First floor pre-war 2-bedroom apt. on safe, residential, tree-lined street in the cozy small town of Weehawken. Buses to Port Authority at door every 5 minutes or less get you to Times Square in 5 minutes (allow more during rush hours.) See DIRECTIONS below for specifics. Short walk to 24-hr supermarket, restaurants, drugstore, post office, waterfront park, Light Rail, and a fantastic view of all of Manhattan (from the George Washington Bridge to the Verrazano.) Free parking, high speed wi-fi, sit-out porch.
Smoking allowed only outdoors on a covered porch with comfortable seating.
This is the best place to stay if you want to come home to peace and quiet after a busy day day in the city.
This is the only place to stay if you have a car -- it includes free parking and you don't have to move the car, ever.
THIS LISTING IS FOR THE FUTON IN THE LIVING ROOM, very comfortable and separated from the rest of the house by a privacy curtain. My other listing, "Free Parking Times Square, " is for the PRIVATE BEDROOM.
Four guests can stay here at any one time. The futon bed living room sleeps 2 and the double bed in the private bedroom sleeps 2.
You'll be sharing the eat-in kitchen, full bathroom w/ shower and tub, living area, and back porch with me, and using my high-speed wireless, washer and dryer, iron, towels, linens, books and maps. Anything else you need (toiletries, stationery, umbrella, extra clothes, etc.) just ask.
Breakfast: Please help yourself to fruits, vegetables, soy milk, coffee, teas, juices, hot and cold cereals, peanut butter, jams and jellies, muffins and breads.
If you let me know what things you hope to do, I can help you get discount tickets, restaurant coupons, free tours, etc.
Before you come, you might also like to check out nycgo, (website hidden), Groupon, Playbill, Theatermania, Time Out NY, etc., depending on your interests. Try (website hidden)
DIRECTIONS: Pay $3 cash on the Boulevard East bus that leaves from in front of the Burger King on 42nd Street right across from Port Authority (between 8th and 9th Aves, closer to 8th Ave) Just ask, "Boulevard East?" and someone will show you the right bus and collect your fare.
Yell "First stop please" or "Hess gas station, please" after you come out of the Lincoln Tunnel.
Take the (phone number hidden) , or 128 bus from Gate 212. (After 10 pm go to Gate 325; from 1:30 am to 6:00 am go to Gate 80.) You must buy a ticket from the machine for $3.20; enter 165 and Zone 2. Take your ticket to the gate and board whichever bus comes first; it doesn't matter if its number doesn't match the number on your ticket. Ask the driver "Boulevard East?" just to make sure you are on a Blvd East local bus.
Press the red button over your head after you come out of the Lincoln Tunnel.
-- This bus is much cleaner and nicer, but you can't bring large luggage during rush hour and you can't pay cash.
From all three airports, take the Airporter bus (5 am to 11:30 pm only, approx $15.00) to Port Authority, then get the bus (above) to my house. (website hidden)
From JFK, you can also take the subway ($2.50) to Port Authority. I recommend the Airporter bus if you have heavy luggage; I recommend the subway if you don't.
Note: Although the buses to my house run 24/7, 5 days a week, there is almost NO BUS from 1:30 AM to 3:30 AM on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, and a taxi costs $40.00.
Eat-in kitchen; eat-out/lounge covered back porch; full bath with tub and shower and sink and toilet; living room when not occupied by other overnight guests.
How much do I interact with my guests? As much or little as they want me to. I am always here for them whenever they need me, but if they are busy doing their own thing, I do not bother them. I do expect guests to listen to "the tour" of the house when they first arrive so they know where to find towels, silverware, etc. when I am out, and know how to use their keys, log in to get wi-fi, etc.
My neighborhood is safe, quiet, charming, and friendly. I can walk up the hill to see the fabulous view of Manhattan, or go to the 24-hr supermarket, any time of night or day without worrying.
Buses to midtown Manhattan leave from across the street every few minutes, around the clock. Everyone who comes here says, "Wow! This is great!"
Up to seven people can stay here at any one time. This listing is for the futon pull-out in the living room, which sleeps 2. My other listings are: Free Parking Times Square, is for the private bedroom, which also sleeps 2. The basement apartment sleeps 2 but can accommodate 3 if one doesn't mind sleeping on the couch.
You are welcome to whatever food is in the house for your breakfast, but there is a large full-service 24-hour supermarket a 5-minute walk from here where you can get groceries. We also have great (and very affordable) eat-in and take-out restaurants nearby.
You may smoke outdoors on the porch at all times.
I stayed at Janet's for 10 days and she was easily one of the best hosts I've ever had. She was warm, inviting and overall, very pleasant to be around. Aside from her great knowledge of NY and NJ, she has led quite a unique and great life, so it made for tons of awesome chats.
The house itself is very clean and well-kept and is exactly as advertised in the photos.
Aside from the neighbourhood being very quiet and peaceful, it literally took me 6-7 minutes to get to Times Square everyday from Janet's. It couldn't have been more ideal. Overall, I would stay there again in a heartbeat and would highly recommend to anyone, who will be visiting the area, to stay with Janet.
Absolutely perfect accommodation, Janet is very friendly and helpfull. She advised us a lot uf important information. Bus connection to Manhattan is very good and fast. I can recommend this for other guests.
