real estate for rent in Sofia

 Luxury Real Estate For Rent in  Sofia

We can help you find your ideal real estate for rent in Sofia in the best areas , which include Bistritsa, Boyana, Center, Dragalevtsi, Izgrev, Iztok, Lozenets, Simeonovo and Vitosha

We are as committed to providing the same great service to tenants as we do for landlords. If you are looking for a luxury property to rent in Sofia, our experienced, multi-lingual team, who speak Bulgarian, English, French, German Italian and Spanish the entire renting process as smooth and straightforward as possible – from searching for your perfect house or apartment, to agreeing rental terms and moving you into your new home.

We provide short- and long-term lettings in Sofia with a range of the finest houses and apartments, to rent in some of the most desirable locations in Bulgaria

By working with us, you can be sure you are dealing with an experienced and professional agent, who know the luxury property rental market in Sofia very well.

You can contact us by calling +359 87 7973 418, or by complete the form below to receive an immediate call back to discuss your requirements for property rental in Sofia.

Using a Broker to find your Luxury Property to Rent in Sofia, Bulgaria

Finding a luxury property to rent in can be a complicated process. You can find yourself in a highly competitive environment with strong demand and limited inventory. You can Increase your chances of finding what you really want by hiring a dedicated rental agent that provides the full range of services that you need

We would love to help you find the ideal apartment or house to rent. Our experienced team knows how to find the best apartments and expedite the necessary paperwork. 

Sofia Property Broker are a dynamic group of property consultants, specialising in the sale, rental and acquisition of residential properties in the best parts of Sofia, with excellent knowledge of the prime Sofia property market.

We specialise in apartments and houses, elaborately decorated to provide the height of comfort and luxury.  With state-of-the-art technology and high-speed internet, you will find all the modern comforts in your home away from home giving you more than just a place to stay – instead you will have a place to live.

We offer a variety of luxury properties for rent in Sofia’s finest areas. We have penthouses, elegant houses, and stunning apartments in the Centre, Iztok, Lozenets, Vitosha and Boyana areas of the city.

Our multi-lingual team will eliminate many of the issues if you do not speak good Bulgarian such as

  • Finding out if the rental property has the features that you require before making the viewing.
  • Interpreting for you during the viewing.
  • Translating any documents that are needed to complete the transaction.
  • Arranging your move and connecting any required utilities in your name.

Short Term  Apartments to Rent in Sofia

We have luxury apartments with an amazing set of facilities available to rent from 1-12 months. Facilities which are included in the cost include:

  • Social areas with meeting and leisure facilities
  • Security
  • WIFI
  • Parking
  • Utility bills
  • All furniture, fixtures and fittings.
  • Maintenance and management.
  • Monthly residents get together.

This is a unique offering in Sofia offering the opportunity to be part of a community in a quality development in the fastest growing district in of the capital.

Types of Short Term Rental Apartments in Sofia

The following apartments are available and ready to move into:

  • Studio apartments
  • One bedroom apartment
  • Two bedroom apartment

Long Term Rentals Sofia

When you choose to work with us yo find your ideal property to rent in Sofia, we will provide the following services:

Local service

We enjoy our work and are unbeatable in our ability to offer you a personal service with local property market knowledge.

Access to properties

Our team has access to properties not widely available across the market and exclusive offers found only in our agency as well as working in partnership with many other leading real estate agents in Sofia.

Tenant Verification

We verify our tenants using a standard screening process, meaning you are presented as a credible certified tenant.

Initial Consultation

Your enquiry will be allocated to a senior member in our team, who will be your personal advisor for your search. To begin with, we will fully understand your needs as a potential tenant, with the aim of singling out properties that fit your requirements.

Property Search

Once your needs has been established, your agent will carry out a property search. This includes both published listings and ‘off market’ offers sourced via landlords who prefer to work discreetly through our agency. If necessary, a wider market search will be executed to include our network of partner agencies to ensure all viable options are presented.


For maximum efficiency, we will create a ‘short list’ of options. Arrangements will be made with each property owner to view the properties at a suitable time and in an organised manner (including transportation if needed) to save time and effort. Each property will be presented in a detailed manner and questions answered to help you make the right decision and move forward with finding the right rental property.

