About this listing
This is a 2 bedroom apartment (max 6 person) just 10 minutes from NYC. The building is situated in a quiet location, yet it is just around the corner from the business district and a few blocks to the buses that take you to Manhattan in 15 minutes.
Welcome to New Jersey/New York!
This is a 2 bedroom apartment located on the top floor of a 2-family home - just 10 minutes from NYC. If you are interested in renting just one room, please go to https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/704573 (RedRoom) or 704577 (GreenRoom).
Please note: with this screen you are booking/inquiring the ENTIRE APARTMENT (max. 6 persons).
It is ideal for people looking to visit the city for a couple of days as well as people looking to stay for a couple of months. Please message me if you are interested in staying for an extended period of time and I will be happy to discuss long-term pricing with you then.
The apartment has been completely renovated, including the bathroom. The walls have been newly painted and all furniture is brand new!
Please make sure that you check all my other listing – *the RedRoom & *the entire Apartment - under my profile, and if you don't find the dates you're looking for, shoot me an inquiry anyways and I'll do what I can to help you, including recommending other great local hosts.
Great energy and very peaceful! Feel free to message me with any questions!
ABOUT YOUR APARTMENT and the house:
* There is a fully equipped kitchen and refrigerator. We provide coffee, tea and hot chocolate. We encourage you to make yourself at home. Depending on the length of your stay, you can stack up on food and drink, there is plenty of storage space! We suggest restaurants (menus on the book shelf of those that deliver!)
* Keypad code (no physical keys) so you can come and go as you please
* There is a key to each bedroom to assure privacy and security
* The Green Room) has a day bed with a pullout bed. The room comfortably accommodates two people; the RedRoom has a very comfortable queen-sized bed and the couch in the living room can be converted to a queen-sized bed as well.
* Free WIFI
* Includes all linens, blankets, towels and pillows
* Fully equipped kitchen
* We can install child proof rail guards
* LGBT friendly
* Pet friendly
Interaction with Guests
I do not live in the house. I like to come by the morning after guests arrive to answer all questions and to make sure everything is in order. After that I keep in contact with guests via (website hidden) or other applications (Email or phone), so we can be in contact at all times. I am only a few blocks away and can be there in 10 minutes if need be.
* Located in Union City, NJ, a very short direct bus ride to the Times Square area
* Five blocks from gorgeous Manhattan views (along Hudson River)
* Best 'cafe con leche' in town around the corner. You'll wonder why you spend so much at Starbucks!
* Buses to Manhattan/Times Square run every minute during day, and every 4 minutes at night. Buses run 24/7.
It is easier and faster to commute into the City from Union City than commuting from Brooklyn or Queens. If you were to stay in the Bronx it would take you 40 min to get to Times Square. If you were to stay in Brooklyn it would take you the same amount of time as subways in Brooklyn are not direct. If you were to stay in Manhattan you would not find a place as big as this one for this price.
* Great grocery and wine/liquor stores in the neighborhood; a Bodega around the corner (open until 11pm), an Italian deli across the street from it, and the supermarket is just a few blocks away.
* Very safe neighborhood, lots of great restaurants and bakeries but also very quiet at night.
ABOUT TRANSPORTATION: Believe it or NOT – it is possible to be outside of Manhattan and so close to it, yet it's true. Here are some facts about transportation:
1. Apartment is 5 minutes (7 blocks) walking from the central bus stop at post office.
2. The jitney bus is very frequent, I rarely wait for it more than 2 to 3 minutes. Most of the time you won't even wait at all. You will get to the bus stop and a bus will be there.
3. Buses are available 24/7 so you can catch them even when you spend the whole evening out.
4. The price of these express buses is $3 onboard, and $2.50 if you buy tickets at ticket window #23 at Port Authority Bus Terminal
5. You won't find a timetable or route on the internet for these buses, it's a private bus company that runs many lines in and out of Manhattan
6. City bus #22 runs every 30 minutes into Hoboken, home of the Cake Boss, Birthplace of Frank Sinatra and Baseball (where you can also catch the PATH into Manhattan 33rd Street and/or the World Trade Center) and bus #123 every 15-30 minutes (during commute hours) into Manhattan’s Port Authority (42nd Street & 8th Avenue – Times Square)
* Easy city bus access to Jersey Garden Outlet Mall, much closer and as good as Woodbury Commons.
We are also close to Hoboken, Weehawken and Jersey City.
Other Things to Note
Being an urban area, parking is tight. We will provide a visitor pass so you have the same privilege as residents. Please note, that you must not forget to return this pass, otherwise we will need to charge you $35.00. For those who are not familiar with the parking system in the US, you must adhere to the parking rules - ie NO parking in fire zones / handicapped zones; sweep days; parking meters need to be adhered to and if you get a ticket, do not assume that you will not get another one if you don't move your car.
Many ask about the price and extra fees and how to pay. When you put in the dates and number of people you will get our total cost. There are no taxes or extra fees on top of this, but AirBnB adds their fee. It varies between 6-12% on top of our price.
All the payments are safely made with credit card to AirBnB when booking. They hold the money until the day you check in and will then transfer it to us.
Bookings with us are done with the "strict" cancellation policy and all cancellations should be done through AirBnB. This being said, if we manage to re-rent the place the nights you have canceled we can give a bigger refund to you than what the strict cancellation policy dictates. The earlier you cancel the bigger the chance that we will find other guests.
DEPOSIT IS FOR KEYS + VISITOR PASS or any damages that may have occurred. IT WILL BE REFUNDED TO YOU BY AIRBNB AFTER YOU HAVE CHECKED OUT.
