About This Listing
The Southern African Ndebele, Zulu, Xhosa cultures are represented by the modern vibrant, beautiful art deco of the Luxury Muwuyu enSuite. This master bedroom with a garden view and a private bathroom delivers extravagant comfort, opulence, spaciousness & privacy. Check our Airbnb verified photos & ratings, then book with us.
Our Muwuyu en-Suite features the opulence red/green color scheme of Ndebele wall art designed and created by your host!
Muwuyu enSuite is a master-Suite with its own private bathroom and spacious enough for 2 adults or a couple sharing with a child with addition of a twin sleeper. This master enSuite is very spacious and features 2 his/hers closets; a queen size bed & love sit, accessed through a private entrance with separate floor from host on the 2nd floor; 1st class amenities; 24/7 high speed Wi-Fi; digital cable LCD TV and faces our beautiful tranquil garden; onsite laundry; Towels, Sheets & Toiletries provided in your room weekly. Access to a full shared self-catering kitchen (with basic continental breakfast groceries provided; and Lounge area. Street parking available. Only 20-30 minutes train or express bus ride to NYC & EWR with easy access to other public transportation to malls in the area; Muwuyu is the Shona name for the Baobab tree known for its massive size in diameter and height. Consistent with our opulent African theme, the enSuite is decorated with Ndebele wall trimming in red, soft green and beige color tones. Mushaindoro Hospitality Suites combine the themes of authentic African chic décor with contemporary Western luxury!
Separate, alarmed entrance to the house and floor. Guest have keys to their own suite. However there is a Property Manager on site 24/7 who opens main door in case you lock yourself out.
Interaction with Guests
Being on a separate floor from Host, guests determine how much interaction they want to have. But form experience, our guest become like family and friend with other guests after staying with us. When our guests are staying in, we love having a regional/international potluck dinners on weekends, where we invite our guests to join the host in cooking their favorite cultural or regional dish and we all sample each other’s cuisine over wine and conversations. Stay with us on weekends and enjoy the hilarious and unpredictable Nollywood (Nigeria) and Ghallywood (Ghana) African movies with other guests or choose to spend some quiet time in the privacy of your room to listen to music, use Wi-Fi or watch TV, HBO or any on-demand movies and shows. Mushaindoro means “home is your jewel” and we are the Jewel of African hospitality. We hope our home will be your jewel experience.
Mushaindoro Hospitality suites are a perfect traveler's location for 1) Restaurants - fine & casual dinning; 2) Recreation & Entertainment; and 3) Public transportation to NYC, Newark Liberty International Airport (with access to shuttle services to JFK & LaGuardia); major shopping malls (Jersey Gardens, Short Hills & Livingston); and the major Universities of NJ (Rutgers, Seaton Hall, NJIT, University Hospital, Kean and Montclair Universities). In addition, our photos are Airbnb verified which means, what you see is exactly what our luxury suites offer.
Our restaurants comprise of high-end multicultural restaurants of Maplewood and South Orange villages. Coffee houses, diners, ethnic and gourmet restaurants offer everything from morning coffee and bagels to late night cafe latte. We also have a variety of exotic fast food take-out establishments that deliver like sushi, Chinese, Italian, Ethiopian, Mexican, Caribbean cuisine, Papa John’s, Dominos and many more. Then we have sports bars, and martini bars, and just fun places to hang out for the evening after the bustle of the NYC. Extended stay clients have laundry facilities onsite, scenic jogging parks, gyms and supermarkets that sell everything from American foods, Latin America food, and African foods to East European food varieties! Since we have a self-catering kitchen, you have a choice of supermarkets and specialty food stores, gourmet and prepared foods and we can have an international dinner party if you are stay a while! In the summer there are two farmer's Markets that offer the best in NJ Fresh produce and flowers. Maplewood has the best community pool in the area and we are members and or guests pay $10/adult/visit. Use of nearby public tennis courts and basketball courts are yours to enjoy. Maplewood golf club is a members only facility, but if you want that I can arrange access to other golf courses. Mushaindoro is a walking distance from SOPAC (South Orange Performing Arts) in South Orange, which also houses the Clearview Cinema complex with 5 theaters in addition to art galleries, an Artist's Network, and performance spaces.
