Larger apartments are often hard to come by in Phnom Penh; demand is constantly high, and supply remains limited. Although the emergence of new apartment blocks is evident throughout the city, these properties tend to focus on one- and two-bedroom options rather than servicing the need for larger living spaces. Many of the bigger units are located in villas, usually above the family that owns the property, providing the bonus of added security and ease of communications if problems arise. However, prices for these apartments – especially the serviced options – can be extremely high in the city centre, which has facilitated the migration of families to areas such as Toul Tom Poung, Boeung Trabek and Toul Kork in search of cheaper options.
Situate in a charming area of Boeung Trabek, this relat-ively new three-bedroom apartment is impressively designed and furnished. Ensuite bathrooms are located in each of three bright, spacious bedrooms, while the master bedroom is complete with a private balcony. The property boasts an expansive living area, dining area to the rear and a fully equipped kitchen with an oven, electrical appliances and the necessary utensils. It’s on the market for US$1,200 a month, a reasonable price considering that parking and access to the gym and spa are included.
Boeng Keng Kang I
This attractive, partly furnished apartment is located on the top floor of a traditional Cambodian wooden villa in southern BKK1. It features three spacious bedrooms, fully equipped bathrooms, a recently renovated kitchen, a quaint drawing room off the main living area and a capacious balcony overlooking the peaceful street below. Access to the property is via a private carport that has room for several motorcycles or a car. The property is priced at a reasonable US$800 a month plus utility bills.
Located in one of Phnom Penh’s newest and most exclusive apartment complexes, this plush, three-bedroom unit is available for both long- and short-term rental. Fully furnished and serviced, the prodigiously sized property contains a large, open-plan living, dining and kitchen area. The master bedroom includes an ensuite bathroom, while the other two bedrooms are amply sized. Listed at US$3,500 a month excluding bills, this apartment offers Phnom Penh luxury living at its best.