Where to Rent a Cottage in Russia?
In 2021 the suburban housing market has blown up. The demand for houses for rent in Moscow, Russia, is at an all-time high, and there are not enough available properties to satisfy all those interested in renting a country house near Moscow. This is true for both the elite and budget-friendly segments.
Let’s have a look at what options are currently available to those who wish to swap the capital out for the countryside for the weekend, a whole week or month, and what living arrangements are being offered to such tenants. We have compiled together a sample overview, including prices, for those of you who wish to rent a townhouse or cottage in a cottage community or suburban residential complex.
- The “Pokrovsky” Cottage Community is situated in the midst of a number of renowned elite and business-class settlements. It consists of detached houses and townhouses. The territory of this settlement has been fully landscaped. There are children’s playgrounds, a volleyball field and a park area. There is also a pond within the settlement’s boundaries that has a sandy beach and an adjacent area with outdoor exercise equipment. This Cottage Community is a 30-minute car ride away from Moscow.
The townhouses that are available for rent here stand ready for their tenants: they have fully equipped kitchens and bathrooms, and the bedrooms and living areas are furnished. They may be leased just for the summer or for a longer term. The price of a 3-bedroom townhouse is 3 000 USD per month.
- The Moscow Country Club is a famous sports resort with its own cottages, townhouses, apartments, a hotel, a business center and sports infrastructure. On the territory of this resort there is a functioning outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court, an 18-hole golf course, a mini golf course, a sports ground, a boat station, a stable providing horseback riding and a beach volleyball court. Besides engaging in sporting activities, here one can take long walks, visit a restaurant or bar, have a barbeque and play with one’s child on the playground.
The cottages for rent are styled as traditional Russian houses: with big windows, a fireplace and a sauna. Each house has a fully equipped kitchen, a parking space and a barbeque area. There are various houses available, with total areas ranging from 367 sqft (112 m²) to 1 532 sqft (467 m²). The long-term lease of one of these houses for a period from 1 month up to a year includes: buffet breakfasts at the “Seasons” restaurant and unlimited access to the sauna complex, pool, gym and children’s playgrounds. Entertainers are also available. The price of a detached house with 3 bedrooms is 6 000 USD per month.
- “Rosinka” is an elite Cottage Community. It is home to expats from 30 different countries. Moscow is a 20-minute car ride away, along the Pyatnitskoye Shosse. The Community has its own international British school, European medical center, social and sports center, conference hall, pool, tennis court, restaurant, bar, beauty salons and skate park. There is a lake with a beach. Special leisure activities are organized for young children.
All of the houses were designed by an American architectural firm. Townhouses with floor areas in the range of 495 sqft (151 m²) to 1 070 (326 m²) are available for rent. The townhouses each have a summer patio with a barbeque area, a sauna, a 2-car garage and an air conditioning system. Prices start from 30 000 USD per month for a 495 sqft (151 m²) townhouse.