short term rentals
Does anybody know if there are any furnished apartements available for short term rentals (one or two months)? In other cities I´ve heard about some sort of serviced apartements with a small kitchen for up to four persons to rent by the week. Any ideas or information would be great!
Nan hai hotel offers this option (Nan hai south oil hotel). Not sure about prices though.
I stayed in a serviced apartment in Zhongshan for around 3 weeks when I first came to china. I don't remember the name, something like hung hao, but I'll find out for you this evening.
When are you coming over to Zhuhai? Can you send me your email?
Guangdong hotel in Gongbei , very central , good daily cleaning services , around 10000 rmb for 1 month , you can reserve on ctrip
330 RMB / day sounds a little expensive for what you get. I would have expected serviced apartments to be at least half of that. However, if that's what they realistically cost, it may be cheaper to rent directly from the landlord.
A while ago, I rented a 90 sq m place for 3 months while my apartment was being refurbished. I paid 2500 / month, which is certainly more than I would have paid for a year contract, but you can expect the landlord to add a premium for the short length of the contract.
Due to an oversupply, many apartments currently stand empty, and many owners probably wouldn't mind getting a couple of months worth of rent money out of them provided they can get someone reliable (e.g. a foreigner). It's worth asking around in some of the larger housing complexes (such as Huafa) to see if anyone is willing.
Home Inn is 200 or less a day. But you can rent decent apartments in Huafa for 2000 on up. Very nice, but you may have to pay two months deposit ... depending. There are many other rentals with one month deposit for very reasonable prices from Huafa to Xingzhou. Take a bus ride and see the new constructions. Many have pools now, but not the extravagant maintenance prices like Huafa. Some you only get charged 5 rmb per use all day. You have to look and ask NOT CHINESE! I like amenities including whirlpool, jacuzzi, and not blank white walls with cheap furniture and crappy set up. You have to look.
Jida is nice. New Xiangzhou is building excellent buildings with pools and clubs. Prices are considerably cheaper in Nanping. Take some bus rides and you can see some buildings going up like crazy everywhere.
They say the agents can get the best places but that is rubbish. I have excellent places in Zhuhai at a fraction of the price. Plus I would never, and have never, given ANY agent half the rental price. Let the owner do it or find a different agent. Beware of the agents that know you are a foreigner.
There is tons of cheap places. I almost got a 3 bedroom with 3 person jacuzzi for 1800, but it was far from transportation.
Advice: Have a Chinese friend look at the Chinese websites and you will be surprised. One month deposit is sufficient, unless very expensive appliances and furniture. Stay in a hotel for a couple days till you figure it out and try to get some friends to help.
Jalla is not looking for an apartment (yet). They just want to move into a temporary service apartment, not a hotel, where they can have their own kitchen. They are relocating to Zhuhai and I don't think they really have Chinese friends here as yet :-)
i rented an appartment like this last month. i just rented for a single month for 3000 yuan. it was almost impossible to find a place as most people would rather leave a place empty and wait rather than rent it out for such a short time. we almost gave up before we finally found someone willing and even then we had to pay a finders fee to the estate agents. find a cheap hotel.
There is no contract enforcement in China. You sign 12 month contract just lock down the price. You can bolt any time but just lose your deposit which should be one month. Police will not investigate beach of rental contract nor a national database for your credit checks.
Jalla, if you contact some agents on arrival (I guess Huafa agents listed here are your best bet because they speak English) and ask for a short-term rental, it would work. I am sure there are short-term apartment rentals, just the price will be higher.
What is the purpose of this short term rental. If it is to have a place to live while looking for a more permanent place, then a normal hotel might be easier. Most apartments that the agents show will be ready for moving in so an apartment hunt can be completed in relatively few days. The thing that takes time would be to figure out what part of town to search for apartments.