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Waterfront/Downtown Loft - Just 7 Minutes to Manhattan and perfect for families!

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Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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2-Bedroom Loft Condo, Exposed Brick w/high ceilings, hardwood and open plan.

This unique, 1800 sqft, 2-bedroom loft condo is perfect for anyone looking for an open, bright, airy home and the convenience of having everything at your doorstep. 11-foot ceilings. Exposed brick. Dark, hardwood floors throughout. Huge, arched picture windows. A entertainment alcove featuring a 14-in-1 game table including pool, foosball and air hockey. Relaxed lounge/living area with flat-screen television featuring XBox Kinect. Dining seating for four-six including a Stokke childseat. Stainless steel appliances in kitchen. New Kenmore washer and dryer. Master bedroom features a queen bed, plush leather chair and ample closet space. 2nd bedroom features three twin beds plus custom closet. WiFi and cable included plus Sonos wireless sound system gives you access to millions of songs at your fingertips. Plus, the convenience of walking out your door to restaurants, banks, post office, the waterfront hotels, businesses and ferries and Path trains to New York City/Manhattan, World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty and Times Square in under 10 minutes!

This loft apartment is located in downtown Jersey City, which directly faces Manhattan across a 1 mile stretch of the Hudson River. Jersey City is often called the '6th borough' because of its close proximity to New York City's 5 boroughs (The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan). But unlike the other boroughs, Jersey City enjoys the most convenient access to Manhattan, the lowest rates and the best views of the Manhattan skyline.

If you were to stay in one of the other boroughs -- The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens or Staten Island -- it would take you about 40 min to get to Times Square. And staying in Manhattan, though convenient, would be extremely expensive and small for the price. From our apartment, a 5 minute walk to the subway and a 5 minute train ride gets you directly to lower Manhattan at the Freedom Tower (formerly World Trade Center) and a 10 minute ride gets you directly to the lights of Broadway.

Savvy travelers to the New York City area stay in downtown Jersey City -- and downtown Jersey City specifically -- where you get easy, fast access to Manhattan and a trendy, safe, walkable community at a great price.

We are a safe, 'walkable' neighborhood with everything you need just a stroll away including transportation to NYC, restaurants, laundry, cafes, etc. To access Manhattan/New York City, Times Square, Broadway, and sites like the Statue of Liberty and World Trade Center, ferries and PATH trains are just a short 5-10 minute walk away from the apartment. You would get directly to everything there is to see within 5-15 minutes on our 24-hour PATH trains directly to Broadway points or a quick ride on our ferry service.

The cost for the 24-hour PATH train is $2.50 one way or $1.90 when you buy them by 10 packs. These trains go directly to Broadway so there is no need to transfer to New York City subways and pay an additional fare.

New York Waterway ferries, just a short 5-minute walk from the apartment, are $5 one-way and can get you to points along the West or East Side of Manhattan in as little as 5-10 minutes.

New York City is better when you stay with us. We have the best views of the New York City skyline, the most convenient access to all the tourist attractions via our ferries and trains and we're over 50% less expensive than comparable options within New York City.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Festive Palmer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, Some spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016
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About Festive Palmer

My husband and I have been in Jersey City since 1996 and watched it explode in growth and amenities and conveniences. Having grown up in The Bronx, New York -- just across the river, we found Jersey City to be convenient to our family, friends and conveniences in our native New York but just far enough to give us more space and more peace at a fraction of the cost. Now, over 15 years and 2-kids later, we enjoy Jersey City as our home.

Festive Palmer purchased this condo in 2007

Why Festive Palmer chose Jersey City

We love the open floor plan, exposed brick and hardwood floors in such an architecturally-beautiful landmark building. It just allows us to share family time together but still be in our own zones.

What makes this condo unique

The huge, arched windows let in all the light. And the crank out window panes catch just the right amount of breeze. The windows are so beautiful, we don't use window coverings (and thankfully don't have to worry about privacy with the tree in the front). The entertainment area including the 14-in-1 game table and XBox game console make it a perfect option for families. Plus, did we mention that everything is at your doorstep?

Guestbook comments from the owner

I stay with my mother-in-law, husband and son in June this year and all I can say is fantastico! In my country, we enjoy openness and I loved that the apartment was open and moderno. The place is so close to everything and you really feel like you are in the middle of it all. Beautiful place, great location and really great for families. I recommend to my friends.
Jun 2014
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based on 9 traveler reviews

Waterfront/Downtown Loft - Just 7 Minutes to Manhattan and perfect for families!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

A gem of an apartment minutes from Manhattan!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stop in our USA adventure. We arrived early and the door code allowed us in to find the apartment still being cleaned which was not a problem, we were just glad to arrive. We dropped off the bags and went to the local diner. The apartment is a few minutes from Exchange Place which gives quick access with the PATH into the financial district but also the local ferry up to Midtown. The apartment was clean, quirky, cool and well equipped. There is a market about 5 mins away so we always had supplies. The view of Manhattan from this side of the Hudson was superb. Would recommend this to anybody after a nice cool well equipped spacious apartment.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! So glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come again!
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Risch, Switzerland

