coolest airbnb stays in new york

The Coolest Airbnb Stays In New York City You Must Visit

the coolest Airbnb stays in New York

Looking for a great place to stay in New York City? When visiting this incredible metropolis, choosing the right accommodation is very important. Whether you’re a seasoned explorer or a Gotham newbie, staying in an Airbnb rental is a sure-fire way to immerse yourself in the city’s culture. Grab a studio near the best new restaurants in the city or crash at a bachelor pad near the best New York attractions. From Long Island City to Williamsburg, here are the coolest Airbnbs in New York City. All these Airbnb rentals are surrounded by cool cafe shops, boutiques, hip restaurants…and of course, have so much charm and dreamy aesthetics!

You can check out our other round-ups of cool Airbnbs to stay at in Los AngelesMiami, and the rest of The United States, too!

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“TreeHouse” Urban Cabin in Williamsburg

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Design-minded folks can enjoy a stay at this beautiful, bright, and creatively designed loft. The hosts say it feels like a homey, tucked-away cabin. Aside from all the pretty furniture and eclectic decor, this little beauty has a pull-down projector screen that you can use to screen films. It seems like the sweetest place to stay when in Williamsburg.

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Salt Shack: A beautiful houseboat in the Rockaways!

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This is a rare gem in NYC. You can’t get any closer to living on the water than by staying in this houseboat that sits in the Rockaways. Close to the ocean, this unique houseboat accommodates up to four people and it’s perfect for beachgoers, artists, thinkers, writers, solo travelers, couples, and anyone looking for a break from the grind! It’s designed like a beach cottage with a “clean modern aesthetic” and has a top deck with Adirondack chairs, where you can watch fish jump.

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Romantic Rooftop Studio in Boerum Hill

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This desirable little bolthole provides sweeping views of the boroughs, which is impressive in itself, but the windows also look out onto one of Brooklyn’s oldest trees (according to the host anyhow). The studio is small (read: cute), but is decorated beautifully and the windows run almost around the entire room. The parts you can’t see out of can be glimpsed from the sizeable roof terrace, which is accessible directly from the room. There’s a separate bathroom, and a fridge, coffee machine, microwave, and hairdryer are tucked away in the cupboard.

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Cottage by the Water in Queens

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A romantic cottage in Howard Beach awaits you. With a dining room by the water, surrounded by big windows and skylights, it’ll feel like you’re on a cruise, whether you’re enjoying a cup of coffee or cooking dinner in the open kitchen. The host says you might be visited by some curious neighbors—ducks and swans.

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Sunny Southampton Oasis in Southampton, NY

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Tuck into a wooded, sunny Southampton oasis. 15′ wood-beamed ceiling, oversized windows high and low, sliding glass doors onto your own stone patio, indoor and outdoor fireplace, rocking chairs, full tub bathroom, refrigerator, and breakfast nook. It’s  2-minutes drive to the private bay beach with sunset views of Robins Island, and 10-15 minutes drive to Ocean, Sag Harbor, Southampton Village and Bridgehampton. Get away from it all…

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East Village Artist’s Home

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Manhattan’s East Village is known for being an artists’ neighborhood, so why not crash in the home of an actual artist? Furnished with a mix of designer furniture and family antiques, this comfy railroad apartment comes with a sunny kitchen and private bedroom. Built-in the 19th century mostly for immigrants, tenement homes like these are on the cozier side but offer authenticity and close proximity to some of the city’s best attractions and restaurants. It’s within walking distance to NYU, SOHO, and everywhere downtown. The nearest subway is the F train East Village stop. There is also a great East River track off the sixth street.

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Bright and Tidy Montauk Cottage near Sole East

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Slip into relaxation mode in this tastefully appointed, light, and airy beach getaway. This is a lovingly remodeled 3 bedroom home is filled with energy, warmth, and natural light. With its crisp white paint, nautical knick-knacks, and bohemian touches like tie-dye wall hangings, this Montauk home is a gorgeous representation of a modern interior design.  Here you can quiet your mind in a serene meditation room tucked away upstairs, enjoy the private yard, or stroll casually along the edges of Fort Pond on your way into town or to the beach.

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The Erhart – Solowihe House

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How often do you get the chance to stay in a landmarked, 10,000-square-foot mansion built in 1887? Located on the top floor, this cozy back room has a beautiful view of Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, and Downtown Brooklyn. It is decorated with a muted palette, original art, and an eclectic mix of vintage furnishings to create a tranquil atmosphere. It has a private vestibule, cedar closets, luxury bedding, and an attached marble bathroom with a bathtub and overhead shower.

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The Louvre Meets the Heart of The East Village

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Missing your trip to Paris and feeling down about it? We’d venture to guess that staying in this East Village apartment might help a bit because it’s decorated with beautiful paintings in every room. It was decorated and furnished to “represent the charming and historical lifestyle of European culture.” The apartment is quiet because it’s not on the main traffic street which is very special for New York City. The apartment sleeps 4 comfortably with a queen-size bed in the bedroom and a queen-size pullout sofa in the living room.

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Lower East Side Loft With Panoramic Views

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This truly unique loft, which has exposed brick walls and a whopping 30 windows, is an incredible and large space with 360-degree views of multiple landmarks including the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, and East River. A common roof deck is a cherry on top.

Restored Bungalow in Rockaway Beach, Queens

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Either you are looking to get away for a few days or weeks, you are visiting NYC but don’t want to stay in the urban chaos or can’t deal with tiny NYC spaces… this is the place for you!

Though this old-fashioned bungalow has been thoughtfully restored in the recent past, it still retains a vintage charm. Guests will treasure the open-air attic bedroom, exposed beams, and old-school porcelain sink, as well as the great location in the heart of the Rockaways.

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Mt. Guardian Guest House in Bearsville, NY

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This Hudson Valley guesthouse is surrounded by forests and wilderness: the ideal location for city dwellers looking to unplug. All of the cabin’s windows look out onto the natural landscape and a skylight over the queen-sized bed offers pristine views of the night sky. After an afternoon of skiing or hiking, kicking back with a book in one of the hammock chairs feels oh-so-good.

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Brownstone Studio in Brooklyn

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This gorgeous brownstone is a comfortable studio apartment with exposed brick that has a true city feeling. It has a newly renovated bathroom and kitchen with stained steel appliances. The studio fits 4 people and conveniently located near several subway lines and a Citi Bike station, so visitors will have an easy time exploring Bed-Stuy’s vintage shops, cocktail bars, and music venues.

Tropical Getaway at a Funky Loft in Bushwick

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If you get excited about highly Instagrammable palm-print sheets and old-school rattan furniture, this artist-owned loft is the private tropical getaway you need. Sitting in the heart of Bushwick, Brooklyn, the room features exposed brick walls, a sliding door for privacy, and a full-size memory foam mattress.

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Lakefront Cabin with stunning views in Piseco, NY

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Known as Camp Stardust, this cabin with massive windows provides jaw-dropping views of Piseco Lake, native wildlife, and of course, twinkling stars. The cabin is all windows, so the views are stunning, even at night. You can turn off the lights, turn on the fire, and enjoy the reflection of the moon of the lake. There are 2 bedrooms, one with a queen-size bed, one with a double, a separate TV room for watching movies, reading or enjoying that mid-afternoon nap. Plus there are no neighbors, you share this slice of heaven with wildlife and an occasional canoe gliding by.

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