Casa de Aaron by Rutgers

House - Private room · W 2nd St, Middlesex, NJ 08846, United States

********************Update: 03/25/14*****************

The house is finally nearing completion. All that is left is the gutters and shutters! I need to redo the landscape as the construction and tree damaged my yard.

The Space

********************Update: 03/26/14*****************

Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, my house had a good sized tree fall through it. It's all patched up with a little upgrade but it is still breezy and "rough". It should be completed by end of March, I hope.

I didn't allow guests to stay before, but apparently I still get requests. As you can imagine, I am bleeding money thanks to my slow-to-act insurance company, my money hungry mortgage company, and power-tripping township so I will reopen to fill the needs of my guests (and my financial obligations).

............................FAQ's................................

Q: Can I stay at your house?

A: Sure! If you don't mind the construction noise in the daytime. The rooms come with space heaters and air conditioners. The bathroom works fine and even has a built in heater as well. Just give it a minute to warm up.

Q: What else was destroyed?

A: At the moment, everything you see in the living room picture. Also the washer and dryer is out of commission. Use of living room, garage, dining room, and basement are prohibited.

Q: What works?

A: All the kitchen appliances are up and running. So is the internets. I did add TV's and Blu-Rays to the rooms as well (Netflix, No cable, Over the Air Channels).

Q: When will everything be fixed and back to normal?

A: After months of fighting with my insurance, I finally got the funds cleared to fix the place up and now my township inspectors are on a power trip to delay my progress each step of the way! Ugh! I am expecting around end of March before things are back to normal with some upgrades (like an extra bedroom to rent!). Stay tuned!!!!

Now back to your normally scheduled description.......

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.........[........ROOM NUMBER 2.......].........

Private lockable bedroom with a Full Size bed in a safe neighborhood.
A cedar lined closet with hangers
Drawer at your disposal as well.
Desk (coming soon....)
(Please no smoking, inside or outside, wooded backyard is a fire danger)
Linens included. Towels on request.
Guest Bed (twin) available for an additional $10 a night, please mention prior to booking.
24" LCD TV with Over The Air TV Channels with Blu-Ray Player with Netflix
Free WIFI.
Flexible check in and out times if room is free before/after!

Guest Access

.........[.......BATHROOM.......]........

Shared Bathroom comes with build in heater.
Jetted Tub (currently not working, guest ran the motor while dry)
Overhead Rain Shower-head with handheld shower-head
Complimentary Bodywash / Shampoo / Conditioner (as labeled)
Chair Height Toilet for easy sitting

............[..........KITCHEN........]............

Large Capacity Microwave
Gas Stove with Pots and Pans
Gas Oven with Basic Bakeware
Toaster-oven
Blender
George Foreman Grill
Rice Cooker
Bamboo Steamer
K-Cup Coffee Maker
Complimentary Coffee

My home is not young child friendly. My cabinets do not lock.

............[.........LIVING ROOM...........]..........

Big 50" Plasma TV viewable from any angle
Xbox 360 with Games
Blu-Ray Player
Super Comfy Dual Reclining Couch and Loveseat
Fish Aquarium for your viewing pleasure
(Do not tap the glass!)
Wood burning fireplace
Modest DVD Collection
Super Fun Board-game Collection

.............[........DINING ROOM.........].............

Granite Veneer Dining Table Seats Six
Six Parson Chairs
Entry to Deck
Overlooks Wooded Backyard Lot
Charcoal Grill
Outdoor Couches
(No Smoking)
(No Yard Access from Deck)

...........[..........BASEMENT..........]............

Washer / Dryer
Punching Bag and Speedbag
Weights and Bench
Mission Style 8 foot Pool Table (under repair......)
Dual Player Arcade Basketball (under repair.....)
Foosball Table (under repair.....)

I ask you treat my amenities with care. The listed repairs are from disrespectful guests. Discourteous guests will be asked to leave with no advance notice without a refund and charged for any repairs.

Interaction with Guests

.........[........ABOUT ME........]........

I'm a product design freelancer with a part time job that pays my health insurance (times are tough!) and part time student. So I'm in and out at times. I'm pretty laid back and quiet. I can show you around if you'd like by bike or car when I'm available. Got a couple of bikes to rent if need be (Sorry, last person to borrow a bike crashed it and had to ruin it for everyone!) But other than that, feel free to use TV (no cable, but I got Netflix on the XBOX 360 and plenty of DVDs), washer-dryer, stove, whatever or even some of the food in the pantry.

The Neighborhood

...........[......... GETTING HERE......].............

I have run the numbers for many guests. If you are looking to stay local (New Brunswick/Piscataway/Edison) with the occasional run to NYC, this place is for you! I prefer to book mostly grad students / interns / medical residences for the semester as there are many universities and hospitals in the area. Spring 2014 is now available!!!!

