When navigating your way through the hundreds of villas for rent in Doha, one of the things you will quickly notice is the huge variety that there is to choose from. Everything from the "too good a deal to be true" 1 bedroom ones at around 2,000 QAR/month (more on that later), all the way to the incredibly exclusive and jawdropping 70,000 QAR/month La Plage villas in The Pearl.
That's a huge range for you to choose from, but that's nothing to worry about because if you can decide what your requirements are then you can use our advanced search filters to narrow down the search and see only the villas for rent in Doha that match your exact requirements. In short, we make it easy for you to be really picky when picking your next villa! Now we don't know what you're looking for, but we'd like to think we can be a source of inspiration for your next move.
The district of West Bay Lagoon has some of the most exclusive and desirable villas for rent in Doha, and the reason is the villas available at West Bay Lagoon are surrounded by beautiful green landscaped gardens, and most of them have direct beach access. Granted, some of them have slightly older designs, but you can find refurbished or renovated ones which really make outstanding homes.
There are plenty of posh villas in Dafna (West Bay), but they are all quite varied and it really depends what's on the market whilst you're searching, so it's not something we can really generalise here. But it's worth checking out the Al Jazi Gardens residential compound as they have some of the better villas in Doha.
We must mention the precinct of Giardino Village, which is a residential compound located in The Pearl. The villas here are on the same price level as West Bay Lagoon, but incredibly modern. If you aren't an outdoors person and a huge amount of greenery and direct beach access aren't high up on your priority list then you may be interested in what might be the most modern interiors of all the villas for rent in Doha.
A final mention goes out to some of the beautiful residential compounds that exist in Doha, and much more affordable than the two suggestions we've already made. There are many worth considering but one that we'd particularly like to mention is Alfardan Gardens, if you're lucky enough to find something available there!
We understand that there's a huge range for you to choose from, but that's nothing to worry about because if you can decide what your requirements are then you can use our advanced search filters to narrow down the search and see only the villas for rent in Doha that match your exact requirements.
In Doha, traditional houses (as opposed to apartments) are referred to as villas. The first thing to keep in mind when looking for a house for rent in Doha is whether you want something located inside a residential compound or not. A residential compound is a bit like a private road with security and usually also having some communal amenities such as a shared gym, a shared pool, some sports facilities, etc. Residential compounds tend to be very family friendly, but some people like to have their own house. Standalone villas in Qatar tends to have better privacy than residential compounds as they will typically have their own private front and back yards, with high walls.
If you're looking for a smaller 1 or 2 bedroom house for rent in Doha then you will probably be disappointed to find that there aren't really any 1 or 2 bedrooms houses here in Doha. The minimum size is 3 bedrooms. The vast majority of the 1 and 2 bedroom listings you see advertised as villas are actually partitions of a villa, and in some cases referred to as "villa apartments". The closest thing we've seen to a single bedroom house here in Doha is a Chalet, which is available in The Pearl, and is relatively expensive.
A final point definitely worth considering on the topic of choosing your next house for rent in Doha is the location, and this is especially important if you have children. You ideally want to find your next house in areas that are close to your childrens' schools. But it's not all about being close. You definitely want to consider the route that you or your driver will be taking to get to the school, as some routes can have increased traffic at certain times of the day. This is something the Qatari Government is working to reduce, by building new roads and upgrading existing ones, as opposed to other "forward-thinking" countries who seem to think that the solution to traffic is to convert the few road lanes they have into cycle lanes, thereby creating more traffic and therefore more pollution.
Another serious contender is West Bay Lagoon, home to many beautiful standalone (detached) villas, Located amongst plenty of lush greenery, these villas often have private gardens, a pool, and some have beach access too!