Picture of the Manhattan skyline
New York City skyline

Close your eyes and imagine you are waking up from a long, restful sleep in New York City. You’re not just in any borough, but in a central neighborhood of Manhattan. You rub your eyes and stand up, stretching to prepare for another exciting adventure in the Big Apple. When you look through your window, you see an amazing scene in front of you: perhaps it’s the famous towering skyscrapers of Midtown, the iconic Statue of Liberty and the glistening harbor surrounding it, or even the Empire State Building! Open your eyes. This is a dream that can come true! There are all types of apartments available in NYC that offer inspiring views of the city, and an inspiring view ensures you the best experience possible (and the best photos!).

We’d love to help you find the perfect accommodation with our long list of New York City apartments. Take a break from the stresses of daily life with our short-term vacation rentals or get the full taste of the Big Apple by renting a furnished apartment! With a destination as exciting as Manhattan, it’s important to ensure comfort and happiness by choosing the right home. What could be better than waking up to a bird’s-eye view of famous high-rises, rivers, and parks?

Studio vacation rental in Midtown West, Manhattan

of a studio with king bed in Midtown West
Studio apartment in Midtown West, Manhattan

Live in the center of the city in this studio vacation rental in Midtown West, Manhattan! Located on Broadway, a busy avenue filled with shops, restaurants, and theaters, this charming home boasts floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows. From the spacious king-sized bed, tenants will awaken to a picturesque view of Central Park and towering Midtown buildings. Don’t worry about too much sunshine. The midday sun illuminates the apartment, while long blue curtains offer shade and privacy for when you need a more restful atmosphere.

The apartment sits in a luxury elevator building with a 24-hour doorman, more perks than the usual traveler might find. A shared laundry facility, fitness center, bar with outdoor terrace, and a café bistro are housed in the same building for your convenience. Personal amenities in the studio include a flat-screen cable television, a desk with chair, and a fully-equipped open kitchen featuring black tiled floors, cabinetry, and a dishwasher.

There is a wealth of must-see attractions within walking distance, including Rockefeller Center, the Museum of Modern Art, and the always-bustling streets of Times Square. Don’t get overwhelmed by Times Square’s high energy. Instead, read our tips on how to make the most of your time at the Crossroads of the World!

Studio vacation rental in Midtown West, Manhattan

Picture of the view from a studio in Midtown, Mahattan
View from a studio apartment in Midtown West

Similar to the apartment above, this fully furnished studio is located in Midtown West, Manhattan. Located in a luxury elevator building with a 24-hour doorman, it embraces a homey environment with warm colors and wall-to-wall deep blue carpeting. On-site shared facilities include a laundry room and a gym, so there’s no excuse to skip your daily fitness routine! A queen-sized bed in one corner allows for a comfortable night’s sleep. In a separate corner is a convertible double sofa bed that creates a small living room area, great for accommodating overnight guests.

Amenities include a flat-screen cable television, dresser drawers for storage, and a well-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a breakfast bar. Midtown is a hub of world-renowned tourist attractions within walking distance of the apartment. Must-sees include Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, and Hell’s Kitchen, known for its top-rated and affordable restaurants. Learn more about the restaurants and cafes of Midtown West by reading our blog on how to live like a local in Hell’s Kitchen!

Furnished studio apartment in Battery Park, Manhattan

Image of the view from a furnished studio in Battery Park
View from a studio apartment in Battery Park, Manhattan

Looking for a place downtown? We’ve got the perfect home for you: a furnished studio apartment in Battery Park! This ultra-modern apartment sits on the 34th floor of a luxury elevator building. The skyscraper building is protected by a 24-hour doorman and comes equipped with a shared laundry facility, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace with lounge chairs where tenants can tan under New York skies.

The apartment boasts views of the harbor, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and the high-rise buildings that make Manhattan unique. It features hardwood floors, a queen-sized bed, a dazzling red sofa, and a flat-screen television with cable. The space provides a fully-equipped separate kitchen for tenants to easily cook meals at home, a rarity in studios in the city that saves money and time (precious commodities for New Yorkers!). The Battery Park neighborhood is one of the most popular destinations in Manhattan. Besides the park, the area is close to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the 9/11 Memorial. The area offers so many iconic sights it can be hard to decide where to start, but we can help you plan your visit to Lower Manhattan.

