1. The cottage on the water by Howard Beach
Want a bit of room to breathe in the city? This gorgeous Howard Beach spot will give you plenty of that, with some beautiful views out across the water. You're just five minutes from the subway and around 15 minutes from Rockaway Beach, which you'll definitely want to check out. It's the best of both worlds. The home is all quaint looking outside, but beautiful and roomy inside with a huge dining area and a gorgeous kitchen. You can even spot all the local wildlife just outside. Lovely.
Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps five guests.
The mood? Light-filled cottage with vintage-modern interiors.
Location perks? Great transit links between JFK and SoHo.
Budget range? An affordable weekend getaway for two.
Time Out tip: Walk to Howard Beach to catch the sunrise. It's magic.