Top 18 Airbnb Houseboats And Yachts In And Near New York City - Updated 2022

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New York needs no introduction. New York is one of the most popular states on the planet - the same goes for New York City. It is a genuine ‘must-see’ destination with a myriad of sights to explore. The thing is, it isn’t cheap. A destination with world-famous icons such as Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and Time Square– not to mention the bright lights of the wider Manhattan area - is always going to come at a premium. Especially if you choose to stay in one of the top hotels with views of NYC skyline. Unless that is, you opt for a stay in an Airbnb on New York’s waterways. With so many rivers, inlets, and sounds within close proximity, there are plenty of houseboats waiting for you. Here are some of the top Airbnb houseboats and yachts in and near New York.

1. Elegant 1976 Chris Craft “Hudson” (from USD 163)

Come onboard “Hudson” for a quiet holiday or retreat away from the rush and busy city. Hudson is a 1976 Chris Craft with a fun 70s flavor and plenty of indoor and outdoor room for lounging, fishing, and sightseeing. It can comfortably sleep four people in one bedroom with four beds.

If you’d prefer to cook than visit one of Rockaway’s fantastic eateries, there’s plenty of space to to stock some ingredients plus appliances available for use. Take a relaxing time while enjoying the bay view from the deck.

1976 Chris Craft “Hudson”
Queens, New York, United States
37 reviews  Wifi Available
Boat 4 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Host:
she was always attentive when i asked questions and made us feel welcome
the hosts were very friendly and available to answer every possible question
gina is very responsive and friendly
incredibly friendly hosts super chill and quick with responses
Location:
the location was great and it was a cute place in a really unique setting
bonuses: walking distance to supermarket a train and beach
feels like being on vacation with the stillness of the marina and a short walk to the beach
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2. Charming housebarge with deck (from USD 95)

Guests will be staying on a Catamaran Cruiser motor boat that is completely enclosed and ventilated in the winter and air-conditioned in the summer. It is in a secure neighborhood with nice neighbors. Inside the main cabin is a double-size bed and at the front cabin is a double couch or fold-down booth. For additional people, there are single guest foldaway beds.

It’s a pretty calm area with excellent ethnic cuisine and shopping stores nearby. The home is conveniently located near a major movie theater, four restaurants, and a 24-hour deli with superb gourmet cuisine. A great beach in a national park is only a couple of blocks away.

Charming Housebarge w/ outside deck
Brooklyn, New York, United States
74 reviews  Wifi Available
Boat 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioner was most welcome bed very comfy with tv and 2 million channels to choose from
we had an excellent and cozy stay and plan on coming for another visit soon
Cleanliness:
very clean comfortable and hospitable environment
the boathouse was clean good space and beautiful
the housebarge was clean and cozy
the houseboat is enchanting clean and equipped with everything you need
our stay on the house barge was fantastic the place was clean and orderly
Host:
the hosts were very nice friendly and helpful
our hosts were very helpful and friendly
friendly and acomodating great stories
they are incredibly helpful and made us feel very welcome on their boat
they were so attentive and helpful from the moment we booked to the last moment of our stay
Location:
the location was right off the belt parkway and close to an excellent seafood restaurant
angus & lisa gave us lifts to the subway station which was very kind
lisa even took me to the park on the water nearby which was beautiful
starting with the good food in beautiful surroundings to best bus
a wonderful place to spend your holidays in new york
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3. A cozy floating cabin (from USD 151)

This is a floating haven in Jamaica Bay. It’s only five blocks to the beach, where you may try your luck at surfing! Rippers and all the fun that Rockaway Beach has to offer are close by. It’s best for two people, but a maximum of four people can be accommodated . The couches that provide pleasant lounging during the day transform into sleeping spaces at night. They’re cozy, but they might remind you of backpacking in certain ways.

The bathrooms and showers at the marina are excellent. Enjoy a sunset raft ride or go fishing from the deck. Plan your holiday in this one-of-a-kind location and experience a beautiful, expensive lifestyle.

