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Tranquility

Tranquil Estates - the view from my home

Haven’t done a rental feature for a while, so while I had a couple of days downtime I thought Id have a poke about. Came up trumps when I landed at Tranquil Isle Estates and found a lovely quirky little home for just 90L per week ! This is my perfect view, isn’t it beautiful? No other home in sight and open sea , it couldn’t get much better, but it did – after paying the rental box I had a few questions and things I would like to be changed – yes, I suppose I am a bit demanding. Contacted the staff and voilà, group invite, and a rug that I didn’t need removed, later I asked for a few more prims and that was done very quickly also.

Tranquil Estates - Quirky rental 90L per week

This is the home, it’s actually made by Loki Eliot and you can buy it here on the market place. Different from what I generally go for, but something about it ticked my inner beachchild and I had to have it . I got 15 prims and really that does go a long way nowadays with mesh, however I grabbed a few more just so I could make it super-comfy and homely. It did have some furnishings included so I worked around them and made myself a gorgeously cosy space inside, and below a lounger, bathing tub and lots of plants. The bathing tub is from Dench Designs, brilliant little thing for one person, with several anims to wash, and do your hair, I think it was just 40L, but don’t quote me on that.

Tranquil Estates - fishes

What really delighted me was something I found out totally by accident. I fell of my deck and plunged below the water – only to find that the sea bed was also decorated. I walked the perimeter of the entire sim and was greeted by shoals of brightly coloured fish, sharks, jelly fish and lots more. There were sunken buildings and reef tunnels, absolutely lovely.

Tranquil Estates - overview

Overview of  part of the estate, so you can see it is lavishly landscaped. Places are connected by a series of wooden bridges, I spotted monkeys playing and all other sorts of wildlife. The rental homes are nicely spaced and of varying prices for all budgets.

Tranquil Estates - underwater !

I’m really tempted to break out my mermaid outfit or snorkelling gear and have a play around in the water. I think there is just one of the type I rented, but I did spot around the corner in the next cove some cheerful little beach huts, also at 90L per week.

Please note: I have no affiliation to the rental companies that I show, no one knows I will be blogging the home. I pay the rent and see how it goes, if there were any issues I would write about them – if there aren’t any probs, then I wont. Its an open & honest account of my time and experience whilst there.

Tranquil isle Estates

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A place of your own (No.2)

60L rental home - beach cabin scene

I’ve decided to keep with this feature, and will try to blog a place every couple of weeks. If any of you find a unique, interesting rental home that you think might be worth blogging about please let me know! Anywayyy After 4 hours of trawling around SL, I eventually ended up at “60L rentals”. Thats exactly what it is, a home for 60L per week, it’s what it says on the tin kinda deal! However, the clever thing is you don’t have to choose one home – oh no – you actually get a choice of seventeen ! I stumped up 60L and got my slice of home-sweet-home, then played around with it for an hour. Above is the beach scene I really liked, cabin with adult bed, rockers, locking doors, and an adult daybed. Soft sounds of ocean waves (which I can’t find a way to turn off!), and swirling water effects all around.

60L rental home - Set up panel

Got tired of that after a while so took a look at the other options from the board above. This board is important if you rent here. Its your security, rent box and multi-scene changer thinger. You are located high up in the sky in your own dome, then you select from the pop up menu what home you’d like to rez – note- when you come back to your home from a period away, just the dome is there, it’s not permanent – no worries though, just select it again from the board. The padlock is your security, I stupidly didn’t bother with the helpful notecard given to me upon renting (duh) and came home to find a couple exploring my home , my own fault. Read the notecard, set it up so only I can enter, everyone else is auto ejected – nice !

60L rental home - mesh apartment

Obviously as there is a  Barnesworth Anubis build in the options I chose that next (fangirl!) Each home has a good bed with adult and PG animations, plus in some cases menu driven couches, daybed and sun loungers. Its worth noting that you do get a small prim allowance of ten prims. Enough for shopping bags and perhaps the odd personal item you might want to keep out from time to time.

60L rental home - mesh apartment scene

Theres such a big choice of home styles, from Gorean camp, xxx urban role play, apartments,forests. At this price point it would also make an ideal place to take blog photos (as Zan uses up SO many prims at home I can never rez my own photo scene bubble!) This is a budget operation but with quality options, if you’re a high maintenance type of renter who needs lots of assistance it might not work for you so well, BUT if you READ THE HELP NOTE CARDS – you would be fine !

60L rental home - teleport panel in office

Upon arrival at the office you’ll find this type of board, no need to choose they are all the same btw. Utilise the teleport button, kindly highlighted in BRIGHT yellow and go up to the dome, pay the rent box et voilà, you’re ready to roll. The group invitation arrives straight away, make sure you grab it and accept or you wont be able to set your home position and rez items. I’ve been in this rental for a couple of days now and apart from neglecting to set up my security properly and having uninvited guests, its been quiet and peaceful. My nearest neighbours seem to be about 600m away, and the sim isn’t remotely laggy. The intan dance system is a nice touch for couples and friends and I have actually enjoyed my “little getaway” place.

$60 Linden Rentals  Multi-Scene Main Office