Top 10 Short-Term Rentals In New York City - Updated 2021

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New York City is where the dreamers dream bigger and the travelers wish to stay longer. Dubbed the most populous city in the United States, it is comprised of high-rise buildings, international shopping districts, and sports centers. From snapping pictures of the iconic Empire State Building and looking at the art collection at The Museum of Modern Art to riding a ferry close to Statue of Liberty, The Big Apple is perfect for travelers looking for endless attractions to check out and numerous entertainment options to enjoy. Expand your ideas of a worthwhile vacation here by staying in one of our short-term rentals in New York City.

1. Spacious loft suited for professionals (from USD 129)

If you are a traveling digital nomad who is in town for a short while, this is the right place for you. Located in Clinton Hill, this property is a definite spot to meet new people given its close proximity to Williamsburg, a neighborhood famous for its contemporary art scene and busy nightlife. This loft is equipped with a queen-sized bedroom, free wifi, a spacious living area, a fully furnished kitchen, and a soundproof workroom with quality field monitors. You can play the piano available here as additional entertainment. The loft is only within walking distance, approximately half a kilometer or one-third of a mile, to the nearest subway station, supermarkets, and a public park.

Spacious loft apt, with plenty of light
Brooklyn, New York, United States
59 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
in a word i warmly recommend shai apartment who is definitely an easy going guest
we had a great stay at shai's apartment
we enjoyed cooking in the kitchen and found all of the supplies we needed
Cleanliness:
incredibly spacious quiet and clean spot
it was also very very clean
shai’s loft is very clean and comfortable and easy to get to manhattan from
shai's apartment is very pleasant clean and in a comfortable part of brooklyn
it's very spacious well-decorated and clean
Host:
shai was such a wonderful host
shai is by all means a super great host
very friendly host with lots of good advice
shai is an amazing host
shai was an exceptional host very helpful
Location:
fantastic location in incredible good price for new york close to subway
it is a good apartment appropriately furnished close to a subway station and stops of three bus lines
great location and lovely apartment
in a good location quiet and close to metro shops and cafes
short walk to classon station which was easy transfer to explore hipster willamsburg
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Weekly discount: 10% off

2. Homey apartment located in a quiet neighborhood (from USD 71)

For families who are frequent travelers, comfort and convenience will always be the top factors to consider when looking for a place to stay. Look no further than this cozy apartment located in the quiet residential neighborhood of Canarsie, Brooklyn. The design is dominated by natural wood accents which gives off that home-away-from-home vibe. This unit is nestled on the ground floor, giving you easier access without having to climb up the stairs or take the elevator. The place is fully furnished and offers complete amenities from a television set to a spacious kitchenette with a dining table. It will take less than five minutes to reach the bus station that will bring you to Manhattan.

Basin Homes
Brooklyn, New York, United States
172 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great apartment (definitely is bigger than photos make it look)
bed sheets and linens were flawless
the fully stocked kitchen was great to have family meals in
very nice and comfortable spot with a lot of space
very nice apartment in a nice area the only downfalls was the noise from the upper levels
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable
it was very clean
the bathroom was super clean and renovated
audlyn's place was very clean and newly renovated
the place was super clean and accommodating
Host:
the host was very friendly and helpful
great accommodating host
she is very responsive and attentive
she was a wonderful host with a lovely personality
audlyn is a great host
Location:
location is convenient and safe
location is far from the city but worth every minute
beautiful park nearby
good and quiet area close to public transportation
everything we needed was close and transit friendly
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Weekly discount: 10% off

3. Private establishment for a small group (from USD 87)

Are you traveling with your friends? This option may suit your personal preference. Located in The Bronx, this apartment provides two bedrooms equipped with a double bed and a queen-sized bed. There is a private entrance to your unit, allowing you the freedom to explore the city and come home anytime. The facilities include a vast living room with a comfy sofa and TV set perfect for hanging out with your buddies. The nearest subway station is located on 167th Street which is a short 2-minute walk from your building. The station serves D and 4 Line to help you access famous landmarks in Manhattan such as Rockefeller Center and Union Square.

New York City's Best Kept Secret🙊
Bronx, New York, United States
102 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
whether you're a baseball fan or not the game-day atmosphere is intoxicating
kitchen is nice with gas stove microwave and full-size coffee pot
however i was provided with two powerful fans which was helpful due to the lack of ac
apartment looks just like the pictures described
a fully equipped kitchen with microwave and stove made it easy to cook simple meals
Cleanliness:
the airbnb was clean and well kept
it was very clean
the spot was very very clean every room was spotless
the apartment was clean and quiet
the place was clean and very spacious
Host:
sharon was an excellent host
best host ever ready nice apartment
sharon was super nice and an amazing host
she and her husband were great hosts
hosts were very nice and eager to help
Location:
perfect location for bronx stadium metro station nearby
nice area and close walking distance to yankee stadium
great location access to public transport food yankee stadium shops etc
amazing place and everything is close to you
great location just minutes away from yankee stadium the subway and a variety of restaurants
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Weekly discount: 10% off

