Properties advertised as semi-furnished or partly furnished come with a few furnishings. In Qatar when a property is advertised as semi-furnished or partly furnished this usually means that there are some appliances in the kitchen and sometimes fitted air conditioning units or fitted wardrobes in the bedrooms. This type of home is useful for those not wishing to spend on large kitchen appliances or "white goods" as they are otherwise known. These are typically, items that are somewhat costly to buy and also may require maintenance or a warranty, so it is definitely an added convenience to have peace of mind knowing that if your kitchen appliances ever have a problem, they will be taken care of by the landlord. This convenience is factored in the monthly rental price and semi-furnished or partly furnished homes do cost more to rent, which is expected for the reasons explained.
A house is a property that is usually set out over two or more floors. In Qatar, houses are usually referred to as villas, although it is possible to also find townhouses too. There are two kinds of villas: either standalone villas or compound villas. A standalone villa is defined as a house that has boundary walls and stands on its own private land as a detached and separate entity. A compound villa is defined as a house that is located within a residential compound or "neighbourhood/society". Compounds vary in size and can be anything from a handful of houses to hundreds in the much larger compounds. Both have their benefits and drawbacks for example, standalone villas offer more privacy for their occupants and compound villas usually benefit from many more amenities, security and maintenance.
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. There is a wide variety of houses available in Qatar with varying amenities and suitable for most budgets.
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.