Our rule of thumb when choosing a place is that it is well-reviewed and in a location that is accessible to public transport and groceries. We walk to the grocery store almost daily and love to explore the area we’re in.
We also typically rent for a period of 3 months at a time, since most countries have a 90-days-in, 90-days-out policy for tourist visas (though you need more than 2 countries in your rotation if you’re going to do it this way, since one day on either end overlaps as you are traveling between countries). It’s also WAY cheaper to rent most places monthly, and with Airbnb all utility costs are included. Feel free to contact us for more info. 🙂