A villa is a property/house that is either detached or attached to one or more other villas and commonly set out over two or three floors. A compound villa is defined as a villa that is located within a residential compound or "neighbourhood/society". Compounds vary in size and can be anything from a handful of villas to hundreds in the much larger compounds. Renting a villa or apartment in a compound offers many benefits such as security, maintenance, swimming pool, gym, clubhouse with various facilities, children"s play area and other sporting facilities to name a few. Some compounds are gated and others have the convenience of a mini supermarket for groceries, a restaurant or even a mosque. There are compounds which are private and belong to companies offering their employees housing as part of their contract. Most international schools have residential compounds located near them and it is very easy to find good accommodation nearby for the convenience of families. There is a wide variety of compounds in Qatar that suit most budgets and have all kinds of amenities. It is worth asking the agent about any adverts you have seen and checking the amenities with them if you are looking for anything in particular, as sometimes agents do not list all the available amenities in a compound.
Al Messila is a district in the west of the municipality of Doha and shares its western border with Lebday and Old Al Rayyan (Al Rayyan City): two eastern districts of the municipality of Al Rayyan. The area is populated with mainly residential compounds, some large and gated with extensive facilities. The area also has plenty of schools to choose from. It is an area suitable in particular for families to find a home to rent either unfurnished or furnished as desired.
The area has good links for transport and the Al Shamal Road (Q1) otherwise known as the Doha Expressway, runs along the west side of the district separating it from the Al Rayyan municipality. Other main roads that run through the district are the Al Jazira Al Arabiya Street, Jassim Bin Hamad Street, 22 February Street, and the Al Rayyan Road which begins at Souq Waqif in Central Doha and later on merges into the Dukhan Highway (Q3) as it passes through the Al Shahaniya municipality and ends in the city of Dukhan in the west of Qatar by the coast.