Vacation rental apartments in New York

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Full 1 Bedroom Apartment in heart of UWS
SUPERHOST
Entire rental unit · 3 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Full 1 Bedroom Apartment in heart of UWSOur place gives you easy access to all there is to do on Upper West Side -- the Natural History Museum, Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle -- and is an easy walk to both Central Park and Riverside Park. We are only blocks away from midtown -- and very near 5 different subway lines -- but our street is quiet and cozy. You will likely wake up to the sounds of birds chirping in our backyard. Ultimately, you can enjoy all that New York has to offer and still feel like a local.

Cozy Flat in the Heart of the Upper West Side
Entire rental unit · 1 guest · 1 bed · 1 bath

Cozy Flat in the Heart of the Upper West SideLocation, location, location! This is NYC Living. Our cozy studio apartment located inside a historic NYC brownstone nestled in one of Manhattan's most central neighborhoods, the Upper West Side. The apartment is small but well designed to maximize the usage of the space. The unit is equipped with a private bathroom, a comfortable bed, Cable TV, a desk/dinning table, a fully loaded micro-kitchen, and open closet space. The perfect place for students and young professionals in NYC.

Close to Park, Private, Modern&Safe 2B2B  W/Gym
Entire rental unit · 6 guests · 3 beds · 2 baths

Close to Park, Private, Modern&Safe 2B2B W/GymNewly renovated apartment in a historic brownstone located on a tree lined residential street next to Central Park in the heart of the Upper West Side. This apartment is on the ground & basement levels with 2 floors, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Rental also includes a 2 hrs / day use pass at private and clean boutique gym located next door!

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Stay near New York's top sights

Central Park
Park · 1,174 locals recommend
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A walk, peddle, or carriage ride through the crisscrossing pathways of Central Park is a must-do on anyone's New York City itinerary. In winter, you can even lace up your skates and glide across Wollman Rink. This huge park in the city center, a half-mile wide and 2.5 miles long, is one of the things that makes New York such a beautiful and livable city. Besides being a great place to experience a little nature, Central Park has many attractions within its borders, and most of them are free, making it one of the few cheap things to do in NYC. Some of the most popular places to visit include the Belvedere Castle, Strawberry Fields, the Central Park Zoo, and the Lake. If you are exploring the park on your own, start by picking up a map at one of the visitor centers and plot your routing.

Lizbeth
Lizbeth· New York, NY
  • SUPERHOST
    1. Private room
    2. New York
    Huge Studio style room in Manhattan
    $92 per night
  • SUPERHOST
    1. Entire rental unit
    2. New York
    Well-appointed studio apt in Shopping district
    $172 per night
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    1. Private room
    2. New York
    Sunny Bloomingdale
    $100 per night
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    1. Entire rental unit
    2. New York
    Central Park Nest, High Above The Trees!
    $109 per night
Times Square
Plaza · 523 locals recommend
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Times Square is the most iconic area of the city. While it is always crowded, first time visitors shouldn't miss the bright lights. This location is even more exciting after the sun goes down and you can really appreciate all the chaos.

Shol
Shol· Jersey City, NJ
  • SUPERHOST
    1. Entire rental unit
    2. New York
    Times Square Area Quiet + Private Guest Studio
    $196 per night
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    1. Private room
    2. New York
    Large Room In Newly Renovated Hell's Kitchen Apt.
    $75 per night
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    1. Entire rental unit
    2. New York
    Lovely studio apartment&Midtown best kept secret
    $173 per night
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    1. Private room
    2. New York
    Spacious Private Room at the Heart of Manhattan
    $113 per night
Rockefeller Center
Tourist Attraction · 160 locals recommend
Photo of Rockefeller Center

The best place to take a picture with the biggest christmas tree in the city. It's one of the most iconic places in NYC during the christmas holiday. The ice skating rink is very popular. Go up top of the rock to get amazing views of NYC. If you get hungry, no worries, the ground floor has many places to eat at. Across the street from Saks Fifth Avenue, which offers the most amazing christmas light show.