If you are a fashionister or shopaholic looking for a bargain shopping establishment with quality stuff? Then Jersey Gardens Mall, the largest outlet mall in the North East USA is your place to go and its 20 minutes away by car which can help arrange. You need at least 2 days to go through the entire mall and the brand name bargains are priceless and beat NYC prices any day!!! Malls opens at 10am to 9pm Monday to Saturday, Sundays up to 6:00pm. However, additional fine shopping can be found at Short Hills & Livingston Mall just an hour away on the #70 NJ Transit Bus.
NJ Transit Train: from Penn Station Manhattan take the Midtown Direct to South Orange Train stop;
NJ Transit bus from Port Authority #107 stops in front of the house.
NJ Transit bus (#37) from Newark Liberty International or EWR Yellow cabs only a 20 minutes ride
Other Things to Note
We are near most Universities in the area from midtown Manhattan, NYC and in NJ we are a stone throw from Seton Hall University main campus a 15 minute walking distance from Mushaindoro suites. Rutgers University-Newark Campus and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) downtown Newark is a 30 minute bus ride depending on local traffic. Kean University in Union is about 20 minutes ride and Montclair State University is about 30-35 minutes ride via local highways. FDU - Madison in Morristown is about 40 minutes by car.
No Smoking. No Pets. In consideration to other Guests please No Noise. Eating is allowed in the Kitchen and Lounge area only.
Tendai is an amazing host. We stayed for one month at his luxury Muwuyu room and I can surely say I am going to stay at her place again in future. Talking about Tendai's amazing personality has been done in other reviews. She is fantastic and made us feel awesomely comfortable during our stay. We asked her for any help and she offers it to you. We had amazing pleasant stay here. She was very helpful when a slight dispute regarding payments happened into my airbnb account and that was simply amazing to feel how your host is taking your side and helping you resolving an even small problem. She really cares. and she is professional also, it is not like other airbnb experiences I had. It is very amazing.
Now regarding the room, it is very clean, very spacious with a sofa and a king size bed and its own bathroom. The kitchen is very well equipped with all necessary cooking items. Also she provides guests with various choices for breakfast and it was really sweet.
The location of the place is really awesome. 24 hour wall greens. City super market, Subway, Dunkin donuts, dollar shop, huge modern gym are within 5 minutes walks. Other restaurants like pizza shop, ethiopian within 10 minutes walk. If you take a $6 lyft you arrive to South Orange train station in a few minutes or you can walk for 20 minutes, a very easy direct walk. South orange street is full of restaurants and places to eat and for dessert. It is very convenient to get to New York city either with bus or train.
Thanks Tendai for everything
We stayed for one month in Tendai's house in the Luxury Mawuyu room and it was great. She always was very welcoming, she brought us blankets and towels clean week by week so it was very clean for us, and she was very being friendly and interesting to chat. The room is lovely, and the apartment is a good size with a living room/kitchen area and one private bathroom also the room has cable TV, laundry and queen bed size and some additional things like ,milk, corn flakes, fruit and vegetables. If you want to buy a very good things like perfumes, tennis shoes, jewelery, luggage, clothes with a better price than New York "Outlet jersey gardens" is perfect for you that is close to Newark liberty International airport in New Jersey.
The location is 45-60 mins depending of the traffic and if you take the express bus into Port Authority NY thats is 10-15 mins walking to broadway avenue. A great place to stay, thank you!.
Tendai was very wonderful and i totally enjoyed my stay in her place. She was very attentive to my needs and very friendly too. Although i was not home most of the time but when am around she was very nice and friendly
The room was as described in the pictures and the environment was safe because i could walk late at night and feel comfortable. There were also grocery stores at walking distance.
It was a wonderful stay and next time am in newark i would love to stay in her listing again.
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About the Host, Tendai Dephine
Well I am a Leo, a mother of 2, a good daughter, sister, and a loyal friend. My friends think I am an adventurous, humorous "idealist”, and great cook. I love feng shui, good wine & great meaningful conversations! Originally from Zimbabwe, Mushaindoro Hospitality Suites gives me the opportunity to share my African culture, blended with my American experiences. Having travelled a lot, I know what I love about a great stay, therefore I strive to offer my guests an authentic memorable hospitality experience. We believe we are the jewel of African hospitality.
