It was inevitable, I guess.
We’ve been looking for furnished apartments to rent in Johannesburg for about a month now. We wanted to stay in the Maboneng Precinct (but the only apartments available have been single-room bachelor pads)… so we decided to fish around for a place in Braamfontein. I know a couple of folk who live and work in Braamies (and have been involved in a lot of the developments and upgrades there) – and we were very kindly hooked up with a nice, furnished loft apartment on Biccard Street. It’s very small though… and I would have preferred something bigger…
And then I saw the ad (posted on Gumtree). It was for a penthouse apartment; 2 bedrooms, wonderfully spacious – there was even a roof-top pool. And – it was cheaper than the small apartment we had organised in Braamies.
Sure… it was a little bit out of our preferred area (closer to the public library than to the bustling coffee-shops and food market of Braamies)… but hey – it was BIG… and it was FURNISHED… and it had a DISHWASHER… and a POOL!
So – I sent an e-mail expressing my interest.
And I didn’t hear back from anyone.
“Rats!”, I say to Nick, “We’ve missed it. Somebody got it before us”.
(This has happened a few times. When people don’t get back to us, it’s usually because the apartment in question has already been taken).
But then today… I received a very friendly message from somebody called Estelle Manera. Estelle writes:
Hi,Sorry for my late reply, I was completely overwhelmed by the large number of inquiries and just managed to respond them.Thanks for your inquiry, I can rent my apartment for long/short term, is fully furnished but can be rented unfurnished too (same price), utilities included (water, electricity, internet).The monthly price is ZAR 7050. Pets are allowed.There is washer/dryer in the apartment, A/C, dishwasher, parking, safe neighbourhood, nice neighbours, very quiet, no noise, close to transportation and everything else.Apartment Address is: The Bank, 87 Commissioner St, Johannesburg, Gauteng 2000Please tell me what exactly are you looking for and which are your requirements, as well as some information about who is going to live in the apartment.Thank you,Estelle Manera
I can rent my apartment for short or long term; is fully furnished at the moment, but could be rented unfurnished too (same price); utilities included (water, electricity, condominium, internet).
The monthly price is Reais 1110. Pets are allowed.
There is washer/dryer in the apartment, A/C, dishwasher, parking, safe neighbourhood, nice neighbours, very quiet, no noise, close to transportation and everything else.
Apartment Address is: Rua Professor Lemos de Brito 27 – Barra – Salvador – Bahia – 40140-090
I uploaded more photos here (actual): http://postimg.org/gallery/acbepwia/
Please tell me what exactly are you looking for and which are your requirements, as well as some information about who is going to rent the apartment.