What is possible to rent a house in Phuket (Bang Tao) - our green paradise

I have already shown our house in broadcast, however forStories need a more comprehensive review on the blog, including in video format. We are very pleased with the house, although its price turned out to be a little higher than the one we would like, and there are other disadvantages too. Although, if you count in baht, then once we shot and more expensive (apartment in BKK on the 29th floor).

I found the house in 1 day, combing the neighborhoodBang Tao. Perhaps, if I had spent more time searching, I would have found something better, but after saying all day that everything was booked, I really didn’t want to miss this option.

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How I was looking for a house

The scheme is traditional, the one that I advise everyone. If you are going to look for a house, be sure to read my post - how to rent a house in thailand. We rented a hotel in advance through RoomGuru and settled in it immediately upon arrival for a few days.

And then I took off my bike and drove around Bang Tao,combing the streets for signs House for Rent. In December, there were not very many of them, and when I made a phone call, they almost always told me that the house was already booked until February / March / April. It is not surprising - the peak season, not the best time to search for a home. Therefore, after a couple of hours of searching, I began to ask the Thais on the street if there are any houses for rent. In one of the offices for renting bikes there were Thai-agents (although the feeling that Bang Tao is all like that), which actually showed me this house.

All I managed to find: two-bedroom house for 16 thousand baht (35 minutes to the sea on foot), a very cool two-bedroom house for 17 thousand baht (to the sea only on a bike), a super house for 24 thousand baht free in a month (15 minutes to the sea on foot), a house for 19 thousand baht free only in December. That, as for Bang Tao. Also, through groups in VK, I went to a Russian girl agent, she showed me on Kamala modest (and very dark) apartments for 16 thousand baht 300 meters from the sea and a double house for 13 thousand baht far from the sea. That is, as you see, the options were also in December, but all of them did not suit us for one reason or another. If you come not in the peak season, the choice is much wider, including much more budget homes 10-15 thousand baht.

If you are traveling to Thailand for the first time, thenI recommend to book a house or apartment in advance. This is done only through a realtor. Yes, they are not engaged in the cheapest housing and take a commission, but this allows you to avoid unnecessary trouble in an unfamiliar country. Believe me, independent searches on the site is a difficult task and it is not worth it. You're going to rest.

Send me a request, advise a trusted realtor, whom I myself trust. And then in recent times a lot has become a scam.

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Our house in Phuket near Bang Tao Beach

Price and contact of the owner

Price per month - 18,500 baht.
Deposit - 5000 baht.
Water - 500 baht.
Internet 10/1 Mbit / s - 700 baht.
Electricity on the counter - 7 baht / unit.
Phone 081-0909610

As I said, we rented a house through Thaiagent, so the price was higher than that for which the owner would pass to us. However, during my searches I called him several times (there was a sign with a telephone on the house, and I quickly noticed this house), but for some reason he did not pick up the phone. After concluding the contract, he approached me and said that he “got rid of” the agent, since I called him (he remembered my number and that he did not pick up), and then we will pay less. I hope he does not change his mind :) I think the price is about 2-3 thousand baht agent.

Keep in mind, at Bang Tao (and maybe all of Phuket), the Thais are solid agents with their own commission, and many houses are not marked at all;

Interior

Of the benefits: pleasant green lawn near the house, the house is fenced, the view from the bedroom to the green meadow, a large three-chamber refrigerator, a washing machine, a lot of furniture (there is a desk, several closets), air conditioning in each bedroom, a bathroom in the bathroom, bars on the windows and mosquito nets, big TV. Those who have already been to Tae know that a normal refrigerator and the more so a washing machine are quite rare phenomena.

Of the minuses: the house is a little old, it is dark in the kitchen (there is only one working light in the ceiling), there is no hot water (the water heater does not work), there are not enough chairs, there were no pots and pans, the toilet rim was broken.

Our house on Phuket outside

Our house on Phuket outside

Entrance from the street to the kitchen

Entrance from the street to the kitchen

She's like a mini living room.

She's like a mini living room.

Gas stove and kettle. Multicooker brought from Russia

Gas stove and kettle. Multicooker brought from Russia

Corridor leading to the bedrooms

Corridor leading to the bedrooms

First bedroom, guest

First bedroom, guest

From this bedroom you can go to the covered balcony

From this bedroom you can go to the covered balcony

Second bedroom main

Second bedroom main

It almost has a living room

It almost has a living room

And my workplace

And my workplace

From the bedroom exit to the balcony overlooking the green meadow

From the bedroom exit to the balcony overlooking the green meadow

During the day, the house is usually 60% humidity and 30-33 degrees

During the day, the house is usually 60% humidity and 30-33 degrees

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Large bathroom

Large bathroom

Toilet outside the door

Toilet outside the door

Washer

Washer

And bathroom

And bathroom

The house is double, but it could be removed andsingle, if there was a choice. We use the second bedroom only for Egor’s daytime sleep, it’s dark in the afternoon. And as you can see, all the minuses are small and you can put up with them or somehow fix them, since the owner is not particularly eager to repair. We have already bought a pot and a frying pan, a couple of table lamps, too, it remains only to solve the issue of hot water, if at all. There was still a problem with the router, my MacBook did not want to connect to it (thanks, not to disable 802.11d protocol), but I decided to change the channel on our router, since the passwords were standard.

Neighborhood

The most important thing that we wanted to get from housing (well, in addition to a normal house, air conditioning and the Internet) is walking access to everything. Before Bang Tao beach we now have 15 minutes to go, Tesco 20 minutes. Up to 7/11, super chip, cafes, and the market 10 minutes. Perfect! Vodomat generally 100 meters.

I even now regret that took the bikebecause we don’t really need it. Especially in the near future they are threatened with a serious increase in the fine for driving without category A, which I did not have time to do in Russia (I have category B rights, including international ones). But I already paid for 3 months of rent (it turned out 3333 baht / month for the Honda Click 125), so I’ll have to use it. I even think Thai is right to do, but they say the queues are now 2 months ahead, you need to find out how things are going on Phuket.

Our beach Bang Tao

Our beach Bang Tao

Tesco Supermarket at Bang Tao

Tesco Supermarket at Bang Tao

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Our home in Phuket

Our home in Phuket
Our house on Bang Tao, which we rented for 4 months. Price 18,500 baht / month.
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Our house on Bang Tao, which we rented for 4 months. Price 18,500 baht / month. Read more

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