About the Homestay
I live in a full floor apt in Union City, NJ, with my two cats, Vuvu and little Jamela. So guests MUST LIKE/LOVE CATS! Both bedrooms are quiet and garden facing. You'll wake up to birds twittering and you may even see a squirrel or two.
PAYMENT: MY PAYMENT SCHEDULE IS 50% UPFRONT ON BOOKING, VIA PAYPAL, AND 50% ON ARRIVAL, ALSO VIA PAYPAL OR CASH. ONCE YOU HAVE BOOKED I WILL SEND YOU MY PAYPAL ACCOUNT INFORMATION.
I HAVE SECURE PARKING JUST AROUND THE CORNER, AT $10 PER DAY.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Carbon monoxide detector
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Union City is a safe, quiet town, just across the river from Manhattan, and approx 15 minutes by bus to the Port Authority Bus Terminal, which is within walking distance of NYC theatres, Times Square and many museums. Most subway lines also run through the Port Authority so you can get to other locations quickly. The bus stops to and from the city are just around the corner from my house. There are other ways to get to Union City if you are out late. Will discuss on arrival.
Supermarket, liquor stores and other shops within a few blocks of the house, and a very large laundromat as well. Drying is free!! The area has many inexpensive South American restaurants.
- No noise after 10 pm. This is a quiet, residential area and there are
other people living in the house, so please be respectful.
- No cooking allowed for insurance reasons.
- No guests allowed, for insurance reasons. There are many restaurants and coffeeshops where you can meet friends.
- A light breakfast is provided, from about 8-8:30 am. Guests must please wash dishes and utensils. If you don't require breakfast, please advise.
- OTHER HOUSE RULES POSTED IN BEDROOMS.
- For the rest, enjoy your stay!!!
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Water sports
- Sports arena
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Please note that only a light breakfast is included in the room rate. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Light Breakfast
- Since I work from home, guests are expected to go out for the day immediately after breakfast, that is, BEFORE 10 am, so that all common use areas may be cleaned immediately after.
- NO noise after 10 pm. There are other people living in the building,
so please be respectful.
- NO SMOKING ON PREMISES.
- No cooking for insurance reasons.
- No guests, for insurance reasons. There are restaurants and coffeeshops locally where you can meet friends.
Check-in time is 3:00 pm onwards, but not later than 10 pm.
Check-out time is 10 am on day of departure.
Smoking is not allowed.
Yvonne is so welcoming and helpful- her instructions for using the buses easy - great to leave the bustle of Manhatten to go 'home' each evening- peaceful cool room - lovely breakfast - couldn't be better- thank you Yvonne for making my first trip to New York so perfect ❤️
My son and I enjoyed our stay with Yvonne. Her apartment is 15 min by bus to Times Square which made it very easy to get around. You really get an incredible value while staying with Yvonne. I'm so happy we did! Yvonne is very helpful and interesting to talk to. She provided detailed instructions to help you get around. One thing to take note is that part of her house rules is that you need to be out by 10am during the day. For those of you who are jet lagged or prefer to sleep in, this might be an issue. My son and I being from the west coast would have liked to sleep in a little bit longer but it actually was good because it forced us to start our day earlier. Would love to stay with Yvonne again on our next visit! Many thanks for everything!
We had a wonderfull trip to NY and staying at Yvonne's place made it even more nice. The house and the room were very nice, quiet and clean. She made us a lovely breakfast with home made muffins. She gave us good tips for NY city. The bus brings you in 20 minutes to Manhattan. We really felt at home.
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour chez Yvonne. Elle est très agréable, très sympathique. Elle vous donnera tous les renseignements dont vous avez besoin. La chambre est très jolie et très propre. Vous avez une armoire pour ranger vos affaires. Elle a su s adapter à notre heure d arrivée très tardive (changement de la compagnie au dernier moment). Les petits déjeuners sont top. Salle de bain parfaite. Je recommande +++.
Very nice flat, great location for that price. We had a great time at Yvonne's place. Yvonne was there to welcome us and showed us around the house. She was very friendly and helpful and thorough in making sure we had the access information we needed to check in and enjoy our stay. We would gladly stay here again.
I received a very warm welcome from Yvonne. She is very bright and supporting. Not only does she helped me with my luggage, she also had everything organized for me - maps, tour guides, subway station details, bus routes, etc. She explained me everything very nicely over the tea. Her place has many advantages like close & quick access to Bus - to and from Port Authority, Quite and peaceful neighborhood. For people wanting to stay near Manhattan, it is a very convenient option. I totally enjoyed my stay. Definitely looking forward for more :)
Great stay in New Jersey and Yvonne is an excellent and friendly host. Convenient access to New Jersey Transit bus to and from Manhattan to Port Authority. Great place to stay for those looking for quiet nights but still close to New York (just the occasional sirens).
My husband and I stayed for 6 days in Yvonne's room. Overall, we enjoyed our stay very much!. She received us with a nice welcome and some juice apples :). She gave us precise indications whenever it was needed before, during and even on our last day. We had far enough breakfasts each mornings with nice "empanadas" or the banana muffins. Our trip to NY basically consisted in being out in the city as much as we could and coming back to the room just for sleep, so her offer matched perfectly with our plans. Kitties are lovely and converse with her is interesting as well. Consider you need bus tickets to get there and to go to the city. We recommended you her place and hope you enjoy your stay there as we did!. Thank you Yvonne.
Our experience at Yvone's house has been great! We have stayed with her for five nights and it has felt totally like home. She would make breakfast for us every morning (amazing homemade muffins) and explained us everything related to buses, schedules, etc.. making it super easy to get around. Her house is literally 15 min away by bus from Times Square! We're planning on going back soon and we would definitely stay with her again :)
Our week in New York was incredible!
Words cannot describe how much fun we had, but staying with Yvonne made it extra special! Our Garden facing room was clean, neat and lots of cupboard and wardrobe space.
She gave us really good advise on how to use the subway and where to eat and what sites to see, she was a real help!!!
The WiFi was really convenient and fast, breakfast in the mornings were really nice, I can still taste that amazing coffee.
New York is a wonderful, wonderful place but if you want it to be extra special do yourself a favour and book yourself a garden facing room with Yvonne!
Thanks Yvonne for everything WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK!!!