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, my youngest travels to university and my mother lives with us, on the ground floor. My mom can’t hear that good these days; although we are considerate, we can talk loud sometimes so that she can hear us. Our family lives in a 4 bedroom house in Secaucus, NJ close to Manhattan and mass transportation. I am 17 minutes from the Lincoln tunnel and 10 minutes from the Secaucus Junction train station.
Secaucus is a commuter town the buses come every 10 minutes, the bus stop is at the corner of my house. If timed right you can arrive in NYC in less then 30 minutes. 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.
We have pets 2 dogs, 2 cats & 2 caged birds. Our house is clean, we are welcoming and enjoy visitors.

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
  • Non Smoking
  • 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, 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

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.

13 Reviews

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    Russia
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    October 2019

    It was such a great trip!! She and her family were so nice to me. I really enjoyed staying at Theas home! And it was the best decision for me, because I was travelling alone and this way I learned so much about the culture and american traditions and Thea always gave me advice, that was very helpful. I would really like to stay here the next time when I'm visiting New York :)

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    Italy
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    September 2019

    Thea was an amazing host and I miss her and her family because they treated my like a daughter, Thea gave to me all the information
    For transportation . The first day I was a little bit afraid because that was my first time in New York but Thea and her family made me feel like home . The house is very nice ,cosy and in a perfect area .When I booked the room I didn’t expect all this and also I didn’t expect to find a good friend ( Thea’s daughter) ...so I think that Thea is a wonderful host and this family is the best choice for everyone .( I miss my second family ...Thea’s family ❤️)

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Thea in ,

    Maria Victoria,

    You are always welcome in our home. We enjoyed your stay with us also.
    CIao

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    Germany
    Age 18 - 24

    2 hearts
    June 2019

    Das Zimmer war wirklich schön und groß und wenn man sich in dem Haus nicht lange aufhält passt es aber wenn man dann doch wegen regen oder irgendwas zuhause bleibt darf man sich den ganzen Tag das Geschrei der Familie anhören das war wirklich nicht schön!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Thea in ,

    I am sorry you felt that way, perhaps next time the payment will be given at the beginning of the stay. I never experienced a homestay guest not paying, it was concerned that Franzi had too many excuses about not rendering payment promptly. I apologized for any miscommunication. I have a clean home and we are hospitable to every guest. We provided her a key to enter the home at her convenience, I also drove her to the bus stop upon departure.

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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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