Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Upstate New York, NY - Updated 2021

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New York may be known for its bustling atmosphere and tall skyscrapers, but it’s a different story for the northern part. Upstate is home to several attractions that will show you the beauty of the rural side. You can visit the awe-inspiring Niagra Falls, go hiking through one of Adirondacks’ peaks, explore the wineries of Finger Lakes, and many more. The area will also amaze you with its wide selection of accommodations. So if you want your vacation to be extra special, then let this list serve as your guide. Here are the top 10 vacation rentals in Upstate New York from Airbnb.

1. Serenity in an Albany suburb (from USD 72)

The house is located in the quiet suburb of Albany, and its 1930’s design is sure to captivate you. Upstairs is the private bedroom, which consists of a queen size bed, flat-screen TV, closet, desk, and seating area where you can enjoy the complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks. Next to it is the bathroom, which includes a bathtub and shower. You will also have access to the reading area and its wide selection of books. As for the delicious continental breakfast dishes, you can enjoy them in the kitchen nook downstairs or on the front porch. The porch is also the best spot to admire the lush garden. Famous attractions such as Lake George, the mountains of Adirondack, and the Berkshires are only a 90-minute drive away from the property.

Serenity in an Albany suburb
Albany, New York, United States
197 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely home and nice amenities such as coffee and other foods for breakfast
the room was perfect and the coffee amazing
the bed was comfortable and there were extra pillows available in the closet
the included continental breakfast was a great touch which isn’t always found at air bnb
also we were accompanied with a beautiful breakfast for the 2 nights that we stayed
everything smelled fresh and clean
very clean and nicely decorated
the towels were amazing everything was spotlessly clean
the room was sparkling clean and cozy
clean comfortable and beautiful neighborhood setting
anita is a great host who has a wonderful home
anita is a wonderful host with a cozy home
anita is a wonderful host
she has every amenity you can think of she is a wonderful caring host
the host is polite friendly informative and helpful
location was perfect for me and the neighborhood is safe and comfortable
beautiful home great location
great location wonderful accommodations and a great hostess
the home is in a great location and has a very convenient private driveway
the neighborhood is quiet the house is inviting and the garden is beautiful this time of year
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2. Buffalo's Allentown Area Apartment (from USD 67)

Located in the historical Allentown Preservation District in Buffalo, this house will astound you with its well-preserved Victorian design. The porch is an ideal spot to have a cup coffee and enjoy the view of the neighboring old-style homes. Inside, there’s a bedroom with a queen size bed, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with complete toiletries, and cozy living room. The living room includes a comfortable sofa bed and flat-screen TV. Elmwood Village’s beloved shopping district is just 5 minutes away from the property.

Buffalo's Allentown Area Apartment
Buffalo, New York, United States
981 reviews
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very nice apartment with great amenities
nice cozy place with amazing amenities and great host
this is a great place- huge very beautifully decorated all the amenities and very comfortable
the queen size bed and sleeper were comfortable
i arrived to find the space inviting and comfortable
extremely clean and well managed
the place is very clean and comfortable
the place is super clean and very quiet
the place is clean comfortable and well furnished
the house was so clean and comfortable
tom was a great host and fast in responses to questions
he was so kind in answering my questions about the area prior to booking my reservation
thomas was a great host
amazing host with communications and check ins
thomas was so great host
cute little guesthouse in a fun location
great location in a beautiful area
perfect location for exploring a wonderful neighborhood
great location in a vibrant city walking distance to excellent eateries
great location walking distance to bars restaurants
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3. Park Ave Pink Room--Best location! (from USD 49)

The room is on the second floor of a well-preserved Victorian home in Park Avenue. Apart from a comfortable double bed, it also contains a desk, reading chair, luggage rack, and bookshelf. From the window, you will get a wonderful view of the street. The bathroom is on the same floor, and it has the necessary toiletries and a bathtub. You will have access to the living room and fully equipped kitchen as well. Some of the most popular restaurants and cafes are just 1 block away from the property.

