Renting in Second Life is something we all do or have done. The only thing is deciding where, what, and who to rent from. There are many factors: Price, amount of prims you want, what you'd like the land for, and how much interaction you'd like with the landlord or lady. It is so much more than just finding a place you like and handing over the lindens. I went exploring options in Second Life, from skyboxes to just land. It is always good to explore options before settling on anything.
Teleport inside a beautiful Yacht Club in Port Victoria Isle. Upstairs there is two boards set up to see available land and available boat slips. To purchase property you must contact one of four people, Jericho Napoli, Baila Palmira, IrishGent, or Ericaanne. There is a staff board set up across from the land boards to let you know who is currently online to contact. The purchase price is one week's tier plus the first month's tier which helps pay for domain costs, support staff, community costs, advertising, and landscaping among other things. Once you pay for your land, you'll be invited to the group for residents as well as the Seychelles Isles Yacht Club. There is a builder available to make sure all parcels are consistent with the theme and aesthetic tropical design Seychelles has established. Custom terraforming is available to tenants. The waterways are connected with direct access to the Linden Ocean and the Blake Sea promoting boating and flying. To invite anyone to the group you have to contact either the CEO or Chief Operations Officer, this protects everyone's privacy making Seychelles Isles more secure for each tenant.
Virtual Reality Skybox, Skybox Rental
When you teleport into skybox rentals it is an office with boards to click for information on the inside, outside are teleporters to take you to each skybox. The scenery and housing can be changed anytime here, some are fully furnished. There is mention if you'd like unfurnished there might be a price break. Prices starting at 295 L's a week. Security orbs allow tenants to decide who is allowed within their home, all intruders are ejected when they get within 1m of the skybox. It is a virtual reality cube located high in the clouds. For privacy, you are not seen from the outside. There were several options from just a plain platform to a ritzy motel room, an Egyptian setup, even a deserted island looking house surrounded by water. There are over 20 scenes to choose from. The beds, some furniture are equipped with pose balls, there are available prims to buy and use to decorate as you wish. The radio is set to Contemporary music and cannot be changed without affecting all the tenants, also the TV isn't set to keep lag down.
As soon as I landed at Mystic Rental property there was a rental agent there to help me. She was filled with information, knew all available lands, and gave me links to helping me find the perfect land to suit my needs. There is a Marketplace available to check out the lands from Mystic at https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/149942 . There is also a website with information www.mysticalrentals.com On each land is a rental box with all the information you would need. There is different size rez areas and also different themes to chose from. There are full sized parcels available at 1480 L's a week with 1005 prims, 980 L's a week with 702 prims, and 1/4 sized parcels available at 480 a week with 310 prims. There are 15 themes to choose from. You receive a prim counter and a intan dance ball. All properties are private and come with security orbs that give you eject and ban rights. There is a radio hud for each land, and access to shared TV media. What I love is the websites allowing you to search around at the options without having to visit each one. First time tenants here get a 5% discount if they rent for four weeks with their initial payment plus ten days free.
You teleport into an office filled with boards of the different lands available here. Then you have to click the board of whatever land you are interested in to receive information. They rent commercial land from the small rentals of 16,384 square meters with 250 prims for 399 to the large rentals of 65,536 square meters with 1000 prims for 1499 L. There are Winter Bliss domes to choose from, Hollow, Cove, Sakura Island, a Mountain Retreat, and Canyon Falls. Each has options of 65,536 sqm- 1000 prims for 1499 L, Medium rentals of 32,768 sqm-500 prims for 799 L's, and Small rentals of 16,384 sqm with 250 prims for 399 L's. No one that worked there teleported in while I was there, there is names to message with any problems, but I might talk to them first. It says in note card that once you pay into the available sign that the next available member of management will stop by to move the signs out of your way and check in on you. I like to be at least on talking terms when I rent from someone (personal choice) so would have to message and meet to see if I did need something there would be someone available.
As soon as you touch ground there is a bot greeting you. Each option has a picture showing how many available, prims, price, and teleport so that you can look from their office. The castle look is only 190 L's a week with 40 prims,a Vegas look with three floors and 40 prims a week for 240 L's, a pink skybox (win) with two floors and 40 prims for 240 L's a week, and a beach with 350 prims for 700 L a week. The beach does say it is a quarter of sim though, which isn't a bad deal. You can't use a TV or a radio in the skyboxes, but you can change for another model anytime and your rent will be transferred. The skyboxes here are older styled, but great animations.
Shark Key Residential Land
This is a beach themed residential sim with the option of furnished or unfurnished space and 937 prims. 4096 sqm furnished is 1400 L's a week or unfurnished is 1300 L's a week. Gypsylynn Whelan is the manager to contact. There are no poofers, temp rezzers, or breedables to keep the land low lag. Each parcel has privacy rights restricting voice, gestures so that you can be only seen and heard by those on your own. You have terraform rights on parcel allowing you to achieve whatever look you'd chose to go for: from beach homes, tiki huts, cabins, or villas. The land is beautiful with many options for decorations and living choice.