New York City remains the most populous city in the US. First-time visitors quickly realize their ideas of seeing it all in a small amount of time are optimistic. The city simply has too much going on – and it is expensive.

This makes it a perfect city to Airbnb. You have a huge amount of options in all neighborhoods, but we’ve put together some of the more interesting places you can rent while visiting NYC.

$160/night Lenox ave and 125th street, Harlem

Original artwork, chandelier, and aged brick walls.
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This brownstone in Harlem was recently featured in The New York Times home section.


Dramatic black kitchenette with mirrors, vintage posters, and lights. Great for entertaining, or treating yourself to a home-cooked meal.
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$275/night, SOHO, Lower Manhatten

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For those looking for an open, spacious, minimalist loft this converted textile factory is located between SoHo and Nolita.

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I’ve retained the industrial character of the original space while providing the comforts you’re used to at home–leather couch, comfortable bed, flat screen with satellite, Wi-Fi.”

$799/night, Greenwich Village

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Floor-to-ceiling classic swing loft windows, original artwork, designer pool table, fully stocked kitchen and a space measuring 15 feet longer than a basketball court. According to the reviews, the description of this apartment in Greenwich village is not exaggerated.

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Landlord Edward remarks;

“Enter from a key-locked elevator directly into this massive awe-inspiring loft located in the city’s trendy & vibrant Greenwich Village.”

$122/night, Franklin Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

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A modern penthouse in Greenpoint? Yup. Please. With 360° views of the Manhattan skyline from the private terrace, you can sit and enjoy evening drinks in one of the coolest hoods in New York.

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“The bedroom is a full-height mezzanine loft with stairs up to a private roof deck with even more amazing views of all of the Manhattan skyline!”

$500/night, McCarren Park, Brooklyn

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This apartment has knee-to-ceiling windows and views of Lower Manhattan up to Queens Borough Bridge.

The listing is on the water’s edge and next to McCarren park, one of Brooklyn busiest public parks. The owner, Fabio has this to add about the location;

“It is easy to relax and enjoy this exclusive view from the comfort of the stylish living room when the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building sit right in front of you or while lounging on the terrace. And if you feel like breaking a sweat go downstairs to the gym or outside for a run at McCarren Park or for a swim in the pool at the park as well.”

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$220/night, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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The residency is claimed to be not only one of the City’s most unique homes but the first legally built home constructed entirely from shipping containers.

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We offer sustainable, comfortable, wonderful living in Williamsburg. Our guests will occupy one private container (apartment) on the ground floor with its own bathroom and kitchenette.”

$550/night, TriBeCa, Lower Manhattan

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This Tribeca apartment, with a private elevator, is a bit of a splurge, but from the reviews, it’s worth it to be able to drink champagne in the over-sized bath tub.

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$198/night, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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Light, high-ceilinged, three bedroom loft space in Williamsburg.

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The owner remarks that the neighborhood has “tons of great cafes, bars, and shops within a short walk, and a short hop to all the great nightlife, shopping, and eating that Williamsburg (the best neighborhood in NYC!) has to offer.”

$680/night, Park Avenue, Manhattan

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The brownstone was formerly occupied by an heir of the Rockefeller family. It has an expansive rooftop and terraces. If you are traveling with adults the house has three bedrooms which will take the sting out of the price a little.

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$925/night, SOHO, Lower Manhatten

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This loft is described as “gallery chic” and that’s about as much info as you get. Unfortunately no parties or events to be had here and the owner kindly requests; “Use as much Kiehls soap as you’d like but please leave the bottles.” Bless.

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