Located one block from the East River, this cabin-inspired home is ideal for outdoorsy travelers. Natural light fills the two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, courtesy of its antique skylight and river-view windows. A wood-burning fireplace and a restored brick wall dating back to the house’s 1894 origins further enhance its country vibes. Don’t expect to rough it, though: this refreshing New York City home boasts a fully functioning kitchen and Instagrammable rustic-chic decor.
Refinery29, Time Out New York and even international publications such as Japan’s Popeye recommend this Greenpoint pad. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment encapsulates the North Brooklyn experience. Situated in a former sweater factory and warehouse, this hipster-approved space features artwork by friends of the hosts, organic toiletries and quirky details including a hammock and a record player. Tip: its neighbors, McCarren Park and the Wythe Hotel, are ideal spots for people watching.
This vintage-inspired home helps set the mood for your romantic getaway. The original double sink and ornamental fireplace in this circa-1880 apartment give guests the feeling of starring in their own period romance. Airy, neutral-toned decor, including bed linens fit for a honeymoon suite, keeps the space timeless. Dreamy details – a generously stocked bookcase in the bedroom, an original piano – make this Airbnb Williamsburg’s hottest date-night spot.
One guest describes this Airbnb experience as “like staying inside an art gallery.” Framed contemporary artwork and photography adorn the walls of this one-bedroom, one-bathroom home, where even everyday fixtures such as bookcases and lamps are creative in their appearance. The apartment, built in New York’s unconventional railroad style, is itself intriguing to the eye. You could easily spend your entire stay here discovering (and documenting) the home’s decor, though you’d be missing out on the hip Boerum Hill businesses outside. As a bonus for art lovers, income from this Airbnb goes to nearby arts non-profit the Invisible Dog Art Center.
The city’s first home to have been legally built from recycled shipping containers offers travelers a sustainable option. The container is like any other New York City home, minus its write-ups in TheNew York Times and Time Out New York, that is: it’s heated and air conditioned, features a bathroom and kitchenette and sleeps up to four guests. A well-stocked bookshelf and kid-friendly toys all have their place here. A front yard, rooftop and community garden are on hand to stave off claustrophobia.
This Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed-Stuy for short) brownstone rivals Manhattan’s most prestigious hotels in elegance. The large home boasts an all-marble bathroom, a planted garden and tasteful, modest decor throughout. However, in keeping with Brooklyn’s playful spirit, a surprise awaits guests in the master bedroom: a large private deck featuring three sofas and a dining table, accessible via french doors. Other details, including eye-catching pops of color against a primarily neutral palette, create a sense of lighthearted luxury only found in Brooklyn.
London-based travel authority The Plum Guide named this one-bedroom Prospect Heights apartment one of the world’s finest holiday homes. Jenny, an Airbnb Superhost, has created a Wonderland-like space brimming with whimsy in the forms of an owl-shaped lamp, colorful mismatched pillows and even an oil painting created by a previous guest. The home’s sunny character spills out into a private garden, where you’re welcome to walk your enthusiastic host dog, Lola.