Phnom Penh Focus: Vivacious villa living in the capital

Phnom Penh Focus: Vivacious villa living in the capital

The market for villas, particularly in central Phnom Penh, is extremely tight, especially when searching for modern, Western-style properties. But it’s possible to come by a reasonably priced property. When choosing a villa, it’s important to note the amount of natural light the property receives, as it can be rather restricted. One of the main advantages of renting a larger property, however, is the potential provision of a garden, which is ideal for tenants with young children. Although prices for villas vary markedly in city centre, tenants looking for longer leases may be able to negotiate a lower rent.



Daun Penh
This tidy, five-bedroom villa is on a quiet street. The bedrooms are set over two storeys, with two large living areas on the ground and first floors. The property contains a Khmer-style kitchen to the rear and is complete with modern bathrooms. The front courtyard can accommodate a number of vehicles, and there’s a garage if needed. The property is unfurnished, but the owners are willing to provide furnishings, depending on the length of the lease. It is listed at a negotiable US$3,800 a month.



Daun Penh
This spacious villa is a stone’s throw from the Independence Monument and local amenities. It features a separate kitchen and maid’s quarters to the rear, and two large living areas on the ground and first floors. The three large bedrooms are located off the main living areas. Unlike many similar villas, there is an abundance of natural light, a large terrace, and a wrap-around balcony on the first floor. A courtyard and large areas for parking are at the front of the villa. Listed at US$3,500 a month excluding bills, this property could also be used for commercial purposes if suited.



BKK1
This charming, five-bedroom villa is in the leafy suburb of BKK1. Set towards the rear of the block, it allows for a large front garden/courtyard, suitable as either a children’s or an entertainment area. There is a garage, and parking for several vehicles along one side of the property. This villa is undergoing some renovations and a total repaint. The bedrooms are light and airy, and the first floor features wooden parquetry throughout. The front balcony is accessible from the first-floor living area, and there is a large terrace on the rooftop. This property is listed at US$3,800 a month, excluding bills, but the landlord is willing to negotiate on the price and whether the property will be furnished, depending on the length of the lease.

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