Roxane
Roxane· New York, NY
    1. Private room
    2. New York
    Lovely Quiet Bedroom in the Heart of Manhattan
    $80 per night
  • SUPERHOST
    1. Entire rental unit
    2. New York
    Elegant studio apartment with separate kitchen.
    $195 per night
    1. Private room
    2. New York
    Columbus Circle/Central Park/Hells Kitchen
    $85 per night
  • SUPERHOST
    1. Entire rental unit
    2. New York
    Stunning Penthouse in heart of shopping district
    $448 per night

Top-rated things to do in New York

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  • Private Photoshoot in Brooklyn Bridge ny
    ( If You have any other location or time you can message me ) You will be taken and explore an amazing location, where we will create the best photos for your private collection or album, While I show and give you a tour of the neighborhood showing you all of its history You are going to be be exploring Brooklyn bridge, dumbo and Brooklyn bridge park they are one of the most beautiful place in NYC Also you don’t have to worry about other people, if you book with me it’s a private photoshoot. It will be just for you or your party You can check my IG capture_by_J You will be sent 30 to 33 photos added and retouch in a a few days about 3 to 6 days after the photoshoot is over, to your email address that will immortalize your trip to the To The big Apple
    From Price:$44 / person
  • Van Gogh Find Yourself
    Hello and welcome to Van Gogh Find Yourself Online. The Important thing is that there is no judgement. Remember this. We are here to let go and have a little fun. So relax a bit, breathe and #GetDrawnIn by the Master. Vincent Willem Van Gogh Online: For the month of August 7-28 and The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, I am offering 1 free show a day on AirBnB as a part of the PBH Free Fringe. Also there is, Dinner with Van Gogh, every night at 7pm an in person event in Edinburgh with a vegan meal. In person and online we will all sketch share our initial drawings after the 5 minute sketches. At this point, Vincent will reveal the stories and secrets behind his paintings You will draw along and add colors to your initial drawing. If anyone has a question please raise your hand. When Vincent is done telling you his story, Walter arrives and we will share our our art and chat about your experience. If you have no paint supplies you can just be happy with that and if you feel adventurous you can always add some color from household items. I personally have used coffee before for a little shading. Other things to note The experience is best viewed from a computer, phone, tablet. Please leave a review w/pictures of the art, this is one way to support an artist while they are alive.
    From Price:$25 / person
  • Pro photo/video shoot by NYC male model
    To see full quality photos view my insta @austinhowdstudio , we will message and agree on some local cool NYC spots rain or shine depending on what look your going for. from there we will chat a sec take a few test shots to get you warmed up Don’t worry if you don’t know poses Or very shy in front of the camera fortunately I’ve been modeling professionally here in nyc 10 years so I know what it’s like to be on the other side of the camera too! we will start shooting the location me and you pick moving from place to place while experiencing cool Awesome nyc spots capturing the coolest and most high quality pictures that you will have for a lifetime! you will receive Photos very quickly! shooting with very expensive gear all canon products! and will make the experience a fun and enjoyable one! from amazing shoots in central park ,soho,higline,Hudson yards,Brooklyn bridge ,timesquare, dumbo etc spots in local places and let the art of being spontaneous take over to produce some amazing shots I will send all 200 plus pics so you can insure you will have some awesome shots! if you would like your favorite ones edited send your favorite ones back to me and I will edit them for free! Sky is the limit ( IF ANYONE WANTS PROFESSIONAL VIDEO SHOOT MESSAGE ME ABOUT THAT !!) all shoots will be me and your booking not other people’s so all focus is on you !
    From Price:$100 / person
  • Compelling Contemporary Art Tour in NYC
    COVID_19 UPDATE: We’ve made a few updates due to COVID_19: 1. Smaller groups, 5 max 2. Condensed tour 3. Adjusted and more efficient route 4. Hand sanitizer at each location 5. Decreased price for private groups We'll visit the best New York contemporary art galleries nestled in the heart of Chelsea, the Upper Eastside or the Lower East Side, depending on the day and time. Each area is home to some of the most innovative art galleries in the world, we will canvas galleries in the area that are eclectic, challenging and enjoyable. We'll grab coffee and introduce ourselves in the beginning at a local cafe, and then our journey begins: painting, sculpture, installation and conceptual art from local and international artists/galleries awaits. Saturday’s we will visit Upper East Side contemporary art galleries in Manhattan. Sunday’s we will visit Manhattan galleries located in the Lower East Side. We will visit at least 5 great galleries. These galleries all feature highly respected and intriguing artists whose perspectives and backgrounds varies, emerging and well established blue-chip artists. These galleries have specific global footprints, perfect for the new and emerging collector who may have an opportunity to establish a long standing relationship potentially with the artist and gallery. Other things to note Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
    From Price:$60 / person
  • Wall St and Financial District Tour
    Wall Street is a renown symbol of economic might and ironically also the embodiment of corporate greed. This tour provides a deep insight into how consulting firm, investment banks, and financial markets work. Going forward it covers the 2008 Financial Collapse and the headline news of GameStop. Strolling through cobblestone streets, learn how Bernard Madoff executed the largest Ponzi Scheme in history. Then proceed to a detailed understanding of how cryptocurrencies work. No Wall Street tour will be complete without a full explanation of why in 2020, oil prices plummeted from $18 a barrel -$37. Yes, oil producers were paying people $37 a barrel to take it off their hands. This tour exposes financial charlatans and is the perfect primer for those interested in how finance and financial markets operate. We’ll visit the Wall Street District and the World Financial Center. All hosts are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to wear a face mask when conducting tours
    From Price:$25 / person

Tips from New York locals

Get advice about the city from the people who know it best. Local hosts share their tips and recommendations for travelers like you.

