Near NYC but, Without the Expense!

Homestay in surburban/city community - Secaucus, United States

About the Homestay

Urban Cosy
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

I am a single mother of two teenage girls, my oldest is off at University and my mother lives with us on the ground floor. Our family lives in a 4 bedroom house in Secaucus, NJ close to Manhattan and mass transportation, 3 minutes from NY city. We have a dog, two cats, and two birds. Our town is a suburb with a city close by as a matter of fact you can see the New York Skyline from outside our front door. We have two kitchens, 3 bathrooms and a lovely patio where we have BBQ's and outside dining in spring and summer.

Additional Info

Females Only Please

Pets

Dog, Cat, Parrot

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

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

downstairs bedroom
From $26 per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
2 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This is a large room with a single bed and trundle. the room has a window, desk and recliner chair and bathroom across the hall. I do have another bedroom available upstairs as well, that can sleep 2 people. it has 2 large windows and a desk and chair.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$35
$40
Weekly Price
$200
$250
Monthly price
$800
$950
upstairs bedroom
From $30 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$35
Weekly Price
$240
Monthly price
$900
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About the Area

My home is located a block away from the NJ transit Bus into NYC or 2/3 mile away by train Secaucus Junction. You can walk around in the town their is shopping available we have outlet stores a CVS and Market etc...
Our town has many community events that are available to you. Quite and safe area with a recreation center and a senior building close by.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Water sports
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Fishing
  • 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 lock all doors, make sure you return home at a reasonable time and always communicate feeling and thoughts. use the kitchen but clean up after yourself, have manners and good hygien. Ask permission to invite guests over. Respect our home as if it were your own.

Smoking is not allowed.

10 Reviews

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    Australia
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    Thea was a wonderful host and her family was so welcoming and understanding especially when we had a lot of transport delays. The location was cosy and comfortable and perfect for sightseeing, only minutes by bus into centre of NYC! Thanks Thea and family for a lovely stay and we wish you all the best!

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    Turkey
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    Thea is kind,energetic and perfect host. She helped us with things that we couldn’t figure out, or have struggle with(like transportation...)We stayed with her 40 days that I can say excellent. We will definitely stay with her in the future. House condition and location(including transport to New York) was good too. Thanks for everything We had great time.

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    United States
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    Great and beautiful family, I feel like my home.

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    Nigeria
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    December 2018

    Her home is clean and comfortable! Her family is very nice. They offer helpful tips and definitely watch out for you. It's close enough to New York that you can commute everyday (which was what I did) with pretty much zero stress. It's a $3.50 ride to Time Square. Would definitely recommend.

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    England
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    October 2018

    Thea and her family have made me very welcome in their home which has made my stay in New York so much more enjoyable.

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    United States
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    September 2018

    Thea and her family was awesome!!!!! They made me feel like I was at home . The home was nice and clean fresh towels and water bottles and great hospitality!!!!! I plan to stay again when I visit my daughter in Manhattan. The town was clean and friendly awesome !!!! I would give the 10 stars !!!!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Thea in ,

    Thank you for the sentiment we loved your company. Lexi has a great Mom and she is on her way to success ❤️

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    China
    Age 18 - 24

    4 hearts
    September 2018

    emmm...Actually we didnt spend many time in the house. We like your house and we accept all rules from you. But sonetimes we will think maybe we arent fool, anything you speak one time, its enough.But I understand you worried that we cant accept well so you say one time , two times, three times even more.anyway, its good.And hope you guys everyday happy.

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    United States
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    Thea and her beautiful family are remarkably kind, and hospitable. This was the first time ever doing Homestay, which my Host made a very welcoming experience. To encounter such kindness is very refreshing. The area is quiet and safe. The NJ Transit is a short walk away and operates regularly. There is a small shopping center close by to purchase groceries and personal items. You will truly be pleased with this family.

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    France
    Age 45 - 54

    3 hearts
    August 2017

    Maison très propre mais les photos ne correspondent pas à la réalité. Idéal pour un cours séjours (2 ou 3 jours) mais pas plus. Chambre non adaptée pour 3 personnes.

    Quartier très bien et très calme. Pas loin de New York (20 mn en bus, n°122, 129 ou 190) mais la Metrocard ne fonctionne pas. Il faut prévoir 3,5 $ à chaque trajet. Calculs à faire donc.

    Petit déjeuner inexistant.

    Sinon, famille accueillante et très sympathique. Maison propre et quartier super.

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    India

    4 hearts
    January 2016

    Yes I went there....it was good experience...In the morning she dropped me at the train station by her car... I am really thankful to her for that....We had a very good conversation and I liked her goodness.....I will thank her once again for hosting me for that night at her home....

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