Great house & host, time consuming commute
Hrid is incredibly sweet and the house is very clean, comfortable with a good amount of space and nice furniture. There is a TV now, and I very much enjoyed watching Netflix on the Roku TV. The wifi works well and I had no issues at all. As expected, the house is further out from the city if you are commuting into Manhattan, and the neighborhood is transitional with nothing too close restaurant / shopping wise. I wasn't comfortable walking alone at night in the area, but I did it once and it was fine. Once in the house I felt completely secure and safe - no issues. There are a lot of public transportation options (the 107 bus express is the fastest $8.50, ~35mins to Port Authority + 10min walk from the house), but I opted to Uber to Newark Penn Station ($8-9, 10mins) and then take NJTransit train ($5.50, ~35mins) into the city to Penn Station. I believe you can take the 31 bus to Newark Penn Station from right near the house as well, but I didn't try it. In general, I found that all-in, it would take me ~1hr 10mins to get to the city. For that trade-off you get a great deal on a big house with a wonderful owner.
Entire Luxary Apartment Near Manhattan NYC.