What should I pack?

Bring comfortable shoes! Most of the tourists' attractions are walking distance from each other. so expect to walk a lot!

Loyda
LoydaLives in New York

If you are going to visit nyc wear comfortable shoes. Take you camera or cellular phone for pictures to remember. if you are going to nyc to see shows on broadway check ticket master for time and dates. also check broadway.com to save money on shows, restaurant, massages and more check groupon.com

Gladys Germania
Gladys GermaniaLives in New York

What's the best way to get around?

Subway is fastest to get around There are many subway maps you can download for your phone. i like "roadify" and "mymta" - once installed, you don't need wifi to see the maps if you are down in the station without service

Nicole
NicoleLives in New York

Citi bike Citi bike is an app where you can pick up bikes and drop them off all over the city. there is a limit of 30 minutes for each ride. in my opinion, it's the best way to see the city. get a day pass unlimited for only $12 and you'll easily be able to see all the best attractions in one day. the hudson path is an amazing bike route on the edge of the city that is super easy to ride on with great views. download the app citi bike to use. there are also kiosks at most docking stations. you can ride on the street where the cars on too when you're in the city if there aren't bike lanes. this might sound scary but the cars are super attentive to bikers.

Erik
ErikLives in New York

Subway riding Getting around on the subway seems intimidating but it's rather easy. once you get into every station, you'll see uptown signs (north) and downtown signs (south). google maps has a public transit tab that looks like a train. this will guide you to the right subway station. when getting around, it's important to know there are often local and express trains (skips some stations and is faster).

Erik
ErikLives in New York

Car service If you're looking for a car service to pick you up, there are different services in nyc than elsewhere. there is still lyft and uber, but there is also juno and via. juno & via are cheaper than uber and lyft. via has both private car options and shared car rides that are extremely cheap compared to other services. via is also cheapest service to and from the airports.

Erik
ErikLives in New York

Subways are quickest & cheapest We recommend you use an app like google maps on your smartphone to navigate the subway system. it is very intuitive and simple to learn.

Julia & Todd
Julia & ToddLives in New York

Try revel electric mopeds! If you have a valid driver's license, you can download the revel app and rent any of the blue mopeds on the sidewalk in the area. they're cheap, fun, and you can leave them wherever you go! use code "fkrpc" for $5 off!

Ben
BenLives in New York

Get weekly subway pass for unlimited rides Weekly subway passes are a great way to get around affordably. late nights or after a long day, uber, lyft, via, and juno are a great on-demand alternative and tend to be cheaper than yellow cabs.

Julia-Marie
Julia-MarieLives in New York

What's the local culture like?

Local art galleries From 16th st. to 29th st., between 10th and 11th avenues, there are more than 350 art galleries that are home to modern art from upcoming artists and respected artists. chelsea art district is one of the most important and influential in the world. while you're there, be sure to stroll along the highline, a recently redesigned aerial greenway that runs along the lower west side of manhattan.

Sudha
SudhaLives in New York

Smoking Smoking is banned in all city parks, restaurants and bars.

Nicole
NicoleLives in New York

Phone etiquette It's not polite to order or speak to someone when you are looking at your phone. also, if you are walking down the stairs or trying to catch the subway, be sure not to text at the same time.

Nicole
NicoleLives in New York

What should I not miss?

Hudson river greenway Perfect for biking or walking and taking in the beautiful views. to enter follow the ramp on 158th that goes under the henry hudson parkway. the bike path and pedestrian path runs all way downtown from here. excellent attraction in order to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, have a picnic, have a bike ride, and enjoy the nature and beautiful water views.

Elena
ElenaLives in New York

Edgemere farm hosts a market every friday, and there is a great farmer's market on beach 74th street Farmer's market saturday and sunday is great, hosted in a small warehouse- can get most everything organic, from green tomatoes to fresh lavender.

Michael
MichaelLives in New York

Sightseeing like a local Smorgasburg in brooklyn, central park great lawn, walk across the brooklyn bridge, sunset ferry ride between manhattan and brooklyn. grab a drink at the public hotel (reserve for dinner to be secured a table on the rooftop) and hop on the ferry back to midtown manhattan, you'll pass all 3 major bridges while the sun sets behind the skyline.

Julia-Marie
Julia-MarieLives in New York

How can I save money on this trip?

