Nine Bananas In-Law-Approved NYC Rentals
How a gentleman shirks his holiday hosting duties
Upside to living in New York: living in New York.
Downside to living in New York: the rest of the world loves to visit New York, especially around the holidays.
You’re going to have to stick ‘em somewhere — because they certainly aren’t staying with you.
And while Airbnb is great and all, we’ll do you one better: Oasis Collections, a home-to-hotel rental collection that comes with white-glove service and a concierge (you know, so your mother-in-law will call them for help instead of you).
Just launched in NYC, Oasis is unlike any other private rental company — as in, they have a local team in the city ready to enhance guests’ experience with on-demand customer service.
It’s a worry-free accommodation solution for travelers and homeowners alike: they handle booking, check-in and guest services (including complimentary on-site concierge support); stock boutique amenities like Malin + Goetz toiletries; and provide access to private members’ clubs and partner facilities like SoulCycle, ZEEL and Glamsquad.
And they vet the properties and owners. So no bed bugs and no creeps.
Here are the nine best cribs for impressing the obligatory visitors this season.
East 8th at Avenue B
A former synagogue brilliantly transformed by world-famous designers from Ian Shrager Hotels, this roomy East Village townhouse is tasteful, yet striking.
West Broadway between Prince and Spring
A spacious and modern Soho loft with ultra-pleasant views conveniently located near loads of excellent food and shopping. And while the weather might not permit, the private rooftop is worth visiting.
23rd Street between 6th and 7th
Laden with fine art, this Chelsea two-bedroom is modern and bright with floor-to-ceiling windows and a private balcony overlooking 23rd Street.
Great Jones Alley at Bond Street
A contemporary-classic, this 1,200-square-foot Noho rental has 13-foot ceilings, exposed brick, cast-iron columns and massive southern-facing windows. Did we mention there’s a jacuzzi tub? There is.
Roebling Street between N. 8th and N. 9th
An eclectic one-bedroom in Williamsburg just a stone’s throw away from eating, drinking and great live music venues.
North 3rd at Kent Avenue
For the culturally curious, this loft studio in Williamsburg is bright and very funky.
Pine Street at Pearl Street
A one-bedroom in the FiDi’s Pine Residences offering a King-size bed, fitness center, conference rooms, business center, lounge, restaurants and roof deck. It doesn’t get any closer to a hotel than this.
Upper East Side
East 84th Street between Lexington and 3rd
An Upper East Side duplex with nine rooms. Nine. There are three bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a home theater, billiards room, two living rooms, a wood-burning fireplace, private gym, private outdoor space, heated floors and a soaking tub. Heck, you might just want to stay with them.
West 48th between 5th and 6th
Two bedrooms in Midtown West near Rockefeller Center. It’s nice and quiet on the inside with the excitement just steps out the front door. A tourist’s delight.
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