If you're not lucky enough to have easy-going friends in New York City with plenty of extra space for you and your hangers-on, visiting the city usually means forking over a king's ransom for a closet-sized room to crash. For the same price, though, you could embrace the age of the sharing economy and live like an actual king for a few days in one of the city's sprawling dream apartments.
To make the search for one of those a little easier, here are 25 of our favorite NYC homes for rent on Airbnb right now.
East Village Rate:$2,600 per night (3 night minimum) Accommodation: 6 guests (4 beds) Notable amenities: Indoor fireplace, three outdoor terraces, and a hot tub.
2. SoHo Mansion
SoHo Rate: $1,250 per night (2 night minimum) Accommodates: 16 guests (7 beds) Notable amenities: Built-in sound system and huge rooftop deck.
3. Photo-Ready Brooklyn Brownstone
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn Rate:$4,500 per night Accommodates: 16+ guests (5 beds) Notable amenities: 10,000 square feet of living space, with interiors specifically designed to serve as the backdrop for photo and film shoots, and is suitable for events.
4. High Line Loft
Chelsea Rate:$1,065 per night Accommodates: 4 guests (2 beds) Notable amenities: 48-foot long living room overlooking the High Line Park, shared outdoor space.
Greenwich Village Rate:$1,200 per night Accommodates: 8 guests (5 beds) Notable amenities: Two living rooms with individual stereo systems.
14. Full Floor Union Square Loft
Union Square Rate:$2,400 per night Accommodates: 5 guests (3 beds) Notable amenities: 2.600 square feet of living space, 20 huge windows, and two living rooms.
15. Times Square Duplex Penthouse
Times Square Rate:$2,900 per night (3 night minimum) Accommodates: 10 guests (5 beds) Notable amenities: Huge hanging dining table, in-condo elevator.
16. The Kitchen Table
Little Italy Rate:$2,200 per day Accommodates: 40 guests (no beds) Notable amenities: While it's not set up for overnights, this place is the perfect venue for a snazzy private cocktail party or dinner, complete with a top-of-the-line fully stocked kitchen. The proprietors even offer to organize every detail, including lining up top New York chefs and sommeliers.
Midtown Rate: $2,500 per night Accommodates: 16+ guests (1 bed only, though) Notable amenities: This place is intended to serve primarily as a location for photo or film shoots and private events, but why not let your imagination run wild (Big-style hangouts???).
22. Rustic TriBeCa Loft
TriBeCa Rate:$2,295 per night Accommodates: 8 guests (6 beds) Notable amenities: 10-seat dining table, huge fully equipped kitchen, and a piano.
23. Bowery Artist's Loft
NoLita Rate:$950 per night (5 night minimum) Accommodates: 4 guests (3 beds) Notable amenities: Artist-owned, and filled with unique art and fascinating artifacts,
24. Heart of SoHo Loft
SoHo Rate:$1,000 per night (3 night minimum) Accommodates: 4 guests (2 beds) Notable amenities: Steam shower, indoor fireplace, and jet tub (for two!).