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London Sloane Street rental home

I’ve been after one of these rental homes in Sloane Street, Knightsbridge London for simply ages and finally I found one I liked. It’s all about location right? Zan and I have both checked these homes out before and totally fell in love with them, might be because we are English, but also because they are SUCH good value for money. This home was 399L per week, partially furnished , with 100 prims.

London Sloan Street house rental 399L per week

Most of the furnishings are from one of my favourite stores Bazar, I popped over to the store and picked up a few additional pieces at a very low cost (around 15-40L per item!) All very low prim and simply brilliant as decor around the place. So what do you get for your 399L? Surprisingly a huge three storey house with plenty of room. I’m surprised people don’t use them as house shares really, the layout and space is perfect for it. My little piece of England also had a small grassy back garden with a water view (which is what Id been holding out for) others have a sweet lawn all fenced off. Ground floor comprises of an airy entrance hall, lounge, partitioned dining area leading to a nifty little kitchen and doors to the garden.

London Sloane Street terrace house dining room

As you can see I had my laundry hanging out to dry when I took the photos ! This table is from Bazar and I really need to buy it, it rezzes meals and snacks for up to four people, lovely poses and super low prim.

London Sloane Street Lounge area

Here is the living area all very well-appointed, I added the curtains, not that you need them as anyone looking from outside can’t see inside, they just looked pretttty. I’ve got my bedroom  on the next floor and the third floor I left empty, it’s exactly the same size as my one though. When you rent, you should receive a group invite straight away, if you don’t on the notecard you get after paying there is a website address to lodge any messages, my experience is this is responded to very quickly. The home comes complete with a security orb which is very simple to operate, you can also add partners or friends to the rent box which gives them the ability to open the doors and receive their own group invite. I never did find a central office for the rental homes, I just flew around looking for them. Pretty easy to determine which are for rent, plus you get to look at the location in more detail. Despite being quite a busy place, I experienced no lag yay!

Disclaimer: I pay the rent on the homes I blog about. The landlord is not aware I will be blogging about my stay. I have no connection to any rental companies that I write about past or present.

London Knightsbridge

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Renting a home in SecondLife (Part 7)

Rental 1

I’ve found a fantastic little apartment ! Actually like it SO much that PD paid for a few more weeks rental. This comes from Paedra Estates who have a huge selection of homes to choose from. Something to suit all budgets, this home is 270L per week and comes furnished with an additional 150 prims for your own personal use. Interesting concept is, all the furnishings are left so that group members can move them around in edit mode, or request them to be moved (no additional prims can be gleaned by this but you can buy more if you wish).

Rental 2

Have to say the furnishings are sooper lovely and almost all of them are by Bazar – one of my fav furnishing stores. Menus for colour change, superb poses and such great looking items. The rules are simple really, don’t go over your prim allowance, no temp prim rezzers, and be nice – that’s it really !

Rental home 5

At the main office (landmark below) you choose which home you’re interested in, slap the board and it takes you to another office where you need to find a green teleporter. Green means there is a vacancy. A few of the larger homes were fully taken but the apartments seemed to have a few of each available. Once you’ve found an empty home, teleport up and pay the rent box . A group invite then arrives straight away – SL was playing up with mine and I had to relog to get the group to show.

Rental 4

At 270L per week this is a real bargain, so classy with everything you could possibly need – although there are other cheaper homes to see also. The only thing I’ve added is a fireplace. The bed is also by Bazar, wow its amazing, SO amazing I went and bought one ! Actually furnished rental homes are a great way to advertise for furniture makers – people were always asking me where I bought things from when I did rental homes – so they could buy them. Obviously works as I spent a pile of dosh at Bazar this week !

Rental 3

Love the dining area, options for wood and different food items, this landlord has a real eye for design and making a home look special. Must mention that there is a very good security system installed that you can add and people too – so effective I banned Zan *wink* – Ive not had any problems with lag and happily found that the television worked for me here despite not working for me in my own home for the last year ! Landmark below to the main Paedra Estates office – have fun !

Paedra Fall main rental Office

Bazar Home Furnishings