4. Private apartment with beautiful garden (from USD 119)

Sometimes, taking a break from the hustle-bustle of everyday life only takes some quality time with your closest friends. Bring the party to New York City and stay in this private basement apartment that comes with a separate entrance to ensure privacy. Located in East Bronx, the apartment is equipped with two bedrooms, a fully furnished kitchen, an extra bed, and an en-suite bathroom. There is a beautiful garden decorating the front part of the apartment where you can hang out in the gazebo during the day. To commute around the city, you can go on a 15-minute bus ride to reach Parkchester-E 177th Street station and take the subway there.

Garden House in the East Bronx
Bronx, New York, United States
160 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
ease of access to wifi amenities and information
nice kitchen fully stocked
the apartment was beautiful even the backyard
the living room decor was amazing
the place is really nice with 3 beds
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable environment
nice clean and safe apartment
the place was clean and cozy
eric's place was clean and spacious
the house was very clean inviting and quiet
Host:
eric was a great host
the instructions given by the host were easy to follow
eric is a great host
eric was a very gracious host
gabriel the house host is very friendly
Location:
everything about this location was excellent
excellent location closed to train station and public transportation
good location in the bronx
the location was super convenient close to shopping and other needs
the neighborhood was extremely friendly with shops located near by
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Weekly discount: 10% off

5. Clean and bright studio in superior location (from USD 185)

Are you the type of person who doesn’t want to waste time when it comes to exploring the place? Well, this studio will fit your vacation schedule perfectly. Located in the center of Manhattan Midtown, the apartment is formerly known as a historic landmark called Grand Hotel and it is beautifully designed by a famous architect named Henry Engelbert. Enjoy walking to all the major tourist destinations such as Times Square, Empire State Building, and Madison Square Garden that are just half a kilometer or one-third of a mile away. The place is equipped with modern amenities, a kitchenette, fresh linens, cleaning supplies, and free wifi. The nearest subway station is on 34th Street and 6th Avenue or take the subway at Penn Station which is just a 5-minute walk away.

A+ Location Superior Studio (Double & Single Bed)
New York, United States
32 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved having the small kitchen as well - super helpful
Cleanliness:
overall pretty clean & comfortable enjoyed it
it was clean and in good condition
Host:
thanks for hosting us
Location:
great place in a great area with a lot of food choices
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6. A modern apartment near Times Square and Central Park (from USD 130)

When it comes to booking accommodation, most travelers often look at the location as well as the facilities. If you are a solo traveler, this establishment is a great fit for you. Located between Central Harlem and Manhattan Valley, it only takes 20 minutes for you to visit Times Square and Central Park. Aside from that, it will only take you a three-minute walk to access four different subway lines. The interior itself is kept in a modern design with one queen-sized bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen, a comfy couch, and a Steinway piano.

1 BR with Steinway Grand Piano
New York, United States
149 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
having wifi was great
the apt is awesome
we had a lovely stay in josephs apartment
bathroom and kitchen easy to use
the beds were very comfortable
Cleanliness:
the place is clean quiet and comfortable
the apartment is clean and it is very convenient
the place is very clean and cozy
clean with a comfy bed
the apartment is clean well organized and comfortable
Host:
joseph is a wonderful host
joseph was a super accommodating host
easy to reach host
host was easy to deal with friendly and accommodating
joseph was very helpful kind and efficient
Location:
nice location very close to subway and central park
perfect location for exploring city and central park
great location close to transportation and central park
convenient location and great place
the location is very convenient safe and central
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Weekly discount: 6% off

7. Upscale choice in Upper West Side (from USD 166)

Prepare to be stunned once you get to see the inside of this historical Brownstone apartment. Located only one block away from Central Park, this apartment is equipped with a queen-sized bed, a fully furnished kitchen, a bathroom with a bathtub and marble tiles. The neighborhood is also home to Strawberry Fields, the living memorial to Beatles legend John Lennon. If you want to explore Upper West Side, take B and C subway lines which is just a few blocks away from the property.

Charming Brownstone Apartment Near Central Park
New York, United States
60 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the vitals are first rate comfortable bed great shower very good tv and air conditioning
fresh flowers on the dining table and snacks in the kitchen were a lovely touch
Cleanliness:
clean aesthetic well stocked
extremely clean and a lovely place to stay
clean and has everything you need including linens towels kitchen items coffee etc
this place was not only stylish but cozy and super clean
Host:
host mark is a super-duper host very considerate and thoughtful
mark was a great host - he responded quickly to my last-minute reservation when another airbnb reservation fell through
Location:
the location is very nice having the subway station just around the corner
fantastic location and the little extras eg
the apartment is lovely and well-located just steps from central park
the neighborhood was safe and quiet
simply put if you choose this place you will not be disappointed
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Weekly discount: 10% off

8. A spacious apartment for a small family

A family vacation can be a hassle if the accommodation is not able to meet your needs. The good thing is you do not have to worry anymore about this apartment. Aside from a private entry and a free parking space, this rental can sleep four people comfortably and has a spacious kitchen, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, and one bathroom with a bathtub. This apartment is situated on the ground floor which makes it easier for individuals with special needs. It is also located in St. George, Staten Island where you can take a leisurely ferry ride for 25 minutes to reach Manhattan.

