Here’s how to find an upmarket property to rent with striking appeal

Upmarket Property To Rent

Here’s how to find an upmarket property to rent with striking appeal

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South Africa is a marvellous place to live. From picturesque natural landscapes to exciting and colourful cultures made up of friendly citizens, the country is filled with wondrous places to see and even live. South Africa also boasts upscale homes ideal for the distinguished buyer or tenant seeking a lavish lifestyle. If you are currently keeping an eye on the latest market listings, then we can help you find something true to your taste.


Decide on the lifestyle advantages you enjoy most


Both buying and renting a home come with their own distinct advantages, and renting sometimes includes sleek furnishings or even cleaning and gardening services. Many luxury apartments in high-rise buildings offer breathtaking views of the surrounding cityscape or even a clear line of sight to the ocean. In the end, the property to rent that you select needs to cater to your idea of what sophisticated living means.


Take a look at what you enjoy


When it comes to upscale homes on the market, the sky is the limit in terms of leisure. Before you start looking, make a list of hobbies and habits you enjoy. Perhaps, for instance, you take pleasure in an early morning workout in your home gym, or maybe you prefer to take peaceful comfort in your art studio. When renting a place to call home, seek out spaces that will accommodate what truly makes you happy.


Consider smart home features that suit you


Smart home technology exists to make running a home much easier.  Automated technology incorporated into your entertainment, HVAC, lighting, and even security systems will streamline the way you live your life, freeing up more time for what you really enjoy. While seeking a prestige property to rent, make a mental list of the kind of technology that would positively contribute to your household.


Think about your top priorities


Some people seeking a new home are looking for a property to rent that offers a quiet office space in which they can work from home. Others are looking to start a family and want enough space to raise children and maybe even a few pets. Whether you are looking to entertain plenty of guests in the future, or if you want a sacred retreat in which you can kick back and unwind every evening, make sure that the new property you are considering will make this possible.


It has a lot to do with location


Even the most affluent property to rent in a bad neighbourhood will find its curb appeal and value negatively impacted due to its surroundings. True extravagance can only be found in areas that cater to sublime living standards. If you are unsure about what kind of location you wish to stay in, try doing a little research on areas that appeal to higher income households similar to yours. Many individuals enjoy all the dining, clubbing, and eclectic scenes offered by a busy metropolis.


Others prefer a quiet life in a serene suburban neighbourhood, or they may wish to retire in a sleepy coastal town. South Africa also boasts plenty of wealthy and refined residential areas, such as Sandhurst, Camps Bay, Houghton, Knysna, and Umhlanga.


Lastly, the best way to ensure that you land that dream property to rent is by teaming up with an estate agency that will offer you a seamless experience – from the beginning of your search to when you decide to sign the dotted line. At Fine & Country South Africa, our specialist knowledge of opulent properties to rent across the country means you are privy to some of the most superb options on the market right now.


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With offices in over 300 locations worldwide we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with national marketing campaigns and local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals.


People buy as much into lifestyle of a property and its location as they do the bricks and mortar. We utilize sophisticated, intelligent and creative marketing that provides the type of information buyers would never normally see with other agents.


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