Houseboat Floating Cabin Rockaway Surf's Up!
Queens, New York, United States
196 reviews Superhost
Boat 0 Beds 2 Guests 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there's no ac but we found that an evening shower coupled with her small fan was very comfortable
the houseboat was lovely: comfortable cute great views and noises from the bird sanctuary across the bay
beds were super comfortable; i napped quite easily and often
evenings were very comfortable and quiet
also there is a huge deck on the top of the cabin with deckchair table plants
Cleanliness:
the marina facilities were solid - clean bathrooms- and erin was terrific
inside was clean lots of supplies and lots of room
the shared bathroom are modern and very clean
the bathroom and showers at the marina are actually clean and functional
the bathrooms are a short walk but super clean and it didn't feel like an inconvenience
Host:
the host is great and responds to questions promptly
ingrid was a great host and the boat was more than i expected
we never met her but she was very responsive and gave us great advice & tips
great and communicative host 100/10 will stay again
ingrid was a great host easy to communicate with and answered all my questions
Location:
close to the beach and a unique and enjoyable experience of life on a boat in a marina
great place to stay super close to the beach
such a fun stay and really close to great places to go out
it was peaceful close to everything we wanted to do and had a bit of magic to it
i have already recommended this place to many friends
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4. A beautiful houseboat with four bedrooms (from USD 900)

This beautifully redesigned houseboat located in Jamaica Beach houses four bedrooms. It overlooks the stunning Marina 59 and is very close to sea where you can surf and fish. It can accommodate up to eight guests with its seven beds. There is a barbecue grill available for your family dinner or couple dates.

The host is very particular with cleanliness to offer you a comfortable stay and it’s complete with everything that you need from beddings down to toiletries. Currently the boat is on land, but still with views of the marina.

Ziggy Stardust Surf House - A Beautiful Houseboat
Queens, New York, United States
20 reviews  Wifi Available
Houseboat 7 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were all super comfortable the view is gorgeous and the experience is relaxing
the houseboat is comfortable sun drenched and airy an incredibly magical place
Host:
the boat is gorgeous and fun host is great
he was communicative and always on call to help
ben is a very gracious and incredibly nice host
our host ben was communicative and helpful as we got settled in
also ben is an excellent communicator and a helpful host
Location:
it’s easy to get to and very close to the beach
this place was so cute and cozy
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5. A lovely mini condo in a yacht (from USD 214)

Are you looking for a great place to take your significant other on a vacation, host a family event, or just chill out with your good friends? This is the ideal place to relax or party it up, with an audio system and a beautiful lower and upper patio.

Pet swans frequent the area, and you can take a quick 5-minute walk to the beach, which includes a playground and other facilities. This exclusive boat with entrance and parking is near stores, gas station, eateries, as well as an express train that’s only three minutes away.

Mini Condo/VIP/Lounge Yacht
Queens, New York, United States
35 reviews  Wifi Available
Houseboat 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable to throw small parties
Host:
michael is a lovely host and the boat is beautiful
hosts responsiveness is awesome all together great trip
host is terrific and was there waiting for us
Location:
outstanding spot for our needs close to beach train bus etc
can recommend this place in summer
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6. Eclectic houseboat minutes from the beach (from USD 150)

On a lovely houseboat in the Rockaways, your exciting NYC escape awaits you! It’s a gorgeously outfitted antique cabin cruiser for a relaxing holiday trip you can spend camping at sea. It is a nice spot to enjoy your tropical vacation in New York City or to break free from the city for a weekend. It features a fully furnished kitchenette and access to WIFI.

It is located just a few steps from eateries and resorts. The main cabin includes a long seat, a bathroom, and a dining room table that may be used as an extra bed if needed. The v-berth is a separate compartment that sleeps two people.

Eclectic Houseboat Minutes From the Beach
Queens, New York, United States
61 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Boat 1 Bed 4 Guests

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place is just as described and as others have said is so cozy and charming
Cleanliness:
beautiful place and very clean
boat was clean and comfortable
the marina is clean and everyone there is super friendly
the bathroom at the dock is really clean
the marina bathrooms were clean and not crowded and the marina shower has a good-sized changing area
Host:
everyone at the marina was super friendly
emily and hannah were very responsive and thoughtful
great communication from host emily with all instructions provided
amazing place to stay co host hannah responded quickly to questions hope to stay again soon :3
people at the marina were friendly and quiet
Location:
great location and a great experience
cozy and cute decor nice vibe and so close to the beach
the boat is sooo cute and it’s a 10 minute walk to a nice strip of restaurants
location has a good size parking lot that is gated in requires a key fob for entry
took the bus to the ferry and enjoyed a nice sail to southstreet area
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7. Unique houseboat on the Hudson (from USD 162)

Take this fun and unique vacation if you want a peaceful and relaxing environment, as well as adventure. The boat is equipped with just about everything you’d find in a hotel, as well as fishing equipment, bait, a picnic basket, and more. If the boat is too tiny for you, there is a huge sundeck to relax on. There are also laundry facilities, toilets, and other facilities near the pool.

Hiking is available near Bear Mountain while fishing lakes are close by. Enjoy kayaking in this beautiful region for free. Larger showers and facilities are also accessible in the pool house.

