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|
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.
House rulesABOUT 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.
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 for up to 2 guests||$ 579 US|
|Monthly rate for up to 2 guests||$ 1921 US|
|Price for > 2 guests||$ 26 US per guest/night extra|
|Check-in after||On arrangement|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||On arrangement|
Reviews of this property
Hannelore is a great host. She took care of us in our stay in New York. She advised us about all our required information.
The location is really good. It takes 5 min walking to the bus stop and then the way to New York ( Times Square) takes around15 min. The house is really cozy.
I really advise this accommodation.
We had a very great week in NYC!
The apartment was great, as described on the Wimdu page. Everything was very clean and tidy. It is in a very quiet residential area, in which we felt very safe to us. If you went a couple of blocks toward the Hudson River, we had a wonderful view of the skyline. Even with the Jitney buses one is after about 10-15 minutes the thick of things in there.
Even before we had contact with Hannelore. She also has the airport pickup Newark (highly recommended) organized by her son for us. The day after arrival, they visited us, gave us tips and even during our stay she asked us via WhatsApp, if everything was okay.
We can recommend Hannelore and her apartment in any case and also the booking via Wimdu went smoothly.
Nora and Manfred
Wir hatten eine sehr tolle Woche in NYC!
Das Appartement war klasse, so wie auf der Wimdu-Seite beschrieben. Alles war sehr sauber und ordentlich. Es liegt in einer sehr ruhigen Wohngegend, in der wir uns sehr sicher fühlten. Wenn man ein paar Blöcke Richtung Hudson River gelaufen ist, hatte man einen wunderbaren Blick auf die Skyline. Auch mit den Jitney-Bussen ist man nach ca. 10-15 Minuten mitten im Geschehen drin.
Schon im Vorfeld hatten wir Kontakt zu Hannelore. Sie hat für uns auch das Abholen vom Flughafen Newark (sehr zu empfehlen) durch ihren Sohn organisiert. Am Tag nach der Ankunft hat sie uns besucht, uns Tips gegeben und auch während unserem Aufenthalt fragte sie uns per WhatsApp, ob alles in Ordnung sei.
Wir können Hannelore und ihr Appartement auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen und auch die Buchung über Wimdu verlief ohne Probleme.
Nora und Manfred
Hannelore is a very friendly host and listening. The neighborhood is alive and close to Manhattan. Our stay was wonderful and we strongly recommend this host!
Hannelore est une hôte très sympathique et à l'écoute. Le quartier est vivant et proche de Manhattan. Notre séjour s'est merveilleusement bien passé et nous recommandons très fortement cette hôte !
It was a pleasure meeting you hannelore. with a lot of important information, you gave me, i was ready for new york! thank you for everything!
It was all very well explained, the apartment is clean and contains everything you need you need. Hannelore Leavy was very hospitable, they told us very much and was always to achieve if you still had questions and was always very happy to help. We can help without restrictions. Thanks to them for their hospitality. Lg Waldemar & Svenja
Es war alles sehr gut erklärt, die wohnung ist sauber und enhält alles nötige was man braucht. Frau Hannelore Leavy war sehr gastfreundlich, sie hat uns sehr viel erklärt und war immer zu erreichen falls man noch Fragen hatte und hat immer sehr gerne geholfen. Wir können sie ohne einschränkungen weiterhelfen. Vielen dank an sie für ihre gastfreundlichkeit. Lg waldemar & svenja
We are delighted with our stay in New York. Hannelore has received and gave us a lot of explanations about tours, buses ....
She is very nice and our listening.
His apartment is nice, clean and well located.
We strongly recommend its housing
Nous sommes enchantés de notre séjour à New York. Hannelore nous a bien reçu et nous a donné beaucoup d'explications, sur les visites, les bus....
Elle est très gentille et à notre écoute.
Son appartement est agréable, propre et bien situé.
Nous recommandons vivement son logement
Wonderful stay in this apartment. Just 15 minutes away from manhattan by bus. The apartment is equipped with everything a family need. And is also very clean!!
The property is located for a trip to New York super (only about 10 minutes by bus to the city center and we never waited more than 5 minutes for a bus). The neighborhood seems very safe (many families with children) and one can experience the suburban living there. The room is very nice and even includes a walk-in closet. Everything was very clean and Hannelore is a terrific hostess. It provides lots of information's about the city and its people and is insanely tried to stay to make as pleasant as possible. If we go back to New York we would go back Book this room.
Die Unterkunft liegt für eine New York-Reise super (nur ca 10 Min mit dem Bus in die Innenstadt und wir haben nie länger als 5 Min auf einen Bus gewartet). Das Wohnviertel erscheint sehr sicher (viele Familien mit Kindern) und man kann dort das Vorstadtleben erleben. Das Zimmer ist sehr schön und beinhaltet sogar einen begehbaren Kleiderschrank. Alles war sehr sauber und Hannelore ist eine grandiose Gastgeberin. Sie liefert jede Menge Info's über Stadt und Leute und ist wahnsinnig bemüht den Aufenthalt so angenehm wie möglich zu machen. Falls wir wieder nach New York kommen würden wir sofort wieder dieses Zimmerbuchen.
Perfect apartment 10 minutes by bus from Time Square. We had the red room with a nice 2 bed. Hannelore is a great welcoming. In the weeks before much mail had contact in order to organize everything perfectly. She helped us arrange transport from airport to the apartment. You enter the apartment by using a numeric code, very easy to use. For your bedroom you have a separate key. Shower and toilet were very new and clean. The next day after our arrival rejoice Hannelore us with a box of donuts and all information about New York City and where you should be for all. Highly recommended for anyone visiting New York.
Perfecte appartement op 10 minuten met de bus vanaf Time Square. Wij hadden de rode kamer met een fijn 2 persoonsbed. Hannelore is een prima gastvrij. In de weken ervoor al veel mail contact gehad om zo alles perfect te organiseren. Ze heeft ons geholpen het vervoer te regelen vanaf vliegveld naar het appartement. Het appartement kom je binnen door gebruik van een cijfercode, heel makkelijk te gebruiken. Voor je eigen slaapkamer heb je een aparte sleutel. Douche en wc waren erg nieuw en schoon. De eerst volgende dag na onze aankomst verblijde Hannelore ons met een doos Donuts en alle uitleg over New York city en waar je moest zijn voor alles. Aanrader voor iedereen die New York bezoekt.
This was our first experience. Had a great and pleasant stay, the appartment was super and very clean, with all the equipment a home needs.The area was also very quite and peaceful. Ppl very nice and helpful. The busstop to New York is just 5min away, and takes you in 10min depending on traffic.oneway ticket is around 3$. Hannelore is a superb host. So helpful before and during the stay. Everything was just perfect, we will definetly come again and with the whole family.
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