NYC from the Local's Perspective
- Family/child friendly
- Pets allowed
- Air conditioning
- Lockable room
|Address||23rd Street, 07087 Union City, United States|
|Response time||A few hours|
|Calendar updated||3 weeks ago|
This is a 2 bedroom apartment located on the top floor of a 2-family home. The building is situated in a quiet location, yet it is just around the corner from the business district and a few blocks to the buses that take you to Manhattan in 15 minutes.
If you are interested in renting just one of the bedrooms, please go to Wimdu/1Q05PZOR (RedRoom) or /99UF2OL3 (GreenRoom)
It is ideal for people looking to visit the city for a couple of days as well as people looking to stay for a couple of months. Please message me if you are interested in staying for an extended period of time and I will be happy to discuss long-term pricing with you then.
The apartment has been completely renovated, including the bathroom. The walls have been newly painted and all furniture is brand new!
Please make sure that you check all my other listing – the RedRoom & GreenRoom, and if you don't find the dates you're looking for, shoot me an inquiry anyways and I'll do what I can to help you, including recommending other great local hosts.
Great energy and very peaceful! Feel free to message me with any questions!
ABOUT THE APARTMENT and the house:
* There is a fully equipped kitchen and refrigerator. We provide coffee, tea and hot chocolate. We encourage you to make yourself at home. Depending on the length of your stay, you can stack up on food and drink, there is plenty of storage space! We suggest restaurants (menus on the book shelf of those that deliver!)
* Keypad code (no physical keys) so you can come and go as you please
* There is a key to each bedroom to assure privacy and security
* THE BEDROOMS: The RedRoom has a queen-sized bed and a closet, the Green Room has a day bed with a pullout bed. Each room comfortably accommodates two people. The living room couch can be pulled out into a queen-sized bed, sleeping an additional 2 persons.
* Free WIFI
* Includes all linens, blankets, towels and pillows
* We can install child proof rail guards
* LGBT friendly
Interaction with Guests
I do not live in the house. I like to come by the morning after guests arrive to answer all questions and to make sure everything is in order. After that I keep in contact with guests via WhatsApp or other applications (Email or phone), so we can be in contact at all times. I am only a few blocks away and can be there in 10 minutes if need be.
* Located in Union City, NJ, a very short direct bus ride to the Times Square area
* Five blocks from gorgeous Manhattan views (along Hudson River)
* Best 'cafe con leche' in town around the corner. You'll wonder why you spend so much at Starbucks!
* Buses to Manhattan/Times Square run every minute during day, and every 4 minutes at night. Buses run 24/7.
It is easier and faster to commute into the City from Union City than commuting from Brooklyn or Queens. If you were to stay in the Bronx it would take you 40 min to get to Times Square. If you were to stay in Brooklyn it would take you the same amount of time as subways in Brooklyn are not direct. If you were to stay in Manhattan you would not find a place as big as this one for this price.
* Great grocery and wine/liquor stores in the neighborhood; a Bodega around the corner (open until 11pm), an Italian deli across the street from it, and the supermarket is just a few blocks away.
* Very safe neighborhood, lots of great restaurants and bakeries but also very quiet at night.
Believe it or NOT – it is possible to be outside of Manhattan and so close to it, yet it's true. Here are some facts about transportation:
1. Apartment is 5 minutes (7 blocks) walking from the central bus stop at post office.
2. The jitney bus is very frequent, I rarely wait for it more than 2 to 3 minutes. Most of the time you won't even wait at all. You will get to the bus stop and a bus will be there.
3. Buses are available 24/7 so you can catch them even when you spend the whole evening out.
4. The price of these express buses is $3 onboard, and $2.50 if you buy tickets at ticket window #23 at Port Authority Bus Terminal
5. You won't find a timetable or route on the internet for these buses, it's a private bus company that runs many lines in and out of Manhattan
6. City bus #22 runs every 30 minutes into Hoboken, home of the Cake Boss, Birthplace of Frank Sinatra and Baseball (where you can also catch the PATH into Manhattan 33rd Street and/or the World Trade Center) and bus #123 every 15-30 minutes (during commute hours) into Manhattan’s Port Authority (42nd Street & 8th Avenue – Times Square)
Easy city bus access to Jersey Garden Outlet Mall, much closer and as good as Woodbury Commons.
