About This Listing
Welcome to my house, where you will feel completely safe and were you will receive worm and friendly atmosphere. Comfort, safety and cleanness is our main criteria. You will also have your own privacy and peace of mind.
We are located in the center of it all... minutes away from NYC by bus and minutes away from met-life stadium in Rutherford New Jersey.
my rates are cheap and you will enjoy your stay with me.
30 minutes from Time Square by public transportation, quiet neighborhood.
Path Trains are just few minutes away.
From Bus terminal it is #125 or from Gate 51 any mini bus. To New York it is only $3 but be aware that last bus leaves at 1 am. after that you can take alternate bus and walk 20 minutes or take a 5 minute cab ride home.
Interaction with Guests
we are trying to give our guests as much privacy as they want but we are there if they need us.
Neighborhood is very quite safe and residential. very family friendly. Parking is very difficult around this area, but we offer parking for 10 per day. Please let us know ahead of time if you need to park your car.
Public transportation is very close.
Bus#125- 5 minutes walking distance
PATH- 20 minutes away from our house
Taxi- 24 hour, around the corner
We are located on the 10 th street and Columbia avenue. Bus stop is 10 th street and Kennedy boulevard, in front of coach house dinner.
Other Things to Note
This is a 4 bedroom apartment, some or all bedrooms might be occupied. Expect to share a kitchen and bathroom.
keep a house clean and tidy
We had a very good experience with Mari and her family. They were really accommodating of our late arrival (due to a problem with our bus that completely crushed the schedule of our first day in NYC) and our room was just as described. The other guest were also really friendly and the house was overall really nice and clean. Our room was only slightly cold, but nothing really uncomfortable. Arriving to Mari’s house was easy and the neighborhood was really nice and peaceful.
We felt neither comfortable, safe, nor clean in this place! First of all, the host was not there to meet us, and the neighbor did not expect us. The kitchen was filthy, with a sink full of dirty dishes under the broken kitchen faucet, trash overflowing from the can, and fruit rotting on the counter. Our room was tiny, with no storage space for our anticipated six month stay, and we suspect the sheets had not been washed prior to our arrival. We did not sleep well on the uncomfortable bed, partly because the six other guests were loud until late in the evening, and partly because the front door was purposely left unlocked at all times, which had us worrying. We booked the room for a month, but checked out after one night.
this review should be disregarded because my house is always clean and ether me or someone from my family is here to make our guest welcome. Her room was clean and sheets and towels were fresh.
We has other guest at home that were leaving next morning and I apologized for mess and at the same time it was clean. they cancelled their stay and money was reimbursed that same night.
Overall, the check-in went nicely. Even though we were initially checked into the wrong room, we were sent to a correct room with an extra bed provided. Location is ok, with 20 bus rides to Manhattan. Great price for the value. The host provided us with a cake on new year day so that's a plus. Facilities can be improved though, with the ceiling light going dark on our second last day. The room can also be a bit cold at night.
Mari's house was good for the easy-going travellers who is looking for the place based on their budget. Although I couldn't met Mari that much during 10 days, but she generously tried to fix the problems whenever I asked. And some tips for next guests : 1) please aware that NJ transit, especially bus no.125 will not always satisfy your expectation. Add extra time for transportation on your travel plans. 2) There is one great bakery, you definitely want to check, on Palisade Avenue & 7th street. It is walkable from Mari's house.
The directions are incomplete and vague but eventually we found our way there. Not a good start for tired travellers. The location is fine but it's a 3 block walk to a 25 minute bus ride - NOT 'near Times Square' as claimed. There was a mix up so we took a room different to what we expected but then had to change again late the next night when the people who had booked that room arrived. The claims about cleanliness are exaggerated: black mould on the shower curtain, hair in the shower, my socks covered in long hairs from the floor, etc. We were disappointed that the described hosts don't actually live there. It could be good value if it was more honestly represented and cleaner. The entryway - down steep stairs loaded with electrical cables between the houses - has no light or handrail and should be addressed immediately for public safety.
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About the Host, Mari
A very friendly family and always welcoming to guest. I make sure that each and every guest enjoys their stay and we even try to recommend places for them to see to make it as enjoyable as possible :)