Furnished two-bedroom apartment in Midtown West, Manhattan

Photo of a two bedroom home in Midtown West, Manhattan
Two-bedroom apartment in Midtown West

We just can’t get enough of Midtown, and it’s easy to see why! It’s the heart of the city and a perfect location for first-time visitors. If you’re planning a family trip, you’ll probably need more space than a studio. How about this two-bedroom furnished apartment? The two-bedroom apartment has two full bathrooms and plenty of space (in NYC terms!), and is located in a high-rise elevator building.

The 24-hour doorman building offers luxurious amenities for a comfortable and convenient stay, including an on-site gym, two on-site restaurants, and two rooftop sky decks with gorgeous views of high-rise buildings, the busy Midtown streets, and in the distance, the Hudson River. Dining out is optional, but certainly not necessary. Instead, tenants can create their favorite dishes in the fully-equipped kitchen and head to the rooftop to dine at one of the many patio tables and chairs!

The apartment has stylish parquet floors and many modern amenities. This includes two queen beds, a washing machine & dryer, a dining table in the separate dining room, three flat-screen televisions (one in the living room and one in each bedroom), and a granite countertop in the kitchen that can be used as a breakfast bar. Some attractions within walking distance are Times Square, Rockefeller Center, the Theater District, and the popular eateries of Hell’s Kitchen.

Two-bedroom apartment share in Chelsea, Manhattan

Picture of the rooftop deck of a two-bedroom shared home in Chelsea
Rooftop terrace of a two-bedroom roommate share in Chelsea

Manhattan is known for being home to many of the world’s most elite socialites, celebrities and politicians, and it is! Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to be rich to live here. In fact, there are ways to find accommodations at any budget.

One way is with a roommate share, wherein tenants share most or all of an apartment with a roommate, aside from a private bedroom. Does this sound like the right option for you? Then you’ll love this two-bedroom apartment share in Chelsea! On the 9th floor of an elevator building on 7th Avenue, the apartment offers a private bedroom in addition to a shared kitchen, bathroom, and living room.

Tenants are encouraged to use the building’s luxury on-site amenities including a fitness center, a laundry room, and a rooftop terrace with a view of the Empire State Building. A private bedroom with a double bed facing a wall of windows will serve as your primary living space. There’s a desk, a chair, a bedside table, and a flat-screen television for late-night entertainment.

Amenities shared with your roommate include a fully-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a dining table for six, and a long sofa in the living room that faces a second flat-screen television. This accommodation is ideal for FIT students as it’s located right across the street, but it’s also an exceptional location for all travelers as it’s close to the tourist attractions of Midtown and the local hotspots of the Village. The Chelsea Market, High Line Park, and numerous art galleries scattered throughout the neighborhood are just a few must-sees within walking distance. Want to make the most of your time here? Learn how to live like a local in Chelsea!

One-bedroom vacation rental in Murray Hill, Manhattan

Picture of a one-bedroom home in Murray Hill, Manhattan
One-bedroom apartment in Murray Hill, Manhattan

Did you know there’s a relatively calm and residential area of Midtown Manhattan? You can stay there in this one-bedroom vacation rental in Murray Hill! This smartly furnished suite is a dream come true for travelers seeking both convenience and authenticity during their trip to the big city. Tenants of this high-rise elevator building will have access to a fitness center, a lounge, and a 24-hour staffed front desk.

Though quaint, the apartment offers all necessary furnishings for a comfortable stay, including large windows overlooking the Manhattan skyline! Two beds (a king bed in the bedroom and a convertible double sofa bed in the living room) are available for maximum occupancy. The space has carpeted floors and high ceilings, and is equipped with two cable televisions, a desk with a swivel chair, air conditioning, and a kitchenette with some essential cooking appliances. Nearby attractions that are easily accessible on foot include the Empire State Building, the East River, and Bryant Park. Of course, even this calm area can be stressful to a newcomer to the city. We suggest brushing up on your knowledge of basic etiquette in NYC.

That concludes our list of some of New York’s finest living accommodations with a view. Have you decided where you’d like to stay?