I am slowly getting ready for a trip to Sochi, where we are going to go for a month in order to see what kind of city it is, and if we will like it in terms of temporary residence. Some of our friends have already left there and are not going to return yet, however, they do not live in the city itself, but on the outskirts. On the contrary, we would like to settle almost in the very center in order to grasp the essence as quickly as possible, because there will be little time.
In general, while I was choosing an apartment for us, I made a whole list of things (including those not in the center of Sochi) that I liked more or less, from the design to the location. Well, or the reason for getting into the list was a combination of factors. I also have two more useful selections for Sochi: Where to stay in Sochi cheap - list of hotels and What to see in Sochi and its surroundings.
The content of the article
- one How to rent an apartment in Sochi
- 2 A selection of apartments in Sochi on Booking
- 2.1 One-bedroom apartment on the street. Pioneer
- 2.2 Apartments on st. Vorovsky
- 2.3 Apartment on the street. Volzhskaya
- 2.4 Studio in Adler
- 2.5 One-bedroom apartment on the street. Tsuryupy
- 2.6 Apart-Hotel Brevis
- 2.7 Studios «Versailles»
- 2.8 Apartments on st. Moscow
- 2.9 Villa apartments
- 2.10 Apartments «Neo Sochi»
- 3 A selection of apartments in Sochi on Airbnb
How to rent an apartment in Sochi
Where to look
There are a lot of websites offering apartments now. I singled out only 3 major ones for myself: the Booking.com hotel booking service, the well-known Avito and the increasingly popular Airbnb. You can also search on the spot, in fact, arrived at the station, found someone with a sign «apartment by the sea» and settled in. The latter option does not suit me at all, so I choose Booking as a convenient and proven service. Previously, there were very few offers of apartments (apart-hotels) and apartments on Booking, but the situation is changing and there is more and more choice. And Avito is more suitable for long-term rental, as it seems to me.
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The nuances of renting an apartment
When I was looking for an apartment for us, I came across some nuances. Perhaps, I did not notice all the points, so I will list only what I paid attention to.
- Many apartments have a large number of sleeping places. That is, the apartment is two-room, and almost 10 people can stay there. The season is short, so the owners are trying to earn as much as possible. If the company is large, then maybe it's for the better, and if you are traveling as one family, then why do you need housing filled with rows of beds.
- Often the cost is calculated for the number of people (starting with the first), so you need to immediately set the required number. It is somehow not quite familiar after other countries, where the price goes immediately for the apartment, and not for the number of people in it..
- Addition to the previous point. A child often follows an adult, therefore, if the cost of an apartment is not fixed and depends on the number of people, then immediately check with the owner whether it is necessary to pay for the child.
- Be prepared for the fact that some hosts do not understand at all how the booking services work. Some will ask for payment in cash (both for the apartment and the security deposit). Others will say a different price or offer a different apartment. Still others are agents, not masters.
- Addition to the previous point. The hosts do not have to bother filling in the various fields where the amenities are prescribed. For example, they will not mark a washing machine, although in fact it is. Therefore, when searching, it is not always worth using filters, especially if there are few search results..
- Often there is no internet in the apartments, although it would seem a penny service. Now the wired Internet is cheap, and the 3G modem can be installed if the wired one is not installed in any way.
- If the apartment is large and designed for a large number of people, and there are very few of you, then one of the rooms may be closed.
- The cost of an apartment often depends on the month. Typically, ascending June => July => August. Out of season cheaper.
- Well, and the last point. Some apartments have a rather controversial design ... Of course, for many, vacation homes are just a place where you come to spend the night, but grandmother's old furniture, carpets on the walls, flashy wallpaper colors are just for everyone. Sometimes there is a feeling that everything is for rent, and this is positioned as a super-duper-luxury housing with an appropriate price, and whoever disagrees, he gets drunk.
A selection of apartments in Sochi on Booking
One-bedroom apartment on the street. Pioneer
Cost per day: from 2500 rubles
Small apartment with simple decoration, clean. There is a garden where you can sit in the summer, a barbecue. The house is located next to the exit to Kurortny prospect. Nearby there is an arboretum, a circus, a good embankment, a supermarket. The place is quiet. The apartment has a small kitchenette in the corridor, underfloor heating, clothes dryer, two air conditioners (in each room). One TV with cable channels. Wi-fi is available, but the speed is not the best. In one bedroom there is a folding 2-sleeping sofa, in the second bedroom there is a one-and-a-half bed and a folding bed. In addition to the beds, the rooms have small tables with stools. The apartment has good owners, excellent feedback from guests. Non-smoking apartment, pets allowed. There is a highchair. Children under 7 years old - free. A good inexpensive accommodation option, both for a company and for a family with children. Read more.
