About the Homestay
Look forward to welcoming you to my home in East Orange.
Our home is 135 years old Victorian style home located in the Presidential section of our town. We are close to NJ Performing Arts Center and the Prudential Center. Minutes from Thomas Edison's home and laboratory, close to Newark Museum and Montclair Museum. Minutes away from NJ Bears Baseball field and the skyline view of NYC from NJ visitors all over the world enjoy this view from New Jersey.
Guest will enjoy both New York and New Jersey based on our close proximity to NYC.
We enjoy hiking, the beach (30 minutes from the Jersey Shore). We play tennis and we enjoy going to baseball and basketball games.
We enjoy the outdoors ... natives of the island of Jamaica.
We are located 27 minutes from NYC ... 34th Street Penn Station. You will enjoy your stay with us! Looking forward to meeting you.
Amolyn has 1 child living at home.
There is no better way to learn a foreign language than to speak it in everyday situations. Your host Ms. offers qualified language instruction in her native language English. One hour of instruction costs 70.00 USD. The classes will be given by the host herself who is highly qualified.
The room rate includes the following services: regular room cleaning, dinner, laundry, and internet access.
Additional available services at an extra charge (payable directly to your host on arrival):
Airport pick - Newark International $50.00
JFK International Airport $110.00
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Smoke alarm on each floor
- Carbon monoxide detector
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
I can help with transport tips too from central East Orange if you want, just send me a message. Once you confirm your booking you will get an email with our complete address so you'll have no problem finding us.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Diet Type available on request
Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home!
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
First, I observed the highest rating scale you have is "Great". I am not comfortable with that because my stay with Amolyn and her family was far beyond "Great", rather it is "Super Great and Fantastic" all the way. I will repeat my stay over and over again with Amolyn and her family. Amolyn's husband is one of the greatest and finest man you would like to meet and drink from his pool of experience, support and care. Next time, I cannot afford to miss such warm reception, understanding, respect for my religion (Islam) and race (Nigerian). Despite the fact that they were Christians, they took me round and showed me Masjid (Mosque) where to worship and also encourage me to worship in their home. Amolyn and her husband took me out to nice places at New Jersey, including parties and beach to have lots of fun where i took some great pictures. They shared their family experience with me and I shared mine as well. We see ourselves as one big family within a short period.
We smile, Crack jokes, eat together as family on same table, watch news together etc. If I am not at the dining table on time, they will come knock at my room door and that of other guests and call us out to come eat together as one family. I was very happy throughout my stay, hence the reason for reducing my experience in writing this review. I cannot stress the fact that they assisted and took me home the very first day and also took me to the train station when going back to New York JFK airport. All these gestures and kindness were outside of my Homestay contract. Surely, I believe I don't deserve them. I cannot say it all, my stories and experience with the family was so great. My room was extremely fantastic. I was in the room feeling like a king. Yes, I also met other guests from Saudi Arabia and Brazil. All of us were very happy and keep tab of each other and have lots of fun.
I will advise Homestay to encourage Amolyn to advertise her home properly. The information contained on your website are far less that the facilities on ground. For example you did not post the pictures of her fantastic rooms and so on. Also worth mentioning is the home Internet service (WiFi) that runs on a very high speed and quality service network. Inability to advertise her home properly will make lots of people (potential travelers and guests) miss such a great opportunity and experience.
I will repeat my stay at Amolyn's home, again, again and again!
Finally, i advise that Homestay set up a picture upload portal in their feedback/review platform so that guests can upload pictures and validate their claims. I would have gladly shared some of the pictures i took to further buttress my wonderful experience at Amolyn's home.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.