About this listing
Comfortable and spacious one bedroom apartment with separate entrance located on the ground level of our historic home in South Orange, New Jersey. South Orange is a vibrant commuter town located 30 minutes by train from New York Penn Station, 15 minutes from Newark Airport and 1 block from Seton Hall University. Off street parking is available.
One bedroom basement apartment located on the lower basement level of our home with a separate entrance. A large living room area has a large sectional sofa, dining area and a flat screen TV with cable TV. A separate bedroom has two single beds that can be combined to make a king plus the sofa bed in the living room pulls out to a full size pull out bed. The full bath has a shower. There is a table with seating for four people for meals and working. The galley kitchen is well stocked and has necessary equipment (full size stove/oven, microwave, toaster, and coffeepot). There is also a laundry room that you are welcome to use.
The entrance to the apartment is completely separate from the main house. The apartment is very private and quiet.
Guests are welcome to use the laundry facilities.
Please note that the basement is in the lower ground level of our home so you must enter and go down 4 steps to gain access to the apartment door.
Interaction with guests
We frequently host guests in our home and welcome the company. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable!
South Orange is a vibrant New York City Commuter town with a direct 25 minute train into Penn Station, mid-town Manhattan. We are less than a mile from the South Orange train station and only 20 minutes away from the Newark Airport.
In addition to its proximity to New York City, the Village of South Orange has much to offer including many unique shops, restaurants, pubs, a movie theater and its own Performing Arts Center. South Orange is also home to Seton Hall University which is just one block from our home.
The train station is 0.8 miles (9 blocks) from our house. It takes most people about 15 minutes to walk to and from the station. If you prefer not to walk, there is a "jitney" van service that can pick you up and drop you off at the end of our street during morning and evening commuter hours. Our train is a direct 30 minute train into Penn Station, NYC. If you have a vehicle, there is off street parking in the driveway.
Other things to note
After the first two guests, there is a 20 charge for each additional guest. There is also a 35 dollar cleaning fee. If you wish to have cleaning on a weekly basis including a sheet and towel exchange please let us know so those arrangements can be made in advance. The fee is 35.00 per week for the cleaning service to come in.
We welcome pets! There is a small additional pet cleaning fee so please inquire if you would like to travel with your pet.
Please, absolutely no smoking in the apartment.
Although we welcome some pets, our cleaning lady does charge extra for pet cleaning fees. Please inquire if you plan to travel with your pet.
Also, please note that we have a large in-ground outdoor pool located at the rear of our home. Due to a number of insurance concerns the pool and surrounding pool deck areas are not included in the apartment rental. We appreciate your understanding our concerns.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
We are avid travelers and enjoy hosting and exchanging stories with fellow travelers. We have been home exchanging and hosting for many years so have come to love the experience of traveling while staying in a real home. We have made many friends throughout the world through our travels.