Properties advertised as fully furnished come with most or even all the furnishings that one would typically require in their home. This includes all the large kitchen appliances like cooker, fridge-freezer, oven, microwave etc. Some properties even provide smaller kitchen appliances like a kettle and toaster etc. The bedrooms would have wardrobes, beds with mattresses, dressing tables etc. and the living areas would have furniture like sofas, dining table and chairs, television, etc. In some cases, fully-furnished homes are also dressed with wall hangings, frames, mirrors etc, so that the home is ready to move into with little else being required to start living in straight away. This is a great convenience for many, especially those who are staying for a limited time or their tenure here in Qatar has not yet been fixed and their long-term situation is unknown.
The monthly rental on fully furnished properties as would be expected is more than other options where some or no furnishings are included and once the cost of furniture is factored in, one could end up saving overall as there are no extra costs to include. Of course, there are many things one must take into account like the duration of the tenancy, the condition of the furniture and the difference in the monthly/annual rental price.
Sometimes properties are advertised as fully furnished but if one really likes the property and has their own furniture etc., it is possible to try and negotiate a reduction in the monthly rental with the landlord or real estate company. The greatest convenience is that with a fully furnished property, once the rental duration comes to an end, there is no furniture to worry about when moving out and it is a lot easier to relocate.
A townhouse is a type of terraced housing often referred to as "row houses" as they are constructed in rows and stand side by side with shared walls usually to both sides. Most townhouses typically have more than 2 floors and commonly three in most regions. In Qatar the majority of townhouses available are located in The Pearl or very close to it. Townhouses can be found in Porto Arabia, Qanat Quartier, Abraj Quartier, Viva Bahriya and West Bay.
Viva Bahriya is a precinct in the spectacular man-made island of The Pearl. It is perfect for families and those seeking a quieter and more relaxed locale whilst enjoying an enviable beachfront location. The precinct offers just under 1,800 residential units along 2 kilometres of pristine beach. 28 Moroccan inspired towers provide a wide variety of residential options from one to four-bedroom apartments and penthouses with units ranging from a modest 107 square metres in size to a more spacious 623 square metres. In addition to the elegant towers, townhouses and low-rise blocks offer an alternative with their innovative design, features and direct beach views.
Probably the most impressive residential towers in the Viva Bahriya precinct, are the Al Mutahidah Towers. Comprised of two connected towers of 24 floors each, the high-rise structure features 480 residential units of various dimensions including studios, lofts, luxury apartments, townhouses as well as high-level penthouses with plenty of amenities. There are plenty of homes for rent and sale in Viva Bahriya to suit all budgets.