We were a family of four (parents plus a 13 year old son and a 9 year old daughter); the location of this vacation rental was ideal for our purposes, as we were visiting both NYC and friends who live up the road in nearby North Bergen, NJ. And the price of the rental was a bargain, but it was strictly a "no frills" kind of rental.
To be fair, this was how it was advertised, so it wasn't really a big surprise, but it felt like no effort or thought had been put into making it a workable vacation rental unit. There really was very little privacy (there was a curtain instead of a door between the front bedroom and the dining area, and the third bedroom was adjoining the "master bedroom" separated by a glass door), there was alot of wasted space (in the front bedroom there was a chair, a tv and a single bed in what originally would have been the living room of the apartment) and the "master bedroom" had a double futon for sleeping - not the most comfortable arrangement! In addition, there were lots of tchotchkas, old toys and stuffed animals of questionable cleanliness that were left around - hence the feeling that we were visiting Grandma's house!
It would also certainly not be appropriate for anyone with mobility issues, as the apartment is up two fairly significant flights of stairs (one outside from the sidewalk to the front door of the building, and one from the front door up to the apartment).
But for bargain-hunters who don't mind basic accommodation and want a great location in Hoboken (a terrific, funky town on its own) with excellent proximity to public transportation to Manhattan (bus, ferry or train) this is the vacation rental for you.
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