Vacation rental in Midtown, New York

posted 3 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@little_d:  I think anything in the area is going to be insanely expensive.  If he goes a bit further up the west side I know there are a few more affordable hotels on Broadway

Edit- I work in that area (53rd and 9th) and I used to live on 96th street and Amsterdam.  I used to walk home all the time in the nicer weather – so even though it’s further up, the walk really isn’t that bad!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@little_d:  No suggestions, but just in case you weren’t aware, short term rentals in New York are illegal.  If it is not a hotel, and is someone just renting out their apartment it is illegal and a lot of them are even scams.  If your husband is ok with possibly being evicted if it is found out, or the apartment not even existing after you have paid your money, then you can do it.  Just wanted to give you a heads up.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@little_d:  I’m pretty sure anything listed on VRBO would also fall into the illegal category.  There is a lot of information about this on the New York City forum on TripAdvisor.  They can be pretty snarky over there though, especially about this subject.  I would read some of the info they have over there, but be wary about posting if you decide to go through with one of these rentals.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have had great experiences getting places to stay in new cities via Airbnb. Recently an Airbnb host (not the guest) was fined by the city of NY for running an “illegal hotel” by renting our his apartment on the site. You can read more about the story here: http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/5/4398534/airbnb-new-york-fine-nigel-warren-public-policy-fight

 

I will continue to stay in *owner-occupied* places found through Airbnb despit this and there are tons of great places listed in Midtown NY, so I’d encourage your DH to look there. I like Airbnb’s verification process and it encourages more host-guest communication than VRBO. 

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Can someone explain to me why something like VBRO is illegal? If you own the place, why can you not rent it out? Even for a short period of time? You own the place!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@love108:  Well most people don’t own the place in NYC, they rent. And if you were renting the apartment next to them you wouldn’t want transient strangers coming in and out at all hours.. it’s not safe. There are a ton of other reasons but being a resident New Yorker that’s what I would be most concerned about.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@sablemuse:  Oh, I see. Totally agree if you don’t own the place. 

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