We are also close to Hoboken, Weehawken and Jersey City.
Being an urban area, parking is tight. We will provide a visitor pass so you have the same privilege as residents. Please note, that you must not forget to return this pass, otherwise we will need to charge you $35.00. For those who are not familiar with the parking system in the US, you must adhere to the parking rules - ie NO parking in fire zones / handicapped zones; sweep days; parking meters need to be adhered to and if you get a ticket, do not assume that you will not get another one if you don't move your car.
Many ask about the price and extra fees and how to pay. When you put in the dates and number of people you will get our total cost. There are no taxes or extra fees on top of this, but Wimdu adds their fee. It varies between 6-12% on top of our price.
All the payments are safely made with credit card to Wimdu when booking. They hold the money until the day you check in and will then transfer it to us.
Bookings with us are done with the "strict" cancellation policy and all cancellations should be done through Wimdu. This being said, if we manage to re-rent the place the nights you have canceled we can give a bigger refund to you than what the strict cancellation policy dictates. The earlier you cancel the bigger the chance that we will find other guests.
DEPOSIT IS FOR KEYS + VISITOR PASS or any damages that may have occurred. IT WILL BE REFUNDED TO YOU BY WIMDU AFTER YOU HAVE CHECKED OUT.
To confirm that you have read the entire description, please include the secret word "GreenwichVillage" in your inquiry to me.
Check out by 11am – if you need to stay longer, a special request can be made, depending if we need the room the same or the next day.
I was born in Vienna, Austria and have been living in the States for some 4 decades. I lived in Greenwich Village and the East Village (NYC) for 25 years - I consider myself a true New Yorker still, although I now live in New Jersey! I speak German and English and the people in the building speak Spanish!
You are sharing the living room, kitchen and bath with another guest. Please be respectful and considerate and clean up after yourself, especially after using the bathroom. Please wash all the dishes, dry them, put them away and take out the garbage before you check out (see recycling notice on the bulletin board).
Security Deposit is held to ensure return of Room Key & Visitors Parking Pass. Please leave your room key in the door lock upon check out, and the parking pass on the bulletin board to make sure that deposit is instantly refunded to you. Check out by 11am
Smoking is not allowed in the apartment – please smoke outside in front of house.
The house is in a quiet residential neighborhood, so PLEASE NO noise after 11pm.
There is lovely family living on the first floor, who can also answer questions.
Please keep food in the kitchen, we keep a pest free house and wish to continue to do so.
NB. Absolutely no downloading of copyrighted materials (no bit torrent, for example). Any copyright infringement by guests is subject to release of guests’ info to copyright holder for further action.
|Weekly rate for up to 4 guests||$ 1137 US|
|Monthly rate for up to 4 guests||$ 3194 US|
|Price for > 4 guests||$ 26 US per guest/night extra|
|Check-in after||3 PM|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||11 AM|
We were pleasantly surprised. everything was as advertised, we were very pleased. especially we would like to emphasize the personal visit of the hostess, which was a nice gesture. Thanks a lot for this.
wir waren angenehm ueberrascht. alles war wie beschrieben, wir waren sehr zufrieden. besonders moechten wir den persoenlichen besuch der gastgeberin herausstellen, das war eine nette geste. vielen dank dafuer.
Nice apartment for family (6 persons) or as a couple. The apartment is located in a beautiful quiet area not far from a great view of the skyline of New York. Super nice landlady who gave us a very nice and was with helpful tips to the side. The apartment is located a few minutes walk to the nearest bus stop from which you are within 10 minutes in New York.
We enjoyed our stay very much and look forward to seeing you again.
Schönes Appartement für Familie (6 Personen) oder zu zweit. Die Wohnung liegt in einer wunderschönen ruhigen Gegend nicht weit entfernt von einem super Ausblick auf die Skyline von New York. Super nette Vermieterin, welche uns sehr nett empfangen hat und mit hilfreichen Tips zur Seite stand. Die Wohnung liegt ein paar Gehminuten zur nächsten Bushaltestelle von welcher man innerhalb von 10 Minuten in New York ist.
Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt sehr sehr genossen und freuen uns auf ein Wiedersehen.
