Red Room - NYC from Local's Perspective
- Family/child friendly
- Pets allowed
- Air conditioning
- Lockable room
|Address||520 - 23rd Street, 07087 Union City, United States|
|Property type||Private room|
|Response time||A few hours|
|Calendar updated||5 days ago|
This is one room in 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 the entire apartment go to WIMDU/9NCF3BI7
Please note: with this screen you are booking/inquiring to rent just one of the bedrooms.
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 GreenRoom (Wimdu/99UF2OL3) & the entire Apartment (see above), 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 YOUR ROOM 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
* Your bedroom (The Red Room) has a "queen-sized" bed and a large closet. The room comfortably accommodates two people
* Free WIFI
* Includes all linens, blankets, towels and pillows
* Share kitchen and bathrooms with other guests
* 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 Wimbu 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||$ 547 US|
|Monthly rate||$ 1889 US|
|Check-in after||On arrangement|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||On arrangement|
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.
Schöne und saubere Wohnung in Union City (New Jersey). Weniger als 5 Minuten zu Fuß zur Bushaltestelle, wo man den Bus nach NY City (Nähe Times Square) nehmen kann. Hannelore ist eine grosszügige und herzliche Gastgeberin und war via E-Mail oder WhatsApp gut zu erreichen, wenn wir etwas brauchten.
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
The Appertement in Union City is to learn perfectly familiar to NYC - lovingly furnished, clean and perfect location, just minutes to downtown Manhattan, easily accessible by numerous bus services. Hannelore is also very nice, helpful and uncomplicated! We are happy to come back for sure!
Das Appertement in Union City ist perfekt um NYC kennen zu lernen - liebevoll eingerichtet, gepflegt und perfekte Lage, nur wenige Minuten nach Downtown Manhattan; gut erreichbar mit den zahlreichen Busverbindungen. Hannelore ist außerdem total nett, hilfsbereit und unkompliziert! Wir werden auf jeden Fall gerne wiederkommen!
We had a very pleasant stay at Hannelore's apartment. It was very clean and nicely decorated. The location was also perfect. We were super fast in NYC (with the white minibuses that really come every few minutes and the round-the-clock) Hannelore has provided us with tips and tricks right at the beginning. Would have had in the case that you should get lost in this huge city, or other problems, we would Hannelore can call anytime and she would have helped us. She is a very good, helpful and lovely hostess. Since it was not our first trip to NY and we come back, we will resort to definitely be back to Hannelore's apartment.
Wir hatten einen sehr angenehmen Aufenthalt in Hannelores Appartement. Es war sehr sauber und schön eingerichtet. Die Lage war auch perfekt. Wir waren super schnell in NYC (mit den weißen kleinen Bussen, die wirklich alle paar Minuten kommen und das rund um die Uhr) Hannelore hat uns mit Tipps und Tricks gleich zu Beginn versorgt. Im Falle das man sich in dieser riesigen Stadt verlaufen sollte oder andere Probleme gehabt hätten, hätten wir Hannelore jederzeit anrufen können und sie hätte uns weitergeholfen. Sie ist eine sehr gute, hilfsbereite und liebe Gastgeberin. Da es nicht unsere erste Reise nach NY war und wir wieder kommen, werden wir auf jeden Fall wieder auf Hannelores Appartement zurückgreifen.
We stayed for a weekend in Hannelore's apartment and had a good stay. The apartment is very clean and tidy. The living room and kitchen and bedrooms are large, bright and furnished with love, you could feel at home. Hannelore was very nice and accommodating and open to those questions and tips.
However, you should make sure that when you come from New York, arriving by bus, taxi because is incredibly expensive (other state)
Wir waren für ein Wochenende in Hannelores Apartment und hatten einen guten Aufenthalt. Das Apartment ist sehr sauber und ordentlich. Das Wohnzimmer und auch Küche und Schlafzimmer sind groß, hell und mit Liebe eingerichtet, man konnte sich wie Zuhause fühlen. Hannelore war sehr nett und zuvorkommend und für jene Fragen und Tipps offen.
Man sollte jedoch darauf achten, dass wenn man von New York kommt, mit dem Bus anreist, da Taxi unglaublich teuer wird (anderer Staat)
We stayed in October for 12 days in this apartment. The apartment is very clean, well equipped and furnished with a lot of heart. The environment is pleasant and safe. The New York connection worked well with the bus. Hannelore is a gracious host and very attentive to the guests' wellbeing. We can highly recommend this accommodation and we would like to book at any time again.
Hannelore was a gracious host, very friendly and attentive. If I have the chance to return to NYC one day, I would not miss the request again. Only downside, blackout curtains in the room would be welcome, but if her apartment is very nice and if you have any questions, Hannelore will be there to answer quickly. The price is interesting when you think that Manhattan is only 10 minutes by bus from the other side of the Hudson. Apartment located in a Cuban neighborhood, the scenery is nice. Thank you for everything, Hannelore! <3
Hannelore a été une hôte charmante, sympathique et très attentionnée. Si j'ai la chance de revenir à NYC un jour, je ne manquerais pas de la solliciter à nouveau. Seul bémol, des rideaux opaques dans la chambre seraient bienvenus, mais sinon son appartement est très agréable et si vous avez la moindre question, Hannelore sera là pour y répondre rapidement. Le prix est intéressant quand on pense que Manhattan est seulement à 10 min en bus, de l'autre côté de l'Hudson. Appartement situé dans un quartier cubain, le dépaysement est sympathique. Merci pour tout, Hannelore! <3
Hannelores place is very cool. I went there to spend 2 nights and visit NYC. Getting to the NYC is very easy and Hannelore has all necessary information in the flat. A bus ride is fairly easy and is about $3.20 (single ticket) at the time writting.
The location of the flat in Union City is somewhat interesting, as this seems to be an area with a lot of mexican influence, so you can enjoy lots of great mexican food.
The flat at all is very comfortable, clean and has everything you need. The kitchen is well equiped to prepare some meals too. The folks I met there was a couple from Germany and had a good time chatting.
Unfortunately I couldn't meet Hannelore as I had to leave earlier. I will definitivly recommend this place to my friends visiting NY area.
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