To confirm that you have read the entire description, please include the secret word "GreenwichVillage" in your inquiry to me.
Check out by 11am – if you need to stay longer, a special request can be made, depending if we need the room the same or the next day.
I was born in Vienna, Austria and have been living in the States for some 4 decades. I lived in Greenwich Village and the East Village (NYC) for 25 years - I consider myself a true New Yorker still, although I now live in New Jersey! I speak German and English and the people in the building speak Spanish!
Please wash all the dishes, dry them, put them away and take out the garbage before you check out (see recycling notice on the bulletin board).
Security Deposit is held to ensure return of Room Key & Visitors Parking Pass. Please leave your room keys in the door locks upon check out, and the parking pass on the bulletin board to make sure that deposit is instantly refunded to you. Check out is by 11am.
Smoking is not allowed in the apartment – please smoke outside in front of house.
The house is in a quiet residential neighborhood, so PLEASE NO noise after 11pm.
There is lovely family living on the first floor, who can also answer questions.
Please keep food in the kitchen, we keep a pest free house and wish to continue to do so.
NB. Absolutely no downloading of copyrighted materials (no bit torrent, for example). Any copyright infringement by guests is subject to release of guests’ info to copyright holder for further action.
It was a cute apartment and Hannelore was really nice. She even brought us donuts! Thanks!! Great trip to New York.
Hannelore was a great host. She even brought us some donuts. The apartment was exactly as the pictures we saw and it was perfectly clean. She was very kind to provide us with details in transportation and things to do while in New York. I would definitely come back to this place whenever possible.
Great spot, She was an amazing host going out her way. Will definitely comeback,
The apartment is great. Super clean and comfortable. Easy access to NYC city either by bus or shuttle. The walking distance to transportation is within 10 minutes. Hannelore is a nice lady who answer all of questions patiently. We do enjoy our stay!
Hannelore was a very welcoming host. She kindly brought us a box of donuts on our first day and made us feel welcome. Overall a very nice stay. Only annoying part was the 3 dollar buses each way to commute into Manhattan. Besides that the buses ran very frequently so we barely ever had to wait.
Thanks for your kind words Connor ... unfortunately one does have to pay for the commuter bus and I do state this clearly in the "transportation section" of the property description. Being in another state than NYC, the buses are run by a different company than the NYC Metro card! Hopefully one day all transportation companies will participate in one tri-state tariff!
Hannelore made us very welcome. She greeted us with doughnuts! The listing is very accurate and the neighborhood is quiet.
Da gibt es nur eins zu sagen: Vielen lieben Dank für alles!!!
Hat alles gut geklappt.Kommunikation mit Hannelore war 1A.
Alles was wir brauchten war in der Wohnung..Sehr schön eingerichtet.Hannelore war immer zu erreichen wenn wir sie brauchten.Um die Ecke konnte man Lebensmittelmärkte und kleine Imbisse finden.Bushaltestelle ist in 5 Minuten zu erreichen. Linie 123 Richtung Porth Autority Bus Terminal, und schon ist man am Time Square. Haltestelle ist in der 22st Palisade Avenue und heißt "Highpoint". Pro fahrt 3,20/ pro person. Lohnt sich am Automaten eine 10 Karte zu holen.Einkaufen würde ich im Jerseygarden Outlett.Steuerfrei!!!!!
Kurzum:War unser erster Newyork Trip und war super spannend und aufregend.Hannelore hat mit dazu beigetragen das alles zum Erfolg wurde....
Liebek dank nochmal für alles.
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About the Host, Hannelore
Emigrated to the US from Vienna, Austria and lived in New York City for 25 years before moving to New Jersey. I consider myself more of a true New Yorker, but did not forget my heritage - love Vienna and the Viennese/Austrian culture. New York is my second home and that is why I live only 10 minutes from Manhattan - this give me access to theater, concerts and all the great cultural activities New York offers, just a stonethrow away from my home! Having brought up 3 children in Manhattan (mainly the Village and East Village) and worked all my adult life in midtown Manhattan, I am very familiar with anything New York - so ask away!
If you need a personal guide to show you the New York from the prospective of a native New Yorker, I am available on a per day basis.
My professional life during the past 2 decades, you should "google me" and you will find that I had a big influence in forming the spa industry in America and beyond. I am the author of several publications for the spa industry, including the Spa Encyclopedia, The Day Spa & Medical Spa Directory & the Day Spa Business Bible. Before that my career was with the marketing of Austria, working at the Austrian National Tourist Office in New York, hosting thousands of travel agents, press and convention organizers in Austria.
Being Austrian, I have a natural for the hospitality industry, which is obvious throughout my life having been involved in the travel industry, conducting tours to Mexico, and selling ski tours mainly to the Alps! I have traveled extensively, both on business and for pleasure. My involvement in the spa industry took me to places like China and Singapore, Buenos Aires, Sao Paolo and Rio DeJaneiro, and of course all over Europe and the United States/Canada, presenting at conferences and exhibits, conducting workshops and more.
Aside from being an entrepreneur, I was instrumental of forming the first day care center for babies in New York City, and the Halloween Parade in the early 1970s in NYC; the International Spa Association, the Day Spa & International Medical Spa Association, and helped many spa businesses to get off the ground, including trade shows and series of workshops!
I am now retired, but still active in helping small businesses within the spa and wellness industry. Aside from that, I am now again involved in the hospitality industry welcoming guests from all walks of lives, from all over the globe into my home.