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Wouldn’t it be great to view a tour of the apartment you will be staying in before actually getting there? With New York Habitat’s online apartment video tours, now you can.

These new video tours of New York apartments make choosing a New York vacation rental easier and much more exciting. In these videos you can see a walk-through of the apartment you could choose for your stay in New York City. The online video tours also show you places to go and things to do all  in the neighborhood of the vacation rental you choose.

Traveling to New York City should be stress- free and you should know where you will be staying before you actually get there. Booking your vacation rental with New York Habitat is simple and with  apartment videos, choosing your accommodation is now almost as fun as actually getting to your apartment. Take a look at some of the apartments on our website that already have video tours.

Video Tour of A New York Vacation Rental in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan (NY-14100)

-This penthouse apartment in Midtown West- Chelsea (NY-12092) features floor to ceiling windows that overlook Times Square.

-This studio apartment in Clinton (Hell’s Kitchen), Midtown West (NY-14100) features hardwood floors, and exquisite location with direct access to Times Square. Read the entire story here…»

 

New York Habitat Blog in Italian: Photo of Big Ben, London New York Habitat Blog in Italian: Photo of Big Ben, London

New York Habitat is proud to launch the newest version of our travel and real estate blog in Italian. Like the English and French versions of the New York Habitat Blog, the new Italian language New York Habitat blog will offer the latest news and tips about travel and real estate.

The blog will detail news and events occurring it New York, London, Paris and the South of France. The focus of the articles will include:
•    Neighborhood information and news
•    Updated Real Estate Market News
•    Local Events in Paris, New York, London and the South of France
•    Vacation Rental and Apartment Rental Tips
•    And more

When looking for vacation rentals, furnished apartments, apartment share and bed and breakfast accommodations, you will be able to find pertinent information on our Italian, French and English language blogs.

In addition New York Habitat will be able to offer the latest updates to owners, renters and other market participants in Italian, French and English. We encourage you to check out the New York Habitat Italian blog and comment below or on the new Italian blog with any ideas that you would like to see on the Italian side of our blog.

Enjoy!

 

Eiffel Tower, France: New York Habitat Blog in French Eiffel Tower, France: New York Habitat Blog in French

New York Habitat is proud to launch a new version of our travel and real estate blog for our French readers. The new New York Habitat French blog like its English counterpart will offer the latest news and tips about travel and real estate.

The blog will detail news and events occurring in New York, London, Paris and the South of France. The focus of the articles will include:

• Real Estate Market News
• Events
• Neighborhood information
• Apartment Rental Tips
• And more

When looking for vacation rentals, furnished apartments, apartment share and bed and breakfast accommodations, you will be able to find pertinent information on both our French and English language blogs.

In addition New York Habitat will be able to offer the latest updates to owners, renters and other market participants in French and English. We encourage you to check out the New York Habitat French blog and comment below or on the new French blog with any ideas that you would like to see on the French side of our blog

Enjoy!

 

new york habitat map 1New York Habitat is now providing a new version of maps for our website.

With apartment rentals in New York, Paris, London and the South of France it was essential to provide our customers the best tools possible.

 

 

The new maps now have the following features, which we think you will enjoy:

Each map has three settings to view by clicking on the choices at the top right corner:

  1. Map: Which shows a standard street map
  2. Satellite:  Which shows a satellite view of the streets
  3. Hybrid: A combined view of both the satellite and street maps

The maps can be zoomed in and out using the + and – buttons

By putting the mouse over the map and clicking on it you can move the position of the map to see surrounding areas. Read the entire story here…»

 

When planning your trip and looking through our lists of apartments, you have in mind the price range in which you are looking, but the rental price is displayed in the destination currency and you are not always sure how much that means and if it actually really fits your budget.

Many of you wrote to say how useful you find our descriptions and photos, yet some of you pointed out what a great help it would be to be able to read the accommodation prices in your own currency.

