In Singapore, the golden rule holds that the longer your rental time horizon, the more options are available to you. However, rental periods of above 6 months may not work for everyone. Perhaps you’re here for an extended business trip, or previewing a future relocation to Singapore. Maybe you’re just looking for a temporary home before settling on a longer-term option.
In these situations, short term accommodations may be your best bet. With more amenities than a typical hotel and greater flexibility than longer term rentals, they are an excellent starting point to your great Singapore adventure. To help you out, here is all you need to know about renting a home in Singapore and here is our favourite short-term rental options!
If you’re looking to meet new people and expand your network, Hmlet is the place for you. With a focus on community, Hmlet hosts regular exclusive events for its members. Whether you’re up for yoga classes, volunteering or Netflix marathons, there’s something for everybody. This approach extends to Hmlet’s rental philosophy. From shared homes to fully private apartments, Hmlet offers a hassle-free experience, with all essentials offered in a single price.
For young professionals and students seeking affordable, community-oriented housing, Cove uses tech to supercharge the rental experience. Connect and get to know your flatmates even before you move in with a flatmate compatibility report developed by Mogeo’s data scientists and psychologists. Cove also offers a membership app with VIP perks from popular brands like Grain, Hipvan and Kipos, giving you more bang for your buck.
If simplicity is key, RedDoorz offers affordable and fuss-free short term accommodations. RedDoorz aggregates budget hotels in Singapore into a digital platform, offering consistent services and amenities at all of its accommodations for a price that is hard to beat anywhere else.
Called the ‘Airbnb’ of the business sector, MetroResidences started with helping corporate employees secure short-term rental. Today, its portfolio spans over 3000 accommodations listing, across serviced apartments, residential apartments, hotels and co-living spaces. Having earned the trust of MNCs such as Oracle, Airbus and Samsung, MetroResidences can help you secure short-term accommodations in a simple, paperless process.
Experience boutique coliving in Singapore’s iconic shophouses. Escape the dull, cookie-cutter condo options with Figment’s all-inclusive and fully furnished shophouse studios. Located in Singapore’s heritage neighbourhoods such as Jalan Besar and Balestier, Figment is inspired by local design to provide the most stunning co-living apartments around. Indoor pools, rooftops and courtyards give you a Pinterest worthy home to be envied.
Casa Mia believes that the future of living is in co-living. From the CBD to heritage conservation areas, each of Casa Mia’s co-living spaces is designed with affordability and community in mind, delivering a unique lifestyle experience to its members. Casa Mia’s unique proposition rests in its one-stop service offering. At one all-inclusive price, you get a fully furnished room, complete with all essentials such as a stocked pantry, weekly cleaning and free on-site laundry, perfect for your transition to life in Singapore.
The Ascott is where short-term living meets luxury. Located at the heart of Singapore’s Orchard shopping district, the Ascott is home to apartment types that range from executive suites meant for two to sprawling apartments that can easily house five. Ascott stands out for its extravagant facilities, such as a Resident’s Lounge, lap pool and jacuzzi and fully equipped 24-hour gym.
Le Grove, located along Orange Grove Road just off Orchard, is one of Singapore’s premier serviced apartments, having experienced a recent $30 million revamp. A private enclave with only 97 units, Le Grove gives you a wonderful feeling of luxury while offering the comfort of home. Going beyond other short term options, Le Grove provides a wide range of complimentary services including daily breakfast, housekeeping and a shuttle bus into town. Le Grove is perfect for the expat looking for that extra level of service.
For another luxury option, Sheraton Towers, a five-star hotel located in the heart of Singapore, offers short term stays in its serviced apartments. Guess can enjoy an in-hotel spa experience, or take advantage of the tranquil outdoor pool. With the iconic Newton food centre just minutes away, you will be spoilt for choice in terms of dining options, with every local delight imaginable at your fingertips.
Singapore’s compact size means that whatever your budget, attractive short term accommodations are easily available that afford you convenience, flexibility and easy access to the city.
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