Great location, very cool loft style apartment, responsive owner

  • 5 of 5

As a family of 5 we had a great time in this centrally located apartment. The kids loved the pool table. The loft style of the apartment and the furniture is great and comfortable with everything there what you need. For the few questions we had, the owner was very responsive and helpful. The nearby ferry terminal, Path and Light Rail allows you to chose from different options to go to the City or also to Hoboken in a very short time.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Indeed our loft apartment is well-equipped for families with a spacious, open layout and amenities like the 14-in-1 game table. The 2 minute walk to the ferry and trains to New York City allow for the fastest access -- just 5 to 7 minutes -- into Manhattan's top tourist attractions such as the World Trade Center/911 Memorial. We welcome your return on your next New York City vacation.
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This apartment was excellent and location was awesome

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was excellent for our family of five. Very spacious and quiet and everything we needed. The close proximity to the Grove Street and Exchange Place Path stations made easy access to visit Manhattan etc. Plenty of eating choices in close proximity. A grocery store within walking distance. A 15 minute walk to Newport Shopping Mall which had great shopping. A beautiful walk along the Hudson River day or night was a highlight for us.

Highly recommend this accommodation to anyone wanting to visit New York.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This apartment is wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (5 persons) visited NYC for 1 week. The loft was perfect for all the members of our family (the children are 10, 17 and 21 years old). The apartment is well equiped, clean, spacious, quiet and very comfortable. It is close to the Hudson river where it is very pleasant to walk and see from the same spot all the famous buildings of NYC (the Empire State, the Chrysler and all buildings of south Manhattan): excellent for nice pictures! All amenities are accessible within 3 minutes from the apartment. The PATH station is at 5 minutes by walk and allows you to access efficiently at One World Trade Center or 34th street at Empire State building.

If you want a quiet place after spending the afternoons and the evening in NYC this is the place to be!!

Guy, France

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guy, Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed our Waterfront Loft to the fullest and that your family vacation was "positively memorable." Please come again soon! Festive
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Great appartement for our family

  • 5 of 5

Hi all,

we travelled over from Germany and tried out HomeAway and the Palmer's apartment while staying in NYC for 5 days as a family of 4 with our two boys aged 10 and 11.

We had an exiting stay in New York however prefering this apartment over a hotel room was the right choice. The apartment is very well equipped and had everything we needed. The Palmer's saw after everything you might think of as a host like e.g. paper towels, toilet paper, garbage bags etc. The boys loved the apartment and would have preferred staying there playing pool instead of doing sightseeing. We loved the number-based door-lock as it was very practical and made things very easy.

We found that the combination of a prepaid Metrocard for using the PATH with flatrate Metrocards for the city worked best for us as we used the Metro a lot.

We did not meet with our hosts as they were on vacation in parallel however felt well taken after nevertheless.

We would recommend the apartment to friends: the view over Manhattan in evening with an icetea in the bagpack was priceless.

Thanks, Rolf

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We also enjoy relaxing by the pier enjoying the Manhattan skyline. Please come again!
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A fantastic place in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting NYC for a week. This loft was perfect for my wife and I and our two younger

children. The owners were there to meet us on arrival and made themselves available for

anything that might have come up during our stay. The loft itself was roomy, clean and very

comfortable. It was provisioned with everything necessary and more. A grocery, pharmacy and

train stations were all within 2 and half blocks and in easy reach. Restaurants of all kinds

were on the same block as the loft or just around the corner. The loft had plenty to keep the

kids entertained on those slower-to-start days with enough room for the kids to play without

all of us feeling on top of each other. Being able to do laundry dramatically cut down the

amount of luggage we had to bring and having the option to cook versus eating out for every

meal reduced our vacation costs considerably. If you're planning a trip to the NYC area for

the family, this is THE place to book.

If your stay is for a week or more, be sure to google "CityPass" and check out their various

levels of discounts to the more touristy destinations — including the Liberty Science Center which the kids really loved.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I'm so glad your family enjoyed the loft and your stay. The Liberty Science Center was an excellent choice! Did you guys get to relax on the waterfront at night and view the Manhattan skyline? I wish I could hear more about your trip! Please do come again if you're in the area or if you need tips or info about the area. It was great to meet you all -- especially your daughter and son. :-)
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Newark Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Park & Sixth GastroPub
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
New York Waterway
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
New Jersey Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Mantra Indian Cuisine
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Jersey Shore
Car: not necessary

We are on the border of Manhattan/New York City, separated by a mile's width of the Hudson River and feature everything for travelers of all kinds, whether business, family or leisure. Featured locations just within a 10-20 minute bike, train, car or ferry ride are: Liberty Science Center, Statue of Liberty, Liberty State Park, Freedom Tower (former World Trade Center), Empire State Building, Broadway theaters, Time Square and Central Park. My favorite thing to do is grab my bike (or get a bike rental), hit the waterfront and catch a 4-minute ferry across the river to the West Side of Manhattan where I stop off at the relaxed waterfront of Battery Park City before riding north up the West Side Riverfront Walkway to stop for some lunch and if I'm not to exhausted, some window shopping in the West Village and SOHO.


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Cleaning Fee $125
Property Damage Protection $99

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Paulus Hook Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Includes dresser, bench seating and lounge chair
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , Twins includes a separate twin trundle below. Custom closet.
  • Two large bedrooms toward the back of the condo provide a quiet retreat from city sounds. Master bedroom includes queen bed, dresser storage, bench seating and lounge chair plus roomy closet. Second bedroom sleeps 3 including two twin beds (twin on top w/twin trundle beneath) and a standalone twin bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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