Vacation rentals in The Upper East Side

Vacation rentals in The Upper East Side

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Highlights Upper East Side

  • Urban rentals
  • Culture trip
  • World class museums
  • Art galleries
  • Heritage parks
  • Foodie’s paradise

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Vacation Rental for 5 Guests in Manhattan, New York City
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Manhattan, New York City
Vacation Rental • 5 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
York Ave is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City. The nearest subway station is the 96th Street subway station, which is served by the Q train and the 4, 5, and 6 trains. The subway station is about a 10-minute walk from the apartment. Additionally, there are several bus lines that operate in the area, including the M15, M31, M86, and M96. These buses provide access to other parts of Manhattan, as well as other parts of New York City. Taxis and ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are also widely available in the area.The RoomsThis chic and charming two-bedroom ...
from $187 / night
Vacation Rental for 3 Guests in Manhattan, New York City
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Manhattan, New York City
Vacation Rental • 409 ft² • 1 Bedroom
A 1-bedroom apartment that is perfect for both business and leisure travelers. The apartment is located in the heart of the upper east side on 78th St. & 1-2 Ave, providing easy access to all the city has to offer. Whether you're in town for business or pleasure, this apartment has everything you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.The Space:Newly renovated and furnished 1-bedroom apartment, located in the heart of the upper east side on E.78th St. & 2 Ave. The apartment is located in a beautiful walk-up building, and everything inside the apartment is brand new. The pr...
from $183 / night
Vacation Rental for 3 Guests in Manhattan, New York City
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Manhattan, New York City
Vacation Rental • 409 ft² • 3 Guests
Spacious studio apartment Located in the heart of the Upper East Side on 84 St. & York Ave.Very cool neighborhood with lots of restaurants, bars, shops, supermarkets, deli's and everything you may need right at your doorstep. This apartment is fully furnished with everything you need during your stay in NYC. The apartment is designed to be comfortable and convenient, with high end appliances and artwork throughout the apartment.The Space:Experience living in New York City with this fully furnished and accessorized apartment on the Upper East Side. This spacious and elegant apartment boa...
from $195 / night

Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Upper East Side

$473for 2 Mar - 9 Mar
$628 annual average
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Current vacation rental availability Upper East Side

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Vacation rentals in The Upper East Side

Upscale urban rental locations

Take a holiday trip to the Upper East Side and experience an entirely different vibe from other New York City districts. Unlike downtown NYC, the Upper East Side of Manhattan has a tranquil atmosphere. Full of interesting cafés, eateries, high-end boutique shopping, vivid nightlife, museums, famous art galleries and parks, it’s a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle without leaving the iconic city. You might just fall in love with this charming, affluent neighborhood.

A vacation rental for every traveler

Any traveler will feel at home in these Upper East Side rentals. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side, these rentals are perfect for solo travelers, couples, small families and a few can host groups up to 12 people. Most of these rentals include convenient parking access, a fully furnished kitchen, dining room, living room, TV, fan or a/c, and of course, internet. Take time to relax on the sofa, after a long day of sightseeing, and have some popcorn with a movie in your fully furnished rental.

Vacations in The Upper East Side

The area and getting around

Explore the area

The Upper East Side is an upscale New York City neighborhood located on Manhattan Island. Fifth Avenue and Central Park run along its western border. Carnegie Hill is situated on its northside with Lenox Hill at its eastern boundary. Venturing outside the area to the south, you will find Times Square and the Empire State Building not far away. However, there’s plenty to explore in this friendly neighborhood such as: museums, famous art galleries, heritage homes, interesting eateries, and more making it the ideal location for a sensational trip to New York City.

Getting around the Upper East Side

The Upper East Side can be accessed with public transportation. One of the best ways to explore this neighborhood is on foot, however, taxis and Uber drivers are around the corner or, enjoy the city by bike. New Yorkers enjoy walking along Central Park and 5th Avenue where most of the district’s best restaurants and sights can be found, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Travelers and activities

The Upper East Side for culture enthusiasts

New York city is home to over 100 different museums. Surprisingly, a large portion are concentrated in the Upper East Side, including the world-famous Metropolitan Museum of Art which houses over 2 million pieces. Other impressive museums worth exploring are The Frick Collection and Museum of Natural History, to name a few. If New York’s immigrant history interests you, visit The Museum of the City of New York, The Asia Society and Museum, The Jewish Museum, and more.

