Union City is on the other side of the Lincoln Tunnel, and therefore very close (10 min bus ride) to Port Authority/Times Square area.
Beautiful 2BR ground floor Apt, Newly decorated, Great value and Easy &fast commute make it a smart choice for NYC trip.
Comfortable Queen size bed in each bedroom with sheets and towels service, Ample closet space, Italian marble floor throughout, Fully equipped kitchen (including: Fridge, Stove, Microwave &Dishwasher), Washer &Dryer, Central Air System, Direct TV and Wi-Fi.
The living room sofa is NOT a sofa bed, and should not be used as a bed.
Private Parking is available for additional $30 a day.
Our policy Is that babies and kids still consider as guests, still uses utilities and still need a comfortable bed to sleep in.
We have 2 queens In the apt, and the couch in the living room is not for sleeping.
Trust me when we tell you, we don't like to turn a way reservation, but we take big pride on our property and the comfort of everyone.
Steps from the apartment you will find banks, supermarkets, 24Hr deli, restaurants, dry-cleaner, US post office and a 10 minute walk to the absolute most incredible skyline view of NYC (especially at night).
Catch the 24/7 shuttle bus around the corner and go directly to Manhattan's Midtown/Port Authority - one block away from Times Square for $3 a seat. It's what all the locals use.On your way back, Entrance to the terminal is on 8ave between 40st-41st. When enter the terminal Take the first escalator say "gate 1-56", than turn right to gate 1-56
Take the stairs all the way down to gate 56 on the right.
On the shuttle bus will be a sign: Peterson.ask the driver to stop at the "Post Office" -that is the first stop once the bus come out of the tunnel.
City bus "NJ Transit" runs every 20 minutes (during commute hours) to Manhattan & every 12 minutes to Hoboken - home of the Cake Boss. Easy bus access to Jersey Garden Outlet Mall, which is much closer and as good as Woodbury Commons.
MORE ON LOCATION:
We are much closer to Midtown Manhattan, Times Sq, Theater District, Madison Square Garden, Grand Central, Empire State Building, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral and Rockefeller Center, than staying in some parts of Manhattan: Wall St, LES, Upper East or West Side above 70th St, all parts of Brooklyn and definitely much closer than staying in Queens/Bronx. Only 2.6 miles to Times Sq, 2.4mi to Madison Square Garden (MSG), and 2.7mi to Empire State Building 2.1 miles from Port Authority.
If you travel by plane, we can arrange for a car service pickup. The driver will hand you the apartment keys, and could help you with the luggage into the apt. Car service from Newark is $80, from JFK is $125 (Tip and Toll are not included)
*Please note that this prices are for up to 3 people (for more than 3 people or more than 2 large suitcases, the driver will need to bring a bigger car which will increase the trip by $20)
Enjoy this low price while I build the trust with reviews and come stay in this great apartment! I live upstairs and will be happy to answer any questions you may have [:-)]
Check in: 3pm and check out: 11am (cleaning crew will be there exactly at 11am)
No smoking in the apartment.(use the private backyard )
please be considerate - no loud music or excessive noise after hours,
The living room sofa is NOT a sofa bed, and should not be used as a bed.
Please make sure all lights are off once leaving the apartment.
Direct TV channels are free, however On demand movies are $7 each, (pay cash or deduct from your deposit).
Please remove All food from the refrigerator on your last day.
I would definitely recommend this place. Shira's apartment was perfect for our stay in NY. It is exactly as it is shown in the pictures (big and cosy) and we found it very clean and tidy when we arrived.
It is very well connected to Times Square, you just have to walk 2 minutes to the corner to take the little buses that run constantly to the center, anytime of the day. They cost $3 and they are really fast. To go back to the apartment, the stop is in the corner between 8th Av and 41st.
The area of the apartment is also very good. There are some restaurants close by, little shops and a supermarket. We went to "Mi Bandera" restaurant and we would recommend it, we had really nice food.
Unfortunately, we didn't have the chance meet Shira personally but she was very kind and efficient answering our emails.
We would be back to this place if we are back to NY.
Shira was incredibly helpful. As a fellow Airbnb user I needed housing for a business client in an emergency. Shira was available and very friendly and personally extended late hours of the evening. Our business client who actually stayed in the apartment was very happy and relaxed staying there.
The apartment was as advertised and could comfortably fit two couples although it was my friend and myself on this holiday. It was clean and comfortable with all mod cons. The one thing I would say it that it was quite dark in the living room/kitchen and the first bedroom as there is very little daylight due to high walls on the window side of the property opposite.
Buses to Manhattan were quick and inexpensive but be aware that if your are returning home late from the city taxis will charge you at least $50 because you're going to New Jersey even though it costs $3 on the bus from the same place!
One thing that was not mentioned on the property description or in any email once we made the booking is that the apartment above this one is also an Airb&b rental. Every step could be heard, it felt like the floor was paper thin, this was only irritating in the early morning and at night when you were in bed and woke my friend up several times - bring ear plugs!
Other than that I would definitely stay here again, the host came to welcome us on the second night which was much appreciated.
Thank you for you comments,
I can assure you that we are very concern with shoes walking in all of our apts. I wish you told me that the first night it happened. I could have talked to them and fix this for you.
Normally this is in our house rule and our welcome email, but now, we also hanged a sign that asked everyone to take their shoes off while they walking around.
L'appartement est trés bien situé, bien équipé, très propre et Shira et Billy nous ont accueilli vraiment très gentiment !
C'est trés facile de se rendre en ville depuis l'appartement, le bus est trés proche (1 minute) et on est à Times Square en 15 minutes.
Merci pour ce séjour, à bientôt !
Shira and Billy are the best, our vacation in NYC was wonderful thanks to their lovely apartment which was everything we were hoping for. I was a bit worried about the 'little' bus to Manhattan but that turned out to be quite easy and fast. We definitely recommend their place and whenever we get back to the New York area we know we have a little home away from home.
Staying on the New Jersey side of the river was convenient (the frequent buses took only 10 minutes to the Port Authority) and Shira's apartment was very realistically priced. Communication via email was quick and her replies always welcoming and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our self-contained unit which was spacious and matched its description and photograph. We self-catered most nights but a range of places to eat out are available nearby - the Thai restaurant is particularly good. A 15 minute walk down the hill takes you to Weehawken and absolutely stunning night views of Manhatten from its riverside park and the Chart House restaurant jetty. The property has a bath, not available in many of the other airbnb places we have used, and the washer/drier was very useful after three weeks 'on the road'. The apartment is on the ground floor (English definition) or first floor (American) and has private access through a lockable gateway. Any noise disturbance from the floor above is no greater than encountered in many hotels. Shira herself could not have been more helpful and we would happily stay in her property on any future trips we make to New York. Regular buses also run down the coast to Hoboken, which is well worth a visit if you can drag yourself away from the attractions of NYC.
Shira's accommodation was just as described. We found the 'little' bus ride into Manhattan quite convenient, we consciously avoided busy times, it was all part of the NY experience. Shira and her husband were extremely helpful and it was a pleasure to meet them.
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