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Renting a home in Second Life

Rental apartment - Gorgeous view on the balcony

Hubba Hubba – I haven’t done a rental home for simply agesssss have I ! I hope you find them useful – drop me a line and let me know? Soooo after jetting about a bit I came across this fabbo apartment. It’s with a rental company called Baron Estates and renting was really a breeze. The office is a new method I’ve not seen before, there are boards that you touch and they show photos of whats available in each category. Easy to understand and use. I was looking for something budget conscious and saw an apartment for $175L per week, furnished with heaps of options and some prims. Popped over to see and was so taken with it – I rented on the spot. Very easy to rent, pay the box, group tag arrives – et voilà, you’re in. There is security, which is  simple to set up and operate. Soooo onto the home, what I totally adore is the flexibility of the accommodation. Not only can you choose the carpet/floor colours and textures, but also the walls ! You can also play around with the furniture set up, most of it is by one of my fav designers Bazar – so I was dead chuffed with the quality and style, but if you didn’t like a room – use the box on the wall to remove it and use your own. You get 65 prims with this apartment – plenty to add a more personal feel. (I think I’m using 41 at present and I did curtains, decorated the balcony etc)

Rental apartment - $175L per week furnishedoptional & 65 prims

Just a taste of the interior as you’d find it upon renting – although I did notice today another of these sweet places opened up and it had a really gorgeous kitchen that was different from mine. Might be worth peeking about to see whats on offer before renting. Above is a photo of the box on the wall that allows you to fool around with the colour scheme and furniture. I noticed that the Bazar furniture also has some colour options to play with. The view is fantastical, right over a protected waterfront, it really doesn’t get much better than that.

Rental apartment - $175L per week - furnished & options plus 65 prims

I’ve had the rental just twenty-four hours, but have popped in and out at various times. I’m always concerned with apartment living, in case I have unruly or nosey neighbours? The great thing is that your privacy is maintained from block to block view the viewer settings they’ve used. Plus I didn’t actually see a single soul on any of my visits. It is located on mainland, another myth blown away – it’s not laggy! Definitely worth a teleport over to the office to house hunt!

Baron Estates Realty office

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Renting a home in Second Life (Part 6)

Glamdiosa Appartments - exterior

I happened upon this rental company yesterday and despite not being incredibly keen on apartment living, I decided to give it a go. There are two sims linked together, one for the rentals a collection of VERY ritzy huge homes and one apartment block, the other sim houses the owners rather nice fashion store. I’m a bit broke so I decided to go and view the apartments, boy I was in for a surprise! I walked to the lobby area and pressed the button for a lift, which promptly arrived, sat in it and chose the floor I wanted to go too. The penthouse was already taken (and a bit more expensive to rent) So I hopped in and out of the lift until I found an apartment I fancied. They are all pretty much decorated identically, just differing colours of lounge suite from what I saw. Ohmai gosh! They are suuuper luxurious – fully furnished, great poses and animations , it really felt posh.

Glamdiosa rental appartment 1

Nice touches inside the spacious rooms, a lovely piano to play, coffee table with rezzable treats, and a balcony complete with breakfast table. You do also get a prim allowance but seriously, I couldn’t think of a single thing that I needed to rez – everything has been thought of for you. Perhaps a photo or two though.

Glamdiosa Appartments - bathroom

The bathroom is just gorgeous, shower for singles or couples, adult & PG animations, working toilet, sinks etc, very lush. It’s a bit like living in a very upscale hotel. The views are actually pretty good, every now and then for some reason fireworks start outside – lovely to watch and they don’t seem to impact on the sims performance at all.

Glamdiosa Appartments - bedroom

The bed room is vast, impressive bed with a large menu, roaring fire and working lamps. All the windows are touch tinted, which is pretty handy. All this for 450L per week – what’s the downside? Nothing if you like to live close to other people. I’m not sure how your private bedroom antics would pan out with someone below or above you – that’s a drawback for me. However, my neighbour very politely introduced herself, which was lovely and surprising – I rarely talk to anyone in SL these days, and it was just so nice to chat and laugh – this sort of living would be a brilliant way to find new friends. That kinda sold it to me really – 7 years in Second Life and I just don’t meet many new people these days  (Hi Purbella!) All in all – I think Id enjoy it here, the area is pretty, the owners attentive and ever so speedy to get me all set up with a group invite and offers to help if required. (The security system is awesome and simple to use btw) Go and take a peek, these are so so SO lovely !

Glamdiosa Estates

~BAZAR~   (to buy bathroom and bedroom)

Side note: Id like to mention that I pay my rent like any body else, I do not advertise the fact that I will be blogging the rental home at ALL – so any service I get is just like anyone else will receive.