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10 Homely Airbnbs In The Upper East Side, NY

Pratiksha
Updated Jul 13, 2017

Upper East Side (UES) is quite synonymous with sophisticated New York living. Well-known for its polished culture, designer boutiques and impeccable brownstones, UES area is famous for its high real-estate prices. At the same time, it is also easy to find an affordable apartment in this chirpy locality. A short distance away from the Central Park and providing easy access to all 3 subway lines, UES boasts an area of fine and comfortable living. So let us explore a few reasonable Airbnb options in this upmarket neighborhood.

1. 1. Cozy Oasis with Private Garden in Prime Location (from 153 USD)

This small but cute 1 bedroom apartment is located in a safe neighborhood on the Upper East Side. It is just paces away from grocery stores, bars and restaurants. It is modernly furnished with all necessary amenities. It has a nice little patio cum garden outside lined with plants and some garden furniture. It is an ideal place to simply sit and waste hours reading on a summer’s evening.

The bed is super soft and provides a much needed comfortable sleep after a hectic day of work or travel. The kitchen is equipped with a stove, a large refrigerator, a microwave, crockery and basic groceries so that you can cook a meal for yourself. With a minimum of 5 nights stay, this apartment is excellent for 2 people interested in taking some time off and exploring the city.

Cozy Oasis with Private Garden in Prime Location!

Price: from 153 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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2. 2. Modern, bright studio (from 149 USD)

Situated in a convenient neighborhood near 86th Street subway station, this modern 1 bedroom studio provides easy accessibility to a number of bars and restaurants. Though perched on the 5th floor, it has an easy climb. Besides, the decor with small hints of bright colors on a mostly plain background add to the cheery feel of this apartment which will melt away all your stress from climbing as soon as you enter it.

The studio equipped with a comfy double bed, a large sofa, a TV, as well as a WiFi has a separate kitchen with a microwave, dishwasher and an oven. The host is very hospitable too and provides all that is needed for a comfortable stay - fresh towels, other bathroom essentials and kitchen essentials. Soaked in natural light and offering a cool view of UES apartments, this apartment provides the necessary calm in a busy city.

Modern, bright studio

Price: from 149 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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3. 3. Incredible 2 Story, 4 Bedroom Apartment (from 899 USD)

Are you a large group of people traveling together who wish to enjoy their trip staying at the same place? Or are you someone looking for an apartment to organize your bachelor’s/new year’s party? Well, you have landed at the right spot. This amazing 2 story apartment with 4 bedrooms and plenty of sleeping options can easily accommodate 12 people. And the best part is there is no charge for extra people. This apartment located on a quiet street in a beautiful part of the town is lavishly decorated.

The common space has a giant flat screen TV where the kids (or even you) can enjoy their games. Complementing the elegant interiors of the entire house, the bathrooms are built in a swanky manner too. Besides, the generous host provides copious amounts of washing essentials and also keeps the refrigerator stocked with loads of beverages and snacks so that you can satiate your late night cravings. And guess what? Andy Warhol, the American high art demigod, lived in this building in 1951. So if you want to temporarily spoil yourself with some luxury while having a great time with your loved ones, then opt for this place.

Incredible 2 Story 4 Bedroom Apartment

Price: from 899 USD

Number of Guests: 12

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4. 4. Chic and Spacious 1 Bedroom (from 155 USD)

Conveniently located at a few meters distance from Central Park, museums, restaurants and night life, this modish 1 bedroom apartment housed on the 2nd floor overlooks a beautiful communal outdoor space. It is a couple of minutes walk from the subway and the neighborhood is quiet and safe. The bedroom has a king size bed whereas the modular sofa in the living room is collapsible into a queen size bed, thus sleeping 2 more people easily. In addition to this, there is an air mattress in the living area that can be used to sleep 2 additional guests. Moreover, this apartment has a small balcony with small chairs and table that you could utilize as your tea-time place.

There is an open-concept kitchen equipped with all the necessary crockery and cooking ware to cook a basic meal. Besides, the smart TV in the living room has a wireless mouse/keyboard and is pre-loaded with Netflix and many more apps for your complete entertainment. Also, there is a wireless printer in the bedroom which means your ticket printing/office needs are sorted. In addition to this, there is a pay per use laundry place on the first floor. With so many convenient services available, this Airbnb definitely provides an excellent value for its price.