The nearest airport to my house is Newark Liberty Airport.
From the airport you can reach my house by:

[ Method / Time / Cost ]
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Train / 1.5h / ~$10
Bus / 2.0h / ~$10
Rental Car / 0.5h / ~$60 a day plus gas

JFK and LaGuardia Airport is a bit more tricky as it requires more transfers and you might be better off staying elsewhere.

......[.....LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION....]......

So you get into NJ, now what?

I am located near several major cities*:

New York City (1 hour)
Philadelphia (1 hour)
Rutgers/New Brunswick (15 minutes)
Edison (15 minutes)
Bridgewater (15 minutes)
Newark/Union/Elizabeth (30 minutes)
Princeton (45 minutes)
Infamous Jersey Shore (45 minutes)
Six Flags Great Adventure (1 hour)
Atlantic City (2 hours)
Washington DC (4 hours)
Baltimore (3 hours)
Boston (4:45 hours)

*times listed are estimated by car.

Ok, ok, ok, I'm near there but not quite there, but my place is a great jump off point for long term stays. Don't like the big cities, not a problem! My town is quaint and has plenty of family owned restaurants, shops and farmer's market near Middlesex and Dunellen. Forgot something? We also have Walmart, Target and 3 major shopping malls within 20 minutes! Check out my complete guide around town by clicking the Guidebook in the upper right hand corner in my other listing!

Getting around

NJ is a great place to live but public transit within NJ towns is not robust. If you need to get to one small town to the another, public transit will send you on an adventure as it will route you through the nearest big city (Newark) and back to your destination.

If you need to get to NYC, that is much easier and faster to do. Both the bus and train take you there under an hour.

If need be, I do offer a car to rent as well through another reputable website. I have a two by two paved driveway with plenty of grass next to it to park.

Other Things to Note

........[.......BEFORE YOU BOOK.....]..........

Please include a description of yourself and the reason you are visiting the area so I know who is staying under my roof. Also include in your inquiry the number of guests who is coming too. If you do not have any reviews on Airbnb, please fill out your profile and verify your account (with a social media website, Offline ID, Passport, maybe even a reference) under the "Edit Profile" section. If not, I may ignore your request. No one wants to a complete stranger in their house with no reviews or an incomplete member profile. A picture of you too helps so I know who to expect at the door.
(Sorry, got a lot of spammers lately, hence my lower than 100% acceptance and response rate....)

I don't know why I have to state this but this listing is just for Bedroom 2 and not the whole house. That means you have to share the bathroom and kitchen. I keep having to answer this question.....

Limited time only! Restrictions may apply. Your mileage may vary.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $275 /week
Monthly Price: $750 /month
Country:
City:
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Accuracy
Communication
Cleanliness
Location
Check In
Value
  • I had a good time at Aaron's. He was very kind to accommodate my getting to his house so late.

    April 2014
  • We stayed 5 days and it was nice, we were really free and Aaron was friendly, answered to our questions about the neighborhood etc.. thank you again Aaron, it was cool to meet you!

    March 2014
  • I had a quiet and uneventful stay (a good thing :). Thanks to Aaron for accommodating me at the last minute.

    January 2014
  • Never steped in since host cancelled and still waiting for refunds. No response from Airbnb yet.

    June 2013
  • Aaron was friendly and accommodating. Could not have asked for more. Highly Recommended!

    June 2012
  • hEyY gUyS!!!

    just to let you know:

    if u vist aaron, you need a car, cuz its a 45 min drive to ny.
    whats more, dont dare not to bring him presents along!

    you will find a relaxed and very friendly guy and everything is 1000 times better than it looks on the picture.

    if you hesitate or wonder and got that far to read this here, dont think anymore and send your booking request immediately!
    do it now!

    :-)

    hes cool, trust us!

    June 2012
  • We only stayed in Aaron's place for one night. Everything was great. Hope to stay there again next time :)

    May 2012
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Kean University, New Jersey Institute of Technology
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I like long walk on the beach, candle light dinners, and.... oh... wrong website... I like biking, running, swimming, hiking, camping, basketball, baseball, just about all sports. Preference to be playing and doing it than watching it. Easy going. Don't smoke. Drink socially. Antics frequently. If you need to know more, just ask. P.S. If you do not have any reviews on Airbnb, please fill out your profile and verify your account (with social media website, Offline ID, Passport, maybe even a reference) under the "Edit Profile" section. If not, I may ignore your request. No one wants to a complete stranger in their house with no reviews or a completed member profile. A picture of you too helps so we know who to expect at the door. (Sorry, got a lot of spammers lately....)
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