Offers and Negotiations

Your agent will work in your interests and will use their expertise to provide guidance about placing an offer and negotiating the best terms. Having the support of an experienced negotiator with local market knowledge will help you achieve the desired outcome and save you time and money.

Signing the Lease Agreement

Once the lease terms have been agreed with the property owner, your agent will draw up the lease agreement for your convenience. Our draft agreements are prepared by a legal professional to protect the rights of both parties and can be prepared in dual language versions when required. If you require additional legal assistance at this stage, we have partner legal offices to whom we can refer you.

Handover and Ongoing Support

Your lead agent will organise the handover of the using a protocol which details the condition of the property and delivery of items such as keys.

If you lease one of our managed properties, you will benefit from ongoing support from a dedicated property manager who will liaise between you – the tenant and the landlord.

Apartment for Rent Sofia in Sofia

We put people at the heart of what we do which is why tenants come back to us again and again.

We match tenants to properties in Sofia through our connections with all the other top agencies. In this way you only have to register with one agent to find exactly what you are looking for.

We make it easier to find the right property, by using virtual viewings, from anywhere in the world, that will enable you to draw up your shortlist of properties to visit without driving all over Sofia.

If you don’t quite know what type of property for Rent sofia to look for, or which area will suit both your work or lifestyle, we will take the time to get to know preferences, identifying locations and properties best suited to your current and future needs.

House for Rent in Sofia

If you are looking for a House for Rent in Sofia, the best places are probably in the foothills of Vitosha Mountain, such as Boyana, Dragalevtsi, and Simeonovo.

House rental will probably be best if you have a family and want a garden for the children to play in.

Maybe you will choose your location for a house because of the easy of travel to your place of work:

  • Boyana is connected to the centre of Sofia by Blvd Bulgaria
  • Dragalevtsi is connected to the centre of Sofia by Cerni Vrah Blvd
  • Simeonovo is connected to the centre of Sofia by Simeonovo Schuse

Boyana has a more spacious feel to it – with more open roads, while Dragalevtsi is more commercial, and Simeonovo is the quietest location in terms of shops and restaurants

Best Places to Find an Apartment for Rent in Sofia

Apartments are available to rent in all the upscale parts of Sofia.

Lozenets is the closest to the city centre and it is possible to walk from Lower Lozenets. Lozenets has many shops, restaurants and bars and is ideal for a single person or a young couple who want to take advantage of the nightlife in Downtown Sofia.

Iztok is the the east of the city, just a liitle too far to walk to the centre, and is ideal if you have to travel to the airport frequently.

Bistritsa, Boyana, Dragalevtsi, and Simeonovo are ideal if you prefer a quieter life with cleaner air in the foothills of Vistosha mountain.

Vitosha is on Cerni Vrah Blvd and provides a half-way house between living close to the centre and near Vitosha Mountain.


Register Your Sofia Rental Requirements

The Sofia luxury rental market can be extremely competitive and fast-moving, but tenants that register with us have an unfair advantage, of being immediately informed of newly listed homes that meet your requirements.

With new listings each week, we’ll help you find the right property.

We will also keep you constantly up-to-date via email and text alerts, even before properties get listed on

Is a Short Term Let in Sofia  Right For You?

A short let is ideal if you are looking for a place to stay for a few weeks or months, offering a great alternative to staying in a hotel or serviced apartment.

They are especially popular with visitors to the Sofia, people getting to know a new area, or those renovating or waiting to move home. A short let can offer you flexibility in rental length and is usually furnished to a high standard, with all bills included in the rent (excluding telecommunication services).

Rent a Managed Property in Sofia

An increasing number of tenants are insisting on renting a fully Managed property in Sofia for complete peace of mind.

Renting a fully Managed property has the benefit of a dedicated Property Manager to handle your day-to-day issues, a 24-hour helpline with emergency contact details should a problem arise, and the assurance that your property is fully compliant with all safety regulations (including Gas Safety, Electrical Safety and Furniture and Furnishings acts).

Property to Rent Virtual Viewings in Sofia

We do not want to waste your time or ours by taking you to viewings in the wrong area of Sofia or to properties that do not meet your requirements.

Our Virtual Viewings will cut out most of the wasted viewings, so that you can concentrate on the property for rent in Sofia is ideal for you and your family.

If you wish, we will chauffeur you to your viewings in Sofia ensuring you arrive in a relaxed frame of mind, and accompany you throughout so that we are on hand to answer any questions immediately and advise where necessary. Alternatively, we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to find the property to rent in Sofia without getting lost.

