My family takes alot of pride in the upkeep of our home and apartments. Our building has 2 apartments and consists of four stories overlooking midtown Manhattan. Val and I live on the property and both work and travel from home. Val is a wine importer and I am a construction manager and vacation property manager. Nothing makes us happier than when friends and family come to visit our nests. We also enjoy hosting people from afar and try to give a great experience by offering great lodging in a safe area. Our views are the best and there is limitless entertainment and food just steps away. The fact is, this area of Jersey rules and their is no better safer/fsater/convenient commute to Manhattan than from our front steps! Promise!
Our living areas are very comfortable and we have furnished the great meeting spaces with new and antique/chic/vintage pieces. All of the apartment areas have great natural sunlight and great lighting through fixtures and lamps at night. Easy to get relaxed with the lights dimmed and a glass of wine! The dining room places six and is a great place to just enjoy the conversation of the days activities. The bedrooms are very inviting with pillow top beds protected with fiber and plastic bedding protection covers. All of our sheets and comforters are high quality and are maintained with the highest standards of cleaning. You will have the best rest. The kitchen is stocked with all the utensils and cookware you need. There are 2 major grocery stores within walking distance and plenty of bodegas for the little items and snacks. We will get you started with a few juices, milk, cereal, fruit, coffe and a couple of other staples. We have spices, oils and condiments for your use so no need to buy the everything when you go to the store.
The neighborhood is extremely convenient to Times Square, which is the center and conduit to all in Manhattan and outer boroughs. During rush hour it could take up to 30-45 minutes to get into the city at Times Square. All other hours and weekends it is typically 20 minutes. What is unique about our street is the commute. We live in a very popular area for working commuters and artists. The buses run in a continuous circular route that only picks up working commuters and tourists. You will have no issues with safety on the bus trains or ferries which are all just a step from the house. We have wonderful parks and great exercise space right across the street. We are within walking distance from all stores and restaurants. Buses and vans pick up by the house every ten minutes for your easy ride to Times Square!! Easy in and out on the bus or use the ferry. The light rail train is only a five minute walk away and the ferry gives you a boat ride and great views.
My Wife and I enjoy the hustle and bustle with the NYC life during the day. But when its time to relax and have some nice quiet time, our view and our proximity to everything makes us a very desirable place to be.
Wherever you stay, have a great time. And be sure to stay with friendly genuine people. Val and I wish you luck and safety on your travels. Enjoy the Big Apple, and take a good bite!!! Regards, Marty and Val
Please respect our home as your own. Be good to yourself and others aound you. If you live like this, it pretty much covers all the rules. We will only allow respectful people who need good lodging at a great rate. We hope at the end of your visit, you come back again. Thanks, Marty and Val
We spent two weeks at Valerie's and Martin's place. We truly enjoyed our stay. Martin and Valerie are great hosts and helped us whenever we needed something. The apartment is charming. It is roomy, nicely furnished and very comfortable. We are a family of four with two young children and we all felt very well. The view on Manhattan is stunning (even better than on the pictures). Also the location is ideal: a shuttle bus (every 10 minutes) literally pics us up in front of the house and drops us off on 42nd Street and 8 Avenue (for 3 dollars per seat), just minutes away from Times Square and from a lot of subway lines (A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, N, Q, R). So basically, although you live in New Jersey, you feel like being in Manhattan. In addition, within 10 minutes of driving from the house, there are Trader Joe’s, A&P Fresh, Wholefoods Market, Target, etc., and many restaurants. Again, very convenient.
During our stay, the car was the only small concern: you have to park on the street and you need a parking vignette quickly otherwise it is hard to park during weekday mornings. That being said, Valerie and Martin, were very helpful in dealing with the vignette and offered help on a few occasions.
Thanks Martin and Valerie. We hope to see you again.
Cheers and happy New Year!
Upon arrival, the AC unit was damaged so Martin quickly moved me to another property he manages just 3 houses up the street. The replacement apartment (5111 Boulevard East) was as beautiful and convenient as the original one. Marge, the owner was extremely attentive and friendly. I strongly recommend this property to anyone working or visiting New York. Transportation to Manhattan could not be any easier with buses passing by every 10 minutes. I will definitively come back next summer to this property. Thank You :-)
Tout d'abord, notre expérience ne concerne pas "So close to the APPLE, take a bite2", mais "Shangri La on the Hudson".
Ce logement est formidable, idéalement situé face à Manhattan. Quel plaisir de rester tard le soir à regarder les lumières de la ville .
Le quartier est très agréable, petites maisons de ville face à l'Hudson. Les transports sont très pratiques, entre les bus et les vans, il y a un transport toutes les 10 minutes. Et en 20 minutes on se trouve au centre de Broadway.
Le logement est très clair, les pièces sont spacieuses. Le linge de toilette est en grande quantité .
Nous tenions à remercier Martin pour son écoute: merci pour la réparation rapide de la climatisation. Merci aussi pour la possibilité que nous avons eu de revenir le vendredi soir nous rafraîchir et reprendre nos bagages, car notre vol était à 23h20. Merci aussi pour tous les conseils sur les transports et les détails pratiques du quartier.
C'est vraiment une très bonne adresse .
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First of all , I must say that both Valerie and Martin have behaved great with me and my family, helped us at all times and for everything we needed they always were there.
The house is spectacular, spacious, and with incredible views of Manhattan. The area is very quiet, clean and with access to all kinds of resources. The stop is right next to the door of the house and the bus takes 10 minutes to get to Manhattan, Times Square.
You can not even imagine how nice it is to have breakfast watching the sunrise and the sun rising over buildings of Manhattan while sitting in the lounge. Equally beautiful is the sunset reflected in the windows of buildings in NY. It's a pity we can not upload the pictures we took from the window.
All I can say about these three weeks of Christmas is that they have been unforgettable.
We made two great friends and what they want we will be always there.
We definitely recommend this place to enjoy NY .
Thank you very much Val and Martin!!!
Martin and Valerie... You just hope there were more people like them in the world!!!! Very nice apartment, easy to get to, and so close to Times Square, Midtown Manhattan, etc.
The view is not well described in the picture. Beleive me, when you see it you're not going to find words to describe it. We stayed 10 days there, and there wasn't a single trouble with the apartment or the hosts. Fully recommendable for any person of any age of any culture.
We are a family from Ireland who stayed at this address for a week. Great spacious apartment with linen service and cooking facilities if you have time to cook in New York|! Great views of Manhattan , especially at night.
Local bus service every 10 - 15 minutes from front door will leave you at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan within 15 minutes. (five Minutes walk to Times Square.)
Hosts Marty And Val were extremely friendly , informative and helpful to us .
I would recommend this accommodation to anyone.
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My wife and I and our 2 Great Danes live in a large 4 unit building in West New York. We prefer not to lease but rather enjoy our wonderful indivdually decorated and secure apartments with family, friends and people traveling who are responsible and respectful. We are very generous outgoing people who care about your lodging with us and will go to the extremes to ensure your comfort. Good Luck, we hope to see you. Marty