The Upper East Side for heritage parks and fun activities

There are numerous activities to enjoy on this side of Manhattan. Walk along Central Park and observe the homes of some of the richest in America, many of which have been converted into schools, museums and embassies. Got time to kill? Bethesda Terrace and Fountain Watch are a great hangout for catching the action by talented street performers and don’t miss the Mayor’s Mansion. If you’re itching to exercise, ride a bike along East River Greenway or squeeze in a unique, fun trip to Steep Rock Bouldering.

The Upper East Side was settled by German immigrants before the mid-1800s and became one of America’s wealthiest districts after the Carnegie's settled here.

Top 5 travel tips in The Upper East Side

1. Take a walk down Museum Mile

The world-renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) is located along this strip as well as countless other museums including The Guggenheim. At the MET, grab coffee and a bite to eat at The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, featuring spectacular panoramic views of the city. This is probably one of the best walks in the city because you will be walking parallel to Central Park the whole way and will pass many of the city’s icons.

2. Get lost in Central Park

Sightseeing in Central Park is something you must do at least once during your trip to New York City. Central Park is the most filmed location in the world with over 532 movie credits, so don’t be surprised if it looks familiar. If traveling with kids, Central Park Zoo is another great attraction.

3. Be awe-struck by the art at The Frick Collection

The Frick Collection is an art museum mansion full of Henry Clay Frick’s personal impressive collection of European masterpieces from the 1400’s and later. You will see renowned works of sculpture, furniture and more, along with temporary art exhibits. Its resource basement library is frequented by numerous students.

4. Catch a show at the 59E59 theater

This first-rate alternative to Broadway will be sure to please without breaking the bank. It features top-notch American and international Off-Broadway Premieres. If you’re a theater fanatic, be sure to check out some of the other theaters in the area as well.

5. Taste New York

Take a culinary adventure in time to New York’s historic past with a venture to the archaic restaurants of the district. Stop at Budapest Café and sink your teeth into Hungarian pastries. Cruise over to Old-World Vienna’s Sabarsky Café for their Thursday cabaret, superb Austrian coffee, plus savory and sweet selections. Also, don’t forget to discover New York’s legendary mouth-watering Bagels. For sweet tooths, Lexington Candy Shop has been a vintage, family-owned, candy shop and luncheonette since 1925, just a block from the Met. And finally, ice cream. Make your own with a hands-on experience at CoolMess or, have authentic Italian ice cream at Sedutto’s, a 1922 parlor originating in Italy with many flavors including wine.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Upper East Side

On average, how much do vacation rentals in Upper East Side cost?

Upper East Side is one of the cheapest destinations in the USA. The costs for a vacation rental here amount to around $322 per night.

Which months allow you to save the most on vacation rentals?

Those who want to be budget-friendly should visit Upper East Side in July, April, or June, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $289, $300, and $306 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

When are vacation rentals more expensive in Upper East Side?

Analyzing the data from last year, we found that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of January ($367), October ($339), and February ($335).

Is Upper East Side a good location for a last-minute getaway?

It is better to book your stay well in advance when visiting Upper East Side, as only 15% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.

What are the best months for a last-minute getaway?

January, February and March are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that have the largest number of accommodations free, with an average availability of 26%, 26%, and 21%. However, even during these months, when the availability is the highest, the average is only 24%. So it is still important you always book a little in advance to make sure you get the rental of your dreams.

When are there fewer vacation rental options available in Upper East Side?

The months with the lowest properties available in Upper East Side are, in order, August, September, and April with respective average availability figures of 6%, 7%, and 8%, based on the previous year. During these three months, the availability is only 7%. It is therefore preferable to book far in advance.

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