Hannelore is a great host. She had a lot of tip and tricks for us. Everything was as the description. The green room is well equipped (as the whole apartment) and clean. The bus connection to NYC is good - it is a good located to enjoy the City. We had fun !
Un super accueil d'Hannelore qui nous a été de très bon conseil pour le shopping entre autre !!!!
Un grand merci donc, l'endroit est en ligne directe de bus à 200 mètres de Time Square pour 3 $ jour et nuit, nous n'avons jamais attendu le bus plus de 10 mn...
Les Taxis intéressés par une bonne course vous feront peur mais les bus sont bien réguliers...
Appartement propre silencieux, climatisé et TRES calme. Toutes les chambres étaient occupées et nous avions toutes notre intimité sans efforts !
Super séjours si on revient on changera pas de solutions après avoir échangé avec des amis sur leurs séjours.
Marjo et Chris
A great welcome, Hannelore was us very good advice for shopping and more!!
A big thank you, the place is a direct bus line 200 meters from Times Square for $ 3 trips, day and night, we never waited more than 10 minutes bus ...
Taxis interested in a good race you will be scared, but buses are very regular ...
Apartment clean, spacious, air conditioned and VERY quiet. All rooms were occupied and we had all our intimacy without effort!
Super stay if we return, we not change solutions. having exchanged with friends on their holidays and is excelent value for money.
Marjo and Chris
Hannelore was the perfect host! The place was cozy and clean and the area was in close proximity to restaurants and stores in Union City. Hannelore was a big help in terms of finding our way around and Manhattan was a short bus ride away.
Super accommodation! Services Excellent Undzweckmäßig.Sehr good communication and help in every way by Hannelore!
The compounds of NYCity are favorable and to cope properly after a short orientation and inexpensive. There are seniors 62+ tickets, it is really great value for money.
Thank you, we would definitely come again if NY is pending!
Super Unterkunft! Ausstattung sehr gut Undzweckmäßig.Sehr gute Kommunikation und Hilfe in jeder Beziehung durch Hannelore!
Die Verbindungen nach NYCity sind günstig und nach kurzer Orientierung einwandfrei zu bewältigen sowie preiswert. Es gibt Seniorentickets 62+, dann ist es wirklich super preiswert.
Vielen Dank wir kommen sicher wieder wenn NY ansteht!
We had both rooms and the Gruene. All very cozy.
Hannelore is very helpful and always within easy reach. They are good tips.
The apartment has a new bathroom and a whole set very clean and nice. With the bus one is fast at Times Square, from there you can explore much on foot, or you can go a couple of times with the metro. If you stay one week you should buy 7-days Metro map, so that you can then go out far and crisscross the city. Union City is to live quietly and not dangerous.
Wir hatten beide Zimmer auch das Gruene. Alles sehr gemütlich.
Hannelore ist sehr hilfsbereit und immer schnell erreichbar. Sie gibt gute Tips.
Die Wohnung hat ein neues Bad und ist insgesamt sehr sauber und schön eingerichtet. Mit dem Bus ist man schnell beim Times Square, von dort kann man viel zu Fuss erkunden, oder man fährt ein paar Mal mit der Metro. Wenn man 1 Woche bleibt sollte man auch die 7 Tage Metrokarte kaufen, damit kann man dann auch weit rausfahren und kreuz und quer durch die Stadt. Union City ist zum wohnen ruhig und ungefährlich.
For New York visitors an ideal starting point. Hannelore, the hostess is a very nice and helpful person who makes more beautiful with good advice to stay! We recommend !!
Für New York Besucher ein idealer Ausgangspunkt. Hannelore, die Gastgeberin ist eine sehr nette und hilfsbereite Person, die mit guten Ratschlägen den Aufenthalt noch schöner macht! Sehr zu empfehlen!!
Renovated apartment, very nice and very clean. Located less than 5 minutes walk to the bus stop that takes us less than 10 minutes one block from Times Square. Hannelore has us very welcome and we could contact us by email if we need anything whatsoever ... I recommend this apartment to everyone
Appartement refait a neuf , très agréable et très propre. Situé à moins de 5 minutes à pieds de l'arrêt de bus qui nous emmène en moins de 10 minutes à une rue de Times square. Hannelore nous a très bien accueillis et nous pouvions la contacter par mail si nous avions besoin de quoi que que ce soit... je recommande cet appartement a tout le monde
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