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.
Street parking only. We will supply a visitor's pass, which must be returned at the end of the stay.
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
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
- 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. (Available for long term guests.)
- 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.
It was amazing, i was a little bit scared cuz i'm young but after that everything went smooth until the departure date. Really recommending this homestay
Before arriving at JFK, Yvonne gave me the clear, step-by-step direction to her place in NJ from the airport, which was so helpful for any first time visitors like me. Her place is located in a quiet area in Union City (so i slept well every night), but it is only about 20 minutes from Port Authority in Manhattan, NYC and convenient! She was very friendly and always attentive - prepared me a nice breakfast every morning and gave me some advice for visiting NYC areas. Her 2 cats were adorable, too :3 Thank you so much, Yvonne!!
Yvonne is a very welcoming host.
You have to like cats to stay here as they run the house :)
The bed was very comfortable and room quiet.
A light Breakfast was provided every morning which varied from bread, muffins, fruit tea and coffee.
I really enjoyed waking up to Yvonne's brewing coffee permeating the apartment.... A great way to wake up.
These hosts are really kind and friendly. Yvonne has been taking care of us as if we were her own family. Also, their house was more comfortable than our house! We didn't want to come back to my country... We'll definitely go back to their house. Thank you sooooo much!!
We love Yvonne, Vuvu and Jamera.
Yvonne was very helpful with a lot of information about what to do in New York. Yvonne was also very warm and welcoming with my stay there. Would definitely go back and stay next time I'm in New York.
Our stay at Yvonne's was absolutly amazing ! Not only did the location was perfect (15-20 mn away from Times Square) but the room was clean, spacious and great. Yvonne served a super breakfast every morning (coffee, juice, bagels, croissant.... we were very happy !) during which we had the chance to talk and have great recommandations for our activities and we even had the chance to share an amazing dinner on the last day.
Would highly recommend for anyone planning on going to NYC I can't see any reason to go elsewhere, since everithing was really perfect.
Thank you so much Yvonne !
We loved so much Yvonne and her place! She is such a lovely host! She offers breakfast every day, she is really helpful and keeps the place clean every day! The flat is really like 20-25 min from Manhattan, only a transit bus is to be taken so great location! Really recommended! Thank you Yvonne!❤️
Thank you Yvonne. I and my familly have really appreciated our stay at our home. Your advices & tips to visit New York were very usefull and efficient. We have also appreciated your breakfast. Thank you for your kindness
Yvonne has been very accommodating to allow us to stay with her with 2.5 yo daughter. She prepared varieties of breakfast for us every morning. We chatted on interesting topics and places to go with our little one. She even gave a self-knitted hat to our daughter and she loved it! :)
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