11 Unique Airbnb + HomeAway Rentals We Love in Hoboken + Jersey City

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If you’re thinking about visiting Hudson County or taking a staycation in the area soon, Hoboken and Jersey City have more than enough beautiful apartments and entire houses to stay in for your next visit. Advertised on Airbnb and HomeAway.com, these homes aren’t the only places available, but they’re definitely some of the most unique we’ve seen, so we decided to round them up for your viewing {and perhaps renting} pleasure. And no, this isn’t a sponsored piece — it’s just for fun. Read on to browse through these 11 residences owned by welcoming locals to plan a weekend getaway with family or friends and even your next business trip.

Downtown Jersey City — 2 Guests

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{Photo courtesy of Suzanne, Airbnb}

Settle in for a long weekend at Suzanne’s modern first-floor apartment complete with remote controlled air conditioning and heat, and a washer and dryer in the unit. This modern Airbnb has a smart lock on its private door entrance, so checking in and out is super easy. It’s located on a tree-lined street in downtown Jersey City, within close walking distance to the Washington Boulevard PATH station and Hamilton Park. For tech-savvy guests, this home even has an Amazon Echo for your random questions about the area. Find out more and book your stay here.

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Downtown Hoboken — 3 Guests

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{Photo courtesy of Shannon, Airbnb}

Shannon’s mid-century apartment has private street access and its own roomy deck for guests who love to host. Situated downtown, you’ll be extremely close to the best bars in Hoboken as well as the 126 bus and the PATH station to take you into the heart of New York City. This apartment has one bedroom and a sofa bed, in case you need a little extra room. It’s equipped with keypad check-in and get this: free street parking. Find out more and book your stay here.

Jersey City Heights — 8 Guests

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{Photo courtesy of Laura, HomeAway}

You can’t beat the skyline views at this apartment. Laura’s three-bedroom home offers personalized keypad codes for each guest’s stay and plenty of living room seating. The kitchen is fully stocked with updated appliances and cooking utensils with a cozy dinette for an intimate dinner looking over NYC. The first bedroom is a king, the second is a double, and the third has two single beds. Laura owns the entire building, so if you’re traveling with a large group, she says she is more than willing to accommodate you. Find out more and book your stay here.

Midtown Hoboken — 2 Guests

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{Photo courtesy of Lee, Airbnb}

If you’re looking for a couples’ stay or solo adventure, Lee’s apartment is the perfect place for you. Its features include hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances, making your stay in the heart of Hoboken more than ideal. There is even a workspace in the bedroom and washer and dryer for guests staying a bit longer than just a day or two. Enjoy tons of natural light and an impeccably clean apartment when you book at Lee’s, according to guests. Find out more and plan your stay here.

Jersey City Heights — 9 Guests

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{Photo courtesy of Dawn + Davin, Airbnb}

Dawn and Davin’s second-floor apartment in the Heights accommodates as many as nine guests. Walk less than five minutes and you have access to the Hoboken Light Rail, which connects to the PATH station, as well as the 125 bus on JFK Boulevard, which takes you directly into Times Square. The bedrooms include one double, two bunk beds, and one sofa bed in the sitting room. Enjoy all of the nearby parks and yummy coffee shops that JC Heights has to offer during your getaway at this vintage style Airbnb. Find out more and book your stay here.

Midtown Hoboken — 5 Guests

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{Photo courtesy of Dianna, Airbnb}

Newly renovated with an urban vibe, Dianna’s apartment is ideal for a group of friends or family traveling to Hoboken or NYC. The natural light from its large windows compliments the eclectic décor in all rooms of the house. There is one queen sized bedroom, and a queen bed and a sofa bed in the living room. Amenities in this first-floor apartment include a washer and dryer, keypad check-in, and all linens and towels are provided. Find out more and book your stay here.

Downtown Jersey City — 6 Guests

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{Photo courtesy of Deedee, HomeAway}

This Jersey City two-bedroom apartment is only a few blocks from both Hamilton Park and Newport Center. Spread out in this 900-square-foot brick home on a residential street complete with a full kitchen and dining area for four, with additional breakfast bar-style seating. The modern living room is Instagram-worthy and the bedrooms are more than spacious. Host Deedee has a five-out-of-five rating for this must-stay apartment. Find out more and book your stay here.

Uptown Hoboken — 8 guests

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{Photo courtesy of Mark + Erin, Airbnb + check out more photos on Instagram: @tenelevengarden}

Mark and Erin’s two-story apartment will accommodate eight of your friends or family in uptown Hoboken. It has two bedrooms both with queen beds, a third bedroom with one queen and one single bed, and a sofa bed in the living room. The space also has a spiral staircase, exposed brick, and an amazing deck and backyard for entertaining. Farm fresh eggs and condiments are available upon request, as well as local restaurant and shopping recommendations. Guests have described this apartment as sparkling clean with a great location and responsive hosts. Find out more and book your stay here.

Jersey City Heights—12 Guests

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{Photo courtesy of Peter Simpson}

Just overlooking Hoboken, close to Palisades Avenue in the Heights, Peter’s 1,500 square foot apartment has an absolutely unforgettable view of the NYC skyline. It has a spacious deck with a barbeque and outdoor seating. Inside, enjoy an open concept design kitchen and living room design with two full bathrooms. The three downstairs bedrooms have a total of five double beds and the upstairs bedroom has one double bed. Find out more and book your stay here.

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Downtown Hoboken — 2 Guests

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{Photo courtesy of Alejandro, Airbnb}

This cute apartment in downtown Hoboken will immerse you in all the charm the area has to offer. Just a few steps from Washington Street and Pier A Park, you’ll be close to best restaurants and bars, as well as the PATH station. Guests describe Alejandro’s apartment as spotless with an excellent location, easy check-in, and romantic feel. Grab your significant other or plan your next business trip at this Airbnb. Find out more and book your stay here.

Journal Square — 6 Guests

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{Photo courtesy of Moustafa, Airbnb}

High ceilings, granite counter tops, and a spacious layout will greet you when you step inside this Journal Square two-bedroom apartment. Moustafa’s home is a new listing on Airbnb that can fit up to six guests in four beds with two full baths. Close to the Journal Square PATH station, you’re only a train ride away from NYC and Hoboken. It has a lock box for self-check-in and a private entrance. Find out more, check out more of the owner’s properties, and book your stay here.

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Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Megan is a Jersey Girl at heart with a passion for writing and content creation. She is an alumna of Rutgers University-New Brunswick and currently works in media relations for a Fortune 500 company. In her free time, you can find her at Crunch Fitness or exploring new brunch spots, dive bars, and local boutiques with her friends. Megan covers human-interest stories and lifestyle news geared toward young professionals and the every day Hoboken Girl.