About this listing
This beautiful guest room with a private full bath in a pre-war building is your stylish, comfortable home away from home. It's an easy walk or bus ride to the PATH station, and then a quick train ride into the heart of NYC.
Lovely garden-themed bedroom with private bathroom in a gorgeous pre-war building in the quiet McGinley Square neighborhood of Jersey City. Free wifi, shared kitchen with friendly homeowners. Short walk, cab, or bus ride to train station into NYC, where unlimited options for fun await you! A very affordable and comfortable alternative to the cramped and expensive hotels of NYC.
We are ideally located in quiet Jersey City, on the other side of the Hudson River from Manhattan. We have a metro (PATH train) stop that is a 13-minute walk (or 5 minute cab or bus ride--the bus picks up on our corner) from the apartment that takes you to Manhattan in 15 minutes. The PATH train runs 24 hours a day, every 4 min during rush hour, every 10 min most of the rest of the day. There are stops at the World Trade Center, the West Village, Chelsea, and Midtown.
Our location is VERY convenient to Newark Airport and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan (a bus from there drops you off right on our corner).
If you like to run or walk, lovely Lincoln Park is only a 5 minute walk away. There's a pond (with turtles!), tennis courts, basketball courts, and a running track.
The garden room is sunny and bright in the mornings, but the blinds make it nice and dark at night. Sheets and towels are provided, and will be replaced once a week. Help yourself to coffee and tea whenever you like.
If you are arriving late in the evening, we would be happy to provide a continental breakfast for your first morning. After that, your meals are up to you. There are lots of grocery store options nearby, and we will have a shelf in the pantry and in the refrigerator for you to store your own food. You are welcome to use our dishes, pots and pans, oven, microwave, toaster oven, and dishwasher.
Please note: We have a very gentle cat--just want to be clear about that in case you have allergies.
Guests have full access to our completely equipped kitchen, and of course to the private bathroom and guest room with lots of storage space: a closet, an armoire, and a large trunk.
Interaction with Guests
We are very mindful of guests' privacy, but always available to answer questions or offer local advice.
--Although we are flexible about when guests can check in and check out, we require that you tell us your arrival time at least 24 hours before you come. We both work outside the home and often need to make special arrangements for week-day arrivals.
--We charge a replacement fee of $75 for lost keys.
--We have a very gentle, friendly cat, so we'd definitely like our guests to be pet lovers and non-allergic.
--If we are out of town, you are welcome to use the entire apartment (sleeps 8-10). If we are here, we will be limiting our rental space to just the bedroom with private bath + the kitchen.
--Feel free to use our kitchen, and store food in the fridge and pantry. There are supermarkets and produce markets nearby. We provide a continental breakfast for your first morning if you arrive late in the evening, but after that your meals are up to you. Coffee and tea available whenever you like.
--Absolutely no smoking in the apartment, please.
--Laundry: There is a laundry room in the basement of our building.
--Parking: You can usually find parking on the street (free) near our building during the day. It can be hard to find a spot in the evening after everyone has come home. There is also a parking garage (~10 dollars/day) near Journal Square (PATH train station) that is a 10-minute walk from our apartment if you prefer covered parking.
Thank you for looking at our listing and please feel free to email us with ANY questions!
Meredith and Richard
About the Host, Meredith & Richard
Meredith is a children's book editor and Richard is a graphic designer. We both love to travel and meet new people. We have lived in our beautiful pre-war apartment building in Jersey City for ten years, and enjoy sharing our 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home with short-term travelers. We also love taking advantage of AirBnB as guests when we travel!