LOCATION AND TRANSPORTATION
This vintage house is located in Union City, New Jersey which is only 4.4 miles away from Times Square. Union City is a HIDDEN TREASURE on the other side of the Lincoln Tunnel and It is only a 12-15 minute bus ride from our house. We are closer to Midtown Manhattan than Brooklyn, The Bronx and most parts of Queens. New York transportation is only 2 blocks away from the house, the private ishuttle buses (some of them run 24/7) and regular buses whose fares range from $2.50- $3.20 one way. You can enjoy the best of both worlds by staying in this city mansion, enjoy New york all day long and come back to this peaceful and quiet neighborhood which is also very accessible to Hoboken, the official home of the famous Carlo's Bakery of Cake Boss and birth place of Frank Sinatra.. Walking distance to supermarket, liquor store, groceries, bakeries, diner, shops and different ethnic restaurants in Summit Ave and Bergenline Ave. You also have the option of ordering your food and it will be delivered to the house. Please refer to our Guidebook so that you can have an idea of the proximity of some places in New York and New Jersey.
- Wireless Internet Access
- Cable TV
- Parking (up to 4-5 cars)
- Fresh Linens and Towels
- Hair Dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Body Wash
DESCRIPTION OF THE HOUSE
The house is approximately 5,000 Sq Ft and it has 3 floors to be enjoyed by small or large groups. There are 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a powder room. Our beds are extremely comfortable and dressed with nice linens, you will surely appreciate them after those long days in the city. It also has a big dining room and a full equipped kitchen. The large living room and the billiard room are perfect for big gatherings. You will definitely enjoy your stay in our place and we will make you feel like home.
- One big bedroom with a king size bed (TV in the bedroom)
- Living Room ( There is a queen sofa bed in this sitting area )
- Billiard Room ( There is a day bed (double) in the sitting area )
SECOND FLOOR (Entertainment Level)
- Large Living room with a 50" flat screen
- Half bathroom
- Additional sitting area
- 2 QUEEN sofa beds
- 1 double day bed (converts to 2 single beds)
- Dining room (8 people)
- Full equipped kitchen
- Sun room/office
THIRD FLOOR ( Bedrooms Level )
- Bedroom # 2 ( King size bed, twin bed and futon)
- Bedroom # 3 ( King size bed with a TV)
- Bedroom # 4 ( Queen size bed )
For your convenience, we also provide airport transportation for an additional cost. We service Newark, La Guardia and JFK airports and our prices are very reasonable. Contact us for more information.
- Absolutely NO smoking is allowed in the premises
- Garbage should be taken out and put in the trash cans located in the driveway
- No other guests are allowed to stay overnight unless is authorized by us
- If any additional guests stays overnight without our knowledge, there will be a charge of $100 per person
- No wild parties. This is a quiet neighborhood and we encourage our guests to respect our neighbors.
- No loud noises after 11:00pm .
- Please help us save the planet by shutting off all the lights when they are not needed.
- Please turn off all the air conditioners when you leave in the morning. (Summer Time )
- Thermostast (HEAT) should be brought down to 62 degrees when not home. (Winter Time)
- Please make sure all coffee makers are off before you leave every morning.
- No pets
This home is amazing! Plenty of dishes, cookware, thick towels, great heat, parking, warm and cozy and of course a pool table. Everything we needed was there at our finger tips. The mansion can easily sleep 16 with no problem. I love booking with this host, this is my 5 time booking with Ruth and Henry, they were on the premises when we got there so we had no problem with entry. It is obvious that they love hosting, in my many stays with AirBNB, no other rentals have compared.
Pasamos una semana maravillosa en esta casa. Estuvimos 15 personas (desde 83 a 10 años) y disfrutamos mucho. La casa es muy acogedora y Henry y Ruth son unos anfitriones perfectos. La comunicación con New York es comodisima con unos autobuses que pasan continuamente y te dejan en Times Square. El barrio es muy tranquilo y seguro. Nos ha parecido un lugar ideal para familias o grupos de 15 personas que quieran visitar NYC.
Ruth was great. She was flexible with me and work around my schedule. The home is truly beautiful. Had a small wedding it was perfect.
