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The best of both worlds - Jersey and New York City! - Short term rental

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

This modern and comfy townhouse is ideally situated in walking distance to the Northeast Corridor Train (NEC) that goes express to NYC Penn Station!! It is also minutes drive from Rt. 1 where in one direction you have major shops, restaurants and malls (Bonefish Grill, Bahama Breeze, Buffalo Wild Wings, Woodbridge Mall, Menlo Mall), and the other direction you have Jersey Gardens, the largest outlet mall in NJ. Without a car you can still have a great time! The quaint town of Rahway has a few great bars and is walking distance to the train, that will allow you to explore the entire northeast. So convenient yet so affordable.

This 2 bedroom plus home has so many more conveniences that a stuffy small hotel room. You pull up to your own driveway (no need to worry about valet and public parking), turn the key and enter the foyer which invites you upstairs to an open 1st floor plan that includes a kitchen and eat in dining area, half bath and living room. There you can watch as much Netflix and HuluPlus as you want on the big screen with AppleTv. Another flight of stairs takes you to the second level for much needed rest and relaxation. There is a full bath, a master bedroom with new queen pillow-top mattress, walk-in closet and lots of natural light. The second bedroom has a trundle bed which can be separated into two singles or connected for a king-size delight. The home can sleep 4-5 privately (up to 7 with use of blowup bed). Perfect for a family or group of friends or couples that want to enjoy the same space at a bargain price!

More Details

Colleen Rodgers
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

What makes this townhome unique

Convenient, safe and comfortable - Private home at hotel room prices


Rahway Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Huge master bedroom flooded with light, wall mounted tv, small workspace area, wireless internet. Bedroom 2 right across the hall faces south but still has lots of light. It is fitted with a comfortable trundle daybed easily converted to two twins or one king, with enough space for a work area if needed. Mattresses are super comfortable and new!
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Enjoy the best of both worlds! The excitement of Big City New York is only a train ride away but you get to come home to the slower good life in Jersey! You will get double the space for less money.


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The best of both worlds - Jersey and New York City! - Short term rental
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Puerto Rico

Perfect Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This the 2nd time that I rent this perfect place for several months. I rented this townhouse due to my business in NJ, and has been a perfect place for my family to stay during weekends and holidays since it is a steps distance to train station to go shopping to New York city. Colleen and Paul have been always aware of anything that me or my family need. I strongly recommend the place and definitely will return.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure hosting you and your family! It was indeed perfect for business, pleasure and the excitement of NYC just steps away! I hope you know you are welcome back anytime. Best of luck on your next adventure.
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Puerto Rico

Excellent place to stay, very clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The apt. is like the pictures, very clean, organized and with all appliances needed to stay short or long terms. Colleen installed new washer and dryer for my convenience. It is a walking distance for the train to NY which takes 45 minutes to get there. Good restaurants walking distance and near major routes and expressways to hit the road. Definitely, recommend the place.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful experience staying at this rental while we visited New York City for our family vacation. I was worried about how we would travel back and forth from New Jersey to NYC so I emailed the owners with questions before I booked. I was so impressed with how quickly they responded to my questions and how helpful they were to make sure we understood. For this reason we booked the rental for a week and we loved it. It was very clean which was very important to me and it was decorated very nicely which made it a very nice place to stay. We were able to walk to the NJ Transit from the townhouse to get to New York. We came back late at night a few nights and felt perfectly safe walking back to the townhouse with our kids. I also really appreciated the owners calling when we arrived to check in with us to make sure we were pleased and to make sure everything was working for us. This is a wonderful rental and I highly recommend it!!!

Krista Moreland- Independence, KY.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was my pleasure to make sure your trip to the big Apple was memorable for you and your children!! I enjoy paying attention to all of the small details that we provide to our guests like toiletries, laundry soap, a welcome basket, etc. because they are the comforts that separate a rental house from a home. The train station is so conveniently located and you feel safe say or night! Come enjoy the hustle bustle of New York City by day and the quiet and safety of your Jersey home by night. Thanks again for sharing your experience. Come back anytime.
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Cork, Ireland

Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Colleens home. The location was perfect for a single train to new york and everything else is near by. Recommendations of what to do were spot on. I would definitely stay here again if I am in Jersey.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable home with all of the amenities

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this condo for 2 months and I had a wonderful stay. The home was very clean and well-maintained. There is plenty of living space and the couch and bed are very comfortable. Colleen was very prompt with all of the necessary communication. I would definitely recommend this place if you are looking for something in this area.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed the month in Jersey and that my home met all of your needs! The 3 levels of spacious living area are ideal for a single, couples or families looking for modern comfort and conveniences like the washer, dryer, toiletries and fully stocked linens. The safe, quiet enclave is ideal for a short or long stay. Come back and visit anytime!
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Truly home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was as close to home away from home we ever experienced (and we have moved around a bit), a warm welcome package, fruits and nibbles was like heaven to a family tired from a long haul Trans Atlantic trip - and a well stocked store, I guess from generations of other occupiers. Paul went beyond the call of duty to provide an additional DVD player and apple TV for the Master bedroom, and additional storage for the children's room.

Really, I couldn't ask for more. A suggestion would be to provide a phone line for the unit. We didn't really mind as we went out together most of the time. We didn't drive and we managed ok. The meat shop is just around the corner, and we took a taxi anytime we needed to stock up from Shoprite which is about 5 minutes away.

Thanks so much Paul and Colleen for making it home away from home. If we decide to stop by New Jersey in future, for sure we will be back. Do give us a shout if you happen by our neck of the woods in Africa.


  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to make your stay an amazing one! We are overdue a trip to the Motherland and just might take you up on that offer!! Anytime you are back in the country (and the tri-state area) you and your family are welcome back.
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Rail House
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Staten Island Ferry
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Northeast Corridor - Rahway Station
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Route 1
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Check-in time is flexible based on your travel. Check-out time is 12 noon. A rental car is also available at an additional cost. All taxes are included in price! This property will go quick. Make your reservation now! ACCEPTING BOOKINGS BEGINNING FEBRUARY 15!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.