At the mention of New York City, many people envision Manhattan. After all, it’s in this central borough that you’ll find many things that make the city great, from the blinding lights of Times Square to the imposing height of the Empire State Building. However, stays in Manhattan can be extremely expensive, and it’s unlikely that you’ll get any peace and quiet in the city that never sleeps.
If you’re not used to the noise of central New York City, head over to Brooklyn. Located across the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn is a largely residential borough of the city. Not only does it have a beach, but it is also home to an amusement park, a zoo, numerous international restaurants, and its very own indie scene. It’s perfect for anyone seeking a safe and serene yet fun stay, especially if they’re not used to the hustle and bustle of a big city.
But Brooklyn is still in New York City, so it must be expensive, right? Not necessarily! Staying in New York City does not have to mean blowing your budget, and this list is here to prove it. Here are five inexpensive HomeAway and Vrbo vacation rentals, all under 200 USD, in Brooklyn, New York City:
Whether you’re flying solo or with a friend, return to your youth in this eclectic apartment. Kick your feet up on the wooden chest, or people watch from the comfort of the quilted alcove. If the television doesn’t provide enough entertainment, pick a book from the shelves to the left. If you’re not up for going out for dinner, order some takeout (like you’ve seen all those characters do on TV) and enjoy it at the small dining table. Expect a stay here that’s just as cozy as its neighborhood of Cobble Hill. After a long day in the hustle and bustle of the city, retreat to the comfort of this mellow bedroom.
Charming Apartment in a Historic Cobble Hill Building
Address: Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA (see map)
Price: from 115 USD
Number of Guests: 2
Headed for Coney Island Amusement Park? Bunk in this sunny apartment! Bright to match its neighborhood’s beach-side nature, expect lots of sunlight streaming through the windows during your stay. Enjoy everyone’s company in this open living space. With the kitchen’s bar looking out to the living room, you can converse with everyone while you dine, or keep watch on the family while you cook. When it’s time for bed, curl up beneath the comforters of this king-sized bed. If you aren’t too keen on sharing beds, worry not; doze off in the regal sheets of a single bed in this bedroom.
NYC 30 min by Subway, Brooklyn, Brighton Beach 2Brooklyn, NY, US
With white walls and autumnal shades, this living room is amiable yet avant-garde. Watch some late-night television on the reclined black sofa, or browse a magazine in the tweed armchair. A soothing sleep awaits you in the master bedroom, an aquatic-colored room with touches of blue. Doze off to dreamland in the king-sized bed, and wake up with the crisp morning air right outside your door! Fitting with the eclectic nature of the city, this apartment has a contemporary layout to its interiors. Take for example the whitewashed bedroom, separated from the master bedroom by a sliding door. If you’re rooming here, sort your clothes in the closet, or embark on a literary adventure with a book from the shelf. If you’re in New York City to explore its culinary diversity, Fort Greene might be the place for you. Though it’s outside the city center, the blocks of Fort Greene host a variety of cuisine, from classic American food to Mediterranean and even Cuban fare.
Feel like ordering in? Why not go for some al fresco dining in the backyard? Light up those candles and have an intimate garden dinner on this stone patio.
Fort Greene Garden Apartment & Backyard
Address: South Elliott Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA (see map)
Price: from 151 USD
Number of Guests: 6
Having a honeymoon in Brooklyn? Have the ultimate urban experience in this spacious apartment for two. Featuring tiled floors and exposed brick walls, this wide, open living space is all yours for your stay. Lie down on this L-shaped sofa as you watch a romantic flick on the flat-screen television. When we said this living space was open, we really weren’t lying. Muster up the courage to bare all with this shower, a box-like fixture stepping out into the home’s open space. When your long day in New York City is over, cuddle in this king-sized bed, made comfortable with velvet covers and plush pillows.
Newly Renovated Unique Garden Apartment!Brooklyn, NY, US
In 2010, New York Magazine ranked Park Slope, this apartment’s neighborhood, New York City’s most liveable neighborhood. It’s easy to see why with this apartment – not only is it bright, clean and commodious, it’s also a stone’s throw away from the subway station, the Brooklyn Museum, and Prospect Park Zoo. Painted yellow and furnished with both traditional and contemporary pieces, this dining room allows you to experience the quirkiness of New York from the comfort of your own home. Feel free to cook in the kitchen – with checkerboard-tiled floors, it has a characteristic that is classic of most New York diners. This city never sleeps, but, if you’re feeling sleepy, rest like royalty with this queen-sized canopy bed. Admire the intricate details of this bed frame – perfect for a stay in the Empire City! If you want to sleep alone, the second bedroom of this residence provides a single bed with striking, tropical patterns.
Garden-level apartment in Park Slope
Address: near intersection of 7th Street and 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA (see map)
Price: from 162 USD
Number of Guests: 3
Take a break in Brooklyn
Now that you’ve found an affordable place to stay, it’s time to have a blast! Head to Prospect Park Zoo, spend a day at Coney Island Amusement Park, or catch some live music in Williamsburg. Infinite possibilities await you in Brooklyn. So what are you waiting for? Book one of these HomeAways today!
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