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3 Guests
2 Bedrooms
2 Beds
1 adult
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About this listing

Luxury abounds in this Private 3rd Floor Guest Suite in our warm and beautiful Tudor home. See the photos for the million dollar New York City View from Your bedroom! The suite includes TWO Separate Bedrooms and a Private bath on the 3rd floor.

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The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Extra people: $35 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $30
Security Deposit: $200
Cancellation: Moderate

The space

Join us in our magical 1938 seven bedroom Tudor home! The 3rd Floor Guest Suite affords a million dollar New York City View from your bedroom and is only a 35 minute train ride from NYC! The suite includes TWO Separate Bedrooms and a Private Bath (see our photos for a blueprint).

This is the perfect alternative to a NYC tourist hotel room, convenient to Northern NJ business meetings, a wonderful B&B for a parent/student college visits in NYC & NJ, parents/alumni weekend, local performance/professional interview or if you're considering moving to the area!

The suite includes two bedrooms and a private bath:

"The Namibian Bedroom" has a queen-size bed overlooking stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. Spacious and quiet, the room is decorated with luxurious linens and African art.

"The Moroccan Room" has a King-size built-in bed with a Moroccan flare. If you do not need it, the room will be kept unoccupied.

A bright, pristine bathroom with shower is off the shared landing. Luxury linens, soaps and hairdryer are available.

***We have priced this listing for the following configurations:
A: 1 Guest - 1 Room (the 2nd room is empty)
B: 2 Guests - 1 Rooms (the 2nd room is empty)
C: 2 Guests - 2 Rooms ($30/day charge applies)
D: 3 or 4 Guests - 2 Rooms ($30/day charge for each of the 3rd or 4th guest)

**** Please advise us during the inquiry as to which configuration you would prefer. Note that the second room charge will apply for Options: C & D. For Option C, I will send you a Special Price which will include the second room charge. Feel free to ask any questions!

We are Patty & John. We have three grown sons, who may or may not be visiting during your stay. They are the leaves off of our tree - fun, respectful and welcoming. We love sharing our home with guests from around the world and want you to feel at Home in Our Home
**Please send an Inquiry to tell us about yourselves and what brings you to the area!

Guest access

Amenities available:
* Cozy fireplaces
* Family Room with Pool Table, Bar, TV, Game Table & Fireplace
* Gym with Elliptical, Free Weights, TV and Spa Bathroom
* Access to Kitchen
* Swimming Pool (April - Late September)
* Backyard with Terrace, Gardens and Basketball Court
* Laundry
* WiFi

** A light, healthy breakfast of coffee/tea, fresh fruit and Patty's Famous Blueberry Muffins are included in your stay!

Interaction with guests

We are conveniently available to assist in whatever way we can to make your visit special and unique!

The neighborhood

South Orange, New Jersey

The artsy towns of South Orange/Maplewood boast Seton Hall University, a performing arts center (SOPAC), a multiplex theater and many shops, cafes, restaurants and art galleries. Our neighborhood is beautiful and safe, with scenic biking, jogging & hiking just minutes away in the 20,000-acre South Mountain Nature Reserve.

New York City:
Not only do you have a stunning view of NYC from your bedroom, but you can be in the city in less than an hour! (NJ transit Train to Penn Station-NY is 35 minutes).

Arts & Shopping:
South Orange Performing Arts [SOPAC] - 1 mile
Paper Mill Playhouse - 3 miles
New Jersey Performing Arts [NJPAC] - 8 miles
The Mall at Short Hills - 6 miles

New Jersey beaches (The Jersey Shore) begin just an hour away by car. Washington, DC, Philadelphia, PA and Boston, MA are also easy road-trips.

Getting around

Due to the proximity of our home to mass-transit, guests have the unique choice of using a car or trains & buses!

Our home is an easy 20-25 drive from Newark Airport (EWR). If you need transportation, please don't hesitate to ask us.

*We have convenient parking at our home for your car.
*Rental cars can be obtained at Newark Airport or there is a Enterprise Rental a few minutes from our home in Maplewood. Therefore, some guests hold off on booking their rental until they actually need it!
*If you are a member - there are ZipCars available in the village of South Orange.

We are lucky to live on one of the major transportation routes to New York City and the east coast.

NJ Transit:
The South Orange train station is an easy three minute drive. Trains run regularly to Penn Station-NY (35 mins) and Hoboken (30 mins).

South Orange Jitney:
This is our local van service that is available during rush hour to bring you to and from the train station. It costs only $2.

We are centrally located to many corporate headquarters throughout northern NJ, in addition to colleges and universities:

Seton Hall University - 2 miles
Fairleigh Dickinson University - 10 miles
Montclair State University - 10 miles
Drew University - 10 miles
Stevens - 17 miles
Rutgers University - 24 miles
Princeton University - 40 miles

NYC Universities:
Approximately an hour+, via the trains.

Feel free to ask us any questions!

Other things to note

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**We do not do events at our home, so if you are looking for a party venue, unfortunately we are not able to help you.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is after 1PM

We are interested in sharing our home with respectful, kind individuals who want to enjoy themselves, but understand the level of respect required for this kind of unique opportunity! As stated in our listing - "We want you to feel at Home!"

We have very few direct rules, because we feel that the Golden Rule covers just about everything! But just to be clear, here are a few:

AirBnB Verification and Profiles:
The guest initiating the reservation must have a complete AirBnB Verification and Profile. After the reservation has been booked, please register the full names and addresses of any other guests. **AirBnB does not permit third party reservations - If you are new to AirBnB, please see the info above.

No Smoking:
This is a Non-Smoking listing - Thank You.

House Guests:
Only registered guests are allowed, unless approved by the Host 24 hours prior.

Most importantly we are here to make your stay comfortable, fun, relaxing and Just Like Home!

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
1 night minimum stay

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South Orange, New Jersey, United States · Joined in April 2012

John and I have three older sons and love to travel, entertain and host friends in our home. We enjoy sharing our knowledge of the local area and NYC with travelers from around the world. Over the past few years we have hosted individuals and families from South Africa, Italy, Spain, China, Canada, Ireland, Korea, England, Namibia, Japan, Germany, Bermuda, Iceland, Sweden and throughout the USA.

Response rate: 100%(past 90 days)
Response time: within an hour

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