Guests
I do not live in the house. I like to come by the morning after guests arrive to answer all questions and to make sure everything is in order. After that I keep in contact with guests via WhatsApp or other applications (Email or phone), so we can be in contact at all times. I am only a few blocks away and can be there in 10 minutes if need be.
* Located in Union City, NJ, a very short direct bus ride to the Times Square area
* Five blocks from gorgeous Manhattan views (along Hudson River)
* Best 'cafe con leche' in town around the corner. You'll wonder why you spend so much at Starbucks!
* Buses to Manhattan/Times Square run every minute during day, and every 4 minutes at night. Buses run 24/7.
It is easier and faster to commute into the City from Union City than commuting from Brooklyn or Queens. If you were to stay in the Bronx it would take you 40 min to get to Times Square. If you were to stay in Brooklyn it would take you the same amount of time as subways in Brooklyn are not direct. If you were to stay in Manhattan you would not find a place as big as this one for this price.
* Great grocery and wine/liquor stores in the neighborhood; a Bodega around the corner (open until 11pm), an Italian deli across the street from it, and the supermarket is just a few blocks away.
* Very safe neighborhood, lots of great restaurants and bakeries but also very quiet at night.
Believe it or NOT – it is possible to be outside of Manhattan and so close to it, yet it's true. Here are some facts about transportation:
1. Apartment is 5 minutes (7 blocks) walking from the central bus stop at post office.
2. The jitney bus is very frequent, I rarely wait for it more than 2 to 3 minutes. Most of the time you won't even wait at all. You will get to the bus stop and a bus will be there.
3. Buses are available 24/7 so you can catch them even when you spend the whole evening out.
4. The price of these express buses is $3 onboard, and $2.50 if you buy tickets at ticket window #23 at Port Authority Bus Terminal
5. You won't find a timetable or route on the internet for these buses, it's a private bus company that runs many lines in and out of Manhattan
6. City bus #22 runs every 30 minutes into Hoboken, home of the Cake Boss, Birthplace of Frank Sinatra and Baseball (where you can also catch the PATH into Manhattan 33rd Street and/or the World Trade Center) and bus #123 every 15-30 minutes (during commute hours) into Manhattan’s Port Authority (42nd Street & 8th Avenue – Times Square)
Easy city bus access to Jersey Garden Outlet Mall, much closer and as good as Woodbury Commons.
We are also close to Hoboken, Weehawken and Jersey City.
Being an urban area, parking is tight. We will provide a visitor pass so you have the same privilege as residents. Please note, that you must not forget to return this pass, otherwise we will need to charge you $35.00. For those who are not familiar with the parking system in the US, you must adhere to the parking rules - ie NO parking in fire zones / handicapped zones; sweep days; parking meters need to be adhered to and if you get a ticket, do not assume that you will not get another one if you don't move your car.
Many ask about the price and extra fees and how to pay. When you put in the dates and number of people you will get our total cost. There are no taxes or extra fees on top of this, but Wimdu adds their fee. It varies between 6-12% on top of our price.
All the payments are safely made with credit card to Wimdu when booking. They hold the money until the day you check in and will then transfer it to us.
Bookings with us are done with the "strict" cancellation policy and all cancellations should be done through Wimdu. This being said, if we manage to re-rent the place the nights you have canceled we can give a bigger refund to you than what the strict cancellation policy dictates. The earlier you cancel the bigger the chance that we will find other guests.
DEPOSIT IS FOR KEYS + VISITOR PASS or any damages that may have occurred. IT WILL BE REFUNDED TO YOU BY WIMDU AFTER YOU HAVE CHECKED OUT.
To confirm that you have read the entire description, please include the secret word "GreenwichVillage" in your inquiry to me.
Check out by 11am – if you need to stay longer, a special request can be made, depending if we need the room the same or the next day.
I was born in Vienna, Austria and have been living in the States for some 4 decades. I lived in Greenwich Village and the East Village (NYC) for 25 years - I consider myself a true New Yorker still, although I now live in New Jersey! I speak German and English and the people in the building speak Spanish!
You are sharing the living room, kitchen and bath with another guest. Please be respectful and considerate and clean up after yourself, especially after using the bathroom. Please wash all the dishes, dry them, put them away and take out the garbage before you check out (see recycling notice on the bulletin board).
Security Deposit is held to ensure return of Room Key & Visitors Parking Pass. Please leave your room key in the door lock upon check out, and the parking pass on the bulletin board to make sure that deposit is instantly refunded to you. Check out by 11am
Smoking is not allowed in the apartment – please smoke outside in front of house.
The house is in a quiet residential neighborhood, so PLEASE NO noise after 11pm.
There is lovely family living on the first floor, who can also answer questions.
Please keep food in the kitchen, we keep a pest free house and wish to continue to do so.
NB. Absolutely no downloading of copyrighted materials (no bit torrent, for example). Any copyright infringement by guests is subject to release of guests’ info to copyright holder for further action.
|Weekly rate for up to 4 guests||1554 NZ$|
|Monthly rate for up to 4 guests||4366 NZ$|
|Price for > 4 guests||36 NZ$ per guest/night extra|
|Check-in after||3 PM|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||11 AM|
We were two couples and had a very nice stay in Hannelore's apartment!
The bus from NJ to NY is perfect and we had such a little distance from the hustle and NY. Should we again make the trip to NY, we would definitely choose again this accommodation.
Wir waren zwei Pärchen und hatten einen sehr schönen Aufenthalt in Hannelores Apartment!
Die Busverbindung von NJ nach NY ist perfekt und wir hatten so ein wenig Abstand zum hektischen NY. Sollten wir uns mal wieder auf die Reise nach NY machen, würden wir auf jeden fall wieder diese Unterkunft wählen.
