Just as in the capital Phnom Penh, there is a vast array of houses for rent in Siem Reap. But unlike, the capital they are close to the centre of the city, that is unless you wish to find isolation in the countryside a stone’s throw outside of town.
Types of a house to rent in Siem Reap
If you are seeking a house for rent in Siem Reap, then you should first choose whether you want a terraced shop house or flat house, or if you would prefer to have a semi-detached house or even a villa.
The advantages of shop houses and flat houses are that these terraced properties can be found right in the centre of Siem Reap, close to the Old Market and popular Pub Street, and they are most affordable. A shop house is a terraced, multi-storey building with a shop on the ground floor. Often the floors above have been converted into a series of apartments, perhaps with separate ownership of each floor. You should ascertain this before you consider renting such a property.
Terraced flat houses
Flat houses are similar to shop houses, except for there is no shop on the ground floor. Flat houses are particularly popular in borey, where they represent the more affordable end of the Cambodian property market, which makes them a popular option for Khmers looking for their first property. Typically they have a single ownership, which is convenient if you are planning to rent the whole property.
The good news if you are seeking a villa for rent in Siem Reap is that there are many residential villas available throughout the city. Most of these will have a small garden or yard, or at least an outdoor space. Although there are not as many borey in Siem Reap as in the capital, there are more individual villas available for rent or to buy.
Finding space in the Cambodian countryside
If you are looking for a tranquil, rural setting, the great news is that many of the villas for rent in Siem Reap are in the nearby countryside. However, as Siem Reap is so small, it is easy to travel from your villa into the centre of the city, meaning you can really have the best of both worlds when considering which villa to rent in Siem Reap.