Have you been searching for the perfect apartment for your stay in New York, Paris, London or the South of France? Wondering what to do now?

Here are the two best ways to begin the booking process:

1. You can search our website and find apartments that meet your specific needs. The website includes details about each apartment we have available, the price and the dates of availability.
Once you find something interesting, either fill out a request form or call us directly at 1 (212) 255-8018 to submit your request. When making a request make sure to include the apartment reference number, your best contact phone number and e-mail address as well as the dates of your stay.

2. If you are not sure which apartment would best suit your needs, our team is well acquainted with our apartments and would be able to help determine which property is a good fit.
Also, if you don’t want to search the website for the perfect apartment, we would be happy to look for something for you; just let us know the dates that you will be coming, your budget, the area that you would like to stay and any other important details, and an agent will get back to you with the best solutions as soon as possible.

Once you have contacted New York Habitat, we will get in touch with the owner to confirm that the owner will accept your booking. As soon as we receive confirmation, we will prepare the booking documents and either e-mail or fax them to you.
Once you receive the documents, get them back to us as quickly as possible because the New York, London, Paris and South of France markets are especially competitive and require quick responses to the owners to ensure that the booking is completed.

Remember when looking for an accommodation in New York, London, Paris or the South of France, New York Habitat is perfectly suited to helping you find the ideal place to stay.


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17 Responses to “Tip from the Pros: How to book an apartment”

  1. Eva Maria Runstedt Says:

    I send You an mail just befor. WE are a mother and her daughter going to New York for the first time. Looking for a smal simple furnished place, with not too many things and no dirty carpets. to stay durind our 6 nights in city. We would like a nice central lokation, in a safe area, with shops, cafeés etc. would be nice to be able to make coffe, or/and cook a litle, maybe look television in the nights, or have internetacces. But we prefere a lower prise before a lot of space. We can sleep together in one big bed. We have tried to make a selection, but I am not sure that it is woorking.
    We could also be interested in a kind of bed and breekfirst plac to stay. If it is nice simple, clean, safe located, and there is i bath, linen, and not too many things.

  2. Brian from New York Habitat Says:

    Hi, thanks for the inquiry. I have sent your request to one of our specialised agents. They will be happy to help you find an apartment to meet your needs.

    New York Habitat Blog Team

  3. Kenneth Lewis Says:

    I’m enquiring about a vacation rental from (about) March 25 2008 for 8 nights.
    I’ve looked at,among others,NY 10010,11802,12272 etc.
    It is not clear from your website whether these apartments are available for my dates.
    I’ve previously stayed at Paul Lincoln’s apartment on 50St 8/9 Ave. Is this available and how much ? My consultant was Christophe – best regards !
    Please advise soonest
    Ken Lewis (UK)

  4. Brian Says:


    Thanks for the message. I will forward your info on to our New York team about your request.


    New York Habitat Blog team

  5. (Dr) Kathleen HAYES Says:

    Would like inexpensive(small)studio; quiet, close to public transport in safe area, with good security.
    Prefer self-service, but would consider B/B provided
    bathroom not shared. See previous submission Feb 6, 2008.

  6. Brian Lowenberg Says:


    Thanks for the message. I will forward your info to the proper agent.


    New York Habitat Blog team

  7. anette andersson Says:

    we would like to rent an apartment for 3 nights in paris from May 23 to May 26; 2008. we are a swedish family- two adults, 2 well-behaved girls, age 6 and 10.
    1. we don’t smoke and would like an apartment with no smoke smell if possible.
    2. we would like a quiet apartment without much traffic noise- on an interior courtyard, or high floor if possible.
    3. an elevator would help to get luggage in, but not essential.
    4. a one or two bedroom, with bed/sofa bed for the kids, would be fine.
    please let us know and thanks for your help- anette andersson, stockholm

  8. Francois Roux Says:

    Hi Anette,

    I sent on your request and will have one of our agents get back to you will some retnal options.


  9. sanjeeda Says:

    I like go to Paris once in my life,before i fear that if we doesn’t no any ideas when we go to the new place,if some problem occur about the searching of accomadation,after iam going to now about this i confirm if i come to Paris there is need to fear about accomadation.Iam really happy after i know about this.

  10. Paul Poenster Says:

    We are looking for a furnished apartment for 10 days from November 1st to the 11th. A one bedroom apartment in Soho or in the West Village would be ideal but we are open-minded.
    I hope you can help us find.
    Cheers, Paul from Bucarest

  11. John Becks Success Stories Says:

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  12. Francois Roux Says:


    Thanks for the request. I will send it on to one of our New York agents. Let me know if you need anymore help.


    Brian New York Habitat blog team

  13. Kim Says:

    Im looking for a rental from Nov 7, 08 til New Years in London ( pref. Kensington/Chelsea)

  14. shazeena Says:

    Hello, I hope to arrive in New York in the first week of April 2010 and hope to stay about 3 months in New York.

    I am basically looking for a apartment which is centrally located in Manhatten and is not very expensive. I prefer a single bedroom, building in a quiet and very safe neighbourhood with easy access to transport and also with restaurants and supermarkets around. Is this available and how much is it in total including your agency fee.

  15. Francois Roux Says:

    Thank you for your comment. We have recieved your request and an agent will get in touch with your shortly to find the apartment you are looking for.

  16. Era Says:

    Hello,me and my friend got admission in NYU Poly,we are searching for an apartment near downtown brooklyn,we want to live in a shared room of 2 0r 3 bedroom apartment,from 1 september 2014 ,internet,laundry inside the building should be there, smoking and pets should not allowed .Rent+utilities+internet + cleaning fee +electricity + ac should not exceed $ 1200 per month,as we have a budget of $600 per person, for minimum 6 months .Whole apartment must be shared by females only.

  17. New York Habitat Says:

    Thank you Era. One of our agents will be in contact with you soon!

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