Apartments on st. Vorovsky
Cost per day: from 2700 rubles
A neat, bright apartment, well located and nicely finished. Near shops, cafes, railway station, buses. The apartment is not very large, in an ordinary old five-story building. But everything is clean. The room has a large bed and a sofa on the balcony, which is separated by glass doors. There is air conditioning, TV. The kitchen has everything you need for cooking. This is the center of the city, so it's not far from the sea. Riviera beach 10 minutes walk. Equipment: stove, microwave, refrigerator, TV, dishes, washing machine. Cleaning is carried out regularly. Quiet, clean courtyard, there are many cafes, canteens and restaurants nearby. Good hosts. Suitable for a family with one not very young child who can sleep on the couch. Children under six years old - free. Read more.
Apartment on the street. Volzhskaya
Cost per day: from 3000 rubles
An apartment in a new district of Mamayka (not the center of Sochi), not far from the Psakhe river. New house with panoramic windows, playground on the territory. Spacious and bright apartment. There is a possibility of accommodation as two, on a large double bed, and four, with extra seats on the sofa bed. The furniture is new and the decoration is simple, but nice, clean, without unnecessary things. The apartment has air conditioning, hairdryer, iron, washing machine, fully equipped kitchen - microwave oven, stove with oven, multicooker, dishes. All new. There is free internet. Reviews about the apartment and the owners are good. In the next house there is a minimarket, in a 10-15 minute walk from the house there are 2 magnet stores. Near the house there is a cafe with home cooking. Upon check-in, they give out bed linen and towels, change them. The nearest beach is about 10 minutes walk along the Psakhe river. There is a bus stop near the house. Accommodation is suitable for a family with a small child. Read more.
Studio in Adler
Cost per day: from 3500 rubles
Stylish modern studio in a new residential complex with panoramic windows, which is located next to the sea. Since this is Adler, the airport is also not far from the airport, only 5 kilometers. Free wi-fi is announced in the studio. Nice new decoration, nice furniture, in the kitchen there is a stove with an oven, a refrigerator. There is also a hairdryer, iron, TV with satellite channels. Towels and bed linen are provided. The bathroom has a bathtub, new and good plumbing. The apartment is clean. The owner of the apartment has good reviews. There are many shops, pharmacy, cafes and other infrastructure near the house. The sea is 3-5 minutes away. Suitable for a couple or a family with a small child. For non-smokers. Read more.
One-bedroom apartment on the street. Tsuryupy
Cost per day: from 3400 rubles
Apartment in a new building within walking distance of the Riviera Park. The sea is 15 minutes away. The apartment is air conditioned, has a flat screen TV, kitchen with stove, microwave and refrigerator. There is also a washing machine and iron. The bathroom has a shower. Free wi-fi is provided for guests. The apartment is clean. Nice friendly hosts. For families with small children, it is possible to provide a cot and high chair. The magnet is five minutes from the house, within walking distance there is also a market and large shops. From the window you can see the sea. The house itself also has a small grocery store. A good option for families with a child. Children under 2 years old - free of charge, up to 6 years old (no more than two children) - also free. Read more.
Cost per day: from 4200 rubles
Very spacious apartment in a new building with panoramic windows, in the very center of Sochi. The large balcony of the apartment offers excellent sea views. There are apartments with two bedrooms, dressing room, air conditioning. Nice furniture, stylish finishes, light colors. There is only one minus - there is no swimming pool in the complex. Near the Marine Station, Lighthouse beach, water park, cafes and restaurants, shops. The very center of life. The complex has its own underground parking. There is everything from dishes to washing machine. Children under two years old - free. There is also internet and pets allowed. Well suited for families with children. Read more about the apartment.
Cost per day: from 6000 rubles
Studios in a new modern residential complex, right next to the Marine Station, in the very center of Sochi. Residential building with panoramic glazing, from the windows a good view of the sea and the city, downstairs next to the house is a park with palm trees. For guests there is parking, free internet. The furnishings and furnishings are new, in a modern minimalist style. There is an electric stove, a dishwasher, a microwave oven, all utensils, an iron, an ironing board, a washing machine, a bathtub in the bathroom, a desk for a workplace and fast wi-fi. Everything is in good condition. There is a cafe at the bottom of the building. Five minutes walk to the beach, there are many cafes and shops around. The apartment is clean. Not noisy. The hostess is friendly and attentive. The studio is well suited for one or two people. Read more.
Apartments on st. Moscow
Cost per day: from 7100 rubles
Spacious apartment in the city center, though not by the sea. Everything is within walking distance, near the market, the main tourist sites. Stylish and pleasant interior, new good furniture, a well-equipped kitchen, including a stove with an oven. The bathroom has heated floors, bathrobes and slippers. Quiet courtyard. Friendly apartment manager. Comfortable apartment for living with a family or company. Suitable for vacationers with children. Read more.