Park Ave: Best Rochester location! Dogs Welcome
Rochester, New York, United States
306 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there were lots of amenities that made our stay very comfortable
my room was very comfortable with a nice bed a desk and a window a/c unit
the room looks as nice or even better as it does on the pictures
the room was lovely and the bed was very comfortable - i slept like a rock
the bed was super comfortable and the whole space was beautiful
great communication very clean amazing bed
clean comfortable room clean bathroom and a relaxing atmosphere
mj's place was clean and friendly
the house is clean and quiet
it's comfortable and clean without being fussy
mary jane is a wonderful host
mary jane is really a great host
she is a kind and incredibly accommodating host
mary jane is friendly knowledgeable and very helpful
amazing value and amazing host
perfectly located in the park avenue area
easy to walk to shops fun stores and restaurants
there are so many amazing restaurants within walking distance and downtown was just a 30-minute walk away
it is in a great location and a safe neighborhood
her location is close to some excellent restaurants and in a quiet neighborhood
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4. Comfortable room near L. Ontario beaches and parks (from USD 48)

This house is in a serene neighborhood in Rochester just 3.4 miles (5.5 kilometers) from the beautiful beaches and parks of Lake Ontario. The private room has a king size bed, desk, and closet with hangers. Next to it is the bathroom, which contains all the essential toiletries. You can also watch your favorite movies or shows in the TV room, use the fully equipped kitchen, and unwind in the cozy living room couch. Outside, you can relax by the pond and enjoy the lush surroundings.

Comfortable room and bath near Lake Ontario
Rochester, New York, United States
200 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bedroom had ample space as well as an air conditioner for a very comfortable sleep
they made breakfast for me and the coffee was so good
finally they went above and beyond by offering a full breakfast including fresh hot coffee and tea
dick was a great conversationalist and prepared breakfast for us each morning
they were so hospitable and kind offering breakfast coffee and beyond( )
clean and quiet neighborhood
everything was clean and cozy
our room and bathroom were very clean and the bed was very comfortable
very quaint and sparkling clean
the rooms are attractive and clean
lovely peaceful setting with friendly hosts
linda is a kind host extremely flexible
linda and her husband were great hosts this past weekend
linda has a great home and she is very friendly
i enjoyed both my hosts and the accommodations were excellent
comfortable relaxing close to lake ontario and it's attractions safe area for going on a walk
bed very comfortable house lovely location delightful
fabulous hosts immaculate accommodations perfect location
the house is in a great location to local attractions and was perfect our our short visit
all around a great place to stay
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5. Near UR, RIT, MCC, Erie Canal, Downtown, Airport (from USD 45)

By car, you can reach this house in just 10 minutes from downtown Rochester and 5 minutes from the airport. The 1920’s colonial design will surely leave you in awe. You will be sleeping in the guest room, which consists of a dresser, closet with hangers, and two comfortable twin beds. The bathroom is shared, and it includes the essential toiletries. You will also have access to the powder room, dining area, fully equipped kitchen, and the front and back patios. As for the neighborhood, not only is it filled with beautiful trees, but it’s peaceful too.

Near UR, RIT, MCC, Erie Canal, Downtown, Airport
Rochester, New York, United States
402 reviews
Private room in house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
its like visiting your family and having a single room to stay in with 2 single twin beds
one small room with two beds one good sized bathroom
we were very comfortable and had a good night’s sleep before our visit at univ of rochester
her space is comfortable and homey
the guest room is comfortable and easy access to the bathroom across the hall
room was clean and comfortable
exceptionally clean colorful and creative home with rapid communication
overall clean place with all required facilities
the room was very clean and comfortable
the house is beautiful and clean
macclurg is a wonderful host
lovely home and an amazing host
macclurg is an excellent host
she is a wonderfully helpful host
host was very welcoming and friendly
great location for visits to university of rochester
her place was a perfect location to visit to university of rochester
great location to ur lilac area etc
great place and conveniently located to rit and ur
great location near the park really nice house in a quiet neighbourhood
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6. Inexpensive, Clean, Convenient! (from USD 44)

From the airport, this Cape Cod style house in Syracuse can be reached in 15 minutes on foot. The first bedroom has a full-size foam mattress while the other consists of two twin size foam beds. Both rooms include a flat-screen television. If you want to cook or make coffee, you are free to use the fully equipped kitchen. As for the bathroom, it has a bathtub and all the essential toiletries. The office is also available for your printing, scanning, and faxing needs. There’s a spacious living area and home theater as well.

