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
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
- 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.
- 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 was very friendly to us. Every morning she made us a large breakfast selection, especially the fresh baked goods, bagels and fruit were great. The room was very clean! we spent 4 nights in her apartment.
Yvonne est une excellente hôtesse. Sa maison est propre et les déjeuners sont délicieux. Elle fournit une tonne d’information pertinente sur NY. Je vous la recommande chaudement.
Yvonne foi incrível em todos os sentidos, com certeza ficarei em sua casa na minha próxima viagem a NY!
I already miss you and your kittens, thanks for everything!
I had a great stay with Yvonne. She is a very good host,she gave me lot's of information on the buses and what to see in New York. The accomodation is only a 15 minute bus ride to the centre, and runs very regular. The room was very clean and I enjoyed the breakfast every morning,especially the muffins and jam. It was great meeting you and I hope to see you again in the future!
Safe quiet friendly neighbourhood. Decent transport into port authority.The apartment is up 3 flights of stairs so heavy cases could be a problem.
Yvonne is a friendly lady with information aplenty and you get a decent breakfast. All in all a pleasant stay for people who want to see NYC without late night life.
We stayed at Yvonnes house for 2 nights and had a great time there! We came to know her as a very helpful, respectful and friendly host who made our stay as pleasant as possible. Yvonne served us a delicious breakfast in the morning and it was nice chatting to her while having breakfast. Our bedroom and the bathroom were nice and clean. The next bus stop is in short walking distance and brought us directly to Times Square in less than 15 minutes. We can definitely recommend to stay here.
Thank you again for having us, Yvonne!
Angelika & Isabelle
Yvonne, we wanted to sincerely thank you for the time we spent at your place. Getting the opportunity to know more about you, about New York and to be able to share on our respective cultures was such a nice experience. We won't forget about it!
For you readers, note that Yvonne's place is perfectly placed in a calm and nice neighborhood. A 15 min bus ride will bring you on west 42nd street in Manhattan, a central and mind blowing spot to start on visiting the Big Apple! If I had one advice: go for it and come back with amazing memories!
Chambres chez l'habitant au calme côté jardin, idéal comme base arrière pour des nuits loin du tumulte de la ville de New York. A 20 minutes (en dehors des heures de pointe) de bus de Manhattan dans un quartier tranquille et sûr. Petit déjeuner et wifi inclus. Conseils et brochures touristiques disponibles sur demande. Une première visite à NYC positive à tous les niveaux.
Während unserer Weltreise besuchten wir einige Tage NYC und durften tolle Tage bei und mit Yvonne in New Jersey verbringen. Wir hatten bereits Wochen und Monate vor dem Aufenthalt Kontakt und E-Mail-Verkehr gehabt, wobei Sie uns u.a. immer zeitnah viele hilfreiche Tipps gegeben hat. Yvonne hat und sehr herzlich empfangen und uns den Besuch in NYC durch Ihre nette und zuvorkommende Art unheimlich vereinfacht. Als wir uns trafen, hatten wir den Eindruck, als ob wir Yvonne schon lange kennen. Das Zimmer war sehr sauber, ordentlich und schön hergerichtet. Das Frühstück war sehr gut und abwechslungsreich. Nach Mannhatten fährt man ca. 15-20 Minuten mit dem Bus direkt zum Port Authority, wobei das in Stoßzeiten auch mal länger dauern kann. Der Bus hält ca. 3 Min Fußmarsch entfernt von der Unterkunft. Wir fühlten uns insgesamt sehr wohl und sind Yvonne äußerst dankbar für die Zeit. Bis bald, Yvonne :)
Yvonne was an excellent host , she made us feel welcome and at home at once, we enjoyed our morning tea with her, she gave us lots of very helpful local knowledge , so interesting to chat with her . Her home is in a perfect location w lots of transit choices all very close by .
All in all we are glad we stayed w her .