26 Apr 2010 8:18 PM
Well the move is now more imminently in sight 3 years down the line but nevertheless.
We have sold our house on first viewing last Monday so I am starting to look at rental opportunities, jobs etc etc.
As you can appreciate because I am not sure on the surburb where I would like to live yet can anyone please advise me if they stayed in a holiday rental when they first went out there and if so any reputable companies it maybe worth me contacting please?
26 Apr 2010 8:41 PM
|The majority of new migrants stay in holiday, short term lets on arrival. Try www.stayz.com.au and click on your choice of state. http://www.wotif.com/ again click on your state. Best of luck with your move.|
26 Apr 2010 8:49 PM
|We booked 2 holiday homes from this site, one in port kennedy for the first two weeks here then moved into another in Waikiki for two weeks.it gave us plenty of time to get ourselves sorted and have a good look around.
good luck 0)|
28 Apr 2010 1:01 PM
You may also want to try www.holidaylettings.co.uk
We rented a holiday let for 4 weeks in Connolly when we first came out and it was a bit stressful first four weeks trying to find a rental.
I think the rental market has softened a little so it may not be as difficult to find a rental now.
One tip though, make sure your holiday let has internet access (preferably broadband), the one we had didn't so we wern't able to research rental properties or cars etc etc without treking down to an internet cafe.
28 Apr 2010 9:53 PM
|Obviously internet acess is v. important in the first few weeks, although most people who operate short term stay accommodation find that providing a cabled internet service can be more trouble than its actually worth. A better solution is to bring your laptop and then venture out an buy a wireless internet adaptor, either prepaid or contracted - but that will give you flexibility and most importantly access to the information you need to set up.
There are comparison sites like this one http://www.comparebroadband.com.au/article_184_wireless-broadband-anywhere.htm?gclid=CJbX6fapqaECFQTDbwodtgszDA or just check in the junk mail.|
28 Apr 2010 10:59 PM
|I was going to say that!!
Thanks anyway for saving me the bother.|
30 Apr 2010 7:43 PM
|theres loads of sites to look at