Apartment price in the currency of your choice Apartment price in the currency of your choice

Until quite recently you could only do that by selecting the currency from the search pages, in our Advanced Options, under Include currency (sample here)

New York Habitat recently added the currency converter in each detailed apartment description as well, so that even if you did not select your currency in the search page, you can easily display the price of the apartment you are looking at in the currency of your choice.(sample here)

Apartment price in the currency of your choice Apartment price in the currency of your choice

Prices displayed for each apartment are in the currency of the country where the apartment is: USD for New York, Sterling Pound for London and Euro for Paris and the South of France. The currency converter can display the shown price in US $, Aus $, Sterling £, Canadian $, Euro, FRF, ¥en, Deutsch Mark and Swiss FR.

N.B. The currency converter is based on an average of international rates from multiple known financial sites and is compiled every day; therefore it fluctuates on a continuous basis. New York Habitat is only giving this average as an indication and is not liable for any discrepancy with the official rate of any given date.

 

New York Habitat global apartment quick search New York Habitat global apartment quick search

When communicating with our team during your apartment search, you may receive a message like this: “Apartment # NY-14649 has just become available for your dates, do you like it?”

To find out more about this apartment, all you need to do is go to our homepage www.nyhabitat.com, find the “Quick Search” box in the middle of the left hand side column, enter the reference number (digits only) and select the destination (in our example, New York) immediately below the box where you entered the apartment reference number. Then, click on “GO”.

This will lead you directly to the apartment full description and photos.

New York Habitat apartment quick search New York Habitat apartment quick search

It’s fast and easy!

You will also find another Quick Search box on each destination page (after you have clicked on a specific destination from our home page, for example http://www.nyhabitat.com/paris-apartment.html for an apartment in Paris). The box is just below the list of the types of rentals (Vacation Rentals, Furnished Rentals, Roommate Shares, Bed and Breakfast). In the Quick Search box, from this page, you only need to enter the digits of the apartment reference number.

Try it!

 

Find similar rentals in this area Find similar rentals in this area

When you find an apartment rental that you may like on our website, you can click on the top right link to “Find similar rentals in this area”.

This tool will look for an accommodation having the same characteristics as the one on display. For example, if you find a Studio in Chelsea (New York), clicking on the link will lead you to a list of all studio apartments located in the Chelsea area.

Using “Find similar rentals” is a great way to save time–you’re just one click away from finding accomodations in your preferred area. And it’s a terrific tool to compare price, availabilities and amenities before making a choice!

 

Looking for an apartment usually starts very precisely with “looking for”… New York Habitat apartment search pages enable you to enter a number of criteria to match your requirements. What was missing so far, was a quick and easy way to check which new apartments are listed on our website that match your criteria without having to go through all our postings again or having to re-enter your criteria on each visit.

We have just finalized the integration of such a solution thanks to the latest developments in technology. It is called RSS Feed (RSS for Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication) and is the ideal tool to make your search a Really Simple Search!! Read the entire story here…»

 

Frequently, we receive feedback asking for detailed maps of apartment locations. Well there is indeed a link on each apartment page description in two places.

One is labeled “detailed street map” at the top right of the apartment page (in the location section).
Another is “map this apartment” at the bottom of the page with a blue icon: “MAP”

These take you to a separate page with a complete map of the area and a blue circle in the general area where the property is located.

This feature is especially helpful for Greenwich Village apartments in New York, as the streets often run diagonally.

Hope this information will help you.

new york habitat map 1
new york habitat map 2
 

You asked for apartment floor plans—Et Voilá!

Not good at puzzles? Sometimes, putting apartment pictures together in your “mind’s eye” is not easy. (Neuroscientists tell us that not everyone is “wired” the same for spatial orientation!).

Many of our rental accommodation descriptions will now include a simplified version of the floorplan. We hope to present a better overview of room size, location, and orientation of our rental apartments. This is particularly useful on duplex and large apartments (see a 4 Bedroom Duplex in Paris).

Hope you enjoy it.

Vacation Rental accommodation in Paris Auteuil - Tour Eiffel: 4 Bedrooms - Duplex Vacation Rental accommodation in Paris Auteuil - Tour Eiffel: 4 Bedrooms - Duplex

P.S. Due to the labor required to draw these layouts, not all of the apartment descriptions have them yet, but we are working hard to provide as many as possible.