• Short term rental accommodation, furnished rentals in port Noarlunga Adelaide, South Australia
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    1. #21
      Hi Denise

      We arrived in September and did manage to secure a 12 month rental before we left the UK. It was a bit of a gamble, but we checked out the area using Google Maps and just hoped the house resembled the agents pictures, which it did thankfully. We did offer to pay 3 months rent up front, but I also had a job lined up here which I think helped as I know they telephoned them to check my references were okay. Our rental is through Toop and Toop, so it might be worth giving them a try if you are still keen to get something sorted before you arrive. We are renting in Grange (a nice beach side suburb) but have now bought a house so will be breaking our lease in March which looks like it will be too early for you, but if anyone else is interested then send me a pm.

      Best of luck with your plans.


    2. #22

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      i agree with others, no way id rent a house without looking at it, some here are truly awful even if they look good on the pictures. Your far better to find a short term let 3 weeks eg and that will give you enough time to have a look at areas (in theory). People are breaking leases all the time so dont worry its very rare that people dont find a house unless its in a very popular area where there is a shortage.
      clare 39 clinical nurse educator, Rn/mhn, Alex 7

    3. #23

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      Flagstaff Hill
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      OH DEAR, now I am really confused as to what to do, I really should take all your advice and get a short term, I'm just panicking like mad for some reason.
      Thanks so much for all the replies, its certainly got me thinking what to do now.
      You'll no doubt see a thread in 6months time about me hating my long term rental which I organised against everyones advice!!!!
      Denise (40) Nathan (41) Jake (6) & Lola (5)
      Flagstaff Hill

    4. #24
      I think i'm going to re-think the OAA now,the last thing I want is to get all the way there and the accommodation is awful!!!
      Thanks for the info everyone, this website really is a godsend!!!!

    5. #25
      If we came out and stay in a hotel for example, how long does the process take from the time you identify a rental to actually moving in?

    6. #26

      Large house, fully furnished ready to move in available.

      Hi Denise,

      I'm an Australian born and bred Registered Nurse working at Flinders Medical Centre (2nd largest hospital in Adelaide) in the southern suburbs of Adelaide. I work with a lot of new UK immigrants who have a variety of visas and have recently come to adelaide.

      They all have a story to tell and mostly very positive but they often say that a personal contact in Adelaide would have eased a lot of their concerns about immigrating, especially about short term accommadation on arrival.

      I have talked to them about their difficulties getting good quality short term accommadation amoung other issues that they have experienced as somone newly arriving to Adelaide. I'm happy to help in any way possible to make your jouney to Adelaide fun and as smooth as possible. I can help with short or long term accomadation if you want.

      I have a large, executive sandstone fronted 3 bedroom plus study house with double secure lock-up garage available on a 1/4 acre landscaped gardens with frog pond, vegetable garden, large trees, beautiful ocean and pine forest views. 25 Minutes from CBD of Adelaide.

      It has ducted airconditioning and gas heating as well as an open fire for extra romance. Electric blankets with separate heat settings for our chilly winter
      (10 degrees c) are supplied. It has a stunning ensuite with a large romantic spa bath and separate shower, an amazing fully cupboarded study with broad band access available (extra cost) - perfect for home office/business owner.

      It's fully furnished with everything you need such as linen, cutlery , TV, stereo system, monitored secuity (extra cost) and just 20 minutes drive from Adelaide CBD in Aberfoyle Park.

      I also offer a free "meet & great service" which is fabulous for immigrants who haven't visited Adelaide before. I'll meet you at the airport and take you to your new house. Of course there will be a bottle of SA wine for you to enjoy on your arrival.

      Quote Originally Posted by Denise View Post

      Did any of you secure a long term ( 6 - 1 months) rental from the Uk before you arrived in Adelaide?
      I have been in touch with 9 or 10 estate agents, most of which said this isnt possible as they prefer us to view the property.
      I have one estate agent who guarentees me we can do this but I dont like relying on one person incase this falls through.
      Any advice or contacts from any of you who have done this would be great.




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