10 Best HomeAway/Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Manhattan, New York City - Updated 2021

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Manhattan is widely considered to be the heart of New York City. It’s NYC’s most densely populated borough and is a major financial and cultural hub worldwide. There’s an endless list of sights to see in the Big Apple. Take a stroll through Central Park, view the artwork at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or take in a show on Broadway. Whatever you fancy doing, it’s helpful to have a comfy place to come back to after a long day of sightseeing. So, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite HomeAway vacation rentals located right in Manhattan. So keep reading to check out the options.

1. Beautiful Harlem brownstone (from USD 120)

This two-bedroom brownstone apartment has charming brick walls and wood floors. It can sleep up to five guests and there is WiFi throughout. There’s a fully functional kitchen if you feel like cooking, as well as a washing machine and dryer. You’ll even have use of a private patio, perfect for warm summer days. The apartment is located centrally in Harlem, very near to local bars and restaurants. You’ll also be just a couple blocks from the subway, making it super easy to explore the city.

Beautiful Harlem Brownstone Garden Apartment - Monthly Rentals
New York, NY, US
102 reviews
Apartment 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The apartment had plenty of room for 4 adults with comfy beds and all the comforts of home
The apt is so spacious and comfortable
Wir waren inzwischen das zweite Mal bei
We felt very comfortable right from the start
Could not beat the price either
(must try Hop House)
Our hosts were responsive to our every request and inquiry
Great location fantastic hosts Would definitely return
Insider Tips zu dieser tollen Stadt zu geben Wir kommen sicherlich
We were greeted by Norbert on arrival and made himself available for any inquiries
The owner is very nice and prompt in their responses
it is walking distance (two blocks) to the Apollo Theater
You must shop at Best Market an easy walk from the brownstone
great flat convenient quiet neighborhood found some great little spots to eat in Harlem too really enjoyed the Frederic Bistro Cafe for breakfast and both Cantina
Very comfortable roomy place to relax after a long day out and about Close to the subway and just a bit more of a walk to another set
It was an easy walk to great food
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2. Condo with plenty of amenities (from USD 395)

This condo truly immerses you in New York! It’s got one bedroom and is situated right in the middle of Times Square. You can wake up and look out the floor-to-ceiling windows and watch the hustle and bustle of one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Inside the condo, you’ll find a full kitchen where you can cook your own meals when you don’t feel like dining out. There’s WiFi access throughout and a TV to unwind in front of. The building has loads of amenities, including a business centre, fitness centre, putting green, and entertainment lounge. Between excellent amenities and a central location, this is an incredible place to stay in NYC.

Actually in Times Square-Stunning View on Broadway
59 reviews
condo 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
It is modern with all the amenities you need Fabulous floor to ceiling windows in the lounge that look out over Times
great balcony off the master bedroom and most of all the location
The king size bed was the most comfortable bed we had whilst away
Had all the comforts of home
The view out the window was to die for Condo very comfortable
Had everything we needed and location can't be beat
and I slept really well here
Bill was very good to work with Answered emails very quickly and gave very helpful information
Owner was great and very attentive
We loved the condo Everyone was very welcoming nice clean space with awesome views
The few times I had questions while there I simply emailed the owner and he or his wife responded almost immediately 5-stars all around
but Bill was great to work with - always quick to respond and happy to answer any questions Check in at the apartment building
All shows are walking distance Lots if restaurants to choose from and easy access to subway
Just steps from Rockefeller Center and other attractions
We felt safe and secure and had a spectacular view of Times Square
We are a Pastor and missionary ours lives are extremely busy
The location is perfect for theatre goers
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3. Historic apartment with original wood details (from USD 132)

Here, we have a one-bedroom apartment located in a historic Harlem brownstone. It’s perfect for a couple and features original wood details and plenty of light. In the bedroom, you’ll find a queen-sized bed and antique dressers. There’s WiFi access throughout and a flat-screen TV. When you don’t feel like dining out, there’s a full kitchen where you can cook your own meals. You’ll be situated a short distance from Central Park, so you can enjoy a stroll through the greenery. It’s also very easy to get to other attractions from the apartment.

Lita's - Spectacular Sun-filled Parlor 1 Bedroom Suite in Harlem Landmark Area
New York, NY, US
40 reviews
Apartment 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The apartment is well equipped and comfortable
The main bed was super comfortable
The large dining table in the kitchen was a favorite place for us
The apartment has a wall mounted flat screen TV and free WiFi
the furniture was not only comfortable but sturdy and gorgeous
Beautiful clean flat with lovely owners Would stay there again
They were so hospitable and accomodating to the wedding party
greeted us at the property and was so welcoming
Theresa is a fabulous hostess and I hope she keeps up the good work
Teresa was a gracious and terrific host
The owner is available to provide assistance and directions
Location is really good--easy access to great restaurants
The subway stop is right on the corner (lines ABCDE
The location was very convenient
A grocery is a few blocks away if you need supplies
it's easy to get there
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4. Guest apartment in Harlem

This one-bedroom apartment is located on a quiet residential street in Harlem. This 19th-century brownstone is beautifully decorated with African art, so you can come home from a long day of exploring the sites and truly relax in a gorgeous space. In the bedroom, you’ll find a queen-size bed, memory foam pillows, and super-soft sheets. There’s a full kitchen where you can cook your own meals, and you can unwind in front of the TV in the living room. Plus, it’s centrally located and near a subway stop, so you can easily explore the city.

