National or local newspapers is a good place to start looking for a flat to rent. Tuesdays and Fridays are preferred advertising days. The Hebrew newspapers may have more ads than the English newspapers. Word of Mouth is good too: if there’s an area you particularly like or have been recommended take a walk through the neighbourhood and look at signs attached to polls, try and speak with local residents or shop owners.
A hassle-free approach would be to go through an estate agent, although they will normally charge you the equivalent to one month’s rent for their services. Note that if you work through more than one agent avoid visiting the same property with both, if you do you will end up having to pay two sets of fees should you decide to take the place.
Estate agents’ websites (some in Hebrew only):
There are various internet databases that list rental apartments in Israel. Some lists may charge a consultation fee and are only in Hebrew:
If you have a vacation rental in mind the following sites will be of interest:
Also consult the following:
Andromeda Hill Apartments - Luxury apartments located in Tel Aviv-Jaffa available for short term rentals.
Babait - Holiday apartment rentals.
Bat Yam Apartments - offers family-owned rental apartments.
Ben-Yehuda Residences - Apartments for long or short term rental in the centre of Tel Aviv.
Dekel - Holiday apartments in Tel-Aviv.
Eli's Apartments Tel Aviv.
Fuss Holiday Apartments - short or long term rental, for singles, couples, or families.
Hadera on the Beach - variety of properties.
Kikar Dizengoff Apartments - studio apartments for short and long term rentals.
Korat's Holiday Apartments - fully equipped apartments one block from the beach.
Arbel - Hotel Apartment - apartment rentals.
The Home Hotel - fully equipped studio apartments facing the sea.
The White Dove - Short-term rentals in Tel Aviv.
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