Staying at Ruth and Henry's was an absolute pleasure. From the moment Henry met us at the airport until we got dropped back to the airport nothing was too much trouble for Ruth and Henry. The house was beautiful with large spacious rooms throughout; beds were all super comfortable with top grade pillows and linen. Wifi was quick no matter how many of us were logged on; Ruth had even gone that little but extra by having some grocery items for us to use as we arrived late. Her manner greeting us on arrivsl was very welcoming answering any questions we had. Location was great quiet for sleeping but quick walk to shops or busses into New York. Would definitely recommend staying at anything owned by Ruth and Henry as they truly were first class hosts
Ruth & Henry sind sehr zuvorkommende und hilfreiche Gastgeber. Am Ankunftstag haben sie uns für den Flughafentransfer bis zur Unterkunft eine Limousine zu einem absolut günstigen Preis organisiert. Als wir ankamen war der Kühlschrank voll mit Lebensmitteln welche Ruth eingekauft hatte. Mitte Woche hat uns Ruth noch mit einem wunderbaren, feinen Kuchen überrascht, wir waren sprachlos. Überhaupt waren die Gastgeber immer für uns telefonisch erreichbar. Sie hatten uns sogar das Haustelefon zur Verfügung gestellt. Das City Mansion ist riesig und für unsere 6 Personengruppe eine luxuriöse Unterkunft. Die 3 Bäder haben zum exklusiven Service beigetragen. Der Billardtisch und das Klavier wurden jeden Abend von uns benützt. Die Lage ist sehr ruhig, angenehm und sehr sicher. Es hat alles in der Nähe was zu Fuss erreichbar ist. Die Verbindungen nach Manhatten sind schnell und unkompliziert. Wir können diese Villa nur empfehlen. Ist absolut genial. Wir werden sehr gerne wieder kommen. Übrigens wurde uns der Rücktransport von der Villa bis nach Newark kostenlos von Ruth und Henry organisiert. SUPER und vielen vielen Dank an Ruth & Henry für die tolle Zeit in NewYork.
We had a great time at the house - everything was exactly as described, and it was perfect for our needs. Ruth and Henry were caring and attentive, and we couldn't have wished for anymore. It was particularly kind and helpful to allow us to drop our bags before the 4pm arrival time, and also for one of our party to stay in the house after the scheduled departure time as he had a later flight. The house was very convenient for accessing Manhattan, where we spent most of our time in our short stay.
Our stay at the City Mansion was a wonderful experience. It was the perfect place to celebrate our wedding. It is an amazing old mansion that makes you feel very comfortable and welcome. The 1st floor with the billiard room created the perfect ambiance for our Wine and Cheese party prior the weeding. Having a kitchen in the same floor made it easier to prepare and handle the food and wine. The spacious second floor with its living room, dining room and Kitchen, was perfect for the wedding celebration. Last but not least, the 3 bedrooms at the 3rd floor (besides the bedroom at the 1st floor), were comfortable all us 16 people and very quite. The kitchen as well as the bedrooms and bathrooms were equipped with everything necessary for our stay.
The mansion has a great location. The neighborhood was very nice and quiet besides that all the necessary amenities were very close to it (church, restaurants, supermarket, florist shop, pharmacy, cleaners, etc). Bus station to New York was just four blocks away from the house. It takes about 20 minutes to get to NY Port Authority at 42th Street. Taxi to Newark Airport was just $40 and took only 30 minutes (before 6am).
Last, I want to thank Ruth for being a great host. Ruth is an astonishing lady full of energy. She welcomes us with a wonderful cheese cake. She took her time to show us the house, share some family stories and answer our question regarding the house and the area. In addition, she was always available on the phone to help us with our own little emergencies (i.e.: locked rooms!).
If we have to rate our stay at the City Mansion we will say that it was a 10/10 and for sure, we will be back sometime. Thanks Ruth. Blessed be.
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My husband Henry and I have been in the real estate business for over 20 years and we love dealing with people. As hosts, we go out of our way to make you feel at home and we are there for you from the beginning to the end of your vacation. We provide you with a lot of New York tips in order to make your stay a very productive one. You will definitely be pleased with our services and you will enjoy staying at any of our properties! Let us serve you and you won't regret it.