Experience country life in the big city when you stay at this rustic-themed apartment. Set in a restored circa-1894 home, this elegant retreat boasts an exposed-brick wall, an antique stove and a wood-burning fireplace. A skylight floods the two-bedroom unit with natural light, which comes in handy when exploring the owner’s well-stocked library. Lean into the home’s country vibes by taking a stroll along New York’s East River, located just one block away.
You'll find many beautiful, old-fashioned touches around this apartment | Courtesy of Samantha / Airbnb
This one-bedroom apartment built in 1880 promises a romantic stay. Old-fashioned touches such as the double sink and the rustic dining table could be straight out of a period romance. Original wood floors and tin ceilings create a warm vibe, adding to this effect. With its overflowing bookshelf, plus its piano and guitar, you’ll never want to leave this love nest.
This artist loft is perfect for creative types | Courtesy of Lena / Airbnb
Williamsburg is known for its creative streak, which is on full display in this artist loft. Books fill a makeshift library, while large murals draw the eye toward the living room, where a cinema screen and projector are set up. Overlapping Moroccan rugs and jungle-like plants will further fuel your imagination. Two queen-sized beds, one of which is in a custom-built loft space with Manhattan views, mean art-loving guests can bring along their favorite collaborators.
This spacious duplex can accommodate larger gatherings | Courtesy of Gigi / Airbnb
A stay at this luxury duplex is pricier than other Airbnbs, but its amenities are worth every cent. A private barbecue-equipped garden, large flat-screen television and king-size bed are all included. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom home sleeps up to six guests, though its abundant indoor and outdoor seating can accommodate larger gatherings.
Curl up with a glass of wine in this apartment's solarium | Courtesy of Annie / Airbnb
Inviting charm sets this homey listing apart from its flashier neighbors. Situated on a tree-lined street, this two-story row house features a backyard garden, cozy solarium and a balcony recommended for “an evening glass of wine.” Owner Annie lives in the home when it isn’t being rented, meaning guests can look forward to home comforts and conveniences such as a washer and dryer.
This Airbnb is made entirely from recycled shipping containers | Courtesy of Janet-David / Airbnb
The New York Times and Time Out have both written about this Airbnb, as it is one of the first houses in New York City to be made entirely from recycled shipping containers. In addition to promoting sustainability, the home offers two beds and a cot, heated floors and air conditioning, as well as internet and cable.
At this Airbnb, guests can enjoy beautiful views over McCarren Park | Courtesy of Chris / Airbnb
Manhattan isn’t the only borough with park views worth traveling for. This sunny two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment overlooks North Brooklyn’s McCarren Park. Snap the perfect vacation photo from the balcony or floor-to-ceiling wall-to-wall windows in this home, which also features Instagram-worthy artwork. Outside the unit, Brooklyn’s two trendiest neighborhoods, Williamsburg and Greenpoint, are located within walking distance.