Warm, Perfect, Cozy Room

Homestay in New Jersey - West New York, United States

About the Homestay

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

Our apartment is small but well maintained. It is very cozy and clean. It is fully equipped with dishes, pots and pans, blender, coffee maker, toaster, large stove / oven and refrigerator. All linens, bath towels, body soap, shampoo and conditioner are included. Our printer is accessible over WiFi with your laptop/smart phone (we often use it to print out routes/maps and directions.

I offer TV with local channels and your room is equipped with Netflix, Amazon Prime videos via Roku streaming and free high-speed WiFi. There is no mess or clutter because we like to keep things simple. I'm an empty-nester as my only son graduated from NJIT university, found his own flat and started a new career at Tesla. PLEASE NOTE: Bed size is a standard U.S. Queen Size (80 inches X 60 inches = 203.2 CM X 152.4 CM)

I am a 53 year old man who is very friendly, sociable and happy to host. As a former Airbnb manager I have gained lots of experience hosting (Se habla Español). It really is a home away from home and you will always be treated as family.

With plenty of local transportation just 1.5 blocks away you can travel to New York City Port Authority Bus & Subway Terminal. From there the sky is the limit as to where you can go in NYC..... 42nd Street (Times Square), Empire State Building, One World Observatory, Intrepid Air & Space Museum, Central Park, Stature Of Liberty, 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Rockefeller Center, MOMA.... the list is endless! All points in Lower, Mid & Upper Manhattan. On a nice day you can walk 25 minutes to the Port Imperial Ferry (Weehawken, NJ) which will take you to Wall Street/Pier 11 and so much more. Please visit nywaterway.com for fares, routes and schedules. Please note that the NYC Metro Card for subway/busses are not accepted on NJ Transit busses. NJ Transit passes (Flex Pass = multiple bus rides) may be purchased at Port Authority for use on any NJ Transit bus. These passes are offered at a 15% - 20% discount versus paying cash on bus. Once here, I recommend the NJ Transit App which gives you up-to-the-minute NJ Transit bus scheduling/tracking information to/from NYC.

Once you board the bus for NYC it usually takes about 30 minutes from home, depending on traffic, to reach Port Authority NY. In NYC there are a variety of transportation options to take you to the 5 boroughs of Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island. If you just want to spend some time in our local area you'll find plenty of great restaurants and shopping in the immediate vicinity (all within walking distance) of home. The NJ Light Rail is located just several blocks from here if you fancy a trip to the Newport Center Mall In Jersey City, Liberty Science Center or Liberty State Park. For folks attending events at Met Life Stadium in NJ, you're just 35 minutes from home via bus or 15 - 20 minutes by car

PAYMENT: Arrangements must be made at time of booking by contacting host. Balance can be paid via REVOLUT, PayPal (Paypal.me/EddieLopez412), Venmo (venmo.com/Eddie-Lopez-170), CashApp, Zelle or cash upon arrival. I also accept payments through REVOLUT

**Checks, Money Orders and Western Union are not accepted**

No car service is provided.

Thanks and Happy Travels!

House Facilities
  • Non Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 2 nights

Maximum stay is for 60 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

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Rustic Bed
From $29 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$30
$40
Weekly Price
$205
$275
Monthly price
$895
$1,190
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About the Area

This is a quiet area with many restaurants and shopping. The bus stop for buses to and from New York City is just a minute's walk away. There is only on-street parking and a parking permit must be obtained from Monday to Friday for non-residents at a charge of $ 4.00 per day. There are several area parks, one of which offers breathtaking views of the New York skyline. Many shopping and dining options in our area are all within walking distance if you do not want to travel to New York. To our home from Port Authority NY, take #159 or #156 NJ Transit Bus to Bergenline & 57th Street. Walk to 56th Street and make left. House is 3/4 block on left side

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

COVID 19 NOTICE: Due to the current Covid 19 Pandemic we urge (while you're creating your itinerary) to check with landmarks and all other tourist locations you wish to visit and inquire about any changes/restrictions in reference to tourism visitation. Many areas are still closed or operate on a limited schedule.

Due to the small living space in our apartment we have also implemented several safety requirements that MUST be followed while at home. Guests are required to go directly to washroom and wash and sanitize their hands every time you enter the apartment. Soap and hand sanitizer will be supplied. Whenever you are in the common area I ask that you wear a face mask unless you are fully vaccinated

I have been fully vaccinated and have also received the booster but, as we all know, no vaccine is 100% effective. If you are not able to adhere to my Covid 19 house rules then I respectfully ask you not request a booking

The room and apartment must be kept in the condition in which it was received. Access to the kitchen and living room is allowed at all times but must be kept clean. Smoking is not allowed in the room or in the apartment or in front of building (STRICTLY ENFORCED, SMOKERS WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE AND NO REFUND WILL BE ISSUED). No drug use (including medical marijuana) will be tolerated. As per the State Of New Jersey, recreational use of marijuana is allowed in a private home. This is not a private home as there are 5 other tenants/families that reside in this building. HOST HAS ASTHMA AND CANNOT TOLERATE SMOKING OR VAPING OF ANY KIND

Need to respect other tenants in the building. Noise level MUST be kept low due to elderly tenants who reside in building. Property monitored by 24-hour video.