Cost per day: from 10,000 rubles
Large private villa with several apartments. With an excellent sea view, green area and new modern design. At the disposal of the villa guests are parking, swimming pool, barbecue. There are apartments with two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, two bathrooms. There is also air conditioning, TV, in some apartments - a terrace or balcony overlooking the sea or mountains. In the kitchen there is a dishwasher, a stove with an oven, a microwave oven, a refrigerator. The bathroom has a bath and / or shower. Free wi-fi. A good option for a large family or for a company of 4-5 people. There is a farmers' market next to the villa that sells fresh good products. The villa is quiet, although the building stands above the road (Kurortny prospect). Nice host and helpful staff. The apartment complex has a spa center with massage services. One of the best options for a comfortable stay. Read more.
Apartments «Neo Sochi»
Cost per day: 10,000 rubles
Spacious apartments in a new modern residential complex near the sea, with panoramic windows. The apartment has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, the kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, stove with oven, microwave, refrigerator. The bathroom includes toiletries, bathrobes and a hairdryer. Additional equipment: iron, ironing board, washing machine. On the territory of the residential complex there is a garden with a fountain, a good children's playground, a pond with fish. Guests can also relax on the terrace and in the restaurant. To the private beach from the residential complex where the apartments are located - 100 meters. For guests are provided free internet, parking. The location of the residential complex is very good: near the Arboretum, beach, promenade, clubs, bars. The view from the windows is excellent, to the sea. The complex has a swimming pool and several saunas, including a hammam. Guest reviews about the staff of the apartments are very good. For families with children, this is a great accommodation option. According to the terms of living in the apartment: a child under 16 years old - free of charge (on existing beds), a child under 2 years old - free of charge (with the provision of a baby cot). Read more about the apartments.
A selection of apartments in Sochi on Airbnb
Studio with good reviews
Price: 1270 rub
The studio is located in the area of the Svetlana sanatorium. Nice fresh renovation and furniture. There is everything you need: a fully functional kitchen, washing machine, air conditioning, wi-fi. The apartment is on the ground floor, with windows facing the courtyard. The area is quiet, sleeping. Within walking distance there are two shops where you can buy everything you need. To the sea you have to go by bus, then 10 minutes walk to the beach. Maximum number of guests: 3. Supplement for each additional guest: $ 5 per night, after 2 guests. Suitable for a family with a child. Reviews about the owner and the apartment are very good. Read more about the apartment.
Studio in a mini-hotel in Novy Sochi
Price: 1500 rub
Studio apartment for two, about 20 sq. m., in a small private hotel. The building is new, three-storey. Lovers of Thailand will love the architecture and general style of the house - somewhat reminiscent of Southeast Asia. The kitchen is shared per floor. The room has a TV with cable channels, refrigerator, air conditioner, wardrobe, wi-fi, washing machine per floor. There is a cafe on the ground floor. To the sea on foot 15 minutes. Read more about the apartment.
Apartment by the sea
Price: 2300 rubles per day
This is Kudepsta, not Sochi, but the apartment is good. In a new house, with a good view of the sea, which is only a few hundred meters away. The house has its own parking, a good playground with a fountain. The apartment has a fully functional kitchen, wi-fi 100 Mbps, large TV, air conditioning. The apartment is one-room, but there are as many as three balconies. The maximum number of guests is 5. The furnishings and furnishings are new, and the furnishings are quite pleasant-looking. Suitable for families with children. Good value for money. Read more about the apartment.
Apartment near the train station
Price: 3200 rub
Spacious and bright one-bedroom apartment five minutes from the railway station and the central market. There are: a wardrobe, three sofas, all the necessary appliances, air conditioning, washing machine, satellite TV and wi-fi. The maximum number of guests in the apartment is 6. Read more about the apartment.
Apartment in an elite building near the embankment
Price: 4000 rub
Apartment in a new luxury building, 150 meters from the sea. 5th floor in a 17-storey building. There is an open balcony overlooking the sea. Total area - 90 sq.m. The apartment has two bedrooms, a kitchen combined with a living room, two bathrooms, two dressing rooms. Nice renovation, everything is new. There is internet. Appliances: three air conditioners, washing machine and dishwasher, fully functional kitchen. Each bedroom has two wide double beds. The house has a concierge, security, video surveillance, indoor parking. Within walking distance of the central embankment, public transport stops anywhere in the city. Reviews about the apartment and the owners are good. Read more about the apartment.
P.S. There are, of course, more options (Search for apartments in Sochi). In my list, there is something that I noticed for myself during the search. Just keep in mind that some apartments are rented out only during the season, so not all of them will be available, besides, the owners may change their minds altogether and remove the ad.