A guide to sleeping in the city that never sleeps
The 10 Most Wish-Listed Airbnbs in New York City Are as Stylish as You’d Expect
A guide to sleeping in the city that never sleeps
Hailed as the city that never sleeps, New York generates a buzz like no other. Captivating travellers and wanderlusters for centuries, it has dominated bucket lists long before Carrie Bradshaw purchased her first pair of Manolos.
An iconic pop culture backdrop, New York is a star in its own right. With a spellbinding energy and an enigma that’s impossible to match, it’s a ‘must see’ metropolis.
If you’re lucky enough to visit, prepare to lose yourself to the magnetic pull of bustling streets, delicious eats, vibrant culture and unforgettable entertainment.
And, when it’s time to retreat, be sure to find yourself a dreamy home away from home. We’ve shortlisted the Top 10 Most Wishlisted New York City Airbnb’s, because, if you plan to sleep in the city that never sleeps, you need to make it count.
So, set the mood with Sinatra, cosy up with a cosmopolitan and get ready to find your empire state of mind.
1. Boho Chic Rhapsody - Kips Bay, Manhattan
Put simply, this loft-like, historic brownstone is what bohemian dreams are made of.
Eclectic and inviting, it exudes a one-of-a-kind character that puts it in a league of its own. With one queen bed, this cosy, luxury abode is best suited to couples and solo travellers.
A short stroll to public transport and the iconic Flatiron Building, it’s just a 10-minute walk from key attractions like the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station and Fifth Avenue.
With an extra deep claw foot bathtub and a wood-burning fireplace, it’s the ultimate retreat after a busy day of sightseeing. Have a good playlist ready, because this space demands multisensory delight!
2. The Small Chateau in the Trees - East Village, Manhattan
Oozing quintessential New York charm, this cozy studio apartment bases you right in the centre of Manhattan’s East Village. Arguably one of New York’s most iconic neighbourhoods, it’s the perfect place to live like the locals do, enjoying the city at your feet.
Lovingly decorated by a lifelong New Yorker, it’s a quiet and compact oasis that takes you out of the concrete jungle and up into the trees.
Featuring a queen-size bed and modern couch, this studio sleeps up to three people. Get ready to rest, rejuvenate and wake up to a peaceful symphony of song, courtesy of the birds.
3. Beautiful Designer Soho Loft - Soho, Manhattan
Straddling the border of Soho and Little Italy, this roomy loft is prime real estate for food, fashion and culture.
Boasting stunning exposed beams, hardwood floors, exposed brick and high ceilings, it’s an urban escape that will prove difficult to leave.
Designed for up to four people, this charming loft is full of surprises, including a roomy kitchen area and an eight-seater dining table (just in case you’re inspired to host your own NYC dinner soiree).
4. Lower East Side Loft - Lower East Side, Manhattan
You know you’re in for a treat when a property is primarily rented out for films and photoshoots! You just need to be lucky enough to snap up the few available dates.
Definitely more ‘boujee’ than ‘budget’, this one-of-a-kind, one-bedroom loft is a marvel of design, décor and detail.
Boasting 30 windows throughout, you can enjoy views of the Empire State Building, the East River and the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, all from the comfort of the cosy sofa, the expansive kitchen or the dreamy bedroom.
And, if you need a change of scenery, head up to the beautiful common roof deck for unobstructed 360-degree views of the city.
5. Brick Brownstone - Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
Thoughtfully designed by a husband and wife creative team, this townhouse embodies their love of art and architecture. Filled with contemporary décor and original modern art and sculptures, it’s an aesthetically intriguing home base for groups and families.
There’s a palpable ‘old-school New York’ vibe and, with coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques and public transport all within a couple of blocks, so you have everything you need at your fingertips. When it’s time for your inner-city fix, Manhattan is just four train stops away.
With five bedrooms and two bathrooms, you won’t be short on space but, when you need some fresh air, be sure to enjoy some time on the balcony terrace. Complete with a BBQ and ten-seater dining table, it would be a crime not to wine and dine while soaking up the priceless urban views.
6.Carriage House with Loft - Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
This white-washed, Southwestern-style carriage house is a lesson in clever design. Minimising clutter and maximising comfort, it contains all the essentials with a dreamy dose of ergonomics.
Located in Brooklyn’s tree lined Boerum Hill, it’s just a five-minute walk to every subway line for easy adventuring.
Boasting a 20 ft wood beamed ceiling and spacious loft, it’s a unique oasis for up to three people.
Designed for rest and rejuvenation, this delightful carriagehouse is built for self-care. Complete with yoga mats, a Sonos sound machine and luxury bedding, it’s the perfect place to re-energise before hitting the streets.
7. Cottage By The Water - Howard Beach, Queens
Not always a hotspot for New York travellers, Queens is often overlooked. However, this humble waterside cottage certainly makes for a memorable escape.
Built in 1929, this seaside haven was immaculately renovated by a husband and wife designer team in 2018. With 85% of the décor sourced from flea markets around the world, it’s brimming with charm and character.
Redesigned to make living, dining and entertaining the ultimate experiences, this sleek and spacious delight boasts huge skylights and windows that will have you well poised to enjoy beautiful sunsets and starry nights.
It’s easy to imagine you’re on a cruise while sitting at the waterside dining table but, just remember, you are only five minutes away from the subway!
8. Designer Loft - Downtown New York City
Full of homely comforts and awash with sunlight, this artistic loft is your home away from home. Step outside and you’ll find yourself right in the middle of Downtown New York City, just steps from Soho, East Village, Nolita and Chinatown.
Polished interiors are met with personal touches that make this loft as comforting as it is captivating. Featuring ten large windows, the buzz of the city is never far from view.
With two full bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms, it's ideal for up to four guests.
If you're an active adventurer who loves coming home to a cozy, quiet abode, this is the spot for you. With a brand new, fully equipped kitchen, it’s a wonderful place to wine and dine while taking the extensive record collection for a spin.
9. Authentic Brooklyn Artist Loft - Williamsburg, Brooklyn
If you’re after a truly inimitable experience, look no further than this converted 19th-century textile factory.
Refurbished in 2020, this industrial loft is by far one of the most authentic loft experiences Brooklyn has to offer.
Prepare to be captivated by the original 1800s hardwood flooring, exposed brick and soaring ceilings. Complete with four bedrooms, a renovated bathroom and a spacious lounge and dining area, it’s the ideal sanctuary for groups travels.
This is just the place you’ll want to come home to to share a home-cooked meal and enjoy late-night discussions after experiencing Williamsburg’s contemporary art scene, hipster culture and vibrant nightlife.
10. Tribeca Condo - Tribeca, Manhattan
This chic two-bedroom condo proves that the best way to experience New York City is by basing yourself in the heart of it. Unique and historic, this cast iron building is close to Wall Street and the World Trade Centre Memorial, making it your ticket to local living.
Located in the famed Tribeca neighbourhood, this area oozes industrial luxe and boasts a range of boutiques, galleries, bars and restaurants. If you happen to find yourself here in Spring, be sure to visit the infamous Tribeca Film Festival.
Coupled with architecture and décor that is so quintessentially New York, this stay is a truly immersive New York experience. Soaring ceilings and expansive windows put the city centre-stage at all hours for you to enjoy.
There is no place in the world quite like New York, and you can rest assured that whatever calls you there is all within reach from here.
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