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A how-to guide for finding the perfect one-bedroom

The Phnom Penh property market right now is saturated with one-bedroom options, however quality and space can be an issue. Not to mention, many shopfront-style flats suffer from a lack of light and ventilation, as side windows are often blocked. The key, then, is for renters to seek out two important features: a good-sized balcony and an open floor plan. Most apartments offer a balcony of some sort, but there are some gems out there where the balcony is in fact very large, giving the occupant much-needed outdoor space in a otherwise tight existence. At the same time, an open layout throughout the kitchen and living area adds to that sense of roominess as well. It all comes down to taste, but renters can usually find something that meets their desires.

Boeung Keng Kang I
This cosy one-bedroom is located in the heart of Phnom Penh, near the entertainment areas of BKK1, Street 240 and the nightlife scene of Street 51. It contains a large, open kitchen and dining area that leads to a bedroom/living area to the front. The property comes fully furnished with a modern bathroom, built in wardrobes and a well-equipped kitchen. The bedroom/living area has access to a balcony, allowing the room to be opened up and permitting lots of light and fresh air to enter. The property is now listed at $600 a month and is available now.

Boeng Keng Kang I
This property also is located in Boeung Keng Kang I, very close to the restaurant and entertainment areas of this popular neighbourhood. The property comes fully furnished with an oven, electric stove top, dining and lounge settings, built-in cupboards and large LCD TV. The studio style apartment also has a small balcony, not only allowing ample light and air into the apartment, but also affords some views of the Phnom Penh skyline. The property is listed at $700 a month, with all utilities included except for electricity and cleaning and laundry services.

This one-bedroom, now available on the riverside, is ideally located for those who wish to be at the centre of the action. Situated in a boutique apartment complex, the renovated French Colonial boasts magnificent views of the Tonle Sap. The apartment features open-plan kitchen and dining with a mezzanine style bedroom. There is space for a small bedroom or study area on the lower floor. The property is listed at $1,080 plus management fees, and includes all utilities except for electricity. It is available now for a lease of six months or more.

For further information on these properties and others in Phnom Penh, Independent Property Services director David Murphy can be reached on 077 959 861 or Alternatively, visit



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