About This Listing
Private bedroom with queen bed, in quiet, safe, tree-lined neighborhood ten minutes from Times Square by bus. Free parking. Fantastic view of Manhattan, 24-hour supermarket, and all amenities just 3 blocks away.
Private bedroom in first floor, pre-war apt. on safe, residential, tree-lined street in the cozy small town of Weehawken NJ. Buses to Port Authority at door every 5 minutes 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. Free parking, high speed wi-fi, sit-out porch.
This bedroom has a queen-size bed,dresser, desk, bookshelves, clothes closet, 2 windows, 3 lamps, and air conditioner. The TV is only for videos and dvds, I do not have cable. I do have streaming Netflix.
You and I will be sharing the eat-in kitchen, full bathroom w/ shower and tub, living room, back porch, high-speed wireless, washing achine, iron, towels, linens, books and maps. Anything else you need (toiletries, stationery, umbrella, extra clothes, etc.) just ask; I can provide them for you.
Breakfast is help yourself to fruits, vegetables, soy milk, coffee, teas, juices, hot and cold cereals, peanut butter, jams and jellies, and breads. I am vegan. If you want cow's milk, eggs, yoghurt, etc. you may bring your own.
Smoking is allowed outdoors on a covered porch with comfortable seating. No smoking indoors.
If you let me know what things you hope to do, I can help you get discount tickets, restaurant coupons, free tours, etc.
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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 pay cash departing from Manhattan. You can only pay cash going from my house to Manhattan.
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 Air Train $5 to the E 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.
Kitchen, bathroom, large back porch. Bathroom has sink, toilet, shower and tub. The back porch is covered and very nice to sit out in the spring, summer, and fall. You can smoke only on the porch.
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as they wish. I always like to hear about your discoveries in the city, and you should feel free to ask me any questions. I am not an expert on the city, but I am here to help you whenever I can.
Quiet, tree-lined, residential area with a great view of all of Manhattan. 24-hour supermarket 4 blocks away. Lots of nice restaurants within walking distance. Close to the Riverwalk, which is great for summer night strolls.
See my Directions section. Bus to Manhattan every 5 minutes from across the street. Bus to Jersey Gardens designer outlet mall from around the corner; I have bus schedules, list of all of the stores, and coupon books; no tax on clothing in NJ. 10-minute walk to Light Rail which goes to Hoboken, Path trains, Jersey City, Liberty State Park, and railroad to all points.
Other Things to Note
Unlimited free parking on the street with a special pass that I give you. Please let me know if you are coming by car.
It is quieter here than NYC but there is some traffic noise from the Boulevard. If you need earplugs to sleep, just ask me; I have them.
Please refill the Brita pitcher after you drink.
Please lock all doors behind you.
Please return the parking pass and keys to me before you leave.
Please do not touch the thermostat; tell me if you are too hot or cold.
Smoking is allowed only on the (covered but not heated) back porch.
Always leave the bathroom door OPEN when you are not in there; that's how we know it is not occupied.
Janet was such a gracious and lovely host! Her directions to get to the property are explicitly clear and easy to follow. The location is great and is 10 minutes from NY. Janet also recommended many attractions to see/visit/experience. I highly recommend her!
Janet is a down to earth and wonderful host. She was home to welcome me in person and explained everything I needed to know. The listing was consistent with the actual experience and the neighborhood was mature and safe, being just one bus stop away from NY TA (after Lincoln tunnel). As far as the room goes, What you see in the picture is what you get and some. All of the bed sheets and towels were clean with smell of freshness.
With her artistic background and me being a photographer, we had a lot to talk about and she suggested a spot to take the picture of NY skyline. I did take the picture and back home everyone's jaw was just dropped looking at the printed photo!
This was my first NY visit and I have no regrets staying at Janet's house.
I really enjoyed having you here, seeing your photos, and hearing about the conference. I'm glad you had a nice stay here and I want you to know that I appreciate how considerate you are. We will probably not meet again since you have new mountains to climb, but you are always welcome here. I wish you many happy travels and many more great photos!
It was a pleasant stay. All the things needed were prepared for you already. The location is better than I thought even though it is not at nyc but the transportation was really convenient. Highly recommended you to stay!
Janet was a great host! We were so thrilled to have her guidance and advise as first timers to NYC. We never had any problems getting a bus from the Times Square area to the apartment - even on late nights during the weekend.
The space was comfy and exactly what we needed after spending all day in the city. Everything was incredibly clean and had so many accommodations i.e. fresh water, coffee, juice, cereal, and all the bathroom amenities one could hope for.
This was my first Air BnB experience and a wonderful one at that. Janet was so welcoming and helped me with everything!! Times Square is literally a 2 minute bus ride away AND the bus leaves every couple of minutes outside her apartment. The place was super clean and nice and quiet. I would highly recommend staying here!!
My seven year old son Mattis and I had the most incredible time at Janet's place. Her flat is perfectly located, it's literally 5 minutes away from Manhattan, but that's the least of the comforts Janet offers. Janet was helping us in any way you could think of, with ordering take out, getting around in NYC, suggesting great spots to visit, borrowing us her MoMA pass and so on. Janet and I spent a lot of time just chatting in the evening when Mattis was in bed, about art, about how New York was in the past, about how she experienced 9/11 - this gave me a much deeper understanding of NYC, something I would have missed entirely if I had stayed in a hotel. I felt like staying at a friends place - this is airbnb at its best. Thank you Janet!
Thank you, Michael! Likewise, hosting you was like having a friend or relative for the weekend, and that is thanks to you. You were friendly and easy-going right from the start, which put me at ease. Believe it or not, some guests are suspicious, some are nervous, and some are aggressive. Wish they were all like you! Thanks again, and best wishes to you and yours; you are always welcome here.
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About the Host, Janet
I enjoy showing off the delights of Weehawken and NYC to my guests. If they are young and don't have a lot of money, I can always direct them to discounts, coupons and great buys. If they are independent and don't need any help, that's fine too; they can have privacy and just do their own thing. I'm 60, studied art history at Wellesey College, worked at MoMA for a number of years, and now work from home as an editor and transcriptionist. I love the out-of-doors; recently took up a little birdwatching and nature photography. I also like music, theater, reading, cooking, eating, and movies -- doesn't everyone?
Anyway, I am proud to live in what I think is an ideal location: a small town 5 minutes from the big city, with spectacular views, great parks, safe neighborhoods, and nice people.
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