Hi, I recently arrived in Bondi from UK with 2 other male travelling companions and we are looking for a reasonably priced 3 bedroom apartment, preferably around the Bondi area for 6 to 9 months from mid December. Had a look at various rental sites including airbnb and gumtree but most rent by the day or week and real estate sites show mostly unfurnished properties. Wonder if anyone knows where else to look - are there local places to advertise?
Yeah, unfurnished and minimum 12 months lease is the norm in Australia when it comes to renting. If you definitely don't want unfurnished you could try serviced apartments like Quest. Alternatively, try the shared accommodation on flatmates.com.au or realestate.com.au and go crazy at IKEA! You can always sell it on Gumtree or eBay at the end.
And though it is not the same as having your own place, you could try something like homestay.com that guarantees you won't have to buy any furniture. Disclosure: link contains a Travellerspoint affiliate code but there is no obligation. This is only intended as information, please use what will work best for you.
Good luck with the search!
Thanks for your help Kellie, will have another look at the unfurnished option.
No worries. Sorry there isn't an easy solution