A two Bedroom apartment in a quite and safe neighborhood, west of NYC !
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About Marianna Tsartolia
We are originally from Greece and we are residents of USA for 35 years! Hospitality has always been a part of our lives and we were encouraged by our friends and family that we have had as visitors in the past, to share this apartment with more travelers ! They all have enjoyed the amenities, the location and our honest efforts to make their stay enjoyable and memorable! We are looking forward to host YOU and your family!
Marianna Tsartolia purchased this Guest House in 2011
Why Marianna Tsartolia chose North Bergen
We lived in this area for 10 years and we were looking to buy for about 2, before this house got on the market! We absolutely love the location, the neighborhood and the proximity to New York City! We work in the city, but we were looking for a quite and spacious home and we found it in this property!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Not too Far from Manhattan, But Ants in North Bergen
The bus ride from the apartment/house share in North Bergen to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan was usually about 30 minutes. But there were so many ants to contend with each morning and upon returning at night in the bathroom and around the living room and dining area. From cleaning up the ants, I found that the place had not been well cleaned, even though it seemed fairly clean. The beds were comfortable, but the comforters were too warm when the heating, which was controlled elsewhere, was on.
I am confused on how different your review in person differs so much from what you wrote , therefore I will reply.
Firstly you failed to mentioned how appreciative you were when you found a beautifully stocked welcome basket upon your late arrival, or how responsive and supportive I was with all your messages and requests (except the one at 2am...)or how I offered to drive you to shop on a Sunday at Trader Joe's...
This is a Home Away apartment that I am proud to share with guests that appreciate it and respect it!Our cleaning lady offers a service that is praised by all my guests including ones from other platforms.!!!
The confusion is that you had the unrealistic expectation that the apartment would stay clean throughout your stay without a house service cleaning after you!
Unfortunately during your stay a lot of our house rules were broken; Unauthorized use of our back yard lead to a broken swing and slide set, I found your son climbed on the top of my 8 feet yard fence wall, there was running till after 12 am and my cleaning lady removed dirt from under the bed in the kids' bedroom! I have NEVER seen ants in that apartment before; they could be annuals and we immediately took care by spraying outside the perimeter of the house BUT finding soil under one of my beds that most likely had ants..... is outrageous !!!
As far as the heat goes, we installed a high end thermostat and smoke detector for security reasons that is controlled remotely. In my welcome email I did ask you to tell me if you need the temperature to be adjusted at any time to let me know! You never even mentioned ONCE that the comforter were too heavy! In my timely manner I would have replaced them in a heart bit.
The property is exactly as the pictures show!
Two bedroom apartment is the perfect size for a small family. We went with our 12 year old daughter. You are able to walk down the block and have a great view of Manhattan. If you are not familiar with the subway system and plan to Uber to get everywhere it can get very spendy. While this location is 11 miles away you have to cross the river and that can take as long as 45 minutes due to the traffic. They have a smart TV to watch Netflix and Hulu if you have log ins for those. My husband was disappointed to go without the news for 4 days as there is no cable. The host was responsive and very kind.
Thank you for being wonderful guests!
I am very happy you found our apartment accommodating and it was my pleasure to respond to your needs.
It’s true in NYC area rush hours and generally traffic can be very congested!!! I always prefer to take the 8 minute ferry to Manhattan during that time...
Good place to stay with easy commuting with Manhattan
Very nice and cozy apartment. Well maintained and very clean.
Comfortable rooms and enough space for four adults.
The hosts are very nice and attentive.
Despite the Kitchen is well furnished we missed a proper stove, because some days we would have liked to prepare our own food. However, this is not affecting the good time we have spent in NY and the feeling of having been extremely well hosted.
We recommend the place for anyone visiting NY
Thank you for your great review; we are happy you enjoyed your stay!
Happy New Year!
Very spacious and comfortable
Everything went smooth, from checking in to checking out. The space apartment was lovely, the host was responsive and helpful. My friends and I loved it. Highly recommended for anyone traveling to NYC or NJ.
Thank you Jose for being a great guest!
We appreciate your kind words and we look forward hosting you next time you visit...
A nicely situated and well-kept home on a quiet corner lot not far from everything you’d need.
This is a quaint and cozy apartment just perfect for a couple or small family wanting access to the hustle and bustle of Manhattan without the expense of a hotel in the city. Nicely stocked with VERY comfy beds, it is a perfect place to crash after an adventure at a museum or a show. The amenities were much appreciated, and the house is maintained well and quite lovely. The homeowner was very responsive when we had questions beforehand and checked in with us via text/Email during our stay. It is a wonderful base for visiting the area, and we definitely would stay there again (and just might)!
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments!
We value our guests and aim to offer a comfortable and serene experience.
You were outstanding guests!!!
We look forward hosting you again!
We loved our stay in North Bergen!
We are always a little nervous choosing a place to stay on our vacations, but we made the perfect choice this time! Marianna was a gracious host who seemed genuinely concerned about our comfort. Her apartment was perfect for our visit. It was 1 block from the bus stop in a beautiful neighborhood. The New York skyline was 1 block away too. Marianna had typed busline instructions which proved invaluable to us since we are unfamiliar with public transport. We would spend the days in New York City and then be so grateful for the nice little apartment in the evenings. We only have nice things to say about our time with Marianna and New Jersey.
Debra and family were exquisite guests! We were so happy to have them and so pleased they enjoyed their stay! Thank you for appreciating our home and our efforts and we wish you all the best!
Just a 20 minutes picturesque ride to the heart of Manhattan, Times Square, you will spend less time commuting and more time enjoying New York City!
When you are ready to return, you will find a serene environment close to Hudson County Park. You can stroll by the beautiful lake that is located in the center of the park.
A short walk will get you to wonderful family owned restaurants or a 5" drive to Edgewater will get you to plenty of shopping and dining.
If you are a shopper there are plenty of outlets to explore.