With New York City rents holding steady at extremely high levels, maybe it's time to take a break from the urban market. Within two hours of Manhattan, there are hundreds of peaceful country homes and waterfront retreats that give renters a lot more bang for their buck than a. We scoured the vacation rentals, and chose 10 interesting and inviting abodes, mostly accessible by train or bus. From a holistically-design igloo-esque complex in the Hudson Valley to a contemporary waterfront condo in New Haven, there's something for everyone, so start packing your bags!
Please note that exact addresses on the vacation rentals are not listed, so the locations in the map are approximate.
· Renters Week 2012 [Curbed]