Houseboat on the Hudson
Stony Point, New York, United States
175 reviews Superhost
Boat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
had breakfast on the deck in the sunshine with great view over the hudson
bathroom is small but perfectly functional (even the shower) for folks of average size
we didn't use any of the grills pool or amenities but they were there and looked nice
beautiful scenery cozy cabin friendly community with nearby grill and pool
the a/c was amazing - it's a little loud but very effective
Cleanliness:
shipshape : very clean organized and easily managed
nicks boat house was clean and lovely
the place is very clean and cosy the marina is super quiet and relaxing
the place was very nicely appointed large enough and clean
location is stellarcozy well stocked all in clean working order
Host:
nick was a very thoughtful host
nick was a wonderful host who offered this awesome boathouse
nick's a great host
nick was punctual and friendly
nick was super friendly and helpful
Location:
cute little place
great location for fine dining and sightseeing in the area
really cute house boat with everything you might need at a nice & quiet location
great place close to the city quiet perfect getaway right next to bear mountain
i wish i lived close enough to come back often
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8. A vintage river boat on a private marina (from USD 168)

Situated on a private marina, this vintage Airbnb houseboat offers a sweet escape in the middle of nature. What’s more, you will be staying in a community that is loaded with artists, surfers, and fishermen – you can mingle with them when you have nothing to do. The boat itself comes with one bedroom and one bathroom and can accommodate solo travelers or couples. Other facilities to be enjoyed include an equipped kitchen, an upper deck with the views of the marina, and wireless internet access.

The James Franco! Beautiful Floating Surf Safari!
92 reviews  Wifi Available
Houseboat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the interior is absolutely wild the roof deck is great the bed is soft and comfy
tour through the foyer kitchen and nooks and you already feel like you've traveled far
Host:
ben was a great host and was readily available for any questions
ben was an excellent host who communicated clearly and answered questions quickly
ben was very responsive and helpful
Location:
comfortable unique and close to the beach
what a unique and fun place
all and all it is a super cool place unique and worth the experience
my partner and i went for a place to escape the heat wave and it delighted beyond imagination
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9. Luxurious house barge for two to three people (from USD 250)

This spacious New Rochelle option is a good contender for couples looking for a unique New York boat rental experience. It’s set amid a neighborhood bustling with eateries, cultural attractions, and parks, so you’ll find plenty to see and do. Discover some of New York city’s top attractions during your adventure. And the boat itself comes with a full kitchen, air-conditioning, TV, and Wi-Fi access. What’s more, there’s free parking nearby, meaning you’ll be able to explore the area by car without too much difficulty. And, after a rewarding day seeing the sights, the relaxing patio-style outdoor seating will make a great spot to unwind next to the water.

Editors note: This listing is not currently available.

Luxurious House barge centrally located
 Wifi Available
Houseboat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

10. Houseboat in the Rockaways (from USD 102)

This highly-rated Queens Airbnb boat house is a good option for a couples and is well placed for local amenities. There’s a grocery shop immediately next to the marina and there are a number of restaurants nearby. The nearest beach is also just five minutes away and transport links are good; indeed there’s an A train stop just a short walk away and, if you are flying to your holiday accommodation, JFK Airport is close by too. The houseboat itself comes with kitchenette facilities and a freezer. The marina is also home to shared bathrooms and showers. Past guests loved the setting and convenience of the nearest train station.

Editors note: This listing is not currently available.

Houseboat in the Rockaways
Queens, New York, United States
80 reviews Superhost
Boat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there's also a fan to cool down the space
the bathrooms in the marina were open all night and clean lots of fresh air and windows
the houseboat itself was comfortable though we didn't try to cook or do anything too complicated besides sleep
Cleanliness:
the bathroom facilities on land are clean and well kept
the restrooms and showers are clean and i felt perfectly safe walking there at night
the boat was clean and secure
the boat was clean and cute
Host:
our host was great attentive and welcoming
they were wonderful hosts and the boat was neat as a pin
the hosts were wonderful and very responsive
i will definitely try and stay there again the host was really great and answered any questions promptly
the hosts are great checking is easy and the marina is beautiful
Location:
neighbors were friendly and it's a short walk to the beach
if you like plane watching and don't mind the noise it's the perfect location
being able to stay on a boat so close to the beach was awesome
a and f's place is a fantastic escape from the city
the other reviews of freja were pretty accurate - super convenient location to the subway beach and market
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11. Entire houseboat in Port Washington

