Kitchen view 2Galley kitchen with basic cooking equipment. Microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, toaster, full sized stove and oven.
Spacious 1 bedroom apartment with private entrance
Spacious 1 bedroom apartment with private entrance

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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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.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $35
Security Deposit: $150
Weekly Discount: 10%


The space

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.

Guest access

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!

The neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

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.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

80 Reviews

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Alexander User Profile
April 2017
My stay with Jennifer was great. The room is spacious and I liked how it felt somewhat secluded from the rest of the house. Jennifer is also a terrific host, willing to recommend places for me to visit and look at in South Orange. If I ever go back to South Orange and need a place to stay a few days, I'd definitely come back.

Claudette User Profile
April 2017
The location is excellent and parking is availability on the premises.

Melissa User Profile
April 2017
Jennifer was so sweet and easy to work with. We had flight delays and got in really late. Sh had everything ready and set up very welcoming! Great location and convenient for Seton Hall visit and day tripping to the city! Will definitely stay again in the future

Rachelle User Profile
April 2017
Great host!

Whitney User Profile
March 2017
The apartment was perfect for our longer-term stay while we hunted for a house in the area. The proximity to the jitney and ability to park one car was invaluable. The apartment had everything we needed to cook meals, relax, and be comfortable. Jen was incredibly responsive and friendly. The separate entry made it feel as if we had lots of privacy too. I highly recommend this apartment.

Jordan User Profile
January 2017
I had a fantastic stay at Jennifer place. It was very clean and private. Jennifer was very helpful with information and very quick ti respond for help. And the location was awesome. Just a short train ride to get into NYC. I will for sure try to get this place again when I visit nyc in the future.

Isobelle User Profile
December 2016
Good location. Photos are accurate and Jennifer is a friendly, responsive host. The apartment is comfortable but it is in a basement, you do hear people upstairs, and entry door and stairs are tricky.

New Jersey, United States · Joined in November 2013
Jennifer User Profile

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.

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