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Urban suite near New York.

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

New York elegance at New Jersey prices!

Our garden level suite offers modern amenities in a quaint setting. Set on a quiet street, you will feel the luxury of Manhattan but with the calm of a small town. It is located across the street from a beautiful park that is a great place to rest after a full day of sightseeing.

The floors are covered by terra cotta tiles and the exposed brick work offer urban chic with rustic flair giving an ambience of both comfort and familiarity. The ceilings are low (6'4") which adds to the coziness of the space.

There is one bedroom with a full-size bed that sleeps two and a day lounger in the living room that sleeps one.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas stove, fridge and plenty of pots and pans for cooking.

Feel free to enjoy the garden. Your sanctuary has a private entrance at the back of the house with a lovely cobblestone patio where you can take your meals.

We live upstairs and will be happy to assist you with any special requests you may have!

More Details

Ursula and Carlos
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Ursula and Carlos

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! We are thrilled that you are looking at our listing. We are expats who have been living in the area for 20 years. Carlos is from Colombia and Ursula hails from Canada. We have many years experience in the travel industry and are always happy to help you with any questions you may have! We live upstairs and are available to assist you with any requests you may have! Enjoy! And keep travelling!

Ursula and Carlos purchased this house in 1999

Why Ursula and Carlos chose Union City

Manhattan is wonderfully hectic. Enjoy the pulse all day, but come back to tranquility only 15 minutes away.

What makes this house unique

Our Garden level apartment is Cozy, Cute, and Close to Manhattan!


Union City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Urban suite near New York.
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews

N. J. basement apartment close to Manhattan

  • 2 of 5

The best thing about the apartment is it's proximity to midtown Manhattan. Although I rented the unit for two full weeks, I only slept there 3 nights. Couldn't get comfortable with the ground-in dirt in the bathroom & kitchen. Though this was mentioned to the owners, there was no attempt at remedying the situation.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rocio, This review comes as a surprise for us. Since we respect the privacy of our guests, we had no idea that you had spent so little time in the apartment . We work very hard to satisfy the needs of our guests and it is regrettable that you feel we were not able to fulfill you expectations. Ursula and Carlos
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Austin, TX

Absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

Ursula is absolutely amazing. She went above and beyond and made sure you did not have to worry about anything. She was always available if you had any questions. This place is only 15 min away from the Times Square. The bus stop is only a few blocks away. It was very convenient. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Don't think twice - this is the place to book

  • 5 of 5

I booked this place sending my teenage daughter to NY with her 2 girl cousins (not much older) as a graduation gift. Of course as a parent, I was worried whether I am booking the right and safe place for them. I have to say, I chose correctly trusting Ursula. Her basement was the best fit for them 3. They couldn't say enough nice things about their host and how Ursula was very nice and sweet. They felt at home and very comfortable. It is a perfect place for them 3 since they are all petite and short. Make sure to check the description that their ceilings are low being in the basement. It sure did add to the coziness of the place though. They said it was clean and they were even welcomed with some snacks for their first day after arriving from a long day of travel from Denver with a layover. Beds were comfortable. A little snug in the shower but it was very clean. The kitchen was well equipped. Bus stop is conveniently located. It is about a 15 minute bus ride but waiting for the bus from the bus terminal (Manhattan side) could be a little long at times (depending on time of day). Street was very well lit at night since they got home from Manhattan late at night every night. Just a perfect place for a perfect price. Thank you Ursula! I knew I made the right decision when I booked your place.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Ursula was amazing! She made us feel right at home. The home was super cozy and close to the bus route. A quick 20 min ride into NYC and you are right at Times Square!!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place is awesome! Perfect place if you want your nights away from the hustle and bustle! Ursula went above and beyond for us: letting us park in the driveway, took us to a local park with amazing views of the NYC skyline and she took us to the NJ ferry for the Statue of Liberty tour, this saved us a lot of time! She is the queen of hospitality and made our trip to NYC great!

Transit to the city was smooth! One evening, the time from boarding the bus to entering the apartment--a little less than 15 mins. You literally can't find a better location!

Safe! We are from a small and dare I say sheltered locale and we felt VERY safe!

You won't be disappointed in choosing this rental!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I begin! Even before arriving, Ursula sent detailed information on the area, how to get to the property, and made herself available to answer any questions. Once we arrived, it was no different treatment. Her main focus is to ensure her guests are happy and comfortable. She texted and called to make sure we made it to the right bus and even met us at the bus stop that is very close to the property. We walked back to the apartment (yes, the bus stops are that close) where we were greeted with a greeting card, welcoming snacks, beverages, and breakfast staples to get our vacation started. Booklets, pamphlets, and many nearby food options were available as well. Very minor requests we made were addressed immediately. Though Ursula and her family live above the apartment, they were so quiet you'd never know anyone was above you. This stay was hospitality at its finest. Thank you Ursula and Carlos for making our trip so comfortable and enjoyable!! We HIGHLY recommend this property. No need to stay in the expensive city, when you can stay here and just be a short bus ride away. Our next visit to NYC will definitely include staying at Ursula and Carlos' place!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Newark International Airport
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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