If it’s a family holiday on the water that you’re looking for, then this large, spacious house boat may very well be the property for you. It comes with three bedrooms and can sleep up to five people. Located in Port Washington on Long Island, the marina in which the boat is located is just 40 minutes away from New York City. Those looking to use public transport to get about will also find it convenient for the Long Island Railroad. And fans of the beach and water sports will also find what they are looking for nearby. The house boat is beautifully decorated and comes with air-conditioning and a full kitchen, but if you’d prefer to dine out, there are plenty of eateries and shops in the local area. And the upper floor deck area is a great place to unwind. The living area is open-plan with a kitchenette at one end. The area is very spacious, with a comfortable sofa, a carpet, and a dining table. The table has upright chairs and will comfortably seat a party of guests.

Entire Houseboat in Port Washington
Port Washington, New York, United States
35 reviews
Houseboat 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
boat was nice with comfortable master bedroom great ac nice kitchen loft and rooftop deck
there are stunning views from all rooms and it is warm and beautiful
the houseboat was a charming and comfortable place to stay while visiting family nearby
we really enjoyed the comfy master bedroom great main area and kitchen and top deck
Cleanliness:
it was clean and quiet
the house was clean and had everything we needed
Host:
hospitality of host was great
ellen was a fantastic host she was there when we arrived and made sure that we were comfortable
thank you very much for the opportunity and being a great host
ellen was a lovely host and treated us as personal guests
ellen was always helpful with our questions one of her neighbors helped with the check in
Location:
neighborhood was ok with good restaurant within walking distance
couldn't have asked for a better location to access this area of long island
just down the road from grocery shopping liquor store movie theater and town with nice walk with views
great place to visit
what a cool place to stay on the water and port washington is an interesting town
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12. Brooklyn sunset sail and sleep aboard experience

Those who want to experience a night on-board a vessel, enjoying the gentle lap of the waters and rock of the boat while they doze, but don’t just want to stay in a single spot, may wish to consider this Brooklyn-based yacht. The hosts offer overnight sailings aboard their 28 ft (8.5 metre) sailboat, taking in such sights as sunset at Coney Island before returning to the original bay where guests will be able to spend the night. The boat can accommodate groups of three to four people, but would also make for a suitably romantic experience for couples.

Editors note: This listing is not currently available.

Brooklyn Sailing+Sleep Aboard
Brooklyn, New York, United States
12 reviews
Boat 3 Beds 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Host:
johnny was easily of the most genuine hosts i’ve come across
our stay on johnny's boat was delightful and johnny was an exceptionally gracious host
johnny is super responsive and his boat is perfect for a romantic getaway
overall the stay would not have been as awesome if johnny was not our host
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13. Quaint Brooklyn sailboat for the adventurer

Another sailboat option that will appeal to the adventurer in you, this Brooklyn-based vessel is perfect for solo travellers or couples but can accommodate up to three people. Its home berth is located within easy reach of more than a dozen restaurants, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when looking for a dining experience. And, should you decide to shun the on-site parking spaces, the dock’s location is also well placed for public transport links. Past guests were very impressed, describing the 28 ft (8.5 metre) long boat “super clean and cosy” and also praising the host.

Editors note: This listing is not currently available.

Brooklyn...On The Water
Brooklyn, New York, United States
27 reviews
Boat 4 Beds 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
johnny’s boat was super clean and cozy
the boat was clean cozy and perfectly roomy for 2 people
the boat was clean and adorable with amenities available
Host:
the boat was amazing and johnny is a great host
johnny is a great host
johnny was so responsive by message and provided a really thorough and helpful information packet
johnny was an amazing host who was flexible and extremely accommodating
johnny was a great host and i completely enjoyed staying aboard his yacht "oasis" for three nights
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14. Brooklyn Park houseboat close to beaches

Beach fans and those who enjoy the outdoors may wish to give this houseboat rental in New York a try as it is located close to three beaches and is handy for visiting local parkland. Sports fans are also sure to be in their element thanks to the presence of a nearby golf course and the Aviator Sports and Events Center, which boasts a wide range of facilities covering everything from ice skating and hockey to basketball and soccer. The boat itself, which measures 35 ft (11 metres) long, is perfect for couples but can sleep up to four thanks to an extra sofa bed. It comes with kitchen facilities, so you’ll be able to create all manner of dishes on-site. And the upper floor’s balcony/deck area is a great spot to relax with loved ones and watch the world go by. Your accommodation here comes with basic bathroom essentials and bedroom comforts, like blankets, to make you comfortable and snug. Safety features include a smoke detector, first aid kit, and a carbon monoxide detector.