Sorry, due to host allergies, pets are not allowed.

Payment arrangements must be made at time of booking by contacting host. **Please be aware that the Homestay booking fee is not part of room cost**. Balance can be paid via PayPal (Paypal.me/EddieLopez412), Venmo (venmo.com/Eddie-Lopez-170), CashApp, Zelle or cash upon arrival.
**Checks, Money Orders and Western Union are not accepted**

No car service is provided.

Thanks and Happy Travels!

Smoking is not allowed.

15 Reviews

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    Germany
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    May 2022

    Wir haben in New York eine wunderschöne Woche Urlaub erlebt. Eine der wichtigsten Voraussetzungen dafür war die Unterkunft, das rustikale Zimmer von Eddie. Wir haben uns sofort wohl gefühlt. Das Zimmer und die mitgenutzten anderen Räumlichkeiten Bad und Küche waren sehr sauber, sehr umsichtig ausgestattet, selbst Kleinigkeiten z.B. Servietten und Covid 19 Masken waren vorhanden. Letztendlich hatten wir nicht nur ein Zimmer zur Verfügung, sondern eine Ferienwohnung. Was für uns aber noch wichtiger war, war die Herzlichkeit, Aufgeschlossenheit und Gastfreundschaft von Eddie. Ohne sich aufzudrängeln war er immer für uns da, gab uns Tips für die Sehenswürdigkeiten und Einblicke in die amerikanische Lebensweise. So entwickelten sich viele persönliche Gespräche, die schnell den üblichen Höflichkeitsrahmen übertrafen. Wir haben viel gelacht, uns über alltägliche Angelegenheiten ausgetauscht und trotz unserer sehr mangelhaften Sprachkenntnisse entstand schnell eine sehr persönliche und familiäre Atmosphäre. Einfach zusammengefasst: Herzlichsten Dank Eddie

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    Homestay Host Family Eddie in ,

    Hello Klaus & Tina, this was truly a very special visit for me and I thank you for this warm review. It truly makes me happy when my guests have a wonderful and stress free experience. Thanks again and we will definitely meet again

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    Germany
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    May 2022

    Eddie is the warmest host we have ever had. We had such a great time with him. He is so hospitable. His flat is small but nice. You have everything you need. It is also super clean. The guest room is big. The location is also very good. Supermarkets and bus stations are within a few minutes. Eddie is a pleasure to have around. He is such a lovely guy!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Eddie in ,

    Thank you Jana & Florian for bringing your smiles to my home. Happy trails my friends!

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    France
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    April 2022

    First experience with Home Stay, and certainly one of our best experiences.
    We spent 3 weeks with Eddie. He welcomed us in his very warm apartment, and in a very comfortable room. A very practical accommodation, with everything we could need. The apartment is located 200 meters from a bus stop, where in only 20 minutes you will be in Port Authority, a few steps from Times Square.

    Eddie is a very rare person. He is very kind, helpful and generous. We were even better accommodated than in any hotel, we are sure! If we could put 10 stars we would have done it without hesitation!
    He will give you valuable advice, and answer your questions.

    Thank you Eddie, we miss you already.
    Stay as you are, a person with a big heart.

    We send you our love,
    Claire and Chloe

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Eddie in ,

    Hi Chloe & Claire, your kind words have really touched my heart. I was honored to be able to host you during your visit to NYC. You are both very sweet and I hope you keep smiling all throughout your journeys. Really hope to see you guys again.... Happy travels my friends!

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    Hungary
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2022

    Eddie is the best host you can imagine. He’s super nice and caring. His guest room called the ‘Rustic Room’ is beautiful, super clean and very welcoming, and that’s also true for the whole flat. Eddie is also super friendly and helpful and he is always open for a good chat. The flat is also in a really good location; easy to find, you can reach Manhattan in 20 minutes, and it’s full with shops and restaurants. If we ever go back to the area we really hope that we could stay at Eddie’s place again.

