First floor pre-war 2-bedroom apt. on safe, residential, tree-lined street in the cozy small town of Weehawken. Buses to Port Authority at door every 5 minutes or less 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 (from the George Washington Bridge to the Verrazano.) Free parking, high speed wi-fi, sit-out porch.
This is the best place to stay if you want to come home to peace and quiet after a busy day day in the city.
This is the only place to stay if you have a car -- it includes free parking and you don't have to move the car, ever.
THIS LISTING IS FOR THE PRIVATE BEDROOM with double bed. My other listing, "5 Minutes to Times Square, " is for the living room with double futon.
Four people can stay here at any one time. The futon bed in the living room sleeps 2 and the double bed in the bedroom sleeps 2.
If you are a party of four, please reserve both rooms, 2 people in each room. Party of three, please reserve 2 people in the bedroom and one on the futon.
Private bedroom has a double bed, dresser, desk, bookshelves, closet with shoe and tie racks, 2 windows, 3 lamps, air conditioner, and TV.
You'll be sharing the eat-in kitchen, full bathroom w/ shower and tub, living area, and back porch with me, and using my high-speed wireless, washer and dryer, iron, towels, linens, books and maps. Anything else you need (toiletries, stationery, umbrella, extra clothes, etc.) just ask.
Breakfast: Please help yourself to fruits, vegetables, soy milk, coffee, teas, juices, hot and cold cereals, peanut butter, jams and jellies, muffins and breads.
Smoking 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.
Before you come, you might also like to check out nycgo, (website hidden), Groupon, Playbill, Theatermania, Time Out NY, etc., depending on your interests. Try (website hidden)
DIRECTIONS TO MY HOUSE: 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. Use this bus whenever you have large luggage.
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 bring large luggage and you can't pay cash. --
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.
In addition to your room, you can use the eat-in kitchen, bathroom, and 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 on the porch. Only my bedroom is off limits. Please ask me first if you need to use my computer or printer.
As much or as little as they wish. I always like to hear about your discoveries in the city. 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. It is always nice to share a glass of wine and see photos of your day.
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. 10-minute walk to Light Rail which goes to Hoboken, Path trains, Jersey City, Liberty State Park, and railroad to all points.
My wife and I stayed at Janet's for four nights. She is a very friendly and helpful host, we had some lovely conversations over breakfast. Staying at her apartment felt more like visiting a relative than a business trip, very welcoming.
Our stay at Janet's place was perfect. Janet is a very friendly and welcoming person. Also, she always guided us exhaustively when we were looking for advises. She is definitely the kind of person you want to meet when traveling with Airbnb. For those who may be a bit afraid of staying in New Jersey instead of New York, know that it was the case for me before coming and that I completely changed my mind. You take the bus at just a few steps of Janet's house and you almost never have to wait, at most 3 or 4 minutes. The icing on the cake being that you are right in the center Times Square when you leave the bus, and starting your day in such a vibrant place every morning is really unforgivable.
Janet was an outstanding host. She was helpful and provided us with maps an efficient ways to get around New York. Janet's place was very clean an filled with amazing food, my friend an I felt very welcome. I recommend this place to anyone staying in New York. Janet's place was only one easy bus ride (outside her door) into time square onto 42nd street! I would stay here again!
Janet was a warm and gracious host who is really knowledgeable about the arts scene in NYC. She went the extra mile in helping us get good tickets to the shows we wanted. We had a great time in NYC thanks to her, will not hesitate to be back!
Great place to stay
It was wonderful to stay in Janet's place ! She is a very interested person, very attentive person. She does everything to make you confortable and have very good advices. We learnt a lot about NYC speaking with her ! She is generous, clever, opened-mind. We share music (homage to Lou Reed), art, breakfast together.
We'd like to visit her again ! See you soon !
Janet's apartmant is cozy, very clean and a fantastic option if you want to enjoy NYC without...the hassle of actually living there. Literally, 10 m on the ever present buses just opposite the house. On top of that, Janet is a marvelous host, ever present when there's need, accommodating and kind, full with precious suggestions about the the neighborood and obviously NYC. Very reccomended!
This was my first experience with Airbnb, and it was excellent. It's easy to see why this listing gets five stars from just about everyone: it can't be beat. The place is EXACTLY as Janet described. There is absolutely no flim flam in her listing. Quiet neighbourhood, bus stop right across the street, frequent buses. Don't let the fact this place is in New Jersey put off anyone from staying here. The transit time is fast, with no stops between Janet's place and 42nd St - it's quicker to get to Times Square from there than if you were staying in some parts of Manhattan.
Additionally, Janet is a terrific host - friendly, courteous, and accommodating, and I appreciated getting to know her late on night, then again the next morning when she made me scrambled eggs for breakfast! Next time I come back to visit the Big Apple, this is the place I'm staying. Very recommended.
Janet is, as everyone has said, an amazing host. Felt soo at home, (which was a reat treat, after two months on the road) Everything is very comfortable and you want for nothing. She's an absolute treasure in sharing all the delights of the area, current exhibitions, theatre offerings, seasonal events that you would be unlikely to discover without her insider knowledge. Fully deserving of the 5 star ratings!
Janet was a lovely host, happy to help out and knowledgable about both her local area and the city as a whole. Her house was very comfortable and obviously well-prepared for visitors, and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Thanks Janet :)