Janet and Janet's appartment are exactly like the pictures! Janet is really nice and interesting, the apartment is cosy and clean, the breakfast is good and healthy. I definitely recommand staying at her place!
Had a delightful stay here, very convenient via buses across the street to Port Authority, Manhattan. But the best part was meeting the kind, generous host, Janet, who maintains an impeccable home, full of her egalitarian, generous, thoughtful, helpful, open-hearted international spirit, great curiosity and integrity. I feel like I received new treasure in my life, sharing a bit of our lives, and certain I will keep in touch! Would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Janet was a wonderful host - so much fun to talk to - she has many interesting stories to share! I stayed in her front room this weekend with my 11-year old daughter. Janet drove us to the light rail the first morning and explained how to get to the Statue of Liberty. She provided breakfast every morning and FANTASTIC coffee. I highly recommend staying with Janet!
Nuestra estancia en casa de Janet ha sido estupenda. La casa es un poco antigua (alrededor de 100 años) pero está en una zona muy tranquila en la orilla opuesta de Manhattan. Un poco más arriba de la casa de Janet hay unas vistas maravillosas del skyline de Manhattan (estáis enfrente del Midtown) . Toda la información que leímos, tanto la aportada por Janet como los comentarios de los huéspedes, es totalmente exacta. Los autobuses paran practicamente al lado de la casa y en unos minutos te dejan en el centro (la terminal de Port Authority en la calle 42, a un paso de Times Square y al lado del metro para desplazaros por Manhattan). Procurad evitar las horas punta porque el tráfico en NY es un horror (incluído el tunel de Lincoln que tenéis que cruzar) ¿Y qué decir de la anfitriona? Es una mujer estupenda, detallista y generosa. La información que nos mandó para acceder a su casa era tan detallada que no tuvimos ningún problema para ir desde el aeropuerto por transporte público. Thank you so much, Janet!
Great location in a peaceful neighbourhood immediately off the NJ- end of the Lincoln Tunnel, with both indy and official transit buses a 5-7 min ride to midtown Manhattan at about 1 PM. Free street parking (with a guest pass obtained from Janet) was readily available for my weary car and body when I arrived early on a Wed morning. My room was comfortable and clean with blinds that kept the morning light at bay well for a light-sleeper like myself.
Janet was truly a wonderful host starting with her being so accommodating of my odd hours (I did try hard to get in quietly as any basically decent person would). She had plenty of edible goodies on hand which I would never expect but much appreciated after a festive night on the town. I was lucky to meet/chat with her the morning I left and get an idea of what a lovely person she is. I'm sure Airbnb thrives because of hosts like her and I'd love to stay at her place again.
住在Janet家的這三天非常愉快。剛到的當天，Janet就親自帶我們去當地的超市，當晚我們就用她的廚房煮了美味的晚餐! Janet也是個非常大方的房東，就像其他評價說的一樣，冰箱裡的所有食物都可以吃，簡直就是在自己家裡一樣! 這是我非常難想像的~她也用心到當確定租房之後，我就收到她個人寫的New York guide.裡面有很多網站資訊~我三天的行程包括租到較便宜的腳踏車，都是透過她給的網站。雖然每天必須花美金6快前來回曼哈頓，但交通時間很短~更重要的是從威霍肯看對岸曼哈頓的景色真的是非常值得!! 而且只要走路五分鐘就到。
Janet was super friendly! She welcomed us with a cup of tea and we enjoyed sharing passion for folk music. The room was perfectly clean and Janet gave us all we needed: towels, touristic information and good fruit jam. The flat is just right crossed the Lincoln tunnel, in a very peaceful place, compared with the crowded Manhattan. We enjoyed staying there, even if to get there we had always to take the bus. But it's just a 10 minutes trip to get in a really peaceful place. Janet is really enthusiastic to host people and this makes her a very good host. We really reccomend her place!
This was our first time using airbnb. We heard about it after a friend recommended it to us. We were really excited to check it out as we found out staying in the city was going to be really expensive. We were driving from Canada and were looking for free parking to save money. We decided to look to New Jersey because there were slim pickings for free parking downtown. Janet’s place was the closest place to Times Square so we instantly checked her out. Her place offered 5 minutes away from Times Square, free breakfast and free parking. Jackpot! She was our first choice and the quickest to respond, so we booked the same day. She offers two rooms in her apartment - a private and a semi-private. We booked the semi-private and it was a big space, comfortable and it suited our needs. Janet was extraordinary, so welcoming and down to earth. We got lost along the way and had to call her for help. She answered our call promptly and even e-mailed us directions when she couldn’t get a hold of us. When we got to her place after 11 hours of driving she offered us dinner that she had made. She didn’t lie, the bus to NYC is a 5 minute ride. Also the bus stop happens to be right across the street from here place. We weren't waiting for more than 5 minutes for a ride. Janet helped us with any questions we had. She has more than enough information at her place to help you along your way. She fed us, made us delicious coffee and kept us entertained with great conversation. Overall our first experience with airbnb and Janet was more then we could have asked for. We defiantly recommend Janet as a host and are sure that you will not be disappointed! Thank-you Janet!
Oh and by the way she happens to be a 3 minute walk to the best view of the New York skyline. She graciously walked us up to see it and we were shocked at how close and how beautiful it was – especially at night!