This apartment was well set up for travelers with plenty of space to store clothes etc. Yet all necessary items supplied. The apartment is in a quiet, safe and interesting area. A supermarket and many good restaurants are near by. Even an old fashioned diner on 32nd street. The fashionable area of Hoboken is easily reached by bus from a nearby stop as is Manhattan. Hannelore was very helpful even posting on an important item we left behind by mistake. We certainly recommend this apartment to travelers looking for a little different visit to NY
Hannelore was a gracious hostess and we enjoyed our stay in her apartment and in New Jersey/New York very much. The bus service to New York city is fine and fast. When we will visit New York in the future we will book Hannelores apartment again.
Appartement conforme au descriptif et aux photos, propre, calme et agréable. L'appartement, situé à l'étage d'une maison, est proche de l'arrêt de bus qui mène directement à Manhattan en 10 minutes. Prévoir 27$ pour dix tickets achetés à la gare routière New yorkaise Port authority. Superbe point de vue sur Manhattan à dix minutes de l'appartement. Proche de toutes commodités.
Hannelore a été d'une grande disponibilité pour nous, et s'est toujours assurée de notre bien être, multipliant les petites attentions. Très facilement joignable par mail (le wifi est de très bonne qualité) et par téléphone, elle a toujours apporté une réponse rapide à nos demandes et interrogations.
A recommander vivement.
Apartment comply with the description and photos, clean, quiet and pleasant. The apartment, located on the first floor of a house is close to the bus stop which leads directly to Manhattan in 10 minutes. Provide $ 27 for ten tickets purchased at the bus station New York Port authority. Great view of Manhattan ten minutes from the apartment. Close to all amenities.
Hannelore was a great availability to us, and has always provided our wellbeing, multiplying touches. Easily reachable by email (wifi is very good) and phone, she always brought a quick response to our requests and questions.
A highly recommended.
Der Aufenthalt bei Hannelore war super! Wir wurden sehr nett empfangen und Hannelore erklärte uns alles, was wir wissen mussten (wo kann man einkaufen, wie funktioniert das mit dem ÖV usw.) Wir waren zu dritt. Die Wohnung ist geräumig, die Küche ist mit dem Wesentlichen ausgestattet. Die Betten sind gut und die Klimaanlage sorgt für erträgliche Temperaturen! Für uns war die Wohnung ideal gelegen; mit dem Bus in ca. 20 min von Union City mitten nach Manhattan! Das Quartier, in dem die Wohnung liegt ist interessant (multikulturell) und sauber. Und wer südamerikanische oder chinesische Küche liebt ist hier am rechten Ort. Als Durchschnittseuropäer muss man aber daran denken, dass eine Portion durchaus für zwei Leute ausreichend bemessen ist.
Liebe Hannelore nochmals herzlichen Dank für deine Hilfe und Fürsorge
Erhard, Elisabeth und Mary
Wir haben uns gleich auf Anhieb wohlgefühlt. Die Wohnung ist sehr gemütlich, sauber und alles, was man benötigt, ist vorhanden. Eine Bushaltestelle (die sehr leicht zu finden ist) ist in unmittelbarer Nähe und man ist problemlos in 10 Minuten mitten drinnen in Manhatten. Abgerundet wurde das Angebot von der liebevollen Gastgeberin. Sie hat sich sehr um uns gekümmtert, uns viele hilfreiche Tipps gegeben und man konnte ihr jederzeit Fragen stellen.
Fazit: wir würde jedem die Unterkunft zu 100 % weiter empfehlen.
Hannelore's Wohnung war ein sehr komfortabler und Manhattan naher Ort um das enorme New York Angebot zu erkunden. Die Verkehrsanbindung ist perfekt. Die Wohnung selbst bot alles um von der ersten Minute an versorgt zu sein. In der Tat fühlt man sich so schnell wie ein Einheimischer. Dazu steuerte Hannelore auch ihre ganze Erfahrung bei. Keine Frage zu der wir nicht auch einen super Tipp bekommen haben. Wir können diese Unterkunft sehr empfehlen!
Wir waren für 5 Tage in NYC und haben uns in Hannelores Apartment sehr wohl gefühlt! Hannelore war sehr fürsorglich und gab uns vorab tolle Tipps für das Erkunden der Stadt. Der Weg von NJ nach NYC war unkompliziert und schnell. Vom Port Authority konnte man fast alles zu Fuß erreichen, wir haben uns deshalb gegen die Metrocard entschieden. Hannelores netter Sohn Kristian hat den Shuttleservice vom Flughafen übernommen. Wir empfehlen die Unterkunft gerne weiter!
Schöne, gemütliche Wohnung mit ausreichend Platz. Wir haben sehr gut geschlafen. Hannelore war äußerst aufmerksam und stets supertoll um uns bemüht. Wir durften über Messenger immer in Kontakt mit ihr stehen und haben uns dadurch bestens aufgehoben gefühlt. Vielen Dank für eine prima Woche in New York/New Jersey! :)
Hannelore is a fantastic host. She is very kind and caring.
The communication before, during, and after our stay was wonderful. Hannelore was quick to respond to our questions and messages via WhatsApp and Email.
Hannelore was very sweet and helpful and organized our drop off at JFK, thanks again!
The apartment was very nice, cozy and clean. The green room was big enough for the two of us, especially since the apartment had a spacious living room, bathroom and kitchen.
The bus connection to NYC was frequent, fast and easy.
We had a wonderful time and would absolutely stay there again. We will definitely recommend Hannelore and the apartment to friends/family.
Thank you so much for an amazing stay and perfect hospitality!
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