About the Homestay

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  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Welcome to New Jersey/New York!
It is ideal for people looking to visit the city for a couple of days as well as 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 and newly furnished. The walls have been newly painted and a sprinkler system installed.
I live upstairs, so you can pop in anytime to ask questions or to just hang out!
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!

* There is a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave, toaster oven and more ... 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 available including of those that deliver!)
* We will provide a set of keys to the front door and the apartment to assure privacy and security
* In addition to a very comfortable full-sized bed there is a couch in the living room, that can sleep an extra person.
* Free WIFI
* Includes all linens, blankets, towels and pillows
* Fully equipped kitchen
* LGBT friendly
* Pet friendly
I live on the first floor in the building (it is a 2-family home), so you can pop in anytime to ask questions or just hang out! I like to keep in contact with guests via WhatsApp (Text or Email or Cell), so I can assist if needed.
* Located in Union City, NJ, a very short direct commuter bus ride to the Manhattan's Port Authority/Times Square area
* Three blocks from gorgeous Manhattan views (along the Hudson River)
* Jitney Buses to Manhattan/Times Square run every few minutes during the day, and 24/7 frequently at night. They leave from the Post Office on 30th Street - a 10-15 minute walk from the house.
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 10 pm), and supermarkets are just a few blocks away.
* Very safe neighborhood, lots of great restaurants and bakeries but also very quiet at night.

Additional Info

ABOUT PARKING:
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.

DEPOSIT
50% deposit of entire reservation is required to hold the space
Submit via PayPal.co ** Email will be informed once you have paid the deposit online ** (be sure to designate this is a “private” transaction to avoid transfer fees, which you are reliable for)
Balance due upon arrival in cash

To confirm that you have read the entire description, please include the secret word "GreenwichVillage" in your inquiry to me.

CANCELATIONS:
Deposit will be fully refunded less a $55.00 administration fee if cancelled 60 days before arrival. If cancellation occurs after this date, the deposit will not be refunded. If cancelled 7 days or less before arrival, total amount of reservation is to be paid.

ABOUT ME:
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 person on the top floor speaks Dutch and Afrikans (she is from South Africa)!

Pets

Dog

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Smoke alarm on each floor
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 2 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

GardenView
From $62 per night
Triple Room
Sleeps 3

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double, 1 Futon Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

A completely private environment with a separate entrance within my house. Third person is accommodated in the living room.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
$112
$112
Weekly Price
$595
$595
Monthly price
$1,889
$1,889
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About the Area

* Located in Union City, NJ, a very short direct bus ride to the Times Square area
* Three blocks from gorgeous Manhattan views (along the Hudson River)
* Jitney Buses to Manhattan/Times Square run every few minutes during day, and very frequently at night. Buses run 24/7. They leave from the Post Office on 30th Street - a 10-15 minute walk from the house.
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 10 pm), and the supermarket is just a few blocks away.
* Very safe neighborhood, lots of great restaurants and bakeries but also very quiet at night.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

Please keep the place neat and orderly; we expect you to wash all the dishes, dry them, put them away and take out the garbage before you check out (see recycling notice in the apartment).
Payment Terms:
We require 50% deposit via PayPal after reserving space to hold the apartment. Balance due upon arrival in cash. Deposit is refundable if cancelled 60 days before arrival less $65.00 administration fee. If cancelled within 60 days before arrival deposit is forfeited unless space is rented again, which will enable us to refund deposit less admin fee.
The following fees will be added to the quoted Homestay rate:
1 - End Cleaning: $100
2- Linen/Laundry Fee: $55
Please return Room Key & Visitors Parking Pass or leave them in the apartment upon check out.
- Check out by 11am – if you need to stay longer, a special request can be made, depending if we need the apartment the same.
- Smoking is not allowed in the apartment – please smoke outside in the garden.
- The house is in a quiet residential neighborhood, so PLEASE NO noise after 10 pm.
- Please keep food in the kitchen, we keep a pest free house and wish to continue to do so
- Pets are welcome (I have a dog as well) - NO CHARGE
- 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.

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

16 Reviews

  • 1561314622 original

    France
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    October 2019

    Apartment pleasant, clean and spacious for 2 persons! Easy to go to time Square in 15 minutes. Thank you, Hannelore!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Hannelore in ,

    Thank you Jocelyne! So nice to have met you and your daughter!
    All the best and I do hope you come back soon!
    Hannelore

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    Germany
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    June 2019

    Eine schönes Haus und feine kleine GästeWohnung mit allem was man braucht. Allein Die Schlafcouch ist etwas verbesserungs würdig. Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und eine schnelle Verbindung nach New York Port Authority (20min) oder in die anderen Stadtteile (Union City, Weehawken, Hoboken und Jersey City vorhanden. Mietwagenfirma Avis Fussläufig 15min erreichbar.
    Wir hatten alles in allem einen tollen Aufenthalt.
    Bei Fragen steht Hannelore immer gern zur Verfügung.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Hannelore in ,

    Danke Kristiana & Martin. Es war schoen Euch als Gaeste zu haben! Kommt bald wieder!

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    Switzerland
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    May 2019

    Hannelore is such a great lady!
    Really great to talk to.
    If you have any problem her or her son will help, no doubt!
    Her apartment is amazing.
    It’s very clean, and private. Has lots of space and kitchen supplies.
    Everything is great!
    I very much recommend Hannelore, and would come back any time.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Hannelore in ,

    Loved to have you and your family Claudia! So glad you had a good stay! Come back anytime!

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    Taiwan
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    May 2019

    Hannelore is a very kind and generous person. You can talk about anything with her,she will give you a good advice! Also,the room is really comfortable.It let me felt at home.
    I just want to say,thanks for following me even thought I can't speak English very well.Thank you for hosting me and for your kindness! Hannelore,take good care!I’ll come again!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Hannelore in ,

    It was so great to meet you Jenny! Yes please do come again, can't wait!

  • 1548926449 original

    France
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    April 2019

    Ravissant appartement en face de manarhan avec tout le confort un très bo. Séjour Hannelore est très sympatique

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Hannelore in ,

    Merci Cedric! :-)
    Hannelore

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    France
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    July 2017

    Thank you Hannelore!
    We enjoyed very much our stay. The apartment is nice and comfortable (the couch too, for the possible third guest), and Hannelore is very helpful and gives great advice. The commute to the PABT in NYC is easy and generally done in about 20 min. We definitely recommend staying at her place and may come back in the future!
    Thanks again Hannelore,
    Claire, Nicolas and Simon

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Hannelore in ,

    Thank you Simon, it was indeed a special privilege to host you and your parents. Please come back soon! My best wishes, Hannelore

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    France
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    May 2017

    our holidays were very good and our host was very friendly. The appartment was cleaning and beautiful and a little big and large. The area was very cosmopolite english and spanish languages. The Engerline had a lot of store and the transport service express is very practical to go NYC about 10 min in bus.

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    Israel
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    April 2017

    Wonderful hostess, nice private place to stay. Great location. We had an amazing month. Thank you Hannelore!
    Recommended!!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Hannelore in ,

    Thank you Efrat for your kind words ... it was nice to get to know you and your family! All the best to all of you!

  • 1475270509 original

    United Kingdom
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    April 2017

    Hannelore was very welcoming and knowledgeable about NYC, a great combination for tourists!
    She has tons of great advise , both practical and interesting on how to get the most out of your stay.
    All good!

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    France

    5 hearts
    November 2016

    Appartment is perfect, all included.
    Good location, 3,50$ by bus to the city or 29,50$ for 10 tickets.
    Hannelore is very sweet and available if needed. All went perfect

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