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    Homestay Host Family Eddie in ,

    Hey Guys, thank you for your review. I wish you were able to stay longer. Som, good luck with your new job. Tiffany, thank you for sharing your experience with me on shoulder surgery. Good luck to my friends and please come back soon

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    Sweden
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    January 2022

    Thank you Eddie! You are the best hosts ever! We had a wonderful time during our vacation! It was really boring to leave. Hope we’ll get the opportunity to come back some day! Thanks for good and funny conversations and thanks for good service and kindness! We’re really looking forward to meet you again! Thanks!
    Lars & Inga-Lill (Sweden)

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Eddie in ,

    Hey Guys..... it was my pleasure to be able to host you. I'll miss you guys and look forward to our next visit. Be well my friends

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    Germany
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    December 2021

    We travel a lot but never experienced such an nice and lovely stay like at Eddi's home! From the moment you step in his apartment you feel like you are at home and you get greeted from an good old friend. Eddi's place is exceptionally clean and has everything you need. The Location of the apartment iş pretty good, just a 20-30 minute ride with bus top midtown Manhattan! Felt always safe with many restaurants and groceries.
    Eddi self is the best! Always caring for his guests/ friends and will help with any question you will have! We spent hours just chatting with him and would love to spent more time with him.
    We wish you best Eddi, you made our stay unforgettable!

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    Homestay Host Family Eddie in ,

    Hey Guys..... thank you for being such great guests. As you know, I don't like referring to visitors as guests or tourists. "Friend and Family" are the words that are most appropriate. So I'll rephrase.... thank you for being such great friends. Stay well and best wishes with your travels

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    Turkey
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    December 2021

    It was my second time at Eddie's place and my stay was as good as my first one...Thanks for everything, Eddie! I hope to be back whenever I am in NY again!!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Eddie in ,

    Hi Berna, it was very nice hosting you for a second time. Don't forget the Turkish Coffee next time you come back.... be well my friend

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    Germany
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    December 2021

    Perfect…that is the first word when we think about the stay at Eddys flat. He don‘t make you Edel like a guest. He made us feel like his family. He is one of the most caring and friendliest person we have ever met. From the first moment we felt like coming home to somebody we have know since ever.
    We really enjoyed the stay here. We had lots of great conservations with Eddie about everything. He is open minded and tried to explain us a lot about the US and the area he lives.
    Also the flat is great. We had our own big room. The kitchen is well equipped to cook. We always had Breakfast there. The area feels safe and there are lots of bars and Restaurants. The extra market is just around the corner. For a nice view you can Walk 10 minutes to see the skyline of Manhatten. The bus to the city is half a block away. You can take bus 156 or 159 and it takes around 30 minutes.
    For is Eddie was the Perfect host and we could not think about a better NY experience.
    We definitely will be back.

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    Homestay Host Family Eddie in ,

    You're too kind my friends. I'm always happy to hear my guests had a good experience. At the end of the day that's all that matters. Looking forward to seeing you guys again..... Like I always say.. "Happy Travels!"

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    Turkey
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    November 2021

    It was my first Homestay experience and without doubt it turned out to be one of the perfect and happy stays in NYC! I got all the support I needed in a timely and professional manner starting prior to my booking till getting Eddie's place. I was warmly welcomed by Eddie at his home. His house is super clean, organized and easy to reach from NYC with a short bus drive. Room was in a decent size, bed was super comfy and it was a relieve to sleep in such a quiet environment. It really felt like home to me. There were many shops and restaurants in walking distance ( 2-3 min.) Also, super close to the skyline where I could get beautiful pics of Manhattan and had nice walk. Walmart and Burlington stores are close by for people needing such. I got everything I needed. Eddie has such a warm personality, super friendly, helpful, caring and is a highly motivated Homestay host (recommendable!). I truly enjoyed my stay at his place. All respect for Eddie who does a great job here; a true sample of excellent hospitality! I recommend Eddie's place and I would definately come back again!!!

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    Homestay Host Family Eddie in ,

    Hi Berna, thank you for this glowing review. You've only been gone for a few days and I already miss the Turkish Coffee. Thanks again for teaching a little about your country and cultures. It was a lot of fun

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    Germany
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    November 2021

    It was our first Homestay experience and we got so much more than we expected. Eddie is the most wonderful host ever. He is caring, super friendly, funny and was there whenever we had questions or needed support. He made us feel like we were the most important people during our stay. We loved the conversations, he has so many stories to share. Whenever we needed privacy he gave us the space we needed. He is always searching for some upgrades for his apartment, which is not really necessary. It was super clean, super comfy and well organized. We highly recommend to stay there. Whenever we come back to New York or New Jersey it will be the 1st address for us. It is like home far away from home :)

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    Homestay Host Family Eddie in ,

    Heyyyy guys, thank you for this great review. I'm happy to know you had a good experience and I wish you all the best in your adventures. Be well my friends

How do I book?

Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.

When do I pay?

Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.

When can I share my contact details?

Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.

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