Sankofa Guest Apartment--A portal for the soul
163 reviews
Apartment 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The bed is soooo comfortable with serious linens
I like to sleep in a cool room)
The hospitality of the owners is outstanding
but the apartment as well
A dreamy bed was very much appreciated
Everything in the apartment works perfectly and there is delight for the eye everywhere
and I had the best time
Norma is a most gracious and accommodating host and was always available
our hosts could not have been any more helpful even agreeing to let us order event tickets prior to our arrival using their address for delivery and answering what were almost daily questions from...
Once again I only have wonderful things to say about Sankofa and hope to get back there soon
Sankofa was recommended to us by other family members and the rave review was quite accurate
We are happy to recommend their guest abode to you
Shopping access to Macy's etc is a breeze by M2 bus or 2/3 Line subway Convenience of access to clean regular and secure buses/trains just steps away
The Downtown buses are literally around the corner
The subway journey takes about 15 minutes to get to 42nd street
There are lots of nice restaurants that are only a few blocks away and
at night There is a supermarket a few blocks away
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5. Two-bedroom apartment near Times Square

This two-bedroom apartment has sleeping space for six. The space was renovated in 2016, so everything is new and up-to-date. There’s a kitchen where you can cook your own meals and a dining area to eat. WiFi is available throughout, and there’s a TV to relax in front of. If you want to see all of New York’s most famous attractions, this is the perfect spot. It’s just one block from the hustle and bustle of Times Square. It’s also a walking distance to Rockefeller Center and the Museum of Modern Art.

Time Square, New York City Center. Absolute BEST tourist location!
96 reviews
Apartment 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Only down side was the small bathroom
That is to be expected --
The apartment was comfortable and close to everything
The 4 Twin beds worked perfectly the layout worked great for 4 adults
I will say that I would like to have known if I were a first-time renter:1)
The apartment was located centrally
We chose it because of 1) 4 twin beds + pull out couch and 2) location
The apartment was super clean and tidy and easily accessible with the elevator
(Restaurant Row had so many options are very reasonable prices )
He met us promptly when we arrived
Host was fantastic and super helpful
Made sure all of our needs were met
The owner was nice and responsive during our booking
We visited with our three kids and could not have been happier
Location is awesome Walking distance to Broadway Time
The location is great close to a ton of restaurants and shops
The location was close to many restaurants shops
Times Square and within walking distance of a lot of other attractions
There are plenty of places close to eat shop
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6. Large apartment for eight

If you’re travelling with a larger group, this apartment is perfect for you. It has three bedrooms and can sleep up to eight guests. It also has large windows, so you can take in the view of the neighbourhood during your stay. There’s a full kitchen for days you don’t feel like eating out, and a TV to relax in front of. There’s even an indoor fireplace for cool nights. It’s located in the Upper West Side, in an area with plenty of restaurants and shops. You’ll also be able to easily jump on the subway and explore the rest of the city.

Large, Clean, Ideal Location, Full Amenities
49 reviews
Apartment 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Well appointed with everything we could think to need and really comfortable
it was like stepping into a fully furnished home
the apartment was well stocked
Everything you needed for a comfortable stay in the apartment was provided
The floor plan worked great for us with a master bedroom and bath on one side and two more bedrooms and bath on the other side of the apartment
was amazing to work with and kept us well informed with info right up until we arrived
We needed a band aid - there was a full first aid kit in the closet
Victoria was a great property host Restaurants groceries and fantastic wine store within close walking proximity Made for a great family gathering in NYC
the subway directly below us was so easy
Victoria is a wonderfull host
Location is very convinient just minute to the train station
There is a supermarket across the street a Starbucks on the corner multiple other stores and restaurants and the subway is a couple of doors away
The subway is down stairs and grocery store restaurants and shops are all in walking distance
Great having restaurants right around the corner local pizza outlet and the A Train Subway right by the entrance to the building
The windows look out on Broadway which is a bit noisy
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7. Deluxe studio with piano

Finishing off our list is a deluxe studio that can sleep up to four guests. The kitchen is fully equipped and it even has a full fridge, so you can cook your favourite meals when you don’t feel like going out. There’s WiFi throughout and a flat-screen TV to relax in front of. If you like to play music, you’re in luck, because the apartment even has an upright piano! And the apartment is located very centrally in the Upper West Side, near Central Park.

