Welcome to New York City!
My family and I are happy you are visiting the city and hope you can stay with us. My house is located just across Manhattan in North Bergen, New Jersey. We are conveniently a short bus ride to Times Square. The bus stop to take transportation to Manhattan is near my house and you can take two different buses that pass on a regular basis.
The room offered has a full size bed, a closet, flat screen T.V with cable and international channels. There is a shared restroom.
Luz, John, and their daughter Laura (21 years old) were perfect hosts. They are warm, respectful, friendly people who made me feel at home immediately, telling me, "Our home is your home." The neighborhood is quiet and safe ... The closest bus stop to NYC is a 5 minute walk from their house. I walked alone at all times, day and night - usually after midnight when returning from NYC). I would love to stay again whenever I am able to visit NY.
Thanks for a great stay, Luz!
As well as for the pickup from Newark Airport and for showing me some nice places!
I stayed with Luz, John and their daughter Laura for 6 nights in May 2014. This has been one of my most favourite airbnb experiences! Staying in New Jersey was one of the best decisions I made! It is a quiet neighbourhood so you can definitely get a good nights sleep compared to the busyness and hustle and bustle of New York City. The moment I arrived at John and Luz's I felt very warm and welcomed into their home as a member of their family. They encouraged me to treat their house as my own for the next whole week. John cooked me breakfast every morning which was just wonderful (especially when he makes it Coloumbian style, he will offer to make that for you!). John and I had many wonderful conversations of a morning about life, family and life living so close to New York city. John showed me around New Jersey to all the places that the bus could drop me off and which way to walk directly back to their house. He also showed me his favourite spot in New Jersey, but I won't spoil it for you, he will offer to take you there :) John many times would drive me to the bus stop so I wouldn't have to wait as long. Laura was wonderful at explaining the bus system to me and how I was to get to New York City and home again.
If you are flying in from JFK - get the NYC airporter bus and it will take you to Port Authority bus terminal which is the main bus terminal for all buses going from New York City all the way back to New Jersey. When you get the NYC airporter make sure you buy a return ticket!
I spent 5 full days in NYC and they gave me the keys to the house so I could come and go as I please. I had access to their fridge and John bought me some bagels and croissants for breakfast, they catered to my every need during my stay.
John and Luz are wonderful people who have a wonderful family, I was totally blessed staying with them and I would highly recommend you stay with them if you ever find yourself visiting New York City. They are truly amazing and I was truly blessed by their hospitality, kindness and thoughtfulness. Thank you so much Luz and john for welcoming me into your home, I will definitely be staying with you again if I ever find myself visiting New York City again!
Thank you Rebecca for your beautiful and heartfelt words, you are a wonderful girl with a big heart, we are happy know that you enjoyed so much your stay with us, as we with you. we are sure any other host will feel the same! don't forget that this always will be home the times that you want to return, we wish you the best in your life, that God bless.
John and Luz are very good hosts and they really made the effort to ensure that my stay with them was a pleasant one. The house is situated in a very quiet and safe neighbourhood and going into Manhattan is very convenient. I would highly recommend anyone to rent their room.
Luz and her husband are amazing! they were so kind and took us to the great place where we could see all views of Manhattan.
breakfast was awesome! we really like arepa.
we appreciate your kindness. we could enjoy staying at your house
if we had opportunity to visit NY again, we def would choose your house!
thank you for everything
I just don't know where to start.. both luz and john are so amazing.. I arrived at their home after a very long flight and luz greeted me so friendly and lovely like I'm a family member. They've treated me like a family member the whole week I've been there.. john even made breakfast for me every single morning.. was driving me around and showing me his favourite place- an Incredible view of Manhattan! They made sure that I'll always find my way back home to their place and offered me a lot of great advices about new york.. their home is also very convenient to go to new york.. it's really just 15 min. I really can't find the right words to thank them, because they've treated me so great.. I just want to say that probably they're the greatest hosts one can have! I'll definitely come back again. Thank you very much luz and john ♥
I stayed at Luz's house for six days. Her and her husband were extremely welcoming and kind. This was my first time using (website hidden), and I was skeptical. However, they were a pleasure. The place was extremely clean, and Luz even made me breakfast on my last day there. I felt like family. I would definitely stay at Luz's again. Her and her husband were great. They deserve every positive review received.
I had a very nice stay at Luz's house! Luz and John are the most adorable people in the world!! We had very nice conversations, John prepared the most delicious columbian breakfasts, Luz even prepared dinner for me when I arrived, tired and hungry after my long flight! and both helped me whenever they could.
The house is in a very calm and safe area.
If you are in NY for tourism and bring some flexibility, their place is extremely convenient. Even if it's in New Jersey, it is actually very close to Manhattan and fast, when you avoid rush hours. At calm times, like in the evening, it only took around 20-25 minutes altogether (from the house to Port Authority, very close to Time Square) As I was in New York for business and had several meetings during the week, I had to plan very well in order not to arrive late - as buses were not always absolutely reliable and at the worst times of the day, it could take almost an hour to get to Manhattan. But if you don't have meetings in NYC, and arriving a few minutes later then planned doesn't bother you, this place is absolutely perfect!!
And as other guests had mentioned before: The absolutely very best of this place is to know the owners. They are lovely!! It was a huge pleasure to know them.
Gracias, Luz y John por todo!!
I stayed at Luz and John's house for three nights and I am really happy I did. Luz is so adorable and John an amazing host. It was my first Airbnb experience and my first time visiting NY and I have to say my trip was nice thanks to them too. They really took the time to welcome me, feed me breakfast and help me get around NY. I loved their house, it's cozy and very clean. Getting back there after a long day in noisy NY was a pure delight. I did not mind taking the bus between New-Jersey and New-York, you just have to schedule your trip accordingly.
I strongly recommend their place. You will not regret it!
We have stayed at Luz and John's home for 7 days. First we want to mention that the room and all their home were very clean and nice, the bed was really confortable. They don't live in Manhattan but by bus you get there in few minutes and arrive directly in time square. But the best with staying at their home is that Luz and John are very very nice persons! When we arrived John gave us all the informations we needed for the buses, and also maps of NY and touristic informations. Everyday we had a good big breakfast sharing a talk with John, He brought us in car to a great point of view on NY. Both were very helpfull and you can see that they enjoy welcoming guests. For all these reasons and many others, we highly recommand them if you go in this region.
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