Inexpensive, Clean, Convenient!
Syracuse, New York, United States
390 reviews
Private room in house 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the mattress & pillows were so comfortable
we really enjoyed the extra accommodations like a well stocked kitchen coffee and toiletries provided
the bed was comfortable and the room is tastefully decorated
i let her sleep in the bed with me each night lol
everything was outstandingly clean
clean friendly and good comforts
nice clean and quiet
this place is very clean & cozy
jonathan’s place was clean and cozy
jon was a great host
jonathan was a wonderful host
jonathan was an amazing host
jonathan was a gracious host
he was quick and helpful with his responses to our questions
another pleasant stay at jonathon's place
jonathan had a cute guide to all the near by places to visit and how to get there
excellent place to stay over and amazing basement with full entertainment to use
the location was easy to get to and a great value i wouldn’t hesitate to stay again
we had a great weekend stay at jonathan's place
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7. Bedroom in Buffalo/Niagara Region — Entire place (from USD 101)

The property is in a quiet neighborhood in South Buffalo, which is only 23 miles (37 kilometers) away from Niagra Falls. Two bedrooms consist of queen size beds while the other has a full size foam mattress. One of the rooms also includes a flat-screen TV with free Netflix access. The modern bathroom is clean and has the essential toiletries. Other facilities include a cozy living room with another flat-screen television, private dining area, and fully equipped kitchen. Both the WiFi and parking space are free of charge. It’s an ideal spot for a family vacation.

☆ Buffalo & Niagara Area Apartment + Free Parking
Buffalo, New York, United States
436 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a/c in the bedrooms was nice for sleeping
the air conditioning units were especially appreciated as it was a very hot day in buffalo
two bedrooms have air conditioning while the third one did not but it was still ok
modern and smart home with stylish decor and heaps of amenities in every room
everything was perfect from the toiletries to the kitchen necessities; laundry room irons hair dryer ac heaters etc
every bed is clean and comfortable
the house is beautiful clean and cosy
the place is very clean and nicely decorated
a very nice n clean place to stay
excellent place to stay very clean and comfortable
host is very friendly too
he was kind and treated my questions quick and exact ways
sergio is a great host and was very quick in his responses
sergio is very kind host and quick response
sergio is a very nice host he is very accommodating and always makes sure his guests enjoy the stay
the location is very good
location is great and near by the niagara falls
great location to the highway was convenient for our overnight stay
location is close to the downtown area and easy access to niagara falls
great place to get away
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8. Bright, Updated & Safe East Village 2BR Loft

This luxurious apartment is located in the center of East Village, and it’s been renovated to give guests a much better experience. You will surely love its brand new modern design and furniture. The two bedrooms consist of a comfortable queen size bed and closet with hangers. One of the rooms also includes a flat-screen TV and bedside table with wireless charger. There’s another flat-screen television in the living room, which offers channels in high definition. The living room sofa is not only comfortable, but is a good spot to sleep as well. As for the private bathroom, it has all the toiletries that you need. If you want to cook or reheat your meals, you can use the fully-stocked kitchen. Don’t worry about your dirty clothes, there’s a washer and dryer in the apartment. What makes the property even more awesome is that it’s just walking distance from some of the hippest bars and shops.

Bright, Updated & Safe East Village 2BR Loft

9. Cozy Tan Room near State Capitol

This tan room is in a house located in a serene neighborhood. It consists of a cozy single size bed and a desk with chair. The bathroom is always kept clean, and all the necessary toiletries are provided. You will also have access to the spacious living area and fully equipped kitchen. If you want to explore the area, then don’t hesitate to ask the friendly host for information about some of the must-see spots. The property is close to Albany Medical Center, CDL School, and and many shopping centers.

Cozy Tan Room near State Capitol
Albany, New York, United States
177 reviews
Private room in townhouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed is a pull out sofa bed but it's reasonably comfortable
room is as described and great value
a nice living room and bathroom
the room is quite small and poorly lit but clean and included a thoughtful guest basket
the room was very clean with all the amenities listed
johns place was clean and just like the pictures
the place is very clean and john is very welcoming
the house was neat and clean and very cozy
a room in neat clean artistic and comfortable home
room and bathroom were clean
highly recommend- very helpful host
john was a pleasant host
thank you for opening your home and being so kind
john is a great host
john is a great host
location is great being near to albany hospital
convenient location and good value
the location was easy to find and convientently located
nice and quaint home close to downtown albany
i highly recommend this close to town accommodations
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10. Private Room Close to Transit in the East Village

The private room is in an apartment in the East Village, which is close to the transit and some of the most well-known restaurants and nightlife spots. Thanks to the peaceful atmosphere, you can expect a good night’s sleep on the comfortable single size bed. It also has a door that leads to the backyard where you can unwind and take in the beauty of the scenery. There are two shared bathrooms in the property, both of which consist of the necessary toiletries. You will have access to the fully equipped kitchen and the spacious living room as well.

East Village Private Room Close to Transit
New York, United States
51 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

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The area’s atmosphere is definitely calmer than New York City, making it an ideal destination for a relaxing getaway. Now that you know where to stay, it’s time to commence the epic journey. See the many wonders of the Upstate.

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