Also See: 7 Best Hotels with rooftop pools in Brooklyn

Tiny homes on water Dream big live small
New York, United States
56 reviews
Houseboat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
so charming so nice so fun and clean
the place is perfectly clean
Host:
host was super responsive
she is a wonderful host and is very welcoming
marie is an amazing host
the marina staff and other boat owners are also extremely welcoming
she was an exceptional host and extremely caring about any questions or concerns we had
Location:
the location is perfect
the location was great for our 1-night stay to visit family at breezy
perfect for getting away from the sounds and lights of the city while still being close
we enjoyed a night away and the place was very comfortable
this is a beautiful and cozy place
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15. Houseboat hideaway near Rockaway

The rustic charms of this Queens houseboat has won fans among former guests, who loved the cosy and comfortable atmosphere, the friendly neighbours and its location within 10 minutes of the nearest beach on foot. Located within easy reach of the bars and restaurants of Rockaway, the houseboat is ideal for solo travellers or couples, but can also accommodate small families thanks to its two beds. Guests will find a fully functional kitchen onboard and, although bathroom facilities are located in the marina, they feature private shower rooms and toilets. A nearby A train station and parking at the marina mean transport links are good.

Editors note: This listing is not currently available.

Houseboat Hideaway

16. Quant studio houseboat in the Bronx

This rustic boat in New Rochelle is a contender for those looking for a simple, no frills accommodation option a few kilometres to the north of Manhattan. Handily placed for Pelham Bay Park and views overlooking Long Island Sound, it is also located just across the street from the nearest restaurant. Guests also enjoy access to Wi-Fi–perfect for browsing the web to make daily plans during your stay. The boat also comes with its own small shower room and a flushable portable potty, as well as hot running water. Free on-site parking at the marina will also come in handy for those looking to explore the area by car.

Editors note: This listing is not currently available.

Quant studio Houseboat in the Bronx

17. Relaxing private yacht on the north shore of Long Island

This lovely 38 ft (11.5 metre) yacht was highly-rated by former guests, who praised its high levels of cleanliness and said they would happily stay there again. Located in the Sea Cliff area on Long Island’s Gold Coast–and just 23 miles (37 kilometres) from Midtown Manhattan–it is also within easy walking distance of a number of restaurants, shops, and galleries. The smart interior cabin features a pleasant lounge with TV, dining space, and a kitchenette with a microwave and hot plate. The master bedroom makes the yacht perfect for a romantic couples’ retreat, but the pullout bed space in the lounge area can increase the accommodation to four people if needed. Other amenities include Wi-Fi access as well as a shower room and toilet facilities. There is free parking on the premises, but if you don’t have a car, Uber is available to take you to the city. Access to the accommodation takes about an hour on the Long Island Expressway from the Midtown Tunnel, traffic dependent.

Further Read: 10 Best Restaurants in Long Island, New York

Relaxing 36’ Yacht, Beachfront Restaurant + Kayaks
Sea Cliff, New York, United States
37 reviews
Boat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

18. A houseboat with a spacious deck

Wake up to the gentle kiss of the sun in the morning and go to sleep listening to the sound of the waves whispering in your ears, could it be more beautiful than this? Book this houseboat so you can experience its awesomeness, and enjoy New York in a non-touristy way. Head to the spacious deck to sip your coffee in the morning and indulge in a glass of wine in the evening. The houseboat comes with three comfortable beds and can accommodate up to four people. You can also find a fully equipped kitchen in which you can whip up a delicious meal.

Salt Shack:A beautiful houseboat in the Rockaways!
Arverne, New York, United States
106 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Boat 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space is very comfortable and peaceful
had a comfortable and lovely stay
Cleanliness:
it was clean and super cute
very clean perfect self checkin
the houseboat is beautifully and thoughtfully put together super clean and comfortable
very cute clean and comfy
the bathroom isn’t a huge deal given the marina bathrooms were kept very clean and well-stocked
Host:
the hosts were friendly easygoing communicative and enthusiastic
others at the marina were super friendly and made us feel welcomed
neanna and justin were very helpful
justin is a nice guy and was very kind and helpfull
we had a great few days at the salt shack justin was super accommodating
Location:
it is a super close walk to the beach which was really nice
the bus right outside the marina door makes it really easy to get to riis
the place is very very cute
it was such a unique corner of nyc- perfect for a weekend getaway
it's really a wonderful place
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Get ready for a memorable stay on the water

Whether you’re a fan of the sea or looking for a unique holiday experience in New York City that doesn’t break the bank, there are plenty of Airbnb vacation rental options just waiting for you.

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