A villa is a house that is usually set out over two or more floors. There is a wide variety of villas for rent in Qatar with varying amenities and suitable for most budgets. In Qatar you can find two kinds of villa for rent: 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 villas to hundreds of houses in the much larger compounds.
Both types have their benefits and drawbacks. For example, standalone villas potentially offer more privacy for their occupants. This is because they often have both front and back yards, and often with high walls. However, compound villas usually benefit from many more amenities, security and maintenance. There are plenty of compound villas all over Qatar.
You might be from a country where they regularly use the term house. After all, over 80% of Qatar's population are expatriates from other countries. Sometimes we think of villas as these exotic luxury holiday homes with big swimming pools, usually located somewhere beautiful by the sea. Sounds exciting, doesn't it? Well the reality is that a house and a villa really are the same thing here in Qatar, and these words are used interchangeably. But no reason to lose your excitement! There are plenty of beautiful villas in Qatar with large pools by the sea, it's just that there are also plenty of villas which are simply modest buildings without those holiday feeling features. Regardless, as there are actually many villas in Qatar this means that there are many houses for rent here, too.
Aside from villas, there are other types of houses for rent - for example there are quite a few townhouses too. The most iconic townhouses are found in places like Qanat Quartier, a venitian-inspired precinct of The Pearl.
However, don't expect to find any houses in Qatar that have less than three bedrooms. If you're looking for something more like a house with only one or two bedrooms then you may want to consider chalets. Feel free to type chalet into the keywords filter to find these beautiful nests. You are warned though, they aren't cheap!