About this listing
We are renting out our lovely 3 bed/3bath for one month-long rental, August 2014 only. It is a large, modern home, fully equipped with every amenity, private backyard, parking, gym, and elevator. Great location to enjoy quaint, fun Hoboken and NYC!
Our home is perfect for families, especially. We are in a friendly yet quiet modern building, with private garage parking, gym, courtyard, and elevator. We have an entrance through the building as well as a private entrance through our own patio.
Our home is unique for this area because of it's size and conveniences. We have a large, 1700 sq ft duplex (2 levels), plus our 1100 sq ft private back yard. Upstairs is two large bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The master bedroom has a queen bed, walk in closet, jacuzzi tub and the best shower! The second bedroom has two twin beds, with another full bathroom across the hall. Downstairs is a play room (or third bedroom - we have mattresses and futons) and a third full bathroom.
Our place features a modern and open fully-equipped kitchen, separate living room and dining room areas, washer/dryer, central air-conditioning, custom tiling and mouldings, hard wood floors, 3 large flat screen TVs, wifi, etc. We have children so we can also make available toys, books, and a pack n' play (portable crib).
Our patio is lovely (the photo isn't great but the space is!) We have a BBQ and a hammock for relaxing, as well as table and lounge chairs. It looks out over the tree-lined courtyard and has outdoor toys for children (as desired.) We are also directly across the street from a terrific park and playground.
Guests will have access to everything - all inclusive. This includes satellite TV, DVRs, several flatscreens, wifi, and all in-house appliances. Also exclusive access to our large private patio, and parking.
Interaction with Guests
We will be in London during your stay - reachable by phone or email whenever needed. We also have a close friend in town who can help as needed. We will provide you in advance with all the info you need about our home and your surrounding neighborhood, NYC transport schedules, etc. And we will of course arrange for keys.
Beyond the proximity to NYC, Hoboken is a wonderful and famous town to be in and explore. It is probably best known as the birthplace of Frank Sinatra, and most recently known as the home of the hit TV show, Cake Boss. It is only 1-square mile, and yet we have everything right here.
We have beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline from our own waterfront. We have many parks, playgrounds, restaurants, bars, shops, grocery stores, movie theater, and transportation. Every convenience that you need or want is within easy walking distance. (For example, within just 3 blocks of our home in any direction are restaurants, convenience stores, supermarkets, parks, transportation, etc.)
Washington Street, the main street in Hoboken, with all it's many shops and restaurants, is a 5 minute walk. (Remember we also have a parking spot if you do have a car and want to drive anywhere. The nearest beaches of the Jersey Shore are only an hour or so away....)
Our home is 2 miles across the Hudson River from NYC. It is very quickly and easily accessible to NYC, where many Hoboken residents commute daily (including me.) The bus stop is 1 block away, and a 15 minute ride into midtown Manhattan. The ferry across the river to Manhattan is a 15 minute walk, and a 7 minute boat ride. The PATH train to downtown Manhattan is a 15-20 minute walk and a 7 minute train ride. Traveling to NYC by bus or PATH is cheaper than if you lived in Manhattan and took the subway!
We can fill you in much more with information on what to do and where to go in Hoboken, and New York City. It's a great way to have quick, easy access to New York and New Jersey while enjoying more space and a lovely neighborhood community. We think you will have a wonderful summer here!
Other Things to Note
Please note, we are renting out for the month of August 2014 only - and we are only seeking one, month-long rental during this time.
Children are welcome, but sorry pets and smokers are not. As this is our primary home, we are seeking responsible and respectful renters who will treat our place with care!
We stayed together with our two little children four weeks in Micheles apartment in Hoboken and I just have to say we had the most amazing time. Michele took care to leave a lot of toys for our kids and also made sure, that her apartment was baby safe, we appreciated that very very much! My conversation with her was always uncomplicated and quick.The apartment itself offered us everything we needed and even more. Also we could enjoy the summer in their beautiful yard, which was great for kids and adults at the same time. Michele really took care of everything, she left us many useful informations (playgrounds, where to eat, how to commute to Manhattan etc.). The apartment was great, you'll find everything you need there, a large living room, three bathrooms, two bedrooms, a play- and TVroom downstairs and a large kitchen, where you find everything you need. Hoboken is a fantastic place to stay, especially if you have children, it's calm, it has many playgrounds, there is everything you need for daily life, many nice restaurants and at the same time it is very easy to go to Manhattan (about seven Minutes by PATH-Train). Alltogether I just want to thank Michele for offering us her beautiful home and making our New York-Adventure the best memory!
The host family was wonderful and the home was beautiful, This location was so easy to work in and visit NYC. Although we did not meet the owners in person, the communication was excellent from arrival to departure. Michele and her family went out of their way to make us feel comfortable during our summer stay—they even made adequate room in their closets and dressers in every room for our personal things. I especially welcomed the handwritten notes on how to work everything from the washer to the shower, the highlighted maps to NYC, information about local restaurants and local fun places to go. I was hesitant about using the site originally but this was the BEST first time experience to have with this host family and Airbnb. I highly recommend this family and their home.
About the Host, Michele
We are a married American couple with two children, age 6 and 4. We live in tfun and lovely Hoboken, NJ and I work in NYC. I'm in advertising and have the opportunity to travel, which we love. Our favorite place is London, and so we spend our summers there as often as possible.