It was fairly simple fo us to get the rental, we went with toop and toop, but if you look on realestate.com or domain.com (type in ethelton as the suburb as that's what Newport Quays used to be known as, it's only the train station that has kept the name of Ethelton now). In my last post I was probably vague as there may be some rentals for 6 months, we just found that all the apartments that we viewed wanted us to lease for a year.
Been in the apratment since april and haven't seen one spider (thanfully). I've probablt jinxed it now and will see one after i log out from here, hehe.
Hope this info helps. Feel free to ask more questions and if I can help in anyway, I will try :)
When the trains are fully up and running, it only takes about 15-20 mins on the train into the city(they're currently re-designing the bridge at port adelaide so we currently have to get replacement buses and then a train at another station (Woodville). There is currently a station outside the apartments, but that won't be back in use until the end of february due to the re-design at port adelaide). The train will be back to normal when you arrive though, so no need to worry about the replacement bus etc.
Excuse any typo's, it's currently new years day and i think I may be slightly inebriated!
thanks for the links Gingernuts one of them was very good funished and bills inc seems pretty good for 400$ over 3 months the other link is far to much for me at 950$ a week!
and Ann that is great news no spiders in the unit gives me hope i foolishly looked at utube videos of them last night freaked me out a little. if you dont mind me asking how much did you secure your rental for and have you run into any problems since you have been there? also how the crime in the area are you safe to walk the streets at night, any verbal pom bashing? Also how has the weather been one of the main reasons why i want to go is the sunny skies? its been raining solid here for the last 3 days :(
Have great night everybody bring on adelaide 2010 :)
when we first arrived we stayed at one of donna jacobs appartments at hagen avenue.lovelly 3 bed house overlooking the quay with dolphins.Port adelaide old town is a bit "lively"at night but nothing too lairy.seems to be a lot of African immigrants being housed in some parts.reminded me of England.we did like the area though.
Never been out in Port Adelaide, (it's bang next door to Newport Quays) because I've been told that it's a bit rough, but only going on what I've been told by aussie friends.
We have a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment (one of the bathrooms is ensuite) and the owners were wanting $340 per week for it. We managed to get the price down to $310 a week, so you may be able to negotiate. The price will all depend on the size of the apartment. Some of the owners are doing a deal where you pay 11 months rent and get the last month free but not all, so ask the real estate agent when you look around. We have a friend in the same apartment block as us but on the floor below and he only pays $290 a week, this is because he has one bedroom and one study (the study is really tiny, you'd only fit a double bed in it and nothing else, but ideal if you don't need any storage).
The good thing to know about these apartments is that gas is free for rental residents (the owners pay it) because the apartments don't have separate gas meters so it would be too hard to calculate how much to charge. Also water is free for us (think it's the same as the gas, no individual meter). You also have access to a swimming pool (it's indoor on the first floor of the building), a spa, steam room, sauna and a gym (which isn't huge but it serves it's purpose). They have a lot of benefits. Plus we're not far from West Lakes shopping centre and we have Port Canal shopping centre right next to us.
Hope this info helps. We had to find all the above out when we looked around, but am happy to help others as it's nice to know information like this before you get here. :)
Thanks for the plug!! My parents arrive at the start of Feb and will be staying there for 3 months so it's all booked out till May (and yes, they will be paying the going rate!!!).
Originally Posted by gingernuts
Best of luck, Rach
PS - for those people living in the West (or anywhere for that matter - don't want to be 'suburbist') the new restaurant at Newport Quays is finally open (after many months of Coming Soon). It's called Portobello and has views over the river and Hart's Mill. It's off Wirra Drive. It looks great. We will be sampling it very soon.....
Originally Posted by bergkamp10
can anyone back this up, how many african immigrants live in the area, im not racist but i dont want to live in an area with lots of african immigrants that gets lively at night, kind of choose adelaide because i wanted to get away from that.
take a trip to port canal shops and then west lakes and see the difference in clientele