Making an Offer on Property For Rent Sofia

Once you find your perfect property for rent in Sofia, you can make an offer to the Landlord,  along with any special conditions of the offer, which we will communicate  to the landlord or managed property department in Sofia.

If your offer is accepted we will organise the following, regardless of whether your property is Managed or a direct lease with the Landlord:

  • We will ask you to provide references and your proof of ID
  • We will create the Tenancy Agreement
  • We Will collect your deposit and first month’s rent
  • We Will conduct Right to Rent checks

If all checks are successful, we will give you a set of keys, and if your property is managed we will provide you with your dedicated Property Manager’s contact details.

During The Tenancy on a Rental Property in Sofia

Every three months, the Landlord reserves the right to inspect your property. These property inspections must be agreed with you beforehand ,and you have the right to be present at the property inspection if you prefer that to be the case.

End Of The tenancy on a Rental Property in Sofia

At the end of the tenancy, the inventory and check-out are completed in the usual manner and provided you leave the property in a satisfactory condition with no outstanding rent or bills, your deposit will be repaid in full.

Note that the deposit cannot be used as the last month’s rent

In the event of any damage to the property or any outstanding rent or bills, you will be required to reimburse the Landlord or the outstanding payments will be taken from your deposit.

Rental Property in Sofia Agents Fees

We will charge you one month’s rent as a fee after finding your property to rent in Sofia

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Bistritsa, Boyana, Dragalevtsi, and Simeonovo used to be villages at the foot of Vitosha Mountain which turned into suburbs due to Sofia’s growth. All four areas have preserved the slower pace of life and you will enjoy a very experience to living in the Centre of Sofia, you will see houses with beautiful gardens as opposed to blocks of apartments. This article examines the benefits of investing in property for sale Simeonovo Sofia.

Where Dragalevtsi and Simeonovo slightly differ is that they both have a lift to the top of Vitosha Mounatin (a cabin lift in Simeonovo and a chair lift in Dragalevtsi).

Simeonovo is one of the most prestigious districtsin Sofia. It is situated above, to the south, the Sofia Ring Road.

Travelling to Simeonovo Sofia

The main road from the centre of Sofia to Simeonovo is Simeonovoshusse. Simeonovoshusse ends at the Sofia Ring Road where the Simeonovo district begins.

There are frequent buses which connect Simeonovo to the Sofia city centre, you can find details of the bus routes at this useful website.

If you wish to drive to the city centre it would usually take no more than 30 minutes. From the Sofia Ring Road it is easy to travel to the other areas of Sofia such as Boyana, Mladost and Sofia Airport.


Lozenets is definitely one of the best districts to live in Sofia. Lozenets is known as a high-end, very desirable residential district with number of modern luxury residential developments interspersed with traditional Bulgarian homes.

To the south, the district heads to the slopes of Vitosha Mountain via Cerni Vrah Blvd, and to the west to one of the biggest and nicest Sofia parks – South Park.

The whole of Lozenets is packed with top quality shops, bars and restaurants, so you will never be short of entertainment.

In the past quarter was named “Korubaglar” (which means “vineyards in the woods”) because the quarter was at end of the town. Nowadays Lozenetz is amongst the most in demand and preferred districts and is still undergoing a lot of development of Sofia.

Lozenets can be split into two parts – Lower and Upper Lozenets. This can be slightly confusing as Lower Lozenets is to the north. You can easily reach the centre of Sofia by foot in 30 minutes while you will need to use the excellent public transport service or very cheap taxis to go to the centre from Upper Lozenets.


Iztok District is located just to the east of Sofia city centre. Iztok is Bulgarian for East and, originally, Iztok was the most eastern part of Sofia. Now the capital has far extended to the east and includes districts such as Mladost and Druzhba. Because of its proximity to the centre of Sofia, and the high quality of the property for sale Iztok Sofia is one the most elite and expensive quarters in the capital of Bulgaria.

Iztok is probably a little to far to walk to Sofia city centre for most people, but it an ideal cycle ride as it is relatively flat, unlike most districts outside of the centre of Sofia.

Borisova Garden Iztok Sofia

Borisova Garden is known as “Sofia’s lungs” because of the huge green area it occupies in the very heart of the capital. It is a monument of garden and park art of national importance.