New york citypass New york citypass includes one-time admission to 6 of new york's most famous attractions: empire state building, american museum of natural history, the museum of modern art, guggenheim museum or top of the rock, & statue of liberty.

Sudha
SudhaLives in New York

Metrocards are cheaper if you buy a bundle! Each fare is $2.75. depending on how many days, and how much walking you may intend to do, consider buying an unlimited 7 days metrocard for only $31 dollars. unlimited cards can be used as many times as you need daily on buses and trains. but the best! is not having to stop to replenish your card!

Loyda
LoydaLives in New York

Museums are free on tuesdays! Also, new york museums are funding by private organizations, therefore, they have enough money so they do not need to charge. you don't need to pay their entrance fees, give them a contribution, and you are good to go!

Loyda
LoydaLives in New York

Bring your water bottle! New york tap water is perfectly fine to drink, you don't need to buy bottled water at any time.

Loyda
LoydaLives in New York

What are some local customs?

Madison square park Grab a bite to eat near madison square park and enjoy the people watching. we recommend dig in for salads, or the famous shake shack in the park. or try indian food from desi galli on lexington and 27th.

Sudha
SudhaLives in New York

Escalators When on escalators, stand on the right side. this allows people that want to walk the escalator to pass on the left.

Nicole
NicoleLives in New York

Homeless people There is a decent homeless population in the city. don't engage with them and anyone that asks you to buy anything just keep walking. it's normal and they will leave you alone. walk with a purpose and you won't look like a tourist. you may see them on the subway as well, don't give them money. it's illegal to beg for money on subways and it only encourages them. this may sound heartless but the homeless in new york are well taken care of and there are lot's of places for them to eat. if you give them money, 99% of the time you're fueling their drug habit.

Erik
ErikLives in New York

Your guide to New York

All About New York City

The city that never sleeps is also a showcase of the best the United States has to offer. Manhattan’s bustling, gridded streets are home to some of the nation’s most famous landmarks, such as Times Square, Central Park, and Rockefeller Center, as well as neighborhoods made famous by TV shows, such as the West Village and the Upper East Side. But there’s more to New York City than Manhattan. Explore the other four boroughs, too: the Bronx (home of the New York Yankees and Italian-infuenced Arthur Avenue), Staten Island (a free ferry ride away and a world all its own), Brooklyn (a mix of trendy eateries and family-friendly communities), and Queens (including the waterfront Long Island City and the culturally diverse Astoria).


How do I get around New York?

With more than 100 airlines servicing the city’s three major area airports — John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in Queens, and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) across the Hudson River in New Jersey — there’s no shortage of flights to the nation’s most populous city. Speed into the city from JFK via the AirTrain to the subway, or from LGA from a bus to the subway; a train links EWR to Penn Station. New York’s famous yellow cabs have set rates from the airports into town, while rideshare services and shuttles offer varying prices. Once in the five boroughs, zip around town like the locals do: on the subway. If you prefer to stay above ground, the streets are packed with taxis, rideshares, bikeshares, and buses, though you’ll need to pack your patience to navigate the gridlocked streets, especially during peak hours. If you’re spending most of your time in Manhattan, skip the rental car, as parking can be an extremely expensive challenge.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in New York?

All four seasons bring their own special touch to the Big Apple. Summer highs are in the 70s and 80s Fahrenheit, the perfect weather for a cooling riverfront stroll or drinks at a rooftop bar. Once the high temperatures fall into the brisk 50-to-70-degree range in September, the fall colors, especially in Central Park, paint the city in cozy hues. While winter can bring chills, with highs in the 30s and 40s, there’s nothing more magical than the city draped with a layer of snow. Springtime offers its own brand of hope, as the urban jungle blooms again, and temperatures rise into the 50s, 60s, and 70s. But as fast as the city moves, so does the weather, so plan ahead and be prepared for quick changes.


What are the top things to do in New York?

Central Park

As the rapid urbanization of New York City surged in the 1800s, the 843-acre Central Park was carved out in 1858 to ensure Manhattanites had their own backyard. Now they share it with 43 million visitors a year. No agenda is needed to explore the wonders of the green space, but among the highlights are the Bethesda Fountain, Belvedere Castle, and Strawberry Fields’ Imagine sign.

Empire State Building

While plenty of city skyscrapers offer sprawling views — including the One World Observatory, Top of the Rock, and Hudson Yards’ Edge — the classic New York City aerial view is still from the top of this 102-story building, completed in 1931.

Statue of Liberty

Located on Liberty Island in the Hudson River, the 22-story copper Lady Liberty is accessible via ferry from Battery Park or New Jersey’s Liberty State Park, and includes a visit to Ellis Island.

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