Art the homefinder's spot of the week

Art the homefinder's spot of the week


This week I have a two-bedroom, third floor apartment in a popular location

Photo by:  WILL BAXTER
There is no shortage of space in the kitchen to store things and the bathroom has hot water.

The beds are timber and both bedrooms have air-con. WILL BAXTER

This is the place to be as the sun sets over the city.  WILL BAXTER

Atmosphere:
★★
There are great views from the balcony on the third floor, which would be a nice place to relax in the cool of the evening. The street is very quiet with almost no traffic.

Utilities and service:
★★★★★
Standard charges apply for electricity and water. The owner, however, provides free cable television. A high-speed internet connection can be easily arranged through a local provider.

Security:
★★
There are no security guards, but the apartment block is in a dead-end street and the mostly expat neighbours say the area is very safe.

Location:
★★
This lovely apartment is close to BKK1, is in a dead-end street which has very little traffic and the street is full of expats and nice houses. It is only a short walk from supermarkets, local markets, restaurants and shops.

Value:
★★★★★ 
This is great value. The owner is only asking for US$430 per month, which is quite cheap for a quality apartment in this area. The apartment is well laid out, well lit and nicely furnished.

Furnishings:

The living room has some nice cane furniture with a big, soft cushion  on the papa san chair and sofa (see picture above).  There are solid timber beds in both bedrooms as well as cupboards and air-conditioning  and the kitchen is well laid out with a fridge, gas cooker and lots of storage space. There is also a washing machine plus hot water in the bathroom.

Maintenance:
★★★★
The owner has just had all the appliances checked after fully renovating the apartment. If anything breaks down or stops working the owner has tradesmen on call to come and make repairs. This owner takes pride in his place and any repairs get done quickly.

As always, my rating system is based on an innovative five Star rating system.

Art Hong Ly works independently as a home finder in Phnom Penh. If you want to look at the spot of the week or other available apartments, villas or offices, he can be reached during standard business hours by calling 012422126 or email [email protected]. For other questions related to this column send an email to [email protected].

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