Private room close to the shore/NYC

House - Private room · N Stevens Pl, Hazlet, NJ 07730, United States

Private bedroom in a two story home with an in ground pool and colorful backyard, great for long term stays.

The Space

The room has a full sized bed, desk, book case, dresser, and large closet. There are two large windows overlooking the front yard. There is not a private bathroom in the room but the main upstairs bathroom is rarely in use when needed and there is a half bathroom downstairs as well.

The bedroom does not have a TV but HBOGo, Netflix, and HuluPlus are easily accessible with our guest login information if you have a computer or tablet.

Guest Access

Guest are welcome to use our common areas as they would in their own home: kitchen, living room, bathrooms, large backyard, & front porch.

Our kitchen is well stocked with cookware and appliances and great for cooking meals. If you don't cook there are a number of great delivery and take out options in our area.

Our living room has a nice high def TV w. cable, HBO, Netflix, HuluPlus, and a dvd/bluray player. If you enjoy videogames we also have PS3.

Our backyard is large with many places to relax & our pool is open in the summer months.

Interaction with Guests

I am retired so I am home pretty often and can usually be found in the garden or kitchen. I often make pancakes and coffee in the morning for those of you who rise early & enjoy breakfast. Although I am typically home there is a lot of space in the house whether it be indoor or outside so if you like to keep to yourself you will still be afforded privacy.

My daughter lives with me as well and typically shows guests around town and sometimes the shore & NYC if they are interested. She has created a local guide folder which you can find in your room.

I have two dogs which love to play fetch outside but will also let you keep to yourself if you aren't a dog person.

The Neighborhood

My neighborhood is a residential suburb and our block is very private and quiet. Lots of bunnies running around although in the past 10-15 years we've lost a lot of our trees and nature to new houses and businesses being built. Behind my home is wooded area which is nice to see from the house and also while hanging out in the backyard. In the summer it looks beautiful and lush against an already lush garden.

There are local parks 10/15 minutes away by car which have nice hiking trails and picnic opportunities.

A large movie theater is 10 minutes away and has all of the new releases and sometimes independent films. On Tuesdays tickets are $5.

There are several bowling alleys and bars scattered around the area as well, both in our town and surrounding towns.

Most of the shops and restaurants are corporate establishments but many small businesses are scattered around our town and the surrounding towns.

We are a landlocked town but many beaches are within a 20/30 minute drive. Seaside is 1 hour away, Wildwood is 2 hours away. Most beaches are accessible by train.

Red Bank is about 20 minutes away, it is a small city within our county. Famous for Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi sightings as well as Kevin Smith's comic book shop. Lots of good restaurants there too. Accessible by train.

NYC is one hour away by train, about 40 minutes by car.

Getting around

Public transportation is convenient to NYC, the shore, and the airport but otherwise it is best to have a car. The local train station is a 15/20 minute walk away.

If you are flying into EWR airport it is very easy to arrive to my home by taking the train. It costs about $15 and takes about 30 minutes and I can pick you up at our stop.

If you are driving in or will be renting a car there is plenty of street parking on my block and directly in front of my home. It is very private and safe.

Other Things to Note

In case you missed it noted above, I do have two dogs. They are very friendly and well behaved. They will approach you when you first arrive but if you don't want to interact they are very astute and will not approach you again.

For those interested in staying for a month or more: I have a washer/dryer but because of a previous incident I don't allow my guests to use the washer/dryer on their own. In the past I have done guest laundry for free but moving forward I am charging $20 a month which will be collected the first week of the month with the first batch of laundry. If this isn't convenient there are local laundromats in the area.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $300 /week
Monthly Price: $800 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • I had a wonderful experience! I stayed for a total of 8 weeks. During that time, Alta and her family made me feel welcome and at home each day. She did an amazing job keeping her home both clean and quiet. I can't say enough good things about my time here!

    March 2014
  • I enjoyed my stay so much that I extended my time with them! They have my highest recommendation

    February 2014
  • I had a great stay in Alta's home. Communication was great, and she was flexible with my arrival time (even after I got caught in traffic and was running late). The neighborhood was quiet, the bed was comfortable, and I had everything I needed for my short stay. Having the train station nearby was extremely convenient as well. I'm only sorry that I couldn't have stayed longer and didn't have time to enjoy Alta's pancakes!

    December 2013
  • We visited Alta's lovely home just a week after the pool was closed! Bummer but we loved the beautiful backyard and garden nonetheless. Wish I had more time to spend with the sweet dogs of the house! Alta and I shared a great conversation about traveling and I very much enjoyed my stay with her.

    September 2013
  • We juste stayed for one night so I would comment too much on our host Alta.
    Place was perfectly located for us and not too far from Sandy Hook (but you must have a car).
    You'll get a very clean room and a bathroom to share in a nice house.
    Thank you Alta :)

    September 2013
  • I had the most wonderful stay with Alta and her family. They are a fantastically welcoming family and made me feel right at home. I had a lovely night with her daughter,Yetta who kindly showed me around the local areas!

    September 2013
  • During my internship I stayed at Alta's house.
    I am fully satisfied with my choice. A wonderful family, always cheerful and helpful! Great house and pool, I enjoyed every single day. 100% recommending.

    September 2013
  • Our stay at Alta's was lovely and comfortable. Her family treated us as her own and the house was immaculate and homely. She made us coffee and pancakes, and her family made it a point to make our stay as fuss-free as possible. Her two dogs are also a joy to be around. Would definitely stay here again if we come back to NJ. :)

    May 2013
  • I stayed 5 Months with the Weissens and it was great. Alta and the rest of the family were very kind, helpful, welcoming and gave me the feeling of being a member of the family. If I will be in New Jersy again, I will definitely stay with Alta again.

    November 2012
  • Nice room with all the basics. Alta and Yetta are very friendly and treat you like part of the family.

    June 2012
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Hello! I live in a quiet neighborhood in central NJ located 40 minutes from NYC and a close drive to the famous Jersey shore. Two rooms are available for short trips or long stays. My home is quiet, clean, and has a colorful backyard with an in ground pool and plenty of places to relax. I love to travel and spend much of my time in the garden. Please let me know if you have any questions :)
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