For all ethnic foods groceries a reflection of the surrounding international community - East European, Caribbean, African, Asian, AmericanIrvington Ave Newark NJ 07106
Need a gym while staying with us? Its near, its big and they have lots of equipment!!! Never tried it but seen everyone walking out like they have just been to haven!!Irvington Ave Newark NJ 07106
There are many Chinese restaurants in the area, but this is my habit. They are polite, have consistent portions and deliver fast. Mushaindoro guests get 10% off! Great prices $Irvington Ave South Orange NJ 07079
Looking for authentic Ethiopian cuisine or 100% Vegan meals? Try them. Its only a 10 minute walking distance from Mushaindoro. Get your blended African experience all in one visit! Reasonable $$Irvington Ave South Orange NJ 07079
My kids and I spend as much time as we can at our community pool as members! they have 4 pool sections - toddlers; kidsl; Olympic diving pool. Our guests can buyt a $10/adult $5/kids pass to attend.Boyden Avenue Maplewood NJ 07040
for the Sushi lovers. They also deliver. (website hidden)Academy St South Orange NJ 07079
In the mood for Pizza, I recommend the Philly cheese steak pizza, my favorite of all time! Cost a little more that the regular pizzas but it’s worth the extra 3 dollars. Great prices $Academy St South Orange NJ 07079
A martini bar restaurant that offers exquisite food. Price point about $$$ in comparison to other establishments in the area, but the food is worth it. Also great for just a happy hours hang out byValley St South Orange NJ 07079
Affordable Mexican cuisine on a budget. Great margaritas and happy hour between 4pm-7pm. Price point $ to $$ when you start ordering additional side dishesValley St South Orange NJ 07079
Japanese and Thai food. Eat in or take out is your choice. Great that you can order your meal online and pick it up because they do not deliver.Village Plaza South Orange NJ 07079
There are ethnic supermarket within walking distance like Citiy Extra that sale America/ Haitian/Hispanic/East European African but if variety bargains are your priorities you can not go wrong,Valley St South Orange NJ 07079
American cuisine. Homemade beer for the beer lovers. Nice portions. Casual dinning. $$S Orange Ave South Orange NJ 07079
Some people like Starbucks...I love Dunkin Donuts. While I think their donuts are over prices, their coffee is not bitter my favorites are the coolattas, coffee coolatta exactly.- Summer or Winter!S Orange Ave South Orange NJ 07079
For the best of Italian cuisine in the area. The food is always great. Parking is easily available but from us you can just walk there.Vose Ave South Orange NJ 07079
Love, love this restaurants outdoor roof top eating area in the Summer. For a minute you think you are at some resort place! Very creative with their menu items, $$S Orange Ave South Orange NJ 07079
A great surprise offering of arts and entertainment off the bitten path. Check their websiteSouth Orange NJ 07079
For the casual bar/pub lovers, Bunnys is the spot. great pizza and inb the summer you get to sit outside and enjoy watching life in South Orange go by. $.W South Orange Ave South Orange NJ 07079
Love their hot bagel with so many varieties of fillings. Its a bit of a walk to Maplewood village from Mushaindoro, but worth it on a nice bright morning, Can always catch a jitney back. Price $Maplewood Ave Maplewood NJ 07040
Abuja International caters for Nigerian and some West African Dishes. They have the best tilapia and hot sauce for those that love spicy food. Great portion sizes. $Burnet Ave Union NJ 07083
For authentic Mexican Salvadorean cuisine. (website hidden).Kingsley St West Orange NJ 07052
Shop, shop, shop till you drop. The best place for quality designer stuff at a fraction of the right price. Beats NYC any day, any time! Guard your wallet or you will loose your mind!Kapkowski Road Elizabeth NJ 07201
Family entertainment for the day - Go-carts; bumper cars; indoor rides; game arcadeNew Jersey 10 East Hanover NJ 07936