Chic and Spacious 1 Bedroom

Price: from 155 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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5. 5. Cozy New York Studio (from 120 USD)

If you don’t need a huge home and are OK with a small but cozy apartment in a super chill and safe neighborhood, then this is the place for you. Plenty of bars and restaurants are located in the vicinity. The apartment is tidy, has a clean bathroom and a super snug bed. You will find all the stuff - towels, sheets, soap and shampoo, that are required for a comfortable stay. Moreover, the owner is very warm, friendly and excellent with his communication. However, the highlight of this apartment is the ‘projector’ on which you can watch the free Netflix or movie in case you wish to spend the day lazing around at home. This little New York apartment is a perfect place to crash and offers a good value for its price.

Cozy New York Studio

Price: from 120 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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6. 6. Garden Duplex (from 395 USD)

Conveniently located in UES, this Airbnb is a spacious apartment with high ceilings and an aesthetic appeal. Luxurious sofa cum bed, wooden flooring, and artistic paintings complement well with the tastefully done interiors. The bedroom is equally elegant with lovely bedding on a comfy bed and attractive lampshades. The open-concept kitchen, mostly done in white, has a large refrigerator. The best part of this duplex is the private garden with lovely garden sofas and well-manicured plants. Its dim lighting and sound of running water in the background simply soothes the stressed body and mind. If you are a lover of fine arts, then this apartment will definitely appeal to your aesthetic senses.

Garden Duplex

Price: from 395 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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7. 7. NewYork Modern Pre-War LoftStudio (from 209 USD)

Located on 79th Street in UES and a couple of blocks away from the subway, this glamorous Airbnb is housed in a historic pre-war building with original NYC construction. The apartment is quaint and well-appointed with all brand new furniture. It comes with everything you would require for a good stay - high-speed WiFi, fresh bed sheets and towels as well as kitchen supplies including a toaster, coffee-maker and all groceries to cook a real meal. The best part is that the apartment is located on the first floor, so there is no hassle to climb stairs with your luggage. Besides for avid readers, there is a good bunch of books to read. So if you are looking for a luxury condo with all necessary amenities, choose this one.

NewYork Modern Pre-War LoftStudio

Price: from 209 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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8. 8. Five Star Central Park Studio (from 209 USD)

Located just 1 block away from Central Park and providing easy access to loads of shopping, restaurants, as well as multiple transportation means, this beautiful studio with five star amenities is a perfect accommodation for couples. The ambiance and furnishings well suit the upmarket and stately area that this apartment is located in. This apartment has huge windows (that let in lots of natural light) and high ceilings which means you don’t feel claustrophobic like in many other NYC apartments.

The studio is equipped with everything you need - a comfy bed, a small kitchen, a tidy bathroom and a cozy couch to hang out on. Moreover, the hosts are very friendly and accommodating. They constantly try to make this studio even better than it already is. And they also welcome you with a complimentary bottle of New York wine. What more could one ask for?

Five Star Central Park Studio

Price: from 209 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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9. 9. First floor studio in Upper East Side (from 160 USD)

This cute little studio is situated very close the subway station (Q line) and just a couple of paces away from the Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum. It is located on the first floor and thus there will be no climbing stairs. This studio has a very warm look and is excellent for couples (even those with 1 kid) as well as solo travelers. It is very spic and span, well-decorated and loaded with all the essentials. It has a double bed and a large couch which can sleep 1 person. Besides, the street that this apartment is located on is closed on school days from 8am - 4pm, thus eliminating noise from traffic or the streets. The apartment provides a good worth for its price.

Studio in Upper East Side

Price: from 160 USD

Number of Guests: 3

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10. 10. Spacious 1 Bedroom Apartment (from 170 USD)

Situated in a quiet neighborhood in UES with plenty of eateries and dessert places in the walking distance, this airy and lovely apartment easily houses 4 people. Starbucks and Union market as well as Whole Foods market are nearby too, thus you are sorted for morning coffee and grocery needs. It has been recently renovated, so it’s like a brand new apartment with fresh paint and a newly done bathroom. The brick walls give it an artsy look. The comfortable bed in the bedroom sleeps 2 people whereas there is a sofa bed in the living area that can sleep 2 more people. This Airbnb has all your basic requirements covered, which is what you need since you would be out and about in the city most of the time. It is a perfect place for you to have a goodnight’s sleep at an affordable price.

Spacious 1 BR Apartment

Price: from 170 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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Share the neighborhood with America's who's who

Upper East Side has been home to some of America’s most influential families like the Roosevelts, the Kennedys, and the Rockefellers, to name a few. They helped turn this area into the posh locality that it currently is. Yet it offers affordable and relaxed living for those who require it. Moreover, it provides one with a quiet suburban lifestyle along with a hip nightlife. Come and experience Upper East Side’s refined culture for yourself by staying in any of these Airbnbs.

This article was originally published on Jul 12, 2017

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