Yes, there are important factors to consider when deciding on the type of rental property including:
Living in a rental house often requires more attention to the house exterior, fencing, backyard and gardens than renting an apartment
Renting an apartment requires compliance with the body corporate rules concerning building access, parking, garbage disposal and noise pollution. It's important to familiarise yourself and your flatmates with the body corporate rules and regulations
Rental houses may have more security requirements (locks on gates, alarm systems) to be aware of than when you are renting an apartment - where many security features are centrally managed by the body corporate.