Whole Apt/Private Entry/Free Parking
Staten Island, New York, United States
144 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed felt like you were sleeping on a cloud
the bed was super comfortable felt like sleeping on a cloud
the place is very lovely you have your own heating and a/c control
everything is just perfect: comfortable beds super clean apartment superb bathroom really fast wifi wonderful heating
karl's apartment was so perfect just enough space for our family of 2 adults and 4 young children
Cleanliness:
it was clean and convienient
clean apartment and quiet neighborhood
it was very clean and modern
great place very clean and very friendly
very clean very comfy for size
Host:
karl was an amazing host
owner was super attentive and kind
karl was friendly and helpful
great host and great place
karl was also very responsive in responding my messages
Location:
the location is great it’s an easy 5 minute walk to the ferry
good location 15 minutes to the ferry
great place in a very convenient location easy drive to the ferry
good entrance close to ferry subway and bus stops
amazing place good distance from ferry terminal too
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9. Affordable studio with access to Manhattan

One of the cheapest options on the list, this apartment can provide you with modern amenities without breaking the bank. It is a recently refurbished basement unit equipped with HDTV and cables, a speedy internet, a washing machine, and a dryer. The studio has its own kitchenette but guests are not allowed to use it. Since it is located in Queens, you need to walk for 30 minutes to reach Manhattan. If you don’t feel like walking, then get on a train at NYC’s famous subway called E Line. The apartment is also accessible from the airports by a 7-minute drive to JFK and a 12-minute drive to LaGuardia.

Studio Apartment Near Express Train to Manhattan.
Queens, New York, United States
224 reviews
Entire house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very good bed air-conditioning fridge coffeemachine shampoo etc
bed and pillows were extremely comfortable and the apartment is equipped with all the utensils you may need
the space had everything we needed for a nice comfortable stay
the bed was extremely comfortable to sleep in
everything very clean good internet good cable tv a great bed
Cleanliness:
clean place good size and clean and nice area
it was spotless clean and very roomy
clean bathroom and comfortable bed
clean space and comfortable beds
a clean cosy warm safe apt
Host:
mike is a great host
great host and a great home
mike was super friendly and helpful
mike was a great host very easy to communicate with
mike was an awesome host and i recommend his place highly
Location:
the location was great
the metro to manhatten was pretty close that was a big plus
close to transportation and easy to get to
great place super close to the metro and a bunch of convenience stores
right by the j great walking distance from stores
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10. Vintage unit for a small family

Planning a family vacation to New York City can be a little tricky, especially when it comes to cutting down costs without sacrificing comfort. Luckily, you can leave your worries at the door with this apartment in Queens. This unit has two bedrooms with one double bed and one single bed, giving you and your partner privacy while your children can have their own space. The interior and exterior will remind you of home as it is decorated with vintage furniture and comes with a spacious backyard. The location of the apartment is only 4 miles (2.5 kilometers) away from Astoria Park where you can have a picnic on sunny days. If you are craving tasty sandwiches and pizza, get on the train at N Line subway station that will take you to several restaurants and specialty shops around the borough.

2 bed spacious/Quiet Upper Ditmars Astoria Wifi.
Queens, New York, United States
37 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very nice place it has all i need kitchen wifi
Cleanliness:
very safe and clean and quiet place
clean rustic charm 2 bedroom in nice safe astoria neighborhood
very clean and (website hidden by airbnb) is not modern
clean space warm and welcome host and the price is affordable
comfortable space that needs a little more cleanliness but i still was able to have a great night sleep
Host:
host was very nice and helpful
they were very kind to us
although it was a basement apartment the hosts gave us our privacy and that was much appreciated
hosts are very very helpful and responsive and apartment is absolutely fine
very accommodating host with good communication
Location:
bus/train takes you to grand central in 30-45minutes
very big basement apartment in a great location close to city center
fantastic value and location is extremely safe
fantastic location within the best part of nyc
the price is super affordable for the location
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Feel at home in New York City

From a variety of restaurants and lively bars to sports stadiums, your stay in the Big Apple is going to be a worthwhile experience. Whether you are only staying for a week or a few days, make sure to consider booking one of the short-term rentals in NYC.

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Hi, I'm Amytha. I enjoy traveling to new places and finding hole-in-the-wall eatery across town. I spend my days writing for a living and learn new languages.

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