One of the main concern for expats searching for a house to rent in Thao Dien is security. In the last recent years, some families have started to complain more and more on the forums about the safety situation in D2. This location being targeted by thieves because of it has become one of the main expat area in Ho Chi Minh City.
Being in a compound will certainly give you more protection but is not a guaranty. Some compound being safer than others. And some houses themselves will most likely be very different from others as well (security alarm systems, strong doors and windows, etc….). Alternatively if you need absolute safety, you can also rent an apartment or a penthouse.
Main compounds to rent a house in Ho Chi Minh city:
APSC – BP compound
43 Thao Dien street – Thao Dien ward, District 2 – Ho Chi Minh City
200 villas, some with private pool, large garden, … Rental Price: USD4,500 – USD10,000 Common pools, tennis court, bar, gym, river view, 24 hour security
Thao Dien I & 2 compounds
146 Nguyen Van Huong – Thao Dien ward – Ho Chi Minh City
Bao Tien compound
181 Nguyen Van Huong – Thao Dien ward – Ho Chi Minh City 16 villas, all with private pool, large garden for the most expensive ones that are by the river, … Rental Price: USD4,000 – USD8,000 River view, 24 hour security
Phu Nhuan compound
St 41 – Thao Dien ward – Ho Chi Minh City
This compound is quite old but most houses there have very nice and big garden. I don’t really recommend the houses managed by the phu nhuan company unless you are on a very tight budget. Some houses are private owned and have been nicely renovated or well kept. The location is also not bad as you will be in the center of Thao Dien. The security team is average but we haven’t heard of a lot of burglaries in this compound.
14 Thao Dien street – Thao Dien ward, District 2 – Ho Chi Minh City
This compound is very well located in Thao Dien. The house won’t have a large yard though and few have a pool. Some of the houses in this compound can be really interesting though.
121 Nguyen Van Huong – Thao Dien ward, District 2 – Ho Chi Minh City
Kim Son compound
112 Nguyen Van Huong – Thao Dien ward, District 2 – Ho Chi Minh City
The Kim Son compound has some of the best houses you can get in Thao Dien if your budget allows it. Most houses for rent there are usually above $4,000 US. Some of them have very high standard and a modern style. The security is good but most people in this compound use a private guard still.
Phu Tuong compound
215 Nguyen Van Huong – Thao Dien ward, District 2 – Ho Chi Minh City
About 50 villas belong to a unique owner, most of them are good size house and with garden, … Rental Price: USD3,500 – USD5,000 Private pools, river view, 24 hour security
The houses in this compound are really comfortable in term of size. They usually have 5 bedrooms on 3 floors and a large living room. The standards are just ok.
Nothing really fancy. But the location is good if you want to stay around the BIS. There is a security at the main gate but as the don’t really patrol the compound we recommend to use a private guard.
60, Giang Van Minh street, An Phu Ward, District 2 – Ho Chi Minh City
100 villas, most of them have small garden, … Rental Price: USD3,800 – USD5,500 Common pools, tennis court, bar, gym, river view, 24 hour security
This compound has been built in 2005. It is very secure and offer good quality environment for the families. The quality used to be good but some houses really start to fall apart with traces of molding and rusty kitchens, damage wooden floor etc.. But luckily, there are also some owners who have invested in renovations or re-designing their house.
street No.2 – Thanh My Loi Ward, District 2 – Ho Chi Minh City
This compounds offer very good quality houses and services. It’s main weakness unfortunately resides in its location as it is not close the main Thao Dien area and its schools, shopping, etc… The area has been developed though with brand new roads and a very big apartment complex called Diamond island.
The houses are very spacious with 4-5 bedrooms for each. The garden are not enclosed if you chose to be inside the compound.
Budget between $4,000-6,000 USD/month
An Phu Compound
Street No. 11, An Phu Ward, District 2 – Ho Chi Minh City
Tran Nao Street – An Khanh Ward, District 2 – Ho Chi Minh City
Street 23 compound
Tran Nao Street, Binh An Ward, District 2 – Ho chi Minh City
61 street No.2, Binh An Ward, District 2 – Ho chi Minh City
Lan Anh compound
2 street No.45, Binh An Ward, District 2 – Ho chi Minh City