About this listing
Stay in a bright, sunny, and spacious one bedroom private condo in historical Van Vorst Park, Jersey City- only 6 min to downtown Manhattan on the PATH train.
Restaurants, cafes, art, music, and markets are all within walking distance.
Stay in the comfort and convenience of Jersey City when you visit the Big Apple... New York City-only an 7 minute walk to the Grove Street PATH train and a 6 min train ride to downtown Manhattan. Once in Manhattan, you can easily transfer to the MTA Subway or take advantage of our new bike share system! (website hidden)
The private apartment is located on the 4th floor of a traditional brownstone. There is a queen bed in the bedroom and the sofa is a twin pullout. The apartment is fully furnished with linens, towels (one set per guest for the duration of the stay). Laundry is in the building-so pack light! Wifi and TV set up with Hulu, Netflix and more. Enjoy breakfast or romantic dinner on the private outdoor deck with a fully stocked kitchen. Fresh farmer's market every weekend in gorgeous VanVorst park and grocery just down the street.
Various restaurants and cafes are all within walking distance. Local artists and musicians showcase their work at the Groove and Grove outdoor party every week next to the PATH station. Rent a bike for a one of a kind views of the Statue of Liberty while biking through Liberty State Park or coast up the West Side Hwy in Manhattan.
I am a thirty-something freelancing (actress, personal trainer, and bookkeeper) transplant from the South living here for the past 10 years. I enjoy being active, world travel, good food, and dancing...and hosting excited travelers!
The condo is yours to make your home. There is a closet, cabinet, and loft space, that I keep my personal things so no reason or need for you to access them.
Interaction with Guests
You'll be in communication with me personally. This is my home, so I clean it and am there to greet you, give you a tour and keys, and again to see you off!
Grove Street PATH station is 7 min walk (to and from NYC and Newark Airport).
Taxis are at the Grove Street station if you choose. The Jersey Avenue light rail is a 3 minute walk (within Jersey City and Hoboken).
Keep the street off your feet. Kindly remove your shoes before entering the apartment.
Leave all dishes and pots clean. Wipe down stove top if necessary. Place a paper towel over microwaved items to prevent splashing. Place trash in appropriate bins.
Clean up your bathroom mess, i.e. the toilet rim and hair sitting on the drain- no one wants to see it.
The sheets are clean- I promise- so sleep between them, not on top of the white comforter. Remember, your luggage has been wheeled through the same stuff your shoes has, so please don't put your luggage on top of the white comforter.
No eating food on the couch.
Please take precaution not to damage the furniture- use coasters under glasses and don't throw sharp objects (like keys) on surfaces.
Turn off heat or AC when leaving the apartment.
Turn off lights (make sure the dimmers “click” off) when not in use.
The apartment was big and clean. It had a beautiful balcony which was perfect to have a late evening drink on. The neigbourhood was quiet and safe but with a lot of nice restaurants and bars just a view blocks away. With the path you had an easy acces to manhattan. Just 20 minutes away. We had a great stay over there. Bytheway the wifi worked perfect!
We spent a really good time in Marcia's appartment. The location is perfect: very close to Manhattan with the PATH, close to a very nice area a Jersey City with shops and restaurants and close to a supermarket. The appartment is clean and sunny with a nice patio.
We spent a relaxing long weekend in a favorite neighborhood in Jersey City. Marcia's apartment is clean, spacious, well appointed and comfortable. Location is perfect for enjoying lots of great local restaurants and bars as well as for easy access to NYC. The outdoor living space included with this unit was a huge plus for beautiful summer mornings and evenings too. Everything we needed was available to us. We'll definitely be back!
This apartment was great for a few days in NYC - it's big, has good air con and the neighbourhood is lovely. It's 20 minutes from Manhattan on The PATH which was cheap to use and safe. We really enjoyed using the patio and the washer/drier in the basement was really handy. There were a few things that would have made our stay better though:
- The iron and hairdryer were travel size and neither was very good. Full size or newer versions would have been better.
- The fridge, freezer and bathroom cabinets had not been cleaned out, so there was old food and half used deodorants etc. in the space. We felt this was a bit off putting.
- Some tips on the area such as restaurants/grocery stores would have been appreciated. We were sent through some articles on how to not behave like a tourist and not annoy New Yorkers, but it would have been more welcoming to provide some information on how guests could enjoy the city.
Overall it was a great apartment and well suited for couples, the area definitely surpassed our expectations.
My home is a rotation of guests, not a hotel, so yes, there is left over food and toiletries that you are welcome to use or not. I actually provided several links on things to do in the city on the same page as the comical puppet show of "how to behave." In addition, my guidebook on my airbnb page has many many tips and recommendations with maps of the neighborhood, its stores and restaurants. It's all very detailed. I suggest that next time, you ask about these things instead of festering on them so you can leave this kind of review. You didn't have to feel upset or lost if you would have read the information provided. I told you to ask me anything at anytime, but never heard from you after check-in.
Die Wohnung ist sehr sauber, toll ausgestattet und ideal für einen New York Urlaub gelegen (von der Wohnung bis Manhattan West Village braucht man mit Path-Train ca. 20-25 Minuten) . Vielfältige Einkaufsmöglichkeiten für Lebensmittel (sogar Bauernmärkte) und was man sonst noch so alles fürs tägliche Leben braucht, finden sich in der nahen Umgebung. Marcia ist sehr freundlich, immer erreichbar und stets bemüht, den Aufenthalt so angenehm wie möglich zu gestalten. Wir empfehlen die Wohnung uneingeschränkt.
Marcia's place is fantastic. Exactly as described in photos and listing and very clean. Location is great for chilling or exploring Jersey and NYC with a 10min walk to PATH station to Manhattan.
Only thing that may affect some travelers is the apartment is on the 4th floor and you have to go up a a few flights of narrow stairs with your luggage. No problem for us but might be a challenge for others.
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