Hi, I’m David Hill with New York Habitat. Welcome to another edition of New York Habitat’s apartment rental tips videos. This is our opportunity to share information and answer commonly asked questions that we receive from our clients. Today’s question is “How far in advance should I reserve a vacation rental?

First off, if you are in New York City today, or traveling to London or Paris tomorrow, please give us a call. Last minute bookings are OK!

Today we will be discussing the ideal time to reserve an apartment. In this video, we are talking about vacation rentals, which means a rental of an apartment that lasts between 2 days and 1 month.

How Far in Advance Should I Reserve a Vacation Rental? (4:11)

If you are looking for a vacation rental in any one of our destination cities including New York, Paris, London or the South of France the best times to contact us to reserve your apartment is typically the same, but varies during different times of the year especially during holidays or special events.

•If you are traveling during the months of January, February and March, it is ideal to contact us 1 to 3 months in advance of your rental dates.

•If your rental dates are during the months of April through September, during the busier summer travel months, it is best to contact us 3 to 5 months before your trip.

•The months of October, November and December, the winter holiday period,  are similar to the summer months and you will want to contact us about your vacation rental apartment 3 to 5 months before your rental period begins.

Please also keep in mind holidays and events. Some of these are specific to the destination such as the New York City Marathon, the Cannes Film Festival and so on. If looking into reserving an apartment during or around a holiday or event, it is ideal to make a reservation around 6 months in advance. Don’t forget, though, that these are ideal times but there are always many choices available even for last minute bookings.

To view our current selection of vacation rental apartments, follow the links below:

New York Vacation Rental Apartments

Paris Vacation Rental Apartments

London Vacation Rental Apartments

South of France Vacation Rental Apartments

To request an apartment you can fill out an apartment request form, contact us by e-mail at info@nyhabitat.com or call our office directly at +1 (212) 255-8018.

Thank you for watching another edition of New York Habitat’s Apartment Rental Tips Videos. Now you know how far in advance you should reserve your vacation rental. We hope to see you soon in one of our vacation rental apartments!