Art the homefinder's spot of the week

Art the homefinder's spot of the week


This week I have a four-bedroom villa with a pool and a huge garden

Photo by:  WILL BAXTER
This is something you don’t often see in houses in Phnom Penh.  And with the hot season almost upon us, what a perfect place to relax and cool off. There is also a nice balcony in this villa.

Photo by: WILL BAXTER
The rooms are very large, as is the kitchen (down). There is plenty of storage space too.

Atmosphere:
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There are not too many villas in the capital with pools, but this one not only has a pool, but also a big balcony to relax on and a large garden to unwind in.

Utilities and service:
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The owner does not add any extra charges to the bills like some landlords do, so standard charges apply for electricity and water. If you want to get the internet connected or cable TV hooked up, speak to the owner and he can arrrange things.

Security:
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This is a safe area and the villa has a big wall surrounding it. Many of the expat neighbours tell me the area is very safe.

Location:
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This apartment is in Tuol Kork’s BK2 district, where many expats live because the rents are a lot cheaper than the riverside or inner city areas. There are also more big villas and houses in this area, which has all the shops, restaurants and amenities anyone could need.

Value:
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The owner is asking for US$1,600 per month, which is negotiable for the right tenent. I think this is very good value for a four-bedroom villa with a pool, a nice balcony, big rooms and large garden.

Furnishings:
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There is only one bed, two wardrobes, a stove and an oven. The owner prefers it if clients bring their own furniture, but if any tenent wants to buy furniture, the owner will lend a hand and go and buy what the tenent wants, then get reimbursed.

Maintenance:
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The owner has just had all the appliances checked and everything is in fine working order. The few appliances here are reasonably new, less than four years old, but if something does go wrong, the owner also has some skilled tradesmen on call to fix anything that needs doing. There are also handmen nearby if needed.   

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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