In 3 Quick Words: Happy, Friendly, Optimistic!
If you are only coming to see NYC, with Vanja you will get more. At a perfect distance from the city you can live large in the big apple all through the day only to retreat back to home-y and safe NJ. 15 mins is all it takes be in the heart of Manhattan. If you don't have an idea where to go Vanja has plenty of resources for you to wrap you head around the city. Lets get real, the city is one thing but what you really want to know is what it will be like to stay here. Ever heard of home away from home? Yep, this is it. From the moment you step in it feels like you have found missing family members. Its great! She is such a swell person, so caring and an overachiever in making her home your domain too. Honestly, I would give her a 100 out of 10 due to the fact the she extended her arms out to us when our flight was cancelled unexpectedly and we had to stay in the city for a couple more days. Overall the experience, and this being my first airbnb experience, has been great. The room and sharing space were clean and comfortable, the host helpful and the city astounding.
Vanja was the perfect host. She invited us into her home with open heart. She is an amazing person. Always tried to help us with anything we needed. I would recommend her 100%. If you want to have perfect experience in New York City you will be able to have it in her home and with her as your host. The room was exactly the same as in the pictures. The view was amazing. The whole apartment was really tidy and clean all the time. Also the bus for NY stopes right in front of the building. It is really save building with a doorman 24 hours. I can not say anything bad. Everything was just great.
Vanja es una anfitriona increíble, es una persona muy alegre y amable, desde que llegamos nos ayudó en todo lo que necesitamos y nos hizo sentir muy bien.
La ubicación del apartamento es estratégica, porque está justo al frente de la parada de bus, a solo 15 minutos de Times Square, donde resulta siendo un recorrido muy entretenido porque en su mayor parte se ve toda la línea de Manhattan (a diferencia de viajar en subway). El barrio es muy bonito y seguro y fácilmente se encuentran restaurantes, tiendas, (website hidden) un lugar muy limpio, confortable y muy acogedor, la cama es amplia y cómoda y la habitación tiene una vista espectacular del rio Hudson y Manhattan, es el lugar ideal para llegar a descansar después de un acelerado día.
Muchas gracias Vanja por tu hospitalidad! Sin duda volveríamos a hospedarnos en tu apartamento. Totalmente recomendado para todos los viajeros que buscan una experiencia inolvidable en NY.
Cristina y Sandra
Vanja is an amazing person and staying at her place was great. It was my first experience with airbnb and I can say it was really nice. the apartment is in a very good state, and The room was exactly as described, clean, bigger then what you might generally find, with a great view over New York at all time. Upon arrival, Vanja had prepared next to the bed some leaflets for restaurants, bus maps, papers, a pen, and fresh towels, internet network and password, and the bed was nicely arranged. The living room is spacious with an open space with kitchen and a wide view also over New York, perfect for a breakfast in the morning. The area of the building is much nicer than others that you might find in New Jersey! The bus technically stops in front of the building, which is so convenient when coming back late from New York. There is 24 hour concierge, very helpful also if you need something. Vanja gave me a lot of info regarding where to go and what to do in New York. She has a lot of positive energy, and very easy to talk to, and we talked a lot!! The only thing that you might not like is maybe some occasional slight noise from the bus stop across the street, but since I have a heavy sleep, it didn't bother me at all, but if you are sensitive, some earplugs might be needed, but again, conveniency for me beats by large the slight noise. Thank you Vanja for the great stay, and I would highly recommend staying at her place!
It was my first experience with Airbnb and Vanja was the one who convinced me that Airbnb is not only about finding a place to stay, but also about meeting new people, making friends, sharing ideas and experiences. Her apartment is so cozy, it feels like home and on top of all this, it has the most INCREDIBLE view of Manhattan!
We had a wonderful time staying with Vanja in her apartment. We found it wery easy to get in to New York by bus and never had problems getting back no matter how late it got. Vanja was very friendly and wanted to make sure we had everything we needed and did everything she could to make sure we were comfortable. We will definately recommend staying there and we wont hesitate to give her a call if we return.
Vanja has been a great host! We only stayed 2 days at her place and she took care of us very well.
For my first airbnb experience, we've been nicely surprised. I warmly recommend Vanja :)
We had a great time staying with Vanja. Vanja gave us all the info how to get there- her info and directions were clear and easy. Her apartment is clean, nice, calm, amazing view, very comfortable bed and easy to travel from NY city and back. We highly recommend staying with Vanja.
I stayed at Vanja's place for 4 days. It was my first airbnb experience and it was really good! Vanja is a very open and helpful person. I arrived quite late at her appartment, around 11 pm, because my flight was delayed. She had left the key for me with the doorman. Although she had already been to bed, she got up again and gave me a warm welcome. Since another guest was already staying there, Vanja slept in the living room. Although the appartment is not very big, it was no problem with 3 people in it. I had my own room with a comfortable bed. There is quite some noise from the street, but I used earplugs and slept very well. Vanja offered me tea in the mornings and we chatted. She even gave me a guide book for NYC which was very useful because I didn't bring one.
The place was a good base for me during my stay, although it can take a while to get there from Manhattan by public transport, depending on the traffic and on the number of people lining up for the bus in the Port Authority bus terminal (between 20-45 min). There are several bus lines that all stop directly in front of the house which is reall convenient. The area feels very safe and you have a great view of the Manhattan skyline, especially at night. I would definitely stay again. Thanks Vanja for your hospitality!
We used this flat as a base for over a week and we thought it was great, there was nothing more we could have needed. It's clean, spacious, has wifi, TV and laundry facilities which made it feel like a home away from home.
It's not super close to the centre but the tram stop is right outside which makes the 20-min journey very easy. The distance is outweighed by how nice the flat is.
Sarajevo is an amazing city, well worth visiting, and this flat is an ideal place to stay. Vlado was also an excellent host who drove us to the station at the end of our stay and offered help to us throughout.
If you're visiting Sarajevo, definitely choose this flat!