Over the years, Borisova Garden has become a favorite place for walks and entertainment for several generations of Sofia residents and has earned the reputation of the most beautiful and preferred park in Sofia.


Dragalevtsi is definitely one of the best districts to live in Sofia, and property for Sale definitely comes with a premium price compared to the rest of Bulgaria, but compared to the cost of property in the rest of the European Union, it is an absolute bargain.

Dragalevtsi is part of Vitosha municipality and situated in the southwestern part of the city, in the foothills of Vitosha mountain.

Dragalevtsi now is an affluent district built up with luxury properties, as well as the old-style village houses that have not yet been re-developed into luxury modern properies in Dragalevtsi.

Location of Dragalevtsi Sofia

Dragalevtsi is located 7km from Sofia city center on the slopes of Vitosha Mountain.

Dragalevtsi has spectacular panoramic views and the excellent transport system which makes it an extremely attractive for location to live in. Indeed, Dragalevtsi is the preferred area in Sofia for many business people of high social status.


Boyana is an upmarket district of Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria. Many businessmen and foreigners have invested in property in Boyana due to its quietness and high standard of living. If you choose to invest in property for sale Boyana Sofia you will be living in the same neighbourhood as the President, Prime Minister and the Speaker of the National Assembly.

Boyana is located 7km from the centre of Sofia in the foothills of Vitosha Mountain, which was declared the Balkan Peninsula’s first National Park.

Features of Living in Boyana

Boyana offers lots of greenery and peaceful ambiance that contributes to the healthy lifestyle of its residents:

  • Wonderful views Vitosha Mountain
  • Fresh summer and winter than the rest of Sofia
  • Fresh, clean mountain air
  • Good communication with the city center and the test of Sofia using Boulevard Bulgaria and the Sofia Ring Road
  • Gasification
  • Famous landmarks, such as
  • Boyana Church, The National History Museum, Boyana Residence, Boyana Fort and the Living Water Spring
  • Excellent shopping and places to eat and drink


Bistritsa is the least well-known of the 4 villages, (Bistritsa , Boyana, Dragalevtsi, and Simeonovo) which lay at the foothills of the magnificent Vitosha Mountain to the south of Sofia. Property For Sale Bistritsa is fast becoming the most sought after in Sofia

Bistritsa is a large village in the Sofia municipality, located in a small valley just 15 km to the south of the capital Sofia.

Crystal-clear streams (the name Bistritsa origin from Bulgarian “бистър” that means “clear, lucid, limpid”) flow through its teritory, and there are mineral hot-springs close to the village.

Travel to Bistritsa

The quickest way to travel  to Bistritsa is to use the Ring Road from the Darvenitsa junction to travel up the mountain.

If you wish to travel into the centre of Sofia by public transport, the best way is to take the bus to Mladost Business Park, where you can take the Sofia Metro all the way into the centre of Sofia.

You can also change trains on the Sofia Metro to quickly get to Sofia Airport.

Also, all four villages are connected by a mountain road, which provides for spectacular views of Vitosha Mountain and the whole of Sofia. The road runs from Boyana in the west to Lake Pancherevo (more on the lake below) to the east of Sofia.


Vitosha District is located towards the south of Sofia, between Lozenets District and Sofia Ring Road. At this moment there is a lot of construction of property for sale Vitosha District.

The weather is a little cooler and fresher than central Sofia, but the winters are not so harsh as you will find in Boyana, Dragalevtsi, and Simeonovo – this is one of the reasons that Vitosha district is becoming one of the best places to invest in real estate in Sofia.

Transport Communications and Shopping in Vitosha District

One of the major advantages of buying a property in Vitosha District are the excellent transport communications between Sofia city centre, the ring road and other areas of Sofia.

A major reason for the spectacular growth in the real estate market in Vitosha District was the opening of the Vitosha Metro station.

The bus connections are also excellent in Vitosha Distict, and will enable you to connect with many of the areas not yet covered by the Sofia Metro.

There is also a tram service from the northern part of Vitosha District which runs down Cerni Vrah Blvd into the centre of Sofia.

Talking of shopping, there is, arguably, the most up-market mall in Sofia located right in the centre of Vitosha District. Paradise Centre has an excellent selection of shops, supermarkets, restaurants as well as a cinema complex.