Large deluxe studio with piano near Lincoln Center!
25 reviews
Apartment 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
and the AC kept it very comfortable in the room
It was pretty warm on a couple of days (in August)
The small kitchen is well equipped useful to prepare breakfast and to have meals Considering the prices for a hotel stay in Manhattan for 4 people
The studio was spacious and having the kitchen worked out well for preparing meals for the kids Everything is around the corner on Broadway/Amsterdam--
There were lots of spots of mold and mildew in the shower outside the tub and on the quilt rack that is being used as a towel rack Several of the towels provided smelled like mildew
The studio and the building itself is very clean
Our apartment was what we had looked and hoped for in NY: spotlessly clean and quiet at night
He responded quickly to our questions/requests and was delightfully helpful
Wayne is a great host and helped us with valid information
Wayne was extremely accommodating by allowing us to check in early
We appreciate that she brought us an extra airbed
She was helpful checking us in explaining the tv and wifi
Close enough to subways restaurants central park and shopping
Times Square 10min walking to Central Park
We loved being able to walk to Lincoln Center and Central and Riverside parks
We took the subway everywhere in the city and walked to Central Park
The location is great Easy access to two subway lines restaurants and several grocery options
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8. Modern, luxurious apartment in the heart of Harlem

First up we have a two-bedroom apartment that can sleep five guests. You’ll have use of a full kitchen with marble and stainless steel, so you can cook your favourite meals during your stay. Relax in front of the flat-screen TV and keep connected with fast WiFi. The apartment also has a terrace, an excellent spot to relax on a sunny day. This classic New York brownstone is located steps from the subway, so you can easily explore the city.

Modern Luxury Two Bedroom in the Heart of Harlem
130 reviews
Apartment 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
It was exactly like displayed on the pictures
The only place we didn't use often was the terrace because we came back too late in the night or because it was too cold in the evening
This appartment has everything you need inside and outside
we've decided to move from suite 4 to suite 3 after two nights because we had the idea to have coffee on the terrace in a sunny october (and the flat was occupied our first days)
we'll rent suite 4 because our daughter loved it even more and because this flat ist directly under the roof Up there nobody else is living above
and we were surprised about the descriptions the rates and the pictures
It was wonderfully relaxing and
New washer and dryer installed just two days earlier Air Conditioning worked perfectly really useful because it was very hot weather
knowledgeable about the area and kind
the owner is extremely helpful and friendly
we brought a laptop and after fixing ourselves a good diner
Michael is a really great host
our host was charming helpful and a pleasure to meet
The subway station is just round the corner
right on the subway line
Beautiful clean and surrounded by subway supermarket and restaurants
We stayed in this app in oct 2010
: we bought a six day pass and used the A line
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9. Luxury mansion with five suites

If you’re after a bit of luxury, look no further than this mansion! You can rent out the entire place, or just go for one of the five suites. The entire home has space for a whopping 22 guests. These beautiful suites each have their own design style and they have air conditioning and WiFi. You can relax in front of the TV or fireplace. This home is pet and child-friendly. It gets even better: the home is located at the entrance to Central Park, so you can enjoy a daily walk, and you’ll be close to many of New York’s other attractions.

5 suites - luxury safety serenity - elevator lift - owners on site - SLEEPS 23
Manhattan, NY, US
51 reviews
House 6 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

10. Studio apartment located in Chelsea

If you’re an art lover, you’ll enjoy staying in this studio apartment for two in Chelsea’s Gallery District. There’s WiFi access and a TV to relax in front of, complete with a great sound system. When you don’t feel like eating out, you can cook your own meals in the newly remodeled kitchen. You’ll be a walking distance to many of New York’s attractions. Of course, you have the many galleries of Chelsea at your doorstep. You can also walk to the Empire State Building and Times Square.

99 reviews
townhome 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Best was the light: three big windows overlooking a nice garden Comfortable bed
Only significant problem with apartment was tripping fuse when using a hair dryer Owner very friendly and provides tips about the area TV and stereo better than most luxury hotels View of bac...
: my only complaint is that 3 and half weeks wasn't long enough
Quiet and well-appointed MC
Well appointed kitchen (the fridge was unexpectedly stocked with a nice selection of food and drink)
The apartment is spacious clean
Everything is new and stylish decorated
Great clean furnishings; no clutter of possessions to deal with which is a huge plus with short term apartment rentals
Michael is a wonderful host
Michael helped us with our luggage and leant us a US mobile phone and an electricity adaptor Catherine entertained us with her delicious daiquiries on 4 July
Great host and great NYC rental
is the host with the most always ready to help you the apartment in a beautiful chelsea townhouse
They were unfailingly cheerful and helpful
Reasonably close to subway and positioned well between midtown and Greenwich village
The location is fanstastic just a walk away from Meatpacking district and the Empire surroundings
I also found the location to be handy to the best bars restaurants galleries and shopping in the city
I adored every minute of my time here
We were in walking distance to the village midtown financial district and more
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Start planning your trip to New York

Whether you’re looking for a historic brownstone, a cosy studio, or a large apartment, you can certainly find it in Manhattan. There are plenty of rental options in the area, and they all place you perfectly for exploring the city. So book your favourite HomeAway vacation rental, and start planning your trip to the Big Apple!

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Nicole is an American expat living in London, England. When she moved from the midwest to London in 2012, it was her first time leaving the US. She has traveled steadily since then, making trips...Read more

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