The apartment is located in Historic Downtown Jersey City, just across the Hudson river from Manhattan (only 2 blocks from the Grove street PATH subway which offer direct and 24/7 access to Manhattan.)
The neighborhood is safe and diverse with many charming restaurants and cafes as well as several delis convenient for grocery shopping.
Situated on the first floor of a 19th century townhouse, this loft-like one bedroom apartment is quiet, bright and cheerful. It features hardwood floors, large kitchen and a sunny deck and garden.
The main bedroom which is bright with two windows and includes a queen sized bed, closet space and empty chest of drawers.
The smaller bedroom, independent from the rest of the apartment with its own entrance has a comfortable futon.
The living room provides a seating area (a sofa-bed can also accommodate 2 other guests) and large TV with cable TV, as well as a dock for your iPod. Free Wifi is available.
The kitchen is large and comfortable and offers a gas range, a fridge, a dishwasher, a microwave as well as all the needed utensils. There is also a washing machine for your clothes.
The bathroom is modern and bright, tiled with blue mosaic and has a large glass shower (as well as a dual flush toilet.)
The apartment is located 2 blocks from the Grove Street Path station which offers direct and convenient connection to Manhattan 24/7: The World trade Center is only 10 min away (just two stops on the Path), downtown New York (West Village) is 15 min away (Christopher St., 9th st or 14th st), Chelsea 20 min away (Path to 24th st) and Midtown 30 min away (Path to 33rd street)
For those who drive, the Holland tunnel is also near offering a quick connection to downtown Manhattan (7 min to Tribeca, when there's no traffic!)
The neighborhood, Historic Downtown Jersey City, is safe and diverse with many charming restaurants and cafes as well as several delis convenient for grocery shopping.
Take the PATH which operates 24/7 to Manhattan (World Trade Center, Greenwich Village, Chelsea or Midtown...), Hoboken or Newark.
If flying in, Newark is the most convenient airport, followed by JFK. Please note that the best way to reach the apartment, especially from JFK is via mass transit. Taxis from JFK or LaGuardia are expensive, Car services such as (website hidden) or Carmellimo are a good option, as well as Uber.
From Newark Airport: take the Airtrain to Newark Penn. From Newark Penn, take the PATH to Grove Street.
From JFK Airport: take the Airtrain to Jamaica Station, then take the Long Island railroad to NY Penn Station, exit the station and walk east to the PATH station at 33rd street and 6th avenue, take the PATH train to Grove Street.
From LaGuardia Airport: take combination bus/subway or taxi to the PATH station at 33rd street/6th avenue.
NON SMOKING apartment. Please do not flush Feminine Hygiene Products in the toilet. Please be respectful of neighbors and tenants in the building, no loud music or partying in the apartment. No frying in the kitchen. And do not feed the squirrels in the garden! Thank you!
The apartment is close to PATH station and so easy to access Manhattan, the 33rd street or the World Trade Center. He's done a wonderful job on the interior decoration. The room has many nice arts and music CD collections. We loved them. Staying at his place was as good as sightseeing in NYC. We were happy when he welcomed us warmly though we were late. Thank you.
Le fait que nos hôtes parlent français est top car j ai pu leur demander un tas de renseignements! L appart est cool, pratique, on est vraiment a 10 mn de NY avec le path!
On a passé une super semaine non stop à New York, et le calme de l appart est un vrai plus!!
Espectacular dpto con todos los equipamentos necesarios. Todo tal cual esta descripto en la página, ideal para una familia que quiere pasar unos días en NYC o Manhattan
Als wir ankamen, haben wir kurz Bob getroffen, der uns viele Tipps und Hinweise gegeben hat. Das Apartment sah genau aus wie in der Beschreibung, es ist einfach aber zweckmäßig eingerichtet und hat alle technischen Möglichkeiten (Internet, Computer, Fernseher, DVD etc). Die Lage ist sehr gut, die Nachbarschaft in Ordnung, wir haben uns sehr sicher gefühlt. Das Apartment ist sehr zu empfehlen, wenn man in Newark landet bzw. abfliegt und NYC besuchen möchte. Mit der Path ist man in wenigen Minuten in Manhattan oder in der Nähe des Time Square. In der Nähe des Apartments gibt es einige Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und man ist zu Fuß in 10 min an einer relativ großen Mall. Fazit ist: Gastgeber und Lage sind in Ordnung, einzig die Sauberkeit in Küche und Bad hätten besser sein müssen (daher Punktabzug).
Bob and Farncois was very helpful all the time and gave us current information during the snowstorm in NYC. We arrive late in the evening, but although Bob was there showing us around. Their itinerary on Airbnb is already really comprehensive, but we also get considerable tips from Bob and Francois about good restaurants etc.
Apartment was exactly like the photos, clean and very suitable for five of us. It was just around the corner to PATH station where you can easily travel to Manhattan. Bob hoped that we don't fry meat in the kitchen and it wasn't a problem to us at all. Neighborhood was very peaceful and feels safe.
We really enjoyed our stay.
Super appartement (surtout avec sa terrasse) et chouette accueil par Francois qui nous a attendu malgré notre retard et qui est super dispo en cas de besoin. Accès facile en une dizaine de minutes au WTC par le path, quartier calme et agréable, nombreux commerces et bars a proximité. Parfait pour profiter d'un peu de calme en visitant NY.
We stayed for 5 nights from 22-27 Dec 2014. Bob met us on our arrival...we are 2hrs late as we were stuck in traffic from JFK. About 5mins walk to the nearest Path station. Very convenient. Plenty of food places near the apartment. Overall, we were quite happy with the location. Thanks for hosting us!
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We love to travel and meet new people. Bob is originally from Connecticut and Francois from France, we've been living in NY/NJ for twenty years. We also like art, music and movies. And we both speak French and English! Due to our busy schedule, one of us will be your host in the listing of your choosing. Welcome to Jersey City and New York!